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Abiodun Adegbile

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


Abiodun is a Senior Lecturer in International Business (teaching and research) and Member of the Research Centre for International Business Strategy and Decisions (CIBSD) at Nottingham Business School.

Career overview

Prior to joining Nottingham Business School, Abiodun has successfully undertaken various management and leadership roles in teaching and learning. He was the Course Director for the MSc Advanced International Business and MBus in International Business Programmes at the School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry University. He has proven experience in the design, development, and delivery of courses and modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Abiodun has been involved extensively in the teaching and learning activities where he taught and led modules both at the undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc and MBA) levels. He also led and supported the university’s enterprise and innovation agenda through various initiatives such as teaching and leading on the public sector executive education leadership and apprenticeship programmes. He led and supported the university’s internationalisation agenda through various initiatives such as field trips, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects. He has supervised to completion over 65 postgraduate (MBA and MSc) and undergraduate dissertations on a wide range of topics in Business and Management. Abiodun is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). He has a PhD in Economics and Business Administration from European University Viadrina, Germany.

Research areas

Abiodun’s research interests lie in the broad fields of international business, entrepreneurship, and strategic management, focusing on Africa developing economies and emerging markets in topics such as resource mobilisation strategies, foreign direct investment, inter-organisational relationships, strategic management of SMEs, strategic foresight, and Innovation Management. He draws on a broad range of theories like the resource-based theories, institutional theory, the social network theory, etc. as a meta-theoretical lens for his research. Abiodun has authored over 30+ articles in refereed academic journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. His most recent research has appeared in various outlets including Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, IEEE Transaction in Engineering Management, Technology in Society, Critical Perspective in International Business, International Review of Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management. He currently serves as reviewer for top peer reviewed journals, conferences and served on various scientific committee and editorial boards. Abiodun is keen to work with PhD students and collaborate with researchers interested in international business and entrepreneurship in Africa and other emerging markets.

External activity

Abiodun reviews for the following top-tier journals and conferences:

  • British Journal of Management
  • International Business Review
  • Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
  • IEEE Transaction in Engineering Management
  • International Review of Entrepreneurship
  • Journal of Strategy and Management
  • Strategic Management Society conference (SMS)
  • Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM)
  • British Academy of Management Conference (BAM)
  • International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI)
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)

Abiodun has served as:

  • Associate Editor, Disruptive Start-ups and Traditional Companies, Association for Information Systems, AMICS, 2020, USA
  • Member of the scientific committee of COGISS 2020, Green   Innovation, a key success factor for start-ups and SMEs, Algeria, 2020

Abiodun currently serves as External Examiner undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the following universities:

  • Oxford Brookes University,   01/01/22 – 31/12/2025
  • Sheffield Hallam University,   01/09/21 – 30/10/2025

He is a member of the following professional organisations:

  • Member, Strategic Management Society
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, British Academy of Management
  • Member, Society for Institutional & Organizational   Economics
  • Member,   Africa Scholar’s Forum

Sponsors and collaborators

Abiodun collaborates with academics and industry practitioners on various international business and entrepreneurship research themes/topics on African developing economies and emerging markets.


Recent publications:

Kolade, O.Adegbile, A. & Sarpong, D. (2022). Can university-industry-government collaborations drive a 3D printing revolution in Africa? A triple helix model of technological leapfrogging in additive manufacturing. Technology in Society (69)  – Accepted/in press. doi:

Luo, X., Cao, D., Tjahjono, B. & Adegbile, A. (2022). Business Model Innovation Themes of Emerging Market Enterprises: Evidence in China. Journal of Business Research (139), 1619-1630. doi:  10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.10.080

Adegbile, A., Sarpong, D., & Kolade, O. (2021).  Environments for Joint University-Industry Laboratories Development: Micro level Dimensions and Research Implications. Technological Forecasting and Social Change (Vol 170)

Adegbile, A. Sarpong, D. & Cao, D. (2021) Industry – University Collaboration in African Emerging Economies: A Legitimacy Perspective, IEEE Transaction in Engineering Management (Accepted/In-Press). doi: 10.1109/TEM.2021.3050859

Kolade, O., Adepoju, D.Adegbile, A. (2021). Blockchains and the disruption of the sharing economy. Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance, 31(1),137-145. doi

Adegbile, A., Wagner, H.-T. & Söllner, A. (2020). Resource Mobilisation in Entrepreneurial Ventures (1987 - 2019): An Integrative Review and Opportunity for Future Research. International Review of Entrepreneurship 18(1), 99-132.

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Press expertise

I can provide expertise on topics and issues on international business and entrepreneurship in Africa developing economies and emerging markets.