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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  [41 journals]
  • Diversification Strategy and Stock Price Crash Risk:Evidence from

    • Abstract: This study examines the impact of the corporate diversification strategy on the stock price crash risk. Using a large sample of Chinese A-share listed companies for the period 2003-2017, we find the stock price crash risk significantly increases when the operation strategy of a firm changes from a specialized operation to a diversified operation or the degree of diversified operations deepens. We also find that our results are stronger for non-state-owned listed firms, but not significant for state-owned firms. Furthermore, we find that the significant positive association between diversification and crash risk is more pronounced for firms with low external audit quality and low analyst coverage. Our study suggests that the diversification of operating strategy matter in determine stock price crash risk.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 11:02:24 +000
  • The Analysis of Income Statement and Final Balance Sheet in Local
           Governments: A Case Study for Financial Sustainability

    • Abstract: The global financial crisis represents one of the main reasons for the situation suffered by many European countries both at national and local level.Furthermore, the increased attention given to financial budgeting in the last years highlights the importance for public administrations to learn more about how to measure financial sustainability, how to implement strategies to avoid distress, and how to represent the expected results of these strategies.We argue that a local government shows good financial conditions when it can provide public services without damaging its ability to face future obligations (GASB, 1987). On the contrary, local governments in poor financial health are unable to deal with their financial obligations and provide public services. Often, in this case, the quality or quantity of these services turns out to be damaged (Raphael, Renwick, Brown, & Rootman, 2010).It is essential to say that the level of financial condition cannot be easily represented since it cannot be readily measured by a single performance indicator, but rather it is determined by different measures directly observable.We propose an explanatory case study to analyze the first results obtained through a plan devised to restore a good financial condition through a process of spending review in the municipality of Rome, one of the most important local governments. More specifically, we have analyzed the income statements and the final balance sheets for the years 2013-2017.We further argue that our case study represents an inspiring strategy for financial sustainability thanks to an ad hoc legislation especially devised to overcome the crisis. Our case study also reveals all critical issues emerged during the analysis of the final data collected in the official documents drafted with accrual accounting across the five years.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 11:02:08 +000
  • Mixed Methods in Human Resource Development: Reviewing the Research

    • Abstract: This paper is written with a novice social sciences researcher (management, education, public administration, public policy, and human resource development etc.) in mind at the graduate or doctoral level. A mixed methods research design has been made in this paper for a human resource development (HRD) project after extensively reviewing the research literature. This paper is useful for researchers who are looking for a mixed methods research design plan based on a real-world example that can be adapted to their specific research. The paper is based on a research titled, “Transfer of Training: A mixed methods research”. It explains a rationale for the use of mixed methods in an HRD project, followed by the research questions, the research methods and procedures. The paper also debates on sampling and data integration issues, data types, research instruments, data organization and cleaning, data analysis using software such as SPSS and NVIVO and issues of validity and reliability. The paper concludes with a discussion on limitations and delimitations.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 10:21:13 +000
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and
           Management, Vol. 15 No. 3

    • Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 15 No. 3, 2020
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 09:08:15 +000
  • Critical Review: Current Research Issues on Crypto-currency and its
           Application in Financial Sectors

    • Abstract: This research article is based on the current research issues on crypto-currency and its application in financial sectors. The researcher stated that crypto- currency attracted a significant attention and has been adopted in numerous applications, such as smart grid and Internet of Things (IoT) have a high scalability barrier for block-chain which limits its ability to support services with frequent transactions. In this research paper the researcher emphasized that some of the significant research issues on decentralized, peer to peer financial networks face risks such as fraud and suspicious trading, volatile price fluctuations, regularity uncertainty, and instability in financial sectors. This research study shows the huge growth of online users, virtual word concept which are created a new business phenomenon to facilitate financial activities such as buying, selling and trading. This research article analyzed the user’s expectation of future of crypto-currency in financial sectors at different significant level. In addition to this the researcher also discussed a statistical report which is adopted from the Statistic to provide a future direction of money regulatory in financial sector.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:01:45 +000
  • Informal Payments and Performance in the Health Care Sector: Possible
           Relationships in a Sub-National Perspective

    • Abstract: The paper explores the relationship between corruption and performance dimensions of the Italian regional health care systems (RHSs). In Europe, Italy shows the widest sub-national in performance and corruption levels. The research focuses on petty corruption in health care. So-called informal payments are the most common form and were measured using data from the European Quality of Government Index Survey. The performance of Italian RHSs was assessed using key indicators divided into three analytical dimensions: health status; access to care; and quality of care. OECD Health Data was used as source data for health status and access to care. As a proxy for quality of care, the study used avoidable mortality, with data drawn from the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT). The study formulated a research hypothesises that petty corruption has a negative influence on RHS performance. The findings showed considerable regional differences. The results did not confirm the research hypotheses. However, informal payments did show an adverse effect on renunciations to specialist medical examinations due to costs.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:55:23 +000
  • Impact of Knowledge Management (KM) on Human Resource Management (HRM)
           Performance Based on the ACHIEVE Model in Selected Banks of Amman –

    • Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of knowledge management on human resource management performance based on the ACHIEVE model in selected banks of Amman. The population consisted of 43 employees in 4 Jordanian banks. Data was gathered by a questionnaire according to performance factors of ACHIEVE model. To identify and get rid of irrelevant variables, reliability analysis was conducted. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov normality test was used to examine if variables are normally distributed. As the dependent variable being measured is ordinal, the Friedman test was performed. Furthermore, one-sample t-tests were conducted to investigate the influence of KM on HRM performance. In light of results, KM is significantly impact HRM performance. According to ACHIEVE model, Out of 5 factors, 4 of them were affected by KM with varying degrees. The incentive was the highest factor impact of KM, while an environment is the lowest. The research presents managerial guidance for decision making to develop HRM performance factors, in addition to many theoretical and practical implications. In the end, directions for further research are also included.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:27:44 +000
  • Contribution of Small and Medium Enterprises Run by Women in Generating
           Employment Opportunity in Rwanda

