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Startup Life May Stop Here: Helping Women Entrepreneurs In Sub-Saharan Africa, Amr Swid, Emily Rukobo, Elizabeth Maro 2023 St. Edward's University

Startup Life May Stop Here: Helping Women Entrepreneurs In Sub-Saharan Africa, Amr Swid, Emily Rukobo, Elizabeth Maro

Journal of Global Business Insights

A great emphasis exists in research on entrepreneurs who start small- to medium-size businesses and who are seizing opportunities outside the corporate world, especially in developing countries like Tanzania. Women entrepreneurs have the highest representation of all entrepreneurs in the Sub-Saharan region. Entrepreneurs everywhere face unique hardships that could determine the fate of their businesses. Women entrepreneurs in the Sub-Saharan region have additional struggles to start and sustain their businesses. The participants in this study were randomly selected from women entrepreneurs who participated in the 2017 NYIT Launch in Moshi, Tanzania. The researchers conducted virtual qualitative interviews and focus groups ...


The Paradox Of Plenty: Why Guyana’S Local Content Law Needs A Reality Check, Vivian M. Williams 2022 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

The Paradox Of Plenty: Why Guyana’S Local Content Law Needs A Reality Check, Vivian M. Williams

Publications and Research

The effectiveness of coercive local content requirements to the development of resource rich developing countries is an area attracting increasing global attention. Local content requirements are especially popular in the extractive sector though empirical studies show that they do not fulfill their intended purpose. Now recognized as the world's fastest growing economy after becoming an oil producing country, Guyana has passed a local content law. The real concern is not merely whether local content requirements fail to fulfill their objectives but whether they create market distortions that lead to the resource curse. This issue was addressed by Baruch's ...


Organizing Digital Platforms And Customer Needs For Digital Service Innovation, Gamel O. Wiredu 2022 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

Organizing Digital Platforms And Customer Needs For Digital Service Innovation, Gamel O. Wiredu

The African Journal of Information Systems

Digital organizations have become highly dependent on digital platforms and customer needs as key resources for digital service innovation. These resources in the competitive environment are making and shaping innovation of digital services because, though external, they remain central to digital organizations’ strategic innovation and competitiveness. Yet, how and why organizing these resources influences digital service innovation is under-explained in the literature. This paper, based on an empirical study and grounded theory methodology, addresses this limitation. It explains that digital service innovation occurs through two complementary types of organizing, namely: foundational knowledge organizing by combining digital platforms and customer needs ...


Professional Partners, 2022 DePaul University

Professional Partners

DePaul Magazine

DePaul students draw on specialized skills to serve business and industrial clients.


Exploring The Strategic Elements Of Backers’ Persuasion In Reward-Based Crowdfunding, Sabina Grižančič, Mateja Drnovšek 2022 University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, PhD Student, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Exploring The Strategic Elements Of Backers’ Persuasion In Reward-Based Crowdfunding, Sabina Grižančič, Mateja Drnovšek

Economic and Business Review

In this paper we investigate the strategic elements that project founders' use in reward-based crowdfunding campaigns to achieve a higher level of persuasion. Exploration of these elements not only provides insights into an entrepreneur's experience with crowdfunding but also provides material for comparing results reported by other (quantitative) studies. We conducted an empirical study with 13 Kickstarter project founders through in-depth, semi-structured interviews which were analysed through a reflexive thematic analysis approach. Drawing from our findings, we propose four strategic elements that founders use to persuade backers and achieve success drawing from individual-level experiences and observations.


Effect Of Work-Family Conflict On Job Satisfaction Of Small Enterprise Managers, Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Florence Mansa Bortey 2022 University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana

Effect Of Work-Family Conflict On Job Satisfaction Of Small Enterprise Managers, Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Florence Mansa Bortey

Economic and Business Review

Balancing priorities and demands of work and family at the same time can be quite hectic and likely to generate conflicts. Workers must find strategies to manage the exigencies of modern living in order to maintain job satisfaction as well as family relationships. This study investigates the effect of work-family conflict’s two directions on job satisfaction, and the moderating role of resilience. The study used a cross-sectional survey method to collect data from 293 small-scale enterprise managers, utilizing a structured questionnaire. Correlation and analysis of variance techniques were used. The results reveal that the work-family conflict has a significant ...


