Dr. Ayodele Shittu

Dr. Ayodele Shittu


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Ayodele Shittu is an economist and entrepreneurship coach. He joined the Department of Economics, University of Lagos as an Assistant Lecturer in 2010 after his resignation from the Project Office of Glomobile, Nigeria's leading indigenous telecommunications firm. Dr Ayodele became a Lecturer upon his return from the Soochow University, P.R.China, where he awarded the Ph.D. degree in Economics in 2014. He specializes in the Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

His current research interests include Teenage Entrepreneurship, Youth

Entrepreneurship, Informal sector Entrepreneurship and Innovations,

University-industry collaborations, and Academic Entrepreneurship. He won the Matasa Fellowship in 2016 for his contributions to the advancement of knowledge of youth entrepreneurship in Africa. He is an active member of the African Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (AfricaLics) and the Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building System in Nigeria (NigeriaLICS). At present, Dr Ayodele Shittu is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy-Director of the Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre (ESDC) at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

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