Robert M. Yawson

Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Assistant Professor

Quinnipiac University

275 Mount Carmel Avenue, SB-ACA

Hamden, CT 06518

United States

http://https://www.qu.edu/student-resources/directory/staff.69501.html

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1.

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

The Future of Innovation Proceedings of the XXIV ISPIM 2009 Conference, Vienna, Austria, June 21-24, 2009
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2009
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 240 (76,926)

Abstract:

Innovation, Delphi Method, Balanced Scorecard, Quadruple Helix Theory, Analytic

2.

Climate Change and Food Security: The Role of Biotechnology

African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 12(5), 6354-6364
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Aug 2012
CSIR-Food Research Institute, Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business, CSIR - Food Research Institute and CSIR - Food Research Institute
Downloads 158 (113,392)

Abstract:

Climate, Change, Food, Security, Biotechnology

3.

Sharing Experiences on Post Harvest Rice Handling in West Africa

DFID/CPHP/FRI Project on Consolidating and Sustaining the Uptake of Improved Rice-Post-Production and Marketing Technologies in Northern Ghana Report, August 17-18, 2005, Accra, Ghana
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 16 Jun 2009
CSIR - Food Research Institute, Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business, CSIR - Food Research Institute and CSIR - Food Research Institute
Downloads 98 (214,063)

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4.

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-N. T & Yawson, R. M Eds. (2000) Proceedings of workshop for stakeholders, policy makers and regulators of street-food vending in Accra, at Miklin Hotel, Accra, 25 –26th September, 2000. DFID/NRI/FRI Crop Post Harvest Programme Project. ,
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Aug 2009
Johnson T. P-N. and Robert M. Yawson
CSIR - Food Research Institute and Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 96 (208,399)

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5.

Technology Commercialisation and Intellectual Property Rights in Ghana

Proceedings of the International Conference on TRIPS Hyderabad, India, October 2002
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 Jun 2009
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 89 (223,072)
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6.

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

J Social Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 163-172, 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2011
Robert M. Yawson and Alistair J Sutherland
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 83 (231,013)

Abstract:

Balanced Scorecard, Monitoring and Evaluation, Mapping, Impact Orientation

7.

Destination 2025: Focus on the Future of the Food Industry

A collaboration between the BioBusiness Alliance of MN and Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2009
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 12 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Mohammed Rehan Malik, Robert M. Yawson and Drew Hensel
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 81 (205,548)

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8.

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

A collaboration between the BioBusiness Alliance of MN and Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2009
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 12 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2009
Mohammed Rehan Malik, Robert M. Yawson and Drew Hensel
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 78 (229,465)

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9.

Management of Technology in Ghana - Problems and Prospects

Proceedings of the IAMOT 2004 Conference, International Association for Management of Technology, April 3-7, 2004 Washington, DC
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2009
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 75 (255,972)

Abstract:

Africa, Ghana, Policy, Innovation, CSIR, Management of Technology

10.

Enhancing Rural Livelihoods in Selected Communities in Northern Ghana through Promotion of Improved Rice Post-Production Technologies and Marketing Systems

Workshop for the Launching of Rice Quality Training Manuals, DFID/CPHP/FRI Project, Accra, Ghana, October 1, 2004
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Jun 2009
John T. Manful and Robert M. Yawson
CSIR - Food Research Institute and Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 71 (255,972)

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11.

Intellectual Property & Technology Commercialization Ghana’S Experience

Paper presented at the international Congress of Technological Research Organisations, Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 2002
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 70 (257,933)
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12.

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

Paper presented at the International Conference on Building an Innovation-Based Economy, Paphos, Cyprus, May 2002
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 11 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2011
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 60 (274,712)

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13.

Acceptance of Biotechnology and Social-Cultural Implications in Ghana

African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 8, No. 9, pp. 1997-2003, May 2009
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Jun 2009
CSIR-Food Research Institute, CSIR - Food Research Institute, Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 59 (290,654)

Abstract:

Biotechnology, survey, acceptability, social shaping, Ghana

14.

Management of Technology Commercialization – Ghana’s Experience

Paper accepted for presentation at the Conference on "Implementing the theories of R&D Management", Manchester, July 2003
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 11 Jun 2009
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 59 (281,340)

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15.

Ethics of Conducting Qualitative Social Science Research in the Emerging Field of Nanotechnology

Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 May 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2014
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 54 (295,461)

Abstract:

Ethics, Philosophy, Nanoscale, Humanists, Societal implications

16.

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

American Journal of Management, Vol. 14(1-2): 72-81, 2014
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 May 2014
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 52 (254,090)

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17.

Agricultural Biotechnology, Poverty Reduction and Food Security in Ghana

Biotech Ghana, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 7-8, 2004
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 13 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2013
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
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18.

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

Proceedings of OLPD Student Research Conference – Continuing Education Conference Center, St. Paul, MN, April 16, 2011,
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Apr 2011
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 51 (295,461)

Abstract:

Facebook, Expartriation, Rhetoric Analysis, Culture, Cultural Intelligence

19.

