Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie


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Dr Michael Odei is a Research Active Lecturer in the Business and Accounting Discipline at Charles Darwin University. He holds a PhD in Sustainability Management from the University of Southern Queensland and an Honours Certificate of Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Pennsylvania. As a sustainability scholar, his interdisciplinary research focuses on sustainability transitions, circular economy, climate risks and business, digital futures, and global development. He has published over 40 scholarly outputs - books, book chapters, journal articles and discussion papers in various fields. Dr Odei has published articles in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Energy Economics (IF: 9.252), Journal of Business Ethics (IF: 6.331), Journal of Cleaner Production (IF: 11.072), Business Strategy and the Environment (IF: 10.801), and Resources Policy (8.222), among others. He received the best paper award from Elsevier Q1 Journal Environmental Development in 2015. Before joining CDU, Dr Odei worked across policy agencies and international organisations such as Transparency International, UNDP, and Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) in various capacities.


Research interests

Research Specialism

1. Sustainability Transitions

2. Circular Economy Solutions

3. Climate change risks and opportunities

4. Waste management (Production & Consumption Systems)

5. Global Development

Education/Academic qualification

Corporate social responsibility: Strategic Approach, University of Pennsylvania

15 Jul 20183 Nov 2018

Award Date: 30 Nov 2018

PhD, Applied Business - Stakeholder salience and responsible business practices, University of Southern Queensland

15 Jul 20137 Apr 2017

Award Date: 7 Apr 2017

Bachelor, Development Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

15 Aug 20067 May 2010

Award Date: 7 May 2010

External positions

Adjunct Academic Fellow, University of Southern Queensland

15 Mar 202130 Mar 2024

Topic Editor - Sustainability Journal

31 Oct 2020 → …


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