Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark

Everyday Humanitarianism in Tanzania (EveryHumanTZ)

Project summary Since an upsurge of unrest in Burundi in 2015, 258,000 refugees have crossed into Tanzania, making it the largest recipient of Burundian refugees in the East African region. Tanzania currently hosts 317,000 refugees in three camp ...

Advancing Creative Industries for Development in Ghana

Project summary Creative and cultural industries (CCIs) are being lauded for their potential to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Supported by a range of UN Agencies, many African governments have bought ...

Crowdfunding for Youth Entrepreneurship in Tanzania

Project summary The literature highlights some of the limitations of traditional debt financing as a response to the youth entrepreneurs’ financing needs. Funding becomes a matter of friends and family, and local dealers all represent a limited ... First year report Objectives: To promote the sustainability of youth–led businesses and startups through increased access to crowdfunding. It is expected that by the end of C4YET, youth entrepreneurs will be empowered with knowledge and skills ...

Grassroots Innovations for Inclusive Economic Growth

Project summary The project aims to investigate the governance practices, impacts and diffusion of grassroots innovations, which are developing financial and monetary infrastructures for inclusive economic growth (among low-income micro-entrepre ...

Environmental sustainability of hotels on Zanzibar

Tourism is one of world’s largest economic sectors, generating 9.8% of global GDP and 284 million jobs to the global economy in 2015. However, the sector has also been criticized for operating in an unsustainable manner, impacting natural resources a ... First-year report With the increased international and national attention to the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for future economy, environment, livelihoods and health, the implementation of the EnSuZa project is considered v ...

The Regulation of International Supply Chains (RISC)

RISC will investigate the regulation of International Supply Chains in the Bangladesh (BD) Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry with respect to Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and wider social sustainability. Whilst a multitude of regulatory ini ...

New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS)

New and more complex partnerships are emerging to address the sustainability of natural resource use in developing countries. These partnerships variously link donors, governments, community-based organizations, NGOs, business, certification agencie ... Midterm report: Sustainability partnerships can be very important in view of balancing communities’ needs to access natural resources and the long-term availability of these resources for future generations and to ensure proper conservation. ...

Building Stronger Universities II – KNUST

Objective: The overall objective of the BSU II partnership between the KNUST and the Danish Universities Applicants is to support KNUST in creating an enabling environment for high quality and relevant research; and research-based education t ...

Successful African Firms and Institutional Change (SAFIC)

The project investigates how and why African firms are able to be successful in changing business and institutional environments. The project will identify strategies that lead to sustained firm performance and seek to explain these firms’ success b ... Project Completion Report: Knowledge: The project has enhanced the understanding of economic growth and employment through new knowledge on firm development in the African private sector in Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia. The project has influenc ...

Social enterprises in the solar industry: what are effects on women’s empowerment in Tanzania?

Abstract: This thesis investigates the empowering and disempowering impacts of the social enterprises Little Sun and Mobisol on their female sales agents. Moreover, the paper seeks to find out explanatory mechanisms that may explain the impact ...

An organisational study of the Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) revolving around women business owners and institutional change

Abstract: Background: In Tanzania, women business owners are seen as important contributors to economic development. However, the women experience many challenges such as harassment and lack of business skills, and as a consequence they canno ...

Resources and Governance in Response to Institutional Voids: Investigating Renewable Energy Partnerships in Kenya

Abstract: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is often referred to as the last frontier of the global economy and represents a challenging environment for business activities. At the same time, limited government capacity to deliver basic infrastructure a ...

Sustainable Livelihoods in the High Andes: Engaging smallholder farmers as instrumental to development invervension targeted at biodiversity conservation

Abstract: This thesis is a case study of the impact on small-scale, marginalized Bolivian farmers from their involvement in the process to revalue native foods from the Andean region. This revaluation process revolves around a rethinking of the ...

Youth and employment: the role of entrepreneurship in African economies (YEMP)

Lack of employment opportunities for young people is directly hindering development in sub-Saharan African countries. Entrepreneurship is increasingly considered to be important for economic growth but little is known about how best to support youth ... Project Completion Report - Summary:
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) studies, which build on a large quantitive data set, have revealed how Ghana, Uganda and Zambia have some of the highest entrepreneurship rates in the world but ...

Corporate Responsibility for Fundamental Labour Standards and Rights: A Field Study on Labour Conditions of Sugarcane Workers on Grupo Pellas’ Plantation in Western Nicaragua

Abstract: Increasingly, adverse business impacts on societies and environments have been addressed by the international community. To define a transnational umbrella model for business responsibilities, the United Nations introduced the framewo ...

The global shea value chain and its impacts on producer livelihoods in Northern Ghana: An assessment of effects and influences of the ‘Shea Value Chain Reinforcement Initiative

Abstract
The global shea value chain offers the potential to improve the living conditions of millions of poor women in the savannahs of West and Central Africa who collect shea nuts and process them to butter. However, their weak position ...
2012-5-05 to 2012-14-06 Ghana Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, Total grant: 14,000 DKK

Outsourcing for development

Traditionally the debate on outsourcing has focused on outsourcing to low cost locations seen from the perspective of OECD countries. Rarely has the mirror question been asked: What are the development effects of growing outsourcing to developing co ...