Principal Investigator and Executive Director, KNUST
Nathaniel Boso, PhD, is Oliver R. Tambo Africa Professorial Research Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship and a Professor of International Marketing and Strategy at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He is also the Dean of KNUST School of Business. Nathaniel also serves as a visiting Professor to Strathmore University (Kenya), University of Kigali (Rwanda), and University of Pretoria (South Africa). Prior to joining KNUST, he was an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Leeds in the UK and a visiting research scholar at the University of Sydney (Australia).
In 2019, he became the first marketing scholar located in sub-Saharan Africa to win the S. Tamer Cavusgil Award from the 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.” In the same year, his article published in the Journal of International Marketing in 2013 was a finalist for the 2019 Hans B. Thorelli Award, which “honors an article that has made the most significant and long-term contribution to international marketing theory or practice.” 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.
As a leading scholar in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and global supply chain strategy, Nathaniel has published in high impact journals including the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Marketing, International Small Business Journal and International Journal of Production Economics. Nathaniel serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of International Marketing and African Journal of Management. He also serves as the vice president of the Academy of International Business African Chapter. He received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Ghana in 2002, a master of science degree in marketing from Umea University (AACSB accredited) in Sweden in 2004 and a Ph.D. in international entrepreneurship and marketing from Loughborough University (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited) in the United Kingdom in 2011.