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World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development


Special Issue on: "Business Excellence in New Zealand: Role of Leadership in Managing Corporate Governance and Knowledge Culture in the Global Village"

Guest Editor: Dr Siham El-Kafafi, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Special Issue on: Quality has been one of the corner stones of businesses and evolved to total quality management and then to business excellence as a means of operational excellence in organisations which want to survive the global competition. One of the main requirements for attaining business excellence is leadership that gives proper guidance, encourages improvement and generally steers the ship, i.e. the whole organisation, to change from traditional management thinking towards continuous improvement through best practices in corporate governance and fosters a knowledge culture for the organisation to survive and thrive in the global village we are living in.

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a multicultural nation that has most of the ingredients to evolve its social, economic and environmental policies to deliver the best qualities of life, which sets the scene for its businesses. Organisational identity and culture is shaped by its leadership and how it inspires and engages people, champions innovation and leads organisational change. This is evident in the recent reforms taking place in many sectors (e.g. corporate governance framework, environmental education in New Zealand schools, education for sustainability, tertiary education reforms) to help New Zealand businesses meet the global challenges and demonstrates the nation’s capabilities in competing internationally.

This special issue will provide an insight in the role of leadership and the strategies used by NZ business in managing business excellence through their corporate governance. It will also provide a platform for discussion on the different perceptions of knowledge, the resultant challenges and how it is managed in a diverse and multi-cultural nation like New Zealand.

Subject Coverage
Contributions are welcomed to address the following and related topics:
  • Evolution of business excellence trends in New Zealand businesses
  • Review of leadership practices in New Zealand businesses and its role and contributions to organisational performance
  • The role of leadership in a multi-cultural organisations
  • Studies of best practices in corporate governance
  • Knowledge management in organisations

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submissions should be sent no later than: 31 August 2007