AUN PhD Student to be Honored for Research on Tech Startups

AUN PhD Student to be Honored for Research on Tech Startups

A research paper submitted by AUN's PhD student in Information Systems, Emmanuel Okoro Ajah, has been adjudged as one of the top 25 per cent of papers published in the Americas' Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

Mr. Ajah will receive an award for the honor when the paper is presented during the conference, between August 9-13, 2021.

AMCIS is a leading yearly conference to present the broadest research conducted by IS/IT scholars in the Western Hemisphere. The conference attracts many scholars worldwide, and its accepted papers and panel presentations are usually selected from over 700 submissions.

Mr. Ajah will receive the award when the paper is presented during the virtual conference between August 9-13, 2021, in the United States.

Working with his faculty supervisor, Assistant Professor Chidi Ononiwu, Mr. Ajah's paper, 'Mechanisms Fostering Tech Start-up Emergence in the Nigerian Digital Ecosystem' will be presented during the conference.

The researchers conducted a "critical realist case study to investigate the multi-dimensional events describing tech start-up emergence and further explicate the generative mechanisms that must exist for such events to occur in the Nigerian digital/entrepreneurial ecosystem."

Emmanuel Ajah described the recognition as "mind-blowing" and thanked his supervisor Professor Chidi Ononiwu for his continuous guidance in his ongoing research work at AUN.

Dr. Ononiwu described the award as significant for the AUN Graduate School and one that brings excellent visibility, urging his student to continue to remain focused and diligent.

The theme for this year's AMCIS conference is "Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship".

Reported by Our Staff