Research & Consultancy

Research Enabling Initiatives

RESEARCH ENABLING INITIATIVES 
 
 
Research Taskforce

The Research Taskforce is constituted to assist the College for the development of research strategies and to promote excellence in research. The main purpose of this taskforce are:

  • To provide information, advise and make recommendations to promote and sustain high quality research,
  • To identify faculty members’ needs and other resources for academic research and
  • To identify research activities to achieve strategic plan of the College

 

Research Interest Group

Research Interest Group (RIG) is a group of faculty members working on a common research area or theme. It is a space for discussing challenges, best practices, and novel ideas in research and encourage collaborative research among the faculty members. RIGs provide a structure for area specific research for purposes of improving College visibility and connection. Each group is typically led by a group leader, who collectively coordinate the research activities within the Research Group.

  • To promote faculty research interest and research skill
  • To provides an opportunity to describe faculty research and to get constructive critics
  • To provide a forum for academic exchange
  • To enhance publication possibility in high quality peer reviewed journals

 

Sl. No. Research Interest Group Faculty Members (Group Leader)
1 Human Resources
Mr. Saji Luka (GR)
Ms. Marta Owen
2 Accounting
Ms. Sujatha Bhat (GR)
Mr. Mohammed Farazan
Mr. Moharanjithan Ganendran
Ms. Shobna Gupta
3 Banking & Finance
Dr. Salman Nusrat (GR)
Dr. Anand. S.
Dr. Roslyn Lazarus
Ms. Joyce Francis Noronha
Ms. Sujatha Suresh
4 Islamic Finance
Mr. Mughees Shaukat (GR)
Ms. Fatin Said Al Zadjali
Mr. Hibathul Careem FerosKhan
5 Business & Management
Mr. Sayyid Mohammed Danish (GR)
Dr. Yasmeen Shanan Al Balushi
Mr. Niranjan Shetty
6 Marketing
Dr. Swaroop Simha (GR)
Mr. Anis Moosa Al Lawati
Mr. Thangarasa Rohanarage
7 Economics and Others
Dr. Omer Ibrahim (GR)
Ms. Sonal Devesh
Mr. Vaheed Z. Ubaidullah
8 Information Technology
Ms. Priya Gopal (GR)
Mr. Mirza Jamal
9 English Language & Education
Dr. Ashok Kumar G Nair (GR)
Dr. Binu Mathew
Ms. Runita Marwah

Faculty Research Interest Seminars (FRIS)

In order to promote research and develop a scholarly environment, Faculty Research Interest Seminars are conducted on monthly basis at the College. Faculty members will present their research papers (working or completed) in the seminar. The presenter will have the opportunity present his paper as a part of knowledge sharing or to get constructive critics. These seminars will provide a formal structure for the interaction by bringing our faculty members together to discuss on their research paper. The main objectives of this initiative are:

  • To promote faculty research interest and research skill
  • To provides an opportunity to describe faculty research and to get constructive critics
  • To provide a forum for academic exchange
  • To enhance publication possibility in high quality peer reviewed journals

 

2014-15

Sl. No. Title of the Paper presented Presenter
1 Risk, Uncertainty and ambiguity: The Financial System in the age of Black Swans Mr. Mughees Shaukat
2 Social Media Marketing Ms. Anupam Arora
3 Impact & Role of SME bank loans in Oman Dr. Salman Nusrat
4 360-degree Appraisal System: a Weapon or Tool? Dr. Binu Mathew
5 Financial Inclusion through Self Help Group Bank linkage models Mr. Niranjan Shetty
6 "Break Structures in Beta" Mr. Vaheed Zaman Ubaidullah

2015-16

Sl. No. Title of the Paper presented Presenter
1 Employee Engagement: Times Change, Values don’t Mr. Saji Luka
2 Consumer Purchase behavior towards non-durable products in the Middle East region Mr. Thangarase Rohanraj
3 Green Computing: Current and Future Trends Ms. Priya Gopal
4 Autonomous Learning: Independent Language Learning Skills Framework Dr. Ashok Kumar Nair
5 Sustainability Reporting in Oman – A local perspective Mr. Farzan

