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

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Dr Emeka Smart Oruh is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organisational Behaviour (OB), and the Post Graduate (PGT) Deputy Admission Director  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 Deputy Admission Director

Newest selected publications

Howe-Walsh, L., Kirk, S. and Oruh, ES. (2022) 'Are People the Greatest Asset: Talent Management in SME Hotels in Nigeria during the COVID-19 crisis'. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 0 (in press). ISSN: 0959-6119 Open Access Link

Journal article

Oruh, ES. and Dibia, CH. (2022) 'Corporate Governance Principles and the Challenges of High-power Distance Culture: The Experience of Nigeria’s Employment Terrain', in Omeihe, KO. and Harrison, C. (eds.) The African Context of Business and Society. Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited. pp. 115 - 135.

Book chapter

Sani, KF., Adisa, TA., Adekoya, OD. and Oruh, ES. (2022) 'Digital Onboarding and Employee Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from the UK'. Management Decision, 0 (in press). pp. 637 - 654. ISSN: 1751-1348 Open Access Link

Journal article

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, corrected proof). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 0263-2373 Open Access Link

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
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