Olumide(Olu) Ijose, Ph.D.

  Division Chair
  708-534-4932ext. 4932
  Office Location: G 297
  Office Hours: Varies by semester, please see the syllabus
  College: COB




"I am Chair of the Division of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (MME) and Professor of Management in the College of Business. I received my Ph.D. in Labor and Human Resources with concentrations in Industrial Relations, Labor Economics and Human Resource Planning from Ohio State University 1989. I joined Governors State University in 2010.

My research interests have evolved over time, influenced by my corporate experience and over the last 7 years has been focused on global value chains, knowledge transfer and economic growth. My research has been published in journals such as Competitiveness Review, Academy of Business Research Journal of Scholastic Inquiry: Business and Journal of Developing Areas.

Greatly shaped by a need to transfer my corporate experience in companies such as Accenture and Shell to the classroom, I currently teach strategic management and international business. I am a member of the Academy of International Business, Industry Studies Association and Africa Research Group at Nottingham University, UK and have served as a reviewer for several journals and conferences in my field.

I was the inaugural director of the College of Business’s Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator and have received grants including $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Army, $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Education and $95,000 from Butler County, PA (Self Employment Assistance Program). As a GSU employee, I have received a grant of $579,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Association, in conjunction with Dean Jun Zhao, $50,000 from the South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative and $90,000 (to date) from the Center for International Business Education and Research at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University."

- Olumide (Olu) Ijose, Ph.D.

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