Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Tega Akpobi is a Senior Lecturer in International Business in the School of Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Royal Holloway, he was Assistant Professor at Coventry Business School where he was course director of the BA International Business (top-up) course at Coventry University. He has worked in both academia and the private sector including at EDF Energy UK and BASF Plc UK.

His research interests lie in the area of strategic management with a particular focus in microfoundations research. This line of work is rooted in Cyert and March’s Behavioral Theory of the Firm and part of the larger Behavioral Strategy research field. Tega’s work has been presented at international conferences including the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) and European Academy of Management (EURAM) where he was awarded 2019 Best Paper Award for the Microfoundations of Strategy Track and nominated (finalist) for the Most Inspirational Paper Award for the SIG Strategic Management.

Tega has an active role in the academic community. A proponent for the Microfoundations of Dynamic Capabilities and Knowledge Mechanism track of Strategic Management SIG at the European Academy of Management where he co-organises conferences and informs academic discourse. Teaching and reseacrh are in the areas of international business, responsible business and sustainability, global economy and strategic management. He has supervised dissertations and doctorial research and welcomes PhD students interested in research in strategic management and international business.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action