Uniport Policy

OSHI, Joseph Elang Odey

Full Name:

OSHI, Joseph Elang Odey.  (KSM, JP)




Lecturer in Management

Area of Specialization:

Entrepreneurship/Human Resources Management


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone /Postal Address

+234-8033132695/P.M.B. 5323, Choba, Port Harcourt, Nigeria



Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D. (on going)

M. Sc.

B.Sc. Hons ( 22) -

Graduate Diploma -




PGD(Education) -


Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra State.

Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra State.

Management, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (1997) 

Computer, Domine Computer Institute, T/ Mafara, Zamfara State, Nigeria (1998)

Management, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2004)

National Teachers Institute, Kaduna, (Affiliated to Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria (2012)

Academic/Administrative Experience:

2008 to Date


Teaching, Research and Community Service.

Technical/Industrial/Professional Experiences:






2000 -2008











National Youth Service  Corp.(Maradun LGA, Zamfara State)

Corpers Liaison Officer (CLO) of Maradun LGA, Zamfara State.

- Coordinating the activities and welfare of all NYSC members of the LGA including clearances and community service projects.

Kenif Investments Ltd, 6 Industry Road, Port Harcourt. [An Indigenous Freight Forwarding and General Holdings firm]

Administrative /  Personnel  Manager

-Undertaking some levels of planning and coordination of office procedures.

-Supervision of day-to-day operations 0f the departments.

-Overseeing the overall functioning of the office and assigning tasks of clerical staff

- Handling of recruitment and other employee welfare related issues.


Part time Lecturing at Azure Management Services lecture Centre for Institute of Personnel Managers of Nigeria (CIPMN) Government Craft Centre, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Research Experience:

BSC Project (1997): The Impact of Training and Development on Productivity and Industrial Harmony in the Nigerian Oil Sector.
















MBA Thesis (2004): Time Management and Work Values in the Shipping Industry. (A Study of Selected Shipping Firms in Port Harcourt)


PGDE Project (2009): Factors influencing higher academic aspirations of secondary school teachers in Etche L.G.A of Rivers State 












Gabriel, J. M. O. and Oshi, J. E. O. (2009) Man and The Search for Social Reality at Work. Nigerian Business and Social Review Journal. Vol. 8, No 1 (January), 2009. Dept. of Bus Admin. RSUST, Port Harcourt   pp 92-116.













Ogunbiyi, S. S., Okunlola, F. A., and Oshi, J.E.O (2010) Government Expenditure on Agriculture and the Nigeria Economy (1970-2009) The Nigerian Journal of Financial Research (NJOFIR) Vol. 7, No. 2, 2009. pp. 120-124





Oshiomu, A.O, Oshi, J.E.O & Anagbogu, G.E (2010) Role Stress and Performance Effectiveness of Academic Heads in Tertiary Institutions in Akwa Ibom & Cross River States. The Leajon, An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies Vol1. No.2 Feb. 2010. pp. 120 – 124.








Ogunbiyi, S. S. and Oshi, J. E. O. (2011) Ordinary Shares (Equity) Subscription and the Performance of Nigeria Economy. A Time Series Analysis. (1980-2008). African Journal of Professional Research on Human Development (AJPRHD) Vol. 7. No.1. March, 2011. Pp. 1-9. 








Oshi, J. E. O. and Ogunbiyi, S. S. (2011) The Implication of Government Bailout of Private Enterprises for Socio-economic Development: A case of Nigeria.  African Journal of Professional Research on Human Development (AJPRHD) Vol. 7. No.1. March, 2011. Pp. 107-111.









Eketu, C.A, and Oshi, J.E.O. (2010) Banking Sector Recapitalization Programme and Labour Turnover Behaviour of Commercial Banks. Universal Journal on Sustainable Development Research (UJSDR) Vol. 7, No. 3 Sept 2010. Pp. 141-145. Foreign Journal.









Ogunbiyi, S. S. & Oshi, J. E. O. (2013). Research on the Relationship between Mortgage Market and the GDP Growth of Nigeria. (1980-2011). Universal Journal on Sustainable Development Research (UJSDR) Vol. 10, No. 1. March. 2013. Pp. 71-78. Foreign Journal.









Iyeli, I. I., Oshi, J. E. O. & Effiom, L, (2012). Economic Meltdown: An Examination of Country-to-Country Experiences and Policy Options. EBSU Journal of Social Sciences, Ebonyi State University. Vol. 3 No. 1, September, 2012. Pp 58-70.


















