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John Frimpong Manso is a professional teacher with about 20years experience in teaching at various levels of education and currently a lecturer at the department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, KNUST School of Business. He lectures Procurement Management, Operations Management, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Risk Management and Supplier Relationship Management at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He currently the coordinator of Mphil/MSc Logistics and Supply Management, MPhil/MSc Procurement and Supply Management at the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST and also the coordinator of professional programmes (CILT, CIPS, etc.) ran by the department. He has interest and expertise in curriculum design and development. His research interest is in such areas as procurement strategic sourcing, logistics outsourcing, buyer-supplier relationship, supply chain network design.  


List of Publications:

  • Owusu-Bio, M., K., Frimpong, J., M. and Duah, G., P. (2016) The State of Road Transport Infrastructure in Ensuring Passenger Safety in Ghana. European Journal of Logistics, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Vol.4, No.2, pp.79-85,
  • Owusu-Bio, M., K., Acheampong, D., B and Frimpong, J., M (2016). Disaster Response Management in Ghana: A Case of the National Ambulance Service. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research Vol. 7, Issue, 4, pp. 9955-9961
  • Owusu-Bio, M., K, Frimpong, J., M and Adiwokor, E (2015). Mapping Internal Supply Chain Management of Educational Institutions; a Case Study of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science. European Journal of Business and Management, Vol.7 No.32 pp32-42
  • Muntaka, A., S., Frimpong, J., M and Tsortome, F (2014) An Evaluation Of Downstream Supply Chain Management Practices In The Oil And Gas Industry Of Ghana. Conference proceedings, southwest decision science, Texas, USA 
  • Asamoah, D, Inkoom, J., A. and Frimpong, J., M. (2014) Effect of Automated Services on Customer Satisfaction in Ghana. International Journal of Sales & Marketing Management Research and Development Vol. 4, Issue 1 pp9-22
  • Frimpong, J., M, Annan, J., and   Anane, S., S. (2013). Assessment of Logistics Management in Ghana Health Service. International Journal of Business and Social Research (IJBSR), Volume -3, No.-8, pp75-87
  • §  Owusu Kwateng, K and, Frimpong, J., M. and Osei-Mensah, R, (2014) Outbound Logistics Management in Manufacturing Companies in Ghana. Review of Business & Finance Studies, Vol. 5 (1) pp. 83-92


Papers in Progress/Under Review

  • The Purchasing Practices Of Informal Enterprises in Ghana (on-going research
  • Improving Non-Traditional Economic Activities in the Cocoa Growing Areas In Ghana(on-going research)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Context Culture and Supplier Evaluation and Selection In Logistics Outsourcing in the Extractive Industry
  • Supplier Development, Supply Chain Strategy and Target Customer Needs


Description of Research Interest:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
  • Logistics Outsourcing
  • Contract Management.


Courses Taught:

  • Procurement Management
  • Procurement and Contract Management
  • Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing
  • Operations Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
KSB Building Room TF 33