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									     CURRICULUM VITAE AND WORKING EXPERIENCE
                OF DR. JOHN YABS

NAME:                             Dr. John Yabs

ASSRESS:                            P. O. Box 53944,
                                    00200, City Square,
                                      NAIROBI,
                             Tel: 254-020-4184160-323
                                254-020-531899
                                 0722-871738
                          E-mail:jyabs@hotmail.com
                               yabs@uonbi.ac.ke

PROFILE:

Dr. John Yabs is Lecturer at the School of Business, University of Nairobi, and
Department of Business Administration. Dr. Yabs has fifteen years of teaching
experience gained in Kenyatta University, United States International
University, Moi University, and has ten years experience at University of Nairobi
School of Business.
Prior to joining teaching, Dr, Yabs was the Managing Director of Fine Spinners,
the Chairman of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a
member of Board of Directors of Export Processing Zones Authority, and Kenya
Wine Agencies Limited.
Currently, Dr. Yabs is a member of the Doctoral Studies Committee of the
School of Business, University of Nairobi, a member of Strategic Management
Society, A member of the Academy of International Business, and a member of
the Kenya Institutew of Management. He is a consultant in Strategic
Management and International Business Management.


RESEARCH INTEREST:

International Business; Regional Economic Cooperation; International Business
Environment; Relationships between government and Business. Effects of E-
Commerce on the conduct of International Business and Strategic Decisions.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Dr. John Yabs has written four articles in the publications of Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, one article in the Journal of Insurance, and two books
International Business Operations in Kenya 1st edition in 2006, and the second
edition in 2007, Strategic Management Practices in Kenya, 1st edition 2006
SEMINRS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED.

      1982 Nairobi, IDRC sponsored program fir E.A. and Southern African
           countries
           On informal sector and its role in development.

      1983 Nairobi I.T.C. sponsored Seminar on Dissemination of Trade
           Information
           On South – South Basis.

              Harare, Zimbabwe – Seminar on the Establishment of P.T.A.
Federation
              of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

      1984 Lusaka, Zambia – Symposium on the Methodology of Carrying out
           Supply
           and Demand Survey on P.T.A. Countries.

          Lusaka, Zambia – Inaugural Meeting of P.T.A. Federation of
Chambers of
          Commerce and Industry.

             Washington, D.C. – USAID Sponsored Seminar on Small Business
             Administration.

             Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. – E.C.A. Sponsored Meeting of Industrial
             Development Experts on Review of Industrial Development Decade
for
             Africa.

      1985 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – P.T.A. Meeting on Review of Progress since it
           was
           Established. The third General Assembly of P.T.A. Federations of
           Chambers of Commerce and Induastry.


         Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharja, U.A.E. – Led a Trade Development
Delegation.

      1986 Tokyo, Japan – Management and Organization of Production in
           Japan,
           Sponsored by JICA.

             Kampala, Uganda. – Fourth PTACCI General Assembly.

      1987 Washington, DC – Organization and Management of Public
           Enterprises.
           Computer Processing of Management information in Spinning Mills in
           North
          Carolina as well as in Georgia States. Sponsored by the USIS.


   1988 Manchester, UK – Management of World Cities and their
        Environments.
        A UNEP Sponsored Program.


   1989 Birmingham, UK – English Card Manufacturers. A visit to the Factory
        Manufacturing Textile Card Machines.

   1990 Johannesburg and Maputo. Attended P.T.A. Trade Fair and a Trade
        Mission to R.S.A.

   1991 Djakarta, Indonesia – Attended Trade Fair on Invitation by the
        Indonesian

          Export Promotion Council.

   1992 Telaviv and Jerusalem. Lead a Trade Delegation and Sales Promotion
        to Israel.

   1993 Nairobi – National Conference on the Social Dimension of SAPS.

   1994 Nairobi – Eastern and Southern African Business Organization
        Conference.


           Nairobi – 2nd East and Southern African Business Organization
(ESABO)

          Conference.


