Dr Oluwasoye Mafimisebi

Job: Lecturer in Strategic Management VC2020

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7673

E: oluwasoye.mafimisebi@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Oluwasoye P. Mafimisebi is a Lecturer in Strategic Management (VC2020) at the Faculty of Law and Business. Dr Oluwasoye was formerly a banker and insurance/risk management professional but move into academia after completing a PhD in Strategy Enterprise and Innovation from the University of Portsmouth (UK).

Dr Oluwasoye’s research revolves around risk, crisis, disaster and resilience management. I am also interested in entrepreneurship education and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

As a member of the Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI) at De Montfort University, I'm particularly interested in risk/crisis management strategy and organisational resilience as well as entrepreneurship education and innovation management policy formulation and implementation at organisation and national levels.

Dr Oluwasoye’s growing research aspect focuses on business continuity and organisational resilience, risk, security, counter-terrorism, crisis and disaster management strategy; business ethics, enterprise development and SMEs resilience in conflict and crisis affected areas. I welcome research proposals for doctorate studies and industry collaboration in these areas.

Dr Oluwasoye’s completed his PhD in Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation (specialising on Risk, Crisis, Disaster & Resilience Management Strategy) and holds MSc (Distinction) in Risk Management, BA (Hons) Global Business Management, HND (Distinction) in Risk Management/Insurance, HND in Safety/Security Management and OND (Distinction) in Insurance/Risk Management.

I have published articles in world leading academic journals including International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Journal of Emergency Management, European Journal of Business and Management, Journal of Environment and Earth Science, and Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development among others.

As a module leader, Dr Oluwasoye’s teaching focus relates to crisis and business continuity management, organisational management and strategy, and global contemporary business issues.

I emphasised personal development and experiential learning approach to education. In research, Dr Oluwasoye is a firm believer in research impact and commercialisation of research and innovation.

The key words in my research are risk management, crisis/disaster management, resilience and business continuity, SMEs and vulnerability, vulnerable environment and people, security and counter-terrorism, moral disengagement, environmental risk, organisational risk and risk behaviour, government as entrepreneurs, commercialisation of knowledge, strategy, enterprise and innovation. I welcome PhD research proposals that align with my research interests.

In March 2018, Dr Oluwasoye successfully obtained SEEDCORN funding from Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University to investigate resilience of SMEs under conditions of uncertainty in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project is expected to lead to major collaboration with government agencies, NGOs and indigenous businesses in West African countries.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)

Publications and outputs 

Mafimisebi, O. P., & Thorne, S. (2017). Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: Are Lessons From Past Disasters Actionable? Chapter 35 in C., Kuel & C. N., Madu (ed.). Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management. London: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Mafimisebi, O. P. & Thorne, S. (2017). Vandalism-Militancy Relationship: The Influence of Risk Perception and Moral Disengagement. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 35(1), 1-31.

Mafimisebi, O. P. (2016). Project Management Practice: Lessons Learned from Project Failures in Nigeria. European Journal of Business and Management, 8(1), 105-118.

Mafimisebi, O. P., & Ogbonna, O. C. (2016). Environmental Risk of Gas Flaring in Nigeria: Lessons from Chevron Nigeria and Ilaje Crisis. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 6(3), 180-204.

Alotaibi, A. B., & Mafimisebi, O. P. (2016). Project Management Practice: Redefining Theoretical Challenges in the 21st Century. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 7(1), 93-99.

Ogbonna, O. C., & Mafimisebi, O. P. (2016). Treatment of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Drinking Water in Niger Delta, Nigeria Using Low-Cost Adsorbents (Coconut Shell). Journal of Civil and Environmental Research, 8(3), 129-146.

Mafimisebi, O. P & Thorne, S. (2015). Oil Terrorism-Militancy Link: Mediating Role of Moral Disengagement in Emergency and Crisis Management. Journal of Emergency Management, 13(5), 447-58.

Mafimisebi, O. P & Nkwunonwo, U. C. (2015). Environmental Risk: Exploring Organisational Resilience and Robustness. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 6(1), 1103-1115. Mafimisebi, O. P & Nkwunonwo, U. C. (2014). The Impacts of Gas Flaring and Climate Risks: An Appraisal of Nigerian Petroleum Industry. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 5(4), 1071-1078. Nkwunonwo, U. C., & Mafimisebi, O. P. (2013). Responding to the challenges of Global Climate Change in Nigeria through GIS mapping of Carbon IV oxide gas emission. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 4(12), 765-775.

Presentations

Mafimisebi, O. P., Hoecht, A., & Thorne, S. (September, 2016). Under Threats: Misconception, Perception and Trust Deficit in Security and Terrorism Crises. The Operational Research Society (OR58) Conference, Portsmouth, UK.

Mafimisebi, O. P., Dibia, C., Dhakal, H., & Simandjundtak, S. (September, 2016). Risk Perception and Safety in Risk-Based Management. The Operational Research Society (OR58) Conference, Portsmouth, UK.

Mafimisebi, O. P. (June, 2016). Corporate Ethical Evaporation: A Review and Research Agenda in Risk Management. 12th PBS Postgraduate Research Student Conference, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

Mafimisebi, O. P. (June, 2016). Ethical Evaporation Violates Risk and Crisis Management Practice. 12th PBS Postgraduate Research Student Conference, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.

Mafimisebi, O. P. (September, 2015). Moral Disengagement: Complications and Implications in Crisis and Disaster Management Strategies. British Academy of Management Conference, Portsmouth, UK.

