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AADE in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Abstracts in Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Academic Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Accounting History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.527, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Radiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.754, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Radiologica Open     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Sociologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.939, CiteScore: 2)
Action Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.308, CiteScore: 1)
Active Learning in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 362, SJR: 1.397, CiteScore: 2)
Adaptive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.288, CiteScore: 1)
Administration & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.675, CiteScore: 1)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.313, CiteScore: 0)
Adsorption Science & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 1)
Adult Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 240, SJR: 0.566, CiteScore: 2)
Adult Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Advances in Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.791, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Developing Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.614, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mechanical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 136, SJR: 0.272, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.599, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Tumor Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.108, CiteScore: 0)
AERA Open     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Affilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.496, CiteScore: 1)
Agrarian South : J. of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Air, Soil & Water Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.214, CiteScore: 1)
Alexandria : The J. of National and Intl. Library and Information Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Allergy & Rhinology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
AlterNative : An Intl. J. of Indigenous Peoples     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.194, CiteScore: 0)
Alternative Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.351, CiteScore: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.982, CiteScore: 2)
American Economist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
American Educational Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 231, SJR: 2.913, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.67, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Cosmetic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
American J. of Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.646, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.807, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Hospice and Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.65, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Law & Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.204, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Lifestyle Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.431, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Medical Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.777, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Men's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Rhinology and Allergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.972, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Sports Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 215, SJR: 3.949, CiteScore: 6)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.313, CiteScore: 1)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 2.062, CiteScore: 2)
American Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 334, SJR: 6.333, CiteScore: 6)
American String Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Analytical Chemistry Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.849, CiteScore: 2)
Animation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.197, CiteScore: 0)
Annals of Clinical Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.634, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.807, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Pharmacotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.096, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.225, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of the ICRP     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 3.341, CiteScore: 7)
Anthropological Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.739, CiteScore: 1)
Antitrust Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.635, CiteScore: 2)
Antyajaa : Indian J. of Women and Social Change     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.17, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Spectroscopy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.489, CiteScore: 2)
Armed Forces & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific Media Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Asia-Pacific J. of Management Research and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.558, CiteScore: 1)
Asian and Pacific Migration J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.324, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 0)
Asian J. of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian J. of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian J. of Management Cases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
ASN Neuro     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.534, CiteScore: 3)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.519, CiteScore: 3)
Assessment for Effective Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.578, CiteScore: 1)
Australasian Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.433, CiteScore: 1)
Australian & New Zealand J. of Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.801, CiteScore: 2)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 534, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Career Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian J. of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.497, CiteScore: 1)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 340, SJR: 1.739, CiteScore: 4)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.877, CiteScore: 2)
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Bible Translator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Biblical Theology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Biochemistry Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bioinformatics and Biology Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.141, CiteScore: 2)
Biological Research for Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.685, CiteScore: 2)
Biomarker Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.81, CiteScore: 2)
Biomarkers in Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biomedical Informatics Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.235, CiteScore: 0)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.531, CiteScore: 3)
Bone and Tissue Regeneration Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Neuroscience Advances     Open Access  
Breast Cancer : Basic and Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.823, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
British J. of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 217, SJR: 0.323, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Pain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.579, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Politics and Intl. Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.91, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
British J.ism Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
BRQ Business Review Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Building Acoustics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.215, CiteScore: 1)
Building Services Engineering Research & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Business & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.348, CiteScore: 1)
Business Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 0)
Business Perspectives and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers Élisabéthains     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
California Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.209, CiteScore: 4)
Canadian J. of Kidney Health and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.007, CiteScore: 2)
Canadian J. of Nursing Research (CJNR)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Canadian J. of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 142, SJR: 0.626, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.769, CiteScore: 3)
Canadian J. of School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Pharmacists J. / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Cancer Control     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Growth and Metastasis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Capital and Class     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.282, CiteScore: 1)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.44, CiteScore: 1)
Cartilage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.889, CiteScore: 3)
Cell and Tissue Transplantation and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cell Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.023, CiteScore: 3)
Cephalalgia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.581, CiteScore: 3)
Cephalalgia Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Child Language Teaching and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 1)
Child Maltreatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.22, CiteScore: 3)
Child Neurology Open     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.894, CiteScore: 2)
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
China Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 2)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.221, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chronic Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.672, CiteScore: 2)
Chronic Respiratory Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.808, CiteScore: 2)
Chronic Stress     Open Access  
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.757, CiteScore: 1)
Clin-Alert     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Open Access   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical and Translational Neuroscience     Open Access  
Clinical Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.364, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.73, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical EEG and Neuroscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.552, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.537, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Blood Disorders     Open Access   (SJR: 0.314, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.686, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.425, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Ear, Nose and Throat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Endocrinology and Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.63, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.129, CiteScore: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.776, CiteScore: 0)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.172, CiteScore: 0)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Trauma and Intensive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Nursing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.471, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.487, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 3.281, CiteScore: 5)
Clinical Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76, SJR: 1.322, CiteScore: 3)
Clinical Risk     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.133, CiteScore: 0)
Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 2.399, CiteScore: 2)
Clothing and Textiles Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.36, CiteScore: 1)
Common Law World Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.385, CiteScore: 1)
Communication and the Public     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Communication Disorders Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.458, CiteScore: 1)
Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 2.171, CiteScore: 3)
Community College Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.451, CiteScore: 1)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 261, SJR: 3.772, CiteScore: 3)
Compensation & Benefits Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.843, CiteScore: 2)
Competition and Regulation in Network Industries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Concurrent Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.642, CiteScore: 2)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.441, CiteScore: 1)
Contemporary Drug Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.609, CiteScore: 2)
Contemporary Education Dialogue     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.766, CiteScore: 1)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Contemporary Sociology : A J. of Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.195, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Voice of Dalit     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contexts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)

