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Asian Journal of Accounting and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Banks in Insurance Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BBR - Brazilian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Benchmarking : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
BER : Consumer Confidence Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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BER : Intermediate Goods Industries Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Berkeley Business Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 11)
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Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biology Direct     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Briefings in Real Estate Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BRQ Business Research Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Dnipropetrovsk University. Series : Management of Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business & Entrepreneurship Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Business & Information Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Business and Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Business and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Business and Society Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business Ethics: A European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Business Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Business Management and Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Business Strategy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Business Systems Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Business, Peace and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Cambridge Journal of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d`Economique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Canadian journal of nonprofit and social economy research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Capitalism and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Capitalism Nature Socialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central European Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Challenge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
China & World Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
China Economic Journal: The Official Journal of the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cliometrica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contextus - Revista Contemporânea de Economia e Gestão     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
CRIS - Bulletin of the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinary Study     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de Administración (Universidad del Valle)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Economía     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Economia - Latin American Journal of Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Current Opinion in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Development and Learning in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)

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Journal Cover Asian Journal of Business Ethics
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   ISSN (Print) 2210-6723 - ISSN (Online) 2210-6731
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2341 journals]
  • Influence of ethical ideology on job stress
    • Authors: Abhishek Shukla; Rajeev Srivastava
      Abstract: Abstract The relationship between ethical ideology and job stress appears to be complex. This study is based on a model presented by Forsyth (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 39:175, 1980), showing two dimensions (idealism and relativism) that play an important role in ethical evaluation and behavior. Based on a survey of 561 employees of hotel industry in India, ethical ideologies were found to be negatively associated with job stress. The data were analyzed using Pearson correlations and multiple regressions. The result showed that relativism is negatively correlated with job stress. Further, it has been established that idealism and relativism interacted in such a way that there is a negative relationship between idealism and job stress when relativism is low and positive relationship when relativism is high. The findings imply that ethical ideology adversely influences the job stress in the organization.
      PubDate: 2017-04-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-017-0075-9
  • A comparative study of CSR in Pakistan!
    • Authors: Mahnaz Fatima
      Abstract: Abstract This paper presents the state of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Pakistan since it has been driven in the country by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, the UN Global Compact, and trade liberalization under the WTO. This study is based on responses obtained from 51 Pakistani companies and 20 MNCs. It was found that MNCs were found to be more socially responsible to customers, to suppliers in terms of their purchasing procedures, to the environment, to their employees, to the community by contributing more to the community’s education and health, and in their greater commitment to ethics. Pakistani companies need to improve their performance on CSR to gain competitive advantage.
      PubDate: 2017-03-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-017-0074-x
  • The spiritual engagement instrument
    • Authors: Richard A. Roof; Mihai C. Bocarnea; Bruce E. Winston
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine if an instrument could be developed to measure spiritual engagement. The study resulted in the Spiritual Engagement Instrument (SpEI) concept comprised of four factors that included the following: worship that explained 57.8% of the variance and Cronbach’s alpha of .94, meditation that explained 12.7% of the variance and Cronbach’s alpha of .96, fasting that explained 9.58% of the variance and Cronbach’s Alpha of .98, and rest that explained 5.16% of the variance and Cronbach’s alpha of .99. The four factors together explain 85.24% of the variance. The four spiritual engagement scales within the Spiritual Engagement Instrument (SpEI) show significant correlation with other similar but different measures of spirituality, the Brief Multidimensional Measure of Religiousness/Spirituality scale and Daily Spiritual Experience Scale, confirming convergent validity. A supplemental validation study was performed using CFA (χ2 = 238.48 (df = 158), p < .001, CFI = .98, TLI = .97, RMSEA = .06). This SpEI offers researchers a tool that might be used as a pre-/post-test measure in conjunction with a spiritual development program or to measure effects of the four factors of spiritual engagement with other social constructs such as job satisfaction, normative commitment, or leadership behaviors. Ethical behavior may be influenced by individual worldview and underlying religious practices, so the SpEI offers a validated instrument to study the cycle of behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs of spiritual practices that may influence ethics.
