The SAFIC Kenya team comprising Dorothy McCormick, Paul Kamau, Lotte Thomsen, Radha Upadhyaya and Herbert Wamalwa presented at the SAFIC 2016 International Conference held at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 6-7 April 2016. The conference titled The Private Sector in Development: New perspectives on Developing Country and Emerging Market firms featured the following tracks: strategies for developing country firms; institutional environments, R&D and innovative behaviour; perspectives on success factor among developing country firms; capabilities of local firms; state business relations; global value chains for food; and key institutional drivers and barriers to private to private sector development. The SAFIC Kenyan team presented papers across a number of these tracks.
Three key note speakers spoke at the conference. Prof. John Sutton, London School Economics lecture was titled Can Sub-Saharan Africa Industrialise? Lessons from History. Prof. Anita Spring, University of Florida spoke on African Women Entrepreneurs: Barriers and Success in Micro-to Large-scale Enterprises while Prof Scott Taylor, Georgetown University delivered a lecture on Big Business and the State in Africa: Influence, Impact and Implications for Business-State Relations.
See below pictures from the conference.
SAFIC Kenya team members left to right: Dorothy McCormick, Radha Upadhyaya, Lotte Thomsen, Paul Kamau, and Herbert Wamalwa.
SAFIC Kenya team members with Prof. Scott Taylor.
SAFIC Kenya team member Radha Upadhyaya presenting at the conference
The conference picture