Mr. Gnanendran

Ms. Shobhna

Ms. Sujatha Bhat Bhat
6 An Evaluation on the Effectiveness of College of Banking and Financial Studies Training Programs on Banking Sectors in the Sultanate of Oman Ms. Siham Sinawi
7 Critical Success Factors of TQM in Higher Education Institutions Context Dr. Zaynab Shukri Nadim
8 Personal Debt Management – Awareness & its Impact Ms. Shobhna

Dr. Salman

Internal Research Grants (IRG)

The Internal Research Grants (IRG) is the main source of fund for internal research available to faculty members/researchers at the College. This grant is designed to support college faculty members/researchers in developing their research through the funding of small research projects. The main objectives of this initiative are:

  • To encourage research by providing fund to initiate research projects.
  • To enhance and build research skills and competencies among the academic staff members
  • To provide a forum for academic exchange
  • To enhance publication possibility in high quality peer reviewed journals

The CBFS has approved financial grant for 10 research proposals after the evaluation of their merits. The duration of these researches ranges from 4 months to 8 months.

2015-16

Sl. No. Title of the granted research projects
1 Sustainability Reporting in Oman – A local perspective
2 Restrictive Labor Regulations: Issues and Success Factors – A Case Study of Oman
3 Assessment of the impact of entrepreneurship programs in higher education in Oman
4 The Relevance of Foundation Studies to the Needs of the Omani Job Market
5 Performance of Initial Public Offerings: Evidence from companies listed on Muscat Stock Exchange
6 A comparative study of Banking Stocks with MSM 30 share index
7 Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality-An Empirical Study on Banks in Oman
8 Measuring the financial growth of Islamic Banks and Compliance to Maqasid Al-Shariah
9 Comparative Study on the best Marketing practices of Islamic Banking Vs. Conventional Banking
10 Effectiveness of Online Banking Service in the Sultanate of Oman. – Study of significance of online banking services  performances and  strategies

Research Collaborations

College is keen to make strategic partnership with high quality Universities/Institutes/Organizations for research collaboration. The College will enter into a strategic relationship with the partner organization to conduct jointly research, through a cooperative agreement. The following are the main objectives of this initiative:

  • To enhance research capacity and collaborative research
  • To facilitate knowledge transfer of research outcome
  • To develop global reach through quality research
  • To enhance revenue generation for self-sustainability

Faculty Research Publications

Faculty publication in Peer Reviewed Journals, Edited Book, Magazine, Trade Journals

2014-15

Sl. No. Title Journal Authors Date of Publication
1 Wavelet Analysis of Deposit Returns. Conventional and Islamic Contingency: the Malaysian Saga The Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance. Vol. 31 April-June 2014 Issue No. 2, Karachi, Pakistan. Mughees Shaukat April-June 2014
2 Managing India’s Foreign Direct Investment Outflows into Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: a case of Sultanate of Oman International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences  Hasinul Hassan Siddique April 2014
3 Impact and Role of SME Bank loans in Oman International Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr Salman Nusrat/ Mr John Tilak April 2014
4 Correlation between crude oil prices and sukuk index: evidence from dow jones city group sukuk index OIIBF monogram. Oxford University. U.K. Mughees Shaukat, Abdel kader el Alaoui, AbdeslameLasri and Prof.  Datuk Syed Othman Alhabshi June/July 2014
5 Challenges Faced in the Effective Utilisation of Multimedia labs in Oman International Journal of Arts and Science, USA Runita MarwaAshok Kumar August 2014/td>
6 A brief on Islamic approach to money and finance Islamic Finance-IFN Monthly Islamic Magazine, MalaysiaVolume 11,Issue 33 Mughees Shaukat August 2014
7 Work related quality of life for bankers in Oman International Journal of Applied Research in Business Administration and Economics (2014), 03(02): 20–26. Ms. Zaynab Shukri Nadim, Ms. Smith Mohan, Dr. Chintan Joshi September 2014
8 Financing Economic growth with stability from Islamic Perspective Journal of Islamic Business and Management Vol.4 No.2 Mughees Shaukat, Prof. Zubair Hasan, Prof Datuk Syed Othman Alhabshi December, 2014
9 The Effects of Communication to change on the organizational commitment 9th International Scientific Conference volume “Economic and Social Development” Ms Zaynab Shukri Nadim April 2015
10 Financial exclusion: concept, causes & consequences A tri-dimensional literature analysis Volume 4, Number 1, January – March’ 2015 ISSN (Print):2279-0896, Mr. Niranjan Shetty & Dr. Prakash Pinto January -March 2015

