Dr. Gordon K. Adomdza

Director

Dr. Gordon Adomdza, is a Senior Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Ashesi University, Ghana and a Visiting Professor at CEIBS Africa. Dr. Adomdza also served as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America.

Dr. Adomdza teaches courses that use design-thinking in the development of innovative new idea concepts and business models (at Ashesi) and and in the development of knowledge brokering systems for corporations (at CEIBS), taught to executive MBA students. He is also the Lead for the Ashesi Design Lab and the Design Thinking Ghana Meetup Group. In his spare time, Dr. Adomdza runs The Startup Traction Project, which helps entrepreneurs and businesses develop experiments to help them test their ideas faster and more cheaply before they spend significant amount of money.

Dr. Adomdza’s research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurial opportunity discovery and validation, as well as the ideation stage of the new product development process.

Dr. Adomdza graduated from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2008 with a Ph.D in Management of Technology, and where he also received an MASc in Management Science and an MA in Applied Economics. He had an Advanced Marketing Diploma from CIM London and he is also a graduate of University of Ghana where he received a BA Hons in Economics.

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