The research office at GCBS is the research, consulting, training, and entrepreneurship development arm of the college. The college recognizes the importance of research as a key component of its mission. The office drives policy-relevant business research, provides GNH value-based training in the field of business and management, engages in consulting projects, and facilitates the creation of an enabling environment for student entrepreneurship. The Royal University of Bhutan has granted endorsement for the college to establish the research centre named ‘Centre for Business Research and Entrepreneurship Development (CBRED)’.
- RUB Research Policies
‘Zhib Tshol’ RUB Research Policies is the primary reference regarding research for members of the university and anyone involved in research with the university. The policies define the official policies, procedures, and structure of the university governing all aspects of research. It also aims to inform and educate readers about the process and conduct of research, and is meant to be a useful tool that supports researchers in the university. It further seeks to encourage and enable collaboration amongst university member colleges with the wider research and academic world.
- GCBS Research and Consultancy Policy:
In order to create uniformity and transparency in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as research output dissemination process, the college has developed a policy document ‘GCBS Research and Consultancy Policy 2018’. The policy was developed in line with the Royal University of Bhutan Research Policies ‘Zhib Tshol’. The policy defines the procedures and structure of the college governing all aspects of research-related activities. The policy seeks to encourage and enable sharing of information through engagement in research, consultancy, research events, and other modes of international exposure. The policy also contains research/consultancy support services and guidelines for the students.
- Centre for Business Research and Entrepreneurship Development (CB-RED)
The Centre for Business Research and Entrepreneurship Development [CBRED] was established in spring 2016 with a vision to be the centre for excellence in business research and in entrepreneurship development. Specific mandates of the centre include creating a vibrant research culture, driving policy-relevant research, publications, linkages, and promoting entrepreneurship. The centre is envisioned to become the research, training, consulting, and entrepreneurship arm of the college.
- Entrepreneurship Development Cell
Entrepreneurship is one of the strategic thrust areas for the Royal Government of Bhutan. In line with the government’s plan, the Royal University of Bhutan’s Strategic Plan (2018 – 2030) focuses on entrepreneurship development5. The University aspires to create a culture of entrepreneurship in the colleges through education, skills development, and entrepreneurial practices. In this line, the college established Entrepreneurship Development Cell for promoting entrepreneurship culture and practice. The Cell facilitates to build entrepreneurial skills such as support to incubate business ideas through the College incubation centre and invite practicing entrepreneurs to share their success and failure stories.
- Training and Consulting Services
The college also provides professional services in the various fields for the individual/organisation clients out the college. The professional service in the form of research/problem-based consultancy and also the training is facilitated by the CBRED. Any staff engaged in providing professional services is guided by the standing college research and consulting policy and guidelines. The training programmes are developed and delivered by the college faculty members based on the needs of the organisation or in the market. The Centre provides tailored-made programmes to both pre-service and in-service participants. For enquiry related to training and consultancy, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entrepreneurship Development Cell
- Research Events
The College conducts research events like symposiums, seminars, workshops, and conferences at regular intervals to provide flexible and versatile platforms for sharing knowledge, ideas, and experiences. The events that facilitate a common platform for academic scholars, researchers, corporate leaders, government officials, industry experts, and people from varied backgrounds to discuss the roles of business in creating a sustainable world shall be prioritized. The research events are carried out at different levels such as international, national, or college depending on the nature of the events. We also collaborate with other industries or educational institutions for conducting joint international conferences.
In order to disseminate the new information timely to the community, the college strives for a variety of publications such as research journals, newsletters, annual reports, and other project reports/policy briefs.
5.1 Bhutan Journal of Business and Management
The Center for Business Research and Entrepreneurship Development [CBRED] publishes Bhutan Journal of Business and Management (BJBM). BJBM is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published annually having secured professional ISSN-L 2079-7680 (PRINT) in 2010 and ISSN 2663-1784 (ONLINE) in 2019. The journal primarily encourages empirical and conceptual research articles, case studies, and research notes from diverse fields. It provides a platform for keen researchers, practitioners, professionals, and academicians who are involved in the field of business and management in particular and in other areas in general. The inferences drawn from the various studies of this journal are expected to benefit various stakeholders that include students, researchers, academicians, and policymakers both at national and the international levels. The scope of publication encompasses all areas of business and management such as accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, economics, organizational behaviour, logistic management strategies, technological management, entrepreneurship, business communication, and other general management.
For enquiry or interested to submit manuscripts for publication in the BJBM, kindly write to the journal editor at email@example.com.