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FIIB Business Review
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  • Do You Struggle to Share Your Industry Experiences with Academic
           Journals' Suggestions and Way Forward

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      Authors: Sudhir Rana
      Pages: 367 - 370
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Volume 11, Issue 4, Page 367-370, December 2022.

      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-11-29T05:38:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221140634
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Impact of Transformational and Authentic Leadership on Employee Creativity
           in Malaysian Higher Education Sector: Mediating Effect of Organizational
           Citizenship Behaviour

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      Authors: Jalal Rajeh Hanaysha
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Although transformational and authentic leadership have received high attention in the earlier literature, it is hard to find a study that examined their effects on employee creativity and used organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) as a mediator between them, particularly in higher learning institutions’ context. Therefore, this research aims to contribute to the empirical literature by testing the impact of authentic leadership and transformational leadership on employee creativity and verifying the mediating effect of OCB on the association between them. This research adopted the quantitative approach in which a survey method was utilized for gathering the data from a sample of 243 staff in higher education institutions in Malaysia. During data analysis, the partial least square method was used for checking the reliability in addition to the validity of the research instrument and verify the proposed hypotheses. The outcomes confirmed that OCB has a positive effect on employee creativity. Additionally, the findings indicated that authentic and transformational leadership have positive effects on OCB and employee creativity. Finally, the results revealed that OCB fully mediates the association between the selected leadership types and employee creativity.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-11-26T07:35:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221130667
       
  • Sustainability of Indian Microfinance Institutions: Analysis of Financial
           and Social Super Efficiency

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      Authors: Karandeep Bhayana, Nishi Sharma
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Andhra Pradesh’s microfinance institution (MFI) crisis calls for establishing a balance between financial and social performance to ensure sustainability. The present study analyses the financial efficiency and social efficiency of Indian MFIs during 2015–2020, which is a crucial period, as during this period, Indian MFIs came across some significant changes such as permission to act as business correspondents, Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) scheme, demonetization and outbreak of COVID-19. Since the relative efficiency scores based upon specific set of inputs and outputs proclaim many MFIs to be fully efficient, super efficiency scores have been computed to discriminate their performance. The results reveal the setbacks to all MFIs during 2016–2017 and 2019–2020 as an immediate impact of demonetization and COVID-19, respectively. Super-efficiency estimates divulge that the fall in financial efficiency was greater than in social efficiency in both the years. Mann-Whitney test reveals significant differences between financial and social efficiency in terms of overall efficiency, however, no significant difference could be observed for managerial efficiency. The results are expected to be fruitful for MFIs striving to maintain a trade-off between the twin objectives as results endorse a positive rank correlation between financial and social efficiency.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-11-26T07:34:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221125338
       
  • Nonprofits’ Marketing Challenges and Opportunities After the
           COVID-19 Era

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      Authors: Pranav Kumar, Shahira Abdalla, Usha Seshadri, Mohit Vij
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      We aim to highlight the challenges for nonprofits marketing considering the economic slowdown and service failure due the COVID-19 pandemic. This conceptual study addresses how the lack of understanding of digital technologies among nonprofit organizations (NPOs) has further aggravated the situation, raising concerns about their survival. At the same time, the crisis always provides an opportunity to innovate, and the same is debated in this article. The NPOs that have shown reluctance towards digital technologies upgraded themselves to utilize such technologies for their survival. Further, they have the opportunity to rework their organizational model to attract funds for restoring their operations in the post-pandemic era. But the NPOs have a complex environment as they have two different sets of market segments to cater to—donors and clients. The significance of the article is that it provides marketing strategies for NPOs to advertise their past work to attract donors or funders, thereby ensuring financial viability along with social commitments towards society.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-10-31T05:35:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221125339
       
  • Influence of Customer Perceived Values on Organic Food Consumption
           Behaviour: Mediating Role of Green Purchase Intention

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      Authors: Kavita Kamboj, Nawal Kishor
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Despite the growing popularity of organic food around the globe, there is a dearth of research that has focused on the relationship between customer perceived values and organic food consumption behaviour. The study used cross-sectional data from 202 Indian customers to examine how perceived values such as health, hedonic and social affect consumers’ green purchasing attitude towards organic foods, especially organic fruits and vegetables (OF&V) using an extended value–attitude–behaviour hierarchy (VABH). Partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) was used to evaluate the association among the constructs. The findings posit that perceived health, hedonic and social value positively influence consumers’ green purchase attitude (GPA), which in turn influences green purchase intention (GPI), which significantly leads to green purchase behaviour (GPB) towards OF&V. Hedonic value was found to be the strongest motivating reason for Indian customers to buy OF&V. The mediating role of GPI between GPA and GPB has also been confirmed. The study is unique in investigating how consumers’ hedonic and health values impact their attitudes, intentions and actual purchasing behaviour towards OF&V in one of the major food producing countries.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-10-15T06:18:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221125283
       
  • Making Students ‘Industry-Ready’: An Empirical Analysis of
           Management Programme Outcomes

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      Authors: Parijat Upadhyay, Manas Paul, Santosh Shrivastava
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study empirically validates the knowledge management conceptual framework that explains the relationship between an institution’s pedagogical approach and field-based projects (FBPs) vis-a-vis student preparedness for the job market. The 431 Indian B-school students sample is collected to validate the knowledge management conceptual framework. A structured questionnaire designed on a five-point Likert scale has been used based on purposive sampling. The goodness of fit is validated by applying a structural equation modelling (SEM) approach. The association between various variables is investigated using path analysis for hypothesis testing. The findings of this study indicate that the factors such as benchmarking against global practices (BAGP), FBPs, industry connects (IC) and organizational aspiration (OA) have significant impacts on the students’ learning outcomes and their subsequent transformation into industry-ready future jobs. These factors help infuse the necessary skills and experiential learning into students who look to prepare for future employment through knowledge-intensive organizations. This study also highlights the factors that B-schools should focus on to improve graduates’ employability and industrial performance.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-10-08T03:14:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221125288
       
  • Modelling the Impact of Emotional Intelligence, Career Success and
           Happiness on Turnover Intention Among Managerial-level Employees in the
           Information Technology Industry

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      Authors: Shubham Sharma, Vivek Tiwari
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Turnover is a major concern in the information technology (IT) industry. Using affective event theory (AET) and conservation of resources (COR) theory, this study investigates how employees’ emotional intelligence indirectly affects their turnover intention in India’s IT industry, specifically in northern part of India, through objective career success (salary) and subjective career success (career satisfaction). Furthermore, the underlying role of employee’s happiness at work between overall career success and turnover intention is investigated. Results suggest emotional intelligence to be negatively related to turnover intention via overall career success. In addition, happiness was found to be an underlying factor in the relationship between career satisfaction and turnover intention. Furthermore, perceived career opportunities within the organization is explored as an essential boundary condition in employees’ decision to stay with their current employer. Finally, unique theoretical and practical contributions are offered for employers in the IT industry.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-10-02T11:20:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221121082
       
  • Analysing Individual Entrepreneurial Orientation and Entrepreneurial
           Intention: The Moderating Effect of Educational Support

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      Authors: Aashu Aggarwal, Kavita Chauhan
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Extant literature highlights entrepreneurship not just as a tool to boost economic growth but as a prolific career opportunity too. Though studies highlight entrepreneurship as a phenomenon affected by multiple factors, a conclusion is yet to be achieved about their role and significance in influencing entrepreneurial intentions. This study fills the gap and examines the role of individual entrepreneurial orientation (IEO) in explaining entrepreneurial intention (EI). Further, the study investigates the moderating effect of educational support (ES) on the relationship between IEO and EI. Data was collected from 388 undergraduate students in the Delhi–National Capital Region (NCR). Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed to check the reliability and validity, and structural equation modelling (SEM) was used to test the hypotheses. The results confirm the statistically significant role of IEO in influencing students’ EI. Moreover, the value of adjusted R-square obtained through multiple regression analysis confirm that the impact of IEO is higher on EI when supported by ES. The results conclude the need to strengthen the IEO and provide students with adequate educational support to create an environment conducive to entrepreneurial actions.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-10-02T11:19:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221121081
       
  • Back from the Future: Mediation and Prediction of Events Uncertainty
           through Event-Driven Models (EDMs)

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      Authors: Samuel Ogbeibu, James Gaskin
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The event-driven model (EDM) is an emerging concept in human behavioural research, and understanding how EDMs can promote theory development remains a fundamental quest of predictive science. Traditionally, researchers have heavily depended upon theory confirmation and the inclusion of mediating constructs to clarify uncertainty associated with plausible events (e.g. political, socio-economic, technological, environmental). Though this approach has pushed the field forward, it has also steered mediation research towards largely ignoring the fundamental role of prediction as a key for better understanding future events represented by EDMs. Additionally, emerging research using partial least squares structural equation modelling to execute prediction-oriented analysis continues to overlook problematic endogeneity bias and plausible type IV errors due to omitted paths and neglect of indirect effect size estimation in mediation models that embrace the transmittal or segmentation mediation approaches. We aim to introduce prediction as a fundamental option for estimating EDMs and recommend that researchers employ the segmentation mediation approach when estimating EDMs. We further emphasize a novel direct and indirect (v) effect size measure, types of prediction and cases when they are useful. Best practices and practical implications are provided to foster a more useful interpretation of findings.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-10-02T11:19:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221121084
       
