Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun

Postdoctoral Fellow in Managing People (MOOC)

Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun

Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun

Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Edith Morley building room 262, Whiteknights campus
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Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Managing People (MOOC) at Henley Business School, University of Reading and currently the Lead Educator on the Business School's Massive Open Online Course: Managing People: Engaging Your Workforce. She previously obtained a PhD in Management from the School's Department of Leadership Organisations and Behaviour. She has also previously held a Sessional Lectureship role. Her PhD research specialises in the theory of organisational culture from an anthropological perspective, focusing on organisational contexts of cultural diversity such as post-merger/acquisition contexts. Yemisi's research interests also cover meaning systems underpinning work practices, ethical implications of incongruence in meanings as well as ethnographic approaches to organisational research.

Prior to her PhD, Yemisi has also completed cross-disciplinary Bachelors and Masters degrees in Economics (BSc), Marketing (Master of Business Administration) and International Management (MSc). Yemisi has experience of working with a number of organisations in industry before obtaining her PhD and joining Henley Business School. She has 10 years of work experience in commercial and retail banking within the financial services industry. She also has rich experience of initiating and managing stakeholder relationships with both public and private sector clients and managing people within organisations in her various management roles over the years.

Yemisi currently teaches on both post-graduate and undergraduate programmes in the Business School covering a range of Organisational Behaviour modules such as: People and Organisations, Organisational Behaviour and Managing People and Organisations. In addition, she contributes to teaching and administrative support across Henley Business School on the Ethics in International Management (MSc) module, the Qualitative Research Methods Workshop (DBA) and participates in supervision of undergraduate, post-graduate and MBA student projects and dissertations.

Yemisi has participated in academic conferences within and outside Henley Business School, including presenting papers at the British Academy of Management conference, the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry conference and the Annual International Ethnography Symposium.

Programme Delivery

Yemisi is part of the Centre for Social and Organisational Studies and contributes to the teaching of the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:

People and Organisations (MM1F11)

Organisational Behaviour (MM254)

Managing People and Organisations (MMM048)

Ethics in International Management (MMM066)



Ethical Dimensions of Organisational Culture: A Case Study of Workgroups in Mergers and Acquisitions - paper presented at Doctoral Symposium, British Academy of Management, Newcastle. September 2016.

Navigating Uncertainty in a New Terrain: Reflections on Accessing Social Spaces in an Ethnographic Case Study of an M&A - paper presentation at 11th Annual Ethnography Symposium in Bristol, August 2016).

Seeing Their World Through Their Eyes: Ethnography and User Experience – guest lecture delivered to University Library Staff Development Hour, University of Reading, May 2016.

Bolade-Ogunfodun, O. F. (2012), Exploring the Effect of Radical Organisational Change for Employee Meaning-Making and Wellbeing: The Case of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Nigerian Banking Industry (Unpublished MSc. Dissertation, August).