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dc.contributorAfrican Maritime Academyen_US
dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Department of English. Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Societyen_US
dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Veterans Studies Groupen_US
dc.contributorLeech, Ireneen_US
dc.contributor.authorOshigbo, Taiwo Oluwaseyien_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T03:25:14Z
dc.date.available2015-08-10T03:25:14Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationOshigbo, T. O. (2014, April). The contributions of veterans in business and economy: Africa as a case study. In H. Nobles (Ed.) Proceedings of the Second Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourse (pp. 12-17). Roanoke, VA: Virginia Tech.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/56355
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the growing influence retired military men and women are now exacting in African society based on their business franchises, which cut across telecoms, agriculture, mining, shipping, oil and gas, broadcasting, small medium enterprise, and more. These are mass-oriented and beneficial investments not only to the society but to the economic growth of their respective nations, which will be advantageous to the collective development of the society and the continent at large. This paper shows a relationship between the period spent as service members and in business careers after retirement, which is a positive indicator and a palliative to stem the idea of young military officers nursing the nocturnal ambition of coup d'etat, since life after service years are no longer an armageddon. This paper takes a periscopic view of how these veterans’ impacts and successes in their new chosen careers have positively affected their immediate communities and beyond in the areas of youth employment and empowerment; capacity building; and re-focusing, re-engineering, and social development indicative of a transformation that underscores a paradigm shift in people’s perception of the men and women in khaki.en_US
dc.format.extent6 pagesen_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSecond Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourseen_US
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dc.subjectVeteransen_US
dc.subjectEconomyen_US
dc.subjectBusinessen_US
dc.subjectGDPen_US
dc.subjectViSen_US
dc.subjectVeterans in Societyen_US
dc.titleThe Contributions of Veterans in Business and Economy: Africa as a Case Studyen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.typeConference proceedingen_US
dc.rights.holderOshigbo, Taiwo Oluwaseyien_US
dc.description.notesThe Second Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourse was held at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA from April 27-28, 2014en_US
dc.description.notesPresented during Panel Session 2A: Veterans across Cultures Speaking as Veterans, Speaking as Civilians, moderated by Irene Leechen_US
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