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Asayehgn Desta

Asayehgn Desta

Professor of Sustainable Economic Development, Dominican University

Courses
Research Methods for Business
Sustainability Driven Business Innovation
Statistics and Research/Decision Making
Academic & Professional Accomplishments
PhD, Manpower with Emphasis on Economics of Education, Stanford University, California
MA, Political Science, Stanford University, California
BA, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Positions Held/Visiting Positions

Professor, Business Economics; Dominican University of California, 1988-present
Lecturer, Managerial Economics and International Business; San Francisco State University, 1987-2010
Consultant, Academic Vice President, Argosy University, San Francisco Campus, 2003
Associate Director, Graduate Program in Pacific Basin Studies; Dominican University of California, 1989-91
Lecturer, Economics; City College of San Francisco, 1981-88
Visiting Research Fellow; Stanford University/UC Berkeley Joint Center for African Studies, 1986-87
Adjunct Professor, International Business and Economics; Golden Gate University, 1981-87
Research Associate and Senior Data Analyst; University of California San Francisco, 1979-80
Consultant, Manpower Planning; UNESCO, Paris, France, 1978-79
Independent Consultant Marketing Research; Stanford University Food Research Institute, 1977-78
Executive Board Member, Addis Ababa College, Ethiopia, 1972-74
Principal; Woldya High School, Ethiopia, 1971-72
Principal; Adigrate High School, Ethiopia, 1969-70

Selected Papers & Publications

“The Continuing Saga of Globalism: Comparing Ethiopia’s Developmental State Strategies to those of Malaysia,” International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 2013
"The Viability of Malaysian Developmental State for Africa in an Era of Economic Globalization," International Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences (IJBBS), Vol. 2, No. 12, 2012
“The Emergence of a Dual-System of Primary Schooling in Ethiopia and its Impact,” International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences Vol. 2, No. 10, 2012
Author of "Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development and International Political Risk Assessment for Foreign Direct Investment and International Lending Decisions"
Co-author of "The Saga of African Underdevelopment: A Viable Approach For Africa’s Sustainable Economic Development in the 21st Century"
“Economic Analysis of Lean Waste: Case Studies of Textile and Garment Industries in Ethiopia,” International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences
“Why self-proclaimed Kaizen Management is becoming very fashionable in Ethiopia? An Observation,” Interdisciplinary Journal of Research in Business
Honors & Awards
Recipient of the Melba Beals Award for Excellence in Diversity
Recipient of the Compton Foundation Grant and the Friedman’s Fund for Innovation Competition Award
Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Business Economics, 2003

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