This edition of Research Focus, exploring Business & Management, is designed to stimulate debate and disseminate recent and groundbreaking research in the field in North America, making it a valuable and lasting resource which can be visited many times.

Research Focus animation.The magazine examines wide-ranging discussions from the start of the research process to the finished product, including an interview with Howard Thomas, Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, on the subject of management education, the important role of collaboration in his research and the value of the recent Business Education Jam.

The feature with Professor Kevin Kelloway explores the value of linking research and practice. Dr Jim Jansen explores the challenges of bringing research to the market quickly and the value of tools, such as case studies, to engage students.

Meanwhile, PJ Purchase, Director and University Librarian, details the alignment of the college library with university priorities whilst catering for all of its users. 

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Foreignness: asset or liability? - William Newburry

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Professor William Newburry completed his PhD in Management and International Business and MA in International Affairs at New York University, Leonard N Stern School of Business, USA, and Washington University, St Louis, USA, respectively.

As well as serving on the editorial boards for JIBS, JIM and the Global Strategy Journal, he has held leadership roles in the Academy of International Business Latin America Chapter (AIB-LAT) and the Strategic Management Society Global Strategy Interest Group and has published over 30 articles in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals.

Read his featured article exploring the many factors involved when multinational companies expand into foreign settings, particularly in terms of the relationships between firms' global ambitions and local stakeholder perceptions.

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Business Education Jam: Howard Thomas

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With over 51 years' experience in academia, Howard Thomas discusses his involvement in the innovative Business Education Jam, presented by Boston University Questrom School of Business.

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Ingredients for happiness at work: Arch Woodside

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Professor Arch Woodside discusses the findings of his research, which indicate the need for employers to cherry-pick best practice from different countries if they wish to recruit and retain good workers.

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Occupying the mind: Kevin Kelloway

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Combining quality research with teaching, hands-on consultancy and a wealth of other activities are all part of the job for Professor Kevin Kelloway, author of Positive approaches to work.

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AACSB International: Juliane Iannarelli

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Juliane Iannarelli discusses how AACSB International strives to provide continuous support to its members through accreditation, thought leadership and value-added services.

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Also inside this issue

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Balancing the books
Charles Richard Baker

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Finance: a field of interest
H Kent Baker

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Cutting-edge hospitality
John Bowen

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A matter of trust
Andrew Cannon

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Consistently diverseImage: Exclusive Blog.
Victoria Crittenden

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Management across frontiers
Amy Edmondson

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True fulfilment
Alexander Ellinger

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Enabling enterprise
Joshua Hall

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Netting data
Jim Jansen

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Learning to lead
Mark Mendenhall

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Local enterprise, global value
Ram Mudambi

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Foreignness: asset or liability?
William Newburry

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Research to serve the public interest
Robin Roberts

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Do top journals stop creative research?
Gangaram Singh

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Building a community of corporate citizens
Katherine Smith

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Constructive exchanges
Lu Xiao

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Business principles and principled businesses
Harry Van Buren

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Feeding the mind – and the world
Calum Turvey

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Industry focused articles

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Transportation: making the world go round
James Peoples

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Online University Library: University of Phoenix
PJ Purchase

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The Catholic University of AmericaImage: Exclusive Blog.
David Shumaker

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Case by case Image: Exclusive Blog.
Gina Vega

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Restoring transparency and trust

Although people rarely stop to think about the story behind the products they consume, one innovative start-up is seeking to change this.

New laws to target non-compete agreements in employee contracts

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Round-up: Driving corporate responsibility

With a growing emphasis on corporate social responsibility in the global business community, brands the world over are taking business ethics more seriously.

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