      PubDate: 2017-02-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-017-0073-y
  • Pro-environmental behavior and socio-demographic factors in an emerging
    • Authors: Jayesh Patel; Ashwin Modi; Justin Paul
      Abstract: We examine the role of socio-demographic factors on consumers’ pro-environmental behavior (PEB)–a subset of ethical behavior and analyze its implications in an emerging market, with a sample study from India. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was performed as research method. Results show that males display higher PEB than their female counterparts. Married consumers score more on PEB than single. Mid-age consumers (36–50) also score high on PEB than young and old-age consumers. Furthermore, highly educated consumers are more pro-environmentalist than graduates and post-graduates. The novelty of this study is that centers on the use of demographic variables interactively in order to form microsegments. For instance, married men score more on PEB scale than unmarried men and women and prefer green channels even more (i.e., public transportation). On the contrary, unmarried women display no hesitation in paying more for energy-efficient goods compared to married men and unmarried men. Marketers may aim in setting such PEBs as the moral standards among consumers being an easily identifiable segment as their prime target.
      PubDate: 2017-01-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0071-5
  • Investigating moral ideology, ethical beliefs, and moral intensity among
           consumers of Pakistan
    • Authors: Syed Afzal Moshadi Shah; Shehla Amjad
      Abstract: The purpose of the study is to empirically examine moral ideology, ethical beliefs, and moral intensity in the context of Pakistan. Jones (Academy of Management Review, 16(2), 366–395, 1991) model and Muncy and Vitell (Journal of Business Research, 24, 297–311, 1992) have extensively been investigated and validated in west for examining ethical decision-making process. This study examines and validates these models in a collectivist cultural settings, i.e., Pakistan. A self-administered online survey technique using convenience sampling technique was used to gather data from a sample of 1000 consumers in Pakistan. Final analysis was carried out on 338 valid responses. Data was analyzed using from descriptive analysis, correlation analysis, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and model estimation carried out AMOS. Cronbach’s α was used to test the reliability of the instrument. A majority of the consumers were high on idealism and low on relativism. Consumers dejected questionable activities that have harmful outcomes more than ones that have harmless outcomes. Both idealism and relativism are found to significant predict moral intensity. However, no relationship has been found between moral ideology and ethical beliefs. Consumer’s ethical beliefs are found to significantly affect moral intensity and behavioral intention. Social moral intensity is found to mediate the relationship of relativism and harmful ethical beliefs. The study is among the pioneer studies in Pakistan that examines the link of moral ideology, moral intensity, and ethical beliefs. The study provides an Urdu version of scales that can be utilized for further exploration and validation.
      PubDate: 2017-01-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0070-6
  • The effect of spiritual capital of individuals on independent auditor’s
           opinion: evidences from Iranian auditors
    • Authors: Seyedhossein Naslmosavi; Agha Jahanzeb
      Abstract: The importance of spiritual capital of individuals (SpCis) can be traced back to the resistance of independent auditors in the face of client manager power in ethical dilemma situations. This capital which is defined as a component of intellectual capital is integrated to auditors’ livelihood. This research found some related individual factors in auditing area and classified them under SpCi. Morals, ethics, personal values, and culture are the four most related factors which are applied as dimensions of SpCi in auditing area. Hence, this paper attempts to investigate into the effect of SpCi and its four dimensions on an independent auditor’s opinion. The respondents of this research were 321 Iranian audit managers and partners. The data were collected through questionnaires, and multiple regressions were applied to analyze the data. The results showed that the SpCi and its dimensions affect an independent auditor’s opinion.
      PubDate: 2017-01-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0069-z
  • Profit or legitimacy? What drives firms to prioritize social
    • Authors: Lihua Wang; Xiaoya Liang
      Abstract: This study questions the assumption that firms always prioritize economic stakeholders (employees and customers) over social stakeholders (communities and the environment). An examination of 468 Chinese private firms reveals three important conditions driving firms to prioritize social stakeholders over economic stakeholders. First, the percentage of family ownership increases the likelihood of social stakeholder priority up to a point, after which further increase in the percentage of family ownership decreases the likelihood of social stakeholder priority. Firms planning initial public offerings and smaller firms are more likely to prioritize social stakeholders. The findings reveal important exceptions and nuances in stakeholder management strategies.
