Lukman Raimi

Lukman Raimi
Universiti Brunei Darussalam · Entrepreneurship Department

PhD Entrepreneurship & CSR, MSc Economics, MSc Industrial Relations & Personnel Magt.. , PGDE, and BSc Economics
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Introduction
Dr. Raimi has a strong research orientation with growing interest in the fields of Entrepreneurship, Development Economics, Management Theory, HRM, Governance and CSR. This multidisciplinary focus has further the dissemination of knowledge to broad spectrum of people. My research philosophy is pragmatism – an amalgam of positivism and interpretivism. Guided by this hybrid philosophy, I have overtime focus on understanding the rich opportunities hidden in reinventing CSR investments as mechanisms for stimulating entrepreneurship in the developing context. To this end, I have worked on designing replicable entrepreneurship models and metrics for leveraging CSR as tool for entrepreneurship development in most of my research.
Additional affiliations
January 2021 - January 2024
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. My research interests include Entrepreneurship: Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial/Digital Innovation, Medical Entrepreneurship, Development Economics, CSR & Sustainability, SDGs, and Family Business.
August 2017 - present
American University of Nigeria
Position
  • Professor
January 2016 - July 2017
Yaba College of Technology
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
April 2012 - June 2015
De Montfort University, Leicester UK
Field of study
  • Entrepreneurship and CSR
August 2009 - August 2010
University of Lagos
Field of study
  • Industrial Relations & Personnel Management
January 2004 - January 2006
University of Lagos
Field of study
  • Economics

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Publications (209)
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In the fast-changing workplace, there are growing concerns among stakeholders on accommodating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The absence of DEI in labour markets in different parts of the world has denied segments of the workforce basic rights, social justice, respect, and dignity as human beings. This chapter discusses the tripod of dive...
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The influence of institutional factors in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion among entrepreneurs in developed countries has been well researched, but very few studies exist on equitable and inclusive women entrepreneurship in developing countries. To advance the diversity and inclusion literature, this chapter discusses institutional factor...
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Happiness Conference 2022 in Ukraine
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Desire to travel to space for fun and adventure has been the dream of ultrarich in developed countries for ages, but lack of technology enablers have been the primary barrier hampering the dream. The invention of novel spaceships and rockets that are driven by AI and robotics has made space tourism a reality! Now, large numbers of space tourists a...
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Right from independence, the politicians and public officeholders have consistently failed to deliver the dividends of democracy because the political systems give less regard to Entrepreneurial Governance, and there are very few Political Entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, the indifferent attitudes of most Nigerians (including intellectuals) to the iss...
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In Nigeria, the Lekki-Epe expressway project started in the early 2000s with the placement of ads by the Lagos State Government for tenders as to how fundamental road sub-structure within the bulging metropolis of Logos may be created on a Public-Private Partnership base. West Africa had a very new experience of the Lekki-Epe Toll Road Concession P...
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Education New Zealand | Manapou ki te Ao Certificate Number : SEAMEO/2022/5/SEAMEO-NZ2/Participant/000669 Validity of this eCertificate, Participant Profile and Achievement (if any) can be checked in the verification link below or by scanning the QR code. Verification Link : http://ecertificate.seameo.org/verify?certificate_no=SEAMEO/2022/5/SEAMEO-...
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The ravaging COVID-19 pandemic has forced hotels in developed countries to adopt entrepreneurial marketing (EM) practices as a resilience strategy. However, there are few studies in Nigeria on how EM practices have been used in the hotel industry for their survival and growth. The study examines the customer-centric influence of EM on business perf...
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not new in the industrial society, as every corporation has embedded the philosophy of doing good and doing well in its business ethics for different motives. Literature established that CSR policies, theories and practices differ across countries, cultures and civilisations. The globalisation wave forced on...
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This chapter discusses the definitions, measurements, and theories of the blue economy for strengthening academic research and industry practice. A critical literature review provided four insights. First, the definition of the blue economy connotes a responsible utilisation, management, conservation, and preservation of the ocean in a manner that...
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The blue economy is a widely used concept in policy circles; however, people across a wide spectrum have a peripheral understanding of the phenomenon. At the moment, there are several conflicting understandings of the blue economy but no universally accepted definition and veritable measures. Considering the existential importance of the blue econo...
