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Abstract: The study assesses the effect of firms' level characteristics, market orientation and environmental factors on the influence of e-commerce competence development on organizations' performance. Data were drawn from 130 managers from a population of 193 managers of all the airline firms in the industry. Partial correlation coefficient was used to test the moderating effect of variables of study. The result shows that firms' level characteristics and proactive market orientation moderate the influence of e-commerce competence development on organizational performance. Based on these findings, we conclude that certain market culture and firms' level characteristics affect the influence of e-commerce competence on performance. We therefore recommend that e-commerce firms should anticipate latent needs by offering technological advances that enables them to lead customers to new and better value proposition and satisfaction.
Keyword: Firms' Level Characteristics, Market Orientation, Environmental Factor, E-Commerce Competence, Organizations' Performance.
. Amit, S. and Jean, J., Organizational Capabilities in e-Commerce: an Empirical Investigation of e-brokage Service Providers. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences 33(3), 2005 360-375.
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. Augusto, G.K and Coelho, A.B, The Five Dimensions of e-Capabilities and Firm Performance" A Metal Analysis Personnel Psychology, 33(6), 2007, 1-26.
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. Bom, K.K and Sirikas, e-Commerce interactions: Developing Scenarios, Adapting Strategic, Journal of Marketing Research and Business, 20(3), 2006, 20-29.
. Charkson and Batubo, K.T, "Determinants of Long-term Orientation in Buyer-Seller Relationship‟ Journal of Marketing 58(4) 2010 1-19.
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. Dickson, P.C and Better, C.K, Strategic Marketing Planning to Radically New Product, Journal of Marketing 61(4), 2008, 1-20.
. Dandison, B.B and Mitches, Y.C, "consumer decision making in online shopping environments, journal of marketing science 19(2), 2011, 4-21.
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|Title||:||Educational Setup by a Global Repute Company of Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) - An Initiative under Corporate Social Responsibility|
Abstract: This report was carried out to divulge the main aspect of a company's social responsibility towards the society, specifically the vicinity in which they are operating. The company has an industrial unit in a village of Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and has adopted the villages within 5kms of radius. The report provides an analysis and evaluation of current and prospective performance of students enrolled by the trust in a school started by them for the village students. The sample taken was of 55 students of two nearby villages. The method of analysis included questionnaires, interaction with the teachers, students, parents and the employees of the trust, along with that inspection was personally conducted to ensure no loopholes were there and its fixture if any. The findings suggest that the company has to follow some standard procedures to ensure regular attendance of these students enrolled by them. A regular check on the teachers needs to be maintained to match the educational standards expected, so as to fully ensure their responsibility towards the society. The results showed that the engagement of the students in their household chores left them with little time to attend school in case of girl students and various other factors affected the performance of the students overall.
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Impact assessment, student's performance.
 Elizabeth Real de Oliveira, Pedro Ferreira, Irina Saur- Amaral, Human Resource Management and Corporate Social Responsibility: A systematic literature review, 2nd Conference of the MENA Chapter of Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), November 8-10, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.
 "The top 10 trends in CSR for 2012" by Tim Mohin , director of CR for advanced micro devices (introduction)
 Agatha Ferijani, Umar Nimran, Margono Setiawan, Surachman, "The Effect of Manager Orientation Concerning To the Corporate Social Responsibility and Manager Typology towards the Effectiveness of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Implementation (A Study in Pt Sido Muncul)", IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM), 9(6), 2013, 28-36.
 Paul Hohnen"Corporate Social Responsibility: An implementation guide for business", International Institute of Sustainable Development, Canada, 2007, 8-12.
