Franklin N Ngwu is the Director of Lagos Business School (LBS) Sustainability Centre and an Associate Professor of Strategy, Corporate Governance and Risk Management. He has a PhD in Law and Economics of Banking Regulation, MSc in Economics and Post-graduate Diploma in Development Economics from University of Manchester, UK. In addition, he also has MSc in Comparative Political Economy from Cardiff University, UK and BSc in Sociology from University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has over 20 years’ experience in teaching, private sector, policy research and consulting both in Nigeria and UK.
He has consulted for both local and international organizations and worked in Barclays Bank UK for over five years. In Nigeria, he has provided either training or consulting services to many firms including Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), African Development Bank(AfDB), StanbicIBTC, First Bank of Nigeria(FBN), Banwo & Ighodalo, WAPIC Insurance, Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), Asset & Resource Management Holding Company (ARM), Nigerian Breweries Plc, AXA Mansard, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, Airtel Nigeria, Fidelity Pension Managers Ltd, South African Investment Banking Managers, LAPO Microfinance Bank, Premium Pension Ltd, Mouka Foam, Johnson & Johnson Leadership and Management of Nigeria Health Sector Programme, and Dangote Group.
He has lectured at Glasgow School of Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University; School of Built Environment and Business, University of Salford; Department of Economics and School of Law, University of Manchester, UK. He has a multi-disciplinary teaching and research interests including Business Strategy and Management, Risk Management and Corporate Governance, Bank Management and Regulation, Law and Finance in Emerging Markets, Corporate Social Responsibility and Development Economics.
He has presented papers in international/local conferences, contributed many book chapters and published papers in peer reviewed journals. His last paper Growing Cross-Border Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Need for a Regional Centralized Regulatory Authority’ was published by Journal of Banking Regulation. He is the author of two corporate governance handbooks titled Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets (Routledge, 2016) and ‘Enhancing Board Effectiveness-Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets’ (Routledge, 2019). He is also the author of Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Markets published by Cambridge University Press. He is working on his fourth book that will be published by Cambridge University Press.
He is the Co-chair, Private Sector Advisory Group Board on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Advisory Board Member, E-Waste Producer Responsibility Organization of Nigeria (EPRON), and Leading-Edge Consulting Services. He is a member of several bodies including Society of Corporate Governance Nigeria, British Academy of Management, Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) and Expert Network, World Economic Forum.Back to Faculty Directory
●- 2018, CSR in Developing and Emerging Markets – Innovative Public and Private Regulation Dimensions, (with Osuji, OK., Pillay, R. and Lynch-Wood, G.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
●- 2018, CSR in Developing and Emerging Markets – Institutions, Actors and Sustainable Development (with Osuji, OK. and Jamali, D) (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
●- 2018, Enhancing Board Effectiveness-Institutions, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets (with Ogbechie, C and Osuji K.O and Williamson, D) (eds), Routledge, Taylor and Francis, London & New York.
● –2017, Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets, (with Osuji, K .O and Stephen, F.H) (eds), Routledge-Taylor and Francis, London & New York.
●- 2018, Insurance Penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues, Challenges and Prospects, in Wamboye, E & Tiruneh, E, A (eds), The Service Sector and Economic Development in Africa, Routledge-Taylor and Francis (with Chris Ogbechie & Oreva Agajere)
●-2018, Firm Internationalization as a Driver of Organizational Change, in Ovadje F. & Aryee S. (eds), Routledge Handbook on Organizational Change, Routledge-Taylor and Francis ( with Chris Ogbechie and Godson Ikiebey)
●-2018, Banking in Africa: Can Emerging Pan-African Banks Outcompete Their Global Rivals, in Adeleye, I & Esposito, M (eds), Africa’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy, Palgrave Macmillian (with Adeleye I, Iheanachor N, Esho E, Oji C, Onaji-Benson T & Ogbechie C.)
