I have known Amos Mumba ever since April 2008 as an M.Sc. student in the Department of Management at the University of Vaasa, from which he graduated on 17 May 2009. I co-supervised his M.Sc. research. Amos is a very intelligent, innovative, hardworking and reliable person. His M.Sc. thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Zambian Mining Industry was an excellent piece of scientific work.
During this summer and autumn Amos has been working for us as an Academic Conference Coordinator for the international Corporate Responsibility Research (CRR) 2009 Conference held at the University of Vaasa on 7-9 September. In this job he has been compiling the abstract book, being in charge of the presentation and chairing the two sessions of the CR in Developing Countries workshop and the CR Measures & Standards workshop. Amos’ work has been outstanding. Now he is editing the conference proceedings for the University of Vaasa Publication Series.
Amos has in-depth understanding of various international business aspects such as export marketing, entry mode choices, international marketing strategies, corporate responsibility, sustainable development, developing countries, cultural theories, organizational theories, strategic management and leadership. At our 2009 CRR Conference, he gave two presentations, one titled “Understanding what CSR really is in the African context” based on the conclusions of his M.Sc. thesis and the other titled “Corporate Governance and its Linkages to Broader Sustainable Economic Development” based on his Ph.D. research plan. Amos’ Ph.D. research proposal "Investigating the Principles of Corporate Governance and their Linkages to Broader Sustainable Economic Development: Cases of Finland and Zambia” is academically the best Ph.D. research plan I have ever seen during my 20 year career. This plan integrates Amos’ current broad expertise in International Business, Responsibility, Sustainability and Strategic Management studies into the hot topic of corporate governance.
I am very much looking forward to supervising Amos’ Ph.D. thesis and continuing our fruitfulcooperation in advancing Trade between Finland and Africa through research.
Dr. Tarja Ketola, Associate Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Vaasa, Finland.
Amos was a conscientious and inquisitive student of mine who excelled in his academic studies. He was active in class discussions and produced an excellent Master's thesis. He is humble, sympathetic and possesses very good interpersonal and communication skills. He holds great potential in any future academic or corporate career.
Dr. Adam Smale (PhD Econ)(Senior Lecturer at University of Vaasa)
I got acquainted with Mr Amos Mumba in 2003 when he began his Business Administration studies at the Lahti University of Applied Sciences. Over the years, I have received consultancy services from him on various International Business issues ranging from the Business Cultural environment, negotiation and communication styles specific to different regions of the African market where we do a lot of business. Mr Mumba is a hands on, result oriented proffessional with keen interest and deep knowledge of the intricacies of International Buiness.
Mr. Esa Martiskainen (Bsc Eng) Owner of NETEM Consulting Villäde, Finland.