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Entrepreneurship Readiness and New Ventures Development: Issues and Implications of Entrepreneurial Education in Mexican Universities

Entrepreneurship Readiness and New Ventures Development: Issues and Implications of Entrepreneurial Education in Mexican Universities Monday, August 10, 2020 by Ricardo D. Álvarez Previous research has demonstrated a positive relationship between perceived self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention. A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out to assess the impact of entrepreneurship education on...

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Learning Lovingkindness: Three Lessons

Learning Lovingkindness: Three Lessons Monday, August 10, 2020, by Marshall Sashkin “Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” -Theodore Isaac Rubin, psychiatrist and writer (1923–2019) Lesson 1: Breathing Thich Nhat Hanh, an internationally-known Zen Buddhist master, observes that the importance of focusing on...

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SDGs and Humane Entrepreneurship

SDGs and Humane Entrepreneurship Saturday, August 8, 2020, by Ayman El Tarabishy We as human leaders, employees, businesses, etc. must, in fact, change ourselves and our attention in order for the SDGs to work. Being the Change, You Wish to See The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals seem to be the...

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Student housing solutions in an era of COVID-19

Student housing solutions in an era of COVID-19 Monday, August, 3, 2020 by Wagdy Sawahel  Around the continent, university students face a shortfall of student accommodation, a situation exacerbated by the current COVID-19 pandemic containment measures which call for fewer students in living spaces. At universities in Kenya and South Africa,...

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2019 Macau SME World Forum

The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) World Forum, in collaboration with the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), convened a global gathering of entrepreneurs, small business owners, policy makers, researchers, educators, and others to bring creativity and innovative ideas from around the world. The inaugural SME World Forum assembled some...

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The Challenges and Opportunities of a Global Health Crisis

The Challenges and Opportunities of a Global Health Crisis Thursday, June 4, 2020 The Management and Business Implications of COVID-19 from an Asian Perspective On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic. As the evolution and implications of the COVID-19 crisis are...

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Family Business as A Model for Humane Entrepreneurship

Family Business as A Model for Humane Entrepreneurship Saturday, May 30, 2020 By Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy Family firms tend to present a deep sense of responsibility for their communities. Following the full day at the first Virtual Family Business Research and Practice Conference this past week, I have reflected much...

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Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on MSMEs

Exploring the Impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic on MSMEs Wednesday 27, 2020 Written by DESA As MSMEs represent the largest population of enterprises around the globe, accounting for over 50% of enterprises, they also represent a large group of people. Join us to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on MSMEs,...

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Humane Entrepreneurship in Practice

Humane Entrepreneurship in Practice Sunday, May 24, 2020, By Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy As the world retreats inward, both business practices and consumer habits have significantly shifted. Consumers are starting to recognize the value of being able to expend their resources while concurrently awakening to the troubles that small businesses globally...

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JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship

JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship Thursday, May 21 2020, Edited by Analia Pastran, Chantal Line Carpentier, Adnane Maalaoui General Overview The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, addresses the most pressing challenges of our time, such as climate change and COVID-19, social injustice, human rights, and...

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Small matters: Who is providing jobs in sectors at risk from COVID-19?

Small matters: Who is providing jobs in sectors at risk from COVID-19? Thursday, May, 21, 2020 Written by The International Labour Organization Small enterprises are incredibly important. ILO’s 2019 Small Matters  report showed that own-account workers and micro-enterprises alone (the smallest economic units) provide more than half of global employment. This infographic highlights...

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Small Matters More Now Than Ever Before

Small Matters More Now Than Ever Before Thursday, May 21, 2020  Written By Dragan Radic, Head, ILO Small and Medium Enterprises Unit I have many friends who run their own small businesses, in Europe, Australia, and Asia. They include dental clinics, restaurants, small travel agencies, and manufacturing businesses. All have been...

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GCEC Virtual Connections Inaugural Session

GCEC Virtual Connections Inaugural Session Monday, May 18, 2020 In order to better connect GCEC members during this difficult time and to provide valuable insights outside of the annual conference, the GCEC is launching a new virtual roundtable series on a variety of topics for entrepreneurship center directors. These sessions will...

