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Intl. J. of Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of English Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Intl. J. of Marketing Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Psychological Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Statistics and Probability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. Law Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Agricultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
J. of Education and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Educational and Developmental Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
J. of Food Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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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. 19 No. 1

    • Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 19 No. 1, February 2024
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Feb 2024 02:12:53 +000
       
  • Evaluating Performance Incorporating Multi-Criteria Decision Making and
           ESG Index: The Case of Taiwanese PCB Industry

    • Abstract: The Printed Circuit Board (PCB) industry is known as the "mother of electronic system product" in the high-tech electronics industry. When this industry enters a mature stage, cost control becomes the key to its success. Additionally, as the corporate’s awareness of social responsibility like ESG (Environment, Social, & Governance) has risen, the cost control remains a critical indicator for evaluating a company's performance. This study uses the consolidated financial statements of 35 companies in Taiwan's listed PCB industry through collecting data from the Taiwan Stock Exchange from 2022 to 2022. This study chooses 16 key financial indicators through expert opinions and selects 7 input variables and 5 output variables from 5 screening criteria. Then, through the normalization of grey relational data, the degree of influence of each indicator on the performance of PCB manufacturers is analyzed, and which independent variables have better prediction power through the multiple regression model is achieved. The Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) analysis in Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) is applied to identify the ranking. The relative distance compared with the best manufacturer and the worst manufacturer is used to evaluate and rank the pros and cons of each ranking. VIKOR is then used to analyze ranking further. The results of data analysis have shown slightly different rankings based on TOPSIS and VIKOR. However, it seems the analysis of VIKOR is more accurate. The comparison of Taiwanese PCB manufacturers before and after the ranking is also revealed. Several practical directions for corporate planning or improvement are suggested. The link between ESG indicators and finance is observed not significant.
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Jan 2024 01:04:19 +000
       
  • The Impact of Corporate Governance on Financial Performance in
           Professional Sports Clubs: The Case of Italian Serie A

    • Abstract: This paper explores professional football clubs' corporate governance challenges, recognizing them as symptoms of a deeper management crisis. The need for more effective managerial practices within these organizations is evident in the prevailing issues. This study aims to assess how corporate governance quality impacts the profitability and sustainability of Italian Serie A football clubs. Through the analysis of governance variables and financial indicators from the 2018/2019 season, the research identifies crucial factors. These factors encompass the business model, board composition, board age, control bodies, and internal procedure transparency. The results highlight the significant influence of corporate governance variables on club performance and insolvency risk. Enhanced governance quality is associated with higher profitability and viability, even among clubs facing financial difficulties. These findings hold significance for academics, practitioners, and regulators interested in understanding corporate governance practices within the competitive soccer market and their impact on financial performance. Future research should expand the sample and incorporate a comparative analysis of major European football leagues, accounting for varying legal frameworks. Moreover, the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on the football industry must be considered in forthcoming investigations. The pandemic's financial consequences will likely differ based on each club's business model, international reputation, financial structure, and governance approach.
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Jan 2024 01:02:08 +000
       
  • An Empirical Investigation of Online Grocery Shopping Behaviors Based on
           Different Generations

    • Abstract: The Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly impacted on consumers’ grocery shopping habits and lifestyles. Online grocery shopping is one of the promising ways to have little contact as well as increase convenience. For this reason, the sales and revenues of online grocery shopping have been dramatically increasing during the pandemic. The purpose of this study to explore online grocery shopping behaviors of different generations and their shopping intentions toward online grocery shopping during and after the pandemic. Data were collected from Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) and Southeast region in U.S.A with convenience sample. All Generations know that online grocery shopping is a very useful and pleasure shopping method to purchase foods during the pandemic, but only two Generations (Y and X) plan to keep their online grocery shopping services after the pandemic. Amazon Fresh and Walmart.Com are the popular online applications for online grocery shopping among Generation Z, Y, and X. On the other hand, Baby Boomers believe that grocery shopping through the internet is not easy, and they had a hard time to find grocery items on the website. Generation Z and Baby Boomers prefer to shop their grocery items at the off-line grocery stores after the pandemic.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Jan 2024 00:39:24 +000
       
  • Structural Barriers to Accounting Users’ Interactions: A Critical
           Analysis of Earning Conferences

