Emmanuel Arakpogun


Research interests

Dr Emmanuel Ogiemwonyi Arakpogun is an academic in Digital and International Business Management with research interests that link the liberalisation of the telecoms market and the application of universal access policies as a combined strategy for closing the digital divides as well as other structural inequalities in emerging economies particularly those in Africa. His publications and ‘pipeline’ research spans various aspects of ICT4D using case studies approach. He is also a reviewer for journals listed on the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), including Information Technology & People.

Before the beginning of his academic career as a teaching assistant in 2016, Emmanuel worked over 5 years in the banking and fin-tech sectors - for Equitorial Trust Bank Limited and Sterling Bank Plc in Nigeria up to a Senior Executive level, and Worldpay Group Plc in the UK as a Customer Dispute Officer. He also worked briefly with Robert Bosch GmbH, the German multinational engineering and technology company, as a Sales Analyst intern covering European Sales and Project Management.

Besides research, Emmanuel has a strong passion for learning and teaching with a constructivism teaching philosophy that enables the co-creation of agile knowledge with students. He is also interested in mentoring Ph.D. candidate with research interests in ICT4D, including Digital Inclusion, Fintech & Mobile Money, and the internationalisation of Tech & Telecom MNEs. Prospective Ph.D. candidates can contact him through e.arakpogun@northumbria.ac.uk


Research Student Supervision Interests

ICT and Development in emerging markets Digital Divide and Inclusion in emerging markets Internationalisation of telecoms MNEs ICT4D ICT4SDG Mobile money and Fintech

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • Certificate, Academic Studies in Education, Cornell University

    Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom

  • PhD, Business and Administration, Northumbria University

    1 Oct 2014 - 17 Sep 2018
  • MSc, Accounting and Finance, School of International Finance, Nürtingen-Geislingen University

    1 Oct 2012 - 30 Apr 2014
  • MSc, Accounting and Finance, University of South Wales

    1 Sep 2013 - 31 Dec 2013
  • BSc (Hons), Accounting and Finance, University of Benin

    1 Mar 2003 - 30 Apr 2006

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Management & Business Educator, CMBE

    2020 -
  • Fellowship of AdvanceHE, FHEA

    2020 -
  • Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, ACIBN

    2012 -