The African Leadership Centre is very pleased and proud to announce that Damilola Adegoke has completed his PhD in Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development, which he has undertaken at the ALC, King's College London.
Very many congratulations to Dr Adegoke! He has worked tirelessly as ALC Digital Technologies Specialist throughout his PhD journey and been keenly involved with the ongoing ALC research agenda. He was also a worthy recipient of Doctoral Studies support funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York during his time with us.
The title of his thesis is: Explaining Security-Leadership decision-making outcome variations in crises involving the use of Big Data and Digital Technologies. He successfully passed his viva on July 16, 2021. He received his award letter on 1st December 2021.
The primary question that this thesis addresses is: within situations where leadership decides disaster outcomes variations and uses digital technologies and big data, is there something about the way that they use big data and digital technologies that explains these variations in outcomes? The thesis finds that highly effective distributed conversation and high information quality are necessary for effective outcomes in the contexts of interest. The thesis contributes a methodological innovativeness to the study of security-leadership and disaster management especially in small- and medium-N cases involving the use of big data and digital technologies.
Again very many congratulations to Dr Damilola Adegoke from all at ALC!