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News Article | April 22, 2017
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Ivan Gould of RE/MAX Alliance Group in Sarasota, Florida, Earns the Certified Commercial Investment Member Designation Sarasota, FL, April 22, 2017 --( In 2016, Gould ranked 20th among the top 25 RE/MAX commercial sales associates in the Florida region. He has worked in banking and real estate since 1981, bringing experience in lending, developing, leasing and bank-owned properties. He came to Florida from the United Kingdom, where he is still a fully qualified banker and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (now the Institute of Financial Services), having gained the prestigious "Top 50 Worldwide" member status. Gould's last position in the United Kingdom was as Chief Executive Officer of the Buckinghamshire Building Society, where he built assets from $250 million to $400 million during his five-year tenure. He has a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Business School in the United Kingdom. Gould is a commercial associate in RE/MAX Alliance Group's Commercial Division at 2000 Webber Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239. He can be reached at (941) 323-9655 or sellsarasotanow@gmail.com. RE/MAX Alliance Group is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida for both transactions and sales volume. The company ranks #7 in the country and #15 in the world among RE/MAX offices, both based on transactions. With more than 300 agents and staff, RE/MAX Alliance Group offers residential and commercial real estate solutions throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, with offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, University Park, Venice, Siesta Key and Englewood. For more information, please visit www.alliancegroupfl.com. Sarasota, FL, April 22, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Commercial real estate agent Ivan Gould of RE/MAX Alliance Group has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Awarded by the CCIM Institute, the designation recognizes leading experts in commercial investment real estate. Designees have completed advanced coursework in financial and market analysis, and have demonstrated extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry.In 2016, Gould ranked 20th among the top 25 RE/MAX commercial sales associates in the Florida region. He has worked in banking and real estate since 1981, bringing experience in lending, developing, leasing and bank-owned properties. He came to Florida from the United Kingdom, where he is still a fully qualified banker and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (now the Institute of Financial Services), having gained the prestigious "Top 50 Worldwide" member status.Gould's last position in the United Kingdom was as Chief Executive Officer of the Buckinghamshire Building Society, where he built assets from $250 million to $400 million during his five-year tenure. He has a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Business School in the United Kingdom.Gould is a commercial associate in RE/MAX Alliance Group's Commercial Division at 2000 Webber Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239. He can be reached at (941) 323-9655 or sellsarasotanow@gmail.com.RE/MAX Alliance Group is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida for both transactions and sales volume. The company ranks #7 in the country and #15 in the world among RE/MAX offices, both based on transactions. With more than 300 agents and staff, RE/MAX Alliance Group offers residential and commercial real estate solutions throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, with offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, University Park, Venice, Siesta Key and Englewood. For more information, please visit www.alliancegroupfl.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from RE/MAX Alliance Group


Quinones C.,Open University Milton Keynes | Griffiths M.D.,Nottingham Trent University | Kakabadse N.K.,Henley Business School
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2016

Workaholism refers to the uncontrollable need to work and comprises working compulsively (WC) and working excessively (WE). Compulsive Internet Use (CIU), involves a similar behavioural pattern although in specific relation to Internet use. Since many occupations rely upon use of the Internet, and the lines between home and the workplace have become increasingly blurred, a self-reinforcing pattern of workaholism and CIU could develop from those vulnerable to one or the other. The present study explored the relationship between these compulsive behaviours utilizing a two-wave longitudinal study over six months. A total of 244 participants who used the Internet as part of their occupational role and were in full-time employment completed the online survey at each wave. This survey contained previously validated measures of each variable. Data were analysed using cross-lagged analysis. Results indicated that Internet usage and CIU were reciprocally related, supporting the existence of tolerance in CIU. It was also found that CIU at Time 1 predicted WC at Time 2 and that WE was unrelated to CIU. It is concluded that a masking mechanism appears a sensible explanation for the findings. Although further studies are needed, these findings encourage a more holistic evaluation and treatment of compulsive behaviours. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Quinones C.,Open University Milton Keynes | Kakabadse N.K.,Henley Business School
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2015

