Tolulope Bewaji, Ph.D. – Asbury University
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Tolulope Bewaji

Assistant Professor

Department: Dayton School of Business

Office: Shaw 145

Phone Extension: 2312

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Biographical Information

Dr. Bewaji enjoys seeing the moment when students grasp a particular topic and can apply it. She wants them to achieve their full potential and is happy to be a part of the journey. Dr. Bewaji has vast experience in teaching in different environments in the United States and Jamaica both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also consulted for small entrepreneurial businesses based in Jamaica.

Her research interest is predominantly in the area of Entrepreneurship, as she investigates the factors that affect the performance and success of entrepreneurships, be it cultural, demographic or economic factors. She is currently looking at the effect of corruption and lack of institutions on entrepreneurships as well as how small independent restaurants in Jamaica are affected by COVID-19.

Dr. Bewaji has a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Management from the University of the West Indies, Mona, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She completed her Ph.D. with Temple University in Philadelphia.

She enjoys youth ministry activities and spending time at camp as a counsellor. She also loves to bake.


  • Ph.D. International Business and Strategic Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University – May 2009
    • Major – Area of Specialization: General and Strategic Management
    • Areas of Competence: Strategic Management, International Business, Accounting, Research Methods, Data Analysis
    • Dissertation: “The bundling effect of top management team characteristics on knowledge management of small entrepreneurial firms”.
    • Chair: Dr. Robert Hamilton
    • Committee members: Dr. Ram Mudambi, Dr. Erwin Blackstone
  • Master’s in Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Monroe – Dec 2014 M.B.A. general degree
  • B.Sc. in Business, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica 1999-2002
    • Majors: Accounting and Management. Upper Second Class Honours.


Bewaji T., (2019) Entrepreneurship: The effect of Colonization. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. 24(1),

Bewaji T., Qin Y., Han Y. (2015) Funding accessibility for minority entrepreneurs: An empirical analysis. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 22(4), 716-733. Currently cited by three articles.

Galperin B., Lituchy T., Acquaah M., Bewaji T., Ford D. (2014) Leadership and motivation in the African diaspora. The United States and Canada. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 31(4), 257-269. Currently cited by five articles

Gavino M.C., Mohammadi H., Eber J., Bewaji T. (2014) Diversity Climate: Does our generation lens matter? International Journal of Organizational Diversity, 13, 25-38

Bewaji T. (2013) Combining Top Management Team (TMT) with Research and Development Intensity for Patent Performance Measurement. Management, 3(4), 195-205.

Bewaji T. Hamilton R. (2012) The Effect of External Social Resources on Firm Patent Performance: The Impact of Boards, Partnerships and Geographic Proximity. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, Fall 2012, 43-62

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