Tag Archives: Innovation

[Gibs whitepaper] Game-based learning: Teaching principles of economics and investment finance through Monopoly. by Charlene Lew and Adrian Saville.

The authors made used of a qualitative cross-sectional research design through content analysis of learning documents for 77 participants and analyzed basic behavioral trends over a 10-year period. The results show the breadth of learning through the game of Monopoly that was modified by incorporating disruptive elements. Themes include learning about the investment environment, financial management, […]
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A new business environment in Africa: Understanding the POST-COVID-19 context an alternative scenarios approach

by Marius Oosthuizen (@MariusOosthuiz7) and Kelly Alexander The Covid-19 pandemic has had a particularly stark impact in Africa, where the majority of the population depends on the informal sector for their livelihoods, the measures to mitigate against infection have had limited success. This has resulted in increased food insecurity, and job losses in vulnerable sectors […]
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New GIBS whitepaper – Platforms of prosperity: the African edition.

We were on the most sustained and widespread outbreak of prosperity the world has ever seen (Pinker, 2018). The seven decades since the end of the Second World War brought greater improvements in living standards to more people than could previously have been imagined. In the two decades to 2020 alone, global poverty rates were […]
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The OECD digital outlook 2020 (OECD)

The OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020 examines trends and analyses emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy. It highlights how OECD countries and partner economies are taking advantage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to meet their public policy objectives. Through comparative evidence, it informs policy makers of regulatory practices and policy options […]
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Top 10 emerging technologies 2020 (World Economic Forum)

The World Economic Forum has just published the report: Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2020. Technological advances have always been key agents of change in how we work, interact and live. During the last two decades, the world has witnessed an unprecedent pace of technological innovation in all fields, from computing and artificial intelligence to biotechnology and nanotechnology. These […]
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2019/2020 Global entrepreneurship monitor : Family entrepreneurship report (GEM)

Seventy-five percent of entrepreneurs and 81% of established business owners co-own and/or co-manage their businesses with family members. Additionally, 62% of established business owners state that the majority of their current employees are members of their family. These are among the findings of the first 2019/2020 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Family Entrepreneurship Report. Download the GEM […]
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Future of jobs report 2020 (WEF)

The Future of Jobs WEF report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years. The Future of Jobs […]
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International compedium of entrepreneurship policies (OECD)

The OECD has just published: “International Compendium of Entrepreneurship Policies.”  It is increasingly understood that entrepreneurship plays a critical role in economic growth and well-being. But which policies can governments develop to release its benefits? This publication offers guidance and inspiration.  It identifies the range of entrepreneurship policies being pursued internationally, the problems the policies seek to […]
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Connecting humanity: Assesing invesment needs of connecting humanity to the internet by 2030 (ITU)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recently published “Connecting Humanity – Assessing investment needs of connecting humanity to the Internet by 2030“, a comprehensive new study that estimates the investment needed to achieve universal, affordable broadband connectivity for all humanity by the end of this decade. Nearly half the global population aged 10 years and over […]
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Harnessing technology for the global goals: A framework for corporate action (WEF)

The World Economic Forum has just published: “Harnessing Technology for the Global Goals: A Framework for Corporate Action”. Progress to reach the UN’s Global Goals by 2030 was already off track as we entered the 2020s, only worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report is an initial step towards clarifying how corporate leadership can drive […]
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