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Applied Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Applied Finance and Accounting     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Intl. J. of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
J. of Education and Training Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Studies in Engineering and Technology     Open Access  
Studies in Media and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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  • Ambidextrous Strategy and Firm Performance: The Moderating Effects of
           Organizational Slack and Organizational Life Cycle

    • Authors: Changyue Luo, Dongli Zhang, Biao Luo, Jiajia Ge
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: The relationship between ambidexterity and firm performance holds a prominent place in the literature. However, studies that examine the conditions under which ambidexterity leads to success are relatively scarce. Based on a sample of 226 firms in China, this study examines the moderating effects of organizational slack and organizational life cycle on the relationship between balance dimension of ambidexterity and combined dimension of ambidexterity and firm performance. The empirical results reveal that pursuing a high level of combined dimension of organizational ambidexterity is only beneficial to firms with a high level of organizational slack or firms in maturity stage, while pursuing a high level of balance dimension of organizational ambidexterity is only beneficial to firms in growth stage, but not to firms in maturity stage.
      PubDate: 2017-09-25
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v3i4.2666
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 4 (2017)
  • Subsidisation and Sustainability Impacts on Contract Producers

    • Authors: Bernard F. Monnaie
      Pages: 12 - 22
      Abstract: Production subsidies tend to be provided as government development support instruments. This paper examines their potential impacts on lower-tier producers. Those impacts are partly elucidated by a mixed-methods study of small-scale fish producers of Seychelles targeting foreign fish markets. Scale disadvantages tend to prevent such producers from overcoming the entry barriers of foreign markets without government assistance, including subsidisation. In the study, a screening survey helped assign a group of 34 randomly-selected fish producers to a Managed Value Chain (MVC) – buyers and producers engaging in supply-demand matching coordination, and another 32 randomly-selected fish harvesters to an Open-market Value Chain (OVC) – comprising buyers and harvesters without intentional supply-demand matching coordination. Using 5 months of production-related data, the study first compared the means of the production capacity, level and efficiency of the producers. Four highest-producing MVC producers subsequently gave an interview on their operations. Results inter alia indicate that a gradually increasing range of fisheries subsidies have been helping MVC producers to raise their production capacity, standard and level. However, the subsidies have also been indicatively decreasing the productivity of commercial stocks. The study inter alia suggests that unless marine biological resources are carefully managed, export-oriented production subsidies threaten their environmental sustainability.
      PubDate: 2017-10-29
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v3i4.2739
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 4 (2017)
  • An Investigation of Factors Affecting the Employees' Quality of Work
           Life and Assessment of the Status of These Factors

    • Authors: Hamed Mohammadi, Mahsa Tavakoli, Sahar Yazdanian, Mohammad Babaei
      Pages: 23 - 38
      Abstract: The present study investigated the factors affecting the quality of work life of employees and assessed the status of these components in Mazandaran Gas Company. The population of this study included the employees of this company, and statistical sample involved 329 employees. Walton model was used to study the quality of work life components. To analyze data, test research hypotheses, and assess the status of components, the Chi-square test, Wilcoxon, Friedman, and confirmatory factor analysis were used. The results revealed that fair and appropriate compensation, providing opportunities for continued growth and safety, social  relevance of work life, and development of human capacities were at a good status, and healthy and safe environment as well as  social cohesion and integration were at an average status,  and total space of life and constitutionalism were at an adverse status.
      PubDate: 2017-11-08
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v3i4.2779
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 4 (2017)
  • Economic and Innovative Factors Influence on Funding of the Supply-Side of
           Housing in Nairobi, Kenya

