Kemi Ogunyemi

Kemi Ogunyemi
Pan-Atlantic University · Business Ethics

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Public health demands during the pandemic included mobility restrictions and lockdowns worldwide, leading to reduced vehicular and human movement. Consequently, some countries recorded cleaner air and evidence of animals enjoying a quieter world. This is a reminder of the huge responsibility of leaders and citizens to work towards better sustainabi...
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According to an African non-profit sector leader, “leaders help themselves and others to do the right things.… build an inspiring vision, … mapping out where you need to go to ‘win’ as a team”. This can apply to any leader. Yet, expectations from non-government organisation (NGO) leaders are higher than from others. They must combine ethical and te...
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Regardless of context, leadership influences change management and goal actualization. Sound and responsible leadership is required to guide Africa’s sustainable development journey. Since sustainable development entails complex interactions between society, the environment and the economy for present and future generations, roles and responsibilit...
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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) empowers stakeholders with knowledge, skills, and values that can lead to protecting and conserving the environment, promoting social equity, and achieving economic growth. This is why efforts to successfully execute ESD go beyond classroom teaching. In developing the needed variety of curricular approach...
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This closing chapter of Volume II of the series on ethics and accountable governance in Africa’s public sector emphasises the importance of ethics for achieving responsible leadership and governance for Africa, and also highlights, from the chapters, the critical role that anti-corruption initiatives, civil society and non-governmental organisation...
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Leadership plays a critical role in achieving development goals, hence, when there are leadership gaps, development is decelerated, as is the situation in many African countries. Therefore, studying accountable governance practices in Africa must include looking at the roles of leaders and reflecting on the need for soundness in their governments'...
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Human Quality Treatment (HQT) is a theoretical approach expressing different ways of dealing with employees within an organization and is embedded in humanistic management tenants of dignity, care, and personal development, seeking to produce morally excellent employees. We build on the theoretical exposition and present a measure of HQT-Scale acro...
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Many people see CSR as a few social projects rather than as the overall strategy of the responsible, ethical and sustainable company. In fact, corporate social responsibility includes ethical and humanistic behaviour towards all stakeholders—employees, customers and the society and, besides, several benefits are enjoyed by companies who engage in s...
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Africa is endowed with human and other resources that could drive her developmental agenda. However, gaps in good governance and ethical conduct continue to stunt the growth of the continent. Evidence from discussion in this book shows that until the continent can abide by ethical codes of conduct that nurture and reinforce positive values for publ...
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Ethical practices and accountability in Africa’s governance system have long been a challenge for public sector performance. Several government policies and initiatives have been put in place to curb unethical practices and to promote accountable behaviours, but there is still a lot to do. In this series on accountable governance in Africa’s public...
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Existing research attributes the problem of weak research productivity of academics in African universities primarily to institutional resource poverty and inadequate research skills. However, there has been little attention to research cultures and the role of leaders in fostering productive ones. Drawing from the literature on organizational cult...
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Humans desire to flourish and this of course includes hospitality and tourism professionals. While dealing with such material comforts as food, shelter, leisure, laundry, cleaning, etc., they must find a place for spirituality as well. Economic pressure can sometimes cause people and organisations to lose sight of this, at the cost of a lessening o...
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This chapter shortly introduces the general socio-economic and cultural context of two economically relatively stable countries, Ghana and Nigeria, which form part of Sub-Saharan Africa. It emphasizes the leading economic role of these two countries in the region, explains their cultural diversity and identifies some common cultural traits that mig...
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This chapter analyses CSR and non-CSR related employer preferences of millennial professionals in Nigeria against the background of general socio-economic and cultural conditions and the conception of CSR in Nigeria. Nigeria belongs to the lower middle income countries and has a relatively low Human Development Index. Socio-economic challenges in N...
