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International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets
International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets


Special Issue on: "Enlightenment and Empowerment"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Jaeyoon Rhee, Chung-Ang University, Korea

The concept of Management of allSelves’ Enlightenment and Empowerment (MOSEE) refers to the enlightenment and empowerment of human spirits or consciousness. It transforms people, who are the major entities of corporation management, to have the built-in freedom, and thus inspires human relationships in joyful ways with family members, other people, jobs, money and capitalism systems, among others. So when MOSEE transforms individuals through enlightenment and empowerment, they transform organisations and communities such as families, corporations, societies, countries, and ultimately the universe.

In fact, MOSEE is a consolidated and integrated concept of Korean traditional philosophies and oriental enlightenment that utilise Western management science methodologies. The main premise of MOSEE is that it utilizes the human spirit as a management resource and thus it should be harnessed as such, whereas the modern management ignores this aspect of resource.

The purpose of this special issue is to examine the impact of MOSEE on business performance through human transformation through the concept of MOSEE. We believe that MOSEE can overcome some of the limitations of modern knowledge-based management theories and practices such as ignoring humanity in modern society, life values and environment destruction. We argue that MOSEE can help develop an organisational culture where business, technology and prosperity will be in equilibrium, leading to a superior performance in business and personal life.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Research issues in emerging markets
  • International business and local government policies
  • Business production and market orientation of local firms
  • Outsourcing from emerging markets
  • Marketing effectiveness and marketing culture
  • Local culture, consumer behavior and advertisement
  • Transforming local brands into global brands
  • Small and medium enterprises and family business
  • Local multinational firms and their managements
  • Foreign investment, risks and returns
  • Corporate culture, strategy and ethics
  • Organisation behavior, human resources, training and development

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Full paper submission: 31 May, 2016

Notification to authors: 30 September, 2016

Final submission: 31 December, 2016