Oshi, J. E. O & Onwuka, E.M Ph.D

Determinants of Success Factors in Entrepreneurship in Nigeria. A Study of Selected SME’s In Port Harcourt Rivers State. University of Port Harcourt Journal of Management, Dept. of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Port Harcourt. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016. Pp. 1-15.










Oshi, J. E. O; Onwuka, E.  M.  Ph.D and Enyia, C.  D. (2016).  Impact of ICT on employee productivity in public enterprises in Nigeria.  A study of selected enterprises in Rivers State. Researchjournali’s Journal of Management. Vol. 4, No. 6, August, 2016. www.researchjournali.com. (Online)










Oshi, Joseph E. O. & Enyia, Charles Daniel (2017). Examining how monetary and non-monetary rewards can influence voluntary and involuntary turnover in fast-food restaurants in Port Harcourt. IIARD International Journal of Economics and Business Management. Vol. 3. No. 4. 2017. Pp, 17-27. www. iiardpub.org. (Online)


Oshi, J. E.; O. Ule, P. & Ogah, J. Idagu (2017). Entrepreneurial Intensity and Corporate Sustainability in the Nigerian Extractive Industry. Everant Journals/Account and Financial Management Journal (AFMJ) Vol. 2 Issue 12, December 2017. Pp 1218-1225. www.everant.org. (Online)






Textbooks/Chapter Contribution.

Onuoha, B. C., Oshi, J. E. O. & Ofoegbu, W.C. (2016). Entrepreneurial Environment in Nigeria.  Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Onuoha, B. C. & Egbe, S. (eds). 13-24. Port Harcourt: University of Port Harcourt Press Ltd.


Onuoha, B. C.; Oshi, J. E. O. & Ndu, E, C. (2016). Family Business and Succession Planning. Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. n Onuoha, B. C. & Egbe, S. (eds.). 143-156. Port Harcourt: University of Port Harcourt Press Ltd.


Oshi, J. E. O. (2016). Creativity and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. n Onuoha, B. C. & Egbe, S. (eds.). 179-188. Port Harcourt: University of Port Harcourt Press Ltd.


Oshi, J.E.O. (2011) Management Information System.  Introduction to Business. Onuoha B. C. & Ogbulu, O. M. (eds.). 337-351. Owerri, Imo State:  African Entrepreneurship and Leadership Initiative.


Entrepreneurship and small business management – Theory and Practice (2010)



Contributions to Knowledge:

This study attempts to establish if the training and development of employees have a joint impact on productivity and industrial harmony in the Nigerian oil sector. The main thrust of this study was to examine the impact of training and development programmes on employees’ productivity and industrial harmony in the Nigerian Oil industry. Data were obtained from 120 employees from three oil firms in Warri, Lagos and Port Harcourt, in the Management, Supervisory and Operative levels. The results revealed that exposure to training and development programmes enhance employees’ acquisition of skills and productivity and also enhances industrial harmony. The study further revealed that the most common objective of these training and development programme is to enhance efficiency. An important highlight of these result was the weak association between these variables, derived with the aid of the coefficient of contingency. It is reasonable to suggest that these weak relationship between the variables confirm the postulations that training and development programs alone do not account for productivity and industrial harmony (Donelly, Gibson and Ivancevich, (1987) and Nwachukwu, 1988). It seem plausible to suggest that other factors like level of technology, competence of management, supply of labour, etc., all play important roles in enhancing productivity and industrial harmony. Direction for further research were also presented.


This study evaluates the relationship between time management and work values as it relates to the attitude of freight forwarders in the shipping industry in Nigeria. 




The main thrust of this research was to examine the factors influencing higher academic aspirations of secondary school teachers in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. Data were obtained from 180 respondents from 12 secondary schools (2 schools per zone) that constituted 60% of all the secondary schools in the six zones. Four research questions were generated and analysed with the aid of mean and rank order. The findings revealed that, the availability of programmes like the sandwich courses have influenced the teachers most, the attraction for higher pay package ranked highest and the rural locality influenced the teachers in their opting for possible transfer to urban areas. The study recommends among others that, the appropriate organs of government should make teachers’ efforts in aspiring for higher academic qualification more realistic through introduction of scholarship to relief teachers of the financial burden of such further studies and the implementation of the reward of such effort by effecting such promotions or increased pay without delay. A suggestion for further research was also proffered.