2015-16

Sl. No. Research Title Date of Publication Name Journal Title
1 E-Commerce Fraud and its Implications in Present Banking Scenario September 2015 Dr. Salman Nusrat and Mr. Arun Mishra Emerging Trends in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Sector ISBN:9789382518556
2 Financial Inclusion through SHG-BLP: a Case study of SKDRDP and NGVCT in India September 2015 Mr. Niranjan Shetty World Review of Business Research Volume 5, No.3. September 2015 Issue. Pp 91-107
3 Mathematical Competencies in Higher Education in Oman: A Critical Review October 2015 Ms. Sonal Devesh International Journal of Applied Engineering Research ISSN 0973-4562 Volume 10, Number 18 (2015)
4 Motives and Determinants of FDI A VECM Analysis for Oman November 2015 Dr Omer Ibrahim Dr.Sufian Eltayeb Mohamed Abdel-Gadir Global Business Review16(6) 936–946 © 2015 IMI SAGE Publications sagepub.in/home.nav DOI: 10.1177/0972150915597596 http://gbr.sagepub.com
5 Instability of Interest Bearing Debt Finance and the Islamic Finance Alternative1 November 2015 Mr. Mughees Shaukat Dr. Datuk Othman Alhabshi Islamic Economic Studies Vol. 23, No. 2, November, 2015 pp 29-84
6 The Islamic Perspective on Money, Capital, Interest and Profit December 2015 Mr. Mughees Shaukat Business Today Magazine
7 Role of HRM,HRD and Training in Organisational Success December 2015 Dr. Rajesh Nayak Banking Insight
8 On the Financial and Moral Superiority of Islamic Finance March 2016 Mr. Mughees Shaukat International Journal of Financial Management, Vol (5) Issue (2), February – March 2016. Pp 31-54 ISSN: 2319-491X
9 Employability Skill Development At Preparatory Programmes: Current Situation, Implications And Solutions March 2016 Dr. Binu James Mathew Global English-Oriented Research Journal (G E O R J) Critical & Creative Explorations/Practices in English Language, Literature, Linguistics & Education and Creative Writing Vol (1) Issue (4) pp 190-201 ISSN:2454-5511
10 Critical Success Factors of TQM in Higher Education Institutions Context April 2016 Ms Zaynab Shukri Nadim,Mr. Ahmed Humaid Al-Hinai International Journal of Applied Sciences and Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, 147-156, 2016. ISSN: 2413-3396

