Adegoke Oke

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706

Biography

Adegoke Oke joined ASU in 2006. He holds a bachelor of civil engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, an MBA from Cardiff Business School, Wales and a Ph.D. in Operations Management from Cranfield University’s School of Management, U.K. where he won the award for the best PhD and was also faculty for six years. He is presently a professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, USA where he teaches courses in strategic procurement, technology and innovation management, operations management and global supply chain management. He is a world authority on innovation management and global supply chain management and his research focuses on innovation management practices in manufacturing, services and supply chain organizations. He is also interested in healthcare supply chains, risk management and supply chain disruptions, particularly those relating to developing country contexts. He has published over 35 top-tier academic articles and written over 120 conference papers. His book, “Practical Innovation” was published by XanEdu in 2019. He has been widely sought to comment on topical issues by news media and visits several universities including Lagos Business School, Nigeria, Manufacturing Institute, UK, Sejong University, South Korea; KNUST, Ghana and as an extra-ordinary professor of the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  

Before entering academia, Professor Oke was a project engineer and manager for more than eight years with Shell, Nigeria where he became a chartered engineer. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Operations Management from 2008 to 2015. He is currently an Associate Editor of International Journal of Operations and Production Management and serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Supply Chain Management and the Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management. He has received several awards for his contribution to research, teaching and practice. In 2007, he received the 2007 Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Operations Management; In 2004, he became a U.K. Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) scholar and in 2002, a Frank Batten Scholar of the College of William & Mary, USA; In 2016, he received the Huizingh Award for the most outstanding teacher at ASU; In 2019, he was appointed a Hal Fearon Research Fellow of CAPS research; In 2020, he received the Huizingh Award for the most outstanding service to undergraduate students at ASU.

Professor Oke is a Senior Technical Advisor to Center for Applied Research & Innovation in Supply Chain – Africa (a USAID funded initiative between ASU and KNUST, Ghana). He is the Co-Director of Frontier Economies Logistics Lab (FELL) at ASU, a Barrett Honors College Faculty Advisor at ASU and is a lead faculty on the Mastercard Foundation scholarship and strengthening institutional linkages program at ASU. He is a member of the Research Advisory Panel of the Africa Resource Center and a Research Advisor to Kuehne Foundation. He has taught executive development programs and consulted for several firms around the world including Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, AXA Insurance Company, Halifax Bank of Scotland, Royal and Sun Alliance, Cryovac, British American Tobacco and Fujitsu Ltd., all in the U.K.; Chemonics, Skanska, Boeing, Chevron  and Avnet, all in the USA.

Education

  • Ph.D. Operations Management, Cranfield University, U.K. 2000
  • M.B.A. Cardiff Business School, University of Wales, U.K. 1995
  • Bachelors degree. Civil Engineering. Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria 1986

Research Interests

  • Innovation Management in Organizations
  • Supply Chains and Networks
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Risks and Mitigation Strategies
  • Operational Flexibility and Strategy
  • Global Supply Chains in Less Developed Countries

