Amanda Haarman – Rethinking development contributions: African returnees’ entrepreneurship approaches

Amanda is a PhD candidate at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and Copenhagen Business School (CBS) where her research examines the intersection of migration, entrepreneurship, and development in the context of growing African economies. Her doctoral research – funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) – explores alternative approaches to development through a case study of the entrepreneurship practices of ‘returnees’ and ‘repats’ in the creative arts industry in Ghana’s capital Accra. Amanda holds a M.Sc. degree in Business and Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School, a M.Sc. degree in Market Research and a B.Sc. degree in International Business, both from Tilburg University. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Amanda worked as a project manager and consultant at market research agencies in the Netherlands and Denmark.

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