Zahid Yousaf

Zahid Yousaf
Government College of Management Sciences Mansehra Pakistan

PhD Management Sciences

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Introduction
Assistant Professor at Government College of Management Sciences, Mansehra-Pakistan. Senior Research Associate at: Department of Management, University of Pitesti, Romania. He published more than 70 papers in world's top ranked journals and welcome new and enthusiastic researchers for combined papers/projects & research collaborations. He is available as Research Supervisor (MS, PhD, Post Doc in Social Sciences) and can be contacted. muhammadzahidyusuf@gmail.com

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This research paper aims to evaluate the effect of social networks on the green innovation of energy sector firms working around the globe. The study also evaluated green dynamic capabilities’ mediating, and green organizational culture’s moderating role in the association of the social networks and green innovation. The study will help electricity...
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The current study aims to explore how different owners and investors use digitalcrowdfunding platforms for advertisement and selection of different projects. This connection enhances the number of effective projects and attracts the attention of various entrepreneurs for investment. This research examines the direct impact of the crowdfunding digit...
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This study aims to examine the direct effect of innovation capability on value creation. The mediating role of frugal innovation and the moderating role of knowledge sharing are also explored between innovation capability and value creation link. This exploratory study uses quantitative and cross-sectional data collected through questionnaires. Str...
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The present research aims to find how firms achieve innovation performance through innovation networks. This study also explores the mediating role of digital innovation and the moderating role of frugal innovation. Quantitative research design is used for data collection and analysis. To analyze the study’s hypotheses we select the energy firms wh...
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This research aims to examine the direct impact of green innovation strategies and the green dynamic capability on green innovation. The indirect effect is also tested, using green organizational identity as a mediator. A cross-sectional and quantitative research approach was used to collect data from energy firms. The results show that green innov...
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The study in hand investigates the impact of the Internet of things (IoT) and digital platforms on frugal innovation. Furthermore, we also tested the intervening role of digital platforms and moderating role of organizational readiness. Data were collected from SMEs and the collected data were analyzed with various statistical techniques. Findings...
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The study in hand investigated the innovation performance (IP) of SMEs explaining the role of digital platforms (DPs), innovation strategy (IS), and innovation culture (IC). In the current study, we also tested the intervening role of IC. A total of 387 top management officials served in SMEs were approached for the purpose of data collection. For...
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This study shows the impact of environmental resources conservation efforts (ERCE) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) authenticity on environmental performance (EP) in the hospitality and tourism industry. A mediating role of CSR authenticity between the ERCE and environmental performance link is also checked. A quantitative research design...
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Digitalization has opened up new methods to promote socialization in all types of organizations, generally, and businesses specifically. Stakeholders now prefer those businesses which are inclined towards social norms and virtues. In the era of digitalization, digital social responsibility (DSR) has become the strategic decision for all kinds of bu...
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Environmental Management Initiatives (EMI), as part of the sustainability management movement, have become an integrated part of the organisational management practices and of the current research. Since the implementation of Environmental Management System (EMS), there have been many studies analysing this relationship with the environmental perfo...
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Given its importance to psychological issues, the COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges for all individuals, but healthcare professionals and particularly nursing staff are at front lines, and their performance is significantly affected. The current study relates COVID-19 fear with psychological strain, i.e., stress amongst the nursing...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate the impact of digital platforms, frugal innovation and innovation culture (IC) on innovation performance (IP). The mediation role of IC between digital platforms and IP, as well as moderating role of frugal innovation between IC and IP is also tested. Design/methodology/approach Data is collected from 387 top...
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Increasing business organizations are also damaging the natural infrastructure, and researchers are pressing hard on this issue since several decades. Moreover, the studies relating to business organizations only focus on the establishment, development, and success of businesses and paid less attention to the dark trade business expansions, i.e., l...
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Purpose This study aims to propose a model based on knowledge sharing (KS) to explore that how functional flexibility (FF) and psychological empowerment (PE) plays a mediating role between KS and innovative work behavior (IWB) among employees of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Design/methodology/approach Cross-sectional plan was employed to i...
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Abstract Purpose This study aims to propose a model based on knowledge sharing (KS) to explore that how functional flexibility (FF) and psychological empowerment (PE) plays a mediating role between KS and innovative work behavior (IWB) among employees of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Design/methodology/approach Cross-sectional plan was empl...
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The study aims to examine the impact of coal energy consumption on the economic progress in Pakistan by using annual time series data during 1972-2019. Three-unit root tests were employed to rectify the variables’ stationarity. The quantile regression approach with the extension of cointe-gration regression test was utilized to check the variables...
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Purpose-This study aims to investigate the role of e-service quality and e-trust for achieving e-loyalty among digital library users in the digital economy. The current study examined the mediation effect of e-trust in the connection between e-service quality and e-loyalty. Design/methodology/approach-Cross-sectional design was applied for the purp...
