Questions related to Business Administration
I am currently doing a research proposal for my thesis and I wanted to know is it possible to use two different econometric methods to carry on with the findings?
am looking for english document of " Rego, A., & Souto, S. (2004). Comprometimento organizacional em organizações autentizóticas: um estudo luso-brasileiro. Revista de Administração de Empresas, 44(3), 30-43."
I am a University student taking up Masters in Business Administration major in Human Resource Development. I am looking for a research partner to collaborate and share knowledge with. My topic is about Long Service Delay and it's impact to customer satisfaction.
I am a researcher in the specialty of business administration and am now preparing for my Ph.D. dissertation, which is about "citizens adopting mobile government services", I have used the technology acceptance model (TAM) as a core for my model
but I observed that most of the researchers who write about this subject, are from the field of IT and engineering. So as a researcher in management is it appropriate to continue on this subject?
Please, I'm looking forward to your opinions.
Hello, Assalamu Alaikum!
I am a student of business administration. I am doing research on sound pollution. Because of sound pollution what kind of impact on people’s social life and business life and what kind of provlem people are facing and what is the remedy for it.
In this topic I wish your ideas cooperation and love. Thank you
I'm looking for research partners or work together as a research team. I am a Ph.D. candidate in Business administration and my research direction is strategic management, industrial management. Presently, my research focuses on Technology innovation, dominant design, patent pool, ecosystem, technology competition, standard, and cooperation.
Any recommendations to someone would be much appreciated
There is a discussion in Business Administration and Accounting that research need a type of "theory" that guide all the researches done in Brazil. It can be a problem to publish the most of the articles here in Brazil because of that problem. Do you think there is a trend to abandon the old theories worldwide? Or we can create new theories, so we can create new studies with another perspectives?
My name is Mehide Hassan Ishaan. I'm a student of " Business Administration". I wanna do research about " To complete freedom of choosing own courses by students in College and University level ". I hope, it will be an interesting topic for all of us to observe in today's educational system. Glad to know that topic and expect more getting interest and comments from all of you.
Thank you, "Everyone".
I am a pharmacist with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and a Master of Science in Pharmacy degree (Pharmaceutical analysis). I am presently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration.
Pharmacist with a BPharm and MSc.Pharmacy doing DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration). After DBA, what pharmacy degree will it be equivalent to?
Can anybody help me?
I would like to do my end-of-the-year research paper on this topic, but I am struggling to find papers related to this subject.
Hello. I am a student of "Business Administration" , and i want to do my research on how we can control, manage and ensure discipline in the roads of Bangladesh. As we can see that even after having certain rules and laws, passengers & drivers don't have any respect for the traffic system, which results in various major and minor accidents.
As it's and important issue in our country, I will be researching the root causes of this problem, and talk about what needs to be done.
I would appreciate your thoughts and ideas about this topic. Thank you.
One thing I noted in academia is that competition can sometimes be just as fierce as in the world of business.
Sometimes it can be small and petty like who should be first author, often triggered by purely selfish reasons and following justifications.
In other cases competition can be about grands, effectively rendering someone unemployed in some cases. I have seen bullying, discrimination more frequently than in the world of business, the place I come from.
This is truly the dark side of academia, there are also positive things but these are things that make me sick to my stomach.
What is your experience? Do you agree with my rather dark view? If not, why? If yes, how can we fix it?
Best wishes Henrik
I am a Doctoral student in Business Administration researching organizational resilience factors in private education institutions in the context of COVID-19. At this stage of my doctoral thesis, my school requires that few experts, or research scholars, assess the content validity of my thesis questionnaire. Therefore, I would like to invite you to read the questionnaire questions and evaluate if they are relevant to the measured factors.
The questionnaire is accessible at: https://ee.kobotoolbox.org/preview/NwIo4agd
You can post your assessment as a reply to this post or email it to : email@example.com
Thank you for your voluntary participation in evaluating the content validity of this questionnaire.
I am currently working on sensitivity analysis in the context of AHP. I use the online tool BPMSG from Goepel, maybe someone here knows it. However, I have a problem with the traceability of the results. Let's assume that there are exactly 3 criteria in the AHP (C1,C2,C3). Then I would like to know how the final value for an alternative (a1) results if one of the criteria changes in weighting, right?
I'll just say C1 decreases by x. However, the value x that is taken away from C1 must be distributed to C2 and C3. I just wonder which method is used to do this. Is x simply distributed equally to C2 and C3 or does this happen according to the share of C2 or C3 in the sum of C2 and C3?
When I do that, I get the following for the remaining two criteria:
(C1-x) = New C1
(C2 + (C2 / (C2 + C3)) * x) = New C2
(C3 + (C3 / (C2 + C3)) * x) = New C3
Unfortunately, however, I do not know if this is correct. If I multiply the criteria with the corresponding values of alternative a1 and combine the whole thing to a final value, I can calculate the same again with the other alternatives. When I compare the graphs to see how big x has to be to change the final prioritization of the alternatives, I always get the wrong values compared to the online tool. Therefore I would like to know if the redistribution of the weights is correct.
