Journal of Global Business and Technology

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring

Closing the Gap between Current Capabilities and Future Requirements in Human Resource Management in New Zealand: Some Empirical Evidence
ABSTRACTThis paper reports on the perceptions of Human Resource (HR) personnel to identify future trends for businesses in New Zealand, and the need for the HR profession's own competencies and capabilities to change in order to support businesses' future...
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Culture's Consequences for Economic Development: An Empirical Examination of Culture, Freedom, and National Market Performance
ABSTRACTIn this study we empirically examine the role of culture in encouraging or discouraging country-level economic performance. We find that, when it comes to economic growth, not all cultures are created equal. For the global company and the practicing...
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Editorial Note
I am pleased to offer this issue on very important and contemporary topics of global business and technology. All of the manuscripts are very insightful and thought provoking. In this issue we bring together a collection of six articles focusing on variety...
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Geopolitical Factors and Increasingly Turbulent Supply and Demand Scenarios in Energy Markets: Modeling Rejuvenated Interest in Biomass Energy Sources
ABSTRACTAs the peak of global oil production approaches, increasing competition resulting from increasing demand in emerging economies challenges traditional energy market relationships. Recent events underscore additional disruptions and uncertainty...
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Key Drivers for Soundness of the Banking Sector: Lessons for Developing Countries
ABSTRACTSoundness of banks is important for the economic development of a country. In this paper we empirically examine the impact of key factors such as Infrastructure (ICT infrastructure), Intellectual Capital, Institutions, Integrity (Governance),...
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Managers' Role in Implementing Organizational Change: Case of the Restaurant Industry in Melbourne
ABSTRACTThe restaurant industry is an integral segment of the hospitality sector that is sensitive to external environmental changes. In order to remain competitive, restaurants must be flexible to quickly react and adapt to external environment challenges....
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Predictors and Correlates of Charlatan Behaviour in a Non-Western Context
ABSTRACTThis survey examines some of the key predictors of charlatan behaviour in Botswana. Usable data was collected from 1367 respondents using questionnaires administered in 7 cities. Results showed significant but inverse correlation between only...
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