Prof. Anthony Owusu-Ansah is an associate professor, financial consultant, real estate market analyst and a valuation and estate surveyor with over 10 years of professional experience both in Ghana and abroad. He completed his PhD in Property (Real Estate) Finance and Economics at the University of Aberdeen in the UK. Before his doctorate degree, he graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana with MSc degree in Real Estate Management and BSc. (Hons) Degree (First Class) in Land Economy respectively. He is a professional member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors and an Associate Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy. He is currently Head of the Accounting and Finance Department at the GIMPA Business School and a coordinator of the MPhil. Development Finance Programme. He is also the Academic Board Representative on the Institute’s Council’s sub-committee on Finance and Development. He is also a member of the Institute’s Graduate School Board. He served as the Coordinator of Graduate Programmes at the GIMPA Business School from September 2016 to August 2019. Prof. Owusu-Ansah has researched extensively into the housing markets in Ghana and has over a dozen of research publications to his credit. He is the author of the book “Construction and Application of Property Price Indices” published by Routledge: London in 2018. He is an external examiner to a number of universities in Ghana and abroad as well as a reviewer to a number of reputable international journals such as the Journal of Property Research. His teaching areas include Managerial Finance, Corporate Finance, Real Estate Finance, Investment Theory and Practice, Financial Management and Real Estate Economics.
Areas of Research Interests
1. Modelling of House Prices
2. Rental Market Dynamics
3. Housing Supply
4. Corporate Governance
1. Gavu, E.K. and Owusu-Ansah, A., (2019) Empirical analysis of residential submarket conceptualisation in Ghana, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 12(4), pp.763-787.
2. Owusu-Ansah, A., Soyeh K.W., and Asabere P. (2019) Developer constraints on housing supply in urban Ghana International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 12(1), pp.59-73.
3. Owusu-Ansah, A., Ohemeng-Mensah, D., Abdulai, R.T. and Obeng-Odoom, F. (2018) Public Choice Theory and Rental Housing: An examination of rental housing contracts in Ghana. Housing Studies, 33(6), pp. 938-959.
4. Owusu-Ansah, A., Adolwine W.M., and Yeboah E. (2017) Construction of Real Estate Price Indices for Developing Housing Markets. Does Temporal Aggregation Matter? International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 10(3), pp. 371-383
5. Owusu-Ansah, A. and Abdulai R.T. (2014) Producing hedonic price indices for developing markets: Explicit time variable versus strictly cross-sectional models, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 7(4), pp.444 – 458
6. Abdulai R.T. and Owusu-Ansah, A. (2014) Essential Ingredients of a Good Research Proposal for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in the Social Sciences, SAGE Open, 4, July-September, pp. 1-15.
7. Owusu-Ansah, A. (2014) Modelling the supply of new residential construction in Aberdeen, UK. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 7(3), pp. 346-362.
8. Abdulai, R.T. and Owusu-Ansah, A. (2014). Land information management and landed property ownership security: Evidence from state-sponsored court system. Habitat International, 42, pp. 131-137.
9. Owusu-Ansah, A. (2013) Construction of property price indices: temporal aggregation and accuracy of various index methods. Property Management, 31(2), pp. 115-131.
10. Owusu-Ansah, A., Roberts, D., Schulz, R. and Wersing M. (2013) Developing a local house price index: The case of Aberdeen, Scotland. Working Paper, University of Aberdeen, UK
11. Owusu-Ansah, A. (2012) The Dynamics of Residential Property Values in Developing Markets. The case of Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of International Real Estate and Construction Studies, 2(1-2), pp.19-35.
12. Owusu-Ansah, A. and Abdulai, R T. (2012) A comparative analysis of corporate capital structure policies in real estate and other industries in Sweden, Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 23(3-4) pp. 259-285.
13. Owusu-Ansah, A. (2012) Examination of the Determinants of Housing Values in Urban Ghana and Implications for Policy Makers. Journal of African Real Estate Research, 2(1), pp. 58-85.
14. Owusu-Ansah, A. (2011) A Review of Hedonic Pricing Models in Housing Research. Journal of International Real Estate and Construction Studies. 1(1), pp. 19-38.
15. Abdulai, R. T. and Owusu-Ansah, A. (2010) House Price Determinants in Liverpool, United Kingdom, Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 22(1), pp. 1-26.
1. Owusu-Ansah, A., (2018) Construction and Application of Property Price Indices, Routledge: London. ISBN: 978-1-938-10470-9.
2. Raymond T. Abdulai and Owusu-Ansah, A., (2016) Management of real estate market information and economic development in developing countries, Chapter 10, pp. 205-223, Routledge, UK, ISBN: 978-0-415-74789-9.
3. Owusu-Ansah, A., (2013) A Review of Hedonic Pricing Models in Housing Research. In A Compendium of International Real Estate and Construction Issues, Chapter 2, pp. 17-38, Nova Science Publishers Inc.,New York, ISBN: 978-1-62417-084-3.
4. Abdulai, R.T. and Owusu-Ansah, A., (2012) House Price Determinants in Liverpool, United Kingdom. In Economic and Political Issues in Europe, Chapter 1, pp. 1-19, Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, ISBN: 978-1-61470-454-6.
5. Abdulai, R.T. and Owusu-Ansah, A., (2011) Hedonic Regression Analysis of House Price Determinants in Liverpool, England. In F. Columbus (Ed.) Housing Policy, Chapter 4, pp. 119-138, Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, ISBN: 978-1-61728968-2.
1. Azasu S, Ntene T. and Owusu-Ansah, A. (2019) Corporate Real Estate and Corporate Strategy Alignment in South Africa. Presented at the 35th Annual American Real Estate Conference, 09 April-13 April, Arizona, USA.
2. Soyeh K, Asabere P. and Owusu-Ansah, A. (2019) Corporate Real Estate and Corporate Strategy Alignment in South Africa. Presented at the 35th Annual American Real Estate Conference, 09 April-13 April, Arizona, USA.
3. Owusu-Ansah, A. and Anim-Odame, W. (2019) Macroeconomic determinants of residential property prices and bubble testing in the property market in Ghana. Presented at the 26th Annual European Real Estate Conference, July 03-06, Cergy, France.
4. Owusu-Ansah, A. and Azasu, S. (2018) The effect of gender and racial diversity on REIT board performance in South Africa. Presented at the 25th Annual European Real Estate Conference, 27 June-01 July, Reading, UK.
5. Owusu-Ansah, A. and Soyeh, K. (2017) An Empirical Study of Constraints on Housing Supply in Urban Ghana. Presented at the 24th Annual European Real Estate Conference, 28 June-01 July, Vienna, Delft, The Netherlands.
6. Owusu-Ansah, A., Ohemeng Mensah, D. and Abdulai R.T. (2016) An examination of rental housing contracts in Ghana: Legal versus economic perspectives. Presented at the 32nd Annual American Real Estate Conference, 29 March-02 April, Denver, Colorado.
7. Owusu-Ansah, A. and Adams S. (2015) Examination of the relationship between houseprices and macroeconomic indicators in Ghana. Presented at the 31st Annual American Real Estate Conference, 14-18 April, Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
8. Owusu-Ansah, A. and Abdulai R.T. (2014) Producing Hedonic Price Indices for Developing Markets: Explicit Time Variable Versus Strictly Cross-Sectional Models. Presented at the 30th Annual American Real Estate Conference, 01-06 April, San Diego, California
9. Abdulai, R. T. and Owusu-Ansah, A. (2013) The Relevance of the YP[Dual Rate] in the Valuation of Leasehold Interests in Contemporary English Practice. Presented at the 20th Annual European Real Estate Conference, 3-6 July, Vienna, Austria.
10. Owusu-Ansah A. and Abdulai, R.T. (2013) An Examination of the YP[Dual Rate] Model in the Valuation of Leasehold Interests in England. Presented at the 29th Annual American Real Estate Conference, 9-13 April, Hawaii.
11. Owusu-Ansah A. (2012) Modeling the supply of New Residential Construction for local housing markets and estimation of housing supply price elasticities: The case of Aberdeen, UK. Presented at the 19th Annual European Real Estate Conference, 13-16 June, Edinburgh, UK.
12. Owusu-Ansah A. (2012) The Effect of Temporal Aggregation in the Construction of House Price Indices. 28th Annual American Real Estate Conference, 18-21 April, St. Petersburg, Florida.
