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  • Dr Sola Adesola

    Senior Lecturer

    Business and Management

    Oxford Brookes Business School

    Sola Adesola p0074417

    Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 485764

    Email: sadesola@brookes.ac.uk

    Location: Headington, CLC 1.20

    Sola is a Senior Lecturer and teaches at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. She leads modules in International Organisations, Corporate & Business Law and International Business. Sola is the Chair of the OBU Africa Forum, an intellectual dialogue and a voice on Africa research and academic matters. Prior to joining Oxford Brookes University, Sola was a Research Fellow at Cranfield University where she taught Strategic Decisions at MSc level and completed two EPSRC/IMRC funded research projects on supply chain positioning and human performance modelling research network.

    Sola's research interests include local content policy development, entrepreneurship development in Africa, knowledge management, business process improvement and strategic positioning. She has published articles in journals including Business Process Management and International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Sola has conducted EPSRC/IMRC funded research projects in the areas of supply chain positioning, human performance modelling; and British Council/Joint Brookes-Burgundy Small Research Grant on entrepreneurship development in which she collaborates with other academics in in Africa and Europe on Enterprise Partnership for Africa and European-Africa Student Entrepreneurship Initiative. Sola was instrumental in the initiation and delivery of bespoke leadership programmes for senior executives from Nigeria to OBU. Sola was the co-chair of the 1st Africa Enterprise Education Conference 2013.

    Books

    Journal articles

    • Somorin TO, Adesola S, Kolawole A, 'State-level assessment of the waste-to-energy potential (via incineration) of municipal solid wastes in Nigeria'
      Journal of Cleaner Production 164 (2017) pp.804-815
      ISSN: 0959-6526 eISSN: 0959-6526
      Abstract Website
    • Kolawole A, Adesola S, De Vita G, 'A Disaggregated Analysis of Energy Demand in Sub-Saharan Africa'
      International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy 7 (2) (2017) pp.224-235
      ISSN: 2146-4553 eISSN: 2146-4553
      Abstract
    • Kolawole A, Adesola S, De Vita G, 'Factors that drive energy use in Africa: Panel Data evidence from selected SSA Countries'
      OPEC Energy Review 41 (4) (2017) pp.364-380
      ISSN: 1753-0229 eISSN: 1753-0229
      Abstract Website
    • De Vita G, Lagoke O, Adesola S, 'Nigerian oil and gas industry local content development: A stakeholder analysis'
      Public Policy and Administration (2015)
      ISSN: 0952-0767 eISSN: 0952-0767
      Abstract Website
    • Baines T, Kay G, Adesola S, Higson M, 'Strategic positioning: an integrated decision process for manufacturers'
      INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 25 (2005) pp.180-201
      ISSN: 0144-3577 eISSN: 0144-3577
      Abstract Website
    • Adesola, S. and Baines, T. S, 'Developing and evaluating a methodology for business process improvement'
      (2005)
      ISSN: eISSN:
      Website
    • Baines, T. S; Adesola, S; Gwyn, K; and Higson, M., 'Strategic positioning: creating competitive space for manufacture'
      Operations Management 31 (3) (2005)
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    Conference papers

    Conferences

    • Adesola, S. (2013) 'Entrepreneurship Curriculum for Africa'. Paper presented at the 2nd Entrepreneurship Directors Conference 2013, Kwara State University, Nigeria, June.
    • McLean, J., Altinay, L., James, P. and Adesola, S. (2013) 'The Influence of Organisational Variables on Knowledge Management in New Product Development'. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Services Management, Cyprus, June.
    • Amadi-Echendu, J. E., Adesola, S. and Falaiye, A. O. (2013) 'Knowledge Management in the Oil and Gas Sector'. Paper presented at the 22nd International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT2013), Brazil, April.
    • Adesola, S. (2013) 'An Emerging entrepreneurship Education Market in Africa: Myth or Reality?'. Paper presented at the 1st Africa Enterprise Educators Conference 2013, Lagos Business School, Nigeria, January.
    • Adesola, S. (2011) 'Developing entrepreneurial talent in the Nigerian higher education'. Paper presented at the 2011 EFMD Annual Conference Business Education in 2025, Brussels, June.
    • Adesola, S. (2011) 'Developing entrepreneurial talent in the Nigerian higher education'. Paper presented at the 2011 EFMD Annual Confrence, Brussels, June.
    • Adesola, S. (2010) 'Coping with Challenges of students from Africa - evidence from case studies'. Paper presented at the The African Students Recruitment International Conference, London, November.
    • Adesola, S., Beresford, R. and Bamkole, P. (2010) 'Enterprise education for employability - case of Nigerian Higher Education'. Paper presented at the EFMD, Lisbon, September.
    • Adesola, S. (2008) 'The role of education in developing an enterprising economy. Paper presented on behalf of Richard Beresford.'. Paper presented at the , London, July.
    • Adesola, S. (2008) 'Opportunities and challenges of WTO in developing countries: implication for the Nigerian legal profession'. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 9th International Academy for African Business & Development Conference, University of Florida, May.
    • Adesola, S. (2008) 'Improving participation of black minority students in class discussion'. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 9th International Academy for African Business & Development Conference, University of Florida, May.
    • Adesola, S. (2008) 'Access to global trade: challenges and opportunities for Africa'. Paper presented at the , Abuja, Nigeria, January.
    • Adesola, S. (2007) 'Opportunities for Outsourcing in Africa.'. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the International Academy for African Business & Development Conference, London Metropolitan University, May.
    • Adesola, S. (2007) 'Internationalisation of Indian and Chinese firms'. Paper presented at the International Business and Strategy Group, Brunel Business School, Uxbridge, April.
    • Baines, T. S. and Adesola, S. (2003) 'Exploring future challenges in the field of human performance modelling'. Paper presented at the Operational Research Society Annual Conference, University of Keele, September.
    • Baines, T. S. and Adesola, S. (2003) 'Human performance modelling'. Paper presented at the Industrial Simulation Conference, Valencia, Spain, June.
    • Adesola, S. and Baines, T. S. (2001) 'A process approach for assessing a BPI methodology implementation in practice'. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on ISO 9000 & TQM, Paisley Business School, Scotland, January.
    • Adesola, S., Baines, T. and Darlow, N. (2000) 'MIPIM: Framework for Business Process Improvement'. Paper presented at the National Manufacturing Conference, London, May.