Gordon Adomdza

Gordon Adomdza, PhD, is an Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Prior to joining the DMSB 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 & 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.