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Cuadernos de Economía     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Economia - Latin American Journal of Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Cuadernos Latinoamericanos de Administración     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Data Science in Finance and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
DBS Business Review     Open Access  
De Economist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Decision Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Defence and Peace Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
der markt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Development and Learning in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Development in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Development Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Development Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Developmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Developmental Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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Digital Business     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dimensión Empresarial     Open Access  
Dinamika Administrasi Bisnis     Open Access  
Dirassat Journal Economic Issue     Open Access  
Distributed and Parallel Databases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
E-Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Udayana     Open Access  
e-Jurnal Ekonomi Sumberdaya dan Lingkungan     Open Access  
E-Jurnal Manajemen Universitas Udayana     Open Access  
e-Jurnal Perdagangan Industri dan Moneter     Open Access  
e-Jurnal Perspektif Ekonomi dan Pembangunan Daerah     Open Access  
E3 : Revista de Economia, Empresas e Empreendedores na CPLP     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Education and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Earth Perspectives - Transdisciplinarity Enabled     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East Asian Community Review     Hybrid Journal  
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Eastern European Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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Ecological Indicators     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Ecological Management & Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Econometric Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Economia e Diritto del Terziario     Full-text available via subscription  
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Economic Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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Economic and Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Economic and Industrial Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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Economic Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Economic Cybernetics. International scientific journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Economic Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Economic Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Economic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144)
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Economic Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Economic Notes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Economic Outlook     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Economic Record     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Economic Themes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Economica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
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Economics and Business     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Economics and Business Administration Journal Thaksin University     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Economics and Business Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Economics and Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Economics and Finance in Indonesia     Open Access  
Economics and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Economics and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Economics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Economics of Disasters and Climate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Economics of Transition and Institutional Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Économie et Institutions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Économie et Solidarités     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
EconoQuantum     Open Access  
Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Educational Technology Research and Development     Partially Free   (Followers: 45)
Ekonomi Bisnis     Open Access  
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Empirica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Empirical Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Employee Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Employment Relations Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Energy Conversion and Economics     Open Access  
Energy Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Energy Prices and Taxes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Enfoque : Reflexão Contábil     Open Access  
Engineering Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Enlace Universitario     Open Access  
Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues     Open Access  
Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy (EE&P)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Environment and Development Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Environment and Urbanization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Estudos Econômicos     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of Business and Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Etikonomi : Jurnal Ekonomi     Open Access  
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Eurasian Geography and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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EURO Journal of Transportation and Logistics     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
EURO Journal on Decision Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Eurochoices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
EuroEconomica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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European Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Competition Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
European Cooperation     Open Access  
European Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 98)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal  
European Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
European Journal of Development Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
European Journal of Health Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
European Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
European Journal of Management and Business Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Research on Management and Business Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Eutopía - Revista de Desarrollo Económico Territorial     Open Access  
Evaluation Journal of Australasia     Hybrid Journal  
Evolution & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Executive Journal     Open Access  
Experimental Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Facilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Economics and Organization     Open Access  
Federal Grants & Contracts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
FIIB Business Review     Hybrid Journal  
Finance and Stochastics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Finance Contrôle Stratégie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Finance Research Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Fiscal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Fokus Bisnis : Media Pengkajian Manajemen dan Akuntansi     Open Access  
Folia Oeconomica Stetinensia     Open Access  
Forbes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Forum Empresarial     Open Access  
Forum for Social Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Foundations and Trends® in Econometrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Foundations and Trends® in Entrepreneurship     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Foundations and Trends® in Finance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Foundations and Trends® in Microeconomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Frontiers of Business Research in China     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Futures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Futures & Foresight Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business     Open Access  
Games     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Games and Economic Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Gaming Law Review and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gender & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Gender, Work & Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
German Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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Gestión & Desarrollo     Open Access  
Global Advances in Business Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Business and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Global Business Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Global Business Review
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Number of Followers: 6  
 
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  • Application of Value Stream Mapping for Lean Operation: An Indian Case
           Study of a Dairy Firm

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      Authors: Upendra Kumar, Ravi Shankar
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      In recent times, there has been greater awareness of safety issues, emerging risks and challenges in food supply chain. To this effect, transparency, traceability and information flow have become mandatory to minimize waste in the farm to fork supply chain. Furthermore, value stream mapping is well known for detecting and reducing waste in manufacturing by streamlining value-added (VA) activities, minimizing the non-value-added but essential (NVAE) activity, and removing non-value-added (NVA) activities. The processing time of milk collection, processing, storing and supplying dairy products is obtained from the dairy firm located at Rewari, Haryana (North India). With the help of the processing time of each step, we calculated the lead time for the dairy supply chain. A diagram depicting the process is created to represent the operation’s current status known as current stream map. VA, NVAE and NVA activities are identified inside and between each process, depending on its time and resource consumption. The process is evaluated for the possibility of significantly reducing and simplifying it to the minimum possible steps. By decreasing waste, the process throughput speed increases, and the lead time for the dairy supply chain decreases. Implementing the lean tool reduces lead time by approximately 34.79%.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-04T08:23:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221113002
       
  • Leverage and Firm Performance: Threshold Evidence from the Role of Firm
           Size

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      Authors: Segun Thompson Bolarinwa, Uche Lucy Onyekwelu, Ifeoma Ojiakor, Josephine Ivoma Orga, Duru Ann Nwakaego, Onuoha Charity Ekwutosi
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the threshold effect in the leverage-firm performance nexus. Using the dynamic panel threshold model of Seo and Shin (2016) that allows for the estimation of panel threshold effect in the presence of endogeneity on Nigerian data. Our empirical analysis adopts a large panel dataset of 104 Nigerian firms between 2005 and 2018. The empirical results comfirm threshold levels for the short-term, long-term and total leverage. Additionally, the results comfirm that the threshold relationship between firm leverage and performance is conditioned on firm size. Additionally, the present study also validates the role of endogeneity often neglected in the nexus. Overall, the study finds a more beneficial impact of leverage on large firms than small firms in the context of Nigeria. Policy recommendations are enclosed in the paper.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-04T08:21:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221109571
       
  • Measuring the Impact of Country-level Governance on Corporate Investment:
           A New Panel Data Evidence

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      Authors: Umar Farooq, Mosab I. Tabash, Mahmoud Al-Rdaydeh, Mamdouh Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Faryan
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Governance plays a key role in determining industrial investment. In addition, it has a dynamic impact on multiple business decisions. Given that, this study measures the role of country-level governance in protecting industrial investment. Using the 10-year (2007–2016) panel data from 12 Asian economies, we employ panel estimated generalized least square (EGLS), fully modified ordinary least square (FMOLS) and two-step system generalized method of moments (GMM) models to establish the relationship between defined variables. The empirical findings suggest that the countries with good governance situations subsequently enjoy a positive industrial investment. Following investors and property rights protection, a country with a good governance situation may have a voluminous industrial investment stemming from minimum default risk. The empirical findings of the current analysis highlight the significance of a good governance system in boosting industrial investment. A piece of important policy advice for corporate managers is to consider the governance condition while making an industrial investment. In addition, government officials should focus more on shaping better governance to ensure industrial growth. This study provides innovative insights into how country governance shapes corporate investment decisions specifically in Asian economies.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-01T11:56:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221112993
       
  • Integration and Volatility Spillover Among Environmental, Social and
           Governance Indices: Evidence from BRICS Countries

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      Authors: Satyaban Sahoo, Sanjay Kumar
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The current research examines the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) equity indices among emerging markets, that is, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Daily data of the ESG equity index from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2021 are collected from Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI). The article employs Johansen’s co-integration test for long-term co-movement and Granger causality tests for causality among ESG equity indices. The study also used the BEKK model to investigate the volatility spillover among the ESG indices. Further, the study also calculated hedge ratios and portfolio weights. The results indicate that none of the ESG indices is co-integrated and short-run bi-directional causality exists across the four ESG indices. All the indices are significantly affected by their past shock and volatility. However, India’s ESG index is influenced by the past shock of South Africa and the past volatility of China. The findings suggest that the flow of information between the ESG indices of emerging countries is not developed yet to the point where they may be integrated into the BRICS countries. As a result, these sustainable equity indices must be promoted even more to become fully integrated.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-01T11:53:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221114699
       
