Recent Projects


MIQOLS is essentially a non-profit think tank. Here are some examples of the think tank’s activities of the last 10 years:

2018

  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS continued to work on the “History of Well-Being” project in collaboration with the Halloran Philanthropies to develop a series of monographs that are spinoffs of the Pursuit of Human Well-Being book.
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS participated in a strategy session at Amway to help reposition one of their major brands guided by the science of health and well-being
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS provided consulting services to Amway’s research & development group (Access Business Group in Ada, Michigan)—consulting related to their health and well-being product lines
  • MIQOLS contracted scholars to complete a major book project sponsored by the Halloran Philanthropies—the title of the book is Advances in Well-Being: Towards a Better World (authored by Richard J. Estes and M. Joseph Sirgy and published by Rowman & Littlefield International Publishers in London)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a certification workshop at the 2018 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Hong Kong to train and certify quality-of-life/well-being researchers in community indicators research
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a seminar on “The Psychology of Quality of Life and Well-Being” at the 2018 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Hong Kong to introduce the science of subjective well-being and Eudaimonia to doctoral students and academic researchers interested in paving their way into this field of study
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS developed and conducted two special sessions on “The History of Global Well-Being” at the 2018 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Hong Kong to further publicize the research on the history of global well-being
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS made a presentation on the “Neurobiology of Well-Being” at the 2018 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Hong Kong
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS served as a referee on research grant proposal related to quality of life/well-being research for the Hong Kong Research Council
  • Completed work on MIQOLS Indicators Toolbox—an indicators service platform to assist organizations and decision makers compare and contrast different locales along a set of quality-of-life/well-being indicators

2017

  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS continued to work on the “History of Well-Being” project in collaboration with the Halloran Philanthropies and the Buckminster Fuller Institute
  • MIQOLS contracted scholars to complete a major book project sponsored by the Halloran Philanthropies—the title of the book is Pursuit of Human in Well-Being: The Untold Global History (edited by Richard J. Estes and M. Joseph Sirgy and published by Springer International Publishers in Dordrecht, Netherlands)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a certification workshop at the 2017 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Innsbruck (Austria) to train and certify quality-of-life/well-being researchers in community indicators research
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a seminar on “The Psychology of Quality of Life and Well-Being” at the 2017 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Innsbruck (Austria) to introduce the science of subjective well-being and Eudaimonia to doctoral students and academic researchers interested in paving their way into this field of study
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS developed and conducted two special sessions on “The History of Global Well-Being” at the 2017 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Innsbruck (Austria) to further publicize the research on the history of global well-being
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS served as a referee on research grant proposal related to quality of life/well-being research for the Hong Kong Research Council

2016

  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS continued to work on the “History of Well-Being” project in collaboration with the Halloran Philanthropies
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a certification workshop at the 2016 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Seoul (South Korea) to train and certify quality-of-life/well-being researchers in community indicators research
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a seminar on “The Psychology of Quality of Life and Well-Being” at the 2016 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Seoul (South Korea) to introduce the science of subjective well-being and Eudaimonia to doctoral students and academic researchers interested in paving their way into this field of study
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS developed and conducted two special sessions on “The History of Global Well-Being” at the 2016 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference in Seoul (South Korea) to further publicize the research on the history of global well-being
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS made several presentations on well-being research related to consumer goods and services to Amway’s research & development group (Access) and provided consulting services
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS served as a referee on research grant proposal related to quality of life/well-being research for the Hong Kong Research Council
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS provided consulting services for CMR (Certified Medical Representatives) Institute’s Learning Solutions
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS reviewed research grant proposals related to quality of life/well-being research for the Knowledge Foundation (Sweden)

2015

  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a “Quality of Work Life” study for Sentra/RMH Medical Center in relation to their medical clinics in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS continued to work on the “History of Well-Being” project in collaboration with the Halloran Philanthropies
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS provided consulting to the Halloran Philanthropies related to their project on the “History of Business Impact on Society”
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS served as a referee on research grant proposal related to quality of life/well-being research for the Hong Kong Research Council

2014

  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS participated in a special session on “Flourish & Prosper” at the 3rd Global Forum for Business As An Agent of Word Benefit at Case Western Reserve University
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS continued to work on the “History of Well-Being” project in collaboration with the Halloran Philanthropies
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS served as a referee on research grant proposal related to quality of life/well-being research for the Hong Kong Research Council
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS participated in a strategy workshop at Sodexo—the focus was on how to infuse the science of well-being into expanding their service portfolio worldwide

2013

  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS completed an edited book on ”Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VI” (edited by M. Joseph Sirgy, Rhonda Phillips, and Don R. Rahtz and published by Springer International Publishers in Dordrecht, Netherlands)
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS organized and conducted a major symposium on the History of Well-Being Project in Philadelphia, sponsored by the Halloran Philanthropies
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS continued to work on the “History of Well-Being” project in collaboration with the Halloran Philanthropies and the Buckminster Fuller Institute
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS provided consulting services to executives at Sodexo regarding quality-of-life metrics related to the company’s service portfolio worldwide
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS served as a referee on research grant proposal related to quality of life/well-being research for the Hong Kong Research Council

