UTAR Faculty of Business and Finance academic-cum-Head of Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) Programme Assoc Prof Dr Abdelhak Senadjki was acknowledged as the Top Reviewer in the Cogent Economics and Finance on 1 July 2022. He was awarded for his contribution to scholarly peer review as well as the number of pre-publication reviews that was completed. Dr Abdelhak’s reviews and efforts were deemed vital for defending the quality of science and research.
Dr Abdelhak walked away with a certificate of acknowledgement.
Explaining the significance of the award, Dr Abdelhak said, “I am thrilled to have been selected as the top reviewer for Cogent Economics and Finance. As a young researcher, I see this as a significant achievement that will help me get closer to my ultimate career ambitions. I have achieved my aim, and I am looking for more great experiences.”
Cogent Economics and Finance is a multidisciplinary open-access journal publishing high-quality peer-reviewed research by authors from across the globe. Its inclusive nature ensures it covers the entire scope of economics and finance research from financial economics to economic philosophy and everything in between, including replication studies and it ensures the research is visible to everyone, anywhere, at any time.
Cogent Economics and Finance is headed up by an expert team of Senior Editors who, in keeping with the Journal vision of inclusivity and sharing, evaluate submissions on scholarly merit and research integrity.
In addition to that, Dr Abdelhak was also awarded the Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) Business Review High Impact Research Award by the FIIB on 02 July 2022. Held online via Zoom, the event acknowledged outstanding researchers for their research and innovation.
Dr Abdelhak also walked away with a certificate for his achievement.
The award-winning paper was titled Inspiring Creativity in Diverse Organizational Cultures: An Expatriate Integrity Dilemma.
The research investigated the relationship between expatriate top management leaders’ (ETML) integrity, organisational culture (OC) and employee creativity (EC).
He explained, “A cross-sectional survey design was administered to 439 participants from 22 manufacturing organisations in Nigeria, and data analysis was executed by leveraging partial least square path modelling (SmartPLS 3). Results indicated that ETML integrity and adhocracy OC have positive associations with employee creativity. Equally, clan and market OCs reflect negative associations with employee creativity. Surprisingly, ETML integrity dampens the positive relationships between adhocracy OC and hierarchy OC, and employee creativity. Furthermore, ETML integrity reinforces the association of clan OC and market OC with employee creativity. This study offers substantive and significant contributions that can be applied to emerging economies with similar concerns and contexts.”
He enthused, “Being acknowledged by the FIIB Business Review High Impact Research Award is quite humbling. The FIIB Business Review High Impact Research Award is a game-changer for me; it boosts my confidence, inspires me to keep pushing, and broadcasts my research prowess to the world. For the greater good of society, this is where we can readily connect with other scholars and intellectuals who share our passion and enthusiasm for advancing knowledge. In addition to bolstering my professional standing, this award opens up tremendous possibilities for future networking and collaboration with other top-tier scholars. In 2019, I also had the opportunity to earn the Emerald Literati Award for Excellence in Research. I feel like I made a significant impact and was able to accomplish a lot. I am happy to accept this honour.”