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  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and
           Management, Vol. 15 No. 5

    • Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 15 No. 5, 2020
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 07:35:25 +000
       
  • The Influence of YouTube Beauty Vloggers on Indonesian Consumers’
           Purchase Intention of Local Cosmetic Products

    • Abstract: Social media are web-based technology and social platform that involve social, personal and technological factors, which have triggered the development and evolution of website-based communities. Moreover, relevant web-based applications have also become the mainstream media for value creation and information exchange. The proliferation, convenience, and immediacy of social media have attracted many enterprises to adopt social media as a marketing tool. Among them, Electronic Word-of-Mouth (E-WoM), used mostly by vloggers (video bloggers), enables its users to review products and express their opinions on social media. Therefore, E-WoM has gradually become an important source of information for consumers, which influences their purchasing decisions. YouTube, a video sharing platform affiliated with Google, is a popular social media with tons of users. One of its most appealing and popular communities is Beauty Blogger, where beauty vloggers create and upload videos about beauty products. This study explored the impact of YouTube beauty vlogger on the attitude of Indonesian women towards locally made cosmetics and their willingness to purchase them. Based on the research results, relevant conclusions and recommendations were proposed which can be used as a reference for future research and practical applications.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 02:53:52 +000
       
  • The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Regional Employment Adjustment:
           Evidence from China

    • Abstract: Based on the exogenous event of China's accession to the World Trade Organization, using the data of tariff and employment in 2000 and 2010, this paper divides employment into formal and informal employment and studies the impact of lower tariff of final and intermediate goods on the employment change of China's labor market at the city level. It can be seen from the empirical results that the more the tariff of the main industries in a region falls, the greater the growth of total employment and informal employment in the region. The temporary nature of informal employment makes it more responsive to shocks of liberalization at first, while the formal may lag. The eastern coastal areas of China have more developed economy and its industrial emphasis facing larger tariff cuts, while the western areas are relatively less developed and its industrial emphasis facing smaller tariff cuts. Correspondingly, the employment situation in the eastern areas is relatively prosperous, absorbing a large number of informal employments.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 02:34:37 +000
       
  • The Effect and Mechanism of Trade Liberalization on Wage

    • Abstract: This research discussed the relationship and mechanism between trade liberalization and the wage level of enterprises. Using the firm-level data from Annual Survey of Industrial Firms(ASIF) database and tariff data from World Bank, we find that, the final goods trade liberalization will reduce the wage, while the intermediate goods trade liberalization will improve the level of enterprises' wages. And that trade liberalization affects wages through firm performance. The reduction of input tariff reduces firm’s input cost, and increases firm’s sales and profit, then the firm has more ability to provide higher wages. While the decline of output tariff damages firm’s performance, which leads enterprises to transfer the loss by reducing wages.
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 02:44:33 +000
       
  • The Impact of Financial Crisis on Earnings Management in Nonfinancial
           Listed Firms: Evidence from Jordan

    • Abstract: This paper studies earnings management in Jordan during the global financial crisis. It addresses mainly the question of whether or not financial crisis has an impact on discretionary accruals, using the modified Jones model (1995) for estimating discretionary accruals. By applying Ordinary Least Squares regression model on a sample of 71 nonfinancial listed firms during the period of 2005-2012, I find a conclusive evidence that Jordanian nonfinancial listed firms did not engage in a greater level of earnings management during the financial crisis period. In addition, larger firms are less involved in earnings management practices compared to smaller firms. Moreover, the results suggest a negative significant impact of operating cash flow on discretionary accruals, while it fails to connect current year losses with discretionary accruals. However, the findings indicate that firm’s leverage is positively and significantly associated with discretionary accruals. Overall, the empirical results provided evidence that earnings management practices in Jordanian nonfinancial sectors are relatively small, even smaller in services sector, which raise questions about the validity of the modified Jones model and whether or not different models (such as Deangelo, 1986) should be used in future studies regarding earnings management.
      PubDate: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 02:59:24 +000
       
  • Dissatisfaction and Profile of Dissatisfied Consumers: A Case Study of
           Mobile Telecommunication Network Consumers in Nigeria