      PubDate: 2017-01-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0072-4
  • Evaluation of corporate social responsibility from a stakeholder’s
           perspective—a case study of Aparajitha Corporate Services in India
    • Authors: S. Preetha; T. Vanniarajan
      Abstract: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is gaining momentum not only in developed nations but also in developing nations. In India, CSR has evolved over the years and has taken different dimensions during such evolution. Many studies have focussed on CSR initiatives of different organizations world over, and evaluation of those initiatives is sparingly done. This study is one such attempt wherein the researcher has evaluated a CSR initiative ‘Thalir Thiran Thittam’ (TTT) from a stakeholder’s perspective. Aparajitha Corporate Services dispenses TTT, a life skills education programme to the government school students in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This study tries to evaluate this initiative from the perspective of the teachers who are responsible for implementing the programme in their respective schools. A structured questionnaire was administered to solicit responses from the teachers on the challenges faced in implementation of TTT and the impact created by TTT on their students.
      PubDate: 2016-10-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0068-0
  • Corporate reputation
    • Authors: Cherukupalli J. Usha Rani; Sunanda Gundavajhala
      Abstract: Our research reveals that organizations are known as great work places due to their successful performance on certain areas. And, financing for such industries is profitable, where employees are happy and shareholders get highest rate of return for their investments. In our study, a few such organizations (worldwide) have been identified and selected for this article. For successful functioning of organizations, certain areas have been recognized as key performance areas (KPAs). A corporate image can be measured and assessed, based on its creative and innovative approach. We highlighted about ethics, what makes corporate ethics, involvement of corporation in social responsibilities, and how ethical governance needs to be framed. We also covered ideas, contributions, and suggestions made by various experts from different organizations. In the end, we included questions relating to ethics through which we can measure ethical performances. Finally, we concluded that if ethics are followed by every individual India will flourish in global market.
      PubDate: 2016-05-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0051-9
  • Labour standards in global value chains in India: the case of handknotted
           carpet manufacturing cluster
    • Authors: Amit K. Giri; S. P. Singh
      Abstract: India is a major producer and exporter of hand-knotted carpets to the world since the beginning of the British rule over India. Majority of the hand-knotted carpets exported from India are produced in the Bhadohi-Mirzapur region, popularly called as the carpet belt of India. Given deplorable working conditions and very high prevalence of child labour in the cluster, in the mid-1990, four social labels were implemented to improve the labour standards, in addition to slew of labour laws implemented by the state of India. The objective of this study is to explore the prevailing labour standards and effectiveness of social labels in improving labour standards in the hand-knotted carpet manufacturing cluster. This study found that even after the implementation of social labels and slew of labour laws, there had been barely any improvement in the working conditions of carpet workers. The workers continued to be adversely incorporated in the carpet commodity chain. However, realising that there is very little scope of social upgrading in this occupation, many carpet workers have shifted to other occupations. But this study found very few child workers in carpet manufactories in the cluster.
      PubDate: 2016-05-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0052-8
  • Examining the possibility of achieving inclusive growth in India through
           corporate social responsibility
    • Authors: Upali Arijita Biswas; Suresh Garg; Archana Singh
      Abstract: The paper attempts to evaluate whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) can contribute towards achievement of inclusive growth in India. Using content analysis of annual reports belonging to 42 non-financial companies across 8 years (2004–2011), the study identifies company disclosures under areas that fall within the purview of both inclusive growth, as conceptualised by the Indian government and themes of CSR subject indices mentioned in corporate social disclosure literature. The study is unique in its attempt to address the relation between CSR and inclusiveness through a longitudinal analysis of 322 annual reports, in a timeframe when governmental intervention regarding CSR was negligible and the disclosures were primarily voluntary. The findings revealed that company CSR efforts are in congruence with some requirements for inclusive growth, like CSR activities in areas such as health, education, infrastructure, environment and energy and can contribute to the welfare of special interest groups such as women, children and backward sections. Apart from contributing to CSR literature in India, the paper will be of interest to corporations, government and other stakeholders of the CSR process.
