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NABA Member of the month November 2017 – BI Norwegian Business School

BI Norwegian Business School – and its Center fro Corporate Responsibility – is NABA’s member of the month for November. A group of students from BI recently visited Tanzania, and today, Monday 6th of November, the business school is hosting a guest lecture with Emmanuel Chao, Associate Professor from the Mzumbe University of Tanzania, at 12:00. Read more under:

Department of Law and Governance – BI Centre for Corporate Responsibility – invites you to guest lecture by Emmanuel Chao, Associate Professor, Mzumbe University, Tanzania.

Dr Chao is Head of department of marketing and entrepreneurship and head of business incubation centre of Mzumbe University, Co-founder and chair of the international conference of Business and Management in emerging markets and regional coordinator of Tanzanian Institute of Bankers.

Title of lecture:

Developing Sustainable Business In Africa: Specific Focus On Tanzania

Date: Monday November 6th, 12:00 – 13:00 (lunch served from 11:30-12:00)
Venue: Auditorium A2-045

For attendance please register through mail to britt-mari.sletto@bi.no

Increased institutional transformations and positive high economic growth rates in Africa, has recently increased the investment opportunities for the continent. According to the Initiative for Global Development, within sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana and Nigeria’s strong growth in the west is increasing business activity, while Kenya and Tanzania are particular areas of interest to international business in the east. In the south, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa are also major targets for companies looking to expand corporate operations.

With these growth rates and prospects, comes a fundamental question on the sustainability. The specific institutional dimensions within African economies has continued to challenge the existing sustainability models and increased a need for corporates and scholars to understand the implications for such dynamics. The changes in the new governments in Africa e.g. Tanzania, can have a significant impact on business climate. The business enterprises should, not only follow a business-as-usual model (an exclusionary profit-maximization goal), but also a broad sustainable business model, capable of improving socio-economic wellbeing, mitigating environmental risks and sustaining natural capital assets. The topic intends to cover key issues on business development, assessment on business sustainability models, strategic considerations, corporate social responsibility and local content.

About Emmanuel Chao

Dr Chao has wide experience in presenting papers in leading academic conferences/platforms such as Academy of Marketing (UK), European Academy of Marketing (Portugal, Slovenia), Marketing science/ World Marketing Congress (France), Info Marketing (USA), Society of Behavioral scientists (Canada), Industrial marketing Association (China), Business and information management (Japan) and several others. He has published several papers in a wide international outlets such as International Business research, Journal of Global marketing, Journal of business to business relations, Journal of knowledge management and practice, Journal of relationship marketing, International journal of Business and Management, International Journal of Business research and management and several others. Dr. Chao holds a PhD (from 2014) and Msc (International Business and Management) (2010) from Norway.