Emmanuel Kodzi is an Assistant Professor of International Business at Rollins College. He teaches International Operations Management and Statistics for International Business. Emmanuel holds a PhD from Purdue University, a Postdoctorate from the University of Florida, an MBA from the University of Ghana, and both MS and BS degrees from the University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He has taught operations management and related subjects in 4 countries to undergrads, graduate students, and practicing executives representing over 15 countries. His work in academia is preceded by over a decade in technical and executive roles in managing made-to-order office furnishing projects. He has directly engaged business competitiveness as an entrepreneur, and has a passion to inspire deep learning and to guide evidence-based decision-making in his students and clients.
Emmanuel has published on process strategy, manufacturing competitiveness, and instructional effectiveness. His research interests include operational alignment in growth enterprises, optimal customization in service businesses, and supplier performance improvement in emerging economies.
Dr Kodzi has worked and lived in the United States, Germany, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. He served on a governmental delegation for a public-private collaborative effort in the UK. He has also represented two universities on assignments in Canada. He has completed assignments for the World Bank, the US Department of Agriculture, the Danish International Development Agency and the Ghana Government; and consulted for private companies in the US, Kenya and Ghana. His experiences give him an eclectic perspective on doing international business from different sides of the economic divide.