- Current Research Project
A Dynamic Capability Analysis of Mobile Businesses; evidence from Ghana (an MPhil Dissertation)
Preliminary literature review shows the existence of knowledge gaps within mobiles research. This gaps are related to the issue (of the formation and/or existence of business entities out of mobile phone utility), the application of the dynamic capability framework (within the context of mobile businesses, and Sub-Saharan Africa/Ghanaian context. As a result, this study draws from, and combines the need for process-based models using dynamic capabilities with the specificities of mobile business ecosystem to extend the theoretical argument – of dynamic capabilities – to the mobile business ecosystem in order to contribute to both theory and knowledge, and general literature about mobile business and strategic management. The purpose of this study is to explore how mobile businesses develop, deploy and manage capabilities in order to stay in business by identifying the resources, and the development of capabilities within the mobile business context. A case study of Ghanaian mobile businesses is used to contribute this understanding grounded in theory and related to real-business happenings.
The objectives of the study are to
- Explore the resources for creating new capabilities in Ghanaian mobile businesses,
- Explore how Ghanaian mobile businesses develop, deploy and manage resources to create benefits,
- Explore what benefits Ghanaian mobile businesses enjoy from new capabilities.
- Academic Publications
- Boateng. R., Budu, J., Okai S.(2012), E-commerce capabilities of a Ghanaian used car retailer”, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 2(1), 1-13
- Boateng. R., Longe, O., Isabalija, R.S. and Budu, J. (2011) ‘SAKAWA’ – The Forms of Cyber Crime in Ghana, Journal of Information Technology Impact, 11, (2), 85-100.
- Budu, J. and Boateng, R. (2011) Clicking the Next Leader, Conference Paper – Proceedings of the Africa Digital Week, July 25-29, Accra, Ghana: African Institute of Development Informatics and Policy
- Boateng, R., Aimasso, S. and Budu, J. (2011) A Framework for Localization of Free and Open Source Software for Developing Countries, In Book of Proceedings of ICT For Africa 2011. March 23-26, Covenant University, Nigeria: International Center of ICT and Development, Baton Rouge, USA.