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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


  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Artificial intelligence in Africa, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Olan, F., Elsahn, F. 31 Oct 2020, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Springer
  • Digital contact-tracing and pandemics, 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
  • Threading the needle of the digital divide in Africa, Arakpogun, E., Elsahn, Z., Nyuur, R., Olan, F. 1 Dec 2020, In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • How cultural impact on knowledge sharing contributes to organizational performance, Oyemomi, O., Liu, S., Neaga, I., Chen, H., Nakpodia, F. 1 Jan 2019, In: Journal of Business Research
  • How knowledge sharing and business process contribute to organizational performance: Using the fsQCA approach, Oyemomi, O., Liu, S., Neaga, I., Alkhuraiji, A. Nov 2016, In: Journal of Business Research
  • The contribution of knowledge sharing to organizational performance and decision making, Oyemomi, O., Liu, S., Neaga, I. 19 Jul 2015, Decision Support Systems IV - Information and Knowledge Management in Decision Processes - Euro Working Group Conferences, EWG-DSS 2014, Revised Selected and Extended Papers, Springer

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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

PGR Supervision

Wei Liu Start: 19/01/2021

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