BRQ Publication Topics

  • Human Resource Development Issues
  • Workplace Fulfillment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Responsible Efficiency Enhancing Procedures
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Spirituality in the Workplace
  • Organizational Communication
  • Organizational Culture
  • Relationship theories pertaining to workplace performance and quality of life
  • And all other Business Renaissance oriented topics

To provide potential paper submitters with an idea of the publications in which BRQ is interested, we present an outline of the first three editions of the journal below.

BRQ Vol. 1, Iss. 1, Table of Contents:


A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive:
An Interview with Dr. Richard King

A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive:
An Interview with Russ Hanlin

A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive:
An Interview with Gary Hickman

Comparing the Business Renaissance Executives:
Similar Qualities to Contemplate on.

Book Excerpts:

Consciousness: "All of Us Are Spiritual Beings."
Dr. Donna Mitroff and
Dr. Ian Mitroff

Redesigning the Role of Business in a Changing World
Dr. Judi Neal

Fundamentals of a Spiritual Workplace
Dr. Joan Marques,
Dr. Satinder Dhiman, and
Dr. Richard King


Political Correctness: Words as Weapons
Dr. Gert Jan Hofstede

    This essay discusses the dynamics of battles around Political Correctness. These are defined as episodes in which using a particular word comes to stand for group membership about a controversial issue. When this happens, the issue at stake tends to be reduced to a ritual fight around the contested word, with detrimental effects on the case at stake. The paper introduces the roles of protagonist, fan, spectator and arbiter. It then shows how basic values in a society alter the desirability and success of these roles. And it gives three golden rules for getting rid of political correctness battles.
Spirituality in the Work Space
Dr. Carol Soucek King, M.F.A., Ph.D.
    Do our surroundings really make a difference in how we feel? In the harmony with which we conduct our daily lives? In the exploration of our personal, professional and spiritual paths? In our physical and mental well-being? In our happiness?
Business Renaissance: As Much A Worker's Task As Any Other's.
Dr. Joan Marques,
Dr. Satinder Dhiman, and
Dr. Richard King.
    Throughout various workshops, courses, and other brainstorming sessions about the topic of establishing a more rewarding workplace for all stakeholders, the question has emerged about how non-managerial workers could enhance the quality of life at work for themselves and their colleagues with or without management involvement.
On Relationships
Mei-Lee Ney
    Our happiness depends so much on the relationships we form. Our family, friends and co-workers support and comfort us when things go wrong; they give our lives meaning and joy and make our efforts worthwhile.
The Glass Ceiling – Isn't Glass
Dr. Mona Yousry
    This paper discusses the faulty perception that women cannot reach the top in corporate America or if they do they have "broken" something along the way. In the world of the "ceiling is not glass", it is reinforced concrete and cannot be "shattered" as many would lead you to believe. A better way is to realize that the structure is solid and un-breakable to begin with.

BRQ Vol. 1, Iss. 2, Table of Contents:


A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive:
An Interview with Stedman Graham

A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive:
An Interview with Malena Ruth

A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive:
An Interview with Rinaldo Brutoco

Short Articles:

New Discovery in Workplace Harmony: An Old Standard May Still Work Best
Michael Cooney

    Can a single thought, originating thousands of years ago, help bring spirituality and harmony to the workplace? The author set out in search of a new set of behavioral guidelines for the modern age, only to end up back where he started—with ancient words of wisdom that still carry profound meaning for each of us.
Dark Ages of Capitalism
William H. Meurer
    The Business Renaissance that this journal so nobly nurtures is desperately needed in today's America and many parts of the world. Only through a re-making of the global capitalist structure can a renaissance succeed in any sustained and widespread level.
Research Papers:

STEM CELL: STEM SELL - The Impact on the Workplace and Quality of Life for the Baby-boomer Generation
Dr. Mona Yousry

