Major technological advances have the power to shake up the marketplace. As investment shocks, technological innovations do not affect all firms equally. Some firms benefit, while others lose market share. Because of these risks, investors demand a premium for investing in companies that appear unable to adapt to new technologies, argues Dimitris Papanikolaou, an assistant […]
The Africa competitiveness report 2011 comes out as the world emerges from the most significant financial and economic crisis in generations. While many advanced economies are still struggling to get their economies back on a solid footing, Africa has, for the most part, weathered the storm remarkably well. No tags for this post.
Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify emerging critical generic managerial competencies in the Kenyan hotel industry. Design/methodology/approach – A cross-sectional survey research design was used to gather primary data using self-administered questionnaires. The population was composed of hospitality managers from ten five-star hotels in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya. A sample […]
Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the role that social capital plays in the determination and distribution of business earnings of female entrepreneurs in selected rural communities of Ogun State, Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach – The theoretical foundation of social capital and its relationship to informal finance was used in a modified […]
Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine the major long-term role that hands-on entrepreneurship training could play in poverty alleviation and job creation in one of the poorest regions of South Africa – the Eastern Free State (EFS). This is done against a background of frequently occurring violent protests against the […]
Abstract Purpose – In this editorial the Guest Editor attempts to link the idea of sustainable development in Africa to the different contributions that have been made by papers written on varied business disciplines. Design/methodology/approach – The papers in this special issue represent “best papers” that were selected during the 3rd International Business Conference (IBC) […]