Prof. Kofi Osei Akuoko

Associate Professor


Dept: Sociology and Social Work
Department of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

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Research Areas/Interests

Industrial Sociology (Sociology of Development, Sociology of Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Gender and Development and Sociology...~more

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Publications

    Akuoko, K.O., The Role of Structural Adjustment Programmes in Deepening Gender Imbalance in Less Developed Countries (LDCs,), Journal of University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 2000, Volume 20, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 62-70, ISSN 0855-0395.

     

    Akuoko, K.O., Traditional Values, Socio-Cultural Factors and Human Resource Management Practices in Public Sector Organizations in Ghana, Journal of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, December 2008, Volume 28, Number 3, 58 - 69.

     

    Akuoko, K.O., Ohene-Konadu, K. and Eldridge, D.A., Supervisory Style, Workers’ Morale and Productivity in Selected Organizations in Ghana: African Administrative Studies Journal, 2008, No. 71, 35-55.

     

    Akuoko, K.O. and Ofori-Dua, K., Supervisory Style and Workers’ Behaviour in Selected Organizations in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, African Administrative Studies Journal, 2010, No. 75, 135-159.

     

    Akuoko, K.O., Supervisory Style and Workers’ Behaviour in Selected Organizations in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 2011, Vol. 4, No. 22, 129-150, ISSN: 1944-6934.

     

    Baah, R.A., Akuoko, K.O. and Dramani, A.,Relativity of Human Dignity and the Role of Cultural Diversity in International Cooperation on Human Rights, Global Journal of Management and Research, April-June 2012, 1-15, ISSN 2278-0955.

     

    Akuoko, K.O., Dwumah, P. and Ansong, F., Employee Involvement in Decision making and Workers’ Performance in Selected Organizations in Ashanti Region of Ghana, EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies, June 2012, Vol. 2, 11-23, ISSN: 2249-8834.

     

    Akuoko, K.O. and Kanwetuu, V., Performance Appraisal as Employee Motivation Mechanism in Selected Financial Institutions in Kumasi, Ashanti Region of Ghana, ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, June, 2012, Vol. 2, Issue 6, 20-37, ISSN 2231-5780.

     

    Akuoko, K.O. and Ansong, F., Employee Retention Strategies and Workers’ Performance: General Views of Employees in Ashanti Region of Ghana, International Journal of Business Management Tomorrow, August 2012, Vol. 2, No 8, 1-9, ISSN: 2249-9962.

     

    Akuoko, K.O. and Donkor, D., Motivation and Performance of Teachers in Selected Second Cycle Institutions in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality, Ashanti Region, Ghana, International Journal of Business Management Tomorrow, September 2012, Vol. 2, No 9, 1-10, ISSN: 2249-9962.

     

    Castillo, J.T., Sarver, C.M., Bettmann, J.E., Mortensen, J. and Akuoko, K., Orphanage Caregivers’ Perceptions: The Impact of Organizational Factors on the Provision of Services to Orphans in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Journal of Children and Poverty, September 2012, Vol. 18, 141-160. Doi:10.1080/10796126.2012.710484.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

     

    Akuoko, K.O. and Baffoe, J., Performance Appraisal and Human Resource Development in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana,  International Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research, October 2012, Vol. 1, No. 10, 52-59, ISSN: 2277-3630.

     

    Akuoko, K.O., Dwumah, P. and Adam, W., Teacher Motivation and Quality Education Delivery in Public Basic Schools in the Tamale Metropolis in Ghana, International Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research, December 2012, Vol. 1, Issue 12, 29-46, ISSN ONLINE: 2277-3630.

     

    Onyango, M.A., Sylvester, J., Agyarko-Poku, T., Akuoko, K., Baffuor Opoku, K., Adu-Sarkodie, Y., Beard, J.,  “It’s All About Making a Life”: Young Female Sex Worker Vulnerability to HIV and Prevention Needs in Kumasi, Ghana - A Qualitative Study, Boston, MA: Boston University Centre for Global Health and Development, 2012 (8).

     

    Akuoko, K.O. and Bour, K.B., Effect of Mining Pollution on the People of Wassa West District of Ghana, Zenith International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, February 2013, Vol.3 (2), 330-344, ISSN 2231-5780.

     

    Akuoko, K.O., Ofori-Dua, K. and Forkuo, J.B., Making Ends Meet: Street Hawking in Kumasi, Challenges and Constraints, Michigan Sociological Review, Fall 2013, Vol. 27, 25-43.

