The East African Community (EAC) marks one among many of the attempts of East African countries to unite. The contemplated research intends to analyze the hindrances to the CMP’s full adoption through theories of international trade, regional integration and economic growth. The ultimate goal of the contemplated research is to construct a new conceptual model or framework that better explains the implementation of the EAC Common market protocol.
Mr. Meshack Zwelibanzi Dlamini is a Combined PhD/DBA Business Strategy Dual Degree Program Candidate. He holds a Master in Business Leadership and an Honours Bachelor of Administration in Industrial Psychology from the University of South Africa as well as a Bachelor of Administration from the University of the North. He has also completed the Executive Human Resource Programme at the University of Stellenbosch and the Advanced Labour Law programme at UNISA. At present, he holds the position of Executive Director for Human Resources at the University of South Africa. Prior to that, he held the position of Senior Director of Human Resources and Development at Mangosuthu University of Technology.
Mr. Ryan Kok Kan Li is a Doctoral transfer student from Leicester University in the UK. Mr. Li is a Professional PhD in Behaviour Finance Candidate. He holds a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Iowa, USA and a Master of Finance with Distinction from the University of Manchester, UK. He […]
When we think of leadership, our thoughts may go to examples such as the heads of large organizations or to community figures that have historically impacted our society. We might point to others saying they are our leader through an accepted way of thinking or to simply avoid responsibility. But do we consider our self to be a leader regardless of our role, age or status? This series will explore the opportunity we all have to be the leader and what it takes to become and to live from the understanding that we are all the CEO of our life.
This study was undertaken with the objective to understand Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) practice in domestic enterprises (DEs) and multinational enterprises (MNEs) in the country context of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Monarch Business School is happy to welcome Mr. Jonathan Cole to the Professional PhD program in Cyber Secuirty. Mr. Cole holds a M.Sc. in Cyber Security and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology /Asian Studies from the University of Maryland University College. He also holds an Associate of Arts in Italian Studies also from the University […]
Organizations seeking expansion for their operations in China have a number of options to facilitate business development. Both domestic and foreign invested companies consider branch offices to be a popular investment vehicle for fast expansion in China due to their comparable low incorporation requirements including no capital requirements and easy maintenance, but allow for a formal representation. The information in this publication is not exhaustive, but aims to provide entrepreneurs with an in-depth understanding of the purposes China based branch offices serve the advantages and limitations of the different types of branch offices and set-up of the administrative organization.
Monarch is happy to announce that the recent Doctoral workshop and defense period held at the Rapperswil Castle on Lake Zurich was a great success. Over 30 doctoral participants were present along with a large group of possessors. During the the week long event doctoral candidates presented their research and had the opportunity to be critiqued by faculty and their fellow candidates. The process enabled many of the candidates to move forward rapidly in their research design. Great fun was had by all and lots of learning took place.
It is with great pleasure that Monarch Business School Switzerland announces that Dr. Ashley Robinson has graduated the PhD program with great distinction. The announcement was recently made at the October convocation at the Rapperswil castle on Lake Zurich in Switzerland. Dr. Robinson’s dissertation focused on the relationship between global corporate culture and negotiation practices within the reinsurance industry. As a native Bermudian citizen working in the reinsurance industry the research topic is dear to her heart.
Construction of infrastructure megaprojects is a critical component of global economic growth and development (Cantú, 2017; Flyvbjerg, 2014). These large-scale, complex, multi-year developments include highways, railways, mining and hydroelectric facilities, oil and gas facilities and pipelines. Megaproject capital costs typically exceed $1 billion USD and are financed by corporations, governments or public-private partnerships (Delmon, 2017; Merrow, 2011). An example of megaproject development in Canada is the need for new energy pipelines to serve domestic and international markets. While Canada was recently hailed as an emerging “World Energy Superpower” there are industry, government, stakeholder and Indigenous concerns with the process, participation, pace and outcomes of pipeline regulatory reviews and decision making (Forrester, Howie, & Ross, 2015). This resulted in the loss of billions of dollars of Canadian private investment, tax revenues and economic development in the past decade. The contemplated research will review the literature on public-private interests, stakeholder management, social licence and decision making. A triangulated, mixed methods approach including content analysis and interviews will be used. The case study focuses on Canadian pipeline megaprojects proposed between 1997 and 2017 and will compare similar megaprojects in the United States and Mexico. The goal is to develop a conceptual framework or model to better describe how the management of stakeholder and Indigenous interests in the pipeline regulatory review process can lead to improved, collaborative, and more timely decision making.