Innovation and collaboration is key to the success of small business development in the digital era

Fourth industrial revolution by Paresh Soni, Associate Director for research at the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) Throughout human history, the world has observed two distinct eras of new product development, and a third era is currently emerging. These eras can be distinguished by the role that various actors play in designing, manufacturing, and…

Scaling up the MBA for relevance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Fourth industrial revolution by Professor Osman Seedat, Dean of REGENT Business School THE global economy is undergoing massive disruption. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has brought with it a world of “cyber-physical systems” characterised by the merging of physical, digital and biological realms in profound ways, and artificial intelligence (AI) serves as the primary catalyst…

Grooming Africa’s future entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship by Honoris United Universities Staff Writer Africa is the world’s youngest and fastest-growing continent, averaging an impressive 6 percent growth per annum. While the continent has no shortage of challenges, from poverty and environmental issues to youth unemployment – South Africa, for example, has the world’s highest number of out-of-work youths, at 57 percent…

Higher Education Institutions need to unpack the Link between Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship

Employability by Dr Ahmed Shaikh, Senior Academic and Managing Director at REGENT Business School It is axiomatic to state that business models, across all sectors of the economy, are being fundamentally disrupted. From the pervasive use of exponential technologies, the rise of smart machines and artificial intelligence, shifting demographics, increased market transparency, limitless individual choices…