    • Authors: Faith Wambui Kanjumba
      Pages: 39 - 53
      Abstract: Housing impact on an economy is undisputed. Economic factors comprising market forces, cost of inputs, the macro economy and the cost of funding are one set of factors that impacts on the funding of the supply-side of housing.  Financiers’ reactionary actions to encourage uptake of credit is undertaken by use of innovation and technology. This paper sets to establish the relationships between both economic and innovative factors, and funding of the supply-side of housing in Kenya and also the moderating effect of the major stakeholders. Using an explanatory form of approach in research design a survey was conducted using questionnaires to collect data from a random sample of 212 branches in Nairobi of financial institutions drawn from a population of 43 commercial banks, 9 deposit-taking MFIs and three major financiers of housing. Factor analysis, correlation analysis and ordinal logit regression were used to determine the relationships. A negative relationship between economic factors and funding of housing was found, while innovative financing and technological factors were found to have no influence. A positive moderating effect of stakeholders on the relationships between both economic factors, and innovative financing and technological factors on one side, and funding of housing was established. The implication being that economic factors play a bigger role in impacting housing and a stable economy is conducive in encouraging investments in housing, with government acting more as an enabler. Innovative financing and technology act as facilitators only.
      PubDate: 2017-11-13
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v3i4.2316
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 4 (2017)
  • The Failure of Home Depot in China - A Case Study

    • Authors: Shihui Zheng
      Pages: 54 - 58
      Abstract: In modern business management, organizational behavior is a crucial factor in influencing the success. Especially, when considering the market performance of a business, the decision-making behavior may be an important factor. In different local conditions, organizational behavior might be a determining factor in success. The paper, by studying the case of the US Home Depot in China, attempts to analyze the behavioral factors impacting the success in the local place of its targeted market. Based on the two factors including incompetent local adaptation and the wrong entry time and entry mode leading to failure, some recommendations are made. Firstly, the company could conduct a more detailed and systematic research of the local conditions, especially the local cultural and economic features. Secondly, it is crucially important to know the exact time and the suitable entry mode. Thirdly, that the Home Depot could have study the communicative mode with the locals heavily influenced by the local cultural traditions and conventions in order to avoid blind entry strategy. To conclude, for the success of cross-border businesses, being adaptable to the local consuming habits is an important premise of the sustainable development for the Home Depot in the international market.
      PubDate: 2017-11-13
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v3i4.2791
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 4 (2017)
  • Impact of Digital Growth in Modern Business

    • Authors: Zoran Mastilo
      Pages: 59 - 63
      Abstract: Target research in this paper is the assessment and analysis of content of digital progress and its impact on modern business. Business digitization has been introducing increasingly dynamic changes across the entire global economic sphere, whereas its content increasingly maintains to affect the competitiveness of national economies. At the microeconomic level, digital technologies lead to a change of economic structure and quality of production factors, based on knowledge and innovations. This paper should provide specific answers on how to apply new technologies and digital techniques in a quality manner within the knowledge economy. This is not the only answer provided in this paper. On the contrary, the paper shall respond to question how to minimize the risks of all kinds, in order to increase labour productivity. The immediate objective of this paper is to adequately locate and understand the problem of economy digitization and the changes it brings, as well as to provide specific ideas and practical solutions for better and more efficient business operations. The new information, i.e. digital economy fundamentally differs from the traditional ones. This very synergy of workforce, its emergence in such manner, as well as increase in its presence, will be the biggest challenge to what we now call the digital economy. The IT revolution and communication technology affect the development of the new economy on a global scale, which significantly contributes to the modern business. The impact of digital growth on modern business should be reflected in increased productivity, knowing that the increase in productivity is a key issue in any economy, including the digital economy. Increasing productivity implies an increase in the results achieved with the same consumption of resources or achieving the same results with less consumption of resources. Numerous studies have been performed on this subject at the global level, demonstrating that there are serious analyses and research that show exactly how much the investment in IT does actually increase productivity. It is believed that the majority of the growth in productivity since 1995 to date is to be primarily credited to investments in information technology and business process automation. Increasing productivity is evident almost anywhere: in individual companies, industries and economies, which actually represents the essence of modern business activities.
      PubDate: 2017-11-13
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v3i4.2650
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 4 (2017)
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