BOOK: Corporate Citizenship and Higher Education: Behavior, Engagement and Ethics

It is with great pleasure that Monarch Business School Switzerland announces that Dr. Morgan Clevenger, a Post-Doctoral Candidate at Monarch, has been named a finalist for Best Book Award in the Social Issues in Management Division at the Academy of Management. The book stems from his dissertation work as a PhD Candidate at the University of Missouri. The book is entitled: “Corporate Citizenship and Higher Education: Behavior, Engagement and Ethics” published by Palgrave MacMillan, 2019.

Research: Corporate Social Responsibility For Tea Plantations In India: A Gandhian Perspective

The purpose of the contemplated research is to examine how Gandhian principles can shape the business practices of tea corporations for greater impact on the lives and working conditions of tea plantation workers in India. Gandhian principles allow organizations to develop business processes that are based on mindful consumption, sustainable utilization of natural resources, sustainable livelihoods, and equitable distribution of wealth; thereby, directing business leaders to pursue a corporate social responsibility strategy of not only doing good, but also of being good (Diwan, 1982).

Research: Teentrepreneurship: A New Entrepreneurship Framework For At-Risk Teenagers in South Africa

South African youth are facing an employment crisis. The deficient national education system and lack of skills development are two of the major issues which are contributing to a high youth unemployment rate. The at-risk teenager communities are predominantly living in poverty amidst various other social ills. The positive impact that entrepreneurship may have on communities is significant, hence the suggestion that entrepreneurial intervention at an early age can enhance the socio-economic empowerment of teenagers.

Research: Evaluating Organizational Knowledge Transfer In The IT Industry

Organizations are continuously faced with various challenges. One particular problem is related to the retirement or brain drain of some of their essential human resources resulting in the loss of critical knowledge. Knowledge is regarded as one of the principal sources of innovation for organizations to remain competitive and create sustainable progress. Essential steps for the organization to augment their knowledge base is knowledge integration, knowledge preservation and knowledge utilization (Kabir, 2015). The research will be concluded through the connection of three crucial domains, specifically knowledge management theories, human resource theories, and communication theories. The objective is to develop a new framework or model to include programs and other methods to better prepare organizations for the imminent loss of a company’s critical knowledge value, as well as how best this essential intellectual information can be preserved for the long term sustainability and competitiveness of the corporation. Furthermore, the above will be researched utilizing a triangulated research method by reviewing existing scholarly literature, through the analysis of the company’s information along interviewing of key stakeholders from South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Research Abstract: Corporate Social Responsibility And Financial Performance

The research is focused on examining the relationship between corporate social responsibility and financial performance of the largest corporations in Kazakhstan. The results of this research will serve as a promising avenue for further research. The research extends the examination of corporate social responsibility and financial performance by using a sample of the largest corporations of Kazakhstan.

Research: Managing Stakeholder And Indigenous Interests In Regulatory Reviews And Decision Making

Construction of infrastructure megaprojects is a critical component of global economic growth and development (Cantú, 2017; Flyvbjerg, 2014). These large-scale, complex, multi-year developments include highways, railways, mining and hydroelectric facilities, oil and gas facilities and pipelines. Megaproject capital costs typically exceed $1 billion USD and are financed by corporations, governments or public-private partnerships (Delmon, 2017; Merrow, 2011). An example of megaproject development in Canada is the need for new energy pipelines to serve domestic and international markets. While Canada was recently hailed as an emerging “World Energy Superpower” there are industry, government, stakeholder and Indigenous concerns with the process, participation, pace and outcomes of pipeline regulatory reviews and decision making (Forrester, Howie, & Ross, 2015). This resulted in the loss of billions of dollars of Canadian private investment, tax revenues and economic development in the past decade. The contemplated research will review the literature on public-private interests, stakeholder management, social licence and decision making. A triangulated, mixed methods approach including content analysis and interviews will be used. The case study focuses on Canadian pipeline megaprojects proposed between 1997 and 2017 and will compare similar megaprojects in the United States and Mexico. The goal is to develop a conceptual framework or model to better describe how the management of stakeholder and Indigenous interests in the pipeline regulatory review process can lead to improved, collaborative, and more timely decision making.

Article: Debbas Puts CSR To Work

Debbas Group, a world leader in the manufacture, distribution and installation of lighting equipment, promotes CSR in all its activities. This Lebanese Multinational shows how to go from commitment to action not only internally but also through educating customers for their own and society’s benefit. Responsible Business has often argued that CSR should not be about ‘green-washing’ but about significant and practical activi- ties that address important social issues. Debbas Holding, a fam- ily company founded in Beirut in 1910 by Cesar Debbas, the father of Robert Debbas the cur- rent chairman, does just that. The Company is now a major player in the global lighting industry, successfully competing with Eu- ropean and American competi- tors. With over 2,000 employees, over $150 million in sales and operations in more than fifteen countries, Debbas has a long tra- dition of taking its social and en- vironmental commitments very seriously.

Dissertation: Corporate Citizenship of Pharmaceutical Multinationals in Emerging Markets: A Study of HPV Vaccination in India

Half a million women die each year of cervical cancer (Dabash, Vajpayee , & Jacob , 2005). Human papillomavirus, also called HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is transmitted through genital and sexual contact and almost all cervical cancer is caused by HPV (C.D.C., 2012). One fifth of the global burden of the disease is in India with approximately 130,000 new cases each year (Dabash, Vajpayee , & Jacob , 2005) and about 73,000 women die of cervical cancer annually, the primary cause of death in women (W.H.O., 2010). In Europe, new stakeholders have appeared with HPV vaccination such as: scientific societies, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), cancer leagues, women’s associations and patient groups (Laurent-Ledru, Thomson, & Monsenegro, 2010). The public’s main source of information about the disease and vaccination has mainly been through online medical websites. In response to this trend, there has been an evolution in healthcare where the patient makes the choice for himself (Laurent-Ledru, Thomson, & Monsenegro, 2010). Also, the newer avenues for information dissemination provided by social media outlets like YouTube, Blogger, Facebook and Twitter have a tremendous potential for delivering information and in some cases have led to the increased empowerment of the public and civil society (Laurent-Ledru, Thomson, & Monsenegro, 2010).

Article: CSR As Mythology

Publisher: Monarch Business School Switzerland Publication Type: Article Authors: Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, D.Phil. Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Mythology In his famous book “Unto This Last”, the English social thinker John Ruskin (b. 1819- d. 1900) discusses the existence of an ossifiant theory of progress based on a rigidly conventional pattern of science that effectively negates the soul. (Ruskin, 2005) He compares the nascent theory of political economy of the time to a science of gymnastics … Read more…