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Regent Business School to launch an entrepreneurship hub and adopts a new campus habitus in anticipation

Numerous academic and press articles, coupled with the decline of long-established industries, the global financial crisis, and high rates of unemployment worldwide have combined to play a significant role in an attitudinal change towards a phenomenon that has existed and which has been central to our existence, our psyche, our wealth accumulation, and indeed, our collective survival since time immemorial. The phenomenon is called Entrepreneurship.

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Géofinance conventionnelle et géo-finance islamique : une lecture de la différence

Conventional geofinance vs Islamic geofinance : intepreting the difference

Conventional finance has been the mainstream in global economy since at least the advent of capitalism. It has thrived for decades in the world as an exclusive monitoring tool of financial activity. For several years, it has been under growing strain and is now tending to show its limits. In the meantime and in some parts of the world, Islamic finance (also called ethical finance) has been gaining ground due to its effectiveness and its ability to underpin economic activity both dynamic and complex.

It was circumscribed in some Muslim countries but has lately been successfully introduced in other countries more secular and far more open to the classical liberal model.

 

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Sens du management spirituel dans le mouridisme - Dr. Djiby Diakhate, PhD

The meaning of the Spiritual Management in Mouridism - Dr. Djiby Diakhate, PhD

The objective of Management is to promote the profitability and the efficiency of an organization by addressing its actors and its forming factors. The intended purpose is to make a major contribution to the achievement of the missions of the organization. At that level, tolerant spirituality can play an important role in motivating the players through the sacralisation of the work itself, as well as the relationships with others. These are the principles laid down by Mouridism, a Muslim religious brotherhood that sanctifies work, raising the latter to the grade of a prayer. In fulfilling his/her mission properly, the worker poses an act of high spiritual significance, which Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba called a "key to paradise".

 

 

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Nouvelle économie de la privatisation Un bref cadrage théorique - Dr. Ndiaye Mounirou

The new economy of privatization - the theoretical guidelines - Dr. Ndiaye Mounirou

Substituting private for public management raises the perennial problem of relevance in many cases, due to frequent failures of privatization recorded worldwide. There are inalienable prerequisites without which privatization may result in corrupting the public authority and promoting a perverse neo-capitalism.

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Development finance programmes at Stellenbosch help find African solutions

If Africa manages to get it right, most of the continent might be able to move from a developing to a developed economy sooner than what most people would like to believe.

This is how Prof Charles Adjasi, head: Development Finance Programmes at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), explains the institution’s focus on development finance as a specialist field.

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Top international ranking places UCT Graduate School of Business among best in the world

The latest Financial Times ranking of global MBAs ranked the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) at 52 in the world, this shows  the school offers one of the best value for money MBAs in the world and its graduates are also among the top 20 earners internationally.

 

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Evaluation of social enterprise outcomes and self-efficacy - Prof. Boris Urban

Prof Boris Urban from the Wits Business School, in his most recent article* demonstrates the impact of business school research on society. Considering both the ‘rethinking business’ and ‘social business’ perspectives, which corporates currently face, his research  reveals that the social business sector is rapidly evolving, however there is a lack of effective evaluation tools that can provide reliable measurement and impact assessments.

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USB-ED Doctoral Research Training Programme

Doctoral Research Training Programme (DRTP) is designed to assist candidates to follow through with their PhD studies. The DRTP is targeted at PhD students in all fields of study and from all universities and business schools.

 

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The Importance of eLearning in Higher Education by Guy Pfeffermann (GBSN)

I returned from an eye-opening conference held in Addis Ababa about e-learning focused on the developing world.

While the conference spanned all levels of education, much of the discussions touched on higher and adult education. During the very stimulating closing plenary debate, opposing spokespersons argued respectively in support of universities and of vocational training, as the higher priority for Africa. Significantly, participants voted in favor of vocational training by a large majority, a telling comment about the relevance of traditional academic institutions to the challenges faced by developing countries in the 21 st century.

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AABS TPAM workshop features Harvard and Purdue University Faculty hosted by UCT GSB

For Event: CANCELLED - AABS TPAM 2015 2015-07-20

Agribusiness is the most exciting and critically relevant sector to be working in Africa today; our parallel needs for food security, sustained livelihoods and to leverage natural resources and the  huge opportunities for agricultural transformation positions the sector  as the pulse of our much-touted economic potential.  Unlocking this potential requires Agribusiness management capacity to drive growth; however, a critical gap exists in Agribusiness Management skills in Africa.  Agribusiness is the most exciting and critically relevant sector to be working in Africa today; our parallel needs for food security, sustained livelihoods and to leverage natural resources and the  huge opportunities for agricultural transformation positions the sector  as the pulse of our much-touted economic potential.  Unlocking this potential requires Agribusiness management capacity to drive growth; however, a critical gap exists in Agribusiness Management skills in Africa.  

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