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  • Coping as a Moderator of The Relation between Recreation Hassles and Hiker Satisfaction | Hung | Contemporary Management Research
    Relation between Recreation Hassles and Hiker Satisfaction Wei Li Hung Li Wen Hsieh Abstract The study attempted to explore the relationships among recreation hassles coping and hiker satisfaction and to examine the moderating role of coping in the relationship between hassles and satisfaction Questionnaire surveys were conducted on trails in Yangmingshan National Park in Taiwan in spring 2011 Overall 316 questionnaires were completed of which 301 were valid The results indicated that recreation hassles correlated positively with all coping strategies Further analysis indicated that the coping behaviors of rationalization significantly moderated the relationship between recreation hassles and hiker satisfaction The study suggested that an increase in the perceived hassles decreases the satisfaction of hikers It also indicated that the engagement of the coping strategy of rationalization was likely to decrease the negative effects of hassles on hiker satisfaction Although a number of studies have discussed a similar argument relevant empirical works were insufficient This study clearly confirmed the moderating effect of emotion focused coping on the relationship between recreation hassles and hiker satisfaction The study suggests that the Park Headquarters should give the hikers more information on the difficulties and the use of the trails so that the hikers could

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/12579 (2016-05-01)
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  • Understanding Young Consumer Perceptions on Credit Card Usage: Implications for Responsible Consumption | Lim | Contemporary Management Research
    Card Usage Implications for Responsible Consumption Weng Marc Lim Woo Kan Ng Jin How Chin Alexander Wei Xiang Boo Abstract The usage of credit cards among young consumers is often irresponsible they tend to overspend and as a result find themselves in a debt situation While existing research has often attributed overspending to the availability of advance credit there remains a dark spot in understanding why consumers are overspending particularly through the use of credit cards This study aims to understand consumer perceptions on the usage of credit cards and subsequently provide recommendations to promote the responsible use of credit cards Fifteen qualitative in depth interviews with young consumers were employed to understand their perceptions and considerations toward the usage of credit cards Findings suggest a change in consumer culture from one which focused on saving first spending later to one which encourages spending now thinking later Various rationales have been identified as motivators that encourage credit card usage including security trends for a cashless society and as a reflection of social desires Attractive rewards and poor spending restrictions afforded by credit cards were the main influences that caused young consumers to spend more than what they could afford thus

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/11657 (2016-05-01)
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  • China's 'Steel Hunger': A Comparative Analysis of SOE and NSOE Internationalization Motivations and Attitudes towards Risk | Ren | Contemporary Management Research
    USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 10 No 4 2014 Ren China s Steel Hunger A Comparative Analysis of SOE and NSOE Internationalization Motivations and Attitudes towards Risk Monica Ren Robert Jack Abstract In this paper we present two exploratory case studies detailing the internationalisation of a Chinese mining state owned enterprise SOE and a non state owned enterprise NSOE Increasing outward foreign direct investment OFDI from China s extractive industries particularly its steel sector is now one of the more dramatic aspects of globalisation in the new millennium It has led to an increased interest in what motivates these firms and how their internationalisation may be shaped by the risks inherent in their pursuit of international expansion In the study 13 face to face interviews are conducted with both senior and functional level managers across both firm types This data analysis reveals that institutional factors and significant international experience influences SOEs to be risk tolerating while influencing NSOEs to be risk averse This paper offers a set of propositions that highlight how motivations and risk attitudes are shaped by firm ownership and institutional factors which ultimately influence the location choice for each firm Keywords State Owned Enterprises SOEs Non State

