Business Management and Strategy

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Vol. 5, No. 2, 2014

Perspective Challenge to Implement an Adaptive Port Planning (APP): Taking Casablanca Port as an Example
AbstractThe study have proposed Adaptive Port Planning (APP) to be implemented in Casablanca Port according to regulate manner operation with a framework, an approach that bridges the gaps in the traditional practices of port planning by incorporating...
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Analysis of the Trading Regime of the Leather Value Chain Strata in Kenya
AbstractTrade in leather and leather products has progressively increased at the global arena. This growth has had much impact in the developing world mostly as the leather sector moved to Asia and projected to translate to Africa. Thus, the need to...
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Measuring the Impact of Some Determinants of Return on Investment in Industrial Companies in Aqaba City
AbstractThe main objective of this study is to measure the effect of some variables to the return on investment in industrial companies in Aqaba city. It has been found that were three determinants of a positive impact on return on investment they are...
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Why Failed So Often the Offset Part of a Defence Procurement Deal? - A Case Study Based Examination
AbstractAn offset obligation is a countertrade which must be accepted in order to win the contract for a superior procurement project. This type of countertrade takes mainly place by government to government and commercial sales in the aerospace and...
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The Influence of Brand Image on Purchase Behaviour through Brand Trust
AbstractMarket competition is no longer limited to provide functional attributes of the product itself but has been associated with a brand that can create a special image for its users, especially in the service industry.The purpose of this study is...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, 2014

Knowledge Management Enablers, Knowledge Creation Process and Innovation Performance: An Empirical Study in Tunisian Information and Communication Technologies Sector
AbstractIn today's complex and dynamic environment, survival and competitiveness of companies are based on their capacity to continuously create and use new knowledge. In this perspective, this paper focuses on the enabling factors that boost Knowledge...
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Tackling the Confusing Words of Strategy: Effective Use of Key Words for Publication Impact
AbstractThe tremendous growth of the strategic management field has not mitigated the problem of lack of consistency in terminology. To make things even worse, general-purpose catalogs, such as ABI and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) have developed...
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Crafting Strategy for Butane Run Int.l Transport and Logistics Company by Practicing SORF^sup ©^ Analysis Model
AbstractLocated in the West Asia and borders of the Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf, and Caspian Sea, Iran positioned half way on the trade between Asia and Europe, offers sea ports, railroad services and land connections between two continents. Aided by...
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Linking Human Resources Practices to Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Mediating Role of Perceived Organizational Support
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to develop a mediation model in which high-performance human resource practices affect corporate entrepreneurship through perceived organizational support. In accordance with this purpose, firstly, the interrelationships...
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Strategic Decision Making: Process, Models, and Theories
AbstractThe theories and models underpinning strategic decision-making (SDM) are somewhat eclectic that demand multidisciplinary approach and appears non-differential from decision-making (DM) theories. This paper is a first attempt that puts the discipline...
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Impact of Social Capital on Innovation Performance: Industrial Firm's Comparison
AbstractsThe study has tested by correlation coefficient index a firm's comparison according to their performance on innovation, and the measure has taken the online sources network. The study has 365 firms observation including five special industries...
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Competitiveness and Sustainability of the Hotel Industry: The Case of Hotels in Pampanga
AbstractThe study aims to scrutinize the competitiveness and sustainability of the hotel industry in Pampanga, Philippines. Its primary objectives include 1) assessing the competitive intensity and attractiveness of the hotel industry; 2) analyzing the...
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Problems in the Offset-Caused Value Chain Network-How Could Looks like a Concept for Eliminating This?
AbstractStimulated by the requisition to linked necessary purchases abroad with the largest possible return of investment let for years the so-called offset businesses grow. These requests for offset-obligations occurs mainly in the area of arms imports...
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Credit Risk Management: An Empirical Study on BRAC Bank Ltd
AbstractCredit Risk Management holds a positive relationship with credit monitoring, reliability and assurance factors. All these factors play vital role in the mitigation process of credit risks. Risk mitigation process starts from sourcing loan applications...
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Impact of Network Centrality Positions on Innovation Performance of the Firm: Evidence from China Automobile Industry
AbstractInnovation has attracted attention of researches in last 20 years, while networks and clusters are relatively new research subjects. In our paper we made an attempt to find the relationship between network centrality indexes and innovation performance....
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Extension-Based versus Creation-Based Strategies in Tangiblizing E-Brands: A Preliminary Study
AbstractPurpose of this research was to explore how a brand-equity could be leveraged in establishing the customer equity in the online environment. Existing research has not yet explored how the tangibilization affects various branding and e-branding...
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The Effect of Marketing Capabilities and Distribution Strategy on Performance of MSP Intermediary Organisations' in Nairobi County, Kenya
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the effect of marketing capabilities and distribution strategy the performance of MSP intermediary organizations. The mobile service providers sector is a major contributor to the country's economic...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, 2013

External Quality Cues' Impact on Developing Cigarette Brand Image
AbstractWe examined the causal effect of external quality cues on brand image of cigarettes, in the absence of any internal cue, among Iranian adults. The experimental research employed a 3*2*2 factorial design with three levels of graphic quality, two...
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Shopping Habits, Brand Loyalty and Brand Preference: Exploring Consumers' Behaviour during a Recession
AbstractThis paper reports the findings of an exploratory study conducted among a sample of 313 customers at a major mall in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to determine consumers' perceptions of private label brands versus manufacturer...
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Sector Policy for Health and Medical Spa Tourism in Republic of Bulgaria
AbstractThe present study examines the specifics of the Health and Medical Spa tourism and the opportunities for its priority development according to the European and global trends, strategic development and the mechanisms of the regional sector policy....
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Analysis of Barriers to Successful of Computer Information Systems in Iran (Case Study: Iranian Banks)
AbstractImpact on management, organization and technology in the failure or success of information systems in organizations and institutions is one of the issues that information systems and information technology researchers constantly have to review...
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Effect of Management Behaviours and Environmental Dynamics on Market Orientation Behaviours among Botswana's Small Service Firms
AbstractMarket orientation has emerged as a significant antecedent of organizational performance and is presumed to contribute to the long term success of a firm. While all firms are strongly influenced by their external environmental, small and medium...
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The Impact of Work Environment on the Average of Job Turnover in Five-Star Hotels in Al-Aqaba City
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to identify the characteristics and elements of the work environment for the five-star hotels in the Al Aqaba city. It also aims to identify the average job turnover and its causes in five-star hotels in the Al Aqaba...
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Crisis Management: Lessons Learnt from the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill Oil
AbstractThe present paper studies the BP crisis management of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster which occurred on April 20th, 2010. The authors content-analysed a large amount of secondary data from various sources, used the three-phase crisis management...
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Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013

Supplier Performance Analysis as Transformer Instrument of Shrimp Traceability on Business in East Java
AbstractIntroduction of supplying the following aspects of food safety related risks is an urgent need in the shrimp business development in Indonesia. this is in accordance with the Marine and Fisheries Decree number 29 of 2003 and Council Directive...
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Social Constructionism and the Corporate Brand: Semiotic Analyses of Print Adverts
AbstractOver the years, brand-building arguments have focused on process models; that is, brand-building and formation processes developed from historical and cultural foundations of the brand visionaries. They are then translated to the vision statements...
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A Combined Approach of the Earned Value Management and the Risk Management for Estimating Final Results of Projects in Fuzzy Environment
AbstractIn spite of the abilities of earned value management technique (EVM) in evaluating the projects' cost and time performance, it is not able to estimate the projects' future performance. In fact, the earned value management estimates the project...
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The Impact of Management Information Systems of Human Resources on the Training Needs in Al-Balqa Applied University
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to identify the impact of management information systems of human resources on the training needs in Al-Balqa Applied University and to get out practical recommendations to solve them. It also aims to show the possibility...
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Different Strategic Types Operating in the Same Industry: A Multiple Case Study
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine the viability of different strategic types operating in the same industry. The specific industry examined was the general insurance industry in Australia. The Miles & Snow (1978) strategic typology...
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An Exploratory Study on the Adaptive Word-of-Mouth Communication in Seeker-Initiated Context
AbstractThe purpose of this research was to examine the strategies adopted by the word of mouth (WOM) dyad in seeker-initiated context. To examine this process, in-depth interviews were conducted with 14 dyads. The result indicated that the WOM sender...
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Pathology of IT Projects Implementation in Iranian Organizations
AbstractSuch capabilities as strengthening the relationship at any time and place, saving large amounts of information in a small space, and accessible, high-volume and high-speed numerical processing of data and providing the organizations with quick,...
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Green Lean Six Sigma and Financial Performance in Malaysian Automotive Industry
AbstractNowadays, the pressure of competition from multi-national companies had increased and among them is the automotive industry. It is the impact when the level of competition is intensifying as the manufactured vehicles shifts from being national...
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Vol. 3, No. 2, 2012