13. Owusu-Ansah A. (2012) Modelling of Local Housing Markets. 28th Annual American Real Estate Conference, 18-21 April, St. Petersburg, Florida.
14. Owusu-Ansah A. (2011) The Choice of Methodology for Constructing Local House Price Indexes in the UK. 27th Annual American Real Estate Conference, 13-16 April, Seattle, Washington.
15. Owusu-Ansah A. (2011) Construction of Residential House Price Indices for a Local Market in the UK: A Comparison of Alternative Methods, Annual Scottish Economic Society Conference, 4-6 April, Perth, Scotland, UK.
16. Abdulai, R. T. and Owusu-Ansah, A. (2010) An examination of Swedish corporate capital structure policies in real estate and other industries, 26th Annual American Real Estate Society Conference, 14-17 April, Naples, Florida.
1. Overall Best Lecturer in 2018 – Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra
2. Best Lecturer at the Accounting and Finance Department in 2018 – Business School, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra.
3. As part of a group of researchers at GIMPA, we won $100,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation for advocacy and research activities during the 2013/2014 academic year
4. European Real Estate Society Conference, 2012 – “Doctoral Prize – Highly Commendable Paper” for the paper “Modelling the Supply of New Residential Construction for Local Housing Markets: the case of Aberdeen, UK”.
5. American Real Estate Society Conference, 2012 – won sponsorship from the American Real Estate Society to present my paper entitled “Modelling of Local Housing Markets” at the Doctoral Session.
6. College of Arts and Social Sciences PhD Studentship at the University of Aberdeen, to undertake a PhD research in the Department of Property, University of Aberdeen, Scotland-UK, from 2009/2010 Academic Year to 2011/2012 Academic Year. Total Value of about £60,000.
7. STINT Scholarship for Academic Excellence to participate in an International Masters Programme, Real Estate Management at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden from September 2007 to May 2009. Total value of SEK 228,000 (an equivalent of about £25,000).
8. Prof. Ebenezer Acquaye’s award for Academic Excellence as the best student graduate of the Department of Land Economy, KNUST, Ghana, 2005/2006 Academic Year
Samuel (Sammy) Kwaku Bonsu is a Professor of Marketing and Consumption Studies at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He holds a PhD from the University of Rhode Island. He studied and worked at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada and later joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Prior to joining GIMPA, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Marketing at the prestigious Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto. Prof. Bonsu has taught at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. He was recognized as one of the best teachers at SFU (Teaching Honour Roll) and nominated a few times for the Schulich Teaching Excellence Award).
Prof. Bonsu is an astute entrepreneur with business interests in several countries. He is also an accomplished scholar of global renown. His works have appeared in some of the most prestigious journals in consumer research and have been reproduced in key compendia for doctoral studies in consumer culture theory. He is the past President of the International Society for Markets and Development (ISMD), a society that brings together scholars and practitioners of responsible development. He serves on the editorial review boards of several journals as well as the governing boards of several entities in Ghana and abroad. He is a sought-after global speaker on “Responsible Business” in African development.
Areas of Research Interest
• Consumer Cultures
• African Development
• Responsible Business
• Base of the Pyramid Strategies
• Informal Markets
Current Research Grants
2018 – 2022 DANIDA Fellowship Centre International Partnership Grant (FFU)
Research Grant (Danish Kroner 9,300,000; approximately US$1.4 million) with GIMPA colleagues (Alex Ansong, Victor Brobbey, Diana Asonaba Dapaah) in partnership with the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and other institutions in Kenya and Australia.
Topic: Responsible Business and Human Rights: Achieving the SDGs
2018-2019 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Research Grant (US$10,000), with GIMPA colleagues Kenneth Ofori Boateng and Raymond Babanawo.
Topic: Higher Education Leadership in Africa,
Selected Journal Articles
Bonsu, Samuel K (2019), Consumer Culture in Africa: An Ethnographic Journey into Asante Death Rituals, SAGE Research Methods.
Bonsu, Samuel K and Pia E. Polsa (2011), “Governmentality at the Base-of-the-Pyramid”, Journal of Macromarketing 31(3) 236-
Bonsu, Samuel K. and Russell W. Belk (2010) Marketing a New African God: Religion and Material Salvation in Ghana, International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 15, 4(Nov), 305-323
Bonsu, Samuel K (2009), Colonial Images in Global Times: Consumer Interpretations of Africa and Africans in Advertising, Consumption, Markets &Culture, 12, 1(March), 1-25.
Bonsu, Samuel K. and Benét DeBerry-Spence (2008), “Consuming the Dead: Identity Community Building Practices in Death Rituals,” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 37, 6(Dec), 694-719
Zwick, Detlev, Bonsu, Samuel K., and Aron Darmody (2008), “Putting Consumers to Work: ‘Co-creation’ and New Marketing Govern-mentality,” Journal of Consumer Culture, 8(2), 163-192.
Bonsu, Samuel K., and Belk, Russell W.(2003), “Do Not Go Gently into That Good Night: Death Ritual Consumption in Asante, Ghana,” Journal of Consumer Research, 30(June), 41-55
Selected Books/Book Chapters
Bonsu, Samuel K. (2019), “Mother, Here is Your Stone: Globalization and Susu in Ghana”. in Solidarity Banking & Invincible Women: Understanding the Worldwide Phenomenon of ROSCAs, Hossein, Caroline S. (ed.), Oxford University Press
Bonsu, Samuel K. (2019), “Development by Markets: Continuities in Racism and Colonialism in Africa”, in Race in the Marketplace – Crossing Critical Boundaries, Johnson, Guillaume D., Thomas, Kevin D., Grier, Sonya A and Harrison, Anthony Kwame (Eds), Palgrave Macmillan
Bonsu, Samuel K. (2014), “Governing the Global Periphery: Socio-Economic Development in Service of the Global Core”, in Core-Periphery Relations and Organisation Studies, Robert Westwood, Gavin Jack, Farzad Rafi Khan and Michal Frenkel (Ed),. Palgrave Macmillan
Bonsu, Samuel K.(2014), (Editor) Legends in Consumer Behavior: Russell W. Belk: Globalism and Consumption, Volume 6. Sage.
Godefroit-Winkel, Delphine and Bonsu, Samuel K. (2014), “Repenser les Stratégies Globales dans une Perspective Culturelle” in Repenser le Commerce, Vers une Perspective Socio-Culturelle de la Distribution., Isabelle Collin-Lachaud Ed., Editions EMS [978-2847696295]
Bonsu, Sammy K. (2013), “Value Co-creation in Virtual Environments,” in Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption, Russell W. Belk and Rosa Llamas(Ed.), New York: Routledge, 251-260
Bonsu, Samuel K. (1996), “The Human Factor in Marketing and Development” in Human Factor Engineering and the Political Economy of African Development, Adjibolosoo, S (ed.), Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 141-170.
Prof. Manu is a Professor at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where he recently returned to full-time teaching after a decade as an administrator. He was the Rector from August 2012 to August 2016. Prior to that, he served as the founding Dean of the GIMPA Business School. He has also served as a faculty member at Morgan State University and Loyola University, both in Maryland, USA.
He has thirty years experience in consulting, training and education. During this period, he has exhibited extensive capabilities in strategic planning, program design and assessment in higher education. He has been heavily involved in designing and reviewing programs to improve university and corporate education in such institutions as Loyola University in Maryland, Morgan State University, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Association of African Business Schools, Global Business School Network and the International Academy of African Business and Development. Currently, Professor Manu serves as an inaugural member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) Accreditation Committee.
He has also consulted for a variety of companies in the areas of strategic planning, marketing strategy development and corporate social responsibility. Additionally, he has substantial experience lecturing in strategy, decision-making and leadership for corporate education clients.
Prof. Manu serves on the Boards of Buck Press Ltd., Private Clinics Ghana (Ltd), Media Reach OMD (Ghana). He also chairs the MTN Ghana Foundation and the AngloGold Ashanti School and is Vice-Chairman of Trojan Power.
Prof. Manu earned PhD (Marketing and International Business, 1989) and MBA (Finance and International Business, 1981) degrees from New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration (Stern). His undergraduate education was received at the University of Ghana, School of Administration where he earned a B.Sc. (Administration, 1977) honours degree.