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/12484 (2016-05-01)
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  • Cultural Adaptability and Organizational Change: A Case Study of a Social Service Organization in Hong Kong | Nesbit | Contemporary Management Research
    Announcements ABOUT CMR Author Guideline Manuscript Submission Editorial board Published Issues NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 10 No 4 2014 Nesbit Cultural Adaptability and Organizational Change A Case Study of a Social Service Organization in Hong Kong Paul Lester Nesbit Elman Lam Abstract This article explores the relationship between adaptive culture and organizational change We report on a longitudinal case study of a non governmental organization NGO in the social service sector in Hong Kong that underwent a two year quality improvement program Using the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the adaptability of the organization s culture prior to and immediately after the change in the program we explored the effect of culture on the change process as well as the effect of the change on culture While survey results did not reveal substantial cultural change interviews and focus groups analysis showed significant improvements in learning processes at the team level as well as the increased adoption of participatory leadership behavior Nevertheless the extent of change particularly in term of organizational level learning was minor Implications for research and practice in organizational change and its relationship with adaptive culture are discussed Keywords Adaptability Organizational Culture Change To cite this

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/12186 (2016-05-01)
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  • Gap in Trade Companies’ Perception of Consumers’ Purchasing Processes | Gąsior | Contemporary Management Research
    of marketing science It provides a significant contribution to the cognition of the mechanisms that govern the units that select and purchase goods and services At the same time a question arises the extent to which these behaviours are known to companies and the extent to which this knowledge is used as a foundation for creating marketing and sales strategies become apparent The purpose of this article is to present

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/12323 (2016-05-01)
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  • What Are The Antecedents to Creating Sustainable Corporate Entrepreneurship in Thailand? | Lekmat | Contemporary Management Research
    Laddawan Lekmat John Chelliah Abstract Corporate entrepreneurship CE is broadly seen as an essential tool for competitiveness particularly in today s fast paced and complex global economy However there is a lack of research on the CE strategies of Asian companies in response to the Asian financial and the global financial crisis in developing Asian countries In this study the model of CE antecedents and effects is examined for 287 Thai managers at various levels within the targeted firms operating in a wide variety of industries Specifically the impact of internal environment factors on CE and the relationship between CE and diverse firm performance aspects is mediated by process innovation Results indicate that only three of the five antecedents to CE have primary effects on CE as well as process innovation CE has a significant indirect effect on company performance through the mediation of process innovation Process innovation is found to be a predictor of innovation performance and a predictor of marketing performance which in turn affects financial outcomes The implications of these results for both CE theory and practice are discussed As there is a dearth of empirical research in this area this paper makes a useful contribution by

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/11741 (2016-05-01)
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  • Entrepreneurial Intention and Outcome Expectancy: Evidence from South Korea and China | Jiang | Contemporary Management Research
    cultural and gender differences in entrepreneurial intention 2 the mediating effects of culture and gender on the relationships between entrepreneurial intention and expectancies of positive entrepreneurial outcomes and 3 the results of entrepreneurial intention of females The findings reveal that while Chinese students have a greater entrepreneurial intention than South Korean students the relationships between entrepreneurial intention and outcome expectancies are stronger in South Korean than in Chinese students In

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/12012 (2016-05-01)
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  • Development Trends and Strategy Planning in Big Data Industry | Weng | Contemporary Management Research
    PASSWORD Home Vol 10 No 3 2014 Weng Development Trends and Strategy Planning in Big Data Industry Wei Hsiu Weng Woo Tsong Lin Abstract Big data refers to technology for storing converting transmitting and analyzing large quantities of structured or unstructured data which may be dynamic and diversified d for the purpose of social or commercial applications Big data applications need to be able to undertake high complexity and real time analysis of vast amounts of data to help users make decision within the shortest possible timeframe As a result big data technology and the related industry are becoming ever more important However the scope development trends and possible strategy of big data industry have not been clearly addressed so far To fill this gap this paper presents a comprehensive assessment of the development trends and a systematic planning of business strategy in big data industry The study utilizes nominal group technique NGT in depth interviews and focus group discussions among industry professionals The research framework includes defining industry scope assessing business environment by SWOT analysis forecasting production value and growing trend and outlining strategy for the emerging big data industry The results provide a practical reference for vendors interested

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/12288 (2016-05-01)
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