International Journal of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurial Research <p>International Journal of Management, Innovation &amp; Entrepreneurial Research [eISSN 2395-7662] aims to publish original research results, reviews, case studies on recent&nbsp;development in management studies, innovation and entrepreneurial research and related domains.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US <p>Authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content published in this journal.&nbsp;</p> (Dr Firdouse Khan) (Mr David Green) Thu, 28 Dec 2017 01:05:22 +0000 OJS 60 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DA’WAH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A CASE STUDY ON INTEAM GROUP IN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN MALAYSIA <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> Nasheed is an art and media of da’wah in Islam. In Malaysia, the songs of da’wah and divine is always welcome although various genres of new music are present. This study aims to examine the relationship between da’wah and entrepreneurship by one of the famous nasheed group in Malaysia which is Inteam.</p><p><strong>Methodology:</strong> This methodology of this study is qualitatively conducted where entrepreneurs were interviewed via open ended questions. The specialist informants and interviewers were the tools employed for data gathering purpose.</p><p><strong>Main findings:</strong> This study help to understand the concepts of entrepreneurs and its relationship with da’wah. It is hoped that the findings of this study would add a larger knowledge about entrepreneurs especially among Muslim entrepreneurs in Malaysia.</p><p><strong>Limitations: </strong>This study is focused on two persons those were interviewed, which are Mr. Muhammad Hazamin and Mr. Mohd Syahril at Inteam records, at Damansara Kuala Lumpur. Their feedback were quite good because those respondent perfectly answered the questions.</p><p><strong>Implications</strong> of the study will be elaborated together with recommendations for future studies.</p><p><strong>The originality</strong> in this studies is, it should introduce element of da’wah even doing a business to be a good Muslim.</p> Nur Aimie Syarmimi J., Ambo Ahsan, E. R., Fathiah , Z., Rafidah, M.N., Masnih, M., Affan Zahidi, A.A, Khairunneezam, M. N. ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 IN-COUNTRY VALUE (ICV) – ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMPANIES OF OMAN <p><strong>Purpose</strong></p> <p>The objectives of the study are to analyze to the opportunities created for the new entrepreneurs through the In-Country Value (ICV) scheme; to analyze the benefits earned by the entrepreneurs through ICV in the selected companies of Oman and to critically analyze the impact of in-country value in the economic growth of Oman.</p> <p><strong>Design/methodology/approach </strong></p> <p>To carry out this research study, exploratory approach was adopted. Secondary data were obtained from seven selected companies in Oman, and the data was collected from the four perspectives of ICV, and the collected data was analyzed, and the conclusion was drawn.</p> <p><strong>Findings </strong></p> <p>The study reveals that ICV initiatives have brought a great change in the local economy through enhancement of human skills and exploration of the capabilities of human resources and the potentialities of SMEs and the ICV strategy opens opportunities to the new entrepreneurs from the local community to come up with self-employment and encourages local entrepreneurs.</p> <p><strong>Research limitations/Implications</strong></p> <p>The study reveals that the selected companies are following their own pattern of plans, programs, and strategies and there is no uniform pattern to adjudge their performances. The Ministries should define clear guidelines and periodic reports should be generated and should be publicized that will boost up the morale of the budding entrepreneurs and the local Small &amp; Medium Enterprises (SMEs).</p> <p><strong>Social implications</strong></p> <p>The study reveals that the ICV strategy adds value to the growth of local economy and thereby the national economy through the efforts of SMEs of Oman.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Originality/Value </strong></p> <p>No one has ever examined the effect of ICV strategy in the local and economic development of Oman, it is a first-hand study of its kind, and the results will be useful to streamline the strategies for ICV initiatives.</p> Halima Ali Al Shezawi, Dr. M. Firdouse Rahman Khan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT MATURITY AND ITS EFFECT ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF JAPANESE SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES <p><strong>Purpose:</strong>Using a conceptual framework of <a href="#Sledgianowski">Sledgianowski and Luftman (2001)</a>, this paper empirically investigates how Japanese SMEs view their Strategy Alignment Maturity, Short-term Linkage, and Organizational Performance. The author examines a theoretical framework for assessing strategic alignment maturity by using a survey data of Japanese small and medium companies. The relationship between strategic alignment maturity and the mutual understanding of business and IT objectives between business and IT executives is analyzed.