Dr. Bernard Boateng is a Lecturer in Business and Management at the University of the West of Scotland. He has over 10 years teaching experience combining research and practice. He has previously lectured in universities in the UK such as Queen Margaret University, University of Suffolk and Buckingham New University. He has taught varying business and management modules for both undergraduates and postgraduates including Strategic Management, Financial Decisions and Family Business Management.
His overarching interest is on how businesses strategise and survive for the long term. This has led to research in areas such as family business management, strategic and financial decisions of SMEs and migrant entrepreneurship. Bernard has published in the Journal of Family Business Management and a reviewer for many highly ranked journals. He is also a recognised financial adviser in the UK and has vast industry experience by previously working for companies such as British Airways, Lloyds Bank etc.
Family businesses are known to be effective when it comes to crisis management and business continuity due to the flexibility and emotional attachment to their operations (Gomez-Mejia et al., 2011; Berrone et al., 2010). In the case of UK family businesses, the environmental strengths and opportunities provide businesses with additional reasons to survive the crisis and continue to operate. Conversely, African family businesses which are mostly micro businesses have a high failure rate in the UK.
In this session, Bernard will explore how these African micro businesses are using their strengths as family businesses and most importantly how they are utilising the environmental opportunities provided in the UK. The discussion will be informed by theory and practice.
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