Noah Samuel

Noah Samuel

Doctoral Student

PhD in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)

Master of Information Science, Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2014

B.Sc. Communication Technology, Lagos State University, Nigeria, 2010

Research focus

My research interest lies in the intersection between people and technology. By examining how people innovate with technology in a community or social setting, I am able to build on existing theoretical stance that a social setting is not only needed for the diffusion of innovation but also for its creation. For my dissertation, I am studying collaborative innovation among startups located across general and niche-based business incubators. A business incubator, in my research, is positioned as a social setting providing an opportunity for interactions beyond the formality of the workplace. Therefore, I focus on the interaction between startup owners within this social setting, specifically examining the influence of incubator in fostering collaborative innovation.

Publications & Papers

Samuel, N. O. (2016). Research Support and Open Access: Notes from Nigeria. Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. 26 (1), 17-29

Kacunguzi, D. T., & Samuel, N. O. (2016). Assessment of Nigerian and Ugandan LIS Programs in Meeting the Demands of the Digital Age. QQML International Conference. London: ISAST.

Samuel, N. O. (2016, March 14). How Consumers of Telecommunication Services Perceive Service Providers: An Empirical Study from Nigeria. University of Havana/University of Illinois Joint LIS Symposium. Havana, Cuba.

Samuel, N. O. & Olatokun, W. (2014). Telecommunication Services Provision in Nigeria: Consumers' Perspectives on Information Provision, Advertising and Representation of Services. Afr J. of Comp & ICTs, 7(5). 63-76.

Samuel, N. O. (2014). Consumers' Perception of Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Service Providers' Code of Practice Regulation. Unpublished Master's Thesis. Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria: Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan.

Samuel, N. O. (2010). Evaluation of Internet Usage among Senior Secondary School Students in Public Schools in Lagos State. First Degree Project. Lagos, Nigeria: School of Communication, Lagos State University