  • Benevolent Leader as a Social Entrepreneur

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      Authors: Deepak Chamola, Ajoy Kumar Dey, Arunaditya Sahay
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This research, done at the intersection of benevolent leadership style and for-profit social entrepreneurship, examines the research question: How does a benevolent leader, concerned for ecological sustainability, drive a for-profit social enterprise' Adopting a case approach, the phenomenon has been probed within the bounded context of SOS Organics—a for-profit social enterprise—located in a remote village of Uttarakhand state of India. The data was collected from multiple sources and thematic analysis was used to identify themes. The study produced three key findings. First, the study could extract two themes of benevolent leadership—striving for the common good and concern for others. Second, it could extend the understanding of social entrepreneurship by identifying two themes—social value creation and developing innovative business models. Third, it proposed a process framework by capturing the journey of SOS promoters towards the benevolent social entrepreneur over two decades. This study contributes to the literature on the intersection of benevolent leadership and social entrepreneurship by creating a deeper meaning of the constructs. Finally, the study offers suggestions for managers and practitioners to adopt a benevolent leadership style in the social entrepreneurship context to achieve their social mission.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-09-25T02:14:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221120681
       
  • Financial Well-being and Its Psychological Determinants— An Emerging
           Country Perspective

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      Authors: Vineetha Mathew, Santhosh Kumar P K, Sanjeev M A
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Financial well-being (FWB) is critical to subjective well-being—a crucial component in measuring social progress. This study explores the simultaneous influence of five psychological traits of financial self-efficacy, risk tolerance, a propensity to plan, materialism and the tendency for social comparison on FWB. The study is a cross-sectional causal investigation using a web-based survey. The survey was administered to individuals who were active in financial decision-making activities and selected using a combination of judgmental and snowball sampling. Structural equation modelling revealed a positive influence on financial self-efficacy and propensity to plan and the negative impact of risk-tolerance, materialism and a tendency for social comparison on subjective FWB. Financial institutions and educators may utilize the study results for improving characteristics that help their clients make better financial decisions and enjoy higher levels of financial and subjective well-being. The study makes two contributions to the existing literature on the subject. First, the study simultaneously investigates the effect of the five psychological traits on subjective FWB—not attempted hitherto. Additionally, the study provides an Indian perspective on the subject, an emerging country covering one-sixth of the world population.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-09-20T09:36:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221121080
       
  • Influence of Government Expenditure on Economic Growth: An Empirical
           Retrospection Based on ARDL Approach

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      Authors: Sarfaraz Javed, Uvesh Husain
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The study investigates the influence of government expenditure (GE) on Oman’s economic growth by examining different government-spending dimensions as predictors of economic progression based on collected time-series data of Oman for 30 years. The study uses ‘Auto-Regressive Distributed Lag’ (ARDL) to assess the short-range and long-term effects of the dimensions on economic growth. GE, personal consumption expenditure and public debt are significant negative predictors of Oman’s economic progress in the long run. However, government and private consumption expenditures (PCEs) are significantly negative in the short run. Gross domestic investment is not a significant predictor in the long run, whereas public debt is a substantial positive predictor of Oman’s economic growth in the short run. The study will help policymakers recognize GE in Oman’s economic progression and development.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-09-16T01:41:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221116453
       
  • Comparing Male and Female Entrepreneurs-Is the Comparison Justified'
           (A Qualitative Study in Indian Perspective)

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      Authors: Jitendra Kumar Dixit, Sucheta Agarwal, Veland Ramadani, Vivek Agrawal
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      In entrepreneurial literature male and female entrepreneurs are compared frequently. Female entrepreneur’s contributions are significantly appreciated but still they are lagging behind male entrepreneurs, is concluded in numerous studies. Women entrepreneurs have diverse motives in comparison to male while engaging in business activities. This study builds on qualitative approach and responses of 22 female entrepreneurs belonging to different industries/domains of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India were collected through face to face in-depth interviews which were analyzed afterwards as per the identified themes. The outcome has concluded that undoubtedly women are made for entrepreneurship but their comparison with male entrepreneurs is completely unjustified; even if researchers are interested, a discrete and self-reliant framework incorporating all possible challenges faced especially by women entrepreneurs should be utilized for better in-depth evaluation of their performance and productivity. Further, the outcome can also be utilized by educational and training institutions, policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders to create a more conducive environment for female entrepreneurs in male-dominant entrepreneurial world.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-09-04T06:40:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221120679
       
  • Impact of Workplace Spirituality on Employee Well-Being: The Mediating
           Role of Organizational Politics

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      Authors: Puja Khatri, Pragya Gupta
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The current study examines the enhancing impact of workplace spirituality (SAW) on employee well-being (EWB) and the mediating role of perceptions of organizational politics (POPS). This study uses a cross-sectional study approach to collect data from 536 working professionals in Delhi-NCR. SPSS version 21.0 and PLS SEM software (Smart PLS 3) were used for descriptive and inferential data analysis. The EWB construct was treated as a first-order reflective, second-order formative construct since all the dimensions identified in the study capture different facets of EWB and collectively define the construct. A significant but weak direct effect of POPS on EWB (β = –0.158, p < .05) was observed. However, the indirect effect of the two variables was found to be insignificant (β = 0.033, p> .05). This observation indicated a direct-only non-mediation effect (Zhao et al., 2010). Furthermore, this is a pioneer research-establishing linkage between the three variables, SAW, EWB and organizational politics, which have not been taken together in any earlier studies. It establishes that workplaces that implement spiritual practices would be able to counter any harmful effects of self-serving political behaviours by reinforcing performance-based behaviours and enhancing EWB.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-09-02T04:51:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221076932
       
  • Consumption Behaviour of Poor Consumers: A Bibliometric and Content
           Analysis

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      Authors: Pooja Goel, Nitika Sharma, Raiswa Saha
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The poor people segment has gained considerable scholarly attention, particularly after eight scholars established it as an untapped market. This study attempts to understand the nine consumption behaviours of a poor consumer. Therefore, we collate 384 scholarly papers indexed in the Scopus database, published during the period 1975–2020. Both evaluative and bibliometric relationship techniques, namely, Biblioshiny and VOSviewer, are utilized to understand the domain’s progress in the past 45 years. Besides this, content analysis is conducted via hand search to identify the most utilized research methods, popularly applied theories and most explored contexts. Results show that research in this field has grown exponentially, particularly after 2007, with research focusing on low-income consumers, bottom-of-pyramid consumers and mobile money users. The findings indicate this domain demonstrates skewed development, and there is a huge room for future studies.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-09-02T04:36:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221115794
       
  • Fifty Years of Research in Deposit Insurance: A Bibliometric Analysis and
           Review

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      Authors: Varda Sardana, Shubham Singhania
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Deposit insurance is a tool to enhance banking stability in a country, by augmenting the confidence of the bank depositors and reducing their incentive to run on banks. Over the years, this instrument of bank safety net has garnered considerable attention, owing to the advent of multiple banking shocks and financial crises. This is a first-of-its-kind study that aims to trace the development of deposit insurance research over the past 50 years, from 1971 to 2021, through bibliometric analysis and network visualization. A total of 1322 research articles and reviews on deposit insurance, drawn from the Scopus database, have been examined and synthesized through volume analysis, citation analysis, co-authorship analysis, co-citation analysis and keyword co-occurrence analysis. Two well-known bibliometric tools, VOSviewer and Biblioshiny, have been used to create and analyze various bibliometric maps, networks and tables. This study uncovers the temporal and spatial trends of publications on deposit insurance, the most influential documents, authors, journals and countries in this domain, the status of collaborations and the major themes that have been studied in the literature. The paper also highlights new concepts that have emerged over the past five decades and suggests future avenues for research in this area.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-30T10:00:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221116455
       