Compulsive Internet Use (CIU) has been mostly studied among adolescents, yet some studies reveal that this can be a problem for the adult population, too. The lack of agreement on diagnostic tools and cut-off points results in markedly different prevalence figures. Building on Charlton's (2002) distinction between core CIU and positive engagement dimensions, the first objective was to confirm that prevalence figures including the core dimensions of CIU were lower than those including the engagement dimensions as well. Second, building on Davis's (2001) diathesis-stress model, we tested the role that self-concept clarity (SCC) and social support play in predicting core CIU in US subjects (NUS = 268). Finally, we expected that, because self-concept clarity is mostly linked to well-being in Western countries, the association between this variable and core CIU would be weak in the Eastern culture sample (NUAE = 270). Our findings confirmed that prevalence figures were 20-40% lower when including the core dimensions only, and that SCC is a key predictor of CIU at low levels of social support in the US. We also confirmed that this is not the case in the UAE. Future research opportunities to advance this study were discussed. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


ACCRA, Ghana, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On 2-4 November, over 100 business school deans, faculty and senior administrators from 34 countries gathered at the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Executive Conference Center in Accra for a joint conference between two international business school networks: the Global Business School Network (GBSN), based in Washington DC and EFMD, based in Brussels. Delegates discussed the theme "Markets Shaping Management Education," focusing on the context of African schools, students and companies.  The conference was sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, IESEG School of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, Peregrine Academic Services and supported by conference partner Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). GIMPA's Dean, Samuel Bonsu, interviewed the conference keynote speaker, technology entrepreneur Austin Okere, Founder and Vice-Chairman of the Computer Warehouse Group in Nigeria, about his industry view of markets shaping management education in West Africa. "Reality is that students should think along the lines of bringing their own work to the party.  We should encourage students to start thinking about how they can create an entrepreneurship enterprise.  We need to teach people to learn how to learn – how to learn new things and adapt.  Entrepreneurship is like musical chairs – always one chair short," said Austin Okere. Local students and industry leaders joined the educators to discuss specific needs of sectors such as health, agribusiness and entrepreneurship. The conference also featured a parliamentary debate between four educators on the statement, "the house believes that the business schools should serve as visionaries shaping the future of management, instead of reacting to immediate market demands." Vincent Ogutu, Vice Dean of Executive Education, Strathmore Business School in Kenya argued for the statement, saying, "business schools do care about the present and solving these problems.  We should have solved them yesterday.  If we're beginning to think about today's problems right now, it's too late.  To solve present problems, you forward think the solution. Business schools have a duty to anticipate what skills and competencies students will need when they graduate." Opposing the statement, Jonathan Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa in South Africa argued against, saying: "The university of today must embrace error in order to be innovative, must work in continual beta mode, failing fast forwards. The present needs are urgent. The 70% of African population that is below 25, of whom some 40-60% are unemployed, cannot wait for our visions of utopian futures whilst a dystopian present unfolds. Being truly future-oriented means being focused on today." "The conference's theme of 'Markets Shaping Management Education' was chosen because of its acute relevance to business schools today," said Guy Pfeffermann, CEO and Founder of GBSN. "Students are graduating from academic programs lacking the full complement of skills needed to be successfully employed or entrepreneurial, and this problem is particularly acute in Africa." "We are grateful to GIMPA for their gracious hospitality and support in hosting this special EFMD/GBSN joint conference in Africa," said Nadine Burquel, Director of Business School Services at EFMD. "It is important for the global business education community to engage with our African colleagues – to learn, share and continue our collective efforts to make quality management education more accessible." For more information on the conference agenda and speakers visit the website at www.gbsn.org/africa2016. About the Global Business School Network (GBSN) The Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening management, entrepreneurial and leadership talent for the developing world through improved access to quality, locally relevant education. GBSN harnesses the power of a network of over 70 leading business schools on 6 continents that share a dedication to our mission to build management education capacity for the developing world. Through international events, advocacy and local capacity building projects, GBSN facilitates cross-border networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration. GBSN programs tap the expertise of our member schools to advise, train and mentor developing world institutions and educators. More information is available at www.gbsn.org. EFMD is a leading international network of business schools and companies at the forefront or raising the standards of management education and development globally, based in Brussels, Belgium, with international offices in Asia and the Americas. As the largest international network association in the field of management development, the EFMD network includes nearly 900 institutional members and reaches over 25,000 management development professionals from academia, business, public service and consultancy across 86 countries worldwide. EFMD fulfils its mission by offering a range of services which have been developed over the last 40 years to meet the needs of its members. These include conferences and seminars around the world that address key issues for our industry, surveys and the dissemination of knowledge, quality improvement and accreditation via EQUIS, EPAS, EOCCS and CLIP as well as the EFMD GN Deans Across Frontiers mentoring programme (EDAF) and Business School Impact Survey (BSIS). For more information, please go to https://www.efmd.org/


