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Publisher: Redfame Publishing   (Total: 7 journals)   [Sort by number of followers]

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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: 16)
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, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
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Business and Management Studies
Number of Followers: 11  

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ISSN (Print) 2374-5916 - ISSN (Online) 2374-5924
Published by Redfame Publishing Homepage  [7 journals]
  • Recent Decrease of Regional Disparity within Thailand

    • Authors: Kenji Nozaki
      Pages: 1 - 9
      Abstract: The existence of wage gaps between Thailand and its neighboring countries facilitate the division of labor in manufacturing production in the GMS. However, if the wage gap inside Thailand is too large, such effect is diminished. Under such recognition, this paper aims to clarify the recent situation of the regional disparity in Thailand.The author acquired three findings. Firstly, the regional GINI coefficient in Thailand is confirmed to match Kuznets’ inverted U-shaped curve. The analysis shows that the peak of the disparity occurred with income level in the early to mid-1990s. Secondly, the recent decrease of the disparity is partly explained by the changes in industrial policies. Export promotion policies introduced after import substitution in mid-1980s relocated the manufacturing production bases. It was followed by other supporting industries. They increased the income level of remote areas, and it caused the decrease of the regional disparity. Finally, the author found that the case of Thailand is different from the case of Indonesia. Even though Indonesia is also growing with foreign direct investment like Thailand, no Kuznets’ U-shaped curve of regional disparity was observed.
      PubDate: 2018-03-18
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v4i2.3020
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2018)
  • Consumer Preference and Willingness to Pay for the Tourism Packages: A
           Conjoint Study of a Rural Destination

    • Authors: Eric Beckman, Kuo-Liang “Matt” Chang
      Pages: 10 - 16
      Abstract: Many small cities and towns seek to promote their destinations to leisure travelers via their website. Leisure travelers consist of singles, couples, families, and friends travelling together. While not part of the more lucrative group market, leisure travelers are nonetheless important to the economy of a destination. For instance, families that travel are looking for the types of restaurants, hotels, and activities that are family-friendly. Couples may be looking for a romantic getaway including a charming hotel and a pleasant restaurant. Some destinations will attempt to cater to these travelers by providing packages on their website that cater to families and couples. Thus, it is important to determine what types of packages families (and couples) want for their trip, the perceived value of the packages, and how much they would be willing to pay for these packages. This study uses a choice-based conjoint study to determine willingness to pay (WTP) for various package choices geared towards families in a rural destination.
      PubDate: 2018-03-27
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v4i2.3075
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2018)
  • Gender Interview on Functional Design, Hedonist, Symbolic Benefits for
           Motorcycle Buying Decision

    • Authors: Umbas Krisnanto, Widya Riani Utami
      Pages: 17 - 23
      Abstract: Automatic motorcycle purchases increase over time. The purpose of research to determine the cause of consumers buy automatic gear motorcycle (matic) whether because of price, design, or benefits (functional, hedonic, symbolic). To lead consumers more focused, conducted qualitative research using interviews to matic owners in 4 large cities are evenly distributed between male and female motorcycle buyers. The result is all respondents interviewed buy matic because of design. Functional benefits had already in accordance with manufacturer specified, hedonic benefits because it looks sporty, symbolic benefits because it comes with gender colors. Interesting designs make motorcycle owners buy without looking at prices as the main reference. Implications for management to produce matic many variants that buyers got more choice.
      PubDate: 2018-03-29
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v4i2.3082
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2018)
  • The Management of Innovation Networks: Possibilities of Collaboration in
           Light of Game Theory

    • Authors: Samuel Façanha Câmara, Brenno Buarque de Lima, Teresa Lenice Nogueira da Gama Mota, Alanna Lima e Silva, Pablo Padilha
      Pages: 24 - 34
      Abstract: The purpose of the present article is to demonstrate how understanding the rationality of the agents of innovation networks can be useful to strategically formulate their management, in light of the prisoner’s dilemma. This research was undertaken using a theoretical test that addresses the topics of network governance and management, collaboration and game theory. The results may contribute to the literature on network governance and management, more specifically to the field of innovation networks, by proposing scenarios upon which network managers can build in order to develop governance strategies. Moreover, management mechanisms are also proposed, adjusted to the innovation networks, in order to encourage collaboration among the participants of these innovative environments.
      PubDate: 2018-04-02
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v4i2.3003
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2018)
  • The Role of Profitability in Mediating the Effect of Dividend Policy and
           Company Size on Company Value

    • Authors: Rio Monoarfa
      Pages: 35 - 44
      Abstract: The purpose of this research is to analyze the effect of dividend policy and company size on profitability and company value of consumer goods company in Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). The population of this research is consumer goods companies in Indonesia Stock Exchange in the year of 2014-2016 amounted to 45 companies. Sampling is done by saturation sampling method in which all members of population are used as sample. The data analysis of this research uses method of structural equation added by PLS (Partial Least Square) approach. The result of the research shows that dividend policy has negative effect on profitability, while company size does not give any effect on profitability. Dividend policy, company size and profitability variable have an effect on company value. Profitability can not mediate the effect of dividend policy on company value but it can mediate the effect of company size on company value.
      PubDate: 2018-05-15
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v4i2.3274
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2018)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility as Strategy for Environmental Preservation
           and Control of Youth Restiveness: The Experience from South-West Nigeria