  • A Consumer Typology Based on Celebrity Endorsement Factors

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      Authors: Nilesh Arora, Sanjeev Prashar, T. Sai Vijay, Chandan Parsad
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Celebrity endorsement is one of the most prominent advertising and promotional strategies used by organizations to seek consumer attention. It has been examined extensively by academicians in the last few decades. Still, existing studies have not focused much on understanding the typology of shoppers related to specific celebrity-related factors. This study endeavours to segment the consumer market and develop corresponding profiles based on shoppers’ importance to various celebrity factors. Survey-based research was undertaken using the mall-intercept technique, and data were collected from shoppers in India. Cluster and correspondence analysis techniques were used on the responses received from 232 survey participants. The results suggested the presence of three distinct clusters, namely ‘Indifferent-to-celebrity Buyer’, ‘Fascinated Buyer’ and ‘Star Power Buyer’. The findings suggest the clusters—fascinated buyers and star power buyers—are influenced by different components related to celebrity endorsement. The present study contributes to the marketing and celebrity endorsement literature by offering an insight into the need of identifying the differences among the consumers with respect to their propensity of acceptance of a celebrity endorser. These results would help managers in mapping them to target consumer segments with an appropriate celebrity effectively.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-26T12:13:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221112749
       
  • Customer Sentiment Analysis and Prediction of Insurance Products’
           Reviews Using Machine Learning Approaches

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      Authors: Md Shamim Hossain, Mst Farjana Rahman
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The study’s goal is to analyse and predict customer reviews of insurance products using various machine learning techniques. We gathered consumer rating data from the Yelp website and filtered the initial data set to only include insurance reviews. Following cleaning, the filtered summary texts were graded as positive, neutral or negative sentiments, and the AFINN and Valence Aware Dictionary for Sentiment Reasoning (VADER) sentiment algorithms were used to rate those sentiments. Furthermore, the current investigation employs five supervised machine learning approaches to divide customer ratings of insurance companies into three sentiment groups. The results of the current study revealed that the majority of customer reviews for the insurance products were negative, with the average number of words with negative sentiment being higher. In addition, current research discovered that while all of the approaches (decision tree, K Neighbours classifier, support vector machine (SVM), logistic regression and random forest classifier) can correctly classify review text into sentiment class, logistic regression outperforms in high accuracy. We analysed and predicted customer review messages using a variety of machine learning methods, which could help companies better understand how customers respond to their products and services. As a result, companies can learn how to use machine learning methods to better understand the behaviour of their customers.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-26T12:12:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221115793
       
  • ‘Imitate or Incubate'’ Evaluating the Current State of
           University-Based Business Incubators in the United Arab Emirates

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      Authors: Naveed Yasin, Sayed Abdul Majid Gilani
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Although there has been extensive research on business incubators (BIs) in the private sector, relatively little is known about university-based business incubators (UBIs) in the context of emerging markets such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This study explores the current state of UBIs in the UAE by analysing secondary and primary data obtained through desk-based research and qualitative semi-structured interviews with UBI managers, academics and support staff. Informed by this study comprising nine cases of UBIs in the UAE, the data were collected through Voice over Internet Protocol and telephone during March 2021–February 2022 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the analysis of data using Template Analysis, the findings illustrate that UAE universities’ BIs are relatively young and characterized by eight key themes, which were identified as (a) attracting new students, (b) improving communication skills, (c) curriculum development, (d) extra-curricular development, (e) industry engagement, (f) innovation/spinoffs, (g) research skills and (h) strategic thinking. As per the UAE Vision 2031, UBIs will play a crucial role in innovation and entrepreneurship, and therefore there are implications for academics, entrepreneurs and policymakers.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-21T10:16:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221112744
       
  • Mapping the Field of Social Media Engagement: A Literature Review Using
           Bibliometric Analysis

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      Authors: Avneet Kaur, Sujata Khandai, Jones Mathew
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this article is to analyse the existing literature on social media engagement using bibliometric techniques to examine its evolution since its introduction in the business, management and accounting domains. This study comprises the following techniques based on a bibliometric analysis of 305 research papers extracted from Elsevier’s Scopus from 2011 to February 2021: citation analysis, co-citation analysis, co-occurrence of author keywords. The analysis highlights the essence of research in the field of social media engagement over the last 10 years. Social media engagement based on content, different platforms and various industries emerges as prominent themes in the extant literature. Further, the analysis identifies the most influential authors and journals, pertaining to the field of social media engagement. Lastly, directions for future research have been explained. Journal of Business Research has been a significant contributor to this concept among various other journals. This research will help practitioners obtain a deep understanding of the concept of social media engagement, which they can then use as a strategy to engage with customers.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-16T04:34:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221112734
       
  • A Systematic Literature Review of Work-Life Balance Using ADO Model

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      Authors: Rosy Singh, Shalini Aggarwal, Shalini Sahni
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study systematically synthesizes the existing literature on work-life balance (WLB) over the last 16 years to determine the various constructs associated with it using the Antecedents, Decisions and Outcomes (ADO) model for the WLB construct. It also identifies research gaps and proposes a direction for future research. A rigorous systematic literature review (SLR) process as proposed by Tranfield et al. (2003) is followed. Further, the study uses the PRISMA framework to select the 43 full-text articles relevant to the WLB in business management. The review was conducted for the studies from 2004 to 2020, used only published articles, and excluded books and conference proceedings. This review provides an organized view of the antecedents, decision processes and outcomes of WLB in the business management domain. The analysis provides information on the most prolific authors and journals. This review also found that the most productive institutions publishing WLB-related literature are based in India. This review contributes to the literature by proposing a conceptual model that provides a theoretical understanding of WLB. It also provides essential insights into how personal, household and organizational factors influence WLB.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-05T01:22:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221115530
       
  • Changes in Exchange Rate Regimes and Some Macro Factors: Their Impacts on
           the Valuation of Bangladeshi Taka

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      Authors: Gour Gobinda Goswami, Md Touhidur Rahman, Munim K. Barai
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Bangladesh, an emerging economy in South Asia, has gone through several regimes of exchange rate systems in the course of its 50 years of independence. A broad-based study to determine the exchange rate of the Bangladeshi taka (BDT) is missing in the existing literature. Using the annual data from 1972–1973 to 2017–2018, the study has measured the changes in exchange rates of BDT during three regimes: a fixed exchange rate, a semi-fixed system and a purely floating system or managed floating system that Bangladesh has followed in successive order. It has also described the factors that need to be affected by any change in the exchange rate. By using a desk research method, this article has investigated the roles of several macroeconomic variables such as the currency denomination of foreign exchange rate reserve components, money supply components, return on financial instruments or interest rates, gross domestic product, trade policy, asset holding strategy and interbank intervention strategy in BDT’s exchange rate fluctuations during those regimes. Among others, we found that Bangladesh’s volume of US dollars (USD) as a foreign reserve significantly outruns the sum of all other currencies and assets combined. However, an extreme dependency on USD might expose BDT to ‘currency risk’, which may be avoided by adopting a better nominal anchor and including some other major currencies in its basket.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-05T01:21:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221112739
       
  • Transparency as a Predictor of Loyalty in the Banking Sector: A SEM-ANN
           Approach

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      Authors: Pankaj Tiwari
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The current competitive environment in the banking sector aims to increase customer loyalty (CL). Therefore, this study aims to look at how transparency (TR) influences CL through the interaction of trust (TU) and customer satisfaction (CS). In this study, structural equation modelling (SEM) was applied to 510 samples of public sector banks. The results showed that transparency, trust and satisfaction interact with CL. The study found that the relationships between transparency and CL are non-compensatory and nonlinear. The contribution of the study is that SEM predictors were used as a neural layer in an artificial neural network (ANN) model to predict loyalty. The results showed that the independent variables significantly influence dependent variables when the normalized significance was calculated based on the multilayered observations using the ANN method. Our study’ ANN model can predict customers’ loyalty with 75.5% accuracy. In addition, we have highlighted several useful theoretical implications of transparency on CL.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-31T05:06:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221113377
       
  • Self-efficacy and Emotion Regulation as Moderators in the Relationship
           Between Learning Strategies of Students and Academic Performance: Evidence
           from India

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      Authors: Malini Rajagopalan, Meharaj Banu Abdul Sathar, Satyanarayana Parayitam
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims to explore the learning strategies employed by students in response to web-based teaching during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Data collected from 373 students from the southern part of India were analysed using the Hayes’ PROCESS macros. The results suggest that learning strategies significantly predict (a) academic performance and (b) growth mindset. The findings also indicate the positive relationship between students’ growth mindset and academic performance. Most importantly, students’ self-efficacy has strengthened the positive association between learning strategies and a growth mindset. As the global pandemic has created stressful situations for the students by suddenly switching to web-based teaching, the study found that emotion regulation is an essential moderator in the relationship between learning strategies and a growth mindset. The conceptual model developed, based on the achievement goal theory, was tested in the Indian context. The theoretical contributions and practical implications are discussed.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-31T05:06:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221113375
       
  • Gyan Fresh: Digital Transformation of Dairy Business with Resilience and
           Technology Innovation

