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Police Journal : Theory, Practice and Principles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 307)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 279)
Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 98)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
Public Administration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
International Journal of Public Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Public Policy and Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Public Policy And Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Public Administration and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Public Policy and Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
The Review of International Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Poverty & Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Prashasan: Nepalese Journal of Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Public Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Prison Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Public Personnel Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Tax and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Service Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Policy & Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Politics and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Policy Studies Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Publius: The Journal of Federalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Public Works Management & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Surveillance and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
State and Local Government Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Teaching Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Global Public Policy and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
PLOS Currents : Disasters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Public Organization Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Parliaments, Estates and Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Electronic Journal of e-Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Singapore Economic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Policy & Governance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Governance and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Statistics and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Pittsburgh Tax Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Tax Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Governance Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Perspectives on Public Management and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Revue Africaine des Sciences Humaines et Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Regional Science Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
DiA : Public Administration Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Public Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Philanthropist     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Visión de futuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Development and Administrative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
In Vestigium Ire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Desenvolvimento Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tendencias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Procurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Corrections : Policy, Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of APF Command and Staff College     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Management and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RUDN Journal of Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access  
Kwartalnik Prawa Podatkowego / Tax Law Quarterly     Open Access  
Estudios de Administración     Open Access  
rESPaldo : Revista Internacional en Administración de Oficinas y Educación Comercial     Open Access  
Publik (Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi)     Open Access  
Política, Globalidad y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Revista de Administración Pública     Open Access  
Retos de la Dirección     Open Access  
Territory, Politics, Governance     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Administrative and Management     Open Access  
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
Dhammathas Academic Journal     Open Access  
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
Stat & Styring     Full-text available via subscription  
Sosyoekonomi     Open Access  
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Municipales     Open Access  
Estado, Gobierno y Gestión Pública     Open Access  
TEC Empresarial     Open Access  
Sinergia : Revista do Instituto de Ciências Econômicas, Administrativas e Contábeis     Open Access  
ECA Sinergia : Revista Especializada en Economía, Contabilidad y Administración     Open Access  
Revue Gouvernance     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Prawo Budżetowe Państwa i Samorządu     Open Access  
Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe     Open Access  
Organizações & Sociedade     Open Access  
Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics     Open Access  
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Administração Pública e Gestão Social     Open Access  
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Pyramides     Open Access  
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Administración     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública     Open Access  
EURE (Santiago) - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbano Regionales     Open Access  
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal  

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  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 132: Expanding the
           Demand–Resource Model by an Anthropo-Organizational View: Work
           Resilience and the “Little Prince” and the
           “Self-Accountant” Approach

    • Authors: Giuseppe Modarelli, Christian Rainero
      First page: 132
      Abstract: The authors’ intention is to conduct an analysis utilizing a purely conceptual, literary content-based investigation of two hermeneutical dimensions associated with work motivation in the public service sector. Specifically, the study focuses on public school teachers in the Italian context due to the neglected way in which they matured in literary production and the hostile work environment brought about by the numerous reforms in a kind of heterogenesis of ends. Through the use of aphorisms and metaphors, after a literature review, gap identification and a content-based analysis, the authors aim to identify an approach that can anthropologically serve as a synthesis formula for workers who are emotionally and intensely invested in their professional practice. Specifically, this includes professions, including educational ones, that are subjected to high exposure to emotional labor (EL). The authors have identified two dimensions: one oriented towards the concept of gift and the other towards possession for integrating the demand–resource model (DRM). To support this analysis, the seminal research work of Belk will be utilized as a reference in the wide range of literary production on the give-and-take approach, according to Schaufeli and Grant. Furthermore, empirical data from previous research will be used to functionally explain how sense-making, when combined with the dynamics of gift–possession, can act as a factor of resilience for professions that hold significant emotional value. In this way, the authors shape a perspective on the theoretical paradigm toward the performance measurement and management system under the lens of New Public Management reform, considering the grand challenges inherent in the educational area by identifying organizational behavioral levers for justifying high motivation-driven actions in an underestimated job segment. In this way, the greatest contribution lies in the possibility of defining a reference framework to expand the DRM in application to the clarification of the foundations inherent in resilience behaviors implemented by educational professions in the specific reference context. The main result would precisely be the ability of the latter to cope with hostile contexts through the dynamics of gift and possession that promote work resilience through the attribution of meaning and identity to the job. These perspectives are useful for deepening the understanding of performance measurement and management approaches.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-21
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070132
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 133: Tracing the Evolution of
           E-Government: A Visual Bibliometric Analysis from 2000 to 2023

    • Authors: Yifan Song, Takashi Natori, Xintao Yu
      First page: 133
      Abstract: In the continuously evolving field of E-government, understanding the breadth and depth of academic research is crucial for advancing governmental digital transformation and policy development. This study employs visual bibliometric analysis, using the Web of Science database to map the evolution trajectory of E-government research from 2000 to 2023. By utilizing CiteSpace for a comprehensive examination of 4536 academic articles, this paper outlines the growth patterns and thematic evolution within the field. The development of the E-government field is delineated into four distinct phases: the budding period (2000–2003), the bottleneck period (2004–2014), the development period (2015–2018), and the growth period (2019–2023), which are each marked by unique thematic shifts and technological advancements. The research results reveal the transformation of research focus in different periods, from the initial focus on the technological means and the electronic transformation of government services, moving on to more complex issues such as E-government acceptance and government transparency and corruption, and ultimately to the current focus on innovation and smart cities. In addition, the paper also clarifies that the research boom that began in 2019 is driven by technological innovation opportunities, the improvement in infrastructure, and multidisciplinary research. By depicting these developmental stages and emerging trends, this study not only unveils past academic efforts but also forecasts future research directions, thereby providing valuable insights for researchers and policymakers aiming to understand and implement effective E-government strategies.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-24
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070133
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 134: The Past, Present, and Future
           of Cross-Border Cooperation between Municipalities in the South Bohemian
           Region: A Case Study

    • Authors: Jiří Dušek
      First page: 134
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive view of matters of cross-border cooperation, with the main emphasis on the typology and development of structures supporting cross-border cooperation in a selected region of the Czech Republic (South Bohemian Region). The study focuses on the analysis of changes in the methods and ways of cooperation of municipalities in the programming periods 2007–2013 and 2014–2020 (Euroregions, cross-border impulse centers, European territorial cooperation groups, partner and friendly cities, etc.). The research not only analyzes the actual development of cooperation between municipalities in the region studied, but also identifies the prerequisites of and barriers to cross-border cooperation. The data obtained show a significant decrease in the interest of municipalities in cross-border cooperation within the conditions of the Czech Republic in recent years. The current situation with regard to the existence and development of cross-border cooperation in 2024 is not very satisfactory, although it is paradoxically an area strongly supported by the EU Cohesion Policy. This study employs a mixed-methods approach, combining both qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide a comprehensive analysis of cross-border cooperation in the South Bohemian Region. A thorough review of existing literature on cross-border cooperation and related policies was conducted to establish a theoretical framework. The practical part of the study is based on field research carried out by the author in 2007–2013 and 2014–2020. This research examined the level of cooperation between the 623 municipalities in the South Bohemian Region (in 2016, there were 624 municipalities in the region). In the case of cross-border impulse centers, the input data were represented by e-mail and telephone inquiries to representatives of individual municipalities and the websites of Euroregions. To conduct a comprehensive study on cross-border cooperation between municipalities in the South Bohemian Region, logical and scientific methods were used. Universal methods of logic ensured the correctness and orderliness of the thought process, with abstraction identifying key elements. Synthesis was used to divide the study into parts, analyze them in detail, and integrate them into a comprehensive analysis. Scientific methods included analysis to examine the current status and frameworks of cross-border cooperation and comparison to identify similarities or differences between the Czech Republic and neighboring countries.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-26
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070134
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 135: Diagnosis of Teleworking in
           Argentina during the Pandemic: Application of the Telework Efficiency
           Index

    • Authors: Gabriel Gustavo Maresca
      First page: 135
      Abstract: Present the most significant findings that were obtained within the framework of the Support Program for Teaching Researchers “PROAPI2021” of the Secretariat of Research and Technological and Institutional Linkage of the National University of Avellaneda of Argentina. (1) Background: Investigate the strengths and weaknesses of companies when implementing teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue with the productive matrix; (2) Methods: The fieldwork focuses on the study of 19 companies from the five productive sectors with the greatest representation in the town of Avellaneda, Argentina, using a teleworking efficiency index as a measurement instrument; (3) Results: The main results in terms of efficiency occur with the possibility of combining work with family life at 97.05%, the enthusiasm and motivation to telework at 84.45%, and the assurance of optimal internet connection quality by 74.6%; (4) Conclusions: The study shows that the variables that present the greatest efficiency are those that are more related to the traditional work scheme, and not to the new modality offered by teleworking. We continue to think about a conventional work model.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-28
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070135
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 136: Interplay of Influencing
           Factors Shaping Entrepreneurial Intention: Evidence from Bangladesh

    • Authors: Saurav Chandra Talukder, Zoltan Lakner, Ágoston Temesi
      First page: 136
      Abstract: This study examines the relationships between risk-taking propensity (RTP), entrepreneurship education support (EES), need for achievement (NFA), and entrepreneurial intentions (EI) of Bangladeshi university students, as well as the mediating roles of attitude toward entrepreneurship (ATE), subjective norms (SN), and perceived behavioral control (PBC). Using partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM), the study was conducted with a sample of 381 respondents. Results show that attitudes play a mediating role in the relationship between RTP and EI, and RTP has a direct positive effect on attitudes toward entrepreneurship and EI. Although EES does not have a direct effect on EI, it does have a positive effect on all other components of the theory of planned behavior (TPB), which in turn influences EI. Perceived behavioral control and attitudes toward entrepreneurship serve as full mediators of the EES-EI connection. Subjective norms, on the other hand, have no relationship with EI and do not serve as a mediator between the EES and EI relationship. However, NFA and EI do not have a direct relationship; NFA influences EI indirectly via perceived behavioral control, which in turn influences EI directly. This research contributes to the existing literature by offering significant theoretical and practical insights into the factors that influence entrepreneurial intentions among university students in developing economies.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-28
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070136
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 137: Review of Sustainability
           Accounting Terms

    • Authors: Miriam Jankalová, Radoslav Jankal
      First page: 137
      Abstract: Sustainability accounting is considered a subcategory of financial accounting that focuses on the disclosure of non-financial information about a company’s performance to external parties. Various definitions of sustainability accounting by different authors raise two research questions: RQ1: What is understood by sustainability accounting, as well as which terms are used in relation to sustainability accounting by different authors and organisations' RQ2: What is the relationship between sustainability accounting and the different names used for this term' The aim of this paper is to describe sustainability accounting, identify the terms that are used in relation to sustainability accounting by different authors and organisations, and identify the relationship between sustainability accounting and the different names used for this term. This study is based on information that was gathered through an extensive literature review (research publications and research studies (documents), using the Internet and research databases, and the author’s own experience. Methods of analysis, comparison, selection, abstraction, induction, deduction, determination, and statistics were used. This study presents a comprehensive bibliometric analysis in the field of accounting terms. As a result of this study, the term sustainability accounting is defined, as well as its different interpretations and their synonyms, including identification of the relationship between sustainability accounting and the different names used for this term. Sustainability accounting is an essential part of the future of accounting; it includes the TBL quantification of the company’s activities, products, and services and integrates sustainability metrics into financial reporting.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-29
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070137
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 138: Integrating Analytics in
           Enterprise Systems: A Systematic Literature Review of Impacts and
           Innovations

    • Authors: Maria C. Solano, Juan C. Cruz
      First page: 138
      Abstract: Recent advancements in Enterprise Information Systems (EISs) have transitioned from primarily supporting operational and tactical processes to enabling strategic decision-making through integrated analytics. This systematic review critically examines global literature from 2010 to 2023, focusing on the factors influencing the adoption of analytical components in EISs and assessing their impact on strategic decision-making in organizations. Following the PRISMA 2020 guidelines, we meticulously selected and reviewed articles from the Scopus database, employing a robust taxonomy based on the technology–organization–environment (TOE) framework to categorize findings. Our methodology involved a thorough screening of 234 studies, leading to a final analysis of 45 peer-reviewed articles that met our stringent criteria. These studies collectively underscore a significant gap in organizational capabilities, notably in the business ecosystems surrounding EISs, which hampers the effective adoption and utilization of advanced analytics. The results highlight a distinct need for improved understanding and implementation strategies for integrated analytics within EISs to enhance strategic decision-making processes. This review identifies critical factors for integrating analytics into Enterprise Information Systems (EISs), emphasizing technological, organizational, and environmental dimensions. It highlights a significant gap in models guiding ERP systems with Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities and underscores the need for robust research to enhance strategic decision-making through analytics.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-30
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070138
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 139: Investigating the Link among
           Corruption, Corporate Governance and Corporate Performance in Family
           Businesses: A Future Research Agenda

    • Authors: Savvina Paganou, Ioannis Antoniadis, Georgia Zournatzidou, George Sklavos
      First page: 139
      Abstract: Family businesses have distinct characteristics that differentiate them from other firms. Researchers must meticulously analyze issues, with a specific focus on the interplay of family business dynamics, considering this factor. The main objective of this research was to provide insight into the adverse effects of family companies, particularly how the power dynamics inside these organizations might enable corruption or fraud and how corporate governance can help in mitigating these phenomena. Specifically, family businesses can be investigated by considering unique characteristics such as ownership and control, generational dynamics, and corporate governance. To address the study topic, a bibliometric analysis was conducted using the R statistical programming language and the bibliometric tools Biblioshiny and VOSviewer. Data were obtained from the Scopus database and examined in documents. The lack of unbiased external evaluation, the ineffectiveness of internal audits, disputes between different generations, the dominance of family members, and the narrow extent of governance all contribute to the exacerbation of tensions that promote corruption inside family firms. Moreover, the findings indicate that CEO duality correlates with the occurrence of corruption and fraudulent activities, such as manipulating profits. Furthermore, the findings suggest a correlation between the qualities of the board and instances of corruption and bribery inside family firms. These factors also increase the probability of financial statement fraud.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-01
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070139
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 140: The Physical, Mental,
           Spiritual, and Environmental (PMSE) Framework for Enhancing Wellness
           Tourism Experiences and Its Validation in the Context of Kerala, India

    • Authors: Anju Kandan Parakkal, Bindu Vazhakkatte Thazhathethil, Babu George
      First page: 140
      Abstract: Wellness tourism has emerged as a thriving sector in Kerala, India, renowned for its Ayurveda treatments, yoga, and holistic well-being offerings. However, a comprehensive framework capturing the key dimensions of wellness tourism experiences remains underexplored. This study aims to validate the physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental (PMSE) framework within the context of Kerala’s wellness tourism industry. A quantitative research design was employed, utilizing data collected from wellness tourists who participated in various wellness services in Kerala. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted to assess the fitness of the PMSE framework. The findings reveal that mental experience and physical experience, with their respective sub-attributes, contribute significantly to the overall wellness tourism experience. The validated PMSE framework provides valuable insights for stakeholders, enabling them to enhance the quality and competitiveness of wellness tourism services in Kerala. By prioritizing the mental and physical dimensions of wellness experiences, Kerala can strengthen its position as a leading wellness tourism destination. This study advances the theoretical understanding of wellness tourism experiences and offers practical implications for destination management and service providers in Kerala’s wellness tourism industry.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-02
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070140
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 141: A Fault Confessed Is Half
           

    • Authors: Sen Zhang, Mengru Zhao
      First page: 141
      Abstract: The extant research on deviant workplace behavior has mainly examined the consequences of such behavior from a “victim-centric” perspective, while ignoring the psychological and behavioral responses of the employees who engaged in it. Drawing upon moral cleansing theory, we adopt a “victimizer-centric” perspective and contend that employees experience moral deficits after engaging in deviant workplace behavior, which consequently lead to subsequent proactive behavior. We also propose that the indirect relationship between deviant workplace behavior and proactive behavior is contingent upon individuals’ moral courage. Specifically, employees with high moral courage are more inclined to perform subsequent proactive behavior upon perceiving a moral deficit than those with low moral courage. Our hypotheses are supported by empirical data from an experimental study involving 128 participants in the United Kingdom (Study 1) and a multi-wave survey-based field study with a sample of 180 employees conducted in the United States (Study 2). Our research provides contributions to the literature on deviant workplace behavior by demonstrating how and when deviant workplace behavior can lead to subsequent compensatory behavior, as well as practical insights for both employees and organizations.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-04
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070141
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 142: Prototyping for Digital
           Innovation: Investigating the Impact of Digital Technology on Prototyping
           Elements

    • Authors: Johan Wenngren, Aya Rizk
      First page: 142
      Abstract: Prototyping is an important part of any development activity since it supports communication and knowledge creation among the members of the developing organization. Although prototyping is well established in the development of physical products, less is known about its use and effect on digital service innovation and development. Since digital technologies today are embedded in almost every level of an organization, from its processes to its offerings, it can be argued that it is crucial for an organization to be able to handle not only digital aspects of prototyping, but also physical and digital aspects simultaneously. This study addresses this need by exploring the impact of digital technology on prototyping, answering the research question “How does digital technology affect the different elements of prototyping'” By taking a comprehensive view on prototypes, implications for development are analyzed and developed based on the complex nature and ontology of digital technology. The result encompasses a set of nine different propositions for digital prototyping which contributes to both academia and the work of practitioners.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-05
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070142
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 143: Sustainable Fashion:
           Conceptualization, Purchase Determinants, and Willingness to Pay More

    • Authors: Paulo Botelho Pires, Cláudia Morais, Catarina J. M. Delgado, José Duarte Santos
      First page: 143
      Abstract: The concept of sustainable fashion is becoming more relevant in today’s society. The purpose of this research is to identify the determinants of the purchase intention of sustainable fashion, and the relationship between price and the purchase of sustainable fashion. A questionnaire was administered, which made it possible to define the concept of sustainable fashion, to use PLS-SEM to identify the determinants, and to apply linear regression models and t-tests of two independent samples (two-tailed test). The concept of sustainable fashion comprises the dimensions of manufacturing with a reduced environmental impact, consuming second-hand fashion products, manufacturing in an environmentally friendly way, reusing fashion products, manufacturing to last longer, manufacturing according to fair trade principles, using recycled materials, and manufacturing from organic materials. The PLS-SEM results show that purchase intention is determined by consumer knowledge, environmental beliefs, and willingness to pay more. The research also revealed that there is a non-linear (quadratic or exponential) relationship between the price of the product and the price increase that consumers are willing to pay and that they value the dimensions of sustainable fashion differently. The purchase intention determinants of consumers and non-consumers of sustainable fashion are identical, yet the dimensions of sustainable fashion are valued differently by each group.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-05
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070143
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 144: The Influence of Remote Work
           on Personality Trait–Performance Linkages: A Two-Wave Longitudinal
           Study

    • Authors: Espen Olsen, Yusheng Fu, Maria Therese Jensen
      First page: 144
      Abstract: Few studies have investigated how remote work influences personality trait–performance linkages over time in heterogeneous work populations. Hence, the aim of this study was twofold: (1) to explore the predictive validity personality traits have on work behaviour (work engagement and innovative work behaviour) and occupational health outcomes (general health and sick leave); (2) to explore how remote work potentially moderates the trait–performance linkage. Panel survey data from a Norwegian work–life barometer panel research project was employed, and the time lag was one year. The results indicated that the Big Five was consistently related to work behaviour and occupational health outcomes. Extraversion had the strongest positive association with work engagement (0.25), innovative work behaviour (0.26) and general health (0.17), while neuroticism had the strongest negative association with work engagement (−0.16), general health (−0.21), and sick leave (−0.23). Agreeableness increases the risk of sick leave (0.11), while intellect/imagination increases innovative work behaviour (0.13). Remote work reduces the influence extraversion has on work engagement, while remote work five days a week also reduces the effect conscientiousness has on general health. Remote work did not moderate trait–performance linkages associated with intellect/imagination, agreeableness or neuroticism. This study provides updated knowledge on trait–performance linkages post-COVID-19 and demonstrates that remote work can reduce the positive influence of extraversion and conscientiousness.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-05
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070144
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 145: A Framework for Messy
           Communication: A Qualitative Study of Competing Voices of Authority on
           Social Media

    • Authors: Seth J. Meyer, Kimberly Wiley
      First page: 145
      Abstract: While governments, nonprofits, and influencers differ dramatically in their resource availability for social media content creation and their duties to public safety, health, and welfare, all play a role in communication with the public at large. Governments provide for the broader public good and nonprofits and influencers have the opportunity to serve isolated communities vulnerable to social ills and health crises. We explore how these three content creator groups concurrently and independently use social media to provide critical information. We qualitatively coded 1392 posts by governments, nonprofits, and influencers on 6 social media platforms shared across the United States during the 2022 Mpox outbreak. We constructed a framework defining a public health communication progression from chaotic to controlled. The findings indicated that governments can reach minoritized communities to resolve a public health crisis by partnering with nonprofits and influencers trusted by these audiences and, most importantly, practicing flexible control over shared messaging.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-08
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070145
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 146: Leadership and Agenda 2030 in
           the Context of Big Challenges: Sustainable Development Goals on the Agenda
           of the Most Powerful CEOs

    • Authors: Isabel-María García-Sánchez, Davi-Jonatas Cunha-Araujo, Víctor Amor-Esteban, Saudi-Yulieth Enciso-Alfaro
      First page: 146
      Abstract: The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a guide for caring for the planet, guaranteeing the fundamental rights of its inhabitants and shaping sustainable economic growth. In the current context, characterised by great challenges and geopolitical conflicts, the figure of the CEO is key to driving the necessary transformation of companies and the prioritisation of their commitment to the current challenges of the world we live in. In this regard, the aim of this paper is to deepen current knowledge on the role of CEO visionary leadership in shaping inclusive and sustainable business models aligned with the goals of the 2030 Agenda. For the period 2019–2022, we study the information reported by the top 3910 companies worldwide on their contributions to the SDGs and analyse whether these commitments are determined by the structural power of the CEO within these companies. The results obtained confirm previous arguments, contradicting some of the previous evidence. In this sense, our findings show that the information disclosed by companies in relation to projects aligned with the SDGs is positively associated with leadership figures who wield power that allows them to influence the agenda and decisions made by the board of directors. The influence of leaders is reinforced in scenarios where companies excel in sustainability performance.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-09
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070146
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 147: Importance of Competitive
           Dynamics of Strategic Groups: Opportunities and Challenges

    • Authors: Albérico Travassos Rosário, Ricardo Raimundo
      First page: 147
      Abstract: The competitive dynamics of strategic groups perform a major role in shaping the competitive background of industries. Strategic groups are sets of companies within an industry that follow related strategies or have comparable characteristics, such as product offerings, target markets, or geographic scale. Understanding these dynamics is central for firms to spot opportunities and cope with challenges effectively. This paper reviews the literature on the competitive dynamics of strategic groups. It analyses the theoretical underpinnings of competitive dynamics of strategic groups and discusses the central dimensions of the concept, underscoring the importance of competitive dynamics for strategic groups. Our aim is to sum up these perspectives while providing a clear and integrated overview through a systematic literature review. Such systematic literature review was performed using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) method. PRISMA is a framework with evidence-based data designed to help authors carry out a systematic literature review. This systematic literature review sought to consolidate knowledge on this topic. A discussion on the theme is carried out, an ensuing conclusion came up and, finally, avenues for further research are recommended.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-12
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070147
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 148: Exploring Purpose-Driven
           Leadership: Theoretical Foundations, Mechanisms, and Impacts in
           Organizational Context

    • Authors: Marco Ferreira Ribeiro, Carla Gomes da Costa, Filipe R. Ramos
      First page: 148
      Abstract: Leadership has been extensively studied in organizational contexts, with numerous theories examining how leaders influence success and employee engagement. Most recently, integrating organizational purpose—the core reason for an organization’s existence—into leadership has garnered substantial interest, resulting in the underdeveloped concept of Purpose-Driven Leadership. This paper presents a systematic review of Purpose-Driven Leadership in organizations. We employed the PRISMA guidelines and searched WoS and SCOPUS, identifying 58 relevant research papers for inclusion in our review. The success of Purpose-Driven Leadership, as a nexus of individual and organizational purposes, hinges on defining and implementing an organizational purpose that resonates at all levels, based on the inverted pyramid of purpose, from overarching organization to individual roles. Our review suggests several positive outcomes associated with Purpose-Driven Leadership. These include increased work engagement, where employees are more invested in their roles; enhanced organizational commitment, reflecting stronger loyalty to the organization; improved employee performance, demonstrating higher productivity and effectiveness; and overall organizational performance. Additionally, this leadership approach promotes a cohesive and motivated workforce by aligning individual goals with the broader organizational purpose, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation. Several moderators were also identified, including effective purpose communication, impact perception, autonomy, and balance of work–life.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-13
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070148
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 149: Exploring Croatian Consumer
           Adoption of Subscription-Based E-Commerce for Business Innovation

    • Authors: Maja Martinović, Roko Barać, Hrvoje Maljak
      First page: 149
      Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of four demographic variables and four perceptual drivers identified through a review of the existing literature on adopting subscription-based e-commerce models. Seven hypotheses were tested on a convenience sample of 202 respondents from Croatia. Significant differences in subscription model acceptance were observed across age groups, while education level, employment status, and disposable income showed no significant relation to subscription model adoption in Croatia, although studies in other countries have indicated otherwise. This study also examined four factors (perceived trust, risk, usefulness, and ease of use) described with 21 critical success dimensions. The results showed positive relationships with perceived trust, usefulness, and ease of use and a negative relationship with perceived risk. Enhancing trust, usefulness, and ease of use while reducing perceived risks can boost subscription-based e-commerce adoption. Significant differences in perceived trust, risk, and usefulness were found between users of multiple products/services and non-users but not in perceived ease of use. These findings provide valuable insights for future scientific research on subscription-based models, given their growing popularity in e-commerce and the limited existing research. Additionally, this paper offers practical implications for businesses by enhancing their understanding of customers and the Croatian e-commerce market and by proposing innovative strategies and promotional approaches based on the research outcomes.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-14
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070149
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 150: Adaptation and Validation of
           the Individual Work Performance Questionnaire into a Portuguese Version

    • Authors: Eva Petiz Lousã, Marta Pereira Alves, Linda Koopmans
      First page: 150
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to adapt and validate the Individual Work Performance Questionnaire (IWPQ) to a Portuguese version (IWPQ-PT) and to evaluate its psychometric properties in a sample of 423 digital sector workers. Two studies were conducted to define the factorial structure. In study 1 (n = 162), the results of an exploratory factor analysis pointed to a three-factor structure (18 items), explaining 55.56% of the variance. In study 2 (n = 261), the results of a confirmatory factor analysis revealed a good model fit (CFI = 0.95; RMSEA = 0.06), also reproducing the structure of the original model. The overall scale and subscales demonstrated good reliability, with Cronbach’s alpha coefficients ranging from 0.72 to 0.88. Correlations between the IWPQ-PT subscales and other instruments revealed that higher task and contextual performance are associated with increased job satisfaction, work engagement, and decreased turnover intention. Conversely, counterproductive work behavior is associated with lower job satisfaction, work engagement, and higher turnover intention. This study underscores the contributions of the IWPQ-PT as a reliable and valid tool for assessing individual work performance in Portuguese organizations and highlights its contributions to the field of employee work performance research as well as human resources practices.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-15
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070150
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 151: Ambidextrous Innovation in
           Project Management: A Systematic Literature Review

    • Authors: Mohammad AlSaied, Patrick McLaughlin
      First page: 151
      Abstract: Projects work under constant pressure of resource and time constraints. In order to perform effectively and efficiently, innovation seems to be a significant factor. However, due to the different nature of projects as compared to the organization, projects have been finding it difficult to undertake such innovation. However, ambidextrous innovation, which seeks to balance exploratory and exploitative innovation, offers a possible solution. However, research on the relationship between ambidextrous innovation and project management is at an early stage. The purpose of the present research is to undertake a systematic review of the literature to build and synthesize the understanding of innovation ambidexterity at the project level. Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines, our research collected data from the Web of Science and SCOPUS databases. By adhering to the PRISMA approach, we ensured a rigorous and transparent approach to the systematic review study, allowing for comprehensive data collection and analysis. The results of the present review study suggest that interest is building rapidly to incorporate ambidextrous innovation into project management. Ambidextrous innovation seemed to positively impact both the performance and capability of projects to undertake the innovation. Further, important drivers such as organizational culture, knowledge management, innovation activities, and agility play key roles in undertaking ambidextrous innovation at the project level. Further, elements of the team such as team integration, alignment, and knowledge utilization also play key roles. Finally, the avenue of future research has also been highlighted.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-15
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070151
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 152: Can ChatGPT Be a Certified
           Accountant' Assessing the Responses of ChatGPT for the Professional Access
           Exam in Portugal

    • Authors: Fabio Albuquerque, Paula Gomes dos Santos
      First page: 152
      Abstract: Purpose: From an exploratory perspective, this paper aims to assess how well ChatGPT scores in an accounting proficiency exam in Portugal, as well as its overall understanding of the issues, purpose and context underlying the questions under assessment. Design/methodology/approach: A quasi-experimental method is used in this study. The questions from an exam by the Portuguese Order of Chartered Accountants (OCC, in the Portuguese acronym) served as input queries, while the responses (outputs) from ChatGPT were compared with those from the OCC. Findings: The findings indicate that ChatGPT’s responses were able to deduce the primary issue underlying the matters assessed, although some responses were inaccurate or imprecise. Also, the tool did not have the same score in all matters, being less accurate in those requiring more professional judgment. The findings also show that the ChatGPT did not pass the exam, although it was close to doing so. Originality: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, there is little research on ChatGPT accuracy in accounting proficiency exams, this being the first such study in Portugal. Practical implications: The findings from this research can be useful to accounting professionals to understand how ChatGPT may be used for practitioners, stressing that it could assist them and improve efficiency, but cannot, at least for now, replace the human professional. It also highlights the potential use of ChatGPT as an additional resource in the classroom, encouraging students to engage in critical thinking and facilitating open discussion with the guidance of teachers. Consequently, it can also prove beneficial for academic purposes, aiding in the learning process.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-16
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070152
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 153: Strategic IT Alignment and
           Organizational Agility in Nonprofits during Crisis

    • Authors: Lauren Azevedo, Roderick Lee, Wanzhu Shi
      First page: 153
      Abstract: As the study of nonprofit organizations and their operating environment has become increasingly interdisciplinary, scholars have leveraged business strategies to increase knowledge and improve performance. This study considers how strategic information technology alignment can impact organizational agility among nonprofits that are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a dynamic and complex crisis environment. Using a survey of United States-based nonprofits, we find that organizational alignment as well as aspects of financial stability significantly impact organizational agility. This study concludes with implications for nonprofits to broaden their participation in a digital society by developing their capacity to strategically plan, design, and implement strategic initiatives that align the organizational mission and assist with agility. Further, a broader discussion on the need to expand the definition of alignment in the context of nonprofit organizations is made, particularly in regard to new initiatives to include underrepresented groups and diverse voices in strategic initiatives.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-17
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070153
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 154: Socio-Economic Determinants
           of the Value Attributed to Human Capital in the Labour Market from the
           Employee’s Perspective

    • Authors: Francisco-Jesús Ferreiro-Seoane, Manuel Octavio del Campo Villares, Nerea Abad-Itoiz, Eladio Jardón Ferreiro
      First page: 154
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to analyse the variables related to knowledge (Talent Management and Training) as a source of human capital in the companies listed in the ranking of the most attractive organisations within the Spanish labour market, published annually by the journal Actualidad Económica (period 2016–2022). We seek to determine the socio-economic variables impacting this assessment, while also exploring the sustainability of the companies in the ranking. Ten hypotheses are thus examined by descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and multiple linear regression models. The results show a significant relationship between permanence, nationality, professional–scientific–technical sector, size, stock market listing, and both variables representative of knowledge in the ranked companies. Focusing on Talent Management, it is noted that permanence in the ranking (>4 years), Anglo-Saxon nationality, being active in the professional, scientific, and technical sector, and being listed on the stock market all play a part. However, Training differs in that size is a factor that positively influences valuation, whereas the international area is irrelevant. Our findings are a key contribution, as there are no previous applied studies that correlate knowledge in the business environment, the valuation of organisations from the employee’s perspective, and several socio-economic variables.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-17
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070154
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 155: Recruitment and Selection
           Process Using Artificial Intelligence: How Do Candidates React'

    • Authors: Nuno Ligeiro, Ivo Dias, Ana Moreira
      First page: 155
      Abstract: This study aimed to study the association between organizational attractiveness, intrinsic motivation, perceived novelty, trust in the process, and the intention to apply, engage, and finish an artificial intelligence recruitment and selection process. It was also tested whether having already had the experience of having been involved in a recruitment and selection process using artificial intelligence moderated these relationships. The sample for this study consisted of 299 participants. The results indicate that organizational attractiveness and perceived novelty are positively and significantly associated with applying to, getting involved in, and completing the recruitment and selection process using artificial intelligence for participants aged between 45 and 54. For participants aged between 35 and 44, trust in the process significantly affects their intention to apply to, get involved in, and complete the recruitment and selection process using artificial intelligence. Intrinsic motivation did not prove to be a significant predictor of the intention to apply to, get involved in, and complete the recruitment and selection process using artificial intelligence.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-19
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070155
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 156: The Influence of
           Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues in the Banking Industry

