Improving Social Capital: Future Cultures in Scottish Higher Education Institutions

By Karthigaesu Muthaya, Robert Raeside and John Sinclair.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Case study of three universities on culture that best facilitate the development of knowledge in the 21st century.

Keywords: Knowledge-Based Economy, Organisational Culture, Organisational Culture Assessment Instrument, Pressures on Higher Education

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 9, pp.81-96. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.383MB).

Mr Karthigaesu Muthaya

Born in Malaysia, Karthig received his school education in Kedah, Malaysia, and then pursued a degree in Human Development at University Putra Malaysia where he was awarded B.Sc. in 1996. He started his career as a Marketing Executive at Telecom Publications Sdn. Bhd., shortly after graduating. He obtained a Masters in Human Resource Development in 2000 during which time he received another job offer as Assistant Business Manager at Productive Solutions Sdn. Bhd. His work at Productive Solutions included marketing as well as staff training. After a total of five years in the field of marketing, he decided to undertake a PhD in a different discipline and the outline of his research is given below. Currently Karthig Muthaya is in the final year of his PhD.

Prof. Robert Raeside

Dr Raeside has a background of research and in the areas of applied statistics and demography and has published in these areas. Since 2001 he has directed research in Napier University Business School in which he is responsible for a number of PhD supervisions. His current research in to the application of Social Network Analysis to business processes and is involved in research projects to better understand “innovateness” in small medium sized enterprises, best practice in franchising and the importance of timing in switching business mode in international business operations. At Napier University Business School he is responsible for the delivery of research methods to over 200 masters students. In addition he has advised on government policy and acted as a consultant to a number of local enterprises.

John Sinclair

John Sinclair has a career history of lecturing in higher education in Scotland. Is focus is on the study of people in organisations and how they relate to wider society. As such he has advanced the study of corporate social responsibility and corporate ethics at Napier. John has advised many organisations in aspects of people development and has published and presented widely in these areas. In Napier University john has served on many programme development teams at all levels and modes of delivery. In his lecturing duties John has pioneered and implemented many changes to the delivery of education and is well aware of the need for adoption as markets change.


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