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Alim Abubakre

Dr Alim Abubakre

Senior Lecturer


Summary

Dr Alim Abubakre is on the advisory board of the London Business School Africa Club and is the non-executive chair of These Executive Minds. He is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at Sheffield Business School.

His research is around Responsibility for the Environment, Society and Governance, focusing on three primary contexts: oil and gas, ethical finance and manufacturing. In addition, conceptually, he is interested in Stakeholder theory, Impression management, environmental, social performance and Corporate Social (Ir)Responsibility. He has recently published a transdisciplinary paper with other international collaborators in an ABS3 journal ( International Public Management Journal). The title of this paper is Modeling the barriers to multistakeholder collaboration for COVID-19 pandemic response: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Alim Abubakre has been invited to present his research at conferences organised by the British Academy of Management and the Academy of Management. His pedagogy is informed by his research. He is an external doctoral examiner at UNICAF. In addition, Dr Alim has served as an expert on Doctoral Progress Review Panels at Coventry University. Dr Alim Abubakre has also been a reviewer for the award-winning book Open Strategy: Mastering Disturbances Outside General Management. Alim is happy to supervise PhD candidates.

Dr Alim Abubakre had worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Southampton and Nottingham Business School before joining Coventry University as a full-time academic. He is a Senior Fellow of the Advance Higher Education Academy (HEA). Alim is also a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and a Certified Management & Business Educator. He has supervised over forty postgraduate students and over fifty undergraduate students to completion. He has served as Associate Director of MA Leadership and Management course, during which the course was successfully reviewed, partnership with Cadbury was forged, culminating in a field trip and confab on BREXIT, and the opportunity was conceived. He mentors early career academics or highly experienced practitioners new to Academia and sits on PhD progression boards.

Alim is a former entrepreneur interested in research, international project management, consulting, stakeholder engagement and executive education. In the past twelve years, Dr Alim Abubakre has worked with many of the world's top business schools and multinational corporations to create executive development programmes. Under Alim's leadership, the company he founded, Texem has trained over 4000 African, European and Asian senior executives, including CEOs, Chairs of Boards, Government Ministers, and Vice-Chancellors, on different management themes that help organisations achieve their goals. Specifically, in partnership with institutions such as the University of Oxford, Henley Business School, Aston Business School and Manchester Business School, Alim has developed academic curricula for executive development programmes.

While working on World Bank projects, Alim was instrumental in accessing and implementing many successful projects with management issues before his involvement. Alim also worked as part of the project management team that delivered a Public-Private Partnership infrastructure project valued at £3 billion; this was the largest public-private partnership project undertaken in West Africa as of 2007.

He has designed and co-delivered programmes for Private sector organisations such as Airtel, UBA, Ecobank, Seplat, Masters Energy, Energia, Unilever, Fidelity Bank, Ag Leventis, GTBank, First Bank and Leadway Assurance. Government (Ministers, MPs, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, and Directors). He has also worked with multinational organisations such as Directors at Unilever, EY, KPMG, Deloitte, McKinsey & Company, Manchester United, Bentley, CSRwire, Jaguar Land Rover, Cadbury, Manpower, and Microsoft.

 

About

Dr Alim Abubakre is on the advisory board of the London Business School Africa Club and is the non-executive chair of These Executive Minds. He is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at Sheffield Business School.

His research is around Environment, Social and Governance, focusing on three primary contexts: oil and gas, ethical finance and manufacturing (e.g. cement industry). In addition, conceptually, he is interested in Stakeholder theory, Impression management, environmental, social performance and Corporate Social (Ir)Responsibility. He has recently published a transdisciplinary paper with other international collaborators in an ABS3 journal (International Public Management Journal). The title of this paper is Modeling the barriers to multistakeholder collaboration for COVID-19 pandemic response: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Alim Abubakre has been invited to present his research at conferences organised by the British Academy of Management and the Academy of Management. He is an external doctoral examiner at UNICAF. In addition, Dr Alim has served as an expert on Doctoral Progress Review Panels at Coventry University. Dr Alim Abubakre has also been a reviewer for the award-winning book Open Strategy: Mastering Disturbances Outside General Management.

