David Zoogah, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Management & Entrepreneurship

Dr. David B. Zoogah, Associate Professor of Management at the Williams College of Business, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I returned to Xavier in 2016 after graduating from here in 1999 (MBA). Previously I taught at Morgan State University and visited GIMPA Business School in Accra Ghana, Kaiserslautern University in Germany, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, University of Professional Studies, Accra. I currently teach Strategic Human Resources Management and International Human Resources Management to undergraduates. I also teach Strategy and Organizations.

I am a founding executive of the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM), an affiliate of the Academy of Management where I currently function as President. I also served as Executive and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee of the Academy of Management (2019).

I have also published several articles some of which are in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resources Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Global Strategy Journal, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of Occupational and Industrial Psychology, International Journal of Human Resources Management, and Africa Journal of African Management. I have also presented conference papers at The Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Africa Academy of Management, European Academy of Management.

In addition to book chapters on Africa-centered Management, Green Management, Strategic Human Resources Management, I have authored two books on strategic followership - Strategic Followership: How Employees Contribute to Organizational Productivity, and Theoretical Perspectives of Strategic Followership. I have also edited a book on Advancing Research Methodology in the African Context: Techniques, Methods, and Designs (Volume 10 of Research Methodology in Strategy and Management Series), and co-authored a textbook, Managing Organizational Behavior in the African Context. I am currently working on my fifth book, Ethnos Oblige: Theory and Evidence.

My research generally focuses on the development of individuals, groups, organizations, and nations. My current areas are strategic followership, corporate environmental sustainability, and Africa-centered management.

First Year at Xavier