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This chapter presents African humanism through the case study of Ivory Couture, a fashion enterprise in Enugu, Nigeria. The authors discuss humanistic management as an element of ethics towards employees. They also point out that communitarian African philosophical concepts such as Ubuntu and Omoluwabi are operationalised in the existence and pract...
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This study provides evidence from the Nigerian context to complement the global debate on designing appropriate regulatory frameworks for platforms that ensure accountability of platform providers to the societies in which they operate.
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The purpose of this study was to explore dominant themes that characterize sustainable HRM practices in the Nigerian hospitality sector, specifically as it relates to the people dimension of sustainability. The chapter presents findings from a focus group discussion with Hotel HR directors in Lagos. The study is important as it reflects on the gaps...
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The purpose of this study was to explore dominant themes that characterize sustainable HRM practices in the Nigerian hospitality sector, specifically as it relates to the people dimension of sustainability. The chapter presents findings from a focus group discussion with Hotel HR directors in Lagos. The study is important as it reflects on the gaps...
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Authentic leadership is a commonly used term; however, its significance and merits may not be fully grasped without paused reflection. Authentic leaders are true to the self and true to the values that they hold dear. They transmit those values to their followers. Those values are not arbitrary inventions or personal interests, but they are the cor...
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[[The book chapter does not have an abstract but below is an excerpt from the introduction]] The following are the goals of the chapter; we seek to draw attention to overconsumption as an important threat to sustainable development (Ericson, Kjønstad, and Barstad 2014). We also identify loopholes in the currently profit-centred triple-dimensions t...
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Concern has grown for the finite nature of earth’s resources and the degradation of the environment. A good number of businesses, non-profits (including governments) have been at the forefront of the sustainability campaign. Despite the huge efforts however, there is growing evidence of the increasing physical, emotional and psychological harm that...
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Within the last two decades, organizational scholars and practitioners have paid increasing attention to the concept of workplace spirituality, which draws on the notion that people seek to find a sense of meaning and fulfillment in their performance of work. However, its emergence as a field of interest might also suggest a contemporary approach t...
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Purpose This paper aims to carry out a thematic review of literature on ethics, governance and sustainable practices with regard to workforce engagement and development in the Nigerian hospitality industry. Design/methodology/approach The review covered the available conceptual and empirical research articles along with a number of alternative sou...
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For a transition economy, entrepreneurship is one of the activities that contribute greatly to boosting development. Research suggests that business activities run by men and those run by women in Nigeria do not have specific differentiating factors once they are already established (Halkias et al., 2011), nor would the values of men and women entr...
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This chapter presents three cases studies which show how Catholic Humanism can be a source of inspiration in managing business. The first case study deals with a medium size company, the owner-manager of which has a solid Catholic education and a great sense of integrity and discipline. This company has high quality policies and practices in treatm...
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With the scientific turn in human resources management in recent years, a burgeoning literature has emerged on building a decision science for strategic talent and organization. Many models, frameworks, concepts and tools have emerged, from potential-performance matrices to forced ranking, human resources utilisation allocation, and high-potentials...
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A traditional African understanding of the way to do business has contributed, and still has a lot to contribute, to the running of business today, especially with regard to the practice of management. This contribution, as one would expect, is multifaceted, not least because Africa (and each of its countries) is vastly multicultural and multiconte...
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This chapter aims to show the relevance of managerial anthropology as a foundational module for management education today. This objective is achieved by explaining and commenting on a course outline that has been used to teach it for years, and by presenting evidence from four different years which illustrates the impact of the course on the stude...
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Drawing from philosophical premises, Melé (2013) proposed the concept of Human Quality Treatment (HQT) and suggested Five Organizational Levels (FOL) scheming them through a pyramid, from mistreatment at the bottom to others, at the top, which express care and real concern for the development of people involved in the organization. This paper exami...
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This paper explores whether small and medium enterprises (SMEs) run by committed Christian owner-managers tend to achieve high levels of human quality in dealing with people within the organization. We draw from Melé’s (2013), who proposed five organizational levels of human quality of treatment. High levels include respect for human dignity and ri...
