I am a lecturer in Management at Middlesex University Business School, London, UK. Before joining Middlesex University in January 2015, I was a contract lecturer in the department of management at Kingston Business School, Kingston University London and several higher education institutions in the UK.
Prior to joining academia, I had considerable industry experience in both the service and manufacturing sectors at middle managerial levels within operations and supply chain functions in the respective industries.
I obtained a research degree (PhD) in Management from Kingston University London. Prior to that, I obtained MSc degrees in Management and Business Studies Research and Opereations and Business management from Kingston University London and Glasgow Caledonian Univeristy respectively. I also hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Ilorin following a Bachelor (BA Ed) Economics degree.
Conferences and Workshops Attended
"Happiness and Well Being at Work" – Centre for Research in Employment, Skills and Society (CRESS)/Humanistic Management Centre conference (HMC). June 2013
"Conducting and disseminating impactful management research" - Small Business Research Centre (SBRC)/Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) Workshop. May 2013
"Successful Wellbeing at Work Conference" – CRESS/LHRMO. International academics and practitioners discussed issues in behavioural research, organisational and social psychology and behaviours, and Human Resource Management. June 2011
Learning & Teaching Interests
Applied Management · Business Strategy · Change Management · Managing Across Culture · Entrepreneurship · Human Resource Management · Operations/ Supply Chain Management · Organisational Behaviour · Project Management · Strategic Management · Research Methods
Research Outputs & Interests
Georgellis, Yannis and Yusuf, Afees (2016), "Is becoming self-employed a panacea for job satisfaction? Longitudinal evidence from transitions into self-employment." Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 54 (1), pp. 53 -76. Pages 53–76. DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12292
"Personality Traits, Entrepreneurial Networks and Survial at various Entrepreneurial Stages: Evidence from British Longitudinal Data" (With Thomas Lange and Yannis Georgellis). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. (Forthcoming - In the pipeline)
"Peak-End explanation of Job satisfaction Effect on Self-employment Survival:" (With Yannis Georgellis). Forthcoming - Work-in-progress
My research interest is multi-disciplinary spanning behavioural and psychological aspects of entrepreneurial and small business management. The focal points are behavioural operations management, entrepreneurship, self-employment and, adaptation as well as job satisfaction, personality and their impact on (entrepreneurial) organisational performance and survival.
My research interests extends to blending Behavioural Operations Management (micro level operations management) with entrepreneurship looking at behavioural aspects of entrepreneurial operational performance and survival.
"Behavioural Aspects of Self-employment Dynamics"
"Adaptation to Self-employment and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from the British Society.
"The impact of the Supplier Relationship dynamics on Service Supply Chain Performance."
Georgellis, Yannis and Yusuf, Afees Olanrewaju (2016) Is becoming self-employed a panacea for job satisfaction? Longitudinal evidence from work to self-employment transitions. Journal of Small Business Management, 54 (S1). pp. 53-76. ISSN 0047-2778
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Engagement & Impact
Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK