Julianna LaBelle

A2K4D Publishes its First Fairwork Report for Egypt

Following the rise in internet penetration rate from only 30% in 2010 to 54% in 2020, gig work has offered increased opportunities to find work easily, especially for workers in the informal economy, women and unemployed educated youth. Nevertheless, there are issues with the gig work model. The Fairwork report for Egypt examines the working… Read more >

ESCA Ecole de Management, First African Member of HERMES Universities Network

where partners from 5 continents work closely on several collaborations, aiming at offering their communities various opportunities of exchanges, joint research, and dual degrees.  The 28 HERMES Universities partners also work on common study programmes and innovative initiatives to enrich their students and faculty abroad experiences. Being part of this prestigious Network is the result… Read more >

Elizabeth Eldridge is Awarded the Best Thesis Award 2020

This research project was conducted in collaboration with Farm Radio International, a Canadian non-profit organization working with community-based radio broadcasters across Sub-Saharan Africa, to improve smallholder farmers’ knowledge on a variety of topics including agricultural techniques and rural development. The thesis focuses on how the organization of agricultural input supply chains contributes to the poverty… Read more >

Peaqs Selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200

Peaqs was selected from a global applicant pool of 750+ companies, the largest application pool for the GSV Cup yet. More than 175 judges from leading venture capital firms and strategic partners in digital learning like Accel, General Atlantic, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures, among others, used rigorous criteria to determine the 200 most promising… Read more >

Double Win for GBSN Partner Peaqs: Shortlisted as Top 200 Global EdTech Companies & Taking Home a Prize at the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards

London 10th December: 2021’s most exciting, effective new approaches to teaching and learning have been announced by QS Quacquarelli Symonds and The Wharton School, after a gruelling competition comprising eight months, 1350 applicants, and five rounds of close expert scrutiny: the Reimagine Education Awards.
Danish edtech, Peaqs, is proud to announce taking home the silver award… Read more >

Social Business Creation: Proof of the School’s Leadership in Social Innovation

The grand finale was held in the Amphithéâtre Banque Nationale on October 1. Nearly one third of the finalists for this 6th edition were on hand. The finalists from the 2020 edition, who could not travel to Canada last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, also attended. Another difference this year was that the competition received exceptional… Read more >

A Paper by Marlei Pozzebon Wins an Award

The paper is titled The Pursuit of Perfect Control and Ultimate Outreach: Social Fintech Platforms, Microcredit Agents and Surveillance. The authors use a sociological approach to analyze a microcredit platform offering financial services in an impoverished region of Brazil. They very critically analyze the monitoring and surveillance role played by this technological platform on micro-entrepreneurs. In… Read more >

Wits Business School Makes the Case Centre’s Best-Selling List

We are thrilled to have made the best-seller list for 2021. Congratulations to Prof Eric Schaling and Jacklynne Hobbs who wrote the case.”An updated version of the case – The South African Budget 2019 – Hard Choices in Tough Times? – is also available from both the Case Centre and WBS.

Leeds Students Reach the Final of International Business Agility Lab

Leeds International Business students Adelina Argilashka and Dongjian Wu reached the final of the International Business Agility Lab hosted by the University of Maryland, USA. Leeds University Business School offers congratulations to International Business students Adelina Argilashka and Dongjian Wu who reached the final of the International Business (IB) Agility Labs Case challenge, hosted by the University of… Read more >

Fake News Contributes to Higher Consumer Distrust, Egypt Study Says

In turn, this also led to higher consumption of fake news and false information. This included false information about treatment methods and symptoms as well as frightening rumors and sometimes even inaccurate numbers regarding the infected people and deaths in different countries. A highlighted concern was social media’s role in knowledge mismanagement due to the… Read more >