    • Authors: Juan David Gonzalez-Ruiz, Camila Ospina Patiño, Nini Johana Marín-Rodríguez
      First page: 156
      Abstract: This study examines the current trajectory and future research directions of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration within the banking industry. Utilizing bibliometric and scientometric approaches, it highlights trend topics, influential studies, and notable contributors. Drawing from an analysis of 681 studies from Scopus and Web of Science databases, a comprehensive dataset was curated using scientometric networks with VOSviewer and Bibliometrix tools. This study emphasizes the evolving nature of ESG integration within banking, emphasizing an interdisciplinary shift encompassing environmental, social, and governance considerations. Keyword analysis reveals emerging trends, including the influence of ESG factors on banks’ financial performance, regional variations in ESG integration within banking, and risk assessment related to ESG factors and credit risk in banks. By offering insights into the evolving topic of ESG integration within banking and identifying promising avenues for further exploration, such as the fundamental connection between ESG and sustainability, particularly in climate change and green finance, this research contributes to ongoing discussions surrounding ESG integration in the banking industry, guiding future research efforts in this vital financial sector.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-19
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070156
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 157: The Possibilities of Using
           Artificial Intelligence as a Key Technology in the Current Employee
           Recruitment Process

    • Authors: Gabriel Koman, Patrik Boršoš, Milan Kubina
      First page: 157
      Abstract: The current business environment faces numerous new challenges closely linked to the rapid development of information and communication technologies, which influence the corporate landscape. This article focuses on exploring the possibilities of integrating artificial intelligence, as one of the key technologies of today, into the recruitment process. Its aim is to examine the potential applications of artificial intelligence across various stages of employee recruitment. To achieve this goal, the authors employed various methods and techniques, including the PICOS framework, scientific mapping, and case study analysis. The outcome of this study identifies opportunities for leveraging artificial intelligence in the employee recruitment process within corporate settings. The results reflect the current research gaps concerning the analysis of the personnel processes and conceptualizing the implementation possibilities of artificial intelligence in these processes. The contribution of this article to the academic community lies in its conceptualization, providing a foundation for further research focused on analyzing the impacts of integrating AI into recruitment processes.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-07-21
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14070157
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 7 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 105: Does the Workforce and
           Sustainability Reporting Strengthen the Relationship between Gender
           Diversity and Sustainability Performance Reporting'

    • Authors: Albertina Paula Monteiro, Catarina Cepêda, Amélia Ferreira da Silva
      First page: 105
      Abstract: The relevance of gender diversity and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance reporting is critical to corporate sustainability. This study aims to analyze the impact of gender diversity on ESG performance reporting and analyze the mediating effect of the workforce and sustainability reports, considering that these variables are crucial for ESG performance reporting. To achieve the objective, an empirical analysis was conducted with 207 European-listed companies belonging to the healthcare sector for the economic years 2017–2021. Our results prove that board gender diversity influences ESG performance reporting. In addition, this research shows that the workforce and sustainability reports have a positive impact on ESG performance reporting. This study does not show that the workforce and sustainability reports act as mediating variables in the relationship between gender diversity and ESG information transparency, but its inclusiveness has a significant impact on ESG performance reporting. Our results are useful for companies, investors, governments, and organizations in developing sustainability reporting standards.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-21
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060105
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 106: Shaping the Future of
           Destinations: New Clues to Smart Tourism Research from a Neuroscience
           Methods Approach

    • Authors: Lucília Cardoso, Carla Fraga
      First page: 106
      Abstract: In the context of the technological era, the smart tourism construct serves as a bridge between human and the artificial worlds, combining social sciences and neurosciences. This study aims to explore smart tourism through neuroscientific methods in order to shape the future of tourism destinations, using a hybrid methodology combining bibliometric techniques and content analysis. The findings reveal the integration of diverse scientific domains, highlighting a transdisciplinary approach. They offer clear evidence that neuroscientific methods in smart tourism integrate multiple areas of scientific knowledge, surpassing disciplinary boundaries. “Destination” stands out alongside “emotion”, “visual attention” and eye tracking (ET). The collaboration network reveals the emergence of a new school, called neurotourism in the 21st century, formed mainly by actors and organizations from the Global North, evoking the need to include the Global South in the research scenario. The predominant methods include ET, heart rate (HR), and electroencephalography (EEG), suggesting triangulation with traditional methods for robust results. Virtual reality emerges as the primary immersive technology, promising insights when integrated with neurosciences. This study’s practical and theoretical contributions guide smart tourism strategies and enhance destination experiences through neuroscientific methods, addressing a gap in the scientific literature while advancing ontological and epistemological understanding.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-21
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060106
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 107: The Nexus between Green
           Transformational Leadership, Employee Behavior, and Organizational Support
           in the Hospitality Industry

    • Authors: Ibrahim A. Elshaer, Alaa M. S. Azazz, Yahdih Semlali, Mahmoud A. Mansour, Mohammed N. Elziny, Sameh Fayyad
      First page: 107
      Abstract: This research paper explores the relationship between green transformational leadership (GTL), employee green behavior (EGB), and the mediating role of green organizational support (GOS) in fostering environmentally friendly practices within organizations. Drawing upon Resource-Based View Theory (RBV) and social exchange theory, the study investigates how leaders’ behaviors and organizational support influence employees’ engagement in pro-environmental initiatives. Using a quantitative research approach, data were collected from a sample of 350 hotel employees through self-administered surveys. CB-SEM was employed to analyze the hypothesized relationships among the variables. The findings indicate a significant positive relationship between GTL and EGB, suggesting that leaders who demonstrate environmentally conscious behaviors and inspire their followers to embrace sustainability principles are more likely to foster green practices among employees. Furthermore, the study reveals that GOS mediates the relationship between GTL and EGB, highlighting the importance of organizational policies, resources, and initiatives in facilitating environmentally responsible actions. These results contribute to the existing literature by shedding light on the mechanisms through which leadership and organizational support can promote sustainability initiatives in the hotel industry. Practical implications for hotels include the importance of fostering a culture of environmental consciousness, providing training and resources to support green initiatives, and empowering leaders to exemplify and promote green behaviors among employees.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-21
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060107
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 108: A Comprehensive Roadmap for
           Connecting Industry 4.0 Technologies to the Basic Model of Collaborative
           Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)

    • Authors: Gustavo Adoolffo Francisco Ramos Da Silva, Ismael Cristofer Baierle, Leonardo de Carvalho Gomes, Ricardo Gonçalves de Faria Correa, Fernanda Araújo Pimentel Peres
      First page: 108
      Abstract: The search for competitiveness has led organizations to recognize the importance of implementing collaborative methods. In this context, Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR) seek to relate customer demands to replenishment needs throughout the supply chain. The literature points to implementation difficulties, such as trust between partners and commitment, and to overcome these difficulties, the digital technologies of Industry 4.0 are emerging as an essential support. This paper aims to research the applicability and contribution of Industry 4.0 digital technologies to the CPFR, considering each stage of the CPFR. A systematic literature review identified an unexplored gap: the use and contribution of Industry 4.0 digital technologies to the functioning of the CPFR. Considering the sequence of the CPFR stages and their dependence on each other, a roadmap can be developed for using Industry 4.0 digital technologies in each stage of the CPFR. It was, therefore, possible to create a roadmap indicating, based on current literature, which Industry 4.0 digital technologies can enhance SCM at each stage of the CPFR. This roadmap has two significant contributions: (i) to guide companies in prioritizing the implementation of these technologies in support of supply chain objectives and (ii) to serve as a basis for further empirical studies, highlighting the development of this roadmap through its application in real situations.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-22
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060108
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 109: A Systematic Literature
           Review and Conceptual Framework on Green Entrepreneurial Orientation

    • Authors: Büşra Tuncer, Elena Korchagina
      First page: 109
      Abstract: Green entrepreneurial orientation (GEO) is defined as organizations’ entrepreneurial efforts to integrate ecologically sustainable practices and values to undertake sustainable decisions and actions to improve their environmental performance. Though recent research has shown how important GEO is for attaining sustainability in a company setting, there is a limited understanding on the factors that determine GEO and how and when it affects a firm’s performance. Additionally, it draws attention to unexplored areas of the mediating and moderating factors that affect the connections between GEO and its outcomes. This study aims to conduct a systematic literature review (SLR) of the GEO to synthesize empirical findings about how it is investigated in the literature during the period 2014–2024. The PRISMA method is used in this study to evaluate relevant GEO research, and SLR matrix utilized for analyzing the GEO literature in peer-reviewed English publications. A comprehensive evaluation of theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues pertaining to conceptual approaches, antecedents, dynamics, and results of GEO was conducted on 59 studies. This study contributes several findings to the entrepreneurship literature. These research findings give implications for both theory and practice. Within a theoretical framework, this study provides a comprehensive viewpoint on GEO research and creates novel insights for further research, enhancing the extant theories in the GEO literature. In practice, this study facilitates the perceptions of eco-conscious entrepreneurs, managers and experts, and other stakeholders of the organizations regarding developing an appropriate GEO by understanding the antecedents and outcomes of it for successful organizations and the ways to use and improve them probably.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-22
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060109
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 110: Impact of Industry 5.0
           Readiness on Sustainable Business Growth of Marine Food Processing SMEs in
           Thailand

    • Authors: Meena Madhavan, Mohammed Ali Sharafuddin, Sutee Wangtueai
      First page: 110
      Abstract: This research aims to develop a conceptual framework and propositions to establish and test the causal relationships between Industry 5.0 readiness (I5.0R), global value chain (GVC) participation, business competitiveness (BC), and sustainable business growth (SBG) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This study focuses on Industry 5.0 readiness, evaluated through human-centricity, fairtrade practices, lean management, sustainability practices, and business competitiveness, measured by marketing, resources, production, and finance. Both constructs were developed and tested as higher-order constructs, while GVC participation and sustainable business growth were assessed as lower-order constructs. Data were collected from marine food processing SMEs in Thailand using a purposive sampling technique. This study tested and confirmed the content validity, construct validity, and reliability of both lower and higher-order models. Using partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) with bootstrapping (n = 1000), the results indicated significant positive impacts of Industry 5.0 readiness on GVC participation, Industry 5.0 readiness on business competitiveness, GVC participation on business competitiveness, and business competitiveness on the sustainable business growth of SMEs. Additionally, business competitiveness was found to mediate the relationship between Industry 5.0 readiness and sustainable business growth. These findings contribute to the literature on Industry 5.0, GVCs, and SME business competitiveness, offering practical insights for SMEs and policymakers aiming to enhance sustainable growth through strategic readiness and competitiveness in Industry 5.0 practices. The implications and directions for further research in Industry 5.0 readiness of SMEs are presented.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-22
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060110
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 111: Quitters from Hospitality
           Industry: Misfit or Just Looking for Better Conditions'

    • Authors: Ana Sofia Lopes, Ana Sargento
      First page: 111
      Abstract: After the COVID-19 crisis, a considerable contraction emerged in the labor supply of the hospitality industry. This investigation aims to identify some factors that justify the intention behind an ex-worker in tourism changing their occupation. In particular, we investigate if the change is motivated by skill mismatches or by a willingness to find more stable and rewarding jobs. Several datasets were combined to obtain multilevel information on all the unemployed from the hospitality industry between September 2022 and August 2023. A probit model was used to estimate the intention to change occupation, considering different personal, regional and occupational characteristics. Our results demonstrate that, for overqualified individuals, the intention to change occupation is motivated by trying to find better conditions and not by the mismatch per se. In contrast, the underqualified are significantly affected by the mismatch, which make them more vulnerable. Generally, movers are significantly influenced by the odds of having higher job stability and better wages (especially higher overtime premium) and are more frequently younger and higher educated individuals. Therefore, employers and policymakers should promote better wages, job stability, training, and career progression opportunities to reduce turnover in the hospitality industry.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-22
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060111
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 112: Conceptualizing Agile
           Branding: Dimensions and Antecedents for Managing Brands in a Dynamic
           Environment

    • Authors: Michaela Pöhlmann, Jürgen Seitz, Carmen Jambrino-Maldonado, Carlos de las Heras-Pedrosa
      First page: 112
      Abstract: Traditional branding approaches take too long to react to today’s dynamic environment. Agile branding offers a promising approach and might be the contemporary answer to the demands of our digitalized world. While scientists state that an agile approach to branding is essential nowadays, there is a lack of knowledge on how agile branding can be conceptualized and applied in practice. This article aims to provide a better understanding of agile branding by identifying its dimensions and antecedents. This study pursued a multi-method approach: a systematic literature review was conducted, followed by qualitative semi-structured interviews with eleven experts and a group discussion with five participants. Applying the dynamic capabilities perspective, the authors identify five dimensions, including 20 antecedents of agile branding: (a) leadership style and culture, (b) employee skills and competencies, (c) technology and methods, (d) stakeholder and feedback integration, and (e) ambidexterity. The critical challenge of agile branding is to balance brand continuity and adaptation. The study is the first to conceptualize agile branding, offering scientists and practitioners values and principles on how brands can be managed and further evolved in a constantly changing world to stay relevant in the market and ahead of the competition.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-24
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060112
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 113: The Impact of Governance
           Tensions on Disaffiliation from Interorganizational Networks

    • Authors: Gabriel Azeredo, Ana Burcharth, Douglas Wegner
      First page: 113
      Abstract: Collaboration in interorganizational networks requires specific governance choices to align participants with collective goals. However, these choices often fail to mitigate conflicts and may catalyze tensions that lead to disaffiliation. This study investigates four critical tensions identified in existing literature: (1) efficiency versus inclusion in decision-making; (2) flexibility versus stability; (3) internal versus external legitimacy; and (4) unity versus diversity. Through a case study of a credit union that disaffiliated from a cooperative network, we explore how these tensions manifest and their repercussions on both the network’s functionality and the behavior of its members. Our findings reveal that such governance tensions can be harmful both to the network and to the participating organizations. Tensions between unity and diversity, stability and flexibility, and external and internal legitimacy can compromise the effectiveness of the network and even hinder participating organizations in conducting their business. In extreme situations, these tensions contribute to the strategic decision to disaffiliate. This research extends theoretical understanding by delineating the specific impact of governance tensions on exit decisions within interorganizational networks.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-27
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060113
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 114: Coaching Approach as a
           Sustainable Means of Improving the Skills of Management Students

    • Authors: Peter Seemann, Zuzana Štofková, Adela Poliaková, Vladimíra Biňasová, Erika Loučanová
      First page: 114
      Abstract: The impetus for the development of coaching as a professional managerial activity is based on the needs and requirements of a modern sustainable society. This paper aims to explore the awareness of academic students about the coaching approach and to formulate recommendations for its application in the academic environment so that students are prepared for the requirements of practice. This article focuses on the views of experts in the field of the coaching approach as a means of improving communication in the academic environment, characterizes communication skills and the coaching approach, and describes coaching models and their benefits and barriers. This research aims to survey the awareness of the coaching approach among college and university students in Slovakia and the possibilities of its application in the academic environment. The primary research was carried out by the inquiry method with 689 students. An evaluation of the questionnaire and a statistical evaluation of the established hypotheses and assumptions concerning the coaching approach were conducted. According to the survey, 468 students, representing 68% of respondents, had knowledge about coaching. Furthermore, 68% of students had or have doubts about achieving their goals during their studies. According to the results of the survey, only 24% of students had experience with coaching. Cooperation with a coach was regarded as beneficial for 76% of the students who had already experienced coaching lectures who took part in the survey. The proposition of the students was the implementation of the subject “Foundations of coaching”, which could be offered to be taught to all students at the University of Zilina, Slovakia. The students of managerial fields would benefit by enhancing their leadership skills and providing support to their working teams, completing their final thesis, searching for professional job opportunities, and also coping with everyday life and stressful situations. Finally, we suggest the organization of introductory full-day workshops in specific areas of coaching for students of management, who are future managers. This will help to raise the awareness of the coaching approach at the University of Zilina in cooperation with the Counseling and Career Center and its activities.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-29
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060114
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 115: The Dysfunction of
           Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy: Impeding the Accumulation of
           Scientific Knowledge in the Japanese Academic Sector

