Professor Ado completed his higher education in Africa, Asia, and North America. He is an emerging scholar specializing in international joint-ventures and cooperation with southern countries. His current research looks at corporate partnerships in emerging countries, particularly Sino-African business alliances. More specifically, he explores the dynamics between FDI, internationalization, learning and knowledge transfer in joint ventures with focus on China-Africa settings and informalities. He has published in leading IB journals while attending prestigious IB conferences around the world including in Africa, China, Brazil, UK, US, Germany, Australia, India, and UAE.
He has a solid experience in teaching and research at various Canadian higher education institutions. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he taught at McMaster University, Ryerson University, and Laval University. He was a visiting doctoral scholar at UN Headquarters in New York, advocating and conducting studies on international development under the supervision of Secretary General’s office (OSAA). His expertise in international business has put him in roles of advising several executives as well as being officially invited by various academic and not-for-profit organizations worldwide. His experience also spanned corporate consulting, banking, public sector, and NGOs. So far, his work in international business has taken him to more than forty countries.
He received the prestigious Vanier scholarship from the Federal Government of Canada as well as a "World-Class Scholar" certificate from the Canadian Senate. He also received best doctoral dissertation award from his Alma mater. His favorite hobbies include international trips and learning about other cultures. He is fluent in three languages and has some knowledge of Mandarin and Arabic.
|2019-2020||Telfer School of Management||Role of Guanxi in Knowledge Transfer in China-Africa Joint Ventures||R||I||PI||$ 11,906|
|2018-2020||Telfer School of Management||Telfer Research Start Up Fund||R||I||PI||$ 20,000|
|2017||Ryerson University||Professional Development Fund||O||O||PI||$ 1,000|
|2016||FSA ULaval, Université Laval||Best doctoral thesis award||O||O||PI||$ 3,000|
|2012-2015||SSHRC||Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship||O||C||PI||$ 150,000|
|2011||FSA ULaval, Université Laval||Dean’s outstanding performance doctoral award||S||O||PI||$ 10,000|
|2011||Stephen-A-Jarislowsky Chair in International||Excellence award||S||F||PI||$ 1,000|
|2011-2017||Stephen-A-Jarislowsky Chair in International Business||Research Funding||R||O||PI||$ 20,000|
|2010-2013||FSA ULaval, Université Laval||Financial Support Stipend/Grant||S||O||PI||$ 24,000|
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator