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Emeka Emmanuel OKAFOR

Professor of Industrial Sociology

B.Sc. (Sokoto) M.Sc., Ph.D Industrial Sociology (Ibadan)

 

Prof. Okafor had his education at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and University of Ibadan. His areas of interest are industrial sociology and industrial relations.  He has published extensively in his area of specialization. Prof. Okafor is a member of several professional and research bodies – local and international including Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association (NASA), Nigerian Sociological Society (NSS) and the International Sociological Association (ISA).

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Industrial sociology; Industrial relations; Human Resource Management

 

CONTACT ADDRESS:

Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

[email protected]; [email protected]

 

 

SELECTED ARTICLES IN LEARNED JOURNALS

Okafor, E.E. (2005) ‘Globalization and Work: The Nigerian Experience’ Journal of Society, Development and Public Health. Vol. 2.  No. 1  pp. 21-47.

Okafor, E. E. (2005) ‘Public Bureaucracy and Development in Nigeria: A Critical Overview of Impediments to Public Service Delivery’ CODESRIA Bulletin (Special Edition) pp. 67-69

Okafor, E. E. (2006) ‘Globalization, Labour Resistance and Implications for National Security in Nigeria’ South-South Journal of Culture and Development. Vol.8 No.1 pp. 84-122.

Okafor, E. E. and Amayo, O. E. (2006) ‘Parents and Their Coping Strategies in Nigeria: A study of selected working Mothers’ International Journal of Sociology of the Family. Vol. 32, No1 (Spring) pp. 87-111.

Okafor, E. E. (2006) ‘Rethinking African Industrial and Technological Development: A Critique of the Role of Higher Education towards Human Capital Development in Nigeria’ Pedagogika (Pedagogy Studies) Vol. 81 pp.17-23.

Okafor, E. E. (2007)Sociological Implications of Communal and Ethno-Religious Clashes in New Democratic Nigeria’ Studies on Tribes and Tribals Vol.5 No. 1 pp. 35-45

Okafor, E. E. (2007) ‘Globalisation, Casualization and    Capitalist    Business Ethics:   A Critical Overview of Situation in the Oil and Gas Sector in Nigeria’ Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 15 No. 2. pp. 160- 179.

Okafor, E. E. (2007).Privatisation Policy and Public Sector Workers: A Study of      NITEL Employees in Ibadan, Nigeria’ Journal of Environment and Culture Vol. 4 No.1  pp. 16-40

Okafor, E.E, Akinwale, A.A and Doyin–Hassan, A. (2007) ‘Feminization of   Underdevelopment in Nigeria: Some Theoretical Issues’ The Anthropologist Vol 9 No. 3 pp. 237-245.

Okafor, E. E. (2009) ‘Corporate Marketers or Corporate Prostitutes? : The Use of Single Ladies in some Post-consolidated New generation banks in Ibadan. Nigeria’ Journal of Environment and Culture Vol. 6 No.1 and 2 pp. 90-111.

Okafor, E. E. (2010) ‘Sociological Investigation of the Use of Casual Workers in   Selected Asian Firms in Lagos, Nigeria’ Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences. Vol. 8, No. pp. 47 -62.

Okafor, E. E. (2010). ‘Child Labor Dynamics and Implications for Sustainable Development in Nigeria’ Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. Vol. 12, No. 5 pp.8-21.

Okafor, E. E. (2011). ‘Youth Unemployment and Implications for Stability of Democracy in Nigeria’ Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. Vol.13, No.1 pp. 358-373.

Okafor, E. E., Fagbemi, A. O. and Hassan, A. R. (2011). ‘Barriers to women Leadership and Managerial Aspirations in Lagos, Nigeria: An empirical analysis’ African Journal of Business

Management Vol. 5 No. 16 pp. 6717-6726.

Okafor, E. E., Imhonopi, D. and Urim, U.M. (2011). ‘Utilisation of Internet Services and Its Impact on Teaching and Research Outputs in Private Universities in South Western Nigeria’ International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, Vol. 9 No. 2 pp. 135-151.

Okafor, E. E. (2011). ‘Dynamics of Niger Delta Struggles and the State Responses: The State of  Terrorism and  Terrorism  of  the  State’  Journal  of    Sustainable Development in Africa

Vol. 13, No. 2 pp.  88-105

Okafor, E. E. and Odulaja, O. T. (2011). ‘Reference groups and workers’ job   satisfaction in selected work organisations in Lagos, Nigeria’ Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences. Vol. 9,

No. 1 pp. 1-13.

