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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]
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and
           Management, Vol. 16 No. 2

    • Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 16 No. 2, 2021
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jan 2021 12:16:57 +000
  • Fostering Stakeholder Engagement through Companies’ Website: A
           Comparison between Sector

    • Abstract: During the years, different authors underline the role of CSR communication as an instrument of transparency towards the stakeholders of each company. In the scenario emerge the importance of stakeholder engagement for estabilish between company and stakeholders “proactive and ongoing dialogue”, trough Internet and it’s tools as a facilitator of corporate communicative action. With the aim of communicating with the stakeholders, companies can implement different methods of engagement. Operating in different sectors many time it is an additional variable that influences the practice of CSR communication, will it be the same for the stakeholder engagement methods adopted' This contribution analyses, through a content analysis, all the stakeholder engagement tools used by the 316 companies listed in DJSI on their institutional websites. The DJSI companies are strongly motivated to commit in economic, social and environmental terms and belonging to 24 different sectors thus allowing to carry out inter-sectoral analyzes. There are two main results: prevailing use of one-way communication tools regardless of the sector of the company and a widespread choice to use social media as the main two-way communication tool. If the sector of belonging, in other study has turned out to be an influential variable, the same cannot be said in relation to stakeholder engagement tools. This study has three main limitations: data change speed, language and method. In the future, understanding the expectations and needs of stakeholders related to CSR communication could be intersting to analyse.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jan 2021 12:07:24 +000
  • From Attention to Action: Entrepreneurial Networks and Performance of
           Women-Owned Enterprises: A Theoretical Review

    • Abstract: In the contemporary business context, the firm’s attractiveness and growth potential are demonstrated by its performance among other factors. Research has shown that women owned enterprises that utilize networking avenues to advance their businesses results in significant firm performance. Thus the objectives for the study were to discuss the key constructs of entrepreneurial networking and performance of women owned enterprises, to review theories that link entrepreneurial networking and performance, to recommend a conceptual framework that guides future studies on the highlighted knowledge gaps, and to recommend a methodological framework for future study. The study was anchored on Resource Based View, Dynamic Capability Theory, Social Capital, and Structural hole theory. The study was a desktop review of global theories related to entrepreneurial networking and performance in of women owned enterprises. Further, the empirical review was based on cross-sectional studies that explored entrepreneurial networking and performance of women owned enterprises. The studies reviewed were mainly conducted in the last ten years in developing nations in Africa and other parts of the world. The limitation of this study is that it only provides secondary data on existing studies on entrepreneurial networking and the performance of women owned enterprises. The findings indicated that these studies were convergent on the direct relationship between entrepreneurial networks and performance. A conceptual gap identified was the lack of moderating and mediating variables. The study recommended that future studies should incorporate, dynamic capabilities as a mediating variable and the business operating environment as moderating variable. Such studies should adopt explanatory non-experimental and descriptive research designs in collecting primary data which is crucial for filling the knowledge gaps identified in this study. Finally, a constructionist approach is proposed since the study seeks to add knowledge in the women entrepreneurship realm.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 12:18:46 +000
  • The Heterogeneous Economic Impacts of Distance to High-Speed Railway
           Stations in China

    • Abstract: With the rapid development of High-speed Railway worldwide, particularly in China, its economic effect is increasingly prominent. In this paper, we claimed that the distance to HSR station rather than HSR connection affects its economic influence by examining the panel data of 333 prefectures during 1999-2013 in China. It is shown that cities would receive positive and significant economic gains if the distance between cities administrative center and the nearest HSR station is less than 10km. To address the potential endogenous problem, a least cost spanning tree network IV strategy based on Faber (2014) is adopted and further confirmed the robustness. Our finding provides scientific evidence of HSR station's location planning and is promising to optimize HSR's structural layout.
      PubDate: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:33:54 +000
  • Understanding Insurance Knowledge: A Brief 7-Item Measure

    • Abstract: The conceptualisation of the insurance culture and the identification of a standard measuring instrument are the first steps towards defining a literate consumer. Obviously knowledge, understood as the ability to understand and use concepts in a conscious way, is considered to be a key variable for measuring the levels of many conceptual definitions of literacy, so also for insurance literacy.The aim of our research is precisely to verify the validity and reliability of a questionnaire that is composed of 7 questions that can represent a tool for measuring the level of insurance knowledge of consumers. The questions investigate the mere knowledge of insurance definitions and concepts, without going into too much detail about specific types of policies. To pursue this goal, a factor analysis has been conducted through a sample that is composed of 274 Italian respondents. The results show that those items are able to measure the basic insurance knowledge of a consumer.
      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:06:55 +000
  • Economic Effect of Language Ability on Income and Employment: The Evidence
           from China

    • Abstract: As a tool of communication and a carrier of information, language learning needs to pay the price and cost, language ability is also a form of human capital, which has an impact on income and employment. In order to found the economics effects of language ability, we studied relationship between language ability and income using China Family Panel Studies (CFPS) data from 2010 to 2016. We found that improvement of both Mandarin proficiency and English proficiency can significantly promote the total income and wage income. Considering the missing variables in the model and the endogeneity problem of reverse causality, instrumental variables were used to deal with the endogeneity problem, and the income effect of language ability still existed. From the perspective of the influence mechanism, social capital is an important channel through which language ability affects the total income of employees.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 02:45:29 +000
  • Exploring the Relationship between Knowledge Integration and Process
           Improvement: A Case of Saudi Manufacturing Firms

