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Kwame Adom

Educational qualification:

  • PhD (Management – Entrepreneurship), the University of Sheffiled, the U.K.
  • Professional Diploma in Marketing, ACIM, Oxford College of Marketing, Sheffield, the U.K.
  • MBA (Finance), University of Leicester, the U.K.
  • BSc (Planning), University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Teaching activity:

Dr. Adom teaches the following courses in the MBA and doctoral programs:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in the Global Market
  • Leadership Development and Competency Management

Research and publication:

Dr. Adom’s research is focused on the following areas where he has a number of publications:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in the Global Market
  • Leadership Development and Competency Management

Selected list of publications:

  • Williams, C.C, Adom, K., Baric, M., Ladan, U., Onoshchenko, O., Muhammad, A. S., Shehryar, S., & White, R., (2011), Theorizing the self-service economy: a case study of do-it-yourself (DIY) activity. Journal of Economy and its Applications, Volume 2 No.1, pp 1-26
  • Adom, K. & Williams, C. C. (2012), Evaluating the motives of informal entrepreneurs in Koforidua, Ghana, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship Vol. 17, No. 1
  • Adom, K & Williams, C. C. (2012) Evaluating the explanations for the informal economy in third world cities: some evidence from Koforidua in the eastern region of Ghana. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal vol. 8
  • Williams, C.C., Adom, K., Nadin, S., & Youssef, Y. (2012) Gender variations in the reason for engaging in informal entrepreneurship: some lessons from urban Brazil, Int. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp 478-494
  • Adom, K (2014) Beyond the marginalization thesis, an examination of the motivations of informal entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Ghana, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol 15, No 2, 2014, pp 113– 125
  • Williams, C. C., Adom, K., Sallah, A., Williams, N & Youssef, Y. (Forthcoming) Theorizing entrepreneurship in the informal sector in urban Brazil: a product of exit or exclusion? Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Papers currently under review:

  • Asamoah P. K. B. and Adom, K (under review). Evaluating the effects of Urbanisation on land uses in Ghana; fresh evidence from Atonsu, Kumasi. International Development Planning Review (December 2013)

Conference papers:

  • Adom, K. (2014) Female Entrepreneurship in Sub Saharan Africa: A recipe for Sustainable Development, some evidence from Ghana, ICSB 2014 World Entrepreneurship Conference which will be held in Dublin (Ireland) from June 11-14.
  • Adom, K (2013) Beyond the marginalization thesis: An analysis of the motivations of informal entrepreneurs in sub-Sahara Africa, evidence from Ghana: International conference on “Informal Economy and Development: Employment, Financing and Regulation in a Context of Crisis” held at the University Paris-Est Creteil, 6, 7 and 8 June 2013
  • Adom, K & Dwumah, A. (2012) Retheorising the motives of Informal Entrepreneurs in Koforidua, Ghana; 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisation, University Centre Chicago, 6 -8 July 2012, USA
  • Adom, K. (2010) An Evaluation of the Formal and Informal Economy Dualism: Evidence from Ghana; 10th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in organization. Montreal, 26-28 July 2010, Canada
  • Adom, K. (2007) Microfinance solution to poverty in Ghana; what are the problems?; The 8th International Academy of African Business and Development Conference proceedings, London Metropolitan University, May 29- June 2, 2007, UK,