This study draws a position on the philosophical perspectives that propels the justification of researches in the social sciences to provide answers to the researchers’ life in the workplace. People have the freedom to choose meaning (McArthur, 1958) through their interactive experiencing with various internal and external contexts (Chen, 2000) as such, meaning is the underlying motivation behind thoughts, actions and even the interpretation and application of knowledge at the workplace. This paper has it foundation laid on the philosophical assumption of social science research, focusing on Positivism, Idealism and Critical, Realism. In furtherance, it discussed the salient elements of Nomothetic, Ideographic and Paradigm triangulated Research. Consequently, the paper navigated the entire Social Science Research process and hinged its conclusion on the premise that research is proliferated with arsenal of philosophical stance and approaches which is a chief determinant of the researcher’s, total research life in the workplace.





This Paper attempts to determine the relationship between Federal Government expenditure in Agriculture and the GDP of Nigeria between 1970 and 2009. The results showed that there is a positive and significant relationship the GDP and expenditure on agric. Thus, expenditure on agric affects the GDP growth in Nigeria. The methodology used was the simple regression analysis.it was also discovered that currently, the amount expended on the agric sector is not enough judging from the beta coefficient of 8.449474. it was concluded that agriculture should be a policy issue since its contribution is Jermaine to the growth of an economy. It was also recommended that both the government and private sectors should invest more in the sector.


This study sought the influence of role stress on performance effectiveness of Academic heads of tertiary Institutions in Akwa Ibom and Cross River State.  The ex-post facto design was used. A sample of 160 heads and 640 lecturers were used. Lecturers assessed academic heads’ performance on communication, motivation, decision-making, leadership and human relations effectiveness. Two research instrument were utilized: Managerial Stress Questionnaire (MSQ) and Performance Effectiveness Questionnaire (PEQ). The one- Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) with its associated posts-hoc comparison analysis were used to test the hypothesis stated, at .05 level of significance. The result revealed a significant influence of role-based stress on the performance effectiveness of academic heads. Head with low and average role stress levels were deemed more effective than those with high role stress level. It concluded that role-stress adversely affects performance effectiveness of academic heads. It recommended that the roles and responsibilities of academic heads should be defined and efforts should be made towards reducing the workload of academic heads.


This study examines whether stock market promotes economic growth in Nigeria hence it establishes a positive link between stock market and economic growth. To achieve the objective, ordinary least squares regression (OLS) was employed using the that from 1980-2008. The results indicated that there is a positive relationship between the economic growth and stock market development. With 74 percent R-square and 72 percent adjusted R-squared, the result showed that economic growth in Nigeria is adequately explained by the model for the period 1980 – 2008. By implication 74 percent of the variation in the growth of economic activities is explained by the independent variables. The results of the study, which established positive links between stock market and economic growth, suggests the pursuit of policies geared towards rapid development of the stock market. Also, all sector of the economy should act in a collaborative manner such that the optimum benefits of linkages between stock market and economic growth can be realized in Nigeria.


This paper examined the implication of Government bailout of private enterprises as a vehicle for socioeconomic development and concludes that grave consequences arise if government ignores such interventions. The distinction adopted in describing an economy of a country is tied to its being classified in terms of who controls certain sectors of the economy either in private ownership, free market mechanism and government controlled. The interplay by the private sector as government engages in business activities of a country provides the basis of this study which X-rays the socio-economic consequences of bailout of firms. An essential element of a healthy free market is that both success and failure ought to be allowed in terms of which of the two conditions a firm deserves. Scholars are polarized on the bailout option, but irrespective of the position advocated, It has remarkable consequences on the socioeconomic development of country. This paper revealed that since the performance of firms drive the socioeconomic train of Nigeria some of the consequences it trigger in Nigeria are unhealthy.




This paper establishes the impact of the recapitalization of Nigerian banks in the area of labour turnover and the resultant dysfunctional latent consequence that incapacitates the economy.  The need to revamp the Nigeria economy from total collapse has resulted to several reforms with their attendant intended and unintended consequences. This study examined the impact of the banking sector consolidation programs on labour turnover behavior of banks in Nigeria. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey research design involving 24 commercial banks in Nigeria. The data generated through primary and secondary sources were analyzed using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation coefficient. The study revealed that, the struggle by banks to meet the recapitalization requirement and still remain n profitable operation induced a very high level of involuntary employee attrition, therefore increasing the rate of the already nightmarish unemployment situation of the economy. The paper concluded that the banking reforms agendum has created a dysfunctional latent consequence (unemployment) that further incapacitates the Nigerian economy.