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|Title||:||Audit Firm Rotation and Audit Report Lag in Nigeria|
|Authors||:||Austine, O. Enofe., Chijioke, O. Mgbame., Henry, S. Abadua|
Abstract: Audit firm rotation and audit report lag has been a topical issue to regulators, investors, practitioners and the public at large. Hence, this study is designed to determine the relationship between audit firm rotation and audit report lag in Nigeria. Secondary data gathered from the 2011 annual reports of fifty (50) randomly selected companies, quoted on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) were employed in the study. The Ordinary Least Square technique (OLS) was used in the analysis of the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The study reveals that audit fees, year–end and audit firm type all have positive relationship with audit report lag. The research also establishes that audit firm rotation and company size have a negative insignificant relationship with audit report lag.
Keywords: Audit Firm Rotation, Audit Report Lag, Timeliness
. Ahmad, R. A. R., & Kamarudin, K. A. (2003). Audit delay and the timeliness of corporate reporting: Malaysian evidence. Working paper, MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam.
. Ahmed, K. (2003). The timeliness of corporate reporting: a comparative study of South Asia. Advances in International Accounting, 16, 17-43.
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Abstract: Health, one of the Fundamental Human Rights has been accepted in the Indian Constitution. Today the healthcare industry has emerged as one of the most challenging sectors as well as one of the largest service sector industries in India. Patient perceived service quality become the prominent aspect to choose between hospitals. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate patient perceived service quality in Indian hospitals. Further the impact of the dimensions on patient satisfaction and patient delight is examined. A questionnaire was administered to the in-patients and multiple regression analysis has been used to examine the impact of the dimensions on patient satisfaction and patient delight. Findings emphasize eight distinct dimensions of patient perceived service quality and the impact on patient satisfaction and patient delight. A positive and significant relationship with patient satisfaction and patient delight has been found, except two dimensions. The results of this study are limited, as they are based on Indian hospitals. The contribution of this research paper, incorporate patient delight in health care sector. In addition, this paper highlights the importance of emotional attachment for patient satisfaction and patient delight in health care.
Keywords: Emotional attachment, health care, patient delight, patient satisfaction, service quality.
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. Camgoz-Akdag and Mosad Zineldin (2010), Quality of health care and patient satisfaction – An exploratory investigation of the 5Qs model at Turkey, Clinical Governance, An international journal, Vol.15, No.2, pp.92-101.
. Carman, J.M. (2000), "Patient perceptions of service quality: combining the dimensions", Journal of Services Marketing, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 337-52.
. Caruana, A. (2002), "Service loyalty: the effects of service quality and the mediating role of customer satisfaction", European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 36 Nos 7/8, pp. 811-28.
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. Dagger, Sweeney, Johnson, (2004), "A Hierarchical Model of Health Service Quality – Scale Development and Investigation of and Integrated Model", Journal of Service Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 123-142.
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|Title||:||The possibility of the application of sustainable development strategies in agricultural projects.|
|Authors||:||Soran Hama Saeed Hama Salih|
Abstract: In my project start with a discussion of the greenhouse tomato and cucumber industries in Kurdistan-sulaimanyacity as example of my project. Noting each country's fresh tomato trade profile. In addition to describing of my project on the evolution of the Kurdistan – sulaymani city greenhouse tomato industry, greenhouse tomato and cucumber market, in this project contantfoure chapter in the principal consumer market in Our fields and the strategic of my study .Following is chapter one Tomato & cucumber greenhouse business, chapter tow: Green house product cost and return computation, chapter three: marketing greenhouses and financial statementchapter,. Greenhouses in Kurdistan and Economically analyses Daily prices by type of greenhouse tomato and cucumber are available on imports from market in Kurdistan. The findings of this reportreflect the use of all available public information, supplemented by extensive primary datacollection from industry sources.
Keywords: Greenhouse, tomato & cucumber's, growers in the Kurdistan, strategic of sustainable development of agriculture product.
