International Journal of Business and Information

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Vol. 13, No. 2, June

Optimizing Expected Profit under Flexible Allocation of Campaign Days and Budget for Management of Shopping Centers: A Machine Learning Approach
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONA shopping center (denoted by SC, hereafter) has many stores within its premises, providing a variety of services such as retail stores, restaurants, food services, beauty salons, and travel agencies....
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Role of Conservatism in Turkish Users' Instagram Behavior
1. INTRODUCTIONConsumer behavior varies depending on the individual consumer's values and lifestyle. Through social media, individual consumers build virtual communities to share information on values and lifestyle (Miller & Lammas, 2010). For this...
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Market Reactions to Oil Price Changes in Taiwan's Transportation Industry
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.BACKGROUNDOil is a major energy source in today's world. Its price volatility has a great economic and political impact on all countries. This paper analyzes the impact of crude oil price shocks on stock returns...
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The Impact of Knowledge Sharing through Facebook on Students' Academic Performance in Palestine
1.INTRODUCTIONSocial network sites (SNSs) have attracted an enormous number of Internet users who have included these websites in their daily life routines. Twitter and Facebook are among the most widely used social networks where students spend most...
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Questionnaire Pretesting Methods: A Comparison of Cognitive Interviewing and Respondent Debriefing Vis-À-Vis the Study of the Adoption of Decision Support Systems by Knowledge Workers
1.INTRODUCTIONAs a vehicle for data collection, the questionnaire is a vital component in achieving higher quality in social science research. The best of sampling schemes and estimation strategies would not yield accurate data if the answers provided...
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Vol. 13, No. 1, March

Smart Moves over the Phone – Private Transactions over Public Wi-Fi in India
1.INTRODUCTIONThe use of smartphones and public Wi-Fi is on the rise. There are 300 million smartphone users in India alone (Chauhan, 2017), and 2.3 billion users worldwide. By 2021, the number of smartphone users in India is estimated to be 468 million...
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Factors Affecting Retention of Continuous Microblog Users: Empirical Studies in Taiwan and Turkey
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONWith the rapid advance in Internet-related technologies and commercial environments, research on crucial factors influencing users to adopt Internet-enabled services, continue using them,...
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Impact of Relationship Quality on Customer Retention – A Study with Reference to Retail Banking in India
1. INTRODUCTIONIn today's competitive business environment, losing a customer is very costly. Service industries, especially banks, are facing stiff competition in a market where retaining customers is part of their core strategy to gain competitive...
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Exponential Growth in Product Performance and Its Implications for Disruptive Innovation Theory
1.INTRODUCTIONOne of the main hypothesis of Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation is that the performance improvement of a technology is almost always faster than the rate at which customer needs increase. In theory parlance, as a market...
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Vol. 12, No. 4, December

Understanding the Intention to Continue Use of a Mobile Payment Provider: An Examination of Alipay Wallet in China
1.INTRODUCTIONMobile payments companies offer convenient and diversified payment services to consumers. With the development of mobile Internet, information technology, and intelligent terminals, more and more consumers are attracted to mobile payment....
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How Customers' Perceptions of Environmental Sustainability Information Moderate the Relationship between Social Media Use and Their Intention to Purchase Technology-Based Products
1.INTRODUCTIONEnvironmental sustainability (ES) has become a significantly discussed topic (Wiemik, et al., 2013; Millson, 2012; Joiremen, et al., 2010; Melville, 2010). Many people view this topic as important especially because of the increased focus...
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Encouraging Customer Participation by Leveraging Interdependence Structure and Relationship Commitments: Empirical Evidence from Chinese Industrial Firms
1.INTRODUCTIONThe marketing literature increasingly focuses on the interactions between firms and customers, especially with regard to active customer participation, in order to create offerings of greater value for both parties (Auh et al., 2007; Yi...
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Impact of Job Motivations of Chinese Cultural Traits, Collective Benefit, and Target Awareness on Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Government Institutions and Corporate Organizations in Taiwan
1. INTRODUCTIONJob motivations include an individual's reasons for work (individual need), degree of effort (psychological condition), and behavior (results) (Drucker, 1954; Hsu, 2003). Job motivation has been a core issue in the study of social sciences...
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Vol. 12, No. 3, September

