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Dr Richard B.Nyuur

Associate Professor (Reader) of Strategic Management and International Business

Department: Newcastle Business School

Richard is a Associate Professor (Reader) of Strategic Management and International Business at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University.

Richard B. Nyuur, PhD, is an Associate Professor (Reader) of Strategy and International Business at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK. He obtained his PhD from University of Wales Swansea (UK). Prior to joining Newcastle Business School in 2011, Richard had held academic positions at Swansea University, International College of Wales Swansea, both in the UK; and DHBW Cooperative State University, Stuttgart in Germany. Dr Nyuur is the programme leader for the MSc International Business Management specialist programme at NBS.

He teaches modules in international business, strategic management, ethics and CSR. His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy and international business in the broad areas of international business strategy; firm internationalisation, de-internationalisation and strategic adaptiveness; international human resource management strategies; and corporate governance (including ethics and corporate social responsibility).

He has published in journals such as Journal of International Management, Journal of Business Research, International Marketing Review, International Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, Journal of Strategy and Management, International Journal of Foresight and Innovation, African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, and Social Responsibility Journal. His scholarly work has also been presented at leading international conferences and published as chapters in peer-reviewed books.

He currently sits on the editorial boards of Journal of African Business and the European Journal of Economics and Management.

 

Campus Address

Newcastle Business School
City Campus East


0191 227 3336

Qualifications

PhD, FHEA, PGCert, MRes, MSc, BSc.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in emerging economies

De-internationalisation strategies

SMEs’ adaptiveness and internationalisation strategies

International human resource management strategies

Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility

Professional Activity

Richard is a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), British Academy of Management (BAM), International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD), and the African Diaspora Academics Network (ADAN-UK).

Key Publications

  • Nyuur, R. B., Brečić, R. & Debrah, Y. A. (Forthcoming). SME International innovation and strategic adaptiveness: The role of domestic network density, centrality and informality. International Marketing Review.
  • Adams, K., Nyuur, R. B., Ellis, F. & Debrah, Y. A. (Forthcoming). South African MNCs’ HRM systems and practices at the subsidiary level: insights from subsidiaries in Ghana. Journal of International Management.
  • Amankwah-Amoah, J., Ifere, S. E. & Nyuur, R. B. (2016). Human capital and strategic persistence: An examination of underperforming workers in two emerging economies. Journal of Business Research, 69, 4348-4357.DOI:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.063 (ePub ahead of print).
  • Nyuur, R. B., Amankwah-Amoah, J., & Osabutey, E. (2016). An integrated perspective on foreign ethical divestment. Thunderbird International Business Review. DOI: 10.1002/tie.21837 (ePub ahead of print).
  • Nyuur, R. B., Butigan, R., & Simintiras, A. (2016). The Moderating Effect of Perceived Effectiveness of Marketing Function on Network Ties – Strategic Adaptiveness Relationship. Journal of Small Business Management. 54(4), 1080-1098.
  • Kaczmarek, S. & Nyuur, R. B. (2016). Review of the literature on board committees: Taking stock and looking ahead. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 11 (2), 89-115.
  • Nyuur, R. B., Ofori, D. F. & Debrah, Y. A. (2016). The impact of FDI inflow on domestic firms’ uptake of CSR activities: the moderating effects of host institutions. Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 58(2), 147–159. 
  • Amankwah-Amoah, J., Nyuur, R. B. & Ifere, S. (2015). A question of top talent? The effects of lateral hiring on former employees. International Human Resource Management Journal. DOI:10.1080/09585192.2015.1116456, (ePub ahead of print).
  • Nyuur R. B., Brečić, R. & Sobiesuo, P. (2015). Foresight capabilities and SME product/service adaptiveness: the moderating effect of industry dynamism. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 10(2/3/4), 145-164.
  • Nyuur, R. B. (2015). Unlocking the potential barriers on SMEs’ uptake of scenario planning. Journal of Strategy and Management, 8(2), 139-154.
  • Abugre, J. B. & Nyuur, R. B. (2015). Organizations’ commitment to and communication of CSR activities: insights from Ghana. Social Responsibility Journal,Vol. 11(1), 161 - 178.http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SRJ-06-2013-0066.
  • Nyuur, R. & Debrah, Y.A (2014). Predicting Foreign Firms’ Expansion and Divestment Intentions in Host Countries: Insights from Ghana. Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 56(5), 407–419.  
  • Nyuur, R. B.; Ofori, D. F. & Debrah, Y. A. (2014). Corporate social responsibility in Sub-Saharan Africa: Hindering and Supporting factors. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol. 5(1), 93 - 113. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AJEMS-01-2012-0002
  • Ofori, D. F.; Nyuur, R. B. & Darko, M. D. S. (2014). Corporate social responsibility and financial performance, Fact or Fiction: A closer look at Ghanaian banks. Acta Commercii, Vol. 14(1), Art. #180, 11 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ac.v14i1.180.

 

Book Chapters:

  • Nyuur R. B., Yukhanaev, A., & Amirzadova, A (Forthcoming). Determinants of FDI in the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. In Munoz, J. M. (ed.) Advances in Geoeconomics. Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.
  • Nyuur R. B. & Sobiesuo, P. (2016). The History and Development of Brewing and Beer Industry in Africa. In Higgins, D., Preece, D. & Cabras, I. (eds.) Beer, Brewing and Pubs: A Global Perspective. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Osabutey, E.; Nyuur, R. B. & Debrah, Y. A. (2015). Developing strategic international human resource capabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Machado, C. F. (ed.) International Human Resource Management. London: Springer.
  • Ellis, F., Nyuur, R. B., & Debrah, Y. A. (2015). HRM in Africa. In Horwitz, F. and Budhwar, P. (ed.) Handbook of Human Resource Management in Emerging Markets. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar publishers.
  • Nyuur, R. B., Osabutey, E., & Debrah, Y. A. (2014). Doing Business in Africa.  In Nwankwo, S. and Ibeh, K. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.
  • Osabutey, E.; Nyuur, R. B. & Debrah, Y. A. (2012). Human Resource Development in Construction. In Ofori, G. (ed.) New Perspectives on Construction in Developing Countries. London: Spon Press.

