University of Cape Coast

Nana Yaw Oppong is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management, School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and currently head of the department. He holds a Ph.D. in Talent and Management Development from the Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK; MBA in International Business (HRM) from the University of East London, UK; Bachelor of Secretaryship (with French) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana; and Diploma in Education also from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Nana is a member of the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management, Ghana; African Academy of Management; and the HRM and Management in Organisations in Africa Group, United Kingdom.

His research interests include talent and skills development; management development; and cross cultural HRM (focus on multinational subsidiaries in Africa) and has numerous publications covering mostly these areas. Some of his research papers have been presented and discussed at international conferences in Ghana, United Kingdom, Greece, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, and the United States of America. His peer review articles have been published in renowned journals such as the Management Research Review; International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management; International Journal of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management; International Journal of Training and Development; The Qualitative Report; and Cogent Business & Management. He has also authored a number of books and book chapters some of which have been published by Routledge; IGI Global; and Nova Science Publishers. Nana is also ad-hoc reviewer for a number of journals including the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management; International Journal of Management and Law; Cogent Business and Management; Journal of Business and Enterprise Development; Academy of Management Review; the International Journal of Human Resource Management, and currently an editorial board member of the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship Development.

Before joining UCC, Nana taught at the Leeds Business School, UK; Leeds City College, UK and also held managerial and administrative positions in national and multinational organizations including Ghana Timber Millers Organization, Ghana; Ghana Manganese Company Limited, Ghana; Public Fundraising Regulatory Association, London, UK; and Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, Ghana. He is an Erasmus+ scholar and a visiting professor to the Bonn-Rhein Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany; the Bem School of Management in Dakar, Senegal; and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana. He is currently an international advisory board member of the Tema Port Efficiency and Public Private Capacity Building project and a member of the board of directors of the Nyankumasi Ahenkro Rural Bank, Ghana. Nana is also a consultant in Human Resource Management and Development.