The Regent University College of Science and Technology hosted Ambassador Afare Apeadu Donkor in the first practitioners’ forum for the intake 3 of the Regent-Maastricht AMBA Accredited MBA class. The forum was held at the Executive Hall of the University on August 9, 2011. The objective of the MBA Practitioners’ forum is to facilitate a dialogue between Academia (theory of business management) and businesses in Ghana.
The topic for discussion was “Attracting foreign investment from Asia to a developing economy-what are the challenges and critical success factors from an organizational standpoint and a national perspective?”
The premise of the discourse is that Ghanaian businesses are bedeviled with various internal and external challenges which Regent-Ghana believes that if there is a good cooperation between the University and industry, there could be a bridge created through research to help businesses solve some of these practical challenges they face. As MBA students knowledge about foreign investment is critical for studies and businesses. To help expand this discussion, Ambassador Afare Donkor, former Ambassador to China in the Kufour Administration, throws light on how the topic interplays in government and diplomacy and its benefit to Ghana.
Ambassador Donkor reiterated that to be able to attract foreign investors to Ghana and create business opportunities, one needs to:
Equipment, Computers, roads etc.
The MBA students engaged Ambassador Donkor through various questions bordering on his business acumen and the formation of giant banking and other financial institutions in the country. He advised the MBA students to be serious in their endeavors, cultivate success habit since as punctuality, time management and good grooming. He asked the participants of the forum never to give up in any endeavour when faced with challenges and that it is important in the face of any difficulty, a person decides to succeed at all legal cost.