- Post Doctoral Research Fellow- Regenesys Business School
- PHD in International Business(Monarch University)
- M.Phil in International Business (Monarch University)
- Master of Business Administration in International Business (University of Nairobi)
- B.Ed Economics and Business (Kenyatta University)
- Certified Public Accountancy from the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board
Membership of Professional Bodies or Associations
- European Centre for Research, Training, and Development (UK)
- International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD).
Dr. Caroline Ntara holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Philosophy in International Business from Monarch University, with the honour of cum laude-with Distinction. Prior to Joining Monarch University, She was a Doctoral candidate at the University of Nairobi and completed her coursework in international business with distinction. She has a Master of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Nairobi, and a Bachelor of Education degree in Economics and Business from Kenyatta University. She holds a certificate of Certified Public Accountancy from the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board and is a TEFL/TESOL certified trainer. She has received extensive training and gained experience in peer review, curriculum development, module creation, course development, review of manuscripts and students research, online learner management and best practices in teaching and learning.
Dr. Ntara is an experienced lecturer and researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Currently, She is a fulltime faculty member at KCA university school of business. Due to her research experience, She guides scholars around the world in publishing their work in revered scholarly journals upon request as a freelance peer reviewer and journal selection expert with Enago – Crimson Interactive-New York. Peer review keeps her abreast with new developments in her area. Caroline is also an external doctoral reviewer for Monarch University. Prior to this, She has worked at UNICAF University teaching students from the University of South Wales (UK) and UNICAF Zambia. She has previously worked for the Knod Foundation, an American based institution teaching students from New Charter University (US) and HELP University in Malaysia where she was a facilitator of Project-Based learning and the flipped classroom approach. She also worked for the Kenya Institute of Management as an internship and research supervisor, moderated and participated in thesis/project defence committees. She has taught and supervised Diploma, Bachelor and Masters students at the Kenya Methodist University for ten years on full time capacity. During this time, she held various roles including the MBA coordinator, distance learning departmental coordinator, examination officer and was involved and led several curriculum development committees. Before joining academia, she worked at Barclays Bank Head Office in Nairobi, Kenya. During her career, She has received many recognitions including exemplary peer reviewer, dependable team member, and a notable researcher. Over the years, She has held memberships in organisations such as the European Centre for Research, Training and Development (UK), and the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD).
She is a strong research professional with in-depth knowledge in writing both academic and business research, analysis, and review of research outputs. She is an accomplished researcher having published a book and many articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her areas of academic and research interests are an international business, trade, public policy, regional integration, trading blocs, trade policy, public management issues, economic growth and development. She is particularly passionate about research that has the potential to bring change to the African Continent.
Selected Publications(Books, Refereed publications & Non Refereed publications)
- Ntara, C (2023): Political Leadership and Regional integration: A case of the EAC common market. Journal of Management and Training Industries [JMTI]; published by the Institute of Industrial Applications Engineers; Japan. In press
- Odongo, I. & Ntara, C. (2023). Role of phenomenology in management research. Paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy (IJMCP). Inderscience publishers; Geneva, Switzerland.
- Ntara, C. (2022). The international business landscape: a look at paradigms, research gaps and new realities. International Trade, Politics and Development. Emerald Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1108/ITPD-05-2022-0006
- Ntara, C (2022). What Does Africa Stand to Gain from the African Continental Free Trade Area? International Journal of Science and Business, 16(1), 69-90. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7026994.
- Ntara, C (2022): Recommendations for Expediting the Implementation of the Common Market Protocol in the East African Community. Monarch Management Review. May 2022 Issue.
- Ntara, C (2020). Does BREXIT have an impact on EAC-EU Commodity Trade? International Journal of Science and Business. Vol 4(10), p27-38. https://ideas.repec.org/a/aif/journl/v4y2020i10p27-38.html
- Ntara, C. (2017). An application of Kenichi Ohmae’s article, “putting global logic first; economics, not politics, defines the landscape on which all else must operate,” to the Kenyan scene. European Journal of Business, Economics and Accountancy, 5 (3), 61-71.
