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Wittenborg Accounting & Finance Lecturer Publishes Article on Corruption

Wittenborg scores another credit in the research & development arena with the publication of a peer-reviewed journal article by its Accounting and Finance lecturer, Dr Muhammad Ashfaq. The article, entitled ‘Corruption and its diverse effect on credit risk: global evidence’, was the result of research done by Dr Ashfaq and Dr Rashedul Hasan, a lecturer and researcher from the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Coventry University, UK. Dr Ashfaq, one of Wittenborg's active researchers, is also an established writer of several books on the topic of Finance, Ethics and Islamic Banking, and his extensive international background in the same field spans over 10 years.

Wittenborg's MBA Finance Student Thesis Published

Wittenborg prides itself on another of its MBA students' theses being published this year. The thesis, entitled 'Financing Alignment and Financing Performance of Chinese Companies within Buyer-Supplier Relationships: The Moderate Effect of Supply Chain Finance Challenges', was written by Chinese student Aoer Zhang and supervised by Wittenborg lecturer Dr Muhammad Ashfaq.

Research on Supplemental Education Programmes in Amsterdam Zuidoost

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has been commissioned by the city of Amsterdam's Department of Youth and Welfare to conduct research and write a report on the effectiveness of supplemental education programmes in Amsterdam Zuidoost. The report will focus on one organisation in particular, Buurt Talent Ontwikkeling (BTO - Neighbourhood Talent Development), a social enterprise that offers homework support to students whose parents lack the financial resources or skills. BTO has grown from 30 students to more than 300 students in less than 10 years. They currently have more than seven locations and are considering expansion. The organisation was founded by sisters Lydia and Mierelle Seerdorf, social entrepreneurs who are familiar with the neighbourhood and ready to face the challenges surrounding education in a resource-poor environment.

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