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  • Religious Diversity at Work: The Perceptual Effects of Religious Discrimination on Employee Engagement and Commitment | Canaan Messarra | Contemporary Management Research
    Guideline Manuscript Submission Editorial board Published Issues NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 10 No 1 2014 Canaan Messarra Religious Diversity at Work The Perceptual Effects of Religious Discrimination on Employee Engagement and Commitment Leila Canaan Messarra Abstract As the workforce is becoming more diversified in terms of culture ethnicity and religion many individual values are carried over to the workplace Now in the post 9 11 world employees working in religiously diverse organizations might be prone to increased interpersonal conflicts and misunderstandings because of their religious affiliation Yet exploring the effects of religious diversity in organizations is still in its embryonic stages This study investigated the perceptual effects of perceived religious discrimination on employee work related behaviors mainly commitment and engagement The study surveyed 548 employees working in religiously diverse organizations The findings suggested that when workers perceive religious discrimination in their organization their commitment and engagement are affected It is recommended that managers in general and specifically human resource managers devise strategies and develop management interventions to mitigate the negative organizational and personal consequences of religious discrimination in the workplace Further studies should assess the effects of employees perceived religious discrimination on other behavioral outcomes Keywords Employee Engagement

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/12018 (2016-05-01)
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  • Religious Diversity at Work: The Perceptual Effects of Religious Discrimination on Employee Engagement and Commitment | Canaan Messarra | Contemporary Management Research
    Librarians Home About Login Register Search Current Archives Announcements ABOUT CMR Author Guideline Manuscript Submission Editorial board Published Issues NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 10 No 1 2014 Canaan Messarra Download this PDF file The PDF file you selected should load here if your Web browser has a PDF reader plug in installed for example a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader If you would like more information about

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  • Learning of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Local Tacit Business Knowledge | Wang | Contemporary Management Research
    Issues NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 10 No 1 2014 Wang Learning of Immigrant Entrepreneurs Local Tacit Business Knowledge Karen Y Wang Chanida Kitvorametha Yue Wang Abstract The immigrant entrepreneurs capabilities to recognize and gain tacit business knowledge are critical for their success in the host country However little scholarly attention has been given to the issue of business learning of immigrant entrepreneurs in a host country Through multiple theoretical lenses our study fills the gap by examining the extent to which the human and social capital of immigrant entrepreneurs is associated with the local business tacit knowledge learning in terms of learning capacities and facilitation Based on a sample of immigrant entrepreneurs in Australia the findings of our study indicate that industry specific training and cultural similarity of cognitive social capital are related to immigrant entrepreneurs tacit marketing knowledge learning The formal education of context generic human capital enables them with tacit financial knowledge learning Moreover trustworthiness of relational social capital plays a critical role in facilitating their learning in both tacit marketing and financial knowledge This study contributes to the entrepreneurship literature by addressing issues of immigrant entrepreneurs business learning Keywords Tacit Marketing and Financial Knowledge Relational

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/10595 (2016-05-01)
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  • Theoretical Perspectives on the Outsourcing Delegate in Personal Wealth Management | Cheng | Contemporary Management Research
    Wealth Management Jao Hong Cheng Huei Ping Chen Chih Ming Lee Yueh Hsiu Liao Shu Nu Chan Abstract Despite the fact that several finance case studies have investigated the performance to personal wealth outsourcing little is known about how specific performance of personal wealth management illustrate with multi theories We apply a multiple perspective approach to explore theories of transaction cost third party agent resource reliance cooperative relationship and performance

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/1157 (2016-05-01)
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  • Determinants of Internal Control Weaknesses | Cheh | Contemporary Management Research
    is to find the financial and nonfinancial variables which would be useful in identifying companies with Sarbanes Oxley Act internal control material weaknesses MW Recently three research papers have been published on this topic based on different variables Using the decision tree model of data mining this paper examines the predictive power of the variables used in each paper in identifying MW companies and compares the predictive rates of the

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/3044 (2016-05-01)
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  • Power Sharing in Progressive Discipline: New Rules of Engagement Arising from an Australian Perspective | Chelliah | Contemporary Management Research
    power to the understanding of progressive discipline in Australian workplace contexts Using data from the Australian Industrial Relations Commission we analysed the outcomes of 78 unfair dismissal cases across 17 industries over a four year period 1997 2000 We found that the application of progressive discipline on employees is concentrated around industry and occupational class Specifically it shows that occupational classes such as unskilled skilled and sales staff are more susceptible to disciplining by employers It raises the awareness of the immense power the employer derives from the use of progressive discipline over employees and implications in the new environment of on going labour deregulation and the lack of statutory intervention to ameliorate the growing power imbalance Given that the research focuses on progressive discipline the data provides strong grounding for theory building and telling a story on the industrial relations environment where power is becoming increasingly oriented towards employers especially as union density declines As such we hope the simplicity of our research inspires further research that uses more advanced statistical analysis and modelling The paper has implications for managers supervisors involved in formulation of progressive discipline policies and for employee advocates who champion employee welfare It demonstrates that

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/2600 (2016-05-01)
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  • Understanding Reasons for Employee Unethical Conduct in Thai Organizations: A Qualitative Inquiry | Ermongkonchai | Contemporary Management Research
    Unethical Conduct in Thai Organizations A Qualitative Inquiry Phongstorn Ermongkonchai Abstract Of the recent trends in corporate governance the ethical conduct of managers is one of the most challenging tasks facing business enterprises This research identifies major themes in order to understand reasons for employee misconduct From eight large size business enterprises in depth interviews were conducted among human resource managers who investigated severe unethical conducts in companies which results

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/3550 (2016-05-01)
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  • Risk Analysis of Rice Losses Caused by Typhoon for Taiwan | Lai | Contemporary Management Research
    For Librarians Home About Login Register Search Current Archives Announcements ABOUT CMR Author Guideline Manuscript Submission Editorial board Published Issues NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 6 No 2 2010 Lai Risk Analysis of Rice Losses Caused by Typhoon for Taiwan Li Hua Lai Pei Hsuan Wu Abstract This paper applies extreme value theory to the Taiwanese rice loss caused by typhoons to demonstrate how these new statistical tools can be used to improve quantitative risk management The application of the extreme value theory to statistics allowed us to test models with data from the upper tail of a distribution Using the block max and peak over threshold approaches to extreme value modeling we matched generalized extreme value distribution GEVD and generalized Pareto distribution GPD to agricultural losses caused by natural disasters with Taiwanese data from 1971 to 2005 We then evaluated the appropriateness of the upper tail fitting to loss data by comparing with standard parametric modeling that is based on lognormal and gamma distributions The extreme value theory outperforms classical parametric fits for the largest observed historical losses Finally we draw particular attention to issues related to agricultural disaster and calculate the 90th 95th and 99th percentile of

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/1158 (2016-05-01)
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