Journal of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management

Volume 4, No. 3, September 2014


Title
Efficiency Analysis of Bank Productivity in Iran: The Application of Data Envelopment Analysis

ABSTRACT

This paper explains the process of measuring and analyzing Bank Total Productivity (BTP) and the productivity changes in bank branches using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Slack Based Measure (SBM) and Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI) in Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI). For this purpose, we have measured and analyzed the productivity growth in EDBI branches using MPI in the period of 2000-2011. The trend of efficiency scores’ moving averages confirms improvement in BTP over the period of study. Moreover, the results show %1 and %2 on average improvement in the productivity of EDBI branches in period 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Keywords: Bank Productivity, Data Envelopment Analysis, Slack Based Model, Malmquist Productivity Index, Decision Making Unit

Authors
Amrollah Amini
Mostafa Emami
Alireza Emami
Mahmoud Bahrami Nezhad
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Title
Development of a Quality of Work Life Scale for Long-term Care Nurses

ABSTRACT

Human capital is one of company’s most significant assets. This is because individuals make up an organization. To improve the quality at the workplace is an important issue for employers and employees. A number of researchers have been interested in the meaning of the quality of work life (QWL) concept and have attempted to identify the kinds of factors that determine such an experience at work (Kerce and Booth-Kewley, 1993; Duad, 2010). As problems associated with stress and job satisfaction are evident for healthcare workers (e.g. nurses), a reliable tool to assess the QWL among long-term care (LTC) nurses in Taiwan is required. However, previous research has produced inconsistent factor structures and inadequate psychometric properties for a range of quality of working life measures. In this study, we develop new scale and test the psychometric properties of the QWL for long-term care nurses by incorporating a broad six-factor structure derived from a theoretical review of the LTC context.

A convenience sample was adopted, a total of 260 effective respondents were collected in middle Taiwan. The exploratory factor analysis using collected data sets produced a good fit and a reliable 30-item, six-factor measurement model of Work Quality of Life for LTC nurses. The factors generated were labeled: Organizational Commitment, Management and Supervision, Work Environment, Co-worker, Work and Family, Development Opportunities. Based on our study, it would seem that our QWL instrument could be used as a valuable and practical tool for a comprehensive assessment of healthcare employees’ quality of work life.

Keywords: Nurse, Long-term care (LTC), Quality of work life (QWL)

Authors
Chien-Wen Chen
Wei-Chuan Chen
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Title
The Factors that Push and Support the Disclosure of Information about Accounting for Social Responsibility and Environment: A Case study in Food and Beverage in The Stock Exchange of Thailand

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research was to study the factors that push and encourage the disclosure of information about the account to social responsibility and the environment. The groups of beverage companies are the used as the case study in this research. This study is intended for external factors about the disclosure of information for social responsibility and environmental of the companies and the internal factors that revealed information for the social responsibility and environment. Samples used in this study are the companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in the 20 food and beverage companies.Tools used in this study are in-depth interviews by conducting interviews that are responsible for disclosing information for social responsibility directly. From the results of the study, it is found that primary external factors affecting the disclosure of  information are the establishment of  the relationship with the public and the compliace with the regulations of the Board of Directors Monitoring the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The two primary factors affecting information disclosure are the reflection which shows that the companies emphasize on the social responsibility and environment ,and the budgets and resources supported by the company executives in the disclosure of information for social responsibility and environment.

Keywords: Food and Beverage, Disclosure of Information, Stock Exchange

Authors
Wasukarn Ngamchom
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