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International Journal of Business and Management
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ISSN (Print) 1833-3850 - ISSN (Online) 1833-8119
Published by CCSE Homepage  [43 journals]
  • General Purpose Technology: The Blockchain Domain

    • Abstract: Blockchain is an emerging evolutionary paradigm that is expected to revolutionize existing business models in many industries and impact the world economy and society. Its potential pervasiveness is increasingly drawing the interest of academics, practitioners, firms, financial institutions, and national governments, who define it as a general purpose technology (GPT). Although it may take considerable time to affirm a technology as general, in this phase of the evolution of the blockchain domain, to what extent can it be considered a GPT' By adopting a patent co-classifications analysis, this paper aims at disentangling the blockchain technology structure, evolution, and potential future trends. We analyzed blockchain international patents issued from 2008 to 2018. Results showed a proliferation of the inventive activity outputs and a significant increase in the diversification across different technology fields, capturing the blockchain’s GPT traits. Moreover, our patent measures detected technology dynamics related to ‘space for improvement’ and ‘pervasiveness’ that commonly characterize GPTs. Our study contributes to the technology innovation literature by uncovering the emergence and evolutionary path of a GPT, and our results provide an empirical basis on which managers can build technology-related decisions and systems to enable appropriate firms’ innovation strategies.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 01:44:40 +000
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and
           Management, Vol. 15 No. 11

    • Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 15 No. 11, 2020
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:39:51 +000
  • Institutions and Civil Society Relations in Migori County (Kenya): A
           Social Network Analysis of Weak and Strong Ties

    • Abstract: The goal of this paper is to investigate policy networks in Migori, a small county in the Western part of Kenya, near the border with Tanzania and Victoria Lake. In this study we build a unique network database and we use Social Network Analysis techniques to detect the structural relations among different stakeholders (e.g. institutions and civil society actors) within this county and we focus on different topics (i.e. overall interactions, training and cooperation, and for specific decision making on health and nutrition, and agricultural issues). The main results show the importance to distinguish, in policy networks, the rationale of interactions and their intensity, i.e. weak or strong ties. Institutions and civil society organizations are differently connected according to the functions and intensity of networks in which they operate. For example, for health and nutrition the Ministry is the core actor; the opposite occurs in agriculture, where local communities are the core players; and finally in training and coordination we have an intermediate layout, if compared to the two previous ones.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • The Role of Risk Culture in Enterprise Risk Management Implementation

    • Abstract: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and risk culture academics and practitioners have argued that they are inherently related without empirical evidence. They continue to advocate for their implementation by firms to face the dynamic business environment with certainty. The lack of empirical evidence to underpin this relationship partly contributes to their fragmented implementation and the lack of proper attention to risk culture in ERM implementation. The challenge in measuring these two abstract concepts contributes to their dichotomous measures in the literature, with most studies concentrated in the developed economies. The study objective is to provide a comprehensive measurement of the two constructs and empirically determine their relationship in the less-researched context of Africa. The study results empirically confirm risk culture and ERM to have a significant positive relationship. A firm's size and financial leverage were found to be significant determinants for ERM implementation, whereas capital opacity, financial slack, and board composition are not. Organizational leaders are advised by the study not to treat risk culture and ERM as substitutes but as complements. A sound risk culture provides a solid base for ERM implementation. Risk culture should be managed and developed in full alignment with the risk appetite and the ERM framework to improve organizational performance. These shall enable the promotion of a risk-aware culture and ingraining risk-related measures into performance management that help drive the organization forward. The constructs measures presented in the study can be used by academics and risk practitioners to determine the level of risk culture and ERM implementation in organizations.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Managerial Empowerment and Its Impact on Managerial Creativity: An
           Empirical Study in Greater Amman Municipality

    • Abstract: Many organizations have collapsed due to lack of creativity and others have also made giant strides due to the creative and innovative ideas of the managers. Hence, creativity is important concept that can change the fortunes of organizations. This study has been conducted to examine the impact of the managerial empowerment on managerial creativity in Greater Amman Municipality. Managerial empowerment has been taken as independent variable. Freedom of choice, self-efficacy, and development of job has been used as the proxy dimensions of managerial empowerment. Moreover, managerial creativity has been taken as dependent variable. Creativity in the product, marketing creativity, and regulatory creativity have been used as the proxy dimensions of managerial creativity. Questionnaires have been used to collect data. The results highlighted that all the dimensions of managerial empowerment are statistically significant on the creativity in the product. The study recommended that proper attention should be paid to the empowerment of workers, especially in the lower administrative levels by encouraging them to take on responsibilities and to look at their mistakes in order to enhance the potential for creativity in Greater Amman Municipality.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Information Sharing Behaviour of Complex and Extended Organisations