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
Corporate social responsibility antecedents and outcomes
Business and societal impacts
Marketing and societal change
Marketing strategies in African countries
Environment for entrepreneurship in Africa
CSR and consumer loyalty
CSR and corporate legitimacy
Authenticity and CSR
Positioning in B2B markets
International Business Management
Theory and Practice of CSR
Environment for Business in Ghana
Manu, F. A. (2009). Import substitution and export promotion: A continuing dilemma for developing countries? Journal of International Business and Economics (Summer).
Manu, F. A. (2003). Negotiating with foreign investors: Lessons from the Ghana-VALCO experience. Journal of African Business, 4, 1, 5-35.
Sriram, V., & Manu, F. A. (2000). AIDSCAP-Nepal: A case study. Case Research Journal, 20, 3, Summer, 73-91.
Manu, F. A., & Sriram, V. (1999).The health belief model and AIDS-preventive behavior in a Ghana student population: An exploratory investigation. Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 11, 2, 59-78.
Manu, F. A., & Sriram, V. (1999). Nestle (Ghana) Ltd. Case Research Journal, 19, 2, 69-83.
Manu, F. A., & Sriram, V. (1999). Ghana: The soul of West Africa. Case Research Journal, 19, 1, 91-104.
Manu, F. A. (1996). Marketing and production implications of innovation in U.S. and European markets. Journal of Global Marketing,10, 1, 47-67.
Manu, F. A. (1996). Multinational corporations and the environment: Hazard impacts and their prevention. Business and the Contemporary World, 8, 1, 52-65.
Manu, F. A., & Sriram, V. (1996). Innovation, marketing strategy, environment and performance. Journal of Business Research, 35,1,79-91.
Manu, F. A., Cooper, P., & Reinhart, W. (1996). The status of marketing in the health care industry: Perspectives of marketing practitioners. Journal of Hospital Marketing, 10, 2, 11-24.
Sriram,V., & Manu, F. A. (1995). Country-of-destination and export marketing strategy: A study of U.S. exporters. Journal of Global Marketing, 8, 3/4, 171-190.
Manu, F. A. (1993). Innovation, marketing and performance in European consumer markets: An exploratory investigation. Journal of Euromarketing, 2, 3, 73-99.
Manu, F. A. (1993). Marketing strategy and performance differences between U.S. and European businesses in Europe. Journal of Global Business,4, 1,43-51.
Manu, F. A. (1992). Innovation orientation, environment and performance: A comparison of U.S. and European Markets. Journal of International Business Studies, 23, 2, 333-359.
Manu, F. A. (1992). The state and marketing in African countries: A case study of Ghana. Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, 4, 2,67-82.
BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS (LIST APA STYLE)
Sriram,V., & Manu, F. A. (2006). Ethnic minority entrepreneurship: A view from the U.S. In F. Z. Bilgin, E. Cobanoglu and A. Muge Yalcin (Eds.), Business success via new visions on marketing (pp. 151-162). Istanbul, Turkey: Beta Books.
Warsame, M., & Manu, F. A. (2004). Ashanti: Saving an African mining giant. In F.Z. Bilgin, V. Sriram and G.A. Wuhrer (Eds.) Drivers of global business success: Lessons from emerging markets, London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Manu, F. A., & Sriram, V. (2003). Corporate social responsibility. In R. Rugimbana & S. Nwankwo (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Marketing (pp.227-242). London, UK: Thompson Learning.
Manu, F. A., & Sriram, V. (2003). The pharmaceutical industry and AIDS. In R. Rugimbana & S. Nwankwo (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Marketing (pp.257-263). London, UK: Thompson Learning.
Manu, F. A., & Sriram, V. (2002). Marketing in Africa: An eclectic perspective. In S. Nwankwo and J. Aiyeku (Eds.), Dynamics of Marketing in Africa, Westport, CT Quorum Books.
Manu, F. A., S. P. Douglas & S. C. Craig (1995). Instructors’ manual for Global Marketing Strategy by Susan P. Douglas and Samuel C. Craig. McGraw-Hill.
BSc (KNUST, Ghana); MSc(Leeds, UK); PhD (Manitoba, Canada)
Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management and Transportation Policy & Engineering
Efficiency and Sustainability in Supply Chain, Causes of Delays in Project Deliver, Transportation Policy Impact Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation
Dr Enoch Sackey is currently a lecturer at the GIMPA Business School. Prior to joining GIMPA, he worked as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, Oxford Brookes University. During this time, he assumed the role of module leader for Quantity Surveying Practice. He has also worked in the construction and infrastructure sector for a number of years, where he acquired practical experience in quantity surveying, project management, procurement and contract management. He was co-owner and commercial director of ESackey and Associates, a UK-based quantity surveying firm that provided consultancy services on landmark projects for blue chip companies such as Wates, NGBailey, Balfour Beatty, Jackson Rowe and Atkins Global. He is a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Dr. Sackey holds a PhD in Construction Project Management from Loughborough University, UK. His PhD research focused on the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and related technologies in construction organizations from a socio-technical systems perspective. He graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 2008 with an MSc degree in Construction Management (Project Management) and with an honours degree in Building Technology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2003. He has experience in research and teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Dr. Sackey is actively involved in teaching and learning, research and knowledge transfer, as well as leadership and management roles. his current research interests focus on:
• Improving project performance through effective procurement and supply chain management
• Project Management
• Construction procurement and contract management
• Digital Innovation and BIM implementation in projects
• Sustainable Built Environment, focusing on social, economic and environmental sustainability through the procurement of construction and infrastructure projects.
• Addressing societal problems and creating economic value through Social Enterprise
PhD, Construction Project Management – 2014
Loughborough University, UK.
MSc, Construction management (project management) – 2007
Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK.
BSc, Building Technology – 2002
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
• Affiliate Member, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) – 2018
• Project Management Professional (PMP) – 2017
• Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB) – 2008
• Member, Institute of Value Management (IVM) – 2006
• Sackey E. and Kwadzo, D. (2017). Exploring the Deployment of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Construction Products Management. In Peng Wu, Haijiang Li, & Xiangyu Wang (Eds), Integrated Building Information Modelling, Bentham Science, pp. 181-206.
Refereed Journal Articles
• Sackey, E., Tuuli, M.M. and Dainty, A.R. (2019) Expansive Learning in Contemporary Construction Organisations: An Exemplar in BIM-Mediated Projects. Built Environment, Project and Asset Management, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 383-398.
• Akotia, J., & Sackey, E. (2018). Towards the Delivery of Sustainable Regeneration Projects’ Types in the UK: An Exploration of the Role and Level of Involvement of Key Practitioners. International Journal of Construction Management, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp, 357-384.
• Akotia, J., and Sackey, E. (2018). Understanding Socio-Economic Sustainability Drivers of Sustainable Regeneration: An Empirical Study of Regeneration Practitioners in UK. European Planning Studies, Vol. 26, No. 10, pp. 2078-2098.
• Sackey, E., and Akotia, J. (2017). Spanning the Multilevel Boundaries of Construction Organisations: Towards the Delivery of BIM-Compliant Projects. Construction Innovation Journal, vol. 17, no. 3, DOI 10.1108/CI-09-2016-0047.
• Sackey E. and Kwadzo, D. (2017), Understanding Technology-Enhanced Construction Project Delivery: Perspective from Expansive Learning and Adaptive Expertise, Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 26-38.
• Sackey, E., Tuuli, M.M. and Dainty, A.R. (2014). A Socio-Technical Systems Approach to BIM Implementation in a Multidisciplinary Construction Context. Journal of Management in Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers
Refereed Conference Articles
• Sackey, E., Tuuli M.M., and Dainty, A.R. (2019): Expansive Learning as an Antecedent to Exemplar BIM-Mediated Projects: Empirical Evidence from Multilevel Case Organisations. In the 3rd International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations, Seville, Spain, 9-11 October 2019 (Abstract Accepted).
• Sackey, E., Tuuli, M.M. and Dainty, A.R. (2013): A Sociotechnical Alignment and Innovation in Construction: The Case of BIM Implementation in a Heterogeneous Context. In Boyd, D (edn) ARCOM Doctoral Workshop, BIM Management and Interoperability, 20 June, Birmingham City University, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 33-46.
• Sackey, E., Tuuli, M.M. and Dainty, A.R. (2013): BIM Implementation: From Capability Maturity Models to Implementation Strategy. In: Soetanto, R., Tsang, N., and Ahmed, A. (edns.) Sustainable Building and Construction Conference SB13, Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Building: Developing Theory and Practice through International Collaboration and Learning, 3-6 July, Coventry University, UK, 196-207.
