Lecturers- Management Studies

AUGUSTINE AWUAH PEPRAH

Name:                Augustine Awuah Peprah, PhD

Faculty:             Management Studies

Department:     Business Administration

Position:            Lecturer|Coordinator for Research and Conferences

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Academic Areas: 

  • Strategy & International Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management

 

Biography

Born in Sunyani, Ghana, Augustine obtained his PhD degree in Management from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Prior to his current appointment as a lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), he served as a teacher with the Ghana Education Service in Kumasi.

His research activities focus on micro and macro-level analyses of institutions. Specifically, how the institutional environment shapes firms’ strategy in emerging markets. Also, topics about Global Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Project management, International Business, Technology and Innovation Management are of great interest to him. Augustine has presented papers at top international conferences including Annual meetings of Academy of Management and Academy of International Business.

 

Teaching Statement

As a teacher, not only do I desire to guide students to attain a high level of scholarship in specific subject areas but also help them to develop a broad range of unique competency for their future academic and occupational endeavours. To this end, my teaching is founded on two principles: creating enabling learning environment and engaging students.

 

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Management Science: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE): Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre, Ghana
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Natural Resource Management: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

 

Selected Publications

(Refereed Journal Articles)

  1. Liedong, T. A., Peprah, A. A., & Eyong, J. E., (2020). Institutional voids and innovation governance: A conceptual exposition of the open versus closed architecture choice. Strategic Change, 29, 57–66. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2310
  2. Peprah, A. A., & Adekoya, A.F. (2020).Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: Evidence from Africa. Business Strategy & Development, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1002/bsd2.104  
  3. Atarah, B.A., Peprah, A. A., Amartey, A.F.O. & Bamfo, B.A. (2020). Making do by doing without: Bricolage in the funding sources of female entrepreneurs in resource-constrained environments. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research. Forthcoming (In production)
  4. Damoah, O. B. O., Peprah, A. A., & Cobla, G. M. (2019). The state of corporate social responsibility research in Ghana: A synthesis of literature. Business Strategy & Development, 2(4), 303-314. https://doi.org/10.1002/bsd2.63​​​​​​ 
  5. Agyei, A., Peprah, A. A. & Sekyere, K. F. (2016). Management of domestic solid waste in Ghana: Perception of households, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 5 (4), 157-168. https://isdsnet.com/ijds-v5n4-1.pdf 
  6. Peprah, A, A., (2014). Determinants of Patients' Satisfaction at Sunyani Regional Hospital, Ghana. International Journal of Business and Social Research, 4 (1), 96-108. https://www.thejournalofbusiness.org/index.php/site/article/view/359 
  7. Peprah, A. A., & Atarah, B. A., (2014). Assessing Patient's Satisfaction Using Servqual Model: A Case of Sunyani Regional Hospital, Ghana. International Journal of Business and Social Research, 4 (2), 133-143. https://www.thejournalofbusiness.org/index.php/site/article/view/404 
  8. Atarah, B. A., & Peprah, A. A., (2014). Advertising and Student Enrolment in Private Tertiary Institutions in Ghana. International Journal of Business and Social Research, 4 (3), 55-65. https://www.thejournalofbusiness.org/index.php/site/article/view/408 

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Damoah, O. B., Brefo, K. O. & Peprah, A. A. (2020). Does higher education equip graduate students with the employability skills employers expected of them? The perceptions of employers in Ghana. Presented at 5th Biennial Conference of the African Academy of Management (AFAM), Nigeria, 2020. https://www.africaacademyofmanagement.org/conferences/index.php/afambc/bc2020/paper/viewPaper/144 
  2. Peprah, A. A., Giachetti, C., Larsen, M.M. & Rajwani. T. (2019). Filling Institutional Voids in Developing Countries through Business Model Imitation and Innovation. Academy of Management Proceedings 2019 (1), 13193. August 9-13, 2019 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.13193abstract   
  3. Atarah, B.A., Peprah, A. A.,  Amartey, A.F.O. & Bamfo, B.A. (2019). Making Do by Doing without: The Funding Sources of Female Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries. Academy of Management Proceedings 2019 (1). August 9-13, 2019 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA.   https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.14824abstract 
  4. Larvie, P. Y. A., Nartey, I. & Peprah, A. A. (2019). Emotional intelligence, job crafting and job satisfaction in developing countries: Evidence from Ghana. Presented at 5th International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED) held at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana, April. https://upsa.edu.gh/images/icbmed2019b.pdf 
  5. Peprah, A.A.,  Liedong, T.A., Okoe Amartey, A.F. (2018).  Institutional Voids and Firm's Resources Commitment in Emerging Markets: a Systematic Review. Academy of Management Proceedings 2018 (1), 13395. August 10-13, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois, USA. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.13395abstract  
  6. Hakeem, M. A., Jahlom, K. D., Ocran D., Acheampong, P. W. & Peprah, A. A. (2018). Flexible working schedules and SMEs’ development in Ghana: an analysis of selected SMEs in Accra. Presented at 4th International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED) held at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana, April. https://upsa.edu.gh/images/4icmed2018.pdf 
  7. Otchere, I. O., Lartey G. S., Korletey, M., Laryea E. O. & Peprah, A. A. (2018). Cloud computing and SMEs development in Ghana: An analysis of selected SMEs in Accra. Presented at 4th International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED) held at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana, April. https://upsa.edu.gh/images/4icmed2018.pdf 
  8. Yegblemenawo, C. A., Peprah, A. A. & Yegblemenawo. D. E. E. (2018). Promoting auto-learning among learners of foreign languages: the role of the Moodle platform, challenges and the way forward. Presented at 4th International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED) held at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana, April. https://upsa.edu.gh/images/4icmed2018.pdf 
  9. Agyeman, F., Ofori- Appiah, F., Agbo, D. M., Kusi, S. A. & Peprah, A. A. (2018). The role of social media in higher education: An analysis of some selected tertiary institutions in Ghana. Presented at 4th International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED) held at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana, April. https://upsa.edu.gh/images/4icmed2018.pdf 
  10. Peprah, A. A. & Giachetti, C. (2017) Business model adaptation to institutional voids: The case of Jumia, the Amazon.com of Africa. Academy of Management Proceedings 2017 (1), 13620. August 4-8 | Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Nominated for IM Division GWU-CIBER Best Paper on Emerging Markets Award.  https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.13620abstract 
  11. Peprah, A. A. & Giachetti, C. (2017) Business model adaptation to institutional voids: The case of Jumia, the Amazon.com of Africa. Proceedings of the Fifty-ninth Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business.ISSN: 2078-0435. July 2-5 2017  | Dubai, United Arab Emirates. https://documents.aib.msu.edu/events/2017/AIB2017_Proceedings.pdf 
  12. Giachetti, C. & Peprah, A. A.  (2016) The influence of institutional voids in emerging markets on entrant firms’ resource commitment. Academy of Management Proceedings 2016 (1), 14017, August 5-9, 2016 | California, USA. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2016.14017abstract 
  13. Giachetti, C. & Peprah, A. A.  (2016) The Influence of Institutional Voids in Emerging Markets on Entrant Firms' Resource Commitment. Proceedings of the Fifty-eight Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business.ISSN: 2078-0435. June 27- 30, 2016  | New Orleans, USA. https://documents.aib.msu.edu/events/2016/AIB2016_Proceedings.pdf 

 

Courses Taught

  • Supply chain Management
  • Project Management
  • SME Management

 

Professional Membership & Affiliations

  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, Academy of International Business
  • Member, African Academy of Management
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