    • Abstract: The information sharing behaviours observed in extended organisations involve the use of dedicated specialised teams and groups. This study presents theoretical evidence, drawing on Activity Theory as an analytical lens, linking specialised teams in such complex and extended organisations to conditions which may lead to information sharing failures. These failures are apparent through tensions and contradictions examined in the activity system which helped in identifying failures in the formal systems and emergent behaviours to (or “intending to”) resolve them. Results from this study show that information sharing behaviours in an extended organisation are driven in part at least by the team’s need and ability to share information with members of the team (formed to) dealing with an information sharing failure resulting in an organisational problem and aimed at achieving a common shared goal in the relationship. There is an established link showing that information sharing in the setting supports and enhances the exchange of ideas and information between partners due to the complementing needs of services thus helping in reducing extension problems and, thereby, providing a coping strategy for the central organisation. Amongst the importance of information sharing in the setting is the ability to forecast uncertainties as a result of better understanding of each partner’s capabilities and strength. Complexity was observed to be a factor that triggers information sharing failure in extended relationships and dependencies. This occurs when there is no congruence between information deliveries amongst all the collaborating partners.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Is ESG Disclosure a Means to Respond to Catastrophic Events' A Case
           Study Analysis

    • Abstract: According to the legitimacy theory, disclosure can be considered as a tool for responding to the changing perceptions of a company's stakeholders. Based on this theory, this study, through a case study, examines the reaction of companies in terms of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure to catastrophic events that have a negative effect on the corporate image. Specifically, this study examines the integrated reports provided by Atlantia in the two years preceding the collapse of the Morandi bridge and in the year of the catastrophic event. The results, however, do not demonstrate significant changes to the ESG disclosure by Atlantia following the catastrophic event. The changes made can in fact be considered as a normal evolution of disclosure policies and not as an attempt to repair the lost legitimacy.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Disclosing Information on Financial and Non-Financial Capitals in the
           Integrated Report: An Empirical Analysis of Financial Industry

    • Abstract: This study investigates how firms within the financial industry disclose financial and non-financial information in their integrated reports, by analyzing a sample of the banking sector published over five years (2014–2018). During the first phase, a content analysis methodology was conducted to investigate the disclosure level of six forms of capital, i.e., capitals. A principal component analysis then was implemented to reduce the dimensionality and investigate the relationship between capitals’ information. The main findings show that during the observed period, the focus mainly is on financial capital, while information on non-financial capitals is underdeveloped. A relationship exists among all non-financial capitals, but not between financial and non-financial capitals. The paper contributes to the academic debate on the use of integrated reports (IRs) in practice, providing useful insights regarding financial and non-financial disclosure.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Performance Appraisal of Technological Innovation in Military-Civilian
           Enterprises—Empirical Evidence from Jiangsu Military-Civilian
           Integration Enterprises

    • Abstract: The development of military-civilian dual-use high-tech and joint technological innovation is important for military-civilian integration enterprises to develop in-depth military-civilian integration. Taking 10 military-civilian listed enterprises in Jiangsu Province as the research objects, and using DEA-BBC model and DEA-Malmquist index method, this paper constructs an evaluation system for technological innovation performance of enterprises, evaluates and studies the innovation performance from 2016 to 2019. The research shows that the technological innovation performance of enterprises is generally low. The main reasons of this situation are backward technology, low resource utilization, and the uneven management capabilities of enterprises. In addition, this paper provides some suggestions for improving the technological innovation performance of military-civilian enterprises.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Integrating Diffusion of Innovations and Theory of Planned Behavior to
           Predict Intention to Adopt Electric Vehicles

    • Abstract: Electric vehicles (EVs) are recognized as effective solutions to the global air pollution problem, attracting much attention from businesses, governments, and consumers. Despite the heightened interest, EV penetration rates remain low. This study thus focuses on consumers’ evaluation of EV innovation to provide implications for promoting EV adoption by proposing a theoretical model that integrates the diffusion of innovations theory and the theory of planned behavior to examine the relationship between consumers’ perceived innovation characteristics and the adoption of EVs; the study findings indicate that the evaluation of consumers’ EV innovation has a significant impact on consumers’ attitudes toward and intention for EV adoption. Several important innovation characteristics promote practical implications for spreading EV acceptance.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Optimizing Temporal Business Opportunities

