International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management
Journal Impact: 0.23*
*This value is calculated using ResearchGate data and is based on average citation counts from work published in this journal. The data used in the calculation may not be exhaustive.
Journal impact history
|2017 Journal impact ||Available summer 2018 |
|2014 Journal impact ||0.23 |
|2013 Journal impact ||0.09 |
|2012 Journal impact ||0.21 |
|2010 Journal impact ||0.11 |
|2009 Journal impact ||0.24 |
|2008 Journal impact ||0.13 |
Journal impact over time
|Cited half-life ||0.00 |
|Immediacy index ||0.00 |
|Eigenfactor ||0.00 |
|Article influence ||0.00 |
|ISSN ||1447-9575 |
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[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The discussion will focus on a critical examination of leadership models and constructs, with the aim of exploring the relative benefits and drawbacks these have in varying social and organisational contexts. The models will be compared to each other and suggestions made as to how they inter-relate. In this paper four common leadership models are discussed. These are: charismatic leadership; full-range leadership; strategic leadership and distributed leadership. These models have different implications for effecting social and organisational change. These models are defined in the paper as inter-connected: effective leadership might employ any or all of these styles at different times and in different circumstances, either naturally or due to institutional structures.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Investment into Knowledge Capital is necessary for organisational competitiveness. Knowledge Capital, however, does not belong to organisations but instead to their employees. Thus organisations must attract people with the desirable knowledge and skills who are additionally willing to share their knowledge. Furthermore, organisations must keep those who are already employed and try to save and spread their knowledge in case they decide to leave the company (and go work somewhere else or retire). The activities of Human Resource Management can provide support to the following aims: open culture development, supporting a climate of involvement and trust, suitable ways of work, wellprepared recruitment of workers and their stabilisation, suitable motivational and reward management, an emphasis on organisational and individual development, providing opportunities to knowledge sharing, care of work conditions, cooperation with the IT department. Human Resource Management may also help overcome certain problems connected with Knowledge Management implementation (e.g. employees' aversion to changes).
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Globalisation has raised many debates and questions in which there are implications for the accounting profession and the future business professionals of the world. Accountants in Australia and Cyprus and in many other countries are using the same International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) to prepare financial reports and are abiding by an International code of conduct. Globalisation does not take into consideration the location of where business professionals live in the world (and any differences in their culture) and the effect it may have on their ethical decision making. In order to understand the ethical decision making of the future business professionals a survey was conducted at two universities, one in Australia and the other in Cyprus. The objective of this study is to investigate, compare and report the moral reasoning levels of business students from two regions of the world namely Asia Pacific (Australia) and Middle East (Cyprus) and examine whether there are any differences between the male and female students in each of the two countries. This study uses Kohlberg's moral development theory as a framework, and Rest's Defining Issues Test (DIT) as a measuring instrument to measure the moral reasoning of the students. This study found significant differences in the moral reasoning levels between the male and female students in Australia but no significant differences in Cyprus. This study found that Cypriot students' level of moral reasoning as measured by the DIT is at a very low level in comparison to Australian university students and students from other disciplines. Since moral reasoning has been linked to ethical decision-making (O'Fallon and Butterfield, 2005) these low moral reasoning results may mean that the Cypriot students are more likely to engage in behaviour that would be deemed unethical in society and countries like Australia.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This is a conceptual and theoretical paper that aims to examine the advantages and benefits of distributed forms of leadership for school improvement. In addition, it examines the difficulties and barriers that make the distributed leadership difficult to implement in schools. This paper is based on the review of different theoretical and empirical studies related to leadership and school effectiveness and school improvement. The evidences from literature indicate that distributed leadership has a significant effect on school effectiveness and school improvement. It has positive effect on students' outcomes and the distribution of leadership sources throughout the school community more likely improve the students' learning outcomes. It has also positive effect on teachers' self-efficacy and levels of morale and enhances the satisfaction of teachers. The morale level of teachers improved where teachers frequently involved in decision making related to the school development and improvement. The main difficulties and barriers with distributed leadership are: hierarchical norms, leaders' expectations and attitudes, difficulties connected with evaluation and ambiguities surrounding the evaluation process. These difficulties may be overcome with the combination of strong interpersonal