Mafimisebi, O. P. (May, 2015). Self-Inflicted Disasters: Conceptual Framework in Era of Unconventional Risk, Crisis and Disaster. 11th PBS Postgraduate Research Student Conference, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.

Mafimisebi, O. P. (October, 2014). Crisis Management Framework for Organisations in Crisis. 7th MMU Postgraduate Research Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.

Mafimisebi, O. P. (May, 2014). Environmental Risk Behaviour and Management: Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction. Graduate School Development Programme, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.

Works in progress

Mafimisebi, O. P., Thorne, S., & Hoecht, A. Ethical Evaporation: Moral Disengagement in Strategic Choices of Senior Executives in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Situations. Academy of Management Review (3rd Draft Revise and Resubmit).

Moral disengagement theory of crisis communication. Article manuscript in progress, to be submitted for publication

“Image Repair” reconsidered: A critique of the Image Repair Theory of Crisis Communication. Article manuscript in progress, to be submitted for publication Niger Delta crises: Image Repair and Moral Disengagement. Article to be submitted for publication

Trust and Image Repair: Learning the Lessons of Shell Nigeria Crisis. Article manuscript in progress, to be submitted for publication Reconceptualising “Government as Entrepreneur” in developing countries: The case of Nigeria. Article to be submitted for publication

Government as entrepreneur: A rhetoric or reality? Article to be submitted for publication

Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management. Monograph to be submitted for publication

Research interests/expertise

Risk Management, Business Continuity, Resilience and Crisis Management

Business Ethics, Risk Behaviour and Ethical Evaporation

Commercialisation of Innovation and Research

Strategic Entrepreneurship Education

SMEs Growth in Fragile/Conflict-Affected Areas

Strategy Implementation Processes

Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation

Government as Entrepreneur

Areas of teaching

Crisis Management; Business Continuity Management; Organisational Management and Strategy

Qualifications

PhD, MSc (Distinction), BA (Hons), HNDs (Distinction), ND (Distinction)

Courses taught

Global Business Issues; Global Financial Issues; Organisational Management; Contemporary Business Issues; Global Contemporary Business Issues; Crisis and Business Continuity Management; Dissertation Supervisor in Dissertation PG; Executive Company Projects

Honours and awards

International/European Union (EU) Fund Award, University of Portsmouth, 2017

International/European Union (EU) Fund Award, University of Portsmouth, 2016

International/European Union (EU) Fund Award, University of Portsmouth, 2015

Vice-Chancellor Prize for Excellence in Learning and Student Experience, University of Portsmouth, 2015

Volunteering Award in Student Engagement and Participation, University of Portsmouth, 2015

International/European Union (EU) Fund Award, University of Portsmouth, 2014 Faculty Prize for Overall Best Student on MSc Risk Management, University of Portsmouth, 2013

Central Bank of Nigeria Prize on Entrepreneurship, Central Bank of Nigeria, 2008

Rector’s Prize for Best Graduating Risk Management Student, Rivers State Polytechnic, Nigeria, 2007

Overall Best Graduating Insurance/Risk Management Student, Rivers State Polytechnic, Nigeria, 2004

Membership of external committees

Member, University Research Degree Committee (March 2015 – February 2017)

Member, University of Portsmouth Environment Network, Portsmouth, UK (October 2013 – September 2017)

Member, University of Portsmouth Innovation Space, Portsmouth, UK (September 2014 – October 2017)

Member, Organising Sub-Committee, The Operational Research Society (OR58) Conference, Portsmouth, UK 2016

Member, Organising Sub-Committee, British Academy of Management Conference, Portsmouth, UK. 2015

Membership of professional associations and societies

INSTITUTE OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT NIGERIA 2009

NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (CHARTERED) 2009

CHARTERED INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA 2005

Professional licences and certificates

CIIN Certificate in Insurance

CIIN Diploma in Insurance

Proficiency Certificate in Management

Projects

Mafimisebi, O. P. (2017). Resilience of Informal Enterprise and Growth Dynamics in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Areas of Nigeria. Exploratory Grants PEDL Project. Department for International Development (DFID) and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Mafimisebi, O. P. (2016). Perception of Informal Enterprise Growth Dynamics in Crisis Affected Areas of Nigeria. Exploratory Grants PEDL Project. Department for International Development (DFID) and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Mafimisebi, O. P. (2015). Informality: Turbulent SMEs in Vulnerable Low-Income Countries (The Case of Nigeria). Exploratory Grants PEDL Project. Department for International Development (DFID) and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Mafimisebi, O. P. (2015). Sustained Growth, Crises and Disasters: Exploring the case of Vulnerable SMEs in Low-Income Countries. Exploratory Grants PEDL Project. Department for International Development (DFID) and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Mafimisebi, O. P. (2014). SMEs and Women Empowerment in Crisis. Exploratory Grants PEDL Project. Department for International Development (DFID) and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Mafimisebi, O. P. (2013). Crisis Management Training for Vulnerable SMEs. Exploratory Grants PEDL Project. Department for International Development (DFID) and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Externally funded research grants information

SMEs Resilience in Uncertain Times (March 2018 - Dec. 2018) (£1000 SEEDCORN Project)

Case studies

I am working on publishing my case research on learning from disasters to inform policy review and local crisis/disaster management plans and practices in Sub-Saharan Africa. Engagement with government agencies and parastatals, NGOs and local communities is ongoing.

ORCID number

0000-0002-5102-5246

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