Impact of ICT Tools on Disaster Logistics Issues: A Case Study of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011
1.INTRODUCTIONIn the context of a rapid- or a slow-onset disaster or emergency, the imperative is to procure and move the required material (water, food, shelter, clothing, and medicines) from point A to point B in the most efficient and effective way...
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Ownership and Capital Structure of Vietnamese Listed Firms
1.INTRODUCTIONIn Vietnam, the liberalization process called Doi Moi began in 1986 with the aim of building a market-oriented economy to replace the old centrally planned economy. Since then, many state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been privatized as...
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Citizen Satisfaction with E-Government Portals in Malaysia
1. INTRODUCTIONThe advance of the Internet and the World Wide Web in the 21st century has impacted both the public and private sectors. With the increasing accessibility of the Internet and Internet-empowered services such as e-commerce and e-learning,...
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The Influence of Films on Destination Attributes (DAs) for Arabian Tourists in Turkey
1.INTRODUCTIONVisual media are a platform that motivates one to travel by creating an attraction (Riley et al., 1998). The film-induced tourism concept has been researched recently by several authors (Kim, 2012b; Gjorgievski & Trpkova, 2012; Beeton,...
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Vol. 12, No. 2, June

Understanding Exchangers' Attitudes and Intentions to Engage in Internet Bartering Based on Social Exchange Theory (SET) and the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA)
1.INTRODUCTIONBarter is an act in which two parties trade goods or services without the transfer of payment. Those who barter often bring goods that they no longer find necessary in the hope of exchanging them for goods from other participants (Flanigan,...
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Perceptions of Social Media by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey
1. INTRODUCTIONSmall and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the building blocks of all national economies including that of Turkey. They not only contribute to the economy of the country in which they operate, but also play an important role in the social...
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Collaborative Team Learning Contributions to the Knowledge Management Process, Leadership, and Culture in a Multinational Indian IT Company
1.INTRODUCTIONInformation technology (IT) companies strive to obtain projects and to complete them with focus, care, and control. Every project has a typical hierarchy of project staff, including one or more project managers at the top, followed by project...
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The Moderating Roles of Prior Attitude and Message Acceptance in Electronic Word of Mouth
1.INTRODUCTIONConsumers' participation in online activity is constantly increasing. At the same time, the development and dissemination of online environments have motivated consumers to explore product information extensively on the Internet. One of...
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Vol. 11, No. 4, December

The Reverse Logistics Management Model: Thailand Context
1.INTRODUCTIONReverse logistics (RL) is new productivity, management, and green business concept. Reverse logistics management (RLM) gives precedence to the environmental perspective, particularly with regard to social responsibility and sustainability....
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M-Government Adoption Factors in the United Arab Emirates: A Partial Least-Squares Approach
1.INTRODUCTIONWith the far-reaching reception of the Internet and mobile devices, more and more governments are using mobile government (mGov) technology to supply services electronically to the public and other significant partners. Governments are...
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Does an Established Offline Store Drive Online Purchase Intention?
1.INTRODUCTIONThe development of network technology has made it more convenient to communicate information and has created a new style of business model. Not only has it led to the vigorous growth of online transactions, but also it has changed consumer...
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How Factors Affect Value Creation and Satisfaction of IT Outsourcing: The Social Perspective
1.INTRODUCTIONFor the last ten years, information technology (IT) outsourcing has appeared as a necessity for enterprise contention. Progressive outsourcing is different from conventional outsourcing. In this regard, IT is principal to the procedure...
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Vol. 11, No. 3, September

Impact of Business Value Planning and Social Factors on Business-IT Alignment in the Indian Context
1. INTRODUCTIONBusiness-IT alignment is defined as the extent to which a company's IT strategy supports, and is supported by, the company 's business strategy.Venkatraman et al. [1993] stated that, during the last two decades, information technology...
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Business Succession and Successor Legitimacy in Well-Established Family Companies in Japan
1. INTRODUCTIONIn well-established Japanese family businesses, managerial successors are required to maintain the traditions and the core business sectors of the managers who precede them. That is, successors are expected to retain the elements of the...
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Evaluating the Service Quality of Malaysian Islamic Banks: An Importance-Performance Analysis Approach
1.INTRODUCTIONThe rapid growth of Islamic financial institutions, specifically Islamicoriented banks, in Malaysia is aligned with the local government's aspiration. This is to create a wise banking environment that retains the aspired ethical banking...
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Clustering and Classification of Road Accidents in Iran Using Data Mining Techniques
1.INTRODUCTIONIn recent decades, the ability to generate and collect data quickly from business, governmental, and scientific databases has increased exponentially. As a result, it is difficult to analyze, interpret, and make maximum use of so much information....
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Vol. 11, No. 2, June

