Gordon Adomdza

Assistant Academic Specialist of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Gordon Adomdza, PhD, is an Assistant Academic Specialist of Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Prior to joining the D’Amore-McKim faculty at Northeastern University, Professor Adomdza was a lecturer at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He also worked with Con­tin­uum Inno­va­tion, in Boston, on projects towards the development of design-innovation curriculum; with the Canadian Innovation Centre, in Ontario, on market analyses for new ventures; and with General Leasing & Finance Co. Ltd., in Ghana, as a financial analyst.

Gordon’s research interests are in the areas of micro-level entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship, with a developing interest in innovation and design for the base of the pyramid, as well as sustainable business models for social entrepreneurship. He teaches courses in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship to undergrads and grads at Northeastern. The innovation course identifies ideas through design strategy and was co-developed with Continuum Innovation. Gordon also teaches a course utilizing human centered design and innovation concepts for emerging markets and the base of the pyramid.

Gordon graduated from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2008 with a Ph.D in Man­age­ment of Tech­nol­ogy, an MASc in Man­age­ment Sci­ence and an MA in Applied Eco­nom­ics. He also got a BA in Economics from University of Ghana, West Africa.

Research Area Entrepreneurial decision-making

Dr.Adomdza’s research interests lie at the intersection of social psychology and entrepreneurship with regards to understanding opportunity recognition, validation and pursuit at the start-up and corporate level. He also has a developing interest in sustainable business models for social entrepreneurship.

External Activites:

Professor Adomdza participated on projects at Continuum Innovation and was a member of their Emerging Markets Research group for 3 years. He has worked with the Canadian Innovation Center on the validation of an invention evaluation tool.