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  • Accounting Education for Professional Accountants: Evidence from Italy

    • Authors: Giovanna Lucianelli, Francesca Citro
      First page: 1
      Abstract: In the last years, the worldwide changes in global, political and financial contexts have gradually modified the approaches to the accounting of national governments and international institutions. In this varying scenario, the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) and consequently national governments have introduced new accounting standards along with related regulatory changes. These issues are of ever-growing importance when considering that the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) has recently developed “The basis for conclusions document for 2017-2021 IAESB Strategy and 2017-2018 Work Plan” (IAESB, 2017) with the aim of informing the Board’s deliberations on its future strategy and priorities about the future expectations of professional competence. The aim of this paper is to report the findings of an empirical study on this topic and address the following research question: what are professional accountants’ views on quality in accounting education' This primary research question is expanded to consider professional accountants’ beliefs on the present (what is necessary for their workplace) and future (what will be necessary for their workplace) with respect to quality in accounting education. The survey highlights how professional accountants have more expectations than in the past about their skills. The majority of professional accountants have been transforming themselves into business consultants since they are now required to offer more services than accounting and taxation consultancy. Consequently, there is a growing demand for cooperation with the university world in order to broaden the programs of accounting education with new technical competencies for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p1
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • The Impact of the External Environment on the Growth of the Italian
           Academic Spin-Offs: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

    • Authors: Ivano De Turi, Antonello Garzoni
      First page: 16
      Abstract: In the last decade, there has been growing attention of the institutions towards the third mission of Universities. The university, along with their two fundamental goals of education and research, pursues a 'third mission', which means that it works to encourage the direct application, enhancement and use of learning to contribute to society's social, cultural and economic development. An instrument to pursue this mission is the creation by universities of academic spin-offs (ASOs) transferring the research results to the business world. This paper tested how the external environment would affect or not the performances of ASOs and in what terms. The dependent variable that best expresses growth, according to the academia, is the sales and the elements of the external environment. It wanted to test if the presence or not, in the province where the ASOs is located, of technology parks, business accelerators and incubators are influential. In this paper, it conducted a cross sectional analysis using an OLS examining the financial statements (31/12/2014) of 552 Italian ASOs.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p16
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Determinants of Capital Structure within the Context of Corporate
           Governance in Egypt

    • Authors: Hanaa A. El-Habashy
      First page: 26
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate the characteristics of corporate governance that impact the capital structure decisions in listed firms in Egypt, to test the efficiency of the research results conducted in the developed Western countries in an emerging economy. A sample of 240 observations from the most active non-financial companies collected in the period 2009-2014 was used for hypothesis testing. Multiple regression models (OLS) were used for data analysis. Seven variables are used in measuring the attributes of corporate governance; they are the managerial ownership, institutional shareholding, shares owned by a large block, board size, board composition, separation of CEO/Chair positions and audit type. Four ratios were calculated for measuring the capital structure, they are long-term and short-term debt to assets, total debt to assets and debt to equity. The results suggest that corporate governance attributes have a significant impact on the capital structure decisions of listed Egyptian companies. In addition, firm-specific factors such as profitability, tangibility, growth opportunities, corporate tax, firm size and non-debt tax shields influence the choice of capital structure in Egypt. The results showed the same relationship with what was obtained in developed Western countries. The paper offers some contribution in the literature and helps to understand the impact of corporate governance on Egypt's capital structure as an emerging economy.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p26
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Effect of Household Factors on Repayment Ability among Islamic
           Microfinance Borrowers in Bangladesh

    • Authors: Farzana Sharmin, Ridzwan Bakar
      First page: 40
      Abstract: The paper aims to discuss the effect of household factors on repayment ability among borrowers of Islamic microfinance in Bangladesh. Cross-sectional survey was used on borrowers who have been involved for more than two years in rural development scheme. Data was collected from 507 households through a close-ended questionnaire. The survey found that household income increased significantly after access to the Islamic microfinance program. The structural equation model analysis shows that household income has a significant positive effect on repayment ability. Household savings and consumption were also found to have a significant positive relationship with household income. Household savings also has a significant positive relationship with repayment ability when it is negative with the household consumption. Unlike conventional studies, this study found that borrowers involved in farm activities have a better repayment ability. The emerging result contributes to the research regarding repayment problems and the findings demonstrate that the adoption of Islamic microfinance could be a better solution. It is also anticipated that the empirical result will contribute to the furtherance of literature on Islamic microfinance.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p40
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Does Leadership Style Influence Organizational Effectiveness in
           Non-Governmental Organizations'