    • Abstract: Emphasizing the cruciality of the communicative aspect of accounting, this research investigates the contextual setting within Kuwaiti banks’ earning conference Q&As and examines structural barriers that guide discourse but also hinder effective accounting communication. However, while prior accounting studies take the contextual structure of this discursive session for granted, this research uncovers and ultimately addresses the structural practices that hinder effective communication. The research employs a grounded theory approach and a content analysis method, via which it analyzes Kuwaiti banks’ quarterly earning conference transcripts (from 2018 to 2022) and reviews their annual reports. Four contextual barriers prevail: constraining accounting information users’ interactions by having textual enquiries in a verbal communication setting; ending the Q&As before reflecting on all accounting users’ concerns; having limited involvement from CEOs; and disregarding some language barriers. This research culminates in detailed recommendations for policy makers to enhance accounting communication.
      PubDate: Wed, 03 Jan 2024 03:57:36 +000
       
  • Unveiling the Resilience of Lebanese SMEs: The Effects of Multiple Crises
           on Its Performance

    • Abstract: This paper addresses the impact of the multiple crises on Lebanese SMEs' performance. Little is known about the effect of the multiple crises in the Lebanese context, where SMEs have been significantly impacted. A descriptive-analytical method is used to analyze quantitative data based on 379 SMEs conducted by the World Bank between November and December 2020. Descriptive tests and the mean comparison (T-test) are used to analyze the data and understand the interaction between groups. The main results show that the business sector has no impact on SMEs’ performance. However, employees’ salary is the most relevant variable that affects SMEs’ performance. Salaries are reduced by 90.38% and positively affect liquidity and working hours changes but negatively affect clients’ demand, prices, and sales variation. It could be explained by the reduction of SMEs’ costs, working hours, and employees’ low motivation because of the low demand from the clients’ side. The liquidity is negatively affected by demand and prices, which reflect the low income of SMEs in times of multiple crises. To better understand and interpret the phenomenon of SMEs’ performance in times of multiple crises, we suggested a first model that reveals the effect of several factors on SMEs’ performance, which has barely been studied in the Lebanese context.
      PubDate: Wed, 03 Jan 2024 03:55:52 +000
       
  • Disclosing the Health Value through Integrated Report: An Explorative
           Research

    • Abstract: This study aims to investigated if the integrated report, according to the IIRC (International Integrated Reporting Council) Framework, has the potential to disclose health information and to address citizens’ expectations. An explorative case was conducted in an Italian public hospital follows the action research approach. Semi-structured interviews were asked by researchers to reach a deep understanding of the phenomenon under study. The results show that Integrated Reporting is able to disclose the value created: the health outcome. There is a need for Integrated Reporting Framework adjustments for health sector purposes: in relation to some capitals of the framework, to the concept of value created in its particular emphasis on health outcome for patients and to the need to find a more effective communication method. The absence of stakeholder engagement activities in the Integrated Reporting adoption process influences the attractiveness of the document. In fact, the Integrated Reporting user appears to be only the financing institution.This study aims to investigated if the integrated report, according to the IIRC (International Integrated Reporting Council) Framework, has the potential to disclose health information and to address citizens’ expectations. An explorative case was conducted in an Italian public hospital follows the action research approach. Semi-structured interviews were asked by researchers to reach a deep understanding of the phenomenon under study. The results show that Integrated Reporting is able to disclose the value created: the health outcome. There is a need for Integrated Reporting Framework adjustments for health sector purposes: in relation to some capitals of the framework, to the concept of value created in its particular emphasis on health outcome for patients and to the need to find a more effective communication method. The absence of stakeholder engagement activities in the Integrated Reporting adoption process influences the attractiveness of the document. In fact, the Integrated Reporting user appears to be only the financing institution.
      PubDate: Wed, 03 Jan 2024 03:53:39 +000
       
  • Exploring Social Media's Role in Planning and Control Strategies

    • Abstract: The aim of this article is to shed light on the topic of strategic planning and control, with a specific focus on investigating its connection to the proliferation and utilization of social media. The analysis was conducted through a systematic and structured literature review. A co-occurrence and bibliographic coupling analysis using VOSviewer software was carried out. The research findings encompass a comprehensive analysis of paper frequency across different parameters, including publication year, country of origin, and source of publication. Moreover, the study involves identifying the five most frequently cited papers in the field of strategic planning in relation to the influence of social media. Social media represent a significant innovation from which companies can benefit in various ways. The originality of the study is derived from its comprehensive investigation and systematic review of studies within the field of social media and their interaction with strategic planning and control, which have not been consolidated until now. Practical implications of the research suggest a guideline for companies to discover the potentials of social media in terms of strategic planning and control. Theoretical implications are integrated into the perspectives proposed through the systematic literature review, providing guidance for future research.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Dec 2023 10:47:08 +000
       
