African theory

AFRICAN EXPAT EXPERIENCE: HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS IN AFRICA

African theory, Intellectual swag, Man of Influence Series, Uncategorized

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I had the privilege to listen to great African expatriate, Zimbabwe born, Tawanda Mushuku. He has extensive Africa experience working in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nigeria (and has closed deals across the continent). Education: MBA from GIBS, South Africa PhD in BioChemistry from Lund University, Sweden. On obtaining a PhD: Mushuku holds a PhD in BioChemistry and attests to the fact that his PhD has a opened a lot of…

WHERE IS ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE LOCATED? HINT: NOT IN AFRICA

African theory, Intellectual swag

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[caption id="attachment_2236" align="alignnone" width="718"] Source: http://geography.oii.ox.ac.uk/[/caption] Thompson Reuters’ Web of Knowledge has mapped the above to show the geographic location of academic content. 9,500 journals were mapped from the Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports in order to show the number of journals published from each country and the impact factor /number of citations within a journal. Where is Africa? On the African continent, South Africa leads in terms of…

THE CASE FOR DOING BUSINESS IN BEAUTIFUL AFRICA

African theory, Career, Intellectual swag, Uncategorized

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  Africa has an energy and a soul that is unmatched, think of the the organised chaos of Lagos, the palpable energy in Harare. The history of Africa has also made its people resilient and we are able to ride storms; all of this makes Africa a great place to invest in! The African narrative belongs to people who have travelled the pavements of African cities. Our beautiful continent is…

AN ANSWER (?) TO DEVELOPING AFRICAN THEORY – GROUNDED THEORY

African theory, Intellectual swag

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin In February 2016, with my first blog post my aim was to encourage the development of African theory to advance African thought. At that point I was a few weeks into the PhD Programme. Now a few months in and under the inspiration of my qualitative research lecturers David and Paul, I would like to proffer a HOW to do this as a follow up…

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR KHENE ON THE NEED FOR AFRICAN THEORY

Intellectual swag

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Ever wondered what it's like to be a nerd for a living? Associate Professor Khene  shares what drove her to make the decision, why we do not have many black academics and why we need to develop African theory. The conversation left me sober and encouraged me to keep pushing and pleading, if need be, that we develop African theory. I hope the conversation strikes something in you as much…

WE OWE IT TO AFRICA TO DEVELOP AFRICAN THEORY

Intellectual swag

If we, as Africans, do not tell our stories, no one will tell them, or worse, someone else will tell them on our behalf. We owe it to ourselves to develop African theory and to practice solving African problems. In order for us to solve our problems, we have to explore and turn our problems apart, find associated theory then apply it to our niggly situations. When that happens there…