I hope someone can help me despite the long question. Thanks a lot!
I am now taking my masters in Business Administration with specialization in Finance and I would like to ask any possible topic regarding the impact of sustainable/green finance on the financial aspect of banking industry or any related studies would help.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Im very much interested in teaching and I would like to ask your views on a highly ( to me at least) interesting topic. There are probably as many methods of teaching methods as there are lecturers but here are a few types accepted in literature.
- Student-Centered / Constructivist Approach.
- Inquiry-Based Learning.
- Flipped Classroom.
- Cooperative Learning.
- Personalised Education.
Which one do you use and why?
Best wishes Henrik
Dear Respondent, I am inviting you to participate in research conducted for academic purposes to investigate the relationship between animosity and consumer perceptions. Included with this letter, there is a short scenario. After reading the scenario, please answer the questions. The results of this pretest will be used for a Ph.D. dissertation, so the cumulative responses of the sample are important for the results rather than individual ones. Therefore, there is no need to give your name. There is no risk for you in participating and you can be assured that your responses will be confidential. The survey should take you about 15-20 minutes to complete. Participation is entirely voluntary. Thank you very much in advance. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/pMTeM7WRm12YT7Bz8
Sincerely. Muhammad Taqi Ph.D. Candidate Department of Business Administration Izmir University of Economics
AI and Big Data have recently seen widespread application in virtually every field. With the economy's increasing digitization, it is expected that massive amounts of data will be generated at every node. I wonder if primary data based research in consumer behavior, economics, agricultural economics, and related fields will become obsolete in the future as more sophisticated models aided by AI and Big Data provide a more accurate picture of various phenomena. Please share your thoughts on what will be the role of researchers in applied economics, business, and marketing etc (not including those in the fields of computer science).
Dear Respondent, I am inviting you to participate in research conducted for academic purposes to investigate the relationship between animosity and consumer perceptions. Included with this letter, there is a short scenario. After reading the scenario, please answer the questions. The results of this pretest will be used for a Ph.D. dissertation, so the cumulative responses of the sample are important for the results rather than individual ones. Therefore, there is no need to give your name. There is no risk for you in participating and you can be assured that your responses will be confidential. The survey should take you about 15-20 minutes to complete. Participation is entirely voluntary. Thank you very much in advance. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/kytRVFgfF21Huja4A
Sincerely. Muhammad Taqi Ph.D. Candidate Department of Business Administration Izmir University of Economics
i don't quite understand what difference there is between the term business logic and business model. Are they used synonymously? I know of only one source that says a business model is a business logic when the supply, value creation, marketing and revenue are aligned from a theoretical perspective. Accordingly, one speaks of supply logic, value creation logic, marketing logic and revenue logic.
Is this correct?
Hello. I am doing a master's degree in business administration. I want to do a thesis on social CRM. However, I could not find exactly where to work from this subject. I want to study this issue from the perspective of consumers and from Covid-19, but I have not been able to create exactly how to work. Do you have any different suggestions?
I am inviting you to participate in research conducted for academic purposes to investigate the relationship between animosity and consumer perceptions. Included with this letter, there is a short scenario. After reading the scenario, please answer the questions. The results of this pretest will be used for a PhD dissertation, so the cumulative responses of the sample are important for the results rather than individual ones. Therefore, there is no need to give your name. There is no risk for you in participating and you can be assured that your responses will be confidential. The survey should take you about 5 minutes to complete. Participation is entirely voluntary. Thank you very much in advance.
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Muhammad Taqi - PhD candidate
Department of Business Administration
Izmir University of Economics
I am now taking my masters in Business Administration with specialization in Finance and I would to ask any possible topic regarding the sustainable/green finance on the financial aspect of banking industry or any related studies would help.
Dear Respondent, I am inviting you to participate in research conducted for academic purposes to investigate the relationship between animosity and consumer perceptions. Included with this letter, there is a short scenario. After reading the scenario, please answer the questions. The results of this pretest will be used for a PhD dissertation, so the cumulative responses of the sample are important for the results rather than individual ones. Therefore, there is no need to give your name. There is no risk for you in participating and you can be assured that your responses will be confidential. The survey should take you about 5 minutes to complete. Participation is entirely voluntary. Thank you very much in advance.
Link for the Survey: https://forms.gle/Ym5uq3RxeGb9iNR98
Sincerely. Muhammad Taqi PhD candidate Department of Business Administration Izmir University of Economics
Can you suggest papers (2018-2021) about "The Impact of Internet Advertising on consumers behavior"?