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Responsibilities towards employees constitute a recognised general subject area in the field of business ethics. Thus, research has been done regarding respecting employees rights to fairness in dismissal procedures, to their privacy, to a fair wage, etc. Employee loyalty has also been shown to be very important both in management literature and in...
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Managers often face moral decision crossroads that demand self‐leadership and require an internal locus of control. This article suggests that the concept of a locus of control should be incorporated into business ethics education in Nigeria, keeping in mind environmental characteristics that inhibit internal‐ ity, and, based on a qualitative study...
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Extortion is one of the ways that the formal economy leaks. Like bribery, extortion is not adequately documented because perpetrators are unlikely to record it. Like bribery, it raises the cost of business. It is similar to facilitating payments in that neither seeks something to which the payer is not entitled and so they may seem less harmful tha...
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One task of ethics education is to enhance the ethical reasoning capabilities of future business leaders so that they may act rightly at ethical decision ‘crossroads’ (Jones, 2005, MacLagan, 2003). To achieve this, both educator and students should have a meeting of minds as to the meaning and relevance of business ethics. Simultaneously, guidance...
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Narrative self understanding is becoming more prominent as a field of research in human behaviour, and is particularly interesting for business ethicists who wish to look into behavioural ethics. The way a person possesses his own story can affect his perception of others and his understanding of what is due to them from him. It can therefore affec...
Conference Paper
With the scientific turn in human resources management in recent years, a burgeoning literature has emerged on building a decision science for strategic talent and organization. Many models, frameworks, concepts and tools have emerged, from potential-performance matrices, to forced ranking, human resources utilisation allocation, and high-potential...
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Just as prospective employees look out for companies that have values (Szamosi, 2006) when considering working for an SME, SMEs must also be tactical in scouting for values when carrying out a recruitment exercise. Ethical competence is an important attribute to watch for in prospective hires, for an organization that seeks to build and maintain et...
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Diversity is an indisputable element of human life. In their bid to create value, employers have to face the challenges posed by putting together people coming from different backgrounds and with different paradigms. The Lagos Business School has also experienced this phenomenon. The School has a fair distribution of people from different ethnic gr...
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Dees (1998) defines entrepreneurship as characteristic of people who adopt a mission to create and sustain social value; recognize and relentlessly pursue new opportunities to serve that mission; continuously innovate, adapt, and learn; act boldly and beyond their resources; and exhibit a high sense of accountability. He sees it as a solution to so...
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The problem of the principal-agent relationship is one that has plagued human transactions since time immemorial. Information asymmetry and moral hazard, (Eisenhardt, 1989) make it difficult to achieve the levels of trust that could reassure the principal that the agent’s interest is aligned to his, especially when viewed against the background und...
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Within the study of Business Ethics, the topic of employee loyalty seems to have undergone thorough reflection, e.g. Ewin (1993), Haughey (1993), Pfeiffer (1992), Rosanas and Velilla (2003). Conversely, the other side of the coin has not been often considered: employer loyalty. Loyalty is a trait expected by both parties in a relationship of trust....

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A book (volume 4 of a series) on how to embed ethics in teaching your course.
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Out now! This publication provides a compendium of the status quo of responsible management and makes connections, in order to further consolidate and enrich the responsible management field. There are multiple final draft chapter available in the project log. The final version is available in The Research Handbook of Responsible Management edited by Oliver Laasch, Roy Suddaby, Edward R. Freeman, and Dima Jamali, published in 2020, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788971966
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To analyze how cultural values and institutional factors shape the behavior of managers and organizations in large corporations and multinationals. To develop a conceptual framework of how macro, meso, and micro variables impact on sustainable HRM practices of multinational firms. To understand the role HR professionals can play in fostering a culture that promotes ethics, compliance and sustainability.