CAREED (Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development) is a unique centre of excellence within Scotland which will initially focus on 4 areas of interest which reflect the current research interests of academic staff, namely: commodities and exporting; enterprise and entrepreneurship; logistics and supply chain management; governance and ethics; and microfinance and social business.
This concentration will evolve over time as the Centre expands and develops.
Firstly, our vision reflects the current economic transformation that a number of African economies are experiencing with many countries on the continent according to organisations such as the IMF and the World Bank enjoying record high levels of economic growth. In that context, CAREED is established at a time when the African continent is on the move economically and is well placed to conduct high level and applied research in the areas of enterprise and economic development to contribute to that process.
Secondly, we have an unrivalled group of staff and PhD students who are either from the continent or are studying various aspects of African economic development within the School of Business & Enterprise.
At this year's conference, CAREED is delighted to present some 25 papers across four broad themes at its 3rd Annual conference. These papers relate to African economic development: Commodities and Trade; African Enterprise; Logistics and Supply Chain: and Governance, Microfinance, and HR. These 4 themes reflect the key objectives of CAREED given its focus on enterprise and economic development.Find out more
Wednesday 27th June 2018
Paisley, Gardner Building
Room - G118
Omeihe Tope Falade
Wednesday 25th July 2018
Paisley, Gardner Building
Room - G118
Prof Rob Smith
Dr Isaac Amoako
Professor Heather Tarbert
Dr Firdu Gemech
Dr Thandiwe Mtetwa
Dr Abeer Hassan
PhD student members
Kingsley Obinna Omeihe
Dina Rabie Sayed
Dr. Hadia Fakhreldin
Dr. Rania Miniesy
Professor John Adams
Shereen Essam Attia
As a member of the centre, you will be part of a network of professionals with good solid foundation of African experience and research expertise focused on commodities and exporting, enterprise, logistics, supply and value chains, government, ethics, microfinance, social business and economic development.
You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and share your expertise and experience through our seminar, workshops, conferences and other events. In addition members can publish their articles with our working paper series and will have access to our high quality research done by our expertise in different fields.
The centre will provide a mutually supportive environment and structure in which PhD student research career can be nurtured and supported. This will be together with support for attending and presenting in conference and workshops, opportunities to engage in teaching, participation in centre workshops, seminars and all the academic conferences that will be organised by the CAREED. In the long run possibly internship opportunities in companies and public sector organisation with an interest in Africa.
All the CAREED members will be entitled for a special discount fees in the writing retreats that will be organised by a full qualified and formally trained organiser.
For a complete overview of research activities involing UWS staff, please also refer to our research portal.
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