Publications

  1. Liu, Z., Prajogo, D., Oke, A. Supply Chain Technologies: Linking Adoption, Utilization and Performance. Journal of Supply Chain Management  (Forthcoming)
  2. Nair, A., Yan, T., RO, Y., Oke, A., (2016). Chiles, T. & Lee, S. How environmental innovations emerge and proliferate in supply networks: A Complex Adaptive Systems Perspective. Journal of Supply Chain Management . 52 (2): 66-86.
  3. Prajogo, D. and Oke, A. (2016). Human Capital, Service Innovation Advantage and Business Performance: The Moderating role of Dynamic and Competitive Environments. International Journal of Operations and Production Management 36 (9): 974-94
  4. Prajogo, D., Oke, A., Olhager, J. (2016). Supply Chain Processes: Linking supply logistics integration, supply performance, lean processes and competitive performance. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 36 (2): 220-238.
  5. Kull, T., Oke, A. Dooley, K. Supplier Selection Behavior Under Uncertainty: Contextual and Cognitive Effects on Risk Perception and Choice. (2014). Decision Sciences. 45(3): 467-505.
  6. Oke, A., Prajogo, D., and Jayaram, J. (2013). Strengthening the Innovation Chain: The Role of Internal Innovation Climate and Strategic Relationships with Supply Chain Partners. Journal of Supply Chain Management 49(4)
  7. Jayaram, J., Oke, A. and Prajogo, D. (2014). The antecedents and consequences of product and process innovation strategy implementation in Australian manufacturing firms. International Journal of Production Research 52(15).
  8. Oke, A., Walumbwa, F., Yan, T., Idiagbon-Oke, M., Ojode, L. (2014). Linking Economic Status with Technology Adoption in three Emerging Economies of Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 24(1): 49-68
  9. Oke, A., Walumbwa, F. Myers, A. (2012). Innovation Strategy, HR Policy and Firms’ Revenue Growth: The roles of Environmental Uncertainty and Innovation Performance. Decision Sciences 43 (2): 273-302.
  10. Oke, A. and Onwuegbuzie, H. (2013). The moderating effect of manufacturing strategy on the relationship between supply chain activities and radical innovativeness. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 24(3).
  11. Oke, A., and Kach, A. (2012). Linking Sourcing and Collaborative Activities to Financial Performance: The Role of Operational Innovation. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. 18(1): 46-59.
  12. Azadegan, A., Napshin, S., and Oke, A. (2013). The Influence of R&D Partnerships on Innovation in Manufacturing Firms: The Moderating Role of Institutional Attachment. International Journal of Operations and Production Management 33(3): 248-274.
  13. Oke, A. Linking manufacturing flexibility with innovation performance (2013). International Journal of Production Economics  143(2)
  14. Oke, A., and Idiagbon-Oke, M. (2010). Communication Channels, Innovations Tasks and NPD Project Outcomes in Innovation-Driven Horizontal Networks. Journal of Operations Management 28, 442-453.
  15. Idiagbon-Oke, M and Oke, A. (2011). Implementing Innovative Flexible Work Practices in Nigerian local firms: Implications for Management of Change in Less Developed Countries. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 84 (3): 518-543.
  16. Walumbwa, F., *Hartnell, C. Oke, A. (2010).Servant Leadership, Procedural Justice Climate, Service Climate, Employee Attitudes and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Cross-Level Investigation. Journal of Applied Psychology 95(3), 517-529.  
  17. Maltz, A., Oke, A., Christensen, P. and Walumbwa, F. (2010). Global Sourcing: The Regional Dynamic Supply Chain Management Review 14 (2).
  18. Oke, A., Maltz, A., and Christensen, P. (2009). Criteria for sourcing in developing countries. Strategic Outsourcing, An International Journal 2 (2), 145-164.
  19. [2]Oke, A., Munshi, N. and Walumbwa, F. (2009). “The Influence of Leadership on Innovation processes and activities” Organizational Dynamics 38(1), 64-72.
  20. Oke, A. and Gopalakrishnan, M. (2009). “Managing Disruptions in a Retail Supply Chain”. International Journal of Production Economics.  118, 168-174.
  21. Barratt, M. and Oke, A. (2007). “The antecedents of supply chain visibility: A Resource based view”. Journal of Operations Management 25, 1217-1233.
  22. Oke, A and *Long, M. (2007). “The Logistics cost of achieving supply chain flexibility: An analysis of the downstream logistics operations of a South African FMCG Producer” International Journal of Production Economics 108, 176-182.
  23. Oke, A. (2007). “Innovation types and innovation management practices in service companies”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management  27 (6).
  24. Oke, A., Burke, G. and Myers, A.  (2007). Innovation types and performance in growing UK SMEs”   International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 27 (7).
  25. Oke, A. (2005). “A framework for analyzing manufacturing flexibility”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 25 (10).
  26. Oke, A. and Szwejczewski, M. (2005). “The relationship between supply, internal and market factors and inventory levels in UK Manufacturing Plants”. International Journal of Production Economics, Issue 93-94.
  27. Oke, A. (2003). “Drivers of Volume Flexibility requirements in manufacturing plants” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 23 (12).
  28. Oke, A. (2003). “You may not use inventories to fill orders if…: Evidence from a survey of UK manufacturing plants” International Journal of Production Economics, 81-82: 85-94.
  29. Strauss, J., Sawyerr, O. and Oke, A. (2008). “Demographics, Individual Value Structures, and Diversity Attitudes in the United Kingdom” Journal of Change Management. 8 (2) 147-170.
  30. Oke, A. and Idiagbon-Oke, M. (2007). “Implementing Flexible Labor Strategies: Challenges and Key Success Factors”. Journal of Change Management, 7 (1), 69-87.
  31. Oke, A. (2004). “Barriers to Innovation Management in Service Companies”. Journal of Change Management, 4 (1).
  32. Oke, A. (2002). “Stretch to your goals with a flexible strategy” Management Focus, Issue 18.
  33. Oke, A. (2002). “Making it Happen: how to improve innovative capability in a service company”, Journal of Change Management, Issue 2, No. 3.
  34. Oke, A and Goffin, K. (2001). “Managing Innovation in the Service Sector” Management Focus, Issue 16.