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Business Perspectives and Research
Number of Followers: 3  
 
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ISSN (Print) 2278-5337 - ISSN (Online) 2394-9937
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  • Editorial
    • Authors: Preeti S. Rawat, Prema Basergekar
      Pages: 1 - 1
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Volume 8, Issue 1, Page 1-1, January 2020.

      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-01-30T11:40:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719860037
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Contemporary Issues in Management and Marketing Research
    • Authors: Demetris Vrontis, Michael Christofi
      Pages: 2 - 3
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Volume 8, Issue 1, Page 2-3, January 2020.

      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-01-30T11:40:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719860036
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Influencer Marketing: An Exploratory Study to Identify Antecedents of
           Consumer Behavior of Millennial
    • Authors: Anjali Chopra, Vrushali Avhad, and Sonali Jaju
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Recent marketing trends indicate the rise of influencers as an extension of word of mouth campaigns. As consumers turn to social media platforms, organizations are realizing the power of influencers in affecting a purchase decision. The current study throws light on various aspects of influencer marketing that drive consumer behavior by using the theory of planned behavior (henceforth referred to as TPB) (Ajzen, 1991) and social learning theory by Bandura and Walters (1963) as part of the qualitative research to identify key factors of influencer marketing that impact consumer behavior. The study revealed that both attitude toward influencers and perceived behavior control that allows increase in domain knowledge had a favorable impact on consumer behavior while the influence of peers had no effect. Further additional constructs namely personal relevance, inspiration, and trust had a positive impact on behavior while perceived risk did not have any effect. Product influencer fitment was an important criterion for consumers, as they followed the specific type of influencers for different product categories. Depending on the posts shared by influencers, consumers are impacted at four levels: increase in brand awareness, subject matter expertise, brand preference, and preference. Successful influencer marketing involves identifying the right type of influencer who will offer curated advice, stories, and suggestions to create engagement with the audience.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-06-15T08:32:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720923486
       
  • Working Capital Management, Macroeconomic Impacts, and Firm Profitability:
           Evidence from Indian SMEs
    • Authors: Ajaya Kumar Panda, Swagatika Nanda, Pradiptarathi Panda
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      The present study investigates the relationship between working capital management and SME profitability. It also analyzes the impact of macroeconomic impulses on firm profitability through efficient management of working capital in the case of Indian small and medium scale enterprises over the time period spanning from 2010 to 2017 using Feasible Generalized Least Square (FGLS) regression models. The study concludes the negative relationship of account receivables together with a positive relationship of inventories and account payables with SME profitability. It implies the firm managers can maximize SME’s profitability by converting the credit sales to cash as early as possible, by increasing the days of accounts payable and following a conservative inventory management strategy. Changes in economic growth and commercial bank advances to small scale industries are the key macroeconomic determinants that are impacting SME profitability. The results from this paper may guide the firm managers to shape their working capital management strategies to maximize profitability. Policymakers may find the study interesting to identify the macroeconomic parameters that significantly influence Indian SMEs.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-06-10T06:35:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720923513
       