    Stem cell research promises major breakthroughs in future medical treatments and cures for a wide array of illnesses and injuries. For many people working in that field however, stem cells also present moral, social and ethical dilemmas. This paper encourages those with the greatest vested interest to appreciate the complexities of the issue; to ask the right questions; and to shape and participate in a process that will likely impact the physical, spiritual and economical well-being of millions of people in the next few years.
Retail Marketing Trends in USA and Their Effects on Consumers and The Global Workforce
Dr. Ravi Chinta
    Over the years, retail marketing has gone through significant change in the western world. However, few articles exist summarizing the mass of information on the current trends in retailing. This paper attempts to do just that for practitioners by highlighting the trends that best describe the current state of retailing in the USA. The paper further reviews the possible effects of these retail trends for consumers and the workforce.
Knowledge Management Leadership: Revolutionizing E-Business Excellence
Dr. Mohammed M. Nadeem
    The objective of this study is to provide organizations with a pragmatic understanding of how knowledge management leadership in today’s E-Business corporations would enhance meaning in the workplace for all its constituents. The main research question addressed by this study is whether KM leadership has an effect on the outcome of the return on investments, and specifically whether KM affects the process of organizational structure.
An Initial Look at the Characteristics of Hispanic Women Business Owners and Their Businesses
Dr. Andrea E. Smith-Hunter
    Hispanic women business owners were profiled in this exclusive study, using an extensive questionnaire that focused on human capital, network structure and financial capital issues. The different factors assessed included personal background information; business organizational characteristics; financial performance indicators; source of initial start-up of funds; patterns of network relationships; business problems and motivating factors or reasons the women exited the mainstream labor market, as well as effects of increasing numbers of minority female business owners on the general quality of life in the workplace.
Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation: Preliminary Evidence
Dr. Richard J. Cebula
Amber Montgomery
    This preliminary empirical study of the female labor force participation rate, FLFPR, seeks in effect to provide insight into the gender composition of the modern workplace. In particular, the focus of the study is on identifying determinants of geographic differences in the FLFPR. The study finds that the FLFPR is directly impacted by the cost of living and work-ethic considerations. In addition, the FLFPR is found to be negatively impacted by the proportion of the female population age 65 and older, the disability status of adult females, obesity among adult females, high-income status of family units, family size, and non-citizenship of adult females.

BRQ Vol. 1, Iss. 3, Table of Contents:


A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive:
An Interview with Yoshito "Super" Yamaguchi

A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive:
An Interview with Kathleen Stillwell

A Closer Look at a Business Renaissance Executive:
An Interview with William R. (Bill) Herren

Short Articles:

A Decision Making Model To Enhance Corporate Ethics / Business Ethics / Social Responsibility
Tim D. Cheney

    This short paper sets forth a decision making model for organizations to use in their pursuit of "business ethics," and "social responsibility." It then provides some suggestions for how to more easily adapt such a model.
The "G" Word
William H. Meurer

    Is growth always good? Or should there be more to it? Operating a business that integrates sustainable solutions to our current ecological crisis of growth without end is the ultimate expression of spirituality in the workplace. Let's get started, our grandchildren are counting on us!
Business as an Agent for World Benefit?
Dr. Marjo Lips-Wiersma

    A brief report of the "Business as an Agent for World Benefit" conference, held in October 2006 in Cleveland, and one of the world's first in bringing together business and academia to discuss issues that affect the future of humanity.

Book Excerpts:

Leading the 21st Century Workplace:The Easy Versus the Hard Part of Being an Awakened Leader"
Dr. Joan Marques

    In this paper, which is an excerpt of the forthcoming book "The Awakened Leader: One Leadership Style That Works Every Time, Everywhere", the author reviews issues that are important in leading workplaces toward a more spiritual existence. First, awakened leadership is introduced, after which various factors that come easy are placed against those that are difficult in the performance of this meta-leadership style.

Research Papers:

Corporate Leadership Going Awry:A Business Ethics Maze
Dr. Vernon P. Dorweiler & Dr. Mehenna Yakhou

    Scandals have expanded widely in the business community. The number of companies involved covers a spectrum of industries. It is said that the depth of scandals reaches corporate governance, corporate integrity and business practices (Hopen, 2002). The question is what has caused this eruption of scandalous conduct. The brief answer is the lack of, or design for, ethical standards in the corporate leadership. This paper is focused on the scope of business scandals, and then the leadership basis for correction of the scandals.
The Need for the Integration of Emotional Intelligence Skills in Business Education
Dr. Anne Abraham
    Since the concept of 'emotional intelligence' (EI) was first introduced, it has been developed, adapted and embraced by the business world and more recently, by academics. This paper highlights the importance of EI and demonstrates the recognized need for well-developed EI levels in the workplace, and in particular for accountants. It outlines recent research studying emotional intelligence in relation to university students, and concludes with a call for university educators to integrate EI skills in their courses.
Equityholder versus Stakeholder and Corporate Governance: Developing a Market for Morality.
Dr. Lawrence P. Schrenk
    Corporate governance theorists are at loggerheads regarding the moral claimants to corporate control. The traditional view would restrict control to the owners of the firm, i.e., equity holders, while others seek to extend significant governance roles to other 'stakeholders' who hold important, long-term relationships with the firm. This study advocates the restriction of control to the traditional owners, but argues that the decision criteria used by investors must be extended beyond the simple dichotomy between risk and return to encompass moral considerations.
Global Transitions: The Emerging New World Order and its Implications for Business and Management
Dr. Anshuman Prasad & Dr. Pushkala Prasad
    Although globalization is generally regarded as a phenomenon of extraordinary significance for various sections of society including business organizations and management, the topic has remained surprisingly under-studied in business and management research. This article seeks to address this gap in current business scholarship. Beginning with some brief thoughts on how to conceptualize globalization in a comprehensive fashion, the article goes on to analyze the multi-dimensional nature of the phenomenon, and then proceeds to develop the argument that globalization may be viewed as a process of profound transition potentially leading to the emergence of a radically new world order. Finally, critical implications of globalization for business and management are examined.

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