    • Abstract: This research paper examined the dissatisfaction of Mobile telecommunication network (MTN) consumers in Nigeria. The researchers used expectancy disconfirmation theory (EDT) to argue that with high and prolonged consumer dissatisfaction, educated MTN consumers are prone to exit their service chain for other telecom companies. Contrary to MTN’s promises upon entry into the Nigerian telecom market, its consumers have been groaning against substandard services offered to them by MTN. Adequate supply, stability, and maintenance/hitch free services lead to consumer satisfaction, while deficiency of the stated factors aggravates consumers, thus consumer dissatisfaction. This quantitative research utilized a cross-sectional design and adopted a stratified sampling technique to incorporate 385 MTN consumers in Lagos, Nigeria. IBM SPSS version 22 was used for the data analysis. The data set consisted of 58.2% males and 41.8% females. Descriptive statistics found that 43.9% of MTN consumers were highly dissatisfied while 56.1% were lowly dissatisfied. A Chi-square test revealed that only educational level is significantly associated with dissatisfaction among the six selected background variables. Also, logistic regression showed age, educational level, and religion as significant predictors of high dissatisfaction among consumers. Educated consumers tend to sensitize service outcomes more than uneducated ones as a result of their wealth of information. Older (aged) and religious consumers will also evaluate marketing episode critically more than younger and non-religious ones. Results further imply that consumers’ educational level is a catalyst of expectancy disconfirmation theory in service sectors. MTN or similar commercial enterprises should focus on the causes of dissatisfaction and strategize on how to ameliorate the dissatisfaction level among their consumers. Firms should embark on promotional offers and other stimuli activities to regain their consumers’ trust and loyalty; hence, it will extend their market share and dominance.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 22:55:58 +000
       
  • Research on Online Car-Hailing Scheduling Problem Based on Resource
           Allocation

    • Abstract: In recent years, with the rapid development of Internet technology, various online car-hailing platforms (Uber, DiDi, CaoCao, etc.) have swept the world. The convenient and fast information exchange of "Internet +" greatly alleviates the information obstruction caused by the space-time deviation between passengers and drivers in the traditional taxi system, and becomes a powerful tool to improve the efficiency of the taxi market. In order to improve the utilization of resource allocation, this paper designs a model based on the vehicle's empty driving distance, and uses the Hungarian solution to obtain the shortest vehicle's empty driving distance to optimize the resource allocation problem. Then, according to the position coordinates and the travel route of the vehicle, the vehicle information of eleven times a day is calculated, and it is found that the result obtained by the algorithm is ideal;At the same time, we design the subsidy pricing model and its scheme. Finally, we make a systematic summary of the research content of this paper and look forward to the possible research directions in the future.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:47:28 +000
       
  • A New Framework to Build a Touristic Strategy in Global Destination
           Management

    • Abstract: Globalization age led to creation of new markets and to unveil new scenarios. This contingency highlighted the existence of a broader range of tourist offerings; a factor which, frequently, has undermined the most traditionally established destinations. The model of new destinations must not ignore the peculiarities of territories on they insist creating a unique amalgam and differentiating it from other neighboring or similar destinations. Due to this proliferation of factors that destabilize the governance of tourism management models in the public and private sector, it is necessary to start an analysis of government indicators that consider peculiar aspects of destination management in the era of globalization. For these reasons we conducted an analysis of the business-economic literature about the themes of tourism and governance in tourist destinations and we selected a set of indicators to describe, assess and control extended, slow and sustainable destinations. In this work, we want to illustrate a heuristic approach to build glocal destination based on the pillars of extended, slow and sustainable tourism. From the results of the literature analysis it will be possible to create a framework to build a tourist strategy in glocal destination management, useful to implementation of territorial tourism strategies for both institutional, public and private actors. The use of the key factors of the model could favor the insertion of new tourist routes respecting the cornerstones of the tourism ecosystem of sustainability.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:41:22 +000
       
  • Factors Affecting Brand Equity in Fast Food Restaurants Industry in Egypt

    • Abstract: The main aim of this study is to build and test a model that includes determinants of brand equity in fast food restaurants industry. Designed questionnaire was distributed to customers sample in fast food restaurants in Egypt. Data were obtained from 307 respondents and were analyzed using Amos.18 and Spss.16 to test hypotheses established in a research model. The results indicated that there is a positive significant relationship between perceived value and customer satisfaction. The results revealed that there is a positive significant relationship between customer satisfaction and customer trust. It is found that there is a positive significant relationship between customer satisfaction, customer trust and brand equity.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:29:06 +000
       
  • Construction and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Perceptions and
           Attitudes towards Genetically Modified Organisms in the Mexican Urban
           Population

