CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Resilience, Entrepreneurship and ICT

Latest Research from Germany, South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia

Editors: Halberstadt, J., Marx Gómez, J., Greyling, J., Mufeti, T.K., Faasch, H. (Eds.)

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  • Demonstrates how entrepreneurship and ICT can be combined to develop sustainable solutions
  • Includes insights on various collaborative research projects between Germany and Southern African countries
  • Illustrates how entrepreneurial thinking and ICT-based solutions can play key parts in building resilient communities
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About this book

This book is based on the work of the YEEES Research Centre, an international network of scientists from partner universities in Germany, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. It presents inter- and transdisciplinary research that explores different ways of understanding resilience, an essential characteristic for systems, organizations and people – providing them with strength in the face of attacks and challenges, and both enabling and fostering constant adaptation and improvement.

Building resilience to face today’s ever-changing societal and environmental realities requires unbiased research activities that transcend the borders of countries and academic disciplines alike. The research addressed in this book, thus, is multidisciplinary and includes contributions to areas such as sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and smart communities, as well as groundbreaking work on skills development and ICT education. Highlighting the variety of research activities and their outcomes, this book offers a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of sustainable resilience development.


About the authors

Prof. Dr. Jantje Halberstadt is a professor of Economics and Sustainability at the University of Vechta, Germany, where she is also Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences. Her main research interests are in the area of entrepreneurship and management, particularly transformational sustainability entrepreneurship related to various fields, such as ICT, agriculture and food, mobility, and gender studies. She is Vice-Director of the ISPA institute and board member of FGF e.V., Germany`s leading scientific association for entrepreneurship, innovation, and SMEs, as well as member of the advisory board of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Values. Prof. Halberstadt also lectures abroad and leads several trans- and interdisciplinary research projects with national and international groups. She holds a PhD from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and was Junior Professor for Social Entrepreneurship at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg where she still is Guest Professor.

 

Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez is a full professor and chair of Business Information Systems / Very Large Business Applications (VLBA) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany. He is furthermore the director of the Centre for Environmental and Sustainability Research (COAST) at Oldenburg University and board member of the energy group at OFFIS-Institute. His research interests include business information systems, federated ERP-systems, business intelligence, data science, interoperability, environmental management information systems, ICT for sustainability and e- and mobile-commerce. Prof. Gómez has worked as guest lecturer in different countries and has successfully coordinated many national and international research projects.

 

Prof. Dr. Jean Greyling is an associate professor of Computer Science at the Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha, South Africa. From 2010 – 2015 he was Head of Department of Computing Sciences. He currently coordinates a national project aimed at using mobile apps to introduce learners from disadvantaged communities to coding, reaching over 20 000 learners. This project is part of the YEEES project. His main research interest is programming awareness in schools, and he has supervised masters and PhD’s from different fields of interest. He is also very actively involved in sourcing full bursaries for undergraduate students in the department – currently there are 90 students who benefit from this.


Prof. Tulimevava Kaunapawa Mufeti (Kauna) is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at the University of Namibia. She holds a PhD in Information Systems from Rhodes University, South Africa. She worked as the Associate Dean of the School of Computing at the University of Namibia from 2015-2021, and has served as a director of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia. Her research interests include e-learning, cyber security, and data analysis.


Prof. Dr. Helmut Faasch is a professor of Computer Science at the Leuphana University at Lueneburg. Before he retired, he was a member of the Institute of Environmental and Sustainability Communication (INFU). His lectures included Data Base Systems, Computer Networks, Software Development, Mobile Commerce, Knowledge Representation, Fundamentals of Computer Science and Sustainable Communication. As an independent consultant, he worked in the fields of Data Modelling, Object Oriented Software Design and Digital Technical Documentation, particularly in the areas of the international aviation industry and automotive business. As such, he was a leading member of the Air Transport Association (ATA) standardization teams. His research interests include ICT for sustainability, software design principles, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, and data science. Prof. Faasch worked as a guest professor at the “University of Texas Pan American”, Edinburg/Texas and the “Athlone Institute of Technology”, Ireland.


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • How to Make Entrepreneurs Strong: Introducing a Framework for Research on Entrepreneurs’ Resilience

    Pages 3-29

    Halberstadt, Jantje (et al.)

  • Toward a Framework for University-Based Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Human Capital Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Pages 31-56

    Bronstein, Johann (et al.)

  • Innovative Digitalisation Initiatives for Smart Communities and Smart Cities in a Developing Country

    Pages 57-78

    van der Hoogen, Anthea (et al.)

  • An Exploratory Study of the Development Practices Used by Software Entrepreneurs in Namibia

    Pages 79-93

    Nelulu, Johanna (et al.)

  • TANKS: A Tangible Programming Tool to Introduce Children to Coding Through Fun Problem Solving Activities

    Pages 97-113

    Byron, Batteson (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resilience, Entrepreneurship and ICT
Book Subtitle
Latest Research from Germany, South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia
Editors
  • Jantje Halberstadt
  • Jorge Marx Gómez
  • Jean Greyling
  • Tulimevava Kaunapawa Mufeti
  • Helmut Faasch
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-78941-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-78941-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-78940-4
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 420
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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