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​Adegbesan Tunji
Adegbesan Email: tadegbesan@lbs.edu.ng

J. Adetunji Adegbesan, BEng, MSc, PhD

‘Tunji Adegbesan has a first-class honours degree in electronic engineering from the University of Nigeria, and a PhD in Strategic Management from IESE Business School. He is a member of the Strategy Group at LBS, where he leads sessions on competitive strategy and innovation in executive programmes as well as in the MBA, Executive MBA, and company-specific programmes. He is also a visiting scholar and associate researcher at the Anselmo Rubiralta Center for Globalisation and Strategy at IESE Business School.

Dr Adegbesan’s research explores how firms create competitive advantage through the acquisition, combination, and orchestration of strategic resources. He regularly presents his work at international academic conferences, and he has received recognition including the 2008 best divisional paper based on a recent dissertation, by the Academy of Management; and the 2007 African Scholar Award, by the Eastern Academy of Management-International. His published research has appeared in prestigious international journals such as the Academy of Management Review and the Strategic Management Journal.

Tunji is a member of the Executive Committee of the Strategy Division of the global Academy of Management, as well as a past Global Representative for Africa of the Division. He is also a Representative-at-Large for the Competitive Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society. He has participated in doctoral and junior faculty consortia, he has organised a workshop on Strategic Factor Markets, and he has been a regular reviewer, presenter, discussant, and chair for both the Strategy and the Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) divisions of the Academy. He is a past recipient of the TIM Best Reviewer award, as well as a peer reviewer for prestigious academic journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, and Organisation Science. He is a member of the editorial board of Strategic Organisation.

Dr Adegbesan works closely with industry leaders in Nigeria and Europe in the area of Strategic Innovation, and his consulting experience spans the software, mobile communications, oil & gas, identity management, and electronic payments industries. His work experience spans food and beverages, software development, consulting, information systems management, and electrical engineering; and he is a member of the Research and Strategic Planning Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He is a co-founder of two successful technology start-ups, as well as a recognised expert on the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

An amateur historian, philosopher, and student of language, culture and geo-political affairs; Tunji is also a keen footballer, a strong swimmer, and an enthusiastic skier.