    • Abstract: Introduction: this paper presents the development and validation of an instrument to measure the perceptions and attitudes about the production and consumption of the Mexican urban consumers towards genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Method: The proposed questionnaire contains 63 questions that encompassed 11 latent factors that was applied to 14,720 people of the Mexican urban population aged between 18 to 65 years. This measuring questionnaire was validated using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Results: we found that it is acceptable the proposed instrument for measuring perceptions and attitudes towards genetically modified organisms (PAGMOs) for the urban Mexican population. Discussion and Conclusion: The same instrument (construct) it is suitable for each of the 8 regions studied since with the multi-group CFA performed we found evidence that this is valid for each of the regions under study. Also, the analysis of the questions of the proposed instrument revealed that participants have a low general knowledge, a high distrust towards GMOs, want labeling of genetically modified (GM) products and not perceive their social values and positive health effects beyond increasing agricultural productivity.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 02:29:59 +000
       
  • Teaching Business Statistics: Some Useful Relationships

    • Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to suggest an instructional approach in the introductory business statistics course that utilizes relationships between separately introduced topics. The paper will explore three “useful relationships” that can assist classroom instruction: (1) the relationship between the simple arithmetic mean, the weighted arithmetic mean, and the expected value of a discrete probability distribution; (2) the relationship between the use of the multiplication rule to calculate the joint probability associated with two events, use of tree diagrams, and the use of the binomial and hypergeometric distributions; and (3) the relationship between the geometric mean and the compound interest rate. Each discussion includes detailed examples of calculations to demonstrate the relationships.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 01:48:06 +000
       
  • Handling Innovation in Small Family Firms: The Role of Context

    • Abstract: Innovation management in family firms is a paradoxical challenge. The constant tension between innovation and tradition confers to this topic a fascinating mystery area that calls to action scholarly efforts and further studies to underscore whether family firms are innovating or not. This debate becomes even more intriguing and interesting when family businesses are small-sized and embedded in local contexts strongly attached to traditions and cultures that inhibit change. Based on the curiosity of analyzing the innovation proclivity of small family firms rooted in such a context and building on previous studies that were focused on innovation in family run businesses, we deeply investigated two cases. Findings uncovered a twofold and opposite role of the context:  on the one hand, a constraint and, on the other hand, leverage of innovation. Interesting scholars and practical implications are discussed, and future studies are suggested.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:43:08 +000
       
  • Literature Review on Credit Risk of China’s P2P Lending

    • Abstract: P2P lending develops fast in China and many scholars have done research on it. I explore the credit risk of China’s P2P lending by gathering and classifying essays. To be specific, I discuss the classification of credit risk and empirical research on it. Then I analyze the problems in P2P lending in China and how to control them, which is significant for investors and supervisors. Although China’s P2P lending platforms run badly in 2019, several platforms are under transformation. Other platforms can draw lessons from transformation.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 06:55:18 +000
       
  • Perceptions and Attitudes of University Students of Five Mexican Public
           Institutions on the Labeling of Products Made with Genetically Modified
           Organisms

    • Abstract: Introduction: To know the perceptions and attitudes about the labeling of products made with genetically modified organisms (GMO), of students from five universities in central Mexico, in the following areas of knowledge: natural sciences, health sciences, chemical sciences, economic and administrative sciences and biological and agricultural sciences. Methodological design and approach: In the study, 2923 students answered a questionnaire with Likert scale of five questions. It is important to mention that the original questionnaire has 64 variables and 11 factors to measure the perceptions, attitudes, benefits and risks on the production and consumption of GMO. Results: Of the total sample 16.60% always read the labels, 85.70% agree that the label should show the characteristics of the product. 82.90% said that when making promotions should be reported on the label the characteristics of the product and finally 82.90% answered that the Mexican government should legislate a legal framework to regulate the mandatory labeling of products made with GMOs. Discussion or Conclusion. The sample only cover 5 Mexican universities. The relevant contribution of this research provides an empirical knowledge about the perceptions and attitudes regarding the labeling of products with GMOs content from a sample of the population of five public universities in central Mexico. This study is an important contribution for Mexican society, because there is no legal framework to regulate the labeling of products with GMO content and that it is essential to strengthen the training of university students with scientific information in this field. The labeling of products made with GMOs is generating relevant controversies worldwide, so it is important to know and spread the perceptions and attitudes of the sample considered in this study.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 04:55:46 +000
       
