Dr Frederick Nyakudya

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I am a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. My role at Staffordshire University involves teaching and research. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students at the School of Justice, Security and Sustainability. In addition, I am one of the staff member responsible for leading the Postgraduate Research courses at the JSS.  I am a keen researcher with a passion for entrepreneurship and my main research interest is in understanding the driving forces and barriers of entry into entrepreneurship, growth and development. My research activities cover multi-level dimensions of individuals, local/regions,  institutions and their interplay based on observations drawn from differing contexts of emerging, developing and developed economies.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow Chartered Management Institute
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

  • PhD - Aston University, UK.
  • MBA - University of Northampton, UK.
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management - De Montfort University, UK.
  • PG Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education - Coventry University, UK.


Professional user of quantitative research methods tools (Stata, SPSS)

Expert in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Creating and managing large databases,

Project management

Research interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • High growth aspiration entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Institutional Economics
  • Regional Economics
  • Informal economy


Level 4
Social Enterprise

Level 5
Business Creation and Innovation

Level 6
Knowledge Exchange Project
International Business Strategy

Level 7
Entrepreneurship – MBA


Nyakudya, F.W. (2019) Positive local externalities of migration on entrepreneurship: Evidence from the UK East Midlands region. Local Economy, 34(3) 271–293 DOI: 10.1177/0269094219853815

Nyakudya, F. W., Simba, A., & Herrington, M. (2018). Entrepreneurship, gender gap and developing economies: The case of post-apartheid South Africa. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. DOI: 10.1080/08276331.2017.1412612

Mickiewicz, T., Hart, M., Nyakudya, F., & Theodorakopoulos, N. (2017). Ethnic pluralism, immigration and entrepreneurship. Regional Studies, 1-15 DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1405157.

Mickiewicz, T., Nyakudya, F. W., Theodorakopoulos, N., & Hart, M. (2016). Resource endowment and opportunity cost effects along the stages of entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 47(3), 1-24. ISSN 0921-898X. DOI: 10.1007/s11187-016-9806-x.

Mickiewicz, T., Nyakudya, F. W., Theodorakopoulos, N., & Hart, M. (2014), 'Reversal of Fortune: Opportunity Cost and Endowment Effects Along Stages of Entrepreneurship', Academy of Management Proceedings, January, 2014, (1), p. 15256. ISSN 0065-0668.

Nyakudya, F.W., Mickiewicz, Theodorakopoulos, N., & Hart, M. (2013), 'The Opportunity Cost and Endowment Effects of Resources and Capabilities on Stages of Entrepreneurship', British Academy of Management 2013 Conference, 10-12 September 2013, Liverpool, UK

External profiles

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021