Staff profile

Dr Cedric Nkiko

Academic Lead for Business




University of Derby Online Learning



I am a freelance sustainability management consultant with a combination of research and practical experience in the fields of corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR); sustainable development; strategy, business management, stakeholder engagement and public sector engagement and co-production.

I am an author and lecturer with broad in-depth experience in developing, teaching and managing online programmes at Degree, Master’s and Doctorate levels. Besides teaching and researching, I also consult for businesses, NGOs and governments, in strategic corporate responsibility and governance, sustainability strategy and sustainable investing, international brand strategy and reputation management, and organizational development. Alongside my doctorate in corporate sustainability and responsibility, I continue to work on a number of consultancy projects for clients such as the UNDP, WBCSD, Rolls-Royce, PayPal, NHS, and Derbyshire County Council. Moreover, my consultancy experience spans to multinational stakeholder groups in countries such as China, Brazil, USA, Spain, Germany, Botswana, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

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


Recent publications

  • Nkiko, C. and Katamba, D. (2015) forthcoming, “sustainable businesses in Developing economies (Uganda)”, in Visser, W. (ed.), The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise: A country-by-country analysis of responsible business and social entrepreneurship, Wiley International Business Publisher, Chester.
  • Nkiko, C. (2012), “Globalization and corporate social responsibility”, in D. Katamba, C.Z., Haag, D. and Tushabomwe-Kazooba, C. (eds.), Principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): a guide for students and practicing managers in developing and emerging countries, 1st ed., Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co., Houston.
  • Nkiko, C. and Katamba, D. (2010), “CSR in Uganda”, in Visser, W. (ed.), The World Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility, Wiley International Business Publisher, Chester.
  • Nkiko, C. and J. Muthuri, (2016) forthcoming In Quest for Responsible Business:  The Co-Production of a Stakeholder Engagement Framework by SME Owner-Managers in growing economies. Journal of Business Ethics93(2), 181-200 - Forthcoming  
  • Katamba D. Nkiko, C.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
  • Tunner, S and Nkiko, C., 2014 "Strategic Planning for Increasing Profitability: The Case of oil Industry in developing economies", strategic Entrepreneurship Vol. 6, Issue 2. Pg. 114 -163.
  • Katamba. 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 
  • 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. (2013), Stakeholder activism: Rethinking Rights, Participation and Engagement, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol 5, No 1-2, 101-114 
  • Tunner, S and Nkiko, C., 2013 "Strategic co-productive engagement for Increasing Performance: The Case of Marina Industry", Academy of International Business 2013 Annual Meeting Proceedings, Milan, Italy
  • Katamba. D, Nkiko, C, Tushabomwe-Kazooba. C, Mpisi. I. Kemeza, (2013) “Community Involvement and Development:  An inter-marriage of ISO 26000 and Millennium Development Goals”.  , International Journal Social Economics, Vol. 41. Issue 9, pg. 837 – 861. 
  • Katamba. D, Nkiko, C, Tushabomwe-Kazooba. C, Mpisi. S.B, Muyimba, A. K, Kekaramu.J.H. (2012). “Corporate Social Responsibility Management in Uganda: Lessons, challenges, and policy implications”. International Journal of Social Economics journal Vol. 39, No.6. 
  • Nkiko, C. M., (2011); Co-productive Stakeholder Engagement: Rethinking the Traditional Engagement model. International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility Research Paper Series. Nottingham University Business School.
  • 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.