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      Authors: Anubhav Mishra, Anuja Shukla
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Gyan Dairy, headed by the Agarwal brothers, was a privately held subsidiary of C. P. Milk, started as a small dairy unit in 2007. Gyan Dairy became one of the largest regional players in the state of Uttar Pradesh (India). The Indian government imposed the most strict and longest lockdown in 2019 to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. This raised severe challenges for businesses, especially the dairy industry, which relies heavily on the movement of people and vehicles to ensure the delivery of products to consumers. Gyan dairy launched Gyan Fresh app to integrate the app-based home delivery business model for its dairy products. This case discusses the story of Gyan Fresh, which enabled self-orders and brought disruptive changes in the Indian dairy market and consumer behaviour. Furthermore, the case discusses the challenges and the next steps to expand the business, retain consumers and streamline the distribution channels.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-28T07:54:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221113374
       
  • Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Agri-Food Products Delivered with
           Electric Vehicles in the Short Supply Chains

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      Authors: Antonino Galati, Giuseppina Migliore, Alkis Thrassou, Giorgio Schifani, Giuseppina Rizzo, Nino Adamashvili, Maria Crescimanno
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims at investigating the consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for agri-food products delivered in the farmers markets with electric vehicles (EVs). The empirical analysis has been carried out by administering an online questionnaire to 273 consumers within a hypothetical context. A multiple price list has been provided in order to measure the price premium for 1 kg of oranges transported by EVs comparing with the ones transported by traditional vehicles. A Tobit regression model has been used for the data analysis in order to identify the most influential factors affecting the consumers’ WTP. Results suggest that consumers’ WTP is mainly influenced by environmental attitudes, knowledge and possibility of engaging in responsible purchasing, and the approval of friends and relatives (social norms). This study delivers insights into support both farmers’ choice to invest in EVs and policymakers to develop policies promoting this transition process. The main limitations of this study are related to the use of a random sample of respondents and to the social desirability bias linked to self-reported questions.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-25T12:50:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221112743
       
  • Do Precautionary Corporate Cash Holdings Help During the Economic
           Shocks' Evidence from the Covid-19 Pandemic

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      Authors: Himanshu Joshi
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The present study examines the validity of precautionary motive for cash holdings during various phases of the Covid-19 pandemic by establishing a causal relationship between firms’ cash holdings and their abnormal returns. Considering the Covid-19 outbreak as an exogenous event, listed Indian firms’ cumulative abnormal returns regressed on their pre-pandemic cash holdings and relevant firm-level control variables. Results indicate that during the early outbreak period of the pandemic, investors continue to value firms’ growth opportunities over the cash holdings. However, during the lockdown period which had a severe overall negative impact on the firms, firms with higher cash holdings generate significant positive abnormal returns. This supports the precautionary motive behind the cash holdings. During the economic recovery phase, firms with volatile earnings struggle to rebound. The agency cost perspective of cash holdings was found irrelevant during the severe economic crisis. From the risk-management perspective, findings also highlight the difficulty in estimating the optimal cash levels incorporating the black swan events like the Covid-19 pandemic.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-25T12:50:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221110286
       
  • Antecedents of Savings Behaviour Among Rural Households: A Holistic
           Approach

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      Authors: Mohd Abass Bhat, Geleta Demera Gomero, Shagufta Tariq Khan
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The main purpose of this research is to empirically examine the antecedents of household savings behaviour in the Metekele, Beneshangu Guzu state of Ethiopia. In this study, three broader factors (household characteristics, socio-economic variables and institutional variables) influencing savings decisions of households have been identified and examined. This study followed mixed method research design with questionnaire and in-depth interviews as the main instruments. Binary logistic regression has been mainly utilized to analyse the quantitative data. The findings revealed age, educational level, family size, number of livestock unit, income, irrigation utilization, production season, participation in non-farm activities, use of credit, training and education significantly impact savings behaviour. However, sex, religion, marital status, land ownership and expenditure were found insignificant contributors to the model. The government and concerned parties should support more for the decision to save by facilitating and undertaking training on saving options, conducting regular review and monitoring to develop a clear policy on the importance of savings specifically for households on habit of regular savings.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-23T04:38:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221110281
       
  • Does Trust Mediate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Brand
           Equity Nexus' Empirical Evidence from the Banking Sector

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      Authors: Muhsina Jannat, Md. Mahmudul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous Chowdhury
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this study is to examine the role of trust on the CSR and brand-equity nexus in the banking sector of Bangladesh. Using the convenient sampling method and structured questionnaire, the study conducted an online survey of 275 customers of private commercial banks from Bangladesh. This study applied structural equation modelling (SEM) to define the complete structural model to analyse the direct and indirect relationships between study constructs. The results reveal a positive and significant impact of CSR on brand equity. Regarding the mediating effect of trust, the study found a significant impact of trust on the CSR components and the brand-equity nexus. The study’s outcomes enrich the existing literature as a dimension of trust is added as mediating effect on the CSR and brand equity relationship in Bangladesh.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-21T10:32:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221110285
       
  • CEO Characteristics, Family-controlled Firms and Employer-support
           Volunteerism: Evidence from India

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      Authors: Kofi Mintah Oware, Kingsley Appiah
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article uses stakeholder and legitimacy theories to examine CEO characteristics, family-controlled firms and employer-support volunteerism in India. A sample size of 800 firm-year observations between 2010 and 2019 utilizes multivariant regression for data interpretation. Our results suggest that CEO duality is statistically insignificant to influence employer-support volunteerism. Second, ageing CEOs have a statistically significant and positive effect on influencing employer-support volunteerism in India. Third, male CEOs have a statistically significant and positive effect on influencing employer-support volunteerism in India. Fourth, family firms are insignificant to influence employer-support volunteerism. However, in a moderating study, family-controlled firms reduce the efficiency in CEO duality towards employer-support volunteerism in India. Fifth, the interactive study shows that ageing and male CEOs in family firms positively influence employer-support volunteerism. Regarding the control variables, we found that firm size and type of industry are sensitive to employer-support volunteerism in India. The study implies that a CEO non-duality can better address support for volunteerism. Similarly, the characteristics of ageing CEOs are associated with experience and the general desire to undertake volunteerism. Likewise is the engagement of male CEOs who pursue community engagement better than female CEOs. The implication from the study to shareholders and any party interest (example: community) seeking a firm to pursue CSR activities through volunteerism must support CEO non-duality, ageing CEOs and male CEOs’ engagements. Also, family or non-family firms still benefit from undertaking volunteerism when the firms engage ageing CEOs and male CEOs. The results of the study are robust after controlling for firm-specific variables.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-12T08:39:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221105977
       
  • A Systematic Literature Review on Personal Financial Well-Being: The Link
           to Key Sustainable Development Goals 2030

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      Authors: Ifra Bashir, Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study presents systematic literature review (SLR) of financial well-being which is crucial for attaining several key UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDG 1, 3, 10 and 16). After applying the criteria of selection, the study included 133 publications from 79 high-impact journals, using Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection database. Unlike previous studies, the study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by conducting systematic review of financial well-being literature from a holistic perspective and presenting the most recent and up-to-date research findings in the area. VOSviewer, a software tool was used to create bibliometric networks. The results of this systematic review study suggested the following conclusions: (a) financial well-being is a dynamic and multidimensional construct; (b) studies studying antecedents of financial well-being are far more in number than consequences; (c) majority of the previous studies are based on quantitative research methods (112), that is, secondary data research (75); (d) financial well-being has been mostly quantified using subjective measures; (e) the previous studies seems to be dominated by developed countries like the USA, Canada, Germany, and, England posing several limitations in practice; (f) Financial well-being was mostly studied with ‘poverty’, ‘behavior’, ‘income’, ‘health’ and ‘growth’. Limitations and future research directions of the current study are discussed.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-29T09:49:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221106862
       
  • Digital Sensory Marketing Factors Affecting Customers’ Intentions to
           Continue Organic Online Purchases during COVID in India

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      Authors: Rajeev Kumra, Soma Arora
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Myriad studies have examined the effect of web aesthetics on consumer purchases. However, customers’ intention to continue organic beauty products online purchases during COVID in the Indian context has received little attention. The purchase of beauty products has been perceived as a non-essential product category during COVID times, especially in developing markets like India. The goal of this research is to present an integrated theoretical framework, extending the stimulus-organism-response (SOR) theory to determine the factors that influence the intention to continue organic beauty purchases during COVID times. Specifically, the role of artificial intelligence/virtual reality (AI/VR) based sensory-enabling technologies (SET) web aesthetics. We performed in-depth semi-structured interviews of 136 customers of 7 organic beauty brands in India. The results based on thematic analysis (using NVIVO) and MCA analysis indicates that telepresence, audiovisual (AV) congruency, dynamism, local robotics and ethnic chatbots are associated with SET-based web aesthetics. On the other hand, the country of origin, source, ingredient, nature, control, sense of belonging and dominance are associated with traditional web aesthetics. Based on the extended SOR research model, a future research agenda comprising four propositions has been drawn.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-29T09:49:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221105674
       
