Research: Promoting Sustainable Growth Through Digital Nation Branding

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.

Research: Sustainable Rural Poverty Alleviation Programs: A Case Study Of Uganda

The poverty crisis is global with some 689 million people classified as poor, and living on incomes of less than $1.9 a day (The Human Development Report, 2020). Uganda has seen strong economic growth rates over the past decade averaging 5.4% GPD per year, along with a decrease in poverty. Nevertheless, the gains in poverty reduction have not been fairly distributed. This has made some scholars doubt the substantial decline in poverty (Daniels & Amp; Minot, 2014). Despite Uganda’s progress in reducing poverty since 1992, there have also been significant movements both into and out of poverty, and a sizeable minority of households have been persistently poor.

Research: Reflecting on the Cone (2010) Corporate Citizenship Spectrum as a Framework for Research Relating to Corporate Partnerships in Higher Education

Participation by corporations in supporting higher education remains highly visible and controversial for academicians and practitioners. While best practices can be found, many gray areas exist in the actions and motivations for corporate citizenship behavior in relation to higher education. This paper reflects on the usefulness of the Cone (2010) corporate citizenship spectrum used in Clevenger’s (2014) organizational analysis case study, which examines corporate citizenship through the inter-organizational relationships between a public U.S. doctoral research university and six of its corporate partners.

Research: Global Income Inequality, Trickle-Down Economics, and Charity in Islamic Economics

This study aims to theoretically examine how the concept of charity addresses the issue of global income inequality and denies trickle-down economics. The evidence suggest that countries can minimize income inequality by mobilizing the concept of charity. The concept of charity can result in a huge amount of transfers from the upper 10% to the lower 10% of the income bracket.

TextBook: Applications of Neuroscience to Improve Wellbeing in Organizational Life

The application of neuroscience toward well-being in organizational life has been an emerging field of research over the last few decades and Branchi and Alleva (2006) proposes that these protocols are developing as a specific domain within the fields of management science, organizational behavior, human resource management, and related areas. According to Bandura (1991) the key focus should be understanding the application of brain-based well-being systems and offering tools for healthy behavior change within the organizational context. Lupien SJ, Maheu F, Tu M, et al. (2007) suggests that understanding how to effectively apply the findings from neuroscience may lead to positive neurophysiological and psycho-social health benefits. To enhance health and well-being in organizations, learning from neuro-science should be applied practically (Parsons, 2019) as this approach has shown to sustain health and improve well-being at work.

Doctoral Graduate Pramela Nair Panthallor Publishes Dissertation With Springer

It is with great pleasure that Monarch Business School announces that Doctoral Graduate, Dr. Pramela Nair Panthallor, has recently published her doctoral dissertation with Springer. Dr. Panthallor worked along with her dissertation supervisor Dr. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah in preparing the manuscript for publication. The name of the book reflects the original title of the dissertation: “Operational […]