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Aaron C Van Klyton

Aaron van Klyton PhD, MA, BA

Aaron C van Klyton
PhD, MA, BA

Principal Lecturer in International Business

Department of International Business and Economics

Business School

Aaron van Klyton is currently Principal Lecturer of International Business at the University of Greenwich, UK. He joined the university in 2009 and has held a number of responsibilities. He is Associate Member of the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) at the University of Greenwich and serves as Programme Director for the MA/MBA in International Business and Programme Director for the MA IB Dual Degree. 

Dr van Klyton has teaching experience in the areas of Internet governance, global business, microeconomics, statistics, and qualitative research methods. He holds a BA and an MA in Economics from the University of Illinois and a PhD in Geography from King's College London, completed under the supervision of Professor Andy Pratt.

  • Course Leader for Internationalisation, Trade, and Markets (Level 5)
  • AC4 Leader of Large Programmes
  1. Banking, Technology, and People: An analysis of the first cashless society in Colombia; Funder: British Council (2017-2018)

Project Description:  

The grant will enable the team to collaborate on a unique project to conduct field work and develop measuring instruments to analyse the first cashless society in Colombia. We examine how a private sector initiative converted a rural municipality into a cashless society. Our study evaluates the process of implementation and acceptance of a mobile platform for realising transactions without cash. The project brings together the Principal Investigator's work on SME finance in Rwanda (van Klyton and Rutabayiro-Ngoga, 2017) and local information services in Colombia (van Klyton and Castaño-Muñoz, 2016) to understand the consequences of embedding mobile technology in society. We will assess perceived value, accountability and governance outcomes of a 3-year-old experiment and assess the feasibility of it for economic and social development in rural communities. 

       2. 2012 Small Grant Scheme (£5,000)

Observer of Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet);

Member of GOXI: Sharing in Governance of Extractive Industries (2013)

    Dr van Klyton's research interests lie in the area of Internet governance and ICT development and economic growth in the Global South, particularly in Africa but not exclusively. His current research examines the implementation of local content platforms for the Internet, the role of institutions, and e-governance initiatives in developing economies. He looks at the institutional effects of the state on other stakeholders as the state attempts to commercialise its technology infrastructure.

Funded research projects

Alternative financing for SMEs and IT capacity in East Africa, September 2015

Articles

van Klyton, A. and Castaño-Muñoz, W., 2017. Local Information Services in Medellin: technology, institutions, communities and power. Technology in Society, 10.1016/j.techsoc.2017.03.007.
 
van Klyton, A., Rutabayiro-Ngoga, S., 2017. SME finance and the construction of value in Rwanda. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Accepted for Publication.

Holden, K., van Klyton, A., 2016. Exploring the tensions and incongruities of Internet governance in Africa. Government Information Quarterly, Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2016.08.006

van Klyton, A., 2015. Space and place in World Music Production. Cities, Culture and Society

van Klyton, A., 2014. All the way from...authenticity and distance in world music production. Cultural Studies 1–23. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2014.974642

Conference Proceedings

van Klyton, A., 2013. Informality and Perceptions of Entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone: Nation, Networks and Diamonds.

 

Reports

van Klyton, A., Dyrma, E., Engeset, J., Kovatsova, A., Liyanage, L., 2014. A Report on the Global Effects of Internet Fragmentation, in: University of Greenwich, Working Paper Series. Presented at the London ICANN50 Conference, London, UK.

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March 2016: Conference: American Association of Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, US, March 2016; Panel Session: Valuation Economies and their Geographies; Presentation Title: SME finance in Rwanda and the construction of value

March 2016: Panel Session: Valuation Economies and their Geographies; Presentation Title: SME finance in Rwanda and the construction of value, Conference: American Association of Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, US.

March 2016: Being a(k)countable in East Africa: Crowdfunding, SMEs, and the State. American Association of Geographers Conference, San Francisco, US.

August 2015: The Imagined Community and Local Content Development for Internet in Colombia. 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography. Oxford, UK.

April 2015: Chinese investment in the Sierra Leone telecommunications industry: an affront to the West? American Association of Geographers Conference, Chicago, US.

September 2014: Exploring the tensions and incongruities of Internet governance in Africa. 9th United Nations Internet Government Forum, GIGAnet.org. Istanbul, Turkey.

June 2013: Informality and Perceptions of Entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone: Nation, Networks and Diamonds. 6th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development. Istanbul, Turkey.

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