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Dr Michael Erdiaw-Kwasie

Dr Michael Erdiaw-Kwasie
Name Michael Erdiaw-Kwasie
Position Adjunct Lecturer
Section School of Surveying and Built Environment
Email
Qualifications BSc Kwame Nkrumah UST , PhD USQ

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Social Program Evaluation ( 160703 )
  • Economic Development Policy ( 160505 )
  • Regional Analysis and Development ( 120505 )
  • Urban and Regional Planning ( 120500 )
  • Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement ( 150303 )
  • Social Program Evaluation ( 440903 )
  • Urban And Regional Planning ( 330400 )
  • Economic Development Policy ( 440703 )
  • Corporate Governance ( 350701 )
  • Regional Analysis And Development ( 330406 )
  • Stakeholder Engagement ( 350717 )
  • Social Work ( 440900 )
  • Policy And Administration ( 440700 )
  • Strategy ( 350700 )

Research interests
Urban and Regional Governance
Development Geography
Resource economies
Social policy issues
Planning Theories
Digital Futures

Professional memberships
Reviewer, Resources Policy
Reviewer, Habitat International
Reviewer, Journal of Rural Studies
Reviewer, Land Use Policy
Reviewer, Policy Studies

Industry affiliations
Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD), USQ

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD)

Currently teaching courses/programs
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies
URP1001 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
5 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
9 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Assistant Examiner, ECO8012 Methods for Sustainable Development
Assistant Examiner, ECO3030 Sustainable Economies

Research most recent
Erdiaw-Kwasie, M.O. & Alam, K. (2017). Between Community development and corporate minerals in the Surat Resource Region in Australia: Empirical lessons for resource policy planning. Environmental Science & Policy, 77, 122-129

Erdiaw-Kwasie, M.O., Alam, K. & Enamul Kabir (2017). Modelling Corporate stakeholder orientation: Does the relationship between stakeholder demographic characteristics and corporate social performance matter? Business Strategy and the Environment, 26(4), 465-479.

Erdiaw-Kwasie, M.O., Alam, K. & Shahiduzzaman, M. (2017). Towards Understanding Stakeholder Salience Transition and Relational Approach to ‘Better’ Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case for a Proposed Model in Practice. Journal of Business Ethics, 144(1), 85-101.


Research most notable
Cobbinah, P.B., & Erdiaw-Kwasie, M.O. (2016). Urbanization in Ghana: Insights and Implications for Urban Governance. In: Benna, U. G. & Garba, S. B. (Eds.) Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World. IGI Global Publishers, Pennsylvania – USA.

Cobbinah, P.B., Erdiaw-Kwasie, M.O. & Amoateng, P. (2014). Rethinking sustainable development within the framework of poverty and urbanization in developing countries. Environmental Development, (13), pp.18–32.

Cobbinah, P. B., Erdiaw-Kwasie, M. O., & Amoateng, P. (2015). Africa’s urbanization: Implications for sustainable development. Cities, (47), 62-72.

Erdiaw-Kwasie, M.O. & Alam, K. (2016). Towards understanding the digital divide in rural partnerships and development: A framework and evidence from rural Australia. Journal of Rural Studies, 43, 214-224.

Dinye, R. & Erdiaw-Kwasie, M.O. (2012). Gender and labour force inequality in small-scale gold mining in Ghana. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 4(10), 285-295.


Publications in ePrints

Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful and Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael Odei and Basson, MaritaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9731-1128 (2022) Deconstructing Africa’s Urban Space: Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning Challenge. In: Sustainable Urban Futures in Africa. Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, United States, pp. 21-41. ISBN 9781032020167

Alam, Khorshed ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Ali, Mohammad AfsharORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0831-9046 and Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael O. and Murray, Peter A.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2141-4144 and Wiesner, RethaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2849-2337 (2022) Digital transformation among SMEs: does gender matter? Sustainability, 14 (1):535. pp. 1-20.

Alam, Khorshed ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Ali, Mohammad AfsharORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0831-9046 and Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael and Shahiduzzaman, Md and Velayutham, EswaranORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2492-5668 and Murray, Peter A.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2141-4144 and Wiesner, RethaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2849-2337 (2022) Impact of ICTs on Innovation and Performance of Firms: Do Start-ups, Regional Proximity and Skills Matter? Sustainability, 14 (10):5801. pp. 1-18.

Alam, Khorshed ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Mahumud, Rashidul AlamORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9788-1868 and Alam, Fariha and Keramat, Syed Afroz and Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael O. and Sarker, Abdur Razzaque (2019) Determinants of access to eHealth services in regional Australia. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 131:103960. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1386-5056

Alam, Khorshed ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael and Shahiduzzaman, Md and Ryan, BarbaraORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3338-8887 (2018) Assessing regional digital competence: Digital futures and strategic planning implications. Journal of Rural Studies, 60. pp. 60-69. ISSN 0743-0167

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Social Program Evaluation ( 160703 )
  • Economic Development Policy ( 160505 )
  • Regional Analysis and Development ( 120505 )
  • Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement ( 150303 )
  • Social Work ( 440900 )
  • Policy And Administration ( 440700 )
  • Strategy ( 350700 )