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Dr Sally Kah

Dr Sally Kah

Telephone: 0151 231 8730



I am a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Liverpool Business School. I teach Social Enterprise and Strategic HR Theory and Practice to level 6 undergraduates (UG). I also teach Social Political Economic and Legal context of HR to level 4 UG, and Research Methods to level 5 UG. At the Business School, I am a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research (SBER) group and International Business Management and Strategy (IBMS) group. Externally, I am a committee member of the Special Interest Group for Social and Sustainable Enterprise at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). Other roles include mentoring entrepreneurs at StartUp Incubator Gambia.

After completing my undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing at Liverpool Hope University (LHU), I progressed to a Masters degree in Marketing Management. On completion of the degree, I worked as an International Graduate Advocate for the International Recruitment Office at LHU. My central role was recruiting international students from the UK and Europe. I was also involved in the recruitment of students from Africa, Asia and the USA.

Following a successful UnLtd application in 2013, I established a social enterprise fashion brand to provide economic opportunities for artisans in Africa. This project inspired me to undertake a PhD in Social Entrepreneurship at Liverpool John Moores University. In September 2018, I joined Liverpool Business School as a Lecturer.

My research is largely in the areas of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. My main interest in entrepreneurship is entrepreneurial intentions of entrepreneurs in informal economies. For social entrepreneurship, I am particularly interested in social impact measurement processes of social enterprises. I have presented papers at conferences - BAM, ISBE and ISIRC on this topic areas, and developed the papers for journal publications. I am currently working on a number of projects, including social transformation in developing economies, impact measurement in relation to the triple bottom line, complexity of social entrepreneurship models and impact of vocational education and training.


Journal article


Kah S. An Investigation Into Social Impact Practice in Social Enterprises O'Brien S, Kok S, Gallagher E. Public Url

Conference publication

Kah S. To measure or not to measure? Dilemma for social enterprises. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2015

Kah S, O'Brien S, Frost A, Kok S. An investigation into performance measurement in social enterprises in the UK. British Academy of Management 2015 Public Url

Kah S, Akenroye T. Evaluation of social impact measurement tools and techniques; a systematic review of literature International Social Innovation Research Conference 2019

Engagement & Impact


3 Minute Thesis Competition Winner - I won Liverpool John Moores University 3 minutes thesis competition. The title of my talk was - Time's Up for Social Change, The competition was originally created by University of Queensland Australia. Since 2014, Vitae has been running the UK 3 minutes thesis competition.. 2018

UnLtd Try it Awards This funding was awarded to help test the idea for a social enterprise fashion brand for economic opportunities for artisans., UnLtd. 2013

Other invited event:

Branding Your Fashion Business, Gambia, The, StartUp Incubator Gambia organised a be-Inspired event to give aspiring fashion entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn from current entrepreneurs. I presented a session on Branding Your Fashion Business.. 2017

Membership of professional bodies:

Associate Member of ILM, The Institute of Leadership and Management. 2016

Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy.

Conference organisation:

Inaugural Graduate School PGR Conference 2016. 2016

Teaching qualification:

Associate Fellowship Higher Education Academy. 2016

SEDA Teaching Accreditation. 2016

External committees:

Organising committee, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 2015

Media Coverage:,, Afro-Fashion at Light Night featured on Liverpool TV - I created a fashion art exhibition titled - Afro-Fashion for Light Night 2017. I was interviewed at the exhibition space by Ben Osu and Gaelle Legrand for Liverpool TV..

Political discourse on BBC Radio Merseyside, January 2017 I was invited to BBC Radio Merseyside to discuss the political impasse happening in The Gambia on my return to the UK in January 2017. The political impasse began in December 2016 after the former president of the Gambia failed to leave his position following a defeat at the general election..