Recent Projects


MIQOLS is essentially a non-profit think tank. Much of the work we have done in the past focused on conducting conferences, workshops, and seminars at universities and NGOs to promote the science of quality-of-life research in various contexts (e.g., community indicator projects, national indicator project, tourism and quality-of-life indicators, quality-of-work-life indicators, indicators of corporate social performance, indicators of health-related quality-of-life). Here are some examples of the think tank’s activities of the last four years:

2013

  • In the process of conducting a major project for the Halloran Philanthropies concerning the history of well-being (read more).
  • Participated in a strategy workshop at Sodexo.

2012

  • Conducted a webinar for the Community Indicators Consortium on quality-of-life indicator selection (online)
  • Conducted 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)
  • Conducted a workshop at the German Academic Society for Business Research related to indicators of corporate social performance (Bolzano, Italy)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Currently, MIQOLS is collaborating with the Free University Bolzano (Italy) trying to organize a conference on tourism and quality-of-life studies to be held in Brunico (Italy) in December 2012
  • Initiated a project on the history of well-being in collaboration with the Halloran Philanthropies and the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

2011

  • Conducted a seminar at the Alexandria Quality-of-Life Initiative Workshop Series on quality-of-life indicator selection (Alexandria, Virginia)
  • Conducted a seminar at the Evolution Institute Workshop on theoretical perspectives guiding quality-of-life indicator projects (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Conducted two seminars at the Annual Positive Marketing Conference about indicators of consumer well-being (New York, New York)
  • Provided research assistance to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation related to children with cancer in Rwanda, Africa (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • Reviewed grant proposals for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong related to quality-of-life indicator projects
  • 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

2010

  • 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
  • Conducted a workshop at the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies on how to plan and manage community indicator projects (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Conducted a seminar on indicators of consumer well-being at the Macromarketing Conference (Laramie, Wyoming)
  • 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
  • Reviewed grant proposals for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong related to quality-of-life indicator projects

2009

  • Provided research assistance to the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) on a project related to quality of life in a tourism context
  • Conducted a seminar about indicators of children well-being to a UNICEF meeting at the American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Conducted a seminar at the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference (Florence, Italy) on quality-of-life indicators
  • Conducted a seminar at the Community Indicators Consortium Conference (Seattle, Washington)
  • Reviewed grant proposals for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong related to quality-of-life indicator projects
  • Reviewed grant proposals for the Research Council of Canada related to quality-of-life indicator projects

2008

  • Provided research assistance to the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) on a project related to quality of life in a tourism context
  • Delivered a keynote speech at the Mexican Congress about quality-of-life indicators and conducted a workshop about this topic (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Conducted a workshop about business ethics and quality of life at the Business School of the University of Monterey (Monterey, Mexico)
  • 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
  • Assisted the University of Western Australia in Perth (Australia) in developing their business ethics program
  • 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
  • Delivered a keynote speech about tourism and quality of life at the Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium (Bruneck, Italy)