Staff profile

Dr Cedric Marvin Nkiko

Academic Lead for Business and Management

Dr Cedric Nkiko




University of Derby Online Learning



Cedric is an academic and sustainability consultant with a combination of research and industry practical experienced in the fields of corporate sustainability & responsibility (CSR); Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Global challenges research; Entrepreneurship; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Business Ethics; Stakeholder Engagement, public sector engagement and co-production; sustainability strategy & sustainable investing, international brand strategy & reputation management, and organizational development.

Cedric is currently an Academic lead (Business) at the University of Derby- UDOL. Cedric has worked on a wide range of programmes from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS), CPD awards and Degrees. He enjoys working with like-minded individuals and organisations and co-creating opportunities for people to further their development and career.  Alongside his doctorate in Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility, Cedric continues to work on different consultancy projects for clients such as the UNDP, WBCSD, Rolls-Royce, PayPal, NHS, and several local authorities. Cedric's consultancy experience spans to multinational stakeholder groups in numerous countries such as China, Japan, Ethiopia, Brazil, Turkey, USA, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Botswana, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Research interests

Global challenges research, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Management, Corporate Social Responsibility. Sustainable Development, International Development, Strategic Operations Management; Entrepreneurship; Strategic Alliances, Social Enterprises, Globalization, Corporate Governance, General Business Management.

Membership of professional bodies


Additional interests and activities


Recent publications

  • Nkiko, C. and Katamba, D., 2017. Handbook of Integrated CSR Communication”, in Diehl et al. (ed.), The Communication and Reporting Landscape in Developing Countries, Springer international publishing Switzerland, Cham
  • Nkiko, C. and Katamba, D. 2016. Uganda, in Visser Wayne (ed.), The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise, Volume 1: Africa and the Middle East, Pg., 205- 211, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK.
  • Nkiko, C. and Katamba, D. (2010), “CSR in Uganda”, in Visser, W. (ed.), The World Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility, Wiley International Business
  • Macbeth, A. and Nkiko, C., 2019. The socio-economic integration of refugees involves recognising know-how, qualifications and skills, Humanitarian Alternatives, vol 8. 9th issue p122-131
  • Martin, L.M., Lord, G. Nkiko, C. and Warren-Smith, I., 2018. Unseen and unheard? Women managers and organizational learning. The Learning Organization, 25(1), pp.40-50.
  • Jerrard, B., Nkiko, C. and Wright, L., 2017. Gut Feeling in Small Design Consultancies. The Design Journal, 20(5), pp.577-594.
  • Mason, C., Botelho, T. Nkiko, C. and Zygmunt, J., 2017. Why business angels reject investment opportunities: is it personal? International Small Business Journal, 35(5), pp. 519-534.
  • Jerrard, B., Nkiko, C. and Wright, L., 2017. Refugees influence in self-reliance Small businesses. International Small Business Journal, 20(5), pp.577-594
  • Amaeshi, K., Jackson, T., Nkiko, C., & Yavuz, S., 2015. Untangling African indigenous management: Multiple influences on the success of SMEs in Kenya. Journal of World Business, 43(4), 400-416
  • Nkiko, C., Toward Sustainable Development: case of Kenyan Horticulture sector. Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues. 3 (2), 15-30
  • Amaeshi, K, Adegbite, E., C & Rajwani, T., 2014. Corporate social responsibility in challenging and non-enabling institutional contexts: Do institutional voids matter?' Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2420-4
  • Katamba D. Nkiko,M. and Ademson., C., (2014),” Managing stakeholders’ influence on embracing business code of conduct and ethics in a local pharmaceutical company: Case of Kampala Pharmaceutical industries (KPI)" International Journal of Commerce and Management. Vol.26. No.2
  • D, Nkiko, C, Tushabomwe-Kazooba. C, Mpisi. I. Kemeza, (2014) “Integrating corporate social responsibility into efforts to realize the Millennium Development Goals: Lessons from Uganda”. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development; Vol. 10, Issue 4. Pg. 314 -333.
  • D, Nkiko, C, Tushabomwe-Kazooba. C, Babiiha, M., and Kemeza, I (2014b) “Community Involvement and Development: An intermarriage of ISO 26000 and Millennium Development Goals, International Journal of Social Economics, 41(9), 837 – 861.
  • Nkiko, C. (2013), SME owner-managers as key drivers of corporate social responsibility in Uganda, Int. J. Business Governance and Ethics, Vol. 8, No. 4, 376 -400
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2018), Youth unemployment and Integrating smart Cities - Athens, Greece - 24 October 2018
  • Nkiko, C.M. and Ademson. M., (2018), Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-employment (YES) Forum 2018- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Dakar, Senegal..  13 November 2018
  • Nkiko, C.M. and Davis. D (2018), Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Oxford, UK 16 March 2017
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2014), Comparative perspectives on CSR among SMEs, ESRC-funded seminar series on Corporate Social Responsibility among SMEs from emerging/developing economies; Middlesex University, Hendon campus, The Barn; (- 30 April 2014)
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2013), CSR AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS, NETWORK Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 7 November 2013.
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2013), IS CSRMEETING SOCIAL NEEDS? Goodenough College Meeting Social Needs Conference, London, UK, 25 October 2013.
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2013), CRITICAL ISSUES IN CSR: An International Perspective, The G8 & G5 Heiligendamm Dialogue Process, Mexico City, Mexico, 23 October 2013.
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2013), CSR RESEARCH CHALLENGES & CAREER GUIDANCE, European Academy for Business in Society (EABIS) PhD Conference, Ashfield, UK, 13 September 2013.
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2013), RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Chevening Fellow Programme in Responsible Business, Nottingham University, UK, 12-13 March 2013
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2012), IS CSR MEETING SOCIAL NEEDS? Good enough College Meeting Social Needs Conference, London, UK, 25 October 2012.
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2012), The SME Evolution and Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility, Net Impact Europe Conference on Sustainable Prosperity, 12-14 June 2012
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2011), “Inclusive SMEs making sustainable livelihoods,  paper presented at the international Conference On CSR in Sub-Saharan Africa; CSR for Sustainable Economic Development, Lagos Nigeria, 12th -14th December.
  • Nkiko, C.M. (2011), CRITICAL ISSUES IN CSR: An International Perspective, The G8 & G5 Heiligendamm Dialogue Process, Mexico City, Mexico, 23 October 2011.

