Top business schools in Asia and South Asia

qsBased on QS International Rankings for 2017, here is an account of top business schools in Asia:

China has the largest number of top business schools in the region with 11, including three in the top 50: Peking University (=36th), Tsinghua University (=40th) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (46th).

South Korea is another strong performing country, with 10 entrants in the business school ranking, led by Seoul National University at 33rd and Korea University (45th).

India and Taiwan are home to eight top business schools each, with Taiwan’s National Taiwan University (NTU) ranked 51-100, while India’s highest ranked institution Continue reading

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Case Studies on Human Resource Management

imagesThe following cases including mini cases and class activities are available free of cost by the South Asian Academy of Management. You are welcome to download and use these for nonprofit educational purposes only by clicking on the links provided.

HRM and governance: Brunei’s public sector (Jawad Syed and Dk Nur’Izzati Pg Omar, 2017) Syed & Omar 2017 HRM and governance- Brunei_s public sector

Digital Learning and Employee Development at the Gulfistan Co., Ltd. (Jawad Syed, 2016) Syed 2016 Digital learning and employee development

HRM in context: Emiratisation of Etihad Airways (Jawad Syed, 2017) Syed 2017 HRM in context- Emiratisation

HRM in context: Labour unrest in the automobile industry in India (Jawad Syed, 2017) Syed 2017 HRM in context- Labour unrest in auto in India

HRM in context: Employees’ rights and industrial action in China (Jawad Syed, 2017) Syed 2017 HRM in context- Industrial action in China

Chinese expats in India (Jawad Syed, 2017) Syed 2017 Chinese expats in India

Work life balance in Russia (Jawad Syed, 2015) Syed 2015 Work life balance in Russia

Work life balance at Yahoo! (Jawad Syed, 2015) Syed 2015 Work life balance at Yahoo

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Case Studies on Diversity

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The following cases including mini cases and class activities are available free of cost by the South Asian Academy of Management. You are welcome to download and use these for nonprofit educational purposes only by clicking on the links provided.

Diversity management: Samina’s experiences in Retail Co. (Nicolina Kamenou and Jawad Syed, 2012) Kamenou Syed 2012 Samina in Retail Co

Diversity management: Oscars so white (Jawad Syed, 2017) Syed 2017 Diversity management- Oscars so white

Stories of diversity from around the world (Kurt April and Jawad Syed, 2015) April Syed 2015 Stories of diversity

Diversity management: Samina’s career experiences in the UK and the Middle East (Nicolina Kamenou-Aigbekaen and Jawad Syed, 2017) Kamenou Syed 2017 Diversity- Samina in UK and ME

Diversity management: Successful business stories (Nicolina Kamenou-Aigbekaen and Jawad Syed, 2017) Kamenou Syed 2017 Diversity- Success stories

Diversity policy at the National Health Service in the UK (Mustafa Ozbilgin and Jawad Syed, 2015) Ozbilgin Syed 2015 Diversity policy at NHS

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Book Announcement: Employee Motivation in Saudi Arabia: An Investigation into the Higher Education Sector

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Authors: Rodwan Fallatah and Jawad Syed

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2018

Witten by Rodwan Fallatah and Jawad Syed, this book investigates the relevance of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs as a theory of motivation, whilst taking into account variances in culture and individual experiences and perspectives. Focussing on higher education, the book responds to the call for providing alternative conceptual models, other than those originating from the Anglo-Saxon world. The book uses the case of Saudi Arabia to understand motivation in a collectivist, highly religious and conservative society of the Middle East. Providing empirical findings from a study carried out at Continue reading

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7th Asian Management Research and Case Conference – AMRC 2018

7th Asian Management Research and Case Conference (AMRC)

Theme: CONVERGENCE OR DIVERGENCE: EMERGING TRENDS IN MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AND CASES IN ASIA

Sub Theme: China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative: Implications for Management & Organizations in Asia

Knowledge Partners: South Asian Academy of Management (SAAM), Sage Publishing.
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Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), with its partners, invites submissions for the 7th Asian Management Research and Case Conference 2018 (AMRC 2018).

According to the IMF, Asia continues to be the leader of global Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of ‘Journal of Management & Organizations’

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Special Issue of ‘Journal of Management & Organizations’

“Contextualizing diversity within Islam: Interpretations, understandings and implications for management and organizations”

Guest editors: Jawad Syed and Edwina Pio

In the mainstream academic literature as well as media, the Islamic faith and Muslims are often presented as a monolithic religion, ignoring the internal diversity or heterogeneity on the basis of denomination, ethnicity, gender and religious practice. While there are two broad sects within Islam, i.e., Sunni and Shia, the diversity within Islam is much more nuanced and heterogeneous and can be traced to different interpretations of the texts, opinions of narrators, jurisprudence and different milieus where such interpretations are Continue reading

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AOM 2016 PDW: Gender, Generations and Leadership: Insights from South Asia

Abstract

Scholars have described the global leadership literature as western-centric (Arvey et al., 2015), age-blind (Spisak et al., 2014) and male-dominated (Kyriakidou, 2012; Syed & Murray, 2008). This PDW aims to address these gaps by providing an unconventional non- western perspective (Bamberger & Pratt, 2010) and incorporating intersectionality in gender and/or generational issues (Shields, 2008). We selected South Asia because of its richness, complexity and the rapidly transitioning organizations that have important implications for leadership (Khilji, 2013). The overarching goal of the PDW is to energize the global leadership field as well expand its theoretical significance by focusing upon gender and generational aspects (Glynn & Raffaelli, 2010). We present
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Call for Papers – “Gender, Generation and Leadership: Insights from South Asia”

Special issue call for papers from South Asian Journal of Global Business Research

“Gender, Generation and Leadership: Insights from South Asia”

Guest Editors
Shaista E. Khilji
Jawad Syed
Mary Sully De Luque

Summary

Global leadership has served as a hallmark topic in leadership research for the past few decades, in response to an unprecedented growth of international firms and markets (Ajarimah, 2001; Caligiuri, 2006; Gentry et al., 2014; Khilji et al., 2010; Mendenhall et al., 2012). However, scholars have described it as a western-centric (Arvey et al., 2015), seemingly age-blind (Spisak et al., 2014) and male-dominated (Kyriakidou, 2012; Syed & Murray, 2008) field. The
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AOM 2014 PDW: Conducting research in South Asia: Thinking ahead and being different

This is an interactive PDW (in a roundtable discussion format) that presents South Asia as neglected context in international management (IM) research despite its richness and complexity. We focus upon highlighting relevance of the emerging South Asian economies in international management (IM) research, and pose two main questions, a) why it is important to conduct research in South Asia, and b) what topics are most relevant in South Asia and have the potential to enrich IM theory and practice? In addition, based upon research findings and
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AOM 2014 Symposium: Working wo(men) of South Asia: Why we matter

Organisers: Edwina Pio, Jawad Syed

Abstract

Complexity is a key aspect of South Asia with a population of 1.649 billion. Caste, class, patriarchy, religion, agriculture, technology, terrorism and violence impact working wo(men) on an everyday basis. In constructing South Asian wo(men), we are aware of the multiplicity of socio-cultural, religious, political and institutional intersections in this heterogeneous region. In this messy and rich plethora of issues and axes of power with domains of exclusion and opportunity for wo(men), there continues to persist a very high gender gap in employment. Girls are still being denied the right to education and for those
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