Lagos Business School was in the spotlight at the just-concluded Academy of International Business (AIB) conference in Nairobi, Kenya where a case study jointly prepared by three of its faculty members bagged an award.
The case study, tagged ‘First Bank: Crafting an Internationalisation Strategy’, was the brainchild of Drs Ifedapo Adeleye and Chris Ogbechie, doctoral candidate Nkemdilim Iheanachor – with contributions from Franklin Ngwu of Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.
At the Riara University venue of the Conference titled ‘Africa Rising: The Internationalisation of African Firms and Prospects for Western and Eastern Multinationals.’, the six-man delegation from LBS also got accolades for their impressive turnout and the quality of the papers they presented.
“It was a milestone indeed,” said Adeleye, Conference Chair, whose immense contributions to the inauguration of a new AIB Chapter in Africa – the thrust of the Conference – were recognised. “The inauguration took some time coming, and I’m proud that LBS made enormous contributions in this regard.”
Dr Uchenna Uzo, whose paper explored street vending organisations in Nigeria, observed that LBS’ participation in the Conference followed its reputation as a hub of best practice in Africa. He said, “LBS is now part of a network of people studying international business around the globe interested in Africa. This gives us an idea about how to internationalise our curriculum.”
Other contributors to papers/cases presented at the Conference were: Professor Olawale Ajai and Drs Eugene Ohu, Obinna Muogboh, Yetunde Anibaba; doctoral candidate Kemi Chira, and research assistant Onasheho Toweh.
AIB is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. Established in 1959, it has 17 chapters around the world, and recently approved the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Chapter.