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Journal of Management and Strategy
Number of Followers: 6  

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ISSN (Print) 1923-3965 - ISSN (Online) 1923-3973
Published by Sciedu Press Homepage  [16 journals]
  • The Millennials: Insights to Brand Behavior for Brand Management
           Strategies

    • Authors: Babijtchouk Olga, Dames D. David, Gehan S. Dhameeth, Sleezer Adam, Smith Elliott
      First page: 1
      Abstract: Millennial generation has surpassed generation X and Baby Boomers in terms of population (market) size and standout to be the largest market segment. This demographic change will undoubtedly be an opportunity for marketing and brand managers to reach, acquire, and retain Millennial market to achieve organizational profitability. Prior research has not been successful to provide a detailed understanding of Millennials and their degree of brand loyalty over prior generations. In this article, the authors used Kevin Lane Keller’s work (Brand Resonance Pyramid 2009) to test the degree of brand loyalty of Millennials over prior generations and the degree of brand resonance that predicts the brand loyalty while this relationship is moderated by the generation. In addition, they determined how the elements of the brand pyramid relate to each other. In this study, the authors administered an online survey using SurveyMonkey to reach local (US) and international college/university respondents (n=267) age 18 years and above. The survey was administered using a questionnaire (46 data points). Linear Regression and Partial Correlation were used for analysis. The authors find that Millennials and Generation X/Boomers are not significantly different in terms of brand loyalty, brand resonance is a strong positive predictor for brand loyalty, and finally, the relationship between brand resonance and brand loyalty is weaker for Millennials than for Generation X/Boomers.
      PubDate: 2018-06-20
      DOI: 10.5430/jms.v9n3p1
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • A Comparative Study of Shift Work: Days, Nights, and Weekends: Which Shift
           Yields Higher Output and Lower Defects

    • Authors: Keeley McConkey, Ekaterina Koromyslova
      First page: 18
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine if there are statistically significant differences in the performance output for three different shifts in an electronic manufacturer. The primary focus of this paper will study day, night, and weekend shift and compare productivity using Analysis of Variance. The secondary focus of this paper is to understand if variables such as shift, number of changeovers, and management affect productivity and quality using Multiple Regression. By understanding if and what these differences are, manufacturing can be optimized to provide consistency across the different shifts.Statistical analysis indicated that there are differences in productivity among two value streams, while the remaining two indicated no differences. Furthermore, one value stream revealed that changeovers affect productivity while shift and management were insignificant factors for all value streams.
      PubDate: 2018-06-20
      DOI: 10.5430/jms.v9n3p18
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Electronic Voting and Credible Election in Nigeria: A Study of Owerri
           Senatorial Zone

    • Authors: Nnaeto Japhet Olusadum, Ndoh Juliet Anulika
      First page: 30
      Abstract: The study is basically to examine electronic-voting in Nigeria elections as an improvement on the traditional paper voting with a focus on Owerri Senatorial Zone, Imo State. Worried by the frequent and debilitating incidences of electoral fraud and disenfranchisement of voters for unsubstantiated reasons, the study tended to sample opinion of respondents in Owerri on the subject as a way of strengthening democracy. Martin Hagen theory of e-democracy was adopted as theoretical framework. Hagen construes e-democracy as a strategic tool to strengthen democratic practices using the information and computer technology (ICT). The study is a survey attempt which made use of structured questionnaire to elicit information from respondents. Simple per centage was used for data analysis. It is our finding among others that e-voting will reduce incidences of election fraud especially in the areas of voting and counting of votes, and also the physically challenged qualified voters and citizens living and working abroad will have opportunity to cast their votes. The study concludes that Nigeria must cash in on flourishing (ICT) to fight endemic electoral irregularities in Nigeria through firm belief in and avowed adoption of e-voting. The study recommended among others institutionalization of legal frameworks and structures that will formidably support the practice of e-voting in Owerri senatorial zone in particular and Nigeria in general.
      PubDate: 2018-06-20
      DOI: 10.5430/jms.v9n3p30
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Concepts of Board Performance: Review of Performance Metrics in Boards
           Research

    • Authors: Miika Kuoppamaki
      First page: 41
      Abstract: This paper discusses concepts of board performance. Long traditions exist for using corporate financial metrics as indicators of board performance. I argue that a financial perspective alone is insufficient and sometimes misleading, and thus suggest addition of alternative measurement concepts.Arguments are based on analysis of extant research on boards and board directors. The concepts proposed in this paper are building on strategic review of board research articles in main international academic journals. I conclude from the research that board performance should be measured based on how boards are contributing to value creation. It was illustrated though the review that value creation takes place in intermediate steps and that board performance should be measure accordingly.
      PubDate: 2018-06-20
      DOI: 10.5430/jms.v9n3p41
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Top Leadership on Effectiveness of
           Privatization of Hospitals Through Mergers and Acquisitions in Kenya