This study examines the nexus between the mortgage market and its impact on the GDP growth of the Nigerian economy between the time frame of 1980 and 2011. This work focuses on activities of the mortgage market in Nigeria and its implication on the country. It among other things examined the assets and liabilities of the mortgage institutions in the course of carrying out their role of mortgage financing. The study used data from 1980 to 2011 periods and adopts the multiple regression analytical technique in providing answers to the hypotheses stated. Two hypotheses were stated. The first asked whether there exist a significant relationship between mortgage bank’s asset and the Nigerian economic growth. While the second examined whether there is a significant relationship between mortgage bank’s liabilities and Nigeria’s economic growth. The former exhibit a positive nad insignificant relationship with a sig value = 0.334 while the latter showed a positive and significant relationship of sig = 0.000 level. It was recommended among other things that the mortgage market be provided with adequate funding through the interplay of private and public partnership.


This paper concludes with a plausible panacea to Nigerian economic mangers on developing and implementing strategic plans that will cushion the country from the jolts of the global meltdown. The 2008 global economic meltdown has its origin largely in the flawed policies of the American government in the last 10 years and the extravagant lifestyles which their system seemed to encourage. When their financial system melted, it reverberated across the globe. Most developed countries acted individually to put in place some emergency measures to stop further slide and cushion, as it were, their people from the effects of the crisis. The top industrialized economies under the G-20 also came together to take harmonized or unified actions against the perceived causes of the meltdown. Their objectives were to avoid such major dislocations in the future and coordinate such actions so that they are not at cross proposes between their members. This study attempted a contrast of these measures with ones taken by Nigeria where top government officials are still not in agreement as to the impact of the meltdown on our economy. It reviewed some of these haphazard actions of the Nigerian government and concluded that if developed countries succeed in coming out of the recession, it would not be by luck, rather it will be the outcome of pre-meditated actions calculated to jolt the economy back into life. In contrast, if the Nigerian economy bounces back, it will not be because its leadership took any fundamental actions to make it happen. It recommends a fundamental shift for the Nigerian economic managers and other less developed countries of the need to gather data, develop and implement strategic plans that wll see the country out of the woods.


This study examined the success factor determinants of entrepreneurs in Nigeria, with emphasis on selected SME’s in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The population of the study comprised 182 entrepreneurs of small and medium scale enterprises within the three campuses of the university of Port Harcourt in Choba, Port Harcourt. This constitutes the sample size of the study, with a response rate of 66%. The determinants under consideration were factored into a model adapted from Pragg, (1999), prompting the formulation an testing of four research questions. Data were analyzed with the aid of descriptive statistics, tables and mean score ranking. The results revealed that all the factors modeled into the study exceeded the 2.0 cut off point for positive score, affirming that human Capital, financial capital, social capital and personality traits constitute that bulk of factors that determine entrepreneurial success. The rankings were further factor analysed with the aid of the SPSS version 20 to ascertain the ranking results. The findings revealed cumulative percentage variance of 76, 84, 96 and 85 respectively. It concluded that factors like the entrepreneurs passion for the business, financing with own capital, concern for customer’s wellbeing, determination, among others, were significant,, about the success indices of profit, employment provision and duration of the business. It is therefore recommended that a review of this success dimension would assist entrepreneurs to a large extent.


The use of ICT in Nigerian public sector have increased the overall productivity of employees in the sector which has also reflected in the overall GDP growth of Nigeria.  This study would look at how perceived ICT belief and Task-Technology fit affect employee productivity using personal characteristics as a moderating variable.  These personal characteristics include Gender, Age and Educational qualification. 250 copies of questionnaire were distributed to five ministry namely; Ministry of finance,  ministry of work,  ministry of Education,  Ministry of Health as well as ministry of information.  122 out of the 250 copies were returned which represent 49% of the copies distributed.  Fro.  The findings,  there is a high regression weight existing between Task-technology fit and employee productivity while there is a negative regression weight existing between perceived ICT belief and employees productivity.  The moderating effect of personal characteristics also had a significant effect on productivity which implies that for employees in the sector the extent to which new technology helps them in doing their job impacts on their productivity especially when moderated by personal characteristics.  These results are reflected in our Structural Equation Model (SEM) and both SPSS version 20 and AMOS version 18 were used in carrying out our analyses.


