You Are Browsing ‘Feature Articles’ Category

Social entrepreneurship and motivation to start up a business

Social entrepreneurship and motivation to start up a business Nouha Yangui; Anis Jarboui International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 2, No. 6 (2013) pp. 525 – 545 This study aims to investigate the entrepreneurial determinant and motivation to start up a business in specific groups,...

How to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability for a Computer Lab

Thanks to funding from the Internet Society Community Grant Program as well as from the Information Society Innovation Fund (isif.asia) a computer learning lab has been established at the Chuuk Women’s Council! Our goal in establishing a computer lab in the Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC) is with the aim...

The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…

How are advances in communications technologies driving transformational change in development? United Methodist Communications recently published a discussion paper to help answer this question and to give ICT practitioners a list of the best practices in the use of ICTs for development. You can download the...

Preparing for distant collaboration: Antecedents to potential absorptive capacity in cross-industry innovation

Publication date: April 2014Source:Technovation, Volume 34, Issue 4 Author(s): Ellen Enkel , Sebastian Heil Cross-industry innovation entails distinctive innovation opportunities and challenges according to the knowledge heterogeneity between the collaborating firms. This heterogeneity yields increases in organizational-level...

Governed by history: institutional analysis of a contested biofuel innovation system in Tanzania

Initially hailed as a miracle crop for biofuel production, Jatropha has recently attracted criticism for competing with food production, causing adverse biodiversity impacts, and jeopardizing land access by rural populations in tropical countries. This article analyzes the contested development of Jatropha biofuel...

Crop intensification and organic fertilizers can be a long-term solution to perennial food shortages in Africa

Growing more food on the same size of land is key to increasing food production in Africa to meet the needs of an ever-growing population Farmers in Africa can increase their food production if they avoid over dependence on chemical fertilizers, pesticides and practice agricultural intensification – growing more food on the same amount of land – using natural and resource-conserving approaches such as...

Top 10 Challenges that ICT Entrepreneurs Face in Zambia

Recently Wayan Vota brought up the issue, Where Are the B2B Plays in African ICT Start-Ups? If you’re an entrepreneur, I believe that this is the question you should be asking right now. When we launched Impact Enterprises in Zambia in June 2013, we did so believing every country has potential for growth and...