  • On Entrepreneurial Stories: Tolkien’s Theory of Fantasy and the Bridge
           between Imagination and Innovation
    • Authors: Philip T. Roundy
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Innovations are the product of entrepreneurs’ imaginations. To turn imaginations into realized innovations, entrepreneurs must attract the resources necessary to create the innovations they envision. Resource acquisition involves crafting and communicating compelling narratives that persuade stakeholders to provide resources. However, there is not a clearly articulated theory linking entrepreneurial imagination, narratives, and the production of innovations. To construct such a theory, this paper extends work on narratives in literary theory and, specifically, Tolkien’s theory of narrative fantasy. It is proposed that entrepreneurs’ narratives about innovations are, initially, “fantasies” because they describe possible worlds in which the imagined innovations exist. As fantasies, the characteristics of persuasive fantasy narratives, such as the degree to which narratives achieve an inner consistency of reality and suspend audiences’ disbelief, influence entrepreneurs’ ability to convince stakeholders about the viability of imagined innovations. The proposed theory contributes to entrepreneurship scholarship by developing a process model that articulates how entrepreneurs’ imaginations manifest in their narratives, which, in turn, influence the realization of innovations. The theory generates concrete implications for entrepreneurs and suggests that as the novelty of an imagined innovation increases, it becomes more critical for entrepreneurs to construct compelling narratives to describe the innovation. Thus, entrepreneurs and scholars should be attentive to the role narratives play in moving beyond the idea phase of entrepreneurship and bridging imagination and innovation.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-06-03T09:33:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720923464
       
  • Parle Products: The Journey of Budget Brand Toward Premiumization
    • Authors: A. Shivakanth Shetty, Kerena Anand, Raghavendra A. N.
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Parle Products has been one of the foremost pioneers of the biscuit and confectionery industry in India. Since its inception in 1929, Parle has been synonymous with quality, nutrition, taste, and affordability in India. Having more than 40 brands across different product categories in its portfolio, Parle Products has come a long way. Due to the enormous success of brand Parle-G, the mother brand Parle has been associated with values of affordability and quality. Parle has always been a strong player in the value segment and thus customers associate all brands of the company as being the affordable brand with quality. While the industry peers such as Britannia and Indian Tobacco Company (ITC) have positioned themselves as a champion of premium segments, Parle Products is still known as an affordable or budget brand among Indian masses. Considering the increasing demand for premium biscuits among the new generation of consumers, Parle Products has introduced the new division Parle Platina in 2017. But the transformation of “value” or “budget” brand into the luxury and premium brands is not easy, as the legacy of value brand among the masses is not easy to shake off. This becomes more difficult and challenging in a highly fragmented, competitive, and price-sensitive biscuit market like India. Another problem for the Parle Products is to hit the sweet spot between the mass market and the premium demographic which the brand is currently missing out in a highly fragmented and competitive Indian biscuit market.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T01:43:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720923519
       
  • Think Love, Think Peace, Think Harmony: Rethinking on Industrial
           Tranquility
    • Authors: Debarun Chakraborty, Wendrila Biswas
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      In this fragmented industrial world, where there are large capital movements, the varied pattern of global trade, fierce challenges and considerable innovations, the holistic approach in workplaces has become a dream! The subtle aspect of the understanding, initiative, cooperation that flows to industrial harmony is essential in organizations to reduce the risk of relapsing into conflicts and strengthens the foundation of its sustainability. The paper probes into the factors that would create and allow industrial harmony and peace to hold and flourish. This would help employees reinforce each other, obtain mental serenity, create a base for realization of their creative potential and stand firm amidst a myriad of challenges and strained situations. Descriptive research with a cross-sectional survey has been conducted on the employees of the selected manufacturing units of West Bengal. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis has been performed with structural equation modeling on the proposed research model. The prime findings of the study reveal that organizational trust and infusing a tolerant attitude toward conflict in a firm has been instrumental in instilling a sense of harmony and peace in one’s mind and spirit. Such an ambience would generate a sense of participation, cooperation and would mutually reinforce social exchange.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T01:39:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720923506
       
  • Does Presence of Foreign Directors Make a Difference' A Case of Indian
           IPOs
    • Authors: Rekha Handa
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      In their pursuit to garner resources and support for their IPO, the issuing firms prepare well on all fronts. Corporate governance, specifically board structures, is a critical issue that affects the decision quality and also influences the investors’ psyche. Building on theories of agency, resource dependency and signaling, this article attempts to study the effects of presence of foreign directors on firm-specific and board-related characteristics of IPO issuing firms. Adding to the scant literature on national diversity, this study concludes that foreign directors do signal a firm’s intent of internationalization and contribute to strengthening corporate governance but national diversity does not translate into IPO returns. Exploring a sample of Indian IPOs issued from April 2001 to March 2017, this study finds that presence of foreign directors on the boards brings about differences in governance mechanisms wherein internationalized boards were found to be stronger on governance front. Larger boards, more committees, less number of related directors, better board interlocking were the benefits that manifested from presence of foreign board members. Issue size and issue price of shares at the time of IPO are found to be significantly higher for firms with foreign directors on their boards reflecting better acceptance among the investors.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-05-29T08:39:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720923508
       
