Business Strategy plays a major role in most companies, particularly in developed and mature countries. Studies show that a formal strategy can contribute to organizational effectiveness and competitive advantage. In the last few years, the United Kingdom has faced a protracted and slow growth, political uncertainty and inefficiencies due to poor management. As a result, similar mature markets have seen productivity and efficiency surpass that of the UK. Between 2017 and 2019, the UK economy lost 185 billion GBP per year due to poor management and resulting ill health. The UK also fell 14% behind similar countries in the G7 on productivity (Francke, 2017). The economic environment does not favour businesses with little or no strategic direction.
Mr. John Momoh is a Professional PhD Candidate. He holds a Master of International Law and an Honours Bachelor in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. He also holds a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the Thomson Foundation Center for Journalism Studies in Cardiff, Wales. He has completed the Owner/President Management program at Harvard University and the Chief Executive program at the Lagos Business School. Professionally, he holds the position of Chairman and CEO of Channels Media Group in Nigeria. Previous to that, he was a News Anchor and Senior Reporter at the Nigerian Television Authority as well as a News Reader at the Voice of Nigeria.
Dr. Miray Barsoum is a PhD program Candidate. She holds a Master of Science in Strategic Marketing from the London School of Business & Finance as well as an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management. She is a certified Marketing Analyst from UC Berkeley, USA and holds a Certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University, USA. She also holds a Masters of Pediatric Medicine as well as a Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery from the School of Medicine at Cairo University. At present, she holds the position of Marketing & Communications Director at Nile University. She is also the Founder and Instructor at Marketista where she designs and conducts focused crash-courses in Strategic Marketing & Communications to help non-marketers in customer understanding, competitive analysis and value proposition identification. Previous to this, she was the Marketing Manager at AMAN for E-Payments-Raya Holding. She has also been Marketing Manager at Raya Social Media. She has also been a business case writer for El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC) at the American University in Cairo.
South African youth are facing an employment crisis. The deficient national education system and lack of skills development are two of the major issues which are contributing to a high youth unemployment rate. The at-risk teenager communities are predominantly living in poverty amidst various other social ills. The positive impact that entrepreneurship may have on communities is significant, hence the suggestion that entrepreneurial intervention at an early age can enhance the socio-economic empowerment of teenagers.
Organizations are continuously faced with various challenges. One particular problem is related to the retirement or brain drain of some of their essential human resources resulting in the loss of critical knowledge. Knowledge is regarded as one of the principal sources of innovation for organizations to remain competitive and create sustainable progress. Essential steps for the organization to augment their knowledge base is knowledge integration, knowledge preservation and knowledge utilization.
Often Candidates attending the Doctoral seminars have heard me speak of the factor of success in completing a PhD. I liken them to tools that we need in our toolbox. I repeat often that the most intelligent person is not necessarily the one who completes the PhD in the best fashion, or even completes the PhD at all. There are other factors that are more important to the successful completion of the dissertation and program.
Countries in Africa have generally exhibited low levels of economic development and poor standards of living of citizens despite their enormous natural resources wealth (Atkinson & Hamilton, 2003). This tendency has been attributed to daunting challenges related to the exploitation of especially Africa’s extractive natural resources (Seedwell & Gladys, 2017). One of the significant issues is that the benefits accruing from exploitation of the Continent’s natural resources often do not flow through to the populace (Ayuk & Klege, 2017). However, the evidence presented in the literature on whether or not there exists a possible link between natural resources and economic development are mixed or inconclusive
Monarch Business School Switzerland is proud to announce the launch of the fully online BBA-Bachelor of Business Administration Program. The program consist of 15 modules focused on three main themes of: 1. Business Fundamentals, 2. Managerial Decision Making, and 3. international (Global) Strategy. The program is intended for international students and can be completed from any location. Graduates of the program receive the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Interested students may pre-register for the program below. The first module is scheduled to be available on 01-April-2020.
It is with pleasure that Monarch Business School Switzerland welcomes Dr. Richard van Ostende to the faculty as Adjunct Professor and Head of Research – China Studies. Dr. Van Ostende holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Monarch Business School Switzerland as well as a Master of Philosophy in Business Research with distinction. He further holds a Master of Business Administration from Business School Netherlands and a Bachelor of Economics in Financial Services Management from Inholland University.
In this article, assessing measurement quality is closely reviewed. Aiming addressing the goals of the present work, quantitative method has been used. More specifically, the Likert scale questionnaire based on the existing scales was developed and the online survey has been conducted in order to collect the required data. As a part of the nomonological network validity check, three types of validity were tested. Namely, those were content, construct and criterion validity. Apart from that, internal consistency reliability method has been used for the present research. The SPSS software has been used for the analysis. And, the following reliability coefficients were tested: Confidence Interval, Cronbach’s Alpha and Guttman’s Lambdas.