    • Authors: Takashi Hirao, Yusuke Hoshino
      First page: 115
      Abstract: Since the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development presented its comprehensive Innovation Strategy in 2010, numerous countries have been updating their innovation policies. Subsequent to the promulgation, the innovation policies of Japan shifted the focus from discipline-specific to social issue-oriented approaches. This study investigates the response of the Japanese academic sector to this policy shift and the characteristics of the research projects associated with innovation policy by utilizing descriptive statistics from policy documents and the database of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research. The findings reveal that Japanese researchers have increasingly aligned their efforts with government-proposed research themes in recent years, with a notable shift toward short-term research projects. Moreover, Japanese universities are undergoing reforms that are transforming them into entrepreneurial institutions by altering incentive structures. Although these reforms may yield short-term research outcomes, they may not always address long-term societal needs. The narrowing focus on research themes could restrict the potential impact of research and impede the development of innovative solutions to societal challenges. From this viewpoint, assessing the relationship between government-proposed research themes and the research productivity of Japan is critical. Universities and public research institutions play a vital social role in broadening the foundational knowledge base through basic research, while private enterprises may lack the motivation to invest in research and development with low appropriability. These results may be beneficial for policymakers in reconsidering the division of labor in industry-academic collaboration in a knowledge-intensive economy.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-30
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060115
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 116: The Influence of Perceived
           Macro Environment on the Competitiveness of Internationalized Medium-Sized
           and Large Enterprises

    • Authors: Miklós Stocker, Ádám Erdélyi
      First page: 116
      Abstract: Firm competitiveness is a crucial trait of companies which managers strive to improve, and even policy makers focus on it regarding economic development. As companies are embedded into different layers of the environment, this study aims to identify the influence of top managerial perception about the external environment on the firm-level competitiveness of medium-sized and large internationalized companies. The investigation is based on the 6th round of the Competitiveness Survey conducted in Hungary between October 2018 and July 2019 from which n = 107 medium-sized or large companies qualified for this study. The institution-based view from the strategic management literature was chosen to differentiate the variables in the macroeconomic environment of the firm while the FCI index was used to measure firm-level competitiveness. After conducting factor and regression analyses, the results show that the perceived macro environment is positively related to the competitiveness of internationalized medium-sized and large companies. Managerial perceptions on civil service and education had the strongest significant positive association with firm-level competitiveness, whereas perceptions on social and ecological expectations had a significant positive association with the Adaptivity of the firm. This study contributes to the existing body of literature by demonstrating that, even within contentious institutional contexts, the perceptions of internationalized medium and large companies’ top managers regarding education, civil service, and social and ecological expectations have a discernible influence on the competitiveness of these companies.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-31
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060116
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 117: How to Evaluate the
           Effectiveness of Performance Management Systems' An Overview of the
           Literature and a Proposed Integrative Model

    • Authors: Mariana Lopes de Araújo, Lucas Soares Caldas, Bruna Stamm Barreto, Pedro Paulo Murce Menezes, Júlia Cássia dos Santos Silvério, Laís Campos Rodrigues, André Luiz Marques Serrano, Clóvis Neumann, Nara Mendes
      First page: 117
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to propose an integrative model for evaluating the effectiveness of performance management system (PMS). This model aims to systematize the dimensions and criteria used in the literature and provide clarity in terms of evaluation possibilities. A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted to identify the dimensions, criteria, and causal relationships used in evaluating PMS effectiveness. A sample of 57 articles was analyzed using content analysis. The study established dimensions and criteria that have been neglected in the literature. The review resulted in the proposal of an integrative model for evaluating PMS effectiveness, which incorporates individual and organizational dimensions and criteria identified in the literature. It sheds light on recurrently adopted dimensions, particularly those related to individual-level phenomena, and seeks to clarify current conceptual ambiguities. This study’s originality lies in its integrative approach, which diverges from the prevailing tendencies in the field. This study provides clarity regarding the conceptual confusion surrounding ambiguous concepts and generically applied measures that hinder the drawing of certain conclusions about the effectiveness of PMS.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-03
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060117
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 118: Role, Values, Person and
           Context: A Story of ‘Bent’repreneurship

    • Authors: Richard J. Arend
      First page: 118
      Abstract: We prove a fundamental attribution error connecting rule-breaking behavior to entrepreneurs. We do so in the research context of the US, where we recently sampled from medium-sized venture entrepreneurs and their corporate executive peers (as an applicable reference point). We chose the US not only for its high entrepreneurial activity, but also because of the not uncommon relationship between business leaders and religion. By including various measures of religiosity in the study, we could control for factors that would likely influence rule-breaking, which standard models like the fraud triangle do not explicitly consider. In fact, we add contingency theory ideas to the fraud triangle to determine whether it is the decision conditions that determine rule-breaking rather than the role of the person (i.e., as an entrepreneur). We find that once demographic, religious, firm and industry contingencies are controlled for, any statistically significant influence of being an entrepreneur (relative to being a corporate executive with similar opportunity, motivation, capability and rationalization) disappears when it comes to self-admitted value-bending behaviors at work. Our contribution consists of a novel analysis, results and discussion of the ‘bent’repreneur—adding to conversations on the under-researched nexus of entrepreneurship with religiosity and ethical decision-making.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-03
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060118
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 119: Understanding the Role of
           Brand Attachment in the Automotive Luxury Brand Segment

    • Authors: Abílio Bragança Milheiro, Bruno Barbosa Sousa, Vasco Ribeiro Santos, Catarina Bragança Milheiro, Estela Vilhena
      First page: 119
      Abstract: The automotive trade is one of the main drivers of world economies, contributing to the sustainability and competitiveness of countries at a global level. The luxury sub-segment is the one facing the most significant growth and the one which presents the greatest challenges in the business-to-consumer (B2C) relationship. Brand Attachment refers to the cognitive and effective connection between consumers and “their” brands. The central objective of this research is to analyze, measure, and understand the impact of Brand Attachment on consumer behavior, in the specific context of the luxury segment of the automotive market. The conceptual model that is proposed seeks to highlight and study the possible connections and associations between Brand Attachment, satisfaction, commitment, trust, expectations, and loyalty with the brand selected for this study, the luxury automotive brand Porsche. The selected methodology was based on a case study based in the Portuguese market and the application of a questionnaire to customers of Porsche from Portugal. The results obtained through the empirical data allowed us to reach the conclusion that respondents who have a stronger affective and emotional connection with Porsche (intense level of Brand Attachment) tend to be those who are more satisfied and confident with the brand and are, consequently, more loyal. This study represents an important contribution to research on Brand Attachment in marketing and strategic management in the automotive sector, particularly in the Portuguese market, and supports the definition of the best marketing strategies to promote fruitful B2C relationships.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-05
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060119
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 120: Managerial and Organizational
           Implications Arising from the Implementation of Blockchain Technology in
           Supply Chains: An AS-IS and To-Be Analysis

    • Authors: Gerardo Bosco, Raffaele D’Amore, Alessia Sciarrone, Sergio Barile
      First page: 120
      Abstract: Purpose: The main objective of this research is to highlight the managerial and organizational implications for businesses resulting from the implementation of blockchain logic and technologies. The functionalities of blockchain technologies are compared with the traditional approach to supply chain management to emphasize the impact they can have on managing intra-supply chain relationships and the organizational structure of companies involved in supply channels. Design/methodology/approach: To conduct this study, a conceptual study was carried out, starting from an analysis of the main characteristics of blockchain technologies, to build an AS-IS scenario compared with the TO-BE scenario resulting from the implementation of these technologies within supply chains. To conduct this study, conceptual categories of the viable system approach and process management perspective were utilized. The conceptual analysis was performed using a matrix representation, which correlates material, informational, and financial flows with the dimensions of traceability, transparency, and efficiency, before and after the implementation of blockchains in managing supply chain transactions. Findings: The study highlighted how the principles underlying blockchain can lead to overcoming the traditional indispensable search for trust among supply chain operators. Therefore, through these results, it is possible to hypothesize an improvement in the resilience conditions of companies operating in block–supply chains. Originality/value: This study contributes to investigating the relationship between blockchain and operational consonance among operators in managing interorganizational processes to improve conditions of efficiency, traceability, and transparency, which are functional in the resilience of companies involved in the supply chain compared to the changing dynamics of the context. Research implications: Trustless logic in the implementation of blockchain technologies leads to the configuration of a new concept of trust, connected to the entire supply chain system, as a result of the improvement in the security, visibility, and efficiency conditions of transactions. The increased visibility and transparency developed in block–supply chains prompt all actors involved in the supply chains to rethink information management, given the reduction in informational asymmetries and, thus, the optimization of transaction costs.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-05
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060120
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 121: Mechanisms of Organizational
           

    • Authors: Kriengkrai Kumprang, Suparak Suriyankietkaew
      First page: 121
      Abstract: This article investigates the currently limited multidisciplinary research front in emerging areas of mindfulness practice, employee well-being, and engagement. This evidence-based study aims to explore multifaceted mechanisms on how an organizational mindfulness development may affect well-being and engagement at multiple levels. This study employed a qualitative case study research design using Nvivo 12 software for a data analysis. The job demand–resource (JD-R) model was adopted as a theoretical framework. In-depth interview data were collected from diverse multi-stakeholders, including management and employees, in a Thai manufacturing company. Our findings uncover that the organizational mindfulness program can improve employee’s psychological capital, emotional intelligence, and perceived resources, and alleviate perceived demands. The result implies the importance of the mindfulness practice since it can support well-being and engagement at multiple levels, specifically from individual work and a collective team of colleagues, and toward enhanced organizational performance. Our proposed emergent model also advances the JD-R theoretical framework, by adding mindfulness and emotional intelligence as essential components to enhance engagements at three levels (i.e., work, team, and organizational engagement). Overall, the result critically provides the theoretical development and insightful managerial implications for professional and organizational development.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-06
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060121
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 122: Entrepreneurial Education and
           Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges for Universities in Albania

    • Authors: Xhesila Nano, Drilona Mulaj, Dorina Kripa, Brunilda Duraj
      First page: 122
      Abstract: As new trends are emerging worldwide, including innovation breakthroughs and the need for a sustainable approach to different aspects of economy and entrepreneurship, the need for orienting society towards sustainable entrepreneurial behavior is emerging. In this context, according to the literature, entrepreneurial education can have a positive impact on fostering entrepreneurial intention in university students. The main research conducted in this study includes the identification of different opportunities and barriers that universities in Albania are facing, by conducting interviews and questionnaires with key stakeholders. The main barriers identified include the legislation gap and lack of governmental funding for entrepreneurial and sustainable courses, while the main opportunities from which universities can benefit include digital innovation and human resources skills management by providing an added value to their internal environment. The model proposed in this study to overcome barriers and benefit from opportunities includes two key stakeholders, government and universities, as the case study analysis of three universities in Albania predicts the need for more steps to be taken by these two key stakeholders included in the model, while future further research on governmental funding would be of high importance to the cost–benefit analysis of this kind of governmental support.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-07
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060122
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 123: Relationship between Personal
           Ethics and Burnout: The Unexpected Influence of Affective Commitment

    • Authors: Carlos Santiago-Torner, José-Antonio Corral-Marfil, Elisenda Tarrats-Pons
      First page: 123
      Abstract: Objective: Ethical climates and their influence on emotional health have been the subject of intense debates. However, Personal Ethics as a potential resource that can mitigate Burnout syndrome has gone unnoticed. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to examine the effect of Personal Ethics on the three dimensions that constitute Burnout, considering the moderating influence of Affective Commitment. Design/methodology: A model consisting of three simple moderations is used to solve this question. The sample includes 448 professionals from the Colombian electricity sector with university-qualified education. Findings: Personal Ethics mitigates Emotional Exhaustion and Depersonalization, but it is not related to Personal Realization. Affective Commitment, unexpectedly, has an inverse moderating effect. In other words, as this type of commitment intensifies, the positive impact of Personal Ethics on Burnout and Depersonalization decreases until it disappears. Furthermore, Affective Commitment does not influence the dynamic between Personal Ethics and self-realization. Research limitations/implications: A longitudinal study would strengthen the causal relationships established in this research. Practical implications: Alignment of values between the individual and the organization is crucial. In fact, integration between the organization and its personnel through organic, open and connected structures increases psychological well-being through values linked to benevolence and understanding. Social implications: Employees’ emotional health is transcendental beyond the organizational level, as it has a significant impact on personal and family interactions beyond the workplace. Originality/value: The potential adverse repercussion of Affective Commitment has been barely examined. Additionally, Personal Ethics, when intensified by high Affective Commitment, can lead to extra-role behaviors that transform what is voluntary into a moral imperative. This situation could generate emotional fractures and a decrease in achievement. This perspective, compared to previous research, introduces an innovative element.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-12
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060123
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 124: Formation of Interdependence
           among Individuals in the Initial Phase of Intercompany Collaboration: The
           Role of Leaders and Members of AI Consortiums in Japan

    • Authors: Masashi Sakai, Yuto Kimura
      First page: 124
      Abstract: Japanese firms are accelerating their engagement in horizontal collaboration through unprecedented inter-firm combinations that allow organizations to respond flexibly and quickly to changes in the external environment. However, existing research has not sufficiently examined trust formation and individual interaction processes in the initial stages of such inter-organizational collaboration. This study examines a newly established value-creation consortium led by the private sector that uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) technology to solve social issues. We interviewed consortium members in different positions; the steps for coding and theorization (SCAT) were used to analyze individuals’ interactions in the initial stage of forming inter-organizational collaboration. The results showed that the members’ willingness to collaborate increased due to the leader exhibiting trustworthy behavior. Furthermore, uncertainty caused by AI’s technological specificity led to insecurity, creating role ambiguity and role conflicts, which leaders and members overcame to form interdependent relationships among individuals. The indication of such a process is a new finding, the practical implications of which are discussed.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-14
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060124
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 125: Co-Opetition and the
           Industrial Internet of Things: A Strategic Framework for Operational
           Efficiency in the Portuguese Ornamental Stone Sector

    • Authors: Agostinho da Silva, Antonio J. Marques Cardoso
      First page: 125
      Abstract: In our rapidly globalizing and digitizing world, small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) face significant challenges that compel them to adopt a co-opetition strategy—a blend of competition and collaboration. Despite their potential benefits, the high failure rates and unmet expectations of co-opetition networks highlight a significant gap in the empirical frameworks for establishing and maintaining these networks. This research seeks to address these gaps by developing a framework that enhances value cocreation in the Portuguese ornamental stone sector, integrating the latest developments in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Service-Dominant Logic (S-D Logic), and service science. Question: How can a framework integrating IIoT, S-D Logic, and service science enhance value cocreation and manage co-opetition among SMEs in the Portuguese ornamental stone sector' Methods: Theoretical insights and practical applications were synthesized to develop and validate a comprehensive co-opetition framework. This framework was tested through an experimental pilot project in the Portuguese ornamental stone sector, leveraging IIoT. Results: The implementation of the framework demonstrated significant operational efficiency, including enhanced performance, reduced production variance, and better resource utilization, indicating that integrating IIoT within co-opetition networks can effectively support SMEs. Conclusions: This study confirms the transformative impact of embedding IIoT in co-opetition networks, offering a replicable and scalable framework for other sectors. This framework addresses the empirical gap and aligns with broader socio-economic goals, setting the stage for further research into its applicability and potential across diverse industrial environments.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-14
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060125
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 126: Inclusive Leadership and
           Employee Engagement as Critical Drivers of Sustainability in
           Telecommunication Companies

    • Authors: Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku, Kristofine Aili Itembu-Naunyango, Olufemi Michael Oladejo
      First page: 126
      Abstract: There has been a growing concern about the influence of inclusive leadership on employee engagement in the telecommunications industry. The telecommunications industry is undergoing rapid technological advancements, leading to increased competition and pressure on employees. Creating an inclusive workplace in such a dynamic environment is essential to attracting and retaining talented professionals and driving eco-innovation for sustainable development in Industry 4.0. Despite the importance of inclusive leadership, there is dearth of studies exploring the influence of inclusive leadership on employee engagement in the telecommunications industry. Hence, this study sought to examine the influence of inclusive leadership on employee engagement in selected telecommunication companies in Namibia. A qualitative approach was adopted, where face-to-face interviews were conducted using a semi-structured interview guide. The participants (22 executives) were selected for interviews from two telecommunication companies in Namibia using a purposive sampling method. Data collection involved recording and transcribing participant interviews using Microsoft Word. Thematic analysis was conducted using NVivo 20 software. Results show the importance of empathy and non-hierarchical leadership behaviour as the most critical factor influencing team engagement and discretionary effort in the telecommunications industry in Namibia. Meanwhile, clear career advancement pathways, work autonomy, cross-departmental collaboration, and supervisory support are major contributors to employee engagement for innovative performance and sustainability in the telecommunications industry.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-16
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060126
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 127: AI in the Workplace: A
           Systematic Review of Skill Transformation in the Industry

