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JISR - Management and Social Sciences & Economics Journal Contents

Volume 6, Number 1, January 2008


The 11th issue of the JISR, the Journal of Independent Studies, Research-Management and Social Sciences & Economics, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2008 is finally out. It consists of 7 papers that cover diversified and interesting collection of topics ranging from An Exploratory Study on Employee Engagement in the Banking Sector of Pakistan: A Case study of Bank Alfalah to Vulnerability to Depression in Mothers of Emotionally and Physically Handicapped Children.

The growth of the Internet presents challenges to knowledge transfer; such knowledge is formed contextually and dialogically, a negotiated discursive construct that is created between people. The JISR makes a case for article and essay reviews which are auto-ethnographic, "performative" and critical.

Social and economic issues of our society should be voiced and discussed poly-vocally to interface with the cultural/relational/linguistic accounts of the real problems and constructively aimed at finding solution for them. JISR can offer a more dialogic exploration of emergent knowledge through such reviews as social discourse is discussed.

Scientific paradigms can be drawn from a broad range of disciplines; however, the unifying thread of all JISR articles is a fundamental focus on improving our understanding of management and social sciences. Within this scope, theoretical, empirical, prescriptive and descriptive contributions are welcome and at the same time we also seek to stimulate research in emerging domains, such as those created by socio-economic globalization, public policy shifts, technological improvements and trends in management practice.

Reviewers are encouraged to create both a dialogue with the authors under consideration as well as with their readers.

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January 1, 2008

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