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|Title||:||A Study of Perceived Organizational Justice, Trust, and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour|
|Authors||:||Dr. Richa Banerjee, Dr. Subeer Banerjee|
Abstract: The present organizations in which cut throat competition is there among employees, organizational justice and trust become more important to develop organizational citizenship behavior. organisation citizenship behavior is voluntary behavior on the part of employee which does not bring any reward to them. An employee who feels like citizen of organization does something extra for organization and coworkers which is not described in job description. Many previous researches proved impact of trust on organizational citizenship behavior and impact of organizational justice on organizational citizenship behavior. This study attempts to find out impact of trust and justice on OCB separately as well as combined impact of both the variables on OCB in service industry of Gwalior (MP, India).various statistical tools like reliability analysis and regression analysis was applied to the gathered data to fulfill the objective of the study.
Key words: organizational justice, trust, organizational citizenship behavior, reliability, regression
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Abstract: This study examines the consumer perceptions and usage of mobile telecommunication in Maiduguri Township. The study considers consumer demographic variables and service providers' company brands which include MTN, Zain (Airtel), Globacom, Starcomms, Intercelluler and Mtel. Taking the entire consumers in Maiduguri as the population, it investigates the demographic variables of consumers between the age group of 18 and above currently using mobile telecommunication or who had once used mobile telecommunication services. A sample size of 500 was selected using purposive sampling technique. Specifically, the study targeted consumers at 20 different areas like car packs/stations, markets, and public institutions. Primary data were obtained through structured questionnaire and secondary data were obtained through company publications and standardised published materials from sources other than the company to develop the literature review. The data were then subjected to statistical analysis of Pearson's correlation, chi-square and descriptive statistics, using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 13. The study reveals that Mobile telecommunication was significantly dominated by three companies with about 97% of market share where by only one company having more than 50% of the market. Generally there was high and positive consumer awareness and perception towards all the mobile telecommunication providers. Consumers' demographic variables were important especially age and educational background of consumer on identification or knowledge about brand of mobile telecommunication.
Keywords: Consumers, perceptions, Telecommunication, Usage, Mobile brand
 Branyte, T., Paunksniene, Z. and Rutelione, A. (2007). Peculiarities of Consumer Perception in the Aspect of Marketing to Women: Commerce of Engineering Decisions: ISSN 1392-2785, Engineering Economics 1(5) 50-58
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Abstract: Several years have passed since the discussion around productivity has begun amid the scientific and social discussions of Iran. In the world's fast-moving competition stage and the accelerating course of technology, policymakers and managers now pay attention to improvement of productivity sometimes as tools and sometimes as goals. This research study addresses 4 effective factors on productivity through the correlation analysis. The statistical population includes the employees of the central office working in Iran Electrical Development Organization, who have been selected randomly, and their viewpoints were obtained by using the questionnaire. The results of research prove that paying attention to fundamental needs of the employees, their participation in decision-makings, staff teamwork in the work environment, and payment of fringe benefits to the employees will increase their productivity in the work environment. Further, as viewed by people with different educational levels and gender, the indices effective on productivity are different from each other.
Keywords: Productivity, Participation, Performance Analysis
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. Eastough, K. and Miller, P. (2004), "The gender wage gap in paid and selfemploymentin Australia‟, Australian Economic Papers, vol. 43, no. 3,pp 257–276.
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|Title||:||Improving Customer Satisfaction: Implementing Decentralised Inpatient Discharges At Ward Level|
|Authors||:||A. R. Abdul Aziz, M. B. Nishazini, N. A. Azizan|
Abstract: Before January 2009, inpatient discharges were done through central discharges system at the ground floor of finance department. Effective January 2010 a new decentralise inpatient discharges system at wad level was implemented . Before the implementation of the new system, data were collected from July 2009 to December 2009 on the total number of feedback form received, number of complaint on hassle of discharge and complaint of long waiting time. After the implementation of the new system, the same data were collected from January to June 2010. The two set of data were compared to see the impact of the new discharge system. Further monitoring was done by collecting data for the first six month of 2011 and the first six month of 2012.Based on the data collected it was found that for a period of July to December 2009, 295 complaints on hassle of discharges and 46 complaints on long waiting time. For the period from January to June 2010, there was no complaint on the hassle of discharges but 38 complaints on the long waiting time. Further monitoring was done from January to June 2011 and it was found that there was no complaint on the hassle of discharges but complaints on the long waiting time had reduced to 8 cases. For the period from January to June 2012, there was no complaint about the hassle but only 6 cases on the long waiting time. Revenue of the hospital grows by 35% from year 2009 to 2012 and PBT grows by 250% from year 2009 to 2012.