skills on the part of the 'teacher leader' and a school culture that encourages change and leadership from teachers. © Common Ground, Ashiq Hussain, Naseer Ahmad Salfi, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Over the decades, the importance of location of retail shops has been highlighted by many researchers, academicians and practitioners to understand the importance of retail location in achieving success. In today's highly competitive environment, choosing the correct site location for a retail outlet ranks amongst the top factors in determining that outlet's success or failure. According to Jones, K. and Simons, J., (1990) retailers can "attack uncertainty and increase the odds of survival by improving their sources of information." Maximizing sales is a primary objective for retailers, hence, finding the perfect site location that will facilitate both footfall and growth, is of key importance (O'Malley, et al, 1995). Dubai is the fastest growing Emirate within the UAE and has become famous as a "retail destination" for many tourists (BMI, 2010). With a diverse range of malls that house some of the world's most exclusive, coveted and popular retail brands, shopping has become a popular pastime and entertaining activity with both residents and tourists alike. It is interesting to note that even with the recession, retailers are going strong and in certain cases, new retail outlets are also being opened. A good location provides the firm, with strategic advantages that competition may find difficult to overcome (Ghosh and Samuel, 1983). This paper in general explains the importance of location in defining the retail success and discusses the location of 'Dubai Mall' as a real life case study which opened its doors for shoppers in November, 2008. Dubai Mall- is the largest mall in Middle East-the largest in the world by space- and is surrounded by interesting attractive venues such as "Burj Khalifa"- the tallest building in the world. The aim of this paper is to emphasize the importance of the Dubai mall location in defining its current strategic success. The corresponding author of this paper is a faculty of marketing at the university, who gave a live project on the 'strategic location of Dubai Mall' to a group of four students in his class of retail marketing management in spring'2010; and acknowledges the efforts and contribution of Ms. Belqes Ahmed AlHashemi, Ms. Sarah Mohammed, Mr. Ziad Basheer and Mr. Mohammad in developing the case study on the Dubai Mall and executing the shoppers' survey at the mall. Ms. Belqes, who contributed her time and efforts with the professor in writing this paper later, even after graduating from the university, has been given the status of coauthor in this study. Initially this paper looks at the historic background of the retail location from an historian's perspective as theories emerged since 1920's; stating that location selection is very crucial and important for the success of the retail establishments. Firstly, an exhaustive literature review is done by the authors to analyze the importance of location in retailing and then a real life case study of "Dubai Mall" is developed and discussed to substantiate the theories to highlight the importance of location in successful retailing and how location can be used as a strategic tool for making a successful retail establishment. A survey of 100 shoppers/visitors at Dubai Mall and an in-depth interview with the designated authority at Dubai Mall was executed to analyze the role of strategic location of this mall in establishing a competitive advantage in a highly competitive retail environment in Dubai. © Common Ground, Ravindra P. Saxena, Balqees Al Hashemi, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This conceptual paper is an evaluation of the leadership agenda in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsidiary companies, and presents a platform for developing a capacity for change through effective leadership. This is based on the notion that in today's business environment, there is an increasing demand for effective leaders who understand the complex nature of businesses/organisations and their continuous changing environment as suggested by Tseng (2010). The changing business environment requires leaders who are intellectual, sensitive, and have the ability to empathise with others. D'Amato et al. (2010) suggest that effective leaders are those who can motivate their followers to strive for excellence as depicted in the 21st century management goals. The paper critically examines the leadership styles and management practices in the NNPC and the study makes several important contributions to the field of leadership and management, especially in the NNPC and its subsidiary companies. The paper begins with an introductory background on leadership styles at the NNPC. It integrates relative concepts of organisational learning and leadership from an empirical perspective. This study gives a thematic analysis of basic leadership theories which empirically proves that adopting Transformational and Transactional leadership theories in the organisation may establish a strong relationship between leaders/managers and followers. Through this research, organisations within the public sector in Nigeria can improve their learning, accelerating business growth and innovation. © Common Ground, Laguo Livingstone Gilbert, Samuel Ebie, Lyn Daunton, Brychan Celfyn Thomas, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Unrelated diversification refers to the entrance of a firm into unrelated areas of activity. Unrelated diversification can help firms widen their knowledge bases and be more effective at meeting the challenges of an adverse industry. However, organizational knowledge is path-dependent; thus, firms are unlikely to reap benefits from their progressively unrelated diversification actions. Results of this investigation suggest that adverse industry conditions seem to push firms to diversify into progressively unrelated industries. However, given the limited knowledge benefits of unrelated diversification, stock market reactions to the firms unrelated diversification actions are likely to be negative for the most part. This negative effect is more pronounced at high levels of industry adversity.