 Okafor, E. E. (2012). ‘Emerging non-standard employment relations and implications for Human Resource Management Functions in Nigeria’ African Journal of Business Management Vol. 6 No, 26 pp. 7612 – 7621.

Okafor, E. E.  and Akinwale, A. A. (2012).‘Globalisation and Collective Bargaining   in Nigeria’ European Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 4, No.  11 pp. 88- 93.

Akinwale, A. A and  Okafor, E. E. (2012). ‘Intrapreneurial Behaviour of Vocational Trainees in Furniture and Tailoring Workshop in Lagos State, Lagos’ African Journal of Microfinance and Enterprise Development. Vol. 2 No. 2 pp. 1-19.

Okafor, E.E. (2012) ‘Nonstandard Employment Relations and Implications for  Decent Work Deficits  in Nigeria’ African Research Review Vol. 6 No.3 pp.93-108

Okafor, E. E. (2013). ‘Triangulation of Methods in Labour Studies in Nigeria: Reflections on the Benefits and Challenges’ African Research Review Vol. 7, No. 2,   pp. 61-80.

Akinwale, A.A. and Okafor, E. E. (2012).’Intrapreneurial Behaviour of Vocational Trainees in   Furniture and  Tailoring  Workshop  in  Lagos  State, Lagos’ African Journal of Microfinance and Enterprise Development. Vol. 2 No. 2 pp. 1-19.

Okafor, E. E. (2013). ‘Challenges and prospects of teaching and researching in industrial sociology in Nigeria’ The Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. Vol. 11. No.2  pp. 133-152.

Okafor, E. E. (2013). ‘Reforms in the Nigerian Banking Sector and Strategies for Managing Human Resource Challenges’ European Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 5, No.  18, pp. 127-137.

Okafor, E. E. (2013).  ‘Corruption and Implications for Industrial Development in Nigeria’ African Journal of Business Management. Vol. 7 No. 29,  pp. 2916-2924.

Okafor, E. E. (2014). ‘Reforms in the power sector and implications for Industrial Development in Nigeria: The case of difference between six and half a dozen?’ Ibadan  Journal of the Social  Sciences. Vol. 12, No. 1 pp. 45-61.

Okafor, E. E. (2014). ‘Revisiting the utility of industrial sociology in National Development: The case of Nigeria’ African Research Review Vol. 8, No.2, pp. 175-198

Okafor, E. E (2014). ‘Reforms in the power sector and implications for Industrial Development in Nigeria: The case of difference between six and half a dozen?’ Ibadan  Journal of the Social

Sciences. Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 47-63.

Obor, D.O. and Okafor, E. E. (2014). ‘Social Networks and Business Performance of the Igbo Migrant Traders in Ibadan, South-West Nigeria’ The Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology  Vol. 12, No. 2 pp.64-82.

Okafor, E.E. and Akokuwebe, M. E. (2015). ‘Women and Leadership in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects’ Developing Country Studies, Vol. 5, No. 4 pp. 1-11.

Omotosho, B. J. and Okafor, E. E. (2015). ‘Regulations versus Consumption practices among consumers: An empirical investigation of the linkage between the pair in Ado Ekiti metropolis, southwest Nigeria’ International Journal of Contemporary Sociology Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 231- 255.

Ayodele,  M. O., Obor, D.O. and  Okafor,  E. E. (2015). ‘Factors and     Challenges Affecting Work Performance of National Youth  Corps Members  in  Ibadan, South-West Nigeria’ The Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. Vol.  13, No.2, pp. 90-11.

Uchea, C. A., Omolawal, S .A. and Okafor, E.E. (2016). ‘Job Recruitment, Employee Placement and Workplace Experiences of Outsourced Workers in Selected Sub-Sectors in Ibadan, Nigeria’ The Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. Vol. 14, No.1, pp. 49 -71.

Obor, D. O. and Okafor, E.E. (2016). ‘Challenges and Support Mechanisms for Women in the Informal Sector in Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria’ The Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. Vol. 14, No.2, pp. 93 -114.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

Okafor, E.E. and Bode-Okunade, A. (2003) “Institutional Collapse and Child Labour: The Pervasive Problem of Street Hawking in Nigeria” in Jike, V.T. (ed) The Scourge of Child Labour in Nigeria: A Book of Reading,  Lagos: Nigerian Sociological Society Publication (NISS) pp. 90-102.