  • Self-Efficacy and Workplace Well-Being: Understanding the Role of
           Resilience in Manufacturing Organizations
    • Authors: Rabindra Kumar Pradhan, Nrusingh Prasad Panigrahy, Lalatendu Kesari Jena
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Engaging in behavior that enhances the socio-psychological relations at the workplace provides a competitive advantage to organizations. Drawing from the emerging positive organizational behavior studies, the present research was designed to analyze the relationship between self-efficacy and resilience to promote workplace well-being. The main aim of the study was to examine the moderating role of resilience between self-efficacy and workplace well-being. About 527 full-time executives from the Indian public and private manufacturing industries participated in the study. Common method variance of the measure was carried out through one-factor test (Podsakoff et al., 2003) using confirmatory factor analysis to understand the bias in responding to our questionnaire. Finally, we carried out a hierarchical regression analysis to test the interacting effect of resilience between self-efficacy and workplace well-being. The result of the study indicates a positive relationship between self-efficacy and workplace well-being. The moderation effect of resilience was also confirmed in the structural equation modeling output through LISREL. Results revealed that executives having higher self-efficacy and resilience will demonstrate a positive attitude toward workplace well-being. Self-efficacy and resilience are malleable in nature and get enriched through observation and learning. This study stands as one of the first few empirical works in positive organizational behavior studies that have been carried out on executives of manufacturing organizations in India. Hence, the findings of the study cannot be generalized beyond manufacturing organizations. The data are collected through random sampling method, hence due care need to be taken while generalizing the result in a larger population, so future research may be carried out on a large sample in diverse organizations and locations to have an appropriate comparison by addressing the effectiveness of resilience on other behavior constructs.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-05-23T07:33:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720923484
       
  • Synergistic Use of Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice, Queer Theories, and
           Employment Relation Theories: A Perspective for Sustainable Transgender
           Inclusion at Workplace
    • Authors: Nikhil Kewal Krishna Mehta
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Many transgender employees leave their employment even before they settle themselves at their workplace. Their inclusion in mainstream employment is a sensitive and emerging issue. As Bourdieu theory of practices promises to work at both agency and structure level, I see great potential in integrating Bourdieu theory with queer perspectives and employment relations theory. This integration can play a significant role in transgender inclusion in the workplace. Therefore, a potential model has been proposed to build a theoretical model using underpinnings from these theories. Based on the deductive approach, integration of queer theories and employment relation theory may enable one to understand queer habitus, capitals, and practices in the social field. I suggest that in the pursuance of taking forward queer habitus, capital in the social field (employment), Unitarian, Pluralist, and Marxist views from the premise of employment theories can add empathy and sensitivity. Therefore, in this study, I intend to present a perspective through an integrated model derived from concepts from these theories. In the future space, this model can be explored for observational confrontation and synergistic use in a workplace reality check for seeking sustainable solutions for transgender inclusion at the workplace using process work.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-05-19T08:45:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720923462
       
  • Synergistic Use of Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice, Queer Theories, and
           Employment Relation Theories: A Perspective for Sustainable Transgender
           Inclusion at the Workplace
    • Authors: Nikhil Kewal Krishna Mehta
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Many transgender employees leave their employment even before they settle themselves in their workplace. Their inclusion in mainstream employment is a sensitive and emerging issue. As Bourdieu’s theory of practice promises to work at both the agency and structure level, I see great potential in integrating it with queer perspectives and employment relations theory. This integration can play a significant role in transgender inclusion in the workplace. Therefore, a potential model has been proposed to build a theoretical model using underpinnings from these theories. Based on the deductive approach, integration of queer theories and employment relation theory may enable one to understand queer habitus, capitals, and practices in the social field. I suggest that in the pursuance of taking forward queer habitus, capital in the social field (employment), Unitarian, Pluralist, and Marxist views from the premise of employment theories can add empathy and sensitivity. Therefore, in this study, I intend to present a perspective through an integrated model derived from concepts from these theories. In the future, this model can be explored for observational confrontation and synergistic use to check workplace reality and to seek sustainable transgender inclusion at the workplace.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-05-13T12:51:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720910849
       
