International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management

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    ABSTRACT: The current study focuses on a process the current researchers label intra-negotiation—which deals with resolution of an individual’s potential conflict across facets of oneself—and its influence on two distinctly different kinds of consumption (one favouring consumption, the other reducing the import of it). Specifically, we explore the discrepancy between actual-, ideal-, and ought-self and investigate the effect of these gaps on consumption behaviour. Moreover, attention is given to the association between three dominant human motives and consumption behaviour. The findings reveal that (1) ideal-actual self-discrepancy is inversely associated with achievement motivation, and (2) affiliation motivation is negatively related to conspicuous consumption. Affiliation motivation is ascertained to be positively related to sustainable consumption, whereas power motivation is discerned to be positively associated with conspicuous consumption. Neither conspicuous nor sustainable consumption is associated with the ideal-actual self or ought-actual self discrepancy.
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    ABSTRACT: Intellectual capital has for the past decades been evidenced as an important source of competitive advantages and differentiation at the firm level. At the same time, innovation has become a critical factor for companies to ensure their sustainability and even their survival in a globalized business landscape. Having in mind these two crucial concepts for business success, this study intends to build on the relationships between intellectual capital and product innovation at the firm level. Specifically, we will design and test a model based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process, whose aim is to allow the prioritization of intellectual capital elements according to their relative importance for product innovation performance at the firm level. The main goal of this research is to build a diagnosis and action tool that helps business managers incorporate an intellectual capital perspective into their product innovation initiatives. This framework will help managers to better understand which intellectual capital elements are more critical to their product innovation efforts, and thereby systematize actions and clarify resource allocation priorities to improve their product innovation capabilities. In order to validate the practicability of this proposal, the methodology was empirically applied to a Portuguese innovative company. © 2015, Internationala Journal of Business Science and Applied Management. All rights reserved.
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    ABSTRACT: The paper analyses the process through which an Italian-based multinational company that competes in the fashion and accessories industry, developed a roadmap for its sustainability strategy. The paper discusses the use of roadmaps, as a valuable instrument for fostering change and supporting strategic thinking about sustainability. Research methodology is based on participant observation and leverages on a work conducted by the authors in tight relations with key actors in the company on a time frame of 18 months. The paper shows how the case company designed its sustainability roadmap, with the aim of posing individual behaviour at the centre of the change process. The structure of the roadmap is analysed highlighting the design choices that crucially reflect the sustainability strategy developed by the company and enabled its implementation (selection of the layers, and definition of ad hoc sub-layers). Then, examples of the actual use of the roadmap are presented and discussed, in order to pinpoint the benefits of this instrument. The results of the study highlight how firms and organisations can leverage on this type of instruments in order to collect and integrate the proposals of different individuals, aligning their actions to the corporate strategy. Furthermore, this tool can provide a basis for monitoring the results achieved through a proper set of indicators, improving a company’s overall sustainability performance. © 2014, Internationala Journal of Business Science and Applied Management. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2014 · International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to verify the alignment between market orientation and supply chain integration practices for improving performance in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A model of the relationships between variables was derived from the literature. Data from 327 SMEs were analysed by confirmatory factorial analysis (CFA) to verify the relationships. The findings show that market orientation indirectly and positively influences performance via supply chain integration. The direct relationship between market orientation (MO) and supply chain integration (SCI) was also confirmed. Likewise, the relationship between market orientation and supply chain integration was found to be strong and positive. The findings suggest that the generation of information in market oriented SMEs favours their sharing information both inter-and intra-organizational. A discussion of these findings, the implications for practice, and proposals for further research are provided. © 2014, Internationala Journal of Business Science and Applied Management. All rights reserved.
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    ABSTRACT: The present study addresses the need to prepare organisations, small or large, for open innovation approaches, including the development of capacity to exploit the potential benefits of such principles through Employee Driven Innovation (EDI). Based on interviews in 20 Norwegian enterprises, we propose that EDI is an underexplored opportunity in many organisations, and that the systematic introduction of EDI practices increases organisations' ability to exploit open innovation principles and favourably impacts the capacity for innovation. Specifically, EDI results in a more general interest in improvement among employees, increased engagement in innovation processes, and reduced opposition to change.