Exploring Brand Development in Taiwanese SMEs: The Case Study of 1300 Only Porcelain
1. INTRODUCTIONBranding has emerged as a top management priority in the last decade. It can best be thought of as a psychological phenomenon. The power of a brand exists in the minds of customers, including all the thoughts, feelings, perceptions, beliefs,...
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Predicting Online Buying Behavior among Indian Shoppers Using a Neural Network Technique
1. INTRODUCTIONThe internet is perceived differently by diverse stakeholders using varied dimensions; viz., as a medium for communication, customer engagement, business transactions, and relationship management. Numerous research studies have revealed...
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The Effect of Surprise on Customer Satisfaction: The Moderating Role of Status Consumption
1. INTRODUCTIONThe tourism industry in Taiwan has prospered in recent years because the government strongly supports the development of this industry and because the people themselves have a greater inclination toward recreation and travel. In addition,...
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The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Globalization - an Example Involving Asian Consumers
1. INTRODUCTIONThe practice of proactive social responsibility is a trend among the leading international firms [Hsu et al., 2011]. Yu and Chen [2014] proposed a corporate environmental responsibility framework inferred from the corporate social responsibility...
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Examining Trade-Offs in Hospital Operations Using a Systems Approach in an Acute Care Setting
1. INTRODUCTIONHealth care organizations operating under acute conditions are constantly faced with situations that require them to meet multiple competing needs. To achieve a balance among these competing priorities, health care practitioners have to...
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Determining Factors toward a Sustainable Development Path in Selected ASEAN Countries and Japan - Evidence from Panel Data Analysis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONIn a traditional economic growth model developed by [12] , national savings rate is perceived as one of the main contributors to increasing the output of an economy. In other words, the existence...
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Vol. 11, No. 1, March

Improving Management Students' Skills in Framing "Thought-Provoking Questions": An Action Research
1. INTRODUCTIONConscientious educators make sure that their teaching and learning approaches are effective. The delivery and achievement of curriculum goals are optimized through the teachers' continuous reflection on the appropriate mix of learning...
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Exploring the Factors Affecting Consumer Boycott Behavior in Taiwan: Food Oil Incidents and the Resulting Crisis of Brand Trust
1. INTRODUCTIONToday's advanced communications technology makes it possible for an item of information to spread almost instantaneously via the Internet, television, and social media. When anything detrimental to consumers occurs, therefore, it is immediately...
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Perceptions of Information Technology Processes among IT Decision Makers in Thailand
1. INTRODUCTIONInformation technology (IT) is used to support organizations in business process improvement, sustainability, and growth. By facilitating business change in today's dynamic environment, IT has become an essential part of organizations...
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Quantitative Metrics to Assess and Manage Business Contracting Risk Using Risk-O-Meter Software
1. INTRODUCTIONThe sources of business operation vulnerabilities and threats can range from the quality of personnel to macro-economic factors. The consequence to those corporations and organizations that fail to identify and manage vulnerabilities and...
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Personality Types and Level of Organizational Stress of Women Managers in Big Four Accounting Firms in Vietnam
1. INTRODUCTIONIn modern life, stress is inevitable. In fact, a certain amount of stress is actually desirable because it activates and energizes people. It is more important, therefore, to focus on managing stress rather than eliminating it. If stress...
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Does a Toy a Day Keep the Stress Away?
1. INTRODUCTIONThis study explores the relationship between job stress and job performance and investigates whether office toys have a moderating effect on this relationship. Office toys for the most part are novel, special, and attractive to behold....
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Vol. 10, No. 4, December

