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Lite J. Nartey

Affiliate Professor of Strategy


Lite Nartey is a Visiting Professor of Strategy at INSEAD (Fontainebleau campus), in France. Leveraging her professional background in international development, her academic research seeks to demonstrate the business case for stakeholder engagement and the business case for international development. Her research focus on stakeholder engagement and management, examines the contingencies and dynamics at the nexus of the relationships among multinational firms, governments, and civil society actors, as well as the implications of these dynamics on both firm performance and societal value. Her research focus on development explores the role of multinational firms in the development of emerging markets, specifically Africa, and her work in this area seeks to draw strategic and policy implications. Her work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategy Science and has received numerous international academic awards and honors including the Ralph Gomory Best Industry Studies Paper Award, Best Conference Paper and Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications at the Strategic Management Society.

She has worked in different capacities with multinational extractive companies in oil, gas and (gold) mining, in different parts of Africa, as well as with non-governmental organizations and with multilateral organizations, including the International Finance Corporation. More recently, she has worked with different organizations on banking and mobile money adoption in West Africa.

She received her PhD in Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy, with a focus on International Development, from the Robert Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, as well as a MSc in Management from The Wharton School. She was formerly on the faculty of the Sonoco International Business Department, Darla Moore School of Business, at the University of South Carolina. She is originally from Ghana.

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How to Effectively Engage Stakeholders

Lite Nartey

Strategies for identifying key players, managing stakeholder networks and creating joint value.


Four Elements of Successful Stakeholder Communication

Lite Nartey

Firms can enhance cooperation and reduce conflict by understanding the different dimensions of stakeholder dialogue.