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Dr Adebowale Owoseni

Job: Senior Lecturer in Information System

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

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

T: +44 0116 366 4553



Personal profile

Dr. Owoseni demonstrates success in both corporate and academic arenas. Prior to joining academic, he worked as a software developer and solution architect in the financial service sector for 13 years.

He leverages significant industry experience and finds fulfilment in researching and teaching subjects that speak to computing for small business, digital transformation, ICT for development and societal impact of emerging technologies.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)

Publications and outputs 

Journal Articles

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

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

Tolani, A., Owoseni, A. and 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.

Dansharifa, A.R., Iyawa G, E., Owoseni, A. and 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.

Owoseni, A., Wakunuma, K., Tolani, A. and 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.

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 postdoctoral students and other collaborators in  the following reseach areas :

  • Societal impact of emerging technologies such as AI, Blockchain, VR. Moreso, in a situation where the technology speaks to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • ICT for development. Reflecting the innovative use of ICTs Global South.
  • Digital transformation - Computing for small and medium businesses, digital culture and uptake of digital innovation.

Areas of teaching

  • ICT for Development (ICT4D)
  • Human Factors in Systems Design
  • Web Application Development


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

Courses taught

  • Business Information Systems Design
  • Information Systems Analysis
  • Programming (C#/Vb)
  • ICT for Development
  • Human Factors in Systems Design

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


Living Innovation Project (Liv-In)  - View

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