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May 23 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guts, Grit, and God? Spiritual Capital and Entrepreneurial Resilience in a Turbulent Environment

177 Huntington Av, 3rd Floor

The Global Resilience Institute will host Dr. Seun Kolade of De Montford University (DMU) on Thursday, May 23rd  at the GRI offices to present Guts, Grit, and God? Spiritual Capital and Entrepreneurial Resilience in a Turbulent Environment; a theoretical framework exploring how spiritual capital interacts with environmental turbulence, explains resilience, and affects firm-level survival and performance. The framework is based on an empirical study of 600 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria, one of Africa’s largest economies and an archetypical context for addressing key questions of resilience and environmental turbulence.

Light lunch provided.




Dr Seun Kolade is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at Department of Strategic Management and Marketing at De Montfort University. Prior to joining DMU, he held research and teaching positions at London South Bank University, University of Wolverhampton, and Loughborough University.

With a background in engineering and a PhD in International Development, Seun’s research activities cover the broad areas of transformative entrepreneuring, social capital, entrepreneurship education and SMEs’ innovation in turbulent environments, agricultural innovations, and post-disaster preparedness and response.

He has published peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals, convened conference panels, and presented his works at various international fora.

Seun is also regular blogger and has engaged publicly via several media, including, newspapers, TV shows and social media platforms, on issues relating to poverty, youth unemployment and inclusive development.