Samuel Bonsu

Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) Business School

Samuel K. Bonsu (PhD, University of Rhode Island) is currently the Dean (Head Servant) of the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) Business School, Accra, Ghana. He is fortunate to have been born in Ghana where his interests in markets, culture and socio-economic development were nurtured. He has parlayed this interest into something of a career that has been supported mainly by the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada and the Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada. He maintains research interests in Consumer Cultures, Socio-Economic Subjectivities in Contemporary Markets, especially as they relate to Africa and Diasporan experiences that inform theoretical developments.

Sammy has taught marketing and consumer behavior at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels at various universities around the world. He has been a Visiting Professor and Resident Scholar at several universities, including L’Université Lille 2 Droit et Santé, Lille, France; Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland; International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT), Dhaka, Bangladesh and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. around the world. His works has been published in some of the most respected academic journals including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Culture and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. He is the recent past President of the International Society for Markets and Development (ISMD), a society that brings together scholars and practitioners of development. He has been a member of Association for Consumer Research, International Association for African Business & Development and American Marketing Association.

He dreams of a sweat lodge session devoted to his ideas and contributions to knowledge on business in Africa. Hope springs eternal, right Mr. Alexander Pope?