Minnesota's Food Industry: A Vision for the Future

BioBusiness Alliance of MN and Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2015
BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
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20.

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

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Jun 2013
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 37 (328,177)

Abstract:

Nanotechnology, Agrifood, Workforce, Complexity Theory, Skills

21.

Emerging Technologies and the Digital Divide – Bridging the Gap, the Case of Ghana

World Forum Proceedings of the International Research Foundation for Development, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-4
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2012
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
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22.

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

Center for Science, Technology & Public Policy, University of Minnesota, 2008
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2014
Robert M. Yawson and Ivy Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and CSIR - Food Research Institute
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23.

Scientists Must Communicate

Proceedings of 2000 Faculty of Science Colloquium, University of Ghana
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2011
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
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24.

Changing What We Eat with the Fingers

Policy Catalyst, January 2010
Posted: 20 Jun 2010
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 33 (363,365)

Abstract:

Zinc Finger Nuclease, Genes, Agrifood, GMOs

25.

Broadening Monitoring and Evaluation within Reforming National Agricultural Research Systems

Proceedings of the Policy Dialogue Forum on Performance Management, Accra, Ghana, 2004
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Ghana - Food Research Institute
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26.

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

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2009
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Ghana - Food Research Institute, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Ghana - Food Research Institute, Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business, United Nations - Development Programme (UNDP) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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27.

Developing a Performance Measurement Framework to Enhance the Impact Orientation of the Food Research Institute, Ghana

R&D Management, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 161-172, March 2006
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 May 2006
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Ghana - Food Research Institute, University of Greenwich - Natural Resources Institute (NRI), United Nations - Development Programme (UNDP) and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Ghana - Food Research Institute
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28.

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

BioBusiness Alliance of MN and Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2009
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2010
BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
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29.

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

Proceedings of 18th Biennial Congress of WAITRO, Saskatoon, Canada, August 7–10, 2006 ,
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2015
Robert M. Yawson, Agnes Osei-Yaw and Ivy Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business, CSIR - Food Research Institute and CSIR - Food Research Institute
Downloads 22 (408,009)

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30.

A Stakeholder Approach to Investigating Public Perception and Attitudes Towards Agricultural Biotechnology in Ghana

Tailoring Biotechnologies, Vol. 4, Nos. 1-2, pp. 55-70, 2008
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2013
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business, CSIR-Food Research Institute, affiliation not provided to SSRN and CSIR - Food Research Institute
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31.

Stakeholder Analysis as a Tool for Systems Approach Research in HRD

Leading Human Resource Development through Research. Proceedings of the 21st Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas. Houston, Texas, USA. February 19-22, 2014
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Jan 2015
Robert M. Yawson and Bradley C Greiman
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and University of Minnesota
Downloads 20 (363,365)

Abstract:

Complexity, Epistemology, Nanotechnology; Stakeholders, Systems Approach, Workforce

32.

Dissemination of Improved Bambara Processing Technologies Through a New Coalition Arrangement to Enhance Rural Livelihoods in Northern Ghana

A Report on the End-of-Project Stakeholders’ Workshop, Gilbt Conference Room, Tamale, Ghana, 2004,
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Wisdom A. Plahar and Robert M. Yawson
CSIR - Food Research Institute and Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
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33.

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

Celebrating 20 years of Leading HRD through Research, Proceedings of the 20th Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas, 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2015
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 7 (370,455)

Abstract:

Complexity theory, linear epistemology, positive deviance

34.

Collectivism as a Moderator of Perceived Organizational Unfairness in Diverse Workplaces

HRD and Technology: Exploring the Intersectionality, Proceedings of AHRD 2012 International Research Conference in the Americas, (pp. 1522-1527), Denver, Colorado, USA, February 28 -March 3, 2012
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 28 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
Ghandehari Sanam and Robert M. Yawson
University of Minnesota and Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 7 (438,118)

Abstract:

Individualism, Collectivism, Culture, Organizational Justice, Employee Engagement, Leadership

35.

Africa’s Nanofuture: The Importance of Regionalism

International Journal of Nanotechnology, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 420–436,
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2015
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 6 (448,397)

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Regionalism, Innovation, Nanotechnology, Epistemic Communities, Collaboratory, Leapfrogging

36.

Conceptualization and Description of HRD in Ghana

Celebrating 20 years of Leading HRD through Research, Proceedings of the 20th Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas, 2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 23 May 2014
Felix Amenumey and Robert M. Yawson
University of Minnesota and Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business
Downloads 5 (453,534)

Abstract:

Capacity Building, Culture, Systems Theory, Epistemology, Ghana

37.