    • Authors: Leili Babashahi, Carlos Eduardo Barbosa, Yuri Lima, Alan Lyra, Herbert Salazar, Matheus Argôlo, Marcos Antonio de Almeida, Jano Moreira de Souza
      First page: 127
      Abstract: AI applications streamline workflows, automate tasks, and require adaptive strategies for effective integration into business processes. This research explores the transformative influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on various industries, such as software engineering, automation, education, accounting, mining, legal services, and media. We investigate the relationship between technological advancements and the job market to identify relevant skills for individuals and organizations for implementing and managing AI systems and human–machine interactions necessary for actual and future jobs. We focus on the essential adaptations for individuals and organizations to flourish in this era. To bridge the gap between AI-driven demands and the existing capabilities of the workforce, we employ the Rapid Review methodology to explore the integration of AI in businesses, identify crucial skill sets, analyze challenges, and propose solutions in this dynamic age. We searched the Scopus database, screening a total of 39 articles, of which we selected 20 articles for this systematic review. The inclusion criteria focused on conference papers and journal articles from 2020 or later and written in English. The selected articles offer valuable insights into the impact of AI on education, business, healthcare, robotics, manufacturing, and automation across diverse sectors, as well as providing perspectives on the evolving landscape of expertise. The findings underscore the importance of crucial skill sets, such as technical proficiency and adaptability, to successfully adopt AI. Businesses respond strategically by implementing continuous skill adaptation and ethical technology to address challenges. The paper concludes by emphasizing the imperative of balanced skill development, proactive education, and strategic integration to navigate the profound impact of AI on the workforce effectively.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-16
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060127
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 128: Intelligent Exchange of
           Sustainable Tourist Habits among the EU Member States

    • Authors: Fátima Leal, Micaela Pinho
      First page: 128
      Abstract: Despite much research being conducted within the scope of sustainable tourism, more progress has yet to be made in defining how close or far different countries are from achieving this goal. Consequently, this paper aims to evaluate and compare the commitment of citizens, as tourists, from the 27 member states of the European Union to sustainable tourism. A map of sustainability was developed through the use of machine learning algorithms. A cluster analysis was performed, followed by a sustainable rating. The main findings indicate the existence of three country segments among the European Union member states according to the involvement of its citizens as tourists with sustainable practices: highly committed, moderately committed, and uncommitted. Based on these segments, we proposed a recommendation system that suggests the top-five countries where tourists could exchange sustainable tourism habits based on the idea of contagion or imitation behaviours among individuals across an extensive set of everyday decisions. The results reveal significant variations in sustainable tourism practices across member states, highlighting both challenges and opportunities for harmonisation. By implementing this recommendation system, we facilitate the adoption of sustainable habits among tourists and stakeholders, driving a more unified approach to sustainability in the multiple tourism destinations. This study shows no convergence between the 27 European Union member states regarding sustainable tourism. Therefore, political policies are necessary so that all citizens converge on sustainable tourist habits and the European Union contributes, as a whole, to sustainable tourism.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-19
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060128
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 129: Bridging the Gap: Exploring
           the Impact of Human Capital Management on Employee Performance through
           Work Engagement

    • Authors: Njanjobea Isah Leontes, Crystal Hoole
      First page: 129
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to suggest and test a research model that examines whether work engagement mediates the effect of human capital management practices (HCMPs) on employee performance. These relationships were assessed through the Smart PLS 4 (Partial Least Square) software using Partial Least Square-based Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). Data were elicited from full-time hotel employees and their managers in South Africa. Based on the PLS-SEM results, work engagement was identified as a mediator of the effects of HCMPs on employee performance. Specifically, HCMPs, manifested by training, career opportunities, and rewards, improve work engagement, triggering employee tasks, and adaptive and creative performance. Additionally, work engagement had a positive influence on task performance, adaptive performance, and contextual performance. This research contributes by empirically testing work engagement as a full mediator in the relationship between HCMPs and employee performance, offering insights into the crucial role of HCMPs in fostering employee engagement and performance within the hospitality industry. Implications of the results are discussed, and directions for future research are presented.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-19
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060129
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 130: The Impact of CEO Retention
           on Post-Merger Integration: Insights from Chegg in the Ed-Tech Industry

    • Authors: Chaewon Kim, Dakyung Jung, Jiwon Sung, Young Hae Hwang, Seungho Choi
      First page: 130
      Abstract: This study examines the crucial role of chief executive officers (CEOs) in post-acquisition integration, focusing on Chegg, a prominent ed-tech company in a rapidly evolving industry. Analyzing CEO actions post-acquisition through interviews and metrics, we find that a three-year CEO retention period significantly contributes to successful integration at Chegg. This research emphasizes the importance of understanding ideal CEO retention and their strategic actions, offering insights for more successful post-acquisition integration and long-term economic benefits.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-19
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060130
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 131: Evaluating the Impact of
           Digital Health Interventions on Workplace Health Outcomes: A Systematic
           Review

    • Authors: Evripidis P. Kechagias, Georgios A. Papadopoulos, Ioanna Rokai
      First page: 131
      Abstract: With the increasing penetration of digital technologies into health management, digital health interventions in workplaces have been subject to substantial interest. These interventions aim to enhance employee well-being, minimize absenteeism and presenteeism, and augment organizational productivity. This paper carries out a systematic review focusing on the key characteristics of effective digital health interventions designed to enhance health-related outcomes within workplace settings and evaluates their implications for prospective implementation in the workplace. According to PRISMA guidelines, the current systematic review adopted the most appropriate methods to retrieve studies from PubMed, covering interventions that included cognitive-behavioral therapy apps, software that reduces sedentary behaviors, virtual reality for well-being, and comprehensive health programs. The studies’ quality was assessed through standardized tools with a preference for randomized control trials and mixed-methods research. It was found that digital health interventions positively impact mental health, physical activity, and well-being. However, limitations were found due to self-reported data and potential biases. This review identified long-term effectiveness, objective outcome measures, and cost-effectiveness as areas for future research. Digital health interventions hold promise in enhancing workplace health strategies, as they offer scalable, personalized, cost-effective solutions. However, critically relevant research gaps have to be faced to integrate these successfully and exploit their real potential in organizational health strategies.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-06-20
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14060131
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 6 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 82: Unlocking Value Co-Creation in
           Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: The Vital Role of Institutions

    • Authors: Yuko Inada
      First page: 82
      Abstract: The entrepreneurial ecosystem is quite complicated because of the presence of numerous stakeholders and the inclusion of multicultural and social elements in diverse communities. The role of entrepreneurship education in developing entrepreneurial skills and aptitude has evolved. The collaboration between universities, companies, and organizations in the collaborative online international learning (COIL) approach plays an important role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to enhance value co-creation. To extend the limited literature on value creation through entrepreneurship education among stakeholders and analyze the entrepreneurial ecosystem from a micro perspective, this study investigated why companies and organizations support universities at the individual, organizational, and institutional levels to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems. Following a global career course using the COIL approach, semi-structured interviews were conducted in person or via Zoom with four representatives of the Embassy of Canada to Japan, Ernst & Young, and Manulife from April to May 2022. The modified grounded theory approach was used to analyze the responses from three institutions. The results showed that students were provided with the opportunity to solve actual issues that the three institutions faced and the students’ perspectives were considered to identify and develop high-quality proposals at the individual, organizational, and institutional levels. The institutional philosophy, organizational engagement and development, and personal development of the representatives of these institutions effectively create values within universities while also forming entrepreneurial ecosystems at Japanese and Canadian companies, organizations, and universities to help build the next generation of leaders. This study has important implications through its contribution to society and the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in collaboration with the academic, industrial, and public sectors.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-24
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050082
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 83: Whistleblowing Based on the
           Three Lines Model

    • Authors: Paschalis Kagias, Alexandros Garefalakis, Ioannis Passas, Panagiotis Kyriakogkonas, Nikolaos Sariannidis
      First page: 83
      Abstract: Directive 1937/2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law became effective very recently. However, Directive 1937/2019 lacks sufficient guidance on the implementation or governance of whistleblowing frameworks. In addition, the existing literature lacks a definition of whistleblowing and whistleblowing frameworks that is appropriate for internal audit and fraud prevention. The purpose of this paper is to address the lack of a definition of whistleblowing and whistleblowing framework appropriate for internal auditing and to guide the roles and responsibilities within an organization to apply and maintain a robust whistleblowing framework. To this effect, the Three Lines Model is used, one of the most recognized theoretical models in effective risk governance and internal audit.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-25
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050083
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 84: Critical Perspectives of
           Organisational Behaviour towards Stakeholders through the Application of
           Corporate Governance Principles

    • Authors: Florin-Alexandru Luca, Claudiu-Gabriel Tiganas, Claudia-Elena Grigoras-Ichim, Dumitru Filipeanu, Lucia Morosan-Danila
      First page: 84
      Abstract: Corporate governance is gaining interest not only from investors but companies that want to operate in international markets, prompting a more thorough analysis of the field to prioritise stakeholder interests alongside shareholder value. By adopting a holistic approach that considers stakeholders’ diverse needs and expectations, companies can build resilience, foster trust, and create sustainable value for all stakeholders, ensuring long-term success and societal impact. This paper analyses corporate governance principles applied at the international, European, and national levels, emphasising the importance of the field for the stakeholders. The practical approach of the paper analyses the application and compliance of the corporate governance code of 18 companies in the field of financial intermediation and insurance, which are listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, underlining the crucial role of transparency of operations in instilling confidence and reassurance in stakeholders. The conclusions present proposals for measures to improve corporate governance practices at the level of companies.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-25
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050084
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 85: Agro-Investments among Small
           Farm Business Entrepreneurs in the Era of the Fourth Industrial
           Revolution: A Case in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

    • Authors: Mzwakhe Nkosi, Azikiwe Isaac Agholor, Oluwasogo David Olorunfemi
      First page: 85
      Abstract: Agro-investment in the fourth industrial revolution will be an imperative driving factor and a sacrosanct enabler for small farm business entrepreneurs to participate holistically in the agricultural economic value chain. Investing in advanced technology and entrepreneurship has the potential to promote business modernization and improve the productivity and profitability of farm businesses. This study assessed agro-investments in small farm business entrepreneurs in the era of the fourth industrial revolution in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The study objectives were precisely to determine the perception of small farm business entrepreneurs on agro-investment and examine the impact of agro-investment for small farm business entrepreneurs in the fourth industrial revolution. The questionnaire used in this study employed structured and semi-structured questions for data collection, and an aggregate of 235 participants were randomly selected. The results on perception indicate that small farm business entrepreneurs mostly perceive agro-investment in the fourth industrial revolution as not suitable for small farm business conditions; this may be attributed to modern agricultural implements being predominantly manufactured in accordance with commercial sector specifications. The results from the binary logistic regression analysis on the perception of small farm business entrepreneurs in the fourth industrial revolution revealed that gender (P-value = 0.031), level of education (P-value = 0.04), farm size (P-value = 0.048), farming skills and knowledge (P-value = 0.027), farm productivity (P-value = 0.059) and investment opportunities (P-value = 0.057) were significant and influence the perception of small farm business entrepreneurs. The mean and standard deviation were used to assess the degree of severity of impact. From the results, sources of investment, technology, market participation, economic benefits, and government interventions were discovered to be impactful on agro-investment for small farm business entrepreneurs. The key contributions of agro-investments among small farm business entrepreneurs in the technological era embody catalyzed rural development, a diversified inclusive rural economy, and competitive participation in the agricultural food value chain. Another crucial contribution of the study is unlocking and accentuating the potential and opportunities that investors, technology designers, and manufacturers can exploit in small farm business agro-investments. This paper identifies and recommends that the South African government ought to create enabling environments for agricultural investment activities to thrive, especially among small farm business entrepreneurs, thereby providing grant funding and training, and enabling public-private stakeholder linkages.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-25
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050085
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 86: The Impact of Gamification on
           Slovenian Consumers’ Online Shopping

    • Authors: Armand Faganel, Filip Pačarić, Igor Rižnar
      First page: 86
      Abstract: Gamification involves integrating game mechanics into non-game environments such as business intranets, online communities, websites, and learning management systems to boost participation. Its aim is to actively engage employees, customers, and other stakeholders, fostering collaboration, sharing, and interaction. Gamification is a relatively unfamiliar term in Slovenia. The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of gamification on Slovenian consumers, specifically how it affects the online shopping process and user engagement during purchases. To test the hypotheses, we used appropriate statistical tools: chi-square, Friedman, and Wilcoxon tests. The findings indicate that gamification’s strongest influence is not on the post-purchase evaluation phase but rather on the alternative evaluation phase. It is interesting that highly rated reviewers significantly influence product purchases in online stores, while consumers are unwilling to increase their spending on online purchases in exchange for gamification-related benefits.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-25
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050086
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 87: Organizational
           Practices’ Role in Managing Open Innovation and Business Performance
           

    • Authors: Nada Rabie, Ayman Moustafa, Fatima Al Ghaithi
      First page: 87
      Abstract: Given the ever-changing world of technological advances, and due to the fact that business entities strive for efficiency and cost reduction, open innovation (OI) has become the focus of academic and scholarly discussions. Furthermore, to increase their competitiveness, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have started implementing OI practices. This study aims to investigate the impact of SMEs’ internal organizational practices on OI and the impact of the latter on SMEs’ business performance. This quantitative study, which was based on gathering insights from SMEs, sought to answer two research questions related to the effects of organizational practices on the adoption and management of OI processes in SMEs and the role of OI in accelerating the business performance of SMEs. The findings revealed that not all SMEs’ internal organizational practices have a positive impact on both OI and SMEs’ business performance. This study is among the earliest studies in the UAE and GCC region to explore the impact of specific internal organizational practices on SME OI adoption and its business performance. The present study contributes theoretically and practically to OI literature and assists SME managers in evaluating their internal organizational practices’ suitability for OI adoption.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-28
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050087
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 88: Main Challenges of
           E-Leadership in Municipal Administrations in the Post-Pandemic Context

    • Authors: Rita Toleikienė, Vita Juknevičienė, Irma Rybnikova, Viktoria Menzel, Inese Abolina, Iveta Reinholde
      First page: 88
      Abstract: E-leadership (i.e., remotely leading employees) has become a new normal in the public sector during the pandemic. However, practices of e-leadership differ due to legal, national and even organisational conditions. A deeper analysis is needed to understand what has happened with leadership practices in municipalities after the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the article is to reveal the main challenges of e-leadership in the post-pandemic municipal administrations and to identify e-leaders’ approaches (how they should act) in this context. A qualitative method of online focus groups was used to analyze specifics of the post-pandemic e-leadership in municipal administrations. The research was conducted in Lithuanian, Latvian and German municipal administrations. It was revealed that the use of remote work and e-leadership in municipal administrations after the pandemic heavily depends on the attitudes of supervisors toward work productivity. In addition, ensuring effective digital communication as well as managing social contacts and maintaining team spirit become challenges for e-leadership in municipalities after the pandemic also when remote work is reduced.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-28
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050088
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 89: Open Government in Spain: An
           Introspective Analysis

    • Authors: Ricardo Curto-Rodríguez, Rafael Marcos-Sánchez, Daniel Ferrández
      First page: 89
      Abstract: In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of research analyzing open government initiatives that enable access to the information held by public bodies, promoting accountability and the fight against corruption. As there are few studies on intermediate governments to date, this research focuses on this level of government in Spain, one of the most decentralized countries in the world. The autonomous communities in Spain manage over 35% of consolidated public spending and are responsible for providing most social services, including health, education, and social services. To achieve this goal, the perceptions of the seventeen heads of open government in Spain’s autonomous communities were collected through a questionnaire. This approach fills a research gap as individuals outside of public administration have made the previous assessments. By allowing for a comparison with the conclusions reached by prior research, this study contributes to the creation of new knowledge. The study’s results are consistent with previous research and suggest that the open government in Spain is positively regarded, not falling below the European or global averages, and has a promising future despite significant obstacles, such as a resistance to change. Transparency is the most developed aspect of open government, while citizen collaboration ranks last. The autonomous communities of the Basque Country, Aragon, Castile Leon, and Catalonia have been identified as the most advanced in terms of open government. The analysis did not reveal any gender-based differences in opinion. Still, it did show variations based on age, the size of the autonomous community, or membership to the most developed group. Therefore, it is evident that promoting open government in the autonomous communities of Spain should continue.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-28
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050089
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 90: Organizational Climate Scale
           for Public Service: Development and Validation

    • Authors: Taiane Keila Matheis, Simone Alves Pacheco de Campos, Kelmara Mendes Vieira, Eliete dos Reis Lehnhart, Vania de Fátima Barros Estivalete
      First page: 90
      Abstract: This research presents four studies that developed and validated the Organizational Climate Perception Scale for Public Service (OCPS-PS). The first qualitative study consulted the literature and conducted a focus group to develop the initial version of the scale. The second study involved expert evaluation and pre-testing, aiming at the semantic and face validation of the items. This study resulted in 80 items forming the thirteen dimensions of organizational climate. The third study obtained the first quantitative sample for the exploratory validation phase of the scale. The final study, using a new sample, conducted confirmatory tests for the validation of the scale. A methodology for applying the scale was developed, allowing all interested parties to use the OCPS-PS for the assessment of the organizational climate in public service. The results of the four conducted studies indicate the adequacy of the OCPS-PS according to the proposed criteria of validity and reliability. Finally, the OCPS-OS was built to be applied in different public organizations and at different government levels.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-28
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050090
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 91: An Approach to Sustainable
           Enterprise Resource Planning System Implementation in Small- and
           Medium-Sized Enterprises

