College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg

Dr. Oluseye Jegede is Researcher at College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, he was the African Research Fellow at the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII), Human Science Research Council (HSRC), Cape Town, South Africa between 2018 and 2019.

His main areas of research are science, technology & innovation policy, inclusive industrialization and Economic Development. Dr Jegede has published numerous articles on STI policy, innovation management and innovation systems. He is reviewer to several international journals and was guest editor of the Innovation and Development Journal’s special issue and book on “Firm-Level Innovation in Africa: overcoming limits and constraints” and he is currently associate editor with African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, UK.

Currently, Dr. Jegede is a member of the Scientific Board of the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (Globelics) and an active member of Africalics. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the National Board for Technology Incubation in Nigeria as well as a member of the Scientific Council of African Innovation Summit II.

Dr Jegede was a Principal Investigator on Open Africa Innovation Research (Open AIR) Grant on ‘Understanding the Nexus between Knowledge Dynamics and Innovation in the Informal Economy’ and the Nigerian Partner on the African Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (Africalics) Seed Funding Research Grant on ‘Work Organisation, Competence Building and Innovation in formal and informal Micro-enterprises in Africa.’

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Researcher, SARCHI Industrial Development Unit,, University of Johannesburg