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Guest Blog: Social Transformations

A guest blog by Research Assistant Rebecca Fisher  Society is currently facing pressing challenges such as climate change, struggling economies and immigration. Such global issues are exacerbated by high levels of unemployment, disease, poverty and conflict in certain countries. Many agree that change needs to take place, but perhaps the answer is to take action further…

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A Case for Transformational Entrepreneurship: ZaaCoal Social Enterprise

Written by: Dr Stephen Dobson, International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University Since he was child Amin Sulley, from Ghana, has always thought a little differently about life and perhaps noticed things in his everyday surroundings that others tended to overlook.  But, above all Amin has always stopped to ask the most simple of questions…

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Multiplicity: The Varied Roles of Universities Supporting Small Businesses

Guest blog by: David Pickernell: Visiting Professor, International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University 2016 has heralded a period of significant uncertainty for the UK economy, and this is likely to continue for several years. It is precisely during such times, however, that innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship become even more important, as new products, services,…

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Rethinking the way we promote entrepreneurship – Taking this discussion further

Prof Tobie de Coning, Stellenbosch University and Visiting Professor at Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, takes the discussion further regarding rethinking the way entrepreneurship is promoted. I have been working actively in the broad field of Entrepreneurship for most of my academic career, a career that stretches over almost four decades. It has…

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Rethinking the way we think about Entrepreneurship

Gideon Maas, the Director of our International Centre for International Entrepreneurship shares his views on business in the 21st century in our latest piece for BusinessInsider.com. Our global economy is changing. Some say, not without substance, that it’s actually in crisis. Certainly there is growing inequality and real problems around social mobility across the world.…

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Meet ICTE: The International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship

The ICTE is a unique Centre, formed to support sustainable socio-economic transformation through systemic approaches to entrepreneurship in communities. Within this context, ‘transformational entrepreneurship’ refers to a holistic and heuristic orientation in terms of entrepreneurship promotion and combines the individual and other sub-systems (such as society and institutions) interacting and collaborating to create a positive framework…