     

    Akuoko, K.O.,Training and Development and Employee Performance in District Assemblies in Ghana: A Study of the Bosomtwe District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, International Journal of Business and Management Studies, December 2012, Vol.1, No.1, 321-331, ISSN: 2158-1479. 

     

    Akuoko, K.O., Yeboah, M.K., Kanweetu, V. de P. and Kwankye, E., Worker Characteristics and Compliance to Occupational Health and Safety of Wood Workers in Naja David Wood Industry Limited in Kumasi, Ghana, International Journal of Research in Commerce & Management, May 2013, Vol.4, Issue 5, 121-127, ISSN: 0976-2183.

     

    Djara, M.B., Agyarko-Poku, T., Opoku, B., Ashibie, P.G., Breman, A., Corneliess, C., Akuoko, K.O., Beard, J. and Adu-Sakodieh, Y., Vulnerability to HIV and Prevention Needs of Female Post-Secondary Students Engaged in Transactional Sex in Kumasi, Ghana - A Qualitative Study, Sexually Transmitted Infections 89 (Suppl. 1): A 304 - A 304, July 2013, DOI: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.0949.

     

    Baba-Djara, M., Brennan, A., Corneliess, C., Agyarko-Poku T., Akuoko, K., Baffuor Opoku, K., Adu-Sarkodie, Y., Beard, J., “Using What You Have to Get What You Want”: Vulnerability to HIV and Prevention Needs of Female Post-Secondary Students Engaged in Transactional Sex in Kumasi, Ghana - A Qualitative Study, Centre for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 2013 (1).

     

    Sabin, L., Bachman DeSilva, M., Green, T., Agyarko-Poku, K., Akuoko, K., Baffuor-Poku, K., Adu-Sarkodieh, Y., Beard, J., Wabungu, S., Esang, M., Ashigbie, P. and Rahman, Y.A.A., Exploring the Beliefs, Attitudes and Behaviours of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Engaged in Substance Use and Transactional Sex in Ghana, 2013, USAID Project SEARCH.

     

    Baah, R.A., Akuoko, K.O. and Abass, M., The Munificent Approach in Social Science, Journal of Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 17, 80-92, ISSN: 2224-5766.

     

    Akuoko, K.O, Kanweetu, V.de P. and Dwumah, P., Effect of Reward Systems on Employees’ Behaviour in Obuasi Municipality of Ghana, International Journal of Social Science & Interdisciplinary Research, January 2014, Vol. 3, (1), 128-142, ISSN 2277-3630.

     

    Akuoko, K.O., Dwumah. P. and Owusu-Boateng, W., Akuoko, K.O., Socio-cultural Factors and Performance Appraisal in Selected Organizations at Offinso Municipality of Ghana, African Administrative Studies Journal, 2014, No. 80, 33-54.

     

    Bettmann, J.E., Mortensen, J.M. and Akuoko, K.O., 2015, Orphanage Caregivers’ Perceptions of Children’s Emotional Needs, Children and Youth Services Review 49, 71-79, doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.01.003.

     

    Ofori-Dua, K., Akuoko, K.O. and Kanwetuu, V. de P., Unanticipated Consequences of Imprisonment on Families of Prison Inmates of Kumasi Central Prison of Ghana, International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 3, No. 3, May 2015, 185-196, ISSN: 2324-8033 E-ISSN 2324-8041.

     

    Bettmann, J.E., Mortensen, J.M. , Akuoko, K.O. and Tatum, C.A., 2016, Orphanage Staff’s Perceptions of Children’s Psycho-social Needs, Children and Society, 1-13, DOI.10111/chso.12164

     

    Kanwetuu, V de P., Akuoko, K.O. and Obeng, B., Nexus of Performance Appraisal and Manager/Subordinate Relationship in Employee Motivation in Financial Institutions in Kumasi, Ashanti Region of Ghana, International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 8, August 2015, 16-26, ISSN: 2394-4404.

     

    Dwumah, P., Akuoko, K.O. and Ofori-Dua, K., Communication and Productivity in Vodafone-Ghana, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 10,  2015, 116-128, ISSN 1833-3850 E-ISSN 1833-8119.

     

    Ofori-Dua, K., Akuoko, K.O., Barnie, J.A., Kwarteng, J.Y. and Forkuo, J.B., Prison Without Walls: Perception about Community Service as an Alternative to Imprisonment in Kumasi Metropolis, Ashanti Region, Ghana, International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 3, No. 6, November 2015, 130-142, ISSN 2324-8033, E-ISSN 2324-8041.