  • The Readiness for ESG among Retail Investors in Central and Eastern
           Europe. The Example of Poland

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      Authors: Janina Petelczyc
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Despite a considerable volume of literature on the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investments, most studies have focused on the perspective of managers and investors in markets with developed ethical funds. This study complements previous studies by exploring the retail investors’ attitude toward ESG in Poland as a Central and Eastern European country (CEE) with a minor but developing sustainable investment market. While EU ESG regulations focus mostly on disclosure obligations, this study aims to determine whether retail investors in Poland are interested in ESG and identifies the conditions for the investors’ interest. The binomial logistic regression is applied to retail investors based on data from a survey of a representative sample of the Polish population. The results show that Poles consider human-caused climate changes as an important challenge and most of those willing to invest in the capital market want to do so in a sustainable way. However, they are unwilling to sacrifice their profits for the sake of ESG. Only those investors who make investment decisions based on social aspects are more likely to forgo a part of their profits. Women are more willing to engage in responsible investments and forgo higher profits.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-08-01T11:52:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221114754
       
  • Role of Peer Influences on Young Consumers’ Green Apparel
           Perceptions

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      Authors: Kanishka Pathak, Vaibhav Sharma, Aditya Yadav
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The study explores the young consumers’ past environmental behaviour and peer influences in shaping green apparel’s perceived benefits in India. Data was corralled using convenience sampling method and partial least square structural equation modelling for the statistical analysis. The results show that past environmental behaviour and green peer influences significantly and positively impact young consumers’ green apparel perceived benefits for pro-environmental behaviour. The specific indirect effect, that is, past environmental behaviour↓green peer influence↓green apparel perceived benefits has a low β-coefficient (0.197) but the cumulative effect was stellar (β-coefficient = 0.744). Additionally, the prediction power of the proposed conceptual model was 59.2% (adjusted R2 = 0.592). The results were effusive of the fact that past environmental behaviour has the highest influence in shaping young consumers’ green apparel perceived benefits and the cumulative effect with green peer influences, enhances the relationship further. The moderation effect of gender was also explored and confirmed gender neutrality. The study has fructifying implications for green marketers and researchers which would help achieve motives for a sustainable green apparel industry.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-28T10:04:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221111451
       
  • Sentiment Analysis for Car Buying in a Post-COVID World

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      Authors: Pinaki Dasgupta, Aishwarya Banerjee, Rajiv Gusain, Utsavi Saxena, Kumar Kartik Jain
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The Indian passenger vehicle was witnessing slump in sales even before the pandemic hit shores in March 2020. After the pandemic, the sector witnessed low to negative sales, low consumer trust and confidence and the added fear of the virus. The sudden declaration of the harsh lockdown in March 2020 till May 2020 aggravated the issue further. After May 2020 as the economy was gradually unlocking and most sectors were beginning to open up the study was timed between the period of March 2020 and August 2020. Unstructured textual data from online sources (micro blogging site Twitter, social media and digital media) were scrapped to understand the sentiment with respect to car buying when the lockdown was imposed and when the process of unlocking started. In the second stage, different strategies being adopted by car makers were analyzed and finally, the study concludes with how car buying will take place in a post-COVID world. Based on the analysis, factors that emerged as key to revival of car buying are facelift, spot test, voice bots, discounts, advertising and better financing options. The sentiments associated with these features as identified shall help marketers plan for effectively their market strategy.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-27T09:39:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221106831
       
  • Workplace Spirituality and Psychological Capital (PsyCap) of the
           Employees: A Cross-sectional Study

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      Authors: Ayatakshee Sarkar, Naval Garg, Sasmita Palo
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Grounded on the broaden-and-build theory, the study examines whether spirituality at the workplace is a significant antecedent of psychological capital. The study uses single-source data from 347 employees employed in several industries in India. Data are analyzed using partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) v.3.3.3. Both measurement and structural models are evaluated. The findings reveal that workplace spirituality evokes psychological capital (PsyCap) resources of hope, optimism, efficacy, and resilience. It demonstrates how employees in collectivist cultural settings embrace spirituality to conserve positive psychological resources at their workplaces. Hence, business leaders, OD practitioners need to instil and arouse spirituality-based interventions through work, climate, and organization settings. The study has many implications for business managers, HRs and OD practitioners. It highlights the significance of spiritual mind set and practices that need to be emphasized at the workplace to utilize the psychological resources embodied in their employees fully. This study is one of a kind in which the researchers have nailed down to what leads to the creation and sustainability of PsyCap at workplace.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-25T09:47:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221111445
       
  • The Credit Risk of Sustainable Firms during the Pandemic

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      Authors: Giovanni Cardillo, Helen Chiappini
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigates how the credit risk of more sustainability-oriented firms changes when national governments intervene in their economies to counterbalance the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, we examine how the credit default swap spread changes on a database of all listed firms—for which a credit default swaps (CDS) contract is available—in Europe and the United Kingdom during the whole year of 2020. We find that when national governments intervene in the local economies, the CDS spreads for these firms decrease more than for other firms. Furthermore, the CDS spread changes are more sensitive to those policies aimed at supporting household and business income during the pandemic rather than those policies related to stay-at-home measures and investments in healthcare. Our results corroborate previous theories linking firm sustainability, equity and credit risk.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-25T09:45:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221114679
       
  • The Effect of Reshoring Announcement on Company Share Price

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      Authors: Erica Mazzola, Mariangela Piazza, Giovanna Lo Nigro, Giovanni Perrone
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The reshoring trend has gained momentum among manufacturing companies, which increasingly decide to relocate their production activities back to their home country. In this article, we explore the relationship between the motivations guiding the decision to reshore and the companies’ shareholder value. Particularly, taking an eclectic paradigm perspective, we aim to understand whether the motivations driving the companies’ decisions to reshore explain changes in the shareholder value. Empirically, we built an ad-hoc database based on 370 reshoring decisions involving the USA as a reshoring destination and announced in the 10-year time window ranging from 2009 to 2018. Our results highlight that resource seeking, market seeking and strategic asset seeking motivations positively affect the share price of the companies, while there are no market reactions when companies repatriate their activities because of efficiency-seeking motivations. This study extends previous literature offering explanations about how changes in the companies’ share price depend on the different reshoring motivations (i.e., efficiency seeking, resource seeking, market seeking, and strategic asset seeking motivations) pursued by the reshoring companies. Moreover, this study offers important implications for managers of companies undertaking reshoring decisions.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-22T11:46:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221111441
       
  • Propensity to Propose and Pay Dividend: Does Firm Characteristics
           Matter'

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      Authors: Biswajit Ghose, Dikshita Baruah, Kiran Gope
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The study assesses the impact of firm characteristics on the propensity to propose dividends and pay a dividend as proposed. This study uses a dataset of 4011 listed Indian non-financial firms over 15 years, spanning 2004–2005 to 2018–2019. Firm characteristics are observed to be important determinants of firms’ propensity to propose dividends and pay as proposed. With respect to a propensity to propose dividends, firms’ size, profitability, market-to-book ratio (MBR), capital expenditure, cash holding, ownership concentration, and group affiliation are found to have positive coefficients, whereas earning volatility, leverage, free cash flow (FCF) and illiquidity are found to have negative coefficients. On the contrary, with respect to a propensity to pay dividends as proposed, the study observes that size, profitability, MBR, and ownership concentration have negative coefficients, and leverage, FCF, illiquidity, and group affiliation have positive coefficients. The results are consistent for both group and stand-alone firms. These findings have practical significance for the investors since investors are likely to be more concerned about the payment of dividends as proposed rather than the mere promise to pay dividends.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-22T11:45:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221110314
       
  • Transition from Economic Centric Managerial Roles to Knowledge-based
           Managerial Roles: Family Firms Sustainability through Business Model
           Innovation and Knowledge Creation

