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ISSN (Print) 1833-3850 - ISSN (Online) 1833-8119
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  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and
           Management, Vol. 16 No. 9

    • Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 16 No. 9, 2021
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 05:05:20 +000
       
  • Response Strategies of the Creative Market Industry in the Post-Epidemic
           Era in Taiwan-Taking ISHANDS International Creative Market as an Example

    • Abstract: The creative market is mainly composed of small and medium-sized and micro-sized enterprises. It focuses on personal creation, as well as face-to-face sales with customers in the market. Affected by COVID-19, customers no longer go out, and markets are canceled due to crowds, which affect the business of market curators, as well as cultural and creative brands. While the epidemic is still raging, how to respond and transform has become the key to survival. This research mainly focuses on comparing and analyzing the situation in 2019 and 2020 of “ISHANDS International Creative Market”, which is a creative market regularly held, as well as seven cultural and creative brands participating in this creative market in Taiwan. Through on-site observation and in-depth interviews, it interviews with curators of the creative market and operators of market brands, analyzes the creation and development process and planning of the “ISHANDS International Creative Market”, as well as key factors for cultural and creative brands to participate in creative markets, brand entrepreneurship and development, and difficulties they face at present. It sorts out the business interactions between the creative market and cultural and creative brands through case studies, summarizes them, and analyzes various interactions with business models, so as to understand the current situation of the creative market facing COVID-19 and possible future development in response. This research finds that: (1) the success of the creative market lies in brand differentiation and persistence; (2) the brand image building of the creative market and cultural and creative brands are key factors for each other; (3) the problems faced by the creative market under the influence of COVID-19; (4) it should accelerate the marketing and application of technologies in response to COVID-19; (5) it needs to master key resources in response to the post-epidemic era; (6) it explores the future development trend of Taiwan’s creative market industry.
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 06:33:06 +000
       
  • Own Credit Risk Accounting, Modigliani-Miller Theorem, and the Fallacy of
           Counter-Intuitive Results

    • Abstract: Purpose: This article tests own credit risk accounting under Modigliani-Miller theory to determine whether there is a fundamental fallacy in the unsolved issue of counter-intuitive results.Design/methodology/approach: A system of equations derived from the MM theorem to own risk.Findings: Solutions to the wealth transfer hypothesis. Parameters of issuer and holder that nullify own credit risk gain/loss and impairment loss/gain. A theoretical framework is developed to reconcile accounting to Modigliani-Miller theory. If the MM theory is true, as generally it is held to be, the system of equations shows that the recognition of own credit gain or loss would arise from different accounting measurement bases of liability own risk versus assets impairment, and by not reflecting the rebound effect in liability fair value measurement, in both cases not a faithfully representation of the substance of the facts and circumstances. The former would require a re-alignment between impairment and financial liability measurement rules. The latter would require a rethinking of fulfillment vs. fair value measurement to these liabilities. In addition, given the tenet that the accounting does not recognize shareholder wealth transfer, the current financial performance dilemma can be solved by recognizing in equity the concept of capital maintenance adjustment.Originality: Rare, if not unique, innovative direct application of MM paradigm to own risk.Implications: Significant contribution to the debate on performance and OCI, counter-intuitive results and accounting mismatch, fulfilment value versus fair value, incomplete recognition of contemporaneous asset value, and the definition of income in the Conceptual Framework.
      PubDate: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 00:05:13 +000
       
  • Islamic Finance as Social Finance: A Bibliometric Analysis from 2000 to
           2021

    • Abstract: The main purpose of this research is to map the academic contribution of social finance to the discussion in the field of Islamic finance. An analysis of 788 contributions published in international academic journals, books review and chapters, editorial material and proceedings papers has been done using the bibliometric method.The findings show that there are a number of journals that have had a higher production on the topic with an impact on research and, furthermore, it emerges that the works of the most relevant authors are made with qualitative methods that have been the most used to demonstrate the link between Islamic finance and social finance. The analysis also shows that the relation between Islamic finance and social finance is linked, among the others, to the words PERFORMANCE, IMPACT RISK, OWNERSHIP, CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY, MANAGEMENT, BEHAVIOR and EFFICIENCY, demonstrating that there is also a link with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It has also been observed the keyword evolution through the years which proved a dramatic increase on the academic attention to the topic particularly in the last five years.Research limitations/implications – The paper’s main limitation is due to the adoption of the bibliometric method because the databases include only part of the scientific papers and not all world’s sources. However, WOS database, the one adopted for the research, is the world’s most complete index even though it is not complete at all. On the other hand, to have a wider landscape of knowledge on the field of research, they have been considered all kind of sources: papers published in international and academic journals, books chapters and reviews, editorial materials and proceedings papers. The implications for academics, institutions, banks, enterprises and customers seem to be very relevant because it is assumed that a lot of work on the field must be done to strengthen the practical relation between Islamic finance and social finance.Originality/value – This research highlights the increasing relation, from an academic point of view, between Islamic finance and social finance has increased in the last 21 years, especially in the last 5. According to the literature, social finance is a relevant aspect in the present academic discussion on Islamic finance. For these reasons, to map the researches that have been done in this field, the study analyzes the relationship between Islamic finance and social finance.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 02:02:55 +000
       