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Member Organising Committee, The Third International Scientific Conference "Happiness and Contemporary Society, March 20, 2022, in Lviv, Ukraine
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Background: Beyond rhetoric and media hype, there are serious ethical issues behind the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and projects of energy companies in emerging markets.  The widely reported ethical issues in the media include misleading claims, hypocritical CSR, conflicts of interest in corporate donations, political contribut...
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Synergistic effects of public health responses and fiscal policy measures on tax morale of entrepreneurial firms during COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria
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To contribute to human capital development in readiness for the Post-pandemic era, this paper discusses different models of reinvention/retooling as a resilience strategy in the face of vulnerabilities in the labour market. Using a critical literature review (CLR), this paper discusses different models of career reinvention/retooling, including the...
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The pandemic has enhanced the future of work in the UAE and Brunei. As the pandemic resets significant work trends, Human Resource leaders must rethink employee and workforce planning, experience strategies, performance, and management. When COVID-19 forced much of the world, including the UAE and Brunei, quickly shut down offices, schools, restaur...
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Public Sector Entrepreneurship is explained as the proclamation of innovative public policy initiatives that create better economic success by transforming a status-quo financial ecosystem into more beneficial to monetary units involved in creative activities in the face of uncertainty. Public-Private Partnership helps enhance the efficiency of inf...
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Why is the teaching of social entrepreneurship (SE, henceforth) important? First, it is a front-burner field of knowledge across the globe (El Chaarani & Raimi, 2021). Second, SE has been helpful in solving socio-environmental problems several decades before the United Nations' SDGs was conceptualized as a new development agenda (WEF, 2021). Googl...
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Energy resources are indispensable to humans, animals, and plants. From the perspective of energy economics, energy efficiency has a high propensity to stimulate a development process that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. Most developed countries are known to have attained energy efficiency, but the developing countries a...
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Purpose This paper aims to investigate the moderating influence of religiosity on the effect of taxpaying attitudes on the tax compliance behaviour of entrepreneurial firms in Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach Using a cross-sectional survey design, we collected primary data from 368 owner managers of entrepreneurial firms in Southwest Nigeria u...
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Purpose This paper aims to investigate the moderating influence of religiosity on the effect of taxpaying attitudes on the tax compliance behaviour of entrepreneurial firms in Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach Using a cross-sectional survey design, we collected primary data from 368 owner managers of entrepreneurial firms in Southwest Nigeria u...
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How University Business Incubators Influence Individual Entrepreneurial Orientation of Students.
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This research explores the correlation between diversity, entrepreneurial innovation, and performance of the Lebanese healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic period. It aims to analyze the nature of the following correlations (a) the impact of workforce diversity on entrepreneurial innovation, (b) the impact of workforce diversity on perform...
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The absence of well-developed agricultural information systems (AGRIS) has continued to hinder agricultural development in Africa. Efforts designed to modernize agriculture through AGRIS by the public and private sectors have been hindered by administrative bottlenecks, weak political will from governments, display of ineptitude by farmers/associat...
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The chapter explicates how career reinvention is leveraged for saving jobs and ensuring business continuity in readiness for the post-pandemic era. The employees exploited entrepreneurial mindset (EM) as a resilience strategy to save current jobs and create new jobs, while employers adopted the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) to keep their busines...
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Economic progress in progressing economies brings prosperity, advancing living standards, and unsettled relief from poverty, but enhanced consumption augments resource usage, especially plastic and waste production. Whereas the urgency and importance of safeguarding the environment are increasingly recognized, the expense of the efforts needed can...
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Case synopsis The use of entrepreneurship to deliver profound social impact is a much-needed but poorly understood concept. Although the authors can generally recognize social enterprises when they see them, they lack a common approach to understanding and measuring the different ways they create social value for them. The authors also lack an appr...
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Case synopsis The use of entrepreneurship to deliver profound social impact is a much-needed but poorly understood concept. Although the authors can generally recognize social enterprises when they see them, they lack a common approach to understanding and measuring the different ways they create social value for them. The authors also lack an appr...
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Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Impacts of Strike Actions of the Academic Union on the Tripod Obligations of Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria
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Social entrepreneurship is gradually becoming a potent driving force for economic and social development in developing countries as a result of governance deficits. The purpose of this study is to examine the determinant factors of successful social entrepreneurship in the emerging circular economy of Lebanon. The objective extends to exploring the...
