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Journal Cover Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
  [SJR: 0.182]   [H-I: 7]   [3 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 1757-4323
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  • Role of basic psychological need satisfaction in retaining talent: an
           investigation in the Indian context
    • First page: 2
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2017.
      Purpose The current research investigates the association of the satisfaction of the basic psychological needs for competence, autonomy, and relatedness with affective commitment and turnover intentions among retail employees in India while also examining the mediating role of job satisfaction in these associations. Design/methodology/approach Research hypotheses were tested using a cross-organizational sample of 244 employees. Existing, established scales were used to measure the research constructs. Findings The results of this study show that the satisfaction of the needs for competence, autonomy, and relatedness was positively related to affective commitment and negatively related to turnover intentions. Moreover, the results indicate that job satisfaction mediated the association of basic psychological need satisfaction with affective commitment and turnover intentions. Practical implications This study highlights the significant role of basic psychological need satisfaction in retaining employees in a rapidly growing economy that is experiencing very high employee turnover. The findings of this study may be helpful for organizational leaders in taking appropriate actions to create working conditions that facilitate the satisfaction of employees’ basic psychological needs. Satisfaction of employees’ basic psychological needs at work may help in retaining them in the current economic scenario, which is witnessing very high employee turnover. Originality/value This research tested the applicability of basic psychological need satisfaction to Eastern collectivistic cultures, particularly to India. Recent socio-economic changes, unique workforce demographics and a predominantly collectivistic culture make India distinct from Western and European countries, where most of the earlier research on understanding the nature, antecedents, and consequences of basic psychological need satisfaction has been conducted. This research provides an important contribution not only to basic psychological need satisfaction theory, but also to international business literature.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2017-01-26T11:11:55Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-01-2016-0002
       
  • The role of manager influence strategies and innovation attributes in
           innovation implementation
    • First page: 16
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2017.
      Purpose This study examines the impact of manager influence strategies and innovation attributes on employee attitudes and behaviors in innovation implementation. Design/methodology/approach Employees (n=237) in a manufacturing company in Taiwan which implemented an e-learning system participated in an online survey. System logs were used as behavioral outcome variables. Findings Persuasive strategy and relative advantage had a significant positive association with attitudes while relationship-based strategy and complexity had a significant negative association with attitudes. Assertive strategy and relative advantage had a significant positive association with use of the e-learning system, while persuasive strategy, relationship-based strategy, and complexity had a significant negative association with use of the e-learning system. Both relative advantage and complexity mediated the relationship between persuasive strategy and employee attitudes and behaviors. Complexity mediated the relationship between relationship-based strategy and employee attitudes and behaviors. Practical implications Managers should use persuasive strategy to inform employees regarding the benefits of the innovation and provide any assistance needed. Managers should be advised to not use relationship-based strategy as it can have an adverse employee impact. Originality/value Our mediation model uses the diffusion of innovations model and the influence tactics literature to help explain the benefits of certain managerial practices.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2017-01-26T11:11:51Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-02-2016-0026
       
  • Unlocking consumers’ environmental value orientations and green
           lifestyle behaviors: a key for developing green offerings in Thailand
    • First page: 37
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2017.
      Purpose As consumers’ needs and wants are often reflected in their thoughts and behaviors, this paper seeks to understand Thai consumers’ environmental value orientations and green lifestyle behaviors. Additionally, this study explores whether a notable relationship was specifically formed between the devastating impacts of the 2011 floods on the consumers’ lives and their environmental value and green lifestyle behavior. Design/methodology/approach A consumer survey was conducted across Bangkok during the first two weeks of May 2012, following a seven month nationwide flooding within Thailand, which lasted between July 2011 and January 2012. Findings Thai consumers demonstrate high environmental value, which is predominantly motivated by egoistic and biospheric-based values. Nevertheless, they exhibit low levels of green lifestyle behaviors. In addition, only a low positive relationship appears to exist between consumers’ environmental value and their green lifestyle behavior. Moreover, the Thai consumers’ green lifestyle behavior is mainly driven by their egoistic and social-altruistic values. Surprisingly, no distinctive positive relationship was detected between the effects of the 2011 Thailand floods on consumers’ lives and their environmental value or green lifestyle behavior. Originality/value Firms are encouraged to capitalize on Thai consumers’ egoistic and biospheric values when seeking to raise their environmental awareness. To encourage green lifestyle behavior responses, however, firms should emphasize egoistic and social-altruistic values. Furthermore, firms are encouraged to incorporate recycling aspects as notable features within their green offerings. Firms are to be discouraged, however, from specifically using natural disaster concern appeals when seeking to explicitly stimulate Thai consumers to think or act greener.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2017-01-26T11:11:49Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-03-2016-0030
       