    • Abstract: The objective of this paper is to detail preliminary work revolving around modeling. It provides understanding and underpinning implementation procedures of dynamics of large-scale events with Hajj examples, where a large population of people is contained for a significantly long but limited period within certain areas. It is essential to note further that the motivation behind this subject’s discussion could also be fueled by sales, inquiries, or security concerns. However, knowledge emergence on service point procedures implementation suggests that service points implementing data are extinct, and this is obliged to implement the next feature. As such, there is a critical need to reform a process and how to analyze the work.Developing this literature report requires extensive use of factual data for accuracy; as such, data mining and simulation techniques will be essential in explaining what services are needed. The simulation techniques used herein incorporate several databases targeting to exploit the advantage of proficiency in predicting distribution demand for population points based on available current estimates. Henceforth, data mining, in this case, is used to inform intelligent decision making on investing in services points as pushed for by customers’ demand.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Financial Structure: A Comparative Study between European Listed and
           Unlisted Companies

    • Abstract: This paper aims to ascertain whether differences exist in the composition of the financial sources in listed and unlisted companies.In detail, we conduct a differential analysis of the financial structure, measured as debt to equity ratio (D/E), comparing European listed companies to unlisted peers. Analysis cover the period 2015-2017. The main samples of listed and unlisted companies were grouped in nine sub samples representative of as many economic sectors: Healthcare, Consumer cyclical, Consumer non-cyclical, Energy, Industrials, Basic materials, Technology, Telecommunications and Utilities. We compared the average value of debt to equity ratio for listed and unlisted companies, for different sectors in order to verify if in listed companies the incidence of debt is lower than that for unlisted ones as stated from the majority literature. Then, we calculated the differences between means as “means of D/E for listed companies-means of D/E for unlisted companies” and we used the t-test to observe the statistical significance. Results showed that differences between means were significant at 1% level: so, averages D/E ratio were comparable and they appeared almost always greater for unlisted companies. This confirms that unlisted companies make greater use of debt capital.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Spatial Analysis of Urban Water Use Management in the Northern Border
           Region of Mexico

    • Abstract: This paper estimates water price elasticity and examines spatial patterns of urban water management variables in 70 localities of more than 2 500 inhabitants of the six northern border Mexican states. By using ordinary least squares, spatial econometrics, Lagrange Multipliers, and exploratory spatial data analysis techniques, four variables were analyzed: water price (P), a Non-revenue water index (NRWI), total urban water connections, and water billed volume (BV). In accordance with the literature, we found that water demand is price sensitive but inelastic. Then price as an instrument for controlling water consumption does not offer an efficient alternative for reducing it, as water price increases would have to rise very high to reflect changes in consumption habits. Instead, it could be just a revenue-raising tool. Our findings also confirm a significant spatial autocorrelation in P and the NRWI. More interestingly, we found robust spatial effects on BV. This result implies that the performance of urban water utilities is determined by its counterparts' performance in the region. Given the results and characteristics of water resources in the region, we argue that management policies must consider a regional approach to be effective.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Corporate Ownership Structure as a Determinant of “Risk Taking”:
           Insights from Italian Listed Companies

    • Abstract: Ever since major accounting scandals and corporate collapses of the early 2000’s, the improved risk taking and the lax approach to risk management procedures, which are viewed as contributing factors to the market breakdown that occurred in the international market and, in particular, in the U.S. in 2007, have led to an increased awareness of the importance of managing risk on the part of listed companies. Risk management has gained importance in the definition of what it means to be the best and most efficient corporate governance structure and mechanism, as it can play a fundamental role in helping to achieve the company’s target. Also disclosure related to risk management is fundamental for the efficient functioning of capital markets since it helps to improve corporate transparency and to reduce the information asymmetry between insiders and outsiders.This paper aims to investigate the relationship between ownership structure and corporate risk-taking behavior and disclosure, as a tool for protecting shareholders, among Italian listed companies. The analysis is devoted to the Italian stock market because it is strongly characterized by a high ownership concentration and by the presence of a family ownership model; and this scenario makes the Italian one an interesting case to study. Based on a sample of 233 Italian listed companies, through a multivariate regression, we find that a high level of ownership concentration is positively related to a firms' low level of risk taking by the board of directors, so giving interesting insights to regulators and practitioners, as well as for further research.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • The Online Experience of Luxury Consumers: Insight into Motives and

