School of Business and Economics


James Uzoukwu Ejekwumadu

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Doctoral Researcher in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Uzo Ejekwumadu joined Loughborough University in 2009. Prior to his enrolling for PhD in Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour, he has earned a Master of Research degree (MRes) International Business from Birkbeck College, University of London. He also holds an MBA from University of Uyo, Nigeria. For his undergraduate studies, Uzo attended Nigeria’s premier institution, the University of Ibadan receiving B.Sc in Sociology (2nd Class Upper Division).

He started his work career with a multinational and has held managerial positions in various organizations. His industry experience cut across manufacturing, management consulting, training and development.

His PhD research is focussed on understanding the institutional issues affecting work-life balance in the Nigerian banking industry and contextual issues in HRM/OB in developing economies.

Uzo tries to explore management research from organizational anthropology and institutional perspectives often leaning towards critical realism and holistic approach. His hobbies include writing as a columnist in national newspaper and watching the beautiful game of football.

Research Interest:

  • Work-life balance
  • Quality of working life
  • Business and society
  • Organizational culture and change
  • Industrial relations
  • HRM in Africa
  • Organizational anthropology
  • Social Policy
  • Gender studies
  • Critical Management Studies

Research Plan:

Conduct ethnographic studies in the selected banks

Conduct in-depth qualitative interviews from bank employees and other stakeholders

Develop propositions on drivers of work-life balance in the banking industry especially within the developing economies context.


Dr. Cheryl Travers
Dr. Ray Randall


Thesis Title/Topic:
Employment Trend and Work-life Balance in Nigerian Banking Industry