AKINBODE James Olalekan


Lecturer I

If you’re an educational professional who are looking to progress into management and consultancy, or an educational planning or development role, this is the best degree for you.


James holds Ph.D in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from Covenant University, Nigeria. He is a seasoned academic facilitator with robust industry experience before joining the academia fully. With academic background in Business Administration, James had postgraduate diploma in Education and Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Labour and Industrial Relations, Full Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and many other professional bodies. He has presented papers in different conferences and published in both local and international journals. Research and teaching areas are Business Management, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Performance Management, and Human Resource Management. My links are:

1. ORCID ID:  0000-0001-7475-6992.



4. Researcher ID: F-7485-2019


  • Ph.D., Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, 2018
  • MSc., Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State, 2007
  • PGDE., National Open University of Nigeria, 2015
  • BSc. (Hons), Industrial and Labour Relations, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State, 2005
  • HND, Business Administration, Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, 2002


  • Akinbode, J.O., Sokefun, E.A. & Aremu, M.O. (2019). Appraisal of health maintenance organisations’ performance in the Nigerian healthcare service sector. Journal of Healthcare Engineering- Scopus Based, 1-6. DOI: 10.1155/2019/6820609.
  • Ebeloku, A.I., Akinbode, J.O. & Sokefun, E.A. (2018). Effects of occupational hazards on workers’ performance in the Nigeria’s cement industry. E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies (A Publication of International School of Higher Education in Labour and Industrial Relations), 7(2), 47-68. ISSN 2280-4056.
  • Adeniji, A.A. & Akinbode, J.O. (2018). Knowledge of banking services among frontline personnel and quality of service delivery in the Nigerian commercial bank. Journal of Business and Retail Management Research (JBRMR) – Scopus Based, 12(3), 160-167. ISSN 1751-8202 (Print) ISSN 2056-6271 (Online).
  • Akinbode, J.O. & Oyelude, O.O. (2020). 21st century skills and fresh graduates’ employability in Nigeria: The human resource practitioners’ perspective. The Nigerian Journal of Management Studies (A Publication of Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Lagos, Akoka), 20(1), 172-179.
  • Bakare, A.A., Akinbode, J.O. & Aremu, M.O. (2020). Physical work environment and modern farm performance: employees' perspective. (A Publication of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Department, University of Ilorin), 4(1), 35-46.
  • Akinbode, J.O. (2019). Academic staff attitude and labour union’s performance in the Nigerian State-Owned universities. Ilorin Journal of Human Resource Management (A Publication of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Department, University of Ilorin), 3(1), 1-12.
  • Akinbode, J.O. (2018). Determinants of human capital development in selected Nigerian deposit money banks: The financial perspective. Uniosun International Journal of Business Administration (A Publication of Business Administration Department, University of Osun State), 2(1), 91-105.
  • Sokefun, E.A. & Akinbode, J.O. (2018). Work-life-balance as a panacea for stress management: A study of the banking sector in Nigeria. LASU Journal of Business Review (A Publication of Business Administration Department, Lagos State University), 5(1), 125-134.
  • Adeniji, A.A. & Akinbode, J.O. (2016). Assessment of employees’ expectations of pension reform Act 2014 in selected micro enterprises in Abeokuta metropolis, Nigeria. Abuja Journal of Business and Management (A Publication of Business Administration Department, University of Abuja), 2(6), 13 – 22.
  • Opayemi, A.S. & Akinbode, J.O. (2016). Influence of self-esteem and job satisfaction on job involvement among secondary school teachers in Lagos State, Nigeria. Centrepoint Journal -Humanities Edition (A Publication of University of Ilorin), 19(2), 131-142.
  • Olusegun, B.S., Akinsiku, O.E., & Akinbode, J.O. (2016). Factors affecting due process compliance in the procurement of public goods in federal tertiary institutions in Lagos State, Nigeria. The Nigerian Journal of Business and Social Sciences (A Publication of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos), 9(1), 167 – 182.
  • Akinbode, J.O., & Imhonopi, D. (2015). An assessment of micro, small and medium enterprises contribution to employment generation in Kwara State, Nigeria. Journal of Business and Social Sciences (A Publication of the College of Business & Social Sciences, Crawford University, Igbesa), 5(2), 103-120.
  • Ebeloku, A. I., Akinbode, J. O. & Usman, T. A. (2014). Psychological Impact of Unemployment Rate on Polytechnic Students’ Academic Performance. Academic Journal of Research and Development (AJORAD) (A Publication of Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions & Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council), 3(1), 1-9.
  • Sokefun, E.A. & Akinbode, J.O. (2014). Corporate social responsibility: The imperative for a legal framework in Nigeria. Journal of Legal Studies (A Publication of Faculty of Law, National Open University of Nigeria), 1, 143-154.
  • Akinbode, J.O. (2018). Business survival in a recessed economy: lessons from survived economies in the world for Nigerian business managers. In D. I. Akintayo (ed), Perspective in Business Administration and Finance (A Publication of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Osun State University), Chapter 14, Pp 305 – 317. Ikeja: Somerest Ventures. ISBN 978–978–56685–0–6.
  • Sokefun, E.A., Opayemi, A.S. & Akinbode, J.O. (2019). Work-family conflict, emotional intelligence and stress as determinants of job satisfaction among female bank employees. Caleb International Journal of Development studies (A Publication of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos), 2(2), 1-20.


Business Planning90%
Business Law70%
Lecture Skill100%