Student Research

The Factors Contributing to Effective Team Building: A Case Study of the UK North Sea Oil & Gas Drilling Rig Environment

Oil and Gas has been produced from UK reservoirs since 1967, and although the industry is past its peak, it remains an important contributor to the UK economy (Green & Keogh, 2000). UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) Production Efficiency (PE) and Well Delivery (WD) productive time is at 80%. This reflects continuing efforts by industry to improve operational efficiencies (Oil & Gas Authority, 2020). The 20% operational inefficiency in the UKCS is lost time and cost which could be invested to accelerate the energy transition to reliable renewable options that can be added into the energy mix. The HS&E Report (2022) notes that improvements in human performance and data sharing are important to tackle these inefficiencies.

The Role of Internal Audit on the Governance of Regulated Tier 4 Microfinance Institutions in Uganda 

The Ugandan financial sector comprises non-deposit-taking microfinance institutions and deposit-taking institutions. Microfinance institutions provide financial assistance to the underprivileged worldwide to finance their small businesses. According to Ssekiziyivu et al. (2018), microfinance institutions in Uganda are essential in providing loans to support small and medium-sized firms that employ a large portion of the country’s workforce. Most microfinance institutions are non- deposit-taking microfinance institutions which lend to the majority of the small and medium-sized firms that contribute 20% of the gross domestic product and employ more than 60% of the labour force.

Fostering Economic Development Through School Reform Programs: A Case Study Of Central African Republic

The analysis of economic challenges in developing countries reveals several flaws and dysfunctions including (i) high rates of unemployment; (ii) rising inequality; (iii) disruption of major economic activities due to the pandemic; and (iv) low productity due to poor human capital development (UNICEF, 2021). To address some of these challenges, development efforts, including the Global Partnership for Education, the Malala Fund, and others, have been devoted to the implementation of education reforms to improve quality (Bruns, Macdonald, & Schneider, 2019; Ditlev-Simonsen, 2021). The emphasis on education quality emanates from the reality that it equips students with the necessary skills to enhance national competitiveness, reduce inequality within a country, and eventually foster economic growth (Callender & Dougherty, 2018; Ramirez, 2014).

Regional Innovation System Resilience in Developing Countries: A Case Study Of Ukraine

A resilient region is seen as one that continues to prosper and maintain economic stability in the face of inevitable shocks and disruptions that occur over time (Christopherson et al., 2010, p. 134). The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and seize new opportunities, leading to increased innovation and competitive advantage, make such regions more attractive to businesses and investors by providing a stable environment in which to invest and grow. And, particularly, innovation systems at different levels (Rose & Krausmann, 2013) such as scientific communities of national academies of sciences are seen as key to developing regional resilience.

Janine Zitianellis Publishes Book Chapter on Big Data Analytics Capabilities

Monarch Business School is happy to announce that PhD Candidate Janine Zitianellis from Cape Town, South Africa has recently published a book chapter on Big Data Analytics Capabilitites and Supply Chain Management. This comes on the heels of her recently conference presentation on Big Data at the Women’s Entrepreneurship & Leadership Annual Conference 2023 in Madrid, Spain in April 2023.

CSR & Employee Affective Commitment: Saudi Communication Companies

The research explores the relationship between the different components of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee attitude and behaviour and their influence on Affective Organizational Commitment (AOC). The research focusses on the dimensions classified by Turker (2009) as targeting four types of stakeholders: social and non-social stakeholders, employees, customers, and government. The contemplated research will explore these issues at the individual level, where managers play a moral role in exercising effort to obtain socially responsible outcomes.

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