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  • Determinants of consumers’ purchase intention to buy smartphones

    • Abstract: In this technological era, online business is expanding due to increased internet conveniences. Smartphone users are drastically growing in Bangladesh, where it plays a vital role as a strong catalyst for economic development. On the other hand, the success of the online business is associated with creating online purchase tendency by determining influencing factors of consumers’ intention. The ultimate purpose of this paper is to identify the influential variables of consumers’ purchase intention to buy smartphones on online platforms. To fulfill the aim, a structured questionnaire has been elaborated based on the literature review to find this study’s objective. Cronbach’s alpha value was used to assess the inner surface of this study. The non-probability convenience sampling method and a 5% significance level are used to accept the hypotheses. Altogether, 350 survey questionnaires were distributed among the online-based social media customers, and finally, 288 responses were received genuinely, where the response rate was 82%. Henceforward, the sample size of the study is n = 288. SPSS version 26.0 has been applied to scrutinize hypothesis tests in this study. This paper also offers implications for online business people and several impactful guidelines for future research studies.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 May 2022 07:28:40 +000
  • An efficient human resource management system model using web-based hybrid

    • Abstract: The proliferation of international business activities drives organizations to expand their operations into new areas and propels human resource management (HRM) to ensure hiring and retaining competent personnel. Consequently, firms have been struggling to place qualified people in relevant roles and provide adequate training. This study utilized information technology to solve these challenges using a web-based system to interconnect the processes, receive the data from the job applicants via a web-based interface, and connect them with suitable employment. Firstly, the proposed model presented a hybrid technique of Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) with Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) Cloud Web-based Human Resource Management System (CLWHRMS) by recognizing distinct features and forecasts the candidate’s potential under various classification tasks. For this, the study used a set of various software tools for web pages and database designing, including for the alteration of images. The hybrid model was executed using real-time data of 250 resumes, which were collected through an online database to validate the overall performance of the developed web-based system in terms of its accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity. Though the specificity was the same with all the techniques, the results illustrated CNN-LSTM technique was 91% accurate and 90% sensitive compared to the traditional methods. This CNN-LSTM model automatically estimates the suitability of a job candidate and projects his/her workability contributing to Saudi Arabian firms to ease and enhance their recruitment process.AcknowledgmentThis project was supported by the Deanship of Scientific Research at Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, AlKharj, Saudi Arabia under the Specialized Research Grant program with Grant No-2021/02/18747.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 May 2022 13:09:53 +000
  • How to prevent the fictivization of human capital: the experience of
           higher education in Poland

    • Abstract: Polish experience in the formation and use of human capital in education, the factors of its fictivization in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic was investigated, priority problems were identified (low level of access to quality educational services for the majority of the population; corruption, which creates conditions for obtaining a level of education and qualifications that are not confirmed by real knowledge; there is no culture of lifelong learning; the need to adapt the education system to the conditions of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, etc.) and the directions of implementation of the Polish experience into the activities of educational institutions in Ukraine. The positions of Ukrainian and Polish universities in international educational rankings as well as the factors that determine them were analyzed. It is determined that in order to limit the processes of fictivization of the human capital, it is necessary, first of all, to: improve the quality of educational services and the competitiveness of universities, increase access to education for various social groups, fight corruption and adapt the education system to distance learning. The development of international cooperation and the expansion of the presence of universities in international rankings is also important; improving the competitiveness of graduates in the domestic and international labour markets; attracting international investment to improve resource provision.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2022 13:28:28 +000
  • Organization of labor processes in an unstable global ecosystem

    • Abstract: The pandemic has adjusted employment processes and accelerated the destabilization of the latter, forcing countries to step up the use of digital economy opportunities to support business activity during forced job cuts and pandemic restrictions. The aim of the article is to develop post-pandemic recommendations and scenarios for the organization of labor processes in the direction of strengthening the effective operation of companies in possible crises. The key reasons for the instability of modern labor processes are analyzed, the main world practices of legislative consolidation of telework, which are aimed at reducing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business processes and labor relations, are studied. The need for changes in the organization of modern labor processes and the development of regulations for the organization of labor activity in the new socio-economic conditions is emphasized. The main components of labor process regulations are identified: state policy and regulatory regulation (the degree of readiness to return to normal work and its evaluation at the national and regional levels), personnel component (occupational health, safe working conditions, planning and regulation of production activities), operational component (business processes and benchmarks, cybersecurity and data confidentiality), commercial component (protocols of interaction of participants in production processes, integration of employees on security issues).
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2022 13:13:34 +000
  • Managing change in nature-based tourism: A decision-making model using
           linear programming