Does an Individual's Regulatory Fit Affect Restaurant Selection?
1. INTRODUCTIONThe restaurant industry is growing rapidly, and the competition is inevitably becoming fierce. Today, the purpose of eating out is not limited to fulfilling desire and appetite, but is also a way to enjoy life [Jang, Kim, and Bonn, 2011]....
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The Extended Consequence of Greenwashing: Perceived Consumer Skepticism
1. INTRODUCTIONEnvironmental issues have become increasingly popular among consumers worldwide and are a popular topic for research and discussion in academic circles and the industrial sector. Rising concerns about global warming have made consumers...
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Job Standardization and Organization-Based Self-Esteem in the Hospitality Industry: A Perspective of Socialization
1. INTRODUCTIONBecause of the high employee turnover rate in the hospitality industry, hiring and retaining newcomers are important issues for practitioners across countries [Niu, 2010]. New employees entering an organization for the first time typically...
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An Empirical Study of Customer Adoption of E-Commerce: A Customer Trust Model to Support the Adoption of E-Commerce among Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Sri Lanka
1. INTRODUCTIONWith the end of the 30-year civil war in Sri Lanka, the government of that country is seeking means to recover from the severe economic impact that the war has had on the country. In this endeavor, the Sri Lankan government recognizes...
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Implications of Trust and Usability on E-Commerce Adoption
1. INTRODUCTIONMany organizations are eager to integrate Internet technology into their businesses. One of the more prominent applications of this technology is the use of e-commerce. Although there are many potential benefits, such as market growth,...
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Types of Employee Perceptions of Information Security Using Q Methodology: An Empirical Study
1. INTRODUCTIONIn the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of information security events [Sveen, Sarriegi, Rich, and Gonzalez, 2007]. These information security problems have become large issues that threaten organizational operations...
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Vol. 10, No. 3, September

Deadbeats in Virtual Teams: How Gender, Conscientiousness, and Individualism/Collectivism Impact Performance
1. INTRODUCTIONOne of the most nettlesome problems with any work group, and particularly student work groups, is what we call the "deadbeat" - the member who contributes little or nothing to the group effort. Because a deadbeat can depress the productivity...
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The Moderating Effect of Leader Centrality on Team Cohesion and Performance in Software Development Projects
1. RESEARCH BACKGROUND AND PURPOSEOne of the enduring questions in research on work groups and teams within an organization is why some teams outperform others in terms of work performance and quality. One answer provided by a number of social network...
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Business Logistics Performance Measurement in Third-Party Logistics: An Empirical Analysis of Australian Courier Firms
1. INTRODUCTIONDuring the last couple of decades, the logistics industry has boomed worldwide, and competition in the third-party logistics (3PLs) market is now very intensive. The logistics performance of 3PLs is crucial in today's competitive business...
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How Do Social Media Users in Turkey Differ in Terms of Their Use Habits and Preferences?
1. INTRODUCTIONThe Internet and communication technologies have been among the most dynamic areas of worldwide technological and social innovation for several decades now. Through World Wide Web technology, the Internet is now widely used to connect...
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An Empirical Study of Agile Testing Attributes for Higher Customer Satisfaction in IT Projects in India
1. INTRODUCTIONContinuous dynamic changes in today's business environment pose a challenge to business entities in terms of their readiness and flexibility to adapt to such changes in order to maintain their competitive advantage. The information technology...
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Women Trust Others and Consensus; Men Trust Numbers and Their Own Judgment: A Conceptual Analysis of the Impact of the Self-Construal Mechanism on the Relationship between Online Feedback Mechanisms and Online Trust
1. INTRODUCTIONThe study of online feedback mechanisms (OFM) has been under-theorized in the marketing literature [24], compared with other website-related variables affecting online trust such as design (e.g., user-friendliness) [9, 87, 31] or privacy...
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Vol. 10, No. 2, June

