Doctorate of Business Administration
Latest update 15.05.2023
Governance Structures: Enabling Social Entrepreneurial Organizations in South Africa to Operate Sustainably
Dr. Corlea Johanna Human
The purpose of this paper is to determine what kind of governance structures would enable Social Entrepreneurial Organizations (SEOs) in South Africa to operate sustainably. The focus is on the multi-dimensionality of governance, with the dimensions of policy, operations, and legal structures being deliberated according to priorities, opportunities, and challenges. Qualitative research was used as methodology to answer the research question. A multiple method approach included four embedded units of analysis as part of a descriptive survey, completed by 39 respondents from four SEOs based in three South African provinces as well as nine in-depth, semi-structured interviews, in a single case study. Findings showed that although the dimensions of policy, operations and governance structures are severely fragmented, the kind of governance structures that SEOs need to operate sustainably, are new and revised policies, operations that are well managed according to an integrated value chain, and flexible legal structures that allow for the generation of revenue to create pattern breaking and sustainable solutions. The synergistical overlap of governing through trust, the capacity of the state, and the two-sided business model, forms an enabling of governance structures, thereby compensating for the fragmented dimensions, and enabling SEOs to govern sustainably.
M&A valuation for going concern: A case study using Samsung electronics’ adjusted EBITDA Multiple
Jee Woung Hong, Jan Erik Meidell & Hyun-Jung Kim, (05.2023)
Professor Dr. Jan Erik Meidell
This study analyzes the limitations of EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) Multiple from the perspective of the going concern principle. A new Adjusted EBITDA Multiple that complements the limitations of the EBITDA Multiple is generated and applied to real-world cases for comparison. EBITDA Multiple is used to assess if the target company is undervalued or overvalued; adjusted EBITDA Multiple is used to determine the time taken to recover the total acquisition cost of a company in an M&A transaction. Samsung Electronics, South Korea’s leading tech firm, is used as a case study to analyze financial information between 2017 and 2021. The result varied with the M&A decisions. Investment decisions in M&A are made considering the assets (debt + capital) to be assumed with the acquisition and additional investment costs for the target’s sustainable management. We propose a new valuation method for recovering M&A investment costs, considering the long-term sustainable growth of the acquired company.
Effects of Board Independence on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Financial Consequences: Evidence from South Korea
Kim, SJ, Kim, H & Atukeren, (E 2023)
Professor Dr. Erdal Atukeren
Because of climate change issues, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been emerging as an important research topic in recent years. This study examines the role of corporate governance in reducing GHG emissions by focusing on board independence. We use the industry fixed effect panel regression model to analyze data from 156 listed South Korean firms during the period from 2011 to 2019. Our results suggest that board independence is related positively with the reduction in GHG emissions. In addition, our evidence shows that firms with higher levels of GHG emissions have better financial performance, but board independence weakens the relation. Our findings imply that an independent board tends to focus on balancing the firm’s financial versus environmental performance. This quantitative study contributes to our understanding of the effects of corporate effects on firms’ GHG emissions and their financial consequences. The findings have implications for corporate managers and policymakers with respect to choosing corporate governance structures that reduce GHG emissions effectively.
Innovating Knowledge and Information for a Firm-Level Automobile Demand Forecast System: A Machine Learning Perspective
Kim, S. (2023)
Dr. Sehoon Kim
Accurate demand forecasting is important for automotive manufacturing and sales planning because it allows firms to minimize costs and improve their effectiveness. Based on the limitations of existing literature, this paper seeks to establish a novel machine learning-assisted hybrid-input automobile demand forecast model by focusing on the research gaps in input data, methodology, and the scope of demand forecast. To achieve the research aim, the firm-level forecasting performance of the machine learning algorithms based on the hybrid micro-/firm-level (endogenous) and macro-level (exogenous) factors were analyzed to present the optimal approach. The study collected and used monthly vehicle sales and related firm-level data from South Korea from 2011 to 2020. Linear regression, neural network, random forest, stochastic gradient descent, and ensemble learning were used to build the models and verify significant input features using the RReliefF algorithm. The paper presents significant theoretical and managerial contributions that advance the methodological frameworks in the auto demand forecasting literature based on the ML-assisted hybrid-input model, highlighting less well-known endogenous factors that affect company precision to enhance businesses’ practical operations.