    • Authors: Shawn Bolouki, Peter Lewa
      First page: 54
      Abstract: This paper examines the privatization of hospitals through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) using Kenya as the country of focus. It shows that M&A activities are increasing in Africa and there is a history of privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) / parastatals in Africa and Kenya in particular, which started in the 1990s. With the changing dynamics, increasing pressure to achieve universal health and looking at the history of mergers and acquisitions there is no doubt that this is going to become an important phenomenon in Kenya in the near future.Privatization of hospitals, including public and not-for-profit (NFP), has been popular since 1980s in North America (U.S., Canada) and Europe (Germany, England). Privatization and M&A activities of hospitals in other countries such as India, China, Saudi Arabia, Africa and Kenya have also increased. The reasons for these trends are industrialization of developing countries, changing lifestyles, aging populations, longer life expectancy, technological advancement, growth of the middle class, increase of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and inefficiency of public health systems. With the changing dynamics, it would appear there is a need for African countries to expand their private sectors, and privatization of healthcare is an attractive area for private equity firms and private hospital chains. Due to growth of the economy and the middle class, higher demand for healthcare services and particularly expansion of NHIF (National Hospital Insurance Fund) coverage, privatization of hospitals makes economic sense in Kenya.Knowledge of M&A among top leadership is crucial in determining its success or failure. Therefore, the literature review focused on property right, transaction cost, and institutional theory. Relevant M&A theories such as process, synergy, efficiency and disturbance theory were also reviewed.The research philosophy, methodology and design of this study was based on exploratory, post-positivism, deduction and utilized mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) with focus on verifying the hypothesis. The population of this research included Level 4, 5 and 6 hospitals in Kenya, totaling 268 hospitals with at least 50 beds; the sample size was 158 hospitals. Proportionate stratified random sampling methodology was used to determine the sample size of each hospital level (Level 4, 137 hospitals; Level 5, 14 hospitals; and Level 6, 7 hospitals).The hypothesis that there is no relationship between top leadership (X) and the effectiveness of privatization of hospitals (Y) through M&A was tested and there was a strong and positive relationship between the dependent and independent variables (r=0.821), and the regression model was found to be reliable. The null hypothesis was rejected because of the results of the T-test (β1=0.925, t=9.757, p<0.005).It is recommended that similar studies be conducted in East and South Africa to enable researchers to perform comparative analyses in order to improve the body of knowledge.
      PubDate: 2018-06-20
      DOI: 10.5430/jms.v9n3p54
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Practical Recommendation for the Use of Big Data in Strategic Management:
           Case Study of a Kazakh Telecommunications Company

    • Authors: Gulnara Z. Karimova, Yevgeniya Kim
      First page: 88
      Abstract: This study analyzes the dynamics in the development and use of new, innovative technologies based on big data as they allow companies to expand their range of services, using large amounts of data, which in turn enables them to obtain economic benefits. Big data is often used as a tool for undertaking managerial tactical decisions rather than strategic. Using the practices of a Kazakh telecommunications company as an example, this study demonstrates how the potential of big data is limited to the decision-making tool and suggests how big data technology can improve the efficiency of the strategic management.
      PubDate: 2018-06-20
      DOI: 10.5430/jms.v9n3p88
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Designing Structured Design Thinking Framework for Societal System Design
           in the Unknown Context

    • Authors: Yoshikazu Tomita, Takashi Maeno
      First page: 103
      Abstract: Currently where everything has increased in complexity, systems designers such as a business model designer are challenged to solve ill-defined problems by creating innovations and designing societal systems. For handling such problems, design thinking has attracted attention as a methodology for solving "ill-defined" problems. However, design thinking cannot create innovations or design societal systems by itself because design thinking cannot guarantee reproducibility in a system design.In fact, design thinking is effective when applied to the systems approach process and when embedded in its processes. This paper proposes using the advantages of both design thinking and the systems approach to build a structured design thinking framework. This framework integrates the nonstructured design thinking process and the structured systems approach process. We used this framework to redesign a local community in Japan and to design a new concept of an aquarium. We further confirmed that this framework is effective.
      PubDate: 2018-06-20
      DOI: 10.5430/jms.v9n3p103
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2018)
       
 
 
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