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  • Using the Fuzzy Delphi Method to Apply a Model of Knowledge Transfer through International Strategic Alliances in Up-Stream Oil and Gas Sectors | Kimiagari | Contemporary Management Research
    Md Samim Al Azad Muhammad Mohiuddin Abstract The upstream petroleum industry includes associated service businesses such as seismic and drilling contractors service rig operators engineering firms and various scientific technical service and supply companies These extremely high tech activities require the continuous inflow of knowledge and technologies for reconfiguring and rebuilding capabilities that fit with the continuous changes in the marketplace for sustaining a competitive advantage To that end infrastructures and policy orientations are required to create a conducive environment for knowledge transfer KT to enhance knowledge capability This paper aims to explore how strategic alliances lead to KT that enhances organizational capabilities We analyze the case of the National Iranian Oil Company NIOC to test the fuzzy Delphi model FDM framework We develop a conceptual framework establishing the link between the strategic alliances SA and their facilitators for developing the knowledge capabilities of upstream oil and gas companies We tested the proposed model using FDM to show how international strategic alliances ISA in the upstream oil and gas sector transfer knowledge and have positive effects on developing the NIOC s knowledge capability Positive outcomes include knowledge acquisition from partners developing knowledge management techniques and facilitating the implementation of knowledge

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/13183 (2016-05-01)
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  • Consumer Decision-Making Styles of Indian Adolescents | Srivastava | Contemporary Management Research
    For Authors 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 11 No 4 2015 Srivastava Consumer Decision Making Styles of Indian Adolescents Arpita Srivastava Abstract This study examines the consumer decision making styles with respect to shopping behavior among Indian adolescents Specifically Sproles and Kendall s Consumer Style Inventory was used to determine the various decision making styles of the respondents An initial sample of 250 school going children completed the inventory which was found to be unreliable Further a study was conducted on a sample of 283 students to develop a new scale using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis Six decision making styles of the original scale specifically Price Consciousness Brand Consciousness Fashion Consciousness Hedonistic Orientation Habitual Orientation and Impulse Driven were retained but five new styles i e Reference Group Orientation Convenience Seeking Bargain Seeking Socially Desirable and Information Seeking emerged which were found to be unique to Indian shopping behavior Additionally the Perfectionist style from the original scale split into two factors Perfection Seeking and Quality Seeking in Indian adolescents Keywords Consumer Decision Making CSI Indian Adolescents To cite

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/14181 (2016-05-01)
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  • The Impact of Intrinsic Motivation on The Effectiveness of Leadership Style towards on Work Engagement | Shu | Contemporary Management Research
    About Login Register Search Current Archives Announcements ABOUT CMR Author Guideline Manuscript Submission Editorial board Published Issues NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 11 No 4 2015 Shu The Impact of Intrinsic Motivation on The Effectiveness of Leadership Style towards on Work Engagement Chin Yi Shu Abstract The aim of this research was to investigate the impact of authoritarian leadership and authentic leadership which satisfies employees needs to different extents on employees engagement with their work The moderating effect of intrinsic motivation between leadership and work engagement also was tested among Chinese workers in Taiwan The snowball sampling method was used and data were collected for 350 subordinate supervisor dyads The results of regression analysis indicated that when controlling for obedience authoritarian leadership was found to be negatively related to subordinates work engagement but authentic leadership was found to be positively related to work engagement Intrinsic motivation appears to foster the positive relationship between authentic leadership and work engagement and buffer the adverse impact of authoritarian leadership on work engagement The theoretical research and practical implications of these findings are discussed in this paper Keywords Self Determination Theory Bicultural Self Intrinsic Motivation Work Engagement To cite this document Chin Yi

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/14043 (2016-05-01)
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  • Measuring Pitchers’ Performance Using Data Envelopment Analysis with Advanced Statistics | Chiu | Contemporary Management Research
    Editorial board Published Issues NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 11 No 4 2015 Chiu Measuring Pitchers Performance Using Data Envelopment Analysis with Advanced Statistics Shihteng Chiu Chiahuei Hsiao Huichin Wu Abstract This paper evaluates starting pitchers pitching performance during the 2008 to 2014 Major League Baseball MLB seasons We use data envelopment analysis DEA based on two inputs i e innings pitched IPs and per pitched innings and three outputs fielding independent pitching earned run average ERA and skill interactive ERA to evaluate the performance of the 30 MLB teams starting pitchers with IPs greater than 200 in each single season 2008 to 2014 regular season only We used the CCR models to calculate the overall efficiency scale efficiency technical efficiency efficiency value and the slack analysis to measure a pitcher s performance in each single season The results showed that 4 3 4 3 5 3 and 5 pitches reached overall efficiency each year from 2008 to 2014 regular season By analyzing the results and computing performance indexes and benchmarks for each starting pitcher we determine the true value of each player to help baseball teams select highly indexed players and maximize player efficiency Keywords Advanced Statistics Pitchers

