Mr Adebayo Adediran Adeniji

BSc (Hons); MSc Bradford

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Adebayo Adeniji is a Doctoral candidate in the departments of Management and International Business and Chemical and Materials Engineering. His work experience includes management roles in FinTech, wealth management and telecommunication companies. Adebayo majored in Accounting as an undergraduate, and holds a Masters in HRM from Bradford University School of Management, UK.

Research | Current

Jobs, skills and the organization of work in Industry 4.0 

Academics and industry practitioners predict that Industry 4.0 will change staffing levels, work practices and skills within the manufacturing sector. Technological advancements - driven through the combination of artificial intelligence, cyber-physical production and the internet of things - have workforce implications that are still being identified, and which are giving rise to a lot of speculation. Systematic empirical studies on what Industry 4.0 means for the nature of work and skills in manufacturing are uncommon, although some international research projects are beginning in this area. My research investigates what is happening in New Zealand manufacturing, and adopts a comparative approach in evaluating New Zealand and European Industry 4.0 manufacturers.

The focus of the study is not on the elimination of jobs, but the analysis of the jobs that will remain or emerge. I aim to discover the likely impact of Industry 4.0 on the organisation of work and the use of skills in these jobs. My research seeks to understand how companies are developing their work arrangements - in terms of tasks, jobs, teams and cross-functional coordination - for a more comprehensive integration of intelligent automation within production systems. I wish to understand how this relates to occupational/skill needs, skill utilisation and skill development in their workforce.



  • Professor Peter Boxall
  • Professor Mark P. Taylor


Teaching | Current

  • BUS 101 (GTA)
  • BUS 102 (GTA)


  • Doctoral scholarship - NZ Product Accelerator 
  • MaD2018 - Abstract & Poster presentation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ)
  • Innovative Manufacturing and Materials (IMM) Programme 
  • Member - AI Forum NZ Working Group 5

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 400C9
New Zealand

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