  • An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of the Communication and Employee
           Motivation on the Project Success Using Agile Framework and Its Effect on
           the Software Development Business
    • Authors: Ahmad Salman, Mastura Jaafar, Summaira Malik, Diana Mohammad, Sohail Ayaz Muhammad
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Throughout the years, project management has evolved tremendously. As technological innovations occur, project management framework also evolved. As the project management framework evolved, project success became more and more difficult. This article examines the impact of communication and employee motivation on the success of the project and evaluates the impact on the software development business. Even though there is a considerable amount of research being conducted on project success, the communication and employee motivation attribute still lack research, especially in the field of software development. The data gathered through this research were empirically tested using SPSS, and a significant relationship was observed between the dependent and the independent variables. It was found out that communication and employee motivation indeed play a role in the success of the project. It is crucial to train employees in an agile framework and keep on motivating them so that they can deal with the continuous changes. The results of this research indicated that organizations should implement a proper communication channel between the customers and the development team. Furthermore, the more the employees are motivated, the more chances the project will have on success, making the business profitable.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-04-09T11:50:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720902915
       
  • Ownership Concentration and Agency Crises in Indian Manufacturing Firms
    • Authors: Krishna Dayal Pandey, Tarak Nath Sahu
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      The study attempts to examine the dubious role of majority shareholders in internal governance in the form of moderating agency problems in Indian manufacturing firms. It uses a set of strongly balanced panel data of 91 manufacturing firms of the BSE 200 index of India from 2011–2018 and adopts panel data regression analysis to establish the relationship among the variables. The study measures ownership concentration through the Herfindahl–Hirschman Index (HHI), vertical agency crisis through assets utilization efficiency (AUE) and general and administrative expenses (G&AE) and horizontal agency crisis through return on equity (ROE). The majority owners are found neither to enhance the operating efficiency nor to minimize excessive discretionary expenses of the management. Besides, a negative impact of ownership concentration on return on equity is evidenced, which indicates increased horizontal agency crisis as a consequence of increased ownership concentration. Given the dominance of majority shareholders in the Indian manufacturing sector, it would be worthwhile for corporate policymakers to know whether these large owners act as an internal disciplinary mechanism to the management or squeeze the minority shareholders’ interest through expropriation. Finally, the study suggests stricter external regulatory and institutional specificities as an alternative mechanism to ensure better corporate governance and protection of minority shareholders’ interest.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-04-09T11:45:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533720910842
       
  • Corporate Governance and Voluntary Disclosure: A Synthesis of Empirical
           Studies
    • Authors: Rupjyoti Saha, K. C. Kabra
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Voluntary disclosure (VD) is considered potentially important for efficient functioning of the capital market as it communicates firms’ performance and governance to shareholders and potential investors, which boost their confidence. This article attempts to provide a brief conceptual framework of VD and corporate governance (CG), and also reviews the empirical literature dealing with relationship between them. To this end, the article uses systematic electronic literature search method, which takes into account 65 empirical studies published over the period 1998–2018. An investigation of empirical findings points to some factors that may have contributed toward the apparent inconsistent findings observed to date. In particular, the article focuses on two intervening factors for variation of results—such as CG system and measurement of explanatory variables. The findings suggest that studies mostly from Anglo-Saxon system (ASS) show complementary relationship between different attributes of CG with VD, whereas in case of communitarian system, studies mostly depict an insignificant impact of CG attributes on VD except for few studies showing their positive/negative impact on VD. However, in case of emerging market system (EMS), some studies show substitutive relationship between board independence (BI) and VD while other CG attributes such as board size (BS), (GD), and audit committee independence (ACI) in most of the studies complement VD supporting the resource-based perspective. Furthermore, the association of ownership structure (OS) and role duality (RD) with VD is mixed. Another factor, which is considered to be added to variation of results, is measurement of explanatory variables whereby albeit studies employed same concepts, operational definition of variables intervenes into the relationship between CG and VD. The findings of this article provide some deeper insights about the complementary and substitutive relationships between CG and VD by integrating diverse empirical findings under different research contexts. Future research can extend to analyze some other institutional factors like investors’ protection rights and legal enforcement, which might also have played some role in influencing the relationship between CG and VD. Furthermore, it is also evident from the review that BS and BI are the most commonly studied CG attributes in relation to VD, whereas attributes like GD and ACI, despite their theoretical relevance and practical importance are least studied in relation to VD, thus signaling the need to focus on these attributes in future studies.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-04-09T04:49:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719886998
       
