This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the â€œSilicon Savannahâ...
Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, International, Management & Leadership, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths
Size: 509 pages
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This Business English Course introduces different aspects of Business English, working on main language points and important vocabulary through a variety of topics.
Genre: Business & Finance, International, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages
Size: 156 pages
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Syrizaâ€™s victory in the Greek general election in January 2015 is a truly historic and profound event â€“ the first government of the radical left in Europe since World War Two. In this short ebook, extracted from the updated edition of The Global Minotaur, Yanis Varoufakis, the new finance minister of Greece and a Syriza MP, outlines his economic and political thinking and how he believes Europe can move beyond cuts and austerity. Varoufakis shows how todayâ€™s crisis in Europe is one inevitable symptom of a global â€˜systemâ€™ which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. With powerful clarity and conviction, he lays out the options available to us for reintroducing reason into a highly irrational global economic order.This is a unique insight into the thinking of a key figure in ...
Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, International, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 60 pages
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The dilemma felt by Arab youth was captured in Tunisia by the selfimmolation in 2010 of Mohamed Bouazizi, who was frustrated by restrictions on his small street-vending business. His death became the catalyst for revolts throughout the Middle East. The frustration had been building for some time: large segments of society were denied economic progress, while the middle class was squeezed, and governments had cut back on services and public employment.Since the series of uprisings began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, economic issues are driving the agenda, and real economic grievances must be addressed in order for the many transitions to succeed.Hafez Ghanem gives a thorough assessment of the Arab Spring...
Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, International, History, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 168 pages
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China's efforts to transition from an economy driven by investment and exports to one based on private consumption and services are roiling global markets. Its problems are compounded by an economic slowdown, rising debt levels, languishing real estate market, and lagging productivity growth. In these essays, scholars from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) recommend a number of reforms for Chinese leaders to consider, including steps to further open up its capital account and develop its financial markets. This collection of papers is part of a series of interactions and discussions between PIIE and the China Finance 40 (CF40) Forum, which began in 2012. The papers are intended to illuminate the challenges facing China as it engages increasingly with the global econ...
Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, International, Nonfiction
Size: 110 pages
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This 15-hour free course explored cross-national influences on management practices, and differences in how capitalism is practised....
Genre: Business & Finance, International, Nonfiction
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