Okafor, .E.E. (2005) “Definition and Scope of Sociology” in Balogun, S.K. and Taiwo, A.O. (eds.) Introduction to Basic Concepts in Government,    Society and Economy. Ibadan: University of Ibadan. pp. 61-74.

Okafor, E.E. and Okakwu, K.N. (2005) ”Social Mobility and Social Change” in Balogun, S.K. and Taiwo, A.O. (eds.) Introduction to Basic Concepts in Government,  Society and Economy. Ibadan: University of Ibadan, pp. 75 - 84.

Okafor, E.E. (2009). “Privatisation and Deregulation: The Gains and the Loses” in Olutayo, A.O.; Ogundiya, S.I.; Amzat, J.(eds). A decade of Democratization in Nigeria(1999 -2009) pp. 276-295. Sokoto: Department of Political Science Publication.

Okafor, E.E. (2012). The   Nigeria    Economy,   In Jegede,  A.S., Olutayo,  A. O.  Owumi    B.E. and  Omololu, O.O  (ed)  Peoples and Cultures of Nigeria. Ibadan:  Samlad Press ISBN978-978-929-644-6  pp. 192-207.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCES ATTENDED AND PAPERS READ

National Conference of Nigerian Sociological Society with  the theme ‘the   Scourge of Child Labour in Nigeria’ held at Abuja, November, 2003 (Paper Read: Institutional Collapse and Pervasive Problems of Child Labour in Nigeria).

National Conference on the theme ‘Social Problems, Development and the Challenges of Globalization’ held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Ile-Ife, June 2004 (Paper Read: Globalization and Work: The Nigerian Experience).

National Conference of Nigerian Sociological Society with the theme:  ‘Bureaucracy and Crisis of Development in Nigeria’ held in Port Harcourt, November 23rd - 25th 2004. (Paper Read: Public Service Reforms and Service delivery: The Nigerian Experience).

International Conference on Human Development (ICHD) on  the theme: “Challenges  of Human Development in 21st Century Africa” held at the Covenant University, Ota,  Nigeria from 27th – 30th June, 2005. (Papers Read: (1) Gender-Sensitive Projects For   Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Myth and Reality.

National Conference of Nigerian Sociological Society with the theme:‘The Social  Costs of Privatization and Deregulation in Nigeria’ held at the Conference Centre,   University of Ibadan, Ibadan, November 29th and December 1st 2005 (Paper Read: Privatization Policy and Public Sector Workers:  A study of NITEL Employees in Ibadan, Nigeria).

11th CODESRIA General Assembly on the theme: “Rethinking African Development: beyond Impasse towards Alternatives” held in Maputo, Mozambique between 6th and 10th December, 2005 (Paper read: Public Bureaucracy and Development in Nigeria: A Critical Overview of Impediments to Public Service Delivery).

Fourth Science and Technology Conference/3rd Nigeria Diaspora Day on the theme “Nigeria and Diaspora: Utilising Science and Technology to Drive Vision 2020” held between 23rd and 27th July, 2008 at the Tinapa, Calabar, Cross River State (Paper Read: Higher Education and Production of Human Capital in Nigeria: A critical Approach).

First Joint International Conference between University of Cape Coast, Ghana and University of Ilorin,  Nigeria. Theme: Culture, Sciences and Sustainable Development, held at University of Cape Coast, Ghana  between 27th – 30th September, 2009 (Paper Read: Corporate Social Responsibility and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria:  A study of Selected Multinational Companies in Nigeria).

An International Conference on the Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam Osigwe. Theme: A Holistic Approach to Human Existence and Development, held in the University of Ibadan between 22nd - 24th November, 2010 (Paper Read: Crisis of Youth Unemployment in Nigeria and Implications for National Development).

16th Annual Conference of Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association (NASA). Theme: The Social Dimension of the Nigerian Democratisating Process, held at the University of Ilorin between 9th & 11th August, 2011. (Paper Read: Democracy and Failed Attempts to Privatise Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL).

17th Annual Conference of Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association (NASA).  Theme: Corruption in Nigeria, held at the   Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State  between 4th  & 6th November, 2012 (Paper Read: Corruption and Implications for Industrial Development in Nigeria).

18th Annual Conference of Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association Nigeria (NASA). Theme: Sustainable Transformation for Inclusive Societal Development, held at the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria between 4 - 7 November, 2013. (Paper Read:  Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) Services and Sustainable Transformation: Benefits and challenges in Ibadan, Nigeria)