    • Abstract: In conditions of forced isolation, nature-based tourism meets the needs of safe and comfortable recreation and travel combined with the solution of acute issues of medical treatment and rehabilitation during the pandemic and post-pandemic periods. This study aims to develop a model for decision-making on change management in nature tourism based on the approach of linear economic and mathematical programming. The paper formalized changes in the variability of objective function parameters of the model and the system of its restrictions, following the structure of assets of nature-based tourism, balanced by the sustainability principle. The algorithm for implementing the model includes four stages: collection and processing of relevant data on nature-based tourism; considering changes in the objective function and the system of its limitations; linear programming with variability tests using the simplex method; defining ranges/limits in which decisions are made. The initial data are summarized and averaged based on the primary data analysis on the functioning of sanatoriums and other tourist and recreational facilities in Ukraine. Short-term nature-based tourism is considered, the services of which are classified according to the criterion of the primary purpose of travel: “wow-effect” tourism, sports tourism, health tourism, traditional recreation, and green tourism. The results make it possible to substantiate decisions on changes in recreational land areas and human resources, on the limits of changes in income due to the dynamics of service prices, as well as determine the price range while maintaining income structure and sustainability limits for natural and human assets of nature-based tourism.AcknowledgmentThe paper contains the results of a study conducted under the National Academy of Science of Ukraine’s grant Formation and Use of Natural-Resource Assets of the Recreational and Tourism Sphere (0120U100159) and the Nominal Scholarship of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Young Scientists-Doctors of Sciences for 2021 (0121U113482).
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2022 10:18:24 +000
  • Institutional culture and staff performance: A case study of the banking
           industry in South Africa

    • Abstract: Although research in the past focused on the direct association between organizational culture and staff performance, the effect of any mediating variable was not fully investigated. Thus, this study aimed to examine the effect of innovation and communication as mediating variables in the association between institutional culture and staff performance. A quantitative methodology was used to collect data through a survey using an on-line Likert-scale questionnaire. Simple random sampling was used to select 19 employees from two commercial banks in South Africa, which included senior executives, managers, supervisors, administrative staff and cashiers. Since these banks were very similar in size, 10 respondents were selected from Bank A and 9 from Bank B according to the above selection criteria. Both descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were conducted to address the aim of the study.The findings confirmed that communication and innovation facilitated the relationship between institutional culture and employee performance, which was mediated by innovation and communication. Thus, the leadership of the banks should strategically and effectively employ communication tools to ensure that the institution remains innovative. Furthermore, an innovative culture should be nurtured, which encourages and invites participation by staff.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2022 08:32:40 +000
  • Entrepreneurial design thinking and business success: Empirical evidence
           from Nigeria

    • Abstract: Entrepreneurial activities seek to fill the gaps created by the government’s inability to employ their citizens globally. However, design thinking, which is a human-centered and solution-based approach to problem-solving can enhance entrepreneurial success. This study investigates design thinking and business success in Nigeria. The purpose was to determine how design thinking influences business success using the five-stage model of design thinking as its framework. The study employed a quantitative methodology. The design was a cross-sectional survey of 224 out of 350 randomly selected online respondents that were invited. The respondents, who were either entrepreneurs or people with knowledge of entrepreneurial education at the undergraduate or postgraduate levels, were contacted through social media (Facebook and WhatsApp) and a structured questionnaire was used to elicit information from them. The data were analyzed using the structural equation modeling technique. Empathy, problem definition, ideation, prototyping, and product testing were found to be positively related to business success. However, while the positive relationships between empathy, problem definition, prototyping, and product testing were found to be significant at a 1% level, that of ideation was not significant at all; thus, empathy, problem definition, prototyping, and product testing are predictors of business success. Consequently, at a 99% confidence level, it is concluded that empathy, problem definition, prototyping, and product testing, and by implication, entrepreneurial design thinking, are significant predictors of business success.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2022 08:00:47 +000
  • Additive economy and new horizons of innovative business development