• Sackey, E., Tuuli, M.M. and Dainty, A.R. (2013): Transitioning to Building Information Modelling Capability: A Sociotechnical Systems Perspective. In: Procs of the Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference, (SPARC), Salford, 5 – 6 June 2013.
• Sackey, E., Tuuli, M.M. and Dainty, A.R. (2011): Dynamics of empowerment in projects. In: Laryea, S., Leiringer, R.T.F. & Hughes, W. (eds). Procs of the West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, Accra, Ghana, 19-21 July 2011, pp. 347 – 359,
• Sackey, E., Tuuli, M.M. and Dainty, A.R. (2011): A Spatiotemporal Perspective on Empowerment. In Wamelink, H., Geraedts, R. & Volker, L. (eds.) MISBE2011, Procs of the International Conference on Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19-23, June, 195-210.
Prizes, Awards & Honours
• PhD Studentship and Stipend, School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, 2010, UK.
• One of my refereed articles has earned the prestigious VINCI price as Best Research Paper in BIM at the Sustainable Building and Construction Conference (SB13), held at Coventry University, UK.
Citation Indices: Available online at
MSc. Applied Mathematics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
PgD. Mathematical Science, AIMS/Unversity of the Western Cape, South Africa.
BSc. Mathematical Science, University for Dev’t Studies, Ghana
Quantitative Methods, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Numerical Methods and Statistics and Probability.
Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Dynamics in Natural, Social, Environmental and Business Sciences.’
Dr. William Kofi Darbi holds a PhD in Management with specialisation in Strategic Management from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, an MSc in International Strategic Management from Staffordshire University, UK and a BSc in Natural Resources Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration where he teaches mostly graduate-level courses including Strategic Management, Business Environment, and Managing Organisations. His expertise and research interests include but not limited to the practical and context-specific application of strategic management tools, theories and concepts, and strategy as practice in formal and informal contexts. Dr Darbi is an ardent believer in hands-on practical training which he brings to bear on his case-based teaching on the MBA programme. He also authored a case for the 2015 edition of the New Zealand Business Case Competition aimed at bridging the academia-industry gap in tertiary business education in New Zealand. Dr Darbi has attended and presented papers at both academic conferences and practitioner forums in New Zealand, Spain, USA, and Germany.
• Darbi, W. P.K. (2010). The concept of strategic product/service groups in competitor analysis: A reconceptualisation of the strategic group theory. GIMPA Journal of Leadership, Management and Administration, 6(2), pp.148-166.
• Darbi, W.P.K. (2012). Of mission and vision statements and their potential impact on employee behaviour and attitudes: The case of a public tertiary but profit-oriented institution. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 3(14), pp. 95-109.
• Darbi, W.P.K. (2012). How do high-performing organisations define their mission in Ghana? African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, 3(2), pp. 184-204.
• Darbi, W.P.K. (2012). The strategic human resource management discourse: A strategic management perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management, 3(2), pp. 22-34.
• Darbi, W.P.K., Agyei, C., Atsu, F. and Adjei-Mensah, S. (2013). The incidence of dysfunctional internet usage in Ghana: An exploratory study. European Journal of Business and Management, 5(2), pp. 223-236.
• Atsu, F., Adjei, C. Darbi, W.P. and Adjei-Mensah, S. (2014). The impact of telecom revenue on economic growth: Evidence from Ghana. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, 5(2), pp. 195-208.
• Darbi, W.P.K. and Hall, C.M (2014). Elite interviews: Critical practice and tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 17(9), pp. 832-848.
• Darbi, W.P.K and Knott, P. (2016). Strategising practices in an informal economy setting: A case of strategic networking. European Management Journal, 34 (4), pp. 400-413.
• Darbi, W.P.K, Hall, C.M and Knott, P. (2018). The informal sector: A review and agenda for management research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 20(2), 301–324. DOI: 10.1111/ijmr.12131
• Darbi, W.P.K and Knott, P. (2018). Informal economic activities, regulatory institutions, and socio-economic outcomes: A case of an informal printing hub. Paper presented at the 2018 Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, Paris, France, September 20-25.
• Darbi, W.P.K and Knott, P. (2017). The institutionalization of materiality of strategizing in a field of practice. Paper presented at the 2017 Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, Houston, USA, October 29-31.
• Darbi, W.P.K and Knott, P. (2016). Small business coopetition practices: Insights from an informal business field. Paper presented at the 2016 Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 17-20.
• Darbi, W.P.K and Knott, P. (2015). Strategising practices in an informal economy setting: A case of strategic networking. Paper presented at the 2015 Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, Denver, USA, October 3-6.
• Darbi, W.P.K. and Knott, P. (2014). A practice perspective on strategic networking in the informal economy: A case study. Paper presented at the INBAM Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 23-27.
• Darbi, W.P.K and Knott, P. (2019). An organisational ethnography of strategic networking practice in an under-researched and potentially difficult to access setting: The roles of the researcher, the researched and context. SAGE Research Methods Cases. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526466266.
• Darbi, W.P.K and Knott, P. (2015). PGG Wrightson in 2015. Student Development New Zealand Business Case Competition. Unpublished case, University of Canterbury.
Awards and prizes
• 2014 Strategy Research Foundation Dissertation Scholar (awarded by the reputable Strategic Management Society)
• 2014 Highly Commended Paper Award by Emerald Group Publishing
BSc (UCC, Ghana); MSc (Edinburgh, UK); PhD (Edinburgh, UK)
Sociology and Economics of Religion Media, Religion and Culture
Business and Religion, Audience Studies, Consumer Culture and Behaviour, Media and Politics, Media and Religion & African Studies
2010- 2014 PhD in Development Studies (Human Resource), Institute for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast.
2006- 2008 Master of Social Work, California State University, San Bernardino- USA.
1999- 2002 Master of Philosophy in Development Studies (Human Resource), Centre for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast.
1992-1997 Bachelor of Education, University of Cape Coast.
CURRENT TEACHING COURSES (Undergraduate and graduate levels)
• Introduction to Human Resource Management
• Recruitment, Selection and Staffing
• Performance Management
• Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining
• HR Staffing, Training and Development and
• Human Resource Management
JOBS/ POSITIONS HELD
2013- 2015 Adjunct Lecturer (Dominion University College)
2013- 2014 Adjunct Lecturer (GIMPA)
2015- Present Lecturer (GIMPA)
2008 – 2010 Clinical Therapist at Augustus Hawkins Behavioral Clinic, Los Angeles
2005 – 2008 Tutor at Sylvan Learning Institution, Rialto, California, USA.
2004 Research Fellow/Lecturer, Centre for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
2003 HR Personnel/Research Analyst, Ghana Education Service, Komenda-Elmina-
Eguafo-Abrem District Education Office
2002 Managing Director (Women’s Refuge- Africa)
• Currently the Human Resource Management Course Coordinator
• Patron (GIMPA Business Students’ Association)
Areas of Research Interest
• Employee training and performance
• Employee health and safety
• Job stress and employee retention
• Career development
• Leadership and employee performance
• Succession Planning
• Mensah, J. V., Morrison, D. A., & Ekumah, E. K. “Training interventions and processes in selected food processing companies in Tema, Ghana” (2016). Management Today –An International Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 6(3)
• Morrison, D. A., Mensah, J. V., & Ekumah, E. K. (2016) “Training interventions and employee performance in selected food processing companies in Tema, Ghana.” International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. IV, Issue 10, October 2016
• Leadership styles and employee performance in private sector organisations in Ghana. Ghana Association for Public Administration and Management (GAPAM) Conference, July 2019.
Dr. Obeng is a senior lecturer at the Business School, GIMPA and an International Faculty, Mona School of Business and Management Studies, University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Dr Obeng is also an International Research Fellow at the Open University Business School, UK. His research interests are in the fields of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Marketing. Prior to joining GIMPA, Dr Obeng lectured at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
PhD, Durham University, UK; (Pg. Cert. in Research Methods), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Uk; MBA, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus ; BCom, University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Dip. Ed, University of Cape Coast.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management; Marketing Management; New Venture Creation; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship
Business advice and networks, Innovation and growth in small firms, Enterprise education in the informal sector and Social entrepreneurship.
