Dr Cynthia Akwei

Liverpool Business School

Cynthia Akwei is a Reader at Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom. She is the head of the International Business, Management and Strategy group, programme leader for PhD training and development. Also, she teaches strategic management, research methods and business planning subjects in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Cynthia holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Ghana, MSc and PhD from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. Her research focuses on Strategic Planning and Implementation, Macro Economics and Business Environment, Development Studies, International Business, Corporate Governance and Public Administration, Sustainability, Strategic HRM and Entrepreneurship.

She has published several articles in refereed journals such as Strategic Change, Small Business Management, Politics and Policy, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Thunderbird International Business Review and International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy.

Cynthia has presented her research at several international academic conferences including, the British Academy of Management (BAM), Strategic Management Society (SMS) and the Academy of International Business (AIB).

She had supervised several Doctoral, MBA and MSc students to completion. She has also served as an internal and external examiner at several universities such as Brunel, Liverpool, Cardiff Metropolitan and Bournemouth Universities.

Cynthia has served as an external consultant to several large and SME business organisations at the national and international levels. She has been invited as a keynote and guest speaker to several academic and professional conferences/seminars including, BAM, Association of Supply Chain and Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Cynthia serves on several committees at the university and external institutional level including, the Faculty Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee, Chartered Association of Business Schools, UCU Branch Vice-Chair and a member of the National Black Standing Members Committee, Race charter and Athena Swan committees.

Degrees

Loughborough University, United Kingdom, PhD
Loughborough University, United Kingdom, MSc

Journal article

Kok SK, Akwei C, Farquhar S, Gianluigi G. 2022. On the regulation of the intersection between religion and the provision of financial services: Conversations with market actors within the global Islamic financial services sector Research in International Business and Finance, 59 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Adu-Ameyaw E, Danso A, Acheampong S, Akwei C. 2021. Executive bonus compensation and financial leverage: do growth and executive ownership matter? International Journal of Accounting & Information Management, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Akwei CA, Damoah IS, Amankwah-Amoah J. 2020. The Effects of Politics on the Implementation of Government Programs/Projects: Insights from a Developing Economy Politics and Policy, 48 :1161-1201 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Damoah IS, Akwei CA, Ishmael T, Amoako IO, Kumi D. 2020. Factors influencing school building construction projects abandonment International Journal of Construction Management, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Amoako IO, Akwei CA, Damoah IS. 2020. We Know their House, Family and Workplace:Trust in Entrepreneurs' Trade Credit Relationships in Weak Institutions Journal of Small Business Management, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Akwei C. 2020. The impact of new foreign banks strategies on banking in Africa International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy, 3 :49-49 DOI

Amoo N, Hiddlestone J, Akwei CA, Ruzibuka J. 2019. Conceptualizing and Measuring Strategy Implementation – a Multi-Dimensional View Strategic Change, 28 :445-467 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Akwei CA, Zhang L. 2019. Integrating quality control and performance management in developing complex bespoke systems Production Planning and Control, 29 :1275-1289 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Akwei C, Zhang L. 2018. Integrating risk and performance management in quality management systems for the development of complex bespoke systems (CBSs) PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL, 29 :1275-1289 DOI Author Url

Akwei CA. 2018. Mitigating Election Violence and Intimidation: A Political Stakeholder Engagement Approach Politics and Policy, DOI Publisher Url

Damoah I, Akwei CA, Amoako IO, Botchie D. 2018. Corruption as a source of government project failure in developing countries: Evidence from Ghana Project Management Journal, 49 :17-33 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Damoah IS, Akwei CA. 2017. Government project failure in Ghana: a multidimensional approach International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 10 :32-59 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Zhang L, Akwei CA, Zhang Y. 2016. Exploring how complex solution-based capabilities (CSC) are developed and integrated in engineering companies Production Planning and Control, 27 :727-739 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Akwei CA. 2012. Deregulation, Competition, and Performance Measurement of an African Airport. The Case of Kotoka International Airport Ghana Thunderbird International Business Review, 54 :537-549 DOI

Akwei CA, Xiaoping P. WOULD YOU STILL ENGAGE AND LOVE ME? INFLUENCING ENGAGEMENT AND LOYALTY DURING CRISIS Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services,

Akwei CA. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND GROWTH OF MEDIUM SIZE ENTERPRISES (MSEs) IN AFRICA: INSIGHTS FROM GHANA Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal,

Akwei CA, Damoah I. Sustainable Development and Government Project Failure in Developing Countries: Evidence from Ghana Business and Society,

Akwei CA, Barajas M. IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE CROWDFUNDING REAL ESTATES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Technological Forecasting and Social Change,

Damoah IS, Akwei CA, Amoako IO, Botchie D. Corruption as a source of project failure in developing countries: evidence from Ghana Project Management Journal,

Conference publication

Akwei CA. 2018. Mitigating Election Violence and Intimidation: A Political Stakeholder Engagement Approach Politics and Policy, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Amoako IO, Akwei CA, Damoah I. 2017. Entrepreneurship Education and Employability: Insights from UK INCEDI 2017 Conference Proceedings, International Conference on Education, Development &Innovation Author Url

Hosseini MS, Akwei CA, McClelland B, Foster S. 2017. Spirituality effects on consumption behaviour in the fashion market industry and its importance for the development of successful marketing strategies: A comparative study of female consumers in the UK and Iran BAM 2017 Conference Proceedings, BAM conference 2017 (British Academy of Management) Publisher Url Public Url

Akwei CA, Amoako IO, Damoah I. 2017. The Role of Technology Innovation in Shaping the Student Learning Experience in Higher Education INCEDI 2017 Proceedings, International Conference on Education, Development &Innovation :62-72 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Akwei CA, Damoah I, Amoako I. 2017. Assessing the impact of corruption on the management of Ghana government educational infrastructural projects (GGEIP) INCEDI 2017 Conference Proceedings, International Conference on Education, Development & Innovation 2017 Conference Author Url

Akwei CA. 2016. Stakeholders approach to developing higher level order dynamic capabilities Strategic Management Society Conference

Akwei CA. 2015. Impact of downsizing on survivors in an emerging economy 29th BAM Annual Conference, University of Portsmouth ., British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference

Damoah I, Akwei CA, Mouzughi Y. 2015. Causes of government project failure in developing countries – Focus on Ghana. 29th Annual BAM Conference, University of Portsmouth from the 8th - 10th September 2015.,

Akwei C. 2015. Evaluation of implementation of sustainability agenda for sustainable development in a developing country Proceedings of the 16th IISES International Academic Conference, 16th IISES International Academic Conference

Akwei CA. 2010. The role of strategic human resource management in developing dynamic capabilities International Journal of Arts & Science conference

Akwei CA. The Impact of Assessed Business Simulation and attendance on Sustainable Student Engagement and Performance in Higher Education

Nwachukwu CI. INVESTIGATING THE LINKAGE BETWEEN COMPETITIVE STRATEGY AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN NIGERIA MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES Akwei C, Lawless A, O'Brien S. DOI Public Url

Damoah , Akwei CA, Botchie D. Assessing Context-Specific Critical Success Factors (CCSF) in E-government Projects Implementation in Developing Countries: A Political and Socio-Cultural Institutional Approach Proceedings of the British Academy of Management, British Academy of Management 2017

Akwei CA, Petrie L. Strategies of small and medium size hotels (SMHs) in times of crisis: Impact on growth, competitiveness and survival British Academy of Management Proceedings,

Akwei CA. Entrepreneurial and Small Business Growth Behaviours in an Emerging Economy British Academy of Management,

Akwei CA. Co-developing the Business-to-Business (B2B) relationships in Complex Bespoke Solution Systems (CBS) Firms: A B2B Relationship Management Perspective British Academy of Management Proceedings,

Nwachukwu C, Akwei CA. Strategic Partner or Bystander? Investigating the Strategic role of HR professionals in CSR formulation, implementation and evaluation in Nigeria Banking Sector. British Academy of Management,

Other

Akwei CA, Damoah I. Effects of Government Project Failure on the Socioeconomic and Political Development of Ghana Journal of Development Studies,

Akwei CA, Damoah I, Kumi D. Assessing the Context-Specific Causes of Government Projects Failure (CCGPF) in Developing Countries: A Political and Socio-Cultural Institutional Approach International Journal of Operations and Production Management,

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Academy of International Business, https://www.aib.world/. 2018

Member, British Academy of Management. 2015

Member, Strategic Management Society.

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education. 2013

Fellowships:

Teaching Fellow, HEFCE. 2013

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