Tuesday, 8 April 2008

A website that blows the cobwebs off research papers

The webside www.dissertation.com is such a good idea: it takes research work produced as part of studies (usually subsidised by public sector funds) and makes it more widely available.

Okay, access is not completely gratis: after accessing a certain number of free pages, you are encouraged to buy the full text. But it does make visible/available knowledge and analysis that would otherwise gather dust on the shelves or in the archives of universities.

I have consequently placed the research piece from my Masters degree on this site. Although a little dated now, it deals with issues of poverty in the urban area, survival strategies of the poor and prospects for vibrant city economies in Africa. It is entitled: Informalisation as a Strength. Community Survival Systems and Economic Development in the African City.

Check it out. Location:
www.dissertation.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1599426641

Or you might simply want to visit www.dissertation.com to see what other thinking work is available there.

3 comments:

Dave Duarte said...

Nice find Frank! I'm going to recommend this to the MBAs I'm working with at UCT.

Ness said...

I will also share it with people in our doctoral seminar class. Thanks Frank. Love and light, Ness

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