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The invisible hand in entrepreneurial process: bricolage in emerging economies

The entrepreneurial process in emerging economies is receiving more interests but the critical role of bricolage is still in dearth. Entrepreneurs in these highly uncertain and dynamic environments discover, develop, and exploit opportunities with limited and idiosyncratic resources. They also navigate the entrepreneurial process within restrictive and unsupportive institutional environments. In this dynamic and often […]

Women to learn coding and business skills free of charge through Google’s supported #40forward initiative

Outbox hub Kampla, this month, is launching the Women Passion program (WOPA), an experiential based learning program, supported by Google for Entrepreneurs under the #40Forward initiative. The initiative seeks to train up-to 100 women in programming and entrepreneurship skills. The mission is to foster the creation of women entrepreneurs that address the intersection of opportunities/problems […]

Entrepreneurship Always Leads to Inequality

“Inequality is bad.” “Inequality is dangerous.” “Our system is at risk due to increasing inequality.” Wealth inequality is on everyone’s minds these days: citizens, political leaders, economists, policymakers and yes, business leaders. Unfortunately, simpleminded thinking and insensitivity are often clouding the conversation. Deservedly vaunted venture capitalist Tom Perkins’ callous, arrogant and elitist recent comments should […]

Social e-entrepreneurship and technological innovations: the role of online communities, mobile communication and social networks

Social e-entrepreneurship and technological innovations: the role of online communities, mobile communication and social networks Vanessa Ratten International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 2, No. 5 (2013) pp. 476 – 483 Social entrepreneurship has been a growing area of interest for businesses that want to include a not-for-profit perspective in addition to their […]

Agricultural technology commercialisation: stakeholders, business models, and abiotic stressors – Part 1

Agricultural technology commercialisation: stakeholders, business models, and abiotic stressors – Part 1 Stephen Suffian; Arianna De Reus; Curtis Eckard; Amy Copley; Khanjan Mehta International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 2, No. 5 (2013) pp. 415 – 437 A wide range of innovative technologies have emerged to facilitate the creation, expansion, and streamlining of […]

Vaal University, Sasol partner in entrepreneurship initiative

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) and petrochemicals giant Sasol on Monday teamed up to launch the Sasol Entrepreneurship Initiative – a six-month course aimed at developing young entrepreneurs. The proposed 16-module programme covered aspects such as accounting, entrepreneurship, operations, human resources, marketing and business plan preparation, as well as ‘soft’ skills, comprising effective communication, […]

How three common pitfalls of social enterprises can be avoided

The social enterprise revolution of the last decade has been a success. Businesses have adopted the skills of entrepreneurship and found innovative, efficient, and effective solutions to social problems. But many businesses face challenges trying to balance for-profit endeavors with social objectives, and end up trapped by these familiar pitfalls: The one size fits all […]