I am a student doing Master in Business Administration and planning to write my final dissertation on the topic "Use of Blockchain technology in B2B Marketing". I welcome your kind support to discussions, suggestions, guidance and relevant data which can help me in framing up my dissertation topic.
I read a lot about Neutrosophic logic, which is new, but I did not find any research that talks about the use of this logic in management or financial matters.
Is it possible to guide me to any research that talks about the use of Neutrosophic logic in management or making financial decisions?
In my opinion, the scope and possibilities of business cooperation with the world of science are constantly growing, especially in the areas of technical sciences, biotechnology, energy, materials science, information technology, ecology, etc. and in the development of innovations, patents and inventions created in various fields of technology, technology, etc.
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
In the context of the above issues, the following question is valid:
Does the scope and possibilities of business cooperation with the world of science increase or decrease?
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
I am looking for resources that providing updated management tools and also innovation for business administration. Apart from academic journals, are there any interest sources to recommend?
I have often wondered if it is possible or recomended to teach business, management, marketing etc without practical experience of the subject. I have been a businessman for over 20 years, consultancy, transport, fiduciary and recruiting. I have had my ups and downs. I seen the positive and the negative and done things hands on. How ever if I look back at my former professors and lecturers I would say almost none of them had any experience and sometimes I felt in hindsight that they had no idea on how to connect theory and practice and to be critical. What are your thoughts?should hands on experience be mandatory in order to be allowed to teach a subject? I know this is a sensitive issue and be sure I ask this question with the greatest of respect. Are there ways of getting around the lack of experience? For me it seems difficult because a lecturer who has been in the game can provide another dimention compared to some one who never left academia. For me the difference is like playng football and watching football? Im sure there are great lecturers out there without experience of what they are teaching but what are your thoughts in general? Best regards Henrik
I hope you are all doing well. I have a question to all of you. I love to teach and so far I have been teaching everything from international business, marketing, management to organisational psychology. I feel ambivalent towards this however.I love to teach and Im curious in my nature and what better way to learn new things than to teach? However I also feel that if I continue being a generalist It might also be bad since I risk loosing touch with my main specialisation.
What are your thoughts? Your experiences?
My speciality is this :
Best wishes Henrik and professor Hugo 3 months old who keeps me company when Im trying to work :-)
Ps stay safe.
I am doing a Fractional Outcomes regression (Logit) for my thesis and can't find information on what assumptions the model makes. I suppose I would need to test those assumptions are met in my sample in order to be able to conduct the analysis. Furthermore, I wanted to know if there is any possibility of doing a robustness test on such a model.
Additionally, in a Fractional Outomes regression do my independent variables have to be between 0 and 1 as well?
Thank you very much,
I am organizing some materials for the MSc and PhD students and want to categorize the references in some dimensions so the students can choose by their own.
I think most scholars would agree that effectuation theory formulated by sarasvathy (2001) is still not a mature theory but when do you think it will reach its maturity? How would you compare the development of effectuation theory vs the development of bricolage?
I have co-authored a few articles into the subject: See below.
Usually in our field of Business Administration research journal takes months or years for publications. Any suggestions where, the Journal offers biannual publications?
Will there be any Corruption after Covid-crisis? Will it be major problem of economy? Can you suggest papers and publications about this topic?
Special Issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050): "Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Performance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Special Issue Editors
Dr. Montserrat Boronat Navarro Website SciProfiles Guest Editor Department of Business Administration and Marketing, Jaume I University, Spain Interests: corporate social responsibility; sustainability; organizational ambidexterity; dynamic capabilities; innovation; districts; family firms Dr. José A. Pérez-Aranda Website Guest Editor University School of Hospitality and Tourism CETT-University of Barcelona, Spain Interests: corporate social responsibility; quality management; tourism sector; hotel firms
Special Issue Information
Businesses can play a crucial role in increasing sustainability and preventing the escalation of environmental and social problems. Through the analysis of how sustainable firm processes and activities positively affect society as a whole, and specifically firm performance, and by developing theory to inform practice through well-grounded guidelines for firms, scholars can help to raise awareness of the need to incorporate these sustainable practices.
Interest in and research into Corporate Social Responsibility have grown exponentially in the last two decades, and some meta-analytical studies (e.g., Orlitzky et al., 2003) have corroborated the positive effect of CSR on firms’ financial performance. Nevertheless, this topic still requires a deeper analysis and theoretical foundation. CSR practices contribute positively to society by supporting sustainable economic, social, and environmental development (Du et al., 2010). They also help to strengthen firms’ competitive advantage and performance (Carroll and Shabana, 2010; Lee and Park, 2009). Whether firms adopt CSR practices for instrumental or moral reasons is also a topic of debate, since they are based on contradictory foundations (Aguilera et al., 2007; Hahn et al., 2016), although both contribute to increasing corporate social performance (Hahn et al., 2016). Hahn et al. (2016) found that firms’ practices grounded in instrumental and in moral initiatives complement each other and increase the scale of corporate social performance. Deeper analysis of how CSR practices grounded in both rationales help firms to improve their corporate performance can be a way to raise firms’ awareness about sustainability.
