Taslim Alade

Taslim Alade is a lecturer at the Business-Society Management Department, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). He is very passionate about lecturing because it aligns with his personal values of impacting the society positively via the students he teaches or coach. Taslim’s PhD dissertation, completed in 2020 is titled “Innovation Adaptation in Urban Light-Rail Transport”. It centers on how transport infrastructure authorities in Ethiopia and Nigeria adapts the pricing and infrastructural innovations from China, using frugal approach. He focused on aspects such as the use of multi-actor interactions and absorptive capacity processes to deliver frugality, its sustainability effects on Multi-National Corporations (MNCs), local authorities, and bottom of pyramid (BoP).

Taslim’s core area of expertise includes the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to determine the extent and flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI’s) across continents, application of GIS to Business Analytics (descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics), application of GIS to economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Research interests include the impacts of experiential learning; frugal innovation, management pathways from urban development and smart cities; the application of space science to management and development studies. His experience also includes roles as a GIS analyst and data scientist in the IHS-EUR team for Economic Outlook, Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation; Lead GIS analyst in the IHS-EUR team, sustainability benefits of green-growth for the UN-Habitat.

Prior to his PhD, Taslim has worked as a Space Applications Scientist and GIS analyst at the National Space Research and Development Agency in Nigeria; and a project manager for the United Nations Space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER). He is an alumnus of the International Space University (ISU), France.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam
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