Dr Adeyinka Adewale

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour

Dr Adeyinka Adewale

Dr Adeyinka Adewale

Deputy Director of Studies, LOB
Fellow of HEA
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Henley Business School Building Room 227, Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0) 118 378 4042


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 Social and Organisational Studies (CSOS).

His 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.

He is currently the school Deputy Director of Studies in the department of Leadership Organisations and Behaviour.

Programme Delivery

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


Conference Proceedings:

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.

Conference Papers:

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).

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


Refereed Journal Articles:

Dawa, S., Namatovu, R., Adewale, A., and Mulira, F. (2018). Religious Beliefs and Entrepreneurial Behaviours in Africa: A Case Study of the Informal Sector in Uganda. Africa Journal of Management

Adewale, A. (2017). Does Bureaucracy Stifle Moral Agency? International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA), 4(2), 1-13.

Book Chapters:

Adewale A. and Khalid, M. (2016). Surviving in Africa: MNCs’ Response to Institutional Deficiencies and Moral Implications. Sustainable Management Development in Africa, 153-168, Routledge.

Akrivou, K., Bolade-Ogunfodun, O., and Adewale, A. (2016). Integrated habitus for the common good of the firm – a radically humanistic conception of organizational habitus with systemic human integrity orientation. The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 121-149.

Consulting and Outreach

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.