Lecturers- Management Studies

BENEDICTA QUAO

Name: Benedicta Quao

 Faculty: Management

Department: Business Administration

Position: Lecturer/Research Fellow

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Biography

 Benedicta is an Economist and a Management Consultant who is in the early stages of her academic career. She works as a Lecturer in the Business Administration Department of UPSA. Her academic interests include Entrepreneurship development, SMEs development, Gender and Violence, Women in Leadership, and Contemporary Social Issues.

Benedicta is a Management Consultant with a passion in women empowerment. She had responsibility for Market Research, Fund Management, Training coordination, Micro and Small Enterprises Development and Gender related services. She was also in charge of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Ghana.  Benedicta built significant experience in her area of consulting  specialty through the provision of consulting services and advice to MSMEs, NGOs, and their development partners as shown below: Consultant in charge of Gender and Microfinance related issues at Optimal Consultancy Services, a Special Advisor in Charge of Business Development and Fundraising Worldwide for Africa Forum Network (Affnet)- an International NGO, an Associate Consultant of GIMPA Consultancy Services; and Economic Advisor in the Investment Management and Banking Services department of Pentax Management Consultancy Services.

She has also been involved in research in economic development, market research, micro, small and medium enterprise management, and accounting. Her area of competence includes: organizing training, fund management, private sector development, policy analysis, economic research, feasibility/business plans, proposal writing, workshop/seminar facilitator and auditing.

Benedicta is currently a PhD student in Marketing at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA). She holds an M. Phil. Economics degree towards which she had undertaken research in ‘The implications of the M2+ Aggregate for Monetary Management in Ghana’. She also has a BA (Honors), Economics and Mathematics degree and a diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

Professional Experience

Lecturer/Research Fellow, UPSA, 2011 to date

Consulting Partner, ONYAQ Consult, 2005 to date

Manager, Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCooppers, 2002 to 2011

Conferences Attended/ Presentations

  • Nordic Afric Days 2018, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 4th International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED), 2018
  • Public Discussion on US-Africa Relations, 2018, The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
  • 3rd School of Social Sciences International Conference,2017, University of Ghana, College of Humanities
  • Presentation of survey findings on the expectations of Ghanaians of the new Government, 2017, IEA
  • A Round table discussion with Prof. Sonobe, 2016, IEA
  • A Round table discussion on Public Opinion Polls in Ghana, Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana)

Publications

Markwei, U., Kubi, M., Quao, B., & Attiogbe, E. J. (2018). Work-family balance of female parliamentarians in Ghana. Gender in Management: An International Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-02-2018-0016

UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH WORK DONE:

The Determinant of Consumption of Locally Manufactured goods.  The case of the consumption of ideal milk in the Central Region.

The implications of the M2+ Aggregate for Monetary Management in Ghana.

Study on the impact of the load management programme on the national economy – contracted by Energy Commission

The research into Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Market study on MSEs and Business Development Services (BDs) in some selected regional capitals by PSME

GTZ-PSME-APDF Financial Sector Market Survey in some selected regional capitals.

Market Research on Tourism attractions/sites for eight (8) selected regions in Ghana plus known sites in Upper West and Upper East Regions

Decent Work in the Informal/Micro and Small Enterprise (MSEs) Sector in Ghana (ILO Decent Work Pilot Programme in Ghana) – in a team.

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