     

    Forkuor, J.B., Akuoko, K.O., Yeboah, E.H., Rheinländer, T. and Samuelsen, H., Food Vending Among Men in Kumasi: Socio-Cultural Advantages, Constraints and Coping Strategies, International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, February, 2016, 94-102, ISSN 2324-8033, E-ISSN 2324-8041.

     

    Mensah, H. K., Akuoko, K. O. and Ellis, F., An Empirical Assessment of Health Workers’ Organizational Commitment: A Comparative Analysis, International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2016, 183-192, ISSN: 1833-3850.

     

    Akrofi, S., Moses, E., Akuoko, K.O., Bolfrey-Arku, G., Quansah, G. and Larbi-Koranteng, S., Prevalence of Cassava Root Rot Disease in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, Ghana Journal of Horticulture, Vol. 12, Issue 1, 2016, 1-13.

     

    Forkuor, J.B., Akuoko, K.O. and Yeboah, E.H., Negotiation and Management Strategies of Street Vendors in Developing Countries: A Narrative Review, Sage Journals, January-March 2017, 1-13, DOI: 10.1177/2158244017691563.

     

    Forkuor, J.B., Samuelsen, H., Yeboah, E.H., Rheinlander, T. and Akuoko, K.O., The Regulation  of Street Foods: Experiences of Front-Line Regulators in Ghana, Urban Forum, May, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s12132-017-9309-0.

     

    Akrofi, S., Akuoko, K.O., Buor, K.B. and Nyarko, J.A.,Farmers’ Knowledge and Perception of the Dry Cassava Root Rot Disease in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science, June, 2017, 52, 33-42.

     

    Dwumah, P., Akuoko, K.O. and Yeboah, E.H., Family Networks’ Support to Employment Paths of Rural Youth in a Ghanaian Community, International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, February 2018, 32-46.

     

    Haleegoah, J., Akuoko, K.O., Dwumah, P., Marfo, K.A., Forkuor, J. B., Nsiah Frimpong, B., Asante, B.O, and Brobbey, L. Consumer Perceptions of Street-Vended Local Foods in Urban Ghana, Food Science and Nutrition Research, 2020, 3(1), 1-10.

     

    Haleegoah, J., Akuoko, K.O., Dwumah, P., Marfo, K.A., Forkuor, J. B., Nsiah Frimpong, B. and Brobbey, L. Actors Perceptions on Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Street Vended Local Foods in Urban Ghana. Advances in Applied Sociology, 2020, 10, 435-453.

    Haleegoah, J., Akuoko, K O., Dwumah, P., Marfo K A., Nsiah Frimpong, B., Asante B.O., and Brobbey,  L. (2020). Factors Influencing the Consumption of Street Vended Local Foods (SVLFs) in Urban Ghana, African Journal of Food Science, Vol.14(11); 395-406, DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2020.2029.

     

    Haleegoah, J., Akuoko, K O., Dwumah, P., Marfo K A., Forkuor, J.B., Nsiah Frimpong , B., Asante, B.O, and Brobbey, L. (2020). Consumer P       erceptions of Street-Vended Local F          oods in Urban Ghana, Food Science and Nutrition Research, 3(1) 1-10.

     

    S.A. Oteng, E. Manful, K.O. Akuoko, (2021). Retiring in the Informal Economy: Implications for Social Policy Intervention for Aging Workers in Ghana. Aging International, 1-18.

     

    Jones Opoku-Ware, Kofi Osei Akuoko, Kwadwo Ofori-Dua & Jonathan Mensah Dapaah (2021). Modelling the Structural Effect of Residential Instability, Family Disruptions, and Social Support on Neighborhood Crime Perceptions: A Partial Test of Social Disorganization Theory, Deviant Behaviour, DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2021.1918033.

     

    S.A. Oteng, E. Manful, K.O. Akuoko, (2022). Sex Differentials of Retirement Anxieties of Ageing Self-employed in Ghana: Implications for Retirement Counselling, Ghana Journal of Sociology and Anthropology.

     

    S.A. Oteng, E. Manful, K.O. Akuoko, (2022). From Social Protection to Self-protection: Implications for an Integrated Framework of Retirement Planning for Informal Workers in Ghana, Global Social Welfare.


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