    • Authors: Raquel Pérez Estébanez
      First page: 91
      Abstract: The adoption of sustainable enterprise resource planning systems in small and medium-sized enterprises represents a strategic response to the evolving landscape of corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship. This study seeks to identify which factors determine the level of satisfaction when implementing a sustainable enterprise resource planning system in small- and medium-sized business. A survey was designed to measure managers’ satisfaction with S-ERP implementation in their companies. A multivariate analysis was run to test the factors affecting the level of satisfaction with the implementation. The general results show that the type of module implemented positively and significantly affects the level of satisfaction with S-ERP. One specific result is that the more accounting modules implemented, the more complex the system is, and the more effort is needed to implement the new technology effectively and use it properly. Another result shows that the sales marketing module has an inverse impact on satisfaction with an S-ERP, possibly because this module is complex and difficult to manage. This study contributes significantly to the emerging body of knowledge on S-ERP implementation by seeking to fill the research gap on the interaction between the S-ERP system and user’s satisfaction, focusing on small businesses. Future research directions should delve into the long-term impact of sustainable ERP adoption on SME performance and resilience. Additionally, investigating the effectiveness of government policies in supporting sustainable ERP adoption, along with exploring the actual environmental impact of ERP systems in SMEs, can contribute to advancing our understanding of this dynamic and evolving field.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-30
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050091
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 92: Expatriate Academics’
           Positive Affectivity and Its Influence on Creativity in the Workforce
           Indigenization Context: Revealing the Role of Perceived Fairness

    • Authors: Amina Amari
      First page: 92
      Abstract: Workforce indigenization in Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries is under-researched in international business literature, especially among expatriate academics from the Middle East and North Africa regions working in GCC countries. Therefore, drawing from the social exchange and conservation of resources theories, this study examines the moderating effect of perceived fairness on the relationship between positive affectivity (PA) and creativity in the context of enhanced indigenization of human resource (HR) policies in GCC countries. This study collects data from 228 mobile academics working in Saudi universities. Principal least squares structural equation modeling results show that PA positively impacts creativity. Further, perceived fairness is found to reinforce the connection between PA and creativity. This study’s results indicate that host universities must build appealing HR policies to cope with the diverse challenges related to the indigenization of HR policies. Furthermore, this study highlights the role of positive personality traits in enhancing creativity.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-01
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050092
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 93: Effects of Public Service
           Motivation on R&D Project-Based Team Learning Where Psychological
           Safety Is a Mediator and Project Management Style Is a Moderator

    • Authors: Jintana Pattanatornchai, Youji Kohda, Amna Javed, Kalaya Udomvitid, Pisal Yenradee
      First page: 93
      Abstract: While public service motivation (PSM) and teamwork are widely recognized as crucial drivers for effective public service delivery, researchers primarily analyze these factors independently and at a personal level. The existing literature rarely explores the interplay between PSM, the project team learning process (PTLP), and psychological safety (PS) within research and development (R&D) project teams, particularly in national R&D organizations. This study addresses this gap by proposing a theoretical model that examines the combined effect of individual motivation and team collaboration, mediated by PS, on R&D PTLP. Additionally, it investigates the moderating influence of project management (PM) styles—fully agile and partially agile—on these relationships. The proposed method utilizes partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) for quantitative data analysis. Our findings revealed a positive relationship between PSM, PS, and R&D PTLP, with PS acting as a significant mediator. Notably, the relationship between PSM and R&D PTLP was stronger under fully agile project management compared to partially agile settings. These findings suggest that both project teams and organizations should prioritize promoting PS and consider the moderating effects of project management styles to foster a sustainable R&D team learning process, particularly within national R&D institutions.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-01
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050093
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 94: Film-Induced Tourism as a Key
           Factor for Promoting Tourism Destination Image: The James Bond Saga Case

    • Authors: Noelia Araújo-Vila, Lucília Cardoso, Giovana Goretti Feijó Almeida, Paulo Almeida
      First page: 94
      Abstract: This research extensively discusses the connection between destination image and films influencing tourism. Despite the worldwide fame of the James Bond saga and extensive publications on the subject, research into the role of tourism promotion in the image of destinations is still scarce, and there is no specific focus on analysing promotional aspects in relation to film-induced tourism. This study focuses on the influence of cinematographic images on the destination image perception and promotion, specifically exploring the case of the James Bond saga as a practical case. With 25 films released since 1962, the James Bond saga provides a basis for evaluating cinematic presence in tourism promotion strategies. This research proposes the content analysis of the official tourist websites of 23 destinations where the James Bond saga was shot, which offer some tourist products linked to the saga. The key findings provide valuable insights into the promotion of James Bond saga tourism destinations, the role of films in promoting destinations, and the tourism products developed from the saga films. The results provide visual outputs about the target image of the film shooting locations, and the text analysis provides keywords linked to the theme. The study’s methodology contributes to the discourse on film tourism and destination image topics and brings practical and theoretical contributions to both academia and destination managers.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-03
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050094
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 95: The Role of Expectation
           Management in Value Creation: A Case Study on Municipal Managers’
           Experiences with Offering Supported Housing

    • Authors: Kim Ulvin, Laila Tingvold, Karina Aase, Siv Fladsrud Magnussen
      First page: 95
      Abstract: Theoretically rooted in public service logic (PSL), this article explores managers’ experiences constructing value propositions and facilitating the value creation process in a public sector environment. It reports on a qualitative study from a Norwegian municipal setting based on individual and focus group interviews supported by participant observations and relevant documents. The data were analyzed according to the guidelines of stepwise-deductive inductive analysis (SDI). The findings substantiate changes in the utilized supported housing forms and highlight urgency’s pervasive effect on transition processes to supported housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities and the need for around-the-clock support. This study contributes to public management research by examining the process of constructing value propositions and the managers’ efforts to contribute to the formation of more realistic expectations towards the municipality’s scope and level of service among prospective service users and their families. The article contributes to the PSL discourse by providing the complementary concept of expectation–reality mitigation as a particular form of expectation management suited for the complexities and constraints of value creation in public service settings.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-06
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050095
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 96: How Managerial Practices
           Impact Perceived Organizational Effectiveness: A Study of Corporate
           Foundations

    • Authors: Theresa Gehringer
      First page: 96
      Abstract: The organizational effectiveness of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) has received considerable attention from the scientific research community and society. Nonprofit scholars call for more empirical research that tests existing theories and develops multidimensional frameworks at the organizational level, with a focus on actual management practices. Previous studies have suggested that a broad set of management practices at the program and organizational levels have positive implications for the perceived effectiveness of NPOs. This study evaluates and refines a conceptual model of the antecedents of organizational effectiveness and validates its applicability in the context of charitable foundations established by corporations. Based on survey data from their executive leaders, this study’s empirical findings suggest that perceived organizational effectiveness is less affected by a broad set of management practices and is driven by a few selected best practices that focus on specific stakeholder groups (i.e., experts). Moreover, the results show that certain organizational characteristics, such as organizational experience, can strengthen the perceived effectiveness of charitable foundations. Overall, the results of this study may help nonprofit executive leaders to better understand that a careful selection and implementation of specific practices might be more beneficial for an organization’s effectiveness than an extensive list of practices. Moreover, this study contributes on a broader theoretical level to the study of multidimensional frameworks as a suitable measure for identifying key antecedents of leader-perceived organizational effectiveness across different types of NPOs.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-07
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050096
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 97: The Mediating Effect of
           Affective Commitment on the Relationship between Competence Development
           and Turnover Intentions: Does This Relationship Depend on the
           Employee’s Generation'

    • Authors: Ana Moreira, Carla Tomás, Armanda Antunes
      First page: 97
      Abstract: The main objective of this investigation was to study the effect of organizational competency development practices on turnover intentions and whether affective commitment explains this relationship. Another of the study’s objectives was to test whether these relationships vary according to the generation to which the participant belongs. The study sample consisted of 2123 participants working in Portuguese organizations. The results indicate that organizational competency development practices (training, individualized support, and functional rotation) negatively and significantly affect turnover intentions and that affective commitment mediates this relationship. However, these relationships vary according to the participant’s generation. For Generation Y and Generation X, this mediating effect is found in all dimensions of organizational competency development practices. For the baby boomer generation, there is only a mediating effect of affective commitment in the relationship between individualized support and turnover intentions. These results indicate that human resources should consider the generation to which the participant belongs when implementing competency development practices.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-08
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050097
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 98: Students’
           Entrepreneurial Intention and Its Influencing Factors: A Systematic
           Literature Review

    • Authors: Panagiota Xanthopoulou, Alexandros Sahinidis
      First page: 98
      Abstract: Many researchers have studied the factors that impact on students’ entrepreneurial intention; however, findings are conflicting. The present study attempts, through an extensive review of the literature, to provide a holistic view and deeper knowledge of the most significant factors that influence university students’ decisions to be self-employed or to start a business. A systematic review as well as a bibliometric analysis of the literature was implemented, using a three-step literature mapping protocol to search, select, evaluate, and validate the literature by examining and analyzing numerous papers from the scientific community. The process ended up with 677 papers, from which the forty-three most cited were used as our research sample. Findings revealed that there are four primary categories of factors: the contextual factors, such as the economic, social, and political environment, the motivational factors, such as individuals’ personal needs, personality traits, and characteristics, and the factors related with the personal background of individuals such as family, education, and peers. We also examined the countries with the maximum number of papers on university students’ entrepreneurial intentions. These findings can be useful for policy makers and educators and will serve as a basis for future research, while they also contribute to the literature by highlighting the factors that most affect the entrepreneurial intention of university students.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-09
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050098
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 99: Fintech: Evidence of the
           Urgent Need to Improve Financial Literacy in Portugal

    • Authors: Mariana Costa, Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira, Ana Moreira
      First page: 99
      Abstract: Fintech has revolutionized the financial sector, providing a new way of providing banking services. Since Fintech can provide the same services as traditional banks but entirely online, it is a competitor. As a result, consumers’ relationships with banking have inevitably changed, and it is therefore relevant to analyze these changes. The main objective of this study is to understand people’s perceptions of Fintech, their level of knowledge about it, and the impact of its emergence on traditional banking. The study sample consisted of 174 participants. A quantitative methodology was used to test the hypotheses formulated. The results show that participants who know about Fintech and perceive it as safe have a greater intention of changing banks. On the other hand, they perceive that supervision and regulation in traditional banks is higher than in Fintech. Among the reasons for becoming a Fintech customer, the most mentioned were lower costs and the fact that they provide greater convenience and ease of use. It will be in Fintech’s interest to continue working with regulators so that the sector makes progress in this area and consumers can recognize greater equality between traditional banks and Fintech in the future.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-13
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050099
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 100: Changes in Attitude toward
           Intimate Partner Violence in Rapidly Developing Countries: The Case of
           Indonesia

    • Authors: Moemi Noda, Akira Ishida
      First page: 100
      Abstract: Male-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) is a severe human rights violation that negatively affects women’s well-being worldwide. Although many studies have examined the factors influencing IPV, few have investigated the changes in attitudes toward IPV during rapid economic growth. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify changes in attitudes toward husband-on-wife violence by gender, from 2007 to 2017, using individual data from the Indonesia Demographic and Health Surveys. The estimation results revealed that, despite being more accepting of IPV, young women, women living in rural areas other than Java and Bali, and women belonging to lower social classes have significantly increased their negative attitudes toward IPV over the past decade. Although negative attitudes toward IPV have increased significantly among men living in eastern Indonesia, men in their teens, 20s, and 30s and those living in Sumatra have become more accepting of IPV. This suggests that the overall awareness of IPV resistance among men has not increased. The acceptance of IPV is more prevalent among employed women in the middle and lower socioeconomic strata than among their unemployed counterparts. However, the reverse trend has become clearer among women in the upper strata over the past decade.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-13
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050100
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 101: Entrepreneurial Aspirations
           and Challenges among Business Students: A Qualitative Study

    • Authors: Anas Al-Fattal
      First page: 101
      Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on small businesses, significantly influencing entrepreneurial aspirations and presenting numerous challenges. This calls for additional research into perceptions, intentions, and the challenges faced in this context. This study aims to explore the comprehension of key entrepreneurial concepts among business students in the post-pandemic era. The paper presents an empirical study which employs qualitative in-depth interviews with 34 undergraduate business students from one public university in the Midwest of the United States. The findings reveal a complex view of entrepreneurship that extends beyond traditional business creation, encompassing elements of social innovation and personal fulfillment. Students displayed a generally positive attitude towards entrepreneurship, influenced strongly by their involvement in practical entrepreneurship-related activities and their familial backgrounds. However, they also identified significant barriers, including financial constraints, fear of failure, and a lack of practical experience, which hinder their intentions to pursue entrepreneurial ventures. The study underscores the importance of entrepreneurship education programs incorporating more comprehensive practical experiences, enhancing financial literacy, and providing psychological support to overcome these challenges. These insights contribute to the ongoing discussion on how to effectively support and prepare aspiring entrepreneurs in a changing educational landscape.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-16
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050101
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 102: Navigating Autonomy,
           Competence, and Relatedness: Insights from Middle Managers in Norway

    • Authors: Kristin Severinsen Spieler
      First page: 102
      Abstract: Middle managers play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between senior leadership and employees, often navigating competing demands and pressures. This study investigates experiences of autonomy, competence, and relatedness among middle managers serving as department heads in the University and University College (UUC) sector in Norway. The study adopts a qualitative approach in the form of semi-structured interviews with six participants. The findings underscore the significance of autonomy, trust, and support in facilitating the effective execution of middle managers’ roles as executive and inclusive leaders. Autonomy emerges as crucial, which aligns with the principles of the Nordic work–life model. Furthermore, the study highlights the importance of internal motivation and the support provided by the immediate leadership in enhancing middle managers’ performance. Personal competence in one’s subject areas and relatedness emerge as key factors ensuring employee confidence and fostering a positive work environment. The implications of these findings suggest that nurturing autonomy, competence, and relatedness may mitigate the perceived stress associated with being a middle manager in the UUC sector. By addressing these fundamental needs, organisations can potentially enhance the well-being and effectiveness of middle managers, ultimately contributing to organisational success.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-17
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050102
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 103: The Gender Pay Gap in
           Academia: Evidence from the Beedie School of Business

    • Authors: Irene M. Gordon, Karel Hrazdil, Stephen Spector
      First page: 103
      Abstract: We analyzed gender pay gap in academia using detailed performance data of all faculty members at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, during 2012–2022. Although we initially observed a small average pay gap in favor of male academics, we found that female academics received higher remuneration compared to their male counterparts, once we controlled for research and teaching productivity, prior education and work experience, ethnicity, and various academic appointments. Our results provide an insight into possible sources of gender bias and highlight the need to control for teaching and research performance when investigating gender pay gaps.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-17
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050103
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 104: Drivers for Clustering and
           Inter-Project Collaboration—A Case of Horizon Europe Projects

    • Authors: Takwa Benissa, Anish Patil
      First page: 104
      Abstract: This paper investigates the drivers and dynamics of clustering and inter-project collaboration within the framework of the Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 projects. Leveraging a survey-based approach, we examine key themes surrounding the perception of clustering, the willingness to share information under legal confidentiality, and motivations for engaging with partners from different projects. The survey instrument, implemented via Microsoft Forms, was distributed among the consortia of eight EU projects participating in the SOLID4B cluster. Notably, the questionnaire was meticulously crafted based on an in-depth analysis of the SOLID4B case and comprehensive discussions with project coordinators and communication and dissemination managers from all participating projects. These discussions aimed to establish a clear roadmap for the cluster, ensuring the questionnaire’s relevance and usefulness for all participants. Data analysis was conducted within the same platform, facilitating efficient data processing and visualization. Our findings reveal that a significant majority of respondents (48 out of 55) perceive clustering as a valuable asset, indicative of a positive shift in perspectives. Challenges related to confidentiality were addressed through nuanced insights, with respondents demonstrating a willingness to share routine best practices, significant breakthroughs, and deliverables within a legally protected framework. Furthermore, a robust majority (40 out of 55) expressed a keen interest in collaborative endeavors, underscoring a collective drive to extend activities beyond individual project boundaries. The study highlights the importance of clustering with other projects in maximizing the impact of the Horizon program, extending stakeholder networks, and sharing knowledge and achievements in research and innovation. These insights contribute to a deeper understanding of the motivations and challenges surrounding clustering and collaboration within the Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 projects. Ultimately, the findings pave the way for informed strategies aimed at fostering a dynamic and interconnected research community.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-05-17
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14050104
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 5 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 60: Using the Case Study Method in
           Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Education