  • Workplace Conflict and Job-related Wellbeing Among Local Government
           Servants: The Role of Job Resources

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      Authors: Eunice Esimebia Glilekpe, Alex Anlesinya, Gerald Joseph Nii Tetteh Nyanyofio, Sampson Kudjo Adeti, Ebenezer Malcalm
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing on the job demands–resources model, this study examined the effect of workplace conflict as a work demand on job-related well-being (proxy by job satisfaction) while assessing the direct and buffering roles of job resources (employee development and supervisor support). The study employed a survey data from 130 employees of a major local government institution in Accra, Ghana, and the data were analysed using multiple regression and Hayes’ PROCESS macro moderation technique. The findings revealed that while workplace conflict has a significant negative effect on employee job-related well-being, employee development and supervisor support have significant positive effects but their interactions with workplace conflict show insignificant effects on employee job-related well-being. Our study provides new empirical evidence to extend the workplace conflict and employee well-being literature generally, and within the local government setting in particular. Furthermore, it contributes to the job demands–resources model by validating the dual pathways (job resources and job demands) of improving well-being while suggesting that a mismatch between the level of job demands and job resources may render their interactive effects ineffective.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-26T07:44:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221105983
       
  • Pathways to Individual Financial Well-Being: Conceptual Framework and
           Future Research Agenda

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      Authors: Gagandeep Kaur, Manjit Singh
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This conceptual article uses the theory of planned behaviour and the social comparison theory with an aim to propose an integrated conceptual model of individual financial well-being. The study helps to understand the process by which individuals acquire the skills required for responsible management of finance and achieve financial well-being. The present article synthesises findings from the existing literature and proposes an integrated conceptual model that incorporates financial knowledge, financial behaviours, financial attitude, financial social comparison and financial self-efficacy into a single financial well-being model. Besides this, one’s level of materialism, orientation towards future, level of conscientiousness and cultural values are identified as antecedents of financial attitude. Moreover, the gender perspective is also incorporated in the model, which provides valuable insights on the existence of wide gap in wealth accumulation as indicated by substantial research work. The study develops several propositions that may advance empirical research in financial well-being domain. The study also discusses practical implications for financial service professionals who can positively improve the ability of individuals in financial matters by emphasising the importance of psycho-social variables.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-26T07:43:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221105947
       
  • Trajectories of Brand Personality Research since the New Millennium: A
           Bibliometric Analysis

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      Authors: Shaunak Roy, Shivaji Banerjee
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Although brand personality as a research construct has been gaining immense consideration since the inception of the new millennium, the nature of research conducted over the years has heavily converged on a few specific avenues, such as scale validity across cultures and the generalizability across diverse sectoral contexts. The bibliometric analysis undertaken in the present review maps the global trajectories of brand personality research using the Scopus database. The current review analyses the entailed co-citation analysis based on cited references and cited sources, bibliographic coupling analysis based on authors and countries, and co-occurrence analysis based on author keywords. The review explains how the congruence between consumer personality and brand personality is yet to be explored further. The associated concepts of brand animism and anthropomorphism have not been sufficiently addressed when discussing brand personality. The review further advances that the applications of brand personality have been heavily concentrated in only a few specific brand categories, namely, travel and tourism, and Islamic marketing. The review shall engender pertinent research avenues that can be justified by the theoretical and managerial implications that would emanate from the study.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-26T07:42:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221105942
       
  • Enhancing Customer Service Experience: A Case of WBL (India)

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      Authors: Megha Khatri, Prateek Maheshwari
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Sitting at his office, Mr Gangwani was anxiously flipping through the reports scattered on the desk. The continuously growing customer complaints and substandard service delivery ratings were not only disturbing him but affecting the company’s business also, at large. Despite several measures such as organizational restructuring, conduction of employees’ motivation and training sessions, implementation of a state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution taken by him to streamline organizational processes, etc., the bank’s customers were not satisfied with the service delivery and overall experience.This case presents the deteriorating customer service experience situation at Wealthworth Bank Limited (WBL) and put forward a framework (HEART parameters) as a possible solution to enhance customers’ service experience. It also questions the interoperability of the ‘HEART’ approach across WBL’s various foreign centres.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-26T07:36:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221105715
       
  • Islamic Entrepreneurship Perception Among Employees in North Macedonia

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      Authors: Selajdin Abduli, Jusuf Zeqiri, Sadudin Ibraimi, Rasim Zuferi
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article aims to investigate employees’ perceptions about the impact of religion on entrepreneurship activities (EAs), behaviour, and responsibilities among Muslims in North Macedonia. Apart from other factors that affects economic development, individuals seem to consider religion as an important element that shapes entrepreneurship in a community. Therefore, the article examines perceptions of Muslims regarding the relationship between Islamic religion and entrepreneurship and whether Islam is perceived as having an impact on the entrepreneurial behaviour. The research was conducted using a quantitative approach, where the data was collected through a structured questionnaire. A total of 352 responses were collected from employees within businesses in North Macedonia. The data was analysed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) with SmartPLS. The results revealed that religion is perceived to have a positive significant impact on Muslims entrepreuneurs in their EAs, behaviour and responsibilities. This study provides knowledge on how Islamic EAs are perceived by different business employees in their entrepreneurial activities from an Islamic perspective in North Macedonia.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-17T04:21:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221105939
       
  • Talent Development: A Thematic Categorization Using Systematic Literature
           Review

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      Authors: Binita Tiwari, Ishani Mishra, Vikas Thakur
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Talent development (TD) strategies are one of the most crucial aspects of talent management practices. They provide a competitive advantage to organizations. The present study aims to conduct a systematic literature review (SLR) on TD literature from 1990 to 2020. An extensive literature review has been performed wherein the literature has been segregated according to the years of their publication. The finding of the study highlights that TD has three distinct themes. These themes are related at the individual level, team level and organizational level. At the individual level, TD interventions focus on self-developmental activities such as gaining knowledge, building potential and enhancing job-specific skills. At the team level, the developmental interventions include communication skills, team-building efforts and leadership skills. Finally, TD focuses on mentorship, training and developing sustainable organizational culture at the organizational level. The study contributes towards organizing the fragmented body of literature related to TD. Furthermore, it provides a holistic approach to framing strategically aligned TD interventions that HR practitioners and organizations can implement. Finally, the study opens a window of opportunities for future research works in concerned field of TD.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-14T05:02:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221104189
       
  • Adoption and Challenges Underlying OTT Platform in India during Pandemic:
           A Critical Study of Socio-Economic and Technological Issues

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      Authors: Rabinarayan Patnaik, Soumendra Kumar Patra, Durga Madhab Mahapatra, Sukanta Kumar Baral
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The present era of rapid technological changes and the rising rate of internet penetration has created a stride for an individual’s entertainment preferences. The rise of Over-the-Top (OTT) media services has made strides by altering the media space during the pandemic caused by COVID. Smart phones and access to broad band made OTT acceptable by a large part of the population worldwide. The handheld device OTT is becoming the preferred mode of content consumption by the viewers in India as well. However, there are certain shortcomings of this emerging mode of media mostly in terms of socio-economic as well as technological issues. In addition to finding the growing demands of OTT, present study emphasized on the challenges posed for the adoption of this rapidly preferred media platform. On the analysis of the data collected from the respondents in the twin city of Odisha (Cuttack and Bhubaneswar), the findings revealed three prime factors such as ‘user behaviour’, ‘technological flexibility’ and ‘customer-centric content’ to be the significant influencers of OTT content. The insights of this study can help the regulatory authorities as well as OTT media players in promotion and strategy formulation.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-06T12:14:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221101676
       
  • Talent Management and Its Impact on Organizational Commitment: An
           Empirical Investigation of Indian Hospitality Industry

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      Authors: P.C. Bahuguna, Deepak Bangwal, Rajeev Kumar
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The hospitality industry grapples with many workforces related issues like many other industries. Talent retention, turnover, commitment are significant issues in the hospitality industry in India. As a result of macro-level concerns such as the recent pandemic, the hospitality industry has started viewing talent management (TM) as a strategic lever to enhance organizational performance through committed and engaged employees. However, though organizational commitment has been an important research topic, only a few studies have been conducted on TM and organizational commitment in the Indian hospitality sector. Therefore, after the review of literature on the related field, the study tested three hypotheses to examine the causal relationship between TM practices and organizational commitment. Structural equation modelling using AMOS 26 was used to find empirical evidence in favour of the proposed hypotheses. The result of the study, showed that TM practices of the hospitality industry significantly influences the organizational commitment among the employees.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-03T12:31:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221101436
       
