Student Research

The Effectiveness of Team Coaching Within Australian Boards of Directors For Improved Decision Making

Pressure on boards to operate differently is now unprecedented with boards needing to re-think how they develop to serve stakeholders needs. It is argued that boards need to develop as social systems and collectives of dynamics. The call is for boards to improve strategic decision making and to operate as collectives to deliver stakeholder value, ethical behaviour and social impact.

Factors Affecting Women In Entrepreneurship In Developing Countries

Women Entrepreneurs are understood to be an under-utilized group with significant potential for global and national economic growth and development. With the necessary drivers to foster their success, women entrepreneurs could enhance national competitiveness, reduce unemployment, lower poverty and social exclusion, and improve Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The McKinsey Global Institute suggests that by 2025, the global GDP could be increased by $12 trillion by improving women’s access to entrepreneurship opportunities.

The Biotechnology Debate In Africa: Biosafety Communication

A great deal of international financial and technical support has been provided to Africa to build the capacity of the continent to harness science, technology and innovation opportunities to address critical challenges like food insecurity and malnutrition. However, African countries still remain among the most heavily affected globally by food insecurity and malnutrition

Career Development Model For South Africa: Addressing Inequality of the Black Workforce

It is argued that the Black employee career experience and development is different from that of their Caucasian counterparts due to their socio-economic background in South Africa (Watson & Stead, 2001). This experience results from the emerging Black workforce being subject to the ramifications of historical inequities (De Beer, Rothmann Jr, & Pienaar, 2016). These historical inequities influence various areas of career development such as education, skills development and social networks.

Ambassador Wellars Gasamagera Joins Monarch

It is with great pleasure that Monarch announces that Ambassador Wellars Gasamagera has joined the Doctor of Literature program at Monarch. We believe that Ambassador Gasamagera brings a tremendous amount of life experience with his years of public service and this will greatly impact both fellow Doctoral students and faculty alike. His research will focus on sustainability and peace with insights informed by his years of public service at the regional, national and international levels. Please join us in welcoming Ambassador Gasamagera to Monarch.

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: Foreign Direct Investment In South Africa: A Comparative Analysis Of Successful Country Level Programs For The Manufacturing Sector

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is widely regarded as one of the engines for social economic growth, employment, skills and technology transfers. More specifically, Mallampally & Sauvent (1999) highlight that FDI can make a considerable contribution to the economic progress of developing countries. A large number of developing countries lack significant domestic savings in order to achieve their internal investment goals, therefore FDI appears to provide a means for this requirement.

Research: Stakeholder Theory: A Case Study Of Virgin Atlantic And The Covid-19 Bailout

The context of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic and the economic and reputation crises at Virgin Atlantic Airways accounts for the need to consider multilateral stakeholder relationships in crisis management for long-term sustainability. It is argued that a better comprehension of the dynamics of stakeholder relationships at Virgin Atlantic Airways could have fashioned a more proactive response to the crises.

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