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.

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.

Doctoral Workshop At Stellenbosch A Great Success

Recently Monarch Business School Switzerland held a doctoral workshop at the very Beautiful Stellenbosch University Institute for Advanced Studies. Doctoral candidates from around the world were in attendance. Candidates were able to present their research and get feedback from faculty members and fellow candidates. New connections and friendships were made that will last well after the program end.

9th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for research collaboration and mentoring of emerging tourism researchers in order to share their research experience. The organising committee invites scholars from tourism studies and the wider social sciences to join. Papers can be submitted for two categories: thesis/dissertations and research papers.

Dr. Nag Publishes In IJPQM

Whereas just in time (JIT) and by extension lean have been lauded as successful strategies for waste reduction, improved efficiency and quality improvement, this paper argues that the overall objective of these practices is largely waste reduction. Although quality has improved after successful implementation of these strategies, our view is that this has been a consequence rather than a deliberate objective.