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Given the importance of individual level creativity, this paper investigates the influence of employee polychronicity on employee creativity among nurses in the healthcare sector. The current research also tests how job engagement acts as a mediator between employees’ polychronicity and creativity. Finally, thepaper analyzes the role of functional...
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, governments across the EU countries had to introduce measures to close the borders, restrict the movement of people, and suspend business activities in nones-sential sectors. These restrictions threatened to result in the worst economic shock since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This situation forced the EU leaders...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate the role of e-service quality and e-trust for achieving e-loyalty among digital library users in the digital economy. The current study examined the mediation effect of e-trust in the connection between e-service quality and e-loyalty. Design/methodology/approach Cross-sectional design was applied for the pur...
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This study aims to investigate the direct impact of green motives (GM) and green business strategies (GBS) on sustainable development (SD) in the hospitality sector. It explores the direct links between GM and SD. Moreover, the mediating role of GBS between GM and SD was tested. The research relies on the stakeholders' theory, which states that the...
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This study aims to explore the direct impact of the digital orientation, Internet of Things (IoT) and digital platforms on the sustainable digital innovation in the context of the digital economy and frugal environment. This study also investigated the mediating role of the digital platforms in these relations. The study was based on the quantitati...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate how digital platforms capability, improvisational capability and organizational readiness directly affect innovation performance. This study also explores how organizational readiness acts as mediator. Design/methodology/approach This empirical study is based on quantitative research design. Data...
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Attaining sustainable development and cleaner production is a major challenge both for the de-veloped and developing economies; income, institutional regulations, institutional quality and in-ternational trade are the key determinants of environmental externalities. The current work at-tempts to study the role of environmental taxes and regulations...
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This current study was conducted in order to develop a digital innovation model based on the digital organizational culture, digital capability, and organizational readiness. This study explores how the organizational readiness plays a mediating role between the digital capabilities and digital innovation and between the digital organizational cult...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate the direct impact of knowledge sharing (KS) and functional flexibility (FF) on innovative work behavior (IWB) of small medium enterprises (SME’s) employees. This study also observes the mediating role of FF in the connection between KS and IWB. Design/methodology/approach This study adapted a quantitative met...
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The study aims to find out the effect of environmental management initiatives (EMI) on corporate social responsibility (CSR) authenticity and CSR legitimacy. The current study also examines the influence of CSR authenticity on CSR legitimacy and mediating effect of CSR authenticity in the connection between EMI and CSR legitimacy. Data were collect...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate the relationship between employee polychronicity and employee creativity. This study also explores the mediating role of employee resilience in the relationship between employee polychronicity and employee creativity. Design/methodology/approach This study was based on a quantitative research design, and a su...
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Environmental damages are largely visible by the man-made actions in general, including an enormous increase in international tourism, huge pressure on arable land by increasing population density, and global international trade. These stated factors are mainly responsible for ‘ecological footprints’ across the globe. The present study considered t...
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The study critically reviewed Pakistan’s provincial updates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and discussed the current challenges faced by the government in a given context. The coronavirus-associated death tolls have been increasing rapidly in a country. The provincial status of confirmed cases of coronavirus is higher in Punjab, followed by...
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The study aims to examine the effects of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) measures on global environment and fertility rate by using the data of 1980 to 2019. The results show that communicable diseases including COVID-19 measures decrease carbon emissions and increase the chances of fertility rates in an account of city-wide lockdown. The knowl...
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Coronavirus epidemic can push millions of people in poverty. The shortage of healthcare resources, lack of sanitation, and population compactness leads to an increase in communicable diseases, which may increase millions of people add in a vicious cycle of poverty. The study used the number of factors that affect poverty incidence in a panel of 76...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading at an enormous rate and has caused deaths beyond expectations due to a variety of reasons. These include: (i) inadequate healthcare spending causing, for instance, a shortage of protective equipment, testing swabs, masks, surgical gloves, gowns, etc.; (ii) a high population density that causes close physical cont...
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The study provides a new insight to extend traditional technology acceptance model (TAM) in to energy–augmented TAM (EA-TAM) model in order to analyze the micro and macro perspectives of green enterprise technology to ensure eco-friendly products. The critical review would enhance analytical abilities to understand the main determinants of the TAM...
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In this study, we examine the association among network capability (NC), strategic flexibility (SF), organizational ambidexterity (OA), and strategic performance (SP). Furthermore, the interaction effect of NC and OA on SP is also tested. Data was collected from CEOs and owners/managers of SMEs in Pakistan. Correlation, regression and bootstrap ana...
