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Evans Korang Adjei

Evans Adjei är forskare vid Centrum för Regionalvetenskap (CERUM) och forskar om sambandet mellan stora industriella investeringar och regional utveckling.


Verksam vid

Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 5 Samhällsvetarhuset, SAM.B.537 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 5 Samhällsvetarhuset, SAM.B.537 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Anknuten som forskare till Institutionen för geografi Enhet: Geografi
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 3 & 4, S315 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå


My name is Evans Adjei, and I am a researcher at the Center for Regional Sciences (CERUM). I defended my dissertation in 2018 on the thesis “Relatedness through kinship: the importance of family co-occurrence for firm performance”.


Given my interest in data analysis and regional development, my research concerns understanding varied regional development questions using advanced econometric models. Through this, I have written theoretically motivated empirical papers on the importance of familial entrepreneurship (and familial relationships) for firm performance. I believe my research has contributed to bridging the gap between family business studies and regional science in diverse ways.

Currently, my research focuses on large scale industrial investments (and industrial expansions) and different dimensions of regional development (e.g., public sector employment, etc.).

Scientific awards

2017. Best paper award for articles published in the Journal of Regional Studies, Regional Science in 2016 (with Rikard Eriksson and Urban Lindgren). See paper here

Agriculture and Human Values
Opoku Mensah, Seth; Ibrahim, Suglo-Konbo; Jacobs, Brent; et al.
Regional Science Policy & Practice, John Wiley & Sons 2023, Vol. 15, (7) : 1553-1576
Adjei, Evans Korang; Eriksson, Rikard; Lundberg, Johan
The 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography, June 2022 7th - 10th, Dublin, Ireland.
Amato, Stefano; Adjei, Evans; Basco, Rodrigo; et al.
Journal of Rural Studies, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 90 : 93-103
Eimermann, Marco; Adjei, Evans; Bjarnason, Thoroddur; et al.
Regional Studies, Regional Science, Routledge 2021, Vol. 8, (1) : 239-258
Adjei, Evans
International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2021, Vol. 48, (3) : 456-476
Adjei, Evans; Andersson, Lars Fredrik; Eriksson, Rikard; et al.
Family Business and Regional Development, Routledge 2021 : 83-102
Adjei, Evans; Eriksson, Rikard
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 31, (5-6) : 357-377
Adjei, Evans; Eriksson, Rikard; Lindgren, Urban; et al.
CERUM rapport, 48
Adjei Korang, Evans; Eriksson, Rikard
CERUM rapport, 54
Korang Adjei, Evans; Eriksson, Rikard; Hane-Weijman, Emelie
Regional Studies, Regional Science, Taylor & Francis Group 2016, Vol. 3, (1) : 303-319
Adjei, Evans; Eriksson, Rikard; Lindgren, Urban
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Conference, April 21-25, 2015, Chicago, USA
Adjei, Evans; Eriksson, Rikard; Lindgren, Urban
International Geographical Union Conference, 18-22 August 2014, Krakow, Poland
Adjei, Evans; Eriksson, Rikard; Lindgren, Urban