The research has been finished! In the upcoming weeks the team will present the results to Koneksie. You can read more about the results in the IRSP magazine that will be published on this website soon!
The research is entering its final weeks and continues to focus on the 4 countries of specific interest to Koneksie. The goal is to find as many insights as possible by interviewing experts, embassies and corporations that can give unique information on what is important to take into account when starting a business in these countries. All this information is shared among the researchers and regular brainstorm sessions enable the group to come to valuable conclusions.
Research Day and Progress
The Koneksie Research has been progressing! For example, on Sunday March 13 the research group had a very productive research day. They used the time to finalize the first phase of the research with the input from Koneksie and to prepare a plan for the next phase, which will give a more in depth view of 4 countries that are especially interesting for Koneksie: Senegal, the DRC, Cameroon and Nigeria. The researchers are currently focussing on aspects such as city planning, the quality of public transport and specific legal conditions that would affect Koneksie. The team continues to be very active and engaged.
The researchers meet regularly and are currently working on their first chapter which will be an overview of several countries and cities in Africa to which Koneksie might want to expand. The chapter stays relatively close to the surface to give a broad image. Quantitative research thus plays a relatively large role in this chapter. The second chapter will then go further into one or two selected countries or cities. This chapter will be much more open-minded and the researchers will thus have a lot of freedom in doing their research.
Other than this we can say that the group is very motivated and gets along really well. On the 26th of February they went to Koneksie together to present the results of the first chapter. Next week, they will have a full research day, during which they will proceed with their project.