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  • Assessing and Prioritizing Critical Success Factors and Delays of Project
           Management Implementation: Empirical Evidence at Construction Projects in

    • Abstract: The editorial board announced that this article has been retracted on September  2, 2020. If you have any further question, please contact us at:
      PubDate: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:05:08 +000
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and
           Management, Vol. 15 No. 9

    • Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 15 No. 9
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 02:20:47 +000
  • The Degree of Applying of Standards of Total Quality Management in
           Jordanian Universities in the Light of the International Standards

    • Abstract: This study aimed to know the degree of applying standards of total quality management in the Jordanian universities in the light of the international standards. The study population included all the heads of academic departments in the Jordanian universities for the academic year (2015/ 2016). The study sample has been chosen from the study population b using the stratified random method. To achieve the objectives study, the researcher developed the study tool that comprised the following domains: (vision, mission, objectives, operations management, continuous improvement, beneficiaries' satisfaction, evaluation), both the validity and reliability of the tool were verified. The researcher distributed the tool over the sample of the study and carried out the relative statistical processing. The results showed that the degree of applying the standards of total quality management in the Jordanian universities is medium, also it showed that there are no statistically significant differences at the (0.05= α) level attributed to (the gender, the specialization, and the years of experience). While as there are differences attributed to region variable, in favor the southern region. According to the results, the researcher recommended to hold training courses and field workshops in order to activate the standards of total quality management.
      PubDate: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 02:25:45 +000
  • The Impact of Ambidextrous Leadership on Organizational Excellence: An
           Applied Study in Small and Medium Enterprises in Qatar

    • Abstract: The study aimed to reveal the level of ambidextrous leadership and organizational excellence in small and medium enterprises in Qatar, and also to investigate the impact of ambidextrous leadership on organizational excellence in these companies. The study used analytical descriptive approach by designing a questionnaire that was composed of (42) items through six dimensions.  The study sample included (456) employees working in SMEs in Qatar from low and medium managerial levels. Multiple and simple regression analyses were used for data analysis. The study results found that SMEs in Qatar have a high level of ambidextrous leadership and organizational excellence, and ambidextrous leadership competency has a significant impact on organizational excellence. Also, opening leader competency, closing leader competency, and flexible leader competency have a significant impact on organizational excellence. Based on these results, a set of recommendations were provided.
      PubDate: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 00:45:50 +000
  • Early Traces of Materiality and Relevance Principles in Luca
           Pacioli’s Tractatus XI

    • Abstract: This paper aims to investigate the materiality and relevance principles, as observed from a historical perspective, specifically as shown in the Tractatus XI of Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalità, printed in Venezia in AD 1494 by Franciscan friar Luca Pacioli, a real cornerstone for bookkeeping literature. Materiality and relevance principles are today fundamental to manage information and are discriminating for information acceptance. This research questions about how these principles are present in the Pacioli’ treatise. Seven fragments from the Tractatus, within which traces of relevance and materiality can be found, are extracted and analyzed under the IASB theoretical framework and their historical background. This paper contributes to the literature by investigating the principles through a historical approach, that is selected to explore the topic and to argue about the possible causes for which it is possible to find early traces of relevance and materiality in Pacioli's work. Moreover, this research is a contribution to keep the debate open on the need for the participation of the academic world and practitioner, in the standard-setting process, that is currently lacking.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 13:10:32 +000
  • The Impact of Position Competence on Work Happiness about Service
           Personnel Based on Psychological and Organizational Factors

    • Abstract: The more capable a person is, the happier he/she is at work' Our consciousness and previous relevant studies seem to agree with this view. But why in reality, many competent people are unhappy at work, complaining and leaving their jobs' What are the psychological or organizational factors that contribute to this' This article uses 328 service supervisor-employees matching questionnaires as a sample to verify the mechanism of position competence and work happiness from the mediating effect of psychological ownership (psychological perspective) and the moderating effect of POS (organizational perspective). The research result showed position competence significant impact work happiness, and psychological ownership variable plays a significant intermediary role in their relationship; Position competence positively affect their psychological ownership; psychological ownership positively affect work happiness, and perceived organizational support negatively moderates the relationship. The research results provide important theoretical support for managers to improve employees' psychological ownership to enhance their work happiness, and provide new ideas to improve organizational support to retain and make good use of talents.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 13:08:03 +000
  • Entrepreneurial Success: Key Challenges Faced by Malaysian Women
           Entrepreneurs in 21st Century

