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OKAFOR, Emeka Emmanuel Maduka
Emeka Emmanuel M. OKAFOR
Senior Lecturer, Industrial Sociology
B.Sc. (Sokoto) M.Sc., Ph.D Industrial Sociology (Ibadan)
Dr. 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. Dr Okafor is a member of several professional and research bodies – local and international including Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association (NASA), Nigerian Sociological Society (NSS), the International Sociological Association (ISA), and The Economics Institute (EI), Abuja. He was formally the Coordinator of Master of Industrial Relations and Personnel Relations in the department to Sociology, University of Ibadan. Currently, he is the Postgraduate Coordinator in the department. Also, he is the Quality Assurance Officer of the Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Industrial sociology; Industrial relations; Human Resource Management
Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Best Student in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (1987/1988- 1991/1992 Sessions).
Best Graduating Student in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (1991/1992 Session).
SELECTED ARTICLES IN LEARNED JOURNALS
Okafor, E.E. (2004) “Globalization and Development: A critical Overview of Nigerian Technological Infrastructure in the Globalized World” African Journal for Psychological Study of Social Issues, Vol. 7, No.1 pp.14-29.
Okafor, E.E. (2005) “Public Bureaucracy and Development in Nigeria: A Critical Overview of Impediments to Public Service Delivery” CODESRIA (Special Publication) pp. 67-69.
Okafor, E.E. (2005) “Corruption and Its Socio-Economic Implications in Nigeria” Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology,Vol.11 No.1 pp. 1-19.
Akinwale, A.A. Okafor, E.E. and Amzat, J. (2005) “Sit -Tight Politics And Political Corruption: Implications for Development in Nigeria” Ife Social Sciences Review (Special Edition) pp.30-36.
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) “Executive Corruption in Nigeria: A Critical Overview of Its Socio-Economic Implications For Development” African Journal For Psychological Study of Social Issues Vol. 8, No. 1 pp. 21-41.
Okafor, E.E. and Akinwale, A.A. (2005) “Educational Attainment, Formal Employment and ontraceptive Practice among Working Women in Lagos State University, Nigeria” African Journal For Psychological Study of Social Issues” Vol. 8, No. 2 pp. 189-209.
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, No. 1(Spring) pp. 87-111.
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 Odulaja, O. T. (2006) “Reference Group and Workers’ Job Satisfaction in Selected Factories in Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria” The Social Sciences, Vol.1 No.4 pp. 281-293.
Okafor, E.E (2006) “Rethinking African Industrial and Technological Development: a Critique of the Role of Higher Education towards Human Capital Development in Nigeria” Pedagogy Studies Vol. 81 pp.17-23.
Okafor, E.E. and Yousouph, R.O. (2006) “Implications of Globalization and Casaulization for Manpower Development in Oil and Gas Sector in Nigeria” Ilorin Journal of Sociology Vol. 2. No. 2 pp. 85-111.
Okafor, E.E. (2007) “Globalisation, Casualisation and Capitalist Business Ethics: A Critical Overview of Situation in the Oil and Gas Sector in Nigeria” Journal of Social Science Vol. 15 No. 2. pp. 160- 179.
Okafor, E.E, Akinwale, A.A and Doyin–Hassan, A. (2007) “Feminization of Underdevelopment in Nigeria: Some Theoretical Issues” ANTHROPOLOGIST Vol 9 No. 3 pp. 237-245.
Okafor, E.E. (2007) “Technological and Industrial Development In Transitional Societies: Some Lessons from the Failed Projects in Nigeria”. Journal of Tribes and Tribals Vol. 5 No. 2 pp.121-131.
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. (2007) “Rethinking African Development: A Critical Assessment of Recent Developments in Petroleum Sub-Sector in Nigeria” Journal of Social Science Vol. 15 No 1.4 pp. 83-93.
Okafor, E.E. (2007) “Globalization, Change and Strategies for Managing Workers Resistance in Work Organizations in Nigeria” Journal of Human Ecology Vol. 22 No.2 pp. 159-169.
Okafor, E. E. (2007) “Sociological Implications of Communal and Ethno- Religious Clashes in New Democratic Nigeria” Journal of Tribes and Tribals Vol.5 No. 1 pp. 35-45.
Okafor, E.E. (2007) “Rethinking African Development: A Critical Assessment of Recent Developments in Telecommunications Sub-Sector in Nigeria” Journal of Human Ecology Vol. 22 No.4 pp. 327-336.
Okafor, E.E. (2009). “Post- consolidation Challenges and Strategies for Managing Employees’ Resistance to Changes in Banking Sector in Nigeria” Journal of Social Science Vol. 19 No. 2 pp.129- 139.
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 Culture and Environment Vol. 6. No.1 &2 pp.90-111.
Enweremadu, D.U. & Okafor, E.E. (2009) (eds.) “Anti-Corruption Reforms in Nigeria Since 1999: Issues, Challenges and the Way Forward” IFRA Special Research Issue, Vol. 3 pp.89.
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.
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.
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).