Congratulations to BSL’s DBA student Sang Joon Kim, and co-author Professor Dr. Erdal Atukeren for their publication in Finance Research Letters available at Science Direct !
“Does the market’s reaction to greenhouse gas emissions differ between B2B and B2C?
Evidence from South Korea”
This paper analyzes the relationship between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the financial performance of business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C) organizations. We find that Tobin’s q is positively associated with higher GHG emissions for B2B firms, implying that GHG emissions reduction is regarded as a necessary cost. Meanwhile, a negative relationship is found for B2C firms, which may be due to consumers responding to climate change issues. These findings contribute to our understanding of the heterogeneous relationship in the existing literature. The evidence also implies on the policy level that more stringent regulatory pressure may be required for B2B firms to reduce their GHG emissions.
Congratulations to BSL’s DBA student Jeewong Hong (홍지웅), and co-author Professor Dr. Jan Erik Meidell for the publication of their case study with the National Research Foundation of Korea!
“A Case Study on Company Valuation using Adjusted EBITDA Multiple from a Mergers and Acquisitions Perspective”
Professor Dr. Jan Erik Meidell
From a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) perspective, this study applies the existing EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) multiple and a new adjusted EBITDA multiple to real cases and compares the indicators. The new adjusted EBITDA multiple is a novel valuation method created by supplementing the shortcomings and limitations of the existing EBITDA multiple, which can help decision-making from an M&A perspective. The adjusted EBITDA multiple indicates the time needed to recover total acquisition-related costs when acquiring a company. We analyze the financial information of Hyundai Motor Company and NAVER Corporation from 2017–2021 and find that the further expenditure, in addition to the initial acquisition cost, is necessary to manage the company sustainably. M&A and stock investment decision-making has differing goals and therefore requires different company valuation methods. In the case of stock investment, the objective of the investment is to gain capital from the increase in the stock price of the target company. However, it is important to make decisions regarding M&A in consideration of the acquiring company’s going concern point of view. This study aims to introduce a valuation methodology that can provide practical help to M&A decision-making rather than stock investment.
Curious about how to bridge generational divides at work?
Our Doctoral candidate Denise Roberson has co-authored and published an HBR article on December 23rd 2022 about that topic:
“3 Strategies to Bridge Generational Divides at Work“
BSL Doctoral candidate Denise Roberson
Strategic orientation, innovation, and the effects of entrepreneurial support mechanism in SMEs in South Korea: an application of subject-mechanism-performance congruence model
Kim, S. (2022)
Dr. Sehoon Kim
This study investigates the causal relationships among strategic orientation, innovation, and entrepreneurial support mechanisms. Strategic orientation is significant for innovation, and support mechanisms are organizational processes that mediate the innovation generating path. This study hypothesizes that the support mechanism consists of Culture, Structure, Reward, and Procedure and advances the existing theory, exemplifying an SMP (subject-mechanism-performance) framework based on empirical data collected through a national survey for 3,085 SMEs in South Korea. The findings suggest that strategic orientation affects innovation, and tangible interventions such as Procedure, Reward, and Structure might be differently applied from Culture to nurture innovative outcomes of SMEs.
Congratulations to Prof. Sascha Nick for his latest co-authored publication titled:
“Towards True Climate Neutrality for Global Aviation: A Negative Emissions Fund for Airlines”
by Sascha Nick and Philippe Thalmann
Professor Sascha Nick
What would it take for aviation to become climate-neutral by 2050? We develop and model a trajectory for aviation to reduce its CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050, down to a level where all residual emissions can be removed from the atmosphere without crowding out other sectors that also need negative emissions. To make emitters pay for the carbon removal, we propose and model a negative emissions fund for airlines (NEFA). We show that it can pay for the removal of all CO2 emitted by aviation from 2030 onwards, for a contribution to the fund of USD 200–250 per ton CO2 emitted. In our baseline simulation, USD 3.3 trillion is invested by the fund over 40 years in high-quality carbon removal projects designed for biodiversity and societal co-benefits. While we do propose a number of governance principles and concrete solutions, our main goal is to start a societal dialogue to ensure aviation becomes both responsible and broadly beneficial.
