Dr Ade Oyedijo

Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management

School/Department: Business, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 229 7323


Address: TC 0.32, University of Leicester School of Business, Brookfield, London Road, Leicester, LE2 1RQ




Dr Ade Oyedijo's previous academic experience includes positions at institutions such as University College Dublin, The University of Hull, Newcastle University, among others. Prior to joining academia, Ade worked in the Logistics and Transport industry for multinational firms such as FedEx and TNT, where he supervised the international movement of complex goods.

He obtained a PhD in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from Newcastle University. He also has an MSc in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management, and a Postgraduate Certificate (Pg.Cert) in Advanced Research Training from Newcastle University. Before that, he received a BA (Hons) in Business and Management Studies from The University of Hertfordshire.

Dr Oyedijo is a Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional (Chartered MCIPS) with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), a Chartered Member with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

He is the founder of the Society of Black Academics (SBA), an organization that provides a voice and community for Black Academics and Aspiring Scholars in the UK.


Dr Oyedijo's research interests currently address unique issues facing organisations today from a multi-disciplinary lens.

Thanks to various cross-disciplinary research collaborations, his work has addressed important issues such as supply chain collaborationthe resilience of food supply chainsjustice and fairness in supply chain relationshipsdeveloping multi-tier supply chain relationshipssupply chain systems in emerging markets, mapping supply chains, and the role of people in the intra/inter-firm setting.

Asides teaching and conducting research, Ade works closely with policy-makers and practitioners using his expertise to tackle significant challenges facing different sectors. 

Current research interests

  • Supply Chain Criminality considering issues such as: illegal supply chain activities, corruption and fraud in the supply chain, financial crime in supply chain networks, etc.

  • Responsible and Ethical Supply Chains considering issues such as: fairness and justice in supply chain relationships, ethical relationship management, behavioural issues in supply chains, social issues in global sourcing and procurement, etc.

  • Supplier Relationship Management considering issues such as: transparency, vulnerability, designing and developing diverse and inclusive supply chains exploring the ‘‘why’’ diverse and inclusive supply chains, building diversity and inclusion in supply chain design, the socio-economic impact, the restraining forces and drivers, the implications for theory and practice, etc.  

  • Supply Chain Management in Emerging Markets (especially in Africa) using different theoretical lenses to improve our understanding of the following: climate crisis and sustainability, technology adoption, resilience and risk management, humanitarian supply chains, managing Inter-firm Relationships, etc. 



Academic publications

  • Garavan, T., Koukpaki, S., Darcy, C., O'Brien, F., Oyedijo, A., and Adams, K. (2022). Signalling the Corporate Brand Promise to Front-Line Employees: The Role of Learning and Development in Internal Branding, Tourism Management, Vol. 92, 104-558. Doi:
  • Oyedijo, A., Koukpaki, S., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Alfarsi, F., and Yang, Y. (2021), ‘‘Restraining forces and drivers of supply chain collaboration: evidence from an emerging market’’, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 409-430. Doi:
  • Muhammad, S, M., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Govindan, K., Khan, S., and Oyedijo, A. (2021), ‘‘Supply Chain Mapping: A Proposed Construct’’, International Journal of Production Research. pp. 1-17. Doi:
  • Oyedijo, A., Adams, K., and Koukpaki, S. (2021), ‘‘Supply Chain Management Systems in Africa: insights from Nigeria’’, Business in Africa in the Era of Digital Technology: Essays in Honour of Professor William Darley, Chapter 8Springer. Doi:
  • Khan, S., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Naim, I., Ahmadi., I., and Oyedijo, A. (2021), ‘‘An integrated performance evaluation framework for manufacturing industry’’, Kybernetes. Doi:
  • Oyedijo, A., Yang, Y., Koukpaki, S., and Mishra, N. (2021), ‘‘The role of fairness in multi-tier sustainable supply chains’’, International Journal of Production Research. pp. 1-25. Doi:
  • Koukpaki, S., Adams, K. and Oyedijo, A. (2020), ‘‘The contribution of human resource development managers to organisational branding in the hotel industry in India and South East Asia (ISEA): a dynamic capabilities perspective’’, Employee Relations, Vol. 43 No. 1, pp. 131-153. Doi:

Practitioner-oriented publications



Ade is open to supervise prospective PhD candidates who are self-driven and interested in these highlighted areas or closely related subjects:

  1. Supply Chain Management
  2. Sustainable and Ethical Procurement and Supply
  3. Humanitarian Supply Chains
  4. The future of supply networks 


Ade Oyedijo's engaging research-led teaching covers a range of supply chain management issues affecting organisations today.

Ade leads modules and management workshops covering important themes such as Ethics, People, Sustainability, Emerging Markets, and Decision Making in the Operations and Supply Chain Management domain.

He currently manages the MSc MN7409 (Operations Management) module in the School of Business.


Dr Oyedijo is a member of the following professional bodies:



Conference proceedings

  • Dousselin, J., Oyedijo, A., Ocheja, J., Afranie, S., and Koukpaki, A., (2022). The restraining and driving forces of port and container shipping efficiency: evidence from an emerging market. Proceedings from the 2nd Annual Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain – Africa (CARISCA) Summit. KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

  • Oyedijo, A. and Ocheja, J. (2022). The obstacles and improvement approaches for sustainable supply chain management in the global food retail context. Proceedings from the 31st Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference. Jönköping, Sweden.
  • Oyedijo, A., Yang, Y. Hicks, C. Dong, J. (2018). No Fairness, No Trust: A Qualitative Study of Supply Chain Relationships from the Social Exchange and Equity Theory Perspective. Proceedings of the 25th Annual European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA). Budapest, Hungary.
  • Oyedijo, A., Yang, Y. Hicks, C. Dong, J. (2018). Fairness in Supply Chain Relationships: The Value and Consequence for Reputation and Sustainability. Proceedings of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy 3rd Annual Symposium. Beijing, China.
  • Oyedijo, A., Yang, Y. Hicks, C. Dong, J. (2017). An Exploratory Study of Fairness Perceptions in Supply Chain Relationships. Proceedings of the 24th Annual European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA). Edinburgh, UK.
  • Oyedijo, A., and Yang, Y. (2017). Drivers of Relationship Quality and Supply Chain Collaboration: Evidence from a Developing Economy. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR). Poznan, Poland.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)
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