 

Conference papers:

  • Burton, N. & Nyuur, R. (2016). A Product Architecture Based (PAB) View of internationalisation.  Presented at the 43rd Academy of International Business (AIB-UK & Ireland) Conference, Department of Management, Birkbeck, University of London, UK. 7-9th April, 2016.
  • Nyuur, R. B. & Ifere, S. (2016). The Role of Employee Attributes on Engagement Dimensions: Insights from two West African Countries.Presented at the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Newcastle University, UK. 6-8th September, 2016.
  • Amankwah-Amoah, J, Ifere, S. & Nyuur, R. (2016). Why hang on to losers? An examination of persistence with underperforming employees. Presented at the 43rd Academy of International Business (AIB-UK & Ireland) Conference, Department of Management, Birkbeck, University of London, UK. 7-9th April, 2016.
  • Gyuzel, G., Nyuur, B. R., & Sloan, D. (2016). Teaching sustainability agenda for UG students: Model United Nations in the classroom experience. Presented at the ABS’ Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference, Aston University, UK. 26th-27th April, 2016.
  • Burton, N. & Nyuur, R. (2015). Product architecture, modularity and product market internationalisation. Presented at the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK. 8-10th September, 2015.
  • Brečić, R., Murphy, P. E. & Nyuur, R. (2015). Managers’ Perceptions of CSR Practices: The Case of Croatia. Presented at the 3rd International Marketing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium, Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway, Rome, Italy. 19-21st April, 2015.
  • Amankwah-Amoah, J, Nyuur, R & Ifere, S. (2015). Winning the war to keep top talent: The effects of lateral hiring in two emerging markets. Presented at the 42nd Academy of International Business (AIB-UK & Ireland) Conference, Manchester Business School, UK. 16-18th April, 2015.
  • Nyuur, R. B. & Wu, H. (2014). The Moderating effect of Environmental Uncertainty on Executive Shareholding and Firm’s Investment Decisions. Presented at the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Ulster Business School, Belfast Waterfront, UK. 9-11th September, 2014.
  • Nyuur, R. B. & Abugre, J. B.  (2014). Academic Mentoring in Public Research Institutions: Experiences of New Academic. Presented at the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Ulster Business School, Belfast Waterfront, UK. 9-11th September, 2014.
  • Amankwah-Amoah, J., Nyuur, R. B., & Osabutey, E. (2014). Ethical Divestment: Where do we go from here? Presented at the 41st Academy of International Business (AIB-UK & Ireland) Conference, The York Management School, York University, UK. 10-12 April 201.
  • Nyuur, R. B. (2014). Beyond the initial investment: do institutions matter in foreign firms’ strategic expansion decisions in host countries? Presented at the 41st Academy of International Business (AIB-UK & Ireland) Conference, The York Management School, York University, UK. 10-12 April 2014.
  • Brečić, R. & Nyuur R. B. (2013). Managerial Perceptions of Business Strategies in Times of Economic Crises. In Proceedings of the 1st International OFEL Conference on Corporate Governance. University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia. 12th April, 2013.
  • Nyuur, R. B. (2012). The Changing and multi-motives of FDI in SSA: Evidence from Ghana. Presented at the 39th Academy of International Business (AIB-UK & Ireland) Conference. University of Liverpool, UK.
  • Debrah, Y. A., Ofori, D. F., & Nyuur, R. B. (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa: An Assessment of Environmental Sustainability in the Mining Sector in Ghana. Presented at the “Environmental Justice, Restoration and Sustainability in Africa” conference. University of Lagos, Nigeria, June 30 – July 2, 2011.
  • Nyuur, R. B. & Debrah, Y A. (2011). Magnitude, Motives and Consequences of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in SSA. Accepted but not presented at the 12th International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) Conference. Athabasca University, Edmonton, Canada. May 17-20, 2011.
  • Nyuur, R. B. & Debrah, Y A. (2011). Foreign Investors’ Level of Satisfaction in a Host Country and their Strategic Decision Making: Insights from Ghana. Presented at the 38th Academy of International Business (AIB-UK & Ireland) Conference, University of Edinburg, UK. April, 14 – 16, 2011.
  • Nyuur, R. B. & Y. A. Debrah (2010). Why on Earth do Foreign Firms Invest in Ghana? The Changing Motives and Determinants of FDI. Presented at the IAABD 2010 conference at Lagos University, Nigeria on 21 May, 2010.

Subject Group

Strategic Management and International Business


Economic rationalisation, socio-cultural and technological change, sustainability and environmental pressures together with the rapid rise of new economic powers outside of the western hemisphere have focussed the attention of managers, academics and those involved in public policy on the areas of strategic management and international business in an unprecedented manner. 

Firms urgently need to transform their businesses and take a long-term strategic perspective to adequately adapt to the realities of an increasingly interconnected global business environment that invariably brings heightened levels of competition. Against this background, the Strategic Management and International Business subject group has a range of research and practice-based expertise to assist organisations and prepare students for the challenges presented in the contemporary business world. Current research projects centre on macro issues, including institutional and regulatory structures, in the UK, Europe and China.

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