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World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
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ISSN (Print) 2042-5961 - ISSN (Online) 2042-597X
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  • Role of cooperatives in economic empowerment of women: a review of Indian
           experiences

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      Authors: Nisha Bharti
      Abstract: Women establish about half of the world's population and constitute a significant part of the workforce. Women's empowerment is considered as an entry point for women's integration and inclusion into development. Economic independence is recognized as the key to women's empowerment. Economic independence provides women with autonomy in other aspects of their life. By organizing them into groups and providing financial freedom by enhancing the livelihood of women, cooperatives are playing an essential role in the empowerment of women. In the last two decades, self-help group (SHGs) has evolved as an informal form of cooperative and has played a very important role in women empowerment. This paper is an attempt to explore the role of cooperatives in women empowerment. Firstly, an intensive search of literature was done to identify the role of cooperatives in bringing women empowerment in the Scopus database. This data were analysed to look at the trends in research using VOSviewer. Later, the findings of this study are supported by field observation. The paper also develops a framework for women empowerment through cooperatives and reviews the field experiences to support the framework. The paper concludes that the theory of economic modernity holds true for women empowerment, as economic independence through cooperatives has helped women gain access to control over resources and led to women empowerment. The paper develops a framework and supports the findings that economic independence is a key to women empowerment, and cooperatives are playing an important role in the same. It will help practitioners in framing the policies and interventions for women empowerment. The findings of the paper will be helpful in setting directions for research in this domain. The paper is an original contribution as it has reviewed literature and used VOSviewer. Along with the review, it has supported the findings from qualitative observations from the field.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-08-04
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-07-2020-0095
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Predicting start-up intention among the females of Saudi Arabia using
           social cognitive theory

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      Authors: Hashem Abdullah Alnemer
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore the start-up intention among the female population in Saudi Arabia using the social cognitive theory (SCT). This paper is based on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor nationwide survey of 1,835 adult females in 2017. This is one of the most comprehensive surveys for assessing the start-up climate across the globe including Saudi Arabia. The data have been analyzed using simple techniques such as chi-square statistics, correlation, and logistics regression. The factors affecting start-up intentions have been identified using the social cognitive theory (SCT). Out of 1,835 adult females surveyed under Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 568 of them have reported start-up intention, i.e. 31.9 percent. The profile of females with and without start-up intention has been mapped in terms of age, family size, working status, education level, region, and citizenship to understand the potential group. The results of the correlation coefficient indicated a significant and positive relationship between start-up intention (SI) among females and self-efficacy (SE), career choice (CC), employment generation (EG), and social welfare (SW). The regression estimates proved that both the constructs, i.e. self-efficacy beliefs and outcome expectations of the social cognitive model are positive and significant. The result of this paper provides empirically meticulous evidence for understanding the start-up intention of females in Saudi Arabia based on the social cognitive theory. This study provides a key strategy for changing the start-up ecosystem for females in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. By focusing on the required knowledge, skill, and experience among females belonging to young, small family size, not-working and having higher family income may provide better start-up intention for all those who are willing to venture into a new business as a career choice, have the intention to create jobs and wish to solve social problems. Considering the current focus of the government for establishing a knowledge-based economy by promoting new programs in the kingdom for start-ups and SMEs, the findings of this research can be valuable for the rapid acceleration of a new model of growth supported by the grass-root rise of women entrepreneurs.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-07-27
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-05-2021-0085
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • The impact of entrepreneurship education on innovative start-up intention:
           the mediating role of entrepreneurial mind-sets

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      Authors: Rami Hanandeh , Sakher M.A. Alnajdawi , Ammar Almansour , Hamzah Elrehail
      Abstract: Entrepreneurship education at universities aims to create entrepreneurial thinking and spread the culture of entrepreneurial awareness, skills and attitudes to students to stimulate their entrepreneurship intentions as graduates. This study investigates the impact of entrepreneurship education on innovative start-up intention as well as the mediating role of entrepreneurial mind-sets of university students. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used for analysis with (n = 204) valid questionnaires collected from university students. The main findings show that entrepreneurial mind-sets mediate the relationship between entrepreneurship education and innovative start-up intention. This study contributes to the body of knowledge by its application in a higher educational institution and enriches the literature with new evidence that entrepreneurship education could enhance innovative start-up intention.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-07-13
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2020-0016
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Harmonious entrepreneurship – a new approach to the challenge of
           global sustainability

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      Authors: David Anthony Kirby , Iman El-Kaffass
      Abstract: The article is intended to consider how entrepreneurship needs to adapt if it is to address the global sustainability challenge. The intention is to propose a new business model that recognises the interconnectedness of the global ecosystem. The article analyses two case studies purposively written to demonstrate the difference between the traditional entrepreneurship approach, dating back to the 19th century and the proposed harmonised one. Both cases are based on secondary data and personal field observation. While the two cases focus on wealth creation, job generation and innovation, the traditional approach is shown to have had a long-term deleterious impact on both society and the environment, whereas the proposed harmonised approach impacts positively. The article recognises the multifaceted nature of the sustainability challenge and that the three elements (economy/commerce, society and environment) are interconnected. If there is a change in the status of one the other, connected facets will change or will need to be changed. Thus any solution needs to address all three facets. The proposed business model will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of entrepreneurship and sustainability, as well as to policy makers and educators. Apart from proposing a new business model that will address the sustainability challenge, the article provides a definition of harmonious entrepreneurship and identifies the conditions required for it to be met, as well as the characteristics of the harmonious entrepreneur.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-07-12
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-09-2020-0126
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Enhancing innovative work behaviour in higher institutions of learning:
           the role of hope

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      Authors: Rehema Namono , Ambrose Kemboi , Joel Chepkwony
      Abstract: Despite the current dynamism in the education sector that was manifested in new approaches to work that require innovative workforce, little empirical studies have been conducted on how to influence innovativeness in higher education institutions. Moreover, though studies have established a link between hope and innovative work behaviour, no study has established how hope and its two components of agency and pathways influence innovative work behaviour. The purpose of this study is to establish the influence of hope and its two components of agency and pathways on innovative work behaviour. A quantitative cross-sectional research design was adopted in this study. The study employed hierarchical regression to test the hypothesised relationship between hope and its components of agency and pathways on innovative work behaviour using a sample drawn from public universities in Uganda in the two categories of academic and administrative staff. The findings reveal that pathways and agency influence innovative work behaviour. The Findings also revealed that hope significantly influences innovative work behaviour over and above its individual components of agency and pathways. The study was cross-sectional in nature and the findings may not portray a true picture of the relationship between the study variables over time as behaviour is ever changing. Further studies could carry out a longitudinal study to establish the effect established in this study at different time intervals. The results provide a more complex understanding of how hope and its two components of agency and pathways enhance innovative work behaviour. The findings of the study provide insightful direction to managers in public universities in Uganda to consider different avenues of increasing employee hope so as to enhance innovative work behaviour. This can be done through targeted interventions like involving employees in goal setting and setting alternative means to achieve goals. The value of this study is both empirical and theoretical. Empirically, this study is the first to establish the influence of hope and its two components of agency and pathways on innovative work behaviour in Uganda’s university setting. Theoretically, the study extends veracity of the conservation of resources theory (COR) by clarifying those employees who possess the psychological characteristics of hope exhibit innovative work behaviour. The study also extends on the theory of hope by revealing that agency and pathways influence innovative work behaviour.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-07-06
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-07-2020-0073
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Entrepreneurship education: systematic literature review and future
           research directions

