Michael Adesi obtained both his BSc and MPhil in Building Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) in 2011 and 2014. In 2015, Michael Adesi was awarded the TU Dublin Fiosraigh Scholarship to pursue his PhD at the Technological University Dublin, Ireland. The PhD study focused on strategic decision-making in a turbulent business environment: a dynamic capabilities framework for quantity surveying professional service firms in Ireland.
Michael Adesi has presented some of the findings of the PhD research at notable peer-review international conferences such as the RICS COBRA Conference, and the Association of Researchers in Construction Management(ARCOM). Michael Adesi completed his PhD programme in 2019 and is currently employed, as a lecturer at the Department of Construction Technology and Management, KNUST.
Michael Adesi teaches at both the Department of Construction Technology and Management(CTM) and the Department of Land Economy. The undergraduate courses include Elements of Building, Soils and Foundation Systems at the CTM Department while he handles Building Construction and Services, Introduction to Building Quantities, and Industrial Buildings and Quantities at the Department of Land Economy. At the postgraduate level, Michael Adesi teaches Sustainable Procurement and Ethics and Research Methods at the CTM Department while at the Land economy Department, he teaches Project Management.
The research interest of Michael Adesi focuses on strategy formulation and implementation in the construction industry; turbulent business environment(with emphasis on economic recessions, crisis and emergency management); sustainability and green business models, dynamic capabilities of firms operating in turbulent environments.