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Dr. Nicolas Koudou is a Professor of Business Administration at Park University, Kansas City, Missouri. He has lectured at Butler University and at University of Indianapolis; worked as visiting professor at “Université Africaine de Technologie et de Management” and at “Institut Universitaire du Benin,in Republic of Benin. For several years Dr. Koudou was Associate Editors of African Journal of Business Management.

Born Ahilé Nicolas Koudou in Doukouyo, Ivory Coast; Koudou received his B.A. degree at University of Indianapolis in Business Administration, MBA degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and went on to receive his PhD degree in Forest Products Marketing at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a Professor of Business Administration, Dr. Koudou has been awarded Fulbright Fellowship twice, in 2003 and 2010, to teach and conduct research at Université d’Abomey-Calavi in Republic of Bénin and at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana, respectively. While he was conducting research and teaching at Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Dr. Koudou chaired five Master theses and supervised three PhD dissertations.

His academic recognitions include two times Fulbright Recipients; Park University President’s Award for Teaching Excellence; Outstanding Park School of Business Faculty Award; MBA Distinguished Professor Award; three times winner of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Member of Louisiana State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta.

Dr. Koudou has published several peer review articles in professional journals and Conference proceedings and has presented his work in national and International Conferences. His research interests are Role of Freshwater in Sustainable Economic Development; Impact of culture in Small Business Enterprise Innovation in Africa; Prestige Marketing; Green Marketing; Hermetic marketing; Land Acquisitions and sustainable Natural Resources Management; Foreign Direct Investment; Sustainable Economic development; Forest Resources and Eco-tourism based Sustainable development; and International Trade and Marketing of Forest Products.