School of Business Scholars Deliver Strong Business Publications

    Dr. Satinder Dhiman recently published a timely compilation titled, “Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship: Global Initiatives Towards Engaged Sustainability.” This work, a humble offering of more than 12 scholars and practitioners from around the world, was published by globally renowned book publisher Springer and builds on recent advances in the theory of sustainable development and links it with environmental stewardship in a dialectical manner, as envisioned by global scholars in this emerging field. Environmental stewardship deals with practical issues of ecosystem management and governance to address changes in socio-ecological systems to sustain the supply and availability of ecosystem services by society. It means reducing our total footprint on the planet, not just carbon footprint.

In September 2023, Dr. Joan Marques’ latest edited volume, “The Palgrave Handbook of Fulfillment, Wellness, and Personal Growth at Work”, was published by Palgrave MacMillan. This handbook embodies a constructive collaboration amongst 47 globally dispersed scholars with a unified vision to make this world a better place, resulting in 33 strong chapters divided in three categories: fulfillment, wellness, and personal growth. It discusses the role of sustainability, well-being and growth in engagement and purpose at work.

In October, 2023, Dr. Marques also served as the lead author in a research article published in Journal of Business Ethics, an A-level peer-reviewed journal, as listed in the Australian Business Dean’s Council, an AACSB supported journal database. The article, titled, “Drawing on Eastern Spiritual Traditions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as Guideposts in an Increasingly Unpredictable World,” is co-authored by Dr. Payal Kumar (India) and Dr. Tom Culham (Canada), and examines three Eastern spiritual traditions in search of common guidelines addressing contemporary issues related to social unrest, imbued by inequity and injustice. The areas of review included Buddhist psychology, Daoist philosophy, and Hinduism. The article suggests some powerful common behavioral and ethical guidelines, to steer away managers from hyper-individualism and self-centeredness to a greater and consistent respect for the unity among all beings.

Prof. Wendy Bendoni recently became a TikTok Digital Culture Consultant for their E-Commerce Operation Team. She met the TikTok team after conducting a lecture at WWD MAGIC.

Wendy will be using social networks and AI audience Intelligence tools to make her predictions. The project started in August and will run until Spring 2024.

On November 30th, prof. Bendoni will give a keynote speech titled, “New Frontiers of Luxury- The Business Model” based on her doctoral research on luxury watch marketing, including the multidisciplinary perspective of co-creation through immersive technology. She also served as an expert panel member during this event. This will all take place at the 27th annual “International Watch Marketing Day”, organized in the International Watchmaking Museum in Switzerland.

Last Updated on November 21, 2023. 

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