  • Bashundhara Baby Diaper Marketing Strategies in Bangladesh
    • Authors: Jashim Uddin Ahmed, Mohammad Abdul Majid, Sumaiya Suhaila, Asma Ahmed
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      The Baby Diaper Industry has had been flourishing in Bangladesh, with over 30 existing brands, substantially contributing toward the betterment of the economy. Among several brands, Bashundhara Baby Diaper (referred as Bashundhara Diaper) is one of the major local brands. It offers good quality diapers within an affordable price range that reach customers through vast distribution networks. The company often markets its diaper brand using emotional appeal through an array of “Above the Line (ATL)” and “Below the Line (BTL)” promotional tools including print media, radio, strategically placed billboards, and both trade and customers’ offerings. This collectively contributes to the attainment of sustainable market growth for Bashundhara Diaper. However, the company often has to face challenges which include high level of existing market competition and frequent criticisms from the customers due to inconsistent quality. In spite of the challenges, Bashundhara Diaper still persists by ensuring consistent service and quality for customers, offering lucrative deals and taking advantage of opportunities as the market for the consumption of baby diapers continue to steadily grow across the country.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-04-04T05:00:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887459
       
  • Market Orientation, Service Quality Perception, and Customer Satisfaction:
           The Role of Market-sensing Capabilities
    • Authors: Emmanuel A. Amangala, Andy Fred Wali
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the relationship between market orientation, customers’ perception of firms’ service quality (SQ), and their satisfaction in the Nigeria banking sector. The Expectancy Confirmation Theory (ECT) was adopted to shape this study. The population of this study was employees and customers of Nigerian money deposit banks, and specifically, the survey approach was employed using the quantitative paradigm. We employed simple random sampling technique to select employees and customers from each of the 21 banks making a total of 594 samples, and, thereafter, questionnaires were distributed to customers and employees in the banking hall with the permission of banks. Simple linear and hierarchical regressions were used to test our formulated hypotheses and the study analysis found a positive and significant relationship between market orientation and SQ perceptions of customers. Also, market orientation on customer satisfaction (CSAT) is found to be positive and significant. Market-sensing capabilities were found to have significant but weak effect on the relationship between market orientation and SQ perceptions. Market-sensing capabilities were found to have no effect on the relationship between market orientation and CSAT. In other words, market-sensing capabilities were found not to be a moderator of the relationship between market orientation and CSAT.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-04-04T04:54:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887453
       
  • Does Growth Affect Firms’ Leverage Adjustment Speed' A Study of
           Indian Firms
    • Authors: Biswajit Ghose, Kailash Chandra Kabra
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      The significance of firms’ growth opportunities as one of the determinants of leverage is documented in many prior studies. But, there are not enough studies which examine the impact of growth on leverage adjustment speed. In this backdrop, the present study investigates the relationship between growth and leverage adjustment speed. Second, the study also examines the moderating role of two dimensions of target deviation, that is, nature and level of deviation in the relationship between growth and leverage adjustment speed. Using partial adjustment model on a dataset of 28,532 firm-year observations comprising 2,718 listed Indian firms with 4–12 years data for each firm, the study observes faster leverage adjustment speed for high-growth firms (36%) than low-growth firms (24%). The results also confirm the moderating effect of target deviation in the relationship between growth and adjustment speed. Overall, the study concludes that firms’ growth opportunities cause asymmetries in target adjustment speed by altering the costs and benefits of adjustment, and nature and level of target deviation moderates the relationship between growth and adjustment speed. These findings are expected to have substantial practical implications for financial managers in their capital structure decisions.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-02-26T11:14:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887002
       
  • Old Monk: The Resurrection of a Heritage Brand
    • Authors: A. Shivakanth Shetty, Kerena Anand, Dilip Chandra
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      This case is developed to discuss options related to strategy in general and marketing strategy in particular that were implemented by an iconic brand—Old Monk—in the compelling attempt to revive the its brand value and relevance. The protagonist in the case is Mr Hemanth Mohan, the Director of this brand who is faced with serious challenges in resurrecting the brand in a hypercompetitive, ever-changing lifestyle alcoholic beverages market in India. The most significant of the challenges faced by Mr Mohan are changing tastes and preferences of the consumer, new foreign brands entering into the market, strong regulation, close monitoring from the government, and the monopoly of state-managed liquor retail chains. This case addresses and provides for the evaluation of various strategic options available for the brand in terms of repositioning itself in the relevant markets. The case presents questions related to how effectively a traditional brand can carry forward the legacy to redeem its brand value in the light of changing tastes and customer preferences. The case proposes to bring to light the importance of strategic decisions to be made around managing brand extensions in addressing the dilemma of brand value being spread too thin versus capitalizing on the past glory of the brand in finding life for the newly launched products under the known umbrella. This case is developed with an intent to be discussed among students pursuing undergraduate and/or graduate education in management discipline. The case is well aligned to be relevant for discussing concepts related to brand management, marketing strategy, strategic management, and consumer behavior. The content of this case is designed to be discussed and delivered in a typical 90-min class session, allowing students 120 min of pre-reading time and 120 min of post-discussion report preparation.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-02-03T06:10:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887460
       