 

 

 

Research Activity

  • Investigating innovation and supply chain management practices in less developed countries
  • Investigating supply chain disruptions, and risk mitigation strategies in less developed countries

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 463Global Supply Chain Management
SCM 492Honors Directed Study
SCM 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 492Honors Directed Study
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 520Strategic Procurement
SCM 591Seminar
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 463Global Supply Chain Management
SCM 492Honors Directed Study
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 591Seminar
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 591Seminar
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 463Global Supply Chain Management
SCM 591Seminar
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 303Honors Global Supply Operation
SCM 463Global Supply Chain Management
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 520Strategic Procurement
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 463Global Supply Chain Management
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 303Honors Global Supply Operation
SCM 463Global Supply Chain Management
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 463Global Supply Chain Management
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 493Honors Thesis

Honors/Awards

Huizingh Outstanding UG Teacher Award W.P. Carey School of Business 2016

W.P. Carey School of Business Deans Award of Excellence, Summer Research Grant 2015

W.P. Carey School of Business Deans Award of Excellence Summer Research Grant 2014

W.P. Carey School of Business Deans Award of Excellence Summer Research Grant 2013

W.P. Carey School of Business Deans Award of Excellence Summer Research Grant 2012

W. P. Carey School of Business Deans Award of Excellence Summer Research Grant 2011

Best Conference Paper award. Southern Academy of Management 2009

Best Reviewer Award for Journal of Operations Management 2007

Kauffman Foundation grant, Arizona State University 2007, 2008

AIM Scholarship; Competitive Award by UK Advanced Institute of Management. 2004

Frank Batten Scholar, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, USA. 2002

 

 

Editorships

Associate Editor

Journal of Operations Management, 2011-Present

Editorial Review Boards

  • Journal of Operations Management, 2007-2011
  • Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 2008-Present
  • Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2012-Present 

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Production and Operations Management, 2006-Present
  • Journal of Operations Management, 2005-2007
  • Decision Sciences, 2010-Present
  • International Journal of Production Economics, 2004-Present
  • International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 2005-Present
  • International Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2009-Present
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2008-Present
  • Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 2010-Present

 

Professional Associations

Production and Operations Management Society; Decision Sciences Institute; Academy of Management; International Society of Inventories Research; Nigerian Society of Engineers

Service

Personnel Committee, SCM Dept. Arizona State University, 2012 - Present

 

Masters Committee, SCM Dept. Arizona State University 2009-Present

 

Faculty Advisor, Arizona State University Barrett Honors College Program 2009- present

 

Faculty Council member, W.P. Carey School of Business, 2016-present.

 

Supply Chain Management Department representative, Honors and Awards Committee, W.P. Carey School of Business, 2011 – 2013

 

Student Organization Faculty Mentor/Advisor (DECA), Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, 2010 – present

 

Associate Director, Center for Productivity, Innovation and Quality, Arizona State University School of Global Management and Leadership, 2008 - 2009

 

International Programs Committee, Arizona State University School of Global Management and Leadership, 2006 – 2008.

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

PhD Dissertation Committee Faculty Advisor, Arizona State University Barrett Honors College Program 2009- present

Work History

Associate Professor (2012  present) Department of Supply Chain Management Arizona State University; Assistant Professor (2008 - 2012) Department of Supply Chain Management Arizona State University; Assistant Professor (2006  2008) School of Global Management and Leadership, Arizona State University; Visiting Assistant Professor (2005  2006) School of Global Management and Leadership Arizona State University; Lecturer (Permanent Contract in 2004) (2002  2006) Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK; Research Fellow (2000  2002) Cranfield School of Management, UK; Project Engineer (1986 - 1994) Shell Petroleum Development Company

Consulting

  • Virgin Atlantic 
  • Skanska USA
  • Boeing Co.
  • Avent Inc.
  • Halifax Bank of Scotland
  • AXA Insurance
  • Royal Sun Alliance

Industry Positions

Project manager with Shell petroleum development company in Nigeria.