Strategic Flexibility Analysis of Agrifood Nanotechnology Skill Needs Identification

Technological Forecasting and Social Change. doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.02.019
Posted: 30 Mar 2017
Robert M. Yawson and Bradley C Greiman
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and University of Minnesota

Abstract:

Human resource development, Nanotechnology, Systems approach, Skills needs forecasting, Scenario analysis, Strategic flexibility framework, Workforce development

38.

Leadership Development in South Africa

In A. Ardichvili & D. Khalil (Eds.), Leadership Development in Emerging Markets Economies (1st ed., pp. 93 - 109). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-58003-0_6; ISBN 978-1-137-58003-0
Posted: 06 Jan 2017
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Leadership Development, Afrocentric Leadership, Developing Market Economies, Eurocentric Leadership, South Africa, Ubantu

39.

Leadership Development in Ghana: A New Look at an Old Concept

In A. Ardichvili & K. Dirani (Eds.), Leadership Development in Emerging Markets Economies (1st ed., pp. 211–229). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-58003-0_12; ISBN 978-1-137-58003-0,
Posted: 06 Jan 2017
Emmanuel Osafo and Robert M. Yawson
Metropolitan Engagement Zone Initiative Urban Research Outreach-Engagement Center University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Indigenous Leadership Models, Ghana, Leadership Development, Ghana

40.

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

Human Resource Development Quarterly. doi:10.1002/hrdq.21266
Posted: 30 Sep 2016
Robert M. Yawson and Bradley C Greiman
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and University of Minnesota

Abstract:

agrifood; curriculum; nanotechnology; skills; workforce development; mixed methods; stakeholder analysis; systematic review; scenario analysis; systems modeling; expert elicitation

41.

The 'Wicked Problem Construct' for Organizational Leadership and Development

Int. J. Business and Systems Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2015 pp.67-85.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Complexity theory, linear epistemology, positive deviance, systems theory, wicked problems

42.

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

Case Study Reference no. 714-006-8. Case Centre: Wellesley MA
Posted: 14 Feb 2014
Gayle Peterson and Robert M. Yawson
Partners for Change and Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Impact investing; Wicked problems; Human security; Leadership; Ethical decision-making; Sustainable development; Triple bottomline; Social investor; Social capital; Social responsibility; Community engagement; Fundraising; Non-profits; Child labour; Partnerships

43.

The Theory and Practice of Case-in-Point Teaching of Leadership in Human Resource Development

Celebrating 20 years of Leading HRD through Research, Proceedings of the 20th Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas, 2013
Posted: 17 Feb 2013
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Adaptive Leadership, Metaphors, Systems, Epistemology, Pedagogy, 21st Century, Workforce

44.

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

Human Resource Development Review, 12(1), 53-85. DOI: 10.1177/1534484312461634,
Posted: 26 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

curricula, systems dynamics, complexity theory, systems thinking, learning, epistemology

45.

Leadership and Management Development: Developing Tomorrow's Managers

Human Resource Development International, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 131-134
Posted: 25 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2012
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Leadership, Management, Transformational, Transactional, Organizational Development

46.

Organizational Change: Themes and Issues (Book Review)

Human Resource Development International, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 363-366
Posted: 30 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2011
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Systems Theory, Ethics, Leader, Internet, Perspectives

47.

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

Human Resource Development Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 417-430
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2014
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Nanotechnology, Curricula, Workforce, Nanoscience, Skills, Vocational Education

48.

An Epistemological Framework for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Literacy

International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012 vol:22 iss:3 pg:297-310
Posted: 25 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2014
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Epistemology, Nanoliteracy, Systems Dynamics Modeling, Workforce, Triple Helix, Curriculum

49.

Systems Mapping of Consumer Acceptance of Agrifood Nanotechnology

Journal of Consumer Policy, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 299-322, 2010
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2014
Robert M. Yawson and Jennifer Kuzma
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Abstract:

Systems Dynamics, Nanofood, Experts' Opinion, Trust, Nanotechnology

50.

Skill Needs and Human Resource Development in the Emerging Field of Nanotechnology

Journal of Vocational Education & Training, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 285-296, 2010
Posted: 20 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2014
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

workforce, curricula, systems dynamics modeling, mobility, development, emerging technologies

51.

Systems Mapping of Evidence Review and Experts’ Opinion on Consumer Acceptance of Agrifood Nanotechnology

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2014
Robert M. Yawson
Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business

Abstract:

Nanotechnology, Systems Dynamics, Expert Elicitation, Agrifood, Consumer, Regulatory Uncertainty

52.

National Roundtable Discussions on Developments in the Rice Industry in Ghana

DFID/CPHP/FRI Project on Consolidating and Sustaining the Uptake of Improved Rice-Post-Production and Marketing Technologies in Northern Ghana, December 8-9, 2005, Accra, Ghana
Posted: 16 Jun 2009
John T. Manful, Robert M. Yawson and Augustine Andoh
CSIR - Food Research Institute, Quinnipiac University - Lender School of Business and CSIR - Food Research Institute

Abstract: