Author: Constantine Bartel

Institutionalizing Poverty in Africa by Members of the European Parliament

Last month, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) called on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition not to support genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa. This call is very unfortunate and would institutionalise poverty on a continent that is already facing dire challenges. The G7 group of nations’ joint initiative with the New Alliance Read More …

When corporatism leads to corporate
 governance failure
: The case of the Swiss watch industry

Corporatism is often seen as the way Swiss stakeholders in business and politics handle industrial challenges in a reasonable and flexible way. In this publication Dr Isabelle Schluep Campo and Dr Philipp Aerni argue, however, that the emergence of corporatist structures in the Swiss watch industry has often encouraged rent-seeking and collusion at the expense Read More …

Factory Fresh: The Future of Agriculture

Factory Fresh: The Future of Agriculture If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, and that is already beginning to happen. Though the problems of African farming are by no means purely technological—better roads, better education and better governments would all help a great deal—technology nevertheless has Read More …