Congratulations to Professor Dr. Mario Saba for his latest co-authored publication titled:
“The Recursive Theory of Knowledge Augmentation: Integrating human intuition and knowledge in Artificial Intelligence to augment organizational knowledge”
Professor Dr. Mario Saba
Over a period of five years, a European research team in Information Systems including Dr. Mario Saba, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at BSL, studied the behavior of a prehistoric man who lived in southern France between 600,000 and 90,000 years ago.
To augment organizational knowledge with Artificial Intelligence.
In this research, published on October 26th in the international journal Information Systems Frontiers (Impact Score: 6.81), they developed a recursive theory of knowledge augmentation in organizations called the KAM model.
It is based on a synthesis of extant literature and a four-year revised canonical action research project. The research project aimed to design and implement a human-centric AI to solve the lack of integration of tacit and explicit knowledge in a French scientific research center.
They offered the possibility to integrate experts’ intuition and domain knowledge in AI in an explainable way. Indeed, their findings show that organizational knowledge can be augmented through a recursive process enabled by the design and implementation of human-in-the-loop IAI.
The article that has been published in the journal Information Systems Frontiers and can be found on Springer since October 16th 2022:
A Global Entrepreneurship Efficiency Benchmarking and Comparison Study based on National Systems of Entrepreneurship and Early-Stage Business: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach
Kim, S. (2022)
Dr. Sehoon Kim
National Systems of Entrepreneurship is defined as a nation’s resource allocation structure leading to entrepreneurial behaviors. However, the existing indicators of national framework conditions may have limitations in comparing the entrepreneurial efficiency of countries. Based on institutional theory, this paper presents a model to examine the efficiency of entrepreneurial activities stemming from the given conditions of a country and find benchmarks based on data envelopment analysis by scrutinizing inputs and outputs with static efficiency, dynamic efficiency, and strategic quadrant analysis. For this purpose, the study utilizes the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor dataset from 2015 to 2020 for 24 countries and presents the research questions regarding the differences in global entrepreneurial efficiencies, the countries for benchmarking, and the implications for entrepreneurial activities. The research implications suggest that diversifying the views on entrepreneurial efficiency may be valuable, and policymakers may focus on institutional conditions and entrepreneurial efficiency regarding the activity of early-stage businesses.
Congratulations to Professor Dr Ganesh Nathan who has just published a new article about the meaningfulness at work:
“Meaningfulness at Work: Wellbeing, Employeeship and Dignity in the Workplace”, published in The IUP Journal of Soft Skills, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2022, pp. 16-42
Prof Nathan has published several research papers in various topics: ethical innovation and governance, CSR, multi-culturalism, cross-cultural management, global governance etc. Most of the papers can be downloaded freely from researchgate.net and the total reads and downloads have exceeded 30’000 on this platform. Total citations have exceeded 100.
A paper ‘A non-essentialist model of culture: Implications of identity, agency and structure within multinational/multicultural organizations’ from Prof Nathan (2015) published by the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management has been widely read.
We recommend reading the above paper “A non-essentialist model of culture” that counts more than 20’000 reads on reasearchgate.net.
Professor Doctor Erdal Atukeren becomes an Editorial Board Member of journal Springer Nature
Professor Dr. Erdal Atukeren has become an Editorial Board Member of the journal “Springer Nature: Business and Economics (SNBE)” upon invitation. Professor Dr. Atukeren will be an associate editor for several papers per quarter.
Dr. Erdal Atukeren, teaches at:
- Swiss Business School (SBS)
- University of Applied Sciences Institute
- Business School Lausanne (BSL)
Professor Dr. Atukeren has also become a Guest Editor for a Special Issue of the MDPI journal “World”. The theme of the Special Issue is: “The World under COVID-19: Innovation, Risk and the Challenge of Global Economic Development”.
Special Issue “The World under COVID-19: Innovation, Risk and the Challenge of Global Economic Development”
A special issue of World (ISSN 2673-4060).
