Two links for your reading pleasure

Here are two articles for you to consider. The first is an article by Thomas Fisher on Place-Based Knowledge in the Digital Age. Anyone working on local economic development, regional development and also technological innovation should take a look at this article. Thank you Liza for sharing it with me.   The second is an… Continue reading Two links for your reading pleasure

Competitive advantage? Just how competitive are you.

I am working every day with businesses that are denying that the game has changed. Many believe it is just the government that is inventing new rules. This is true in some cases, but in most the government is also simply responding to global changes. The benefit of working outside of South Africa sometimes is… Continue reading Competitive advantage? Just how competitive are you.

Lazy linking

Yes, I know its been a while since I have posted. Actually my previous posts have resulted in several invitations to make presentations at different events. Thank you to my readers for making those referrals. While I get my head around my research work I can recommend the following three articles: 1. An article on… Continue reading Lazy linking

Linking to Complexity

If you are interested in the topic of complexity then surf over to Marcus Jenal’s page where he provides some insights on the topic. Marcus is a very good thinker and practitioner I always enjoy the questions he asks. Also take a look at Aid at the Edge of Chaos and Owen Abroad blogsites for… Continue reading Linking to Complexity

Promoting the case of business growth in developing countries

I knew something like this had to exist. An unapologetic argument of why we should focus on building business in developing countries, and why topics like corporate social responsibility and other issues are considered by business as “taxes” or “distractions”. “The case for business in Developing Economies”  by Ann Bernstein provides such a case. When… Continue reading Promoting the case of business growth in developing countries

UNCTAD releases Economic Development in Africa report 2010

UNCTAD release. Two weeks ago the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released the “Economic Development in Africa Report 2010-South-South Cooperation: Africa and the New Forms of Development Partnership” report. The report examines the recent trends in the economic relationships in Africa with other developing countries, as well as new forms of partnership that… Continue reading UNCTAD releases Economic Development in Africa report 2010