  • An Investigation of Psychological Contract in Undergraduate Students

    • Abstract: This study explores Chinese university students’ perception of psychological contract. Using questionnaires and a quantitative approach, the study indicates that money issues, rewarding work, delegation of authority and flexible working hours are of utmost importance to these students. The study participants will start their working lives in one or two years. Knowledge of their perceived psychological contract has implications for human resource management hoping to improve the relationship between employer and new hires.
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 23:16:42 +000
       
  • Mapping Mobile Payment Adoption: Customers’ Trends and Challenges

    • Abstract: The continuous advancement of the mobile technology industry and the wide acceptance of mobile devices worldwide have provided great prospects to customers regarding their monetary transactions. As a result, numerous individuals use their mobile devices, mainly their smartphone; to pay online and even more are expected to take advantage of the mobile payments in the near future. This study conducts an up-to-date review to survey the landscape of individuals’ behavioral intention to adopt m-payments systems and services in the last five years (2015-2019 period). In specific, the aim of this review paper is twofold. First, it collects and summarizes the review papers that focus on customers’ m-payment adoption intention as an umbrella review. Second, it analyzes all recently top quantitative primary research papers that examined the aforementioned topic and presents a detailed examination of their objectives and research outcomes as a scoping review. Both of these analyzes are expected to increase the understanding of m-payments adoption and their underlying factors that influence individuals’ decision to adopt them, as well as reveal research gaps. Consequently, the paper aims to be a useful tool for mapping the research trends in current literature regarding mobile payment.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 09:16:28 +000
       
  • Analysis of the Determinants of Domestic Savings in the WAEMU

    • Abstract: This article analyses the determinants of domestic savings in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), except for Guinea-Bissau. Members of the WAEMU are Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. WAEMU member countries are working toward greater regional integration with unified external tariffs. The economic dynamism sought by each country could be beneficial to the mobilization of savings. Research into the determinants of savings is therefore of crucial importance for countries with a financing gap. The study covers the period from 1982 to 2017. The data used for this study come mainly from the World Bank (WDI). Using Dynamic Least Squares (DOLS), the study finds that domestic saving behavior is positively influenced by gross domestic product per capita, investment, life expectancy at birth, and the lending rate. On the other hand, primary school enrolment, trade openness, and inflation negatively affect domestic savings.
      PubDate: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 07:08:40 +000
       
  • Global Value Chain Governance and Power Asymmetry between Lead Firms and
           Suppliers: Case of Appleā€™s Global Value Chain and the State of Its
           Governance

    • Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to elucidate modern production systems in which coordination and control among companies have become widespread globally. In particular, the authors aim to test the Global Value Chain (GVC) governance theory empirically with a focus on the state of Apple’s GVC governance. More specifically, the authors attempt to determine whether the relationships theoretically explained in Gereffi, Humphrey and Sturgeon (2005) can be observed in Apple’s GVC and contribute toward understanding Apple’s state of coordination. This study shows the state of coordination in Apple’s GVC does not necessarily correspond to the theoretical types. Simply put, the three determinants do not reflect the state of coordination in Apple’s GVC. This paper adopts augmenting and complementary explanations from the resource-dependence perspective to elucidate Apple’s GVC governance by empirically illustrating how Apple’s GVC governance are achieved through the accompanying asymmetric power relationships between the company and its suppliers.
      PubDate: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 06:51:53 +000
       
  • Technological Innovation and Strategic Leadership Axis on Competitive
           Advantage of Telecommunication Enterprises

    • Abstract: The study conceptualized a relationship between technological innovation and strategic leadership on competitive advantage. Technological innovation has been posited to influence performance competitive advantage however; this position has been largely tautological and hence required more empirical testing. Although implied, the role of strategic leadership in the relationship between technological innovation and competitive advantage has been largely lacking. The study, therefore, specifically sought to determine the moderating role of strategic leadership on the relationship between technological innovation and competitive advantage of large telecommunication enterprises (LTEs) in Kenya. Significant transformations have been evident in Kenya’s telecommunication industry for the last two decades, which has resulted in intense competition, and technological innovation has become the new face of competition among these firms. The target population comprised all 83 large telecommunication enterprises in Kenya and census was used. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were employed in data analysis. Strategic leadership was found to have a positive and significant influence on the relationship between technological innovation and competitive advantage. It is deduced from the findings that strategic leadership would affect the strength of the relationship between technological innovation and competitive advantage. This can be attributed to the importance of organizational leadership’s role as decision makers and key enablers of technological innovation among large telecommunication enterprises. The study presented notable implications on the policy framework, the strategic management practice, and theory implications in the telecommunication industry and beyond. At policy level, the Government of Kenya would benefit from the study by ensuring that policy makers and regulatory authorities in the telecommunication sector formulate policies that would promote technological innovation and strategic leadership for enhancing competitive advantage. Managerial practitioners may consider institutionalizing innovation and leadership by creating the requisite direction and controls that enable the emergence of innovation and value creation for sustainable competitive advantage. The study findings’ implications further extended, supported, and added value on the theories adopted by the study.
      PubDate: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 06:49:21 +000
       
