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Dr Michael Ngoasong

Lecturer in Management


Open University Business School
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

Michael is a Lecturer in Management at Open University Business School. He studied in Cameroon (BSc Economics), Sweden (MSc Economics, MA Leadership in International Management and MA in STS) before completing a PhD at The University of Nottingham in 2010 on the topic ‘The role of global health partnerships in shaping policy practices on access to medication in Cameroon: theory, models and policy practices’. Prior to joining the OU, he was part of the academic team that launched Coventry University London in October 2010, develop and teaching modules in global business and oil & gas management. He has also held Associate Lecturer posts at Nottingham Trent and Sheffield Hallam universities.

Michael’s research interests include exploring how globally-backed policies (health, petroleum, and tourism sectors) shape local practices and the role of foreign investments on enterprise-led development in Africa. Michael is currently working on a project on women as vectors of social entrepreneurship in Cameroon funded by the British Academy.


01//07/2013 – Present. Lecturer in Management at Open University Business School
01/09/2010 – 30/06/2013 Programmes Coordinator at Coventry University London
12/01/2007 – 17/05/2010 Sessional Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University.
01/10/2008 – 30/04/2010 Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.

Awards and Grants

October 2009 National Science Foundation (USA) Travel Grant to speak at Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA.

May 2008 Foundation for Sociology of Health & Illnesses (UK) Postgraduate Travel Grant to speak at RC15-CMSA Joint Conference, McGill University, Canada.

May 2006 Institute for Science & Society PhD Studentship (Tuition & Research Costs), University of Nottingham

March 2006 International Society for the Advancement of Science & Technology (USA) Travel Prize to speak at Interdisciplinary STS Conference, Washington D.C., USA.

June 2004 Nordic Africa Institute (Sweden): Study Grant to spend one month at the Institute conducting literature review on non-violent conflicts in Africa.

February 2003 Nordic Africa Institute (Sweden) Study Grant to spend one month at the Institute to write a Master’s Thesis in Economics.

Michael Ngoasong's CV PDF, 52KB

Current research


Ngoasong, M, Korda, A, Paton, R (2015) ‘Impact Investing and Inclusive Business Development in Africa: A research agenda: OU Innovation Knowledge Development (IKD) Working Paper No 76’