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    ABSTRACT: Prior studies examining the association between social capital and self-reported health status of disadvantaged households is rare. This study examines whether traditional health beliefs influence the impact of social capital on self-reported health of disadvantaged households in rural India. Results reveal that structural social capital (i.e., group membership, group support, bonding, bridging, linking) is strongly associated with self-reported health. Conversely, cognitive social capital has a weak relationship with health status. Traditional health beliefs moderate the relationship between social capital and self-reported health status. Social capital has a positive correlation with self-reported health status among disadvantaged households who possess lower levels of traditional health beliefs as compared to those who possess higher levels of traditional health beliefs.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on the use of Delphi technique in building consensus in practice. More specifically, it reviews some fuzzy issues regarding the expert’s panel selection and the questionnaire design, while it provides two case examples for the consensus measurement. Hence, examining some controversies, it makes obvious that the purpose of the study and the homogeneity of the sample are crucial fact ors when designing the Delphi procedure. However, what still remains unclear is the approach in measuring consensus, which varies from study to study. In this case, the present paper recommends a complementary use of three measures to assess consensus, since each one separately could not be thought of as a good proxy of it. These measures are: (i) the interquartile range, (ii) the standard deviation and (iii) the 51% percentage of respondents lying in the ‘highly important’ or ‘strongly agreeing’ category. © 2014, Internationala Journal of Business Science and Applied Management. All Rights Reserved.
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    ABSTRACT: Strategic change, infused with new data, perspectives and concepts may change the inherent meaning of the central tenets in an existing strategy. It taps into the cognitive aspects of a journey where language, in verbal and written form, aids in the process of communicating, understanding and creating new meaning. Hence, it comes as no surprise that communication is argued to be an important means of forming and executing strategy, particularly if that strategy involves change. Thus far corporate communication has been the objective of extensive and predominately qualitative analysis of written content, with a focus on identifying and demonstrating strategic intent or reorientation. The objective here is to take a different route, not yet explored in the field of strategic management and change. Leaning on a previously conducted, longitudinal and qualitative case study of strategic change the aim is twofold: Firstly, to propose a method for quantitative analysis of semantic content of texts and statistically test the semantic development over time in the same case. Secondly, to evaluate and discuss the results of a quantitative semantic analysis in relation to previous and qualitative findings. By applying latent semantic analysis (LSA), we quantified the semantic content of annual reports and press releases between 2001 and 2010, derived from a case study of one company in the paper packaging industry. Using this method, we statistically analysed significant changes in semantic content across the ten-year time period studied. The results indicate interesting avenues for continued and wider use of quantitative semantic analysis in contributing to the understanding of semantic development and strategic change. © 2014, Internationala Journal of Business Science and Applied Management. All rights reserved.
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    ABSTRACT: Relationships and characteristics that influence consumers' purchase decision between store brand and manufacturer brand product offerings have emerged as an interesting and practical area of research. From a management perspective, understanding the process by which consumers make purchase choices between these brand offerings would lead to both theoretical and practical applications. Therefore, this study attempts to enhance understanding about the factors that influence consumers' manufacturer versus store brand purchase decisions. A conceptual model is developed to integrate the manner by which a consumer's motivation to conform to the perceived social norm of purchasing manufacturer brand products influences this purchase decision. The model is tested using survey data. Findings indicate the importance of the intensity of perceived differences between store brand and manufacturer brand product offerings in affecting consumers' purchase intention of these products. The relationship is also mediated by consumers' motivation to conform to manufacturer brand products in their purchase decision.
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    ABSTRACT: There is a continuing debate in the Corporate Social Responsibility literature as to whether and how firms’ social performance (SP) affects their financial performance (FP). Theoretical arguments as well as empirical measurements point to somewhat contradictory results. Most of the empirical work is predicated on rigid conventional models, expressing constant or strictly monotonic marginal returns in the assumed SP-FP relationship. This paper revisits this relationship from a global perspective, relaxing the range of admissible models. A non-monotonic framework incorporating contextual factors is proposed. Five models are tested over a common 17 years horizon. They yield consistent significant estimates and concur on the existence of such a relationship although the latter has evolved over time. They support the notion of a complex SP-FP impact. © 2014, Internationala Journal of Business Science and Applied Management. All rights reserved.
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    ABSTRACT: We study the impact of female board representation as well as citizenship on corporate performance based on a sample of the largest listed firms in the Nordic countries as well as Germany. We also seek to determine the variation of board structures using factor analysis. We find no support for any performance impact relating to female board representation. However, we find an impact of board citizenship on performance showing that board members with a background from common law have a significant positive influence on corporate performance measured as ROA, ROE and ROCE. Consistent with other studies we also document that large boards impact corporate performance negatively. Moreover we also show that data set on boards can be explained by four underlying factors. This article adds insight to board determinants of corporate performance as well as the classification of board variation. Specifically, our results support the view that increasing the proportion of board members from common law countries would be beneficial for the largest German and Nordic listed companies.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2013 · International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management