Dr. James Dzisah

Dr. James Dzisah is the Director, Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana. He is the co-editor of the Ghana Social Science Journal. Dr. Dzisah holds a B.A. in Sociology from University of Ghana (1999), M.A. (2003) and a PhD (2007) from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Prior to his engagement at the University of Ghana, Dr. Dzisah was post-doctoral Research Associate in Innovation at the Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom. He has lectured at the Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2008-2010), and Department of Sociology, Nipissing University, Canada (2010-2013).

He has worked on various projects dealing with Innovation, Science and Technology. He was part of the project team that undertook an EU funded study on Women’s presence in TIE (Technology transfer, Incubation and Entrepreneurship) professions in four countries (U.K. Germany, Finland and Romania) 2006-2008. He was a co-country correspondent for Canada on the European Union-ERAWATCH funded project looking at research investment policies in nine non-EU countries. He was the principal investigator on the SSHRC—Industry Canada funded project-Leveraging of Public Investments in HERD (Higher education Research and Development).

Dr. Dzisah’s research work focused around three interrelated areas: the examinations of the relationship between globalization and the increasing market-oriented approach to knowledge production by most institutions of higher education focusing; the ways through which different policy regimes harness public—private investments in higher education research and development; and knowledge-based entrepreneurship programmes that exemplified university-industry-government relationships at the regional level.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Technology and Globalisation. His main areas of research include: Science, Technology and Society, Triple Helix, International Development and Education Policy. He is the co-editor of The Age of Knowledge: The Dynamics of Universities, Knowledge and Society (Brill, 2012; Haymarket, 2013), and author of several articles in such journals as Critical Sociology, European Planning Studies, International Higher Education, Science, Technology and Society, and International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development.

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