Digital Businesses on African Soil: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
There is a digital revolution taking place in Africa. A first wave has resulted in the establishment of many digital businesses across different sectors, yet the trends point to bigger waves ahead. This session will critically explore the major trends behind the shifts in Africa’s digital technology space, drawing out the key challenges and opportunities within the sector. It will conclude with a series of bold predictions, frameworks for recognising opportunities and how entrepreneurs can best position to ride the wave.
Dr. Adeyinka Adewale
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.