  • Cultural Values on Continuous Improvement in Private Schools in Kuwait

    • Abstract: This study aimed to identify the impact of cultural values on continuous improvement in Kuwaiti private schools. The study was applied over a convenient sample amounting 100 administrators.The study concluded that there is an effect of cultural values on continuous improvement in private schools in Kuwait. The researcher recommends that there is a need to train employees in private schools to practice cultural values that contribute to continuous improvement, In addition to focus on enhancing work spirit within one team between teachers and school personnel, and to focus on enhancing cultural values prevailing in Kuwaiti society among school students.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 01:55:31 +000
       
  • Corporate Governance Variables and Integrated Reporting

    • Abstract: Integrated reporting (IR) represents the last frontier of corporate disclosure. Its purpose is to provide information on an organization's strategy and its business model, performance and governance, offering a clear overview of the organization's capacity to create value. From an academic point of view, the focus on integrated reporting has grown significantly in recent years. However, an aspect still little explored is represented by the level of compliance of the integrated reports with the IIRC requirements. Among the few studies on the issue of the level of alignment of integrated reports with the IIRC framework, only two focused on identifying the determinants. This work aims to bridge this gap through the analysis of the effect of three characteristics of the board (size, average age, gender diversity) and one of the CEO (duality) on the level of compliance of integrated reports with the IIRC framework. The results show a significant and positive effect of board size and board gender diversity on the level of alignment of integrated reports with the IIRC framework. They also show a significant and negative effect of the CEO duality and a not significant effect of the board average age.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:02:45 +000
       
  • Sustainable Business Models: Literature Review of Main Contributions and
           Themes

    • Abstract: Literature on sustainable business models (SBM) has recently emerged and is rapidly expanding. This promising research field is aimed at intersecting traditional business model approaches with corporate sustainability. Most of the research to date has focused on existing case studies or examples of sustainability innovations in business models or on the use of frameworks and tools to categorise or design SBMs or suggest the stages of this innovative process towards sustainability. This article presents an integrative literature review aimed at describing the objective aspects of the SBM literature such as its temporal, industrial, geographical and methodological factors. As well as this descriptive analysis, the paper categorises the SBM literature in terms of its main purposes and themes. This categorisation is aimed at synthesising the main contributions of the SBM literature and to highlight gaps to suggest possible further developments. Despite presenting different perspectives on value (proposition, creation, delivery and capture), the current research on SBM has failed to take a holistic approach towards sustainable value measurement and representation in its models and frameworks.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:02:28 +000
       
  • The Effect of Cultural-Social Programs on Pensioners’ Satisfaction in
           Social Security Organization in Iran

    • Abstract: The economic development of the country has a direct relationship with the role of the social security organization in the fair distribution of wealth and the creation of the processes supporting government programs. For the insurer organizations, and especially the social security organization, to maintain the satisfaction of its customers as the main capital of this organization, they should increase the quality of their services. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effect of the quality of socio-cultural projects and programs on improving the level of satisfaction of pensioners. The purpose of this study is applied and has a descriptive-survey method. The statistical population includes all pensioners of social security organization in Golpayegan city. With the help of convenience sampling, 384 pensioners of this city were surveyed. In order to analyze the data, mean test of a society, Pearson correlation and linear regression were used. The results showed that the quality of the educational programs provided to the pensioners of the Social Security Organization is satisfactory. However, the quality of social and cultural programs provided to pensioners of the Social Security Organization was not satisfactory. Finally, it was found that the quality of the educational, social and cultural programs offered affected the satisfaction of the social security organizations.The economic development of the country has a direct relationship with the role of the social security organization in the fair distribution of wealth and the creation of the processes supporting government programs. For the insurer organizations, and especially the social security organization, to maintain the satisfaction of its customers as the main capital of this organization, they should increase the quality of their services. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effect of the quality of socio-cultural projects and programs on improving the level of satisfaction of pensioners. The purpose of this study is applied and has a descriptive-survey method. The statistical population includes all pensioners of social security organization in Golpayegan city. With the help of convenience sampling, 384 pensioners of this city were surveyed. In order to analyze the data, mean test of a society, Pearson correlation and linear regression were used. The results showed that the quality of the educational programs provided to the pensioners of the Social Security Organization is satisfactory. However, the quality of social and cultural programs provided to pensioners of the Social Security Organization was not satisfactory. Finally, it was found that the quality of the educational, social and cultural programs offered affected the satisfaction of the social security organizations.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:02:10 +000
       
 
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