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Azahari Jamaludin, Fais Ahmad
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 1; doi:10.5296/bmh.v1i1.3253

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Nowadays, the usage of Internet has grown rapidly over the past years and it has become a common medium for delivering and trading of goods, services and information at global marketplace. Even though this method of business transaction or exchange has started to win the hearts of Malaysian buyers, the element influencing the willingness to purchase online is still unknown. Therefore, the objective of the current study is to examine the element that influence buyer’s intention to purchase online (dependent variable). The independent component is trust to visit the website. A total number of 78 (100 percent) returned questionnaires were accepted, coded and were subject to further analysis. The finding support the hypothesis stated in the current study. The results indicates that website trust contributed 16.1 percent (R2 = 0.161) to the variance in intention to purchase online.
Ali M. Al-Khouri
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 1; doi:10.5296/bmh.v1i1.3463

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The subject of connected government is coming once again to the forefront of national development priorities around the world. This stems from the need to address various local and global necessities in light of the changing landscape of the new digital world we live in today. In a connected government context, public service agencies are needed to act as a single enterprise so that citizens feel they are being served by one organization rather than a number of different public authorities. Identity management is considered here a fundamental pillar to enable such operating models and support single sign-on (SSO) and online identity validation capabilities for e-government and e-commerce environments. This article explores and describes the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government integration strategy with relation to keeping its national identity management infrastructure (population register) updated as life events take place. The integration strategy also aims to support federal and local government entities to verify citizen and resident information using their own applications in a secure, reliable, and integrated manner. Another expected contribution of the integration platform is to support decision-making and strategic planning dimensions of government work.
Omar Taouab
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 2; doi:10.5296/bmh.v2i1.5317

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Entrepreneurship and business creation is a key factor to enhance the vitality and development of the Moroccan economy especially when undertaken in areas of high economic impact including the textile sector.To delineate the main determinants of entrepreneurial activity factors, we mobilized the theoretical model of planned behavior (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1991), and the model of Shapero (1993) who consider the desirability of the act of undertake as a dependent variable of demographic variables and personality traits. Our results have directed us to the proposal of some actions to be taken to increase the likelihood of undertaking in this area. Each proposed action is accompanied by an approximation of the expected positive effects on endogenous variable due to a variation of a factor
Fotios Mitsakis, Georgios Talampekos
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 2; doi:10.5296/bmh.v2i1.5466

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For many years, the provision of WLB/FPW was offered as an incentive from HR departments to their workforce. However, in the last decade, certain demographic trends and changes in the needs and the nature of the workforce upgraded the WLB/FPW concept to a more significant factor of business growth and competitiveness. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the need for WLB/FPW in the equation of recruitment and retention of “generation Y” employees as a vital factor of the staffing policies and strategies in the forthcoming years.
Asantael Williams Melita
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 2; doi:10.5296/bmh.v2i1.5860

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Tourism Industry by its nature in the World, it is the trait that cannot be separated from the social life of the communities as it is practised on their territorial lands that they depend for their socio-economic aspects. That strong relationship has caused rapid growth of tourism activities to developing countries and led to new national and international expectations for tourism as an agent of socio-economic development. The World GDP contributions from tourism by 2013 grew to 3.1% and contribute to 101 million jobs, and in Tanzania total contribution to GDP was 12.7% where by contributed 4.9% direct and total employment contribution were 11.2% and 3.8% direct of the total employment. In Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a population of about 87,851 residents from Maasai, Datoga and Hadzabe tourism contributed to 92% of the total economy of the area where by 8% was from other sources and 48% total community economy and 29.2% direct to people and 9.7% of total employment. The findings revealed that major relationship of the tourism and socio-economic based on economic activities contributions (livestock services), Social services (education, healthy, culture and life style), resources ownerships and infrastructure developments. The paper considered community survey of 120 local residents from 4 wards of the NCA, examines whether tourism has direct relationship to the Socio-economic aspects of the residents of the area and the levels of the contributions to their development. I found that regardless a claimed little contribution to their economy; many people appreciated the social and economic changes related to the tourism of the area.
Titik Inayati, Bambang Subroto, Achmad Fachan, Atim Djazuli
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 2; doi:10.5296/bmh.v2i2.6103

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Analyzing Islamic Micro Finance Performance with Economic Value Added (EVA). EVA analysis is used for deciding the regulations of investment of BMT. Monetary report is analyzed with EVA, Net Operating Profit After Tax (NOPAT), Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), and Invested Capital. The result of performance using EVA shows that BMT can create value. NOPAT underwent a significant increase compare with the capital fund. The profit that is created is higher than accounting profit which shows that BMT has a very good performance. The capital which is consists of debt and equity has been used efficiently and effectively so that it can increase the profit. The BMT officer should pay attention to the financial performance in order to decide the regulation and investment that will be done. Investment and activity which is done by BMT should be resulted more value so that it can give the real profit for the development of BMT.
Richard Whittle, Thomas Davies, Matthew Gobey, John Simister
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 2; doi:10.5296/bmh.v2i2.6262

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This paper investigates previous research, to examine ways in which behavioural economics helps us to understand how house prices are determined. In several respects, behavioural economics seems to be an improvement over neoclassical economics, regarding variations and trends in house prices. This paper analyses theoretical and empirical evidence – investigating topics such as loss aversion, house price bubbles, and herd behaviour. Historical perspectives (including the 2007/8 global financial crisis) are included, as well as differences between countries.
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 5; doi:10.5296/bmh.v5i1.10987

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Employees are the backbone of any organization. They are the most precious and important asset among all the assets of any organization. Job satisfaction is a part of employee life satisfaction. So the employee job satisfaction becomes one of the top priority issues in the banking industry. Therefore, the study aims to identify the level of job satisfaction of banking employees’ in private and public banks in Sri Lanka with special reference to Anuradhapura District. All employees who are working in either public or private banks in Anuradhapura District were the population of the study and out of them 226 employees were selected as sample of the study based on stratified sampling technique. Data were processed through number of rigorous analysis to derive a robust conclusion. The findings of the study indicated higher level of job satisfaction in public sector banking employees than private sector employees in Sri Lanka. Further study regression result highlighted statistically significant impact of work itself, salary, job security and recognition on employee job satisfaction in baking sector Sri Lanka, however possibility of growth and working conditions no longer make significant impact on employee job satisfaction. Finally, study identified salary as a greatest explanatory variable of employee job satisfaction in banking sector Sri Lanka. Key words: Banking Sector, Job satisfaction, Salary, Job security
Serhat Yüksel, Suat Eroğlu, Mustafa Özsarı
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 3; doi:10.5296/bmh.v4i2.10350

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Jan Erik Lane
Business and Management Horizons, Volume 4; doi:10.5296/bmh.v4i1.9563

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Policy implementation is often difficult to achieve, especially in a heavily decentralised structure, policy analysts like Wildavsky & Sabatier suggested. Now, the international community is going to guide a large number of governments or states towards the accomplishment of the COP21 objectives, although no governance mechanisms have yet been set up or identified. The implementation process for the COP21 Agreement must now start in order to have any chance of succeeding with its main objective of a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions until 2030. Actually, this process of implementation is expected to go on for the entire century, as COP21 promises a carbon free economy sometime after 2050. I argue that it is likely that many governments will only deliver small changes in emission decreases, but keep enough fossil fuel energy sources in order to maintain some positive rate of economic growth. Complete decarbonisation of entire societies is a figment of Sachs’ imagination concerning “sustainable development”. Thee management tasks in relation to the fulfilment of the COP21 goals are mindboggling.
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