Congratulations to DAUS Clinical Associate Professor of Business Studies, Dr. Kofi Afriyie, on being awarded a Dean's Research Grant for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Dr. Afriyie's proposal is entitled,"Sustainable Energy Capacity Building in National and Regional Economies: An Empirical Investigation and Implications for Policy and Strategic Decision Making."
This research study is designed to investigate empirically the levels and patterns of investments, if any, countries have made in building renewable energy capacity between 2005, the year the Kyoto Treaty on limiting greenhouse gas emissions came into effect, and the present. The study selects a sample of national and regional economies and, using qualitative and quantitative analyses, examines investment data to determine levels of commitment to shift human activity from fossil-fuel energy industrial systems to renewable, clean energy alternatives. The findings in this study will be used to explore policy and strategic implications for global business, growth and development, as individual countries and regions seek to transition from one energy system to another.
Established in 2014, the NYU School of Professional Studies Dean’s Research Grant Program (formerly the Dean's Faculty Development Fund), aims to support faculty research at the School. Scholarly and applied research are critical additions to faculty teaching in the classroom, and to expanding the School’s role as a thought leader in industry. A fund of $50,000 per year will be dedicated toward this important initiative. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to support selected proposals.