- M; Kaburu. M and Ntara C. (2017). Investigating The Effects of Macroeconomic Determinants on Bank Interest Rate Spreads of Commercial Banks in Kenya, Journal of business and change management. 4(3), pp. 25-45.
- Owino, P; Senaji, T and Ntara C (2017). Effect Of Innovation in Revenue Collection Processes on Organizational Performance of Nairobi City County: International Academic Journal of Human Resource and Business Administration, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp. 339-360 339.
- Ntara C (2016). African trading blocs and economic growth: A critical review of the literature; International Journal for Developing and Emerging Economies (IJDEE): February 2016 issue Vol.4, No.1, pp.1-21.
- Ntara C (2015). An analysis of M-Pesa use in international transactions: European Journal of Business and Management: Vol.7, No.17. https://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/EJBM/article/view/23168
- Ntara C (2013). Devolution and its expected impact in Kenya: International Journal of Professional Publishing. Volume 4 (2), 1-5. https://www.academia.edu/13834261/Devolution_and_its_expected_impact_in_Kenya
- Ntara., C and Njuru., J. W (2023). Public Participation in Kenya: A Critical Review of the Literature. Nairobi, Kenya.
- Ntara., C and Gachoki., C (2023). A look at the Psychic Distance Paradox in the East African Community., Nairobi, Kenya.
- Book Chapter: Ntara C (2023): Talent management in the international business landscape: North-west University; Global innovative forefront talent management (GIFT) Research and publication book series (vol. 2). Axiom Publishers, South Africa. In press.
- Book: Ntara C (2013). Bilateral trade: The Kenya- India scenario; Lap-Lambert Publishing. Available at http://www.amazon.com/Bilateral-trade-Kenya-India-Caroline-Ntara/dp/3659473472
Conferences & Chapters
- Ntara, Caroline ( KCA University), Odongo Ignatius (Regenesys Business School) and Okafor Richmond ( Lagos Business School)- 2023 SOBARC III Conference Plenary Presentation titled:- Curriculum and Graduate Transition into the Workplace: What is the Role of African Business Schools? Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxD1NUK0yzE
- Njuru Jane and Ntara Caroline (2023). High Cost of Living: Social Economic Struggles among Households in Kenya. Kenyatta University. The 5th International Business Research and Industrial Conference (IBRIC).
- Mwanzia, M., Ntara, C., and Lekunze (2023). Corona virus and economic growth: a case of international business and risk. Conference themed- Management praxis in the African context: Sustainability, responsibility and ethics. AFAM 6th biennial conference. Germany university in Cairo 8th -12th Jan 2023. Cairo, Egypt.
- United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Pan African Strategic and Policy Research Group (PANAFSTRAG) Conference Panellist (April, 2021). Overcoming External Challenges to Successful AfCFTA Implementation; Bilateral trade agreements and their Implications for the AfCFTA – specifically, India-Turkey, Africa trade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZm7RooSjEA
- ENAGO -CRIMSON INTERACTIVE- Guest Speaker (August, 2021). Peer Review Experience: The Place of Peer Review in the 21st Centry, New York.
- Ntara, C (2022): SOBARC Conference panellist. The Linkage between Academia, Industry and Government. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v =TaVcdPvULkQ
- Ntara, C and Senaji, T (May 2016). Conference paper titled, “Economic Integration and Multilateral Trade Gains: An examination of the Implementation of the East African Community (EAC) common market Protocol” presented at IAABD Conference 2016 in May in Arusha-Tanzania.
- Mwanzia, M., Owino, E and Ntara C (2022). KCA Interdisciplinary Conference; The Corona Virus Pandemic: Was Africa Caught Flatfooted? KCA University, Nairobi.
- Prof. Norman Madarasz (Canada), Dr. Caroline Ntara (Kenya), Dr. Karina Ochis (Romania) – Doctoral dissertation by Poem Mudyawabikwa (Zimbabwe) titled, “Multilateral Negotiations: The Emerging Negotiating Model in The International Labour Organization” presented on 24th October 2022 at Dissentis, Switzerland.