Dr Alim Abubakre had worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Southampton and Nottingham Business School before joining Coventry University as a full-time academic. He is a Senior Fellow of the Advance Higher Education Academy (HEA). Alim is also a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and a Certified Management & Business Educator.

Alim is a former entrepreneur interested in research, international project management, consulting, stakeholder engagement, connecting Africa and executive education. In the past twelve years, Dr Alim Abubakre has worked with many of the world's top business schools and multinational corporations to create executive development programmes for African executives. Under Alim's leadership, Texem has trained over four thousand African, Europe and Asian senior executives, including CEOs, Chairs of Boards, Government Ministers, and Vice-Chancellors, on different management themes that help organisations achieve their goals[4]. In addition, in partnership with institutions such as the University of Oxford, Henley Business School, Aston Business School[5] and Manchester Business School[6], Alim has developed academic curricula for executive development programmes[7]. His achievements have included 60-70% repeat participation in executive development programmes based on the quality of educational programmes and the experience of participants[8].

While working on World Bank projects, Alim was instrumental in accessing and implementing many successful projects with project management issues before his involvement. Alim also worked as part of the project management team that delivered a Public-Private Partnership infrastructure project valued at £3 billion (after Purchasing Power Parity considerations); this was the largest public-private partnership project undertaken in West Africa as of 2007.

He has designed and co-delivered programmes for Private sector organisations such as Airtel, UBA, Ecobank, Seplat, Masters Energy, Energia, Unilever, Fidelity Bank, Ag Leventis, GTBank, First Bank and Union Assurance. Government (Ministers, MPs, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, and Directors). He has also worked with multinational organisations such as Directors at Unilever, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Deloitte, McKinsey & Company, Manchester United, Bentley, CSRwire, Jaguar Land Rover, Cadbury, Manpower, and Microsoft. Alim was previously a board member of Cambridge to Africa and the Director of Strategy at a consulting firm in Cambridge, advising many Russell group institutions on their internationalisation strategies. He completed his PhD in CSR and Strategy at the University of Southampton.

Teaching

Department of Management

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

Subject Area

International Business Group

Courses

  • Global Supply Chain Management

Modules

  • Global Supply Chain Management

Research

Akenroye, T.O., Abubakre, A., Elbaz, J., Vishnu, C.R., Beka Be Nguema, J.N., Rana, G., Ihua, U.B., Kalili, H. and Falode, O., 2022. Modeling the barriers to multistakeholder collaboration for COVID-19 pandemic response: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. International Public Management Journal, 25(2), pp.192-216.

Abubakre, A., Adelopo, I. and Baden, D., 2021. Historical hangover as a driver of power differential: A case study of the Niger Delta. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2021, No. 1, p. 15907). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Abubakre, A., Baden, D. and Harwood, I.A., 2019, September. Exploring power imbalance and stakeholder social responsibility within the Nigerian oil and gas industry. In British Academy of Management Conference

Abubakre, A., 2022. Book Review: Open Strategy: Mastering Disruption From Outside The C-Suite. Businessday Newspaper, [online] Available at: <https://dailytrust.com/book-review-open-strategy-mastering-disruption-from-outside-the-c-suite> [Accessed 15 June 2022].

Other activities

Doctoral External Examiner, UNICAF

Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and a Certified Management & Business Educator.

Postgraduate supervision

Responsibility for; Environment, Society and Governance, focusing on three primary contexts: oil and gas, ethical finance and manufacturing (e.g. cement industry).

Conceptually interested in Stakeholder theory, Impression management, environmental, social performance and Corporate Social (Ir)Responsibility. 

He has supervised over forty postgraduate students and over fifty undergraduate students to completion

Interested accepting doctoral candidates

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