Dr Samuel Olutuase

Job: Lecturer in Enterprise

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: School of Leadership, Management and Marketing

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

T: +44 116 257 7166

E: samuel.olutuase@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

I am a positive, proactive and result-driven individual with records of experience in various academic and non-academic roles. I possess excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and coordinating skills as well as the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial internal and external relationships. I enjoy being part of my immediate community and strive to contribute to its development. I thrive and take pleasure in any challenging academic and working environment. My dual optimism is that I possess the skills, knowledge, expertise, competence and experience required to deliver beyond expectation; and taking up new challenges enough to spur me to greater heights and growth.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)

Publications and outputs

1) Ayandibu, A. O., & Olutuase, S. (2023). Entrepreneurship (Enterprise) Financial Stability. In Entrepreneurship Ecosystems and Their Opportunities and Challenges (pp. 1-14). IGI Global.
2) Akinyemi, B.; George, B. Olutuase, S., Ogundele, A.I. (2022). The Influence of Organizational Factors on Registered Nurses’ Work Attitudes in Nigeria. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 14(1), 21-36 doi:10.5539/ijps.v14n1p21
3) Nandjebo, M., Akande, J.O., and Olutuase, S.O. (2021). Modelling the Effect of Project Cost Management on Project Performance: An Application of SEM to Selected Namibian Public Sector Projects; International Journal of Project Organisation and Management,13(2),150-169.
4) Olutuase, S. O., Henney, N.A., & Olateju, D.J. (2021). Financial Rewards and Public Secondary School Teachers’ Attitude to Work: An Empirical Study. IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM), 23(6 Series II), 49-56.
5) Olutuase, S. O., Pradeep Brijlal & Bingwen Yan (2020). Model for stimulating entrepreneurial skills through entrepreneurship education in an African context, Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/08276331.2020.1786645
6) Nzewi, O. I., Yan, B., & Olutuase, S. (2019). An analysis of the design factors of work procedures: implications for local government administration in South Africa. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 0020852319868829.
7) Lungisa, S., Nzewi, O., & Olutuase, S. O. (2019). The mediating role of planned behaviour on deterrence initiatives aimed at managing local government workplace compliance. SA Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(1), 1-11.
8) Olutuase, S.O., and Ugwu, P.C. (2019). Dynamics of Intrapreneurial Intensity in Private Firm. IOSR Journal of Business Management, 21(5), 10 – 10. DOI: 10.9790/487X-2105102635
9) Bashir, A. M., Bayat, A., Olutuase, S. O., & Abdul Latiff, Z. A. (2019). Factors affecting consumers’ intention towards purchasing halal food in South Africa: a structural equation modelling. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 25(1), 26-48.
10) Olutuase, S.O, Brijlal, P, Yan, B, and Ologundudu, E.O. (2018). Entrepreneurial Orientation and Intention: Impact of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 21 (1S).
11) Olutuase, S. O. (2014). A Study of Safety Management in the Nigerian Construction Industry. IOSR Journal of Business Management, 16(3), 1 – 10. DOI: 10.9790/487X-16350110.
12) Olutuase, S. O. (2014). Entrepreneurship Model for Sustainable Economic Development in Developing Countries. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation & Entr;2014, p191. Retrievable from EBSCO HOST (http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/94948794/entrepreneurship-model-sustainable-economic-development-developing-countries).

Research interests/expertise

(a) Entrepreneurship education
(b) Entrepreneurial mindset
(c) Social innovation
(d) Graduate entrepreneurship

Areas of teaching

  • Creativity and innovation
  • New and small venture development
  • Modelling entrepreneurship education


(a) PhD in Management (with specialisation in Entrepreneurship) - University of the Western Cape, South Africa
(b) Master’s in Business Management (with distinction in Research) - University of Jos, Nigeria
(c) B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Management (University of Jos, Nigeria)

Courses taught

(a) Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ENTE3534) – Module Leader (b) Leadership and Sustainability (BMBA5001) – Global MBA (c) Creative Management and Marketing (Final year) (d) Creative Art of Selling and Negotiation (Second year) (e) Perspectives on Creative Leadership (Final year) (f) Business Creation and Innovation (Master’s)

Honours and awards

(a) 2nd Prize, UWC Research and Innovation (Indaba) Week; 4 – 7 September 2017
(b) In 2016, I secured a research grant from the federal government of Nigeria under the initiative of NEEDS Assessment to support my PhD research at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
(c) Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporations Award for the Best Graduating Student in Business Management in the 2003/2004 Session 

Membership of external committees

Member, Board of Reviewers (Voluntary Employment) September 2021 – Date
International Journal of Economics and Finance
URL: https://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijef/editor

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member, The Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, an organisation committed to promoting the use of the entrepreneurial mindset in Higher Education, for the benefit of students and alumni, business and industry, Higher Education professionals and society.


1. I am a co-investigator on the project titled “African sharing models of entrepreneurship: Towards a Pragmatic Indigenous African Entrepreneurship Model (IAEM)”. The project is currently funded by the governments of France and South Africa for two years (2023 – 2024).

Conference attendance

1. The 9th Annual California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (April 29, 2022). I participated in the Entrepreneurship Mindset and Entrepreneurship and the Disadvantaged sessions.
2. As a distinguished speaker, I delivered a presentation titled: Business graduates’ work readiness within the context of Industry 4.0; at the 2nd African International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (December 7 – 10, 2020): Harare, Zimbabwe (hosted by University of Zimbabwe).
3. I delivered a lecture on Manuscript writing & Research Dissemination at the 2019 Global Health Trial Network (Nigeria Faculty) Workshop held on November 30, 2019, at National Trauma Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.
4. Olutuase, S.O, Brijlal, P, and Yan, B. (2017). Variation of Entrepreneurial Intention by Exogenous Factors: Implications for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem; 5th International Entrepreneurship Conference, Cape Town: 28 – 29 September 2017.
5. Olutuase, S.O. (2015). Building Sustainable Entrepreneurship Capital – Why and How? 14th International Entrepreneurship Forum Conference (16-18 Sept 2015), Cape Town, South Africa
6. 2nd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Bangkok, Thailand (2014).

Consultancy work

1. Reposition Nigeria’s Maritime Industry (2021 – 2023). A collaboration project between the Industrial Training Fund (the Research & Curriculum Development Department) and the University of Jos. Our current project focuses on the Assessment of Current and Future Skills in Nigeria's Maritime Industry to highlight policy and strategic issues for repositioning the industry.
2. Nigerian Agro-Allied Outlook, 2018. Interagency collaboration between the Industrial Training Fund (the Research & Curriculum Development Department) and the University of Jos. We surveyed skills gaps and opportunities in the value chain of the agro-allied sector of Nigeria.
3. City of Cape Town Research. In collaboration with Dr Pradeep Brijlal and Mrs Albertina Jere, I worked on the data analysis and report on a project titled: Exploring unemployed women’s economic survival in Khayelitsha: what they prefer & can be supported to do? The project was done between 2016 and 2017.

Current research students

Darsheet Chauhan
2nd Supervisor

Externally funded research grants information

1. I am a co-investigator on the project titled “African sharing models of entrepreneurship: Towards a Pragmatic Indigenous African Entrepreneurship Model (IAEM)”. The project is currently funded by the governments of France and South Africa for two years (2023 – 2024).

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