MSM operates within the sectors of agribusiness development, private sector development, rule of law, mental, sexual and reproductive health and water, in which entrepreneurship and employability, educational development, leadership, inclusive development and value chain and partnerships are our key expertise areas.
Taking the strengths of emerging economies as a point of departure, MSM assists stakeholders worldwide in their attempts to enhance inclusive local, regional, and national economic development. Our work is based on the premise that, in conjunction with public and civil society actors, including educational institutions, companies play a pivotal role in the sustainable development process.
MSM highly values a networked triple helix approach in working with academia, business and government. Drawing on both theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of management and governance issues in sustainable development, we apply practical tools to analyse value chains, partnerships and competitiveness in emerging economies. Research results are set to identify opportunities for value chain upgrading and subsequent intervention strategies for different organisational actors using a triple helix approach. Our public and private partnerships play a pivotal role in all our projects and research.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Digitisation
MSM supports the set-up of incubators, entrepreneurship centres, advises on entrepreneurial-ecosystems, entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial transformation of organisations and offers entrepreneurial skills development training programmes.
Leadership, Change and Organisational Development
MSM provides essential leadership and management skills specifically tailored to meet the needs of clients in a range of culturally contrasting environments.
Inclusive and Sustainable Development
MSM contributes to realising the Sustainable Development Goals through responsible management education and applied research. MSM helps addressing migration by improving the economic development in countries of origin.
Globalisation, Value Chains and Industrial Policy
Global Value Chains (GVC) are the network vehicles through which most of international trade takes place. GVC adds value, creates employment and offers effective opportunities for achieving higher levels of sustainability in the economy.
MSM offers expert advice, training and capacity building on various topics, including commercialisation of education, curriculum development, university – industry relations, quality assurance and accreditation, university strategy development, etc.