Dr Samuel Osei-Nimo
Samuel's research interests emerged from his doctoral studies and previous research projects. These include: Studying organisational environments using Systems-thinking, Information Systems and Business Management approaches; Soft systems approaches; Post-Structuralism (Foucauldian Analysis); Qualitative/interpretative approaches
Samuel is an expert in Poststructuralism (Foucauldian Studies) with a PhD in Business, who is also interested in studies, research and work relating to power, knowledge and Systems Approaches. Further to his use and study of Foucault’s approaches, Samuel has also explored and successfully investigated the effectiveness of the use of certain stages of Peter Checkland’s Soft Systems Methodology in aiding with the use of Foucault’s Poststructuralist approach to address certain problematic situations in the Western culture. Samuel has employed this systemic (holistic) methodology to aid in the identification, classification and contrasting of different discourses, practices, and organisational actors while he was conducting his doctoral research.
Prior to joining Birmingham City University, Samuel was a Senior Lecturer at QA Higher Education (in partnership with University of Ulster and Northumbria University). He has also worked as a lecturer at Nottingham Trent International College.