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Abstract The study examines the relationship between growth–inequality–poverty (GIP) triangle and crime rate under the premises of inverted U-shaped Kuznets curve and pro-poor growth scenario in a panel of 16 diversified countries, over a period of 1990–2014. The study employed panel Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) estimator for robust inferenc...
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This study aims to investigate the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment and CSR participation on both social performance and environmental performance. The current study examines the influence of CSR commitment on CSR participation. This study also tested the mediating effect of CSR participation in the connection between CSR...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of technology orientation (TO) on firm performance (FP). This study also aims to identify the mediating role of firm innovativeness (FI) in the relation between TO and FP. Design/methodology/approach Quantitative approach has been adopted for analyzing the impact of TO on FP in softwar...
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The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals emphasized to meet the global food security challenges by mechanized farming; access of clean water challenges by renewable freshwater withdrawals; clean energy issues determined by clean fuel and cleaner technologies; and combat climate change by limiting anthropogenic emissions of carbon, fossil fue...
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Purpose The present study aims to develop a strategic business performance (SBP) model for larger firms by examining the mediating role of structural flexibility in the network capability–SBP link, as well as testing the moderating role of entrepreneurial orientation in the relationship between structural flexibility and SBP. Design/methodology/ap...
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The relationship between air freight and environmental resource depletion is a widely explored area in different economic settings. There, however, is limited work available in the mediation of carbon pricing between air freight and environmental resource depletion, which is the focus of this study in the context of Saudi Arabia. This study aims to...
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The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals emphasized to meet the global food security challenges by mechanized farming; access of clean water challenges by renewable freshwater withdrawals; clean energy issues determined by clean fuel and cleaner technologies; and combat climate change by limiting anthropogenic emissions of carbon, fossil fue...
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The work at hand examined the mediating role of meaningful work in the negative association between ethical leadership and service employees’ knowledge-hiding behavior. The role of harmonious work passion as a contingent factor of the direct association between ethical leadership and service employees’ knowledge-hiding behavior was also tested. Bas...
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The importance of sustainable tourism is largely discussed in environmental literature under two different main streams: first, an ample amount of literature is available on the role of international tourism in economic development; second, the existing literature mainly focused on estimating tourism carbon footprints across countries. Limited work...
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Purpose: This study aims to present a strategic business performance (SBP) model for firms operating in the hospitality industry by providing them guidance on how to use information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-marketing to attain strategic performance. This paper also explores the moderating role of organizational readiness in the r...
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Purpose This study proposed a model based on knowledge management infrastructure capabilities (KMICs) to explore that how functional flexibility (FF) and knowledge sharing (KS) plays a mediating role between KMIC and innovative work behavior (IWB) among production-line workers. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from 894 workers throu...
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We tested the relationship between laissez-faire leadership and job burnout and the mediatory role of work alienation in this relationship. We also examined the moderating role of political skill in the relationship between laissez-faire leadership and burnout. Based on time-lagged (three waves, two months apart) survey data collected from 272 empl...
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The study examined the long-run and causal relationship between international tourism receipts (ITR), social distribution, FDI inflows, and carbon (CO2) emissions to verify the different alternative and plausible hypotheses, i.e., environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis, “pollution haven” hypothesis (PHH), and “resource efficiency” (REF) hypot...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore how polychronicity enables the possibility for nurses to behave in an innovative way through job embeddedness (JE). The notion of polychronicity remained an unexplored topic, especially in healthcare sector. This paper also investigates the moderating role of decentralization. Design/methodology/appr...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of market orientation on firm performance of software houses and examine the mediating firm innovativeness in the relationship between market orientation and firm performance. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from the employees of software houses located in two big cities of...
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Purpose This study aims to present an empirical model related to strategic performance (SP) of the hospitality industry. It focuses on the role of network capability (NC) in defining SP through the mediating role of structural flexibility (SF). Furthermore, the interaction effect of NC and top management commitment to strategic performance (MCSP) o...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of e-marketing orientation (EMO) on strategic business performance (SBP) in presence of e-trust. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from CEOs, finance managers, IT managers, Policy makers, owners and Managing Directors of SMEs located in two big cities of Pakistan (Islam...
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Purpose This paper aims to address the key issues how organizational networks influence the strategic business performance through the mediating role of organizational flexibility, and the moderating role of entrepreneurial orientation. Contextualizing small and medium enterprises in developing countries we have developed and tested a theoretical...
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The objective of the current research is to find out the relationship of enterprise development with coordination, relational skill and partner knowledge. To examine this relationship we used correlation and hierarchal regression techniques and structural equation modelling using AMOS. The sample size consists of 246 respondents from small and medi...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between structural flexibility and enterprise development. We propose an alternate framework demonstrating how enterprises shift to developmental arena by arguing that the flexible structures affect enterprises positively. Using empirical approach data was collected from different small indus...