Furthermore, firms must often rely on contradictory processes that underpin, for example, environmental requirements, as in the case of efficiency and flexibility (Lin and Ho, 2016; Boronat-Navarro and García-Joerger, 2019). The analysis of how firms develop holistic solutions for sustainability requires deeper study of firm resources and capabilities. Dynamic capabilities (Teece et al., 1997) can facilitate strategic change towards integration of sustainability and its effect on corporate performance (Wu et al., 2012), but this analysis requires further development. Exploration of different contexts such as family firms, or sectors like tourism or manufacturing companies could help toward a further understanding of this strategic change.
Additionally, customers’ perceptions of and intentions towards firms change according to the information they have about sustainable firms or their experiences with them (e.g., Boronat-Navarro and Pérez-Aranda, 2019, 2020). Studies demonstrating the positive effects on the perception of multiple stakeholders due to the authentic adoption of CSR practices (Wang et al., 2020) could also raise firms’ awareness of the importance of truly integrating these practices into their mission, culture and values, strategy, and operations. This analysis could shed light on the relationship between CSR and corporate performance.
Against this background, for this Special Issue, we invite submissions of academic papers analyzing how firms integrate and develop CSR practices that can contribute to corporate performance and to the sustainable progress of society. Both original research articles and review articles are welcome. The Special Issue focuses on but is not limited to the following topics:
- CRS and its effects on corporate performance;
- CSR and its effects on different measures of corporate performance;
- CSR and its impacts on society;
- Consistency and authenticity in the implementation of CSR practices;
- Theories explaining instrumental and moral initiatives in CSR practices;
- Resources and capabilities that help firms in the adoption of sustainable practices;
- Dynamic capabilities and sustainability;
- Innovations in the adoption of sustainable practices;
- Stakeholders’ influence on CSR adoption;
- Perceptions of various stakeholders of CSR practices;
- CSR in family firms;
- CSR and corporate performance in different sectors.
Aguilera, R. V., Rupp, D. E., Williams, C. A., & Ganapathi, J. (2007). Putting the S back in corporate social responsibility: A multilevel theory of social change in organizations. Academy of management review, 32(3), 836-863.
Boronat-Navarro, M., & García-Joerger, A. (2019). Ambidexterity, Alliances and Environmental Management System Adoption in Spanish Hotels. Sustainability, 11(20), 5815.
Boronat-Navarro, M., & Pérez-Aranda, J. A. (2019). Consumers’ perceived corporate social responsibility evaluation and support: The moderating role of consumer information. Tourism Economics, 25(4), 613-638.
Boronat-Navarro, M., & Pérez-Aranda, J.A. (2020) Analyzing Willingness to Pay More to Stay in a Sustainable Hotel. Sustainability,12, 3730.
Carroll, A. B., & Shabana, K. M. (2010). The business case for corporate social responsibility: A review of concepts, research and practice. International journal of management reviews, 12(1), 85-105.
Du, S., Bhattacharya, C. B., & Sen, S. (2010). Maximizing business returns to corporate social responsibility (CSR): The role of CSR communication. International journal of management reviews, 12(1), 8-19.
Hahn, T., Pinkse, J., Preuss, L., & Figge, F. (2016). Ambidexterity for corporate social performance. Organization Studies, 37(2), 213-235.
Lee, S., & Park, S. Y. (2009). Do socially responsible activities help hotels and casinos achieve their financial goals?. International journal of hospitality management, 28(1), 105-112.
Lin, L. H., & Ho, Y. L. (2016). Institutional pressures and environmental performance in the global automotive industry: the mediating role of organizational ambidexterity. Long Range Planning, 49(6), 764-775.
Orlitzky, M., Schmidt, F. L., & Rynes, S. L. (2003). Corporate social and financial performance: A meta-analysis. Organization studies, 24(3), 403-441.
Teece, D. J., Pisano, G., & Shuen, A. (1997). Dynamic capabilities and strategic management. Strategic management journal, 18(7), 509-533.
Wu, Q., He, Q., Duan, Y., & O'Regan, N. (2012). Implementing dynamic capabilities for corporate strategic change toward sustainability. Strategic Change, 21(5), 231.
Dr. Montserrat Boronat Navarro Dr. José A. Pérez-Aranda Guest Editors
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- corporate social responsibility
- corporate performance
- dynamic capabilities
- instrumental and moral reasons
- stakeholder’s perception
- family firms
- hotel sector
- industrial companies
This special issue is now open for submission.
In fact, I always hope to be a research assistant, as this is the making of a person who can change something in this world.
I sent many emails to a number of professors, some of whom responded to me and some of them understood my request but did not contact me.