    • Authors: Grace Mwai, Juliana Namada, Paul Katuse
      First page: 52
      Abstract: This article examines the influence of leadership style on organizational effectiveness. Research design used was explanatory and descriptive. The population of the study was project managers of 5547 NGOs registered in Kenya in the year 2016. The data collection tool was a questionnaire. The study sample size was 374 project managers from NGOs in Kenya. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The descriptive statistics methods used included mean, standard deviation and variance, while the inferential statistics used in the study included analysis of variance (ANOVA), and standardized coefficients. Leadership style construct is in three parameters: Clear instructions, concern for employees, and employee consultation. The construct parameters of organizational effectiveness are organization goals attainment, stakeholder satisfaction, and process efficiency. The linear regression model results explain 15.1 percent of the variation in organizational effectiveness and the 84.9 percent from error term and variables not examined in this research. The F statistic was 49.875 at P value of 0.000, meaning that the leadership style has a significant influence on organizational effectiveness. Clear instructions significantly and positively influenced the attainment of organizational goals (p=0.001). Concern for employees was found to significantly and positively facilitate the attainment of organizational goals (p=0.009) and significantly and negatively influence stakeholder satisfaction (p=0.006). In addition, concern for employees significantly and negatively influenced organizational process efficiency (p=0.009). The study recommends that leaders in an organization should provide distinct instructions and be concerned about employees to achieve process efficiency and goal attainment.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p52
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • The Governance and Its Impact on the Organizational Intelligence from the
           Point of View for the Employees of the Social Security Corporation (SSC)
           in Jordan

    • Authors: Eyad Taha Al Rawashdeh
      First page: 65
      Abstract: This study aimed at analyzing the governance and its impact on the organizational intelligence from the point of view of employees of the Social Security Corporation (SSC) in Jordan.To achieve the objectives of the study, a questionnaire was developed covering the study's variables. The questionnaire was distributed to the entire community of the study, which had 191 managers, deputy directors, heads of department, heads of division as well as employees.The study used analytical descriptive statistical methods, using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).The study reached a number of results, the most important are the following: The general arithmetic mean of the respondents 'perceptions of the dimensions of governance in the SSC came at a medium rating.Also, the general arithmetic mean of the respondents' perceptions of the dimensions of the organizational intelligence in the SSC came at a medium rating. And, there is a statistically significant relationship between the independent variable (governance) and its different dimensions and the dependent variable (organizational intelligence) and its different dimensions.In light of these results, the study recommended a number of recommendations, the most important are: establishing a governance system that is declared to all parties concerned to implement it, and clarifies the duties and responsibilities of each employee in the corporation.Another recommendation is continuing to develop the capabilities that enhance the company's abilities of sensing and responding because of its positive impact on boosting the organizational intelligence.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p65
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Social Networking Sites Acceptance: The Role of Personal Innovativeness in
           Information Technology

    • Authors: T. R. Wijesundara, Sun Xixiang
      First page: 75
      Abstract: Current wave of Social Networking Sites (SNS) has become a part of peoples’ daily lives. This study investigates the role of Personal Innovativeness in Information Technology (PIIT), in acceptance of SNS. The theoretical perspective of Technological Acceptance Model (TAM) and PIIT were used to explain the relationships developed in the study. This research is descriptive in nature and is based on primary data collected through self-administered questionnaires, among a sample of 216 undergraduates in Sri Lanka. Findings reconfirmed the relationships in original TAM, enabling to use TAM in SNS context. Further, PIIT significantly predicts the Perceived Ease of Use (PEOU) of SNS. However, PIIT did not moderate the relationship between Perceived Usefulness (PU) and Intention to Use (IU) SNS. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings and directions for further research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p75
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • The Role of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems ERP in Improving Customer
           Relationship Management CRM: An Empirical Study of Safeway Company of

