About Me

Training
 
 Degree and Specialisation
 Institution Date
 PhD Economics Friedrich Schiller UniversityJenaGermany 2014
 MSc Technology Management
 Obafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria 2009
 BSc Mechanical Engineering
 Obafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria
 2003


Research Interests:
Theoretical:             Evolutionary economics; Development economics; Economics of innovation
Empirical:                Learning and innovation in networks; Absorptive capacity; Entrepreneurship; STI indicators; Developing economies especially sub-                                          Saharan Africa
Methodological:        Applied microeconometrics; Social Network Analysis (SNA); Agent based modelling 


Current Research:

 Innovation, absorptive capacity and firm networks
 External search and firm-level innovation
  

Recently Completed (Team Research, Technical Reports etc):

  1. The supply of high-quality entrepreneurs in developing countries - evidence from Nigeria (implemented with funding from PEDL)
  2. Creating a micro-level innovation dataset in Nigeria (implemented with funding from PEDL)
  3. Assessment of Innovation Capability in the Manufacturing Sector in Nigeria (implemented by NACETEM with funding  from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria)
  4. Technological Entrepreneurial Attitude in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions (implemented by NACETEM with funding  from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria)
  5. Assessment of Technological Entrepreneurial Attitudinal Status in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions (World Bank Assisted STEP-B Project implemented by NACETEM)
  6. Impact Assessment of the Education Trust Fund’s Micro-Science Kits Project (NACETEM Consultancy Project for the Education Trust Fund [ETF], Abuja)
  7. Report on Paradigm Shift in Primary Science Education in Nigeria and Development of a Business Plan for the Production of Primary Science Kits [PSK] (Consultancy Project for the National Agency for Science and EngineeringInfrastructure [NASENI], Abuja, Nigeria)
  8. Report on Compact Energy Devices (Consultancy Project for the National Agency for Science and EngineeringInfrastructure [NASENI], Abuja, Nigeria)


Teaching (courses taught at Postgraduate Diploma Level): 

 Strategic Management of Technology 
 Technological Entrepreneurship
 Introduction to Accounting and Engineering Economy
 Research Methodology
 Management of R&D and Innovation Systems
 


...and more

 
Hobbies:
 Like to read, sing or listen to good music, learn new things and inspire others

 Web Presence:
 Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=veektCMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao 
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