A Message from our Principal
Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Research Centre from January 2019. The purpose of the centre is to conduct research that will bring together the research interests of its staff and the interests of its various stakeholders (students, partner institutions and the local community). In collaboration with our stakeholders we will set up research projects that will further promote the academic values and scientific expertise that are necessary in today’s markets. Our initial research projects will focus on themes that are relevant to the local communities with which we are connected.
At the heart of the Research Centre is the newly launched Journal of Academic Reviews (JAR). Paralleling the Research Centre’s activities, articles published by JAR will promote, enhance and increase the visibility of the Centre to the academic environment and to our stakeholders.
JAR has been structured to serve all the disciplines we teach at Mont Rose College. Research is important for teachers and students alike as it creates new ideas, arguments and outcomes associated with the process of learning. Academic enquiry involves asking questions and developing answers through critical thinking and thoughtful refection and plays a pivotal role in keeping the teacher-researcher up to date. Engagement and critical reflection are essential in preparing teachers and students for a global society.
Journal of Academic Reviews (JAR) will focus on the following four themes. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to, those specified below.
1. Business and Innovation
Marketing, management (risk, operations, Total Quality Management, entrepreneurship, strategy, e-commerce, SMEs, logistics/supply chains, leadership, Human Resource Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, data mining, business psychology, business education, corporate finance, corporate governance, disruptive technologies, equity capital markets, ethics, microfinance, access to credit, credit unions, personal finance, training and development, recruitment and selection, social media, banking, consulting.
2. Hospitality and Sustainability
Tourism, leisure, climate change, sports and recreation, service quality, culture, dark tourism, social media, volunteer tourism, poverty reduction, digital world, Airbnb, Brexit impact on UK hospitality, events management, micro tourism, tourism in developing countries.
3. Teaching and Education
e-learning, curriculum development, assessment and attainment, school reform, health and child development, government policies, blended learning, pedagogy, massive open online courses, assessment and delivery, class attendance, finance in education, hospitality education.
4. Health and Social Care
NHS finances and performance (GPs, mental health, community services), NHS reform (ageing population, public health), social care quality, care home provision, domestic violence/abuse, alcoholism, adult healthcare learners, epigenetic factors, chronic pain.
The Research Centre would like to invite proposals for articles for publication in the Journal of Academic Reviews (JAR). We also welcome enquiries or explorations of any research theme and welcome requests to conduct research on your behalf.