Dr Ade Oyedijo

Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management

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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 Adegboyega Oyedijo is a practice-oriented academic who is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Ade has been involved in significant inter-disciplinary research with implications for both public and private sector organisations. Although his individual research interests have focused on Supply Chain Management, he frequently draws theoretical and methodological support from other fields, resulting in collaborations with colleagues and publications in academic journals ranging from core Operations Management to leading General Management outlets. 

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 currently serves as Regional Editor (Africa) for The Journal of Supply Chain Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals (ranked ABS 4) and one of the empirical journals on The SCM Journal List.

Ade is the Founder and current Director of the Society of Black Academics (SBA), a leading voice and community for inclusive change in the UK's Higher Education Sector. He also serves as Director of the (IPSERA) Africa Initiative (IAI), an initiative established for Purchasing and Supply knowledge co-creation in Africa. 



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

Current research interests


Academic publications

  • Oyedijo, A., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Mubarik, M.S., Khan, S.A. and Utulu, K. (2024), "Multi-tier sustainable supply chain management: a case study of a global food retailer", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 68-97. (ABS: 3, ABDC: A, IF: 11.28
  • Oyedijo, A. (2023),''Relationships Between Disruptions and Unethical Procurement and Supply Chain Practices: Insights from the Covid-19 Pandemic'', In: Sarkis, J. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Supply Chain Management. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Doi: 
  • Akenroye, T., Oyedijo, A., Rajan, V. C., Zsidisin, G., Mkansi, M., and El Baz, J. (2023), ‘‘Connecting the dots: uncovering the relationships between challenges confronting Africa's organ transplant supply chain systems’’, Supply Chain Management: An International JournalVol. 28 No. 7, pp. 43-61, Doi: (ABS: 3, ABDC: A, IF: 11.28
  • Zaman, T., Shahwan, R., and Oyedijo, A. (2022), ''The Digital Transformation Conundrum: Negotiating Complexity Through Interactive Framing'', Innovation: Organization & Management, Doi: 2, ABDC: C, IF: 3.01)
  • 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, pp. 104-558. Doi: (ABS: 4, ABDC: A*, IF: 12.87)
  • Oyedijo, A., Koukpaki, S., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Alfarsi, F., and Yang, Y. (2022), ‘‘Restraining forces and drivers of supply chain collaboration: evidence from an emerging market’’, Supply Chain Management: An International JournalVol. 27, No. 3, pp. 409-430. Doi: (ABS: 3, ABDC: A, IF: 11.28)
  • 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: (ABS: 3, ABDC: A, IF: 9.01)
  • Oyedijo, A., Adams, K., and Koukpaki, S. (2021), ‘‘Supply Chain Management Systems in Africa: insights from Nigeria’’, In Business in Africa in the Era of Digital Technology. Advances in Theory and Practice of Emerging Markets. Springer, Cham. Doi:
  • Khan, S., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Naim, I., Ahmadi., I., and Oyedijo, A. (2021), ‘‘An integrated performance evaluation framework for manufacturing industry’’, KybernetesVol. 51 No. 10, pp. 2938-2963. Doi: (ABS: 1, IF: 2.35)
  • 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: (ABS: 3, ABDC: A, IF: 9.01)
  • 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: (ABS: 2, ABDC: B, IF: 2.68)

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. Sustainable and Ethical Procurement and Supply Management
  2. Supply Chain Systems in Africa
  3. Supply Chain Collaboration and the Future of Supply Networks

Current PhD Students 

  • Sonia Tamakloe (Research Project: Multi-tier Sustainable Supply Chains) (1st Supervisor, supervised with Dr Nicola Bateman) 
  • Adenike Moradeyo (Research Project: Responsible and Ethical Supply Chains) (1st Supervisor, supervised with Dr Hana Trollman)


Ade Oyedijo's teaching is engaging and research-led, covering a range of issues affecting organisations today.

Programme Director

Executive Teaching

  • Help To Grow (Efficient Operations - Module 10) (Module Leader)

Postgraduate Teaching

  • MSc MN7409 (Operations Management) (Module Leader)
  • MSc MN7053 (Global Strategy, International Marketing and Operations Management) (Module Leader)
  • MSc MN7410 (Dissertation Management) (Supervision)
  • MSC MN7411 (Dissertation International Management) (Supervision)

Undergraduate Teaching

  • BSc MN2110 (Operations Management)



Dr Oyedijo is a member of the following professional bodies and educational organisations:



Current Funded Project

  • Project title: BRUFSS- Building Resilience in the UK’s Food Supply Chain System
  • Funder: The British Academy
  • Role: Principal Investigator


Conference proceedings

  • Koukpaki, S., Oyedijo, A., and Umeh, C. (2023). The humanitarian supply conundrum: A signalling perspective on Ebola in West Africa. Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 2023 International Conference. Paris, France.
  • Akenroye, T., Oyedijo, A., Rajan, V. C., Zsidisin, G., Mkansi, M., and El Baz, J. (2023). How important are the challenges confronting organ transplant supply chain systems in Africa? Proceedings from the 32nd International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 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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