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      Authors: Mehreen Waheed Butt, Shabnam Khan, Ansar Waseem
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Knowledge is key to firm growth. Managers perform knowledge-based managerial roles that foster firm growth. Surprisingly, little attention has been paid to examine the role of knowledge-based managerial roles in business model innovation (BMI). To fill this gap, the purpose of this study is to examine the impact of knowledge-based managerial roles (interpersonal, informational and decisional) in facilitating BMI within the context of family-owned businesses (FOBs) in Pakistan. This research employed a quantitative research design with a deductive-research approach, and the survey method is used to collect data from FOBs of Pakistan. Data collected were analysed through SPSS 23.0 and Smart PLS 3.0. Structural equation modeling (SEM) is used to test the different relationships proposed between selected variables. Results of study exhibit that knowledge-based managerial roles (IPR, IFR and DCR) have positive and significant associations with both BMI and knowledge-creation process. Further, the knowledge-creation process acts as a partial significant mediator between all three types of Mintzberg managerial roles and BMI. The study presents a novel contribution for government and policymakers to realize the importance of FOBs and create opportunities for their survival and growth that will boost up the economic growth of the country.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-22T11:44:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221108823
       
  • A Proposed Model for Evaluating Quality of Technology Enabled Learning in
           Management Education Programmes

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      Authors: Priyadeep Dhouchak, Naresh Kumar
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Most businesses today have started utilizing innovative informational technologies such as digital marketing, fin-tech, digital human resources management and business analytics. Educating people on these new skills presents a business opportunity for educational technology (edtech) companies. Many technology-enhanced learning (TEL)-based business education programmes are being developed recently, promising to enhance professional skills and knowledge. The marketing information surrounding these programmes overloads learners’ minds and makes it impossible to determine which programmes are worth their time and money. Such learning solutions are developed using competency-based education (CBE) frameworks and by leveraging TEL environments. Moreover, the complexity of CBE-TEL-based interventions makes it difficult to evaluate their quality. The present study intends to overcome this challenge by identifying the qualitative factors that enhance professional competence in TEL environments. The study proposed a new model called ‘Competence Based Technology Enabled Learning’ (COBTEL), which has been empirically tested for its validity and reliability. The model is analysed using partial least squares algorithm-based structural equation modelling to evaluate TEL-based programmes’ competence-enhancing aspects from the learners’ perspective. In addition, the utilization of the COBTEL model would assist institutes, universities and governments in improving the quality of management education programmes.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-22T11:43:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221107965
       
  • Stock Market Efficiency and COVID-19 with Multiple Structural Breaks:
           Evidence from India

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      Authors: Madhur Bhatia
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The objective of the study is to investigate the influence of the coronavirus pandemic (endogenous crisis) on the stock market efficiency of India during the multiple break periods. The empirical analysis is performed using conditional heteroscedasticity and a small sample robust wild bootstrap automatic variance ratio test and automatic portmanteau test on a daily stock return data of two benchmark indices, that is, NIFTY and SENSEX. The empirical results demonstrate that the stock return of two indices deviates from market efficiency during some periods of the analysis, notably during the nationwide lockdown and peak periods of coronavirus cases in India. These findings indicate that changing stock market behaviour becomes more speculative and earns abnormal profits. To the best of the author’s knowledge, this study provides the first evidence of investigating the variations in the stock market efficiency of India in response to this endogenous crisis.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-14T10:54:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221110372
       
  • Websites Visits and Financial Performance for GCC Banks: The Moderating
           Role of Environmental, Social and Governance Performance

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      Authors: Hamzeh Al Amosh, Saleh F. A. Khatib
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The volume of services provided through websites increases over time, particularly in the banking sector. It is challenging to develop banking services to achieve optimal financial performance. As a result, this article aims to investigate the impact of bank website visits on the financial performance of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) banking sector, taking into account the moderating role of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. The article is based on an empirical analysis through a content analysis approach based on a sample of 64 GCC banks from 2014 to 2020. The findings showed that the frequency of website visits significantly affects the financial performance measures of banks, such as return on assets (ROA), return on equity (ROE), market value (Tobin’s Q), net interest margin (NIM) and return on investment (ROI). In addition, the ESG performance of banks attracts more website visitors and enhances them with the idea of dealing with banks that enhances financial performance. The findings indicate that banking websites as a tool for public relations attract visitors and thus turn them into customers by changing the behavioural intention of individuals, which affects their decisions to engage in banking transactions and thus raises the level of financial performance of banks. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study that examines the relationship between website visits and financial performance. Therefore, it bridges the research gap in this field and thus provides a roadmap for more potential research ideas in the future.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-13T12:10:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221109576
       
  • Women, Business and the Law: Does Culture Matter'

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      Authors: Fernanda Francielle de Oliveira Malaquias, Polyana Alvarenga Matumoto, Valdir Machado Valadão
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article aims to investigate the effect of countries’ culture on women’s right to economic participation. As a secondary objective, the article aims to analyse the effect of culture on the progress made in the laws of the countries over the last five decades. The dataset comprises the national culture dimensions of Hofstede and the scores related to gender inequalities in the law provided in the Women, Business and the Law (WBL) database from The World Bank. Using multivariate regression analysis, we evaluated the effect of the cultural dimensions on the current WBL scores and on the variation of the WBL scores over the last five decades. The results show that the dimensions of culture (individualism, uncertainty avoidance and power distance) affect women’s right to economic participation and/or the evolution of laws in this direction. The results also suggest that although some countries still have much to advance in their legislation, more and more countries are reaching the goal of having an egalitarian society.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-11T07:31:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221108822
       
  • Does Managerial Behaviour Matter' Evidence from Emerging Economies

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      Authors: Muhammad Aksar, Jaleel Ahmed
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The study aims to pinpoint the moderating role of an aspect of corporate governance, that is, Board Structure, in the relationship between managerial behaviour and firm performance. Using data envelopment analysis (DEA), firm efficiency is measured, and afterward, this firm efficiency is regressed on firm size, market share of the company, business segment and foreign currency translation. The residual values are the measurements of managerial behaviour. The data for 11 years (2009–2019) was collected from 492 non-financial firms listed on the stock exchanges of Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. The results are obtained by applying the system dynamic generalized method of moments (GMM) to address the problem of endogeneity. The study’s main findings prove that corporate governance, measured by the board structure index, positively modifies the relationship of managerial behaviour with firm performance in all three emerging economies. Secondly, the results show positive influence of managerial behaviour on both measures of firm performance (Tobin’s Q and return on assets (ROA)) in Bangladesh and Pakistan scenarios, but negative impact on ROA and inconclusive on Tobin’s Q in the Indian context. The study is helpful for creditors and loan providers to scrutinize managerial behaviour and firm performance.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-11T07:30:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221109054
       
  • Effect of COVID-19: Understanding Customer’s Evaluation on Hotel and
           Airline Sector—A Text Mining Approach

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      Authors: Srinivasan Sekar, Nivethitha Santhanam
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The travel and tourism sector is one of the most impacted sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Existing limited studies often focused on assessing the flow of travellers and economic patterns. However, scant work evaluates customers’ perceptions and evaluation of the services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study examines customers’ perceptions and emotions by evaluating their experiences shared through online reviews. The online reviews of the customers on the hotel (41,687 reviews) and airline (9,574 reviews) sectors were analysed via text mining and sentiment analysis techniques. The study results reveal that most customers exhibit a positive attitude towards the services in the hotel sector, while 50% of the airline reviews were negative. The results indicated that ‘anticipation’ and ‘trust’ are the customers’ most expressed emotions. This study provides important insights for restoring the hotel and airline sectors from the effect of COVID-19.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-07-08T11:40:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221106836
       
  • How Does Efficient Working Capital Management Impact a Firm’s
           Fundamentals' Evidence from India

