The subject of Abdi's lecture was “The Role of manufacturing in Ethiopia’s development strategy: Firm level knowledge accumulation and economic performance”.
Members of the assessment committee were:
- Professor Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Dep. of Business and Management (chairman), AAU
- Associate Professor Martin Srholec, Lund University, Sweden
- Professor Abdelkader Djeflat, Clerse, University de Lille, France
Head of department Birgitte Gregersen chaired the defence, and afterwards a small refreshment was served.