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Ryerson University's journalism school, one of Canada's largest, has dramatically redesigned curricula to better prepare students to navigate a rapidly changing media landscape. The introduction during the past decade, especially the past four years, of new approaches in teaching journalism aims to address changes in information dissemination propelled by online and multimedia technology. The challenge is retaining and teaching core journalistic values/basics in a society that is increasingly dominated by social media, blogs, podcasts, and websites that can be updated within seconds-a development that requires journalists to possess greater mental agility than ever before. This paper will look at how the school's curricular choices have addressed the changes that have swept the industry with tsunami-like speed, as well as the challenges of remaining relevant in this brave new digital world. © Common Ground, Anne McNeilly, Ann Rauhala, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This study examined the relationship between assertiveness and satisfaction with life among Malaysian secondary school students. A set of questionnaires, including the assertiveness scale and the Satisfaction with Life scale, was used to measure participants' level of assertiveness and satisfaction with life. This study included 1,392 high school students, 15 to 16 years old, randomly selected from the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Data analysis indicated that respondents' assertiveness level was high but their satisfaction with life was average. Female students showed higher assertiveness scores than male students. The findings also demonstrated no significant difference in satisfaction with life according to gender. A significant relationship was found between assertiveness and satisfaction with life. The implications of this study toward secondary school students, especially in the implementation of counseling programs, are discussed in this study. © Common Ground, Salleh Amat, Zuria Mahmud, Amla Salleh, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Knowledge management (KM) is currently a fragmented field. It is characterised by a range of competing ontological approaches towards knowledge and its management, a consequence of KM's emergence from IS and its subsequent adoption and use in a wide range of management disciplines. Some KM scholars believe the future of KM lies in uniting these approaches by having KM achieve disciplinary status. This paper explores an alternative future for KM - it argues that KM could benefit from being the central focus of transdisciplinary research, rather than a discipline itself. Not to be confused with multi-, inter-, and post-disciplinary approaches, the discussion first carefully explains what is meant by transdisciplinarity. The paper then explores the advantages, as well as the challenges, of transdisciplinarity, before, finally, positioning KM as a potential boundary object of interest and import to many fields of study. © Common Ground, Rachel Jones, James Lee Corner, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: There is a growing pressure on higher education institutions for implementing quality management mechanisms and improving their quality. Efforts in this direction are hindered by the lack of an agreed quality management model. Management fads diffused into academia and then almost all of them were abandoned. The objective of this paper was to develop a framework for higher education institutions that fits their characteristics rather than feeding the fads. It seeks to establish where there is common ground and where the differences exist in some well-known quality management models (ISO, TQM, EFQM) based on quality management framework developed here. While the proposed elements of framework for academic quality management outlined in the article will require further development and evaluation, it provides an initial and necessary framework for synthesising existing knowledge, and suggesting valuable direction for related research. © Common Ground, Tibor Csizmadia, Ágnes Balogh, Eszter Bogdány, Reka Polak-Weldon, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Improved pregnancy outcomes and maternal health remain
public health priorities worldwide and are included in both
the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and Healthy
People 2020. Of the developed countries, the United States
ranks 28th in infant mortality despite having the highest
per capita healthcare expenditure. Addressing known risk
factors with the goal of optimizing maternal and child
health can be achieved through well-designed preconception
care. The authors suggest that if the highest per capita
health expenditure results in a worldwide rank of 28, then
there is a need to consider the design of the system;
specifically, to re-imagine the design and delivery of
preconception care to focus on reducing infant and maternal
health risk factors. Our study discusses the major
modifiable preconception risk factors contributing to
adverse birth outcomes, racial and socioeconomic disparities
and the role strategic design can play in developing
comprehensive risk-reduction interventions. This study
explores the potential of strategic design thinking and
design management, not only to improve adverse pregnancy
outcomes and reduce birth defects, but also to provide the
additional benefits of engaging families and communities in
improving long-term health outcomes that can improve the