  • Gender Discrimination and Retaliation at Pinterest

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      Authors: Srirang K. Jha, Shweta Jha
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Francoise Brougher joined Pinterest as a chief operating officer in March 2018. Earlier she worked with Square and Google. She worked hard to augment the revenue of the company from US$500 million to US$1.1 billion in a short span of about two years. A large team of about 1,500 staff reported to her. However, soon after joining the company, she realized that the decision-making was monopolized by cronies of the chief executive officer (CEO). At the time of filing application for initial public offer, she noticed discrepancies in her compensation as compared to her male counterparts. Raising the issue became a bone of contention between Brougher and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Todd Morgenfeld. The matter became worse as the CEO Ben Silbermann also sided with the CFO. Ultimately, Brougher was shown the door in a most unceremonious manner. Anguished by the treatment meted out to her at Pinterest, Brougher filed a lawsuit against gender discrimination and retaliation. Both the parties reached an out-of-court settlement that instantly hit the headlines across the globe because of the magnitude and nature of the terms of settlement. This case explores the underlying questions emanating from the nature of the case as well as general incidence of gender discrimination and retaliation at the workplaces across the world.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-02T05:44:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221099600
       
  • Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Earnings Management Activities:
           Evidence from the UAE Banking Sector

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      Authors: Husam Ghizawi Shahroor, Abdussalaam Iyanda Ismail
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigates the impacts of corporate governance mechanisms (CGMs) on earnings management (EM). Data covering 12 years (2009–2020) were collected via annual reports of the listed national banks in the UAE. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, ordinary least squares (OLS) estimator, generalized least square (GLS) estimator and panel-corrected standard error (PCSE) estimator. Discretionary accruals were estimated using the adjusted Jones model as suggested by Dechow (Contemporary Accounting Research, 1996, vol. 13, pp. 1–36). The overall findings of the study indicate that audit committee and ownership structure are not effective in mitigating managers’ opportunistic earnings management activities in the UAE banking sector. Hence, the assumption that audit committee and ownership structure have a negative impact on earnings management could not be ascertained. However, board characteristic was found to exert a diminishing effect on earnings management. Given that weak CGMs could fail to deter earnings management practices, the policymakers of the financial institution such as the banking sector should ensure that the CGMs are strengthened, and efforts should be exerted to facilitate strict adherence to measures that will diminish earnings management activities. The present study has contextual limitations to the UAE. Hence, the interpretation of the result is limited within this context.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-02T04:27:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221099099
       
  • Understanding the Factors Influencing Actual Usage of Payments Banks: An
           Empirical Investigation Using the Extended Information Systems Success
           Model

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      Authors: Japneet Kaur, Amanjot Singh Syan, Sawraj Kaur, Rishi Raj Sharma
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims to elucidate the factors that affect users’ intention to use payments bank services in India. The research model focuses on closing the gap between the intention to use and the actual usage of payments banks by integrating various quality dimensions with the trust and reputation of service provider. The research model was tested and validated using the partial least squares, which was performed on the data of 393 Indian users. SmartPLS software version 3.2.8 has been used in the current study. The results revealed that satisfaction and intentions to use have a significant effect on actual usage. The reputation of service provider, service quality and trust are the major constructs that significantly affect satisfaction and users’ intention to use payments banks. To make the consumers adopt the payments banks, they need to be satisfied, which can further lead to the actual usage. As payments banks are at a nascent stage, the reputation of service provider and trust are the most influential antecedents to the satisfaction and intention of users. Additionally, it is very pertinent for the service providers to use modern and safe technology to enhance their trust. Furthermore, personalized services for grievances redressal should be used to ensure the proper service and information being delivered to the user.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-31T04:05:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221099095
       
  • Mapping the Intellectual Structure of Workplace Spirituality Through
           Bibliometric Analysis

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      Authors: Rajni, Alka Swami, Muskan Khan, Pragati Hemrajani, Rahul Dhiman
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Given the scarcity of complete syntheses in the literature, this research aims to take a methodical approach to present quantitative information on the ever-evolving topic of workplace spirituality (WPS). Between 2001 and 2021, the study examined 438 articles from the Scopus database that were published in peer-reviewed journals. To identify the influential works in the domain, to outline the intellectual structure of the area and to uncover the gaps, the study conducted citation analysis, cluster analysis and co-citation analysis. The most prominent journals, authors, nations and keywords were selected using bibliometric analysis, followed by a careful review of the content of 97 articles within the identified clusters. Cluster analysis led to the identification of five major clusters of importance. Furthermore, the study revealed key research threads for future researchers using the theory, contexts, characteristics and methodology framework. This research will help regulators and academics better understand WPS and figure out which areas need more study.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-31T04:05:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221099090
       
  • Testing of Random Walk Hypothesis in the Cryptocurrency Market

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      Authors: Ruchita Verma, Dhanraj Sharma, Shiney Sam
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Cryptocurrency as a financial asset has emerged as a fad among investors, academicians and policymakers alike. In a financial purview, this study intends to empirically test the behaviour of the cryptocurrency return, inferring its market efficiency. For this purpose, daily data of five cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Tether and Ripple) have been collected from 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2021 to investigate the well-known financial theory of random walk hypothesis for this young market. To provide statistical evidence and ensure the robustness of results, analysis is performed using the variance ratio test, augmented Dickey–Fuller test, Philip–Perron test, Breusch–Godfrey serial correlation LM test and ARIMA model. The statistical results illustrated strong evidence refuting the presence of the random walk hypothesis in this emerging market, thus implying inefficiency in the cryptocurrency market. Furthermore, the absence of random walk in the cryptocurrency makes this financial asset predictable, giving investors an arbitrage edge to earn abnormal gains using trading strategies, which is euphoria.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-30T10:45:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221101238
       
  • Exploring Common Method Variance in Analytics Research in the Indian
           Context: A Comparative Study with Known Techniques

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      Authors: Mansi Saxena, Teena Bagga, Sangeeta Gupta, Neeraj Kaushik
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The correlational marker technique by Lindell and Whitney for controlling method variance by adding an unrelated variable in the study is gaining a rage of debate and demands analysis study. This article explores common method variance in HR analytics research made in the Indian context. The study makes a comparative study upon common method variance with three known techniques. In our study, we test the biases in the HR analytics data using Harman’s single-factor test, the common latent factor technique and the comprehensive confirmatory factor analysis marker approach. Common method variance was tested through Analysis of Moment Structures, version 21.0, by adding an unrelated variable. This article explains the implementation and testing of a marker variable and its impact in comparison to other practices for bias testing. The article also discusses the importance of selecting a marker variable in the questionnaire while collecting data.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-30T10:44:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221099098
       
  • Examining the Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on the Financial
           Performance of Indian Companies

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      Authors: Dipanita Deb, Philippe Gillet, Philippe Bernard, Anupam De
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Corporates play a vital role in the economy and are subject to growing expectations from stakeholders. Therefore, it is essential to understand the financial impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on corporates’ activities. This article examines the impact of CSR on 30 Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)-listed corporate efficiencies by using multi-criteria decision-making models. The article emphasized the technical efficiency of 30 BSE-listed corporates and explored high-efficiency drivers. This study applies multiple methods, that is, data envelopment analysis and free disposal hull, to observe the efficiency rankings of the 30 BSE Index-listed companies for 6 years, that is, 2014–2020. In the second stage, we perform truncated regression analysis to validate our results on the association between CSR and the financial performance of the corporate. The findings suggest that 6 out of 30 corporates are technically efficient (TE = 1) in all frontier approaches.Furthermore, the outcomes portray those three pillars of CSR (i.e., environment, social and governance) are positively correlated with efficiency. Furthermore, it has also been observed that environment and social scores are positively related to return on assets. The findings can be helpful for the stakeholders, policymakers and management of the corporate as a guideline to implement CSR practices.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-26T08:19:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221099682
       
  • Role of Review Length, Review Valence and Review Credibility on
           Consumer’s Online Hotel Booking Intention

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      Authors: Anuja Shukla, Anubhav Mishra
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Information and communication technologies have empowered the consumers with ease of access to information about products and services in form of electronic word of mouth (eWOM). eWOM plays a critical role in consumer purchase decisions in the form of online reviews. The study uses the S-O-R framework to examine the impact of online reviews on online hotel booking. The data were collected using purposive sampling through an online self-administered questionnaire and analyzed using the PLS-SEM technique. The results of the study show that review valence significantly impacts review credibility whereas review length does not. Furthermore, credible reviews lead to high purchase intention. The positive impact of purchase intention on purchase in online hotel booking context is a novel finding. We suggest managers to include more positive valanced reviews to develop trust and credibility while take proper measures to reduce risk.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-22T04:42:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221099683
       
  • Effect of Capital Structure on the Financial and Social Performance of
           Indian Microfinance Institutions

