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Dr Loliya Akobo

Dr Loliya Akobo

Telephone: 0151 231 3675



Loliya is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, an MSc in Management from the University of Glasgow and a doctorate in Development Policy and Management from the University of Manchester. Loliya’s research include diversity management as an evolving discourse and how this contributes to organisational and national development. She is also interested in conceptual and practical views on leadership especially across the private, third sector which includes entrepreneurship.


Journal article

Akobo LA. 2018. Action learning through radio: exploring conceptual views and lived experiences of women entrepreneurs Action Learning: Research and Practice, 15 :235-248 DOI

Arubayi DO, Akobo LA. 2018. The Capability Approach and National Development in Nigeria: Towards a Youth Transition Model Human Resource Development International (RHRD), DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Akobo LA. 2017. An analysis of western diversity management theories in a Nigerian context Journal of African Studies and Development, 9 :23-34 DOI

Akobo LA. 2016. A review of diversity management in Nigeria: Organizational and national perspective Journal of African Studies and Development, 8 :21-34 DOI

Conference publication

Akobo LA, Beverly Dawn M. Re-Imagining Diversity Management in Nigeria: New Perspective on Human Resource Development Theorizing UFHRD Author Url

Engagement & Impact

Other invited event:

PGR Conference SEED Manchester, University of Manchester, Invited to be part of a 3 persons panel of alumni's presenters to share my PhD and post PhD experience. during the 5th annual SEED PGR Conference that brought together Postgraduate Research students (PGRs) and researchers so that they can share their investigations into the research community at the School of Environment, Education and Development.. 2018