    • Authors: Nader Aljawarneh, Ziyad Saleh Alomari
      First page: 86
      Abstract: The study aim is identifying the role of ERP systems in improving CRM at Safeway Company of Jordan. Employees (No. 210) at Safeway-Jordan were recruited in the study. The researcher adopted a diagnostic descriptive approach, and constructed two tests to measure; the ERP systems and CRM in Safeway-Jordan. The correlation between ERP systems and CRM at Safeway from employee’s perspective was statistically significant. Considering the aforementioned findings, the study recommended that Safeway and other enterprises to use ERP systems and to implement them in prompting CRM for their effective role in improving CRM; it also recommends carefulness inhiring vendors and sales representatives.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p86
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • The Roles of Islamic Religiosity, Brand Image and Knowledge on
           Relationship between Perceived Value and Tourist Satisfaction: A Review

    • Authors: Nashrul Hakimi, Noorshella Binti Che Nawi, Mohamad Ismail, Md Zaki Muhamad Hasan, Asrul Hery Ibrahim, Noorul Azwin Md Nasir
      First page: 101
      Abstract: Islamic tourism industry must be innovative to remain competitive in an increasingly global economic. This conceptual paper examines the relationship between key component and factor that can affect the customer satisfaction in the Islamic tourism industry. The paper conceptualizes perceived value, brand image and Islamic attributes to studies the relationship that exists in the industry. The paper also uses knowledge and religiosity to investigate the moderate factor that exists in the framework between Islamic attributes and customer satisfaction. This paper will shed some light on measuring customer behavior in tourism from Islamic perspective. The dimension use in this paper also could be used as a base for tailoring Islamic tourist packages.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p101
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty in an Internet Service

    • Authors: Jamal M. M. Joudeh, Ala’ O. Dandis
      First page: 108
      Abstract: The current study aimed at examining the influence of service quality (internet service quality) on customer loyalty through the mediating effect of customer satisfaction. Through employing the questionnaire on a convenient sample of (860) consumer from different malls and commercial complexes in Amman – Jordan; the results indicated that internet service quality has a positive influence on customer satisfaction which in its turn can influence the level of customer loyalty. The study also reached to the results that good and well-built service quality may lead to customer satisfaction which in its turn can lead to a better level of customer loyalty. Consumer loyalty includes highlights or attributes that can fulfill the desires or needs of a client, it is a post utilization encounter which contrasts apparent quality and expected quality, in this way a similar conduct between inputs previously and after utilization. The study recommended to enhance the level of service quality awareness is the best approach to customer satisfaction. Aware employees tend to pay more attention to the idea of service quality which can lead to a better customer loyalty.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p108
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • The Impact of Culture on Business Negotiation Styles: A Comparative Study
           between Bangladesh and China

    • Authors: Shen Gangyi, Md Rakibul Hoque, Peng Zhangwen
      First page: 121
      Abstract: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is an emerging and booming trade partner with different countries especially with the People’s Republic of China. China achieved a double-digit GDP which is a remarkable economic record or milestone. A long-term win-win business relationship between Bangladesh and China is being sustained and through this relationship a significant number of business dealings have been made each and every year. One of the greatest challenges that Bangladeshi and Chinese business executives are facing in international business is effective communication with their counterparts during the negotiations. This study aims at investigating the impact of culture in negotiation styles – accommodation, collaboration, competition, compromise and withdrawal. Business executives were the targeted population for this study. About 50 business executives from Bangladesh and 40 Chinese business executives working in Bangladesh were selected for the study. Data has been analyzed by SPSS software. The finding shows that both groups have international business experiences and have completed successful negotiations before. Accommodation, competition, and withdrawal negotiation styles are affected by culture and other two styles – compromise and collaboration – are not affected by culture. Hofstede’s cultural dimension index also supports these hypotheses. The findings of this study will help both Chinese and Bangladeshi business executives to achieve successful negotiations.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p121
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Perceiving Competitiveness under the Restructuring Process of

