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PhD, FHEA, MRes, LLM, LLB (Hons)
Business and Management
Oxford Brookes Business School
+44 (0) 1865 485764
Headington, CLC 1.20
Dr Sola Adesola is an active researcher and also teaches at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. She leads modules in International Organisations, Corporate & Business Law and International Business. Sola has contributed to writing research proposals for securing internal and external research grants from Oxford Brookes University, British Council and EPSRC. She has also published in internationally recognised journals such as International Journal of Production and Operaitons Management, Business Process Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy and OPEC Energy Review. Sola was a Visiting Associate Professor at Kwara State University, Nigeria. She is a buddy to international franchise programmes, programme validation panel expert, and external examiner at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Sola is an editorial member of Border Crossing Journal, Transnational Marketing Journal and Remittances Review Journal. Sola has actively contributed to shaping and developing the race and diversity strategy at Brookes, as well as leading on Africa matters through OBU Africa Forum, an intellectual dialogue and a voice on Africa research and academic matters. Sola is a 'Diversifying Leadership' champion from the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE).
U51035 Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage
U52029 International Markets & Competition
International Buddy Roles:
Research Degree Supervision
Current PhD Supervision:
Completed PhD Supervision
An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Nigeria’s Inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Flows: A Cointegration Analysis – July 2017, Oxford Brookes University Business School – INTERNAL EXAMINER
SERVICES PROVIDED BY BANKS FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. A CROSS-COUNTRY ANALYSIS USING A MARKETING APPROACH- CardiffMet/LSC - EXTERNAL EXAMINER - 2018
MSc/MBA, Undergraduate and Placement Supervisions -cross cutting topics on management, entrepreneurship, startups, foreign direct investment and trade, internationalisation, ecommerce, consumer behaviour and regional development Africa
Sola's research interests include:
2. Energy policy and development
3. University-industry interaction for innovation and knowledge economy
4. Business process improvement
5. Strategic positioning
Sola is a qualitative researcher with strong process-based approach to research.
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Adesola, S. and Brennan, F. (2018) Energy in African Developing Economies: Policy, Management and Sustainability. To be published by Palgrave Macmillan Forthcoming 2018
Kolawole, A; Adesola, S; and De Vita (2017) 'Factors that drive energy use in Africa: Panel Data evidence from selected SSA Countries. OPEC Energy Review December , vol. 41, issue 4, Article DOI: 10.1111/opec.12115
Somorin T; Adesola, S; and Kolawole, A. (2017). A. “A state-level assessment of the waste to energy potential of municipal solid wastes in Nigeria” Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 186, pp 804-815. Rank: 1.721: Impact Factor: 4.959 ISBN 0959-6526; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.228
Kolawole, A; Adesola, S; and De Vita, G. (2017) “A Disaggregated Analysis of Energy Demand in Sub-Saharan Africa” International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 7 (2) pp. 224-235. ISBN 2146-4553
De Vita, G; and Lagoke, O; and Adesola, S. (2016) ‘Nigerian oil and gas industry local content development: A stakeholder analysis’- Public Policy and Administration, DOI: 10.1177/0952076715581635, 31(1) pp51-79
Adesola, S. and Baines, T. S. (2005) 'Developing and evaluating a methodology for business process improvement', Business Process Management Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 37-46, January, ISSN 1463-7154.
Baines, T. S., Gwyn, K., Adesola, S. and Higson, M. (2005) 'Strategic positioning: an integrated decision process for manufacturers', International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 180-201, January, ISSN 0144-3577.
Baines, T. S., Adesola, S., Gwyn, K. and Higson, M. (2005) 'Strategic positioning: creating competitive space for manufacture', IOMControl Journal, vol 31, no. 31, pp. 23-27, January, ISSN 0266-1313.
Baines, T, Adesola, S, Perryman, R, and Ellis, C. (2000) Methodology for process improvement: a practical guide. Wiley-Blackwell 2000
Baines, T, Adesola, S, Perryman, R, and Ellis, C. (2000) Development of a methodology for assessing the performance of a team. Wiley-Blackwell 2000
Adesola, S, and Baines, T. (2000) Developing a methodology for business process improvement. MCB University Press 2000
Adesola, S; Lagoke, O; and John, I, (2018) “The Role of Universities in Oil and Gas Education in Nigeria”. Presented at the 5th Cosinus 2018 Conference, 11th-12th January, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford Brookes University
Alkali, U and Adesola, S (2018) “Conceptualising the Roles of University-Industry-Government Interactions for Knowledge-Based Economy in Nigeria” Presented at the 5th Cosinus 2018 Conference, 11th-12th January, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford Brookes University
Adesola, S; and Mier Iniguez, J, “Evaluating the state of Entrepreneurship in the Legal Profession”. Accepted for Presentation at the British Academy of Management Conference. September 2017
Adesola, S; and Alkali, U. (2016) The new role of the Nigerian universities in the development of knowledge and innovation for sustainable economy. Presented at the International Research Conference, 16th June 2016, Oxford Brookes University.