  • Examining the Relationships Among Work–Life Constructs: A Review
    • Authors: Nidhi Bansal, Upasna A Agarwal
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Although there has been much research conducted on the work–life interface, the absence of an integrated review of its conceptualization is mystifying to many researchers. This study addresses this gap in the work–family research. The purpose of this article is to review and synthesize existing literature on the work–life interface. The article examines the conceptualization of the key constructs of work life interface, such as work–family conflict (WFC), work–family enrichment (WFE), and work–life balance (WLB), and draws differences among them. The study contributes to the work–family research by giving clarity about the meaning and relationship of work–life constructs. The study also gives an idea about the measures used in empirical work–life studies. The article concludes by suggesting propositions and a model which offers directions for future work–life researchers. The main limitation of this study is that it may have overlooked studies which are inaccessible or unpublished and having focused on research articles only in English. To the best of our knowledge, this study is among a few articles which attempted to understand the conceptualization of three work–life constructs simultaneously.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-02-03T05:57:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887456
       
  • Role of Sub-constructs of Psychological Capital and Transformational
           Leadership in Engaging Employees in Service Sector
    • Authors: Swati Agrawal
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between transformational leadership (TL) and employee engagement through the mediating role of the sub constructs of psychological capital. The article has used a single cross-sectional descriptive design. The sample consisted of 450 full-time employees working in the service sector in India. The data were mainly analyzed through structural and measurement model. The result of the study revealed that TL has an influence on employee engagement. The relationship between TL and employee engagement is mediated by sub-construct hope of psychological capital. Implication of this study is of high importance for organizations continuously working to increase the level of employee engagement to further enhance competitiveness. Prior research has examined the antecedents of employee work engagement, but little is known about the role of TL and a positive psychological state, in shaping employee work engagement. Imparting TL training and style can help to generate psychological capital which will positively drive employee engagement. Organizations with transformational leaders will be able to make employees feel valued and happy by igniting feeling of hope. The engaged workforce will result in the positive social outcome. This study is original as earlier studies have not explored the important role of hope and also optimism as dimensions of psychological capital. The article supports the critical role of leadership and psychological capital in creating highly engaged employees which have not been studied in an Indian context with specific focus to the service sector.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-02-03T05:36:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887455
       
  • Moderating Role of Self-efficacy on Benign Envy—Employee Engagement
           Relationship
    • Authors: Md. Hassan Jafri
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Perception of negative emotions including envy is on rise specifically in private organizations, which has important implications on employees’ attitudes and behaviors. This study examined the relationship between benign envy (one of the two forms of envy) and employee engagement. Furthermore, mechanisms underlying benign envy–outcome relationship are not well understood. To enhance this knowledge, this study investigated self-efficacy as a mechanism in understanding the relationship between benign envy and employee engagement. Relying on cross-sectional study design, data were gathered from 107 employees at two different point of times from private organizations of the service sector. Self-report measures comprising of all variables of the study were adopted. Data were analyzed and interpreted using Statistical Package for Social Sciences 21. Correlations and moderated regression analyses revealed that benign envy is not significantly related to employee engagement. However, the results revealed that the interaction term of benign envy and self-efficacy had significant influence on employee engagement, that is, the relationship between the two variables became significant under the condition of high self-efficacy. The implications and limitations of the study are discussed and the article concluded with an outline for possible future research.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-02-03T05:18:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887454
       
  • A Link Between Attitudinal and Behavioral Loyalty of Service Customers
    • Authors: Shivani Saini, Jagwinder Singh
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Past research works in the area of customer loyalty are insufficient to provide clear understanding of linkage in attitudinal and behavioral loyalty. In order to explain this linkage, present research tests the relationship between two forms of customer loyalty: attitudinal and behavioral. The study employs survey methodology to collect the responses from 600 customers of health clinics, fitness centers, beauty salons, and convenience stores. The data were collected through a structured questionnaire with a series of statements based on a 7-point Likert scale. To examine the bilateral relationships, a non-recursive model was implemented using structural equation modeling in Amos 17.0 designed for data analytics. The results reveal that attitudinal loyalty drives behavioral loyalty, while behavioral to attitudinal loyalty has been insupportable across the sample collected from diverse service categories. The study provides insights about the design of marketing strategies in targeting customers’ attitudinal loyalty, so that positive behavioral responses can be obtained to sustain the growth and profitability. This research adds value to the growing body of literature on customer loyalty by identifying the relationships between two broad dimensions: attitudinal and behavioral. The study empirically substantiates that an attitude–behavior relationship is significant to achieve true customer loyalty.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-02-03T04:32:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887452
       
