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Publications in Academic and Professional Journals

Ovadje, F. (2015). The Impact of the Organizational & Societal Environment on Talent Productivity in Nigeria. Research in Leadership Series (in press)


Ovadje, F. (2015). Millennials in the Nigerian workplace. Research in Leadership Series (in press)


Ovadje, F. (2015). What kind of leader will thrive in Africa? IESE Insight Business Knowledge Review. 24, 32-34


Ovadje, F. (2015). Developing change competence for the African environment. World Financial Review


Ituma, Afam; Simpson, Ruth; Ovadje, Franca; Cornelius, Nelarine; Mordi, Chima (2011). Four 'domains' of career success: how managers in Nigeria evaluate career outcomes. International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 22 Issue 17, p3638-3660


Ovadje, F. & Anibaba, Y. (2010). "The adoption of Formal HRM Practices by Small Firms in Africa." Journal of Language, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Africa Vol. 2, Issue 2, p49-59


Ovadje, F. (2010). "Exploring Turnover among Middle Managers in a Non-Western Context." International Journal of Business Research, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p64-80


Ovadje, F. & Muogboh, O. (2009). "Exploring the Motivation to stay and to perform among Managers in Nigeria." International Journal of Business Research, Vol. 9, Issue 3, p27-38


Ovadje, F. (2005). Book Review: Building the Team by Chantal Epie. Ife Psychologia, Vol. 13, Issue 1, p237-241


Ovadje F. (2003). "Access to Credit: A Study of the Perception of Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs." LBS Management Review, 8(1).


Ovadje, F. (2002). "How CEOs get in the way of Change and what they can do about it." LBS Management Review, 7(1).


Ovadje, F. (2001). "Identifying Business Opportunities." LBS Management Review, 6(2).


Ovadje, F (1998) "Motivation: Getting People to do their Best." LBS Management Review Jan – June 1998


Published Case Studies


  • Ovadje, F. (2013). Stopping to Smell the Roses (A) and (B)
  • Ovadje, F. (2013). Tade Oyinlola
  • Ovadje, F. & Utomi, P. (2012). Dora Akunyili at NAFDAC: The Challenge of Changing a Government Agency
  • Ovadje, F. & Ogbechie, R. (2012). GTBank: Doing it right and doing well
  • Ovadje, F. (2012).The Transformation of Equity Bank
  • Ovadje, F. (2012). Recruitment at Advantage Mortgage Ltd.
  • Ovadje, F. (2012). Seven Seas Technologies: An Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Ovadje, F. (2009).The Recruitment Challenge. HRM-03-09

·         Ovadje, F. (2007). CMC Connect: The Challenge of Realizing the Vision. Lagos Business School, OB-C-07-1-01

·         Ovadje, F. (2006). Rewarding Employees at Data Ltd. Lagos Business School, OB-C-06-1-02

·         Ovadje, F. (2006). Ayolola Motors Ltd: The Challenge of Growth. Lagos Business School, OB-C-06-1-01

·         Ovadje, F. (2003). Edward Okoli Lagos Business School, OB-403-001

·         Ovadje, F. & Iwelunmor, E. (2003). Tega Ovie. Lagos Business School, OB-C-03-1-04

·         Ovadje, F. (1998). Managing Change at Cadbury Nigeria Plc

Technical Notes

  • Ovadje, F. (2012). The Kenyan Banking Industry
  • Ovadje, F. (1995). Employee Organizational Commitment: A review of the Literature. Research Paper No. 303, IESE, University of Navarre, Spain
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