The Contributions of Veterans in Business and Economy: Africa as a Case Study

dc.contributorAfrican Maritime Academyen
dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Department of English. Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Societyen
dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Veterans Studies Groupen
dc.contributorLeech, Irene E.en
dc.contributor.authorOshigbo, Taiwo Oluwaseyien
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
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
dc.description.notesPresented during Panel Session 2A: Veterans across Cultures Speaking as Veterans, Speaking as Civilians, moderated by Irene Leechen
dc.format.extent6 pagesen
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
dc.relation.ispartofSecond Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourseen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderOshigbo, Taiwo Oluwaseyien
dc.subjectVeterans in Societyen
dc.titleThe Contributions of Veterans in Business and Economy: Africa as a Case Studyen
dc.typeConference proceedingen


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