So, I hope that one of the researchers will contact me to work with him as a “research assistant,” and I specialize in two fields, psychology and business administration.
Thanks to those who reach out to me.
- Business Critical failure indicators CFI
Multinational organizations as well as SME or any type of business organization for that matter share the same principle which is succeed. However success is not usually the end result due to XXX factors either internal or external or else, they all have left the business opportunity to other competitors or any other reason of such.
Below is a small list i picked from the net about these companies that really got my attention because they all shared greatness in their days and completely got cast away afterwards:
Therefore, i would kindly solicit the help of anyone who thinks he has a close as possible answer (CFI's) that he/she could foresee before the their business ends up in a failure, what could be the possible way, approach or strategy that might help, and how to separate the right CFI from the wrong one.
Thank you in advance for your answers.
I am currently working on a publication with the intention of presenting a proprietal method for a ranked comparison of incompatible features in a limited data set. I am looking for a co-author as an independent evaluation and additions by a colleague with more theoretical expertise would be very much appreciated. Please contact me in private messages to discuss further details if interested.
I'am looking for scientific journals with a Scopus classification in the field of business administration that are distinguished by being quick to respond and with reasonable restrictions.
Thanks in advance
I co- authored a study of a born global or rather born regional IT firm in the process of internationalisation during the Covid 19 pandemic. The firm quickly adapted to the new reality. My question is that if you think that firms in other industries show a similar behavioral pattern? Or do you think the handling of the pandemic varies between industries? The article can be found as full text here :
What do we know about corporate foresight implementation in the international business domain? Is it enough? Yes, we understand that MNCs, which coincidently are an important unit of analysis in international business studies, are the most rigorous adopters of foresight and scenario planning in the business administration field. Many cases and studies soundly support this statement. Yet, the international business theory remains reluctant regarding this phenomenon in general. The place, role, distinctive features of corporate foresight implementation in the international business managerial domain remains an undiscovered mystery. Isn't it a time to break the silence?
In the field of international business the trend has been a move towards globalisation and integration. However research has shown that lately most government policies have been of a protectionist nature. How do you view the field of IB and trade develop in the near future? Further globalisation or a move in the opposite direction?
Also how will firms in your view adapt to the new reality? If there is a change? I co-authored an article ( Case study) dealing with potential managerial implications with regards to a changing business environment, the article can be found here:
Best wishes Henrik
Serge Moscovici and his theory of Social representation is a stream of research that interests me a lot. The question of future directions of research is also something I contemplated on. How do you see research in this field evolving?
I did my contribution a month ago with the connection of social representation to international business, entrepreneurship, attitudes , education and decision making logic.
Article can be found here:
So once again :-) What is the future for social representations?
Best wishes Henrik
The analytics conducted on computerized Business Intelligence platforms is one of the key advanced information technology technologies of the fourth technological revolution, known as Industry 4.0.
The current technological revolution, known as Industry 4.0, is determined by the development of the following technologies of advanced information processing: Big Data database technologies, cloud computing, machine learning, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, Business Intelligence and other advanced data mining technologies.
The analytics conducted on computerized Business Intelligence platforms currently supports business management processes, facilitates identification of opportunities and threats to business development, allows for quick generation of analytical reports on selected issues in the economic and financial situation of the business entity.
Do you agree with my opinion on this matter?
In view of the above, I am asking you the following question:
What future applications of analytics will be developed on computerized Business Intelligence platforms?
I invite you to the discussion
The issues of the use of information contained in Big Data database systems for the purposes of conducting Business Intelligence analyzes are described in the publications:
I invite you to discussion and cooperation.
Hi, I'm in my final year of bachelor in international business administration majoring in marketing. I would kindly ask for suggestions on attractive research areas regarding sustainability in business or marketing. Thank you!
My question is simple, how do you view decision making in SME who are in the process of internationalisation or has already passed the stage of internationalisation. Is there any difference compared to larger firms? Is sarasvathy ( 2001) right in her assumption that firms dealing with a high level of uncertainty often opt for an effectual logic?
I co- authored an article about this that can be found here:
I asked about 20 people for my thesis, each of them lead a small organization. Most of them asked me for a feedback about their interviews and organizations. Any recommended litterature or testimony ? I understood that they want this before I fully analyze my results.
I believe it is close from an open research approach, or a participatory research, but still not 100% sure. I also wrote a 1 page summary of the interview which I could give them, but I am not sure how to introduce it. Thanks
(Thesis is on business administration science, strategy, cultural field, music organizations)
Many students and employees sometimes have a confusion of both mentioned above terms, HCD and HRM in terms of importance and functions that could help to develop the organizations and workforce in..
Dear Experts in this area, Could you please add your valuable comments and opinions regarding this matter?