The Leadership Role In Strategy, Wilfredo Moran 2022 CUNY Queensborough Community College

The Leadership Role In Strategy, Wilfredo Moran

Publications and Research

This paper offers the crucial role that leaders play in the strategy of an organization. The paper will discuss how to develop a strategic vision and a mission statement that tells the direction the company is taking and why. In addition, the paper will show how to set goals and objectives, craft strategies, evaluate the strategy, and how to evaluate performance. This paper will show that the role of leadership is the most important factor in crafting a winning strategy for the organization.


Social Capital, Firm Performance, Operating Business Environment, Salome Kanini Kaberia, Stephen M. Muathe Dr., Hannah Bula 2022 Kenyatta University, Kenya

Social Capital, Firm Performance, Operating Business Environment, Salome Kanini Kaberia, Stephen M. Muathe Dr., Hannah Bula

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Globally, manufacturing sector is recognized as a key driver of economic development. Kenya’s manufacturing sector has been no exception; with a contribution of 10% to gross domestic product for the duration 2008 to 2014. However, records reveal that in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the contribution deteriorated to 8.4%, 7.7% and 7.54% respectively, suggesting a possible premature de-industrialization. Should this trend persist, Kenya’s goal of achieving a robust manufacturing sector through the Big Four Agenda may not be achieved. While the government has implemented strategies and interventions to boost the sector, these do not seem to ...


2021 Ijbe V2 Front Matter, Tamra Connor 2022 Illinois State University

2021 Ijbe V2 Front Matter, Tamra Connor

International Journal for Business Education

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Analysis Of The Impact Of Establishing Public Shipping Company In Timor-Leste, Júlio Dos Santos 2022 World Maritime University

Analysis Of The Impact Of Establishing Public Shipping Company In Timor-Leste, Júlio Dos Santos

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Burren Smokehouse, Aileen Kennedy Dr, Tara Rooney Dr 2022 Technological University Dublin

The Burren Smokehouse, Aileen Kennedy Dr, Tara Rooney Dr

Case Studies

The Burren Smokehouse is one of Ireland’s best known artisan producers of organic Smoked Salmon, Mackerel, Trout and Gauda Cheese using 100% Irish quality raw materials for its products. This case explores the role of the Brand and brand experiences in the artisan food market. The role of place in the brand story and values is central to The Burren Smokehouse and the expansion of the operation to include a visitor centre has ensured that these values are embedded.

The case explores the role of visitor experiences and asks the student to Identify and discuss the strategic and tactical ...


Keeping It Agile: The Internationalisation Decision For The Agile Executive, Siobhan O Regan, Roger Sherlock 2022 Technological University Dublin

Keeping It Agile: The Internationalisation Decision For The Agile Executive, Siobhan O Regan, Roger Sherlock

Case Studies

This case focuses on The Agile Executive, a company looking for new market opportunities to expand their business in several possible European markets.

This case is also an exercise case for students to practice their knowledge from the perspective of strategic management, branding, marketing & sales, conducting market research and the development of feasible marketing entry strategies, all based on clear use of robust criteria, aligning with the core competences, resources and capabilities of the organisation.

This case can be divided into sub-cases that could focus on answering the questions of how to enter or expand in a target European market ...


Instigating Change And Managing Growth: Keogh’S Progression From Local Family Business To International Player, Donal O Brien Dr 2022 Technological University Dublin

Instigating Change And Managing Growth: Keogh’S Progression From Local Family Business To International Player, Donal O Brien Dr

Case Studies

This case is about the progression of a family business from small local holding to a diversified local and international player. The Keoghs family farm has been in existence for over 200 years in the same location just north of Dublin City, Ireland. Huge changes in the market and consumers behaviour have forced the family into major changes to reinvent the business. The case focuses on the drivers of these decisions and the process management had to go through to implement change.


What Makes A Great Strategy? Gea Farm Technologies Road To Smart Farming, Jan-Philipp Büchler Prof. Dr. 2022 FH Dortmund

What Makes A Great Strategy? Gea Farm Technologies Road To Smart Farming, Jan-Philipp BüChler Prof. Dr.

Case Studies

GEA Farm Technologies is a mid-sized world market leader of mechanical equipment and service solutions for milk production and livestock farming. Senior management of the hidden champion gets approval for an accelerated acquisition strategy to boost growth and innovate the business model vis-á-vis strong competitors in order to lead and develop the market. However, the existing strategic management of internal technology development would be altered and a significant part of management attention would be shifted towards M&A as well as post-merger integration efforts. The case study invites students to explore the benefits and limits of this business model innovation ...