This paper examines the extent to which reward systems in the fast-food industry can determine employee voluntary and involuntary mobility where organizational climate is a moderating variable. 200 copies of the questionnaire were distributed to 10 fast-food restaurants and 163 copies were returned and useful for analyses. This study realized the fact that employees within the fast-food restaurants place more value on non-monetary rewards than they do for monetary rewards. 






The study examines how extractive industries can be sustained within the context of entrepreneurial intensity in the Nigerian work environment. The nature of the study gave rise to quasi experimental design with simple random sampling technique used to select 400 personnel from five major extractive firms. These personnel are mainly managers and stakeholders who sample their individual opinion concerning the sustainability of their corporations through entrepreneurial intensity. The study utilizes multiple regression analysis and found that organizations can maintain sustainable development through entrepreneurial level of innovation, pro-activeness and risk-taking propensity. Based on the findings, we conclude that organizations should map out modalities to monitor and checkmate deviations and unethical practices among staff as well as government involvement in the resource rich industry.



This Chapter x-rays the relevance of the business environment to an Entrepreneur. Understanding the entrepreneurial environment provides the Entrepreneur with the requisite knowledge of all the forces from the general, task and internal environments which would define the strength, weakness, opportunity and threat of the venture.





This chapter examines the concept of the  entrepreneurial family firms against the backdrop of the trending recognition that such businesses are now dominating the economies of most nations. The challenges faced by family businesses as well as the issue of succession planning is extensively addressed.






This chapter addresses the importance of creativity in Entrepreneurship and links it to the Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) which guarantees a preservation of the entrepreneurs effort. Creativity is said to be the key that triggers generation of ideas. Hence,an adaptation of the Osborne’s tool to aid creativity is brought alive with the SCAMPER acronym.



This chapter of the textbook addresses the importance of Management Information System as an integral tool in contemporary business. 







A text co-authored by all lecturers of the Faculty of Management Sciences. It addresses The NUC undergraduate Curriculum for teaching of Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship.

Current Areas of Research:

‘Registering a New Business’. Chapter Contribution in New Business Development in Entrepreneurship.


Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Nigeria: An Exploratory Analysis of Nigeria and Selected Economies.

Entrepreneurial and Internal Business Process in Agro-based SME’s in Nigeria.





This chapter addresses the reasons, procedures and legal framework in registering a new business in Nigeria.

Professional Body Membership

  • Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN)
  • The Academy of Management Nigeria (Student Member)
  • USASBE(United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship)

Workshops/Conferences Attended

  • 4th and 5th National Conference of Academy of Management Nigeria held at University Port Harcourt & University of Calabar respectively.


  • Degree Results Presentation Workshop, University of Port Harcourt, March 6, 2011 at the ICT Centre, University of Port Harcourt.


  • The 14th Entrepreneurship Experiential Classroom, held in Gainesville Florida at the University of Florida, USA. September 26-29. 2013.


  • Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Module Development Workshop at University of Port Harcourt Business School,  Off Sanni Abacha Road, Port Harcourt, on 3rd -10th December, 2013.


  • Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institution (ADAPTI) Training at ICT Centre University of Port Harcourt. March 31- April 4. 2014.
  • Gaining Competitive Edge through Strategic Human Resource Management. A workshop under the auspices of University of Port Harcourt Business School. April 30 – May 2, 2014.


  • Entrepreneurship Education and Training in Public Tertiary Institutions Capacity Building Workshop held at Auchi Polytecnic, Auchi, Edo State on 26th – 27th November, 2014.


  • 2 Day Grant-Winning Proposal Writing Workshop held at Faculty of Management Sciences Auditorium, University of Port Harcourt. Port Harcourt, on 10th -11 May 2017.


  • NUC/ENAGO Authors Workshop for Young Academics. Basic Sudies Auditorium, University of Port Harcourt. Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria on December 13, 2017.


Volunteer Experiences

  • Nigerian Red Cross Society
  • 1992 - 2007 Membership of Rotaract Club, a youth wing of Rotary International of District 9140 Nigeria.  I served in various capacities as
  • Club President: Rotaract Club of University of Port Harcourt.
  • Zonal Representative: Rivers Zone of Rotaract Clubs.
  • District Officer: Rotact District 9140, Nigeria.
  •  Chairman/membership of various committees.
  • Exposure to beneficial seminars and conferences focused on leadership and personal development that influenced club/project management for the benefit of the less privileged and target communities.
  • Features Editor, Nigeria Universities of Association of Management Students(NUAMS) Magazine of University of Port Harcourt.   
You are here: Home About Us Uniport Policy Uncategorised OSHI, Joseph Elang Odey