Faculty Conference Presentation

2014-15

Sl. No. Title Journal Authors Date of Publication
1 Wavelet Analysis of Deposit Returns. Conventional and Islamic Contingency: the Malaysian Saga The Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance. Vol. 31 April-June 2014 Issue No. 2, Karachi, Pakistan. Mughees Shaukat April-June 2014
2 Managing India’s Foreign Direct Investment Outflows into Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: a case of Sultanate of Oman International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences  Hasinul Hassan Siddique April 2014
3 Impact and Role of SME Bank loans in Oman International Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr Salman Nusrat/ Mr John Tilak April 2014
4 Correlation between crude oil prices and sukuk index: evidence from dow jones city group sukuk index OIIBF monogram. Oxford University. U.K. Mughees Shaukat, Abdel kader el Alaoui, AbdeslameLasri and Prof.  Datuk Syed Othman Alhabshi June/July 2014
5 Challenges Faced in the Effective Utilisation of Multimedia labs in Oman International Journal of Arts and Science, USA Runita MarwaAshok Kumar August 2014/td>
6 A brief on Islamic approach to money and finance Islamic Finance-IFN Monthly Islamic Magazine, MalaysiaVolume 11,Issue 33 Mughees Shaukat August 2014
7 Work related quality of life for bankers in Oman International Journal of Applied Research in Business Administration and Economics (2014), 03(02): 20–26. Ms. Zaynab Shukri Nadim, Ms. Smith Mohan, Dr. Chintan Joshi September 2014
8 Financing Economic growth with stability from Islamic Perspective Journal of Islamic Business and Management Vol.4 No.2 Mughees Shaukat, Prof. Zubair Hasan, Prof Datuk Syed Othman Alhabshi December, 2014
9 The Effects of Communication to change on the organizational commitment 9th International Scientific Conference volume “Economic and Social Development” Ms Zaynab Shukri Nadim April 2015
10 Financial exclusion: concept, causes & consequences A tri-dimensional literature analysis Volume 4, Number 1, January – March’ 2015 ISSN (Print):2279-0896, Mr. Niranjan Shetty & Dr. Prakash Pinto January -March 2015

2015-16

Sl. No. Title of the Paper Name Conference Title Conference Place and Date
1 Role on Semiotics in Strategic Brand Management with reference to an Omani bank Dr. Swaroop Simha World Business Institute International Conference, Spain Spain 14-15 September 2015
2 It’s Now or Never – The Critical Need for Operations to become Sustainable and Strategies to achieve it Mr Sayed Danish Annual International Conference on Business, Marketing and Management AICBMM 2015 Oxford Conference, St. Anne’s College, Oxford, UK UK 18 November 2015
3  On The Financial And Moral Superiority Of Islamic Finance Mr. Mughees Shaukat The First Faith Based, Dubai International Business & Social Sciences Research Conference. 23 UAE U 23 January 2016.
4 Autonomous Learning: Independent Language Learning Skills Framework Dr Ashok Kumar G. Nair International Seminar On New Trends In Language Using Technology India 16-18 February 2016
5 Consumer Perception towards digital marketing strategies in Oman Mr. Thangarasa Rohanraj International Conclave on Innovation in Engineering & Management Oman 16-18 February, 2016
6 Employability Skill Development At Preparatory Programmes: CurrentSituation, Implications And Solutions Dr. Binu Mathew TESOL Arabia International Conference, UAE 12-14 March 2016.
7 Sustainable Computing in academic organizations in Oman: A Corporate Social Responsibility where cost-cutting and environmental concerns take backseat Ms. Runitha Marwah Business and Social Sciences Research Conference UK 11-13 April 2016
8 Emerging IT Trends- Receding Health Ms.Sonal Devesh Ms. Runitha Marwah Enhanced Technologies and Recent Trends in ICT Symposium ETRT-ICT 2016 Oman 20-21 April 2016
9 A Study focusing on the attitude of young omanis towards Business Incubation Mr. Thangarasa Rohanraj Mr. H. C. Feroskhan First symposium on “Business in Dhofar Region : Trends Opportunities and Challenges” Oman 26 May 2016
10 Islamic Finance and its Significancein Oman Mr. Mughees Suakat First symposium on “Business in Dhofar Region : Trends Opportunities and Challenges” Oman 26 May 2016
11 Self Help Group Model: A Strategy for Inclusive Growth Mr. Niranjan Shetty Third European Academic Research Conference on Global Business Economics Finance and Banking France July 2-3, 2016

