Dr Adah-Kole Emmanuel Onjewu

Dr Adah-Kole Emmanuel Onjewu

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Assistant Professor in Strategy and International Business

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Adah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. He has held roles at other UK universities including Associate Professor in International Business at Northumbria University, Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Wolverhampton, and Lecturer in Strategy at Coventry University.


  • University of Plymouth - PhD in Business (2018)
  • University of Hertfordshire – MSc. International Business (2012)
  • University of Hertfordshire – BA (Hons) Business Administration (2010)


  • Cooperative Strategy in International Business (MSc International Business)
  • Dissertation (MSc International Business)

Postgraduate supervision

Adah is willing to supervise PhDs in SME and family firms’ export intensity and environmental performance.


Adah’s research interests are in SME and family firms’ export intensity, environmental commitment, product and process innovation as well as firm and institutional factors influencing performance. He is also interested in the determinants of students’ entrepreneurial behaviour and international orientation. Adah’s works have been published in Annals of Tourism Research, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Industry & Higher Education, British Food Journal and other outlets.

Other activities

Research Fellow for Business & Management: Christian Institute for Theological Engagement


Onjewu, A., Nyuur, R., Paul, S. and Wang, Y. (2024). Strategy creation behaviour and “last gasp” digitalization as predictors of sales performance and cash flow". International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 30(2/3), 800-827. 

Haddoud, M., Nowiński, W., Onjewu, A., Souleh, S. and Elbaz, A. (2024). Perceived Corruption, entrepreneurial exposure and entrepreneurial career Intention: Evidence from five emerging countries. Journal of Business Research, 174, p.114523. 

Onjewu, A., Anosike, P. and Godwin, E. (2023). The mediating role of planned behaviour in the religiosity and nascent entrepreneurship nexus. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 29(8), 1950-1969. 

Onjewu, A., Jafari-Sadeghi, V., Kock, N., Haddoud, M. and Sakka, G. (2023). The catalyzing role of customer pressure on environmental initiatives and export intensity: A study of family firms. Journal of Business Research, 166, p.114134. 

Jang, H., Haddoud, M., Roh, S., Onjewu, A. and Choi, T. (2023). Implementing smart factory: A fuzzy-set analysis to uncover successful paths. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 195, p.122751. 

Onjewu, A., Walton, N. and Koliousis, I. (2023). Blockchain agency theory. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 191, p.122482. 

Haddoud, M., Kock, N., Onjewu, A., Jafari-Sadeghi, V. and Jones, P. (2023). Technology, innovation and SMEs' export intensity: Evidence from Morocco. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 191, p.122475. 

Onjewu, A., Olan, F., Paul, S. and Nguyen, H. (2023). The effect of government support on Bureaucracy, COVID-19 resilience and export intensity: Evidence from North Africa. Journal of Business Research, 156, p.113468.

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