Robert Yawson PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Business, Quinnipiac University

Location
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Discipline
Business, Management and Accounting
Interests
Nanotechnology Education and Workforce Development; Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development; Human Resource Development; Leadership Education; Agrifood Policy; Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Research; Complexity Theory and Complex Ad
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About

Robert M. Yawson is an Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University, CT. Robert has a BS in Chemistry and MPhil in Biochemistry, University of Ghana; Post Graduate Certificate in Food Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; MS in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; and PhD in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, University of Minnesota. Prior to the appointment to his current position, he worked as Quality Control Officer of S. C. Johnson Wax (Ghana) Ltd.; General Manager of Animens Industries Limited, Ghana; Scientific Secretary and later as Head of Administration (HR) of the Food Research Institute (FRI), Ghana; a Research Analyst for the BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota; Instructor at the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, University of Minnesota; and a Senior Research Fellow with the International Consulting firm, Partners for Change.
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Publications

Stakeholder Analysis as a Tool for Systems Approach Research in HRD

Yawson R, Greiman B

Leading Human Resource Development through Research. Proceedings of the 21st Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas. (2014)

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Conceptualization and Description of HRD in Ghana

Amenumey F, Yawson R

Celebrating 20 years of Leading HRD through Research. Proceedings of the 20th Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas (2013)

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The 'wicked problem construct' for organisational leadership and development

Yawson R

International Journal of Business and Systems Research (2015)

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Systems Theory and Thinking as a Foundational Theory in Human Resource Development--A Myth or Reality?

Yawson R

Human Resource Development Review (2013)

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The Theory and Practice of Case-in-Point Teaching of Organizational Leadership

Yawson R

American Journal of Management (2014)

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Philanthropy and Private Sector Partnerships: Lessons in Social Change for the 21st Century - Wealth Generation and Family EconomicSecurity in the United States and LatinAmerica

Headwaters Group Philanthropic Services

Kellog Foundation (2011)

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The Triple Bottom-Line and Investing for Impact: The Case of Afram Plains District of Ghana

Peterson G, Yawson R

Case Centre (2014)

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A Systems Approach to Identify Skill Needs for Agrifood Nanotechnology: A Mixed Methods Study

Yawson R

A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (2013)

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The'Wicked Problem Construct'as a Framework for Organizational Development and Change

Yawson R

Celebrating 20 years of Leading HRD through Research. Proceedings of the 20th Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas (2013)

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Evidence review and experts' opinion on consumer acceptance of agrifood nanotechnology

Yawson R, Kuzma J

International Conference on Food and Agricultural Applications of Nanotechnologies (2010)

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International Standard Classification of Occupations

ISCO-08

Department of Statistics International Labour Office (2008)

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Historical Antecedents as Precedents for Nanotechnology Vocational Education Training and Workforce Development

Yawson R

Human Resource Development Review (2011)

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Collectivism as a Moderator of Perceived Organizational Unfairness in Diverse Workplaces

Ghandehari S, Yawson R

HRD and Technology: Exploring the Intersectionality. Proceedings of AHRD 2012 International Research Conference in the Americas. (2012)

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Developing a performance measurement framework to enhance the impact orientation of the Food Research Institute, Ghana

Yawson R, Amoa-Awua W, Sutherland A, Smith D, Noamesi S

R and D Management (2006)

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The future of nanotechnologies

Mangematin V, Walsh S

Technovation (2012)

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An epistemological framework for nanoscience and nanotechnology literacy

Yawson R

International Journal of Technology and Design Education (2012)

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Institutionalizing Impact Orientation: Building a Performance Management Approach that Enhances the Impact Orientation of Research Organizations - Food Research Institute Case Study Summary

W. Amoa-Awua, Noamesi S, Yawson R, Smith D, Ticehurst D

Institutionalising Impact Orientation (2003)

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Africa's nanofuture: the importance of regionalism