Key Words: hospital discharges, patient complaints, financial growth
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|Title||:||A Comparative Study of Tourism Industry in North-Eastern States of India|
|Authors||:||Praveen Rizal, R. Asokan|
Abstract: Despite of so many unique and natural beauties the North-eastern region of India is still place of least visited in India. Though the Government of India has been providing the financial assistance for development of tourist Infrastructure and promotion and marketing, the performances and development of the tourism in states is totally different. In this context, the present paper examines the tourism in North-eastern states of India. Major findings are the inflows of tourists are higher in Assam state and lower in Nagaland. Tourism sectors share in Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) is high in Assam. As for the growth rate of tourists' influx is concerned, the growth rate in Arunachal Pradesh is much higher with 55 percent compared to other states. Further, the Density of Tourist Population (DTP) and The Percapita Tourist arrival (PCT) is high in Sikkim with 101.57 and 1.19 respectively and lowest in Nagaland with 1.35 and 0.01. The major constraints of North-east tourism development and uneven performance among states are insufficient funds, lack of infrastructure, transportation, lack of alternatives means of transport, Marketing, boundary issues, terror effect and permit period. Steps should be taken to wipe-out the constraints for tourism development.
Keywords: Tourism, North-east India, tourism development, Tourists' influx,
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Abstract: In this paper Bilateral models formulizing monthly growth of US imports and exports are hired to explore the prospective of nonlinear relationships between exchange rate uncertainties and trade growth. Parametric linear and nonlinear along with semi parametric time series models are in terms of fitting and ex stake estimating. The whole impact on exchange rate differences in trade growth is found to be weak. In periods of large exchange rate differences, trade growth gain from conditioning on instability. Experiential effects maintenance the view that the relationship of interest might be nonlinear and beside, lacks similarity across countries and imports vs. exports. JEL no. C14, C22, F31, F41
Keywords: exchange rate instability; international trade; ARCH; Group of seven forecasting.
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|Title||:||Perceived service quality and student satisfaction in higher education|
|Authors||:||Sepideh Farahmandian, Hadi Minavand, Mona Afshardost|
Abstract: In higher education, students are the main customers of universities. As such, providing quality services and satisfying students' needs as well as expectations are vital for universities to succeed from the increasing competitiveness of this industry. This research investigates the levels of student satisfaction and the relationship between student satisfaction and the quality of service being provided at the International Business School, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. The results of this research indicated that almost the majority of students were satisfied with the quality of services offered at this university. Also, the findings showed that, the factors of facilities, advisory services, curriculum, and financial assistance and tuition costs have positive and significant impact on student satisfaction.
Keywords: higher education, perceived service quality, student satisfaction
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Abstract: This study has been conducted to explore the present scenario of implementing corporate social responsibility in our garment industry by using Carroll's (1991) pyramid. Garments sector is one of the most important sectors of industries in our country. Practicing CSR in this industry is very much necessary. This paper aims to investigate that what level of CSR activities are practiced by our garment industry. This study also identifies to what extend Carroll's (1991) pyramid is understood by the corporate body of our garment industry. In this regard, we take interviews of 50 garments workers and top executives from the areas of Savar, Gazipur, Ashulia and Tongi. At the end of the study, we explore the implications of these findings and suggest actions to practice CSR properly in the Bangladesh garment industry.
Keywords: Bangladesh garment industry, Carroll's (1991) pyramid, corporate social responsibility.
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