Prince Oppong Kwarteng

PhD Topic

Analysing Entrepreneurial Competencies, Formal and Informal institutions in SMEs internationalization: A Study of Small exporting Firms in Ghana.

  • Firms internationalize in order to be competitive and this is influenced by how they manage entrepreneurial competencies (internal), informal and formal institutions (external) as resources. We underscore the influences of institutions and entrepreneurial competencies on the performance of SMEs in their internationalization as they interact.



  • 2015- to Date University of Leipzig, International SEPT Program, PhD Student
  • 2012-2014 University of Leipzig, International SEPT Program, Master in Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Promotion and Training
  • 2009 National Banking College, Accra-Ghana, Certified Credit Administrator
  • 2008 Institute of Commercial Management(ICM), Bournemouth-England, Diploma in Financial Management – Grade A
  • 2003-2007 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Economics (Major) with French


Professional experience

  • April 2014-July 2014 Conoscope GmbH, Leipzig Germany, Intern
  • 2009-2012 Microfinance and Small Loan Centre (MASLOC), Accra, Ghana, Banking and Investment, Credit Officer
  • 2007-2009 Microfinance and Small Loan Centre (MASLOC), Accra, Ghana, Credit Analyst
  • 2006 National Catholic Youth, Sunyani Catholic Diocese, Ghana, Research Assistant
  • 2007 West African Examination Council, Sunyani, Ghana, Examinations Scripts Checker
  • 2003-2005 Miracle Junior High School, Sunyani, Ghana, Teacher


Awards and recognitions

  • 2007 Citation from Social Science Faculty, KNUST for meritorious service
  • 2012 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship for MBA in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Promotion and Training, Leipzig University
  • 2014 Team player of Best Group award for Graduating year of 2014 for Masters at the International SEPT Program
  • 2014 Citation for meritorious service in events organization at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Accra


Key qualifications

  • Entrepreneurship Management
  • Project Management
  • Service Innovation Management
  • Research Methods
  • Business Coaching and Training


Research works

  • Assessing the economic implications of industrial waste disposal and government policies. May 2007, unpublished Student thesis. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Support for technology-based entrepreneurship in boosting economic development in Ghana. September 2011, Unpublished Master thesis, University of Leipzig, Germany


Prince Oppong Kwarteng

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
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04109 Leipzig

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