Professor Dr. Erdal Atukeren
SciProfiles – Guest Editor
1. SBS Swiss Business School – University of Applied Sciences Institute, CH-8302 Kloten (Zürich), Switzerland
2. BSL Business School Lausanne, CH-1022 Chavannes (VD), Switzerland
Interests: macroeconomics; applied econometrics; energy economics; economic development; sustainability; art markets
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
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We are organizing a Special Issue entitled “The World under COVID-19: Innovation, Risk and Challenge of Global Economic Development” of the journal World, which is a multidisciplinary and open-access journal devoted to past, present, and future links between economic, political, social, and/or environmental issues. More information about the journal can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes in the social, technological, economic, environmental, political, legal, and ethical environment (STEEPLE) of societies and businesses to varying degrees. The pressing global challenges of digital transformation, climate change, and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took on a new dimension under COVID-19. As an unanticipated shock, the COVID-19 pandemic put economies and societies under much stress and brought about further discussion and research, not only in risk management but also in innovation management areas, such as open innovation. A key concept to emerge from the COVID-19 experience is the degree of “resilience” in the systems.
This Special Issue aims to publish findings and observations regarding the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and global development with a focus on risk management, innovation management, and resilient systems in areas covering, but not limited to, the following: economic development; SDGs; sustainability; finance; economics; strategic management; supply chain and logistics, marketing and advertising; organizational behaviour; human resource management; labor economics and industrial relations; project management; tourism and hospitality; health services, public health; education; resource and environmental economics, and cultural economics.
We encourage the submission of notes, reviews, original research articles, empirical studies, conceptual papers, short communications, systematic reviews, and case studies targeting any of the above areas, and especially the papers related to the experience of COVID-19 for developing countries .
Prof. Dr. Erdal Atukeren
Welcome Message from the Scientific Director and Program Administrator from BSL-aSSIST Dual Doctoral Program
Dear BSL-aSSIST Dual Doctoral Program Students:
안녕하세요! I welcome you to the BSL-aSSIST Dual Doctoral Degree Program in Business Administration. As the Scientific Director and the Program Administrator of the BSL-aSSIST Dual Doctoral Degree Program on the BSL side, I will be your main contact person at BSL Business School Lausanne.
The BSL-aSSIST Dual Degree Doctoral Program in Business Administration is unique. In addition to obtaining a Ph.D. degree from aSSIST, Seoul Business School, you obtain a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from BSL upon successful completion of the degree requirements. The DBA program at BSL is designed to combine your many years of high-level professional experience with academic rigor and research to provide novel solutions to business problems at the industry level.
The BSL-aSSIST Dual Doctoral Degree Program offers many opportunities for students to meet and interact with BSL faculty and with other students in the program. BSL organizes Doctoral Acceleration Weeks (DAW) twice a year – in May and in November. During the DAWs, you can present your work-in-progress, listen to other students’ presentations and learn from the feedback they get, and follow lectures by BSL faculty on various aspects of the doctoral research and thesis writing process. Participation in DAWs is voluntary and not mandatory, but it is highly recommended to make the most out of your doctoral studies and research. You can attend the DAWs in person at BSL or online. Some of your fellow students from previous intakes took this opportunity to visit Switzerland and have face-to-face meetings with their BSL Supervisors and Faculty in addition to establishing personal or business contacts with other students in BSL’s DBA program.
I thank you again for choosing the BSL-aSSIST Dual Doctoral Degree Program in Business Administration to advance your professional career with rigorous academic research that will bring novel industry-level insights and transformation prospects. I wish you all the best and much success during your studies and in your doctoral research.
Dr. Erdal Atukeren
Professor & Scientific Director and Program Administrator, BSL-aSSIST Dual Doctoral Degree Program
Corporate risk and greenhouse gas emissions: evidence from Korea
Sang Joon Kim & Hohyun Kim (2022)
Dr. Sang Joon Kim
Concerns regarding climate changes and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been growing in recent years. Nonetheless, firms are claiming their business burdens in GHG reduction. This study examines whether and how corporate risk is associated with GHG emissions. The previous literature suggests two opposing hypotheses regarding the association. Firms may invest in environmental issues only when firms do not face severe risks in the market. In contrast, environmental efforts could be made strategically to win market competition. By using a firm-level GHG emission dataset in Korea, we find that firm- and market-level risks are positively associated with GHG emissions, supporting the former hypothesis. This result is robust to several measures of corporate risks and GHG emissions. This study provides policy implications related to GHG emissions reduction.