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      Authors: Kamlesh Kumar, N. Sivasankaran, Prasenjit Chakrabarti, A. Kanagaraj, Giridhar Ramachandran
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article aims to empirically examine the influence of working capital management (WCM) efficiency on the fundamentals of Indian listed firms. The fixed-effects logit regression model is employed to explore the impact of WCM efficiency on the fundamental strength of the sample firms. The fixed-effects regression model is used to investigate the influence of WCM efficiency on the select individual fundamental measures. We have extracted data from 538 Indian listed firms from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) database from 2012 to 2020. We find that WCM efficiency positively influences the fundamental strength of the sample firms. We have also validated our results with respect to individual fundamental measures. We observe that an efficient WCM enhances the overall profitability, operational effectiveness, asset utilization efficiency and the ability to generate cash from operations, while inefficient management of working capital (WC) pushes firms towards a more long-term debt financing in the Indian context.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-24T08:09:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221105795
       
  • Impact of Social Media on Student’s Academic Performance: A Study on
           Indian Education System

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      Authors: Sourabh Sharma, Ramesh Behl
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This research article is identifying the impact of online and social media platforms on student’s academic performance in Indian education system. While measuring the impact of online and social media platforms on academic performance, the personality trait of an individual learner and education levels have been considered as the moderating variables. For this research, analysis is restricted to measuring the impact for extraversion and introversion personalities only. Using ANOVA, the data were analysed to identify the influencing factors of social media impacting academic performance and how personality traits contribute to the overall academic performance of students at different education levels.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-24T07:32:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221106834
       
  • Efficacy of GARCH-EVT Model in Intraday Risk Management: Evidence from
           Severely Pandemic-affected Countries

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      Authors: Abhijit Roy
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Countries around the world have experienced severe-to-moderate economic restrictions during the first two waves of COVID-19 pandemic. The present article captures the time frame of this unprecedented turmoil to test the efficacy of the conditional extreme value theory (EVT) model to forecast value at risk (VaR) and expected shortfall (ES). The article considers the eight most-affected countries and applies the generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) process in appropriate GARCH-EVT models assuming Student’s t distribution to accommodate the fat-tailed behaviour of financial return series. The study confirms that our model is substantially superior in forecasting intraday VaR and ES in comparison to other conditional EVT models with a classical assumption of normal distribution as well as an unconditional EVT model. Contrary to more commonly used 5-minute-frequency data in intraday risk management, we use hourly data, which is much less researched in the context of stock market volatility forecasting. Moreover, our study adds to the reliability of conditional EVT models because of its accuracy in predicting intraday risk during extreme economic uncertainty in severely pandemic-hit countries.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-23T10:45:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221104848
       
  • A DCCE Approach to the Governance-growth Nexus: Global Perspective

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      Authors: Mohammad Naim Azimi
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study, being one of its kind by method and scope, delves into the effects of governance indicators on economic growth, using large panel datasets spanning from 2002 to 2020 for the world’s economies, income level economies, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) members, and regional level economies that include 218 countries. In the presence of cross-sectional dependence and mixed integrating orders of the predictors, the results confirm a long-run nexus between governance and economic growth in the world and other panels. Using the dynamic common correlated effects model, the results indicate that governance predictors postulate significantly positive effects on economic growth, while the critical findings highlight that the scale of governance effects on growth varies in relation to the income level of the underlying economies in the panels, implying that the larger the economy, the higher the governance effects will be. Moreover, the results of the heterogeneous panel causality test reveal significantly strong unidirectional causality that runs from governance predictors to economic growth, while little evidence is found for feedback response and interdependencies between governance predictors in most of the panels. Based on the findings, appropriate policy recommendations are discussed.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-23T10:43:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221104247
       
  • Determinants of Credit Risk in Ethiopian Banking Industry: Does Political
           Stability Matter'

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      Authors: Mohammed Adem
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The continued political instability in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region has made it tough for bankers to recover loan repayments, triggering banks’ nonperforming assets to rise. Beyond the bank industry-specific and macroeconomic determinants, the article aims to understand the relationship between political stability and credit risk. The article focuses on 16 Ethiopian banks to understand the mentioned relationship in developing countries. From 2010 to 2020, data are obtained from the World Governance Indicators, World Development Indicators database and Ethiopia’s National Bank. Based on a two-step dynamic panel estimator, the results suggest that political stability is negatively correlated with credit risk, while political instability does have a positive impact on bank credit risk. Credit risk was inversely related to increased operating efficiency, diversified earnings and national currency appreciation. In contrast, greater bank size, rising inflation and economic expansion all contribute to a high level of credit risk. The loan-to-asset ratio and profitability were shown to have a minor influence on nonperforming loans (NPLs). Thus, this study provides a better understanding of the effects of political stability on the factors that determine levels of NPLs in developing economies.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-20T11:57:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221104244
       
  • Corporate Governance, Shareholders’ Dividend and Cost-efficiency:
           Moderating Role of Directors’ Ancestry and Directors’ Education

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      Authors: Kamran Mohy-ud-din, Syed Ali Raza
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Debates around sound corporate governance in the corporate world have a legal obligation to work on shareholders’ dividend and cost-efficiency. The purpose of this study is to investigate the board size with interaction effect of boards’ ancestry on shareholders’ dividend. Furthermore, the study explores the interaction effect of educational diversity with board size on cost-efficiency. Data analysed in the current study were obtained from the financial reports of 77 firms listed in Karachi stock exchange from 2012 to 2019. A panel regression model based on fixed and random effects was employed on gathered data. Moreover, the moderating effect of board’s ancestry and directors’ education is investigated through hierarchical regression. Our findings contribute to the previous literature by investigating the impact of corporate governance on shareholder’s wealth and cost-efficiency. In addition, the moderating effect of directors’ ancestry and education is also examined. The results show that board size has a significant impact on the investor’s wealth and cost-efficiency. The interaction effect supports the idea that directors’ ancestry in board size enhances shareholders’ dividend. Moreover, the board of directors’ education also moderates cost-efficiency of firms. The results suggest that the corporate sector of Pakistan must promote the directors’ ancestry in developing shareholders’ interest. The policymakers must focus on the directors’ education to enhance cost-efficiency of a firm to take care of the ultimate consumer.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-13T08:16:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221104849
       
  • Profitability Determinants of Non-bank Financial Institutions under Basel
           Regulations: Evidence from a Frontier Market

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      Authors: Md. Nahid Alam, K. M. Zahidul Islam
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the impact of firm-specific and macroeconomic variables on non-bank financial institution (NBFI) profitability in Bangladesh undertaking a gradual implementation of Basel III regulatory standards. One-step difference generalized method of moments (GMM) model is applied on a dataset comprising 15 NBFIs listed on the bourse of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) Limited with a time span of 9 years ranging from 2011 to 2019. In this study, NBFI profitability is measured by return on asset (ROA) and return on equity (ROE). The results of the panel data analysis demonstrate that capital adequacy ratio (CAR), non-performing loans (NPL), gross domestic product (GDP) and inflation (INF) affect NBFI profitability negatively whereas debt to equity ratio (DER) and cost of funds (COF) have a statistically significant and positive impact on the same. The findings of this study are of the essence for policymakers, regulators, investors and other stakeholders in the financial market.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-07T11:56:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221101102
       
  • How Corporate Social Responsibility Is Described in Keywords: An Analysis
           of 144 CSR Definitions Across Seven Decades

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      Authors: Stephen Thomas Homer, Colin Mathew Hugues D. Gill
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article reports a longitudinal analysis of corporate social responsibility (CSR) keywords drawing on an extensive sample of 144 CSR definitions across seven decades. There are clear differences in the keywords used in various time periods to describe the person or entity providing CSR, the CSR activity provided, and the intended recipients or targets of any CSR activities. There has been a trend away from individuals such as managers or specific groups such as employees being identified as providers or recipients of CSR towards keywords describing CSR as an organizational responsibility that is provided to large and inclusive groups such as communities or abstract entities such as stakeholders or the environment. Since the millennium, there has been considerable convergence in CSR keywords that appears to be driven by the availability of CSR information via the internet. The changes in CSR keywords appear to parallel changes in societal expectations, regulation and legislation, and the wider business environment. This suggests that corporations deploy CSR defensively to express alignment with prevailing public priorities, stress compliance with government directives and emphasise conformity with corporate contemporaries. The implications of these findings are discussed and possible lines for future research are proposed.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-03T11:53:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221101141
       
