It is a pleasure for Monarch to announce that a recent research paper by MBA Candidate Jenny Tran entitled: “Achieving Blue Ocean Strategy by Operations Management” has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute 50th Annual Conference for 2019 at New Orleans in November. Ms. Tran researched her paper under the watchful direction of Dr. Barin Nag, Professor of Operations Management at Monarch. We wish Ms. Tran the very best in presenting her paper and we are proud of her accomplishment.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is proud to announce that Monarch Graduate Dr. Bwalya Ng’Andu has been appointed Minister of Finance for Zambia. The announcement was made public on the 15th of July, 2019. Monarch wishes Dr. Ng’Andu the very best in his new position and we are confident that Dr. Ng’Andu’s academic and professional experience will be a great asset to the ministry and government. Markets have reacted positively to his appointment as reported by Bloomberg.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is proud to announce that Doctor of Literature Candidate and expert on China Trade, Richard van Ostende, has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at Nanjing Normal University in China.
In the current business climate with aggressive competition and increasing demands for improved performance and profits, sustainable growth strategies are key to any successful programme delivery. Successful programmes invariably occur as a result of effective and strong leadership by those who truly understand the programme environment as well as the challenges and the opportunities that are created. A programme is defined as a temporary, flexible organisation created to coordinate, direct and oversee the implementation of a set of related projects and activities in order to deliver outcomes and benefits related to the strategic objectives of the organisation. Programmes are generally about delivering change with a series of outcomes and these are invariably interlinked. The contemplated research examines programme management strategies for improved delivery of major construction activities of large projects in both Europe and the Middle Eastern regions. This is achieved through a triangulation of three research domains, namely: sustainability theory, strategy in programme management theory and stakeholder management theory. The contemplated research seeks to formulate a new model or framework that defines programme management strategies for the delivering of major construction activities.
The third in the series, this essay provides practical tools that empower you the CEO, from the perspective of being the driver of your own life. Part One of the series explored the concept of being the CEO of your own life and discussed the function and possibilities of belief. It highlighted the power we have to explore and change beliefs in an open sense of adventure and that this would produce outcomes from feelings to physical manifestations. Part Two shone light on the importance of personal alignment, the effectiveness and productivity of acknowledging ones natural strengths and the potential and reality of living a fulfilling life. By reading these ideas, the thinking mind opens and the internal wisdom can be felt as the individual listens to his or her own responses to the perspectives offered. It is wise to have some tools that promote personal alignment and empowerment, to be conscious of them and, to use them regularly. There is no need to wait for internal and external conflict, major challenge or otherwise to promote and enhance personal energy. The following tools and understandings, if they resonate with you, can be built into your daily practices and routines.
Africa is wealthy beneath the soil. Gold, diamonds, and other precious natural resources have, from ancient times, pulled people from all over the world to Africa, and yet the masses whose feet tread on such riches are being led on unknown paths with virtually nothing to show to the world but poverty. The worsening situation regarding poverty, unemployment, hunger, violence, illiteracy, disease, environmental degradation, etc. pose a security threat not only for the people of Africa but the entire world.
It is with pleasure that Monarch Business School Switzerland highlights the latest book by Doctoral Candidate Ms. Karin Ochis. The book is titled, The Impact of Virtual Reality on Political Marketing and deals with showcasing and evaluating the nexus between virtual reality and political marketing.
In this, Part Two of the series, we will build on Part One where we stated that leadership has recognized roles in society but also questioned if we as individuals claim our own personal leadership enough. It offered the assertion that we can see our self as the CEO of our own life. Belief was identified as a primary area that can be examined and evolved as an expression of personal leadership. Beliefs were compared to a computer program in that they produce predictable output depending on what that program is. Any program can be updated freely by choice. Changing a belief or the programming will result in a different life experience from words and actions to feelings. A key point made was that beliefs can evolve or be expanded upon, yet it was also acknowledged that not all people are aware of this or indeed, believe it. Part Two explores perspectives of seeing yourself as a creator, inviting mastery in through various aspects, the ability we have to receive, and the power of personal alignment and presence.
The research is focused on examining the relationship between corporate social responsibility and financial performance of the largest corporations in Kazakhstan. The results of this research will serve as a promising avenue for further research. The research extends the examination of corporate social responsibility and financial performance by using a sample of the largest corporations of Kazakhstan.
The escalation of illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking over the last decade has placed the conservation industry in crises. Conservation managers find themselves with a new professional landscape to navigate where daily challenges lie far outside their existing skill set. As a result, there is a need to understand the disparity between what conservation managers have been prepared for and what they now face in order to inform training and capacity building interventions. Using the South African conservation industry as a case study, the research will address this Praxis Gap by gaining a deeper understanding of the nexus within the academic literature; investigating the key performance outputs and competence shortfalls experienced by protected area managers and developing a new framework or model that may identify the most important competencies required by contemporary protected area managers in the South African conservation industry.