International Conference at CBS: Entrepreneurship and Employment in the Global South

International Conference: Entrepreneurship and Employment in the Global South - June 24-25 at CBS

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 08:00 to Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 16:00

Generating sufficient employment for growing populations is a key concern in much of the global South and a prerequisite for sustainable development. Despite some countries experiencing high levels of economic growth, this is rarely accompanied by corresponding levels of employment creation, leading to ‘jobless growth’.

The vast majority of employment is created in the private sector, which in the global South is characterised by high levels of informality. Many individuals, especially young people, have to create their own employment opportunities, requiring a degree of entrepreneurship. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution to unemployment despite there being a dearth of knowledge about entrepreneurship in the global South.

This interdisciplinary conference will focus on the nature of entrepreneurship and employment in the global South and the ways in which the world of work is constantly evolving in response to demographic shifts, urbanization, technological progress, globalization and the impact of the financial crisis.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Professor of Economics, Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana
  • Professor Craig Jeffrey, Department of Geography, University of Oxford
  • Professor Peter Rosa, University of Edinburgh Business School

Deadline for conference abstracts: May 1, 2013

For further information, please go to the conference hompage:


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