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  • Corporate Governance Rating System in Taiwan with Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methods | Su | Contemporary Management Research
    been the subject of extensive research due to high profile scandals associated in well known companies Examining the existed governance rating system in Taiwan we find that little attention has been paid to the role of corporate governance rating systems and the rating scores are poor predictors in predicting the multiple dimensions of firm performance This study proposes to use multi criteria decision making methods notably SAW TOPSIS and VIKOR

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/5510 (2016-05-01)
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  • Exploring Cultural Differences in Implementing International Technology Transfer In the Case of Japanese Manufacturing Subsidiaries in Vietnam | Nguyen | Contemporary Management Research
    Nguyen Thi Duc Nguyen Atsushi Aoyama Abstract This study investigates how Japanese management practices are affected by Vietnamese culture through international technology transfer implementation at Japanese manufacturing subsidiaries located in Vietnam The concept of technology transfer refers to the transfer of cross cultural production management systems Utilizing Abo s framework on Japanese management systems and Hofstede s theory of cultural dimensions we applied a qualitative data collection approach including multiple specific methods in depth interviews group discussions and observations to conduct an empirical inquiry at 13 Japanese manufacturing subsidiaries in Vietnam The obvious effects of Vietnamese culture on the current Japanese management style as it relates to internal work organization and administration were mainly observed in group consciousness the seniority system job classification job rotation training and education quality control and hiring policy The Collectivism and Power Distance dimensions derived from two contradictory characteristics of Vietnamese culture its community spirit and autonomy are the most important aspects of those effects It is suggested that professionals and expatriates become aware of the cultural challenges and opportunities decide which managerial elements should be adjusted and which aspects should be kept through technology transfer based on a consideration of which cultural differences provide

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/10338 (2016-05-01)
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  • The Effect of Priming on the Effectiveness of Threat Appeals | Wauters | Contemporary Management Research
    Brengman Abstract Priming can be used to activate mental representations in an unobtrusive manner so that these unconscious mental processes influence subsequent behaviour A prime increases the accessibility of mental information regarding a primed issue The objective of this article is to measure how positive versus negative priming influences the processing and effectiveness of threat appeals to promote flu shots Threat appeals are used to warn people about a possible health risk and to convince them to adopt the recommended behaviour Priming was found to have an impact on the respondents feelings of severity and evoked fear Also the broader environmental context was found to play an important role This finding is interesting as it opens the door to create more effective threat appeals by controlling or influencing the affective context in which the threat appeal is displayed An analysis of the processing patterns of the threat appeals showed that perceived severity self and response efficacy have a positive effect on the behavioural intention to get a flu shot This intention is also influenced by the evoked feelings of fear which are induced by the respondents perceived severity This provides further proof to confirm the Extended Parallel Process Model The

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/11036 (2016-05-01)
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  • Understanding the Value Drivers for Intermediaries: An Exploratory Study in the Heating Industry | Russo | Contemporary Management Research
    Study in the Heating Industry Ivan Russo Ilenia Confente Ayman Omar Abstract Value facilitation has become a critical element of value creation in buyer supplier relationships The literature lacks studies that provide an understanding of how facilitators or intermediaries in a supply chain perceive and create value for themselves and their customer s across the distribution channel The objective of this research is to bridge this gap through an in

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/11063 (2016-05-01)
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  • User-Generated Brands and Social Media: Couchsurfing and AirBnb | Yannopoulou | Contemporary Management Research
    of this paper is to examine the brand identity construction of user generated brands UGBs using discursive and visual analysis of UGBs social media material in an attempt to contribute to a better understanding of this relatively new branding phenomenon We specifically focused on two such brands Airbnb and Couchsurfing Our main findings reveal the emerged themes the access to the private sphere the human dimension and meaningful inter personal

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/11116 (2016-05-01)
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  • Dynamism of Chinese Entrepreneurship in Australia | Selvarajah | Contemporary Management Research
    Vol 8 No 1 2012 Selvarajah Dynamism of Chinese Entrepreneurship in Australia Christopher Selvarajah John Chelliah Henri Lee Abstract This study identifies the key factors that enable Chinese entrepreneurs to set up and operate their business ventures in Australia Data was collected from 200 Chinese entrepreneurs through a survey questionnaire and was analysed using factor analysis and regression analysis The findings show that key factors such as background of entrepreneurs

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/6976 (2016-05-01)
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  • The Development of Strategy Research: Evolution of Topics and Article Characteristics | Brock | Contemporary Management Research
    USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 8 No 1 2012 Brock The Development of Strategy Research Evolution of Topics and Article Characteristics David M Brock Ofer H Azar Abstract We analyze how the strategy field evolved between 1980 2004 by examining the topics of influential articles published in two of the field s most prominent journals Long Range Planning LRP and the Strategic Management Journal SMJ Our findings describe the field

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/8162 (2016-05-01)
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  • Country Image Perception on Tertiary Education: A Pilot Study | Raharjo | Contemporary Management Research
    Tertiary Education A Pilot Study Lianti Raharjo Abstract To be competitive in this global economy studying overseas to enhance knowledge and skills is crucial In fact choosing which country to go to pursue a degree overseas is a major question for prospective students Being part of the service industry and being abroad makes overseas higher education difficult to evaluate This study was designed to analyze how students perceive higher education

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/10132 (2016-05-01)
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