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Primary Department: School of Business & Economics





  • PhD in Business Administration (Student), CASS Europe/GTUC, Accra, Expected Compl. December 2016.
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), University of Leicester, U.K., August 2007.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management, University of Leicester, U.K, February 2002.
  • HND Building Technology, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, August 1997.


Brief Biography:

Stephen, after completing his postgraduate studies with University of Leicester in U.K returned home, and has since been working with Regent University. Previously, he worked as a Quantity Surveyor with a consulting firm and a real estate development firm in Accra, and has recently been admitted as a Chartered Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS). Stephen enjoys watching football and going on field expeditions in rural communities and is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration.


Courses Teaching/Taught at Regent University:

  • SICS 3743 Practice of Information Security for E-business
  • SCIS 3481 Strategies for E-business
  • SCIS 3652 E-commerce & E-business Management
  • SIEC 4523 E-commerce & E-business Management II
  • SIEC 4543 Managing E-business


Research/Scholarly Interests:

  • How business can transform and migrate to E-commerce and E-business platforms
  • The adoption and the provision of Electronic banking services.
  • Adoption of E-government Services,
  • Integrated Marketing Communication Activities,
  • Total Quality Management,
  • E-business Services for the Construction Industry.


Memberships of Professional Bodies:

  1. Member, (ISACA),Information System Audit and Control Association, USA
  2. Global Star Certification (GSC) Examiner, International Institute of Outsource Management (IIOM).
  3. Member (GhIS), Ghana Institution of Surveyor (GhIS–Quantity Surveying Division), Ghana.
  4. Member, (Cand. CEC) Institute of Chartered e-Commerce Consultants, USA
  5. Member (PMI), Project Management Institute (PMI), USA


Recent Publications:

Conference Presentations

  1. Essel, S.A. (2014). Maximizing the benefits of technology in emerging economies: the prospects and challenges of technology transfer to local firms in Ghana at the International Research Initiatives Conference 2014 (IRIC-2014). Accra: Accra Institute of Technology.
  2. Essel, S. A., Gyampoh, M.M. (2013).  The Adoption and Use of E-business Technologies to enhance the Operations of SMEs in the Retailing and Distribution of Consumer Goods in Ghana at the World Conference of International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME). Delhi NCR: International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises.
  3. Essel, S. A. (2011). The Prospects of ICT & E-business Technologies Adoption by SMEs and Entrepreneurs in Ghana at theConference of Entrepreneurship Educators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs in Africa (CEEREA). Kumasi: Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Kumasi Polytechnic. 

Working Papers

  1. Essel, S. A. Understanding and Being Part of the Ecommerce and Ebusiness Environment.
  2. Essel, S. A. The Use of Virtual Communities to Enhance the Delivery of E-government services in Developing Countries.
  3. Essel, S. A. The Use of E-business Systems to Promote and Market Government Services to Business Organizations in Developing Countries /In the West Africa Sub region.
  4. Essel, S. A. Creating an Electronic Marketplace for Construction Data and Information Services.
  5. Essel, S.A. E-commerce Q & A Explained with Case Studies. An Introductory on E-commerce and E-business Management.