Innovating workplace learning: Training methodology analysis based on content, instructional design, programmed learning, and recommendation framework
Kim, S. (2022)
Dr. Sehoon Kim
The quality of sales processes is crucial in automotive and directly related to the firm’s competitive advantage and financial success. Sales training is the most prevalent intervention to guarantee quality and productivity. Extant literature has attempted to measure training effectiveness adequately, and the Context, Input, Process, and Product evaluation (CIPP) model has been a popular approach. This study endeavored to advance current literature and suggest a novel effectiveness framework, Content, Instructional design, Programmed learning, and Recommendation (CIP-R). The framework was applied to examine three different methodologies-traditional, pure digital, and hybrid training-collecting 583 instances from the automotive sales training conducted from 2019 to 2020 in South Korea. The findings advocate the importance of human elements, the role of efficacy, and self-determination in generating learning transferability, leading to performance in the digital age.
DBA Graduate: Dr. Corlea Human
Dr Corlea Human has been working on how to TRANSFORM SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ORGANISATIONS (SEOs) TO ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY SUSTAINABLY IN SOUTH AFRICA.
The purpose of the Thesis Dissertation was to determine how social entrepreneurial organizations (SEOs) can commit to sustainability while contributing to the eradication of extreme poverty.
To answer this main question, The focus of the research was to answer three sub questions questions:
- of which the first is to resolve how SEOs can use social business model innovation to address poverty and the impact on the environment.
- The second is to determine the role that alternative financial instruments can play in the sustainable generation of revenue.
- The third is to establish what kind of institutional governance structures would enable SEOs to operate sustainably.
This question is close Dr. Human’s heart and is related to her personal experiences of societal injustices and capitalistic agendas in South Africa.
Beyond the south African context, Dr. Human’s Thesis will provide transferrable answers and solutions to all entrepreneurial organizations working on the eradication of extreme poverty.
Critical Success Factors Evaluation by Multi-Criteria Decision-Making: A Strategic Information System Planning and Strategy-As-Practice Perspective
Kim, S. (2022)
Dr. Sehoon Kim
Strategic information system planning (SISP) is a central process that enables organizations to identify the strategic alignment of their IT portfolio to achieve their business needs and objectives. The extant SISP literature has focused on theoretical and processual aspects and has left methodological ambiguity about how SISP is practiced. This paper contributes to the current knowledge by providing a mixed-methods SISP framework labeled CSF-MCDM for company-wide strategic alignment. The paper conducts a methodological synthesis, embracing an expert-based qualitative approach based on a PEST-SWOT and causal layered analysis to draw the critical success factors of a next-generation business system for an automotive company in South Korea. The derived CSF dimensions and sub-criteria are evaluated by the multi-criteria decision-making model, engaging a strategy-as-practice lens to SISP to enable an integrative analysis of IS strategy formulation, planning, and implementation. The findings reveal the relative strategic priorities of dimensions, the following core activities, and the global priorities for resource distribution planning for IS strategy of the firm. This paper argues that bringing replicability with SISP and diversifying methodological approaches within the organization is substantial. This paper also suggests that future researchers validate the suggested framework for scientific replicability and expand the SISP research stream within the entire IS/IT ecosystem.
BSL’s Professor Patrick Rose publishes article with Frontiers Media SA
Professor Dr. Patrick Rose published the article “The Tug-of-War Over Truth: A Foucauldian Case Study on the Interplay of Competing Discourses in Education” as a part of the Research Topic “Leadership, Organizational Stressors, and Employee Work Attitudes in Educational Organizations” with Frontiers Media SA, a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access, scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.
Professor Dr. Patrick Rose
The present study applies a Foucauldian critical analytic to investigate competing discourses in education that are shown to be present in one public high school in the southern part of the United States. It is revealed how these discourses intersect and collide with each other to reinforce certain values, principles and practices, but eventually loosely coalesce along with other social interactions into general rules and social norms within the high school. It is found that technology itself represents a separate competing discourse with its own set of unique truths, goals, language and tools that both overlap and challenge other dominant discourses. Foucault’s concepts about power and governmentality provide the deductive design for data interpretation. Teacher and school administrator retellings are examined for signs of structures of thought and discursive truths that characterize ways of thinking that represent opposing points of views about the role of technology in education and its effect on defining the “right” way to teach. A framework is proposed for understanding and comparing the discourses based on their differing views of technology.