●-2016, Addressing Climate Change Due To Emission Of Greenhouse Gases Associated With The Oil And Gas Industry: Market-Based Regulation To The Rescue’, in Gonzalez-Perez, M and Liam, L. (eds) Climate Change and the 2030 Corporate Agenda for Sustainable Development, Emerald Publishing (with Enabulele, O. & Zahraa, M)
●- 2016, Introduction and Emerging Issues’, in Ngwu N.F, Osuji K, O and Stephen F.H (eds), Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets, Routledge-Taylor and Francis (with Osuji, K and Stephen, F.H)
●- 2016, Origin and Development of Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets’, in Ngwu N.F, Osuji K, O and Stephen F.H (eds), Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets, Routledge-Taylor and Francis
●- 2016, Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets- Way Forward’, in Ngwu N.F, Osuji K, O and Stephen F.H (eds), Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets, Routledge-Taylor and Francis (with Osuji, K and Stephen, F.H)
●- 2015, ‘First Bank of Nigeria: Developing and Internationalization Strategy’, in Adeleye I., Ibeh K., Kinoti, A and White, L. (eds.), The Changing Dynamics of International Business in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan (with Adeleye I, Iheanachor N and Ogbechie, C)
●- 2014, ‘Strengthening Africa’s Financial Infrastructure: An Institutional Analysis of Formal Prudential Regulation’, in Nwankwo S and Ibeh K (eds), The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, London.
● –2014, ‘Intra-African Regional Expansion: Rhetoric, Reality and Risks’, in Nwankwo S and Ibeh K (eds), The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, London (with Adeleye, 1 and Ogbechie, C)
●- 2017, Securitisation in BRICS: Issues, Challenges and Prospects. Research in International Business and Finance, 42, 1219–1227, (With Bavoso V & Chen Z)
●-2017, Analysis of Government Policies, Institutions, and Inward Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa., Thunderbird International Business Review, 1-12 (with Emudainohwo, O.B., Boateng, A & Brahma, S.)
●-2017, The Influence of Internal Corporate Governance Mechanisms on Capital Structure Decisions of Chinese Listed Firms. Review of Accounting and Finance (with Boateng, A., Cai, H., Borgia, D., & Bi, X.,)
●- 2016, Overhauling the Institutional Structure of Bank Regulation in Nigeria: The Unfinished Reform, Journal of Banking Regulation (with Akinbami F), 10, 1-21 (ABS 2).
●-2016, Regulation of Securitisation in China: Lessons from the US, Research in International Business & Finance (with Chen Zheyang), 37, 477-488 (ABS 2)
●- 2015, ‘Promoting Formal Financial Inclusion in Africa: An Institutional Re-examination of the Policies with a Case Study of Nigeria’, Journal of Banking Regulation, 16, 306-325 (ABS 2)
● -2014, Anglo-American Model and Corporate Governance Failures in Nigeria: Beyond Neo-liberal Explanation with a focus on the Banking Sector, International Company and Commercial Law Review, 10-343-355.
●-Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries: Capability and Development Substructure: Target- Journal of Business Ethics (with Osuji, O and Ogbechi, C. (ABS 3)
●- The Nexus of HR and Risk Management of Firms: Target- Human Resource Journal
●- Asymmetric Information, Retail Credit Risk Management and Developing Economies, Target- Journal of Operational Risk
●- ‘Growing Cross-Border Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Need for a Regional Centralised Regulatory Authority- Journal of Banking Regulation
●- Earnings transparency, Debt financing and Interest rate marketization in China- target – Target- International Journal of Accounting (with Boateng, A) (ABS 3)
●- Promoting Inter-Regional Trade: What is Africa’s Comparative Advantage, target- Thunderbird International Business Review (ABS 2)
●- Financial Crisis and Failures in Operational Risk: A further Examination, Journal of Operational Risk (ABS 2)
●-Operational Risk Management in Emerging Markets Banks: A Critical Examination, target- Journal of Operational Risk (ABS 2)
●- 2017, ‘Growing Cross-Border Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Need for a Regional Centralised Regulatory Authority,’ presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference of the Northern Area Group, 14-15th September, 2017, Bangor Business School, Bangor, North Wales, UK.
●- 2017, ‘Asymmetric Information, Retail Credit Risk Management and Developing Economies’, presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference of the Northern Area Group, 14-15th September, 2017, Bangor Business School, Bangor, North Wales, UK.