  • How Does Brand Pride Help Consumers Take the Right Decisions'

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      Authors: Sana Arshad, Asmat-Nizam Abdul-Talib
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The desire to be proud of something is a natural emotion. However, the marketing and behavioural science disciplines have yet to catch up with the powerful intrinsic feeling of pride. Hence, our article aims to better understand brand pride, a less studied construct, by considering the literature on branding, consumer–brand relationships, brand pride and its behavioural outcomes. Based on the literature, we identify several research themes: (a) the nature of the construct brand and the construct pride, (b) from consumer to brand pride and (c) context of brand pride as emotion and outcomes of brand pride. We recommend future research directions to enhance further the literature based on the review.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-30T11:25:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221094177
       
  • Qualitative Investigation of Customer Delight and Terrible Hospitality
           Experiences

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      Authors: Arun Kumar Kaushik, Rajeev Gupta, Mukesh Kumar
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this research is to examine various incidents relating to both delightful and terrible hospitality experiences in the hotel industry, using a qualitative research design. Critical incident analysis is conducted on data collected from 167 respondents in major tourist destinations of India. An open-ended questionnaire is developed for conducting in-depth interviews. Results reveal 16 interpersonal and 8 non-interpersonal factors responsible for customer delight and terrible experiences, affecting a consumer’s revisit intention and favourable recommendations. Some of the interpersonal factors include attractive voice, quick response and well dressed. The non-interpersonal factors are related to cleanliness, interiors, food and other physical evidence. A few critical limitations and future research directions are suggested. Some decisive implications for industry practitioners are also discussed. This study promotes interpersonal interactions between employees and customers by facilitating the effective use of technology. Society will also benefit from the effective implementation of such technology in the service industry. To the best of the author’s knowledge, no research has explored delightful and terrible customer experiences within the Indian hospitality industry.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-28T12:31:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221094942
       
  • Does the Sukuk Issuance Boost Economic Growth' Evidence from Selected
           Islamic Economies

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      Authors: Syeda Arooj Naz, Saqib Gulzar
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article is determined to check the effects of sukuk issuance on the economic growth of the Islamic countries (Bahrain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates). The current research has employed a dynamic panel cointegration model pooled mean group/autoregressive distributed lag (PMG/ARDL) and panel causality test to analyse the causal relationship among the study variables. The quarter data have been collected for the period of 2005–2000. The result supports the ‘Schumpeter’s supply leading hypothesis’ that enforces sukuks, leading to economic growth in the Islamic countries in the long run. The findings of this study would facilitate the policymakers in formulating the Islamic financial reforms, which would further make the Islamic financial systems more efficient in stimulating investments/financing that ultimately would enhance economic growth in the long run.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-27T11:36:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221093894
       
  • Analysing the Customer Satisfaction Index of E-banking Using Kano (1984)
           Model Framework

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      Authors: Pinku Paul, Sunil Giri, Paroma Mitra, Moon Moon Haque
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study attempts to establish the relationship between market dynamics and service components for the quality of the service of e-banking over a period of 5 years. The study used the Kano et al. (1984) questionnaire to identify the 15 variables, determining the customer’s satisfaction for quality improvement in e-banking services, based on a survey conducted among bank customers. Kano model’s attributes of CS were quantified by calculating the CS and dissatisfaction index with the average satisfaction coefficient over the time frame. The study concludes that over time, the customer requirement has gone through a major shift from one category to the other. To maximize customer satisfaction, this study will help the banking sector to identify the essential and competitive customer requirements, and design products and services accordingly.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-27T03:39:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221093892
       
  • Examining the Role and Antecedents to Partner Commitment in Influencing
           Joint Venture Success

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      Authors: Sonu Goyal, Rita Dubey
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Joint ventures (JVs) are an important strategic option for corporates globally; however, their failure rate continues to be alarming as more than 50% of the JVs fail. Researchers have found partners’ commitment to a JV crucial for its success. However, not much is known about how commitment influences JV performance at each stage of JV life cycle and what drives commitment. This article uses case study methodology to evaluate the role of partners’ commitment during formation, initialization and management stages and identifies the factors that influence their level of commitment. The findings are based on primary interviews conducted with the top management executives including CEOs of two JVs formed by a leading company in the Indian retail sector.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-27T03:35:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221092202
       
  • Components of the Mobile Social Networking Sites Addiction Scale and Its
           Relationship with Social Overload and Religiosity

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      Authors: Daniel K. Maduku
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The present study aims at adapting and validating the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (BFAS) for mobile social networking site (MSNS) addiction in the context of a developing country. The study further examines the role of social overload and religiosity in MSNS addiction. A cross-sectional survey was used to obtain data from a sample of 557 MSNS users in South Africa. The psychometric properties of the adaptation of the BFAS for MSNS addiction were robustly assessed using the structural equation modelling technique. The results suggest a five-factor addiction component model for MSNS addiction with excellent psychometric properties. Given that much of the existing literature suggests a six-factor behavioural addiction component model for SNS addiction, the findings of the present study contribute new insights into the literature and reinforce the need for far-reaching cross-cultural validation scales beyond their original contexts. Furthermore, the findings of the study make an original contribution to the literature by explaining how social overload mediates the impact of religiosity on users who are addicted to MSNS.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-26T09:35:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221093893
       
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises

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      Authors: Md. Rayhan Sarker, S. M. Abidur Rahman, A. K. M. Hedaitul Islam, Md. Farhan Fuad Bhuyan, Sunjida Enam Supra, Kauser Ali, K. M. Asadun Noor
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted global business operations. Most importantly, practitioners of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been facing devastating economic shocks emanated from the COVID-19 pandemic. The purposes of this study are to explore the business status of SMEs, business sustenance period, types of problems faced by the practitioners and impact on production volume, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For these purposes, primary survey data from 284 SMEs in Bangladesh are collected in this study. The survey data are descriptively analyzed using appropriate graphs. This study finds that SMEs are facing several problems such as demand fall (92.96%), cancellation of orders (85.56%), liquidity crisis (74.30%), delayed transportation (72.53%), unsecured working environment (68.31%), raw material shortage (63.73%) and employees’ absenteeism (62.67%). The SMEs face beyond 40% decrease in production volume against the pre-pandemic year. Furthermore, this study formulates several strategic measures, which will certainly guide policymakers and practitioners to combat the COVID-19 economic shocks for the SMEs and also for other industries.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-25T05:25:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221093489
       
  • Prestige of the Decision Ecology and Risk-taking in R&D Project in the
           Biopharmaceutical Sector

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      Authors: Tariq Hussain Malik, Sajal Kabiraj, Filip Lestan
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Knowledge-based organizations pose an innovation project ‘scope–risk paradox’ in their innovation projects. On the one hand, the uncertainty of the broader scope avails them opportunities to delegate responsibilities to the environment; on the other hand, an elevated risk–reward evaluation hampers their aspirations. This article suggests a solution: the prestige of the decision ecology inflates rewards and deflates risks in the scope decision. This decision ecology of the research and development (R&D) project consists of five prestige factors: (a) technological, (b) organization-specific, (c) nationality, (d) temporality and (f) structural. High prestige of these contextual elements implies that they influence the perceived reward to risk ratio. High prestige predicts high risk-taking, leading to a broader scope of the innovation project. The evidence supports that the technological prestige, organizational prestige, temporal prestige and structural prestige contribute to the broader scope decision of the R&D project in the clinical trial. However, the project nationality shows no difference. Overall, we conclude that the interpretative decisions based on the situation prestige influence the R&D project in the biopharmaceutical sector; therefore, the prestige of these ecological factors should matter in other disciplines. Other disciplines that draw value from the social context will show more pronounced effects of the prestige on decisions. Hence, this study sets a foundation for the theory and practice in other projects, organizations, sectors and nations.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-22T05:21:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221093484
       