2012

  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS completed an edited book on “Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research” (edited by Kenneth C. Land, Alex C. Michalos, and M. Joseph Sirgy and published by Springer International Publishers in Dordrecht, Netherlands)
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS completed an edited book on “Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations” (edited by Nora P. Reilly, M. Joseph Sirgy, and C. Allen Gorman and published by Springer International Publishers in Dordrecht, Netherlands)
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS completed an edited book on “Handbook of Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research: Enhancing the Lives of Tourists and Residents of Host Communities” (edited by Muzaffer Uysal, Richard R. Perdue, and M. Joseph Sirgy and published by Springer International Publishers in Dordrecht, Netherlands)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS completed a major authored book on “The Psychology of Quality of Life: Hedonic Well-Being, Life Satisfaction, and Eudaimonia” (authored by M. Joseph Sirgy and published by Springer International Publishers in Dordrecht, Netherlands)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a webinar for the Community Indicators Consortium on quality-of-life indicator selection (online)
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS organized a tourism and quality-of-life symposium in collaboration with GRL Development and various government organizations and NGOs in the State of Maryland (Annapolis, Maryland)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a workshop at the German Academic Society for Business Research related to indicators of corporate social performance (Bolzano, Italy)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a workshop with faculty and doctoral students on indicators of employee and consumer well-being at the EuroMed School of Management (France) and delivered a keynote speech for the university at large on the psychology of quality of life (Marseille, France)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS provided research assistance in collaboration with the EuroMed School of Management (France) on a research project related to assessment of well-being and socio-economic development in North African countries
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS assisted the Free University Bolzano (Italy) in organizing a conference on tourism and quality-of-life studies to be held in Brunico (Italy)
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS initiated a project on the history of well-being in collaboration with the Halloran Philanthropies and the Buckminster Fuller Institute
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS

2011

  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS completed an edited book on ”Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases V” (edited by M. Joseph Sirgy, Rhonda Phillips, and Don R. Rahtz and published by Springer International Publishers in Dordrecht, Netherlands)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a seminar at the Alexandria Quality-of-Life Initiative Workshop Series on quality-of-life indicator selection (Alexandria, Virginia)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a seminar at the Evolution Institute Workshop on theoretical perspectives guiding quality-of-life indicator projects (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted two seminars at the Annual Positive Marketing Conference about indicators of consumer well-being (New York, New York)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS provided research assistance to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation related to children with cancer in Rwanda, Africa (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS reviewed grant proposals for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong related to quality-of-life indicator projects
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS provided research assistance in collaboration with the EuroMed School of Management (France) on a research project related to assessment of well-being and socio-economic development in North African countries
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS

2010

  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS delivered a plenary session presentation at the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference (Bangkok, Thailand) on how theory and ethics guide indicator selection
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a workshop at the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies on how to plan and manage community indicator projects (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a seminar on indicators of consumer well-being at the Macromarketing Conference (Laramie, Wyoming)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS provided research assistance in collaboration with the EuroMed School of Management (France) on a research project related to assessment of well-being and socio-economic development in North African countries
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS reviewed grant proposals for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong related to quality-of-life indicator projects
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS

2009

  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS completed an edited book on ”Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases IV” (edited by M. Joseph Sirgy, Rhonda Phillips, and Don R. Rahtz and published by Springer International Publishers in Dordrecht, Netherlands)
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS completed an edited book on ”Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases III” (edited by M. Joseph Sirgy, Rhonda Phillips, and Don R. Rahtz and published by Springer International Publishers in Dordrecht, Netherlands)
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS provided research assistance to the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) on a project related to quality of life in a tourism context
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a seminar about indicators of children well-being to a UNICEF meeting at the American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a seminar at the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference (Florence, Italy) on quality-of-life indicators
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a seminar at the Community Indicators Consortium Conference (Seattle, Washington)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS reviewed grant proposals for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong related to quality-of-life indicator projects
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS reviewed grant proposals for the Research Council of Canada related to quality-of-life indicator projects

2008

  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS provided research assistance to the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) on a project related to quality of life in a tourism context
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS delivered a keynote speech at the Mexican Congress about quality-of-life indicators and conducted a workshop about this topic (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted a workshop about business ethics and quality of life at the Business School of the University of Monterey (Monterey, Mexico)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS provided consulting services for the State of the USA (SUSA), Washington DC to help SUSA with the planning and development of national accounts of well-being
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS assisted the University of Western Australia in Perth (Australia) in developing their business ethics program
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS delivered a keynote speech about tourism and quality of life at a symposium organized by the Department of Tourism of Hungary (in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization) in Budapest (Hungary) and participated in a workshop to assist with the development of an industry measure of tourism well-being
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS delivered a keynote speech about tourism and quality of life at the Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium (Bruneck, Italy)
  • Consultant affiliated with MIQOLS conducted certification training to several quality-of-life/well-being researchers and helped them obtain certification as Community Indicators Researcher—the certification program is a joint program offered by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in collaboration with MIQOLS
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS conducted research for the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio to assist the organization plan for the development of business schools with curricula centered around business ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Consultants affiliated with MIQOLS conducted research for the New Century Council of Southwest Virginia to survey the quality of life of residents in Southwest Virginia.