Thank You in Advance
Marketing is a research area that is both interesting and something I as a businessman learned to love. The research dimension of it however is not really my main focus as a businessman but as someone who has been teaching marketing and won an award in international marketing research..strange..hmm but ok :-) I have an interest even if my main focus is the strategical and hands on aspects of it since I first of all regard my self as a businessman. When it comes to research into marketing how do you see the future? Trends ? new theories on the horizon etc? What is your opinion? The word is free!
Best wishes Henrik
I need some reference and idea to survey how HRM strategies can improve occupational safety and health ? Please give me some reference to survey this relation.
I often hear from friends negative things about academia, its boring, not connected to reality etc. I have been on and off in academia for 25 years but for the most part I have been in the real world, running businesses and working as a business consultant. I can still feel that in academia there is at least in my field a theoretical knowledge but still people doesn't understand how the real world operates. After university I felt like I knew everything, I knew Kotler backwards and forwards and all the theories..it felt like any way but when I started my first business (during my university years) I felt like I had to relearn everything. This lack of connection to reality was a problem for me and it is something I hear a lot for other business people. "Academics know nothing! ",one friend said and he has a Phd! Perhaps this illustrates the problem?
I guess it is the same in many fields..academia is seen as dry and not connected to the real world. What can be done about this or can anything be done? How do you view your education in relation to your working life? Do you feel your education was relevant? For me...not so much. Later I started to teach and do research but I still have this feeling. How do you feel about academia and the real world? Is academia part of the world we live in or just some "other place"..your thoughts?
Best wishes Henrik
I hope you had a nice summer. I sometimes get the comment that academia is not relevant from business colleagues and clients in my consultancy business. For me academia has always been something I have been careful not to associate my self too much with, even if I love to teach. My question is that if there is a way to bridge this gap or conflict between academics and practitioners? I often hear highly negative and degrading comments aimed towards academia from business leaders, some of which have themselves masters or Phd.
I think in the long run this is bad because it reduces the opportunities for academics and makes the transition between one field to another more difficult. I can my self admit to having a bias, meaning I would think twice before employing someone who has been in academia for an extended period of time.I realise this is something I need to work on, prejudice and generalisation is never good!. I think there are a lot of competent people in academia but in many ways academia has become a world of its own with little or no connection to the real world, making it more difficult to move from academia to for example a managerial role or consultancy, what works in theory doesn't always work in practice. Do you have any experiences from the vantage point of an academic? My experience is mainly from the other side, that of a business owner but it would be interesting to also hear the other side. Do you have any experiences? How can this gap between academia and "the world" be bridged or should it?How can we change the view of private businesses that academia is somehow a different world inhabited by some very odd creatures?
Also note that there is no intent of disrespect or hostility on my behalf towards academia or academics. I might have deep rooted issues with the current state of academia but many of my friends are academics. .
I wish you all a wonderful day
Dear all. It is not often I start a discussion without some contextualisation but this time I do because perhaps it might be more interesting if people can freely discuss without initial guidance at least :-) . How do you view the future of research in to IB in terms of streams? Trends ? new theories on the horizon etc? What is your opinion? The word is free!
Best wishes Henrik
Management theory was for long dominated by Causation, (just think about Kotler, in other words Planning, Implementing and follow up.) a different theory that has gained momentum in the last years ( Even if it was first launched in 2001 by Saras D Sarasvathy) is the theory of effectuation that is means driven instead of ends driven. I studied those theories quite extensively but found that when it comes to effectuation there is still no consensus, in other words the theory is not yet mature, something that is in my view a bit odd since the theory is 20 years old just about. Why do you think it has taken such a long time for this theory to mature? my second question. What is the relevance of Kotlers Marketing Management today? Still relevant or? Your thoughts?
The John Molson School of Business at Concordia University kindly invites contributions to the forthcoming edited book Beyond the 2ºC - Business and Policy Trajectories to Climate Change Adaptation to be published by Palgrave Macmillan and being considered for the “Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business: In Association with Future Earth” book series.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Climate change mitigation, understood as an approach to reduce human-induced emissions, has taken centre stage in climate action debates and efforts in the last decades. Currently published reports and studies present scenarios under which we can limit the global temperature rise to a 2°C threshold. However, to stay within the 2°C threshold, we need to move towards net-negative global emissions. This would require mobilization on a global scale and improvements in our approaches to mitigating global warming. After passing the symbolic 400 parts per million (PPM) threshold of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2-eq) in the atmosphere in 2016, recent studies have highlighted that the current emission trajectory can easily lead to concentrations of up to 1,000 PPM of CO2-eq – leading to an average global warming of up to 5.4°C by the end of this century.
While many governments, businesses and researchers like to believe that a mitigation-focused approach can keep the 2°C threshold within reach, this edited book intends to investigate the business and policy adaptation trajectories beyond what are currently understood to be some of the major tipping points in the climate system. In these scenarios, the planet will be on an accelerated path towards deforestation, biodiversity loss, erosion of inhabited and uninhabited coastal areas, and the possible disappearance of entire island states. These events will be coupled with the possible proliferation of disease, human migration, and increased conflicts over resources. This calls for academics, practitioners, and policymakers to shift their attention away from the almost exclusive focus on climate change mitigation, to also consider adaptation plans.