  • Thermodynamics and Gradient Manipulation Mechanism in Entrepreneurial
           Actions

    • Abstract: Entrepreneurship researches started to have traction at the start of 1980 and underwent paradigmatic shift. However despite the varied veins of exploration from opportunities to innate traits, entrepreneurship literatures have yet developed a unifying conceptualization and theory with key concepts that can clearly explain why entrepreneurs act the way they do' What inspires them to action' What seduce them to move at all' This paper intends to relate the study of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial actions and activities with references to thermodynamic and energy gradient manipulation mechanism. Studying business ventures from a process view in an attempt to reconstruct the entrepreneurial process by illustrating a range of relevant perspectives from energy gradients in naturally occurring chemicals and suspension coils, this paper hopes to pull together a unifying theory on entrepreneurship basing on the forces at work with thermodynamic concepts and expressions with gradient-manipulation mechanism to explain the entrepreneurial action-motion phenomena. The gradient-manipulating mechanism and thermodynamic expressions thus become the “nature” invisible hand that operates the motion of actions. Kirzner’s theory of entrepreneurship explains the coordination of markets and of knowledge. It is that knowledge, the recognition of the opportunities in the actual imperfect markets that triggers the gradient-manipulation mechanism. The findings of this paper suggest that entrepreneurial actions are force-driven by the lure of profits to select of best pathways and means to achieve the ends. The idea that entrepreneurial actions are the results of the play of forces with thermodynamic forces at work is a powerful suggestion in the finding of this paper.
      PubDate: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:15:27 +000
       
  • Customer Response towards QR Codes Used in Marketing: An African
           Perspective

    • Abstract: Literature indicates QR code use in marketing is growing and needs attention. The objective of his research is to study QR codes use in marketing via accessibility of product information(PI), advertising(Ad), sales promotion(SP), billing and payment(BP) from African viewpoint. Correlation analysis paved way to factor analysis for data reduction. Both EFA and CFA were performed. Cronbach alpha and composite reliability were assessed for data reliability. Fit indices RMSEA, RFI, TLI and NFI were computed to check model fit. Regression slope was used for testing study hypothesis. Results found, customers use “product information, advertisements, sales promotion and billing & payment through QR codes” has significant positive influence on perceived usefulness(PUM). Further, customers use of marketing QR codes proved perceived usefulness having significant positive influence on intention to use (IUM) in future course of time. “Tesco Homeplus” at global level succeeded in QR codes implementation for marketing activities is discussed and referred in the conclusions. Since respondents are positive towards perceived usefulness and intention to use QR codes, and the cost of QR technology and implementation is very less and affordable, the onus relies on marketing decision makers to adopt and promote QR codes in marketing aggressively for benefiting companies, customers and to further elevate African markets on mobile technological front.
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 06:03:41 +000
       
  • Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Sustainability/Survivability of
           Micro/Small Sized Businesses in Nigeria

    • Abstract: Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is currently the biggest crisis affecting the world. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of millions and is impacting the economic lives, ways of life and at least psychological health of most people. We used Port Harcourt as area of study to understand if sizes and types of these businesses affect sustainability/survivability in relation to the impact of COVID-19. We administered questionnaires to 568 business owners/mangers of 11 business types of the two sizes (micro and small). The information gathered were analysed using both quantitative and qualitative means and also presented graphically. The micro-sized businesses were more successful in terms of their abilities to continue getting patronage, getting supplies, retaining workers and eventually making profit during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic. Those whose products were considered more essential in relation to lockdown and health circumstances: fruit sellers, online enabled businesses, Point of Sale units (POS), drugs and petroleum product sellers thrived better than others. Considering the subsistent level of existence of these micro and small sized businesses, their major needs are effective provision of credit facilities and availability of other supportive business interventions including provision of palliatives/relief measures during crisis to real business operators and not to ‘ghosts’ by government and others to sustainably grow their businesses. As population pressure increases, with the attendant rise in unemployment rate, recommendation is made for business entrepreneurial skills to be incorporated into all levels of educational curricula to facilitate greater chance of success for those who choose the business pathway.
      PubDate: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 14:25:18 +000
       
 
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