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The methodology of this study is quantitative. Three hundred fifty-four (354) Japanese firm-level data collected have beenanalyzed using structural equation modeling.</p> <p><strong>Main Findings:</strong>The results show that factors associated with IT-Business Alignment Maturityof Japanese SMEs are statistically significantly positively related to organizational performance. However, those are statistically significantly negatively related to Short-term Linkage.Although the linkage of information system plans with organizational objectives (business plans) are positively related, this study implies that the linkage of information systems and each factor of IT–Business Alignment Maturity is rather weakas previous empirical literature suggested.</p> <p><strong>Applications:</strong>This study can be applied to the firm-level analyses where IT-Business Alignment Maturity and Short-term Linkage are in issue.</p> <p><strong>Novelty/Originality:</strong>The author examines the relationship between strategic alignment maturity and organizational performance by using a survey data of Japanese small and medium companies.</p> Michiko Miyamoto ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 +0000 THE FINANCIALIZATION PROCESS AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE MEXICAN PRODUCTIVE SECTOR (1990-2016) <p>The process of economic financialization is defined as a stage of the capitalist system in which the profits obtained through financial channels acquire a growing importance, regarding to those related to production and distribution. The effects of this process are not limited to the financial sector, they also impact the productive one, at a macro and micro-economic level.In this sense, the Mexican Financial System (SFM) has gone through reforms arising from the adoption of a neoliberal growth model; according to which that financial liberalization contributes to the strengthening of both the financial and productive sector, creating a positive relationship among them.</p> <p>With the objective of evaluating, if this has materialized in the case of the Mexican economy,in this work is carried out; on one hand, a descriptive statistical analysis on the evolution of the financing granted to the productive sector; and on the other hand, an econometric analysis through a panel data model, relating to the plant investment; to identify the effects of such process, in the levels of productive reinvestment. That is, through the analysis of the two main links between the sectors involved, the implied risks of the process of financialization are showed, for a developing economy as the Mexican.</p> Javier Lapa ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EMPOWERMENT WITH TEACHERS' CREATIVITY <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The present study aimed at investigating the relationship between knowledge management and psychological empowering with teachers' creativity in a descriptive correlational method in Isfahan in 2015.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The statistical population included all teachers teaching at a 1<sup>st</sup> grade of boyish high schools of Isfahan city (774 teachers) out of which 256 persons were chosen through multi-steps accidental sampling using Corcoran method. Research instruments contained 3 questionnaires of knowledge management of Patrick and Sonia (2009) with 38 questions, questionnaire of psychological empowerment by Spritizer (1996) with 15 questions and creativity questionnaire of <a href="#Tierney">Tierney et al. (1999)</a> having 9 questions based on Likert's 5-item scale. In order to examine the justifiability of questionnaires. Stability of this questionnaire was examined using Cronbach's Alpha, which was 0.90, 0.80and 0.83 for management, psychological empowerment, and creativity respectively. In order to analyze data, we used a descriptive statistic (frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation) and influential statistic (Pearson correlational coefficient, multi-step regression and variance analytic test).</p> <p><strong>Main Findings:</strong> Findings of this study showed that there exists a positive, meaningful relationship between two predicting a variable of knowledge management (r꞊ 0.382) and all its dimensions and also psychological empowerment (r꞊0.136) and its affectivity dimension with creativity.(p&lt;0.05).</p> <p><strong>Implications:</strong> Results of this study can help education administrator to streamline teacher’s activity in higher education institutions.</p> <p><strong>Originality:</strong> This study is first of its kind in researching relationship between knowledge management and psychological empowerment with teachers' creativity in Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.</p> Mahmoud Rafiee, Narges Saeidian Khorasgani ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 PERCEPTION OF ACADEMIC STAFF OVER THEIR CAREER DUE TO TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION AT SOHAR UNIVERSITY <p><strong>Purpose</strong></p> <p>The objectives of the study are to analyze ways through which technology introduced in Sohar University is helping the lectures teaching in the University and improves their research activities and to analyze the methods of administrative works of lectures in the University.