    • Abstract: Several research efforts provide insight into the corporate online strategies of luxury brands. However, little research has focused on how consumers perceive the luxury online experience. This research aims to understand the underlying motivations and reservations towards online luxury purchase. The perceived online experience of luxury consumers is examined within the framework of the functional theory of attitudes, rooted in the work of Katz (1960) and Shavitt (1989). An exploratory approach yielded a typology of five motivations: independent browsing, personalized communication, accessibility, and convenience; and three reservations: purchase of unfamiliar brands, lack of spontaneity and uninspiring online retail environments. This research contributes a much needed consumer perspective of luxury online retail to the existing literature. The findings have resulted in a comprehensive understanding of the online shopping luxury experience. Theoretically, the findings support the functional theory of attitudes and the influence of both hedonic and utilitarian dimensions on the online luxury experience. More practically, this work shows that recognition of the underlying motivations and reservations of online luxury consumers informs marketers and brand managers on how to adapt their online presence and initiatives.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Can Powerful Boards Increase Firm Innovativeness When Faced with
           Exploitative CEOs'

    • Abstract: Although quite amount of research investigated the detrimental effects of destructive leadership styles at the individual level, less has focused on its effect on the organization as a whole. Therefore, this conceptual paper proposes a model of integration between the micro and the macro level of the organization through investigating the impact of CEO exploitative leadership style on firm innovativeness. Exploitative leadership emphasizes the leader’s self-interest through overdelegation of tasks and underchallenging of followers. We propose that CEO exploitative leadership is going to have a detrimental effect on firm innovativeness through TMT behavioral integration as it causes a climate of unfair exchange and hostility, which limits the amount of information being exchanged, collaboration, and joint decision making. We also propose that TMT behavioral integration is an important factor in achieving firm innovativeness, especially when TMT diversity is high. Lastly, board power is proposed to act as an intervention that mitigates the detrimental impact of CEO exploitative leadership on TMT behavioral integration and, ultimately, firm innovativeness, as a powerful board limits/controls any CEO behavior that contradicts the profit-maximizing expectations of the shareholders. Practical implications, limitations, and future directions are also discussed.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
  • Model of Organizational Learning Culture on Knowledge Sharing Behavior

    • Abstract: The old research revealed that job attitudes were not correlated by a knowledge sharing behavior. This research develops to investigate the role organizational learning culture in context relations forming knowledge sharing behavior. Using a survey, 100 person graduates from Work Training Center involved as a respondent in this project from periods 2019 to 2020. This research was conducted with a quantitative method’s include variables job attitude, OCB, organizational learning culture, and knowledge sharing behavior. The data were measured by likert scale from 1 to 5 and collected by using a questionnaire measure. Research model develops with job attitudes as an independent variable, OCB as a mediation variable, organizational learning culture as a moderator variable and knowledge sharing behavior as a dependent variable was supported by SmartPLS3. The output investigation reveals that job attitude is a significantly factor linked to knowledge sharing behavior, and also correlated to organizational citizenship behavior. The other situation create that organizational citizenship behavior was not a significant variable on knowledge sharing behavior, and also OCB was not a mediation variable for knowledge sharing behavior. The exploration discloses that organizational learning culture has a moderate significant weather OCB towards knowledge sharing behavior or job attitude towards OCB, but insignificant for job attitudes on knowledge sharing behavior. Study concluded that job attitude has a significant outcome on OCB and knowledge sharing behavior. Organizational learning culture provides a strengthening of the association between job attitudes towards OCB and the association between OCB and knowledge sharing behavior. The study gives a new contribution that job attitudes affect both on OCB and on knowledge sharing behavior and organizational learning culture moderate job attitudes on OCB and OCB on knowledge sharing behavior, but not moderate job attitudes on knowledge sharing behavior. This study has limitations on several indicators of OCB and organizational learning culture while there are still other indicators, so the researcher recommends the necessity to practice other indicator that are not covered as a new research agenda in future. The results of the study indicate the direct effect of job attitudes on knowledge sharing behavior is still weak, so the researcher suggested a future research to test the organizational learning culture as a moderator variable that can provide strengthening of knowledge sharing behavior in other sectors such as in business or public sectors.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:10:57 +000
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