Dr Vic Benuyenah

Dr Vic Benuyenah

Dubai Campus
Assistant Professor

Contact details

University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
Block 2, PO Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

Vic Benuyenah is Assistant Professor at the Birmingham Business School. He has a background in organisational psychology and the application of economic theory to HRM/management decisions. Vic is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, MCIPD and a Fellow of the Royal Economic Society of England. He has extensive experience in teaching business courses and the management of higher education teams. In addition to reviewing for several academic journals, Vic is also an Associate Editor for the Emerald Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning 


  • Oxford Certificate in Public Policy Economics
  • PhD Organisational Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • B.A.(Hons) Economics with Sociology


Vic studied PhD in organisational psychology at the University of London (UK) following a postgraduate studies in Business Administration at Staffordshire University. Earlier, he earned a degree in Economics making him versatile in his teaching and research. He later studied for a Certificate in Public Policy Economics at the University of Oxford. Before joining the academia, Vic worked for the Royal Mail, Vatrixx Ltd and RWE Npower in the Midlands - UK.

He then worked in London and Bedfordshire as a senior lecturer and Assistant Head of Department at LUCT-London, and the University of Bedfordshire respectively, then later, as the founding Senior Lecturer in Vietnam, overseeing the University of London and Staffordshire University Business Programmes. He served as the Head of Quality, Teaching & Learning, and a Programme Director for the University of London and Staffordshire University Programmes until 2016. Before joining the University of Birmingham, Vic had also taught and led on research development at a Federal Higher Education Institution in the UAE, where he operated as the Course Leader for the CIPD accredited HRM programme. 

From 2009 until present, Dr Benuyenah has been working as economics and business Examiner for Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) exams. Vic is a full visiting Professor at Alliance Business School -Alliance University and the ALU Business School, Mauritius/Kigali.


Dr Benuyenah currently teaches on the MSc HRM Programme

Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate students (MSc/PhD) seeking supervision in the following areas can contact Dr Benuyenah:

  • Labour markets & Deadweight loss of managerial decisions
  • Ontology of cross-cultural conflict and performance
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Applications of interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA)
  • Evidence-based recruitment and selection practices
  • Critical HR theory and HR ecosystems


Vic is passionate about the eclectic discourse that combines economic theory and psychology with HRM. He adopts an interpretative phenomenological approach in framing employee attitude(s) whilst being able to investigate organisational events using positivist (SEM) frameworks.

His recent publications include the use of conflict barometer in conflict management, OCB & managerial decision making and critical discourse in recruitment and selection praxis


Benuyenah, V. (2022), "Rethinking recruitment ethically through the lens of corporate social responsibility (CSR)", Evidence-based HRM, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/EBHRM-05-2022-0113

Benuyenah, V. (2021), "Can the concept of “lean management” be applied to academic recruitment? – a quasi-theoretical discourse", Rajagiri Management Journal, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 105-112. https://doi.org/10.1108/RAMJ-07-2020-0039

Benuyenah, V. (2021), Gender-Based Conflict in Cross-Cultural Entrepreneurship Ventures: Crafting an Inclusive Research Framework. 4th International Conference on Gender Research, 21 - 22 June 2021, University of Aveiro, Portugal. At: University of Aveiro, Portugal. DOI: 10.34190/IGR.21.100

Benuyenah, V. and   Patterson, L.  (2021), "The real losers during times of economic crisis: evidence of the Korean gender pay gap", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 42 No. 7, pp. 1238-1256. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJM-02-2020-0045

Benuyenah, V. (2021) Face-saving and gifting: Analysis of cultural exchanges in the Confucian marketplace. International Review of Management and Marketing, 2021, 11(2), 11-22

Benuyenah, V. (2021), "Theorising an organisational citizenship behaviour model for managerial decision-making: from history to contemporary application", Management Research Review, Vol. 44 No. 8, pp. 1182-1198. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-07-2020-0422

Benuyenah, V. and Pandya, B. (2020), "Meaning of “employee happiness” within the context of complex organisations? An explanatory review on the UAE labour force", Rajagiri Management Journal, Vol. 2 https://doi.org/10.1108/RAMJ-04-2020-0012


Benuyenah, V. (2020), Conflict Barometer: An investigation into cross-cultural conflict in international business organisations. International Journal of Business and Globalisation DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2021.10041071


Benuyenah, V. and Tran, P.B. (2021), "Postpartum psychological pressure on single mothers: an interpretative phenomenological analysis", Journal of Humanities and Applied Social Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 199-216. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHASS-12-2019-0089


Benuyenah, V. and Boukareva, B. (2018), "Making HRM curriculum relevant – a hypothetical practitioners’ guide", Journal of Work-Applied Management, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 93-100. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWAM-09-2017-0026


Benuyenah, V. (2018), Economics Of Social Proximity - Measuring The Deadweight Loss Of Tet Gifts. Journal of Psychology and the Behavioural Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 1

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