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/14157 (2016-05-01)
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  • Spreading Good Words: The Mediating Effect of Brand Loyalty between Role Model Influence and Word of Mouth | Wong | Contemporary Management Research
    Effect of Brand Loyalty between Role Model Influence and Word of Mouth Mei Chi Macy Wong Man Lung Jonathan Kwok Mei Mei Lau Abstract Many businesses around the world spend millions of dollars every year on celebrity endorsement deals in order to associate their products or brands with some of the biggest names in sport Indeed in a crowded media environment marketers face the challenge of attracting consumers attention and one way of doing this is to use celebrities because they have the ability to break through this media clutter contribute to brand name recognition and create meaning for their products The aim of this study is to examine how sport celebrities acting as role models influence young customers behavioral intentions namely word of mouth behavior and brand loyalty A convenience sampling was drawn from young adults with 468 valid responses Results indicate that endorsements of athlete role models have a positive influence on young adults positive word of mouth behavior and brand loyalty Moreover the study found that brand loyalty partially mediated the relationship between role model influence and positive word of mouth This study provides useful insights on how young consumers in Hong Kong respond to the use

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/13838 (2016-05-01)
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  • The Influence of SERVQUAL on Behavioral Intentions of Thai Tourists Travelling in the Thai-Myanmar Border Area | Nongnout | Contemporary Management Research
    Nongnout The Influence of SERVQUAL on Behavioral Intentions of Thai Tourists Travelling in the Thai Myanmar Border Area Kanthachai Nongnout Abstract The purpose of this research was to study the influence of SERVQUAL in terms of business image and tourist satisfaction complaints and behavioral intentions on Thai tourists in the Thai Myanmar border area In 500 representative samples the findings indicated that the majority of respondents were females aged 20 40 years old with a bachelor degree Their occupations were corporate employees earning an average income of 10 000 20 000 Thai Baht per month Regarding the effects of SERVQUAL on the building up of the business image and tourist satisfaction the analysis showed that a good SERVQUAL could effectively increase the behavioral intentions Conversely tourists often complained about the less qualified service received Notably rapid ploblem solving regarding the tourists complaints could increase their behavioral intentions as well Based on the results a tourism entrepreneur will benefit more by adoping the research findings to improve his or her service quality especially in terms of tangible services and the empathy to extend the tourists behavioral intentions and to meet the tourists needs not only in the Thai Myanmar border area

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/13847 (2016-05-01)
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  • Applying Digital Analysis to Investigate the Relationship between Corporate Governance and Earnings Management: An Empirical Analysis of Publicly Listed Companies in Taiwan | Lin | Contemporary Management Research
    Sheng Fu Wu Abstract This study applies Benford s law to examines the earnings of companies publicly listed in Taiwan from 1993 to 2011 applying Benford s law The results show that regardless of whether the company is profitable the phenomenon of earnings management may be evident Another interesting finding was is that the rounding of earnings phenomenon remains popular among Taiwan s publicly listed companies although the degree of

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/13144 (2016-05-01)
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  • Innovation Landscape within Family Services Integration: Evidence from Australia | Thomas | Contemporary Management Research
    the utility of collaborative innovation landscape within the government Family and Community Services FACS organisation in Australia Exploring the presence or absence of the collaborative innovation landscape within public sector organisations is important as the organisation s objectives combined with the effective management of people working within the organisation define the productivity and efficiency measures of an organisation The collaborative innovation landscape in FACS is investigated in line with the identified gaps in the existing literature by exploring the structure and function of the organisation working relationships team based interactions and respondents perceptions of the prevailing working environment Qualitative in depth interviews and Social Network Analysis SNA techniques were used in the present study to analyse the data obtained from the respondents Respondents were employed within the divisions of FACS government organisation operating in Tamworth in regional Australia The results obtained indicated that the respondents lack of interdivision familiarity poses additional challenges in terms of understanding the nature of work clarity of role and subsequent engagement with clients and personnel across divisions identified within FACS government organisation The results obtained from the SNA indicated the presence of reciprocal relationships of the respondents with the other respondents working within their divisions

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/13631 (2016-05-01)
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