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Oluseye Jegede


Dr. Oluseye Jegede is a Research Fellow at the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI), Obafemi Awolowo University, in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Dr. Jegede holds a BSc in Geology and MSc. and PhD in Technology Management from Obafemi Awolowo University. He was also the sole African regional winner of the Emerging Economies Doctoral Students Award by the Production and Operations Management Society in 2014.

Prior to joining the Open AIR network, Dr. Jegede was a Research Officer at the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), an Agency of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology in Nigeria, from 2010 to March 2016. At NACETEM, he participated in the review of Nigeria’s National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy as well as in the development of Nigeria’s STI Indicators. These STI indicators were used for planning, monitoring, reviewing, and benchmarking STI activities for economic development in Nigeria.

Currently, Dr. Jegede is a researcher with the African Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (Africalics) Network and an active member of the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (Globelics). He is also a Board Member of the Globelics Scientific Committee. Dr Jegede has published numerous articles on STI policy and Innovation Systems and was guest editor of the Innovation and Development Journal’s special issue on “Firm-Level Innovation: overcoming limits and constraints”. In addition, he is the guest editor of the African Journal for Science, Technology, Innovation and Development’s special issue entitled “Landscape of Innovation in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Policy Options.” He is also the author of a forthcoming book entitled, Leveraging Local Economics: a paradigm shift from mining for growth to mining for development.

Dr. Jegede’s main areas of research are science, policy, and innovation. He joined the Open AIR network in 2016 as a case study researcher, analyzing innovation in the informal sector.