Full Name


Asres Abitie Kebede

Education attended
  • PhD in Management.
  • MBA from Addis Ababa University, 2008.
  • BA in Business Management from Jimma University, 2004.
Academic Rank Assistant Professor
Working for AAU since October 24, 2012; worked at Jimma University from August 23, 2004 to October 24, 2012.
Administrative positions held



·         Coordinator of Graduate Programs of Management Department at Addis Ababa University from November 10, 2012 to November 30, 2013.

·         Head of department of Management at Jimma University from October 21, 2008 up to October 23, 2012.

Awards, recognitions, memberships ·         Excellence in Teaching Award, Jimma University, 2009/2010.

·         Recognition as one of the top performers upon graduation, Jimma University.

·         Member of Ethiopian Management Professionals Association

Address Campus: CoBE

Building name: Eshetu Chole

Floor number: 7th

Office room no.: 723

Office tel.: +251 111229611

Mobile: +251 917804312

University email ID: asres.abitie@aau.edu.et

Alternative email ID: asresabitie@yahoo.com

Research interest My areas of research interest: Change Management, Innovation and Strategy.
Publications on reputable journals 1. Kebede, A. (2017). A literature review on mixed-embeddedness for immigrant entrepreneurship: lessons for developing countries. In: Ramirez-Pasillas, M., Brundin, E. and Markowska, M., eds. (2017). Contextualizing Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries. Edward Elgar. ISBN: 9781785367526. Available from: http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/contextualizing-entrepreneurship-in-emerging-economies-and-developing-countries.

2. Kebede, A. (2017). The Implementation of BPR at a Public University in Ethiopia: A Fashion or a Solution? In: Achtenhagen, L. and Brundin, E., eds. (2017). Management Challenges in Different Types of African Firms: Processes, Practices and Performance. Springer. ISBN: 978-981-10-4535-6. Available from: www.springer.com/gb/book/9789811045356#.    

3. Kebede, A. and Bekana, D. (2012). Evaluation of Financial Performance of Banking Enterprises; The Case of Construction and Business Bank of Ethiopia. Young Economists Journal/Revista Tinerilor Economisti, 9(18).

4. Kebede, A. (2012) Evaluation of change management practices of Ethiopian higher education institutions: the case of some selected public universities. Jimma University 51. Jimma: Jimma University.