Research Focus: The Role Of International Standards On Higher Education: A Case Study Of Albania

While Albania has in place the key structures of the education system, the past educational legislation and reforms were not sufficient to fully develop the institutions of higher education. The attempts to establish premium-quality universities and research institutions were continued with the New Law on Higher Education. However, the standards in higher education, particularly in terms of scientific research, are still not on a sufficiently high level; the country itself is facing serious social and economic challenges, and research programs are both small in scope and regionally fragmented.

October 2017 Workshop At Rapperswil Castle Announced

The Monarch Administration is happy to announce that the October 2017 Doctoral Workshop being held at the beautiful Rapperswil Castle on Lake Zurich is now open for registration. Students are requested to register as early as possible if they are interested in attending the event. The event will also include several Doctoral defenses and a graduation ceremony in the Castle. A special lecture on leadership will be presented by Dr. Hisataka and Dr. Henderson. The event is expected to be a wonderful experience for all students attending with the critical analysis of student research underway.

Student Focus: Robert Mahnic – D.Phil. in Business Research

Mr. Robert Mahnic is a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research Candidate. He holds a Master of Arts From the University of Saskatchewan, an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina and Certificate of Management from SAIT Polytechnic in Alberta. Mr. Mahnic has participated in many academic, consulting and professional research projects, workshops and presentations and has been either the sole, principal, joint or contributing author of numerous journal articles, consulting and management reports. He has also presented at, moderated, or facilitated large group discussions at more than 30 conferences, seminars and regional/national workshops. At present, he holds a professional position at TransCanada Corporation and was previously with the National Energy Board, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Communiplan Inc., Enbridge Pipelines, the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs.

Student Focus: Felicia Chong – D.Phil. Finance Candidate

Ms. Felicia Chong is a Doctor of Philosophy in Finance Candidate. She is a doctoral transfer student from Universiti Malaya. She holds an MBA in Finance from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. Currently, she is a lecturer in Advanced Financial Managment at the Professional Accounting Center at Damansara Utama University College. She is a recipient of the Malaysian Government’s Full-Bright Scholarship. She is an accomplished academic having published many academic journal articles, manuscripts and books. She has also been a keynote speaker at several international conferences.

Dr. Schinckus Publishes With The Journal of Interdiscipinary Economics On Hayek And Econophysics

F. Hayek is known as an economist and a political philosopher who provided a specific social theory based on the idea of spontaneous order. This order state comes from a process that Hayek called ‘catallaxy’and that results from a particular phenomenon of emergence. In this context, social systems such as money, market or language are presented as spontaneous orders, resulting from a particular evolutionary process of society. Although Hayek is well known to be an opponent of importation of physical concepts into economics, this article proposes a parallel between the Hayekian theory and a new field called ‘econophysics’. More precisely, I will show how the way of characterizing the phenomenon of emergence by econophysicists might, to some extent, be an analytical characterization of the Hayekian emergence. This claim will be explained and illustrated with the presentation of econophysical works describing money and language as a spontaneous order taking the form of a power law. The last section will discuss the debates about the methodological relevance to associate Hayek’s theory with an area of knowledge coming from physics and the potential\economic implications of such a rapprochement.

Monarch Ranked As Top 10 International Distance Doctoral Program

Monarch Business School is proud to announce that it has recently been listed within the Top 10 International Distance Doctoral Programs by Online-PHD-programs. Monarch shares the spotlight with some well know institutions such as: University of Oxford, King’s College London, University of Manchester, McGill University, and The Australian National University. The rankings compile information from the US News World Report and the QS Top Universities rankings while considering other factors such as university history and name recognition.

Researcher In Residence

The Monarch Researcher-In-Residence program is aimed at experienced researchers in management and its related fields who wish to be associated with Monarch. As a research oriented institution Monarch enables independent researchers to join as associated researchers who may then publish as a Monarch Associate either externally or internally with the Monarch Management Review.

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