Novatel: The Impact of Leadership Style on the Development of a Chameleon Business Model and Firm Performance
AbstractThis study explores the influence of Novatel's leadership style on the development of the firm's business model. The purpose of this research is to explain the role of this leadership type in the process of creating a business model that both...
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Kaizen Event and Innovation Performance in Malaysian Automotive Industry
AbstractKaizen Event (KE) has been growing in popularity since the mid 1990s, to date, there has difficult to find empirical research on the determinants of KE effectiveness. KE are an increasingly common organizational improvement mechanism aimed at...
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The Impact of Privatization on the Management Process/Case Study
AbstractIn this document, the process of business management in the biggest telecom operator in Macedonia, was considered, taking in mind two periods of company's evolution: the period before and the period after its privatization. The world of business...
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Total Quality Management
AbstractTotal Quality Management is a management theory that managers and companies talk about but know very little to implement. This paper takes a strong look at the history of Total Quality Management (TQM) from its origins to current successes in...
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Empirical Study of Theory of Reason Action (TRA) Model for ICT Adoption among the Malay Based SMEs in Malaysia
AbstractInformation and communication technology (ICT) plays very crucial role to enhance sales, expand business, reduce operating cost, reduce operating procedure, improve product or company image and easy access for product information in today's competitive...
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Creative Leadership for Directing Changes
AbstractWith technological superiority and globalization, critical changes in the world have lead to uncertainty and ambiguity towards the future. By understanding these dynamics, creative leaders position themselves to lead organizations toward a more...
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Changes in Management Control Systems and Diffrential Impact on Performance: A Test Modeling
AbstractThis article aims to present the main results of an empirical study done in Morocco and attempts to highlight:- What explains the variety of practices in management control?- And what is the impact of adopting these practices of management control...
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Adopting Micro Insurance Models in Providing Pension Benefits to Nigerian Rural Dwellers
AbstractEmployees are faced with unpredictable retirement life, and therefore dream of guaranteed income inflow during retirement. Acquisition of shares and buildings for commercial purposes seems to be the easy antidote to this challenge, until the...
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Understanding Entrepreneurial Teams and Governance Effects on Growth Strategy Adopted by Privately-Owned Chinese Startups
AbstractThis paper addresses how entrepreneurial teams and governance influence the choice of a risky growth strategy-hypercompetitive strategy-adopted by privately-owned Chinese startups. Two specific entrepreneurial teams are analyzed: the nested entrepreneurial...
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Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012

A Combined VIKOR - Fuzzy AHP Approach to Marketing Strategy Selection
AbstractThis paper presents an integrated fuzzy approach for selecting a marketing strategy. In the integrated approach, fuzzy concepts are used for decision-makers' subjective judgments to reflect the vague nature of the selection process. Fuzzy AHP...
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Characteristics of High Performance Organisations
AbstractBecause of the recent recession, interest into the factors that determine sustainable organisational success has increased. Managers all over the world are trying out various improvement concepts, seeing mixed results. One likely reason for this...
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Impact of Employees Motivation on Organizational Effectiveness
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to identify the factors that effects employee motivation and examining the relationship between organizational effectiveness and employee motivation.A model was designed based on the literature, linking factors of...
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