Management

Our program, ranked No. 6 in the U.S. by College Factual, prepares students to move their companies ahead of the competition by successfully mobilizing and coordinating resources, all while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. Rigorous coursework offers an understanding of complex managerial issues and ethical practices.   

   

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Kwesiga, Eileen

Eileen Kwesiga

Associate Professor, Management
Faculty Suite J, Room 120
ekwesiga@bryant.edu

Eileen Kwesiga teaches courses in leadership, organizational behavior, and global human resources.

To spark conversations across disciplines, Bryant assigns faculty offices across disciplines. Kwesiga credits this approach for shaping her career. Seated with sociologists, and talking with them over lunch or in the halls, Kwesiga got the ideas and energy to build on her knowledge of international development and nonprofit management and take it in a new direction.

Today, Kwesiga travels the world alone and with students to build capacity in nonprofits and encourage social entrepreneurship in Kenya, Haiti, and other developing countries. Working as consultants, Kwesiga and her students have helped build small businesses, improve public health, and attract young supporters to the American Red Cross.

“I credit Bryant for helping me to expand my work,” she said. “The faculty, and the passion and fire in the students, are inspiring.”

In 2012, Kwesiga even launched a small business of her own. Oh So Africa Design is a social venture that imports jewelry made by East African artists, then plows profits back to East African nonprofits.

“In these African markets, you can find so many items that turn trash to treasure,” she said. “Everything is recycled – polished bone, painted glass – and so creative. Friends were picking things off my ears and my neck, so I knew I had a market for these wares.”

Bryant’s focus on global teaching and learning is one of the reasons Kwesiga enjoys her job. “We’re all one on this planet,” she said. “And there is so much opportunity to make a difference beyond our borders.”

Management Principles, Service Learning, Organizational Behavior, Business Strategy Capstone, Nonprofit Management, MBA

Diversity. social entrepreneurship, social learning

  • Rhode Island Black Business Association
  • Society of Human Resources Professionals
  • Africa Academy of Management
  • Academy of Management
  • 2014, Presidential Fellow

Kwesiga, E., . Stakeholder Transformation Process: Through the Lenses of Entrepreneurial Alertness within an Indigenous Community, Journal of Business Ethics.

Kwesiga, E., Building Symbiotic Sustainable Business Model Using an Integral Intervention: The ADCAM, Maasai Community and Pikolino Case, Case Research Journal.

Kwesiga, E., Calculated Compassion from the Base of the Pyramid: When the Indigenous Entrepreneurs Become Global Entrepreneurs .

Kwesiga, E., Passion and Compassion in the Classroom and Beyond: Experiential Learning International.

Kwesiga, E., Sustainable Development in Africa through Management Theory, Research and Practice, Africa Journal of Mnagement Emerald.

Das, D., Identity Strategies in Mitigating Liability of Foreignness for Immigrant Owned Organizations. Under review at New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship.

Kwesiga, E., Das, D., To be or not to be an ethnic firm, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship.

Asare, K., Kwesiga, E., Bline, D., Folami, L., The Impact of Job Satisfaction and Organizational Context Variables on Organizational Commitment, International Journal of Business and Public Administration, 2014.

Asare, K., Kwesiga, E., Bline, D., Folami, L., The Impact of Job Satisfaction and Organizational Context Variables on Organizational Commitment, Proceedings of The International Academy of Business and Public Administration 2013 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2013.

Asare, K., Kwesiga, E., Bline, D., Folami, L., The Impact of Job Satisfaction and Organizational Context Variables on Organizational Commitment, The International Academy of Business and Public Administration, 2013.

Kwesiga, E., Management in Africa; Looking into the Future. Africa , Journal of Economics and Management Studies., 2013.