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Pan-Atlantic University is a private, non-profit educational institution in Lagos, Nigeria. The university had its origin as the Lagos Business School , established in 1991. The federal government approved the university as Pan-African University in 2002, and the LBS became its first school. In May 2013 its name was changed to Pan-Atlantic University, in order to avoid confusion with the Pan-African University of the African Union. The Ajah Campus was completed in 2003 and in 2010 work began on the Ibeju-Lekki campus.In September 2011 the university launched the Virtual Museum of Modern Nigerian Art, a website created by Jess Castellote, a Spanish architect that includes over 400 works from 81 artists, including pioneering Nigerian artists such as Aina Onabolu and Bruce Onobrakpeya and emerging artists such as Richardson Ovbiebo and Babalola Lawson.The University's Enterprise Development Centre works with the Small and Medium Enterprise Department of the International Finance Corporation to provide the SME Toolkit Nigeria.This gives small businesses free business management information and training.In November and December 2011 the EDC organized a "Global Entrepreneurship Week", with a series of events in Lagos. Many Nigerians have ambitions to start a business, and the conference was extremely well-attended.In July 2011 British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at the Pan-Atlantic University in Lagos, discussing aid, trade and democracy. He spoke in favor of an African free trade area, and of increased trade with Britain.On 17 November 2014 the University launched its first ever undergraduate programmes in its new campus at Ibeju-Lekki. Wikipedia.


Tickle M.,University of Liverpool | Adebanjo D.,University of Greenwich | Mann R.,Massey University | Ojadi F.,Pan African University
International Journal of Production Research | Year: 2015

The purpose of this study was to investigate the awareness, usage, perceived effectiveness and potential future use of improvement tools and techniques via two sets of comparisons: between public and private sector organisations, and between manufacturers and service organisations. The need for the study was driven by the current lack of understanding of the extent of improvement tools and techniques adoption on a global scale. A questionnaire survey of 453 respondents from over 20 countries was conducted and the quantitative data were analysed through use of the IBM SPSS software package. The studys findings indicated that there are no significant differences between both sets of organisations for the majority of improvement tools and techniques. However, this study has shown that public sector organisations are more likely to adopt some improvement tools and techniques in comparison to their private sector counterparts. Similarly, service organisations are also more likely to adopt some improvement tools and techniques than their manufacturing counterparts. These results contradict the conventional perception that improvement tools and techniques are used more often by the private sector and manufacturing organisations. © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Source


Chouaib W.,Forest science Center 2030 | Chouaib W.,Institute National Of Recherche | Chaibi M.T.,Institute National Of Recherche | Chaibi M.T.,Pan African University
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy | Year: 2014

Scarcity of water, major critical concern in arid areas, has led to the use of low-quality irrigation water in agriculture in most of arid climate areas. The quality of water used for agriculture has to be reduced to a sustainable level that is also adapted to the environment. This paper presents the performance of a pilot condensation irrigation (CI) solar system in Tunisia under arid climate conditions. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential of this combined solar system for producing fresh water as an alternative source for irrigation in the greenhouse used for tomato growth. The preliminary testing of the CI system performance showed that moisture amounts in the buried pipes remain high for the sunny and cloudy days and dew condensation is processing mainly at night and early morning times. The produced fresh water satisfies about 15% the maximum crop water requirements during the growth period where tomato crops are most sensitive to water deficit. Based on experimental results, recommendations for system improvements design are suggested. Copyright © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source


Oke A.,Arizona State University | Onwuegbuzie H.,Pan African University
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management | Year: 2013

