Name: James Kwame Mensah PhD
Department: Business Administration
Personal homepage: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Mensah2
Academic Areas of Interest:
- Development Management
- Public Administration
- Local Economic Development
- Talent Management
- Green Industrialization
James Kwame Mensah is a Lecturer in the Department of Management. He started his career as a teaching assistant at the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management at the University of Ghana Business School and later joined the Department of Business Administration at UPSA. Dr. Mensah has publications in peer-reviewed and reputable academic journals including International Review of Administrative Sciences, Management Research Review, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, International Journal of Manpower and Development Southern Africa
Dr. Mensah is a firm believer in active learning, and tries to maintain a very lively and interactive classroom. To him, teaching is not about lecturing to students; it is about presenting theories, concepts, and empirical material to students in a way that they can integrate that information into their own life experience. He tries to accomplish this not only in his presentations and lectures, but also in the questions that structure classroom discussion and, particularly, in writing assignments. Dr. Mensah is also a big proponent of research, believing that good teachers need to be at the cutting edge of recent scholarship in order to help students see the dynamism of their work. Social science is not a collection of facts, but rather, an area of research that is still alive with puzzles, contradictions, and new areas of inquiry. He tries to “demystify” research for students by encouraging them to discover the excitement that can be found in researching the management world.
- PhD in Development Administration - National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand - 2016
- MPhil in Public Administration - University of Ghana – 2011
- BA in Sociology with Political Science - University of Ghana - 2007
Published Journal Articles
- Mensah, J. K., and Bawole J. N. (2017). Person-Job Fit Matters in Parastatal Institutions: Testing the Mediating Effect of Person-Job Fit in the Relationship between Talent Management and Employee Outcomes. International Review of Administrative Sciences. DOI: 10.1177/0020852317704501.
- Mensah, J. K., Bawole J. N., and Ahenkan A. (2017). Local Economic Development in Ghana: From the “Lost Decades” to Policy “Maturing Stage”. Development Southern Africa http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0376835X.2017.1310032
- Mensah, J. K., and Bawole J. N. (forthcoming). Testing the Mediation Effect of Person–Organisation Fit on the Relationship between Talent Management and Talented Employees’ Attitudes. International Journal of Manpower (Emerald Publishing). DOI: 10.1108/IJM-08-2016-0162
- Mensah, J. K., Bawole J. N., and Wedchayanon N. (2016). Unlocking the “Black Box) in the Talent Management Employee Performance Relationship. Evidence from Ghana. Management Research Review. 39, No. 12, pp. 1546-1566.
- Mensah, J. K. (2015). A “Coalesced Framework” of Talent Management and Employee Performance: For Further Research and Practice.International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. 64, No. 4, pp. 544-566.
- Mensah J. K., Domfeh K. A., Ahenkan A. and Bawole J. N. (2013). Policy and Institutional Perspectives on Local Economic Development in Africa: The Ghanaian Perspective. Journal of African Studies and Development. 5, No. 7, pp. 163-170.
- Mensah J. K., Bawole J. N. and Ahenkan A. (2013). Local Economic Development Initiatives in Ghana: The Challenges and the Way forward. Journal of Public Administration and Governance. 3, No. 2, pp. 142-160.
- Bawole J. N., Ibrahim M., Hossain F. and Mensah J. K. (2016). Development Management in the Developing World: Past Pathways and Future Trajectories. In Bawole, Hossain, Ghalib, Rees and Mamman (eds). Development Management and Practice (pp. 23-35). Routledge: UK.
- Domfeh K. A., Ahenkan A. Bawole J. N. and Mensah J. K. (2015). Policy and Institutional Perspectives on Local Economic Development in Africa: The Ghanaian Perspective. In Sakyi E. K, Ahenkan A., and Bawole J. N (eds). Public administration in Ghana: selected contemporary issues. University of Ghana Readers, Business Series. Digibooks Ghana: Tema.
- Sessional Chair: The third International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED). University of Professional Studies, Accra. April 27-28, 2017
- Sessional Chair: The second International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED). University of Professional Studies, Accra. April 23-24, 2016.
- Participant: The 4th ICADA Conference: National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand. September 2-3, 2015.
- Participant: NIDA International conference for Case Studies on Development Administration. National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand. September 5-6, 2013.
- Participant: Conference on Business and Development. University of Ghana Business School, Accra, Ghana. April 8-9, 2013.
- Participant: Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghana. Seminar on Poverty Reduction in Rural Ghana: The Role and Impact of the District Assemblies Common Fund-2011
- Participant: Department of Political Science, University of Ghana: Colloquium on [email protected]: Government, Politics and Development-2007
- Participant: Department of Political Science and CDD Ghana seminar on The African Integration Project: Perspectives from Ghana and West Africa-2007
- Participant: Department of Political Science, University of Ghana: Seminar on the 2004 Elections-2005.
- Undergraduate level
- PBBA 402: Public Administration
- BCPC 301: Research Methods
- BCPC 207: Principles of Leadership
- BCPC 204: Business Ethics
- BCPC 202: Global Dimensions of Business
- BCPC 106: Introduction to Management
University Teachers Association of Ghana