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This issue is the fourth and final issue of the Journal for 2021. It reflects a widespread interest in the Asia Pacific with 30 articles from 11 countries. These countries include Australia, India, Iran, Indonesia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh. Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey and Hong Kong, China. This represents a significant collaboration of healthcare managers, leaders, academics, students, and health professionals from diverse health systems. This is a credit to them all and our reviewers.
The topics addressed within the issue continue to be dominated by Covid_19 but are also more extensive than that topic. The topics include leadership, engagement, health literacy, employee performance, job satisfaction, mentoring, , artificial intelligence, big data to name many but not all. This is extensive collection of health management topics that should be of interest.
Another continuing feature of this issue is the interest in publishing articles from international conferences. There are articles from four recent conferences. These included the 2021 Shape Symposium conducted from Australia and online, “Shaping the future for health management education and research in a time of flux and uncertainty”, held online in July and available at http://shape.org.au/. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) Conference “Post-pandemic health and long-term care: A new paradigm”. September 2021 with online and ‘in presence’ attendance.
Two conferences highlighted in this issue are recognised from India with some eight articles published from these conferences. The conferences were the AICTE sponsored International Conference on Circular Economy, Management and Industry Leading towards Sustainability, October 2021 and the 2nd Conference on Business Data Analytics, November 2021 We wish to specifically mention these conferences and recognise the conference organisers and our guest co -editors on this occasion, who assisted us with the 8 selected articles.
The guest co-editors are Mr. Anuj Kumar, Assistant Professor, Apeejay School of Management, Dwarka, Delhi, India https://www.apeejay.edu/asm/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=google+business+listing&utm_campaign=organic. (Top PGDM Colleges Delhi NCR) and Dr. Nimit Gupta, Professor, School of Management, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, India https://www.ncuindia.edu/educate-india- society/.
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