Fiscal Responsibility Laws in EU Member States and Their Influence on the Stability of Public Finance
1. INTRODUCTIONThe mechanism for coordinating fiscal policy in the European Union (EU) is the use and application of established fiscal responsibility laws (FRL) in order to ensure the stability of public finance in the member states (the eurozone)....
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An Innovative Project Evaluation Technique under Conditions of Information Uncertainty
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONNowadays, an intensive information society is being developed worldwide, based on the technological structure of the new information economy. The definition of an information society was first proposed...
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Analysis of Consumer E-Lifestyles and Their Effects on Consumer Resistance to Using Mobile Banking: Empirical Surveys in Thailand and Taiwan
1. RESEARCH BACKGROUND AND PURPOSEMobile banking is a system that allows customers to access banking services through a mobile device such as a mobile phone or tablet. With the rapid and large penetration of mobile devices, banks have realized that mobile...
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Crucial Factors for Success in Taiwan's Cloud Information Services Industry
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONThe cloud services industry has become a hot industry because of the solid establishment of information systems and the popularity of the Internet. It is one of the industries on which enterprises...
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The Impact of Logistics Management on Reverse Logistics in Thailand's Electronics Industry
1. INTRODUCTION'Green' logistics is a new concept [1] [2] in which the ecological environment is considered in every procedure and activity of an organization [3]. The concept has spread worldwide and is especially prevalent in developed countries and...
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Vol. 10, No. 1, March

Bakery Product Perception and Purchase Intention of Indonesian Consumers in Taiwan
1. INTRODUCTIONFood is more than mere physical nutrition. It is the substance of comfort, community, caring, and creativity, and plays a substantial role in the rituals of daily life, at or away from the table [Kellam, 2009]. Although hunger is the main...
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The Effectiveness of Performance Appraisal in the Private Education Industry in Malaysia
1. INTRODUCTIONThe world of human resources is changing rapidly. In today's global economy, human resource development is increasingly driven by customer demands, technology, intense competition, and employee needs. Although aspects of production technology,...
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Analyzing the Business and Economic Scenario of Foreign Direct Investment in Yemen Compared with That of Selected Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
1. INTRODUCTIONAs reported in the balance of payment manuals (5th edition) of the International Monetary Fund [IMF], foreign direct investment (FDI) is the type of". . . international investment which represent[s] the aim and objective of direct investor...
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Vol. 9, No. 4, December

Innovative Service Business Models and International Market Resistance: Insights from Service-Dominant Logic
1. INTRODUCTIONInnovative business models in business-to-business (B-to-B) settings - such as pay for performance, contracting, build-operate transfer, and total cost of ownership models (TCO) - provide suppliers with the opportunity to renew their business...
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Customer Value and Customer Roles on Social Media: A Travel Agency Case Study
1. INTRODUCTIONJust like customer satisfaction and service quality, customer value is considered one of the most significant factors contributing to a firm's success [Gale, 1994; Parasuraman, 1997; Woodruff, 1997; Zeithaml, 1988; Zeithaml et ah, 1996]....
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A Study of the Design and Functioning of a Program Performance Monitoring Platform for Science Technology Programs
1. INTRODUCTIONBudget reductions in recent years have prompted governments to consider how they can use their limited resources to maximize the benefits of science and technology (S&T) programs and how they can effectively integrate available resources...
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"Vine": Do You Miss It? Electronic Word of Mouth on the Social Networking Site, Vine
1. INTRODUCTIONIn today`s advertising, customers are bombarded daily with hundreds of messages regarding products and services from a variety of sources, which can be classified as either marketer-generated or user-generated [Goh, Heng, and Lin, 2013]....
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Vol. 9, No. 3, September

Satisfaction Structure of the Implementation Effect of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): An Analysis from the Management Style Perspective of Japanese Firms
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)1. RESEARH BACKGROUND AND PURPOSEThe use of an enterprise information system (EIS) as a tool to support the competitive advantages of an enterprise has increased worldwide in step with increases in environmental...
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Factors Influencing Supply Chain Competitive Advantage and Performance
1. INTRODUCTIONThe paradigm of modern business has shifted the focus of competition from independent firms to business networks such as supply chains. In this new era of competition among business networks, the role of the company has changed from a...
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Operational Efficiency and Productivity Change of Major Cambodian Financial Institutions during the 2006-2011 Period1
1. INTRODUCTIONSince the early 2000s, Cambodia has achieved high economic growth and remarkable success in modernizing its economic structure. Although Cambodia is known as an agriculturally oriented country, recently its focus has shifted to the industrial...
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Can Auditors Restrain Firms from Earnings Management?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONSince Taiwan became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and relaxed regulations on investments in China in 2002, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of domestic companies...
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Vol. 9, No. 2, June

