Scismic: Enhancing and diversifying scientific hiring

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Scismic was founded to help facilitate scientists’ transition from academia to industry. Its two platforms – Scismic Job Seeker and Scismic Lab Seeker – ensure job-seeking scientists find fulfilling work that truly matches their unique skillsets. Scismic has overcome several weaknesses inherent in traditional hiring models, and provides a job-matching platform that saves time, alleviates confusion, and reduces the biases […]

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How African knowledge-based enterprises seek scale: Research findings from 10 countries

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Innovation is a vital practice in the knowledge economy. Also vital is finding ways to scale innovations so that they can have significant impact. The Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network has collected data in numerous African innovation settings over the past decade, and has, in the process, developed a four-pillar taxonomy of scaling practices. As outlined in its […]

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Gender inequality in entrepreneurship: How to improve funding outcomes for female entrepreneurs

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Does industry served come into play when investors make funding decisions involving female vs. male entrepreneurs seeking capital? Yes, the perception of industry fit does play a role, says Dr Dana Kanze, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dr Kanze, along with an international research team, set out to investigate whether female-led ventures were particularly disadvantaged in […]

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