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About the Editorial Team

Journal call for papers from African Journal of Economic and Management Studies

John Kuada holds Grundfos Chair Professorship in International Business & Intercultural Management at Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies. He is currently the director of intercultural research projects at the Department of Business Studies (Aalborg University) and coordinates graduate and bachelor degree programmes in International Business and International Marketing. He also teaches courses in intercultural management, international marketing, as well as leadership and strategic management. Professor Kuada has written 8 books and over 100 papers on African management and business-related subjects.

Kevin Ibeh, PhD, currently on a short term appointment with the World Bank Group, Washington DC, is Professor of Marketing and International Business in the Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK. His recent research has focused on under-researched firm populations, including SMEs, micromultinationals, nascent transnational corporations, and developing country firms - particularly on how they could be guided to take better advantage of growth opportunities in international markets. This topic area and the focal firm categories are at the top of the agenda for various stakeholder groups (including government agencies, funding bodies, professional associations, scholarly journals, academic institutions and business organizations) and these organizations regularly call upon Professor Ibeh’s expertise. Most recent projects include a report on Top Barriers and Motivations for SME Internationalisation for the OECD and a book on Contemporary Challenges to International Business being published by Palgrave Macmillan. Also Visiting Professor at Cambridge’s Anglia Ruskin University, Kevin has delivered lectures and Conference papers in over twenty countries.

Prof Eon Smit holds the B.Comm. (cum laude), Hons.B.Comm. (cum laude), M.Comm. and D.Comm. degrees from the University of Stellenbosch and is at present professor and director of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Stellenbosch and visiting professor at the business school in Reims, France. He lectures in the fields of Business Forecasting, Business Statistics and Derivative Instruments. He is editor of the Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, and editor for the South African Journal of Business Management and co-editor of The Investment Analysts Journal. He has been awarded a number of research awards and has published more than a hundred papers in accredited journals. He has also read more than sixty papers at national and international conferences and has extensively consulted for government and private sector institutions. He is Chairman of the Bureau for Economic Research and the Institute for Futures Research at the University of Stellenbosch and a director of USB-ED.  He is an Advisory Board member of the University of Hull Business School in the UK.  He has chaired a significant number of international audit teams for accreditation agencies such as EQUIS, AMBA and the CHE.   

Charles K.D. Adjasi earned his PhD from the University of Stellenbosch in 2007. He has served in various capacities in international organizations; Visiting Scholar-IMF in 2007, Visiting Lecturer University of Stellenbosch Business School and resource person- World Bank’s Poverty Analysis training-Ghana in 2003. He is a member of the African Economic Research Consortium, and Associate Editor-African Finance Journal. His research interests include financial markets, international trade, and corporate governance. He has published papers in reputable academic journals and is currently a Senior Lecturer, in Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School.

Michael O. Mensah graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, where he received the B.Sc. (Honors) degree in 1975. He received the PhD degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Quantitative Management Science) from the University of Houston in 1990. He was professor and chair of accounting at the University of Scranton until his appointment as dean of the Kania School of Management in 2005. Dr. Mensah’s  research investigates financial instruments and corporate financial reporting.

Robert Opoku is currently an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Department of Management and Marketing, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He earned his PhD in Marketing with specialization in e-Commerce from Lulea University of Technology, Sweden in 2006. As a Certified e-Commerce Consultant™ and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, he also consults in a private capacity to a limited number of clients. His primary research interests lie in brand management, destination marketing, SMEs and e-commerce adoption in developing countries and online marketing. He has published papers in a number of accredited scholarly journals.

Dr. Ike-Elechi Ogba is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing Management and Strategy and Programme Leader for PhD programmes at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. Ike has research interests spanning from Marketing to Organisational Behaviour with specific interests on consumer behaviour and psychology, brand, packaging, customer satisfaction, employee commitment and organisational measurement an area in which he obtained his PhD. Ike currently supervises two Doctorial students. Ike has had his research papers presented in national and international conferences, peer reviewed, refereed and published.

Anastassios Gentzoglanis holds a Ph.D. degree from McGill University, Canada and is a full professor of Economics and Finance. He is teaching and conducting research in the area of Regulatory Economics. He has also taught at various universities in Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America and Africa and he has worked on a number of research projects related to the economics of regulation and new technologies. He has published in a number of high quality scholarly and industry journals and participated in many international conferences and workshops. Dr Gentzoglanis is frequently organizing international conferences and summer schools in Canada and abroad for professionals working in the area of regulation of energy markets. Since 2000, he has being offering, in collaboration with the French-speaking countries (Francophonie), an executive program in the area of Regulation of Public Utilities. As an expert in the field of regulation and in collaboration with the IEPF, Professor Gentzoglanis has participated in a number of projects, particularly in Africa, China and Latin America. He has also worked on various projects for CIDA, IDRC, ITU, UNESCO, UN, CEDEAO, ICAMERICA, Ministries of Energy, of Industry and the Environment. He has a vast experience with consulting work with private-owned and state utilities and Regulatory Agencies around the world. Professor Gentzoglanis has developed various custom-made curricula in the area of market design and pricing in the electricity markets, telecommunications and other network industries.

Dr Afam Ituma is a lecturer at Brunel University. He trained as a journalist in Nigeria and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Mass Communication from ESUT University, Nigeria. He obtained his MBA from Leicester University and PhD from Brunel University. His current research, oriented around International HRM has two key strands. The first strand is characterised by a strong emphasis on the influence of societal institutions in shaping careers and the second strand concerns the career benefits of the MBA in different national contexts. His work has been published in journals such as Human Relations, Personnel Review, International Journal of Management Education, Journal of Management Development and Career Development International. He has co-chaired the HRM track for the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) conference. He is an editorial adviser for Nigerian Journal of Management and Social Sciences and the Nigerian Journal of Public Relations. He reviews for a range of journals such as Journal of Occupational Psychology (JOOP), Human Resources Management Journal (HRMJ) and International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management. He also consults for Nigerian State governments and for Kent Police in the UK.