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Obafemi Oyewole

PhD Researcher
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Engineering and the Built Environment
Research Supervision:

[email protected]

Research interests

Thesis title:

Investigating and implementation of a redesigned ERP software in Nigeria.

Supervisory Team

Prof Hassan Shirvani
Dr Habtom Mebrahtu

Research Group

Obafemi is a member of our Future Cities Research Network.

Summary of Research

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an integration software for the entire functional unit of an organisation. It deploys an exceptional work flow and standardised work practice across organisations. The basis of this research is to change the conventional paper documentation and standalone software system in Nigeria with a redesigned ERP system accessible to small and medium enterprises in the country. As a result of business environment changing rapidly due to globalisation, the legacy business systems may not be flexible enough to adapt to these changes.

From the data collected so far in Nigeria, many IT systems are not adopted due to effectiveness and trust issues. Hence, employees prefer to stick to their old practice. This prominent challenge brought about the development of a re-designed system with in-built trust called ERP-Blockchain system.

Conferences attended

13th Annual Research Student Conference, taking place in Chelmsford. 11 July 2019.

11th Annual Research Student Conference, Cambridge. 7 July 2017.