SEMINARS ORGANIZED

  1994    Participated in organizing I.T.C. Sponsored Seminar in Nairobi on
          International Trade and Basic Requirements for Beginners.

  1985    Seminar on International Trade and P.T.A. in Mombasa.

  1986    PTA and Intra-Africa Trade Seminar in Kisumu.

  1987    Small Scale Traders Seminar in Embu.

  1988    PTA and International Trade Seminar in Nairobi.


  PUBLIC LECTURES GIVEN.
  1985   Professional Center – Trade Information Services in Kenya to
         participants
         From Arusha, Tanzania.

  1986   Establishment of PTA and How it Operates, to the Members of the
         Marketing
         Society of Kenya.

           PTA and Intra-Africa Trade in Kisumu.

  1987   British Council Auditorium – Government and Management of
         Enterprises,
         To the Members of the Marketing Society of Kenya.

  1995   University of Nairobi, to the Members of the Association of Business
         Entrepreneurs, on Prospects of Starting a New Business in Kenya.

  1996   University of Nairobi, Association of Business Entrepreneurs on
         Opportunities Available in the International Business.


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  1997   Patron, Forum for International Relations. An Association of
         University of
         Nairobi Students interested in International Relations.


WRITTEN WORK

         1. An Investigation into the Management and Effectiveness of
            Technical
            Service Centers in Kenya: A case of Kenya Industrial Estates.
            Unpublished PhD Dissertation.

         2. Technology Transfer and Informal Sector in Kenya. A Paper
            prepared
            With Mr. P. Onserio for the IDRC Sponsored Seminar in Nairobi,
            1983.

         3. Incentives for Industrial Promotion in Kenya, Ministry of Planning
            and
            National Development Working Paper. Treasury, 1983.

         4. Instruments and Spare-parts Production in Kenya. An Example of
            Kenya
            Railways Workshop and KIE. A Paper presented to the Institute of
            Development Studies, University of Nairobi, 1984.

         5. PTA – A Promising Market for Kenyan Manufactured Goods
             Business Journal, V.III No.12 March 1984

          6. How to Trade in PTA Market. The Common List of Products and
             Rules of Origin. Ufanisi Journal, March 1984, No.39.

          7. Small Business Powers Development: The Role of Small Scale
             Business in Economic Development in Kenya. Ufanisi Journal
             October/ November 1985 No 47.

          8. Insurance Problems of PTA Trade. An Article in The Underwriter
             Journal, December 1985.

          9. Kenya’s Role in the Implementation of Industrial Development
             Decade for Africa (IDDA). A Paper Presented at a Regional
             Workshop on IDDA in Addis Ababa, December 1985.

          10. International Business Operations in Kenya. Lelax Global Ltd
              Publishers,
               Nairobi 2006.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1981 – 1982 Taught briefly at St. Petersburg University of Economics
            and Finance, conducting Tutorials on Management topics
            as a PhD Candidate.

1984-1988 Lectured to Participants in Seminars, Symposia and Training
          Sessions
          For Trainers by Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and
          Industry,
          both in Kenya and within the PTA.

1994 – 2004 Part-time Lecturer at USIU.- on Strategic Management,
            International Business, Cross Cultural Management, Survey
            Of Management Practices.

   2001     Gave a Lecture to Senior Civil Servants at Defense Staff College,
            Karen
            On Global Security in the light of latest Changes in Geopolitics:
            Western
            Europe and Eastern Europe.

1995 – 2005 Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Department of Business
             Administration. Lecturing on Strategic Management, Public
Policy,
             International Business, and Cross Cultural Management.

1996 – 2002 Part-time Lecturer at Kenyatta University, Department of
Business
                Administration. Lecturing on Strategic Management,
Organizations
                And environments, Business Policies and Decisions, Topics in
Business
             Policies.
1995-2007 Lecturer, University of Nairobi, School of Business. Teaching
          International
            Business Management, International Business Environment,
Strategic
            Management.

								
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