●-2016, ‘Securitisation in BRICS: Issues, Challenges and Prospects’, presented at the 7th International Research Meeting in Business and Management (IRBAM), 11-12th July 2016, IPAG Business School, Nice, France.
●- 2016, ‘The Internationalization of African Banks: Lessons and Policy Implications from Ecobank’s Pan African Expansion’, presented at the Academy of International Business Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter Annual Conference, Lagos Business School, Lagos, Nigeria
●-2016-The Financial Crisis and the failure of external regulators, presented at the Principles of Accountable Policing Workshops, 11-12th Feb.2016, University of Stratclyde, Scotland, organized by Scottish Universities Insight Institute and The Scottish Institute for Policing Research
●-2015,’Promoting Intra-African Trade: A Sociological Inquiry’, presented at the 2015 Academy of International Business, Sub-Saharan African Chapter, 26-28th August, Johannesburg, South Africa.
●- 2015,’ Institutional Determinants and Inward FDI: Evidence from Nigeria’, presented at the 2015 Academy of International Business, Sub-Saharan African Chapter, 26-28th August, Johannesburg, South Africa (with Emudainohwo, O., Boateng, A., and Brahma, S)
●- 2014, First Bank of Nigeria: Developing an Internationalization Strategy: presented at the Academy of International Business, Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter Conference, August 2014, Nairobi, Kenya.
●- 2014, ‘Sustainable Banking Model for African Economies’, 4th Africa CEO Roundtable & Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility(AR-CSR), June 19-21, Calabar, Nigeria.
●- 2014, Global Aspirations and Strategies of Emerging Multi Africans: The Case of Ecobank’, presented at the Academy of International Business, US Southwest Chapter Conference, Dallas, Texas, 11th-15th March, 2014.
●- 2014, ‘Exploring Intra-Regional Expansion Opportunities and Liabilities of African Firms’, Presented at the 2nd Biennial Conference of African Academy of Management, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, Jan 8-11, 20014.
●- 2013, ‘Unlocking Finance for Entrepreneurial Growth in Africa: An Institutional Examination of Challenges and Possible Solutions’, Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Management in Africa, University of Manchester, 5th -7th Sept. 2013.
●- 2012, ‘Are the Tax Payers Getting Value for their Money: A Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Banking Sector, Paper presented at the European School on New Institutional Economics, Cargese, France, 21st May- 26th May, 2012.
●- 2011, ‘Re-examining the effectiveness of Financial Prudential Regulation: Any Role for Informal Laws (Social Norms), Paper presented at the PGR Conference, University of Manchester, 14th Oct.2011.
Non- Academic Publications
● – The Untapped Solution to Our Economic Crisis Part 1, The Guardian Newspaper, http://guardian.ng/opinion/the-untapped-solution-to-our-economic-crisis-part-1/ 13th April, 2016.
● –The Untapped Solution to Our Economic Crisis Part 2, The Guardian Newspaper, http://guardian.ng/opinion/the-untapped-solution-to-our-economic-crisis-2/, 14th April 2016
● – Restructuring the Legal System: National Conference Most Fundamental Issue, Thisday Newspaper, http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/restructuring-the-legal-system-national-conference-most-fundamental-issue/171474/
● Overcoming ‘Incurable Bank Charges in Nigeria- the UK Example, The Guardian Newspapers, http://allafrica.com/stories/201409221896.html
● How We Can Truly Immortalise Dr Adadevoh, Others, Vanguard Newspaper , http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/can-truly-immortalise-dr-adadevoh-others/
● How To ‘Post’ in One Million Jobs in One Year, The Guardian Newspaper, http://theguardianmobile.com/readNewsItem1.php?nid=38841
● Creating 2m Jobs Every Year (1), The Guardian Newspaper, http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/02/creating-2m-jobs-every-year-1/
● National Identity Card and the Other Side of Financial Inclusion, The Guardian Newspaper, http://allafrica.com/stories/201410201986.html
● How Nigerian Banks Waste N500bn Annual Trade Opportunity in UK, The Guardian Newspapers, ngrguardiannews.com
● Why Nigeria Can’t Attain MDGs by 2015, The Guardian Newspapers, http://allafrica.com/stories/201412292710.html