Abiola Adebayo

Abiola Adebayo BSc; MSc; MRes

Associate Lecturer


I am a business and management consultant professional with teaching experience at different levels in the UK Higher Education. I am currently undergoing my doctorate at Sheffield Business School where I have developed an extensive knowledge of practice-based teaching through a well-developed research knowledge and industry experience.   Mr research interest focuses on emerging strategies of entrepreneurial firms in developing economies.

My teaching approach is motivated by the need to balance practice with theory, while exposing students to real-world practical insights about theoretical concepts. 


Over the years, I have taught on different modules in International Business Management as an Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.  I have also supported in dissertation supervision.
I am currently concluding my doctoral research within the international business management field.

I am very passionate to inspire young students to develop professional ability and properly engage students to ensure learning takes place effectively. 


Department of Management

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

Subject area 

International Business Management 

Modules taught

International Strategic Management
International Entrepreneurship
Export Management
Research Method in International Business 
Contemporary International Business Practices  


Current research 

Adebayo, A. (2022). Exploring the Entrepreneurs Response to Informal Institutional Voids on Entrepreneurial Process in Nigeria. A developmental Paper submitted to Sheffield Business School Post-Graduate and Early Career Researchers’ (PGR and ECR) Conference 2022

Adebayo, A.; Owens, M.; Darabi, F. and Imtiaz, M. (2020). Exploring the Entrepreneurs Response to Informal Institutional Voids in Nigeria. A developmental paper accepted at British Academy of Management (BAM)  Conference

Adebayo, A. (2021). Exploring the Entrepreneur’s Response to Informal Institutional Voids in Nigeria. A developmental paper presented at CCRI Doctoral Conference – Impact 2021.

Other activities

ASPIRE Steering Board Member  

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