Emmanuel Numapau Gyamfi is a lecturer at the Department of Finance and Accounting. He
obtained a PhD in Statistics from the University of Venda in South Africa, an MSc in Statistics
from the University of Warwick in the UK, a PgDip in Mathematical Sciences from Stellenbosch
University in South Africa and a BSC in Mathematics from KNUST in Ghana. Emmanuel is a
member of the South African Statistical Association (SASA).
Areas of Research Interest
1. Applied Financial Econometrics 2. Development Economics 3. Repeated Measurements
4. Medical Statistics
1. Antwi, E, Gyamfi, E.N & Kyei, K.A (2019), Modeling And Forecasting Ghana’s Inflation Rate
Under Threshold Models, The Journal of Developing Areas, 53(3),
Project MUSE, DOI:10.1353/jda.2019.0040.
2. Gyamfi, E.N & Appiah, E.F (2019), Further evidence on the validity of purchasing power parity
in selected African countries, Journal of Economics and Finance, 43(2), pp.330-343
3. Gyamfi, E.N (2017a), Testing the Validity of Purchasing Power Parity in the BRICS: Further
Evidence, EuroEconomica 36 (2), pp. 116-122.
4. Gyamfi, E.N (2017b), Adaptive Market Hypothesis: Evidence from the Ghanaian Stock Market,
Journal of African Business, DOI: 10.1080/15228916.2018.1392838.
5. Gyamfi, E. N, Kyei, K.A & Gill, R (2017c), Market Efficiency of African Stock Markets: A
Meta-Analysis, The Journal of Developing Areas, 51(4), pp.69 – 80.
6. Gyamfi, E.N& Adam, A.M (2016a), Validity of purchasing power parity in BRICS under a
DFA Approach, Acta Universitatis Danubius. ÅŠconomica 13 (1), 17-28.
7. Gyamfi, E. N, Kyei, K.A & Gill, R (2016b), Long-Memory Persistence in African Stock Markets,
EuroEconomica, 35(1), pp.83 – 91.
8. Gyamfi, E. N, Kyei, K.A & Gill, R (2016c), Long-Memory in asset returns and volatility: Evidence
from West Africa, Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 13(2), pp.26 – 30.9. Gyamfi, E. N& Kyei, K.A (2016d), Modeling Stock Market Returns under Self-exciting Threshold
Autoregressive Model: Evidence from West Africa, International Journal of Economics and Financial
Issues 6 (3), pp. 1194-1199.
10. Gyamfi, E. N, Kyei, K.A & Gill, R (2016e), African Stock Markets and Return Predictability,
Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies 8 (5), pp. 91-99.
11. Gyamfi, E. N, Kyei, K.A & Gill, R (2016f), Stationarity of African Stock Markets under an
ESTAR framework, EuroEconomica 35 (2), pp. 93-101.
12. Gyamfi, E.N& Adam, A.M (2015). Time-Varying World Integration of African Stock Markets:
A Kalman Filter Approach, Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 12(3), pp.175 –
13. Adam, A.M, Gyamfi, E.N & Agyapong, D. (2010). Dynamic Macroeconomic Convergence
in the West Africa Monetary Zone (WAMZ), Journal of Business and Management, 1(1), pp. 31 –
Previous positions: Manager/Lecturer, GIMPA Takoradi Campus (2015 to 2018).
Lecturer, Kumasi Technical University (2011 to 2014).
Principal Medical Records Technician, University of Cape Coast Hospital (2011).
Senior Medical Records Technician, University of Cape Coast Hospital (2010 to 2011).
Senior Research Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant, Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, University of Cape Coast (2008 to 2010).
Research Assistant/Administrative Assistant, Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, University of Cape Coast (2004 to 2008).
Education and training
Date Qualification/Certificate Institution
2019 – date PhD Candidate George Grant University of Mines and Technology
2008 – 2011 Master of Science (Statistics) University of Cape Coast
2018 – 2019 Master of Science (Oil & Gas Mgt.) University of Cape Coast
2005 – 2007 Bachelor of Science (Statistics) University of Cape Coast
1999 – 2002 H.N.D Statistics Cape Coast Technical University
2014 Certificate Oil & Gas Upstream SIMA Business School
2018 Certificate Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Mgt. GIMPA
2018 Certificate Operational Well Control Regional Maritime University
2004 Certificate in Computing University of Cape Coast
2018 Certificate (Entrepreneurship & Bus. Dev’t) University of Cape Coast
2019 Certificate (Liquefied Gas Operations) Regional Maritime University
Areas of research interest
1. Applied Statistics
2. Oil and Gas Economics
3. Oil and Gas Safety, Health and Environment
2009: Tracer studies on University of Cape Coast Alumni
1. Dwomoh, D., Amuasi, S., Agyabeng, K., Incoom, G., Alhassan, Y., & Yawson, A. E. (2019). Understanding the determinants of infant and under-five mortality rates: a multivariate decomposition analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys in Ghana, 2003, 2008 and 2014. BMJ Global Health, 4 (4).
2. Incoom, G., & Dwomoh, D. (2019). Some Contributors to Poverty Status in Ghana. Business and Management Studies (Accepted for publication).
PhD MBA (Durham-UK) ; PGCE (Greenwich-UK) ; PGDipM (Brighton-UK); DipM (CIM) Adv DipMzAcademic
Marketing and Customer Relationship Management
Marketing strategy, Consumer behaviour, Financial/Services marketing, International marketing in emerging markets
International Affairs & Administration, World History, African Studies, Sociological Studies
International Affairs and Relations, Politics and Governance, ICT and Change and ICT and Economic Development
BA Honours (University of Ghana), MA (Middlesex, UK), PGCE (Greenwich, UK), MCIM (UK), PhD (University of London, UK).
Marketing and Organizational Strategy
Strategic Positioning,Emerging Economies,International Marketing,Services and Marketing
BA (University of Ghana, Legon) ; MPhil(University of Ghana, Legon);
Classical History and Literature, Introduction to Ethics of Religion Culture, Gender and Development, History of Social Work and NGO Development, Social Issues and Contemporary Ghana
Migration and Economic Globalization Urbanization and Development Social Work and Public Health of Elderly Women in Ghana Women and Children’s Rights and Protection Hiv/Aids and Human Rights.
BCOM (University of Cape Coast); MSc (Hanken); ACCA
Corporate Governance Budgeting CSR
Dr. Ebenezer Bugri Anarfo is a Lecturer at the GIMPA Business School. Prior to joining GIMPA Business School, he served as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant at GIMPA Business School whiles he was a master’s student. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Ghana in 2006, Master of Science degree in Business Administration (Finance Option) from GIMPA in 2013 and a PhD in Finance degree from the University of Ghana in 2019. His research interests are in the areas of FDI, energy consumption, monetary policy, financial inclusion, financial sector development and regulation, economic growth and development, capital structure, event studies, mergers and acquisition and mental health. His work on capital structure studies has been published in reputable journals. He has also worked at the Socio-economic Department of Crops Research Institute in Kumasi as a research assistant when he was doing his national service and taught at Centre for Business Management and Financial Studies as an Economics tutor. His areas of teaching interest include International Finance, Econometrics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Corporate Finance, Financial Management, and Risk management in financial institutions, managerial Economics and Business Research Methods and Quantitative Methods.
Office Number: David Andoh block D7
Address: GIMPA Business School Box AH 50, Achimota, Accra, Ghana
Economics and Sociology and Finance
Foreign Direct Investment, Economic growth and development, capital structure, event studies and Mergers and acquisition.
