Dr Roshan Boojihawon

Dr Roshan Boojihawon

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Senior Lecturer in Strategy

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Roshan Boojihawon is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at the Business School, University of Birmingham and a Visiting Research Fellow the Open University Business School. He specialises in teaching Strategic Management, International management and related subjects.

As an educator, Roshan ascribes to this quote from Paulo Freire: “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”  - Pedagogy of the Oppressed

His role as a teacher, therefore, is that of a facilitator of learning assisting students to do both, achieve their learning objectives but also help them advance their personal and professional goals. To him, their study journey should be one characterized by exploration, discovery, excitement, knowing, critical reflection, up skilling and a realization of something important about themselves or their practice. His rigorous approach to constantly applying management theories to practice will help you develop as independent learner and thinker, and a take critical view on the knowledge you gain.

Qualifications

  • PhD (International Strategy), University of Strathclyde (2003)
  • MSc (International Marketing), Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde (1999)
  • BSc (Hons) (Management Studies), University of Mauritius (1997)

Biography

Dr Roshan Boojihawon has joined the University of Birmingham since January 2015.  Prior to his role here, he was teaching strategic management at The Open University where he specialised in developing ‘engaging’ online learning experiences at UG/PG Levels in management. He has contributed to developing both online activity-led pedagogy and online collaborative pedagogy, and made further contributions to ‘widening participation’, training ‘the teachers’, ‘foray into new technologies’, ‘assessment strategies’, ‘skills development’.  Amongst his roles at The Open University he took a leading role, as Programme Director, of the UG Programme. Here is made a marked contribution in shaping and providing an effective strategic steer to the future development of the UG programme, aligned with the University’s strategy.

In terms of research, he is the co-author of a book on ‘Organisational Collaborations’, and also published in refereed international journals like the International Business Review, Services Industries Journal, African Journal of Economic and Management Studies. He continuously serves as a reviewer for International Journal of cross Cultural Management, Journal of Marketing Management, Transnational Corporations, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, Services Industries Journal, International Journal of Emerging Markets, African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, International Journal of Management Reviews, International of Emerging Markets. He has also provided consultancy to companies in professional services, high-tech and science-based industries. 

Teaching

  • BSc Business Management (Singapore) – Strategic Management
  • MSc Management Studies – Advanced Strategy
  • Executive MBA – Leading Strategy & Change

Postgraduate supervision

  • International strategy/international entrepreneurship and their links to process-based issues in managing across borders
  • ‘Strategy’ in cross-cultural contexts
  • Internationalisation /International strategy of Chinese/Indian Multinationals in emerging (with particular interests in Sub-Saharan Africa) and to other developed economies
  • Digital entrepreneurship & strategy in sub-Saharan Africa     

Research

  • International strategy/international entrepreneurship and their links to process-based issues in managing across borders in SMEs and multinational subsidiaries in service industries, particular in professional services.
  • ‘Strategy’ in cross-cultural contexts (including conscience-driven, indigenous and practice-based) underpinnings of strategic thinking and decision-making (with particular focus in diverse African contexts) themed as “Strategy process, practice and learning in Cross-Cultural/Sub-Saharan African Contexts”.
  • Internationalisation /International strategy of Chinese/Indian Multinationals in emerging (with particular interests in Sub-Saharan Africa) and to other developed economies
  • Digital entrepreneurship & strategy in sub-Saharan Africa     

Other activities

 

Publications

Books

Boojihawon, DK (2011) (with MaraLaura Di Domenico, Siv Vangen, Nik Winchester and Jill Mordaunt) Organisational Collaboration: Themes and Issues (an edited collection), NY: Routledge, 288pp, ISBN-13: 978-0415671408

Book chapters

Boojihawon, DK (2006) 'International entrepreneurship strategy and managing network dynamics: SME's in the UK advertising sector', In: Fai, F and Morgan E J (eds) Managerial Issues in International Business, New York, Palgrave, pp. 102-122, ISBN-13: 978-0230001930.

Boojihawon, DK (2003) 'International entrepreneurship and network relationships: the international marketing communications sector', In: Jones, MV and Dimitratos, P (eds) Emerging Paradigms in International Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, pp217-248,ISBN: 978 1 84376 136 5.

