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The development of civilization through the occupation of planet Earth and its renewable and nonrenewable resources, since its most remote times, has neglected the environmental irreversibility arising from its actions, a situation evidenced by ecological degradation, environmental pollution and accelerated climate change.
En esta columna vamos a hablar de un concepto muy conocido que merece que se lo vuelva a estudiar desde una nueva perspectiva. Se trata de la motivación, y especialmente el de la motivación emprendedora.
Tal parece que en todo el mundo arrancar empresas está de moda y que ser “emprendedor” es lo de hoy. Pudiéramos erróneamente pensar que antes de esta fiebre de startups no existían los emprendedores como tales, pero lo cierto es que desde tiempos inmemoriales siempre han existido aquellos que por alguna razón y en algún momento, decidieron correr el riesgo de intercambiar bienes de diferente valía con otras personas, buscando sacar un provecho o beneficio.
Es evidente que los avances tecnológicos recientes en la oferta de servicios financieros, incluidos en ellos block-chain, machine learning, inteligencia artificial, big-data, cobots y criptomonedas, están conduciendo a un cambio de paradigma que ha impulsado a reguladores, consultores y académicos a desarrollar herramientas de tecnología y gestión a la vez que llevar a cabo investigaciones académicas.
Around 1870BC, in the city of Assur in northern Iraq, a woman called Ahaha uncovered a case of financial fraud.
Ahaha had invested in long-distance trade between Assur and the city of Kanesh in Turkey. She and other investors had pooled silver to finance a donkey caravan delivering tin and textiles to Kanesh, where the goods would be exchanged for more silver, generating a tidy profit. But Ahaha’s share of the profits seemed to have gone missing – possibly embezzled by one of her own brothers, Buzazu. So, she grabbed a reed stylus and clay tablet and scribbled a letter to another brother, Assur-mutappil, pleading for help:
Studies of female business leaders and economic performance are rarely conducted with worldwide observational data, and with considerations on the underlying cultural, institutional, and business environment. This paper uses worldwide, firm-level data from more than 100 countries to study how female-headed firms differ from male-headed firms in productivity level and growth, and whether the female leader performance disparity hinges on the underlying environment.
USAID Scholars Activity Offers Scholarships to 140 Public School Students this Year to Study at AUC, Egyptian Universities
AUC recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education to promote the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Scholars Activity program in schools.
We must make sure data do not freeze us. Too often, businesses and entrepreneurs become consumed with collecting and analyzing data in the hopes of crafting a “perfect” solution to the diverse set of challenges we face.
A Tribute to Professor David SmallboneThursday, April 9, 2020 A Tribute to Professor David SmallboneThursday, April 9, 2020 A Tribute to Professor David SmallboneObituary; Professor David SmallboneWe are sad to announce that Professor David Smallbone passed away...
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A Salute to Health Care Providers Friday, April 3, 2020 A Salute to Health Care Providers Friday, April 3, 2020 Dear Health Care Providers,Thank you.Of all the words I could think of to start this letter to you, those had to be the first. Yet those words seem so pale...
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, addresses the most pressing challenges of our time, such as climate change and COVID-19, social injustice, human rights, and economic growth. Incorporating the sustainable development goals (SDGs) into society’s fabric is essential for just and equitable sustainable development for all. The SDGs purpose is to stimulate everyone, from governments, businesses, NGOs, citizens, and other stakeholders, to accelerate actions that benefit the people and the planet, by fostering actions and partnerships at all levels, so no one is left behind. And since MSMEs are the foundation of our economies and society, they are at the critical leading edge of the UN’s sustainable development initiative.
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The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is a non-profit organization devoted to continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business. Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields through publications, programs, workshops, training sessions and certifications.