Prof. Nathaniel Boso


Dept: Marketing and Corporate Strategy
PMB, KNUST School of Business, Kumasi, Ghana

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Internationalization of African Firms Disruptive Innovation and Business Models International Entrepreneurship Global Logistics, Operations and S...~more


Nathaniel Boso joined Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2017 as the Dean of KNUST School of Business and Professor of International Marketing and Strategy. He also serves as an Extraordinary Professor at University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa) and a visiting Professor to Strathmore University Business School (Kenya). Prior to joining KNUST, he was an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

His research focuses on the interface between international entrepreneurship, marketing and supply chain strategy that has won multiple international awards. Notably, in 2021 his article on “(How) Does Africa Matter for International Business Scholarship?” won the AIB Insight Outstanding Article Award. He was also the winner of the 2019 S. Tamer Cavusgil Award from American Marketing Association Foundation, which recognizes the Journal of International Marketing article published in the calendar year that has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of the practice of international marketing management. His research also won the 2017 Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy Best Conference paper; and the Best Empirical Paper Award at the 25th United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship Annual Conference.

He has published in high impact journals including Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Marketing, International Journal of Production Economics and Journal of Business Research. Nathaniel serves as the Associate Editor of International Marketing Review and African Journal of Management. He also serves as the Vice-President of Academy of International Business African Chapter. He was recently appointed to the prestigious OR Tambo Africa Research Chair with a budget of 14 Million South African Rand (USD 1.075 Million). He is also the principal investigator at KNUST on the USD 15 Million “Building Research and Innovation for Development: Generating Evidence and Training (BRIDGE-Train)” project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of Ghana in 2002, Master of Science degree in Marketing from Umea University (AACSB accredited) in Sweden in 2004 and Ph.D. in International Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Loughborough University (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited) in the United Kingdom in 2011.

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