    • Authors: Mazanai Musara
      First page: 60
      Abstract: Various methods are used in entrepreneurship education. However, the effectiveness of these methods in inculcating the much-needed improvement in entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, intentions, and ultimately entrepreneurial activity is underexplored in literature. Following the action research approach in an undergraduate entrepreneurship class of 165 students, the study investigated the students’ perceptions of the case method’s effectiveness in improving their entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, intentions, and ultimately entrepreneurial activity. A combination of observation methods and semi-structured interviews were used to collect qualitative data. Observation data revealed a lack of physical space for facilitator mobility and low levels of engagement by students as some of the major challenges encountered when implementing the case study method in large classes. An analysis of semi-structured interview data revealed contextual relevance, building resilience, critical thinking, innovation and creativity, entrepreneurial motivation, entrepreneurial career development, and inspiration as some of the effective contributions of using the case study method in entrepreneurship education. The study recommends that, to further enhance the effectiveness of the case study method, the environment in which case studies are applied needs to be improved to ensure that there is enough physical space for lecturer mobility and interaction with students during case-study discussions.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-03-22
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040060
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 61: Customer-Based Brand Equity
           Drivers: A Leading Brand of Beer in Estonia

    • Authors: Dafnis N. Coudounaris, Peter Björk, Tõnis Mets, Rustam Asadli, Andreea I. Bujac
      First page: 61
      Abstract: Based on the trust/commitment theory and the customer-based brand equity theory, this study aims to ascertain which of the brand equity drivers of A. Le Coq beer have an impact on attachment and its overall brand equity in the Estonian brewery market. In order to achieve this goal, an empirical study was conducted based on the 17 customer-based/consumer-based brand equity models: the 15 brand equity models, including the beer/beverage brand equity models, the 2 internal brand equity models, as well as 3 other related models. The study utilised a sample of convenience of 120 University of Tartu students. The questionnaire was placed on Google’s online survey administration service. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) through AMOS29 was used for testing the fit of the model and covariances (through AMOS29) were used for testing the hypotheses. Additionally, t-test analysis was used for the differences in the means between the demographic characteristics and the items of the model. The results show that brand meaning has a strong positive effect on attachment strength, which significantly influences relationship factors—commitment, trust, and satisfaction. Another major finding is that the relationship factors—commitment, trust, and satisfaction—play a significant role in the development of the brand equity of A. Le Coq beer. This study provides useful insights for brewery marketing managers by exploiting the strong positive relationships found between beer brand equity drivers, such as the strong positive relationships found within consumers of beer, i.e., the relationships between brand reputation and brand image, brand meaning and attachment strength, attachment strength and commitment, attachment strength and satisfaction, attachment strength and trust, satisfaction and brand equity, commitment and brand equity, and trust and brand equity. This finding contributes to the literature on brand equity related to the Estonian environment. Five differences in demographic characteristics seem to play a role in designing strategies by the management teams of different brands for increasing the consumption of their competing brands of beer. A replication of a model previously used for a non-product is part of the novelty of this paper. In addition, all the examined relationships are found to be positive and significant, which provides a contribution to the existing literature.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-03-22
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040061
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 62: The Mediating Role of
           Attitudes towards Performing Well between Ethical Leadership,
           Technological Innovation, and Innovative Performance

    • Authors: Hassan Danial Aslam, Sorinel Căpușneanu, Tasawar Javed, Ileana-Sorina Rakos, Cristian-Marian Barbu
      First page: 62
      Abstract: The business sector is rife with unethical managerial practices, such as blaming subordinates for organizational failings, along with the exploitation of colleagues, favoritism, and conflicts of leadership. In light of this, numerous researchers have endeavored to explain the phenomenon of ethical perspectives and concerns. It is recommended that organizations in the SME sector adopt ethical practices in order to achieve their long-term objectives. This study stresses the influence of ethical leadership and technological innovation, particularly the mediating role of a positive attitude in encouraging good performance. This study, which was conducted in the SME sector of Malaysia in the state of Selangor, employed a convenience sampling technique for data collection and reports that ethical leadership, technological innovation, and attitude significantly influence performance. A mediating role of attitude in relation to technological innovation and innovative performance is hereby reported, and attitude towards performance was found to have an insignificant effect on ethical leadership and innovative performance. This study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by explaining the role of ethical leadership and technological innovation in expressing and assessing the revolutionary business practices required to ensure organizational success.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-03-24
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040062
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 63: Unlocking HRM Challenges:
           Exploring Motivation and Job Satisfaction within Military Service (LAF)

    • Authors: Jean Dagher, Nada Mallah Boustani, Chadi Khneyzer
      First page: 63
      Abstract: This research investigates the intricacies of motivation and job satisfaction among military service members within the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) amidst various challenges. Employing an intrinsic–extrinsic framework, the study adopts a sequential mixed-method design. Interviews were conducted with 42 LAF service members, a Focus Group was convened with 12 LAF subject matter experts, and a survey was administered to 3880 LAF service members across the country. The findings underscore the significance of monetary rewards and praise as primary motivators. Notably, the expectation of rewards emerges as a crucial motivating factor closely linked to job satisfaction, while intrinsic factors exhibit comparatively lesser influence. Salary emerges as the foremost determinant of job satisfaction. Moreover, economic challenges, particularly the drastic decline in purchasing power, serve as a significant moderating factor, adversely impacting the relationship between motivation and job satisfaction. Health challenges, such as the scarcity and increased prices of medical supplies, also exert a negative moderating influence. Conversely, security challenges demonstrate no significant moderating impact. Insights gleaned from the Lebanese context emphasize the importance of offering competitive salaries and recognition programs, ensuring equitable compensation, designing reward systems aligned with performance expectations, regularly reviewing, and adjusting salary structures, providing comprehensive support for employees’ physical and mental well-being, and fostering a secure work environment.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-03-26
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040063
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 64: An Entrepreneurial Perspective
           on the Transition of Lignite Rural Areas to a New Regime within a
           Suffocating Timeframe

    • Authors: Ilias Makris, Sotiris Apostolopoulos, Eleni E. Anastasopoulou
      First page: 64
      Abstract: Timetables for energy transition vary across EU Member States. The planning for dealing with the consequences of the transition in affected regions also varies. Under the pressure of the ten-year economic crisis, Greece is one of the few countries that has committed to stop using lignite in electricity generation, achieving 80% by 2023 and definitively by 2028. Apart from its environmental impact, the country assessed using lignite in electricity generation as unprofitable and damaging to the Greek economy. Simultaneously, it formulated a national energy transition plan for the country’s lignite areas. The plan also provides support for existing enterprises and incentives for new enterprises. European and domestic financial instruments accompany the support incentives. The compressed timetable is ambitious and demanding, entailing risks of project failure. As one of the first Member State projects to be completed in 2028, its outcome will shape an ambient atmosphere, positive or negative, for other Member States’ projects as well. Based on the transition plan and the timelines to which Greece has committed, this research examines the reanimation of rural areas involved in lignite mining from the perspective of entrepreneurship and financial support instruments. The findings revealed that while there is strong social consensus around the design that incorporates best practices, the basis for the completion schedule has unrealistic elements that will have potentially negative consequences for the restoration of the areas that the energy transition affects. The present study highlights the risks for entrepreneurship that tight schedules pose in the context of lignite area redevelopment.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-03-27
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040064
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 65: Strategic Networks’
           Dynamics: Evidence of Member Firms’ Retention and Departures in
           Brazil

    • Authors: Thais Guerra Braga, Nelson Casarotto Filho, Douglas Wegner, Flávio Régio Brambilla, Bruno Morgado Ferreira
      First page: 65
      Abstract: Strategic Networks (SNs) have emerged as a prevalent organizational form that offers synergistic benefits to participating firms. Despite their potential, SNs often experience member firms’ departure, raising concerns about their long-term viability. This study explores the factors that influence firms’ decisions to exit SNs by examining the interplay between network maturity, member firms’ satisfaction, and their individual characteristics. Using data from 338 Brazilian firms involved in SNs, a cluster analysis was employed to identify distinct groups of firms based on shared attributes. The findings revealed a significant association between higher perceived maturity, greater satisfaction with SNs, and lower likelihood of departure. These results suggest that network leaders should prioritize cultivating a mature and satisfying SN environment to mitigate member exits. By identifying the critical distinctions between the remaining and departing firms, this study provides valuable insights for network managers seeking to strengthen the longevity and stability of their strategic partnerships.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-03-29
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040065
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 66: Exploring the Role of Socially
           Responsible Marketing in Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in
           Organizational Settings

    • Authors: Željka Marčinko Trkulja, Dinko Primorac, Irena Bilić
      First page: 66
      Abstract: This paper delves into the concept of socially responsible marketing and its significance in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizational environments. It elucidates the connection between marketing and corporate social responsibility (CSR), showcasing methods of integrating social responsibility into marketing activities. Ethical principles inherent in socially responsible marketing are delineated, along with examples of CSR programs and projects within marketing initiatives. Furthermore, the paper explores the context and nature of diversity management policies and practices in organizations, highlighting the need for aligning marketing efforts with inclusive practices. It delves into the perception of various antecedents and consequences of diversity, equity, and inclusion at individual, group, and organizational levels, emphasizing the role of marketing in shaping perceptions and fostering inclusivity. Additionally, the paper addresses systemic, structural, organizational, institutional, cultural, and societal obstacles related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, underscoring the importance of socially responsible marketing in overcoming these challenges. It provides insights into how marketing initiatives can contribute to dismantling barriers and promoting diversity and inclusion within diverse organizational settings and workplaces. In conclusion, the paper underscores the pivotal role of socially responsible marketing in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion agendas within organizational settings. It emphasizes the need for ethical and inclusive marketing practices and offers recommendations for incorporating social responsibility into marketing strategies to foster a more inclusive and equitable business environment.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-03-30
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040066
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 67: Working Capital: Development
           of the Field through Scientific Mapping: An Updated Review

    • Authors: Ángel-Sabino Mirón Sanguino, Eva Crespo-Cebada, Elena Muñoz Muñoz, Carlos Diaz Caro
      First page: 67
      Abstract: Throughout history, the analysis of companies’ financial structure has been approached from different angles, with different areas of the overall financial situation being separated and studied independently in order to improve understanding. Within the framework of short-cycle analysis and, more specifically, of the cash flow statement, it is of vital importance for a company to manage an adequate proportion of working capital, and this is where the focus of the present work is centred. This study was carried out to offer support to the theoretical framework for future research on working capital, given its importance for the analysis of the operational cycle of companies. This study uses bibliometric techniques to gain a better understanding of the current situation and trends in this area of research. The results are framed in all of the periods in which work on working capital has been documented, which are divided into two periods: up to 2019, and from 2020 to 2024. The results show the current evolution of the topics, with supplier credit dominating, and indicate potential topics for further research to address in this area.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-01
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040067
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 68: Organizational and Individual
           Resources as Buffers of Work–Family Conflict Linkages to Affect: An
           Application of the Job Demands and Resources Health Impairment Model

    • Authors: Leonor Brandão, Marisa Matias
      First page: 68
      Abstract: Work–family conflict (WFC) is a phenomenon known to affect an individual’s well-being. However, its affective consequences are yet to be explored. In this study, we focus on understanding work–family conflict affective consequences on positive and negative affect (PA and NA). Our approach aims to refine the Job Demands and Resources model (JD-R model) by incorporating affect as a psychological mechanism in the health-impairment process and by exploring family-supportive organizational perceptions (FSOP) and psychological detachment (PD) as moderators. The final sample was composed of 195 couples, with men’s mean age around 46 years old (M = 46.85, SD = 0.34) and women’s age around 44 (M = 44.23, SD = 0.37). Men worked an average of 44.46 h per week (SD = 0.83), while women worked an average of 39.79 h per week (SD = 0.65). The majority of couples had full-time jobs (77.9% of men and 73.8% of women), worked fixed schedules (55.4% of men and 73.8% of women), were employed by others (75% of men and 82.8% of women), and worked for small companies (54.6% of men and 40% of women). Concerning education, most of the men (81.3%) and women (71.4%) attended high school or had less than 12 years of education. To test our moderation models, PROCESS version 4.1st macro for SPSS was used. Additional analyses included correlations and paired mean comparisons. Our findings indicate that work–family conflict correlates positively with negative affect and negatively with positive affect. Psychological detachment moderated the effect of work–family conflict on negative affect for women, but did not moderate the relationship with positive affect for men or women. Family-supportive organizational perceptions also did not moderate any of the proposed relationships. This study highlights how the ability to detach and separate family and professional domains is important and supports the health-impairment process of the Job Demands and Resources model through affective experiences.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-02
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040068
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 69: The Mediating Effect of
           Motivation between Internal Communication and Job Satisfaction

    • Authors: Tânia Santos, Eulália Santos, Marlene Sousa, Márcio Oliveira
      First page: 69
      Abstract: Communication in organisations is essential for them to be competitive in a global world that is constantly changing. Internal communication especially can be a highly effective and useful strategic tool for improving organisational performance through employee motivation and satisfaction. Based on a questionnaire survey completed by 426 employees of Portuguese organisations, this work aims to understand, using a partial least squares structural equation model, the importance of internal communication in the motivation and satisfaction of Portuguese employees. The results show that internal communication in organisations directly influences job satisfaction and also indirectly, through motivation at work, giving motivation at work the role of mediator. It is therefore important for Portuguese organisations to invest in effective internal communication strategies in order to promote employee motivation and satisfaction, recognising motivation as a key mediator in the relationship between internal communication and job satisfaction.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-03
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040069
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 70: Adopting Artificial
           Intelligence Technology for Network Operations in Digital Transformation

    • Authors: Seoungkwon Min, Boyoung Kim
      First page: 70
      Abstract: This study aims to define factors that affect Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology introduction to network operations and analyze the relative importance of such factors. Based on this analysis of critical factors, a rational decision-making framework is suggested to promote network operations with AI technology. As affecting factors were derived based on related previous studies, the study model was designed to consist of 22 attribute factors under 6 key factors: relative advantage, compatibility, top management support, organizational readiness, competitive pressure, and cooperative relation. The questionnaire was designed and analyzed using the Delphi method and Analytics Hierarchy Process (AHP) method based on the Technology–Organization–Environment (TOE) framework. To collect data, a survey was conducted among 30 experts in network operations and AI. The importance of attribute factors was in the order of ‘goals and strategies’, ‘commitment of resources’, ‘leadership competency’, ‘financial readiness’, and ‘technology readiness’. As the importance of factors was analyzed comparatively between the demander group and provider group, organizational factors were important in the demander group. In contrast, technological factors were important in the provider group. In conclusion, there was a difference in perspectives between demanders and providers regarding adopting AI technology to network operations.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-03
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040070
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 71: Standalone Valuation Method
           for Software-as-a-Service Operational Knowledge Derived from Human
           Intellectual Capital Qualitative Changes

    • Authors: Suguru Sakuma, Tomoyuki Furutani
      First page: 71
      Abstract: This study focuses on digital operational knowledge belonging to natural persons and proposes a greenfield approach to differentiate the value of intangibles from that of human intellectual capital. Our research approach involves two assessments. Assessment 1 evaluates intangible assets using the internally generated goodwill (IGG) measure. We analyze time-series IGG data for six digital sectors, using the top 90 software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies as a benchmark. The results indicate that the IGG of the SaaS benchmark is higher than the total IGG of the six sectors. Assessment 2 focuses on the correlation between digital labor investment and digital investment returns before and after 2013 for the six sectors to identify positive and negative correlations from 2013 onward. The results indicate that, since 2013, a qualitative change has occurred in digital labor capital that has not been reflected in financial statements because of accounting distortions and that the returns on investment for digital labor have been underestimated. The standalone valuation of digital know-how that belongs to natural persons, previously based on operating expense, will be based on capital expenditure. In addition, amortization will have the same contribution as depreciation of tangible assets to value creation.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-05
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040071
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 72: Occupational Health and Safety
           Reporting in the Top 100 Australian Companies: Does Organisational Risk
           Profile Matter'

    • Authors: Jodi Oakman, Suzanne Young, Victoria P. Weale, Alison Pattinson
      First page: 72
      Abstract: Increasingly, good quality and safe working conditions that promote employee health are expected by stakeholders. The aim of this study is to examine the extent and quality of occupational health and safety (OHS) reporting in the Top 100 companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Method: Publicly available annual reports from the Top 100 ASX companies were reviewed using a policy scorecard against five dimensions drawn from the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022. The dimensions were: OHS information, legislation, leadership, work health disorders, prevention and best practice. Results: Mean rank scores of high and low-risk industry sectors were compared. High-risk sectors provided more explicit coverage of OHS information across all five domains in comparison to low-risk sectors (p > 0.05). The Information Technology sector scored the lowest across all five dimensions. Conclusion: Higher quality reporting from those in high-risk sectors may be influenced by stakeholder expectations, as well as industry norms. The current analysis suggests that relying on stakeholders to drive improved reporting may be problematic, as those industries that are perceived to have a low OHS risk profile may not consider the need to provide transparent reporting on their strategies to ensure they are providing good quality working conditions.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-07
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040072
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 73: Gender Disparity Index in
           European Former Communist States: Assessing the Influence of EU Membership
           

