Youth unemployment is a global phenomenon that presents a threat to world peace (Cray et al., 2011). In 2014 the unemployment rate in Nigeria for youth averaged 17.5% (WB, 2016). In 2006, in response to the problem of youth unemployment, the Nigerian government mandated that all polytechnics in the federation establish the CED to impart entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to students for self-reliance. Entrepreneurship is considered a pivotal element of economic growth and development; and through the creation of SMEs, employment opportunities are created (Chidiebere, Iloanya, & Udunze, 2014). The contemplated research will examine measures through the analysis of theories on entrepreneurship, peace, social justice, poverty reduction and Austrian economics. A new conceptual model or framework that better integrates theory with praxis will be constructed. The research will investigate the effectiveness of entrepreneurship development centres in Nigerian polytechnics, specifically, their potential to reduce youth unemployment rates in the country.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that Dr. Kausar Abbas has joined the Faculty as professor of Islamic Finance and Banking. Her areas of interest are Islamic Banking and Finance, Quantitative Research, Product Development and Islamic Economics. Dr. Kausar holds a PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance from International Islamic University Malaysia, a Master of Business Administration from International Islamic University Islamabad Pakistan and a Bachelor of Science from Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Pakistan.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that Dr. Patrick Loh has joined the Faculty as professor of Spirituality in Management. His professional expertise and experience are in the areas of Global management, entrepreneurship and innovation, strategy, business development and marketing, spiritual and moral leadership, executive education and training, and business consulting.
Monarch Business School is proud to announce that Ms. Jean Hazlitt, Doctor of Leadership and Coaching Candidate, was presented the 100 TOP GLOBAL COACHING LEADERS award at the recent World HRD Congress 26th Edition held February 15th through the 17th of February in Mubai. She also presented a talk entitled, “Mindful Disruption in Leaders with Integral Coaching” on Day 2 of the event.
Monarch Business School Switzerland students may obtain Monarch co-branded ISIC Student Identity cards recognized by UNESCO by submitting the application form directly to ISICs off the Monarch LMS website. The ISIC card is know throughout the world and enables students to obtain discounts and utilize resources of many organizations. Apply and get your Monarch ISIC card today!
Public private partnerships have been adopted in the Ghanaian economic development agenda as a viable solution to meet the country’s infrastructure needs since 2000. The adoption has become significant in the reality of the shortage of government financial resources coupled with public sector inefficiencies. Following this, Ghana has made several attempts to practically reap the […]
Since the 1990s, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries aimed to focus in their economic planning on diversification of their economies that are mainly dependent on oil with varying degrees depending on the country, to avoid the high fluctuations in global oil prices that cause volatility and instability in their national incomes. Applying an empirical and comparative approach for two distinguished economies out of the six GCC countries, namely United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia (SA), this study aims to use time series data over the period 1980-2014 for both countries to reflect the diversification attempts’ effect on GDP per capita.
The Administration is happy to announce that the next Doctoral workshop is scheduled to take place from Monday, April 9th through Wednesday April 11th, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. The workshop will be held at the The Capital, Menlyn Maine, 194 Bancor Ave, Menlyn, Pretoria, South Africa.
The World Bank (2010) infers that countries which implement prudent macroeconomic policies, governance and social policies supported by effective and efficiently implemented institutional frameworks tend to experience higher economic growth, development and enjoy tolerable levels of democratic institutions and good governance. Guided by the scholarly domains of contemporary economic growth, governance and social justice theories, the contemplated research will examine aggregate figures of economic performance in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia. The traditional measures of economic growth and development such as GDP, GNI, HDI and MDGs will be utilized. Country Policy & Institutional Assessment (CPIA), Performance-Based Allocation (PBA) and Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) are other generally accepted measures that will be utilized to assess quality and efficacy of governance, social policies and institutional performance. By comparing the aggregate and country level indicators of economic growth and development with the quality and efficacy of institutional policies, the contemplated research will attempt to provide data based indication about the relationship between economic growth, governance and social justice and link the findings to actual development outcomes in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia.
Worsening disparities among and within countries in terms of income, GDP, and welfare have occupied the attention of researchers and policy makers over the years; in particular, how the alignment of these disparities with one or more language, religion, or geography creates violence and conflict. In Ghana, there is a north-south divide of the country in terms of income, access to services, and other development outcomes. Orthodox economics holds that these disparities will disappear with economic growth and with time, but the opposite is happening in practice. Although Ghana has registered positive economic growth since 1983, poverty and spatial inequality in terms of incomes, access to services and welfare has worsened, especially between northern and southern Ghana.