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Researcher: Ayentimi, DT (Dr Desmond Ayentimi)

Fields of Research

Human resources management
Industrial and employee relations
International business
Food and hospitality services
Political science
Entrepreneurship
Macroeconomic theory
Economic development policy
Feminist theory
Other Indigenous studies
Labour law
Public policy

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Expanding knowledge in human society
Management
Employment patterns and change
Trade assistance and protection
Economic issues in tourism
Understanding Africa's past
Savings and investments
Policies and development
Political systems
Public services policy advice and analysis
Economic growth
Industrial relations

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A conceptual framework for international human resource management research in developing economies; Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Are Multinational Enterprises in less developed host countries charting the contours of union suppression or union substitution? Evidence from Ghana; Association of Industrial Relation Academics of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference
Attracting MNCs and enforcing local content laws: the double breasting dilemma in less developed countries in sub-Sahara Africa; CRIMT 2015 International Conference: Institutional Change and Experimentation: Shaping the future of Work and Employment
Community-level mechanisms and strategies for managing sustainable water supply systems: Lessons from Bongo district of northern Ghana; Environment, Development and Sustainability
Developing effective local content regulations in sub-Sahara Africa: the need for more effective policy alignment; Multinational Business Review
Do multinational subsidiaries demonstrate a convergence across their HRM practices in a less developed host-country?: evidence from Ghana; Employee Relations
Do subsidiaries of MNEs demonstrate a convergence across their HRM practices in a less developed host-country? Evidence from Ghana; 2016 Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Does the historical and institutional re-construction of Ghana support the transfer of HRM practices?; Journal of Management History
From job satisfaction to profession satisfaction; British Academy of Management 2019 Conference
Gender equity and inclusion in Ghana; good intentions, uneven progress; Labour and Industry
Gender equity and inclusion in Ghana; Good Intentions, Uneven Progress; AIRAANZ 2019 Conference, Global Work, Quality Work
HRM development in post-colonial societies: The challenges of advancing HRM practices in Ghana; International Journal of Cross Cultural Management
HRM practices of MNEs and domestic firms in Ghana: divergence or convergence?; Personnel Review
Introducing an entrepreneurial project management model; The Journal of Modern Project Management
Introduction to the AIRAANZ 2019 conference special issue; Labour and Industry
Is the 4IR Relevant to Sub-Sahara Africa?; The Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Future of Work and Implications for Managers Conference
Is the fourth industrial revolution relevant to sub-Sahara Africa?; Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
Key Skills and Workforce Development Challenges for Western Australia; 3rd International Skills Colloquium: Employability, employment, training and skills in the global era
Leaders’ accounts on employee voice in the Indian context: an exploratory study; Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Local isomorphism and multinational enterprises’ human resource management practices: Extending the research agenda; Journal of Management & Organization
Macro‐institutional conditions in Ghana and the challenges to HRM program development and implementation; Thunderbird International Business Review
Multinationals' HRM policies and practices: Do national institutions in less developed countries really matter?; Rainer Hampp Verlag
Preliminary investigation of the challenges in the operationalization of HRM practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Higher Education Sector; ANZAM 2018 Conference
Proximity and Knowledge Sharing in a Wine Tourism Cluster; The 2016 Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Psychological empowerment and employee proficiency; ANZAM 2018 Conference
Reviewing the Literature on Local Isomorphism and Multi-National Enterprises’ Human Resource Management Practices; Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Skilled labour shortage: a qualitative study of Ghana's training and apprenticeship system; Human Resource Development International
Socially Responsible Investment and MNE’s; Globalizing Actors: Creating, Diffusing and Contesting the norms of International Management
The 4IR and the Challenges for Developing Economies; Developing the Workforce in an Emerging Economy: The Case of Indonesia
The meaning and essential nature of a profession: a multi-perspective approach; Labour and Industry
The role of industry training councils as key stakeholders in workforce development; AIRAANZ 2019 Conference, Global Work, Quality Work
Union suppression and union substitution strategies of multinational enterprises in Ghana; Industrial Relations Journal
What is keeping women out of academic careers in higher education in developing societies?; AIRAANZ 2020 Conference, Doing Things Differently? IR Practice and Research Beyond
Who Is a Customer?; Customer Service Management in Africa: A Strategic and Operational Perspective
Women in Ghana: progress, but important challenges remain

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision