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KWABENA N.

SIMPEH
P.O.Box 13556 Accra-Ghana +233(0) 244810119 ksimpeh2001@yahoo.com

EDUCATION MPhil, Industrial & Organisational Psychology University of Ghana, Legon, Accra (06/2006) Thesis: A study of the Relationship among Leader-Member Exchange, Effectiveness and Perception of Change in Work Organizations (Advisors, Dr.Robert Akuamoah-Boateng and Dr.Agyepong Afrifa) B.A., Psychology with Archaeology University of Ghana, Legon, Accra (06/1999) Dissertation: Independent Functioning and Performance on Social Activities of Mentally Challenged Children (Advisor, Prof. J.Y Opoku) RESEARCH INTERESTS Organisational Leadership Organisational Citizenship Behaviour Quality of Work life Employee Training & Development Entrepreneurship and Public Policy in Africa

AWARDS Best Teacher Award Recipient, Wisconsin Intl. University College, Ghana (2008) Canadian Youth Education &Training Award (2005-2006) CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS Simple Guidelines to Research Proposal Writing in Business and Management(Book in Progress) Corporate culture and Quality of work life (Research in Progress) Womens Entrepreneurship in Ghana: Identifying problems and mapping Sustainable Strategies for Entrepreneurial Success ( Research in Progress) Afrepreneurship: Exploring Attributes which define Entrepreneurial Success among Ghanaian Small Business Owners ( Research in Progress) Near completion An Empirical Investigation into Students Self Esteem and Participation in the Classroom Context ( Research in Progress) Job Commitment levels of recent Graduates in the Financial Services Industry (Research in Progress) Corporate Governance: How are Ghanaian Banks faring?(Research in Progress) Entrepreneurship & Small Venture Management: Theory & Practice ( Book in Progress) Essentials of Research Methods for Business Students ( Book in Progress)

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS


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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Single Authorship [1] Simpeh, K.N. (2011). Entrepreneurship theories and Empirical research: A Summary Review of the Literature. European Journal of Business and Management, 3(6), 1-8, Available [Online] www.iiste.org [2] Simpeh, K.N. (2009).The diverse and contested meanings of entrepreneurship: A shift towards an eclectic model. Wisconsin Journal, 2, 14-23 [3] Simpeh, K. N. (2008). A study of the relationship between leader-member exchange and perception of change in organisations. Wisconsin Journal, 1, 48- 55 Joint Authorship [1] Soku, D., Simpeh, K. N., & Safo-Adu, M.(2011).Students Attitudes toward the Study of English and French in a Private University Setting in Ghana. Journal of Education and Practice, 2(9), 19-30, Available [Online] www.iiste.org [2] Simpeh, K.N., Simpeh, M., Abdul-Nasiru, I., & Amponsah- Tawiah, K. (2011). Servicescape and customer patronage of three star hotels in Ghanas metropolitan city of Accra. European Journal of Business and Management, 3(4), 119-131, Available [Online] www.iiste.org Newspaper Articles [1] Simpeh, K. N. (2009, November 17).Embracing Qualitative Research in Ghanaian Universities. Daily Graphic, Pg.7 [2] Simpeh, K.N. (2008, November 4).US Financial Crisis: The inside story. Daily Graphic, Pg.7 [3] Simpeh, K.N. (2008, September 17).Supporting Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russia maybe making a big political mistake. Daily Graphic, Pg. 7 Papers, Presentations, and other Documents [1] Simpeh, K.N. (2011, October 23).Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.Occassional paper II. A Research Roundtable International Publication [2] Simpeh, K.N. (2011, September 1).Writing References in APA Style. [3] Simpeh, K.N. (2010, August 20).Career planning .Presentation at a workshop organised by the Youth of New Apostolic Church at Presec -Legon [4] Simpeh, K.N. (2010, June 4).Wisconsin International University Intellectual Property Policy Document-Accepted by University Council [5] Simpeh, K.N. (2008).Simple Steps to Writing a Research Proposal for Final Year Students. Paper presented at a Research Seminar of the Department of Business Studies, Wisconsin International University College, Ghana [6] Simpeh, K.N. (2007, November 3).Key Issues in Starting a Business .Presentation at the 1st Youth Business Summit organised by Young Peoples Guild, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Madina District in collaboration with ECHOE [7] Simpeh, K.N. (2004).The Youth in the Implementation of the NEPAD. Paper presented at a youth conference of Foundation for future leaders, Ministry for Regional integration & NEPAD, and Canadian International Development Agency. University of Ghana Campus, Legon Training and Consulting
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Consulted for Christian Council of Ghana and UNHCR: Research and Dissertation writing skills for 30 students refugees on the Para-professional Education Assistance Programme (01/01/2011) Consulted for Christian Council of Ghana and UNHCR: Entrepreneurship training and capacity building for 50 students refugees on the Para-professional Education Assistance Programme (29/09/2010)

SELECTED DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED Postgraduate Corporate Governance and Organisational Performance: An Analysis of Listed Banks on the Ghana Stock Exchange. Pearl Bansah,Wisconsin Intl. Univ. College,Gh(2011) Human Resource Professionals Knowledge of HR Records Management in the University of Ghana. Iris Oppong,Wisconsin Intl. Univ. College,Gh(2011) Training and Development Programmes at Unibank: Implications for Job performance. Elizabeth Djabanor,Wisconsin Intl. Univ. College,Gh(2011) Organisational Culture, Motivation and Performance at Produce Buying Company. Helena Ama Kissi, Wisconsin Intl. Univ. College,Gh(2011) Ghanas Divestiture Programme: Exploring Recent Constraints associated with the Implementation Process and Practice.Senserai Botchway,Wisconsin Intl. Univ. College,Gh(2009) Undergraduate The Impact of Compensation Systems on Employee Performance in an International Work Environment. Rosemary Amedzi & Patricia Bello, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2011) Staff Training and Performance in Chirano Gold Mines Company Limited. Knutsford University College, (2011) Assessing Diversity of Work-Related Needs of the Physically Challenged. Charles Appiagyei& Angela Adorkor. Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2010) Examining the Relationship among Customer Service Training, Satisfaction and Loyalty in Organisations. Yaa Agyemang Amoah-Owusu, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009) A Study of Ergonomics and Health in Work Organisations (A Case Study of Affiliated Computer Systems).Evans Laryea, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009) The Effectiveness of Employee Performance Appraisals (A Case Study of Ghana Telecom).Mildred Nana Takyiwa Abbey, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009) Personal Ethics and Employee Job Performance. Estelle Akogyeram, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009) Employee Training, Commitment and Loyalty in Organisations. Samira Salisu, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009) Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009) Internal Control Systems and Organisational Performance (A Case Study of Ghana Telecom). Edwina Akua Adu-Apau, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009) A Study of Reward Management and Productivity in Organisations (A Case Study of Ecobank Ghana Limited). Jerry Aduboffour, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009) Quality of Work Life and Labour Turnover among Public Basic School Teachers (A Case Study of Madina Cluster of Schools).Lawrence Kofi Gatu, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009) A Study of Herzbergs Two-Factor Theory in the Non-Banking Financial Sector. Bertha Ofori, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2009)
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Maslows Motivation Theory: Implications for the Banking Industry in Ghana (A Case Study of Unibank).Elizabeth Djabanor, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2008) Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning in the Banking Industry(A Study of Selected Banks in Ghana).Emmanuel Kumanor Martey, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2008) Examining Good Financial Management Practices in Work Organisations. Eric Bubune Adigbo, Wisconsin Intl.Univ. College, Gh (2008) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Professional and Academic Leadership Training-Facilitated by Faculty of Educational Studies, University of Education, Winneba ( 26th -27th May,2011) Qualitative Research Methods IDS,Sussex Univ.,UK & Ashesi Univ.College,Ghana (10th-14th July,2009) Proposal Writing Professional Development Centre, British Council ( July 2009) Qualitative Research Methods - IDS,Sussex Univ. & Ashesi Univ. College, Ghana ( October 2008) Teaching and Assessment in Higher Institutions University of Cape Coast (2007) WORK HISTORY

Status: Lecturer Wisconsin Intl. University College, North Legon, Ghana (02/2007 Present) Research Methods ( 2007 - Present) Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (2007 Present ) Training & Development(2007 May,2009) Manpower Planning (2007 -2008) Status: Adjunct Lecturer Knutsford University College, East Legon, Ghana (2008 Present) Research Methods ( April, 2009- Present) Introduction to Psychology (April, 2009-2010) Status: Part-time Lecturer Jayee Institute, Accra, Ghana (2006 2008) Social Studies (2006 2008) Political Reporting (2006) Social Psychology (2006) Status: Director Center for Leadership & Entrepreneurship Development, Accra, Ghana (2005) Designed and established Center Provided Overall Leadership for team members Developed Curriculum Enrolled participants for training programme Conducted Lectures in Business Plan Writing Status: Deputy Vice President (2004-2005) Foundation for Future Leaders International In charge of career development and proposals.
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Secured 46,000 Canadian Dollars from CIDA for NEPAD Sensitization programme in Ghana Supervised Sensitization programme on NEPAD Carried out training needs assessment and training programme evaluation. Wrote Evaluation reports. LEADERSHIP & SERVICE Company Secretary, Kilo Alpha Aviation Holdings (2010-Present) Board Member, Foundation for Initiative Development (2008 Present) Patron, Wisconsin Business Club (2008 Present) Faculty Advisor, Students in Free Enterprise (2008 Present) Founder & Managing Consultant, Psycfields Consulting (2006 - Present) Director, Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development (2004 2005) Co-Chair, Preparation of Ghanas document for the JOINT UNESCO/UNDP Stocktaking project on Africas Future Leadership programme (2004) Wisconsin Intl. Univ. College, Ghana MBA Programme Coordinator Graduate Studies (03/2010 05/2011) Human Resource Management Specialisation Coordinator Department of Business Studies (08/2009- 03/2010) Academic Programmes Development & Review Committee (2008 2010) Member, Academic Board(2009 05/ 2011) University Election Monitoring Team, Students Representative Council Elections (2009) Academic Advisor, Level 400 Department of Business Studies (2008 ) Examination Officer, Department of Business Studies (2008 Present) - Supervised Printing ,Duplication & Packaging of Examination Papers - Secured the Integrity of Examination Papers - Distribution of Examination Papers to Centres - Invigilation of Examinations Evening Programmes Coordinator (2007 8/2009) - Coordinated Activities of Lecturers - Recorded and Compiled Cumulative Hours due every Lecturer for payment - Liaised with Students on Matters Affecting Effective Teaching and Learning Career Development Advisor Public Speaking to young adults in Schools and Churches (2004 Present) SKILLS Broad Analytical and Methodological Skills Critical Judgement Computer Programs: Micro-Soft- Word; Micro-Soft-Excel; Micro-SoftPowerPoint; Knowledge of the Internet; Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Public Speaking: presentations and Seminars
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INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES Reading, Researching, Investing, and Space Science Enthusiast References Available Upon Request