Institutional Reform and the Changing Face of Guanxi
1. INTRODUCTIONMany leading scholars (e.g., North, 2005: Redding and Witt, 2007) suggest that a transition from particularistic personal networks and informal institutions, such as guanxi in the Chinese context, to impersonal formal institutions is an...
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Process Automation between Companies and Government Administrative Bodies: A German Vision of E-Service
1. INTRODUCTIONE-Government is a powerful means to deliver superior public services, reduce waiting times, improve cost-effectiveness, raise productivity, and improve transparency as well as accountability. E-Government can be defined as the use of information...
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Problematic Use of Social Networking Sites: The Role of Self-Esteem
1. INTRODUCTIONAs the popularity of the Internet has grown so have concerns about its problematic use. The term Internet addiction disorder was coined by Ivan Goldberg [1995], who ignited tremendous attention and debate for more than a decade. Internet...
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Investigating the Continuance Intention to Play Massively Multi-Player Online Games
1. INTRODUCTIONThe proliferation of personal computers and broadband networks has provided a fertile ground for massively multi-player online games (MMOGs) to flourish. MMOGs have emerged as a novel online entertainment in which thousands of gamers log...
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Vol. 9, No. 1, March

A Survey of Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems
1. INTRODUCTIONEnterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are business management software - usually a suite of integrated applications - that companies can use to collect, store, manage, and interpret data from many business activities. Such systems...
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Discussion of Whether Brand Awareness Is a Form of Marketing Placebo
1. INTRODUCTIONIn a world with information asymmetry, some businesses disguise their cheap merchandise as high quality through extrinsic cues, such as price and brand. This ploy is often effective, as consumers tend to judge the dressed-up product quality...
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Perceived Organizational Support, Organizational Commitment and Service-Oriented Organizational Citizenship Behaviors
1. INTRODUCTIONA great deal of research on the employment relationship is predicated on the view that it constitutes an employees' trade of effort and loyalty for tangible benefits (e.g., pay) and social rewards (e.g., self-esteem) from the organization...
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When Is a 9-Ending Price Perceived Lower Than a 0-Ending Price? the Moderating Role of Price Consciousness
1. INTRODUCTIONThe issue of price endings receives much attention in pricing research. If price endings come from a cost formula, the right-most digits will show an even distribution of all ten possible digits. However, many studies on retail pricing...
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The Problem of Optimal Delivery Sizes in the Logistics System of a Manufacturing Enterprise
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONOptimizing a logistics decision is not an easy task when a number of factors are taken into consideration. The task becomes even more difficult when the relationship between a certain decision and...
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Vol. 8, No. 2, December

Internet Banking Non-Users: Thematic Matrix Display Analysis
ABSTRACTThis study investigates themes that impact the non-adoption of internet banking by consumers in Australia. Qualitative data from a cross-sectional mall intercept survey of 311 non-users of internet banking in the Western Sydney region revealed...
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Consumers as Resellers: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mind of North American Consumers Reselling Online
ABSTRACTThe use of the internet has dramatically changed not only the way consumers buy products, but also the way consumers resell products by allowing them to reach an international customer base that rivals that of the largest retailers. With the...
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Effects of Scale Orientations, Scale Formats, and Background Display Styles on Thai High School Students' Bar Graph Visualization
ABSTRACTA bar graph is a well-known quantitative presentation technique, but research is rare in the Thai context regarding the effects of scale orientations (vertical or horizontal), scale formats (conventional or unconventional), and styles of background...
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Culinary Tourism and Night Markets in Taiwan
ABSTRACTThis study investigated the culinary landscape of Taiwan by examining three of its most popular night markets with regard to three factors: (1) the role that food plays in the activities of foreign visitors traveling to their destinations; (2)...
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Workplace Spirituality and Earnings Management Motivations
ABSTRACTThe paper examines the influence of aspects of two aspects of workplace spirituality on earnings management motivations. The aspects are (1) spiritual awakening on the individual level; and (2) organizational spirituality at the organizational...
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Core Competences, Supply Chain Partners' Knowledge-Sharing, and Innovation: An Empirical Study of the Manufacturing Industry in Taiwan
ABSTRACTOne of the most significant changes in the paradigm of business management is the fact that individual businesses no longer compete as solely autonomous entities, but rather as partners in supply chains. Supply chain integration has been elevated...
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Vol. 8, No. 1, June

