It is a pleasure for Monarch to welcome Dr. Arijit Maity as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Associate Professor of Management at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Dr. Maity holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Calcutta, India along with an MBA from the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Visveswariah Technological University. Dr. Maity is also an Associate Professor at the Globsyn Business School in Calcutta, India. His research specialty focus around the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Service Management and Entrepreneurship development. He has over a decade of experience within the construction industry at Ramco Cement Ltd., Lafarge India Ltd, Aditya Birla Group and S.S.P. Construction. Dr. Maity is a well published academic with both national and international journal articles. Dr. Maity is also a professional member of the Institute of Engineers, India.
Monarch Business School is happy to announce that the April Doctoral workshop recently held in Pretoria, South Africa was a great success. The purpose of the workshops is to give students the opportunity to present their research in front of their peers and faculty members. The research method is deconstructed and reconstructed in order to improve upon the work. The debates between concerning the methodology used are lively and students themselves assist each other a great deal in improving everyone’s work.
Monarch Business School is happy to announce that it is reintroducing the Dean’s Scholarship provision for applicants from OECD developing countries. The Dean’s Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Lee Dahringer, former Dean of the Faculty at Monarch Business School and presently Professor Emeritus.
The historically high Foreign Direct Investment inflows into China has been one of the principal drivers of economic growth, developing China into the world’s second largest economy by nominal Gross Domestic Product (Chung & Bruton, 2008; Worldbank, 2017). The Chinese business context, which is considered challenging by investing European companies, is undergoing structural reform, complicating the determination to perform FDI (EKN, 2016; EU CoC, 2016). The contemplated research examines the above through an analysis of the seminal literature from Strategic Decision-Making Theory, Market Entry Theory and Foreign Direct Investment Theory. An attempt to construct a new conceptual model or framework that better integrates theory with praxis is the ultimate goal of the research. In particular, the research will examine the impact of determinants of the strategic decision-making process on market entry by Dutch companies through a triangulation research approach including: a literature review, content analysis of government policy and interviewing of selected individuals from Dutch companies’, (semi-)government, China-based Chambers of Commerce.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that 3rd year Doctoral Candidate Gerard Bruijl has assumed a lectureship position at NMIT in New Zealand within their Master of Applied Management program. Within the NMIT program Prof. Bruijl, MBA, B.Comm. will be teaching “Critical Issues in Management “and “International Strategic Management” courses within semesters 1, 3 and 5 of the program. Prof. Bruijl will be building upon his knowledge gained within the Doctor of Applied Management program at Monarch. Prof. Bruijl helps to demonstrate the value of the Monarch doctoral program in preparing professors for eventual teaching positions. The Faculty, Administrators and fellow candidates wish him the very best in his role as academic professor.
Youth unemployment is a global phenomenon that presents a threat to world peace (Cray et al., 2011). In 2014 the unemployment rate in Nigeria for youth averaged 17.5% (WB, 2016). In 2006, in response to the problem of youth unemployment, the Nigerian government mandated that all polytechnics in the federation establish the CED to impart entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to students for self-reliance. Entrepreneurship is considered a pivotal element of economic growth and development; and through the creation of SMEs, employment opportunities are created (Chidiebere, Iloanya, & Udunze, 2014). The contemplated research will examine measures through the analysis of theories on entrepreneurship, peace, social justice, poverty reduction and Austrian economics. A new conceptual model or framework that better integrates theory with praxis will be constructed. The research will investigate the effectiveness of entrepreneurship development centres in Nigerian polytechnics, specifically, their potential to reduce youth unemployment rates in the country.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that Dr. Kausar Abbas has joined the Faculty as professor of Islamic Finance and Banking. Her areas of interest are Islamic Banking and Finance, Quantitative Research, Product Development and Islamic Economics. Dr. Kausar holds a PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance from International Islamic University Malaysia, a Master of Business Administration from International Islamic University Islamabad Pakistan and a Bachelor of Science from Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Pakistan.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that Dr. Patrick Loh has joined the Faculty as professor of Spirituality in Management. His professional expertise and experience are in the areas of Global management, entrepreneurship and innovation, strategy, business development and marketing, spiritual and moral leadership, executive education and training, and business consulting.
Monarch Business School is proud to announce that Ms. Jean Hazlitt, Doctor of Leadership and Coaching Candidate, was presented the 100 TOP GLOBAL COACHING LEADERS award at the recent World HRD Congress 26th Edition held February 15th through the 17th of February in Mubai. She also presented a talk entitled, “Mindful Disruption in Leaders with Integral Coaching” on Day 2 of the event.
Monarch Business School Switzerland students may obtain Monarch co-branded ISIC Student Identity cards recognized by UNESCO by submitting the application form directly to ISICs off the Monarch LMS website. The ISIC card is know throughout the world and enables students to obtain discounts and utilize resources of many organizations. Apply and get your Monarch ISIC card today!