    • Abstract: The disruptive technologies and cyber-physical production systems are important factors that bring transformations to socio-economic formations. The paper aims to formulate the content, key directions, positive and negative effects of additive economy (AE) in the current transition phase to Industry 4.0. The research method is based on the analysis of structural links in socio-economic systems, where the additive economy potential is realized. The additive economy is treated as a new approach to production technological aspect based on the additive principle of manufacturing and aimed at minimizing the use of primary natural resources for dematerialization of social production. AE is the antithesis of the subtractive economy, which dominates today and uses only a tiny proportion of extracted natural resources. Among the positive effects of AE, there are the reduction in energy intensity of products, dematerialization of production, solidarity of society, economic systems sustainability, and intellectualization of technologies and materials. Among the negative expectations of AE, there are increased information vulnerability of production, risk of losing control over cyber-physical systems, expanding the unification of individuals, and increasing psychological stress. The additive economy is more sustainable than the subtractive economy since it does not require extra components to the production spheres, reduces the resource scarcity, and could satisfy more economic agents’ needs. Therefore, improved production efficiency due to AE promises economic growth acceleration, environmental burden and social risk reduction.Acknowledgment The publication was prepared in the framework of the research projects “Sustainable development and resource security: from disruptive technologies to digital transformation of Ukrainian economy” (№ 0121U100470); Fundamental bases of the phase transition to an additive economy: from disruptive technologies to institutional sociologization of decisions (No. 0121U109557).
      PubDate: Tue, 03 May 2022 10:37:13 +000
  • Determinants of Indonesian banking profitability: Before and during the
           COVID-19 pandemic analysis

    • Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to substantiate the determinants of Indonesian banking profitability before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Return on assets (ROA), return on equity (ROE), and net interest margin (NIM) were used to measure banking profitability. The research population is 43 banks listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2020. Purposive sampling has been used to determine the research sample. The criteria are banks issued annual reports during the observation period (2019–2020). The data collection method used is documentation. Data analysis techniques used are descriptive analysis methods and multiple regression analysis. The results of the study indicate that banks experienced a decrease in profitability during the pandemic compared to before the pandemic. ROA before the pandemic was 0.82 and dropped to 0.62 during the pandemic; ROE from 1.76 to 1.32; and NIM became 4.79 from 4.91. Other results show that only Capital Adequacy Ratio CAR and Non-performing Loans (NPL) can determine bank profitability (ROA and ROE) significantly, both before and during the pandemic (the coefficient is –0.112 and –4.856 for CAR; –0.977 and –0.913 for NPL). CAR and NPL influence profitability negatively. Meanwhile, size and liquidity are not able to significantly influence profitability of Indonesian banking (ROA, ROE, and NIM). Bank management that can control NPL well will have a significant impact on profitability.Acknowledgment We thank to Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Diponegoro for the funding of research and publication.
      PubDate: Tue, 03 May 2022 09:47:51 +000
  • Causes of intra-organization conflict: Telecommuting triggered by the

    • Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has made many companies in China adopting telecommuting to continue their operations. Like traditional office work, telecommuting requires communication and cooperation to complete the work, and getting along with others means the possibility of conflict. Therefore, conflict can also occur in telecommuting. The purpose of this paper is to analyze telecommuting based on conflict process theory and build a model to test the hypothesis. Quota sampling and convenience sampling are used to conduct online questionnaires, and quantitative research methods are used to analyze the collected data and provide solutions. To this end, 282 Chinese respondents from different service industries completed online questionnaires. Through empirical analysis, the results show that telecommuting has a significant negative relationship with inter-role conflict and interpersonal conflict but has a significant positive effect on stress. In addition, interpersonal conflict, stress, and inter-role conflict have significant positive impacts on affective conflict. Similarly, interpersonal conflict and stress have significant positive effects on cognitive conflict. However, the relationship between inter-role conflict and cognitive conflict, cognitive conflict, and affective conflict is not significant. Thus, the results provide suggestions for managers on how to manage telecommuters and key factors that need to be considered. It also provides a new way for other scholars to study telecommuting.Acknowledgments We thank LetPub ( for its linguistic assistance during the preparation of this manuscript.
      PubDate: Tue, 03 May 2022 07:47:07 +000
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