Anarfo, E. B., & Abor, J. Y. (2019). Financial Regulation and Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does Financial Stability Play a Moderating Role? Research in International Business and Finance, 101070. Elsevier
Anarfo, E. B., Abor, J. Y., Osei, K. A., & Gyeke-Dako, A. (2019). Financial inclusion and financial sector development in Sub-Sahara Africa: a panel VAR approach. International Journal of Managerial Finance. Emerald Group Publishing
Anarfo, E. B., Abor, J. Y., Osei, K. A., & Gyeke-Dako, A. (2019). Monetary Policy and Financial Inclusion in Sub-Sahara Africa: A Panel VAR Approach. Journal of African Business, DOI: 10.1080/15228916.2019.1580998 pp1-24. Routledge -Taylor and Francis
Obi, P., Anarfo, E. B., & Obi, G. (2019). Revenue Dampening Effect of the Oil–Dollar Inverse Relationship for Sub-Saharan African Economies. Journal of African Business.DOI: 10.1080/15228916.2019.1580997 Routledge -Taylor and Francis
Sulemana, I., Doabil, L., & Anarfo, E. B. (2019). International Remittances and Subjective Wellbeing in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Micro-level Study. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 1-16. – Springer
Sulemana, I., Anarfo, E.B, & Quartey, P. (2019). International remittances and household food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Migration and Development, 1-17. DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2018.1560926. Routledge -Taylor and Francis
Anarfo, E. B., Agoba, A. M., & Abebreseh, R. (2017). Foreign direct investment in Ghana: The role of infrastructural development and natural resources. African Development Review, 29(4), 575-588-Wiley & sons
Anarfo, E. B. (2015). Determinants of the capital structure of banks: Evidence from sub-Sahara Africa. Asian Economic and Financial Review, 5(4):624-640. Published by Asian Economic and Social Society. http://www.aessweb.com/journals/5002
Famiyeh, S., Kuttu, S., & Anarfo, E. B. (2014). Challenges of environmental management systems implementation in Ghanaian firms. Journal of Sustainable Development, 7(1), 105. Vol. 7, No. 1; 2014 ISSN 1913-9063 E-ISSN 1913-9071-Canadian Center of Science and Education
Anarfo, E. B., & Appiahene, E. (2017). The Impact of Capital Structure on Banks’ Profitability in Africa. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 17(2), 55-66. -North American Business Press
Agoba, A. M., Sare, Y. A., & Anarfo, E.B. (2017). Financial Inclusion and Monetary Policy: A Review of Recent Studies. Ghana Journal of Development Studies, 14(1), 231-254. -African Journals Online (AJOL)
Famiyeh, S., Kuttu, S., & Anarfo, E. B. (2014). Factors influencing the implementation of environmental management systems in Ghanaian firms. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, 3(2), 18-30. Macrothink Institute
BSc (KNUST, Ghana); MSc (Univ. of Greenwich, England)
Project Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Monitoring & Evaluation
Risk Management in Construction, Project delivery, Governance Disaster resilience in the built environment, Monitoring & Evaluation lessons
BSc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering (KNUST, Ghana); MSc. Operational Research (London School of Economics, UK)
Operations Management & Electrical Engineering
Services Operations Management, Operations Design, and Supply Chain Management
Lecturer in Marketing and International Business BBS (University of Limerick, Ireland); MSc. (Hanken, Helsinki, Finland); MSc. (University of Vaasa, Finland); DSc. (University of Vaasa, Finland)
Marketing, International Business, Accounting Information Systems
Retail FDI Strategies, MNCs and Investment Strategies, Strategic Human Resource Management, Knowledge Transfer/Sharing in International Mergers and Acquisitions
Dr. David Eshun Yawson is a lecturer at the Business School, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. He is currently the coordinator of the Practitioners Forum Course for the GIMPA Business School. His key qualifications are in research, agribusiness and marketing management with work experience and interest in research, entrepreneurship, marketing and capacity building. Dr. Yawson holds a PhD in Marketing (University of Kent, UK), MBA in Food and Agribusiness (Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, U.K. and Van Hall Larenstein, Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Agricultural Mechanisation) (University of Ghana, Ghana). He also has Postgraduate Certificates in Social Research Methods and Higher Education from the University of Kent, UK.
Dr. Yawson has taught Principles of Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Research, Customer Service Management, Retail Management and Distribution Management at the undergraduate level in Business School, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (Accra, Ghana). He has also handled teaching seminars for Strategic Management (Bachelors), Marketing in an International Perspective (MSc) and International Strategic Supply Chain Management (MSc) at the University of Kent, United Kingdom. His research interests have been multi-disciplinary to be important and relevant to industry. His research interests, therefore, span across marketing research, agribusiness and international marketing as evidenced in his PhD thesis work with SMEs in the North West region of the UK. As part of Dr. Yawson’s training and work at the University of Kent he provided marketing and consumer insight through workshops for over 120 business managers and owners of SME’s in the Northwest of England. His research work on the international value chains for the International Institute of Environment and Development / Oxfam /Unilever Project and the Ghanaian Pineapple Supply Chain Agility illustrates the linkages of his scholarship with industry.
Dr. Yawson has published peer-reviewed conference papers, co-authored papers and presentations in international conferences such as Academy of Marketing Conference UK, American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Conference, International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) and Annual Forum and Symposium IAMA Conference. Dr. Yawson has also co-authored a book from his MBA research on the Ghanaian Pineapple Supply Chain (Yawson & Aguiar, 2011).
In industry, Dr. Yawson has worked as a business development specialist and a former acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters where he established and managed projects for international partners in the Ghana agribusiness sector for United States Agency for International Development, (USAID/Ghana); SNVGhana (Netherlands Development Organization); GTZ (German Development Cooperation); ITC and Trade Facilitation Office of Canada.
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
Marketing Research, Agribusiness, International Food Value Chains, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Marketing Information Utilisation, Marketing Strategy, Capacity building, Practitioner Interaction with Academia, Graduate Employability.
1. Yamoah, F. A. & Yawson, D. E. (2014) Assessing Supermarket Food Shopper Reaction to Horsemeat Scandal in the UK. International Review of Management and Marketing,4 (2). ISSN 2146-4405. www.econjournals.com.
2. Cacciolatti, L., Fearne, A., Ihua, B. & Yawson, D. (2012) Types, Sources and Frequency of Use of Formalised Marketing Information as a Catalyst of SME Growth. Journal of Strategic Management Education, 8 (1). ISSN 1649-3877
1. Fearne, A., Yawson, D., Buxton, A. & Tait, J. (2012) Measuring fairness in supply chain trading relationships: A methodology guide, International Institute of Environment and Development, London, UK. (IIED code:16042IIED) ISBN 978-1-84369-876-0
2. Yawson D.E. & Aguiar L.K, (2011) An Inquiry into the Ghanaian Pineapple Supply Chain Agility. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co., Saarbrücken, Germany ISBN 978-3-8433-9154-2.
1. Yawson, D.E.,Owusu-Frimpong, N & Yamoah, F. A. (2016) The Role of Organisational and
Informational Factors Affecting Knowledge Utilisation in Agri-food SMEs, Academy of Marketing, Newcastle Business School, 4- 7 July.
2. Yawson, D.E. & Yamoah, F.A. (2013) “African Exports Supply Chain Agility: A Case of the Ghanaian International Pineapple Export Supply Chain”, International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) Conference Proceedings, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana, May 14-18,2013.
3. Cacciolatti, L., Donnelly, C., Fearne, A., Ihua, U., Yawson, D., Armstrong, G. & Simmons, G. (2009), “Use of supermarket panel data amongst small and medium-sized business in the food industry”, Academy of Marketing Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, July 7-9.
1.As a researcher he was part of the team that developed a diagnostic toolkit for measuring fairness in supply chain trading relationships toolkit (Measuring Fairness in Supply Chain Trading Relationships Toolkit) [Online] Available from https://pubs.iied.org/16042IIED/. [Accessed 13th April 2019]
2.His survey instrument was used in developing the Survey Instruments Tool https://pubs.iied.org/G03429/?k=G03429 [Accessed 13th April 2019]
3.The methodology of his MBA dissertation work on Supply Chain Robustness: An inquiry into the agility of the supply chain of Ghanaian pineapple exports to the United Kingdom has been cited and adopted as part of the a step-by-step tool for monitoring achievements in value chain performance in Building Competitiveness in Africa’s Agriculture: A guide to value chain concepts and applications (Webber and Labaste, 2010 : 178pp) http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTARD/Resources/Building_Competitiveness_in_Africa_Ag.pdf. [Accessed 13th April 2019]
4.Member of the team of lecturers who pioneered the use of dunnhumby database (Tesco Club Card Data) in delivering the Marketing in an International Perspective MSc module at University of Kent (UK).
As part of the recognition of his work and participation in the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) professional development program in the development of trade with the U.S.A, he was awarded an International Honorary Citizen of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana and a Honorary Mayor-President of the City Of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana both in U.S.A in 2002.
