Environment and Social Psychology

Navigating Complexity in Social Sciences and Management: Innovative Approaches and Best Practices

Submission deadline: 2024-03-31
Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One emerging issue related to "Navigating Complexity in Social Sciences and Management: Innovative Approaches and Best Practices" is the need for organizations to effectively manage and lead in complex and dynamic environments. This requires innovative approaches and best practices that enable organizations to anticipate and respond to changing circumstances, navigate uncertainty, and make strategic decisions in the face of ambiguity.

Another emerging issue is the increasing importance of interdisciplinary research and collaboration in social sciences and management. The complexity of social and organizational phenomena often requires the integration of multiple perspectives and approaches, as well as the development of new methodologies that can capture the nuances and dynamics of complex systems.

The social and managerial landscape is constantly evolving, and new research is needed to understand the changing dynamics and trends. Therefore, I propose a special issue that showcases innovative research that contributes to the advancement of social sciences and management. The special issue will focus on research that:

·       Addresses emerging challenges in social sciences and management.

·       Develops new theoretical frameworks and methodologies.

·       Uses interdisciplinary approaches to explore complex social and managerial issues.

·       Incorporates novel data sources and analytical techniques.

The special issue will bring together leading scholars and practitioners from different parts of the world to share their research findings and insights. I believe that this special issue will contribute significantly to the field of social sciences and management by providing new knowledge and perspectives that can inform practice and policy.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Imran Qureshi and Dr. Nohman Khan

Guest Editors


Complexity theory; Interdisciplinary research; Systems thinking; Network analysis; Organizational behaviour; Leadership, Innovation management; Change management; Social network analysis; Big data analytics; Qualitative research methods; Mixed-methods research; Participatory action research; Critical management studies; Corporate social responsibility; Sustainability; Globalization; Cultural diversity; Human resources management; Ethics; Governance

Published Paper

A trip down memory lane: Sustaining collective memory through old shophouses in Jalan Mendaling Kajang, Selangor

S Sukri;NEN Sukhairy;AW Radzuan;NA Jabar;SW Hasbullah;MZM Zain;HY Hapiz;ASA Latef;Y Ibrahim;

Factors affecting consumers’ organic food purchase behavior: A systematic literature review and future research agenda

Haiyan Huo;Fauziah Sh. Ahmad;Bryan Teoh;

“Turnover intention” among foreign lecturers in one of the universities in Malaysia: An investigation into the leading factors

Abdul Shakour Duncan Preece;Seeni Mehraj Begam Binti V.K.S. Vyzul Karnine;Ismail Hussein Amzat;Ercan Kiziltas;Ayesha Sheddika Khandakar;Siti Salmiah Binti Muhammad;

Herding and retail investors’ decisions: A review literature

Khalid Mousa ALHarbi;Nik Intan Norhan BT. Abdul Hamid;

Challenges in implementing online assessments at Maldivian higher education institutions: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Fathimath Muna;Aishath Waheeda;Fathimath Shaheeda;Aishath Shina;

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and education for Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

Aizat Khairi;Ibrahim Ahmad;Suadi Zainal;
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and education for Rohingya refugees in Malaysia are examined in this paper. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. Its fourth goal is to improve educational quality and enable socioeconomic mobility to help people escape poverty. The problem for Rohingya refugees in Malaysia is that they are not officially recognized by the host government. This study has been conducted using a qualitative approach. Purposive sampling has been chosen to identify respondents like United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) personnel, Rohingya refugees, and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). A semi-structured interview question was used to collect the information from the respondents. As a result, one of the consequences is that their children are not permitted to attend government-run schools for formal education. This situation has left them dissatisfied and concerned about their future in Malaysia. Nonetheless, in order to leverage the SDGs’ goal and achieve its motto of “leaving no one behind”, the UNHCR, as an international UN body, made an effort to provide access to the education sector. These efforts aim not only to improve educational quality, but also to strengthen ties between the refugee community and the host society. The local NGOs also collaborate with UNHCR in terms of financial support to further their secondary and even tertiary study. Despite those challenges, it still strives to achieve the SDG No. 4 target to reach the quality of education for Rohingya refugees. As a result, efforts to improve education for Rohingyas in Malaysia are ongoing, and all stakeholders must work together to make it a reality.

The relationship between management of facilities and tenants’ satisfaction towards retirement homes: An exploratory study

K. Sarojani Devi Krishnan;Nazatul Shima Abdul Rani;

Military spending and spillover effect on social welfare

Zarina Kassim;Zakiah Syamra' Suhaimi;S. Ananthan Subramaniam;Haliza Mohd Zahari;Mohd Nor Yahaya;

Relationship between emotional intelligence and non verbal behaviour in enhancing workplace relationship

Susan Tee Suan Chin;

The factors affecting consumer’s perception about credit cards usage: A study in Melaka, Malaysia

Tay Loong An;Suganthi Ramasamy;Yuen Yee Yen;

The foreign language students’ readiness for online learning in response to COVID-19: A case of Malaysia

Mohd Hafizul Ismail;Nurashikin Saaludin;Siti Nur Dina Haji Mohd Ali;

Trust shaping the social relationship of diverse learners in the online education environment

Margarida E. Kanaris;Bahaudin G. Mujtaba;

Two decades of technology-assisted intercultural communicative competence development: A comprehensive bibliometric review

Feng Mei Na;Muhammad Noor Bin Abdul Aziz;

Determining the influence of personal entrepreneurial competencies on enterprise risk management in the Bhutanese SMEs

Tsagay Tsagay;Vichayanan Rattanawiboonsom;Kritcha Yawised;
The purpose of this research was to empirically investigate the existence of Enterprise Risk Management and to determine the influence of Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies on the Enterprise Risk Management of the Smallmedium Enterprises (SMEs). To achieve the objectives of the study, empirical data is collected from 300 production and manufacturing SME owners and managers from the economic region of Bhutan using closed-ended structured questionnaire. The Structural Equation Modelling was employed as the main technique for data analysis to test the proposed model and hypothesis. The findings revealed the relationship between Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies and Enterprise Risk Management to be statistically significant. Furthermore, the study found that the SME owner/managers demonstrated to be in the “Strong” category on four Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies items and in “Moderate” category for the remaining six items, which are vital to understand in a developing nation. The novel contribution of this research focuses on integrating Enterprise Risk Management and strategic planning processes to gain a better understanding of the enterprise’s key risks and opportunities that are relevant to strategic objectives, as well as defining the leadership team’s responsibilities to establish clear risk oversight and accountability.