Entrepreneurship in Africa explores how our mindset and attitudes affect our enterprises. It offers a 3-Dimensional approach to entrepreneurship - managerial, financial and spiritual. The book clearly demonstrates that entrepreneurship is a journey full of joy, trials and tribulations. It demystifies the paradoxical side of entrepreneurship by offering hope to the ent
‘Security’ has become a buzzword in political discourses in Africa and elsewhere, especially since the terrorist attacks on America on 9/11 2001, and America’s global responses to threat of terrorism. Yet, there persists a fundamental ‘conflict of securities’ in Africa - the security of the state and its governing elites versus the securi
China’s economy is growing quickly, and is innovation-led. Europe can relate to China through joint R&D, programmes which, offer an alternative vehicle of engagement to the traditional political and economic approaches.
Innovation in China: The Dawning of the Asian Century promotes an awareness of the dynamics of innovation in China. It examines
What connects Africa and the Caribbean is trans-Atlantic slavery which transported numerous sons and daughters of Africa to the plantations of the New World in the service of Western European capitalism. Because of this shared experience of trans-Atlantic slavery and European colonialism, issues of culture and identity are major concerns for African and Caribbean pl
Why Industrial Revolution By-Passes Africa is a compelling analysis of the complex dimensions of development in Africa. It identifies and explains the failure of innovations and knowledge in Africa to generate industrial revolution in the continent using two main models: the motivation and growth-ladder models. Focusing on the indifference and secrecy among innovators
Many African countries are caught up in perennial or recurrent political conflicts that often culminate in devastating wars. These flaring conflicts and wars create harrowing economic hardships, dire refugee problems, and sustain a sense of despair in such countries.
By their nature, these conflicts and wars affect writers in profound and sometimes paradoxica
Pure environmentalism and pure resource exploitation can be integrated together to form an encompassing sustainability solution. This is the main message of this book based on an innovative “structure-concentration-incentives” methodology applied to Egypt. This methodology provides a basis for achieving environmental sustainability based on endogenous sour
Understanding Organizational Leadership through Ubuntu offers a creative, innovative and holistic approach to understanding organizational leadership using the principles embodied in the African philosophy of personhood known as ubuntu – or the essence of being human. Using African proverbs, folktales and indigenous concepts, the book discusses the organizationa
Fragmented Families addresses a central question in the demographic debates on poverty and fertility transition in southern Africa:. In what ways do women’s recurrent encounters with poverty serve to shape their sexual unions, social relationships and reproductive practices? The book focuses on the lives of a group of mothers and daughters from fifteen fam