Nurideen Alhassan

PhD Student

Worcester Business School

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Nurideen is a part-time PhD student in Worcester Business School. 

Nurideen’s main research interest is entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) development. His PhD research concerns leadership and innovation among SMEs. He is conducting a mixed-methods study using case studies to explore the conceptual role of leadership behaviour in business model innovation (BMI) and the mechanisms through which leadership behaviour has an influence on BMI strategic goals and implementation outcome among SMEs in the Ghanaian Hotel Industry. He is using the BM canvas and the Hersey and Blanchard situational leadership model as the theoretical frameworks.  Nurideen is analysing Quantitative data with fuzzy sets qualitative comparative analysis (FsQCA) and qualitative data with NviVo to achieve the research aim.

Nurideen is an Accounting Technician and has been an affiliate member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) since 2009.

His supervisors are Dr Robin Bell, Dr Karen Bill and Dr Catherine Ross.

Prior to commencing his PhD, Nurideen worked as a Lecturer in the Business schools of Tamale Technical University and Christ Apostolic University college in Ghana. He also worked as a consultant to the council for technical and vocational education and training (COTVET) and the enhancing growth in new enterprises (ENGINE) projects in Ghana, funded by the world bank and Technoserv respectively, training and mentoring SMEs as well as evaluating grant concept notes and developmental project applications.



MSc accounting and financial management. Coventry University, 2011. Graduated with a merit

BA Accounting and Finance. Staffordshire University, 2010. Graduated with second class upper division (2.1)

AAT level 4. Stourbridge College. 2009. (passed all modules)

AAT level 3. Sandwell college. 2008 (passed all modules)

HND accounting. Tamale Technical University, 2001. Graduated with Second class upper (2.1)


  1. Alhassan, N. (2018). Tax payers’ knowledge and tax compliance behaviour of SMEs in Ghana. The case of tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TMA. International Journal of Scientific and educational research. ISSN 2456-3676. Volume 2. Issue 1. 16th January 2018

  2. Wumbei, I. S., Ibrahim, H.Y. and Alhassan, N. (2017). Repositioning the disabled entrepreneur towards socio-economic development. The case of Sagnarigu District in the Northern Region of Ghana. IISTE Journal of Public Policy and Administration. ISSN (Paper) 2224-5731 ISSN (Online) 2225-0972. 15th January, 2017

  3. Wumbei, I. S., Ibrahim, H.Y. and Alhassan, N. (2016). An Assessment of the Banking Regulatory and market framework in Ghana in the wake of DKM Diamond Micro-finance limited financial saga. IISTE Research   Journal of Finance and Accounting. ISSN (Paper) 2222-1697 ISSN (Online) 2222-2847. 30th September, 2016

  4. Ibrahim, H. Y., Alhassan, N. and Wumbei, I. S. (2016). The Challenges of Financing Women Entrepreneurs within the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Tamale Metropolis. ADRRI Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Ghana: Vol. 14, No. 3(2), Pp. 18-29, ISSN: 2343-6891, 31st August, 2016

  5. Alhassan, N. (2015). Where were the Eurozone monitors? The case of Greece in the recent debt crisis in Europe (A Review). Africa Development and Resources Research Institute Journal, Ghana: Vol. 25, No. 1 (3). Pp. 1-15, ISSN: 2343-6662, 31ST October, 2015.]

  6. Alhassan N. (2014). An Assessment of the existence of Corporate Governance (CG) structures in International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGO) in Ghana. African Development and Resources Research Institute Journal. Ghana: Vol 15, No. 15(2). Pp27-41, ISSN: 2343-6662, 30TH December, 2014

  7. Alhassan N. (2014). An Assessment of the performance and going concern of Rural and Community Banks (RCB’s) in the Northern region of Ghana.  African Development and Resources Research Institute Journal. Ghana: Vol 13, No. 13(2). Pp1-15, ISSN: 2343-6662, 30TH October, 2014