Environments for Joint University-Industry Laboratories (JUIL): Micro-level dimensions and research implications

Hits: 7Dr Adegbile, Dr Sarpong and Dr Kolade have published an article in the Technological Forecasting and Social Change, that investigates the micro-level dimensions that influence environments for Joint University-Industry Laboratories (JUIL). Although there are considerable scholarly interests on the environmental conditions necessary to support JUIL-the paper focus on the micro-level conditions that facilitate JUIL.

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Nigeria’s pastoralist-farmer conflict: Assessing drivers across ecological and socio-political dimensions

Hits: 101In this 2018 MA dissertation, award-winning journalist and African Scholars Forum member Taiwo Adebayo uses a political ecology framework to explore the perennial, and seemingly intractable, problem of the farmers-herdsmen crisis in Nigeria. Abstract In Nigeria, the pastoralist-farmer conflict has spiralled over the past decades and now ranks as the country’s top national security

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Strategy communication and transition dynamics amongst managers: a public sector organization perspective

Hits: 195Dr Demola Obembe, Dr Jarrah Al Mansour and Dr Oluwaseun Kolade have published a new article ‘Strategy communication and transition dynamics amongst managers: a public sector organization perspective’ in the Management Decision. The purpose of this paper is to build on the research-supported view that interactions between the top and middle management enhance the effective

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ASF Webinar 3.0: How I followed on the panelists’ suggestions

Hits: 166A few weeks ago, I attended the African Scholars Forum webinar, where we explored the career opportunities for PhD’s outside the academia. While I had read so much about this topic in the past, the workshop gave me fresh insights on how PhD holders can blend their academic experiences and skills with industry standards

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EXPLORING AND PREPARING FOR JOB OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF ACADEMIA

Hits: 181It is often assumed that the default career option for PhD graduates is in academia. The dynamics of the 21st century, knowledge economy and advent of the industry 4.0 have among other things upended this assumption. Transferable scientific skills and knowledge are becoming progressively valued in non-academic job sectors. However, navigating job opportunities and

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The differential effects of government support, inter-firm collaboration and firm resources on SME performance in a developing economy

Hits: 132Dr Bernadette Madawa-Bray together with co-authors,  Stella Zulu-Chisanga and Mwansa Chabala published an exciting paper on  “The differential effects of government support, inter-firm collaboration and firm resources on SME performance in a developing economy” in the Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. The article contributes to the Small and medium enterprise (SME)  performance literature

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