• Managerial Cognition, Strategy and Performance of Foreign SMEs in Romania     Original Research Article

    Pages 1-19
    Cosmina Lelia Voinea

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  • Abstract

    Economic downturn can either create opportunities or difficult threats for small and medium sized enterprises. Managerial perceptions act as environmental interpretations and influence the strategies that are implemented during recessions and other difficult situations. In any scenario, they affect organizational performance. This paper investigates the interactions between managerial cognition of an economic recession, the response strategy chosen and the consequences for firm performance amongst foreign SMEs operating in Romania across 12 industries. We consider both managerial and organisational antecedents for organisational performance.

  • Hypothesis Testing for the Questionnaire Investigation on Tourists’ Behavior  Original Research Article
    Pages 20-33
    Akane Okubo, Yuki Higuchi, Kazuhiro Takeyasu
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    Tourists from abroad are increasing rapidly in Japan. Kawazu town in Izu Peninsula is famous for its cherry trees. In the cherry blossom season, many tourists visit this town. The Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival was carried out in February 2015. Our research investigation was performed during that period. In this paper, a questionnaire investigation is executed in order to clarify tourists’ behavior, and to seek the possibility of developing regional collaboration among local government, tourism related industry and visitors. Hypothesis testing was executed based on that. We have set 10 Null hypotheses. In the hypothesis testing, 6 cases out of 10 null hypotheses were rejected and the majority of hypotheses were insisted clearly. We have obtained fruitful results.

  • The Consequences of Perceived Usefulness of Training (PUT): The Self-Efficacy Perspective   Original Research Article
    Pages 34-45
    Jih-Hua Yang, Shih-Chieh Fang, Ching-Ying Huang
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    This study aimed to exploring the consequences of perceived usefulness of training (PUT) and use self-efficacy perspective. Questionnaire was the tool of collecting data from a sample of (240) pharmacists. Our findings confirmed that there is a positive effect of PUT on task performance and context performance. As well as, there are full effect professional competency and core competency on the relationship between PUT and task performance and context performance. Finally, our study proposed some theoretical and managerial implications.

  • Employee Engagement and Perceived Financial Performance: A Serene Insight   Original Research Article
    Pages 46-57
    Y. Anuradha Iddagoda, Kennedy D. Gunawardana
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    Employee engagement encompasses and connects a vast range of management discipline which turns it to be a wide spread concept. The correlation between employee engagement and perceived financial performance has rarely been studied. The intention of this study scrutinizes the connection between employee engagement and perceived financial performance. Based on data extracted from 67 HR managers in the listed companies in Sri Lanka, the study investigates two hypothesized relationships; the relationship between employee engagement and perceived financial performance, and the mediating role of employee job performance on the relationship between employee engagement and perceived financial performance. These ideas initiate important discussion for academics and practitioners.

  • Can Supplier Governance Improve Sustainable Performance of Manufacturing Firms?   Original Research Article
    Pages 58-69
    S. Sapukotanage, B. N. F. Warnakulasuriya, S. T. W. S. Yapa
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    Establishing relationships with suppliers has been found critically important for manufacturing organizations in meeting the challenges faced by them for maintaining sustainability in global supply chains. At the same time, managing these relationships so formed, by way of governance strategies is considered equally important in ensuring positive outcomes through the relationships established. This assertion of acquiring positive outcomes through managed relationships, suggested by the transaction cost theory was tested using data from the apparel manufacturing and exporting industry of Sri Lanka in relation to the sustainable performance of manufacturing firms. The results revealed that supplier governance negatively influences the relationship between sustainable practices and sustainable performance of manufacturing firms in the apparel manufacturing and exporting industry of Sri Lanka indicating that governance strategies do not always bring positive outcomes. These findings contribute to the knowledge by providing evidence as to the viability of governance mechanisms in achieving positive outcomes through buyer-supplier relationships in the context of developing countries.

  • What Effects Repurchase Intention of Online Shopping   Original Research Article
    Pages 70-82
    Lily Suhaily, Yasintha Soelasih
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    The development of the internet raises opportunities for the marketing of a product and bring new forms for retail transactions, one of which is online shopping.  Furthermore with the Internet, online consumers more easily gain access to information and they offered a wide variety of products and services that can be selected at competitive prices. The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is influence of E-Service Quality, Price Perception and Experiential Marketing to Repurchase Intention which mediated by Customer Satisfaction in On-line Shopping. The amount of samples is 180 respondents. Questionnaires were distributed to respondents who have shopped using online shopping with random sampling method. This study uses data analysis of Structural Equation Modeling by using Lisrel software. The result showed that there is the influence of e-service quality to customer satisfaction and to repurchase intention, while repurchase intention has negative influence occurs. Furthermore, price has no influence to customer satisfaction but has an influence to repurchase intention. Experiential marketing has no influence to customer satisfaction and repurchase intention. Customer satifaction has positive effect on repurchase intention. The effect of e-service quality and experiential marketing through customer satisfaction as mediation variable has no influence to repurchase intention, while price perception influence to repurchase intention.

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