Publications

Here we share the knowledge wealth of our present and past collaborators. Each title will take you to the source where the articles were published originally.

In this book, we bring you eighteen unique entrepreneurial stories from Nepal, gathered between September 2020 and February 2021. You will find insights into their entrepreneurial journeys through the pandemic. In these difficult times, many of them believed collaboration is better than competition. They have highlighted the importance of society supporting their local businesses. A positive business ecosystem where everybody looks out for each other can help in overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Look at the Tourism Sector in France.

A case study of a Woman Entrepreneur in Cyprus.

Exploring challenges faced by an online sleep consultancy run by a ‘mumpreneur” in Lebanon.

The pandemic impacted companies working in close cooperation with the information and technology sector and became the driving force for digital transformation.

Here are the key challenges that small agricultural businesses in the United Arab Emirates are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the government can help.

A small consultancy firm in Malta shares from its privileged observatory the opportunities and difficulties of being a small company during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overcoming Challenges Faced by Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

While the gig economy is quickly gaining ground among students and employees, its effects entail a double burden that inflicts both psychological and organizational repercussions on a Romania-based Web Design company.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, when most of the businesses were shutting down, some HORECA entrepreneurs defied the market trends and took the leap of faith.

In this book, we collected inspiring stories from small business owners of the Middle East, recorded from November 2020 to April 2021. Young and mature entrepreneurs from Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Cyprus shared their ways of facing the challenges of the pandemic head-on. Many of the businesses presented here were actually born during COVID-19. What differentiates the entrepreneurial stories from the Middle East is just how much they are supported by the local community: family, friends, neighbors, fellow entrepreneurs - everyone is eager to help one another. It may be the help with the production process, delivery, spreading the word, or actually purchasing the product. Whatever it is, it gives one a feeling of being supported.

"If each of us helps somebody else once per day, the World would really be different." In this book, we put together twelve stories from small business owners in the Netherlands. From the most recent ones recorded in March 2021 to our initial interviews in June 2020. You will meet and get insights from inspiring makers facing the multiple lockdowns; find out how they deal with down-time and unexpected growth; what or who is helping them in their journey; and how they see the future playing out. From conscious food and beverage businesses to sustainable fashion and tableware to a social IT enterprise — we tried to bring you a wide variety of stories and ideas.

From the beginning of the crisis, the online space became the main market for entrepreneurs and especially small businesses. But the countless 'freebies' made it nearly impossible to make a profit.

What started as one person’s idea turned into a global social movement three months later — one that was supported by universities and recognized by the United Nations, involved a team of 70 people and reached thousands of entrepreneurs around the world.

The pandemic pushed thousands of small businesses to the edge of closing. Here is what you can do.

These are the stories of real people who chose to be their own boss and were faced with something that the world has never seen before.

If you run a catering business for gatherings and events, the current situation makes you seriously wonder about the future of your company.

In case you do have to look for monetary support to get your startup going, here are a few things that you might want to prepare before you ask for it.

This article is based on the insights shared in informal conversations by executives and employees of Fortune 500 companies.

More than 2,000 ideas were proposed during the Hackathon #EUvsVirus. Now you can help to bring them to life.

Tips to help you slow down, save your energy, and stay positive in the time of crisis.

The main challenge in business is lack of trust. What principles will guide European entrepreneurship in the new decade?

It's time to change our everyday actions from fixating on short-term gains and start looking ahead to the future of cooperation and possibilities.

Learn how these inspiring women turn the challenges into their winning qualities and conquer the business world.

Three simple steps that will allow you to turn things around and start making money instead of draining them.

Do you know that feeling of fear and urgency that you have to find clients, you have to make money, you absolutely don’t have time to rest?

Even in one of the startup capitals of the World, the most common question among sole entrepreneurs is 'Where do I meet people like me?'

The most common challenge for entrepreneurs is getting more customers. So what is standing between you and them?

The unique methodology of AlterContacts ThinkTank.

We all contribute to each other’s well-being in a sustainable way and we all are here to stay. Our focus is the future.

What the Most Assertive People Know, Do and Say. Being assertive means that you are self-assured know what you want from life, are happy to stand up for yourself and have the respect of those around you. It looks at what it means to be assertive in today's world. As well as containing plenty of exercises and case studies, it also includes a personal plan which can be adapted by you to suit the issues you are facing.

In the following pages, it is proposed that multiple, small radiation field effects transistors (RADFET) can be used to measure the space environment, including the radiation energies, fluxes and exposure geometry, around KUTEsat, a small cubical microsatellite.

The article discusses the inclusion of simulation and virtualization technologies into training exercises in an area of defense.

Currently, we are likely reaching a peak in design thinking. But how can a human-centered design philosophy improve systems that may never be seen or touched by a human after installation?

How do you program a robot car? Why does an engineer need a philosopher?

The research summarizes the results of introduction studies of woody plants of the Botanical Garden of the Institute of Biology, the Komi Scientific Center, the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences for the period from 1946 to 2002.

The constant conflict between the institutions dedicated to the care of the historical heritage and the marketing strategies to promote the image of Mexico through entertainment events in archaeological zones continues in a constant rivalry.

One of four dies in Western societies due to neurodegenerative diseases. In a seminal work, we have concentrated on most devastating ones including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and pinpointed to possible new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches focusing on the subtle changes happening in the microbiome several decades before the onset of the disease.

Food with a favourable tryptophan/LNAA ratio lifts mood in healthy young women. Consumption of this food modulates reward, fear and resting state neural processing.

The discriminant analysis revealed that Oregano Extract’s pattern of activity locates in close vicinity to antidepressant and neuroprotective compound. The presented data support the hypothesis suggesting the use of Oregano Extract as a neuroprotective dietary supplement to promote mood, motivation and mental wellbeing.

This review focuses on specific alterations of gut microbiota mostly observed in autistic patients. Particularly, the mechanisms through which such alterations may trigger the production of the bacterial metabolites or leaky gut in autistic people are described.

The gut microbiome affects virtually all aspects of human health, but the degree of scientific evidence, the models and technologies and the understanding of mechanisms of action vary considerably from one benefit area to the other.

In Colombia, the Health industry is restricted from vertically integrating the Health Management Organizations (EPS) with the Health Service Providers (IPS) in order to avoid antitrust competitive conditions. However, the empirical evidence in this regard is inconclusive.

The Social Security System in Health of Colombia, is criticized by different mainstream media due to its high transaction costs, low competitiveness and efficiency. The question arises about the contribution made by the Colombian Academy on the reflection over the health system during its twenty years of existence. The aim of the study was to characterize the contribution of academic publications to the reflection on the Colombian health system over the last twenty years.

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