The K@W Network:
African nations are working to strengthen their economies by reducing dependence on foreign direct investment and aid, yet access to capital and financing remains a huge barrier for home-grown entrepreneurs.
Research by Wharton’s Valentina Assenova shows that disadvantaged entrepreneurs can grow their companies significantly in terms of revenue and employment by working with incubators.
Mohan Valrani, cofounder of the Al Shirawi Group, one of the largest private conglomerates in the UAE, looks back on his career and shares the lessons he feels matter most.
The potential gains for the start-ups driving fintech are obvious. But the possibilities for extending financial services to the under-served are already being realized and can be extended further, notes[…]
Zvi Eckstein, dean of the Tiomkin School of Economics at IDC Herzliya and a visiting professor at Wharton, shares his insights on what lies ahead for the Israeli economy.
U.S. enforcement authorities are increasingly targeting corrupt practices among Chinese companies in Africa. Four trends are worth watching, notes this opinion piece.
Resilience, passion, flexibility, focus, trust and people skills are as important as a winning idea in a successful startup, say experts from tGELF and the MiSK Foundation.
Ranking judo champion Peter Paltchik exemplifies what it means to overcome adversity and push beyond limits – a lesson that is inspiring to business leaders as well as athletes.
World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit organization that builds and distributes bicycles in rural areas of the developing world, is the 2019 winner of the Lipman Prize.
Summertime gasoline price increases are normal, but today's oil markets are undergoing fundamental change, according to experts.