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GIGA Workshop zum Thema "Machtquelle Erdöl: außen-, innen- und wirtschaftspolitische Herausforderungen für Nettoexporteure"

Professor Karl Wohlmuth nahm am GIGA Workshop zum Thema "Machtquelle Erdöl: außen-, innen- und wirtschaftspolitische Herausforderungen für Nettoexporteure" am 30. Juni 2009 in Hamburg teil. Der Workshop wurde von Prof. Dr. R. Kappel, Präsident des GIGA Hamburg, und von Dr. Matthias Basedau, Leiter des Forschungsschwerpunkts 2 des GIGA, geleitet.

Das IWIM hat zu der Thematik diverse Arbeiten publiziert (insbesondere die Bände 11 und 12 des African Development Perspectives Yearbook, und zwei Bände zum Thema Reconstructing Economic Governance in Resource-rich African Countries, den Band 15 der Schriftenreihe des IWIM und den Band 40 der Weißen Reihe des IWIM) (siehe die LINKS zu Jahrbuchreihe IWIM, LIT Jahrbuch, Schriftenreihe und Weiße Reihe)

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"New Researches on Development in Nigeria"

The Nigeria Country Workshop of IWIM “New Researches on Development in Nigeria” takes place in Bremen on Wednesday July 22, 2009 (see the programme ). Registration of participants and guests is open. Please apply for participation directly to A. Tchokam (iwimsek@uni-bremen.de) and to Professor Wohlmuth (wohlmuth@uni-bremen.de).

 

 

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"L'Annuaire sur les Perspectives du Développement Africain"

La version française de l'avant propos du volume 14 de "L'Annuaire sur les Perspectives du Développement Africain" est disponible ici.

 

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Deux décennies de "African Development Perspectives Yearbook"

Deux décennies de "African Development Perspectives Yearbook" - un réseau international des projets sur le développement en Afrique (lire l'article).

 

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World Economic Crisis - Globalization - Global Employment Crisis - Challenges for the Reform of Labour and Employment Policies in Japan and in Germany

Research Output Professor Karl Wohlmuth: World Economic Crisis – Globalization – Global Employment Crisis – Challenges for the Reform of Labour and Employment Policies in Japan and in Germany, published in the Blue Series of IWIM, Number 115, June 2009, 55 pages (see PDF); this study is a revised version of the paper presented at the conference of German and Japanese Economists on The Flexibilization of Labour Markets between Globalization and the Global Economic Crisis: Comparing Japan and Germany which took place on June 5, 2009 at the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen; the conference was headed jointly by Professor Dr. Hans-Heinrich Bass, University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany and by Professor Dr. Toshihiko Hozumi, Aichi University, Toyohashi, Japan; hard copies of this paper and of other papers in the Blue Series can be ordered at IWIM.

 

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Clusters, Networks and Innovation in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises: The Role of Productive Investment in the Development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria

Research Output Mister O. O. Uzor, PhD student from Nigeria: In his doctoral dissertation, defended recently, with the title Clusters, Networks and Innovation in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises: The Role of Productive Investment in the Development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria Mister Uzor has brought together in theoretical and empirical analyses the three interrelated issues of clusters, networks and innovation activities for the Nigerian SME sector; policy implications and an Agenda for Action to improve the performance of the Nigerian SME sector were as well outlined; the study is also of relevance for other African and developing countries when redesigning policies for their SME sectors (see the short synopsis); the doctoral dissertation was supervised by Professors Karl Wohlmuth and Axel Sell from IWIM; other related studies from the author can be accessed and downloaded (see IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers).

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Business Guide Germany Africa 2009/2010

The Business Guide Germany Africa 2009/2010 has just appeared, published by Wegweiser GmbH Berlin, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and in association with develoPPP.de, AHK, Germany Trade & Invest, and BDI; Professor Karl Wohlmuth has contributed as an author with the article Emerging Markets – Die afrikanischen Staaten in der Weltwirtschaft (Emerging Markets – The African States in the World Economy); the report is intended to facilitate economic and business relations between African and German enterprises; the new report will be launched at an Economic Roundtable and a meeting for the press in Berlin on July 15, 2009; a long version of the article by Professor Wohlmuth is published with a Summary in English as the Number 117 in the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers.

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"Adding Value to Africa's Agro-Industry and Trade": Professor Karl Wohlmuth participates at an UNIDO Expert Group Meeting in Vienna

Prof. Dr. Karl Wohlmuth participated in an Expert Group Meeting that took place on 8 – 9 June, 2009 at UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna on the issue of Adding Value to Africa’s Agro-Industry and Trade. The purpose of the Expert Group Meeting was

a) to discuss new industrial development concepts and strategies for a background paper to be submitted for the High-level Conference on Development of Agribusiness and Agro-Industries in Africa scheduled to take place late 2009 in Abuja, Nigeria, and

b) to prepare as a team of experts the work for a major background study on the theme of Value Addition to Africa’s Industry and Trade.

 

 

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Call for Papers for the Nigeria Country Workshop of IWIM: "New Researches on Development in Nigeria"

Call for Papers

Nigeria Country Workshop: "New Researches on Development in Nigeria"

Time: July 22nd, 2009, 10 am to 17 pm

Venue: Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, University of Bremen

Purpose: It is the purpose of the workshop to present new research results on development in Nigeria for three core issues (education and poverty; small industries and industrialisation; globalisation and development).

New researches at IWIM on development in Nigeria will be presented by three speakers on the following themes:

1. "Income Distribution, Education and Poverty in Nigeria"
Speaker: Dr. Reuben A. Alabi

2. "Networks, Clusters and Innovation in Nigerian Small and Medium Scale Industries"
Speaker: Dr. des. O. O. Uzor

3. "Applying a New Globalisation Index to Development Problems of Nigeria".
Speaker: Dr. des. S. Ebenthal

The speakers will present full papers of their researches. Related researches by the speakers can be downloaded here. Participation of guests is welcomed upon application. Related researches can be presented by the guests in short statements. Guests can also become discussants of presented papers.

Contact: Professor Karl Wohlmuth (mailto:wohlmuth@uni-bremen.de)

Administration of the Workshop: Research Assistant: A. Tchokam
(mailto:iwimsek@uni-bremen.de)

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Nigerian Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow Dr. Alabi gives a Mid-term Report about his Research Project on "Progressivity of Education Spending in Nigeria"

Dr. Reuben A. Alabi, A. v. Humboldt Research Fellow at IWIM, gave a mid-term report about his research on "Progressivity of Education Spending in Nigeria" (see foto). See also the related studies by Dr. Alabi  here. Full evidence about the research programme will be presented at the Nigeria Country Workshop on July 22nd, 2009 about "New Researches on Development in Nigeria". Researches will be presented on three themes:
1. "Income Distribution, Education and Poverty in Nigeria",
2."Networks, Clusters and Innovations in Nigerian Small Industries", and
3."Applying a New Globalisation Index to Nigeria".

 

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