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Dr Toyin Ajibade Adisa


HRM/OB, Business and Law

    Dr. Toyin Adisa is lecturer in HRM/OB at UEL. He is a fellow of Higher Education Academy and a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). Toyin’s primary research interests lie in the broad academic disciplines of human resource management, workplace behaviour, and employee relations. He is particularly interested in African HRM practices and policies and contemporary Sub-Saharan African employment relations. Toyin has published in ABS ranked journals such as Personnel Review, Employee Relations, Gender in Management, and Career Development International. One of his research work has been awarded the Emerald Literati Network Award: highly commended for best paper award 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for excellence. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management from London South Bank University, a Master’s degree in International Business Management from UEL, and a PhD in Human Resource Management from Brunel University London.


    1) Diversity, inclusion, and workplace behaviour

    2) Flexibility


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    Selected Publications 

    Adisa, T. A., Gbolahan G., Mordi, T. and Mordi, C. (2019). In Search of Perfect Boundaries? Entrepreneurs’ Work-life Balance. (Personnel Review, DOI (10.1108/PR-06-2018-0197) Accepted).

    Adisa, T. A., Abdulraheem, I. and Isiaka, S. B. (2019). Patriarchal Hegemony: Investigating the Impact of Patriarchy on Women’s Work-Life Balance (Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 19-33).


    Adeleye, I., Fawehinmi, A., Adisa, T. A., Utam, K. and Ikechukwu-Ifude, V. (2019). Managing Diversity in Nigeria: Competing Logics of Workplace Diversity, in Andri Georgiadou , Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez , Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan (ed.) Diversity within Diversity Management (Advanced Series in Management, Volume 21) Emerald Publishing Limited, pp.21 – 40.


    Adisa, T. A. and Gbadamosi, G. (2018). Corruption and Regional Crises: The Eclipse of the Quality of Working Life in Nigeria (Employee Relations – Accepted).

    Adisa, T. A., Gbadamosi, G. and Osabutey, E. L. C. (2017). What happened to the border? The Role of Mobile Information Technology Devices on Employees’ Work-life Balance  (Personnel Review, Vol. 46, No. 8, pp. 1651-1671).

    Adisa, T. A., Osabutey E., Gbadamosi, G. and Mordi, C. (2017). Challenges of Employee Resourcing: Perceptions of Managers in Nigeria (Career Develoment Internaional, Vol. 22, No. 6, 703-723).

    Adisa, T. A., Osabutey, E.L.C. and Gbadamosi, G. (2017). The Implications of Work-Family Balance Among Dual-Earner Couples: The Case of Medical Practitioners in Nigeria (Career Develoment Internaional, Vol. 22, No. 4, 351-371).

    Adisa, T., Mordi, C. and Osabutey, E.L.C. (2017). Exploring the implications of the influence of organisational culture on work-life balance practices: Evidence from Nigerian medical doctors. (Personnel Review, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp.454-473).

    Adisa, T. A., Osabutey, E. and Gbadamosi, G. (2016).Understanding the causes and consequences of work-family conflict: An exploratory study of Nigerian employees. (Employee Relations, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 770-788).

    Adisa, T. A.,
    Gbadamosi, G. and Osabutey, E. (2016). Managing Work-family Balance: An Analysis of Coping Strategies Adopted by Nigerian and British Working Mothers (Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 414-433). This paper won: Highly Commended For Best Paper Award 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards For Excellence

    Conference Paper

    Adisa, T. A. and Osabutey, E. (2017). The influence of Professional Culture on Organisational Culture: Evidence from Nigerian Medical Doctors. (A Paper Submitted to International Academy of Africa Business and Development Conference Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Scheduled for 17-20 May, 2017).

    Adisa, T. A. Abdulraheem, I. and Osabutey, E.L.C. (2016). Long Working Hours and the Challenges of Work-life Balance: The Case of Nigerian Medical Doctors. (A paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, Newcastle September 2016)

    Adisa, T. A. and Osabutey, E. L. C. (2016). The Role of Flexible Work Arrangements on Employees’ Border Movements. (A Paper Presented at the International Human Resource Conference, Canada, June 2016)

    Adisa, T. A. and Mordi, C. (2015). Understanding the Good and Bad Effects of Information Technology Devices on Employees’ Work-Life Balance: An Exploratory Study of Nigerian Employees. A Paper Presented At British Academy of Management Conference, Portsmouth September, 2015).



    Toyin is particularly interested in the state of employee relations in sub-Saharan Africa, flexibility and work life balance, discrimination and equal opportunities at work, and gender, diversity, and inclusion.