Dr Adebowale Owoseni

Job: Senior Lecturer in Information System

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

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

T: +44 0116 366 4553

E: adebowale.owoseni@dmu.ac.uk

Social Media: https://linkedin.com/in/adebowaleowoseni/


Personal profile

Prior to 2019, I functioned in different digital transformation-related roles within the industry for 13 years helping businesses to derive significant value from digital investments. Currently, I leverage my industry experience and find fulfillment in teaching and researching societal impacts of digital technologies, and digital transformation. My teaching, learning and research engagements in these domains are multidisciplinary, with verifiable contributions to practice and theory.

More  details on personal website

Research group affiliations

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)

Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)

Publications and outputs

Journal Articles

Owoseni, A., Hatsu, S., & Tolani, A. (2021). How do digital technologies influence the dynamic capabilities of micro and small businesses in a pandemic and low-income country context? The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, e12202. [View]

Obembe, D., Kolade, S., Obembe, F., Owoseni, A., & Mafimisebi, O. (2021). Covid-19 and the tourism industry: an early-stage sentiment analysis of the impact of social media and stakeholder communication? International Journal of Information Management Data Insights, [View]

Wilford, S., McBride, N., Brooks, L., Akintoye, S., Owoseni, A., Leach, A., Flick, C., Fisk, M., and Stacey, M. (2021). The Digital Network of Networks: Regulatory Risk and Policy Challenges of Vaccine Passports. European Journal of Risk Regulation [View

Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2020). Evaluating mobile app usage by service sector micro and small enterprises in Nigeria: an abductive approach. Information Technology for Development. [View

Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2019). The dynamic capabilities of small and medium scale enterprisesusing mobile apps in Lagos, Nigeria. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. [View

Owoseni, A., & Twinomurinzi, H. (2018). Mobile apps usage and dynamic capabilities: a structural equation model of SMEs in Lagos, Nigeria. Telematics and Informatics. [View]

Book Chapter

Rae, D., Kolade, O. & Owoseni, A. (2021). Are African economies open for entrepreneurship: how do we know? In: Kolade, O., Rae, D., Obembe, D., Woldesenbet Beta, K. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Africa Entrepreneurship, London: Palgrave Macmillan. [View

Tolani A., Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi H. (2019). Exploring the Effect of Mobile Apps on SMEs inNigeria: A Critical Realist Study. In: Nielsen P., Kimaro H. (eds) Information and CommunicationTechnologies for Development. Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst forICT4D. ICT4D 2019. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 551.Springer. [View]

Conference Papers

Owoseni, A., Tolani, A. & Mahmood, Z. (2021). Rethinking methods and ethics of small business research in Africa. Development Studies Association (DSA) Conference 2021 on Unsettling Development (online), University of East Anglia, 24 June -02 July 2021. [View]

Flick, C., Owoseni, A., Fisk, M. & Firth, R. (2021). Visualizing home technologies of the future: a report from Leicester diverse communities. ETHICOMP2021 conference. [View]

Fisk, M., Flick, C. & Owoseni, A. (2021). Ethical benchmarks for industry and commerce: a new landscape for responsible innovation. ETHICOMP2021 conference online. Jun. 10-Jul. 2, 2021 [View]

Tolani, A., Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2020). Designing for Context versus the Lock-In Effect of Free Global Digital Platforms: A Case of SMEs from Nigeria. 15th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DERIST2020), Kristiansand, Norway 2-4 Dec. 2020. [View]

Dansharifa, A.R., Iyawa G, E., Owoseni, A. & Iyawa R. (2020). mHealth for Self-Management in Pregnancy: Perceptions of Women in Low-Resource Settings. 9th International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies (HCist 2020), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 21-23 Oct. 2020. [View]

Owoseni, A., Wakunuma, K., Tolani, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2020). Exploring gender gaps: how Nigerian micro business owners use mobile apps for business. 2020 IFIP WG9.4 European Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (online), 10-11 June 2020. [View]

Tolani, A., Owoseni, A. and Twinomurinzi, H., (2019). Roles of mobile apps in absorptive capabilities of small and medium size enterprises in Nigeria. IST Africa Conference, Nairobi. 8-10 May 2019. [View]

Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2018). Maximizing opportunities using mobile apps: anexploratory factor analysis of service sector micro and small enterprises in Nigeria. 11th AnnualSIG Global Development. AIS 2018 Pre-ICIS Workshop, at San Francisco, Califonia, United States ofAmerica [View]

Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2017). The use of mobile apps to enhance SMEs in conditions ofuncertainty : A case study from Lagos. 10th Annual SIG Global Development. AIS 2017 Pre-ICISWorkshop at Seoul, South Korea [View

Owoseni, A., Salami, O. ,Twinomurinzi, H. & Mtsweni, J. (2017). Evolving a New CommunityThrough Tuckman Model and WhatsApp Messaging Platform. IST Africa Conference, Windhoek,pp. 1–9. [View]

Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H., (2016). Mobile App Usage as a Dynamic Capability in Nigerian Start-ups. IST Africa Conference, Durban, pp.1–9. [View]

Research interests/expertise

Adebowale welcomes enquiries from  potential doctoral students and other collaborators in  the area of Digital transformation and Societal impact of digital technologiesDigital skills,  digital strategy,  digital culture and readines, and digital innovation.  Moreso, in situations where the concepts addresse UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and (or) developloment needs of  the  low -income countries.

Areas of teaching

  • Digital Technologies (Introductrory Concepts)
  • Digital businesses modeling, management and governance
  • Design and Developement of eCommerce Software
  • ICT for Development (ICT4D)


  • PhD  -  Information Systems
  • MBA   -  Information Technology
  • MSc    -  Computer Science (Informatics)
  • BTech -  Computer Engineering

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Digital Technologies
  • ICT for Development (ICT4D)
  • Human Factors in Systems Design
  • Global Web
  • Design and Developement of eCommerce Software

Membership of external committees

I chair the digital skills workforce, a subgroup of Leicester Leicestershire Enterprise Partnerships (LLEP)  Digital Skills Partnership (DSP)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • Institute of Information technology Practitioners, South Africa (IITPSA)

Professional licences and certificates

  • Lead Implementer (ISO/IEC 20000), PECB
  • RPA Developer, BluePrism
  • Oracle BPM Advanced Implementation (Developer), Oracle


Current research students

Miss Naome Gapara, Fulltime Doctoral Candidate, 2nd supervisor.

Externally funded research grants information

  1. Living Innovation Project : European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 78799.  

Internally funded research project information

  1. 2020/21  - CEM Faculty Research Grant : Pandemic Motivated Digital Transformation in Nigerian Small Busineses (active-DT project)
  2. 2020/21 - Higher Education Innovation Fund :  Re-skilling Busineses for new Opportunities in the post Covid-19 landscape (REBOUND)

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