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Dr Emmanuel Arakpogun

Assistant Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Emmanuel Arakpogun

Dr Emmanuel Ogiemwonyi Arakpogun is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Economy and International Business Strategy with research interests that interlink the liberalisation of the telecoms market and the application of universal access policies as a combined strategy for creating innovative solutions to closing the digital divides in the global south, particularly African countries. His publications and ‘pipeline’ research spans various aspects of strategy and ICT4D using a case study approach. He reviews for journals listed on the Chartered Association of Business Schools, including Information Technology & People and Government Information Quarterly. He is also a reviewer for the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Academy of International Business (AIB). 

Before the beginning of his academic career in 2017, Emmanuel worked for over 5 years in the banking and fin-tech sectors - for Equitorial Trust Bank Limited and Sterling Bank Plc in Nigeria up to a Senior Executive level, and Worldpay Group Plc in the UK as a Customer Dispute Officer. He also worked briefly with Robert Bosch GmbH, the German multinational engineering and technology company, as a Sales Analyst intern covering European Sales and Project Management.

Besides research, Emmanuel has a strong passion for learning and teaching with a constructivism teaching philosophy that enables the co-creation of agile knowledge with students. He is also interested in mentoring Ph.D. candidates with research interests in ICT4D, including Digital Inclusion, Fintech & Mobile Money, and the internationalisation of Tech & Telecom MNEs. Prospective Ph.D. candidates can contact him through


  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Sharing: Contributing Factors to Organizational Performance, Olan, F., Arakpogun, E., Suklan, J., Nakpodia, F., Damij, N., Jayawickrama, U. 1 Jun 2022, In: Journal of Business Research
  • Can you be mindful? The effectiveness of mindfulness-driven interventions in enhancing the digital resilience to fake news on COVID-19, Rodrigo, P., Arakpogun, E., Vu, M., Olan, F., Djafarova, E. 2 Mar 2022, In: Information Systems Frontiers
  • Corrigendum to “Threading the needle of the digital divide in Africa: The barriers and mitigations of infrastructure sharing”, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Nyuur, R., Olan, F. 1 Jun 2022, In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Fake news on Social Media: the Impact on Society, Olan, F., Jayawickrama, U., Arakpogun, E., Suklan, J., Liu, S. 19 Jan 2022, In: Information Systems Frontiers
  • How Does the Combination of Factors Influence Entrepreneurs’ Decision-Making Logic? A Qualitative Comparative analysis, Xu, Y., Baranchenko, Y., Lin, Z., Wu, Q., Arakpogun, E. 29 Aug 2022, In: Entrepreneurship Research Journal
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Finance and Supply Networks: The Role of Artificial Intelligence, Olan, F., Arakpogun, E., Jayawickrama, U., Suklan, J., Liu, S. 4 Jan 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • “You Shall Not Pass” without a Jab: An Institutional Theory Perspective to COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Policies, Arakpogun, E., Rodrigo, P., Olan, F. 28 Oct 2022, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Advancing Consumer Behavior: The Role of Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Knowledge Sharing, Olan, F., Suklan, J., Arakpogun, E., Robson, A. 15 Jun 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Artificial intelligence in Africa: challenges and opportunities, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Olan, F., Elsahn, F. 13 Feb 2021, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • Beyond contact-tracing: The public value of eHealth application in a pandemic, Gerli, P., Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Olan, F., Prime, K. 1 Jul 2021, In: Government Information Quarterly

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Publication Peer-review: CABS Learning Teaching and Student Experience Conference (Event) 2022
  • Publication Peer-review: The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Event) 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Journal) 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: Government Information Quarterly (Journal) 2021
  • Editorial work: Springer Nature (SN) Business & Economics (Journal) 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: The Academy of International Business (AIB) Online Conference 2021 (Event) 2021
  • Examination: CIBN External Examiner in ‘Digital Banking’ 2021
  • Editorial work: Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: Journal of Management Information Systems (Journal) 2020
  • Editorial work: Information Technology & People (Journal) 2019

Antonio Sangunji Start Date: 01/10/2020 End Date: 18/05/2021

  • Academic Studies in Education Certificate May 15 2020
  • Business and Administration PhD April 12 2019
  • Accounting and Finance MSc April 30 2014
  • Accounting and Finance MSc December 31 2013
  • Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) April 30 2006
  • Certified Management & Business Educator CMBE 2020
  • Fellowship of AdvanceHE FHEA 2020
  • Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers ACIBN 2012

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