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Associate professor, De Montfort University

Dr Seun Kolade is an Associate Professor in Strategic Management at De Montfort University, where he also leads the African Entrepreneurship Cluster. His research activities cover the broad areas of transformative entrepreneuring, digital transformation, social capital, entrepreneurship education and SMEs’ innovation in turbulent environments, and post-disaster preparedness and response. He is the lead editor of the Palgrave Handbook of African Entrepreneurship published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2022.


  • 2020–present
    Associate Professor in Strategic Management, De Montfort University
  • 2018–2020
    Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, De Montfort University

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    EPSRC DIDA- Digital Innovations for Transitioning to a Circular plastic Economy in Africa - (DITCh Plastic)
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council