Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
PhD fellow

Room: DH.Ø.2.15
E-mail: aha.msc@cbs.dk
Amanda Haarman

My academic interests center on the interplay of migration, entrepreneurship, and social change in Africa. This frames my PhD project, investigating Ghanaian returnees’ entrepreneurial pursuits within Accra's creative industry, contextualized by colonial legacies and decolonial aspirations. Guided by the multifaceted concept of entrepreneuring, encompassing dimensions of emancipation, world making, and belonging, my research explores how entrepreneurship acts as a driver for liberation, reshaping narratives, and facilitating a sense of home and legitimacy.

I am also affiliated with the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) in Copenhagen. To learn more, please visit www.diis.dk.

Primary research areas
  • Entrepreneurship and social change
  • Returnee entrepreneurship
  • Transnational migration theories
  • Decolonial theories
  • Creative and cultural industries
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana)
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Amanda Haarman; Marcus Møller Larsen; Rebecca Namatovu / Understanding the Firm in the Informal Economy : A Research Agenda.
In: European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 34, No. 6, 12.2022, p. 3005-3025
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Amanda Haarman; Thilde Langevang / Capitalizing on Translocal Affiliations : Configuring Capital in Returnee Entrepreneurship.
In: Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, Vol. 21, No. 4, 10.2021, p. 703-722
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