DBA Graduate: Dr. Grace Lin Xu
Dr Grace Lin Xu has been working on the creation of An Integrated Framework of Personal & Organizational Perspectives for Employee Well-Being in the Chinese Workplace.
Little is known about the well-being of employees in China and how to address the issue within the unique context of Chinese organizations. Yet, there is evidence that the well-being of Chinese workers is poor compared to their counterparts in other countries and this represents a critical business issue for China.
Many studies have shown that low employee well-being negatively impacts companies in terms of employee burnout, absenteeism, depression, anxiety, ill health, and lost productivity.
Unlike in many other countries where the importance of employee wellbeing is widely recognized as needed for maintaining a productive environment, only a few leading Chinese companies have taken significant steps to address the challenges of this concern.
The aim of the research is to develop a holistic framework composed of proven well-being strategies that are appropriate to the China context.
To develop this framework Dr. Grace Lin Xu had to answer several key research questions:
- What are the key categories for employee well-being in China?
- What can employees do for their well-being in the workplace in China?
- What organizational policies can companies implement for their employee well-being in the Chinese workplace?
- Is it essential for both personal efforts and organizational policies to combine for employee well-being in the Chinese workplace?
- What might be an implementable approach of the framework for employee well-being in the Chinese workplace?
Dr. Lin Xu’s Thesis will provide transferrable answers and solutions to Chinese companies effectively guiding the company decision-making for implementing employer-sponsored wellbeing programs.
DBA Graduate: Dr. Sehoon Kim
Dr Sehoon Kim has been working on the central topic of business model transformation in the automotive industry with the following title: Business Model Innovation for Digital Dealership in the Korean Automotive Industry: Key Resources, Key Activities, and Channel Perspectives.
Dr. Sehoon Kim’s research focuses on the three main building blocks of the automotive retail business model, Key Resources (KR), Key Activities (KA), and Channels (CH). Dr Sehoon Kim has answered to questions in each of those building blocks.
Here are the questions that have been driving Dr. Sehoon Kim’s research:
- KR What is the performance-creating mechanism of fieldwork teams of automotive retailers?
- KR What are the human resource development implications for the future dealership?
- KA How does digital technology drive the business activities of traditional auto retailers?
- KA What are the possible scenarios for key activities of the future dealership?
- CH What factors should be considered for future channels of auto retailers?
- CH What are the implications of order fulfillment modes for digital auto retailing?
The Thesis Dissertation suggests a model for strategic management that aligns the external environment and internal resources leading to a business model innovation that would transform the existing auto retail model into a digital dealership of the future.
Dr Sehoon Kim’s research presents a distinctive approach to generate sustained competitive advantage within a traditional industry under the digital era. It also presents practical implications for digitalizing the existing business under a rapidly changing environment and contributing to the existing knowledge.
Dr. Sehoon Kim’s research is focusing on business model transformation of the existing auto retail model to transform it into a digital one and will thus be transferable by provide theoretical and managerial real-world business transformation suggestions for automotive retail in South Korea.
How a company’s gamification strategy influences corporate learning: A study based on gamified MSLP (Mobile social learning platform)
Kim, S. (2020)
Dr. Sehoon Kim
Advances in personal devices and communication technologies have changed the learning landscape. Gamification is the use of technology to promote and induce the user’s internal motivation by exploiting the game’s characteristics. Recently, mobile learning applications introduce various gamification strategies to provoke users’ voluntary participation. However, empirical evidence on how to attract users and influence sustained usage is limited. This study establishes a theoretical basis for designing learning applications and discusses its impact on business. A series of gamification strategies such as Competition, Challenge, Compensation, Relationship, and Usability, were applied to a company’s Mobile Social Learning Platform (MSLP). A survey result of 293 users from South Korea was used for the advanced mediation model analysis. The result showed that Challenge, Relationship, and Usability had affected Flow and Continuous usage intention. This paper argues that the user’s usage intention will have a positive effect on voluntary learning. It also provides a significant implication for organizational effectiveness through the development and application of mobile learning platform.
Business Articles and Publications from our DBA Graduates
Park & Jang (2021). “The Impact of ESG Management on Investment Decision: Institutional Investors’ Perceptions of Country-Specific ESG Criteria.” International Journal of Financial Studies 9: 48.
