Associate Prof. Abel Kinoti, DCom – Dean, Riara School of Business
Associate Professor, Abel Kinoti is the Dean, Riara School of Business, Riara University, Kenya, and the founding Chair of Academy of International Business Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter. He is a seasoned Innovation and Business Incubation Consultant. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Commerce from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, an MBA (Marketing) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degrees. He is a Fellow of United Kingdom Higher Education Academy and member of African Incubation Network (AIN) a World Bank (INFODEV) Initiative and Marketing Society of Kenya. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, from York St. John University-UK and International Faculty Programme Certificate, from IESE Business School, University of Navarra-Barcelona- Spain, besides, extensive training in case writing and the use of case teaching methods, at Lagos Business School, Pan African University, Nigeria and Gordon Institute of Business Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
He is the author of a textbook on Business Incubation and Business Development in Kenya. 2012, co-editor of a book on The Changing Dynamics of International Business in Africa.2015. London: Palgrave Macmillan and co-authored a Chapter in book on Public Budgeting in Africa Nations: Fiscal Analysis in Development Management.2016. New York: Taylor and Francis, and in an upcoming edition on Africa’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy.2018. Palgrave Macmillan and several articles published in local and international peer reviewed journals, like Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets and African Journal of Public Affairs. His main interests are in innovation and business incubation, social entrepreneurship and marketing.