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Uche Nwabueze

Assistant Professor of Management

Phone: 281-275-8879

Brazos Hall 326 (Sugar Land)

Uche Nwabueze

Dr. Uche Nwabueze received his PhD from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom in 1994. For the past 18 years, Dr. Nwabueze has dedicated himself to the advancement of the theory and practice of management through research, consulting work, and teaching. His students describe their classroom experience as a scholarly adventure in critical thinking, problem-solving and analysis.

Dr. Nwabueze's research interest is focused on healthcare quality management and process redesign. He has over 50 academic publications, most notably in the Total Quality and Business Excellence Journal, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Journal of Public Sector Management, and the TQM Magazine.

Dr. Nwabueze served for several years as a consultant to numerous hospital systems in the United Kingdom in the implementation of Total Quality Management, Process Improvement and SixSigma. A master SixSigma blackbelt, Dr. Nwabueze loves helping organizations come to terms with process discipline focusing on the eradication of systemic waste.

From 2001 to 2007, he served as an associate professor of management in the College of Business at Houston Baptist University, and more recently as chair and associate professor of healthcare management at the University of East London. Dr. Nwabueze currently served on the editorial board of the African Business Journa, and the Journal of Applied Quality Management. He is also a member of the British Institute of Management, and American Society for Quality.

In 2004 Dr. Nwabueze won the Best Graduate Faculty Teaching Award at the University of Phoenix, Houston Campus, and in 2008 he won the Excellent Faculty Teaching Award at Ashford University.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D - Sheffield Hallam University, U.K., Management, 1995
  • MBA - University of Wolverhampton, U.K., Management, 1992
  • MA - University of Luton, U.K., Human Resource Management, 1996
  • B.S. - University of Sokoto, Nigeria, Economics, 1985

Courses Taught at UHV

  • BUSI 6351 - Business and Society
  • HCAD 4351 - Quality Assessment for Patient Care Improvement
  • HCAD 4353 - Human Resource Management
  • HCAD 4356 - Strategic Healthcare Management & Planning
  • MGMT 4309 - Strategic Management
  • MGMT 4311 - Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 4322 - Strategy and the Business Environment
  • MGMT 6300 - Selected Topics in Management
  • MGMT 6351 - Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 6354 - Leadership and Organizational Change
  • MGMT 6355 - Operations Management: Creating Competitive Advantages
  • NURS 6316 - Healthcare Organizational Behavior

Selected Research

  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2013). The Rise and Decline of TQM in the NHS The TQM Journal
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2013). TQM in the British National Health Service:nine reasons for failure International Journal of Business Performance Management
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2012). Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Effective Communication in a Global Environment International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technolgy
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2012). New Product Development: the key success factors International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technolgy
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2011). Process Improvement: the Case of a Drugs Manufacturing Company Business Process Management Journal
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2010). Corporate Governance in an Ethically Challenged World' Review of Management Innovation and Creativity
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2010). 'Social Responsibility in the Corporate World: Shell's Contribution to Sustainable Community Development in the Niger Delta, Nigeria' Journal of Global Intelligence & Policy
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2010). The Decline of Ethics in Corporate America' Journal of Knowledge & Human Resource Management
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2009). Implementing TQM in Healthcare: the critical leadership traits Total Quality Management & Business Excellence
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2008). The Challenge of Effective Governance:the case of Swiss Air Corporate Governance
  • Nwabueze, Uche, (2008). The Three Dimensions of Quality Service: The Case of Quality Gaps in the U.K. National Health Service International Journal Of Public Administration