James C. Ryan

James C. Ryan
Alfaisal University · College of Business

PhD

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Introduction
James C. Ryan is an international scholar of organizational behavior and human resource management. He conducts research in performance metrics, innovation, motivation, leadership, culture and work ethics.
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August 2019 - present
Alfaisal University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2012 - December 2018
United Arab Emirates University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (34)
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Recent research identifies internal self-concept motivation and instrumental motivation as having positive and negative effects, respectively, on the performance of research scientists. However, the majority of research examining the work motivations of research scientists employs bad research practices. The current study presents an alternative vi...
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The current study applies the hIa metric of Harzing et al. (Scientometrics 99(3):811–821 2014) to examine average faculty research performance across 5 Colleges in a single university. Average faculty performance for a range of common metrics of research publication such as papers, citations and h-index are presented to allow for a comparison of th...
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Workforce nationalization is a public policy priority in many Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where the national/expatriate workforce imbalance is most notable. To date, attempts at private sector workforce nationalization in the United Arab Emirates (Emiratization) show poor results. The thoughtfu...
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While the concept of work ethic has been discussed in the Arab context (Sidani and Thornberry in J Bus Eth 91(1):35–49, 2009), the significant conceptual and methodological limitations of the existing work ethic and work value research elucidate the need for a more robust investigation of the multidimensional work ethic construct in the Arab contex...
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Increasing awareness of the credibility crisis and related replication crisis in business research drives calls for greater understanding of the state of replication studies. This research addresses these calls by analyzing the 10-year publication history of 121 leading journals (Academic Journal Guide (AJG 2018)). Examination of 83,682 articles re...
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Purpose This study aims to explore the degree to which the editorial policies of business and management journals explicitly or implicitly discourage replication studies. Design/methodology/approach The paper examines differences in editorial policy toward replication studies relative to journal quality, age and sub-discipline area. A total of 600...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the use of bibliometric indicators as a people analytics tool for examining research performance outcome differences in faculty mobility and turnover. Design/methodology/approach Employing bibliometric information from research databases, the publication, citations, h-index and newly developed...
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a young, oil-rich country, where national youth display a clear preference for public sector employment. Growing youth unemployment reinforces the importance of non-government employment, including entrepreneurship. This study investigates UAE national youth intentions toward entrepreneurship through the Theory of...
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The Middle East, as a region, contributes proportionally less to new knowledge generation than other parts of the world. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sought to correct this imbalance through efforts to promote a knowledge-based economy and through educational investment. In light of these advances, significant challenges still remain in the p...
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The purpose of this paper is to provide an empirical examination of the factors affecting voluntary eService adoption in a public sector work environment. The model examined was constructed following a thorough review of relevant literature on technology adoption through the framework of Theory of Interpersonal Behaviour. Structural equation modell...
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This paper assesses the performance of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in terms of their achievements towards becoming knowledge-based economies. This is done through a comparison against 17 benchmark countries using a four pillars’ framework comprising (1) information and communication technology, (2) education, (3) innovation, and (4) ec...
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El presente artículo ofrece una reflexión acerca de las conceptualizaciones de la propuesta de Lee y Raschke (2016) sobre un método, siguiendo la teoría de conjuntos, para la motivación de los empleados y el desempeño organizacional. El articulo está elaborado siguiendo las actuales investigaciones del autor acerca la operacionalización de la teorí...
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Purpose This study aims to assess the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and development culture and the role of willingness-to-change in this relationship and analyzes their effect on new product exploration in small enterprises. Design/methodology/approach A model based on structural equations with partial least squares (PLS)...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to extend the current debate on value-intention link by investigating the hitherto unexplored relation between the concepts of the multidimensional work ethic profile and entrepreneurial intentions (EIs). In addition, this research seeks to offer specific insight into the work values and EIs of United Arab Emi...
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The purpose of this paper is to provide an empirical examination of the factors affecting voluntary eService adoption in a public sector work environment. The model examined was constructed following a thorough review of relevant literature on technology adoption through the framework of Theory of Interpersonal Behaviour. Structural equation modell...
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Does transformational leadership have a positive relationship to organizational culture and innovation propensity in business organizations of Pakistan? Transformational leadership has been associated with a variety of positive organizational outcomes in a number of studies. However, the outcomes of transformational leadership in Pakistan are still...
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Does transformational leadership have a positive relationship to organizational culture and innovation propensity in business organizations of Pakistan? Transformational leadership has been associated with a variety of positive organizational outcomes in a number of studies. However, the outcomes of transformational leadership in Pakistan are still...
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Leadership in Indonesia is facing a dilemma. Taking into consideration the pressure exerted due to the country’s instability over the past 10 years, there is an appearance that there is a lack of leadership capabilities in this multicultural country. In order to tailor effective leadership theory into the Indonesian environment, this article discus...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between the need for achievement (N-ach) and entrepreneurial potential of young adults in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Design/methodology/approach – A sample of university business students (n=305) took part in the study. The data were collected using a tailored questionnaire des...
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Despite growing interest on the issues of communication, trust and commitment, studies examining the interplay between all of these three variables are lacking. This paper attempts to address this gap. It draws on survey data involving 244 employees from a medium-size food processing organization operating in NSW (Australia). The study explored rel...
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Scholars in the field of management and culture have developed paradigms regarding the importance of managing people across culture. While most scholars agree that culture plays a vital role in an organization, it has been recognized that research on the sub-cultures within a national culture that impact on an organization, is very limited. One exa...
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This study presents a measure of work motivation designed to assess the motivational concepts of the meta-theory of motivation. These concepts include intrinsic process motivation, goal internalization motivation, instrumental motivation, external self-concept motivation, and internal self-concept motivation. Following a process of statement develo...
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This paper explores the relationships of students' entrepreneurial readiness with gender, parents' employment status, field of study, academic performance, and students' preferred employment sector. The paper is based on a survey of 305 students in the college of business administration at the University of Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....
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This study examined the factor structure and scale reliability of the Motivation Sources Inventory (MSI; Barbuto & Scholl, 1998), an instrument designed to measure the motivational concepts contained within the meta-theory of motivation (Leonard, Beauvais, & Scholl, 1999). Participants were comprised of financial-service professionals, health-indus...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present findings related to an instrument for the self-appraisal of scientists' research performance, and highlight the suitability of self-appraisal instruments for members of the scientific community. Design/methodology/approach – An examination of the literature on self-appraisal and the measurement of s...
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This research is an empirical examination of the relationship between organizational characteristics and scientific research effectiveness. A sample of research-active scientists (N=295) from 25 biological and chemical science university research departments took part in this study. Data were collected using the Organizational Culture Survey (Glase...
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This chapter highlights the important contribution that psychology has to make to our understanding of scientific performance through research in the fields of cognitive and organisational psychology. Previous research on the psychology of science has tended to concentrate on such factors as family and religious background, birth order, gender, age...
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With the implementation of the PBRF (Performance Based Research Fund) New Zealand academics have entered a new age of competitive evaluation for limited resources. The professed aim of this system of funding is to promote the quality of academic research in New Zealand. To date little attention has been paid to larger social indicators of research...

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