Beyond the 2ºC - Business and Policy Trajectories to Climate Change Adaptation is an edited collection that will review and critically analyze new and innovative business and policy approaches to climate change adaptation across different economic sectors and for different locations. The edited collection will aim to ignite an academic discussion regarding the necessary, and potentially urgent, adaption strategies that could address the risks induced by the fast-changing climate. The contributions should demonstrate how we can adapt to a world where fresh water is scarce, where extreme weather events are a daily reality, where global sea levels are up to 2.4 m higher than today, and where flooding and wildfires are no longer discrete events. The collection plans to evaluate the readiness of our businesses and policies to adapting to this “new” world and to explore strategies that move beyond the current incremental approaches.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Beyond the 2ºC - Business and Policy Trajectories to Climate Change Adaptation aims to explore and propose business and policy solutions for climate-induced economic, technical, and societal challenges.
The editors are accepting contributions by experts in both the academic and practitioner communities in business and policy, as well as related fields such as economics, management, development studies, finance, and entrepreneurship. The editors are inviting contributions that:
· Shed new light on our understanding of climate-related vulnerabilities and risks
· Explore innovative risk management procedures
· Present new and emerging processes for internalizing adaptation in existing business and policy approaches
· Identify new barriers to large scale and/or local climate change adaptation
· Introduce methodologies for mapping and understanding synergies and trade-offs in adaptation
· Investigate approaches to overcoming conflicts in business and policy adaptation trajectories
The editors are encouraging contributions that move beyond the current disciplinary divides and present novel interdisciplinary approaches, which use scenario building methodologies in their investigations and study the social, economic, environmental, and cultural dimensions of the complex adaptation trajectories. Moreover, the editors will also be accepting chapters that incorporate new concepts or tools beyond the academic fields of business administration and political science. These fields will include the natural and social sciences, which make connections to the business and policy. The editors also encourage contributions that move beyond carbon emissions to focus on emerging challenges and themes regarding adaptation, which includes health, wellbeing, air quality, waste, and biodiversity. In addition, chapters that use case studies or comparative studies (between different solutions, applications in different industries, or variations between regions) are strongly encouraged. Finally, considering the global nature of climate change and its multi-scale consequences, the editors invite authors to critically consider the scalar relevance – local, regional, national, and supranational levels – of their contributions.
The submissions will be reviewed with an open mind and with a particular focus on the relevance of the chapter with respect to adapting to climate change and its consequences beyond the 2ºC threshold. The edited book will serve as an academic reference for senior undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate scholars in the fields of business, public affairs, social science, environmental studies, and law across the globe. It will also function as a practical guide and a reference for emerging best practices on the topic of climate change adaptation for industry and business leaders, regulators, and policymakers around the world. Although the book can be used as a reference book in academic courses, it will not be specifically organized as a textbook.
POTENTIAL TOPICS FOR CHAPTERS
1. CLIMATE CHANGE HAZARDS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
a. Understanding the hazards and their management
b. Technological hazards
c. Political hazards
d. Natural hazards (cyclones, floods, storms, floods, droughts)
e. Socio-economic risks
f. Human health risks
g. Planetary health and biodiversity risks
h. Geoengineering and climate management
i. Greenhouse gas management
ii. Solar radiation management
2. THE FUTURE OF FOSSIL FUELS AND EMISSIONS
a. Fossil fuel subsidies
b. Carbon pricing/carbon taxation
c. Biofuel and other alternative fuels
d. Renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal)
e. The future of nuclear power (challenges and opportunities)
f. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs)
g. Hydrogen fuels
3. ADAPTING CITIES, URBAN SETTLEMENTS, AND CHANGES TO HUMAN BEHAVIOUR
a. Urban planning, urban design, and cities beyond the 2ºC
b. Waterfront settlements, island states, and other high-risk human settlements
c. Buildings and construction (design, materials, codes/standards/certifications, retrofitting)
d. Local modes of transportation (cars and other private transport, public transit, collective passenger transport, human-powered transport, etc.)
e. Intra-continental travel (rail, advanced trains and emerging technologies)
f. Inter-continental travel (aviation fuel, turbofan/turboprop engines, emissions and contrails, emerging technologies, etc.)
