Dr Mike Adenuga (Jnr) Professorial Chair: Prof. Adebisi To Deliver Special Inaugural Lecture


The Director of the Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Sunday Adebisi will deliver the first Special Annual Lecture as Occupier of the Dr Mike Adenuga (Jnr) Professorial Chair in Entrepreneurship Studies.

The maiden edition of the Dr Mike Adenuga (Jnr) Professorial Chair in Entrepreneurship Studies will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

The lecture titled: “Revolutionizing the Nigerian Economy to Create Decent Jobs and Sustainable Wealth; The Sole-Ladder, The Sole-Option and the Sole-Platform” will be delivered at the J.F. Ade Ajayi (Main) Auditorium.

Major players and stakeholders drawn from the private and public sectors are expected to attend the lecture which will address and proffer solutions to some of the identified dire challenges facing the society.

The Dr. Mike Adenuga (Jnr) Professorial Chair in Entrepreneurship Studies, UNILAG was endowed by Dr. Mike Adenuga to focus on research interest that supports enterprise creation and development in Nigeria.

The Special Annual Lecture series which is to be debuted by the first Chair Occupier and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Hub and Strategic Management, Professor Sunday Adebisi is part of the cardinal objectives of the Professorial Chair.

Who is Sunday Abayomi Adebisi

Dr. Sunday Abayomi Adebisi is a Professor in the Department of Business Administration, and also the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

He is also the Director of the ARUA Research Centre of Excellence. He was also the Lead Researcher (Rocket Data Star) of the Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerated Program (REAP); an Entrepreneurship programme that the University of Lagos conducted in partnership with MIT, United States of America and successfully led the completion of the first two phases for the University.

Prof. Adebisi is a First-Class Honors graduate, with a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration. His specializations include; Sustainable Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Innovation, Competitive and Comparative Strategy, International Business, and presently developing insight into Forensic Strategic Management.

He has published widely at home and abroad with about 50 journal articles and books to his credit. As part of his excellent performances in pragmatic research, Dr Adebisi was appointed the Project Manager and Research Advisor of the Commercial Pilot of M(E) ethanol Clean Cookstoves Project of the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) in Lagos, Nigeria, the first of its kind project in West Africa. He was therefore seconded by the University to Shell for two years from April 2014 to March 2016 to oversee this Pilot Study.

He is a Scholar of the Soochow University China, with a fully sponsored research study by the Chinese Government between August 10 and December 10, 2013. His China research outcomes presented at the 2014 World Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM) held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom won the International award of Best Full Paper in Performance Management and was the only award won by an African in the total 36 awards presented.

In June 2017, he also won another international Award from the EFMD 2016 Best African Case in Berlin, Germany. He is a member of many Professional and Academic bodies: Academy of International Business (AIB) USA; Strategic Management Society (SMS) USA; British Academy of Management (U.K.); The Academy of Management, Nigeria (TAMN); Nigerian Society for Financial Research (NSFR); Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM Chartered); and National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN).


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