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

Hits: 106In 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: 235Dr 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: 171A 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: 197It 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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Publish and flourish! How to enhance your chances of getting published

Why did my paper get rejected despite all the hard work I put into the research? Most researchers ask this question at some point, especially in the early career stage. In this post, I highlight six practical tips to make your research paper stand out and scale through the publication process. From my experience as a reviewer and editorial board member for a number of journals, I have learnt that the quality of results presented in a research article is only half the battle of getting it published; presentation and packaging make up the other half. This is nicely summarised in a quote that I picked up during my PhD days (I cannot remember now who first said it): have something to say, say it and stop once it is said. Each element of this three-part maxim holds two important tips.

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New postdoctoral fellowship launched by the British Academy

Hits: 388You can apply now for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship offered by the British Academy for outstanding early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences.   The funding scheme offers a thirty six month fellowship at selected applicant’s chosen institution. This is to enable the award holders to carry out independent research project to

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