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      Authors: Swati Chauhan, Ashutosh Verma, C. V. R. S. Vijaya Kumar
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigates the effect of capital structure on the social and financial performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs), which have a double bottom line objective of outreach and financial sustainability. Generalized method of moments (GMM) and instrumental variable (IV) estimation were used on the panel data set of 46 non-banking finance companies (NBFCs)-MFIs from 2013–2014 to 2018–2019. NBFC-MFIs are formed after the transformation of NGO-MFIs to access market-based sources of funds to increase their outreach. The results show that Indian MFIs are highly leveraged and have bidirectional causality between capital structure and financial and social performance variables. The study found a positive and significant relationship between capital structure and social and financial dimensions of the NBFC-MFIs. It shows that NBFC-MFIs can maintain the dual objectives even after transformation. The study contributes to the scarce literature by emphasizing the role of capital structure on the performance of MFIs, which are playing an essential role in financial inclusion.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-20T04:33:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221099677
       
  • Promoting Businesses Beyond Borders: Multinationals’ Perspectives

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      Authors: Sanjeev Prashar, Abu Bakar Abdul Hamid
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study conceptualizes and critically examines the business-level digital transformation and hinges on to the examination of business-level digital transformation from a strategy perspective. Using the conceptual review design, the study further explores the contents of the digital transformation process. We answer two key research questions: (a) what is the business model of a multinational company promoting through digital sources' (b) Is it relevant for multinationals in the digital economy' The study triggers determining the necessary steps to digitally transform a business and organizing them into categories of phases leading to the digital transformation process. In conclusion, this work allowed spotlighting the strategic character of the digital transformation and, above all, to grasp its multidimensional reach.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-13T05:23:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221097245
       
  • Climate Mitigation Investments: An Economic and Policy Outlook

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      Authors: Tavishi Tewary, Vranda Jain, Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, Arpan Anand
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The recent trade tensions have posed unprecedented challenges on economic activities, geographical distribution and future human existence. These trade tensions have accentuated the issues of investment and climate change. The article applies CGE modelling to assess the impact of trade policy shocks on sectors contributing to high carbon emissions. The study recognizes the role of trade as a facilitator for promoting investment in renewable sectors. Additionally, the study proposes a framework for boosting investment in climate change mitigation. This research advocates the need for synchronization between trade and investment policies and calls for pre-emptive actions for integrated comprehensive and holistic actions from institutions and governments.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-12T05:12:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221097759
       
  • Assessing the Moderating Impact of Self-Efficacy on Locus of Control and
           Individual Entrepreneurship Orientation Relationship

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      Authors: Ritika Gugnani
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Individual entrepreneurial orientation (IEO) is a three-dimensional construct described as a tendency to be simultaneously proactive, risk-taking and innovative. This study contributes to the understanding of the antecedents that contribute to IEO. In addition, the study investigates the influence of internal locus of control (LOC) on IEO moderated by self-efficacy (SE). The article examined the relationship between self-concept-based traits, that is, LOC, SE and IEO subdimensions using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) on the survey data of 200 small business owners from India. The study found that SE moderates the association between LOC and sub-dimensions of IEO. Furthermore, it indicated that SE has a higher effect on innovativeness than proactiveness and risk-taking. Therefore, a small entrepreneur with an internal orientation (LOC) needs to be matched with SE to feel a realistic circle of influence to experience more entrepreneurial growth. A small entrepreneur with an internal LOC and a higher level of SE will strive to become a leader in its circle of influence with more inclination to pursue innovative strategies.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-25T06:58:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221088642
       
  • A Perspective on Digital Transformation Among Indian Exporting Firms

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      Authors: Surender Khan, Anuj Goel
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The objective of this prospective study is to demonstrate the challenges faced by business organizations while adapting to the new digital landscape. The idea is to assist in breaking down the complex process of digital transformation and strengthen the management perspective in the area. The study argues how manufacturing exporting firms could develop a digital transformation strategy that includes a different aspect of the strategy tailored to the nature of the Indian exporting firms. Dealing with different aspects of digital transformation, the study discusses different perspectives such as core competencies, internal drivers of digital transformation (IDDT) and external drivers of digital transformation (EDDT), enablers of digital transformation (EDT), new capabilities required and strategic imperatives of digital transformation. Synthesizing digitalization through these lenses can help in developing and implementing a successful digital transformation strategy.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-21T10:35:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221093499
       
  • Exploring Mindfulness and Leadership Development: Lessons Learnt Using
           Grounded Theory Through the Study of the Performing Arts

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      Authors: Vimal Babu, Amresh Kumar, Vipin Kumar
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The article investigates mindfulness mechanisms and leadership attributes as reflected by performing artists. This qualitative study analyses major categories to develop a theoretical framework of mindful leadership development employing performing arts. The present study uses interpretivism to explore respondents’ experiences and unique phenomena. The grounded theory (GT) methodology aided in exploring grounded data and theory construction. core category ‘immense concentration and self-control’ captured the abstract and inclusive meaning as understood by the participants in this study. The qualitative coding analysis helped explore the data-driven abstract phenomena. Results of the present study exhibited that all performing artists require high concentration and self-control to exemplify mesmerizing Koodiyattam performing arts. Theoretical reflections on the relationships between the relevant categories are provided in depth. The connections of five major categories between mindfulness mechanisms, leadership attributes, motivation components, values and beliefs, and personality dispositions are particularly intriguing.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-20T02:05:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221088643
       
  • Does Foreign Direct Investment Facilitate Entrepreneurial Activities'
           Evidence from BRICS Countries

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      Authors: Ritu Rani, Naresh Kumar
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article investigates the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the entrepreneurial activities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS nations) by assessing the influence of both inward and outward FDI during the period of 2002–2019. We resort to a fixed as well as random effect model on the panel data of five nations, that is BRICS. The article also explored the reverse impact of total entrepreneurial activities (TEA) on inward and outward FDI. The results highlight that inward FDI has a positive impact on entrepreneurial activities while outward FDI has a negative influence on entrepreneurial activities in BRICS nations. Nevertheless, the TEA have a positive and significant impact on inward FDI, while relationships between outward FDI and TEA are found to be insignificant in BRICS economies. In addition, economic growth is also found to be important factor to encourage FDI. The results suggest that more inward FDI should be encouraged to provide innovation and markets to entrepreneurs, as they are the bridge between invention and commercialization.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-08T07:59:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221078651
       
  • Impact of Earnings Management on Profitability of Commercial Banks:
           Evidence from India

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      Authors: Deepa Mangala, Neha Singla
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article assesses the impact of earnings management on bank’s current and future financial performance. A bank-specific model, invented by Beatty et al. (2002, Accounting Review, vol. 77, pp. 547–570) and modified by Mangala and Singla (2021; Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, vol. 25, pp. 159–167), is applied to measure earnings management. Cross-sectional regression is applied to analyse the impact of earnings management on the financial performance of banks for a time period of 7 years (from 2012–2013 to 2018–2019.). The results exhibit that Indian banks actively manage earnings. Earnings management reduces current year’s return on equity, return on assets and net interest margin. Current year’s earnings management also negatively influences following 2 years’ return on equity and net interest margin. Thus, earnings management has major negative implications on banks’ financial performance, not only in the year of earnings management but also in the years to come. In order to curtail earnings management, while examining the financial statements, auditors should be vigilant, and the Reserve Bank of India (the apex regulator) should take punitive actions against such malpractices.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-27T06:09:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221084037
       
  • Investigating the Relationship Between Export Antecedents and Export
           Performance of Handloom Industry

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      Authors: Vishal Kumar Singh, Amit Gautam
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study identified the export antecedents that could influence the occurrence of export performance of the industry. The export antecedents are the phenomenon that acts as a backend support system for effective export performance. This study aims to build a simple linear model representing the structural relationship between the export antecedents and export performance. The model building is based on the identified antecedents and attempts to reflect the combined gist of pre-established theories, that is, contingency theory, resource-based view and dynamic capabilities. In data interpretation, second-order confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) helps to analyse the combined impact of all studied antecedents on export performance. The identified antecedents are export knowledge, export perception, export commitment, export strategy and organizational capability as independent variables tested against the dependent variable export performance.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-27T06:08:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221082853
       
  • Privacy Concern Behaviour on Social Media Sites: A Comparative Analysis of
           Urban and Rural Users

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      Authors: Ravneet Singh Bhandari, Ajay Bansal, Sanjeela Mathur, Harikishni Nain
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Numerous researchers have examined various aspects of privacy concern and information-sharing behaviour for online social networking sites; few past researches stated that social media users' privacy concern behavior influenced by their demographic profile. This article attempts to analyse social networking users’ privacy concerns and information-sharing behaviours for urban and rural areas of India. It additionally investigates privacy concerns among users with distinctive levels of Internet addiction. It has been observed that are most of the respondents are susceptible to privacy infringement because of their online social media awareness. The examination finds that urban and rural users vary in their information-sharing practices and privacy adaption. Urbanites might be at more serious risk to privacy infringement and information sharing on account of their valuable data and their social media practices. Furthermore, social media users are dependent on the privacy alerts and settings available to them while sharing information on the various social media sites. Users with low social media awareness might be powerless against privacy infringement in the absence of such alerts from the site administrators. Potential implications of discoveries are given and advice for future research had been also discussed.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-25T10:14:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221078106
       
