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The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XIII: Entrepreneurship: Growing the Future of Business

Coming Fall 2017 Join contributing scholars as they discuss current research regarding the future of business regarding the influence of the entrepreneur. This volume will contain research shaping the conversation regarding what the future may hold to success of the economy in the hands of the emerging and evolving small business owner and entrepreneur

The Refractive Thinker® Vol XII: CYBERSECURITY

Coming in Spring 2017 Join contributing scholars as they discuss current research regarding the challenges of the world of cybersecurity and its effects in and on the marketplace. This volume will contain research shaping the conversation regarding what the future may hold to protect businesses and consumers regarding the perils of digital technology

The Refractive Thinker® Vol XI: Women in Leadership

Join Sally Helgesen and contributing scholars as they discuss research regarding women in leadership. The conversations contains research that will influence how women’s leadership is understood and supported in the years ahead. This volume provides fresh insights into mentoring and coaching practices, an examination of the importance of developing a voice, the impact of continued shifts in demographics, and the role of women in specific cultures in articulating a sustainable vision of the …

The Refractive Thinker® Vol X: Effective Business Strategies For the Defense Industry Sector

Join General Ronald R. Fogleman and contributing scholars as they discuss research regarding effective business strategies for the defense sector. The conversations include discussions regarding the struggles of a nation to define the way forward regarding the impacts of Defense procurement, Defense health care spending, economic impacts on veteran owned businesses and succession planning, solutions to manage and lead disasters, economic challenges, reduction of energy costs, and exploration …

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. IX: Effective Business Practices in Leadership and Emerging Technologies

Welcome to the Spring 2015 release of the popular, 13x award-winning academic Refractive Thinker® anthology, marking a new direction for the publication, joining the award winning books in the series as number 11. While previous editions have been curated from a purely academic standpoint, Volume IX continues building on the real world connection by bridging the gap. Academicians identify and address the issues in each chapter and provide an interpretation for application into today’s business …

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. VIII: Effective Business Practices for Motivation and Communication

Join the 10th volume of the scholars of the 13 time award winning Refractive Thinker® series for effective business practices regarding motivation and communication. Learn how to apply cutting edge research from doctoral scholars of The Refractive Thinker® Community

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. II: Research Methodology: 3rd edition

If thinking is inside the box, and critical thinking is outside the box, refractive thinking is beyond the box. The Refractive Thinker® series provides doctoral scholars with a collaborative opportunity to promote and publish their work in a peer reviewed publication, which meets the university standard. Our goal is to provide an affordable outlet for scholars that supports the tremendous need for dynamic dialogue and innovation while providing an additional clout and recognition for each …

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. I: An Anthology of Higher Learning

PREFACE Welcome to The Refractive Thinker®: An Anthology of Higher Learning. Thank you for joining us on our maiden voyage to celebrate the accomplishments of these doctoral scholars affiliated with the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies. The purpose of this anthology is to offer a glimpse into the scholarly works of these authors. The intent is to provide a forum for them to share their thoughts and expertise as they contribute to the expanse of knowledge in pursuit of the …

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. II: Research Methodology

PREFACE Thank you for joining us for Volume II to celebrate the accomplishments of these doctoral scholars affiliated with the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies. 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 …

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. II: Research Methodology, Second Edition

The Benefits of Collaborative Doctoral Research Celebrate the diffusion of innovative refractive thinking through the writings of these doctoral scholars as they dare to think differently in search of new applications and understandings of research methodology. •Drs. Denise Land and Judy Fisher-Blando explore the benefits of case study methodology. •Dr. Armando Salas-Amaro expands upon the qualitative multiple-case study method. •Dr. Ramon L. Benedetto offers expertise about …