    • Authors: Eniola. A. Sokefun, Oluseyi. O. Oduyoye
      Pages: 45 - 54
      Abstract: Corporate social responsibility, a concept that has been around for well over 50 years has become prominent again recently. It is discussed in the context of organizations been socially responsible for the environment in which they operate. The strategy of impacting on these communities is referred to as corporate social responsibility. The study was designed to assess the strategies adopted by selected organizations in the Food and Beverage Industry in South-West Nigeria to preserve the environment in which they operate and control youth restiveness.Survey research design was adopted. The population consisted of communities in Lagos, Ogun and Osun States, namely: Ikeja, Apapa, Otta, Imagbon and Ilesa. A sample size of 600 (six hundred) respondents was drawn from the communities through the accidental and purposive sampling methods. The questionnaires were validated and their reliabilities confirmed through the analysis which resulted in Cronbach Alpha value of 0.957. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, correlation and multiple regression.Findings revealed a significant positive relationship between corporate social responsibility, environmental preservation and the control of youth restiveness in the communities studiedThe study concluded that where firms get involved in corporate social responsibility, tendency is that communities will benefit immensely, it will lead to the enhancement of lives and general welfare of individuals, groups and society at large. It will equally assist in poverty alleviation. The study recommended that corporate social responsibility policies and practices should be more regulated and the need for the development of a legal framework for corporate social responsibility in Nigeria
      PubDate: 2018-05-16
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v4i2.3281
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2018)
  • A Comparison of Human Resource Strategies between the Manufacturing and
           the Service Sector of Japanese Companies in China

    • Authors: Lau Chung Ming
      Pages: 55 - 76
      Abstract: An investigation into how Japanese multinational corporations (MNCs) manage their overseas HRM practices affiliates and an exploration of the underlying factors affecting each practice could contribute to enhancing business knowledge and practice. This is especially important when taking into consideration the dramatic change in industry structure and business environment in China. This study adopted a quantitative survey method and analyzed 180 responses from employees of Japanese companies in China (JCCs); 113 from Mainland China and 67 from Hong Kong. Performance appraisal was rated the most important concern of the five human resource management (HRM) practices. Corporate policy and the complexity of the business were the main factors affecting decision for   expatriation from the viewpoint of headquarters and locals, respectively. Minor differences were observed in HRM practices in the manufacturing and the service sector, and location, age, and size of the companies.
      PubDate: 2018-05-27
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v4i2.3312
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2018)
  • Internationalization of Small and Medium Enterprises from Arusha Tanzania:
           Market Information, Financial Resources and Product Quality Setbacks

    • Authors: Liliane Pasape
      Pages: 77 - 89
      Abstract: The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are key players towards reviving the economy and livelihood development in Tanzania, yet their involvement in international business is still unsatisfactory. This study therefore assessed the three major setbacks for industrialization of Arusha’s SMEs namely as information, finance and quality. A cross-section research design was conducted using questionnaires. Through non-probability sampling, 50 respondents were stratified selected from SMEs owners, employees, business development support organizations and regulators. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics and logit model. The findings on the existing business environment revealed that: majority of the SMEs involve women (68%) dealing with handcraft and tailoring, with less than five years of business experience. Moreover, the major identified information setbacks are low access to information source, use of irrelevancy market information, use of in effective medium of communication and high cost of the information. Besides, other financial related setbacks are limited sources of capital, lack of collateral, poor credibility history and high transaction cost. On quality setbacks include selling semi processed products, poor finished product and packaging materials as well insufficient processing machinery. Thus for SMEs internationalization the following recommendations are established: improving accessibility and affordability of relevant market information; designing various financial products at reasonable lending rates, strengthening entrepreneurial skills and formalization of enterprises; enhancing availability of processing machinery and packaging materials for improving product quality and competitiveness as well as avoiding selling of semi processed products . Above all, the government, regulators, private sector organizations and other key players along the value chain must play their respective relevant role towards supporting SMEs.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v4i2.3268
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2018)
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements

    • Authors: Ellery Willianms
      First page: 90
      Abstract: Business and Management Studies (BMS) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether BMS publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 4, Number 2
      Abdul-Kahar Adam, University of Education, Winneba, GhanaAndrzej Niemiec, Poznań University of Economics and Business, PolandAshford Chea, Benedict College, USAAthina Qendro, Robert Gordon University, UKChrister Thörnqvist, University of Skövde, SwedenComite Ubaldo, University of Calabria, ItalyFábio Albergaria de Queiroz, Catholic University of Brasília, BrazilFlorin Peci, University of Peja, KosovoGabriela O. Chiciudean, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaHung-Che Wu, Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University, ChinaIulia Cristina Muresan, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaJason Caudill, King University, USAJayalakshmy Ramachandran, Multimedia University, MalaysiaLucie Andreisová, University of Economics in Prague, CzechMichael Okoche, University of South Africa, UgandaMike Rayner, University of Portsmouth, UKMohammad Soliman, Fayoum University, EgyptOksana Seroka-Stolka, Technical University of Czestochowa, PolandOnur Dogan, Dokuz Eylül University, TurkeyOzgur Demirtas, Inonu University, TurkeyRegina Lenart-Gansiniec, Jagiellonian University, PolandRocsana Tonis, Spiru Haret University, RomaniaYanzhe Zhang, University of Canberra, AustraliaZeki Atıl Bulut, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey Ellery WillianmsEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Business and Management StudiesRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL:
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v4i2.3322
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2018)
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