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Purpose Social entrepreneurship is gradually becoming a potent driving force for economic and social development in developing countries as a result of governance deficits. The purpose of this study is to examine the determinant factors of successful social entrepreneurship in the emerging circular economy of Lebanon. The objective extends to explo...
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The chapter explicates the need to rethink the prospects of sustainable finance (SF) for agribusiness transformation in spite of the challenges facing the sector in Nigeria. It extends to highlighting the implications of the nexus on entrepreneurship development. After a triangular data analysis using the world development indicators (2000-2016) an...
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Teaching social entrepreneurship (SE, henceforth) is imperative in view of the fact that, it is a front-burner issue in the world, and has the magical power to solve social problems. Social entrepreneurs have for decades solved several social problems before SDGs (WEF, 2021). The paper discusses the use of the Theory of Change (ToC) framework for t...
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The paper unveils the different models of career reinvention/retooling in the Post Pandemic Era, and the imperatives. In specific terms, the paper provides answers to three research questions (RQ), namely: What is career reinvention/retooling?? What are the different models of career reinvention/retooling, and outcomes? What are the roles of stake...
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Across the globe, the issues of loss of biodiversity, industrial pollution, the proliferation of non-degradable plastics wastes, unhealthy mining activities, and climate change have imposed a new behavioural lifestyle on the individuals and the businesses in the society—a situation which academics and policymakers have tagged sustainable behaviour....
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Document Purpose The FART is a checklist designed by Dr Lukman Raimi to assist students, aspiring entrepreneurs and established entrepreneurs to carry out a lean feasibility analysis (LFA) after the ideation phase of business concept development. The template can be used as a standalone document for any lean feasibility study with the guidance of...
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Energy resources are indispensable to humans, animals, and plants. From the perspective of energy economics, energy efficiency has a high propensity to stimulate a development process that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. Most developed countries are known to have attained energy efficiency, but the developing countries a...
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Inclusive Learning and Teaching in a Digital World. Dialogue at the 8th ASEF Regional Conference on Higher Education (ARC8) Outlook 2030: Inclusive and Diverse Higher Education, Friday, 10 September, Virtual.
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Energy resources are indispensable to humans, animals, and plants. From the perspective of energy economics, energy efficiency has a high propensity to stimulate a development process that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. Most developed countries are known to have attained energy efficiency, but the developing countries a...
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How things look now and how practices would be modified in the foreseeable future. The COVID-19 pandemic is a scourge, which portends mixed implications for the global educational landscape including management education. From late 2019, the pandemic has continued to destroy educational institutions at all levels and rendered students and lecturers...
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Understand the concepts of pitch and pitching. Know the types of pitches and the takeaways. Explicate the elements of a good pitch. Appreciate the golden rules of a pitch. Win the audience with your pitch, if given a platform.
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Financial inclusion is an increasingly intense issue that is of concern to the credit institutions and the public authorities. It has become topical and gained new value during this period of Covid-19 crisis. Although financial exclusion cuts across demographic categories, but certain categories of financial consumers such as women, young people, p...
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In most parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), agricultural production and trade use conventional labor-intensive practices, which result in lower agricultural productivity, food insufficiency, hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Due to its potential benefits for multiple stakeholders, precision agriculture (PA) could transform the patterns of agricultu...
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The causal relationship between entrepreneurial marketing (EM) and organisational performance has produced mixed findings in the developed context. This study examined the impact of EM on the organisational performance of small business enterprises (SBEs) in Yola, a region in Northeast Nigeria grappling with the onslaughts of Boko Haram insurgency....
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Purpose The growing adoption of sustainable finance for inclusive agribusiness requires a cross-country comparison. In this paper, a comparative discourse of sustainable finance (SF) options for agribusiness transformation in Nigeria and Brunei is attempted; as well as examining the implications on entrepreneurship and enterprise development in bot...
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This chapter investigates the adequacy of the innovative government-backed policy measures as a sustainability plan for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the post-COVID-19 era in Nigeria. From a target population of 2,300 MSMEs, a sample of 729 companies was drawn using the sample determination formula of Parten. The 729 sampled MSMEs...
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The chapter discusses the plausibility of precision agriculture (PA) as a COVID-19-compliant digital technology to tackle the challenges of food insecurity and low agricultural productivity in Nigeria. In all the countries where PA has been adopted, it includes a wide array of disruptive technologies such as global positioning system (GPS), satelli...
