Journal of Administrative and Business Sciences (JABS)
Message from the Patron in Chief
I feel honoured and privileged to mark the beginning of year 2012 with the launch of a new research initiative in the form of research journal titled as; JOURNAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE & BUSINESS SCIENCES that will be formally known as JABS. If God willing, the first issue of the six monthly JAB will be in readers hands by the end of June 2012. The JABS being the first journal since the grant of university charter to Islamia College is a venture to promote an intellectual culture- a culture that is based on values of research, exchanges and acceptance of ideas, trespassing frontiers of biases, prejudices and suspicions.
There is no denying the fact that universities across cultures are podium of research and creativity of knowledge. And the present state of human knowledge available to human mind across the globe is prelude to consultation and creativity based on scientific research and inquiry.
Islamia College (Chartered University) Peshawar in general and Department of Management sciences in particular, is psyched-up to promote quality of learning and research in all its manifestations. I, as Vice Chancellor of the Islamia College (Chartered University) along with my academic and administrative team, determined to promote research, dialogue, debates and discussions amongst the staff and students to nurture university environment research friendly and free from all forms of biases and prejudices.
Therefore, being the Pattern in Chief of the JABS, envision that the journal would go far beyond its regional and national boundaries to promote culture of free exchange of research and ideas on one hand and transform local mind set of rigidity or conservatism in to open mind set –ready to accept ideas, change with the spirit of harmony and accommodation. I envision, JABS will serve as a platform to promote research through free debates and communications between the academia and industry, researchers and the students, administrators and the organizations, managers and the workforce, marketers and the customers, leaders and the led, East and the West, extremists and the liberals, conservatives and the progressives, orthodox and the modernists, and so on.
In short the JABS aspires to bring administrative and business community to interact, establish organizational contacts, develop human capital through extension of knowledge and creativity and inculcate culture of research in and beyond Islamia College (Chartered University) Peshawar.
Prof. Dr. Haider Shah Jadoon