    • Authors: Ionel Sergiu Pirju, Manuela Carmen Panaitescu, Sergiu Lucian Sorcaru, Liviu Mihail Marinescu, Daniela Aurelia Tanase Popa
      First page: 73
      Abstract: This research is a reflection on the new challenges in former European communist countries in three areas of gender equality. The analysis employs the gender disparity index (GDI), which encompasses life expectancy, education, and income indices, each equally weighted by gender. The former communist states are categorized into two clusters: the first comprising European Union (EU) member states, and the second consisting of non-EU member states or those in the integration process. The findings indicate pervasive gender-based inequalities across the former European communist bloc. This study offers critical insights for countries seeking EU accession, highlighting the need for targeted policies to address gender disparities in multiple domains. Contrary to the hypothesis positing a connection between feminine cultural values and gender egalitarian practices, the data do not support this assertion. The implications of this research are particularly pertinent for aspiring EU member states, who must navigate issues of monopolism while striving to establish effective principles of business efficiency.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-08
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040073
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 74: Empirical Examination of the
           Relationship between Supply Chain Effectiveness and a Company’s
           Overall Success

    • Authors: Prashanth Nagendra Bharadwaj
      First page: 74
      Abstract: The relationship between the effective management of supply chains and overall organizational success is not fully explained in the literature. The differences in the effectiveness of supply chains as well as the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of supply chain companies in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are not broadly studied. This article attempts to bridge that gap in the literature using data from the Gartner Supply Chain Group, Brand Finance, American Consumer Satisfaction Index, and Bloomberg Finance. Pertinent statistical tools including multiple regression, ANOVA, t-tests, and chi-square tests were utilized in the study. SCM top performers were found to have higher customer satisfaction than their industry counterparts; supply chain variables used currently do not have a statistically significant impact on the overall success of those companies; North American companies have experienced significantly higher supply chain effectiveness than their counterparts in Europe and Asia Pacific; and European supply chain companies are significantly ahead of companies in America and Asia in the area of CSR. The findings can help managers in companies to benchmark with their global peers. The main contribution of this research is that it demonstrates the value of supply chain effectiveness while underscoring the need for further research to link supply chain effectiveness with organizational performance. Supply chain managers need to explore operational or internal process metrics that have a more significant impact on overall company success.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-09
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040074
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 75: Machine Learning-Based
           Causality Analysis of Human Resource Practices on Firm Performance

    • Authors: Myeongju Lee, Gyeonghwan Lee, Kihoon Lim, Hyunchul Moon, Jaehyeok Doh
      First page: 75
      Abstract: An organization’s human resource management practices are essential for its competitive advantage. This study specifically examined human resource (HR) practices that predict corporate performance (employee turnover and firm sales) based on a backpropagation neural network (BPN)-based causality analysis. This study aims to test how to optimize human resource practices to improve organizational performance. This study elucidated the effect of HR practices and organizational-level factors on predicting employee turnover and firm sales. The BPN-based causality analysis revealed the relative importance of explanatory variables on firm performance. To test the model, it employed the Human Capital Corporate Panel open data on Korean companies’ HR practices and other characteristics. The analysis identifies causal relationships between specific HR practices and firm performance. The results show that compensation-related HR practices are most influential in predicting firm sales and employee turnover. Moreover, training-related HR practices were modest, and talent acquisition and performance management practices had relatively weak effects on the two outcomes. The study provides insights into how human resource practices can be optimized to improve firm performance and enhance organizational effectiveness. The findings of this study contribute to the growing body of research on the use of machine learning in HR management and suggest practical implications for managers’ insights to optimize HR practices.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-09
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040075
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 76: “No Need to Dress to
           Impress” Evidence on Teleworking during and after the Pandemic: A
           Systematic Review

    • Authors: Filomena Almeida, Helena Rodrigues, Patrícia Freitas
      First page: 76
      Abstract: Due to the working conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, teleworking also known as remote work has witnessed an increase in use, prompting a resurgence of interest in the topic among researchers. This article analyzes the evolution of literature before, during, and after the pandemic, as well as the research foci through an application of the antecedents, decisions, and outcomes framework. A systematic literature review methodology was employed using the evidence from 136 articles from 2016 to 2023. This review is about ‘telework literature in business, management, and accounting areas published in English’. Opportunities are identified for future studies and the findings afford managers with the advantage of understanding the crucial dimensions of telework. The bibliometric analysis revealed the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the widespread acceptance of teleworking globally, accompanied by a surge in studies on this subject. Additionally, the study provides deeper insights into the progression of teleworking literature since 2016 and organizes the various topics explored in this field.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-10
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040076
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 77: A Strategic Roadmap for the
           Wine Sector in the Setúbal Peninsula

    • Authors: Teresa Costa, Nuno Teixeira, Mário Cravidão, Rosa Galvão, Sandra Nunes, Pedro Mares
      First page: 77
      Abstract: The wine sector contributes significantly to economic, environmental and social development. In Portugal, the Setúbal Peninsula is one of the fourteen wine regions. Operated by numerous local businesses in a rural area, the wine industry generates enhanced value and provides jobs in the region. The main purpose of this research is to study the wine sector in the Setúbal Peninsula, Portugal, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and propose a roadmap, which includes strategic mitigation options regarding the impacts of the crisis. This study is based on qualitative data collected through in-depth interviews and focus group interviews. The results show that the wine sector presents a tendency toward concentration with the emergence of producers with scale and notoriety at a national level who, due to the greater dynamism of their activity, have sought international markets of great dimension and with a purchasing power, which values quality products. Finally, a business model is proposed, where companies are advised to offer competitive value propositions, which capitalize on the uniqueness of national grape varieties and traditional production processes in order to offer high-quality products at competitive prices on the global market.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-19
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040077
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 78: The Impact of Green Human
           Resource Management Practices on Employees, Clients, and Organizational
           Performance: A Literature Review

    • Authors: Aisha AlKetbi, John Rice
      First page: 78
      Abstract: This literature review aims to examine the relationship between Green Human Resource Management (G-HRM) practices and various outcomes, including employee green attitudes, employee green satisfaction, client green satisfaction, employee green behavior, and organizational green performance. We reviewed existing literature on G-HRM practices and their impact on the selected outcomes. The review process involved the identification of articles through a systematic search in Scopus and Web of Science databases from January 2013 to December 2023. The search retrieved 2142 citations; of them, a total of 17 articles were deemed eligible for this review. The reviewed literature provides good evidence supporting a positive predictive relationship between G-HRM practices and employee green attitudes, employee green satisfaction, client green satisfaction, employee green behavior, and organizational green performance. However, there is a notable gap in studies exploring the influence of G-HRM practices on employee and client satisfaction. Overall, G-HRM practices emerge as a crucial tool for fostering environmentally conscious attitudes and behaviors among employees, ultimately contributing to enhanced employee satisfaction and improved organizational ecological performance. Future research should pay attention to the mechanisms underlying these relationships and explore potential moderating factors to enrich our understanding of the interrelated dynamics between G-HRM practices and sustainable outcomes.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-20
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040078
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 79: Exploring the Relationships
           between the Enablers and Results Criteria of the EFQM Model 2013 in the
           Context of the Greek Public Administrative Services

    • Authors: Dimitra Mitsiou, Kostas Zafiropoulos
      First page: 79
      Abstract: This study presents a first attempt to apply and validate the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Model 2013 as a framework in the context of public administrative services in Greece, and to explore the relationships between the model’s enablers and results criteria. The methodological approach adopted was quantitative research with a structured questionnaire, while partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) was applied to validate the model and test the cause–effect relationships between the enablers and results on a national sample of 155 managers. The results confirmed the reliability and validity of the EFQM Model 2013 in the context of this study and revealed significant relationships between the model’s enablers and results. In addition, the empirical findings of this study may improve our understanding of the underlying relationships between the EFQM model criteria, but should not be generalized, as this study only concerned Greek public administrative services. Finally, this study may provide valuable insights to managers and governing bodies responsible for policy-making about the significance and magnitude of the relationships between the enablers and results criteria so that they can develop strategies to improve the operational and strategic performance of the Greek public administrative services.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-22
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040079
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 80: The Impact of Globalization on
           Innovative Public Procurement: Challenges and Opportunities

    • Authors: Otilia Manta, Egla Mansi
      First page: 80
      Abstract: Incorporating circular economy principles into forward-thinking public procurement strategies enhances sustainability through the promotion of resource efficiency, sustainable sourcing, and extended producer responsibility. This approach not only encourages innovation and collaboration among suppliers but also drives the development of solutions aligned with circular economy goals. The ultimate result is a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly outcome in procurement. This article seeks to investigate the intersection of circular economy principles within the framework of an innovative public procurement system. The study explores the influence of globalization on this innovative public procurement paradigm, addressing both the challenges and opportunities inherent in the process. The study conceptualizes Innovative Public Procurement (IPP) as a strategic approach where public entities acquire goods, services, works, and utilities, emphasizing an optimal balance between price and quality. The central goal is to generate innovative benefits for both entities and society, all while minimizing adverse environmental effects. Employing traditional research methods, including the monographic method, document analysis, and comparison, the study illustrates how public procurement practices can be opened to innovators, including start-ups and innovative SMEs. The findings shed light on the challenges faced by these entities in navigating the procurement landscape, while emphasizing the potential opportunities arising from the synergy between innovative procurement practices and the circular economy. By adopting a holistic perspective that considers the full lifecycle costs and environmental impacts of goods and services, procurement decisions can prioritize options offering superior long-term value. This contributes to the broader transition towards a circular economy, effectively minimizing adverse effects on the environment...
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-22
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040080
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 81: Scrutinizing Business
           Development Research: Dynamic Retrospective Analysis and Conceptual
           Evolution

    • Authors: Yu-Min Wei, Hsin-Mei Lin
      First page: 81
      Abstract: While prevalent in enterprise practice, business development (BD) activities have garnered limited attention within academic circles, leading to a noticeable dearth of discussions regarding their comprehensive understanding and the contemporary research landscape. Previous research has underscored the pivotal role and importance of business development activities in generating new growth opportunities and enhancing dynamic capabilities for enterprises. This article seeks to bridge this academic gap by synthesizing six decades of research literature on enterprise business development activities and tracing the progression of its research trajectory to uncover its complete narrative. Its contributions are manifold: firstly, we intensified the foundational elements of business development research by conducting a meticulous examination of various perspectives and providing insights into former ambiguities surrounding crucial aspects; secondly, it elucidates how contextual factors influence the emergence and evolution of enterprises’ business development activities, highlighting its research significance across different eras; thirdly, it conducts a comprehensive exploration of various research streams within business development and their nuanced interactions across key dimensions. Through these endeavors, this study aims to enrich academic discourse in the domain of business development, establishing a robust academic foundation for subsequent research.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-04-22
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14040081
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 58: Disclosure Compliance with
           Different ESG Reporting Guidelines: The Sustainability Ranking of Selected
           European and Hungarian Banks in the Socio-Economic Crisis Period

    • Authors: Dávid Tőzsér, Zoltán Lakner, Novy Anggraini Sudibyo, Anita Boros
      First page: 58
      Abstract: As the relevant European Union directives require in-depth sustainability reporting from large institutions, banks are among the concerned with disclosure obligations. Several institutions prepare self-structured recommendations by which companies are indirectly fostered to make their operation more sustainable through reporting and to help compliance with the upcoming Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) regulations. However, in the preparation period, differences can be found in the actual sustainability disclosure practices across Europe (primarily by a western–eastern European relation). To examine this issue, this study aimed to investigate if there was any variation in the reporting compliance with aspects (key performance indicators—KPIs) of three reporting guidelines (Global Reporting Initiative—G4, Financial Services Sector Disclosures—GRI; Alliance for Corporate Transparency—ACT; ISO 26000:2010—ISO) between top European and Hungarian banks according to their 2021 sustainability/ESG reports, using content analysis-based disclosure scoring. The results revealed no significant differences among the general (aspect-pooled) scores for different guidelines, while the differences were significant for each guideline between the two bank groups. In the aspect-level evaluation, the European banks had higher scores in most cases, with the Hungarian banks receiving higher scores in 4 of 49 GRI, 1 of 16 ACT, and 2 of 37 ISO aspects. Significant correlations were indicated in disclosure score values between the two bank groups, which suggested similar preferences for the aspects demonstrated; however, elaboration levels differed. These findings showed that the European and Hungarian banks could be differentiated by their sustainability disclosure patterns. The results suggest a better CSRD-level preparedness of the top European banks than of the Hungarian ones, with the latter being introduced as a model group of the region. This reflects the need for more efficient adoption of best practices by financial institutions in the eastern parts of Europe.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-03-20
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14030058
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2024)
       
  • Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, Pages 59: Social Inclusion: A Factor
           That Influences the Sustainable Entrepreneurial Behavior of Generation Z

    • Authors: Adriana Burlea-Schiopoiu, Norina Popovici
      First page: 59
      Abstract: Young people from Generation Z are a subject of analysis for researchers because they will prevail in the labor market as successors of the Millennial generation. Taking into account the imprint that digitization has left on the behavior of Generation Z, our research aims to analyze how young people manifest their entrepreneurial intention and, mainly, how the “Me generation” perceives entrepreneurship both as a means by which they manifest their desire to control their behavior and as a factor that contributes to their social inclusion. Therefore, based on the bottom-up spillover theory, we propose to analyze the moderating effect of gender and the mediating effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between social inclusion and entrepreneurial intention. Using a quantitative research approach and a sample of 781 representatives of Generation Z, we demonstrate that social inclusion is an essential factor for Generation Z. The findings prove that Generation Z manifests a strong desire for social inclusion, which influences entrepreneurial intention, and that gender moderates this relationship. Finally, the originality of our research consists of the empirical identification of the synergy between entrepreneurial intention, self-efficacy, and the desire for social inclusion of Generation Z.
      Citation: Administrative Sciences
      PubDate: 2024-03-21
      DOI: 10.3390/admsci14030059
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2024)
       
 
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Police Journal : Theory, Practice and Principles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 307)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 279)
Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 98)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
Public Administration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
International Journal of Public Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Public Policy and Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Public Policy And Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Public Administration and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Public Policy and Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
The Review of International Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Poverty & Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Prashasan: Nepalese Journal of Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Public Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Prison Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Public Personnel Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Tax and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Service Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Policy & Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Politics and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Policy Studies Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Publius: The Journal of Federalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Public Works Management & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Surveillance and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
State and Local Government Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Teaching Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Global Public Policy and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
PLOS Currents : Disasters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Public Organization Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Parliaments, Estates and Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Electronic Journal of e-Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Singapore Economic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Policy & Governance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Governance and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Statistics and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Pittsburgh Tax Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Tax Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Governance Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Perspectives on Public Management and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Revue Africaine des Sciences Humaines et Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Regional Science Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
DiA : Public Administration Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Public Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Philanthropist     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Visión de futuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Development and Administrative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
In Vestigium Ire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Desenvolvimento Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tendencias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Procurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Corrections : Policy, Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of APF Command and Staff College     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Management and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RUDN Journal of Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access  
Kwartalnik Prawa Podatkowego / Tax Law Quarterly     Open Access  
Estudios de Administración     Open Access  
rESPaldo : Revista Internacional en Administración de Oficinas y Educación Comercial     Open Access  
Publik (Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi)     Open Access  
Política, Globalidad y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Revista de Administración Pública     Open Access  
Retos de la Dirección     Open Access  
Territory, Politics, Governance     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Administrative and Management     Open Access  
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
Dhammathas Academic Journal     Open Access  
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
Stat & Styring     Full-text available via subscription  
Sosyoekonomi     Open Access  
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Municipales     Open Access  
Estado, Gobierno y Gestión Pública     Open Access  
TEC Empresarial     Open Access  
Sinergia : Revista do Instituto de Ciências Econômicas, Administrativas e Contábeis     Open Access  
ECA Sinergia : Revista Especializada en Economía, Contabilidad y Administración     Open Access  
Revue Gouvernance     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Prawo Budżetowe Państwa i Samorządu     Open Access  
Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe     Open Access  
Organizações & Sociedade     Open Access  
Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics     Open Access  
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Administração Pública e Gestão Social     Open Access  
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Pyramides     Open Access  
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Administración     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública     Open Access  
EURE (Santiago) - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbano Regionales     Open Access  
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