Student Focus: Jonathan Cole – PhD in Cyber Security

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 […]

Prof Lutsenko Edits Book With Springer

Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that Prof. Anastasiia Lutsenko, Professor of Management, is a contributing editor on a new release with Springer. Her research focuses on the nexus of entrepreneurial orientation, learning orientation, and human resource management. She has also been a visiting researcher at York University (Canada) and is presently working on the innovation research project sponsored by the National Academy of Science of Ukraine.

Richard van Ostende Publishes China Book

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.

Doctoral Workshop At Rapperswil Castle A Great Success

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.

Dr. Ashley Robinson Graduates With Distinction & Special Honor

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.

Research: Managing Stakeholder And Indigenous Interests In Regulatory Reviews And Decision Making

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.

Research: Intelligence Collection and Ethical Behavior in the Post 9/11 Era

The U.S. military and intelligence community practices exist within a business ethics framework of laws, official policies, and guidance that seeks to protect national interests and provide a scaffolding for individual intelligence agents through decision-making processes. Particularly in times of crisis, intelligence agents must make time-sensitive decisions that often hold ethical consequences. With rapid technological advances in the post-9/11 era, such as the advent and proliferation of drones and the institution of the PRISM program, operatives face new ethical and personal leadership challenges. Whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have become public examples of how the intersection of business ethics and crisis management can lead to personal leadership decisions which hold great consequence for national security and personal autonomy. The contemplated research examines such contemporary ethical issues through a triangulation of three research domains, being: business and personal ethics, crisis management, and congruency theory. The contemplated research seeks to uncover themes related to what happens at the intersection of these three research domains set in a technologically advancing intelligence and surveillance network through intelligence agent participatory survey data, interviews, and content analysis of U.S. intelligence and Department of Defense literature.

Monarch Introduces A Fully Online Modular MBA Program

Affordable & Flexible Monarch Business School is happy to announce the start of the Fully Online Modular MBA Program. The Monarch Modular MBA is an innovative program that allows Candidates to complete a fully online MBA Program in a sequential manner with a great deal of flexibility and with little financial risk. Candidates progress through […]

Prof Lutsenko Completes The IMTA Teacher Training Conference in Bled

Professor Anastasiia Lutsenko from Monarch Business School Switzerland recently completed the 2018 IMTA Teaching Conference through CEEMAN in Bled, Slovenia. The learning process was a great experience and she brings many new insights and ideas back for implementation at Monarch. MBS looks forward to sending more faculty to Bled so that the quality of the Monarch programs continue to improve.

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