Gbemisola Ogbolu

Gbemisola Ogbolu

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Dr Gbemisola Ogbolu is a Lecturer in Business in the Department of Leadership, Management & Human Resources at Teesside University International Business School. Dr Ogbolu has extensive experience in teaching, research, and industry. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Gbemisola has a PhD in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy from Northumbria University Business School.

Before becoming an academic, Gbemisola spent over 12 years in the industry where she held management positions in different roles such as Business Analyst, Information Technology Specialist, Senior Financial Analyst, and Project Manager. Dr Ogbolu managed over 100 portfolios of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Gbemisola’s research interests cover several fields across Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy- including SMEs, social value, leading and managing change, organisational performance, decision-making process and entrepreneurial ecosystem.


  • Students’ intention towards self-employment: An application of ELT theory on the effectiveness of entrepreneurial education type. (International Journal of Management Education, Feb. 2023)   Adelaja, A. A., Akinbami, C. A. O., T., Ogbolu, G. & Uba, N. S.   
  • Entrepreneurial Innovativeness among International Students in the UAE: Differential Role of Entrepreneurial Education using SEM Analysis (International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies, 2023) Shwedeh, F., Adelaja, A. A., Ogbolu, G., Kitana, A., Taamneh, A., Aburayya, A., & Salloum, S. A.                                                                                                                                              
  • Exploring the Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDS) on Graduated Students' Intention towards Self-Employment (Conference: International Conference on Innovation and Advances in Interdisciplinary Research, Dec. 2022) OGBOLU, G., ADELAJA, A.A., HENRY, Y. and OLAMILOKUN, O.E.
  • SMEs’ Innovativeness and Technology Adoption as Downsizing Strategies during COVID-19: The Moderating Role of Financial Sustainability in the Tourism Industry Using Structural Equation Modelling (Journal of Sustainability, Dec. 2022) Shwedeh, F., Aburayya, A., Alfaisal, R. Adelaja, A. A., Ogbolu, G., Abid Aldhuhoori and Salloum, S.
  • Caveman Mentality of a Technological age: Resilience management in Housing of Africa and Asia (Conference: IDoBE International Conference. Uncertainties in the Built Environment: How can we build a resilient future in the new normal? Aug. 2022).
  • Exploring the Benefits of Technology Adoption on Business Performance among Unregistered SMEs: Insights from Nigeria (Journal of Economics Business and Accounting, Aug. 2022) OGBOLU, G.,and ADELAJA, A.A


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