Structural Analysis of "National Brand vs. Store Brand" with Stochastic Demands
ABSTRACTRecently, the entry of store brands (SBs) against national brands (NBs) has been drawing much attention from researchers and practitioners, since SBs may structurally change how market players compete. Although there is an extensive literature...
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Cyber-Bullying among University Students: An Empirical Investigation from the Social Cognitive Perspective
ABSTRACTRising incidents of, and tragedies from, cyber-bullying have alerted researchers, educators, government officials, and parents to the severe consequences of this new form of bullying. Existing research on cyber-bullying is mostly conducted without...
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Is Cross-Cultural Management the Key to Success in Global Healthcare Competition?
ABSTRACTGlobal competition adds yet another complex dimension to the success of a healthcare organization in an industry that is already competitive in its own right. This study focuses on a major healthcare organization in Thailand, its expansion in...
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The Revised Technology Acceptance Model and the Impact of Individual Differences in Assessing Internet Banking Use in Taiwan
ABSTRACTThe literature on Internet banking indicates that many researchers have been studying the determinant factors relating to a user's acceptance or adoption behavior using the technology acceptance model. Little attention has been given, however,...
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Adoption of Instant Messaging by Travel Agency Workers in Taiwan: Integrating Technology Readiness with the Theory of Planned Behavior
ABSTRACTInstant messaging (IM) applications are beginning to move into the tourism workplace. This paper analyzes the range of influences affecting the adoption of IM by customer service representatives in Taiwan travel agencies. Variables were found...
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Investigating Relational Selling Behaviors, Relationship Quality, and Customer Loyalty in the Medical Device Industry in Taiwan
ABSTRACTThis study examines how relational selling behavior and expertise affect customer satisfaction, trust of relationship quality, and customer loyalty in the medical device industry in Taiwan using constructs that are usually investigated separately....
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Vol. 7, No. 2, December

Capital Structure and Investment Behavior of Listed Companies in Vietnam: An Estimation of the Influence of Government Ownership
ABSTRACTThis study investigates the capital structure and investment activities of listed companies on the Hanoi Securities Exchange and the Ho Chi Minh Securities Exchange in Vietnam. Estimation analysis using panel data covering the four-year period...
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An Exploratory Study of the Performance of Microfinancing Institutions Using the Balanced Scorecard Approach
ABSTRACTMore than 3,000 microfinancing institutions (MFIs) in developing countries provide financial assistance to the needy poor who are denied access to institutional credit from other sources. This study's motivation comes from the importance of MFIs...
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Examining the Role of Knowledge Transfer Effect as a Mediator Variable among Impact Factors in Knowledge Innovation
ABSTRACTTo discover the factors that affect organizational outcome of knowledge innovation, the authors explore the relationship among the "knowledge transfer approach," "active knowledge transfer," "knowledge transfer effect," and "knowledge innovation."...
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Learning from Schematic Visuals of Financial Ratios1
ABSTRACTThis study examines whether stakeholders of financial data will accept a schematic big-picture visual of financial ratios and whether they think this type of visual will increase their learning performance. A schematic big- picture visual was...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, June

An Empirical Exploration of the New Product Process Proficiency-New Product Success Relationship
ABSTRACTThis study explores the relationship between new product market success and the proficiency with which various stages, as opposed to individual activities, of the new product development (NPD) process are performed. Therefore, this research addresses...
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The Effect of Project Environment on the Relationship between Knowledge Sharing and Team Creativity in the Software Development Context
ABSTRACTCreativity is an important element of information systems development and is essential for successful software development. The creative work involved in software development is similar to knowledge sharing (KS), which is fundamental to the development...
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What Drives Cyber Shop Brand Equity? an Empirical Evaluation of Online Shopping System Benefit with Brand Experience
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this research is to determine whether online brand purchasing system benefit can influence the consumer's brand experience, and how brand experience can affect brand equity. The four antecedent constructs of the Unified Theory...
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Prediction of Stock Performance in the Indian Stock Market Using Logistic Regression
ABSTRACTThe authors use logistic regression (LR) and various financial ratios as independent variables to investigate indicators that significantly affect the performance of stocks actively traded on the Indian stock market. The study sample consists...
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