    • Abstract: The purpose of this research is to investigate the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs on entrepreneurial success in Malaysia. This study proposes a conceptual framework and investigates the significant factors of family and social support, emotional intelligence, gender stereotype, and knowledge and risk-taking behavior in predicting women entrepreneurial success. Data was collected using a questionnaire with a Likert scale from 1-5 from a sample of 125 women entrepreneurs who owned Small-Medium-Enterprises (SME) in Malaysia using a convenient sampling technique. Collected data were analysed using structural equation modeling (SEM) via AMOS 22 software. The result indicated that “knowledge” have significant negative impact on women entrepreneurial success, while all the other challenges identified in the previous research such as lack of emotional intelligence, lack of family support, poor risk taking behaviour, gender stereotype were not significant in influencing women entrepreneurial success. Family and social support, and risk-taking behaviour were found contradict with other previous researches indicating that women entrepreneurs are becoming more independent due to the changing norms and cultural values. In conclusion, women entrepreneurial success largely dependent on the work experiences, relevant skills/competencies and industrial know-how they acquired and mastered to effectively manage and grow their businesses. It is recommended that women-entrepreneurs in Small Medium Enterprises(SME) shall invest in continuous learning to gain more relevant skills/competencies, knowledge, industrial know-how and experiences to sharpen their competitive advantages and sustain continuous development and growth. Therefore, it’s highly recommended that government should formulate policies to promote women entrepreneurship through effective and practical trainings. This study will be useful for women entrepreneurs to develop themselves by investing themselves to gain knowledge by participating academic programs and industrial based network conferences. Entrepreneurial development authorities or bodies will be able to use this study to develop and design human resource development intervention program to enable women entrepreneurs to be more successful. Future researchers can increase the sample size and focus on similar type of small medium enterprise owners in terms of sector or industry and size. Also the future researchers can used a mixed method in collecting data to provide a more coherent and meaningful conclusion.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 13:04:47 +000
  • The Impact of Bail-in Risk on Bank Bondholders

    • Abstract: The paper investigates the impact of the bail-in regulation on bank bond secondary markets. Using data on outstanding bonds issued by significant Euro-Area banks, the study carries out pooled panel regression analyses to determine the association between yields of “bailinable” and “bailinable” bonds. The paper also analyses the impact of the bail-in tool in relation to bank leverage, which affects the potential severity of losses for bondholders in the case of bail-in. With a sample of 4,855 bonds issued by 45 banks from January 2006 to December 2016, we find an increase in the risk premium for unsecured bonds, and senior unsecured bonds show the greatest effect on yields and yield spread when bail-in regulation came into force. Moreover, a “bail-in severity” premium, related to bank leverage, is identified.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:58:55 +000
  • Fitness Centers Ambience-Customer Behavioral Intentions Relationship: The
           Mediating Role of Customer Emotional States

    • Abstract: This research paper aims to investigate how the ambient conditions in fitness centers affect customer behavioral intentions through examining the mediating role of customer emotional states while in the fitness center.  To this end, a conceptual model of relevant research variables was developed based on the extant literature. A questionnaire survey was administered to a convenient sample of 420 fitness center members approached in 10 randomly selected fitness centers in Jordan. The model was validated and tested using structural equation modeling with AMOS 21.0. The findings of analysis demonstrated that fitness center ambience was significant in predicting customers’ pleasure, thereby, their behavioral intentions towards the fitness center. Mediation analysis verified the mediating role of customer pleasure but not arousal on the relationship between fitness center ambient conditions and customer behavioral intentions.  Research findings show the significance of ambient conditions as an influential marketing tool. Also, such findings are deemed insightful to the operators of fitness centers on how the fitness center ambience can be deployed to enrich customer affective experience and to encourage positive behavioral intentions in turn. Discussion, conclusions, and research agenda for future research were also identified.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:51:08 +000
  • Is Specialized Training a Basic Necessity for Special Students

