(pp.201-214) E. Elmansori and L. Arthur ‘Obstacles to innovation faced by SMEs in Libya’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2014

16th August 2013

Emhamad Elmansori, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya Leslie Arthur, Nottingham Trent University, UK Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the obstacles faced by innovation in SMEs in Libya. Libyan SMEs have relatively low value added, though they represent a significant portion of Libyan firms. According to previous research, SMEs are facing a financing gap that causes [more details]

(pp.051-063) H. M. Al-Mubaraki and M. Busler ‘Importance of innovation in Sweden’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014

12th June 2013

Hanadi Mubarak AL-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA Purpose: The dynamics of business contexts manipulate the way firms act in their industry. These changes can have effects in several areas within a company. Entrepreneurship and Innovation are two areas that are affected when a change in a firm’s environment occurs. The [more details]

(pp.21-37) E. Hamad and L. Arthur ‘Entrepreneurship in SMEs through business incubators in UAE’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2013

14th December 2012

Emhamad Hamad and Leslie Arthur, Nottingham Trent University, UK Purpose: This research aimed to determine whether the economic conditions for business strategy in the Arab World are favourable to a programme of business incubation and to suggest directions on the best ways to implement business incubation in Libya. Business incubators (BI) have proved to be [more details]

(pp.057-079) H. S. AL-Obaidy ‘Building capacity for a knowledge-based economy in Bahrain’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012

28th January 2012

Hadeel Showket AL-Obaidy, Ahlia University, Bahrain Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine some of the challenges and opportunities to build a knowledge-based economy in Bahrain. Recent trends in development studies have focused on building knowledge capacity to foster economic growth and promote development. Bahrain has limited natural resources, and, therefore, investment in [more details]

(pp.031-056) H. M. Al-Mubaraki and H. Schrödl ‘Incubating success towards gulf cooperation council (GCC)’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012

28th January 2012

Hanadi M. Al-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait Holger Schrödl, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Deutschland Purpose: This paper aims to identify and assess critical dimension of business incubation with focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council, which are suitable to measure the effectiveness of business incubation to support startup and entrepreneurial businesses by providing a number of services and resources [more details]

(pp.101-110) A. Ahmed and K. T. Hanson ‘The critical role of capacity building in achieving sustainable development in Africa’, WJSTSD, Vol. 8, Nos. 2/3, 2011

21st August 2011

Allam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UK Kobena T. Hanson, African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe Abstract: Today, more so than ever before, the African Continent is confronted with many challenges on its path to sustained growth and development. There is no denying the fact that Africa needs to substantially improve growth performance if it is to [more details]

(pp.137-152) F. A. Léautier ‘The future of Africa is now! The critical role of capacity development’, WJSTSD, Vol. 8, Nos. 2/3, 2011

21st August 2011

Frannie A. Léautier, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Zimbabwe Abstract: African countries experienced severe macroeconomic shocks in the 1980s, which put them on a reform path that has generated resilience visible in their ability to recover and even grow from the fiscal and economic crises of 2008-2009. Critical to the success of the reforms was [more details]

(pp.01-23) S. S. Tiwari and P. N. Desai ‘Stem Cell Innovation System in India: Emerging Scenario and Future Challenges’ , WJSTSD, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2011

7th July 2011

Shashank Shekhar Tiwari, University of Nottingham, UK Pranav N. Desai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India Abstract: The present paper is an attempt to explore the emerging stem cell innovation system in India. It is contended that the social capital in terms of linkages of various sorts can no longer be ignored to strengthen the innovation system [more details]

(pp.221-241) J. L. Hamel ‘Subverting, disenchanting and rationalizing STI systems for revealing modernity in Africa’, WJSTSD, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2010

1st October 2010

Jacques L. Hamel, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia Abstract: The paper provides a speculative reflection on the power of modern science, technology and innovation systems (STI) for revealing some distinctive style of modernity in Africa. The modernization of these systems, as the backbones of any mode of modernity, also requires the modernization of [more details]

(pp.163-174) A. Djeflat ‘Sustainable knowledge for sustainable development: challenges and opportunities for African development’, WJSTSD, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010

8th May 2010

Abdelkader Djeflat, Université des Sciences et Technologie de Lille, France Abstract: Sustainable development is becoming increasingly a major concern for African Countries. They need a relatively high rate of growth of GDP to solve the many problems of poverty and underdevelopment while ensuring sustainability to their economies. At the same time, it is increasingly recognised [more details]

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