</p> <p><strong>Design/methodology/approach </strong></p> <p>To carry out this research study, 133 samples were collected from academic staff working in all the faculties of Sohar University using a questionnaire. The questionnaire was containing the personal details, teaching, research and administration related factors. The data obtained was analyzed, and interpreted to obtain the result.</p> <p><strong>Findings </strong></p> <p>The study reveals that the academic staff feels the technology implementation has improved the teaching pattern and standards of the university and hence their teaching style also has changed. It is also proventhat the academic staff feels the technology implementation has helped to improve their research career. It is shown that the academic staff feels the technology implementation has helped to reduce their administrative work.</p> <p><strong>Research limitations/Implications</strong></p> <p>It was reported that the technology implementation would be successful only when adequate training is given beforehand and mostly time is wasted for rectifying the technical bugs arising due to technological implementation.</p> <p><strong>Social implications</strong></p> <p>The study suggests thattechnology implementation is successful only if technical staff regularly maintains computers. They also suggested that there is aneed for software skills training though it is time-consuming.</p> <p><strong>Originality/Value </strong></p> <p>Only a very few have examined the perception of the academic staff of all the faculties at University level in Oman, and it is a first-hand study of its kind, and the results will be useful to IT departments.</p> Sulaiman Said AL-Shibli, Ahmad Abu Shakra, Dr. M. Firdouse Rahman Khan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RESONANT LEADERSHIP PERCEPTION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR AMONG ISFAHAN AZAD UNIVERSITY STAFFS <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This study aimed at specifying the relationship between resonant leadership perception and organizational citizenship behavior among Isfahan Azad University staffs and was conducted through a correlational descriptive method.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Research population was all the staffs of Isfahan Azad University, 375 individuals, among whom 189 individuals were accidentally selected based on Cochran sample mass according to their units or departments of work. Instruments used for this study are; Wagner (2010) questionnaire of Resonant leadership, Alonen (2008) questionnaire of organizational trust, and questionnaire of organizational citizenship behavior of Poudsakov (1990). Cronbach's Alpha computed the stability of these questionnaires as 0.79, 0.82, and 0.80 for resonant leadership, organizational trust and organizational citizenship behavior, respectively.</p> <p><strong>Main Findings:</strong> Data analysis shows that there is no meaningful relation between resonant leadership perception and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). (r=0.096). But a meaningful relationship exists between organizational trust (r=0.189), side trust (r=0.153), vertical trust (r=0.229), institutional trust (r= 0.189) and organizational citizenship behavior.</p> <p><strong>Implications:</strong> Results of this study can help education administrator to understand organizational citizenship behavior among Isfahan Azad University staff’s activity.</p> <p><strong>Originality:</strong> This study is first of its kind in researching relationship between resonant leadership perception and organizational citizenship behavior among Isfahan Azad University, Iran staffs.</p> Amaneh Zamani, Narges Saeidian Khorasgani ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 A STUDY OF OVER THE COUNTER-PHARMACEUTICAL SALES ON THE INTERNET IN CHINA <p><strong>Purpose of Study: </strong>The Pharmaceutical industry in China has been increasing its market: Aging society, urbanization, upgrading of structure of consumption, reform for pharmaceutical market by the government. However, it is still under development regarding e-commerce in china. The objectives of this research is to consider the future trends of Over the Counter (OTC) pharmaceutical sales on the internet in China.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>Questionnaire survey regarding pharmaceutical sales on the internet. Investigated 260 respondents live in China. The questions mainly asked about the purchase of medicines during respondents’ lifetimes and how respondents made decisions about the purchases of general medicine on the Internet.</p> <p><strong>Main Findings: </strong>We found that regarding the age of 26­­­­­­­‑35 have the strong potential of purchasing on the internet.At the same timefound that the retail shop has becoming convenient, based on walking distance to drugstore.</p> <p><strong>Implications of study: </strong>This study can apply for decision making regarding the purchase of OTC pharmaceutical sales on the internet in China. Also, this study can be refereed when concerning about the system of online pharmaceutical sales.</p> <p><strong>Originality of study: </strong>The originality of study is that we designed the questionnaire survey based on abundant lows which connected to pharmaceutical sales on the internet. And we conducted the survey to the consumers so that we can understand the consciousness of the consumers.</p> Yuanyi Yangzi, Shi Wenzhen, Kondoh Takashi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 10 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000