Isaac Nii Teiko Okai
With the advent of the Mobile phone over the past few years and the subsequent improvement and accessibility of ICT, a number of business ventures have emerged across the country which are in no doubt contributing to the GDP growth of the Ghanaian economy. Some of such businesses are as follows:
- Business and Communication centres
- Mobile phone shops
- Distribution hubs for mobile phone top up cards
- Vendors and hawkers of mobile phones and top up cards
- Scratch cards for WAEC exams
- Internet cafes
- Ezwich cards and transactions
- ATMs and associated technologies
- Video conferencing
Concerns with such businesses are:
- How sustainable are these businesses?
- What are the structures driving these businesses?
- How efficient are the ICT drivers of these businesses?
- What barriers are there mitigating against possible growth and improvement of these businesses
- Financial autonomy
- Are these businesses really job creation and poverty alleviation ventures?
My research interest will be to unearth all the various types of businesses hinging on ICT, their challenges and prospects, possible areas of modification, future prospects in the industry, their real potential in job creation and their impact on GDP growth.
RECENT PUBLICATION: Entrepreneurship In selected privately owed clinics in Accra.
PURPOSE: In fulfillment of the award of Executive MBA from the University of Ghana, Legon .
RESEARCH GRANT: NO.