Dr. Nathanael Ojong
Title & Contact Info
Assistant Professor, International Development
Email: nojong [at] tyndale.ca
Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2211
PhD, Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies, 2013
MA, University of Westminster, 2007
BSc (Hons), University of Buea, 2005
Areas of Specialization
Microfinance and microenterprise, informal finance, indigenous land rights, natural resource extraction, green grabbing, green economy
Dr. Ojong has been investigating how social and cultural factors influence formal and informal financial practices in the Global South. He has examined issues related to microfinance and informal finance.
Dr. Ojong's current research examines the political economy of green grabbing (in sub-Saharan Africa) in the context of neoliberal capitalism. Specifically, Dr. Ojong is investigating the local livelihood outcomes that arise on the basis of green grabbing, including how this appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends (re)produces inequality.
Dr. Ojong's work has appeared in journals such as Third World Quarterly, Journal of Economic Issues and Review of Social Economy.
- Diaspora Networks: A Social Capital Source for Entrepreneurship in Low-Income and Emerging Economies in Africa (2018)
- Fostering Micro-entrepreneurs’ Structural and Relational Social Capital Through Microfinance (2018)
- Informal borrowing sources and uses: insights from the North West Region, Cameroon (2018)
- Engaged scholarship: Encouraging interactionism in entrepreneurship and small-to-medium enterprise (SME) research (2017)
- Gender, the state, and informal self-employment: Perspectives from the mobile telecommunication industry in Cameroon (2017)
- Microcredit's Real Revolution (2017)
- Resilience and Dynamism of Embedded Financial Transactions in Cameroon (2017)
- Trust, cultural norms and financial institutions in rural communities: the case of Cameroon (2017)
- Remittances, mobile phones and informality: Insights from Cameroon (2016 )
- Credit unions as conduits for microfinance delivery in Cameroon (2014)
- Livelihood Strategies in African Cities: The case of residents in Bamenda, Cameroon (2011)