Research

Research: The Role of Mediation In Promoting International Trade And Investment

Resolving international conflicts between states is vital in facilitating the growth of international trade and development, and to encourage foreign investment across nations. The persistence of conflicts among nations has proved to be detrimental to economic growth and development for the parties involved in the conflict. Authors such as Kremeni︠u︡k (1991), Zartman (1999) and Bercovitch (2007) argue in favour of implementing conflict resolution techniques such as negotiation and mediation in resolving international disputes. The responsibility for implementing these techniques lies with the foreign policy makers and business leaders within nations to encourage the mitigation of conflict, failing which the nations would face setbacks in their economic output and eventually their overall international image. This would ultimately result in the absence of a potent scenario in which international trade and investment can flourish.

Research: Impact Evaluation Of Economic Aid in Developing Countries: A Case Study Of The Sahel Region Of Africa

Ranked in the bottom 10 countries within the Human Development Index (UNDP, 2015), Sahel countries not only face chronic poverty, but also compounded disasters. After three decades of implementing projects and programs through economic aid, few tangible changes have been achieved. Rarely, some improvements have been observed, but it has been difficult to correlate these changes to any one intervention.

October-2017 Doctoral Workshop A Great Success

Monarch Business School is happy to announce that the recent Doctoral workshop held at the Rapperswil Castle on Lake Zurich was a great success with over 20 Doctoral candidates attending. Ten doctoral degrees were awarded during the graduation ceremony that followed the workshop. In attendance from the faculty were: Dr. Keller, Dr. Bevan, Dr. Qudrat-Ullah, …

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Dr. Zoltan Buzady Joins Monarch Business Schol

It is with great pleasure that Monarch Business School announces that Dr. Zoltan Buzady has joined the faculty as Professor of Strategy and Leadership. Dr. Zoltan Buzady holds a Ph.D. in Strategy from Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration, an MBA from Cass Business School City University, UK and a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

Research Focus: The Role Of International Standards On Higher Education: A Case Study Of Albania

While Albania has in place the key structures of the education system, the past educational legislation and reforms were not sufficient to fully develop the institutions of higher education. The attempts to establish premium-quality universities and research institutions were continued with the New Law on Higher Education. However, the standards in higher education, particularly in terms of scientific research, are still not on a sufficiently high level; the country itself is facing serious social and economic challenges, and research programs are both small in scope and regionally fragmented.

October 2017 Workshop At Rapperswil Castle Announced

The Monarch Administration is happy to announce that the October 2017 Doctoral Workshop being held at the beautiful Rapperswil Castle on Lake Zurich is now open for registration. Students are requested to register as early as possible if they are interested in attending the event. The event will also include several Doctoral defenses and a graduation ceremony in the Castle. A special lecture on leadership will be presented by Dr. Hisataka and Dr. Henderson. The event is expected to be a wonderful experience for all students attending with the critical analysis of student research underway.

Dr. Schinckus Publishes With The Journal of Interdiscipinary Economics On Hayek And Econophysics

F. Hayek is known as an economist and a political philosopher who provided a specific social theory based on the idea of spontaneous order. This order state comes from a process that Hayek called ‘catallaxy’and that results from a particular phenomenon of emergence. In this context, social systems such as money, market or language are presented as spontaneous orders, resulting from a particular evolutionary process of society. Although Hayek is well known to be an opponent of importation of physical concepts into economics, this article proposes a parallel between the Hayekian theory and a new field called ‘econophysics’. More precisely, I will show how the way of characterizing the phenomenon of emergence by econophysicists might, to some extent, be an analytical characterization of the Hayekian emergence. This claim will be explained and illustrated with the presentation of econophysical works describing money and language as a spontaneous order taking the form of a power law. The last section will discuss the debates about the methodological relevance to associate Hayek’s theory with an area of knowledge coming from physics and the potential\economic implications of such a rapprochement.

Monarch Ranked As Top 10 International Distance Doctoral Program

Monarch Business School is proud to announce that it has recently been listed within the Top 10 International Distance Doctoral Programs by Online-PHD-programs. Monarch shares the spotlight with some well know institutions such as: University of Oxford, King’s College London, University of Manchester, McGill University, and The Australian National University. The rankings compile information from the US News World Report and the QS Top Universities rankings while considering other factors such as university history and name recognition.

Doctoral Workshop At Stellenbosch A Great Success

Recently Monarch Business School Switzerland held a doctoral workshop at the very Beautiful Stellenbosch University Institute for Advanced Studies. Doctoral candidates from around the world were in attendance. Candidates were able to present their research and get feedback from faculty members and fellow candidates. New connections and friendships were made that will last well after the program end.