    • Authors: Charis Michael Vlados, Nikolaos Deniozos, Demosthenes Chatzinikolaou, Michail Demertzis
      First page: 135
      Abstract: Currently, it is becoming progressively clearer within the international scientific community that there is no narrow economic reasoning which could lead to an evolutionary conception of globalization. Under such circumstances, the contemporary globalization crisis emerges as a new center of research for all the converging socio-economic sciences.The current article proposes a new analytical architecture to approach the current dynamics of globalization, by trying to comprehend the underlying evolutionary socio-economic process and by placing the living capitalist firm as a central concept in this analytical framework. In particular, it conceptualizes the capitalistic enterprise as an open living systemunder a constant synthesis of Stra.Tech.Man terms (the interconnection between Strategy, Technology and Management). It studies business as an agent of action which both creates and is created by the socio-economic environment within a continuously systemic process, while perceiving all the sectoral and cross-sectoral dynamics as dialectic agents of the globalizing evolution.Finally, we propose perceiving competitiveness as synthesis of business dynamics, socio-economic spaces and sectoral structures in global level, and draw the conclusion that it is analytically useful and fruitful to understand competitiveness as an organic-strategic process.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p135
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • The Role of the Participatory Depositor in the Governance of Islamic Banks

    • Authors: Simona Franzoni, Asma Ait Allali
      First page: 154
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to verify whether participatory depositors, a special category of stakeholder that entrusts its savings to the Islamic Bank on the basis of the Profit and Loss Sharing principle, could be better protected by providing for them to be represented in the governance bodies of the Bank.The analysis that was carried out and consideration of potential risks this category of saver could be exposed to shows the need to ensure greater protection to participatory depositors compared to other stakeholders. Three working hypotheses on the protection method to be applied are formulated.The study was carried out on the basis of a comparative analysis of four case studies from Malaysia, Morocco, Germany and Italy respectively.The performed analysis has led to the conclusion that the representation of participatory depositors should be provided in specific corporate governance committees. 
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p154
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Evaluation of the Methods of Dealing with the Problem of Mental Dissonance
           of the Consumer after the Purchase Process to Ensure Repeat of Purchase
           (Apple Mobile Phones Company)

    • Authors: Somaia Osman Mohamed Abdelgadir
      First page: 167
      Abstract: The purpose of this research is to identify the effects of consumer behavior. and to know the needs and desires of the consumer, as well as the search for methods and strategies to reduce the problem of mental dissonance of the consumer to repeat the purchase process, data were collected through the questionnaire, observation and reference to some of the relevant references, The research found that the problem of mental dissonance due to technology has a great impact on the youth group between the ages of 21 and 39 years, according to the field study. The findings also show that the intensity of mental dissonance among the consumer, increases whenever there is a high degree of financial risk, Psychological mental dissonance is due to the severity of the purchase side between what is familiar and what is new. The study recommended that the company take into account some of the things that reduce the feelings of conflict as advertisements showing that the buyer is satisfied with the product after the purchase, and recommended that the messages should include in the promotional campaigns directed to the purchaser of Apple products.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p167
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Understanding Relationship between Milestone and Decision-Making in
           Project Management: A Qualitative Study among Project Managers in Saudi

    • Authors: Umar Altahtooh, Thamir Alaskar
      First page: 184
      Abstract: Despite the importance of milestone as a key knowledge in project management, there has been lack of research to understand the relationship between milestones and decision-making. This paper presents a pragmatic research context that aims understanding the nature of milestones and their relationship with different decision-making structures and responsibilities across projects. Data were collected through 14 semi-structured interviews with project managers and analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings explore the concepts of project milestones among project managers in Saudi Arabia. The paper finds that there is a relationship between milestones and the impact on decision-making.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p184
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Factors Hindering Use of Standard Weights and Measures along Irish Potato
           Supply Chain in Njombe Region, Tanzania

