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.
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.
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 […]
Monarch Business School is happy to announce the introduction of the Dual PhD / DBA Program. The Dual Professional PhD / Doctor of Business Administration program represents an unique approach to management scholarship. It is specifically formulated to address the requirement of achieving the highest level of integration between the theoretical aspects of a PhD program and the applied nature of the DBA program. The program is meant for top consultants, practicing managers or academics who wish to ensure a well-rounded and holistic understanding of the nexus of management theory and practice. As an integrated program emphasis is placed on the ability of the Candidate to merge and synthesize theory with real world application to push the scholarship in both an academic and applied focus.
Monarch Business School is happy to announce that the October 2018 Doctoral workshop and Symposium will be held at the beautiful Rapperswil Castle on Lake Zurich. The dates of the event are from Monday, October 15th through Thursday, October 18th, 2018. Candidates wishing to attend the event must make their intentions know by submitting the […]
Monarch Business School Switzerland is excited to announce that Mr. Paul Stewart has joined the faculty as academic coach. Paul’s role will be to assist students in completing their academic goals and to become the very best they can be at Monarch.
It is a pleasure for Monarch to welcome Dr. Arijit Maity as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Associate Professor of Management at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Dr. Maity holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Calcutta, India along with an MBA from the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Visveswariah Technological University. Dr. Maity is also an Associate Professor at the Globsyn Business School in Calcutta, India. His research specialty focus around the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Service Management and Entrepreneurship development. He has over a decade of experience within the construction industry at Ramco Cement Ltd., Lafarge India Ltd, Aditya Birla Group and S.S.P. Construction. Dr. Maity is a well published academic with both national and international journal articles. Dr. Maity is also a professional member of the Institute of Engineers, India.
Monarch Business School is happy to announce that the April Doctoral workshop recently held in Pretoria, South Africa was a great success. The purpose of the workshops is to give students the opportunity to present their research in front of their peers and faculty members. The research method is deconstructed and reconstructed in order to improve upon the work. The debates between concerning the methodology used are lively and students themselves assist each other a great deal in improving everyone’s work.
Monarch Business School is happy to announce that it is reintroducing the Dean’s Scholarship provision for applicants from OECD developing countries. The Dean’s Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Lee Dahringer, former Dean of the Faculty at Monarch Business School and presently Professor Emeritus.