  • Peer-to-Peer Lending Performance Improvement: Learn from Lean Principles

    • Abstract: While experiencing robust growth in recent years, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending still faces the serious challenge of a high default rate. This study argues that it is beneficial to analyze P2P lending from a process improvement perspective. Adopting an integrative literature review method, this study identifies and summarizes the characteristics of P2P lending and then maps them to the fundamental lean attributes. Furthermore, this research proposes detailed application suggestions for reducing loan default rates in terms of understanding customer needs, value stream, information flow, pull approach, and continuous improvement. As an early attempt, mapping P2P lending characteristics and lean principles allows P2P lending to learn the well-established quality improvement practices from lean management. This study contributes to both P2P lending performance improvement and applications of lean management.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Dec 2023 03:11:28 +000
       
  • Gauging Growth: AGI’s Mathematical Metrics for Economic Progress

    • Abstract: Today, the economy is greatly influenced by Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). The purpose of this paper is to determine the impact of the quantitative relations of AGI on the country's economic parameters. The authors use the analysis of historical data in the research, develop a new mathematical algorithm that refers to the level of AGI development, and conduct the regression analysis. The economic effect of AGI is deduced if it affects the growth of real GDP. As a result of the analysis, it is revealed that there is a positive Pearson correlation between the growth of AGI and real GDP, that is, to increase GDP by 1%, an average increase of 12.5% of AGI is required.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Dec 2023 02:53:12 +000
       
  • Operationalizing Dynamic Capabilities and Market Orientation: Empirical
           Insights for Startups in Dynamic Environments

    • Abstract: In today's markets, companies operate in dynamic environments characterized by rapid changes, complexity, and uncertainty. For these companies, especially startups that are based on fast-growing, high technology, and innovative approaches to create new markets or offer superior solutions in existing markets, marketing management presents one of the most significant challenges for entrepreneurs. This study aims to address this challenge by developing a practical framework based on the theory of dynamic capabilities (DCs) and market orientation (MO). The objective is to build long-term competitive advantages for startups operating in dynamic environments. A theoretical model was built using a systematic literature review, and this was later refined through longitudinal case studies of brazilian startups. The result is a robust framework that supports both literature and entrepreneurs. It assists in the identification and exploitation of market opportunities by leveraging DCs and MO. Furthermore, it supports decision-making processes aimed at achieving sustainable competitive advantages. The framework also encourages entrepreneurs to reflect on their practices related to the dimensions of these constructs.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Dec 2023 02:50:49 +000
       
  • Examining Patterns of Tourism Recovery in the United Arab Emirates:
           Towards the Implementation of Effective Marketing Strategies

    • Abstract: This study examines tourism recovery patterns in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The study utilized time series modeling to evaluate the monthly tourism data from the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) in Abu Dhabi, covering 2019 to Q1 2023. The LJung box test was used to assess the fit of the dataset with the five tourism parameters: Average Length of Stay (ALOS), Number of Guests (NOG), Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR), Occupancy Rate (OR), and Tourism Revenue (TR). The presence of nonstationarity was discovered, necessitating the use of data differencing to achieve stationarity.The results indicate that the model fits the data for the five tourism parameters. The study also reveals a significant decline in UAE tourism visitors, with a modest recovery projected in Q4 2021.The findings demonstrate a substantial decline in hotel occupancy rates (OR) during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a slower recovery rate expected for 2023-2024. The average length of stay (ALOS) in hotels is four nights from Q4 2020 to Q1 2022 and is expected to remain the same in 2023-2024. Revenue per available room (REVPAR) is expected to decline in Q1 2023 and peak in Q3 2023. However, projections for 2023 and 2024 show continued growth in tourism revenue (TR) in the UAE.
      PubDate: Sun, 10 Dec 2023 14:01:53 +000
       
  • Monetary Policy and Volatility of Value and Growth Stocks (2009-2021)

    • Abstract: Especially after the subprime international financial crisis, which began in 2007/2008, the role of central banks and the implementation of monetary policy gained ground and affected financial markets. In such a scenario, quantitative easing, a monetary stimulus program implemented by several central banks, significantly reduced interest rates, especially in developed countries. In this context, the objective of the research is to investigate whether there is a relationship between the monetary policy actions of the Federal Reserve (Fed) and the volatility of value and growth stocks in the USA in the period between 2009 and 2021 using a generalized heteroscedastic conditional autoregressive (Garch) model. The research hypothesizes that both value and growth stocks react with increased volatility to changes in monetary policy, with growth stocks showing superior sensitivity. Among the results found, there is evidence that the policies implemented by the Fed over the period led to volatility in the markets, with an emphasis on the intensity of volatility for value stocks to the detriment of growth stocks, which refuted, albeit partially, the initially formulated hypothesis.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Dec 2023 01:54:35 +000
       