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The causal relationship between entrepreneurial marketing (EM) and organisational performance has produced mixed findings in the developed context. This study examined the impact of EM on the organisational performance of small business enterprises (SBEs) in Yola, a region in Northeast Nigeria grappling with the onslaughts of Boko Haram insurgency....
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This webinar intends; 1.To sharpen participants' understanding about Entrepreneurial Innovation (EI) as a catalyst for growing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). 2.To encourage the adoption and application of EI to all aspects of our lives because we all can not be entrepreneurs, but we all can be entrepreneurial.
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Pitch is not a fanfare, it is simply a unique platform given to you to explain your business model. Pitch is a presentation of a business idea to potential investors for the purpose of raising startup cash, and other resources (Tuning and Scalia, 2019). Introduction Concept of a Pitch in Business Types of Pitches & Takeaways Ten Elements of a Gene...
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The thrust of the session is to reinvent humanitarian logistics (HL) in ASEAN and beyond leveraging social entrepreneurship (SE) and entrepreneurship innovation (EI) as catalysts. Our plenary session was designed to enrich, broaden and bridge the void and gap in the humanitarian logistics literature and best practice. More importantly, the discuss...
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Understanding How to prepare a Bankable Business Plan 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Defining a Business Plan & Types of Business Plans 3.0 Bankable Business Plan: What & Why? 4.0 Uses of the BP and the BBP 5.0 Elements of a Bankable Business Plan (BBP) 6.0 Breakdown of the Elements of a Bankable Business Plan 7.0 Discussing a Hypothetical BBP of Phoenix Sol...
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Islam is described by Allah as the most standard creed (Din-ul-Qayyimah) because its divine principles are eternally consistent for achieving global peace, human progress, economic growth and sustainable development. This chapter discusses the compatibility of SDGs with divine principles of Islam from the lenses of Qur’an, Hadith, and scholarly art...
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This study, which investigated the barriers to EE run by the EDCs in Nigeria’s HEIs found that EDCs have significant positive impacts on educational, intellectual, financial, and business development in Nigeria’s HEIs. Secondly, the study affirmed that EDCs in Nigeria’s HEIs are faced with funding, human resources, infrastructural, pedagogical, ins...
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Indeed Nigerian HEIs can be reengineered and reinvented to nurture startups, commercialise their inventions and build wealth-generating factories, while engaging in teaching, research and community service. Introduction: 7 Top Challenges of HEIs Reasons for Poor Funding of HEIs Need for a Paradigm Shift Impact of Poor Funding Analysis of Unsustain...
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Underpinning this chapter on vulnerability and resilience theoretical views, the authors examine the survival strategy of small businesses (SBs) facing triple crises. They adopted a descriptive survey research design as the most appropriate strategy while relying on the primary data collected through structured questionnaires. In the absence of a s...
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Purpose-This research discusses emerging trends in financial inclusion, barriers and factors influencing mobile banking as an innovative solution for increasing financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with a specific focus on Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach-Using a qualitative meta-synthesis (QMS), an interpretivist research paradigm,...
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The absence of well-developed agricultural information systems (AGRIS) has continued to hinder agricultural development in Africa. Efforts designed to modernize agriculture through AGRIS by the public and private sectors have been hindered by administrative bottlenecks, weak political will from governments, display of ineptitude by farmers/associat...
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The presentation is a conversation on Ten Entrepreneurial Innovation Strategies for gaining Competitive Advantage in Red and Blue Oceans in a fast changing world.
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The phenomenon of indecent workplaces poses serious existential threats to profits, plants, and people including the attainment of sustainable development goal (SDG) in Sub-Saharan Africa. This chapter discusses the imperative of transition to decent work and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-a move that is expected to lead to the attainment of...
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Corporate social responsibility (henceforth, CSR) as a practice that involves doing well and doing good to the society, cuts across countries, cultures, and corporations. The CSR activities embarked upon were mainly of philanthropic nature, that is, social actions not aimed at profitability or improved financial performance. Literature established...
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In Africa, the policies and programs of corporate social responsibility (CSR) are systematically emerging as “an organizational culture” in the academic and professional circles. The purpose of this chapter is to critically discuss the emerging trends, perspectives, and debates on CSR in Africa, using a desk research technique, which is a qualitati...
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This study discusses the imperative of entrepreneurship development interventions as pragmatic responses to political and economic restructuring in Nigeria. The qualitative research method, which entails a systematic collection of information extracted from government documents and scholarly articles, was adopted. The extracted information was crit...
