As a respected higher education institution, GBS seeks to be a reputable platform for research and an academic partner to private and public enterprises and organizations. Our research strategy seeks to inspire our faculty towards ethical research practices, academic collaboration, and the dissemination of research findings into GBS programs, which goes on to benefit our students and the wider business community.

Recent Publications

RESEARCH FOCUS 1: CONTRIBUTION OF BUSINESS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE

BOOKS, SYMPOSIA

De Melo, J. (2015). Developing countries in the world economy. World Scientific Studies in International Economics: Volume 42.

De Melo, J. & Cadot, O. (2016). Introduction. Vers une transformation structurelle en Afrique. Revue d’économie du développement, 24(2), 5-17.

De Melo, J. co-editor with Alessandro Nicita. (2017) Non-Tariff Measures: Economic Assessment and Policy Options for Development, UNCTAD, pp.219.

DBA STUDENT-LED RESEARCH

Electronic word of mouth and HR in international organizations.

The Role of Nepotism in HR policy (HRM) in obtaining a job and at the workplace in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Swiss Confederation.

Gender differences in financial behavior in Kazakhstan.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Federo R. Exploring the corporate governance practices in an emerging economy: A focus on the Philippines.

RESEARCH FOCUS 2: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, RISK MANAGEMENT ON SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 BOOKS, SYMPOSIA

De Melo, J. (2015). Modeling Developing Countries’ Policies in General Equilibrium. World Scientific Books. Volume 41.

De Melo, J., Barrett, S. & Carraro, C. (2015) Vers une Politique du Climat réaliste et Efficace , Economica, 456 pp.

De Melo, J., Barrett, S. & Carraro, C. (2015) Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime.

ARTICLES  (refereed journals)

De Melo, J. (2015). Bananas, the GATT, the WTO and US and EU domestic politics. Journal of Economic Studies, 42(3), 377-399.

De Melo, J., & Vijil, M. (2016). The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services: what is on the table? How much should we expect? Environment and Development Economics, 21(3), 393-414.

De Melo, J., & Cornielle A. (2016). Quelques défis de l’Afrique Sub-saharienne face au changement climatique. Liaison Energie Francophonie, vol 104, pp 68-73.

De Melo, J., & Wagner, L. (2016). Aid for Trade and the Trade Facilitation Agreement: What they can do for LDCs. Journal of World Trade, 50(6), 935-969.

De Melo, J., & Cadot, O. (2016). Introduction. Vers une transformation structurelle en Afrique. Revue d’économie du développement, 24(2), 5-17.

De Melo, J., Cadot, O., Plane, P., Wagner, L., & Woldemichael, M. T. (2016). Industrialisation et transformation structurelle: l’Afrique subsaharienne peut-elle se développer sans usines?. Revue d’économie du développement, 24(2), 19-49.

De Melo, J., Brunelin, S., & Portugal-Pérez, A. (2018). How Much Market Access? A Case Study of Jordan’s Exports to the EU. World Trade Review, 1-19.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

De Melo, J., & Tsikata, Y. (2015). Regional integration in Africa: Challenges and Prospects. In The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Volume 2: Policies and Practices.

De Melo, J., & Wagner, L. (2015). Aid For Trade as finance for the Poor. In Financing Aid for a Sustainable Development. Addressing Vulnerabilities eds. Boussichas M. and Guillaumont P.

De Melo, J., & Mavroidis, P. C. (2015). Climate change policies and the WTO: Greening the GATT, revisited. Towards a workable and effective climate regime, 225.

De Melo, J., & Diop, N., & (2016). Dutch Disease in the Services Sector. Understanding and Avoiding the Oil Curse in Resource-rich Arab Economies, 82.

De Melo, J. (2017). Moving on towards a workable climate regime. In Sustainable Growth in the EU (pp. 231-256). Springer, Cham.

De Melo, J., & Nicita, A. (2017) Non-Tariff Measures: Scope and Overview. In Non-Tariff Measures: Economic Assessment and Policy Options for Development.

De Melo, J., & Nicita, A. (2017). Non-Tariff Measures: Data and Quantitative Tools of Analysis. In Non-Tariff Measures: Economic Assessment and Policy Options for Development.

De Melo, J., & Shepherd, B. (2018). The Economics of Non-Tariff Measures: A Primer. In Non-Tariff Measures: Economic Assessment and Policy Options for Development.

BLOGS/COLUMNS

De Melo, J. (2015). Climate Change and the Growing Challenge of Migration.

