A special issue of World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
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.
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
Submissions should be sent no later than: 10 August 2007