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      Authors: Nasra Ahmed Mohamed , Ali Yassin Sheikh Ali
      Abstract: The purpose of the study is to further understanding of entrepreneurship education, highlighting current trends and directions for further research. This paper used systematic literature review of published articles to collect, evaluate, and interpret entrepreneurship education literature from selected databases between 2009 and 2019. The study reviewed 90 articles from the entrepreneurship education literature. There are several different topics that have been analyzed; with the most researched topic being analyzed was focusing on entrepreneurship education development. Entrepreneurship education programs have become an increasingly important focus of attention in recent years. This paper deeply investigates the literature on entrepreneurship education to help entrepreneurship education decision makers to develop better solutions. It must be noted that this study has some limitations, which suggest avenues for further research. In reviewing the articles, the study used only four databases and only considered papers published between 2009 and 2019. Other studies may include more databases and a longer time frame. Regarding the theories most used in the reviewed articles, TPB and social learning theory (SLT) were most used in relation to entrepreneurship education. This shows that researchers were focusing on the influence of entrepreneurship education in relation to the entrepreneurial intention, behavior and attitude of the individuals.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-06-28
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-07-2020-0084
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • The mediating role of organizational innovation on the impact of strategic
           agility on firm performance

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      Authors: Tayfun Yildiz , Zafer Aykanat
      Abstract: The field of strategic management mainly concerns with the achievement and sustainability of competitive advantage since the sustainability of strategic competitive advantage is more challenging. The concept of innovation can also be regarded as a to respond continuously changing environmental conditions and to sustain firm profits. The aim of this paper is to examine the mediating role of organizational innovation for the impact of strategic agility on firm performance and to determine the relationship among variables. Although there is a significant amount of work on organizational innovation, literature is still lacking in the debate on strategic agility and firm performance. An online questionnaire was administered to 216 firms operating in the Sakarya Organized Industrial Zone (Marmara Region of Turkey) during September–December 2019 and the data were analyzed using structural equation analysis for hypothesis testing. Results reveal that strategic agility has a positive impact on both firm performance (ß = 0.895) and organizational innovation (ß = 0.854), and organizational innovation (ß = 0.485) plays a partial mediating role on this relationship. The results of this study improve our understanding of how these factors affect firm performance in the organized industrial zone.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-06-22
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-06-2020-0070
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Integration of TQM and ERP to enhance organizational performance and
           excellence: empirical evidence from public sector using SEM

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      Authors: Hassan Al-Dhaafri , Mohammed Alosani
      Abstract: The study aims to examine the joint effect of total quality management (TQM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and organizational performance on organizational excellence. To achieve the goal of this study through the hypothesized model, a survey questionnaire research design was employed. The data were collected from a Dubai Police organization. Out of 550 questionnaires, 320 questionnaires were returned. The structural equation modelling (SEM) partial least squares approach was used to analyze the data for measurement and structural models. The statistical results confirmed the positive and significant effects of TQM, ERP and organizational performance on organizational excellence. The mediation role of organizational performance between TQM, ERP and organizational excellence also was confirmed. Throughout this study, further details and valuable implications have been discussed. Findings provide several practical implications. Findings also help practitioners and managers make proper decisions when implementing TQM, ERP and excellence practices in their organizations. With the joint effect of TQM, ERP and organizational performance, organizations can achieve maximum strong excellence and remain in a competitive market. This current study presents potential to be used in didactical initiatives. This study is a unique empirical research that examines the joint effect of TQM, ERP and performance on excellence relationships. In other words, the current study is one of the few studies that investigate the mediating role of organizational performance beside the organizational excellence as the ultimate variable in developing country, specifically in UAE.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-06-22
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-12-2020-0170
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Consumer characteristics and incentives to buy labelled regional
           agricultural products