  • Does Competition Affect Bank Efficiency in MENA Countries' A Double
           Bootstrapping-DEA Approach

    • Abstract: This paper aims to examine the effect of competition on the technical efficiency of Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) banks during the period 2004-2014. To do so we use the two-stage bootstrap approach introduced by Simar and Wilson (2007). In the first stage, efficiencies scores were obtained using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) with Bootstrap technique to control for potential bias. In the second stage, the bootstrap truncated regression was used to assess the effect of competition on bank efficiencies. Furthermore, we utilize Lerner index to measure competition at bank level. Using a sample of 88 banks from thirteen MENA countries, we find that the technical efficiency with bias correction shows no obvious trend during the period of the study, however, the level of efficiency varies significantly across countries. In addition, we find a negative relationship between competition and technical efficiency which supports the information generation hypothesis and rejects the quiet life hypothesis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study that examines the effect of competition on bank efficiency in MENA banking industry using the double bootstrapping-DEA approach.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Dec 2023 01:52:21 +000
       
  • A Consumer Perspective on Brand Authenticity: Insight into Drivers and
           Barriers

    • Abstract: Purpose Although much has been written about the relevance of authenticity in personal identity development, only a limited number of studies have investigated the significance of authenticity when associated with brands. The present qualitative research study addresses this oversight by examining the influence of brand authenticity on consumer perceptions. Design/methodology/approach A multi-method qualitative method incorporating semi-structured interviews and focus groups was employed to provide insight into consumer perceptions of brand authenticity.Findings Thematic analysis was used to identify four main themes that influence perceptions of brand authenticity: (1) credibility, (2) transparency, (3) uniqueness, and (4) relatability. Several barriers, including (1) inconsistency, (2) unreliability, and (3) pretentiousness, served to explain consumers’ reservations.Originality/value This article presents an alternative view of authenticity that accounts for the variety of perceptions that customers may perceive as drivers or barriers to brand authenticity. Thereby, this study contributes to an improved understanding of brand authenticity, based on a consumer-centred approach, and reflects on how consumer perspectives can enhance corporate branding.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Dec 2023 01:50:50 +000
       
  • International Expansion Strategy in Fast-Growing Businesses: Using
           Bayesian Networks to Identify Influencing Factors

    • Abstract: The article aims to identify the key factors influencing strategic decisions regarding international expansion amongst rapidly growing digital businesses in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, New York, and Paris; whilst uncovering prominent trends that can provide guidance to investors and managers engaged in the internationalization process. The data used for this study was gathered from business networking events held between 2016 and 2020, with a specific focus on the short-term strategic growth options pursued by these companies. To analyse the data, the authors employed Bayesian Network modelling, comprising two components: 'International Expansion' as the primary factor (parent node) and 'Factors of Interest' as the secondary factor (child node). The findings indicate that companies based in Amsterdam, New York, and Paris are primarily influenced by 'Exits' and 'Acquisitions' when making decisions about international expansion. In contrast, businesses in Berlin, London, New York, and Paris lean towards alternative venture capital options such as 'Debt,' 'Venture Debt,' and 'Private Equity.' The results suggest that companies in London and Berlin possess mature business models, significantly impacting their ability to attract investments and expand internationally. Moreover, this research not only demonstrates the applicability of Bayesian Networks in analysing strategic choices but also provides valuable insights into how these choices influence a company's internationalization strategy, offering practical guidance to investors and managers. Finally, the study highlights the existence of distinct intentions for international expansion amongst CEOs and founders in the regions under investigation, indicating the need for further research to comprehend these unique idiosyncrasies.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Dec 2023 01:30:15 +000
       
 
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Applied Physics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Culture and History     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cancer and Clinical Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Computer and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Earth Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Energy and Environment Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Engineering Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
English Language and Literature Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
English Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Environment and Natural Resources Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Environment and Pollution     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global J. of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.416, CiteScore: 1)
Higher Education Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 68)
Intl. Business Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. Education Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of English Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Intl. J. of Marketing Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Psychological Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Statistics and Probability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. Law Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Agricultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
J. of Education and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Educational and Developmental Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
J. of Food Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
J. of Geography and Geology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
J. of Management and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
J. of Materials Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
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J. of Molecular Biology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
J. of Plant Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Politics and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
J. of Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
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