    • Abstract: Every individual irrespective of their profession, requires requisite training to enable them to do a particular job with reasonable accuracy, achieving desired results. Mid-school is the stage between primary basic education and the tertiary level and in Kenya it is referred to as secondary education that is evaluated with a national examination (KCSE) at the end of the four years. Teachers’ role in a students’ performance cannot be underestimated where students with or without disabilities are subjected to the same national examinations. Performance in the national special schools in Kenya does not compare favorably with that of ordinary national schools irrespective of same caliber of teachers in both. This necessitated an empirical inquiry into whether there is need for extra training for teachers in special schools. The study sought to establish the influence of teacher training on the performance of special schools in Kenya. The performance of a school is measured based on the overall mean attained in KSCE examinations. The study focused on the national schools that are in the category of special schools in Kenya. The study is anchored on Behaviorist theory which states that learning is a function of change in overt behavior. A cross-sectional descriptive survey was carried out where data was collected using a self-administered semi structured questionnaire. Study findings indicate that 76.6% of variation in performance is predicted by training implying that relevant training of teachers in special schools is critical in achieving the expected learning outcomes with quality grades in KCSE that are pivotal in determining learners’ career paths. The study recommends creating an enabling environment and support to teachers willing to pursue training in special education. Further research should be done to determine how the subsector can be adequately funded both for initial and on-the-job special teacher training for special needs schools.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:43:25 +000
  • The Impact of Responsible Leadership (RL) on Responsible Employee (RE):
           The Mediating Role of Sustainable Leadership (SL)

    • Abstract: Business leaders are facing an uncertain issue regarding what extent their actions and decisions are responsible for the sustainable development supported by Responsible Employees. Although, several papers are discussing the concept of Responsible Leadership (RL) and Sustainable Leadership (SL). However, there is still an important missing element connected to these two leadership approaches which are Responsible Employee/s (RE). The purpose of this paper is to explore how Responsible Leadership and Sustainable Leadership affect Responsible Employees (RE). The study will examine the impact of two leadership approaches on RE. A sample of 250 employees and future leaders’ positions working in the 18 factories and companies located in Egypt responded to a four parts questionnaire measuring research variables (Responsible Leadership, Sustainable Leadership and Responsible Employees). This study applies statistical analysis using SPSS, regression analysis, correlation, and structure equation module applied for this study. The finding of this study shows that Sustainable Leadership fully mediates the relationship between Responsible Leadership and Responsible Employees.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:40:11 +000
  • Business Intelligence Capability, Complementary Resources and Performance
           among Public Listed Firms in Kenya

    • Abstract: Whereas Business Intelligence initiative has been a primary focus many organisations globally for several years and accounting for billions of dollars in capital expenditure, empirical research remains sparse on the actual impact derived from this investment. Even when the benefits are established, its indirect and delayed impact on business results make it difficult to assess its value. Available literature on how insights triggered by Business Intelligence are transformed into profitable business learning is vague and fragmented. Hence, the main objective of this study was to establish the influence of complementary resources on the relationship between Business Intelligence capability and firm performance. The study used interdisciplinary theories to achieve the research objective, namely, Information systems capability theory and organisational learning. The study was performed using a mixed methods research methodology and cross-sectional approach. Data was collected from 64 public listed companies in Kenya. Findings indicated that complementary resources have a positive and significant impact on the relationship between Business Intelligence capability and performance. The study contributed to theory by building a framework for business intelligence assessment, including factors that significantly lead to improved performance. The results also provide new insights into the existing literature and suggest directions for future research with implications for academia, policymakers and management.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:38:22 +000
  • How Effective the Employee Training Programs Are' Evidence from
           Government Banks of Bangladesh