    • Authors: Kenneth M. K. Bengesi
      First page: 196
      Abstract: Non-compliance with standard weights and measures in agricultural marketing in Tanzania compelled this paper to examined factors hindering use of standard weights and measures along Irish potato supply chain. To address this challenge a cross section research design was used to develop data collection plan and probability sampling was used to draw a representative sample from a sampling frame. The findings revealed that weak enforcement of the regulations governing compliance to standard weights and measures, weak extension services that failed to provide reliable market information to farmers, lack of negotiation skills among smallholder farmers against local brokers / traders coupled with inadequate market infrastructure with appropriate weights and measure facilities provide incentives for local brokers and traders to exploit smallholder farmers. For the sake of fair deals in transactions associated with Irish potato along the supply chain this paper recommends the best practices to ensure responsible business practices among actors.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p196
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • The Integration of Lean Management and Six Sigma Strategies to Improve the
           Performance of Production in Industrial Pharmaceutical

    • Authors: Abdullah Ahmad Al-Shourah, Rawan Thaher Al-Tarawneh, Feras Ali Alzu'bi
      First page: 207
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to identify the lean management and Six Sigma strategies to improve production performance in pharmaceutical companies through the evaluation and analysis of Six Sigma for the performance of production processes in pharmaceutical companies. The study sheds light on two variables that are considered among the most critical variables in a business organization. The paper explores the critical factors related to the application of L6σ. It also, mentions to lean management and six Sigma strategies, analyzing the production process to classify critical areas and work proactively to improve both quality and productivity. The hypotheses of process normality behavior are tested to verify subsistence of adequate conditions for Six Sigma methodology application, as well as errors forecasting in the distribution parameters estimation. The researcher reached several results on the basis of the results of the statistical analysis. The field of Lean Six Sigma had started to produce significantly, standalone concepts of Lean and Six Sigma are highly researched related to the integrated concepts; large proportion of perspective, conceptual and descriptive based studies, empirical validity on the fusion between Lean and Six Sigma. This paper has made an effort to categorize the satisfied of Lean Six Sigma studies that has never before attempted given the complexity and diversity inherent. Therefore, this paper can lookout as abasis for future endeavors in an effort to better the classification and contents in ways that best describe the researches in the field of Lean Six Sigma and six Sigma.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p207
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Adaptation of Globalization and Their Effect to the Tanzania Economic

    • Authors: Japhet Jacksoni Katanga, Seleman Pharles
      First page: 217
      Abstract: Globalization can be defined as the process based on international cooperation strategies, the aims of globalization is to expanded the operation of a certain business or service to become into a worldwide level, Globalization facilitate the modern advance technology which help community to undergo the social, political and economic development. Globalization economic has reinforced the margination for African developing economies and make to be dependent for the few primary commodities or service whereby the price and demand are extreme determine by externally. On this outcome it lead some of the African countries to be turn into poverty or economic inequality due let their own resources being determine by developed countries. On these paper you will get a chance to oversee the effect of adaption globalization to Tanzania economic growth.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p217
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Firm Level Strategy, Organization Culture and Performance of Food and
           Beverage Manufacturing Firms in Kenya

    • Authors: Zachary B. Awino, Dominic C. Muteshi, Reginah K. Kitiabi, Ganesh P. Pokhariyal
      First page: 224
      Abstract: The study tested the impact of organization culture on the on the relationship between firm-level strategy and performance of food and beverage manufacturing firms in Kenya. The opinion of the CEO/MDs from 125 firms in this sector was sought by application of a structured questionnaire; the collected data was analysed using hierarchical regression analysis. The paper stated hypothesis that organizational culture has a significant effect on the relationship between firm-level strategy and performance. The results supported the hypothesis. Therefore, firm development of strong organization culture to support firm-level strategy for higher performance is paramount. These findings will contribute to government policy formulation for sector’s expansion and competitiveness and management drives in building a positive organization culture to support firm-level strategy for improved performance.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p224
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Interregional Transfer of Carbon Emissions and Shared Responsibility: A
           Review of Theory and Evidence

