Market failure or marketing failure, or just old ideas under new labels

I am often stunned at how development agencies and practitioners justify their interventions to support enterprises as “overcoming market failure”. To me it seems there is a huge misunderstanding of what a market failure is, and how one can intervene to overcome the under-performance of markets. Over the last 8 years I have done intensive… Continue reading Market failure or marketing failure, or just old ideas under new labels

Announcing a series of 1 day training events in South Africa

At last, what so many of you have asked for…. We will host three separate 1 day training events in Pretoria, focused on the following: 26 August 2010                 Facilitating the diagnosis and improvement of local and regional value chains Event Brochure in PDF 28 September 2010           Diagnosing local and regional innovation systems Event brochure in… Continue reading Announcing a series of 1 day training events in South Africa

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