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Exponential Thinking in the UAE

Exponential Thinking in the UAE Thursday, May 15, 2020 Exponential Thinking to create an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Lessons from across the world. The United Arab Emirates is leading the research, technology, and innovation (SRTI) revolution through a triple helix focus that works to incorporate a multi-stakeholder approach, including government, private sector,...

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A New Dawn for Small Business

A New Dawn for Small Businesses Tuesday, May, 5, 2020 by Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy and Mr. Ahmed Osman As we step into our new world, seemingly blind, we begin to build our post-corona lives, meaning the choices that we make now are momentarily becoming the cornerstones of our next normalities. Ahmed...

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COVID-19 Puts Others at the Table With Shareholders

COVID-19 Puts Others at the Table With Shareholders Tuesday, May, 5, 2020 by Peter R. Orszag The argument that companies need not consider wider communities is no longer plausible. Even before the pandemic, the view was gaining momentum that company executives should care about people beyond their shareholders. The Business Roundtable statement...

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The Star Association’s Free Live Shows

The Star Association’s Free Live Shows Friday, May 1, 2020 By Star Association “Happy Labour Day! Free #TheStarShow 1st event by the wonderful events industry peeps, brought to entertain all in honor of front liners and backenders ! #sgeventsunited Id be singing !!!! Scared or not ? Tonight 8:30pm on Star...

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Youth Volunteers Help to Turn the Tide on Coronavirus

Youth Volunteers Help to Turn the Tide on Coronavirus Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by Decent Jobs for Youth Shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Economist’s front page depicted the world with a “CLOSED” sign.  The coronavirus pandemic has indeed halted business as usual and disrupted the lives...

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ICSB & GOOGLE Collaborate to Support SMEs

ICSB & GOOGLE Collaborate to Support SMEs Wednesday, April 29, 2020 ICSB is proud to announce a major collaboration with GOOGLE to support SMEs. We invite all ICSB members to join two FREE Webinars with GOOGLE! WEBINAR #1: MAY 6, 2020 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. Title:...

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MSME Sustainability Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

MSME Sustainability Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic Tuesday, April, 28, 2020 By Dr. Jeffrey Alves Governments and NGOs were quick to offer programs to help sustain MSMEs (micro, small and medium sized enterprises) through this crisis.  Given the recognized importance of MSMEs, these initiatives will turn out to be as...

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Youth and COVID-19 Survey

Youth and COVID-19 Survey Friday, April 24, 2020 ENGLISH To bring youth voices to the forefront of action and policy responses, the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (DJY) and its partners including the International Labour Organization, the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, AIESEC, the European Youth...

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Australia Shines in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Australia Shines in the Midst of a Global Pandemic Thursday, April 23, 2020 By: Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy and Ms. Vicki Stylianou If everyone looks after their fellow human, then the world will be a better place. Let us make these words the centerfold of our behavior and decision-making during...

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Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic

Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic Wednesday, April 23, 2020 by Casecentre We’re pleased to announce that the UN Sustainable Development Goals are the chosen topic for our 2020/21 Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic competition.   The topic Cases submitted to this competition category can be in any business or management discipline, but...

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Solidarity for Young Workers in the Wake of Corona

Solidarity for Young Workers in the Wake of Corona Wednesday, April 22, 2020 By Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy 267 million young people are already excluded from employment, education, and training (NEET status), we can only foresee that, similarly to the 2008 economic crisis, young people will be forced into inactivity....

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The True Essence of an Entrepreneurial Educator

The True Essence of an Entrepreneurial Educator Monday, April 20, 2020 By: Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy and Dr. Alex DeNoble From Sudden Crisis to Prepared Planning: This moment of connected isolation has changed everyone’s plans from cancellations to postponements. We have re-envisioned and amended our preconceived ideas about learning, teaching,...

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Frugal Innovation

Frugal Innovation Tuesday, April 14, 2020, By Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mFmR535Xkk When Frugal Innovation Meets Reverse Engineering We are beginning with a simple yet intrinsically complex question: how can we innovate with limited resources in a way that will create products and services that are accessible to all? In...

