Wunnam Basit ISSAH

Wunnam Basit ISSAH


  • 2.12 Thomas Paine Study Centre

Accepting PhD Students

Personal profile


Prior to joining Norwich Business School, I worked as an Assistant Professor in Strategy and Business Analytics at the University of Leicester School of Business. I received my PhD in Management Science from the University of Luxembourg in Luxembourg. My research, which is at the intersection of Family Firms, Strategy and Innovation, has been published in journals such as British Journal of Management, Industry and Innovation, Family Business Review, Business Strategy and the Environment; Journal of Business Research and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

My experience outside academia include working as a Development Planning Officer at the Local Government Service Secretariat in Accra. I have also worked as a Policy Analyst at IMANI Centre for Policy and Education.

Areas of Expertise

Family Firms (Entrepreneurship), Strategy and Innovation

Key Research Interests

I am willing to undertake PhD supervision on research questions in the following areas:

  • Family Firms, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
  • Innovation, Digitalisation and Trade Secret Protection
  • Creative and Cultural Industries
  • ESG, Sustainability and Frugal Innovation
  • Developing and Emerging Markets

Please contact me with your CV and research proposal if you are interested in any of these areas.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Master of Arts, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Bachelor of Arts, University for Development Studies

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Luxembourg

External positions

Research Fellow, Chair for Family Entrepreneurship & Society, Audencia Business School

Extramural Research Fellow, University of Luxembourg

Editorial Review Board, Journal of Business Research