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EMELIA AMOAKO ASIEDU(Ph.D.)

PhD,

Position:
Ag. Head/ Department of General Studies
General Studies

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Emelia Amoako Asiedu is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural Science and Environmental Studies of the University Environment and Sustainable Development. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration and policy Management, a Master of Philosophy in Public Administration as well as a Masters in Public Admininstration from the University of Ghana. She obtained her bachelors degree in Management studies and a diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast; She also holds a post graduate certificate in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment from GIMPA as well as a post graduate diploma in Organization Development from the University of Cape Coast. She also holds a certificate in Managing Change and Organisational Transitions from the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands as well as a certificate in Disaster management from the United States Telecomunications Institute. She worked with Telecos for fifteen years, serving in various capacities in the Human Resource Management department. Prior to joining University of Environment and Sustainable Development, she taught at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the Business school of the Wisconsin International University College in Accra.

1. Public sector Performance management
2. Leadership and employee Engagement
3. Public Policy Management
4. Occupational Health and Safety Management

RESEARCH WORK:
• Ohemeng, F., & Asiedu, E. A. (2016). Changing the dynamics of human resources management in the public services of Ghana: an organizational learning perspective. Ghana Social Science Journal, 13(2), 232-62.

• Ohemeng, F. L., Amoako-Asiedu, E., & Obuobisa Darko, T. (2018). The relationship between leadership style and employee performance: An exploratory study of the Ghanaian public service. International Journal of Public Leadership, 14(4), 274-296.

• Ohemeng, F. L. K., Amoako Asiedu, E., & Obuobisa-Darko, T. (2018). Giving sense and changing perceptions in the implementation of the performance management system in public sector organisations in developing countries. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 31(3), 372-392.

• Ohemeng, F. L., Amoako‐Asiedu, E., & Obuobisa‐Darko, T. (2018). The impact of employee perception on the successful institutionalisation and implementation of performance management systems in developing countries: The perspective from Ghana’s public service. Public Administration and Development, 38(2), 75-86.

• Amoako-Asiedu, E., & Obuobisa-Darko, T. (2017). Leadership, Employee Engagement and Employee Performance in the Public Sector of Ghana. Journal of Business and Management Sciences, 5(2), 27-34.

• Amoako-Asiedu, E. (2015). Perception of performance management and rewards in selected public sector organisations in Ghana: a test of the systems theory. Journal of Business Research, 9(1), 56-62.

• Sustaining Higher Education Funding in Ghana, The issue of Public- Private Partnerships(2012)

• Amoako-Asiedu, E., Ameyaw Domfeh, K.(2016) The Challenges of Central Government Fiscal and Financial Policies on Local Government Programmes in Ghana, I JAAS. www.iiste.org

• Amoako-Asiedu, E. (2016) Environmental Degradation and Poverty Nexus: A Literature Summary. Developing Country Studies www.iiste.org. Vol 6, No 10

UNPUBLISHED WORK

• Institutionalisation of Performance Management in the Civil Service of Ghana: The Behavioural perspective. Submitted to the University of Ghana, Legon in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of PhD Public Administration degree (2019)

• Implementing Performance management in some selected public sector organisations. Submitted to the University of Ghana in partial fulfilment for the award of a Master of Philosophy in Public Administration (2012).

• Working women in Ghana: Challenges and prospects. (Case study Ghana Telecom) Submitted to the University of Ghana in partial fulfilment for the award of a Masters in Public Administration (2004).

BOOKS AUTHORED
• Industrial Relations and Trade Unions (2014) ISBN:978-9988-18711-8
• Occupational Health and Safety Management (2016) ISBN: 978-9988-2-4160-5
• Principles of Management made Easy (2016) ISBN: 978-9988-2-2364-9

CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS

• IPSA (MONTREAL), 2014 – The Institutionalization of ‘Tripartism’ as a Public Policymaking Mechanism in Ghana: The Perspective of Policy Concertation Theory (2014) IPSA

• ICMED (UPSA, GH) 2014 – Perception of Performance Management and Rewards in selected Public Sector Organisations in Ghana: A Test of the Systems Theory

• UGBSC (UG, GH) 2016 – Leadership, Employee Engagement and Employee Performance in the Public Sector of Ghana (2017)

• IRSPM (HONG KONG) 2016 – Employee Perceptions of Leadership and Performance Management and the Impact on Performance in the Ghanaian Public Service

• IRSPM (BUDAPEST) 2017 – Institutionalisation of Performance management in the Public sector of Ghana

• Employee Perception and Its Impact on the Successful Institutionalisation of Performance Management: The Case of Ghana’s Public Service

• Giving Sense and Changing Perceptions in Public Sector Organizations: The Implementation of the Performance Management System in Ghana

• Building Trust to Generate Employee Engagement in Developing Countries: The Role of Bureaucratic Leadership in the Ghanaian Public Sector

• IRSPM (EDINGBURGH) 2018 – The Impact of Employee Engagement on Task Performance in Developing Countries: An Examination of the State-Owned Enterprises in the Energy Sector in Ghana

• Public Finance and Public Management in Africa conference (Ghana) 2018 (co-hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford) and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)) – The Current State of Performance-Based Budgeting and Its Impact on Public Budgeting in Ghana: Views from Budget Officers

• IPPA (MONTREAL), 2019 – The Changing Face of Policy Development in a Democratic Developmental State: The Role of Think Tanks and Policy Advocacy in Ghana

• IRSPM (BRAZIL) 2021 – Behavioural Factors Influencing the Institutionalization of Performance Management in the Ghanaian Public Sector, 21 April, 2021

o Leadership and Employee Management in Crisis Situations: The Role of Responsible Leadership in the Public Services in Developing Countries

o Societal culture and the Persistence of Organizational Performance Problems in Developing Countries: Analysis of the Public Services in Ghana