Two articles by Insaf Khelladi, Associate Professor in Marketing at EMLV and head of the business research group at the DVRC, have been indexed in the World Health Organisation (WHO) database.
Connecting scientists and health professionals to accelerate research and development around the coronavirus pandemic and to help those affected is the goal of the WHO COVID-19 Research Database.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for researchers worldwide to make a tangible impact on collective intelligence to improve research and accelerate COVID diagnosis. Among these WHO-listed scientists is Insaf Khelladi, head of the Business Group of the De Vinci Research Center, the De Vinci Higher Education’s research laboratory.
A global database to disseminate research around Covid-19
WHO has established a global database of international scientific knowledge on COVID-19 to ensure the dissemination and sharing of multidisciplinary research on COVID-19 across the academic and professional world.
The first indexed article, “How death anxiety influences coping strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Investigating the Role of Spirituality, national identity, lockdown, and Trust”, was published in January 2022 in the Journal of Marketing Management.
This article examined the effects of death anxiety on adopting different coping strategies (also known as coping strategies) during the COVID-19 pandemic in five other countries (Algeria, France, Iran, Italy, and Turkey).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has created a stressful environment in which death reminders are constant. This context of a permanent highlight of mortality is likely to arouse in individuals worldwide an anxiety in the face of death that they must manage.”
The results showed that individuals with a very high level of death anxiety adopted coping strategies such as “avoidance.” In addition, spirituality and national identity have helped moderate this anxiety’s effect.
Business school research to support the global fight against Covid-19 and its side effects
The second indexed article, “Work experience on algorithm-based platforms: The bright and dark sides of turking,” was published in October 2022 in the Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
This article looked at the well-being of workers, individuals who work through the Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) micro-task platform.
“The paradigm shift in remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has made the interaction between technology, digitalization, and the well-being of precarious workers a critical issue to be addressed.”
The results revealed both the good and the wrong sides of work platforming. The role of task characteristics, excessive work, and social pressure on the quality of life of “turkers” (web workers performing tasks on behalf of Amazon Mechanical Turk) sheds light on the complex nature of work through algorithmic-based platforms and the well-being of workers. This raises technological, legal, ethical, and human resource management challenges.
WHO is bringing together the latest multilingual international discoveries and scientific knowledge on COVID-19. The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 research database is updated daily from bibliographic database searches, manual searches, and the addition of other scientific articles recommended by experts.
This database is a comprehensive multilingual source of current literature on the subject.
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