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Dr. Kunle Akingbola

Email: 
oakingbo@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (705) 330-4008ext. 2625
Office Location: 
OA 3034
Office Hours: 
Mondays

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Dr. Kunle Akingbola is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour in the Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Dr. Akingbola's other graduate degrees include an MBA, Masters in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management (HRM), and MA,Workplace Learning & Change. He is a Certified Human Resources Leader(CHRL).

Dr. Akingbola’s intellectual interests focus on the complex interactions in the environment that influence strategic change and human resource management in nonprofit and healthcare organizations. His research also explores the organizational dynamics of social purpose enterprises. Dr. Akingbola is the lead author of the book "Change Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Theory and Practice" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and the author of "Managing Human Resources for Nonprofits" (Routledge, 2015). He has published book chapters and articles in leading international journals such as International Journal of Human Resource Management and Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Akingbola served in management roles in HR and consulting. In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Akingbola is actively involved in professional and community activities.  He was previously an Associate Editor of the journal Nonprofit Management & Leadership. Dr. Akingbola is also on the board of directors of Association for Nonprofit & Social Economy Research (ANSER) and two community organizations.  He established and facilitates the HR Nonprofit Network.

 

Previous Teaching Work:

Lakehead & Other Universities (For descriptions see the Business Programs Information section in the Lakehead University Course Calendar.

Graduate Courses

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Perspectives on Organizational Change
  • Conflict Management in Organizations
  • Historical & Theoretical Perspectives on Organization Development
  • Managing Health Care Systems
  • Health Care Management & Policy

 Undergraduate Courses

  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Advanced Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Business
  • Nonprofit and public sector organizations
  • Strategic Management/ Business Policy
  • Organizational Design & Change
  • Training & Development
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Industrial Relations
  • Leading Change in Organizations
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Organizations

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Akingbola’s intellectual interests focus on the complex interactions in strategic change and human resource management in nonprofit and healthcare organizations. His research also explores the organizational dynamics of social purpose enterprises. He has published book chapters and articles in leading journals such as International Journal of Human Resource Management and Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

Current Research

  • Social Return on Investment of Social Purpose Enterprises
  • Employee Engagement
  • Values and HR Practices
  • Compensation in Healthcare Organizations

 In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Akingbola is actively involved in professional and community activities.  He is currently an Associate Editor of the journal Nonprofit Management & Leadership. Dr. Akingbola is also on the board of directors of Association for Nonprofit & Social Economy Research (ANSER) and two community organizations.  He established and facilitates the HR Nonprofit Network.