Teaching Responsibilities

Lecturer in Business & Management


I gained a degree in Applied Computer Technology and an MSc in Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change, while my PhD adopted a multi-level and multi-theoretical approach to assessing the nature of entrepreneurship in the IT sector of a developing country.

My industrial experience has been primarily in the services sector, having worked for British Gas in the UK and completed an internship programme at the African Development Bank in Tunisia.

After moving into education I worked at the University of Manchester, where I lectured on several MSc programmes relating to IT, HR and international management, and am currently a lecturer in business and management at Bolton.

My teaching and research interest include entrepreneurship and private sector development (with a particular emphasis on IT-based enterprises), marketing and e-business, IT and organisational change and general theorising for business and development research.

Recent Publications

Agboma, F. (2012) Institution-Based Theory of Planned Behaviour for Entrepreneurial Intentions. Under review for International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

Agboma, F.  (2013) Using Porter’s Diamond Framework to Assess the Institutional and Competitive Context of Entrepreneurial Resources in Developing Countries: The Case of the Nigerian IT sector. In preparation for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Conference papers:

Agboma, F. (2011) Researching with Multiple Frameworks: A Triangulated Assessment of Entrepreneurship in the Nigerian IT Sector. Presented at the Centre for Development Informatics Seminar Series, University of Manchester

Agboma, F. (2010) Why Nigerian Micro-Entrepreneurs Enter and Operate in the IT Sector. Presented at the University of Edinburgh Centre for African Studies International Conference on ‘ICT: Africa’s Revolutionary Tool for the 21ST Century?’ (May, 2010)

Agboma, F. (2009) The Use of ICTs by SMEs in Developed and Developing Countries. Presented at the UK Launch of the Global Information Economy Report (October, 2009)