De Melo, J. (2015). Regional Integration Arrangements in Africa: Is Large numbers the way forward?

De Melo, J. & Flannery, B.  (2015). The State of Climate-related negotiations: modest steps in the right direction

De Melo, J., Barrett, S. & Carraro, C. (2015). Towards a workable and effective Climate Regime chapeau

De Melo, J., Barrett, S., & Carraro, C. (2015). Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime

De Melo, J. (2015). Accords d’intégration régionale: Plus on est, mieux c’est?

De Melo, J., Vijil, M. (2015). Watch Negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA)

De Melo, J. (2016). Rising uncertainties about the Climate Regime following the US Presidential Election.

De Melo, J. (2016). Sahel at the edge of poverty and conflict traps: A call for International Action.

De Melo, J., & Wagner, L. (2016). How the Trade Facilitation Agreement can help reduce trade costs for LDCs

De Melo, J. (2016). Regional integration arrangements in Africa: Is a large membership the way forward?

De Melo, J. (2017). Pathways to Structural Transformation in Africa

De Melo, J. (2017). Vers quelle transformation structurelle en Afrique?

De Melo, J., Brunelin, S., & Portugal-Perez, A. (2018). Restoring market access by relaxing rules of origin

De Melo, J. (2017). A fresh look at Africa’s integration in regional economic communities

De Melo, J. (2017). Un nouveau regard sur l’intégration Africaine dans le cadre des communautés économiques régionales

De Melo, J., Jeanneney, S. & Laville, C. (2017). Sahel G5 are ready for the ‘big push’

De Melo, J. (2018). Improving Market Access for Jordanian Exports to the US

De Melo, J. (2018). Supporting Low-carbon urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa

 RESEARCH PROJECTS

Ajour, S. Exploring the impact of an EU state spin-off on the European economy: The Catalan Case.

Elliott, O. Silent majority: The international response to Catalonia´s human rights rhetoric during the 2017 referendum crisis.  

RESEARCH FOCUS 3: DEVELOPMENT AND IMPACT OF EMERGING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS MODELS IN THE WORKPLACE AND SOCIETY

BOOKS, SYMPOSIA

Derchi, F. & Xhaët, G. (Autore), (2018). Digital skills. Capire, sviluppare e gestire le competenze digitali Copertina flessibile.

ARTICLES  (refereed journals)

Derchi, F., Buratti, N., & Profumo, G. (2015). The blurred boundary between empowered and working consumers: insights from the winner taco case. Mercati e Competitività. 

PAPERS IN CONFERENCES

Derchi, F., Buratti, N., & Giorgia, P. (2015). Frustrated Consumers and the Power of the Web: How customers activism may turn into firms’ involvement of “empowered working consumers”.

Otero, A., Moreno,  C., & Mallon,  S. (2017). How to Increase Revenue Generation by Maximizing the (Customer) Experience of the Digital Learner? EDULEARN international conference – 3-5 July, 2017

Otero, A., Moreno,  C., & Mallon,  S. (2018). Uses of Technology and Social Media in International Education – 416677 – CBM – Curated Blended Model. NAFSA 70th Annual Conference – June 1, 2018 – Philadelphia – poster fair.

 RESEARCH PROJECTS

Hvaring, F. & Derchi, F. Digital potential and performance: state of the art in Swiss companies.

Saba, C. Smartphone And Internet Usage As Potential Agents Of Social Transformation In The Arab World.

RESEARCH FOCUS 4: CROSS-CULTURAL, CROSS-MARKET AND GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP WITH FOCUS ON SPORTS, ENERGIES AND LIFESTYLES INDUSTRIE

DBA STUDENT-LED RESEARCH

Premiums paid in acquisition: implication for value creation and distribution

Financial market herd behavior in the age of social media

How do IPOs on international stock exchanges of companies from emerging countries affect their valuation based on companies from Kazakhstan

EU CoCos: regulatory background, valuation, and investment

The Effect of Marketing Strategies on the Metal Industry using digital platforms

Assessing the impact of online marketing strategy on brand awareness and the subsequent impact on consumer behavior; a case study of International Luxury brands in Azerbaijan.

The effects of social media on small enterprises.

The impact of social media on consumer-buyer behavior in Egypt.

The relationship between stakeholders and shareholders and its effect on the effectiveness of business development.

Asset Management in Oil and Gas Companies in Kazakhstan

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Flachet, D. The Hard Soft, and Smart Model Project. 

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