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Small and Medium Enterprises: A
           Comparative Study of Emerging Economies and Sub-Saharan Africa

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      Authors: Nana Boakye Oppong
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      As global environmental and humanitarian issues increase, businesses are striving hard to tackle these challenges at the global level and preserve the ecosystem. Agenda 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have made sustainability reporting (SR) more imperative for both developing and emerging economies (EEs), igniting interest in literature. The primary purpose of this article is to conduct a comparative study of the state of SR in relation to the UN SDGs. The article analysed data extracted from the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) sustainability disclosure database as submitted by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for the reporting years 2016–2020. In all 172 SME reports from EEs and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) were analysed using a multivariate multiple regression. The findings show that the listed SMEs are more likely to address the SDGs to address the SDGs than non-listed SMEs. Again, firms with higher sustainability impacts are more likely to integrate the SDGs in their reporting. Lastly, the data confirm regional effects with regard to SDG reporting. Moreover, firms from low-income economies are more likely to report on the SDGs. This study aims to find how sustainable disclosure in EE and SSA is contributing towards SME growth and survival.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-18T06:08:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221087848
       
  • Exploring the Employer–Employee Relationship: A Management Versus
           Employee Perspective of the Vicissitudes in the Virtual Workplace

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      Authors: Anindya Ganguly, Jaymol Mary Joseph, Sumanta Dutta, Kushal Dey
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Employee–employer disputes have a long history. Being on different sides of the same coin, they have their own opinions and perspectives. These differences in narratives, viewpoints and disagreements have widened due to the sudden shift to a virtual workplace setting owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sudden transformation has rendered many jobless, whereas many others have faced challenges with teleworking. This article thus aims to explore the differing viewpoints of the teleworking employees and their managerial counterparts from various accounting, e-commerce and information technology (IT) sector firms, using a qualitative phenomenological methodology based on the abduction approach. Managers in India mostly follow a paternalistic managerial style to retain control and authority, which would dissolve in telework. The findings show the differences in managerial and employee perspectives regarding the major restructuring of the human resource (HR) practices, including the appraisal mechanism, work environment, social isolation, work–life (im)balance, technological difficulties, workplace monitoring, retrenchment and work contracts. We conclude that the virtual workspaces including the hybrid model of work, remote work with geographical requirements and co-working spaces, would be the future of Indian white-collared workers.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-07T09:05:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221086353
       
  • How Does National Culture Affect Corporate Investment Efficiency'

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      Authors: Quoc Trung Tran, Quoc Dat Tran
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Corporate investment efficiency may be determined by changes in overinvestment and/or underinvestment. Prior studies showed that national culture dimensions affect firm investment efficiency. However, they failed to address whether overinvestment or underinvestment is the effective mechanism to transmit these effects. With a research data of 280,092 year-firms from 44 countries, we find that national culture affects corporate investment efficiency through underinvestment. Individualism and masculinity are positively related to investment efficiency while uncertainty avoidance and power distance are negatively related to investment efficiency.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-04T07:06:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221088898
       
  • Commentary to Grasim and Aditya Birla Nuvo Merger

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      Authors: Deepak Tandon
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-01T04:06:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221088631
       
  • Perceived Performance of Gasoline Supply Chains: Empirical Evidences from
           Namibia

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      Authors: Ayon Chakraborty, Abishek Vashishth, Tupa lyambo, Michael Mutingi
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This research focuses on the gasoline supply chain from Walvis Bay depots to the retail outlets in Namibia to assess the perceived performance of gasoline supply chain. Based on literature review and subsequent in-depth interviews with business analysts, experts and consultants from major stakeholders operational in the country, a structured questionnaire was designed. Analysis revealed that close partnership with suppliers and customer, and planning strategically are the most frequently used strategies. The government policy was found adequate and satisfies the current needs, and the road infrastructure and its management are in good state. The challenges identified from our study are outdated supply chain systems; lack of skilled manpower; poor railway infrastructures, inadequate resources available to improve the system and inadequate storage facilities. The study helps managers in understanding the challenges faced in gasoline supply chain by the major players in an emerging economy, such as Namibia.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-30T11:02:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221083442
       
  • Capturing GreenTech-related Commercial Activities of Listed Companies

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      Authors: Kevin Riehl, A. Sai Kiran, Narendra Miryala
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this work is to investigate whether news flows can be used to effectively capture financial success of green commercial activities conducted by listed companies. The authors employ a large, cross-sectoral, global dataset, consisting of 97,954 articles from 10 online magazines, mentioning over 344 different firms that are part of more than 286 listed companies, covering the years 2004–2017 and over 32 countries. The notifications focus on GreenTech-related activities performed by companies. The authors conduct event studies to calculate abnormal returns and text analytics to gather (hyper-) textual features. Finally, the authors analyse the relationship between returns and features using ordinary least squares (OLS) regression models. Results indicate that textual features extracted from web notifications significantly provide new market information. Thus, news flow is found to serve as a reliable measure to reflect the financial success of green activities for future research on listed companies. Features, such as multimedia elements turn out to not provide new market information, while readability and sentiment measures do. The authors extend the growing literature on GreenTech by proposing the novel combination of textual and event study analysis in order to enable research on green commercial activities conducted by listed companies.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-28T06:09:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221085347
       
  • Multiple Entrepreneurial Intentions: An Individual Case Study

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      Authors: Colin Donaldson, Francisco Liñán, Joaquín Alegre, Jorge Villagrasa
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Contemporary research has shown that entrepreneurial intention (EI) has become an increasingly popular topic of investigation. That being said, whereas the parent field of entrepreneurship is acknowledging its inherent dynamic and processual nature, the same is not true of EI. The current article therefore seeks to apply an emerging meta-theoretical process framework in the form of Manuel Delanda’s assemblage theory (AT) in ambition to extend our knowledge of how EIs unfold over time. A single in-depth case study design was implemented to track changes in an individual’s entrepreneurial intending. Data were captured using semi-structured interviews and then analysed using NVivo coding software. Findings suggest that it is through the interaction of contextually defined factors and their unique capacities that an emergent intentional whole can be created. The current article provides a foundation to consider intent through a more socially situated outlook and can act as a platform to guide further research in the area. The concept of entrepreneurial process intentions is introduced to atone for the dynamic interplay between spatially and temporally bound factors that can lead to a specific form of EI emerging.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-23T12:12:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221085362
       
  • Investigating Trust to Bridge the Attitude–Behaviour Gap: A Study of
           Socially Responsible Customers in a Low Trust Society

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      Authors: Shamila Nabi Khan, Amina Talat, Fahad Ashraf
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      While corporate social responsibility (CSR) is widely investigated in the Western world, the CSR attitude–behaviour gap is still wide and underexplored in the context of developing countries. Limited empirical research has tried to examine how CSR customer awareness (CA) may lead to subjective cognitive attributes such as customer’s trust on CSR, which in turn leads to behavioural outcomes (e.g., purchase intention) in a low trust society. To address these shortcomings in the literature, this article builds on the stakeholder theory to examine the influence of CSR CA on purchase intention (PI), considering the facilitatory roles of customer’s trust on CSR when company evaluation (CE) and product association (PA) moderate the mediated relationship. The data were collected in Pakistan from a sample of 321 socially responsible customers. Hypothesized relationships were tested using structural equation modelling using mediation and moderated mediation analysis. The results demonstrated that customers’ trust on CSR mediated the relationship between CSR CA and PI. PA was insignificantly different for low and high components of PA on the CA–trust–PI link compared to CE that was significantly different for the CA–trust–PI link. This indicates that, when socially responsible customers process CSR information, CE plays an important role regarding the associative attributes on the CA–trust–PI link than PA in low trust societies. The discussion and implications conclude the research study.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-23T12:10:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221082859
       
  • Can Upheaval of COVID-19 be Managed by Change in HR Practices' A Study
           on Indian Working Professionals