    • Abstract: Small and Medium Enterprises are the key to the national economic development as a way to improve its population livelihood. The main reason for this sector is a potential employment with the low cost of the capital. The contribution of small and medium enterprises run by women in society was recognized to the employment generation, gender equality and economic development. A personnel initiative, vision, and innovation to grow their businesses are well needed. In this research 15 districts out of 30 were selected to get all needed data, and thirteen (13) women were communicated in each selected district (15) as a sum of a hundred and ninety-five (195) correspondents. The combination of quantitative and qualitative methods was used to analyze data, and questionnaires and interviews were used to collect data. Our results have been proved that small and medium enterprises run by women and sustainability of Rwandan economic development were closely related as the SMEs run by women increase and employment opportunities also increase. It was noted that women owned SMEs is a central driving effort behind gender equality, poverty reduction, and job creation. Therefore, it is recommended that the government might set the policy to encourage women in doing business whereby women in different regions of Rwanda should be given enough attention in economy activities through both small and medium enterprises, and entrepreneurship.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:27:44 +000
  • Information Technology Capability and Performance of Selected Oil and Gas
           Marketing Companies in Lagos State, Nigeria: The Moderating Role of
           Organizational Culture

    • Abstract: Globally, oil and gas marketing companies are in a continuous competitive environment and dilemma of maintaining larger market share among competitors in the oil and gas industry. Most business managers in the oil and gas marketing industry in Nigeria find it difficult in constantly achieving increase in performance in terms of market share due to organisational culture rigidity and poor adoption of information technology capability among oil and gas marketing companies. Hence, this study investigated the relationship between information technology capability and market share as well as the moderating effect of organisational culture on the relationship between information technology capability and performance of oil and gas marketing companies in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study employed survey research design. The target population comprised 515 oil and gas marketing and retail outlets operating in Lagos State, Nigeria. A total enumeration technique was adopted. Findings revealed that there is a significant and positive relationship between information technology capability and market share and also organisational culture significantly moderate the relationship between information technology capability and market share of oil and gas marketing companies in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study concludes that there is relationship between information technology capability and market share. Also, organisational culture moderates the relationship between information technology capability and market share. It is recommended that oil and gas marketing companies should evolve dynamic business models that will enhance adoption of information technology capability and organisational culture flexibility in order to achieve the advantage of larger market share.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:27:44 +000
  • Non-Executive Chairman, Audit Quality and Earnings Management

    • Abstract: The purpose of this paper is twofold, first, it examines the association of non-executive chairman and the quality of financial earnings and second, it examines the role of audit quality and non-executive chairman in earnings quality. This paper uses the modified jones model and the performance adjusted modified Jones model considering two cash flow methods of total accrual and perform regression analysis on the energy sector firms from the year 2010-2012. The study result does not find any significant association of earnings management and non-executive director and audit quality in the Australian context. This finding raises concerns regarding the effectiveness of such a corporate governance mechanism to maximize monitoring over the operation of the firm.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:27:44 +000
  • Moderating Effect of Employee Engagement on the Relationship between
           Personality Traits and Team Performance: A Study of Employees in Private
           Colleges in Oman

    • Abstract: This study examines the impact of the five-factor model of personality on team performance of teaching and administration staff in private colleges in Oman. The five-factor model consists of extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness to experience and neuroticism. A field study had been conducted using a sample size of 130 employees in private colleges in Oman. Data was collected through a 36-item questionnaire through convenience sampling. As anticipated, the results are consistent with many previous searches presenting the relationship between agreeableness, conscientiousness, extroversion, and openness to experience on team performance is positive and significant while neuroticism has a negative relationship with team performance. Employee engagement does moderate the relationship between extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and team performance. Employee engagement has a minor moderating effect on the relationship between openness to experience and team performance. The study has enlightened the reality of the relationship between personality traits and team performance with a clear understanding of the academic administration of colleges in Oman. Therefore, organizations should consider the personality traits of employees to improve the overall performance of teams. The sampling from a similar type of organization and exclusion of some of the contextual variables are limitations of this study that hinder generalization to other industries and contexts. This research recommends to include other variables such as gender difference and organizational culture through a cluster of organizations with a large sample that may add more to the validity of results for generalization.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:27:44 +000
  • The Impact of Reward and Knowledge Sharing Practices on Employee
           Performance: A Comparative Analysis between Awash and Dashen Bank S.C.

    • Abstract: Employee performance is measured by the quality of work, productivity, ability to work independently with little or no direction or follow-up to complete tasks, job knowledge, employees’ interpersonal relationships and so on. Reward systems have long been used as a strategy to motivate employees and increase their performance. Several studies have also suggested that knowledge sharing increases learning which improves employees’ job performance. Yet, in Ethiopia, several organizations haven’t done a comprehensive study on which type of reward system or knowledge sharing practice best fit them. The purpose of this study is to examine the reward system and knowledge sharing practices of two banks, Awash and Dashen, in Adama Ethiopia, and analyze the differences in their employee performance. To achieve this objective this study uses instruments based on intrinsic and extrinsic reward system and tacit and explicit knowledge sharing and their impact on employee performance. The target population are employees of Awash and Dashen bank in Adama, Ethiopia. An empirical study using qualitative data and survey method is employed to conduct this study. A convenient sample is collected from 120 employees in each bank. The theoretical and practical implications of the study are also discussed.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:27:44 +000
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