Organizational culture and effective change are regarded as vital for organizationaltransformations including digital culture transformations.According to Henley (2021) adaptive cultures contribute positively to digitaltransformation. A McKinsey study by Goran, LaBerge and Srinivasan (2017) furtherhighlights that cultural and behavioral practices were rated as the highest and themost significant challenge to attain digital priorities in organizations. The governmentof Ghana has prioritized digital transformation as a critical national program fornational growth and development in partnership with the mobile telephony industry(MTI). According to the GhanaStatistical Services (2020), the Information & Communication sector which ispredominantly the mobile telephony industry (MTI), income growth contribution grewfrom 67.6% in quarter one of 2019 to 77.4% in quarter one of 2020. According to Parviainen et al. (2017), digitalization has been identified as one of the major trends changing society and business.
Ireland is an innovation leader according to the Global Innovation Index, and is rated in the top ten consistently across all performance indicators since the report’s inception in 2007. Ireland’s economy is highly globalized (Brennan, 2022). According to the Irish Central Statistics Office, foreign direct investment comprises 288% of Ireland’s GDP1. In 2019, Ireland exceeded an unprecedented one trillion dollars of FDI. Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, FDI into Ireland rose incrementally by 71 billion euros in 2020, with the technology sector showing particular resilience. The year 2021 continued to see FDI inflows. According to the Industrial Development Authority (IDA), Ireland remains an attractive location for multinational subsidiary operations despite raising its corporate tax rate from 12.5% to 15% in 2021. Ireland made this adjustment to align with the minimum European corporate tax rate proposed by the OECD as part of their inclusion framework. Ireland’s innovation capacity is cited as a critical strategic pillar attracting multinational investment. The United States is the largest investor in Ireland accounting for almost three-quarters of total FDI. Ireland’s overall innovation profile is healthy. However, studies concerning the understanding of contributing factors for this success appear limited.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that recent PhD graduate and faculty member, Dr. Caroline Ntara from Kenya, has published an article with the International Trade, Politics and Development Journal of Emerald Publishing. The article is entitled “The International Business Landscape: A look at paradigms, research gaps and new realities. The content of the article is a direct outcome of her dissertation work within the PhD program at Monarch.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that PhD Candidate Ms. Anastasiia Lutsenko has assumed the position of Junior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition. Her research focus is on innovation system resilience with emphasis on targetting the National Academy of Science of Ukraine. The research compliments her PhD study focus.
Women-owned businesses in the United States have increased dramatically in numbers but remain only 19.9% of all businesses as of 2018. While many external factors play a role, such as lack of financial capital and inadequate support networks, there are personal factors that inhibit a woman from starting a business such as family obligations, lack of confidence and lack of exposure to entrepreneurial experience. Fear of failure is a commonly expressed reason as to why a woman decides against entrepreneurship. Additionally, women entrepreneurs are more likely to have higher levels of agreeableness and neuroticism which can affect their ability to negotiate and manage stress and anxiety.
proposals, dissertation summaries, thought pieces and case studies on a wide range of business disciplines, written by the School’s faculty, doctoral and graduate students in the areas of: General Management, Leadership, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, CSR & Sustainability, Ethics, Catholic Social Thought, Production Management, Data Science, Finance, Innovation, China Business Studies and Women in Management.
It is with great pleasure that, as the Dean of the School, I announce that Doctoral Candidate Caroline Ntara has successfully met the requirements under PhD in International Business welcomed as an Alumni of the School.Dr. Ntara concluded the defense procedure in the fall session of November 2021. Dr. Ntara is welcomed as a Doctoral graduate of the School with the honor of “Honorable Mention”.
It is with great pleasure that, as the Dean of the School, I announce that Doctoral Candidate Karina Ochis has successfully met the requirements under the Dual PhD in Leadership / Doctor of Applied Leadership Combined program and is now welcomed as an Alumni of the School.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an important sphere in applied ethics. Different CSR theories have been presented during decades. Some of them are compatible with each other while some others are not. By focusing merely on the contents, it seems impossible to evaluate the different theories or to explain why different CSR theories and programs have been presented. However, this paper suggests that the variety of the debate comes from the (philosophical) grounds these theories are based. These grounds, as roots of CSR theories, can well explain, classify and evaluate different types of CSR theories. As a result of the philosophical classification and evaluation, it has been concluded that two types of CSR theories, pure and enlighten egoistic CSR, cannot be philosophically preferred. Instead, spiritual-egoistic CSR theories present better contents and programs in comparison with their rivals. Finally, as a suggestion for future investigations, it seems necessary for all CSR theories to both clarify and justify their grounds prior to presenting any other discussions.
Monarch Business School Switzerland is proud to announce that Dr. Gary Keller, Professor of Management, has presented a paper entitled, “Examining if Grading Bias Exists in a Professor of Business’ Courses – A Three-Year Analysis” at the Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF), Hawaii, USA. Proceedings, ISSN 1941-9589 (online). The paper won 2 awards including: Best in Session Award
and Outstanding Research Award.