ACCRA, Ghana, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On 2-4 November, over 100 business school deans, faculty and senior administrators from 34 countries gathered at the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Executive Conference Center in Accra for a joint conference between two international business school networks: the Global Business School Network (GBSN), based in Washington DC and EFMD, based in Brussels. Delegates discussed the theme "Markets Shaping Management Education," focusing on the context of African schools, students and companies.  The conference was sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, IESEG School of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, Peregrine Academic Services and supported by conference partner Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). GIMPA's Dean, Samuel Bonsu, interviewed the conference keynote speaker, technology entrepreneur Austin Okere, Founder and Vice-Chairman of the Computer Warehouse Group in Nigeria, about his industry view of markets shaping management education in West Africa. "Reality is that students should think along the lines of bringing their own work to the party.  We should encourage students to start thinking about how they can create an entrepreneurship enterprise.  We need to teach people to learn how to learn – how to learn new things and adapt.  Entrepreneurship is like musical chairs – always one chair short," said Austin Okere. Local students and industry leaders joined the educators to discuss specific needs of sectors such as health, agribusiness and entrepreneurship. The conference also featured a parliamentary debate between four educators on the statement, "the house believes that the business schools should serve as visionaries shaping the future of management, instead of reacting to immediate market demands." Vincent Ogutu, Vice Dean of Executive Education, Strathmore Business School in Kenya argued for the statement, saying, "business schools do care about the present and solving these problems.  We should have solved them yesterday.  If we're beginning to think about today's problems right now, it's too late.  To solve present problems, you forward think the solution. Business schools have a duty to anticipate what skills and competencies students will need when they graduate." Opposing the statement, Jonathan Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa in South Africa argued against, saying: "The university of today must embrace error in order to be innovative, must work in continual beta mode, failing fast forwards. The present needs are urgent. The 70% of African population that is below 25, of whom some 40-60% are unemployed, cannot wait for our visions of utopian futures whilst a dystopian present unfolds. Being truly future-oriented means being focused on today." "The conference's theme of 'Markets Shaping Management Education' was chosen because of its acute relevance to business schools today," said Guy Pfeffermann, CEO and Founder of GBSN. "Students are graduating from academic programs lacking the full complement of skills needed to be successfully employed or entrepreneurial, and this problem is particularly acute in Africa." "We are grateful to GIMPA for their gracious hospitality and support in hosting this special EFMD/GBSN joint conference in Africa," said Nadine Burquel, Director of Business School Services at EFMD. "It is important for the global business education community to engage with our African colleagues – to learn, share and continue our collective efforts to make quality management education more accessible." For more information on the conference agenda and speakers visit the website at www.gbsn.org/africa2016. About the Global Business School Network (GBSN) The Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening management, entrepreneurial and leadership talent for the developing world through improved access to quality, locally relevant education. GBSN harnesses the power of a network of over 70 leading business schools on 6 continents that share a dedication to our mission to build management education capacity for the developing world. Through international events, advocacy and local capacity building projects, GBSN facilitates cross-border networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration. GBSN programs tap the expertise of our member schools to advise, train and mentor developing world institutions and educators. More information is available at www.gbsn.org. EFMD is a leading international network of business schools and companies at the forefront or raising the standards of management education and development globally, based in Brussels, Belgium, with international offices in Asia and the Americas. As the largest international network association in the field of management development, the EFMD network includes nearly 900 institutional members and reaches over 25,000 management development professionals from academia, business, public service and consultancy across 86 countries worldwide. EFMD fulfils its mission by offering a range of services which have been developed over the last 40 years to meet the needs of its members. These include conferences and seminars around the world that address key issues for our industry, surveys and the dissemination of knowledge, quality improvement and accreditation via EQUIS, EPAS, EOCCS and CLIP as well as the EFMD GN Deans Across Frontiers mentoring programme (EDAF) and Business School Impact Survey (BSIS). For more information, please go to https://www.efmd.org/