  • Organizational constitution, organizational identification and executive
           pay: executive controls in the United States and Japan
    • First page: 54
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2017.
      Purpose In this paper, we rely on insights from the upper echelon, agency, and organizational identification literatures to help explain cross-cultural differences in top management team pay. Design/methodology/approach This is a theoretical paper building upon the executive compensation literature examining U.S. and Japanese pay schemes. Findings We present three propositions relating to the influence of organizational constitution and organizational identification on the level of pay, as well as the allocation of pay in top management team compensation schemes. Originality/value There is relatively little research focusing on why there are cross cultural pay differences. This paper uses U.S. and Japanese studies to highlight mechanisms that can foster principal-agent goal alignment in different contexts.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2017-01-26T11:11:53Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-02-2016-0022
       
  • Developing visibility to mitigate supplier risk: the role of
           power-dependence structure
    • First page: 69
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2017.
      Purpose This paper develops a model to build visibility for mitigating supplier risk. Our model has shown that visibility can be an important information-based capability for a buying firm to mitigate supplier risk. Such an importance, however, may not hold in all settings but is contingent on the power-dependence structure between a buyer and its supplier. In particular, under high dependence of buyer on supplier, visibility is more needed to mitigate risk. In reverse, the importance of visibility is reduced if buyer is not dependent on its supplier. Two sides of antecedents to visibility are also posited and tested. Design/methodology/approach Seafood processing firms in Vietnam are surveyed to test the model. Reliabilities and validities of measures are tested before the structured analysis. To test the model, partial least square (variance-based structural equation modeling) with 500 boostrapping samples is used. Findings For the samples of seafood processing firms in Vietnam, visibility into their suppliers are found to be the key in mitigating supplier risks when the firms depend highly on their suppliers. In the reverse cases, the importance of visibility is reduced. Visibility is also found to be anteceded by IT integration between buying firms and their suppliers. Originality/value Our model helps develop and empirically test an important approach in proactively mitigating supplier risk. That is to develop buying firm's visibility into a key supplier. Further, the model is developed to test the ways that visibility can be built. Those include both soft and hard sides of facilitating information exchange from supplier to its buyer. Thus our model is contributed to both the literature of supplier risk and power-dependence.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2017-01-26T11:11:54Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-05-2016-0052
       
  • Safety Management Practices and Safety Compliance in Small Medium
           Enterprises: Mediating Role of Safety Participation
    • First page: 226
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of safety participation as a mediator in the relationship between the six facets of safety management practices (i.e. management commitment, safety training, worker’s involvement, safety communication and feedback, safety rules and procedures, and safety promotion policies) and safety compliance. Design/methodology/approach A survey of 74 employees of SMEs in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia was carried out. Self-reported measures were used to obtain data on workplace safety dimensions and safety behavior. The Partial Least Square (PLS) structural model analysis was used to ascertain the proposed relationships. Findings The present study found that only three dimensions of safety management practices (management commitment, safety training, and safety rules and procedures) were significantly related to safety compliance. Of these, safety participation mediated the link between management commitment and safety training and safety compliance. Research limitations/implications The small sample size may limit the generalizability of the findings. Secondly, the correlational nature of the study did not permit causation to be implied. However, despite these limitations, while safety performance can be theorized to trigger the establishment of safety management practices, such theoretical perspective tends to connote reactivity rather than proactivity of the decision-making process. Practical implications The study highlights the role of the voluntary behavior of employees in promoting a safe work environment. Business owners are recommended to provide safety training in which the employees are stressed on their crucial role in safety and use this knowledge to educate and convince their co-workers to work safely. Originality/value Literature indicates the lack of studies on safety research in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Furthermore, such studies are justified because SMEs are likely to have more risks of occupational accidents and injuries. More importantly, this research highlights the importance of the voluntary behaviors of employees (i.e. safety participation) in promoting a safe work environment. As SMEs tend to have limited resources to implement a comprehensive OSH management system, using the employees as the safety agents at work can be an effective way toward accomplishing safety performance.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2016-07-25T11:20:19Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-02-2016-0029
       
  • Effects of Sustainable Leadership on Customer Satisfaction: Evidence from
           Thailand
    • First page: 245
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2016.
      Purpose This paper investigates a limited empirical study into the field of Sustainable Leadership (SL) and customer satisfaction. Hence, the quantitative effects and relationships between SL and customer satisfaction were examined based on empirical analysis and evidence from Thailand. These relationships are of interest for studying long-term corporate success and sustainability in firms. Design/methodology/approach The research design was based on an empirical, quantitative approach using a cross-sectional survey. Convenience sampling was used, gaining responses from 440 business managers across various industries in Thailand. Sustainable Leadership model was adopted as a theoretical framework. Findings It is evident in this study that 16 out of 23 SL practices are significantly associated with enhanced customer satisfaction. Multiple regression analyses provide evidence that strong and shared vision, innovation, staff engagement, and high quality are significantly and positively expected to increase customer satisfaction. In short, the four practices are the key predictors of and drivers for superior customer satisfaction in firms. Research limitations/implications One important implication is that business owners, leaders and managers from Thailand and other emerging Asia-Pacific economies should adopt these significant practices to improve superior customer satisfaction, thereby contributing to enhanced sustainable enterprises in the long run. Since the existing study is the first investigation into studying the relationships and their effects, it needs replication and cross-validation. Originality/value Overall findings are of empirical and practical significance to expand limited knowledge in the field, with scanty empirical research to date. It offers research insights into the relationships between SL practices and customer satisfaction. Hence, it is of empirical and practical significance. Limitations and future directions are also discussed.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2016-07-25T11:20:25Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-03-2016-0031
       
  • Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Identification, Psychological
           Contract and Leadership Frames: The Example of Primary School Teachers in
           Taiwan
    • First page: 260
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2016.
      Purpose The study examines organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) by combining two heterogeneous perspectives, integrating OCB-related factors at work using both personal and organizational perspectives, thus contributing to our knowledge of OCB. Design/methodology/approach Two studies are conducted using surveys in Taiwan with a snowball sampling technique to enlarge participation. Study 1 analyzes the relationships between organizational identification, expected psychological contract, perceived psychological contract and OCB. Study 2 analyzes the relationship between OCB and principals’ (or head teachers’) leadership frames. Findings Study 1 finds that organizational identification is an antecedent of OCB and that expected psychological contract moderates the organizational identification-OCB relationship. Study 2 finds that the symbolic leadership frame is the only antecedent of OCB and that different leadership frames influence each other in predicting OCB. Expected psychological contract is found to moderate the organizational identification-OCB relationship, indicating that primary school teachers’ with higher levels of expected psychological contract are more likely to demonstrate OCB at school. Interestingly, perceived psychological contract did not demonstrate such a moderating effect. Originality/value The study makes three contributions. First, we analyze composite OCB via Identity and Psychological Contract theories (Study 1). Second, we scrutinize specific aspects of OCB via Leader-Member-Exchange and Leadership Frame theories. These aspects include assisting colleagues, job commitment, working morale and non-selfish behavior (Study 2). Third, we increase understanding of primary school teachers' OCB, discussing important implications for school principals and human resource managers as well as perhaps others in similar sectors.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2016-07-25T11:20:26Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-01-2016-0010
       
  • A Grounded Investigation of Chinese Office Politics
    • First page: 281
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2016.
      Purpose This paper critically reviews the extant Western literature on political skill and impression management in human resource management and organisational behaviour and applies an inductive approach to explore an equal Chinese concept of office politics in the People’s Republic of China. Design/methodology/approach An empirical study conducted in a wide range of Chinese organisational forms, employing an inductive approach based on critical incident technique. Findings Data collected from 173 employees supported this model and indicated the existence of fourteen clusters of behaviours that characterise political skill, impression management and the overlap between the two. Extending impression management theory, we found that individual players’ political skill drives the dynamics of Chinese office politics and may help a subordinate gain a favourable image with superiors and serve as the overlap between individual political skill and impression management from the Chinese perspective. Originality/value We used a grounded theory approach to report the construct of a Chinese concept of office politics in the People’s Republic of China, which is much similar to the Western concept of political skill in organization. Compared with Western political skill literature, this study found both universal and cultural specific phenomena on political perspective in Chinese organisations.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2016-07-25T11:20:21Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-12-2015-0108
       
  • Perceived Supervisory Support and Service Recovery Performance: the
           Moderating Role of Personality Traits
    • First page: 298
      Abstract: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2016.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the moderating effect of personality traits (i.e. extraversion and emotional stability) toward the relationship between perceived supervisory support and employees’ service recovery performance in call centers. Design/methodology/approach Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to call center in service organizations located in Thailand. Moderated regression analysis and the follow-up analyses were employed to test hypotheses. Findings The findings reveal that emotional stability moderates the relationship between perceived supervisory support and employees’ service recovery performance. Unexpectedly, no evidence was found that extraversion moderates the service performance relationship. Research limitations/implications The limitations include generalizability and the neglect of other personality traits that could influence service recovery performance. Future research could validate the study in different countries and examine the moderating roles of other personality traits in the service recovery performance model. Practical implications This study provides insights for people management managers that service recovery performance of employees with high emotional stability could be enhanced and diminished corresponding to the level of supervisory support. Therefore, attention should be paid to this particular group of call centers for their contribution that could be maximized if they received high support from supervisors. Originality/value Previously, little attention has been given to understand the role of personality traits on service recovery performance. In doing so, this research contributes to the literature by investigating the moderating roles of emotional stability and extraversion on employees’ service recovery performance.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
      PubDate: 2016-07-25T11:20:24Z
      DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-11-2015-0094
       
 
 
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