Yawson R

International Journal of Nanotechnology (2011)

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Systems Mapping of Consumer Acceptance of Agrifood Nanotechnology

Yawson R, Kuzma J

Journal of Consumer Policy (2010)

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Enhancing the Food Security of the Peri-Urban and Urban Poor Through Improvements to the Quality, Safety and Economics of Street-Vended Foods

Johnson P, Yawson R

Workshop report on street-food vending in Ghana (2000)

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Destination 2025: Focus on the Future of the Animal Health Industry

Malik M, Yawson R, Hensel D

papers.ssrn.com (2009)

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Organizational change: themes and issues

Yawson R

Human Resource Development International (2011)

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Skill needs and human resources development in the emerging field of nanotechnology

Yawson R

Journal of Vocational Education & Training (2010)

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Minnesota's Animal Health Industry: A Vision for the Future

Wahlstrom D, Kent R, Malik M, Yawson R, Johnson A

papers.ssrn.com (2009)

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Broadening Monitoring and Evaluation within Reforming National Agricultural Research Systems

Yawson R, Sutherland A, Amoa-Awua W

MPRA (2000)

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Technology Commercialisation And Intellectual Property Rights in Ghana

Yawson R

Proceedings of the International Conference on TRIPS (2002)

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Agricultural Biotechnology, Poverty Reduction and Food Security in Ghana

Yawson R

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Leadership and management development: developing tomorrow's managers

Yawson R

Human Resource Development International (2012)

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Organizational change: themes and issues

Yawson R

Human Resource Development International (2011)

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Emerging technologies and the digital divide - Bridging the gap, the case of Ghana

Yawson R

World Forum Proceedings of the International Research Foundation for Development (2005)

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The Place of Technology Based Incubators in Ghana’s Economic Development

Yawson R

The International Conference on “Building An Innovation-Based Economy” (2002)

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Policy Options of Agricultural Biotechnology R&D in Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Issues and Aspects

Yawson R, Yawson I

MPRA (2008)

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The Lived Experience of an American Expatriate in Ghana: A Rhetorical Analysis of Facebook Postings to Understand a Cross-Cultural Behavior

Yawson R

OLPD Student Research Conference (2011)

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Management of Technology in Ghana-Problems and Prospects

Yawson R

Proceedings of the IAMOT (2004)

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Stakeholder approach to investigating public perception and attitudes towards agricultural biotechnology in Ghana

Yawson R, Quaye W, Williams I, Yawson I

Tailoring Biotechnologies (2008)

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Changing What We Eat with the Fingers

Yawson R

Policy Catalyst (2010)

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The Strategic Role of the Food Research Institute in Productivity Enhancement and the Private Sector Development in Ghana

Yawson R, Osei-Yaw A, Yawson I

The Business of Innovation. Proceedings of 18th Biennial Congress of WAITRO. (2006)

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Destination 2025: Focus on the Future of the Food Industry

Malik M, Yawson R, Hensel D

papers.ssrn.com (2009)

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Acceptance of biotechnology and social-cultural implications in Ghana

Quaye W, Yawson I, Yawson R, Williams I

African Journal of Biotechnology (2010)

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The Ecological System of Innovation: A New Architectural Framework for a Functional Evidence-Based Platform for Science and Innovation Policy

Yawson R

Future of Innovation: Proceedings of the XX ISPIM 2009 Conference (2009)

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Institutionalising Performance Management in R&D Organisations: Key Concepts and Aspects

Yawson R, Sutherland A

J Soc Sci (2010)

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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

School of Business, Quinnipiac University

May 2013 - Present

Education history

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

PhD

September 2009 - May 2013 (3 years 8 months)

Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

MS

August 2007 - June 2009 (1 year 10 months)

University of Ghana

MPhil

January 1995 - December 1997 (2 years 11 months)

University of Ghana

BS

August 1989 - June 1992 (2 years 10 months)