Tel. Office: +233 302401681-3 Ext 2159
Mobile: +233+233 577108480
Office: Syndicate Block, Room 318 (SB 318)
Operations and Project Management BSc (KNUST, Ghana); MSc (Stuttgart, Germany); PhD (Stuttgart, Germany)
Operations and Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, Procurement management and Infrastructure planning
Causes of Time and Cost Overruns of Infrastructure Projects, Sustainable Construction and Procurement, Value Chain Analysis, Business Environment and Choice of Manufacturing Strategies among Firms in Developing Countries, Effects of Urban Forms on Urban Infrastructure Costs and Strategies and Tools for Efficient Urban Forms
PhD, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2008
Master of Science degree in International Transportation Management from the State University of New York Maritime College
American Society of Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
Areas of Expertise:
Executive Management Consultant and Lean Six Sigma Expert
Optimizing business model and production planning, supply chain management systems, and total quality management systems
Dr. Justice Kyei-Mensah is a Lecturer in Finance at the GIMPA Business School.
He has a PhD in Finance from Aston Business School, Aston University, UK, 2011. In his PhD thesis, he examined the Wealth Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) in US Firms.
He holds an MBA degree in International Banking and Finance from the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK, 2005.
Dr. Kyei-Mensah also has a BA (Hons) in International Business and Management Studies from the Amsterdam School of Business, Netherlands, 2002.
Office: Bungalow No. 2, Room, No. 8.
Prior to pursuing his PhD degree, Dr. Kyei-Mensah worked as an Investment Analyst for Trinity Financial Consultancy in the Netherlands. In this position, he has garnered a lot of exposure to the issues the firms were concerned about when engaging in investment decisions. Reflecting on his responsibilities in this post, he was able to appreciate the risk and uncertainty associated with firms that engaged in M&As. Again, after his PhD, Dr. Kyei-Mensah worked as a Finance and Risk Manager for the same company for a few months. He also has several years of industrial experience in accounting.
His research interests are:
Risk management, Corporate Finance, Bank Financial Performance, Market Efficiency (in general), Corporate Governance Issues. I also have a strong research interest in Market Volatility and Financial Econometrics
Risk Assessment, Investment Analyst, Product Control, Research, Financial Analyst, Project Management, Business Strategy, Problem Solving.
2. Kyei-Mensah J., Chen S., and Joseph L, N., 2017. Shareholders wealth and mergers and acquisitions. Investment Management and Financial Innovations Journal, Volume 14, Issue 3, 15-24.
3. Kyei-Mensah J., 2019. Stock Liquidity, firm size and return persistence around mergers and acquisitions announcement. Investment Management and Financial Innovations Journal, Volume 16, Issue 2, 1-12.
4. Kyei-Mensah J., 2019. Mergers and acquisitions and multinational companies: A review and research agenda. International Journal of Economics and Finance, Volume 11, No. 10, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.5539/ijef.v11n10p
5. Kyei-Mensah J. Purchasing power parity in some African countries using a nonlinear panel unit root test. Accepted in September 2019 for Publication in Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Vol. 21(7)
1. Kyei-Mensah J. Purchasing power parity in some emerging economies in long run.
2. Kyei-Mensah J. The Impact of Interest rate and Exchange rate Volatility on Stock returns.
1. Kyei-Mensah J., Chen S., and Joseph L. N. Are Abnormal Returns (ARs) following Mergers and Acquisition Announcements Affected by the Degree of Liquidity of US Stocks. Submitted (March 2014) to Journal of Banking and Finance and was rejected.
2. Kyei-Mensah J. Announcement effects, mergers and acquisitions and U.S. stock market liquidity. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal., journal’s Ref: PBFJ_2016_50. The paper was rejected
3. Kyei-Mensah J. Estimating the Wealth Effects of Share Holders, An Empirical Analysis. Submitted to International Journal of Finance Economics, June 2016 and was rejected.
4. Kanungo R. & Kyei-Mensah J. Corporate Restructuring and Trade-off Theories of Optimal Capital Structure of Firms. The paper has been submitted to Journal of ‘Corporate Governance’, November 2017, Journal Ref. CG-09-2017.
Jemima Antwiwaa Otto holds a PhD in Construction Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on ‘Improving Public Sector Construction Tendering Processes Using Six Sigma’, Ghana; MSc. in Engineering and Management from Coventry University, UK; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and a product of Akosombo International School. Her research interests include Total Quality Management and Procurement in Construction Project Delivery. She is a Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building. She has over 17 years functional experience as a Quantity Surveyor, Procurement Professional and a Contract Administrator. She has performed duties related to Pre-Contract and Post Contract activities for major construction projects in both Building and Civil Engineering Works. She has worked for Contractors and Consultancy Firms in Ghana for both Public and Private Institutions such as the Local Government Service and Sonitra Ghana Limited. She has managed several donor-funded government construction projects. In the past four years she has served as part-time lecturer and acquired experience in teaching and thesis supervision in contract management, procurement, total quality management, and project management at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She believes that the knowledge she has acquired through practice will enhance her teaching skills in order the prepare students to meet industry needs. She enjoys dancing and has a passion for helping the deprived and vulnerable in communities.
Economist; BA (Economics & Law) KNUST, Ghana; MA (Economics) KNUST, Ghana; Ph.D (Economics), CPP-AERC, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Monetary Economics and Public Sector Economics
Climate Change Issues, Public Sector Macroeconomic Issues, Poverty-Environment Nexus , Public Private Partnership (PPP), Firm-Industry Efficiency Issues, Conceptualization & Modeling of Empirical issues
BPharm (KNUST); MBA (GIMPA); DipM (CIM-UK); PhD (University of Strathclyde, UK); Chartered Marketer
Services Marketing, Customer Service Management, Marketing Management, Marketing Research & Strategic Marketing
Services Marketing, Value Co-Creation, Service Dominant Logic, Service Design and Delivery , Patient Engagement and Experience & Healthcare Service Delivery
BA (KNUST, Ghana); MSc (University of Hull, UK); PhD (University of Hull, UK)
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Energy Economics and Applied General Equilibrium Modeling
Economic Growth & Welfare Policies, Energy Markets & Policies, Financial Markets & Policies and Emerging & Developing Economics
BSc (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), MSc. (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), PhD (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
Statistics Econometrics, Economics & Financial Mathematics
Time series Analysis, Quantile Regression Analysis, Mathematical statistics, Econometrics, Quantitative Policy Analyses and International Trade.
February 2015: Gold medalist, International Conference on Marketing (ICOM-2015) – Best Presentation Award
June 2014: Gold medalist, International Conference of Agriculture and Forestry (ICOAF-2014) – Best Student Paper Award
BA, MPA (University of Ghana, Legon); MA (University of Greenwich, London); PhD (University of Westminster, London).
Political Economy, Human Resources and World Trade and Development
Development, Globalization and Economic Reforms Leadership
B.Sc , KNUST, Ghana; M.Sc. & PhD, BTU, Germany; MBA , GISMA Business School/ Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, USA.
Strategic Management, Environment and Resource Management
Impact of Climate Change on natural resource management and national socioeconomic development and Strategic review of national development frameworks and policies
Lecturer in International Marketing and International Business Management MA. (Wolverhampton, UK); DSc. (University of Vaasa, Finland)
International Business, International Marketing and Marketing
FDI Strategies Internationalization of firms, Market Entry, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
Lecturer in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
B. Ed (UCC, Ghana); MBA (KNUST, Ghana); PhD (Hull, UK)
Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Disaster/Emergency Management, Logistics/Supply Chain Modelling & Simulation (Systems dynamics models)
Maritime Logistics risk, security, emergency & disaster management, Global logistics management, Green supply chain & sustainability, Modelling effects of policy interventions of disaster preparedness and resilience
BCOM, Dip.Ed. (University of Cape Coast) EMBA (GIMPA) Chartered Accountant, Professional Memberships (Institute of Chartered Accountants, Certified Internal Auditors and Association of Forensic Auditors).Practicing Accountant and a Partner of LINKGATES CONSULT. Financial Management Consultant (World Bank, Ghana Office)
Accounting, Auditing and Internal Control, Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Cost and Management Accounting
Share Holder Value Maximization, Public Sector Accounting and Budgeting, Financial Governance, Social and Environmental Audit Audit, Control and Risk Management.
Dr Fanny Adams Quagrainie is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at the Business School of GIMPA. She received her bachelor degree in Economics and Sociology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi; Master in Business Administration Human Resource Management option from University of Ghana Business School and her PhD was in Development Studies from the Faculty of Legal Studies and Social Science, University of Cape Coast.
Her work life has a mixture of administrative and academic engagements. Dr Quagrainie was an Assistant Secretary at the National Accreditation Board. At GIMPA where she has worked since 2003, she has been both an Assistant and a Senior Registrar engaged in administrative as well as managerial duties in four different Departments – Business School, Centre of IT Professional Development (CITD), GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance and GIMPA Consultancy and Innovation Directorate. Currently, she is the Coordinator for International Programmes and Development Unit at GIMPA.
