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Dr David Botchie
Senior Lecturer in Sustainability Global Value Chains

Eastern Gateway 202c


David is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Global Value Chains at Brunel Business School. He joined the Business School in September 2017 from Bournemouth University where he served as a Research Fellow. Before joining Bournemouth University, David was a User Experience Researcher on the DFID funded Internet Portals Evaluation Project in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. He holds a PhD in International Development. Prior to pursuing his PhD studies, David worked as a researcher at Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, and also taught Enterprise Development at Ho Technical University, Ghana. He has also worked as a consultant for various international organisations including the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and Food and Agricultural Organisation. His recent research has appeared in journals such as:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, R and D Management, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Project Management journal.


Pathway Leader: International Business (Post Graduate)

Member: Misconduct and Professional Suitability Board

Newest selected publications

Botchie, D., Sarpong, D. and Meissner, D. (2022) 'Chain upgrading, technology transfer, and legitimacy: The Schumpeterian character of China in the information and communication technology sector in SSA'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 183. pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 0040-1625 Open Access Link

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Sarpong, D., Boakye, D., Ofosu, G. and Botchie, D. (2022) 'The three pointers of research and development (R&D) for growth-boosting sustainable innovation system'. Technovation, 0 (in press, corrected proof). pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 0166-4972 Open Access Link

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Chen, W., Botchie, D., Braganza, A. and Han, H. (2022) 'A transaction cost perspective on blockchain governance in global value chains'. Strategic Change, 31 (1). pp. 75 - 87. ISSN: 1086-1718 Open Access Link

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Siaw, D., Botchie, D. and Sarpong, D. (2022) 'A review of micro-practices in commodity value chains in the global south'. Strategic Change, 31 (1). pp. 89 - 98. ISSN: 1086-1718 Open Access Link

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Sarpong, D., Maclean, M., Oruh, ES. and Botchie, D. (2022) 'On the consequences of scarcity mindset: How ‘having too little’ means so much for ethnic venture failure'. European Management Journal, 0 (in press, corrected proof). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 0263-2373 Open Access Link

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