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Tekniikan ja innovaatiojohtamisen yksikkö, 2018

Gyasi, Enoch Afrane

WASTE-TO-ENERGY, A SOLUTION TO GHANA’S WASTE MENACE: A Market Entry for Finnish SMEs

Ohjaaja/Valvoja (DI):
Jussi Kantola
Tutkinto:
Kauppatieteiden maisteri
Pääaine:
Tuotantotalous
Koulutusohjelma:
Master's Degree Programme in Industrial Management
Tutkielman kieli:
Englanti
Sivumäärä:
137
The impact of waste on human, water bodies and the environment are as a result of human activities. Ghana over the years is faced with waste challenges and thus, the need to offer pragmatics measures on waste management systems. The purpose of the research was to first, identify the root cause of waste menace in Ghana. Secondly, the research brought to bear, all meaningful avenues for providing solutions to the alarming waste situation in the country. Waste-to-energy, a useful technology served as the main tool to curb the waste menace in Ghana.

This research employed both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The research was conducted via online platform: Google form and a face-to-face interview. The survey was conducted in three phases; The Focus group, Ministry and Agencies, and lastly, people living in Ghana. The focus group comprised of Ghanaian students studying Industrial Management at the University of Vaasa. Whereas the Ministry and agencies comprised of Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and lastly, Accra Metropolitan Assembly. In all, two hundred and two (202) people responded to the questionnaire provided for people living in Ghana. The study provided unique market entry opportunities for potential Finnish waste management companies to enter the Ghanaian market. This is because of well thought through market guidelines and identification of niche in the new market: Ghana.

Finally, recommendation on innovative waste management systems was provided.
Avainsanat:
Waste-to-energy, disposal, market entry, business opportunities
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