News Article | November 16, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Nov 16, 2016) - Mobivity Holdings Corp. ( : MFON), the provider of SmartSuite, an award-winning mobile marketing and customer engagement platform, announced today it has appointed Alek Zdziarski as its Chief Technology Officer. Alek brings more than 15 years of experience in SaaS product and platform innovation in mobile marketing, data science, and mobile payments. In this role he is leading product, engineering, support, and data science operations at Mobivity. Prior to joining Mobivity, he held similar leadership roles at mGage, a Blackstone company, and Outspoken, a Silverlake company, where he was responsible for global product development focused on mobile engagement. He has successfully exited two of his own start-ups and has a proven track record of product innovation and delivery. "The Mobivity SmartSuite platform is taking mobile engagement to the next level. We have closed the marketing loop and give brands key insights for online to offline customer journeys. We engage with consumer purchases from the mobile device through to the basket-level data on the point of sale. Because of Mobivity's access to the customer through to the purchase data; I've not seen any company come close to our ability to offer the right message, at the right time, to the right person -- at market scale in real time," said Zdziarski. "We are thrilled to have Alek join Mobivity. It comes at an important time in our company growth," said Dennis Becker, Mobivity's Chief Executive Officer. "He knows the important role mobile is playing for brands, and the key role it must play in customer engagement when delivering business results." Zdziarski's career spans CTO roles in the US, Australia and South Africa, giving him a unique global perspective. He holds a BS and MS degrees in Engineering with specializations in Software and Telecommunications from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA from Henley Business School, Reading University, UK. Mobivity helps brands grow their business by increasing customer frequency, engagement and spend. Mobivity's SmartSuite of products -- including SmartReceipt®, SmartMessenger, and SmartAnalytics -- allows brands to unlock the power of customer, employee, and POS data like never before. This data-driven platform combines the most effective engagement and measurement tools to power a closed-loop marketing solution that drives insights, attributions, and validation -- at scale -- to continually adapt and provide more personalized, relevant, localized, and targeted customer communications. Mobivity clients include SUBWAY®, SONIC® Drive-In, Chick-fil-A, and Baskin-Robbins. For more information about Mobivity, visit mobivity.com or call (877) 282-7660. This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Mobivity Holdings Corp. within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Those forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's plans to cross-market its products, including its recently acquired SmartReceipt operations; expectations for the growth of the Company's operations and revenue; and the advantages and growth prospects of the mobile marketing industry. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual circumstances, events or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include, but are not limited to, the application and enforcement of the TCPA amendments in ways not expected; our ability to successfully integrate the SmartReceipt operations and our recent additions to management; our ability to develop the sales force required to achieve our development and revenue goals; our ability to raise additional working capital as and when needed; changes in the laws and regulations affecting the mobile marketing industry and those other risks set forth in Mobivity Holdings Corp.'s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC on March 30, 2016 and subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Mobivity Holdings Corp. cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Mobivity Holdings Corp. does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.


