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Dr Emeka Smart Oruh

Dr Emeka Smart Oruh
Lecturer in Human Resource Management - Organisational Behaviour

Eastern Gateway 108


Dr Emeka Smart Oruh is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organisational Behaviour (OB), and the Post Graduate (PGT) Admission Tutor  at Brunel University London, UK, where he obtained a PhD in Employment Relations (ER) and Human Resource Management (HRM) in 2017. Before now, he lectured at the University of Portsmouth School of Business and Law, UK between 2018 and 2020. His key research examines OB, ER and HRM issues within international business – particularly in emerging and developing markets. Dr Emeka (Smart) has authored several publications – some of which have appeared in highly rated international journals such as International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology and Employee Relations journals among others. ​ 


 PhD in Employment Relations (and HRM) - Brunel University 2017

MBA in HRM - Plymouth University 

BSc in Management and Information Technology - Plymouth University 

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Academic Associate of CIPD


Lead and Teach Employment Relations (ER), Organisational Studies (OS) and Human Resource Management (HRM) Modules:

  • MG5618: Contemporary HRM: Policy, Development & Evaluation (Leading and Teaching)
  • MG1050 D Core: Organisational behaviours and Analysis (Leading and Teaching)
  • MG1050 E Core: Organisational behaviours and Analysis (Leading and Teaching)
  • MB5537 Business Project and Professional Development (Teaching)
  • MG3119: Issues and Controversies in Management Project (Teaching)

Module Reviewer for: MG5591, MG5510

Supervise Students’ Project at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD Levels.

Personal Students’ Tutor

PGT Admission Tutor

Newest selected publications

Sarpong, D., Maclean, M., Oruh, ES. and Botchie, D. (2022) 'On the consequences of scarcity mindset: How ‘having too little’ means so much for ethnic venture failure'. European Management Journal, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 0263-2373 Open Access Link

Journal article

Babatunde, A., Mordi, C., Ajonbadi, HA. and Oruh, ES. (2021) 'Working with emotions: cultural employee perspectives to service management expectations'. Employee Relations, 43 (6). pp. 1310 - 1326. ISSN: 0142-5455

Journal article

Kravariti, F., Oruh, ES., Dibia, C., Tasoulis, K., Scullion, H. and Mamman, A. (2021) 'Weathering the Storm: Talent Management in Internationally Oriented Greek Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises'. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 8 (4). pp. 444 - 463. ISSN: 2051-6614 Open Access Link

Journal article

Oruh, ES., Mordi, C., Dibia, CH. and Ajonbadi, H. (2021) 'Exploring compassionate managerial leadership style in reducing employee stress level during COVID-19 crisis: the case of Nigeria'. Employee Relations, 43 (6). pp. 1362 - 1381. ISSN: 0142-5455 Open Access Link

Journal article

Akanji., Mordi, C., Ajonbadi. and Oruh, E. (2021) 'Working with Emotions: Cultural Employee Perspectives to Call Centre Service Expectations'. Employee Relations. ISSN: 0142-5455 Open Access Link

Journal article
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