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Dr Adeyinka Adewale

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour

Deputy Director of Studies, Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Fellow, UK HEA

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  • Business Ethics, 
  • Bureaucracies, 
  • Employee Morality, 
  • Entrepreneurship


Henley Business School building room 227, Whiteknights campus

Dr Adeyinka Adewale is a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the Henley Business School. He is a member of both the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Centre for Ethical Management.

Adeyinka's doctoral research was in the field of business ethics with a special focus on contexts, especially bureaucracies and their impact on employee morality. The research drew on socio-cognitive theories such as the Moral Identity theory and Kohlberg’s Cognitive Moral Development theory within the pharmaceutical industry context of a developing country to understand how bureaucratic contexts interact with employees' moral identities. His current research focus spans business ethics, CSR and entrepreneurship in the context of emerging economies.

His teaching portfolio covers undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Entrepreneurship, Organisational Behaviour, Business Ethics and the Degree Apprenticeship program.

Adeyinka regularly gives talks at academic conferences in Africa, Europe, United States and Asia. He is also often invited to deliver keynote addresses and to facilitate trainings, seminars and workshops for business organisations, government institutions and professional bodies. He sits on the board of a number of organisations and charities in Africa and is an adviser to many small business owners globally.

Adeyinka is also a reviewer for top management journals. He has published his research in leading journals and with renowned management textbook publishers including Edward Elgar and Taylor and Francis Group.

People and Organisations

People and Organisation is an introduction to Organisational Behaviour in the contemporary workplace. Employing a number of social science disciplines the module invites students to analyse critically the interrelation between...

Module code: MM1F11

Organisations and people

This module explores people as a resource that is available to organisations as they seek to achieve their objectives. It recognises and explores from a critical management perspective, the specific...

Module code: DM1002

Corporate Social Responsibility and Family Businesses in Emerging Economies: A systematic Literature review. European Academy of Management Conference, Iceland (June, 2018).

Bricolage: How small family businesses in Africa make do with limited resources. Africa Academy of Management conference, Addis Ababa (January, 2018).

Bureaucratic Morality in our Business Schools: Impact on Teaching and Learning. RMLE Unconference, New York (June, 2017).

Effectuation and Family Businesses in the Informal Sector of Developing Economies: An African Perspective. European Academy of Management conference, Strathclyde University, Glasgow (June, 2017).

A Tale of Four Bureaucracies. Beyond Bureaucracy Seminar, Fudan University, Shanghai (June, 2016).

Beyond Bureaucracy: Lessons from Corporate Bureaucracies. Beyond Bureaucracy Seminar, Krems, Austria (June, 2016).

Paulin, A., Anthopoulos, L., and Adewale, A. (2016). Beyond Bureaucracy VS Smart Government (BBSG 2016): Towards the Ecosystem. In Proceedings of the 17th International Digital Government Research Conference on Digital Government Research (pp. 550-551), ACM.

Bureaucracy and Employee Moral Agency. Beyond Bureaucracy conference, Vienna, Austria (May, 2015).