Author: Constantine Bartel

Why smaller companies make the most valuable partners

08 Jan 2019 Tarek Sultan Al Essa Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board, Agility Smaller businesses need their own ecosystems. They require products, services, partners and collaborators that speed their digital journey; help them enter new markets; allow them to deploy their data; and give them access to scale-building technology that sharpens their Read More …

Business sans Borders

A collaborative AI-driven global solutions hub to foster SME digitalisation Singapore, 12 November 2018 The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) are partnering with six private sector partners to create a Proof of Concept (“POC”) hybrid business data and digital solutions hub.  The initiative will leverage on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Read More …

ATDF Journal: African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

ATDF Journal-AfCFTA Volume 9, Issue 2 2018 on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) looks at Economic Transformation and Regional Integration in Africa. Till now, the role of intra-African trade has been limited as African economies trade relatively little between themselves. Now, African leaders are determined to change that. The signing of the African Continental Read More …

The Development of a Continental Services Market: An Opportunity for Africa’s Transformation

Africa is appealing to business in two ways, its low-cost resources and free-trade agreements that promote trade across half the continent. Transformative is the word most commonly used when people refer to the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). A primary aim of this ambitious effort is the expansion of intra-African trade by lowering the Read More …

ATDF Journal: Embeddedness and Sustainability of MNC’s

This ATDF Journal discusses embeddedness and assessing the quality and extent of «local embeddedness» as a sustainability indicator that captures the positive externalities generated by multinational companies for the local economy the local environment, and the local community and its transformation. The term ‘embeddedness’ has been shaped and re-shaped by the research of economic sociologists Read More …