John, I.J; Singh, P; and Adesola, S (2014) Factors that Influence Entrepreneurial Intentions among Undergraduates of South-south and Southeast Nigeria, 5th GW Global Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Conference, Held at George Washington Business School, Washington DC
Adesola, S., (2013) ‘Entrepreneurship Curriculum for Africa’. Paper presented at the 2nd Entrepreneurship Directors Conference 2013, 10 -14 June 2013, Kwara State University, Nigeria
McLean, J; Altinay, L; James, P; and Adesola, S. (2013) ‘The Influence of Organisational Variables on Knowledge Management in New Product Development’. Work in Progress 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), 14th – 18th April, Brazil
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., Bamkole, P., Beresford, R and Mueller, S. (2012) ‘Implementing entrepreneurship education across borders: Insights from three collaboration projects in Nigeria’ Paper presented at the IEEC 2012, University of Plymouth, Sept
Adesola, S. (2012) ‘From policy to practice: institutionalizing entrepreneurship education in Nigeria’ Paper presented at the Joint Research Conference, OBU and Burgundy School of Business, May, Oxford.
Adesola, S. and Mueller, S. (2012) ‘Exploring the impact of entrepreneurship role models on students’ attributes: The case of a Nigerian-European Entrepreneurship Education’ Paper presented at the Joint Research Conference, OBU and Burgundy School of Business, May, Oxford.
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. and Mueller, S (2011) ‘Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurial Competences’ Paper presented at the Alliance for the Future of Higher Education in Europe, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, May
Adesola, S. (2010) 'Coping with Challenges of students from Africa - evidence from case studies'. Paper presented at The African Students Recruitment International Conference, London, 4th 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 at the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce Conference, 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, USA, May.
Adesola, S. (2008) 'Access to global trade: challenges and opportunities for Africa'. Paper presented at the Nigeria Bar Association Annual Conference, Business Law Section, 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 29th -June 2nd
Adesola, S. (2007) ‘Strategies for Educational and Training Collaboration in Nigeria’. ‘Paper presented at the Opportunity Nigeria: Doing Business in Nigeria Conference, Nigeria British Chamber of Commerce, London Chamber of Commerce, Sept 27
Adesola, S. (2005) ‘Strategic Offshoring in the developing and emerging economies’ Paper presented at the Business School Research Conference, May, Oxford.
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, M.S, Baines, T, Darlow, N. (2000) ‘MIPIM: Framework for Business Process Improvement’. Paper presented at the National Manufacturing Conference, London, May 2000
Internationalisation of India & Chinese firms, organised by the International Business and Strategy Group, Brunel Business School, Uxbridge, 18-19 April 2007
Adesola, S, (2011) Do our higher institutions have expertise to train entrepreneurs? Business Day Newspaper, pp.30-31, 22 August 2011, Nigeria
Member of the editorial team of Border Crossing Journal, Transnational Marketing Journal and Remittances Review Journal
Academic Independent Consultancy Project: Impact Assessment of Entrepreneurship Education on Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria – April-June 2012
Executive Programmes - 2009 - 2011
FIVE revenue generated leadership programmes for senior managers and academics from Nigeria to Oxford Brookes University. Revenue Income: £52,500 - £60,000
Research Fellow: Cranfield University
Sola has worked as a Research Fellow at Cranfield University on supply chain positioning and has contributed to managing a human performance modelling research network as part of EPSRC/IMRC funded research projects
VALIDATION PANEL/EXTERNAL EXAMINER ROLES
PhD Mock Vivas- Cranfield University
Voluntary mock viva examinations for PhD students: Cranfield University (co-initiated 7 years ago as part of church community outreach service to student members at Cranfield university campus)
KEYNOTE/PANEL ADDRESSES AND LECTURES
UNIVERSITY ROLE AT OVERSEAS GRADUATION CEREMONY
Reader at the 1st Oxford Brookes University Africa Graduation – October 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
Visiting Associate Professor, Kwara State University, School of Business & Governance, Ilorin Nigeria - August 2014 -August 2015
UKTI University Mission to Nigeria: 2009 Participated in the University mission to Abuja as part of the UK and NUC’s plan to seek overseas partnership on higher education in Nigeria.
University of Ibadan, Nigeria: Research and Network collaboration on Enterprise Education
Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria: Visiting Associate
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria: Visiting Fellow- Centre for Industrial and Research Development