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Underpinned by Neo-pluralism (Khan and Ackers, 2004), my thesis theorises Society into Employment and Industrial relations, by establishing the link between the characteristic features of the Yoruba Society of Southwest Nigeria and the nature of the employment relations within selected Universities from the region.
The thesis has used Semi-structured interviews, Non-participant observation, and Archival studies to collect data from union participants, from socio-cultural actors, and from Union archives.
The findings indicate that attributes of the (Yoruba) society define the process, institutions and actors that are present on the scene of employment relations in the region. Attributes studied include cultural institutions and normative values of Yoruba society such as the oba (kingships) cultural identity politics (kinship), agba (Yoruba system of social order) and Omoluabi (Yoruba moral corpuses).
Before joining the PhD programme, I had many years of industry experiences which included working in HR operations of one of the UK foremost financial institutions. I have also worked in Training and Recruitment Services in an Agro-allied firm in Southwest Nigeria where I previously studied Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.
I started my Faculty funded PhD as a full time student, before I converted my registration to part-time mode. I have recently passed my PhD viva in the department of Management, Kinston University London. I have now a secured a lecturer position in one of the universities in northwest England.