Journal of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management

Volume 2, No. 3, September 2012


Title
Effects of Leadership Behaviour on Supportive Learning Environment ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT

In this study it is aimed to empirically test the relation between effects of Leadership behavior on the factors of supportive learning environment in Pakistani organizations. This study has used the techniques of Structural Equation Modeling to test the models developed by Garvin et al. by taking the sample from organizations from the city of Lahore. The findings of this research suggest that leadership has effect on certain factors of learning environment but alone it cannot be considered as main contributor of enabling environment for learning.

Keywords: Leadership Behavior, Supportive Learning Environment, Pakistan

Authors
Ahmed Faisal Imtiaz Siddiqi
Ahmad Zakariya
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Title
Understanding Issue Dissemination and Arrival Patterns on Supply-Chain using Network Analysis and Social Media

ABSTRACT

The increasing of supply-chain scale which caused by borderless business partnerships can result in less monitored chains, a condition in which predicting and detecting issues in supply-chain must be strengthened. Issues are resulted from gap between supply-chain business practices and stakeholders expectations, whether they come from related affairs or not. Issues which have any direct impacts on a supply-chain can bring risk and then cause a crisis if they are not managed by firms. This paper aims to investigate potential issues arrival patterns which disseminate through the nature of supply-chain as a network and the use of social media among people in supply chains. Then, a framework also proposed to give guidelines on how to understand incoming issues arrival before developing any prevention plans. The proposed patterns and framework are developed based on literature survey which is combined with valuable issue samples to build a comprehensive discussion. This paper concludes that issues can come through several patterns before they become direct risk and cause crisis in supply-chain. Before firms develop risk management or do any crisis prevention, they must transform themself based on the proposed framework to have an agile response of any small changes which have potential escalation into any other big and important risks. By looking at the limitations of previous approaches which tend to treat this topic only as business practices, this paper throws a light from academic perspective on how to develop sharp understanding about issues dissemination and arrival patterns on supply-chain.

Keywords: Supply-chain, issue management, crisis prevention, network analysis, social media

Authors
Corinthias Pamatang Morgana Sianipar
Gatot Yudoko
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Title
Organizational trust towards virtual team effectiveness from HRM perspective

ABSTRACT

 In organizational research on managing virtual/distributed teams, specifically viewed from the perspective of HRM, it is argued that virtual teams do not need strong leadership. However, there has been little exploration of this debate. Instead, present article in the area of virtual teams provides a different view proposing leadership functions are directed toward control-related behaviours and it explores existing gaps and deficiencies in relevant models/theories about virtual teams and specifically addresses the issue of trust among employees who collaborate within virtual team context in organizations/corporations. This paper argues that lack of trust among employees within virtual teams (VTs) may abandon the organizations/corporations of getting high performance VTs and effective outcomes. Furthermore, the article develops a conceptual framework proposing that elevation of the level of organizational trust among employees will lead to higher level of virtual team effectiveness.

Keywords: Organizational Trust (OT), Virtual Team (VT), Distributed Team, Global Distributed Team (GDT), Virtual Team Effectiveness (VTE), HRM

Authors
Nur Naha Abu Mansor
Sheida Mirahsani
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Title
Estimating the economic value of the Internet services in Taiwan

ABSTRACT

This paper estimation the value of Internet services by using hedonic price model(HPM). We specify a hedonic price function, and measure the consumer’s willingness to pay for attributes to the Internet connection charge. We also identify a function for the HPM by Box-Cox transformation of the variable in our analysis. Our results indicate that the variation in the internet connection charge is dependent upon the amount of information searching and e-commerce. We also find that the power functional form provides the best fit in describing the relationship between the Internet connection charge and the service characteristics. Based on the result of this paper, we expect that the economic value on Internet services will become larger than at present since Internet services usage is increasing. Thus, ISP or content providers seeking price discrimination can charge for information service instead of offering it for free if the firms segment their customers by the differential willingness to pay for each Internet service.

Keywords: hedonic price model; economic value; Internet services

Authors
Zheng-Sheng Lin
Chih-Cheng Chen
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