Student Profile: Sustainability research recognised

Karen Murphy Mansi Sheth Masoud

From left: Dr Karen Murphy, Mansi Sheth, Dr Masoud Karami

The research work of one of our Graduate Diploma students, Mansi Sheth, recently achieved international recognition by being published in an insightful new book ‘Managing Sustainable Innovation: Innovation and Technology Horizons’.  Available worldwide, it is aimed at those taking Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programmes, and those with an interest in creating sustainable business and innovation solutions.

This book takes an interdisciplinary approach and looks at sustainable innovation and the emerging fourth sector, i.e. hybrid organisations.   It explains what hybrid organisations are and how they generate new ways of creating blended value to secure the well-being of future generations and preservation of ecological services. It also discusses how sustainable innovation may offer creative solutions to societal issues, the sharing economy and the circular economy.

Mansi’s chapter “Sustainable Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Innovations in the Queenstown Food Sector”, was based on her final internship project and was reviewed by our Head of Research Dr Masoud Karami and Dr Karen Murphy.

Dr Karami was delighted with Mansi’s achievement and said that it was a testament to her hard work.

”This chapter shows the quality of our Graduate Diploma programme, with great students who are dedicated to quality.

“From day 1, Mansi was dedicated to the quality of her work and her chapter in this prestigious book reflects this dedication. I am really proud of her and our programme.”

Prior to completing a 12-month Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management at QRC, Mansi completed her undergraduate studies at the M .S. University of Vadodara in India where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

She is currently living in Queenstown and working for the Millennium Hotel.

Global recognition for QRC Graduate Diploma research work

Research books

Mansi isn’t the first student to have her research work published – in 2019, Graduate Diploma student Dung Hoàng also achieved international recognition, being published in Routledge’s new book ‘Tourism Innovation: Technology, Sustainability and Creativity’.   Read more.

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