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      Authors: Sourabh Sharma, Megha Sharma
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      In present scenario, pandemic has compelled organizations to make changes in their human resource (HR) policies and practices. The ‘new normal’ work culture has been adopted by the organizations, which is definitely ‘new’ but not ‘normal’. New normal is the shift from physical world to digital world. This new normal is one of the weapons of organization to battle with the storm of COVID-19, which has created upheaval and further leads to anxiety and stress among the working professionals. In this research, change in HR practices and policies for reducing stress has examined. Two scales were developed for ‘change in HR practices’ and ‘stress’. These scales were further validated and tested for reliability. Sample was collected from 306 respondents, divided into 194 male and 112 female working professionals. Hierarchical multiple regression method was used to identify the relationship between change in HR practices and stress among Indian working professionals. Further moderation effect of gender on the relationship between change in HR practices and stress was analysed. This research has concluded that change in HR practices has distinct impact on the stress level of male and female working professionals.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-17T10:08:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221083738
       
  • Grasim and Aditya Birla Nuvo Amalgamation

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      Authors: Pitabas Mohanty, Supriti Mishra
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Aditya Birla Group (ABG) announced the merger of Grasim Industries Limited (Grasim) and Aditya Birla Nuvo (ABN), two diversified conglomerates of the business group, in August 2016. ABG also announced the demerger of Aditya Birla Financial Services (ABFS), a 100% subsidiary of ABN, after the merger between Grasim and ABN. First, the stock market did not like the merger as it found it too complicated and the stock prices of both the companies fell drastically during intra-day trade. Holding companies trade at a discount to their net assets values in India and the stock market did not like two holding companies of ABG to merge with each other. Second, some analysts also argued that the merger enriched the shareholders of Grasim at the cost of ABN. The management of ABG was, however, convinced of the merits of the merger. It argued that the surplus cash of Grasim could be used to fund the growth opportunities in ABFS. It also argued that the value unlocking would happen after the demerger of ABFS. The case allows the students to analyse a complicated merger proposal. It also allows to measure the possible synergies from the merger and advise the shareholders on the right course of action.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-11T08:36:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221079968
       
  • A Study of Tail-risk Spillovers in Cryptocurrency Markets

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      Authors: Jithin V. Nair, Parthajit Kayal
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study is an extension of the work by Xu et al. (2021, Finance Research Letters, vol. 38, p. 101453). We analyse tail-risk spillovers among 63 cryptocurrencies and identify systemically important cryptocurrencies using a Tail-Event driven NETwork (TENET)-based approach as proposed by Fan et al. (2018, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, vol. 36, pp. 212–226). We observe that cryptocurrencies with high market capitalization, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP, have weaker spillovers compared to other cryptocurrencies. We find that Bitcoin is the largest systemic risk receiver and Bitcoin Cash is the largest systemic risk emitter. Bitcoin Cash is the most interactive cryptocurrency. This study helps in understanding tail-risk dependency across cryptocurrencies and thereby can be valuable for portfolio creation and risk mitigation purposes.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-10T11:48:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221079969
       
  • Dynamic Interactions in the Nexus Among Dividend, Firms’ Investment
           

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      Authors: John Ayobamibo Olayiwola, Olumuyiwa Tolulope Apanisile
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we investigated the dynamic interactions in the nexus among dividend pay-out policy, investment behaviour and the value of listed companies in Nigeria from 2001 to 2019. Structural vector autoregression modelling framework, was employed as technique of analysis. The study employed annual data of listed firms on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Data were sourced from the annual reports and accounts of the firms and the fact books published by the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The results revealed that investment policy and market value responded gradually to temporal and permanent shocks in the dividend decisions of companies. The study, therefore, recommended that the reaction of investment policy and the market response to variations in dividend policy were contractionary which could then enhance investment decisions and the market values of quoted companies in Nigeria.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-01T06:42:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221078941
       
  • Impact of Social Support on Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: Does
           Work–Family Conflict Mediate the Relationship'

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      Authors: Sulaiman Alalsheikh, Mohammad Tahlil Azim, Md Aftab Uddin
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The study investigates the impact of work social support (WSS) and family social support (FSS) on organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) through both forms of work–family conflict (WFC), namely, work interfering with family (WIF) and family interfering with work (FIW). Analysis has been performed based on 277 responses from employees working in different organizations in the Western region, Saudi Arabia. It uses the SmartPLS 3-based structural equation model. The investigation finds full mediation of both WIF and FIW for WSS–OCB and partial mediation for FSS–OCB relationships. The results demonstrate that support from both family and work domains have a reciprocal relationship, and they play important roles in reducing WFC with their ultimate desirable impact on OCB. The result implies that WSS focussing on WFC is crucial for motivating employees for OCB. Management should create a supportive environment for the employees within the workplace and ensure family-friendly policies, so that, the employees can minimize WFC. The study indicates that family members have a crucial role in reducing the stress associated with the work domain. The study is a pioneering attempt in the context of Saudi Arabia, where the family has a pivotal role in individual decision-making in both familial and professional domains.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-01T06:39:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221078932
       
  • Adoption of Technology Applications in Organized Retail Outlets in India:A
           TOE Model

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      Authors: Anil Kumar, Rohit Kumar Singh, Swapanrag Swain
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose:The major intent of this study is to empirically explore the technology–organization–environment (TOE) factors that influence retail outlets’ adoption of technology applications in India.Methodology:In line with the objectives of the study, a conceptual model based on the TOE framework was proposed. A quantitative survey was conducted with organized retail outlets in Madhya Pradesh, India to validate the proposed model. The survey generated 134 valid responses. Partial least squares-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) was used to assess the research model.Findings:The findings elucidated that factors of the TOE framework significantly influence the technology adoption intention in the organized retail sector. It could be recommended that this framework is a robust instrument to envisage the adoption of technology applications in the retail sector.Research implications:The conceptual framework can be used by the retail sector in framing strategies for marketing that can enhance their potential customer base. It can also help to formulate policies which can act as a catalyst in adopting the technology applications.Practical implications:Retail vendors can use this model to increase their prospective customer base.Originality:The research contributes to the diversifying academic literature on technology application adoption by using factors within the TOE framework to explain organized retail outlets’ intention to adopt such technologies.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-02-11T04:46:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509211072382
       
  • Business Incubators: A Need-Heed Gap Analysis of Technology-based
           Enterprises

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      Authors: Kishinchand Poornima Wasdani, Abhishek Vijaygopal, Mathew J. Manimala
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      As technology-based enterprises (TBEs) are more promising than non-technology firms, there is a strong case for their incubation and promotion. However, TBEs use incubators not as support providers for idea incubation but to control costs incurred to develop and implement their ideas, thus defying the objective of incubation. Different types of incubators, such as commercial, social and university business incubators (UBIs), have different types of tangible and intangible resource offerings for their incubatees. Entrepreneurs utilize these resources based on their needs to save costs and reduce risks. Drawing from the conversations with the serial incubatees it was evident that once their access to resources at one incubation centre is exhausted, they move to another incubation centre for further fulfillment of their enterprise’s needs. Our analysis based on 20 interviews with the entrepreneurs of TBEs reveals a need-heed gap between the incubatees and incubators, which will have to be reduced for incubators to remain relevant to firms and effective for entrepreneurs.There is a need for a ‘hybridized incubation’ arrangement for TBEs in which incubators will have to pay heed to their roles as providers of specialized resources from both academia and industry.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-02-11T04:44:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221074099
       
  • Cogitating the role of Technological Innovation and Institutional Quality
           in Formulating the Sustainable Development Goal Policies for E7 Countries:
           Evidence from Quantile Regression

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      Authors: Ahsan Anwar, Summaira Malik, Paiman Ahmad
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      After the approval of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations, all the countries have tried to achieve these goals. But unfortunately, the emerging economies are still far away from this ideal track. Because, mostly, the prime focus of emerging economies is just to increase the economic growth, while ignoring its environment-related negative externalities. Following this, the present study highlights the importance of designing the SDG framework for seven emerging (E7) economies, which can be used as a benchmark for other developing and emerging economies. For this purpose, this study uses quantile regression to scrutinize the heterogeneous impact of technological innovation, institutional quality, per capita income, trade openness and population on CO2 emission by using the data of E7 countries from 1996 to 2018. The empirical outcomes confirm that technological innovation and institutional quality have performed a major role in reducing CO2 emissions. Results also reveal that the current patterns of economic growth in E7 countries are environmentally unsustainable. Based on the results, this study suggests a comprehensive policy framework for attaining SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 16 and SDG13.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T04:23:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509211072657
       
