International Journal of Business & Management Science

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Volume 7 Number 2, 2017

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Performance-Based Contracting for PACS Implementation in Hospitals: A SWOT Analysis

 (Taghreed Abu Salim and Alastair Watson, Page 153-169)

This paper aims to examine a contract management process for the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) using a performance-based contract (PBC). In this instance, the customer only pays when a specified outcome is delivered. By conducting SWOT analysis of PBC, the authors seek to offer guidance to practitioners in order to negotiate a robust contract, without surprises or disappointments. During the negotiation of the service offered, the major areas encountered include responsibility of operation, risk sharing, and type of payment. These areas are discussed in detail and their management is assessed based upon the "win-win" principle.  

Self-Initiated Expatriate Academic Performance in Malaysian Universities

 (Subramaniam Sri Ramalu, Chandrakantan Subramaniam and Gunalan Nadarajah, page 171-194)

In the pace of globalization, the recruitment of academic self-initiated expatriates is a common phenomenon. Little is known on the factors influence their performance. Using a sample of 114 self-initiated academic expatriates employed in HEIs in northern region of Malaysia, the results of this study have revealed that self-efficacy, cross-cultural training and family support are positively related to teaching and research performance of academic expatriates. The findings of this study have made significant contribution to expatriate literature and policy makers with regards to recruitment and retention of academic expatriates.  

The Effects of Organizational Culture on Buyer-Supplier Relationships in New Product Development

 (Walid Belassi, Mihail Cocosila and Alex Z. Kondra, page 195-218)

This cross-sectional study with the aim of identifying dimensions of organizational culture that support successful buyer-supplier relationships in new product development projects was conducted with 190 organizations in the U.S. and Canada. The study develops and empirically tests a theoretical research model on the relationship between organizational culture characteristics and buyer-supplier collaborative relationships. The results show that the organizations that have a culture that is results oriented, open, and long-term oriented are in the best position to form cooperative buyer-supplier relationships when developing new products. Future research is expected to also investigate the effects of other factors that may help improve a firmís success in new product development.

Strengthening PROPER Implementation to Improve Transparency in Managing Carbon Emission among Indonesian Manufacturing Companies

 (Heri Yanto, Ismail Hasan, Soo-Fen Fam and Raeni Raeni, page 219-236)

Corporate Performance Evaluation Program (PROPER) has some objectives such as curbing carbon emissions. This program evaluates and assigns ratings to the companies' performance in managing environment. This study aims to (1) examine the effects of environmental performance (PROPER rating) on Carbon Emissions Disclosure (CED); and (2) identify the determinants of PROPER rating. Reckoning with carbon emissions checklist from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), data are gathered from 144 firms. The average of CED among Indonesian manufacturing companies is still relatively low (24%). Path analysis shows that CED is influenced by PROPER rating and Board Size, but not by Leverage and Profitability. Board Size and Profitability are important determinants of PROPER rat≠≠≠≠ing, but Leverage and Company Size are not. PROPER is considered effective to improve companiesí transparency in managing carbon emissions among Indonesian manufacturing companies.

The Mediating Effect of Organization Culture on Transformational Leadership and Turnover Intention in Jordanian Public Hospitals

 (Omar Hamdan Alkharabsheh, Rosima Bte. Alias and Mohd Hanapiah Bin Ismail, Page 237-260)  

This study examines how transformational leadership associated to turnover intention among nurses who are working in Jordanian public hospitals.  The mediating effect of organization culture on this association is also tested. A total of 398 questionnaires were distributed to nine public hospitals and 354 nurses returned their questionnaires.   Structural equation modelling (SEM) was employed to examine the mediating effect of organization culture on the relationship between transformational leadership and turnover intention.  The study finds that there is a negative relationship between transformational leadership and turnover intention.  Also, organization culture partly mediates the relationship between the transformational leadership and turnover intention.

Influence of Transformational Leadership on Knowledge Hiding: Mediating role of Organizational Psychological Ownership

 (Sahnun Ladan, Norani Binti Nordin and Hossain Mohammad Belal, page 261-277)

Previous studies in the field of knowledge management and organizational psychology have reported that knowledge hiding is related to innovation, creativity and organizational performance. Despite these studies, few have attempted to investigate the influence of transformational leadership on employee knowledge hiding behavior. Furthermore, the mechanisms through which transformational leadership influences knowledge hiding behavior in organizations are not adequately investigated. Therefore, mediator variable is suggested. This paper proposes a mediating role of organizational psychological ownership on the relationship between transformational leadership and employee knowledge hiding behavior. 

A Study on Internet of Things (IoT): Usersí Reuse Intention Using Technology Acceptance Model in Korea

 (Seung-Hwan Jang and Chang Ho Yu, page 279-295)

This study was to identify the reuse intention of Internet of Things (IoT) users by using the technology acceptance model. This study used an extended technology acceptance model, which added demographic attributes, cost burden, innovation, and interactivity considering the technical characteristics of IoT, the personal characteristics of the user group, and the conditions and aspects related to adoption. This study was collected from students to workers in their 20s~50s in Korea using products that utilize IoT.

Organic Knowledge as Antecedent of Purchase Intention on Organic Food

 (Tony Wijaya and Sukidjo, page 297-315)

This research aims to examine a model which presents effects of organic knowledge, of attitude toward organic food, of subjective norm, and of purchase behavioral control toward purchase intention of organic food. Data collection method of this research is questionnaire, which was arranged through an exploration study. The sample of this research were housewives as the end consumers of organic food from Yogyakarta, Jakarta and Surabaya-Indonesia. The data was analyzed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The result of this research proves that organic knowledge is a indirect predictor for purchase intention of organic food. Organic knowledge, subjective norm, attitude toward organic food, and purchase behavioral control give positive contribution for purchase intention of organic food. An extended model of theory planned behavior is thus proposed by this research to include consumer knowledge in addition to behavioral intentions as the main motivating factors in purchasing organic food.

International Tourism Trade Flows and the Impact of Indonesian Tourism

 (Faurani Santi Singagerda and Nur Aeni, page 317-335)

This research aims to examine a model which presents effects of organic knowledge, of attitude toward organic food, of subjective norm, and of purchase behavioral control toward purchase intention of organic food. Data collection method of this research is questionnaire, which was arranged through an exploration study. The sample of this research were housewives as the end consumers of organic food from Yogyakarta, Jakarta and Surabaya-Indonesia. The data was analyzed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The result of this research proves that organic knowledge is a indirect predictor for purchase intention of organic food. Organic knowledge, subjective norm, attitude toward organic food, and purchase behavioral control give positive contribution for purchase intention of organic food. An extended model of theory planned behavior is thus proposed by this research to include consumer knowledge in addition to behavioral intentions as the main motivating factors in purchasing organic food.

 

 

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