    • Abstract: This paper attempts to identify the factors concerning the effectiveness of training programs of government-owned commercial banks in Bangladesh. The banking industry of Bangladesh has witnessed tremendous growth since the country’s independence. Need-based training and development of manpower have become prerequisites for the continuous growth of this sector. The prominent government banks conduct numerous training programs for the fresh recruits and the existing staff as well. A sample of 205 bank personnel who received training from the state-owned banks was surveyed through a structured questionnaire. The responses of the employees were analyzed using the Exploratory Factor Analysis and Multiple Regression Analysis techniques. This paper finds that the development of overall skills, reduction of stress level, development of technical skills, need-based training programs, long-run productivity, and quality of the instructors are the significant factors contributing to the effectiveness of training programs of government banks in Bangladesh. The finding of this study implies that the bank managers should emphasize more on the reduction of stress level, development of technical skills, need-based training programs, long-run productivity, and quality of the instructors that directly affect the effectiveness of the training programs run by the government-owned commercial banks in Bangladesh.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:35:20 +000
  • Adhocracy Culture and Strategy Implementation: An Application within
           Professional Bodies in Kenya

    • Abstract: Strategy implementation presents the most complex aspects of an organization. This study aimed at establishing the relationship between adhocracy culture and strategy implementation in professional bodies in Kenya. To accomplish the main study objective, a descriptive research design was conducted and anchored on Cameron and Quin’s theory of Competing Values Framework (CVF) supported by McKinsey 7S Framework. A sampling frame of 168 respondents from 28 active professional bodies registered with the Association of Professional Bodies in East Africa (APSEA) was targeted. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire. Purposive sampling was used to select six (6) top managers in constant touch with the strategy implementation of their organizations. The study tested a null hypothesis and the results were analyzed through regression ANOVA to establish the relationship between adhocracy culture and strategy implementation. From the results, it was found that adhocracy had a significant positive effect on strategy implementation. The study concluded that adhocracy culture and strategy implementation in professional bodies in Kenya have a significant relationship. The study recommends that the leadership of an organization should work to establish a structure that accommodates adhocracy within the organization. Both operational and business level management should be structured in such a way that there is adhocracy culture within the ranks of the organization. The study further recommends a similar survey across the East African region including more professional bodies and further pursuit of adhocracy culture to test its suitability in other organizations other than professional bodies.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:32:20 +000
  • How Do the Human Capital Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Team Influence
           Corporate Financial Performance'

    • Abstract: Researches on the direct impact of the characteristics of top management team on corporate financial performance have obtained many achievements for a long time. Little literatures studied the relationship between human capital characteristics of entrepreneurial team and corporate financial performance. Based on the Upper Echelons theory, this paper empirically tests the relationship among the characteristics of entrepreneurial team, debt financing scale and corporate financial performance. It collects 1221 valid data from the datasets of listed companies on ChiNext in 2014-2016. Using multiple regression analysis, this paper finds that human capital characteristics of entrepreneurial team have a significant impact on corporate financial performance as well as debt financing scale. Besides, the debt financing scale plays a partial mediating role. This paper enriches Upper Echelons theory by focusing on human capital characteristics of entrepreneurial team in new ventures. Previous studies usually pay their attention to the human capital characteristics of top management team in main board listed companies. Besides, by verifying the mediating effect of debt financing scale, this paper inspires to explore the indirect relationship between human capital characteristics of entrepreneurial team and corporate financial performance.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:30:01 +000
  • Internet Financial Reporting Practices in Saudi Arabia

    • Abstract: This paper examines the firm characteristic and corporate governance determinants of Internet Financial Reporting (IFR) practices in Saudi Arabia to help address the paucity of research for MENA region firms. The paper employs manual content and regression analyses of online annual report data for Saudi listed firms for the year 2018 using 28 IFR disclosure items. The results show that Saudi firm IFR has increased over time compared to previous studies to an average of 85% disclosure as a result of IFRS implementation and new corporate governance regulations. Firm size is a positive determinant of IFR disclosure, firm age and ownership concentration are negative drivers. Further, the extent of IFR disclosure varies by industry type, while profitability, liquidity, leverage, board size, board independence and role duality have no impact on IFR disclosure. Employing agency and signalling theories, the paper determines the influence of firm characteristics and corporate governance on IFR, identifying implications for stakeholders, and providing some evidence on the impact of IFRSs and corporate governance regulation on such disclosure. Further, the paper provides additional insight into progress towards Saudi’s Vision 2030.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:27:30 +000
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