  • Towards Team Engagement Through Team Empowerment: Moderating Roles of Team
           Reflexivity and Team Orientation

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      Authors: Pragya Gupta, Mamta Mohapatra, Shalini Srivastava
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The article investigates the role of team empowerment in enhancing team engagement by collecting data from 33 teams comprising of 330 individuals from IT/IT-enabled services (ITES) organizations belonging to the Delhi-NCR region of northern India. The research findings established a positive association between team empowerment and team engagement, as was hypothesized. Team reflexivity and team orientation moderated the association between team empowerment and team engagement. The study draws the attention of management towards designing their vision and mission in such a manner that the employees take ownership and feel a sense of pride in being a part of the organization. Perceptions about team oriented behaviour and team reflexivity will help the employees, in particular, and the organizations, in general, compete in the journey towards excellence. Not much evidences to study team empowerment, specifically in the context of virtual teams, and its beneficial outcomes have been found in literature in Asian milieu. In this context, this is a significant and critical attempt to investigate the linkages between team empowerment and teamwork engagement and any moderating role of team reflexivity and team orientation in the above stated relationship.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-02-01T08:15:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221075865
       
  • Getting Start-ups Back on Feet Post COVID-19: A Case Study of a Food-tech
           Start-up that Reshaped Its Business Model

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      Authors: Deepkumar Varma, Pankaj Dutta
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Small businesses and start-ups have started to open up post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdowns, but they have faced numerous challenges mainly due to changed customer preferences and the need to fine-tune business models. In this research, we study how a food-tech start-up, Conosh, reshapes its business to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and thereby try to identify important aspects that start-ups need to focus on, post COVID-19 pandemic. Interview memos are thematically analysed to identify repeated ideas, concepts or elements that become apparent. The study reveals that employees’ and customers’ safety, prudent cost management, online presence and doorstep services are key for start-ups to succeed during COVID-19. This research takes a fresh approach to identify key strategic and operational aspects that start-ups need to fine-tune in the wake of COVID-19. The case study enriches scientific research of understanding the impact of COVID-19 on organizations by offering a practical guide on how start-ups can learn and adapt by looking at how other start-ups are surviving today.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-02-01T08:02:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509221074096
       
  • Micro-Entrepreneurship: Examining the Factors Affecting the Success of
           Women Street Food Vendors

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      Authors: Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Michael Oppong, Joseph Gerald Tetteh Nyanyofio, Monney Forziatu Abukari, Mavis Narkwor Addo, David Brako
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      Previous studies on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have concentrated on their contribution to the economy, treating such businesses as aggregate and homogeneous. What is lacking is studies on micro-enterprises, especially women’s street food vending, and the factors that influence their success. This study aims to examine the context-specific factors that influence the success of women-owned street food vending businesses in the Accra Metropolis. An informal sector success framework is built to derive appropriate factors based on theoretical and empirical literature. A cross-sectional survey design is used, involving quantitative primary data collected from a sample of 300 women street food vendors. The findings of the study indicate key success determining factors such as business experience, difficulty in food preparation, difficulty in obtaining key raw material and the age of the respondents. From the results, the business characteristics of women’s experience indicate that those with longer periods of engagement in business have a greater likelihood of success. There is evidence that, the difficulty in obtaining key raw materials due to seasonal changes and limited access to storage facilities, however, translates into limited opportunities for the success of these women-owned street food businesses. Capital constraints do not seem important in determining the success of food vending micro-enterprises, thus not supporting the resource-based theory of business growth. In terms of individual socio-cultural characteristics, the study again revealed that married street food vendors are constrained by family and community responsibilities, hindering the full realization of business growth. The results show that the age of the women in the business is a relevant success factor. This is the first study in Ghana to show that the individual, family and community features of women influence the success of micro-enterprises. The findings of this study provide useful information for policymakers to address the relevant constraints faced by these women vendors by minimizing the difficulty in getting key raw materials, which is sometimes due to financial and seasonal factors.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-01-25T02:15:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509211072380
       
  • Role of Long-term Bank Credit in the Economic Growth of India

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      Authors: R. Balasubramanian
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The impact of overall bank credit on the economic growth is extensively studied by way of cross-country analysis. This article is a country-specific study on the role of long-term bank credit, rather than total bank credit, on the economic growth of India, using autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) model with control variables. Further, this article examines sector-specific impact of long-term industrial credit on the industrial output. The results support the existence of long-run relationship between industrial long-term credit and industrial output in India. Furthermore, there is both long-run and short-run equilibrium relationship between total long-term bank credit and overall economic growth as evident from the statistically significant positive coefficient of long-term bank credit. In addition, Granger causality test shows that long-term bank credit Granger causes gross domestic product (GDP) growth. The outcome of this study highlights the importance of long-term bank credit for the economic growth of India. It also suggests that the government and the Central Bank of India should evaluate suitable policies for encouraging long-term credit.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-01-18T01:48:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509211060218
       
  • How Does COVID-19 Affect the Volatility Spillover Between the Exchange
           Rate and the Export-oriented Businesses in Iran'

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      Authors: Zahra Honarmandi, Samira Zarei
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      This study concentrates on examining the volatility spillover effects between the exchange rate (IRR to USD) and the leading export-oriented industries (i.e., petrochemical, basic metals and minerals) in Tehran Stock Exchange before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Using DCC- and asymmetric DCC-GARCH approaches, the data sample (from 15 December 2018 to 24 April 2021) has been partitioned into two sub-samples: before and after the official announcement of COVID-19 outbreak. The results demonstrate that from the pre- to post-COVID-19 periods, first, the average returns of all industries have sharply fallen; second, the volatility of all variables has been significantly augmented in different horizons; third, for all industries, not only has the fractal market hypothesis approved in both separated periods, but also analysing the values of the fractional difference parameter, together with the outcomes of GARCH models, supports in the higher-risk post-COVID-19 period, wherein the effects of exogenous shocks last longer than their impacts in the alternative lower-risk period. Furthermore, our investigations demonstrate that the asymmetric spillover (based on the ADCC-GARCH models) in both pre- and post-COVID-19 periods are confirmed in all three industries, except for minerals after the novel coronavirus.Ultimately, the results not only corroborate the increase in the volatility spillover effects right after the COVID-19 but also substantiate that the exchange rate contributes most of the spillover effects into the petrochemical and minerals industries, which have been almost twice as much as those of the basic metals.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-01-10T11:06:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509211060616
       
  • ‘New Age’ Preferential Trade Agreements and Global Value Chains: A
           Comparative Sectoral Analysis

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      Authors: Kalpana Tokas
      Abstract: Global Business Review, Ahead of Print.
      The past three decades witnessed a simultaneous proliferation in the number of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) and the network of global value chains (GVCs). The rise in the number of PTAs has been accompanied by inclusion of ‘deeper’ provisions such as services, competition, intellectual property rights (IPR), etc. This study aims to explain the differential impact PTA ‘depth’ on trade in value added as well as the heterogeneous results observed across industries based on their distinctive characteristics. For this purpose, an augmented gravity equation with three-way fixed effects is estimated, using a relatively newer dataset for the time period 2000-2015 for 64 countries. The results conclude that the PTA ‘depth’ determined by nontariff and ‘behind-the-border’ provisions leads to greater participation of member countries in GVCs. Furthermore, it is shown that value added trade for a sector like automotive, which has higher product differentiation, intra-industry trade, IPR and FDI linkages is most impacted by the PTA ‘depth’.
      Citation: Global Business Review
      PubDate: 2022-01-07T06:41:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09721509211061985
       
 
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