    • Authors: Yabei Hu, Yang Tao
      First page: 236
      Abstract: Addressing global climate change through obligation assignment of region-specific emissions reduction needs to measure not only direct carbon emissions of a particular region but also indirect carbon emissions, which are increasingly raised by interregional transfer of carbon emissions. With the literature on carbon emissions expanding substantially, emission transfers at both international and national levels have attracted a growing attention in the past years. This study provides an overview of the theoretical basis for, and empirical evidence on interregional emission transfers from three perspectives: transfer levels, transfer drivers and shared responsibility. We emphasize the contribution of such research to our understanding of global carbon emissions and regional responsibilities of emissions reduction. The discrepancies with previous studies are discussed in relation to the various theoretical arguments and empirical methods. Finally, based on the literature review, the study discusses theoretical and practical implications for scholars and practitioners, and highlights possible new directions for future research. 
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p236
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • The Impact of Power Structures on Supply Chain Enterprises with Carbon
           Emission Reduction Decisions

    • Authors: Fan Dandan, Xu Qi
      First page: 246
      Abstract: This paper focuses on analyzing the impact of power structures of supply chain enterprises on their carbon emission reduction decisions. First, three game models (Nash, Manufacturer Stackelberg and Retailer Stackelberg) are constructed according to members’ different bargaining power, respectively. Then, the optimal carbon emission reduction decisions and profits of supply chain enterprises in different game models are solved and compared. The research results show that supply chain enterprises have the lowest carbon emission reduction rate in Nash game, and their corresponding profits are the least. As for Stackelberg game, the carbon emission reduction rate as a leader is greater than that as a follower, but the profit as a leader is less than that as a follower. The total profit of the entire supply chain system in Manufacturer Stackelberg model is always greater than that in Retailer Stackelberg model.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p246
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Context-Specific and Firm-Specific Factors and Their Effect on Banking
           Credit Policies in Post-Unification Southern Italy: A Case Study

    • Authors: Puntillo Pina, Rubino Franco Ernesto, Cambrea Domenico Rocco
      First page: 257
      Abstract: The article presents a case study based on the credit policies of a southern Italian bank, the “Cassa di Risparmio di Calabria”, which operated between 1861 and 1998.The choice of “Cassa di Risparmio di Calabria” is not casual. It is the most important local bank in southern Italy after unification. This study addressed the call for an interdisciplinary approach, using Canergie and Napier’s framework to analyze the credit policies of the Cassa di Risparmio di Calabria.Highlighting the logic of the practice, we adapted Canergie and Napier’s framework investigating which contextual and firm-specific factors most affected the way in which the firm adopted its credit policies emerging from bookkeeping (the research question).Document analyses were used as a means of investigation. In detail, archival sources, both public and business -accounting and non-accounting, as well as statutes and notary protocols, old books, journal and ledgers were analyzed in order to address the research question. Actually, the exploration of the historical dimension of banks and financial institutions has a great potentiality within accounting research and it deserves the attention of accounting scholars.The article contributes to enlarging the knowledge of the functioning of the credit sector in southern Italy after unification. The originality of the article lies in the use of an interdisciplinary approach, specifically the Canergie and Napier framework, to analyze credit policies of a bank.
      PubDate: 2018-06-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p257
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • The Impact of Jordanian Banks Websites’ Quality on Customers’

    • Authors: Manar R. Maraqa, Amaal M. Al-Amawi, Tareq Hashem
      First page: 268
      Abstract: This paper focuses on customers’ perceptions regarding three key aspects in Jordanian e-banking services: service quality, system quality, and information quality. The importance of these topics is likely to keep on growing in the near future, as customers become more demanding. Descriptive, analytical approach was used in this study; data were collected through questionnaires that were physically distributed to a random sample of 295 banks’ customers in Jordan. The model achieves an acceptable fit and explains 79.6% of its variance. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the research hypotheses by using SPSS. The results of the study indicate that service quality has the highest impact on customer satisfaction followed by system quality and information quality. However and in order to meet current and future customers demands, banks in Jordan should strive to exceed their customers’ expectations, because of the ongoing growth in use of smart phones, mobile banking, and e-commerce further fuels the market growth. Therefore, banks as service providers should strive for excellence.
      PubDate: 2018-07-12
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p268
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and
           Management, Vol. 13 No. 8

    • Authors: Stephen Lee
      First page: 277
      Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 13 No. 8, 2018
      PubDate: 2018-06-16
      DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v13n8p277
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 8 (2018)
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