Pounder, J. and Clarke, M. (2009), "Editorial", Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, Vol. 2 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ebs.2009.34902daa.001
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Article Type: Editorial From: Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, Volume 2, Issue 4
This issue of Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues (EBS) has a very practical focus and is primarily concerned with implementation of education, learning and knowledge. The issue begins with a contribution from Fariborz Rahimnia, Yiannis Polychronakis and John M. Sharp that examines the general area of implementation in an educational context and offers a useful framework for identifying specific impeders to implementation at the strategic level. Kayhan Tajeddini also takes a strategic perspective and in a hospitality management environment examines the organisational learning, innovation and business performance relationships.
Moving back into the academic arena, Peyman Akhavan, Reza Hosnavi and Mohammed E. Sanjaghi identify critical factors for successful knowledge management implementation applicable to a variety of different types of academic research centres.
The remaining three papers are set squarely in the university environment. Abdolrahim Navehebrahim's papers emphasizes the need for universities to develop curricula that is responsive to the needs of stakeholders, particularly students and the employing community and similarly, Ehab K. A. Mohamed provides a useful framework for closing the gap between the business education delivered by universities and the current needs of the business community. Finally, Hicham Benjelloun, in a novel paper, argues that in the delivery of university education, humour can be a useful tool for enhancing the educational process.
We hope you enjoy the contributions in this issue of EBS.
James Pounder, Matthew Clarke