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Embedding Ethical Considerations in Decision-Making

According to US Government estimates Raj Rajaratnam founder of the Galleon Group, insider dealing generated profit or avoided losses of US$72m. Former hedge fund billionaire, Raj Rajaratnam was found guilty for illegally using insider information to trade in stocks such as Goldman...

The Entrepreneur: Whose Business is it Anyway?

In the International Labour Organization Handbook titled: Starting Your Business (International Edition) the opening paragraph of the leading section says: “The success of any business largely depends on the entrepreneur’s personal characteristics, skills and financial situation. In a n...

Position and Power; A Focus on Nigeria

“This is a country blessed with dynamic people, abundant natural resources and a good spread of rainfall… All that Nigeria needs to realize its dream of a rich and powerful nation is good and purposeful leadership to lead us to the future that surely awaits us”       

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Responding to Challenges of Urban Growth in Developing Countries

Cities face big problems, much of which is providing adequate urban services and an adequate standard of living for its teeming populations. A corollary to this challenge is managing physical spaces within the city. Cities such as Lagos Nigeria with huge population...

Challenges of Access to Data in Africa: A two-way conversation

This post seeks to explore challenges surrounding access to data in Sub-Saharan African countries. We will take a closer look at the perspective of African researchers currently working in the region, as well as researchers from other global regions conducting research in Africa on issues...

Evolution, Revolution, Or Transformation; The World Is Not the Same Anymore

Business Resilience | Money Management | Change

Ten Must Dos for Top Managers and Executives

Times of change create opportunities as well as threats.  For some companies, the current ...

Overcoming and Taking Advantage of Uncertainty

Economic analysts, practitioners and academicians have predicted a dramatic turn in the global economy and the impact it would have on economic governance and financial strength of countries, especially those highly dependent on oil revenue.

 Nigeria, the second largest oil producing ...

Adopting IFRS: Financial Reporting, Risks and Governance

It is my pleasure to present the keynote address at this most auspicious conference on “Adopting IFRS:  Financial Reporting, Risk Management and Corporate Governance”.  This conference could not have come at a better time, given the deadline for adoption of IFRS in Nigeria by January 2012....

Finishing Strong: How to Seize Golden Opportunities

Identifying opportunities early is necessary, but not sufficient, to seize them. A company must also be able to strike decisively when the time is right. Managers at Brazil’s Banco Itaú recognized that the privatization of state banks freed a new set of valuable resources – customer rela...

Transformation Through People

At the dawn of a new decade, analysts, practitioners, and academicians have a found common ground in the need to deliver future economic stability and growth.  Many have dusted and brought back the old cliché of ‘thinking out of the box’.

‘What box?’  One might ask; for if you thi...