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Defending Science in a Time of Fear and Uncertainty

Defending Science in a Time of Fear and Uncertainty Monday, April 12, 2020. By Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, President, American Medical Association COVID-19 represents a health challenge our world has not faced for generations. This enormous threat has touched every state and virtually every community, and it has brought...

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Confronting the Crisis: Priorities for the Global Economy

Confronting the Crisis: Priorities for the Global Economy Thursday, April 9, 2020 By Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director Introduction: A Crisis Like No Other I want to begin by wishing my personal best to everyone—for you and your families’ health and safety during these difficult times. Today we are confronted...

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COVID-19 Response by International Organizations

COVID-19 Response by International Organizations Thursday, April 9, 2020 The EBRD and the Coronavirus Pandemic The EBRD is working urgently across the regions where it invests to provide immediate support to companies that are suffering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. EBRD shareholders have approved a framework that –...

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How Taiwan Has Become A COVID-19 Success Story

How Taiwan Has Become A COVID-19 Success Story Sunday, April 5, 2020 by PBS NewsHour As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, Taiwan seems to have it under control. The island is only 80 miles off the coast of mainland China and very near to where the virus originated;...

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Strategic Responses to Crisis

Strategic Responses to Crisis Saturday, April 4, 2020  by Matthias Wenzel, Sarah Stanske, and Marvin Lieberman Currently the pandemic crisis is affecting the lives of people and organizations around the world. As the coronavirus continues to spread, more and more governments are implementing strong measures to save people’s lives, such...

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Salute to Health Care Providers

A Salute to Health Care Providers Friday, April 3, 2020 Dear Health Care Providers, Thank you. Of all the words I could think of to start this letter to you, those had to be the first. Yet those words seem so pale and ordinary, weak words to express appreciation for...

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S. Korea After Corona

S. Korea After Corona Thursday, April 2, 2020 Written by Dr. KiChan Kim and Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy As the global community looks to South Korea to guide their nations, we wonder what sets the Korean experience apart from the rest of the world. Korea’s involvement and participation in finding...

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World Business Report: 25% of US small businesses could close

World Business Report: 25% of U.S. Small Businesses Could Close Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by BBC World Report Blind Optimism for the Unforeseeable Future The BBC World Business Report released a broadcast that described a wide array of perspectives on the financial and social consequences of COVID-19. After interviewing Neil...

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Bill Gates: Here’s How to Make Up for Lost Time on COVID-19

Bill Gates: Here’s How to Make-Up for Lost Time on COVID-19 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 By Bill Gates There’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel coronavirus. But the window for making important decisions hasn’t closed. The choices we and our leaders make...

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Op-Ed: African Giants to Stumble Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Op-Ed: African Giants to Stumble Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Thursday, March 26, 2020 by CNBC Africa NKC African Economics expects the coronavirus-related knock to economic growth in Africa’s three largest economies alone to shave off 1 ppt from the continent’s GDP growth this year, from 3.8% to 2.8%. Preliminary estimates...

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Social Distancing Really What We Mean?

Social Distancing Really What We Mean? Wednesday, March 25, 2020 That term “social distancing” is an interesting one, and perhaps even a bit ambiguous or confusing. Using the word “social” doesn’t clearly capture what we are being asked to do.  It felt like one day we were at dinner with...

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Tackling the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Contributing to a Global Effort

Tackling the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Contributing to a Global Effort Tuesday, March 24, 2020 COVID-19: Joint actions to win the war The coronavirus pandemic is causing large-scale loss of life and severe human suffering. It is a public health crisis without precedent in living memory, which is testing our collective capacity...

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What Is on the Other Side?

What Is On the Other Side? Tuesday, March 24, 2020 By Dr. Jeffrey Alves, ICSB Editor of JICSB, ICSB and USASBE Past President We are in the throes of a crisis – the Coronavirus pandemic.  Businesses are closed, people are locked-down or in quarantine, shelves are empty, hospitals are overcrowded...

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The Economics of a Pandemic: The Case of COVID-19

The Economics of a Pandemic: The Case of COVID-19 Monday, March 23, 2020 by the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development Paolo Surico and Andrea Galeotti Professors of Economics at London Business School analyze the COVID-19 pandemic by breaking it down into four parts: Science Health Policies Economics Macroeconomic Policies...

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