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Wim Naudé

Wim Naudé

Wim Naudé is Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and visiting Professor of Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He is also a research fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, Germany, and a visiting fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His research and teaching in economics are broadly concerned with technological innovation, entrepreneurship and human development.

The big migration debate: time to cut the link with development

In the big ‘migration debate’ strong assumptions have been made about the link between migration and development. Often, development is regarded as a tool to reduce migration and, vice versa, migration as a tool to affect development. This, however, is not necessarily true, resulting in unnecessary confusion and even worse – bad policies for the management of migration. It is time to take a critical look at the assumed migration-development link and stop treating development cooperation as a tool to stem migration.

The fourth industrial revolution in Africa: potential for inclusive growth?

With new technological changes and the rise of robotization, how can industrialization create employment and ensure inclusive growth?

Do Europeans even know what ‘shelter in the region’ looks like?

Shelter in the region represents a gap in the protection of refugees, which is in stark contrast with Europe’s professed commitment to human rights and international law.

Young entrepreneurs in rural Africa as drivers for job creation

Africa is the world’s youngest continent, with two-thirds of its labour force working on farms and at least another 15% in small rural enterprises.Can Africa’s rural economy create enough jobs for predominantly young job-seekers?

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