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Entrepreneurship In The Republic Of Moldova. Challenges And Recommendations., Cristina Pogorevici Jan 2019

Entrepreneurship In The Republic Of Moldova. Challenges And Recommendations., Cristina Pogorevici

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This paper aims to analyze the challenges of entrepreneurship in the Republic of Moldova, including the special regions of Transnistria and Gagauzia. The main methodology of data collection used throughout this paper is qualitative semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs, legislators, foundations, and investors in the various fields. Where relevant, data from the neighboring countries Romania and Ukraine will be used. Additionally, the research is supported by data, literature reviews and academic papers that provide a more macro-level perspective about the economic situation of Moldova.

The research is based on the hypothesis that Moldova’s human development index (HDI) could in fact ...


Building Resilience In Mba Students: Bouncing Back And Forward Through Challenges, Denitsa Marinova Jan 2017

Building Resilience In Mba Students: Bouncing Back And Forward Through Challenges, Denitsa Marinova

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The raison d'être for MBA programs is to prepare students to lead and manage effectively in the real world. An overview of the unique challenges awaiting MBAs, however, reveals a blind spot in business education: It doesn’t necessarily prepare MBA students to operate effectively in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world of today. This paper suggests that resilience training can help fill the void by enhancing the capacity of MBAs to bounce back and forward through and despite adversity. The objective of the paper is to propose a conceptual design of an evidence-based, relevant, and applicable ...


The Effects Of An Ngo Development Project On The Rural Community Of Tarkwa Bremen In Western Ghana, Richard Stack Jan 2016

The Effects Of An Ngo Development Project On The Rural Community Of Tarkwa Bremen In Western Ghana, Richard Stack

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Very little research exists on the effects of NGO development projects on small African communities, as organisations often do not perform the basic research necessary at the beginning of a project to assess their effectiveness over time. This paper’s purpose is to provide a baseline of economic conditions and cultural practices within the community of Tarkwa Breman, a village in Western Ghana, prior to the initiation of a development project by the Tarkwa Breman Community Alliance (TBCA) to allow future research to examine its effectiveness and comment on the likelihood of the project being successfully self-funded. Given TBCA’s ...


Vulnerability, Trust And The Accompaniment Of Educational Development In Nicaragua, Matthew James Tarditi Jan 2016

Vulnerability, Trust And The Accompaniment Of Educational Development In Nicaragua, Matthew James Tarditi

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Asymmetrical power relations, imposition and hierarchy characterize much of the field of development. Design and decisions are often dominated by the few as programs determine what is best for the local communities they seek to assist (Cooke & Kothari, 2001). The multiply wounded nation of Nicaragua is no exception to the norm, and the country has a long history of outside intervention by non-governmental and governmental organizations seeking to distribute materials or empower communities. Originally founded through a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and a Nicaragua Corporate Social Responsibility Division, the Digital Seeds Program strives ...


Family Types And The Persistence Of Regional Disparities In Europe, Gilles Duranton, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Richard Sandall Jan 2009

Family Types And The Persistence Of Regional Disparities In Europe, Gilles Duranton, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Richard Sandall

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This article examines the association between one of the most basic institutional forms, the family, and a series of demographic, educational, social, and economic indicators across regions in Europe. Using Emmanuel Todd's classification of medieval European family systems, we identify potential links between family types and regional disparities in household size, educational attainment, social capital, labor participation, sectoral structure, wealth, and inequality. The results indicate that medieval family structures seem to have influenced European regional disparities in virtually every indicator that we considered. That these links remain, despite the influence of the modern state and population migration, suggests that ...