Assoc. Prof. Vilmos Katona
Institute of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Pécs, Hungary
Regeneration and social sustainability in global architecture after Covid-19
The regenerative agenda of Steven A. Moore theoretically facilitated architecture on a sustainable and social basis. Stemming partly from his tenets, many other design activities and professional symposia, e.g., the idea of the 2016 Venice Biennale by Alejandro Aravena, proved to serve regenerative purposes throughout the globe, yet Covid-19 means an unprecedented challenge. How does the pandemic affect social collaboration to develop new design tools for participatory architecture, and what are our possible prospects after the worldwide cataclysm? Can we benefit from online training, lockdown, and economic changes to give rise to environmental consciousness while preserving tectonic authenticity? Our study analyses global tendencies in comparison with the original tenets and early case studies of regenerative architecture.
Dr. Lukman Raimi
Dr. Lukman Raimi holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship & CSR from the Leicester Business
School, De Montfort University Leicester, United Kingdom (an accredited AACSB university)
with over 13 years of teaching, research, mentoring and consulting. Presently, he is an Assistant
Professor of Entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Economics (SBE), Universiti
Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Prior to joining the UBD, he was an Assistant Professor and the
Chair of Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria (AUN). Additionally, he was
formerly the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in the School of Business & Entrepreneurship
and the Director Centre for Entrepreneurship in AUN. In addition, he was a former Coordinator
of Training and Part-Time Programme at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Yaba
College of Technology, Nigeria. He is an entrepreneurship educator trained at the
Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Ahmedabad, India, under the World Bank-Step B
Project. He had specialized training in Enterprise Education for Employability (EEE) at the Pan-
Atlantic University Nigeria under the British Council’s sponsorship. He was an alumnus of the
Cumberland Lodge Residential Mentoring (2014), Windsor, United Kingdom. He attended 2019
Experiential Classroom XX organized for Entrepreneurship Educators at the University of
Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States. He has attended/delivered conferences/seminar papers in
Turkey, Malaysia, Ghana, Togo, India, Belfast, Leicester, and the United States. His publications
are ranked and indexed Scopus and ABDC and Google Scholar. His research interests include
entrepreneurship: social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial/digital innovation, medical
entrepreneurship, development economics, CSR and sustainability, SDGs, and family business.
He is married with children.
His research philosophy is pragmatism – an amalgam interpretivism and positivism. Guided by
this hybrid philosophy, he conducts research using both qualitative and quantitative research
methods. Moreover, he has a strong research focus with a burning interest in contributing to a
supportive academic community. This is evident in the array of academic publications listed in
my resume. This multidisciplinary focus has enabled him to collaborate with academics and
professionals to further disseminate knowledge and practice in the field of entrepreneurship,
CSR and development studies.
Understanding the motives, nature of uncertainty and strategies of transitional entrepreneurs in developed countries: a focus on ethnic minorities, immigrants, and women entrepreneurs
Purpose – Transitional entrepreneurs have continued to make significant contributions to the
ecosystems of developed countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada and the United
Kingdom. Unfortunately, the notion of transitional entrepreneurship (TE) among economically
distressed groups has not been well understood and investigated by researchers and
policymakers. The current study examines the motivational factors and the nature of uncertainty
strategies of transitional entrepreneurship among ethnic minorities, immigrants and women
entrepreneurs, drawing insights from an extensive literature review.
Design/Methodology/approach – To understand the dynamics of transitional entrepreneurship,
thematic review, a qualitative research tool, was used to analyse the research problem and
provide answers to the research questions. Seven (7) stages of the thematic review process were
followed in data gathering, review and reporting of findings. From over 130 publications
generated by the databases, a sample of 60 relevant publications that cover the themes of
investigation was selected, critically reviewed, evaluated and synthesised on the basis of which
integrated findings were reported.
Findings – Three insightful findings emerged from the thematic review. First, there are eight
motivational factors for TE venturing: combination factors such as racial discrimination/social
exclusion; harsh institutional and policy environment; need for achievement/quest for economic
affluence; opportunity structure/demand–supply gap; risk of unemployment/underemployment;
social networks and capabilities; social acceptance/business support in host countries; and
vocational abilities of transitional entrepreneurs. Second, three levels of uncertainty confront
transitional entrepreneurs depending on countries and institutional contexts, but the prevalent
level is uncertainty, which presents several alternate paths and trajectories with no clear future.
Third, transitional entrepreneurs leverage preemptive and adaptive entrepreneurship strategies to
cope with the ravages of uncertainties in their host communities.
Originality/Value – We bridge the gaps in the literature by providing interesting insights from
thematic review that explicates motivational factors for transitional entrepreneurship among
ethnic minorities, immigrants and women entrepreneurs. We also validate the applicability of
several theories of entrepreneurship venturing for explaining transitional entrepreneurship
motivation, uncertainty and strategies.
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu
1.) Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Business and Administration,
University of Bucharest, 030018 Bucharest, Romania
2.) Department of Economics and Economic Policy, Economics I Doctoral School, Faculty of
Theoretical and Applied Economics, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374