Allan Afuah is Associate Professor of Strategy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He obtained his PhD from MIT. Dr. Afuah is passionately interested in why some firms and countries create and capture value through innovation better than others, especially in the face of phenomena such as crowdsourcing, disruptive technologies, open innovation, game-changing business models, and changing social media.
Dr.Afuah’s honors include the 2012 Academy of Management Review (AMR) Best Paper Award. AMR is the number one journal in business and management. His latest research focuses on how crowdsourcing and business model innovation can be used to explain how to create wealth, especially in countries that have remained desperately poor despite being heavily endowed with natural resources.
Because Professor Afuah believes that the best way to develop a country is to educate girls, he pays school fees for over 2,000 girls in primary schools in villages in Cameroon.