BPhil (Rome), PGCE (Cranfield), MSc Economics (Hull), MBA (Nottingham), PhD International Political Economy (Warwick)
Kenneth joined the University of Edinburgh in 2010. Following a career in management consultancy, he held positions at the Cranfield School of Management and the University of Warwick (Warwick Business School and Warwick Manufacturing Group, respectively). He was a Chevening Scholar, a Scholar of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Nottingham, and a Visiting Scholar at Said Business School, University of Oxford (where he is currently an External Examiner).
Kenneth's research interest currently focuses on sector-level policies for sustainability and sustainability strategy in organisations. He has an expert level knowledge of developing and emerging economies. He has an extensive network in Africa. He was recently a Scholar in Residence at the National Pension Commission, Nigeria, and is currently a Visiting Professor of Strategy and Governance at the Lagos Business School, Nigeria.
Besides teaching and researching, Kenneth works closely with businesses and governments in Africa, Europe, and Asia. He leads executive capacity building engagements and consultancy projects in the broad areas of sustainable finance, sustainability strategy, leadership, ethics, and governance.
The Africapitalism research project seeks to explore the constraint, enablers and framing of the private sector in Africa’s sustainable development.
19 Apr 2017
The SBI director offered his opinion of the Nigerian government's new Economic Recovery Plan on the Channels TV Business Morning Show.
29 Nov 2016
A thought piece written by Professor Kenneth Amaeshi on Africapitalism is published in the African Business Review.
11 Aug 2016
The Brexit vote has been called a victory against big business. But Professor Kenneth Amaeshi says it was a missed opportunity to grasp responsible capitalism.
26 May 2016
SBI are delighted that Director Kenneth Amaeshi has been elected to join the Board of Trustees for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).
18 May 2016
Dr Kenneth Amaeshi, SBI Director, was hosted on the Voice America Radio Show and spoke on the current trends of global values, and whether research can influence strategy and organisational change in banking.
11 May 2016
If you are a student who has completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study, we would love for you to join us on our exciting summer course run by Dr. Kenneth Amaeshi, the Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) Director.
11 May 2016
With the recent release of the ‘Panama Papers’ and the leaking of information from the law firm Mossack Fonseca, which assists clients set up companies in offshore tax regimes, questions have been over the morality and legality of tax havens.
18 Apr 2016
Kenneth Amaeshi has published an article in light of the recent release of the 'Panama Papers'.
25 Feb 2016
SBI recently hosted a Finance for Future Launch Event as part of their innovative learning week festival.
25 Feb 2016
Students competed in a new circular economy challenge as part of SBI's innovative learning week events.
2 Aug 2015
A very successful sustainability strategy, leadership and management masterclass was run in summer 2015 with many delegates from the UK, Europe, China and Nigeria.
29 Jun 2015
The Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) and the University of Edinburgh Business School were honoured to host the Finance for the Future Awards inaugural regional Scottish Heat on 23rd June 2015.
Shell Nigeria’s Global Memorandum of understanding and corporate-community accountability relations: A critical appraisal
Egbon, Idemudia and Amaeshi. (2018) Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 31 (1). 51-74.
Drilling their own graves: How the European oil and gas supermajors avoid sustainability tensions through mythmaking
Ferns, Amaeshi and Lambert. (2017) Journal of Business Ethics. 1-31.
Mapping the business systems of 61 major economies: A taxonomy and implications for varieties of capitalism and business systems research
Witt, Kabbach de Castro, Amaeshi, Mahroum, Bohle and Saez. (2017) Socio-Economic Review. 1-34.
Struggles at the summits: Discourse coalitions, field boundaries, and the shifting role of business in sustainable development
Ferns and Amaeshi. (2017) Business & Society. 1-39.
Nakpodia, Adegbite, Amaeshi and Owolabi. (2016) Journal of Business Ethics.
Amaeshi, Okupe and Ismail. (2016) 1. 12-23.
Amaeshi, Adegbite, Ogbechie, Idemudia, Kan, Issa and Anakwue. (2015) Journal of Business Ethics.
Amaeshi and Idemudia. (2015) Africa Journal of Mangement 1 (2). 210-223.
Corporate social responsibility in challenging and non-enabling institutional contexts: Do institutional voids matter?
Amaeshi, Adegbite and Rajwani. (2014) Journal of Business Ethics.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Relations in Africa:: Evidence from the Nigerian Banking Sector
Amaeshi, Adeleye and Amao. (2014).
Amaeshi and Nnodim, P. (2012).