As an academician at Koforidua Technology University, she was a lecturer in entrepreneurship and management. At GIMPA she delivers lectures in Strategic Management, Management and Organizational Behaviour, Foundation of Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Business Policy and Strategy, International Business Management and Business Research Methods at the certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate certificate levels. She also supervises students’ theses at undergraduate, masters and PhD levels. Her research explores the use of mixed-methods approaches and how it affects opinion and attitude in the context of entrepreneurship. She has reviewed papers for journals as ‘Small Business Economics’, Business and Management Research Journal’, ‘International Small Business Journal’, ‘Journal of Small Business Management’, and ‘Journal of African Business’.
Dr Quagrainie has also been engaged in various consultancy assignments for clients such as Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), USAID, Ministry for Finance, Netherlands Embassy, World Bank, Bank of Ghana, ARB Apex Bank, College of Arts, KNUST, World Vision, Plan Ghana, Institute of Chartered Accounts Ghana, Evangelical Lutheran Schools and UNICEF.
Areas of Research Interest
Her areas of interest cover:
• Entrepreneurship and enterprise development;
• Small business management;
• Developmental issues (poverty, waste management);
• Social protection;
• Quality of life;
• Religion/spirituality and entrepreneurship;
• Tourism and leisure.
• Sports and entrepreneurship
1. Students Entrepreneurial Mindset
2. Critical Thinking Skills of micro women entrepreneurs.
3. Relational capital and social inclusion in Ghana.
4. Transferring of technology among micro women entrepreneurs in a semi-urban setting.
5. Seeing waste as a resource for entrepreneurship: Perspectives of the Ghanaian youth.
6. Financial inclusion of parents and educational outcomes of their children in Ghana.
1. Adams, S., Quagrainie, F. A., & Klobodu, E. K. M. (2014). Psychological contract formation: The influence of demographic factors. International Area Studies Review, 17(3), 279-294.
2. Quagrainie, F. A., & Enim, E. K. (2015). Analysis of quality of life and rural development: evidence from some Ghanaian rural communities. African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, 4(4), 328-340.
3. Quagrainie, F. A. (2016), Institutional approach and competitive behaviours of informal Ghanaian women entrepreneurs, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 28, Nos. 2/3.
4. Adams, S., Quagrainie, F. A., & Klobodu, E. K. M. (2017). Women entrepreneurial orientation, motivation, and organizational performance in Ghana. Small Enterprise Research, 24(2), 189-205.
5. Erogul, M, & Quagrainie, F. A.(2017) Motivation, Networking and Business Growth: Perspectives of Ghanaian Female Entrepreneurs Journal of Enterprising Culture Vol. 25, No. 3 297–316
6. Quagrainie, F. A. (2018), Family values and practices promoting entrepreneurial competencies among Ghanaian women, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Vol. 33, No. 2, 202-219
7. Erogul, M.S. & Quagrainie, F.A. (2018) ‘Conceptualising entrepreneurial orientation dimensions and female business performance in developing economies’, J. International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp.118–139.
8. Quagrainie, F. A. (2018), Relationship between religious and entrepreneurial values: Views from Ghanaian women entrepreneurs, International Journal of Business and Globalisation, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp.367 -383.
9. Adams, S., & Quagrainie, F. A. (2018). Journey into Entrepreneurship: Access and Challenges of Ghanaian Youths. International Journal of Business & Economics, 17(3).
10. Quagrainie, F. A., Opoku Mensah, A., & Adom, A. Y. (2018). Christian entrepreneurial activities and micro women entrepreneurship development: Church embeddedness in action. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 12(5), 657-676.
11. Quagraine, F. A., Opoku Mensah, A. & Adom, A (in press) Articulation of micro-entrepreneurial success and well-being among Ghanaian women, World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development.
12. Quagraine, F. A (in press) Are competences and the resilient relationship of Ghanaian women contingent upon their motivation for engaging in entrepreneurship? International Journal of Business and Globalisation
A few of her conference papers include:
• Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance of Ghanaian Women Entrepreneurs, GIMPA International Conference;
• Microfinance Health Challenges among Ghanaian women entrepreneur, Microfinance and the Millennium Development Goals: What has been achieved and Strategies for Post 2015, University of Cape Coast;
• ‘Effective deployment of digital technologies for business enterprise in Sub-Sahara Africa: Implications for women entrepreneurs e-readiness for Internet usage in Ghana?’ by Quagrainie, F. A. & Ariwa, E. (2016, August) at the Sixth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2016), Irish Computer Society, Dublin, Ireland.
• ‘Realities of Ghanaian Micro women entrepreneurial success effects on their well- being’, at The INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA CONFERENCE 2017, University of Cape Coast;
• ‘Informal Social Protection among the Urban Poor in three towns in Greater Accra, Region’, at the 1st Ghana Inclusive Development Research Network, UNICEF/UDS Collaborative Research Initiative, 2018.
• ‘Microfinance and Gender Equality? A myth or foe?’, at the 10TH Microfinance Conference, ‘Microfinance and Sustainable Development’, University of Cape Coast (2019, February).
• ‘Financial inclusion of parents and educational outcomes of their children in Ghana: the conditioning role of family-based factors’, at the 2nd Ghana Inclusive Development Research Network, UNICEF/UDS Collaborative Research Initiative, 2019.
Some of the reports she has authored and co-authored include:
• Introduction to Management and Public Administration Module for Professional Certificate and Diploma in Logistics and Transport;
• Social protection in the informal sector and the urban poor: A case study of Greater Accra Region, Ghana, Policy Brief access at http://gidrn.com/publications/policy-briefs;
• Curriculum on Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Critical Thinking;
• Beneficiary Assessment of the Rural Financial Services Project for Bank of Ghana (2008);
• Job Evaluation Report for ARB Apex Bank;
• A three week paid scholarship from NUFFIC Holland Scholarship for training in General and Strategic Management, Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, 2009.
• A grant from UNICEF for research into Informal Social Protection among the Urban Poor in three towns in Greater Accra, Region’, 2018.
• A grant from UNICEF for research into ‘financial inclusion of parents and educational outcomes of their children in Ghana: the conditioning role of family-based factors’ 2019.
BA (University of Cape Coast), MSc in Human Resource Management (University of Sheffield, UK), Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD, UK)
Human Resource Management
Small business sustainability, Developing economies, Women entrepreneurship development, Business policy and Gender, entrepreneurship, Learning & Development, Recruitment & Selection, Performance management/appraisal and Training and Development.
Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ (St John Bosco’s College, Ghana); BSc (UDS, Ghana); MSc (KNUST, Ghana)
Differential Equations, Statistical Modeling, Numerical Methods and Operational Research
Small business sustainability, Developing economies, Women entrepreneurship development, Business policy and Gender and entrepreneurship
BSc.(UGBS, Ghana); Mphil Finance (UGBS, Ghana)
Financial Management, Financial Markets and Securities Trading, Banking and Investment, Corporate Governance
Capital structure, Corporate Governance, Sustainable Investment, Development finance
Mr Kwame Twum-Antwi is a lecturer of financial and management accounting at the Business School of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). In this role, Mr Twum-Antwi teaches Managerial Accounting and Financial Accounting at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels.
Prior to joining the GIMPA Business School in February 2014, Mr Twum-Antwi served in various management positions within the government of Canada over a fifteen-year period. He held senior-level positions, such as Director of Financial Management and Advisory Services, within the Chief Financial Officer Branch of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Prior to that role, Mr Twum-Antwi served as a Senior Policy Advisor within the Canadian Government Privy Council Office with responsibility for advising the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs on key policy and expenditure management issues relating to agriculture, agri-food and food safety.
Mr Twum-Antwi is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with over fifteen years of professional experience. In addition, he holds Masters Degrees in Economics and Public Administration respectively from Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria in Canada and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Ghana.
His main research interest includes public sector accounting, Public sector reforms and public sector financial management reforms.
Management Accounting, Financial Accounting,Economics,Public Finance,
University of Ghana, Ghana; PhD (Development Studies)
BSc. (Mathematics) KNUST, Ghana; MPhil (Economics)
Econometrics, Economics, Development Studies
Modelling, inequalities, health and poverty related issues.