Purpose - The authors aim to develop and test hypotheses that link outsourcing and subcontracting-in activities of small high-tech firms to their radical innovativeness. In addition, they seek to investigate how a firm's strategy moderates the associations between their outsourcing and subcontracting-in activities and radical innovativeness. Design/methodology/ approach - The authors utilized regression analytical technique and categorical moderation analytical technique to test their hypotheses on survey data of 579 firms. Findings - Results show that outsourcing has a positive association with radical innovativeness. In contrast, subcontracting-in shows a negative association with radical innovativeness. Finally, the influence of both outsourcing and subcontracting-in activities on radical innovativeness are contingent upon a firm's manufacturing strategy. Research limitations/ implications - There are potential limitations relating to the authors' use of secondary data. There is a need to investigate the processes through which outsourcing and subcontracting-in relate to innovation performance. Practical implications - An implication of this study is that in order to develop radical innovativeness, firms need to consider their strategic or competitive inclination when evaluating their outsourcing and subcontracting-in decisions and activities. Social implications - There are also social implications since outsourcing and subcontracting-in activities involve social relationships. Originality/value - Linking boundary spanning activities of firms to innovation performance represents a contribution to the literature. Further, establishing that the effectiveness of such boundary activities depends on a firm's specific manufacturing strategy represents a contribution. © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. Source


Kirika M.W.,Kenyatta University | Kahia J.W.,British Petroleum | Diby L.N.,British Petroleum | Njagi E.M.,Kenyatta University | And 2 more authors.
HortScience | Year: 2015

Erythrina abyssinica (E. abyssinica) is a multipurpose tree and a well-known medicinal plant which is conventionally propagated mainly by seeds. This method may produce a high degree of genetic variability and consequently decrease the medicinal value of the plant. Besides, the seeds have low germination rate and propagation is restricted to rainy season. Hence, there is need to develop a propagation protocol which produces a uniform plants and one which is not restricted to seasons. The objective of this study was to establish an in vitro propagation protocol for the multiplication of E. abyssinica. Seeds were sterilized and germinated in vitro to get sterile starting explants. Sterilization of the seeds was evaluated using different concentrations of a commercial bleach (JIK) ranging from 10%, 20% to 30% for 25 minutes. Kinetin (2.25, 4.50, 6.75, and 9.0 mg/L), and benzylaminopurine (BAP; 2.15, 4.30, 6.46, and 8.61 mg/L) were evaluated in separate experiments for their effect to induce microshoots from nodal explants. Rooting of the microshoot was carried out using half strength Murashige and Skoog (MS) media supplemented with indolebutyric acid (IBA) (0.20, 0.51, and 1.02 mg/L). Statistical analysis software (SAS) package was used to perform analysis of variance on the data to test the significance of the difference between treatments. The result of the sterilization experiment indicated that 10% JIK gave the highest percentage (55%) of clean seeds. Benzylaminopurine evaluated at 8.61 mg/L gave the highest mean number of microshoots (6.80 ± 1.24) after 28 days. On the other hand, IBA evaluated at 0.51mg/L gave the highest mean root length (6.00 ± 01.85 cm). The regenerated plants were acclimatized in the greenhouse and 65% survival rate was recorded after one month. With the increasing worldwide demand for medicinal plants as an alternative to prescription drugs, ex situ, in situ conservation programs and true to type mass propagation of E. abyssinica could benefit from the findings of this study. This is the first report on micropropagation of E. abyssinica. © 2015, American Society for Horticultural Science. All rights reserced. Source


Tongo C.,Pan African University
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development | Year: 2011

Scholars of organisational behaviour have opined that the culture of a work organisation is nothing, but a mere derivative or microcosm of the wider national culture. Nevertheless, in this present article, an anti-thesis of the current thinking has been providedby the development of a conceptual model of cultural change for African indigenous organisations. Based on the application of the modernisation theory of cultural change; the model presented a justification for the import of the current spate of globalisation which necessitates that for indigenous work organisations (especially business enterprises) resident in Africa to become globally competitive they must disengage from traditional beliefs and values that are inimical to business performance. This revolutionary shift would help them proactively evoke cultures that are completely different from those of the nations in which they are domestically domiciled; and possibly change the beliefs and values of organisational workers from those that constitute the various cultures of their respective African states. Consequently, a displacement of the existing paradigm in the literature of organisational/national culture interface which refutes the possibility of organisational culture transcending the boundaries of national culture becomes inevitable. ©2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source

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