Dr Samuel Ebie is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Swansea University's School of Management (SoM). Samuel joined SoM in June 2017 as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is a member of the School’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IfEL). Dr Ebie is the Academic Co-Chair of the SoM Athena SWAN’s committee on Culture and Career Progression. Prior to assuming his role at SoM, he was a lecturer in Enterprise, Small Business Management and Business Research at Glamorgan Business School, University of Glamorgan - now University of South Wales (USW). He taught Business Research, Management & Organisational Behaviour and International Human Resource Management at undergraduate, postgraduate and Master’s degree levels. Thereafter, he was a Senior Lecturer and pioneer director of the Skills Acquisition & Entrepreneurship Centre (SAECO) at Federal University Otuoke (FUO). Where he developed the contents and teaching strategies for all the mandatory entrepreneurship courses. Dr Ebie was also the pioneer director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and General Studies (CEDGS) at the Mountain Top University, Lagos-Ibadan road, Nigeria. Samuel provides pastoral and mentorship support to UG and PG students.
Prior to joining academia, Samuel was an UnLtd Millennium social entrepreneur award winner and Fellow in Wales and the business development manager for the Welsh Assembly Government-funded Ethnic Business Support Programme (EBSP) where he supported business start-ups and growth in Wales. He studied theology at Shiloh Pentecostal Bible Institute, London. Samuel completed an MSc in Management with distinction and PhD in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Innovation, both at USW. Dr Ebie’s PhD developed a conceptual framework for better understanding of the relationship between innovation adoption characteristics and strategic E&D adoption. Samuel had PhD scholarship from the Public Service Management Wales (PSMW) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Wales.
Dr Ebie collaborated with international organisations and won grants from the British Council, Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, UK Charities and the Welsh Assembly Government (a total of about £120,000). He developed and delivered qualitative and quantitative research techniques modules for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) joint programme with the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He was a visiting Lecturer at Beacon International College, Singapore (USW Partner College). He has published in a number of academic journals and conference proceedings. He was entrepreneurship track Chair at British Academy of Management (BAM) and reviewer for reputable academic journals. Samuel supported more than five PhD students at USW as well as postgraduate entrepreneurship research. He is a member of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), BAM and International Council of Small Business.