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What is the purpose of entrepreneurship research?

2018-06-14T15:57:14+05:30

A bit of an academic melting pot, we entrepreneurship researchers have backgrounds that range from management science and economics through to sociology and ethnography. Consequently, we bring a rich and diverse set of approaches to the study of businesses and those who start them, run them and harvest or close them. In both research and [...]

What is the purpose of entrepreneurship research?2018-06-14T15:57:14+05:30

Do you think of leaders as heroes? As people out in front, leading the way, setting the example, inspiring others to follow?

2018-06-08T14:26:27+05:30

It’s a very common thought, but with the development of theories more attuned to contemporary management challenges, different concepts of leadership have emerged. Among those concepts is one that purports that the most effective leaders are actually service providers. A long-standing leadership model, Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership (Hersey, 1985) maintains that the leader’s job [...]

Do you think of leaders as heroes? As people out in front, leading the way, setting the example, inspiring others to follow?2018-06-08T14:26:27+05:30

Can clever marketing hinder good negotiations?

2018-05-14T14:38:33+05:30

Someone once said to me that you can only really negotiate when you don’t really need the deal. At the time I dismissed his comment as utter madness, but did he have a point? In the past, when I went to buy something that I really wanted, or needed, I was far more likely to [...]

Can clever marketing hinder good negotiations?2018-05-14T14:38:33+05:30

Festus Agbi, Executive Buyer at mediaReach OMD, Nigeria

2018-05-10T20:44:33+05:30

Festus, a proactive family man from Nigeria,  has a natural creative flair, and has always been drawn to the dynamic nature of the   business world. He was quick to recognise the importance of furthering his business knowledge, to strengthen his skillset and  excel in a working environment. ABE qualifications were first brought to Festus’ attention [...]

Festus Agbi, Executive Buyer at mediaReach OMD, Nigeria2018-05-10T20:44:33+05:30

Is data profiling wrong?

2018-04-20T15:07:53+05:30

The marketing community has been rocked by yet another scandal, this time concerning the ethics of data profiling and a consumer’s right to privacy. Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based data company, mined the personal information of 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge while working on Trump’s presidential election campaign in order to create psychographic profiles of [...]

Is data profiling wrong?2018-04-20T15:07:53+05:30

Nokia and the Multiplier

2018-04-13T20:55:59+05:30

In the early 2000s, Nokia supplied four out of ten of the world’s mobile phones. The impact on Finland was enormous with the company contributing a quarter of Finnish growth from 1998 to 2007. During this period 30% of the research and development spending in Finland was attributed to Nokia; they generated nearly a fifth [...]

Nokia and the Multiplier2018-04-13T20:55:59+05:30

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: the most ambitious development plan ever conceived?

2018-04-11T14:28:56+05:30

With the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), President Xi Jinping plans to link China to Europe via investments in rail, roads, ports, dams, bridges, gas pipelines and power plants. There are now links between 66 countries across Asia and Europe, with some estimating the final cost of the project to be in the region of $3 [...]

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: the most ambitious development plan ever conceived?2018-04-11T14:28:56+05:30

Now is the winter of our..

2018-04-06T18:15:22+05:30

… discontent? Perhaps, but the recent FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether Winter 2017 survey of FTSE 350 companies saw some early signs of improvement – at least economically. As regards the business environment, 27% of directors anticipated an improvement in global economic conditions and 36% predicted no change. Although no statistics on international growth were published in the Summer 2017 [...]

Now is the winter of our..2018-04-06T18:15:22+05:30

Scale up training: creating stars or sustainable business?

2018-04-03T18:50:16+05:30

According to the UK government, people, not products are the key to scaling businesses. They refer to a report by Innovate UK last year in which personality, communication and resilience of leaders are cited as the key factors investors consider when considering funding scale-up activities. The leader – more commonly referred to as the entrepreneur [...]

Scale up training: creating stars or sustainable business?2018-04-03T18:50:16+05:30