Gordon Adomdza

Gor­don Adomdza, PhD, is an Assis­tant 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.