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SummaryThank you for joining us for Volume II to celebrate the accomplishments of these doctoral scholars. The purpose of this anthology is to offer a glimpse into the scholarly works of these authors, specifically within the world of research methodology. The purpose is to provide a resource that is beyond the boundaries of a textbook with regard to the doctoral dissertation. Part I for example is a Delphi Primer—three different author’s interpretations and application of the Delphi Method—all unique, all within the vein of The Refractive Thinker® where each challenged the conventional wisdom and expanded the traditional boundaries. These authors dared to not just think outside of the box. Instead the box continues to evolve into exploring nearly entirely new ideas for the construction of ‘the box’ i.e. the applicable methodology. Along the same lines, Part II includes elements of the Mixed Methodology, Part III: Qualitative Techniques, and Part IV includes Quantitative Techniques. The last section, Emerging Methods, builds upon this refractive thinking by offering an entirely new research methodology for consideration.
In addition to exploring various research methodologies, the purpose of The Refractive Thinker® is also to serve the tenets of leadership. Leadership is not simply a concept outside of the self, but comes from within, defining our very essence; where the search to define leadership becomes our personal journey not yet a finite destination.
The Refractive Thinker® is an intimate expression of who we are—the ability to think beyond the traditional boundaries of thinking and critical thinking. Instead of mere reflection and evaluation, one challenges the very boundaries of the constructs itself. As in volume I, the authors within these pages are on a mission to change the world, never satisfied or quite content with what is or asking why, instead these authors intentionally strive to push and test the limits to ask why not. Join us on this next adventure of The Refractive Thinker® where Volume II continues the discussion specifically themed for this volume to explore the wonders of research methodology. This offers yet another bite of the apple from the tree of knowledge upon an ever expanding canvas from which these authors choose to cast their paint, envisioning new horizons in which to move forward and explore in the future.
I invite you to join with me as we venture forward to showcase these authors of Volume II. The goal is to offer a chance to bring to publication more ideas for which the audience may be interested in the expertise and guidance that they offer.
Please contact me for further information regarding these authors and the works contained within these pages. Perhaps you or your organization may be looking for their expertise to incorporate as part of your annual corporate meetings as a key note or guest speaker(s), perhaps to offer individual or group seminars or coaching, or require their expertise as consultants.
We look forward to your interest in discussing future opportunities. Let this continue our journey begun with volume I to which The Refractive Thinker® will serve as our guide to this and future volumes. Come join us in our quest to be refractive thinkers and add your wisdom to the collective. We look forward to your stories.
The article describes the rather unique application of the Delphi research technique, as well as the process and relevance to the global emerging markets. It demonstrates the benefits of using life experience as a method of avoiding proprietary business information and discusses the process application upon which the research model was based. The article will provide the reader with sufficient insight to understand the unique research methodology and the application which made this epiphany possible.
The research identifies three emerging market strategies that combine into a powerful system that tends to move the organization toward the market rather than the traditional method of moving the market toward the organization. The top three success factors translated into much more than simple elements of success, they translate into a powerful system for emerging market success. When viewed in the context of a system, these success factors provide both insight and an epiphany for understanding emerging market success.