Basu R.,Henley Business School | Basu R.,SKEMA Business School
International Journal of Project Management | Year: 2014

The purpose of this paper is to establish the key role of quality in the 'iron triangle of cost, time and quality' and highlight the importance of implementing the people related 'organisation quality' amongst key stakeholders to deliver the success criteria of a project.The field research design comprised three stages.Stage 1: Semi-structured interviewsStage 2: Questionnaire surveys followed by a conceptual research model. The research model was validated by Partial Least Squares (PLS) modellingStage 3: Case studies of two comparable large projects based organisations (Heathrow Terminal 5 and High Speed 1).As a substantive contribution to knowledge the research defined project quality with three dimensions (viz. Design Quality, Process Quality and Organisation Quality) and identified the lack of attention to details to Organisation Quality. A mixed methodology of Partial Least Squares (PLS) and case studies was applied. The findings also helped to develop a simple but effective tool APEX (Assessing Process Excellence) to assess the key constructs of project quality and excellence. The paper also provides a summary of the best practices for managing quality. © 2013 .


Dulewicz V.,Henley Business School | Van Den Assem B.,Henley Business School
British Journal of Health Care Management | Year: 2013

This article examines the doctor-patient relationship from the patient's perspective and reports on the inter-relationships between patients' demographic data, continuity of care and satisfaction; and on their perceptions of their doctors' trustworthiness, practice orientation and performance. The aim is to determine how much of the variance on each (dependent) variable is accounted for by the other (independent) variables; and in particular patient satisfaction. Data were obtained from 372 patients through an anonymous questionnaire survey. Hierarchical regression and t-test techniques were applied to the demographic data and to the four main scales. The results showed that trust is the central factor, having a major influence on doctors' performance and practice orientation but especially on the main outcome measure, overall patient satisfaction. Continuity of care is the second most important factor as it is influenced by patients' perceptions of trust, doctor performance and practice orientation. More importantly, it has the second highest influence on patient satisfaction. Demographic variables, especially age, are also important for explaining patient satisfaction and continuity of care. The findings have implications for patient-care policy, practice and management. © 2013 MA Healthcare Ltd.


Van Den Assem B.,Henley Business School | Dulewicz V.,Henley Business School
Journal of Health, Organisation and Management | Year: 2014

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the doctor-patient relationship from the patients’ perspective. It tests a number of hypothesized relationships with respect to the interaction inside the doctor-patient relationship including the continuity of care, doctors’ practice orientation and performance, which help enhance the understanding of patient trust and satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach – A quantitative survey using a closed-ended questionnaire provided a useable sample of 372 respondents. Findings – There was an overall high level of patient trust in and satisfaction with GPs as well as good patient rapport with their GPs. Patients who were most satisfied with their doctor perceived them to be more trustworthy, were more satisfied with their performance and perceived them to have greater preference for a sharing orientation than those patients who were least satisfied. Practical implications – The research findings suggest ways of maintaining and enhancing trust through training, continuing professional development, appraisals and assessments and revalidation of doctors. The skill sets and competencies related to trust and practice are presented in light of current practice trends and changing health care agendas, including the recent Department of Health White Paper, “Liberating the NHS” (2010). Since the questionnaire was able to discriminate between those patients who were most and least satisfied with their doctors, it identified what patients appreciate and are concerned about with respect to GPs and their practice. Originality/value – The research provides new insights and understanding of how patient satisfaction in the GP-patient relationship is influenced by GPs’ trustworthiness, practice orientation and performance, for academic and practitioner communities. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


News Article | November 15, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#CIO--MEGA hosts Henley Business School speaker at London conference to share a CIO’s perspective on enterprise transformation.

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