Professor Jacinta Nwachukwu
Professor of Enterprise and Finance, Deputy Director for Research
Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
Jacinta teaches on Financial Management and Portfolio Investment modules. Her research interest is primarily on how access to financial services and the adoption of Agri-tech approaches might contribute to those sustainable development goals associated with human development and gender equality. Jacinta’s scholarship has resulted in grants from internal and external research funding bodies including the British Academy. She has published widely in high ranking journals. Jacinta also supervises postgraduate projects on finance and accounting topics.
Jacinta is the Deputy Head of School for Research. She also leads on the module on Strategic Financial Management. Jacinta acts as a mentor to a number of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and junior colleagues within the school.
Prior to becoming an academic, Jacinta acted as a research assistant on a number of consultancy missions to Africa and South Asia under the auspices of the United Nations and European Commission. The experience from these assignments motivated Jacinta’s research background and interest in the areas of Development Finance and Social Enterprise . Most specifically, she is interested in research in the areas of microfinance, micro, small and medium scale enterprise (MSME) development, economic growth, human welfare, poverty alleviation, debt relief, international capital flows, exchange rates, structural adjustment, financial sector development and women empowerment. To formulate sustainable policies for dealing with these economic development concerns, Jacinta’s work explores the interaction with and effectiveness of political and institutional arrangements, company ownership structure, market efficiency, corporate governance and information communication technology. Jacinta has published extensively alone and with co-authors in various international peer reviewed journals including: International Review of Financial Analysis; The Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation; Social Indicators Research; Technovation; World Development; Technological Forecasting and Social Change; Information Technology & People and Empirical Economics.
- PhD in Economics: University of Lancaster, UK; 2006
- MSc in Finance: University of Lancaster, UK; 2000
- MBA, Edinburgh Business School, Herriot Watt University, UK; 1996
- Jacinta received an award for outstanding researcher of the year for the two years 2017 and 2018 from the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting, University of Coventry.
- Precision Livestock Farming
- Predicting Financial Distress Likelihood of SMEs
- Quantitative modelling using Microfit
- Jacinta is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of African Business and the journal of Risk and Financial Management
- She regularly reviews articles and books for a number of journals including Journal of International Development, Routledge, World Development, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Economics and International Finance and Oxford Development Studies.
- Jacinta is also a member of the following professional bodies:
- The Royal African Society
- The African Diaspora Academic Network-United Kingdom (ADAN-UK)
- British Accounting and Finance Association's (BAFA) Special Interests Group in Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE).
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); 2014
Jacinta’s research interest cuts across Development Economics, Financial Markets, Accounting, Corporate Governance and Technological innovation. Her primary research interest focuses on those SDGs associated with poverty alleviation, food security, economic growth, inclusive finance engagement and access to education and women empowerment. Jacinta’s secondary research interest involves corporate finance and governance, market efficiency, quality of financial statement reporting, Agri-tech methods as part of precision livestock farming (PLF) approaches. Jacinta has supervised a number of PhD students to completion, focusing on topics on finance and development. She welcomes application from prospective PhD students with interests in both her primary and secondary research interests. In particular, PhD proposals focusing on panel data industry sector /cross country analyses rather than single company/country studies are encouraged.
- Asongu, S. A., & Nwachukwu, J. C. (2016), “The role of governance in mobile phones for inclusive human development in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Technovation, 55, 1-13
- Asongu, S. A., & Nwachukwu, J. C. (2016), “The mobile phone in the diffusion of knowledge for institutional quality in sub-Saharan Africa”, World Development, 86, 133-147
- Asongu, S. A., & Nwachukwu, J. C. (2017), “The impact of terrorism on governance in African countries” World Development, 99, 253-270
- Asongu, S. A., & Nwachukwu, J. C. (2018), “Openness, ICT and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa”, Information Technology & People, 31(1), 278-303
- Asongu, S. A., & Nwachukwu, J. C. (2018), “Educational quality thresholds in the diffusion of knowledge with mobile phones for inclusive human development in sub-Saharan Africa”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 129, 164-172
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- Full list of publications and articles on CLoK
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- Research Centre for Business, Management and Enterprise
- The Nature and Determinants of the Default rate of the Imo-State Agricultural Loans Board in collaboration with staff at the Federal University of Technology in Owerri (FUTO)
- Does Using Sensor Technology for Cow Management improve Disease detection, Oestrus detection and Economic Wellbeing of Smallholding Owner Dairy Farmers in Kenya?”
- 2008: The Christopher Hale Memorial Fund Grant (Salford University)
- 2009: Salford University Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship
- 2009: British Academy
- 2019-2020: UCLan QR Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)
- Jacinta has attended and presented her papers at a number of conferences in the UK and overseas. Most notable:
- Nwachukwu J.C (2007), “Foreign Capital Inflows and Real Exchange Rates in Sub-Saharan Africa” at the 4th AFE-QASS Conference, INEAG, Samos, Greece, 2007.
- Nwachukwu J.C (2011), “Interest Rates, Market Orientation and the Profitability of Microfinance Institutions in Developing Countries” at the British Accounting and Finance Association Northern Group Area Conference at the University of Salford