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      Authors: Richard Kwasi Bannor , Steffen Abele
      Abstract: Rooted in the social identity theory (SIT), the study analysed the effect of consumer ethnocentrism as well as other factors on the purchase of labelled regional agricultural products together with the readiness to purchase the labelled regional products at a premium price in Germany. The determinants of the consumption of labelled regional agricultural products and the readiness to pay a premium price for the same in Southwestern Germany were analysed via both probit and ordered probit regressions, respectively. Consumer ethnocentrism influences the purchase of labelled regional agricultural products as well as the readiness to purchase at a premium price. Also, consumer socioeconomic and product characteristics and knowledge and perceived benefits of regional products had a divergent influence on the purchase and readiness to purchase labelled regional agricultural products at a premium price. In terms of limitation, even though the sample size was proper, it could be improved in other studies to validate the findings. Also, the study was limited to a limited number of counties in Southwestern Germany; hence future studies could explore a more extensive geographical space within the region. The results can serve as a good source of information for improving the marketing of regional agricultural products. This study recommends that regional producers and marketers brand regional products with the region's name to capitalise on consumers' ethnocentric tendencies in the region. Further, regional products have to be sold in places where consumers with a certain degree of ethnocentrism are present. Results provided by this study are commonly applicable for all products, regardless of the type and regional origin, so that product-specific studies are no longer necessary, which reduces redundancy and marketing research costs, which are difficult to bear for small producers. Germany has benefited immensely from the boom of regional marketing in Europe. Likewise, in Southwestern Germany, there is a growing interest in the production and marketing of regional products. As a result, several studies have investigated the factors influencing the purchasing of regional products in Germany. Nevertheless, literature and studies on the effect of ethnocentrism on the purchasing of regional agricultural products in Southwestern Germany are scanty.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-05-31
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-12-2020-0173
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Correlation between business innovation environment (BIE) and
           entrepreneurial orientation dimension (EOD) on financial performance of
           manufacturing SMEs in Ghana

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      Authors: Wisdom Apedo Deku , Jiuhe Wang , Edmund Danquah , Das Narain
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to provide comprehensive overview, and exposure of the correlation between entrepreneurial orientation dimension (EOD) and business innovation environment (BIE) on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) financial performance in the Ghanaian manufacturing SMEs sector that enhances knowledge and contextualization in marketing and entrepreneurship literature. Anchored on resource-based view theory, 520 manufacturing SMEs companies were conveniently drawn from Association of Ghana Industry, through National Board for Small Scale Industries, using structural equation modelling techniques to analyse the hypotheses. This study revealed that three entrepreneurial orientation dimensions EOD: risk-taking, innovations and pro-activeness have positive significant impact on financial performance manufacturing of SMEs. BIE also has positive impact on financial performance of manufacturing of SMEs and BIE moderates SMEs financial performance. This is a country-specific manufacturing SMEs sector, which means that the findings cannot be used to justify other SMEs in Ghana and SMEs in different country. However, the study was limited to only three EODs: risk-taking, innovations, pro-activeness and Ghanaian manufacturing BIE of SMEs. More countries and other SMEs are needed to expand the field of research in EODs and BIE. It provides an insight into BIE which is important for marketers, entrepreneurs, regulatory bodies, SMEs owners-managers, directors, government and NGO to strengthening and reshaping their BIE in manufacturing SMEs sector policies, conducts and laws. This paper fills knowledge and contextual gap in entrepreneurship and marketing literature by presenting comprehensive overview of BIE and EOD research that enhances the on-going discussion in the marketing and entrepreneurship manufacturing SMEs context and proposing priorities for future research streams within an emerging economy.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-05-21
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-09-2020-0117
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Assessing the factors of employees' intrapreneurial behaviour: an Indian
           context

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      Authors: Sunayana Kumar , Rakhshanda Parveen
      Abstract: This paper evaluates the factors that help in enabling the intrapreneurial behaviour amongst the employees according to their importance. This study will evaluate the relationship between these factors and intrapreneurship. It will also provide a significant contribution in understanding what it takes to be among India's best companies. This study incorporates a quantitative approach where the data has been collected through the “Great Place to Work” Institute's list of top companies in India to work for. The final sample included 109 employees from 50 companies. Correlation and regression analyses are used for data analysis. The results indicated that there is a positive and significant effect of the environment and organizational factors on intrapreneurship. Within the individual factors, management support in organizational factors and technological opportunities present in the market (environmental factors) are perceived as the most important factors for intrapreneurial activities. Additionally, “self-renewal activities” are considered as an important intrapreneurial activity for the respondents. The results of this study are significant because the sample is taken of the companies already known for their workplace culture. This helped in cross-validating the results.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-05-21
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-12-2020-0160
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • A systematic literature review of sustainable entrepreneurship with
           thematic analysis

