Personal profile

Research interests

Fortune is a postdoc researcher at the Made Smarter Innovation: Centre for People-Led Digitalisation. He brings with him several years of industry and academic experience on digital transformation, digital technologies adoption and use both in industry and society, as well as research expertise in the area of ICT for Development (ICT4D) research. He graduated with a PhD in Economics and Management from Tomas Bata University in Zlin, the Czech Republic; MBA from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands, and a Master's degree in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester. As a research staff member of the Centre, Fortune will collaborate with partners from the manufacturing companies in the UK with the aim of conducting research on success metrics for the adoption of industrial digital technologies within manufacturing companies in the UK.

Prior to joining the Centre, he worked as a Business Transformation Manager with Liverpool John Moores University on an Innovate UK funded management knowledge transfer partnership project which involved a UK small business that sought to scale up its operations through a comprehensive transformation of its business processes and service offerings. His research interests include impact of digital technologies across industry and society, digital transformation, digital transformation for sustainable development, ICT for development research and development economics.

Fortune's research agenda includes: Digital transformation, digitalisation, Industry 4.0/5.0, digital technologies in business and society, ICT for development research, development economics, digital technologies and sustainable development

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Economics and Management, Doctor of Philosophy, The Digital Transformation of Business: A Proposed Framework for Achieving Organisational Transformation

27 Sept 201715 Jul 2021

Award Date: 15 Jul 2021

International Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Developing a Route to Market Entry Strategy for Jack Links Product Range: An Assessment Of France.

26 Oct 201418 Sept 2015

Award Date: 18 Sept 2015

Security and Risk Management, Master in Science, Weaponisation of Religion and The Threat to National Security: The Transition from Religious Crisis to Islamic Terrorism in Nigeria

4 Mar 201311 Nov 2014

Award Date: 23 Jun 2015


  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • Digital Technologies
  • Digitalisation
  • Digital Transformation
  • HB Economic Theory


Dive into the research topics where Fortune Nwaiwu is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or