Dickson Mwika

Dickson Mwika

Dickson Mwika
Kwame Nkrumah University

Academic History:
Ph.D Candidate – Africa Research University (2017-2020)
Mtech (2013) Brunel University
BBA (2010) BI Norwegian School of Business
Dip Theo (2007) OIBS Oslo,Norway
Cert Lib (2004) Evelyn Hone College, Lusaka Zambia
Business Studies Lecturer- Kwame Nkrumah University

International Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:Mwika. D, Chembe . C and Kunda . D , (2014) “A Comparative Study of Cultural Differences of Success Factors of ERP Implementation in Developed and Emerging Economies: Case Study of Norway and Zambia”, International Journal of Computer Engineering and Technology (IJCET), ISSN 0976-6367(Print),ISSN 0976 – 6375(Online), Volume 5, Issue 8, pp. 105-117

Journal Artcles Currently Under Peer Review:

Mwika. D, Banda. A, Chembe . C and Kunda . D, (2018) “The impact of globalization on SME’s in Emerging Economies: A Case study of Zambia”

Co-author: Kabanda Mwansa
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer Campus, Norway

Professional Sport as a potential economic emancipation tool: A case for Zambia

Like many countries in the sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia has not done much in recognising professional sport as one of the mechanisms for stimulating its economy. Despite gaining the status of an emerging economy, moving from a primary product-dependent economy to a middle-income industrialised one, alternative investments such as professional sport remains in the doldrums of
development. Against this background, the middle class has expanded. However, the need to invest in professional sport for families in this category remain ambivalent as they instead mostly put their investment in schooling only. For example, within middle class families, children’s after school time is spent mostly on extra school lessons rather than on sport because they believe the quality of life could only be improved by schooling and not sport. This is compounded by the policies of the previous government (Movement for Multi-party Democracy [MMD] rule) that undermined the importance and sustainability of sport and recreation by severely plummeting state subsidies for professional sport. Institutions like the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines
(ZCCM) on the Copperbelt invested quite huge in sport before the MMD government. Conversely, this investment went down the drain in the new regime that did not prioritise sport as an economic emancipation implement at country and individual levels. This paper therefore focuses on changing the perception of a common Zambian, with emphasis on the middle class towards investing in professional sport, as a means for economic emancipation. The paper explores how the Zambian middle class is fixated on thinking that the only way to quality life is through schooling. The paper argues that if the middle class invested heavily in sport as opposed to
the current situation where 95% of all Zambian professional athletes come from the economically below average families, then this could have a positive impact on the country’s economy.

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