What Has Changed For Top Mba Schools Within A Decade In Terms Of Mindfulness?, Dr. Damla Aktan, Asst. Prof. Nilgün Gürkaynak 2022 Independent Researcher

What Has Changed For Top Mba Schools Within A Decade In Terms Of Mindfulness?, Dr. Damla Aktan, Asst. Prof. Nilgün Gürkaynak

International Journal for Business Education

The concepts of “mindful consumption” and “sustainability” became indispensable parts of both academia and business life. Based upon an initial research conducted in 2012, this research aims to understand and compare the change within a decade in MBA curricula in terms of mindfulness content inclusion as well as sustainability and ecological orientation. The results compare the evolution of the integration of concepts to curricula since 2012 through the official websites of the top 100 MBA schools of the Financial Times Global Ranking in both 2012 and 2022. The study aims to summarize how the concepts of sustainability, mindful consumption and ...


New Market Entrance Projects For A Small Company: Responding Sustainable Development Guidelines, Ruta Ciutiene, Evelina Meiliene 2022 Kaunas University of Technology

New Market Entrance Projects For A Small Company: Responding Sustainable Development Guidelines, Ruta Ciutiene, Evelina Meiliene

Case Studies

JSC “Žemaičiių virvės” is small company operating in Lithuania. The company has developed its activity in cord and rope production. To guarantee high quality production and to satisfy growing customer needs and requirements, the company pays considerable attention to new technologies. The company’s products are sold in the country’s supermarkets and supplied to foreign markets. An in-depth interview with the company's manager was conducted to identify the problems that JSC “Žemaičių virvės” faces. Projects drive change in organizations and open up growth opportunities. Therefore, students are introduced to core concepts such as projects, role of the projects ...


Entering The Next Level Of Value Generation: Servitization And Digitization For Industry 4.0 By Ifm Electronic, Robert Ciszewski, Jan-Philipp Büchler prof dr 2022 Fachhochschule Dortmund

Entering The Next Level Of Value Generation: Servitization And Digitization For Industry 4.0 By Ifm Electronic, Robert Ciszewski, Jan-Philipp Büchler Prof Dr

Case Studies

Ifm electronic is a mid-sized wold market leader in sensor electronics for industry and automotive applications. The hidden champion shows an impressive growth trajectory in the last 20 years from around 200 mio. € to 1 bn. € in 2019. In this case study, the ambitious leaders of this company start to elaborate the strategy for achieving the next billion. Students are required to identify the drivers of growth in the past decades and evaluate the steadiness of this recipe for success in the context of major shifts and technological advances in key customer industries such as industry 4.0 and new ...


Effectuation And Co-Creation In Social Enterprises: Examining The Relationship In The Context Of Uncertainty, Xiaoming Yang 2022 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Effectuation And Co-Creation In Social Enterprises: Examining The Relationship In The Context Of Uncertainty, Xiaoming Yang

Mountain Plains Business Conference

This study attempts to adjudicate the correlation between effectuation and co-creation in the context of social enterprises in India. The environments in which social entrepreneurs operate are highly uncertain, given the lack of institutional support in their operations. Although scholars have attempted to define approaches and strategies for scaling social enterprises, we propose in this study the relevance of effectuation logic and its subsequent effect on co-creation in building social enterprises, whereas it is observed that other linear factors like government support and slack resources are moderated by non-linear variable like uncertainty. To achieve this, we consider government support and ...


Entrepreneurship Resilience: A Framework For Dimension Development And Scale Measurement, Liz Manser Payne, Colleen O’Brien, Kristin Burton 2022 University of South Dakota

Entrepreneurship Resilience: A Framework For Dimension Development And Scale Measurement, Liz Manser Payne, Colleen O’Brien, Kristin Burton

Mountain Plains Business Conference

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Incubation Centres In Promoting Women Entrepreneurship In Kano State Of Nigeria, Sudha Mavuri Dr, Kavita Chavali Dr, Ajith Kumar V V Dr 2022 Skyline University

The Role Of Incubation Centres In Promoting Women Entrepreneurship In Kano State Of Nigeria, Sudha Mavuri Dr, Kavita Chavali Dr, Ajith Kumar V V Dr

Mountain Plains Business Conference

No abstract provided.


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