      PubDate: 2016-04-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0055-5
  • Community engagement models in real estate—a case study of Tata Housing
           Development Company Limited
    • Authors: Nayan Mitra
      Abstract: According to the Economic Survey of India, 2012–2013, the real estate sector contributed 5.9 % of the India’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Financial Year (FY) 2011–2012, while remaining the second largest employment generator after agriculture in India. The urban population in India is projected to touch 600 million by 2030, from 377 million in 2011, thereby fuelling a housing shortage (at the current pace of housing growth) of around 26 million. However, the perception of Construction industry, like other sectors of the economy, is that of creating “human habitat in a manner generally focussed on profitability without consideration of its long-term impacts.” Under such circumstances, Tata Housing Development Company Limited (THDCL), a closely held Public Limited Company under 99.86 % subsidiary of Tata Sons, is the first Indian real estate company to have reported the triple bottom-line Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines in its Sustainability Report FY 2013–2014. THDCL aims to volunteer its resources to the extent it can reasonably afford, to sustain the environment and to improve the quality of life of the people of the area in which it operates. This Situational Case Study, targeted towards management students and practitioners, and social and developmental workers in the areas of Corporate Governance, Strategic Management, Business Environment, Business Policy and Community Welfare, aims to identify the community engagement model of THDCL; analyse it in terms of its implementation and impact; and initiate discussion about the role of strategic partnerships under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in an emerging economy. This work may be used for developmental related workshops/training programmes for students and working professionals of innovation, CSR, sustainability, social and developmental sectors and shared, among others, in various Chambers of Commerce and Academic forums on the same. It is, however, not intended to serve as an endorsement, source of data or illustration of effective or ineffective management. Certain names and information could have been disguised for confidentiality.
      PubDate: 2016-02-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0059-1
  • A study on environmental sustainability practices of star hotels in
    • Authors: J. Shanti
      Abstract: The hotel industry has been showing their responsibility towards sustainability by employing green practices in their daily operations. The area of sustainability in hospitality relates to incorporating sustainability in operations and focusing on practices like saving energy, using renewable energy, and recycling waste. The hotels are showing their commitment to sustainability indicators like social, economic, and environmental concerns and communicating about the same to their customers. With the help of sustainability measures, hotel practitioners can think beyond providing the attractive physical features and create an elegant atmosphere. Sustainability can be used as an asset to improve the brand loyalty of the customers. The attitude and perception of consumers can be further enhanced with the help of indicators of sustainability. The focus of this paper is to provide an insight into the process of implementing sustainability practices in general and specifically about environmental initiatives in hospitality. In a developing nation like India, one of the driving forces for the hotel companies to start sustainability initiatives was compliance; however, now, the companies are using these sustainable practices in branding and developing a competitive advantage.
      PubDate: 2016-02-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0063-5
  • Assuming corporate responsibilities in lawless situations: case study of a
           news media organization
    • Authors: Kunal Kamal Kumar; Sushanta Kumar Mishra
      Abstract: Corporate responsibility is considered the “epitome of corporate ethics.” In “the balanced concept of the firm,” a corporation is seen as a moral agent that has a balanced approach to managing three interrelated and equally important responsibilities viz. economic, social, and environmental. The case study aims to advance our understating of the “triple bottom line approach to CSR” by showing how a news media organization committed itself to dispensing its corporate responsibilities despite facing lawless situations. Through a detailed study of organizational records and interviews with the top management of the organization, we found that Prabhat Khabar could reap rich benefits for its stakeholders by engaging in role-related work (i.e., performing journalistic duties) and following business practices that were innovative, contextually appropriate, and ethically correct. As Prabhat Khabar’s growth happened in a market that was adverse to business activities, we believe that its story would act as a role model function of corporate conduct in emerging economies. Moreover, it would help organizations understand how to commit themselves to corporate responsibilities in unfavourable circumstances.
      PubDate: 2016-02-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0057-3
  • Responsibility, ethics, and leadership: an Indian study
    • Authors: Damini Saini; Sunita Singh Sengupta
      Abstract: This paper signifies the inevitability of the responsible practices of leadership into the relation with the subordinates in the Indian organizations. The theme of this study revolves around the responsibility and ethical approach of the top management which directly or indirectly influence the job-related attitudinal behavior of employees. To analyze it empirically, a questionnaire is designed and 138 middle-level managers from four private sector telecom companies in India rated their superiors on 11 items of leadership scale. This study used internal consistency reliability, Pearson correlation, and exploratory factor analysis as statistical techniques. Factor analysis of the scores on such items yielded two dimensions. The paper examines the impact of leadership of managers upon their subordinates in the context of enhancing job satisfaction, affective commitment, and knowledge performance. The results of the study are not completely substantiating empirically to the theory that ethical attitude of leaders enhance commitment and satisfaction of subordinates in Indian context.
