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Dr Emmanuel Arakpogun

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Emmanuel Arakpogun

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Emmanuel Ogiemwonyi Arakpogun is an academic in Digital Economy and International Business with research interests that link the liberalisation of the telecoms market and the application of universal access policies as a combined strategy for closing the digital divides as well as other structural inequalities in emerging economies particularly those in Africa. His publications and ‘pipeline’ research spans various aspects of ICT4D using a case study approach. He is also a reviewer for journals listed on the Chartered Association of Business Schools, including Information Technology & People and Government Information Quarterly.

Before the beginning of his academic career, 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


Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Fake news on Social Media: the Impact on Society, Olan, F., Jayawickrama, U., Arakpogun, E., Suklan, J., Liu, S. 14 Jan 2022, In: Information Systems Frontiers
  • 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
  • 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
  • State support policy for renewable energy development in emerging economies: The case of Ukraine, Kurbatova, T., Sotnyk, I., Kubatko, O., Baranchenko, Y., Arakpogun, E., Roubík, H. 30 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Global Energy Issues
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence networks in sustainable supply chain finance for food and drink industry, Olan, F., Liu, S., Suklan, J., Jayawickrama, U., Arakpogun, E. 25 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Production Research
  • Africa’s Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic: Let’s Talk about It!, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Prime, K., Gerli, P., Olan, F. 1 Jul 2020
  • Artificial intelligence in Africa: challenges and opportunities, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Olan, F., Elsahn, F. 31 Oct 2020, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Springer
  • Bridging the digital divide in Africa via universal service funds: An institutional perspective, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z. 13 Aug 2020, In: Information Technology & People
  • Digital contact-tracing and pandemics: Institutional and technological preparedness in Africa, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Prime, K., Gerli, P., Olan, F. 1 Dec 2020, In: World Development
  • Digital Contact-Tracing in a Pandemic… We Need One with a Blended Approach, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Prime, K., Gerli, P., Olan, F. 30 Jun 2020

PGR Supervision

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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