Business Articles and Publications from our DBA Candidates
Maurik de Groot (2021). “Entrepreneurs must reflect on their sales role and get into action! Especially during Covid-19.”, The European Business Review, available online.
Published Scientific Papers from our DBA Candidates
JS. Oh, TP. Connerton, and HJ. Kim (2019), “The Rediscovery of Brand Experience Dimensions with Big Data Analysis: Building for a Sustainable Brand.” Sustainability 2019, 11(19), 5438.
Yi, S., Connerton, T., and Park, C. Y. (2019). Transforming Fitness Center Business Model: A Service-Profit Chain Approach. Journal of Leisure Studies, 17(3): 23 – 42. (Accepted and Published).
Jang, JY & Atukeren, E 2019, ‘Sustainable Local Currency Debt: An Analysis of Foreigners’ Korea Treasury Bonds Investments Using a LA-VARX Model’, Sustainability, vol. 11, no.13. 3603.
Jang, JY & Park, MJ 2019, ‘A Study on Global Investors’ Criteria for Investment in the Local Currency Bond Markets Using AHP Methods: The Case of the Republic of Korea’, Risks, vol. 7, no. 4, 101.
Mikyoung Lee, Marko Mayer & Boyoung Kim 2019, “The Social Welfare Service Delivery System to Reinforce Sustainable Social Participation”, Soc. Sci., Vol.8, Issue 9, 258. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/socsci8090258
Mikyoung Lee, Marko Mayer & Boyoung Kim 2019,” Critical Factors Affecting Sustainable Success of Social Service Systems “, J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex.,vol.5, Issue 4, 77. Available from : http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/joitmc5040077
Jo, HJ.; Connerton, T.; Kim, HJ. (2019), ‘Dynamic Outsourcing Development for Sustainable Competitive Advantage in a High-Tech Backend Semiconductor Equipment Firm’, Sustainability 2020, 12(1), 155. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010155
Kang, J.; Majer, M.; Kim, HJ. (2019), ‘Empirical Study of Omnichannel Purchasing Pattern with Real Customer Data from Health and Lifestyle Company’, Sustainability 2019, 11(24), 7185. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11247185
Yi, S., Connerton, T., and Park, C. Y. (2020). Should I Stay or Should I Leave? Fitness Club Visit Frequency’s Impact on Membership Retention. Managing Sports and Leisure. (Under Final Round of Review for Publication).
Kim, Y.; Park, M.J.; Atukeren, E. (2020), ‘Healthcare and Welfare Policy Efficiency in 34 Developing Countries in Asia’, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(13), 4617. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134617
Kim S, Lee H and Connerton TP (2020) How Psychological Safety Affects Team Performance: Mediating Role of Efficacy and Learning Behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01581
Kim, S. (2020). How a company’s gamification strategy influences corporate learning: A study based on gamified MSLP (Mobile social learning platform). Telematics and Informatics, 101505. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2020.101505 (SSCI indexed)
Sehoon Kim, Timothy Paul Connerton, Cheongyeul Park (2021), Exploring the impact of technological disruptions in the automotive retail: A futures studies and systems thinking approach based on causal layered analysis and causal loop diagram, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 172, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121024.
Sehoon Kim, How a company’s gamification strategy influences corporate learning: A study based on gamified MSLP (Mobile social learning platform), Telematics and Informatics, Volume 57, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2020.101505
Kim S., Connerton, T. P., & Park, C. (2022), Transforming the Automotive Retail: Drivers for Customers’ Omnichannel BOPS (Buy Online & Pickup in Store) Behavior. Journal of Business Research, 139, 411-425
Some of BSL DBA Faculty Publications
Ganesh Nathan (2022). Meaningfulness at Work: Well-being, Employeeship and Dignity in the Workplace, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4101517 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4101517
Guy Major Ngayo Fotso (2022). Differences Between Senior Human Resources Managers and Young Millennials Leaders on the Perceived Required Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century, The Journal of Human Resource Management, 2022; 10(1): 5-13
Guy Major Ngayo Fotso (2022). Exploring Intra-generational Differences Among Young Millennial Leaders on the Perceived Required Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century, The Journal of Human Resource Management, 2022; 10(1): 14-21
Ngayo Fotso, G.M. (2021), Leadership competencies for the 21st century: a review from the Western world literature, European Journal of Training and Development, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-04-2020-0078