Corporate Seminars/Symposiums

2014-15

Islamic Finance: Challenges and the Way Forward

College has hosted Symposium on “Islamic Finance: Challenges and the Way Forward” on April 9, 2015 at CBFS campus. Top level executives from the government agencies, practitioners and academicians have attended this symposium. H.E. Mr Hamood bin Sangoor Al Zadjali, the Executive President of the Central Bank of Oman inaugurated the symposium and delivered the Inaugural Speech. Prof. Dr. Abbas Mirakhor, who is globally renowned scholar, practitioner and the winner of the Islamic Development Bank Annual Prize for research in Islamic Economics has delivered a key note address on this occasion. The symposium was supported by Bank Nizwa and Bank Sohar.

2015-16

Corporate Governance Seminar

“Strategic Final Decision-Making in Effective Corporate Governance” was conducted jointly by CBFS and PwC Oman on October 26, 2015 at Crowne Plaza Muscat. Mr Ali Hamdan Al Raisi, Vice President of the Central Bank of Oman inaugurated the seminar and delivered the Inaugural Speech. Around 65 delegates (Board Members, CEOs, CFOs, GMs and Top Executives) from CBO, Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, Manufacturing companies, government organization and regulatory authority have been participated in this seminar. The seminar was supported by Alizz Islamic Bank.

HR Seminar

College has organized HR Forum on February 21, 2016. The forum titled “Managing Human Resources in a Changing Environment” has been jointly organized by the College in collaboration with Ministry of Civil Service and the Omani Society for Human Resource Management. Top level officers from the Government and key executives from the industry were the key speakers and panel discussant in this HR Forum. The Forum was attended by 300 participants from all industries in Public and private sectors.

3.9 Edited Volume Book

2015-16

As a part of Knowledge Transfer initiatives, the College has published first edited volume book titled “Banking Sectors in Oman: Strategic Issues, challenges and Future Scenario”. The book aims to explicitly explain practical issues, trends, challenges and future scenario in the banking sector in Oman. The book is an ideal source for learning and can be used to bring relevance, depth and breadth to all critical aspects related to banking sector in Oman. The book consisted insightful scientific essays authored by scholars and practitioners in banking domain.

Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

2014-15

College has organized Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Data Analysis through SPSS at two levels viz: Basis (4 days – December 28-31, 2014) and Advanced (One day – May 23, 2015) to the faculty members of the CBFS. The objectives of this FDP were as below:

  • To familiarize the researchers about the usage of SPSS package for data analysis and interpretation for applied research.
  • To provide an idea to analyze the data collected from surveys, tests, observations for applied research.

The hands on practical exposure has given to the participants on the usage of SPSS software, The programme helped the participants practically to perform a variety of data observation functions including statistical analysis and graphical representation of data.

2015-16

One day Faculty Development Programme on “Writing Scientific Research Papers” was conducted on June 5, 2016 the College.  The FDP covered the topics on the basics of scientific research, Research Methodology, Sampling and the various statistical analysis, application of case study using SPSS guidance for writing publishable research paper.

Workshops

2015-16

Dr. Obaid Al Saeedi, Research Director, The Research Council (TRC) Oman has made a presentation on research programmes and schemes, research support, funding, strategic areas of research, procedures of submission of research proposals to TRC, evaluation criteria, and availability of online research resources at TRC for faculty members on December 17, 2015 at CBFS.

The Department has organized a presentation and interactive session for students from The Research Council (TRC), Oman on February 24, 2016 to bring awareness about various research programmes offered by TRC for the students. Mr. Hisham Juma Ali Araimi, Marketing Specialiest from The Research Council, Oman has conducted this presentation and interactive session for the students at CBFS

Scholarly Activities for Students

2015-16

Students Research Project Competition (SREPCO)

SREPCO-2016 (Student Research Project Competition) has been conducted separately for College students. The students have been awarded prizes and participation certificate during College Open Day ceremony on March 22, 2016