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Volume 1, Issue 1 Dec.1, 2013

Research & Scholarship Newsletter Dean’s Welcome!



Chair’s Welcome


Local Grants


International Grants


Research Resources


Teaching Resources


Articles&Book Review


Welcome to the Department of Business Research & Scholarship Committee Newsletter! It offers a window into the scholarly activities led by the researchers of this department. Our full-time professors bring to the department of business a depth and range of experiences. I hope that you will enjoy reading this newsletter and will connect with our department faculty. Dr. Hazem Marashdeh

Chair’s Welcome! Thanks to the Research & Scholarship Committee. This newsletter is intended to bridge the distance gap between researchers, share information, and promote our research services. My hope is that you will find this newsletter useful, and share with us comments and feedback. Dr. Belal Barhem Chair, Department of Business Administration

Dean, Faculty of Business Administration

Local Grants The research & scholarship committee is pleased to share links to local sources of funding : Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development, Arab Fund Distinguished Scholar Award,

Community Development Authority, Emirates Foundation, Grand Hamdan International Award, Khalifa Fund to Support & Develop Small & Medium Enterprises, Mohammed bin Rashid

Al Maktoum Foundation, Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders, National Research Foundation, and UN Habitat Dubai International Award.

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International Grants

“Global Knowledge with Local Vision.”

The research & scholarship committee is pleased to share links to international sources of funding : The Ford Foundation, Grants Web,, National Science Foundation, Qatar National Research Fund, Arab Petroleum Research Center, The Global Forum for Health Research, UK Department for Innovation, and

Science, The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), The Research Council of Norway, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, The Higher Education Funding Council for England, The European Research Council, Australian Research Council, Council, Singapore National Research

Foundation, Danish National Research Foundation, Swedish Research Council, German Research Foundation, Science Foundation Ireland, Pan Arab Research Center, The Arab Science and Technology Foundation.

Research Resources: Open Access The research & of Political Science , Journals, Southern African Journals scholarship committee is Journal of World-Systems Business Review, KCA pleased to share links to free open access journals: Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, European Political Economy Review, Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Journal of Politics & Society, Michigan Journal

Research, The AsiaPacific Journal: Japan Focus, Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, Health Affairs, Health Economics, Human Resources for Health, Journal of Evolution and Technology, Journals4Free; Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE), Directory of Open Access

Journal of Business Management, Contemporary Journal of African Studies, Ilorin Journal of Religious Studies, JournalSeek, RePEc, Core, OpenDOAR, Elsevier, International Journal of Business &Management, Cloud Journals, Library@IIM Indore, Palgrave, AOM, Springer.

Teaching Resources: Open Course Wares The research & scholarship committee is pleased to share links to free open course wares: MIT OpenCourseWare, Notre Dame OpenCourseWare, Open.Michigan , Tufts OpenCourseWare , Khan Academy , The Saylor

Foundation , Open Yale Courses , Open textbook, Open Courseware Consortium , Utubersity, OpenLearn , EdX, Coursera , Udacity, Futurelearn , OpenUpEd, iversity , Open2Study , Canvas , 10gen Education,

OpenLearning , Class2Go – UWA , MRUniversity, Academic Earth, P2PU , Udemy, World Education University, CourseSites MOOCs, Open Learning Initiative – CMU, Unimooc, iDESWEB.

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Book Proposal: Emerald Presentation The research & scholarship committee is pleased to share with you th, 2013 a most recent Dec.5 Emerald Webinar on: How to Prepare a Compelling Book Proposal. Below are the links you need to access 1) the recording, 2) the slides, and 3) the Emerald book proposal form , which we hope you will find useful.

1.The recording (46 minutes & 46 seconds), 2. The slides (14 slides),3. The Emerald book proposal form (6 pages).The Presenter: Ms. Emma Stevenson is the Academic Relations Executive @ Emerald Group Publishing Limited. If you have any questions related to this webinar, please do not hesitate to contact her directly @: estevenson@, Tel: +44 (0) 1274785198 Fax:+44 (0) 1274785200 However , for specific questions about book proposal, direct them to: books@emeraldinsight. com.

Memoir of a Leadership Guru:Warren Bennis An interesting book published by Wiley (2010) from the founding father of the contemporary field of leadership studies. Warren Bennis is a celebrated scholar, organizational consultant author, and expert in the field of leadership. His memoir is full of success and failure stories from his long life and career.The book reveals the triumphs and struggles of the man

who is seen as being the pioneer in the modern leadership movement. Warren Bennis is distinguished professor of business administration at the University of Southern California. He is chairman of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

A Thought for the Guru of Gurus: Peter Drucker "He was the creator and inventor of modern management," said management guru Tom Peters. The story of Peter Drucker is the story of management itself. He taught generations of managers the importance of picking the best people,

of focusing on opportunities and not problems, of getting on the same side of the desk as your customer, of the need to understand your competitive advantages, and to continue to refine them. He believed that talented people were the

essential ingredient of every successful enterprise, and that knowledge workers should be treated as assets, not as liabilities.He introduced the prominent concepts of management by objective (MBO),outsourcing,decent -ralization…(1909-2005).

“Global Knowledge with Local Vision.”

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Articles Review: 10 Reading Essentials 1)"Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change,"(C.Christensen & M.Overdorf), explains why so few companies innovate successfully. 2)"Competing on Analytics,"(T.Davenport), explains how to use data-collection technology and analysis to discern what customers want, how much they are willing to pay, and what keeps them loyal.3)"Managing Oneself,"(P.Drucker), asks us to carve our own paths by asking questions:"What are my strengths?" and "Where do I belong?".4) "What Makes a Leader?"Not IQ or technical skills, but emotional intelligence (D.Goleman).5) "Putting the Balanced Scorecard to Work,"(R. Kaplan&D.Norton), includes practical examples from companies that use the balanced scorecard to measure performance and set strategy.6)"Innovation:The Classic Traps,"(R. Kanter), advocates applying lessons from past failures to our innovation efforts.7)"Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail,"(J. Kotter),argues that transformation is a process, not an event; It takes years, not weeks, to do it.8)"Marketing Myopia,"(T.Levitt), introduces the quintessential strategy question:"What business are you really in?". 9)"What Is Strategy?"(M.Porter), argues that rivals can easily copy your operational effectiveness,but they cannot copy your strategic positioning, what distinguishes you from all the rest.10)"The Core Competence of the Corporation,"(C.Prahalad&G.Hamel),argues that a diversified company is like a tree,the trunk and major limbs its core products,branches its business units,leaves and fruit its end products. Nourishing and stabilizing everything is the root system, its core competencies (Harvard Business Review).

Book Review:Rethinking the Financial Crisis We’re on the Web!

ALAN S. BLINDER ANDREW W . LO ROBERT M. SOLOW EDITORS (SAGE,2012 ) Some economic events are so major and unsettling that they “change everything.”

Such is the case with the financial crisis that started in the summer of 2007 and is still a drag on the world economy. Yet enough time has now elapsed for economists to consider questions that run deeper than the usual focus on the immediate causes and consequences of the crisis. How have these stunning events changed our thinking about the role of the financial system in the economy, about the costs and benefits of financial innovation, about the efficiency of

role the government should play in regulating finance? In Rethinking the Financial Crisis, some of the nation’s most renowned economists share their assessments of particular aspects of the crisis and reconsider the way we think about the financial system and its role in the economy. ALAN S. BLINDER is Professor at Princeton University. ANDREW W. LO is Professor at M.I.T. ROBERT M. SOLOW is Professor at M.I.T.,and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1987).

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