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      Authors: Muhammad Ali
      Abstract: This paper reviews the literature available on sustainable entrepreneurship along with the terms used interchangeably (as the context demands) and explores the themes research have undertaken to explain the concept across multidisciplinary avenues. The purpose of this literature review is to determine the direction of research in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. It also enables the author to find out the relevance with similar terminologies, i.e. green entrepreneurship, ecopreneurship, ecological entrepreneuship etc. Also, how various differentiating concepts under the guise of sustainable entrepreneurship contribute to the similar goals on organizational level. Scopus and Web of Science databases are explored for research articles including term “sustainable entrepreneurship”. A list of 50 most cited articles is extracted from the results and analyzed for underlying themes and trends in current research. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) standard is used to systematically search articles from two databases and filtering for the most relevant manuscripts. The categorization of research articles is conducted to understand the direction of research in this field and the emphasis on specific aspects. Themes identified are further elaborated into subcategories to get to the underlying theme of the research article. The research trend implicates the shift toward practical application and evaluation along with conceptual exploration and analysis which is inherent in any field of research. The literature review in primarily conducted on two most referred databases, i.e. Scopus and Web of Science, as the search for term “sustainable entrepreneurship” yeilded most results in these databases. Also the methodology adopted focused on the most cited articles in the past two decades to extract the themes and subthemes. This allows the researcher to determine the trends and gaps in the current research.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-05-11
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-11-2020-0150
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Management and environmental sustainability – guidelines for
           architectural and engineering design firms

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      Authors: Nathalia de Paula , Silvio Melhado
      Abstract: The objective of this paper is to draw up management guidelines on environmental sustainability for architectural and engineering design firms. The paper is derived from a research experience between 2010 and 2018. That experience comes from three source sets: Management Development Program for Design Firms from the Research Line of Management Design, Department of Civil Construction Engineering, University of São Paulo in Brazil; papers including a doctoral thesis; and literature review. Revisiting and investigating processes were conducted by research questions, resulting in lessons learned, management difficulties and guidelines. The guidelines were drawn up from a strategic sphere, understanding internal and external factors to the firm, diagnosis of the firm's management and sustainability, a building sustainability plan, implications of the plan for management processes, plan monitoring and control and plan evaluation. The studies were mostly conducted in Brazil, and one of them in the USA. Other studies could be carried out in other countries comparing findings or implementing the guidelines. The findings will provide feedback to Management Development Program for Design Firms (PDGEP) in the action research method. Moreover, the knowledge about firm's capabilities can advance understanding of architectural and engineering (AE) design firm management as support for sustainability, performance and building information modeling (BIM). Architectural and engineering design firms are hardly discussed; design is treated in the building project context, giving prominence to technical solutions, not to management ones.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-04-29
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-12-2020-0161
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Unboxing the green box: an empirical assessment of buying behavior of
           green products

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      Authors: Tehreem Raza Ch , Tahir Mumtaz Awan , Haider Ali Malik , Tayyba Fatima
      Abstract: Because of the increasing significance of green marketing and its aspects, it develops a need for examining the impact of all these factors on green product buying behavior. As social media marketing also has an enormous positive impact on green product buying behavior, this study aims to provide a cohesive role of green marketing and social media marketing in determining green purchase behavior. In this study, data were collected through an online survey by using convenience sampling from 692 respondents, and through structural equation modeling, the hypothesized associations among variables of this study were empirically tested. The findings suggest that attitude, eco-labels and green advertising had a significant influence on the decision to purchase green products. The influence of peer groups, behavioral intention and price consciousness was also examined. Peer influence did not moderate the relation between green buying behavior and environmental concern. The influence of factors like attitudes, price consciousness, behavioral intentions social media marketing, eco-labels, and environmental concern green purchase behavior has not been scrutinized cohesively in the past. The current study used the theory of planned behavior in elucidating green buying behavior.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-04-29
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-12-2020-0169
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Entrepreneurs' personal network usage and the performance of young firms:
           evidence from an emerging market