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The 2011 Mergers and Acquisitions wave in the Nigerian banking industry was triggered by the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN) in tackling operational challenges, such as poor governance, risk management, inefficient operations among others. This study investigates the comparative effects of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) on employee productivity in sele...
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This chapter discusses fortification of policing in Nigeria leveraging information communication and technology (ICT) backbone for strategic competitive advantage. The need to embrace ICT-enhanced policing in Nigeria becomes imperative because insecurity, robbery, kidnapping, terrorism, and insur-gency have taken a new dimension and have gone sophi...
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This chapter discusses fortification of policing in Nigeria leveraging information communication and technology (ICT) backbone for strategic competitive advantage. The need to embrace ICT-enhanced policing in Nigeria becomes imperative because insecurity, robbery, kidnapping, terrorism, and insur-gency have taken a new dimension and have gone sophi...
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This study explores the levels of and barriers to entrepreneurial innovation (EI) and competitive advantage (CA) in emerging economies, and situates the findings within the Nigeria's global innovation ecosystems. A qualitative research approach is preferred relying on the secondary data extracted from the reports of Global Competitiveness Index (GC...
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I am humbled to be invited to your annual conference to share my thoughts on the lecture entitled “My Islam, My Profession”. Today’s lecture is an attempt to show-case what Islam has to offer as far as professionalism is concerned. The choice of this topic is therefore timely considering the decadence in the education sector in Nigeria. Indeed, the...
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Financing programmes for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria assume different forms with different conditions tied to disbursement. The purpose of this research is to discuss the trends in financing programmes for the development of MSMEs in Nigeria using qualitative meta-synthesis. This method provides a rich analytical tool for...
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Embedding this discourse on rentier state theory (RST), this chapter discusses the quest for sustainability of the public finance system of Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. The inability of these rentier states to meet their economic, social, and political commitments led to the adoption of value-added tax (VAT) and economic diversification as sustainabil...
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This chapter discusses the evolution, opportunities, succession model, and sustainability challenges of formal and informal family businesses in Nigeria. Using qualitative research method, while relying on content analysed secondary data, the chapter found that the family businesses that evolved in Nigeria laid the foundation for socio-economic dev...
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Financial Consumers – Promoters of Sustainable Development? Evidences from Europe and Central Asia
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Embedding this discourse on Resource Curse Argument (RCA), this chapter discusses the quest to improve sustainability of the public finance system in resource-dependent economies of Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. The inability of these resource-dependent economies to meet their economic, social and political commitments led to the adoption of value-adde...
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Expert educationists at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels have recommended experiential learning approach (ELA) as an effective means of delivering instructions in all learning contexts because it creates enabling conditions for engaged learning, assimilation, collaboration, and retention. This seminar discusses ELA with specific focus on...
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Medical entrepreneurship (ME) is better explained than defined. It is the ability of health professionals to create new business opportunities in the medical profession in response to the needs, tastes, demands and changes in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, health care services, ICT, medical innovations and social entrepreneurship across the...
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I am humbled to be invited to deliver a lecture on the topic "Growing roses on the rock". I wish to commend the school management for bringing up this topic at this point in time, when the country is suffering from the consequences of poor nurturing and grooming of our children. We all as Nigerians are tasting the bitter pills of poorly nurtured ch...
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Financing programs at both start-up and growth phases are confronted with a number of institutional barriers. However, the digital era with its attendant benefits of interconnectedness has provided an alternative financing option called crowdfunding for internet-savvy entrepreneurs. Crowdfunding is a digital-based tool used to raise funds for diffe...
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Entrepreneurship education is designed as an intervention programme for Nigerian Tertiary Institutions to nurture students towards developing a job-creating mind-set as opposed to a job-seeking mind-set. The actualisation of this broad objective for entrepreneurship education has been a subject of great interest, debate and conjecture in the last o...
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Following the announcement of a unified Value-Added Tax (VAT) across the GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) and the subsequent ratification of agreement for its introduction in 2018 by Saudi Arabia as a new tax system in 2018, there arose critical issues that need to be addressed with regards to...
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Financing programs for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria assume different forms with different conditions tied to disbursement. The purpose of this research is to discuss the trends in financing programs for the development of MSMEs in Nigeria using qualitative meta-synthesis. This method provides a rich analytical tool for und...

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