Dotun Ayeni (UoEBS: Exemplary Paper Award, Academy of Management Best Paper Nominee, UoEBS Peer Mentor Award, UoEBS Award for Community , UoEBS Award for Progessive Initiatives)

Thesis title: Idiosyncratic Deals in Context. A three-paper thesis


Dotun is a Doctoral Candidate in Management at the University of Edinburgh Business School, specialising within the Organisational Studies group.

Prior to embarking on her PhD, Dotun attained an MSc (with distinction) in International Human Resource Management from the University of Edinburgh Business School, a Master's in Managerial Psychology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies from the University of Ibadan, also in Nigeria.

As a Chartered Member of the CIPD UK (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development), the CIPM Nigeria (Chartered Institute of Personnel Management), and a Fellow of the HEA UK (Higher Education Academy), Dotun has accumulated extensive experience in human resource management and higher education. She has also established her own consulting firm and co-founded two successful businesses in Nigeria.

Her PhD research has already made significant impacts; her first paper, published in Group & Organization Management in 2023, was recognised by the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management in 2022 as one of the top 10% of conference papers.

Dotun is affiliated with the Academy of Management and the British Academy of Management. She has contributed as a reviewer for numerous manuscripts destined for publication in journals such as the International Journal of Human Resource Management (IJHRM), the European Management Journal (EMJ), and Group & Organization Management (GOM).

Undergraduate teaching

  • Human Resource Management 2
  • Management Honours Dissertation

  • Applications of Human Resource Management

  • Industrial Management


Postgraduate teaching

Organisational Behaviour

Research summary

My research interests broadly intersect with Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Digital Technology and Work, and contribute specifically to organisational research subfields, such as Idiosyncratic Deals (I-deals for short), Talent Management Practices in the Global South, and the Digitalisation of Work.