A senior lecturer at the Business School of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), was one of the authors recognized for a commended paper in the 2016 edition of the Emerald Group Publishing’s annual The Emerald Literati Awards.

Adwoa Boadua Yirenkyi-Fianko is the lead author of the article titled “An analysis of risk management in practice: the case of Ghana’s construction industry”, published in the Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology Vol. 13 No. 2, 2015.

The paper reported the findings of research into the levels of awareness, usage and benefits of risk assessment and management practices (RAMP) within the construction industry in Ghana.

The findings of the study provide practical information for organisations to measure the benefits and capture the awareness of risk management practices through the provision of a framework based on an index and scoring method.

The annual Emerald Literati Awards were established 23 years ago by Emerald Group Publishing to celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers of research pieces globally.

The winners in the different categories are selected by a board reviewing the most cutting-edge research-driven publications published in the last year.

Mrs. Yirenkyi-Fianko has taught Project Management at GIMPA since 2010. GIMPA is a management development institution for training in leadership, business management and public administration. It was originally established in 1961 by the Government of Ghana with assistance from the United Nations Special Fund Project.

In 2004, it became a full-fledged public university and is recognised in Africa and around the world for offering excellent undergraduate, master's and executive master's degree programmes in business administration, public administration, development management, governance and leadership.