Belinda Nwosu
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Belinda Nwosu is a faculty member of the HR and Organisational Behaviour department at Lagos Business School. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Southampton, UK. She also holds two undergraduate degrees – Mathematics and Statistics from University of Lagos in Nigeria, and Hospitality Management from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK – and a Master of Arts in Hospitality Management from University of West London, UK.

Her main research interests centre around tourism in emerging economies and the human person in business contexts. To date, she has explored gender, HR leadership, sustainable HRM and governance in tourism; in addition to, employee work ethic, employee behaviour and service climate. She has several journal and book chapter publications, including the first comprehensive study on the issues facing human capital development in the hotel industry in Nigeria.

Prior to joining LBS, Belinda worked as a Senior Consultant at W Hospitality Group on hospitality financial and market feasibility studies across Africa, and was the lead consultant for the human capital development, design,  assessment and deployment across varied service contexts.

Belinda was also the head of the academic unit at Wavecrest College of Hospitality. In this role, she was responsible for the strategic planning, operations, accreditation, monitoring, evaluation and research. In addition to this, she was involved in several training and development programmes for clients in the private, not for profit and public sectors of the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (UK), and was the first Area Consultant (West Africa) for EuroCHRIE, the official federation for Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa of the International Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education. In addition, she is qualified as a Certified Hotel Industry Analyst with STR Global.

Belinda volunteers as an advisor with Wonder Foundation, a UK-based charity dedicated to empowering women and girls through quality education and access to good work. In October 2019, hosted by MP Paul Scully, she presented a paper at the House of Parliament on the transformational impact of vocational education on African women.

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  • Journal Articles

    Nwosu, B. & Ward, T. (2016). “Special Issue: What are the issues facing human capital development in the hotel industry in Nigeria and how might they be addressed?” Worldwide Hospitality & Tourism Themes 8.2 (2016): 114-256.

    Nwosu, B. (2016). A review of the hotel industry in Nigeria: size, structure and issues. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 8(2), 117-133.

    Cecchi, M. and Nwosu, B. (2016). Human capital development: perspectives of an expatriate hotel manager in Africa. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes. 8(2), 207-210

    Nwosu, B. (2014). Hospitality education: sustainable empowerment opportunities for Nigerian women. Worldwide Hospitality & Tourism Themes, 6(1), 62-76

  • Book Chapters

    Nwosu B., Ogunyemi K. (2020) A View from the Top: Hotel HR Directors’ Perspectives of Sustainable HRM in Nigeria. In: Baum T., Ndiuini A. (eds)
    Sustainable Human Resource Management in Tourism. Geographies of Tourism and Global Change. Springer, Cham

    Nwosu, B. (2017). Socially responsible human resource management practices in Nigeria: a study of the experiences of work-related well-being among hospitality student interns. In Koutra, C. (Ed.) Social Responsibility: application of good practices and malpractices in tourism and hospitality industry, in the developing world. Chapter 3. New York: Nova Publications

    Ogunyemi, K., & Nwosu, B. (2015) Building trust for the internal stakeholder – governance footprints within the organization. In T. Cockburn, K. Jahdi & E. Wilson (Eds.), Responsible Governance: International Perspectives for the New Era (pp.203-225). New York: Business Expert Press

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