  • Informal Sources of Microfinance and Profitability of Micro and Small
           Enterprises Clusters in South-East Nigeria
    • Authors: Uzochukwu Amakom, Francis Ibeawuchi Amagwu
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) have been found to be engines of growth, drivers of production, income generation, job creation, and tools for poverty reduction. The source of microfinance is important because at the center of every enterprise objective is profitability. MSEs in South-East Nigeria have not played these important roles effectively due to the challenges of access to finance and a host of other factors. The main thrust of this article is to evaluate the effectiveness of informal microfinance sources on the profitability of MSEs in Southeast Nigeria. The study employed a multistage sampling technique in cluster selection from three industrial cities and generated relevant data through questionnaires. A sample of 540 enterprises out of 1994 enterprises was selected across different clusters comprising enterprises under production, trade, and services in the three cities. Employing a regression technique, the study found that informal microfinance sources have impact on the profitability of MSEs. The study further found that enterprises patronized the informal source because of quick responses and personal relationship (social capital). The study recommends that microfinance policy framework and interventions should encourage official microfinance providers to have their location closer to the enterprise clusters with the appropriate regulatory guarantee for operators.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-02-03T04:11:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887450
       
  • Risk Management in Global CRM IT Projects
    • Authors: G. K. Deshmukh, Hory Sankar Mukerjee, U. Devi Prasad
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Global information technology projects are risky with failure rates for customer relationship management information technology (CRM IT) projects estimated to 70 percent. These failures are often due to multiplicity of factors including poor risk management. The project management literature points out four broad types of risks: technical, external, organizational, and other risk factors. Project manager’s basic job, therefore, becomes to manage the risks and ensure that an IT project is steered to completion while meeting the objectives. Unmanaged risks run into chances of failure and ultimately impacting the CRM project and the reputation of the consultant. Payne and Frow’s (2005) advocates the need for a structured study on the information technology implementations of these projects. The objectives of the study are to investigate: how project risks in CRM- IT implementations impact the final outcome and how the risk management process adopted by the IT project manager impacts the final outcome of the project. The research was conducted administering questionnaire to 135 project managers. It was found that project risk impact cost, time, and technical performance and risk management process impacts planning, support of customers as well as top management.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-02-03T03:57:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887005
       
  • Probing the Links Between Team Resilience, Competitive Advantage, and
           Organizational Effectiveness: Evidence from Information Technology
           Industry
    • Authors: Shikha Sharma, Sanjeev K. Sharma
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Modern business environment throws hard punches not just at an individual level but at team level too. In today’s sweeping and highly complex environment, top teams need to be more than just high performers. They need to adapt and thrive, regardless of the turbulence they face. Research revealed that resilient teams can be more agile and adjust easily with the varying demands of its market. Appreciating the importance of resilience in team-context, this study examined the relationship among team resilience (TR), competitive advantage (CA), and organizational effectiveness (OE). Using descriptive research design data were collected from 300 employees aggregated into 71 teams from 18 IT firms located in Northern India. Statistical analyses found a significant relationship between TR and OE. CA was found to be a partial mediator among the relationship between TR and OE. Findings underline the strength of a relationship and predictive ability of various dimensions of TR with OE and CA. Based on the empirical results, the researcher proposed a Team Resilience Building Framework (TRBF). The organizations may benefit from the research findings in terms of devising the strategies to enhance resilience capacity of their teams.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-01-24T09:56:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887458
       
  • Future of Work: An Empirical Study to Understand Expectations of the
           Millennials from Organizations
    • Authors: Anjali Chopra, Priyanka Bhilare
      Abstract: Business Perspectives and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Technological disruptions are connecting the digital world with the physical one, encouraging new innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), self-driving cars, robotics, and a globally connected economy, which in turn is changing the role of employees at the workplace. Given the changing dynamic work environment, the present study which is exploratory in nature attempts to understand the expectations, attitudes, and priorities of millennials from their future workplace. Specifically, this study focuses on millennials who are undergoing their education and will be entering the workforce. A combination of random sampling and convenience sampling was used to arrive at a sample size of 140. While millennials are technologically proficient, their expectations go beyond being technically superior. The findings from this research clearly suggest that millennials are looking for strong mentors both in their education and work environment and want a road map to help them grow. Reward and recognition of their ideas is very important and more than online course and e-learning modules, gaining exposure by working in cross-functional teams and with subject matters is important. Organizations should keep in mind the expectations and needs of this diverse group, which would help them while strategizing their recruitment, onboarding, and retention policies.
      Citation: Business Perspectives and Research
      PubDate: 2020-01-24T09:55:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2278533719887457
       
 
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