2019 – 2020 - Engaging Refugee Teachers in Teacher Professional Development (Ref-TPD): Ref-TPD is a GCRF seed funding project aimed at identify alternative methodologies for interventions with a focus on TPD that supports teachers’ ability to deliver safe and quality education to refugees in Refugee-hosting communities – Case of Uganda, Pakistan and Lebanon Ethiopia. Total amount funded:  £3,000 Role: Principle Investigator

2019 – 2020Creative Network Plus: Baseline Research and Development Project (BREDEP): “GCRF Education in Conflict and Crisis baseline Research aimed at investigating how innovations in technologies (mobile and digital) can support CCIs for Refugee Youth to integration and access to VET in the Network-hosting communities of 6 of the world's top 10 RHCs - Turkey, Uganda, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon and Ethiopia. Total amount funded:  £60,000 Role: Principle Investigator

2016-2018 - NWO (Netherlands Research Foundation) Science for Global Development – Food & Business Applied Research Fund: “Strengthening Agribusiness Ethics and Quality Standards and ICT Usage in Uganda’s Value Chains – AGRI-QUEST”. Total amount funded: 300.000 EUR. Role: Co-Investigator

2015 – 2017 - The effects inadequate labour policies and practices on Youth Unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: “joint initiative of InOnAfrica (IOA), African Union Commission (AUC) and GIZ. The research in Kenya, Nigeria and Sierra Leone to understand better the barriers to creating formal employment opportunities and the barriers to young people’s access to formal employment opportunities. Amount: $ 832.000 Role: Co-Investigator

2013 - 2017 - Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Kenya: Unlocking Development Potential for Inclusive Growth: “The ADF has invested a total of UA 18 million, to support the improvement of water supply and sanitation services in urban, peri-urban and rural communities, under the Rift Valley Water Services Board's jurisdiction. Project components included: i) Institutional support of the water and sanitation service provider and ii) Water and Sanitation infrastructure investments.” Total amount funded: US$ 27 million CHF; project conducted in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact Office, New York, USA.: Co-Investigator – Stakeholder engagement

2012 - 2015 - The role of technology in Norwegian career guidance. This project was funded by the Norwegian Government to review literature and practice in the use of technology in career guidance. It involved a literature review and expert interviews with representatives of nine countries with interesting or innovative practice in career guidance: USD 230.000. Role: Co-Investigator

2011 - 2012 - Skills for Peace and Income Project (SKIPI) under the Community Livelihood and Rural Industry Support Programme (CLARIS II): “Government of Japan, UNIDO, in partnership with Khartoum State Supreme Council for Vocational Training and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), provides young IDPs (male and female) with marketable skills for increasing their (self-) employment opportunities and income generation activities”. Total amount funded: USD 120.000. Role: Principle Investigator