      PubDate: 2016-02-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0058-2
  • Board gender diversity and firm performance: evidence from India
    • Authors: Neeti Khetarpal Sanan
      Abstract: This study examines the impact of board gender diversity on financial performance of listed Indian firms in a dynamic modelling framework. Using a firm-year unit of analysis, a sample of 148 publicly listed firms across multiple industries have been studied over a period of five financial years namely FY 2008–2009 to FY 2012–2013. Employing panel data analysis, percentage of women directors is taken as the independent variable and firm performance measured by return on assets (ROA) and Tobin’s Q as the dependent variables. The primary results of the study using ordinary least squares (OLS) and fixed effects (FE) estimation models point towards a positive and significant relationship between percentage of independent women directors (IWD) and firm performance. However, results are reversed when the theoretically superior Arellano Bond estimation is used. Findings of the study indicate that the number of companies with no IWDs is reducing across the 5 years of study. This may be due to external pressure created by stakeholders. Also, the number of companies with one IWD is increasing over the period of the study, while the number of companies with two or three or more directors is more or less the same. The number of two or three IWD companies remaining the same could arguably be due to lack of availability of independent directors who are women.
      PubDate: 2016-02-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0050-x
  • Role of corporate governance on firm performance: a study on large Indian
           corporations after implementation of Companies’ Act 2013
    • Authors: Arindam Das; Sourav Dey
      Abstract: Corporate governance involves balancing the interests of the many stakeholders in a corporation—from shareholders and management to customers and the larger society. Corporate governance also offers the framework for attaining a company’s vision and mission, providing guidance and oversight on a broad spectrum—action plans and internal controls to performance measurement and corporate disclosure. Companies’ Act 2013 has been introduced in India with the primary objective of improving corporate governance practices in Indian corporations. In this paper, we investigate the moderating role of corporate governance practices in large Indian corporations on firm performance, post introduction of Companies’ Act 2013. Specifically, we study the influence of board’s involvement in company’s affairs, board’s diversity, CEO duality, board compensation, and promoters’ involvement in the board. We find sufficient evidence that board involvement and board diversity positively influence firm performance, while CEO duality, board compensation, and promoters’ presence do not have an influence on firm performance.
      PubDate: 2016-02-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0061-7
  • The business value of ESG performance: the Indian context
    • Authors: Hemlata Chelawat; Indra Vardhan Trivedi
      Abstract: Today, business corporations across the globe are moving beyond the short-term myopic goal of profit maximization to long-term sustainability goals involving environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) goals. This is due to the growing realization that ESG factors constitute a significant source of risk for the business and can affect their financial returns. Academic research has shown that improved ESG performance has lowered risk and enhanced financial performance but results seemed to vary widely across countries. Regrettably, this subject remains largely un-researched in the context of emerging economies, including India. This paper attempts to fill this much needed gap in sustainability literature in one of the largest emerging market economies, India. It empirically examines the impact of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance of companies on their financial performance, in India, using panel regression models. The findings of the study indicate that good corporate ESG performance enhances financial performance. The findings of this study have important implications for investors, corporate management as well as policymakers and regulators.
      PubDate: 2016-02-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0064-4
  • Ethics, profession, and rational choice
    • Authors: Ananda Das Gupta
      Abstract: Human development can be seen as the process of giving more effective expression to human values. Modern business philosophy has a certain viewpoint or perspective on human potential based on the secular humanistic values of the west and the scientific theories on the nature of man and his evolution. We are bound to welcome the New Paradigm in Business because it opens the path for a decisive step forward in evolution from an authoritarian, mechanistic, Taylorian era to a freer and a more humanistic ethos in business.
      PubDate: 2016-01-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0054-6
  • Responsible leadership: learning from Indian case studies
    • Authors: Venugopal Pingali
      Abstract: Focus on shareholders’ interests at the cost of other stakeholders’ interests and the ecosystem has brought into prominence the need for responsible leadership. This study builds a five-level framework for responsible leadership drawing on leadership styles from case studies presented at a National Convention on Responsible Leadership. For each of the five levels (vision, managing environment, goals, values culture, and systems), the study further identifies the necessary condition and the sufficient conditions of the leader to develop responsible organization. This comprehensive framework combines levels identified by two earlier studies. Implications for developing responsible leadership are suggested.
      PubDate: 2016-01-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s13520-016-0060-8
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