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Franklin Ademuyiwa Nakpodia

Franklin Phd His areas of research are corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, focusing on the influence of institutional frameworks in developing economies.

Franklin is currently engaged as a Graduate Tutor in the Newcastle Business School. He teaches on a number of modules within the Accounting and Finance undergraduate programme. These modules include Financial Decision Making, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Strategic Management Accounting, and Introduction to Managing Corporate Finance. Franklin is also involved in teaching two master’s level module (Corporate Social Responsibility for Multinationals and Fundamentals of Modern Financial Management). He is also involved in supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.


MSc, BA (Hons)

Research project

I am working on a PhD thesis titled ‘An Assessment of Institutional Influences on Corporate Governance in Nigeria:  A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective.’ I recently successfully defended the thesis. I am presently working on the corrections recommended by my external examiners.  


Prof Philip Shrives; Dr Karim Sorour; Dr Emmanuel Adegbite

Research themes & scholarly interests

Corporate Governance; Corporate Social Responsibility

Current/recent projects

A paper, Crafting a New Course for Corporate Governance Regulation in Nigeria , has been accepted for presentation at the 3rd  Biennial Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) conference to be held from January 5-10, 2016, in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Key Publications/Outputs

Nakpodia, F (2012) A contextual determination of an apposite corporate governance model for Nigeria: The Significance of institutional mechanisms, Presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Doctoral Colloquium, Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton. April 16-17.

Nakpodia, F (2013) Regulating corporate governance in Nigeria: The embeddedness of institutional mechanisms, Presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Doctoral Colloquium, Civic Centre, Newcastle.

Nakpodia, F., Shrives, P., Sorour, K and Adegbite, E (2013) Corporate governance regulation and Assessment in Nigeria: A conceptual assessment, Accepted but not presented at the 3rd African Accounting and Finance Association (AFAA) Conference, Makarere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda

Nakpodia, F., Shrives, P., Sorour, K and Adegbite, E (2013) Corporate Governance Regulation and Practice in Nigeria: A Review, Presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association, Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, 10th Workshop Programme, London; October 25

Okike, E. N. M., Adegbite, E. A., Nakpodia, F. A., & Adegbite, S. (2015). A review of internal and external influences on corporate governance and financial accountability in Nigeria. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 10(2), 165-185.

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