Mark Okraku, M.A.

Research interest:

  • Emerging Markets
  • Strategic Management
  • Internationalization and Multinational Corporations
  • Sharing Economy


CV:

  • February - May 2018: KITFEM-Scholarship of the European Commission for a research stay at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • September & October 2017: Research stay - City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama
  • Since October 2016: Research & Teaching Associate and Doctoral Candidate at the Chair of Organization and Corporate Development of the University of Goettingen
  • 2013 – 2015: Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 2010 – 2013: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Working student at:
    • Continentale Sachversicherung AG, Dortmund
    • Flipintu GmbH
    • Socal security office Dortmund, Department:Education and Participation
  • Employee at the state project „Kein Abschluss ohne Anschluss“.
  • Internships at the Social Research Center Dortmund and at the Institute for Work and Qualification in Duisburg


Current Teaching:

  • Tutorial Management and Organization (Summer Term 2019)

  • Past Teaching:
  • Empirical Seminar "Social Network Analysis" (Winter Term 2018/2019)
  • Tutorial Management and Organization (Summer Term 2018)
  • Tutorial Organizational Design and Change (Winter Term 2017/2018)
  • Tutorial Management and Organization (Summer Term 2017)
  • Seminar Organization "Business Cooperation" (Summer Term 2017)
  • Tutorial Organizational Design and Change (Winter Term 2016/2017)


Conferences / Talks / Invited Workshops:

  • 2019: Organizational hybridity in the platform economy – Sacrificing social goals for transactional safety under conditions of uncertainties. Paper accepted for presentation at 45th European International Business Academy Conference, Leeds, England.
    • 2019: Organizational hybridity in the platform economy – Sacrificing social goals for transactional safety under conditions of institutional uncertainties. Paper invited for presentation at the 35th EGOS Colloquium, Edinburgh, Scotland.
    • 2019: Platform organizations as institutional intermediaries: Formalization effects on employment relationships in emerging markets. Paper invited for presentation at the 35th EGOS Colloquium, Edinburgh, Scotland (co-authored with C.E. Weber, I. Maurer, and J. Mair).
    • 2018: Constructing transactional confidence under conditions of institutional uncertainties: Social and technological micro solutions of platform-based organizations in emerging markets. Paper invited for presentation at the 44th European International Business Academy Conference, Poznań, Poland (co-authored with C.E. Weber, I. Maurer, and J. Mair).
    • 2018: Sharing Economy Organizations in Emerging Markets: Institutional Uncertainties, Transactional Risk and Micro Solutions. Paper invited for presentation at the U4 SSEL Cluster Conference on 'Current Challenges for a Sustainable Future', Göttingen, Germany (co-authored with C.E. Weber, I. Maurer, and J. Mair).
    • 2018: Constructing transactional confidence under conditions of institutional uncertainties: Social and technological micro solutions of platform-based organizations in emerging markets. Paper presented at the 34th EGOS Colloquium, Tallinn, Estonia (co-authored with C.E. Weber, I. Maurer, and J. Mair).
    • 2017: Internationalization in the Sharing Economy - Business model adaptation for emerging markets. Research project presented at the 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy, Lund, Sweden (co-authored with C.E. Weber and I. Maurer).