The ‘African Curse’- Is it a myth or reality- Why are African businesses not built to last

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    The ‘African Curse’- Is it a myth or reality- Why are African businesses not built to last

    In a recent article published by knowledge@wharton titled ‘Why African Entrepreneurs Outperform Their Peers When the Playing Field Is Levelled’ they said Entrepreneurs in some of the world’s poorest countries should find cause for optimism in “Explaining Africa’s (Dis)Advantage,” this is from a recent study co-authored by Wharton management professor Ann Harrison and published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. They came out with this submission that “If you were to give African entrepreneurs the same kind of environment as an American or European entrepreneur, they would outperform their counterparts,” Harrison says According to the researchers, insufficient infrastructure, scarce […]

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    Ghana as Emerging ‘Strong’ Economy – Turning Potential into Reality

    Some few weeks ago, I read an interesting blog of Michael A. Global Chairman and CEO of KPMG. It was an interesting piece. In the article he was narrating the experiences he had when he visited one of the world’s most exciting economies, Myanmar, to attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia. What makes this article quite interesting to me is the similarity in the name of that country and another wonderful kid on the block, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar, a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club FC Barcelona […]

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    How To Solve The Graduate Umeployment Problem In Ghana

    How big is the problem? It is difficult for anyone to say precisely without any serious data how big the problem of graduate unemployment is but at least 4 out of every 5 Ghanaian graduates in the country who are qualified and willing to work yet unemployed.   That is about 80% of our educated youth who are desperately searching for ‘unavailable’ jobs. What then can be done? As a result of the massive number of people in this category, It requires immense support and practical action plan on the part of government, banks and the unemployed graduates to get out […]

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