Innovation, Institutions and the Knowledge Economy

*First published in Apr 2016 by Obinna Igwebuike The world hasn’t changed. The world keeps changing. Change hasn’t happened. Change keeps happening. The tectonic plates that held previous models of social and economic development are fast changing. This is the
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SME & Franchising Key Priority for Development

*First published in Nov 2015 SME and Franchising Nigeria Exhibition and Congress, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, is Africa’s first and largest business to business platform with a focus on SME and Franchising. The event will take place for
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Emerging Economies and Disruptive Technologies

*First published in Oct 2015 by Kemal Dervis At last week’s annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Lima, Peru, one topic that dominated discussions was the slowdown in emerging-economy growth. Hailed in the wake
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How Companies can Build Innovation Capability

*First published in Oct. 2015 Innovation is very critical to organisational success. With industries in more flux these days, there is a huge pressure on organisations to build a strong culture of innovation. The operating systems of an organisation need
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Dealing with Resistance to Innovation

*Published in Oct 2015 A noble heritage is a great thing to have. It opens doors. In fact, looking at organisations like News International Plc, L’Oreal, Mars and Wal-Mart, we realise that one of the easiest ways to gain access
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Why funding Africa’s entrepreneurs boost development

*First published in Oct. 2015 The World Bank may have some new advice for developing countries: Give away millions of dollars to random entrepreneurs. That’s the implication of a study on development grants produced by the international bank’s research group, led
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