    • Abstract: Many scholars have explored the Knowledge Integration (KI) with the improvement of firm’s performance. However, there is still scarcity of the literature available on integrating the knowledge and exploring process improvement of the firms, specifically the manufacturing firms operating in an emerging economy (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA). The available literature focused on investigating and defining knowledge integration conceptually and ignored the need to investigate the knowledge integration. Therefore, this paper provides the guidelines for researchers, practitioners as well as policy makers about the integration of knowledge and its impact on process improvement. The paper explores a comprehensive understanding of knowledge integration with some motivational factors – Employee Empowerment and Recognition and Rewards. The paper provides significant contributions to Saudi-Manufacturing firms. The paper first, explores the literature that the manufacturing firms should understand before implementing the knowledge integration capabilities in their businesses. Second, it provides a successful framework for the Saudi-Manufacturing firms. Hypotheses are developed on the relationships among the KI (internal integration as well as external integration) and process improvement. The data is collected through a survey questionnaire from senior managers working in in Saudi Manufacturing firms and is analysed by using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The results have revealed that the firms implementing knowledge integration in their processes from supplier to customers are performing exceptionally well as compared to the other firms.
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 06:35:58 +000
  • Building a Model of Government Spending Using Autoregressive Distributed
           Lag (ARDL) Analysis from 2001 to 2019: A Case Study of Jordan

    • Abstract: The study aims to build a model of government spending in Jordan using ARDL analysis through the use of an E-views program by determining the relationships between government spending and variables, such as the gross domestic product (GDP), government revenues, economic openness (OP), inflation rate, unemployment, population growth rate, and public debt. The statistical analysis showed a significant positive relationship between government spending and (GDP) and government revenues. It revealed significant positive relationships between government spending and) OP (and inflation. It found the statistically significant negative effect of the unemployment rate and the population growth rate on government spending. A negative relationship was found between government spending lag (1) and current government spending. Public debt was found to have a positive but not statistically significant effect on government spending. The relationships between the dependent variable and independent variables of government spending were consistent with unrestricted ARDL analysis in the long term. The analysis showed a statistically significant positive relationship between government spending and GDP at a short-term level but a statistically significant negative relationship between government spending and independent variables, such as population growth rate, inflation rate, and unemployment rate at a short-term level. One of the most important recommendations of the study was working to increase government spending in a way that is compatible with the increasing population growth. The study recommends government intervention to bring in more revenue through income-generating economic activities.Contribution / Originality: This will be one of the few studies to build a model of government spending using Autonomous Distributed Regression (ARDL). The study also provides a scientific addition in the field of financial and economic sciences from a scientific point of view through the use of different statistical methods using ARDL analysis on the long and short levels to assist the government in preparing the state's general budget. The study also helps the government to develop in the field of public finances and prepare an unconventional general budget.
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:39:01 +000
  • A Cognitive Approach to Diversity: Investigating the Impact of Board of
           Directors’ Educational and Functional Heterogeneity on Innovation

    • Abstract: Boards’ diversity has been studied mainly through the prism of ethics, which translated into a focus on characteristics such as gender and ethnicity. However, when the goal is to explain organizational outcomes, the cognitive approach seems more pertinent. Thus, rooted in a resource dependency perspective, this paper investigates the potential impact of directors’ deep level diversity (functional and educational diversity) on innovation performance based on an international sample of 97 firms for a total of 1027 directors. The findings highlight the negative effect of functional diversity (measured by diversity in the sectors of expertise), and on the opposite, the positive impact of educational diversity (measured by diversity in the fields of study) on innovation performance. This study also shows that the environment in which organizations evolve, both at the internal and external level, is crucial when it comes to innovation performance. These results are robust in that they remain consistent after addressing some potential endogeneity issues and have critical implications for both the professional and academic world.
      PubDate: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 01:55:43 +000
  • The Influence of Service Quality to the Customer Satisfaction and Revisit
           Interest of Saporkren Ecotourism at Raja Ampat Regency

    • Abstract: Ecotourism is a nature tourism that focuses on a protected area or area that contributes to the welfare of the local community and conservation and education for the community. Meanwhile, as much as 98.9 percent of the forest area under its management rights is still controlled by corporations and capital owners. While the rest which is no more than 1.1 percent of the area of ​​forest management rights is controlled by the community. Enhancing the role of forest areas, especially conservation forests, needs to be done to improve the quality of life of communities around the buffer zones. The purpose of this study is to identify service quality factors that influence customer satisfaction and interest in ecotourism visits in Saporkren, and formulate ecotourism marketing strategies in Saporkren. This is done to increase the number of ecotourism visitors in Saporkren, which of course will provide increased income for the community and improve the quality of life of the Saporkren people.The population in this study were visitors from the Saporkren ecotourism. The sampling technique uses accidental sampling and purposive sampling. The selected respondents were tourists who were visiting Saporkren and were found by researchers and tourists who had visited Saporkren at least once in the past one year. Endogenous variables (Y) and (Z) in this study are consumer satisfaction and interest in return visits. Exogenous variables (X) in this study are tangibles, reliability, responsiveness, assurance, and empathy. The data processing technique used in this study is Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with LISREL 8.7 software.Based on the results of the study, only three out of five service quality factors were identified that affected customer satisfaction, namely tangible, reliability, and assurance. And in this study, consumer satisfaction is proven to affect the interest in a repeat visit. After that, from the interviews and Focus Group Discussion (FGD), a strategy that could be implemented in ecotourism in Saporkren was formulated to explore potential tourism that could be exploited in addition to birdwatching for tangibles, and to train and certify tour guides in Saporkren for reliability and assurance.
      PubDate: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 01:40:19 +000
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