productivity of their families and communities.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The information economy discourse and the transformation of the ways in which we work, network, socialise and experience leisure delineates knowledge and information as a new form of social and economic capital that has re-configured and re-structured the workings of the global economy. It propounds a seismic shift and a structural re-shaping of the global market place, emphasising the exchange and circulation of knowledge and information and the incumbent transformations and complex production networks and communication practices they enable. These discourses often portend immense and overarching economic and social changes between and within developed and developing nations. These meta-narratives are equally located through the discourses of paradigm shifts where technological advancements in information and communication technologies (ICTs) are seen as an agency for change as well as a platform for opportunities, vulnerabilities and exploitations between economies, cultures and societies. This paper provides an overview of the information/knowledge economy discourse and evaluates the constraints and challenges posed by the information economy.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Solid waste management is the application of techniques that will ensure the orderly execution of the functions of collection, transfer, processing, treatment and disposal of solid waste. The ever increasing global concern on environmental health demands that wastes be properly managed and disposed of in the most friendly and acceptable way. This is to minimise, and were possible, eliminate its potential harm to humans, plants, animals and natural resources. Solid waste has become an important issue in Nigerian. Piles of wastes are often found by roads, rivers and many other open spaces in the cities, and this is causing significant health and environmental problems. The discovery of a major toxic waste dumped by a foreign company at Koko town near Warri in Delta State, Nigeria in 1987 led to the establishment of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) by Decree No. 58 of 1988. FEPA regulates the collection, treatment and disposal of solid and hazardous waste from municipal and industrial sources, and makes Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) mandatory for any major development project likely to have adverse impact on the environment. FEPA Act has been repealed and replaced with National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency. This study presents a critique of the current solid waste management practices, policies and laws in Nigeria. Primary and secondary data were gathered by sending semi-structured questionnaire to key informant persons and dump site visit. Content analysis was utilized especially for the secondary data since bulk of the data come from secondary material. It is evident that solid waste management in Nigeria is plagued with inefficient collection methods, insufficient coverage of the collection system, improper disposal, lack of institutional arrangement, insufficient financial resources, absence of bylaws and standards, inappropriate technology, etc. While the policies and laws are fragmented and are formulated not on nationally generated baseline data, participation of the people in the policy formulation and implementation is lacking, enforcement and monitoring of laws and policies is inadequate. It is therefore necessary that the legal (policies and laws), institutional, political, socio-cultural, financial, economic and technical aspects of solid waste management be given optimum attention with all seriousness. © Common Ground, Benefit Onu, Trevor Price, Suresh S. Surendran, Samuel Ebie, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Management bridges people, enabling us to build sustainable organizations and societies that foster human flourishing. Surveys have consistently shown that Danes are the happiest workers in the world. The Bhutanese prefer to see their country judged by how high they are on a Gross National Happiness index rather than a Gross National Product index. Their approach to defining sustainable societal wealth is gaining interest internationally. To what can we attribute so much happiness in two such disparate parts of the world, and what can we learn from them? This paper explores what happiness is and how conceptions of it and frameworks for it have evolved. It addresses what it means to find joy in our work and management's responsibility to help those whose work we are responsible for coordinating to find it. To do so it integrates cultural comparisons and organizational, theoretical and applied frameworks involved in fostering such a shift. In particular it emphasizes the earlier work of Mary Parker Follett, Peter Drucker, W. Edwards Deming and Abraham Maslow, along with the contemporary "Appreciative Inquiry" work of David Cooperrider, Suresh Shrivastva and colleagues.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Today's our world is completely different in compared with ten years ago. Spending a few minutes look at ad, you will find it simply too difficulty to pick between the reason why, and image it advertising. Thereby, in this study were examines the role of brand image communication, how it developing cross-cultures and genders. We intending to answer the following questions: 1) To what extent the brand communication effect consumer attitude towards the brand? 2) What are the relevant dimensions of brand image and how are they interrelated? 3) How does brand establish the symbol between the cognitive drivers of consumers and its brand image? The results show two import findings: First, the ad's attitude must be positive. Second, it must select meaningful and right culture symbols. But, nevertheless, it depends on the fact such as; audience, culture, and personal preference in the given place, time and environment. © Common Ground, Thomas C. Blair, Jia-yu Wu, Shang-chia Chiou, Shiann-Far Kung, Meng-Dar Shieh, All Rights Reserved.
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