Journal of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management

Volume 1, No. 1, March 2011


Title
Creating Innovative Attitudes in an Organisation – Comparative Analysis of Tools Applied in IBM Poland and ZPAS Group

ABSTRACT

This article presents practices applied in the IBM lab which is a software development lab in Krakow and indigenously Polish ZPAS enterprise. The article shows areas material for creating a pro-innovative work environment and describes specific solutions applied by IBM and Polish enterprise ZPAS. For this reason, it may inspire readers towards the introduction of innovation-supporting changes in other entities, while identifying a group of issues to be considered in that process.

Keywords: Innovation, Personnel Procedures, Corporate Culture, HRM, Poland

Authors
D Lewicka
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Title
Expectations of the private and civil Stakeholders responsiveness of the state sector: Tea industry of Sri Lanka

ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on governance of the tea industry in Sri Lanka with a spotlight on trade and all stakeholders. Sri Lanka is one of the leading tea exporters in the world and contributes substantially to the Sri Lankan economy. However, the Sri Lankan share in the world black tea market was nearly 80% in the nineteen-seventies and now it is only 18-19%. The governance structure between the private and the public sector is interconnected, but certain relationships, such as cooperation, coordination and accountability, are relatively unhealthy. The Nationalization caused deterioration of the tea sector: over politicization, poor performance, lack of technology, lower productivity and the recruitment of under-qualified personnel.  Experienced planters expatriated in large numbers, increasing the international competitiveness. This study concluded that poor relationships, inadequate investment on technology incorporation and absence of succession planning have had a significant impact on the business excellence of the tea industry.

Keywords: Integrated Governance, Management Relationships, Privatization vs Nationalization, Tea

Authors
Chandika Vilashini Ethugala
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Title
Long-Term Effects of Bank Consolidation Program in a Developing Economy

ABSTRACT

This study tries to identify the effects of the consolidation program on Malaysian anchor banks which was launched in 1999. Furthermore, the study tries to find out the technical and scale efficiency scores of 9 Malaysian anchor banks from 1993 to 2009 using DEAP program. Trend analysis tracks the technical and scale efficiency scores of banks in Malaysia in order to find out the effects of the consolidation program. Meanwhile, the cross-sectional analysis was conducted to compare the scale and technical efficiency of all Malaysian anchor banks to find the leading banks for each year. Finally, the study will specify which banks are the most successful in exercising consolidation program to increase their technical and scale efficiency as well as to find whether consolidation program in Malaysia is successful or not.

Keywords: Bank Consolidation, Technical Efficiency, Scale Efficiency

Authors
Hazlina Abdul Kadir
Reza Masinaei
Nasim Rahmani
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