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Paul is a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Business at the University of South Wales, Faculty of Business & Society where he has responsibility for teaching and leading modules across Entrepreneurship, International Business & Economics programmes.

Paul’s research interest includes – SMEs innovation management, Business strategies, Gender issues in entrepreneurship, household savings, consumption & investments behaviour, Sustainability & Social Enterprise and entrepreneurship in the developing economies.


Paul started his academic career at Plymouth University Business School where he undertook Post-doctorate position combining research and teaching between 2013 and 2016. During that period he undertook several funded research projects for Plymouth University which include African Enterprise Project, the Rural Business School project, ‘YouWin’ Nigerian Enterprise Project, DFID/AFCAP Transport and Entrepreneurship Project and European Union €1.8 million INTERREG SMEs Competitiveness Project.

His previous teaching at Plymouth University include modules in Entrepreneurship, International Business, Business Strategy, Economics and Operations & Management.

Paul also has 6 years commercial industrial experience as operations assistant between 2006 and 2012.


Teaching, Research and Module Leadership in the filed of Entrepreneurship, International Business & Economics.


Recent Publications:
• Igwe et al. (2017) Exploring the socioeconomic and environmental barriers to women entrepreneurship in the Nigerian rural economy, call for book chapters/ Edited book: Gender and Family Entrepreneurship, to be published by Routledge 2017
• Xiaodong L., Howell, E.K., Igwe, P., et al. (2016), A Decision Support System for strategic maintenance planning in offshore wind farms: Renewable Energy Journal & Expert Systems Applications, Renewable Energy, 99(784–799), Oct. 2015, Published by Elsevier, July 2016. file:///C:/Users/paigwe/Downloads/Howell%20et%20al%20Renewable%20Energy%202016.pdf
• Igwe, P. (2016), Entrepreneurial Ecosystems & the role of Government in promoting Entrepreneurship; Book Chapter in the Festschrift Textbook on Building Entrepreneurial Universities in a Developing Economy, Issues, Challenges and Prospects.
• Igwe, P. A. (2016), Managing stakeholders in multi-cultural diverse organizations – A Review of contemporary issues, Forth-coming: European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, Call for Papers December 2016,
• Igwe, P. & Icha-Ituma, A. (2016), Financial and Social Capital sustainability approach to rural livelihood in the Sub-Saharan African: A case study of Nigeria, Global Journal of Business and Management, May 2016.
• Igwe, P. A. (2015), The UK offshore wind job creation capacity, O&M costs and content analysis: Design & Operation of Wind Farm Support Vessels Conference, 28-29 January 2015, London.
• Howell, K. E., and Igwe, P. A. (2015), Optimization Strategies for Offshore Wind farm Operations and Maintenance, Policy Report on Offshore Wind Farm Project, European Regional Development Fund 2013 -2015.


• Fellow – Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
• Associate Fellow – The Higher Education Academy
• Member – British Academy of Management
• Member – Enterprise Educators UK
• Member – Royal Economic Society


• External Examiner Undergraduate Business Programmes – North Wales Business School, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom


• Mentoring and Coaching – Chartered Management Institute


SME productivity and competitiveness in the developing context: Enterprise survey on Business Environment, Innovation and Strategic Management.
• Consumption and Saving Behaviour among UK Households: Modelling recent Trends.
• Are businesses and start-ups in Nigeria being redefined in the face of globalization?
• An evaluation of entrepreneurial competencies in the higher education – the educator’s perspective: A Survey of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Educators in Higher Education.
• Understanding the complex relationships between conflict, entrepreneurial and livelihood strategies in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurship, International Business and Operations & Management and Business Economics

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