  • Licious’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Step Towards Crisis
           Communication'

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      Authors: Shradha Kabra, Sumanjit Dass
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The novel COVID-19 pandemic has left the global economy in shambles and is negatively affecting India’s economy across industries. In order to tide over the crisis, companies need to take swift and effective decisions. The present case study focuses upon Bengaluru-based online meat and seafood company Licious that is functioning contrary to the dire state of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and e-commerce companies which have shrunk during the nationwide lockdown. To battle the crisis that ails the meat industry, Vivek Gupta, Founder of Licious, took swift decisions and communicated effectively that helped him to build and renew trust with his stakeholders. This case specially focuses upon the various crisis communication strategies adopted by Gupta to create an effective engagement and experience with his stakeholders.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-14T12:14:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221081916
       
  • Burma Drinx Group (B) Strategizing for Corporate Governance in a Family
           Business

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      Authors: Daniel Degravel, Christina Hui Min Tun
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Burma Drinx Group (BDG), a large family-owned conglomerate in Myanmar, operates in several industries but has the largest presence in the soft drinks industry, led by its flagship company, Burma Drinx Company (BDC). The case explores the challenges and issues that BDC and BDG are experiencing as a family-owned conglomerate operating in a ‘non-friendly’ business environment, and a turbulent political and economic context. It focuses on an urgent topic, the corporate governance transformation of BDC and BDG. The reader is invited to understand the specificities of BDG’s internal environment and to manage the idiosyncrasies of this family business conglomerate related to its corporate governance system. BDC’s decision-makers face critical challenges for the future and have to completely rebuild the governance system. This current case follows a first case (Degravel & Tun, 2021) titled BDG(A) ‘Strategizing for Succession in a Family Business’, which described and reflected on the process of succession that BDG implemented to successfully replace the former CEO and founder of the company, Aung Win. The current case proposes a consulting-case style where analysis enables the provision of relevant solutions to the top management. Material from the academic literature about corporate governance and change management is offered as a resource. This case continues the story of BDG after its CEO succession.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-03T09:21:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221074465
       
  • Effect of Perception and Satisfaction on Preference for Mobile Wallet

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      Authors: Khem Chand, Rajesh Tiwari, Sapna
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This research article explores the effect of mobile wallet users’ perception and satisfaction on preference for mobile wallets. The paper further examines the mediating effect of satisfaction on preference of m-wallet. Primary data was collected through online survey from 506 mobile wallet users between August and October 2020. The study employed exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modelling (SEM). Nine factors were extracted after applying EFA and confirmed by CFA. It was found that preference of using m-wallet was directly and indirectly affected by perception. Satisfaction was found to have partial mediating effect between perception and preference. This is the first article that explored mediating effect of satisfaction for mobile wallet users in India. The study adds satisfaction as a variable in integrated unified theory of acceptance and use of technology model for mobile wallet users. Satisfaction is a partial mediating factor which increases the preference of using the m-wallet.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-02-19T05:58:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221077365
       
  • Influence of Gender Diversity in Boards on Family and Non-family
           Businesses Towards Innovation and Creativity

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      Authors: Hitesh Shukla, Vibhu Teraiya
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article aims to understand better the impact of the diversity of gender in boards on the innovation and creativity of companies in the context of the structure of business—family businesses and non-family businesses. Based on women’s participation in decision-making and family firm literature, we argue that women directors/executives’ impact on decision-making will rely on their relative power and credibility within the board. These dynamics are especially crucial, bringing creativity to family firm’s boardrooms as well. The results show that increases in innovation and creativity with women’s presence in family firms’ boards are due mainly to outsider non-family and insider family women directors/executives. Even after the division of women directors into independent and non-independent directors, the finding suggests that women independent directors have an impact on the company’s innovations. Conversely, women chair minimal effects on the innovation and creativity advances of the businesses. Furthermore, In the family business, the influence of women managers and women independent managers on the innovation and creativity of a company is slightly stronger.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-01-13T04:07:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145211068603
       
  • Managing the Crisis: Learnings from ‘Zero Risque’

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      Authors: Sapna U. Malya
      First page: 376
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This case study aims to identify the leadership qualities required to manage the business during a pandemic-like crisis. Kamadgiri Fashion Limited (KFL) a small company incorporated in India in the year 1987, was into the manufacturing of fabric and ready-made apparels. Slowly and steadily, it had established its foothold in the B2B market and also had strategic partnerships with large FMCG companies in the country. During COVID-19 lockdown, the company had to completely stop its manufacturing process. Demand suddenly dropped and the management knew that if this continued, they would not be able to sustain the business. They wanted to convert this adversity into an opportunity. With the help of technological innovation, they started manufacturing bacteria- and virus-resistant masks under the brand name Zero Risque. The company always wanted to be a part of the solution to the pandemic problem, and they could do it with Zero Risque. Decisions were taken quickly to buy the technology, manufacture the product according to the customer needs and market it. They became the first company headquartered in India, to sell these masks in the country. With daily sales almost doubling after few months, the company gradually could overcome the crisis.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-17T04:21:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221105675
       
  • Trends in Multidiscipline Management Research: Past, Present and Future of
           FIIB Business Review

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      Authors: Rahul Pratap Singh Kaurav, Piyush Gupta
      First page: 382
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims to guide scholars on emerging research themes and publication trends by reviewing the published intellectual contributions in the FIIB Business Review (FBR)—a multidisciplined management journal since its inception. FBR has been indexed in Scopus and Academic journal guide (AJG) and continues to achieve new heights. This article has used bibliometric analysis of the leading publication themes of the journal between 2011 and 2022. This work uses the Scopus database to find the publication trend and most impactful papers, main themes and keywords of publication, futuristic themes and target ideas for FBR. In 2021, the average citation value for three years was 2.292 compared to 0.778 in 2020. Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing and Journal of Finance are the top three most cited journals in FBR. The journal has shown usefulness for scholars mainly related but not limited to strategic management, marketing, organizational behaviour and finance, among others, by contributing to areas like digital transformation, team problems, organizational conflicts, COVID-19 problems, sustainability and financial crises. Areas of future research and limitations are discussed.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-11-07T04:58:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221136966
       
  • Factors Affecting the Adoption of Social Media in Marketing of Higher
           Education: An Empirical Analysis

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      Authors: Surej P John, Richard Walford, Joseph Purayidathil
      First page: 422
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study examines the persuasion process involved in social media marketing (SMM), particularly in the higher education sector. Based on the theoretical foundations of the information adoption model, a conceptual model of elaboration of SMM communication is developed and tested. The self-administered survey conducted among a sample of international student travellers in New Zealand examines the influence of argument quality, source credibility, audience involvement and audience engagement on their attitude formation and decision-making. The study particularly examines the mediating effects of audience involvement and engagement in SMM communication. Results based on structural equation modelling suggest that social media content quality is a significant predictor of online users’ transportation, identification and parasocial interaction effects. Despite there being additional evidence to support the arguments over social media, source credibility is found to be a strong influencer of international student traveller’s cognitive, emotional and behavioural engagement dimensions. Further, it is evident from the study that there is a strong correlation between cognitive engagement and attitude formation in SMM. Implications for tourism marketers in terms of SMM strategies are discussed.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-01-22T03:13:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145211072198
       
  • The Impact of Dynamic Capability on Business Sustainability of
           Organizations

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      Authors: Sheshadri Chatterjee, Ranjan Chaudhuri, Demetris Vrontis, Sumana Chaudhuri
      First page: 455
      Abstract: FIIB Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      A firm’s dynamic capability is its ability to sense, seize and reconfigure its internal competencies to address any external changes to the business environment. Social customer relationship management (SCRM) is an organization’s marketing capability to use social media services and technologies to connect more closely with their customers and meet customers’ needs. Few studies have examined the influence of organization’s dynamic capability on its business sustainability. There is also no study which investigated the moderating role of SCRM on the relationship between an organization’s dynamic capability and its business sustainability, although there is a growing interest among researchers, academicians and practitioners to understand this relationship. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the impact of dynamic capability on an organization’s business sustainability, with SCRM as the moderator. With the help of dynamic capability view theory and the literature, a model has been developed conceptually. Later, the model is validated with the structural equation modelling technique by considering 302 respondents from different types of Indian organizations. The study finds that an organization’s dynamic capability has considerable impact on business sustainability. Also, the study confirms that SCRM has a significant moderating role in the relationship between organizations’ dynamic capability and business sustainability.
      Citation: FIIB Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-26T07:45:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/23197145221107432
       
 
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