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Dr Femi Olan

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Femi Olan is a Senior Lecturer in Business Information Management at Marketing, Operations and Systems Department, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Business and Management from University of Plymouth, UK in 2016. He joined Northumbria University in 2016 before completing his Ph.D degree. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK. He has industrial experience in technological banking products and services.

Femi is a member of the Board of Assistants (BA) with Euro Working Group - Decision Support Systems EWG-DSS. He is an active researcher with publications in highly renowned conferences, book chapters and journals. He is an Editor with Cogent Business and Management journal and reviewer for a number of journals and conferences. He is interested in working with Ph.D students and research collaborations.

Femi has a blended teaching and learning approach that combines research activities with industrial experience. He strategically focuses learning with industrial outcomes. He delivers lecture not only in Newcastle but across the global. 



Femi Olan

Campus Address

Room 247 | Newcastle Business School
Northumbria University | City Campus East 1

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Femi Olan research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Behaviour, Performance Management, Knowledge Management, Analytics and Operations Management.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Fake news on Social Media: the Impact on Society, Olan, F., Jayawickrama, U., Arakpogun, E., Suklan, J., Liu, S. 14 Jan 2022, In: Information Systems Frontiers
  • Advancing Consumer Behavior: The Role of Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Knowledge Sharing, Olan, F., Suklan, J., Arakpogun, E., Robson, A. 15 Jun 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Beyond contact-tracing: The public value of eHealth application in a pandemic, Gerli, P., Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Olan, F., Prime, K. 1 Jul 2021, In: Government Information Quarterly
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence networks in sustainable supply chain finance for food and drink industry, Olan, F., Liu, S., Suklan, J., Jayawickrama, U., Arakpogun, E. 25 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Production Research
  • Africa’s Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic: Let’s Talk about It!, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Prime, K., Gerli, P., Olan, F. 1 Jul 2020
  • Artificial intelligence in Africa: challenges and opportunities, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Olan, F., Elsahn, F. 31 Oct 2020, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Springer
  • Digital contact-tracing and pandemics: Institutional and technological preparedness in Africa, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Prime, K., Gerli, P., Olan, F. 1 Dec 2020, In: World Development
  • Digital Contact-Tracing in a Pandemic… We Need One with a Blended Approach, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Prime, K., Gerli, P., Olan, F. 30 Jun 2020
  • Effects of a Swedish master’s programme on quality improvement and leadership - A qualitative study on micro, meso and macro levels of the welfare sector, Nordin, A., Areskoug-Josefsson, K., Olan, F. 11 Feb 2020, In: Cogent Business & Management
  • The perspective of national ERP vendors in achieving ERP project success in government organisations: a case of Saudi Arabia, Alkraiji, A., Jayawickrama, U., Olan, F., Asaduzzaman, M., Subasinghage, M., Gallage, S. 30 Nov 2020, In: Enterprise Information Systems

PGR Supervision

  • Wei Hutchinson A Virtual Destination Image Formation Model with the Auditory Affordance Lens Start Date: 19/01/2021
  • Wei Hutchinson A Virtual Destination Image Formation Model with the Auditory Affordance Lens Start Date: 19/01/2021 End Date: 18/05/2021


  • Business Information Technology PhD March 01 2017
  • Information Technology MSc September 01 2012
  • Fellow (Higher Education Academy) HEA 2017
  • Associate Fellow (AFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

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