Dr Kingsley Omeihe is Head of Discipline (Business Management) at the Business School of the University of Aberdeen. He received his diploma from the University of Cambridge, his MBA from the University of Aberdeen and PhD from the Doctoral College of the University of the West of Scotland. His previous posts include Head of Graduate Apprenticeship Programme at Edinburgh Napier University and Executive Administrator at the Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development. He is a selected fellow of the West African Transitional Justice Centre and a fellow at the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management.
He advises startups, business leaders and policy makers on entrepreneurship, innovation and business resilience. His current roles include being Chair of African Studies at the British Academy of Management, Chair of Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, member of the Cross-party Group on International Development at the Scottish Parliament, member of the Centre for European Labour Markets and member of the Africa-Asia Centre for Sustainability Research.
There is a pronounced paucity of empirically rigorous study that focuses on the impact of trust on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in a developing market context. In this session, Kingsley offers a fresh perspective on the simultaneous relationship between trust and distrust by exploring the complex process through which they are developed. Constructed in the assumptions of multidimensionality and the inherent tensions of relationships, the design of his study is interpretive, following an emergent iterative process, where three distinct types of trust, cognitive-based trust, affect-based trust and calculus-based trust were considered as critical components for successful SME relationships.
Kingsley through his findings facilitates a better understanding of the distinct types of trust and distrust that underpin SME relationships, particularly in Africa. This event contributes to the ongoing debate over the two contrary yet complementary opposites of trust and distrust, and their ability to provide explanations to economic activity.
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