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    Criticisms of Covid 19 versus the slow response of our leaders to global warming and depletion of the world's minerals with the response by leaders 

    Barnes, John (Assumption University Press, 2020)

    This research paper reviews a broad range of the literature on three topicsFirstly COVID 19 pandemic. Secondly on responses by or leaders to global warmingThirdly on depletion of the world’s mineral resources. In terms of research design each of these three topics utilizes a critique of a selection of classical and current published documentary research.From narrative and documentary research sources.The purpose of this research is to stimulate discussion and more importantly immediate action by all members of the community. The paper ...
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    How much is enough?: constraints of population, temperature rise, politics and economics: a concept paper 

    Barnes, John; Jordan, Fiona (Assumption University Press, 2018-12)

    How Much Is Enough? Can be thought of generally in terms of sustainability. This paper broadly adopts that approach but also mentions The Sufficiency Economy (SE) Thailand which is derived from Buddhist philosophy and which promotes the idea that we should open our mind and implement practices to the needs (not wants) of all people and that those needs be modest i.e. sufficient. Proponents of this sufficiency economy were EF Schumacher (1911- 1977) of the UK and King Bhumibol Adulyadejj (Rama 9 (reign from 05-05-1950 to 13-10- 2016) in ...
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    Keep it simple: a relentless business strategy in a world of complexity the XYZ corporate story in brief 

    Barnes, John (Bangkok : Assumption University, 2019)

    The objective of this study is to demonstrate how XYZ Corporation has perfected the art of achieving simplicity in its business strategy within a complex business world in order to achieve market dominance in their field of carbonated cola-based beverages. This study achieves that aim by reviewing a selection of company historical records available in the public domain and a critical study by Elmore (2015) which identifies, that contrary to popular belief, XYZ Corporation only makes one core product i.e. XYZ concentrate and even the ...
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    Out with the old-perception and in with the new-five senses research in tourism and hospitality studies 

    Barnes, John (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    The word perception commonly appears in the titles of tourism academic journals, master’s theses and doctoral dissertations title when In fact, what is often measured is opinion, attitude, preference or impact. I suggest that this mis-representation should cease. Others may agree, because the term five senses research has begun to replace the word perception in the titles of some academic journal papers. This is especially so in the broader marketing context, but less so among tourism and hospitality titles. This outline study suggests application ...
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    Perception in tourism & hospitality: a meta analysis 

    Barnes, John (Assumption University Press, 2015)

    Perception in the title of 45 studies in the hospitality and tourism literature over the past 36 years lead readers to believe that perception was to be measured. In fact, 33 studies measured attitude, belief, impact, opinion or preference. Another 12 developed perceptions from composite measures, none of which employed common components for perception. This research contributes to the tourism literature by identifying that perception was always used in the vernacular, not academic sense. Tourism and hospitality researchers are invited to be ...
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    Too clever for our own good: a reflective review of twelve key issues in our western societies 

    Barnes, John (Assumption University Press, 2020)

    Many people in our Developed Western World believe that we are entering or are already in, an era of great societal change, redolent of the Renaissance and the Reformation periods from a cultural perspective and of the Industrial Revolution in terms of commerce, manufacturing industry and service provision. This study reviews and critiques a broad literature of developments from twelve areas namely 1. Loss of spiritual Faith by many; 2. Increasing Economic Inequality across the social strata; 3.The Increasing Incidence of Mental Illness in ...
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    Why do MBA students delay completing their thesis 

    Barnes, John (Assumption University, 2013)
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    Why PhD students at a private university Thailand delay completing their doctoral dissertation or drop out 

    Barnes, John (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    As a faculty member at a private university in Thailand, it is noticeable that the majority of doctoral students substantially delay writing their dissertation or drop out. It is to be emphasized that the program under discussion is a part-time program for students who work full-time with completion of their doctoral program scheduled over 3 to 5 years (i.e. semesters 6 to 10). Discussions with colleagues and friends from other doctoral programs both in Thailand and abroad, reveal that it is common for such programs to have slow or a low ...
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    The works of ten remarkable Italian's in Bangkok's history 1890's to 1970's-four artists, three architects, two sculptors and one renaissance man: a source for contemporary cultural tourism 

    Barnes, John (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    In exploring Bangkok and in particular the Rattanakosin and Dusit areas one discovers a remarkable number of buildings and monuments of Italianate architectural design. A more detailed inspection reveals that most of those buildings also feature imported Italian marble on door and window frames floors and staircases. Inspection of those buildings reveals very beautiful interior paintings on walls and ceilings.