5 Works

Exploratory Study of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Central Region, Ghana

Mavis S. B. Mensah & Edward N. A. Amarteifio
Research on entrepreneurial eco-systems is evolving with exhortations for empirical studies at regional and local levels to augment national surveys. The study, therefore, sought to explore the entrepreneurial eco-system of the Central Region, which is relatively well-endowed with natural resources but lags behind in economic advancement in Ghana. Through descriptive research design, quantitative data were collected using self-administered questionnaires from a convenience sample of 44 entrepreneurs under the presidential business support programme in the Central...

Tourism Entrepreneurship in Rural Ghana: Opportunities and Concerns

Ewoenam Afua Afenyo-Agbe
The role of tourism entrepreneurship in rural development continues to be a subject of interest and debate among academia and practitioners. Theoretically, it is anticipated that tourism entrepreneurship will lead to livelihood diversification, enhancement and ultimately a revitalization of the rural economy. While tourism is posited as an accessible entrepreneurship pathway, there is a dearth of information regarding rural dwellers’ actual experiences with it, especially within the Ghanaian context. Using a case study approach and...

Effect of specificity of health expenditure questions in the measurement of out-of-pocket health expenditure: Evidence from field experimental study in Ghana

Isaiah Agorinya, Amanda Ross, Gabriela Flores, Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer, Maxwel Dalaba, Nathan Mensah, Lan Le My, Yadeta Bacha, Jemima Sumboh, Abraham Oduro, James Akazili & Fabrizio Tediosi
Background: The effect of number of health items on OOPs has been identified as a source of bias in measuring OOPs. Evidence comes mostly from cross-sectional comparison of different survey instruments to collect data on OOPs. Very few studies have attempted to validate these questionnaires, or distinguish bias arising from the comprehensiveness of the OOPs list versus specificity of OOPs questions. Objectives: This study aims to estimate biases arising from the specificity of OOPs questions...

Participatory Action Research to Developing Acceptable Provitamin a Fortified Gari

Ernest Ekow Abano, Enoch Quayson, Martin Bosompem, Emmanuel Atobrah & Margaret Quarm Forson
There is severe clinical vitamin A deficiency (VAD) prevalence among Ghanaians and many African countries. Foodbased diets has been suggested as a more sustainable approach to solving the VAD situation in Africa. In this study, A participatory action research between orange flesh sweet potato farmers, gari processors within central region and academia was adopted to develop gari containing provitamin A beta-carotene. Gari is a major staple for Ghanaians and people in the West African subregion...

Personal values and electronic waste disposal behaviours among households in Cape Coast Metropolis

Daniel Ofori
The study examined social values that accounted for electronic waste recycling and reuse behaviours. Via a crosscommunity survey of 193 of households in the Cape Coast Metropolis, a correlational design was employed in the study. Partial Least Squares-Structural equation modelling was used to analyse the data. Results from the analysis showed the influence of altruistic values (β = 0.275, p < 0.05) on reuse behaviour. Similarly, environmental awareness (β = 0.213, p<0.05) also showed significant...

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  • 2021

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  • University of Cape Coast
  • World Health Organization
  • Indepth Network
  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
  • Navrongo Health Research Centre
  • University of Health and Allied Sciences
  • Haramaya University