Boojihawon, DK (2001) 'Understanding 'international' strategy in professional service industries: the case of the international marketing communications sector', In: McDonald, F and Tuselmann, H (eds) International Business in the 21st Century: Change and Continuity - Strategies, Institutions, Regulations and Operations, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, pp110-135,ISBN-13: 978-0905304359

Journal articles (refereed)

Boojihawon, DK & Mbalyohere, C. (2014) The interaction between institutions and MNEs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Preliminary evidence from Uganda’s mobile phone and upstream oil and gas industries, International Business Research, Teaching & practice,8(1), pp 2-19

Jackson, T., Louw, L., Zhao, S., Boojihawon, DK., & Fang, T. (2014) Chinese organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Dynamics, New Synergies, AIB Insights, 14 (1), pp11-15

Boojihawon, DK & Achonolou, KK. (2013) Internationalisation process of African Banks: an exploratory study, African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, 4/2, 244-266, ISSN : 2040-0705

Jory, S. and Boojihawon, D.K. (2011) ‘The Economic Implications of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa’ African Journal of Business and Economic Research, 6(1), pp. 7–21, ISSN: 1750-4562

Boojihawon, DK (2007) 'Network dynamics and the internalisation process of small advertising agencies' Service Industries Journal, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 809-829, (5-Year Impact Factor: 2.06), ISSN: 0264-2069 (Print), 1743-9507

Boojihawon, DK, Dimitratos, P and Young, S (2007) 'Characteristics and influences of multinational subsidiary entrepreneurial culture: the case of the advertising sector' International Business Review, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 549-572, ISSN: 0969-5931, (5-Year Impact Factor: 2.330).

Daskou, S, Thom, C and Boojihawon, DK (2004) 'Marketing a city: Glasgow, city of architecture and design' Global Business and Economics Review, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 22-37, ISSN online: 1745-1329 ISSN print: 1097-4954.

Non-refereed journals

Boojihawon, DK (2007) 'What strategy for African firms' Business in Africa, July, South Africa.

Conference contributions (refereed)

Boojihawon, DK (with Dr O Nzepa), (2013) Chinese organisations in Cameroon: empirical evidence, presentation at the International symposium on ‘China in Africa: implication for management; implications for change’, Rhodes University, SA, Oct 31-Nov 1, 2013

Boojihawon DK (2013) ‘How can we help to develop Chinese and African managers? Building synergies, building partnerships’, presentation at the International symposium on ‘China in Africa: implication for management; implications for change’, Rhodes University, SA, Oct 31-Nov 1, 2013

Boojihawon, DK (with Jackson, T & Fang Tony) (2013), Chinese Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa:  New Dynamics, New Synergies, Panel Symposium: Academy of Management Africa Conference, January 7-10, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa

Boojihawon DK (2012) Strategy-Making and Growth in African Entrepreneurship: Case Evidences from Mauritius, submitted at Conference on "Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa - 3rd Annual Conference, by Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, hosted at Université Laval, Quebec, Canada, May 17-19, 2012

Boojihawon, DK (2012) An integrative perspective of Sustainable Strategic Leadership (SSL): Towards a research agenda, ISM-Open 2012 ‘Taking Responsibility’ Conference, OUBS, The Open University, May

Mbalyohere, C. & Boojihawon, DK (2012) Integration of MNE strategy and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): a study of the oil and gas industry, ISM-Open 2012 ‘Taking Responsibility’ Conference, OUBS, The Open University, May

Acholonu, KK.; Boojihawon, DK and Hanuman-Oogarah, V (2010) ‘Global vs. regional approaches to the internationalisation process of Nigerian banks: some preliminary evidences’, Leadership and Management Studies in sub-Saharan Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 22-24 November. 

Boojihawon, DK and Hanuman-Oogarah, V (2010). ‘Do African managers think differently about strategy? Some preliminary insights into the strategic behaviour of firms in Mauritius’, Leadership and Management Studies in Sub-Saharan Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 22-24 November. 

Boojihawon, DK (2008), ‘Strategy in Sub-saharan Africa: Defining a Research Agenda for Mauritius’ British Academy of Management, Harrogate, September 2008

Boojihawon, DK (2005) 'International entrepreneurship strategy and network dynamics: international development of SME's in the UK advertising industry', 32nd AIB Conference, Bath, UK.

Daskou, S, Thorn, C and Boojihawon, DK (2003) 'Marketing a city: Glasgow, city of architecture and design', Business Economics Society International Conference, San Francisco.

Boojihawon, DK (2003) 'Globalisation and international entrepreneurship in developing economies: Mauritius', McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship, Ulster.

Boojihawon, DK (2001) 'Understanding ‘international’ strategy in professional service industries: the case of the international marketing communications sector', 28th AIB Conference (UK Chapter), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Boojihawon, DK (2001) 'International entrepreneurship and network relationships: the international marketing communications sector', 4th McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship Researching New Frontiers, 21-23 September.

Boojihawon, DK (2000) 'Competitive multinational corporate strategies in the professional service industry in the global era: a study of PSFs in the UK', 27th AIB Conference (UK Chapter), Doctoral Colloquium 2000, SIBU, University of Strathclyde.