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      Authors: Mishari Alnahedh , Abdullatif Alrashdan
      Abstract: While most extant research focused on different dimensions of the entrepreneurs’ social network such as the size and quality of the network, the focus of this paper is on the extent to which entrepreneurs utilize their personal network with suppliers, competitors, customers, and government officials to support the operations of their ventures. This paper also takes into account the effects of industry level determinants that can influence the relationship between entrepreneurs’ personal network usage and young firms’ performance. The paper employs confirmatory factor analysis and moderated hierarchical multiple regressions on a sample of 246 young firms in Kuwait. The results indicate that entrepreneurs' personal network usage is positively associated with young firms' performance. The results also reveal that industry dynamism strengthens this relationship, while in hostile industries the relationship between network usage and young firms' performance becomes weaker. The present study provides insights into how the extent of utilization of an entrepreneur's personal network affects the firm's performance. Furthermore, by unpacking how industry dynamism and industry hostility influence the entrepreneurs' ability to reap benefits from their personal networks, this paper enriches the research on the role of industry factors in the performance of young firms.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-04-29
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-09-2020-0115
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Investigating student–university identification

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      Authors: Dima Dajani , Saad Yaseen , Dina Abu Baker
      Abstract: The present research builds upon the social identity theory and Balaji et al.’s (2016) research model to investigate student–university identification. The purpose of this paper is to examine the antecedents of university identification, namely, university brand knowledge, university brand personality and university identity. Furthermore, consequences of university identification, such as advocacy intentions, suggestion for improvements, university affiliation and strength of attachment, are examined. A quantitative research design was used, collecting data from students in private and government universities in Jordan. Structural equation modeling using SmartPLS 2.0 is employed to test the proposed research hypotheses. The results revealed that all the antecedents and consequences suggested in the research model have positive significant relationships with university identification in the Jordanian higher education sector. University identification has been less precisely conceptualized and empirically tested in the higher education context in developing countries. The results improve our understanding of the antecedents and consequences of university identification for students in higher education. In addition, the constructs of university identification and strength of attachment are incorporated in the research conceptual model and have not been tested before.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-04-29
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-11-2020-0154
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • The nexus between risk factor disclosures and short-run performance of
           IPOs – evidence from literature

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      Authors: Krishan Lal Grover , Pritpal Singh Bhullar
      Abstract: The main purpose of the present study is to stretch the theoretical framework of existing stock of literature with reference to Risk Disclosures in IPO Prospectus and IPO performance. The systematic literature review study endows easy and quick access to researchers as well as categorization of the available literature. Fifty research papers, which has been published or presented from 2000 to 2019 and are related to IPO risk disclosures and IPO performance, have been finalized. Further, these research papers were categorized based upon the five different variables to identify the probable research gap in the selected topic. This review provides a coherent summary of past studies related to topic and develop a comprehensive evidence on relationship between disclosure of risk factors and IPO underpricing in short run. It shows the existing research gap that needs to be fulfilled to expand the research horizon of future research studies. The sole limitation of the study is that being a systematic literature review study, it does not carry any empirical results. The investors will be able to identify the key risk factors, disclosed in IPO prospectus, that may have probable dent on the short-term return from IPO. The findings will further help the investors and financial analyst to identify the degree of impact of risk disclosures that are listed in IPO prospectus. The paper is a first of its kind to stretch the existing literature and develop theoretical framework in the context of risk factor discloses in IPO prospectus and IPO performance with reference to India. The present study is an attempt to integrate the existing gap between empirical research and existing literature and suggest the techniques to the future practitioners to widen the horizon of their research.
      Citation: World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
      PubDate: 2021-04-29
      DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-11-2020-0146
      Issue No: Vol. 17 , No. 4 (2021)
       
  • World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

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