Adeyemi Adelekan



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Adeyemi is an ESRC/CUSP-funded PhD candidate in the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research department (CEEDR) at Middlesex University, London. Working on our P-Theme, he is exploring a social capital framework for social entrepreneurship through the study of experiences of community networks, relations and organizations.

Adeyemi is a PhD candidate working on the Political and Organisational dimensions of sustainable prosperity theme of the CUSP “MAPSS” framework. He is supervised by Fergus Lyon and Andrea Werner. His research will explore the social capital needs of social entrepreneurs and how social entrepreneurs understand the social networks available to them. He will also examine the concept of trust and how it is experienced by social entrepreneurs, as well as how to effectively use social assets to scale the impact of social enterprises.

Prior his appointment at CUSP, Adeyemi graduated from an MBA program at Salford Business School with a Distinction grade and his live research project with the NHS England, Lancashire Area Team, necessary to complete the masters program, bagged him the Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Business Innovation Live Project category for the year 2015. He is also a recipient of other awards within the school such as the Salford Advantage award and the Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship award amongst others.

Adeyemi’s work experience spans across the Information Technology, consulting, healthcare and e-commerce industries both in for-profit and not-for-profit settings. His other research interests include Technology entrepreneurship, Social business, Innovation for sustainability, Human science and the development of entrepreneurial human capital studies.