g. Global product transport and logistics
4. ADAPTING THE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION PATTERNS
a. Agriculture, soil, and forests
i. Animal and marine farming
ii. Agriculture, agroforestry, reforestation
iii. Soil and its rehabilitation
b. Demand-side management
i. Incentive and financing programs
ii. Change and development in consumption patterns
iii. Consumer behaviour beyond a 2ºC warmer climate
c. Supply-side management
i. Change and development in production patterns
ii. Recycling, upcycling, reuse, and regeneration
iii. Closed-loop production models
iv. Living and biotic natural resources
v. Non-living natural resources (metals, minerals, and stone)
vi. Renewability of resources
d. New and emerging modes of production and consumption
5. FINANCING GLOBAL CLIMATE ADAPTATION
a. Microfinance (micro-credit, micro-insurance, risk, etc.)
b. Philanthropy and venture capital
c. ESG investment (trends, renewable energy investment, partnerships, water, etc.)
d. Climate finance (private climate finance, green funds, adaptation funds, the low carbon market, divestment, etc.)
e. Evaluating and managing the financial risks of adaptation
f. Natural capital accounting (efforts, innovations, and effects)
g. Financial policies
6. LIMITATION AND THE FUTURE OF CLIMATE ADAPTATION
a. The limits to climate change mitigation
b. Political and policy limits
c. Capital limits
d. Technological limits
e. Societal and cultural limits
· Abstract and CV submission deadline – June 30th, 2020
· Selection of abstracts and notification to successful contributors – July 31st, 2020
· Full chapter submission – November 30th, 2020
· Revised chapter submission – February 28th, 2021
GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Submissions should be written in English using a non-technical writing style. The contributions may include diagrams/illustrations in order to present data, or photographs/figures (all in black & white) to better illustrate the topic of discussion. Submitted chapters should be original and exclusively prepared for the present book. No part of the article should be published elsewhere. Chapters must not exceed 7,000 words (including all references, appendices, biographies, etc.), must use 1.5-line spacing and 12 pt. Times New Roman font, and must use the APA 7th edition reference style.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words, a bibliography for their proposed chapter, and a CV. Abstract submissions are expected by June 30th, 2020. Submissions should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors will be notified about the status of their proposals and will be sent complete chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 30th, 2020.
Please note there are no submission or acceptance fees for the manuscripts.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Dr. Walker holds an MBA and PhD degree in Finance from Washington State University. Prior to his academic career, he worked for several years in the German consulting and industrial sector at firms such as Mercedes Benz, Utility Consultants International, Lahmeyer International, Telenet, and KPMG Peat Marwick. He has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Mannheim, the University of Bamberg, the European Business School, and the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. His research interests are in sustainability & climate change, corporate governance, securities regulation and litigation, and insider trading and he has published over sixty articles and book chapters in these areas. He is the lead-editor of five books on sustainable financial systems, sustainable real estate, sustainable aviation, emerging risk management, and environmental policy. Dr. Walker has held numerous administrative and research positions during his career. For instance, he served as the Laurentian Bank Professor in Integrated Risk Management (2010-2015), Chair of the Finance Department (2011-2014), Director/Co-director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (2015-2017), and as Associate Dean, Research and Research Programs (2016-2017) at Concordia University. In addition, he has been an active member of various advisory boards and steering committees including, among others, the human resources group of Finance Montréal, the steering committee of the Montreal chapter of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), the academic advisory board of the MMI/Morningstar Sustainable Investing Initiative, and the advisory board for Palgrave Macmillan’s Future Earth book series on sustainability.
Dr. Wendt is an Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Programs in Business at Reykjavik University’s Department of Business Administration. From March 2005 until March 2015 he was Research and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Finance at Bamberg University, Germany, where he received his doctoral degree in 2010. He has taught as a visiting lecturer at École Supérieure de Commerce Montpellier, France, and Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), Mosbach, Germany. His fields of research include corporate finance and governance, risk management, financial markets and financial intermediation, small and medium-sized enterprises, and behavioural finance.
Sherif is a PhD. candidate in the Individualized Program (INDI) at Concordia University, a Vanier Scholar, and a Concordia Public Scholar. He is conducting interdisciplinary research within the fields of design, architecture, building engineering and real-estate finance. His PhD research investigates the alignment between sustainable building practices and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). His research focus includes building sustainability and sustainability assessment, sustainability in architectural design and human approaches in design. Sherif completed a MASc in building engineering in 2016 with a focus on energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Before that, he completed a BSc in Architecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC-Egypt). Today, he is actively engaged in several research laboratories, centers, and groups where he teaches and conducts research in design, engineering, architecture, and business. He is also involved in several sustainability committees and projects at Concordia on the student as well as the administrative levels.
Tyler is currently a research and book publication assistant in the Department of Finance at Concordia University. He recently completed his undergraduate degree at the John Molson School of Business in which he received an Honours in Finance. As part of his undergraduate degree, he completed a thesis project in which he wrote a paper focusing on the relationship between data breaches, security prices, and crisis communication. He was also presented with the CUSRA scholarship in 2017, which is awarded to undergraduate students who have an interest in pursuing research activities. His research interests include sustainable finance, machine learning, data breaches, and cognitive science.
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