Dr. Samuel Kwabena Adomako

Dr. Samuel Kwabena Adomako

Assistant Professor

Office: +966-13-860-98537


Dr. Samuel Kwabena Adomako is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Entrepreneurship Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Samuel has a multidisciplinary academic background and holds degrees in Sociology, Management, and Entrepreneurship. He has taught at Richmond University, London. He was a graduate teaching Assistant at Warwick Business School, UK. His research examines the nexus of entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and analyzes the role of institutions in new venture creation or new business formation. His research has won multiple awards, including Best Empirical Paper Award (SME growth/performance track) at the 37th Institute Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference, held in Manchester, 2014 and a winner of Emerald Literati Highly Commended paper Award for a co-authorship in Managerial Finance Journal (2015). Samuel is a regular speaker at international conferences on entrepreneurship, innovation and institutions. His teaching interests include new venture creation, business planning, strategy and international entrepreneurship. Samuel has consulted for many organizations and government establishments including the Ministry of trade and Industry, Ghana, and for pharmaceutical and petrochemical companies, United Kingdom. He also conducts in-house training for private, public and non-profit making organizations. He received his Ph.D from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA Accredited) in 2016 and is an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom. Selected Publications:

  • Quartey, S. H and Adomako, S. Employees’ frustration with work, perceived organizational support, interactional justice and turnover intentions in Ghana, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Forthcoming
  • Adomako, S. CEOs' regulatory focus and firm-level innovativeness, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Forthcoming
  • Adomako, S., Dankwah Obeng, G., Ankomah Opoku, R., & Danso, A. (2016). Perceived regulator/burden, institutional ties, financial resource capability and corporate social performance in a sub-Saharan African economy. Journal of General Management, 41(3).
  • Adomako, S., Quartey, S. H., & Narteh, B. (2016). Entrepreneurial orientation, passion for work, perceived environmental dynamism and firm performance in an emerging economy. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 23(3), 728-752.
  • Adomako, S., Danso, A., Uddin, M., & Damoah, J. O. (2016). Entrepreneurs’ optimism, cognitive style and persistence. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 22(1), 84-108.
  • Danso, A., Adomako, S., Damoah, J. O., & Uddin, M. (2016). Risk-taking Propensity, Managerial Network Ties and Firm Performance in an Emerging Economy. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 0971355716650367.
  • Adomako, S., Narteh, B., Danquah, J. K., & Analoui, F. (2016). Entrepreneurial orientation in dynamic environments: the moderating role of extra-organizational advice. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 22(5), 616-642.
  • Adomako, S., Danso, A., & Ofori Damoah, J. (2016). The moderating influence of financial literacy on the relationship between access to finance and firm growth in Ghana. Venture Capital, 18(1), 43-61.
  • Adomako, S., Danso, A., & Ampadu, E. (2015). Institutional outlook of the entrepreneurial climate in Ghana. International Journal of Social Economics, 42(6), 566-582.
  • Danso, A., & Adomako, S. (2014). The financing behaviour of firms and financial crisis. Managerial finance, 40(12), 1159-1174.
  • Adomako, S., & Danso, A. (2014). Regulatory environment, environmental dynamism, political ties, and performance: Study of entrepreneurial firms in a developing economy. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 21(2), 212-230.