International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy
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International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy (9 papers in press)
A Measure for Extent of Profession Formality by Tanuj Negi Abstract: Profession is a fundamental concept in the domains of sociology and career theory. The evolution of a profession is dependent on context and involves formalisation. This paper recognises and addresses the need to measure the extent of profession formality. It reports the development and validation of a contextually sensitive index for the examination of profession formality. The index uses an attributional approach based on five dimensions: Keywords: profession formality; maturity; index; transformative learning; profession change. DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2021.10043960
Green Manufacturing attributes analysis through MCDM in Indian manufacturing Industries by Jasvinder Singh, CHANDAN DEEP SINGH, Dharmpal Deepak Abstract: Due to implementation of new laws by government regarding protection of environment, manufacturing companies are being compelled to adopt environmental policies. Green manufacturing and sustainability have shown variety of corporate interests in including IT and marketing companies etc. The purpose of this groundwork is to recognise and examine the critical success factors (CSFs) of GMP that contribute to the accomplishment of environmental sustainability in the manufacturing industries of India. Factors and sub factors responsible for GM implementation were identified through a literature analysis in this research work. The Cronbachs alpha method was used to check the reliability of the selected factors then on these factors different tests i.e., AHP, TOPSIS and VIKORs tools were applied to check the priority of the selected factors. Through the analysis of all tools most appropriate factors are GM implementation issues, organisation style, role of legislation for promoting GM and eco knowledge. Keywords: green manufacturing processes; GMP; multi criteria decision making; MCDM; critical success factors; CSFs; Indian manufacturing industries. DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2022.10045257
Application of Extended Reality in Movie Marketing: Qualitative Insights from India by Avirupa Basu Abstract: With the changes in entertainment consumption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, movie marketing also needs to keep up with current times. Extended reality (XR) is an immersive technology that can evolve the current movie marketing mix to improve customer engagement and give them a more holistic viewing experience. The entertainment industry has faced severe financial losses with the closure of theatres and other outdoor channels. However, the over-the-top (OTT) platforms increased their subscribers as people were relegated to their homes due to the lockdown. This paper uses an exploratory study to find how XR usage can impact the movie marketing mix. Students from film schools in India were chosen as the key participants in this study, and the insights they shared were used to form testable propositions. Using this study, movie marketers and academicians can explore the role of new technologies like XR in designing promotional strategies. Keywords: movie marketing mix; exploratory study; extended reality; propositions; over the top; OTT; India. DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2022.10045982
An exploratory bibliometric analysis of the evolution of HR analytics as a popular management concept by Dag Øivind Madsen, Kåre Slåtten Abstract: Human resource (HR) analytics is one of the hottest concepts in the field of HR management. In recent years, it has also started to attract the attention of academic researchers. In this paper, we carry out an exploratory bibliometric analysis to map the emerging academic field of HR analytics. By doing this, we provide more insight into the role of academic researchers in the evolution of HR analytics as a popular management concept. The bibliometric analysis draws on data extracted from the Scopus database, and analyses of the overall publication volume and growth trajectory, influential documents, authors, journals, and countries are performed. The results show that the academic discourse around HR analytics emerged relatively late and several years after the initial debate in the practitioner-based literature. The findings are discussed in relation to the literature about the emergence and evolution of popular management concepts. Keywords: HR analytics; bibliometrics; literature review; human resource management; management concept; management fashion. DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2022.10045984
Psychological Capital: A Reconceptualisation by Jose Mathews Abstract: Psychological capital as conceptualised by the pioneers involves the four state-like characteristics of hope, optimism, self-efficacy and resilience within the existing framework. This paper attempts to broaden and build the base of psychological capital by encompassing the positive psychological resources that have productive and adaptive value in work situations and non-work situations. This is about the fundamental intra-individual sub-systems of cognition, affect, motivation and the personality trait processes which become fundamental to any or all of the positive psychological resources identified and yet to be identified. The positive psychological capital is further differentiated into general psychological capital and OB capital. Keywords: psychological capital; positive psychological resources; positive psychology; state vs. trait; intra-individual sub-systems; CAMP; cognitive; affective. DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2022.10046297
Challenges of Social Sustainability: Supply Chain Management Perspective by Munira Halili, Yudi Fernando Abstract: Social sustainability has become an emerging issue due to the firm response to society and is a vital enabler to remaining competitive. However, there is less evidence on how social issues can be solved through sustainable social supply chains. Therefore, it is critical to understand social domain challenges raise in manufacturing firms. This study aims to conceptualise social sustainability drivers to overcome social challenges. The study has explored the social impact and issues using a critical review technique. The results found five drivers for firms to adopt social sustainability practices and highlight the ethical concern. The issues have been discussed, with foresight solutions focused on improving the performance of firms in responding to societal challenges. From a practical perspective, these findings are crucial because they have implications for firms seeking to develop a sustainable social supply chain in achieving a competitive edge. Keywords: social sustainability; social issues; sustainability development; ethical practices; foresight. DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2022.10047090
Financial Reporting in Family firms and Socioemotional Wealth by Charlotte Haugland Sundkvist, Andre Opsahl, Tonny Stenheim Abstract: The paper discusses the theory of socioemotional wealth (SEW) and explains how and why this theory complements the principal-agent theory in the understanding of the financial reporting in family firms. The SEW theory argues that family owners often emphasise other objectives than the traditional economic objective of maximising their return on invested capital. These other objectives might be referred to as socioemotional objectives and may for example be the need to retain control of the firm or to preserve the familys financial wealth over time. Findings from the literature on financial reporting in family firms are discussed in light of Berrone et al.s (2012) FIBER model. Based on this discussion, we also identify gaps in the literature and future research opportunities. Keywords: family firms; socioemotional wealth; financial reporting; earnings management; voluntary disclosures. DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2022.10047342
Mediating role of supply chain traceability and supply chain visibility on environmental performance led by sustainable supply chain collaboration by G.M.J. Patabandige, N.W.K. Galahitiyawe Abstract: Business organisations have to play a significant role be attentive towards environmental friendliness throughout their core business activities, as there are harmful impacts on human lives and nature owing to environmental-related issues. To ensure the environmental performance at the organisational level in the supply chain, the business organisations have to work along with different parties, as mentioned in organisational information theory. Nevertheless, the achievement of environmental performance is not ensured via sustainable supply chain collaboration. Hence, as highlighted in the coordination theory, transparent information must be generated within the sustainable supply chain collaboration to clinch environmental performance. Thus, this study investigates the role of supply chain visibility and supply chain traceability in the form of transparent information on the achievement of environmental performance led by sustainable supply chain collaboration, based on the business organisations of Sri Lanka, which have obtained environmental compliance certifications. Keywords: supply chain traceability; supply chain visibility; sustainable supply chain collaboration; environmental performance. DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2022.10047480
Digital Empathy and Supply Chain Cybersecurity Challenges: Concept, Framework and Solutions for Small-Medium Enterprises by Anisha Banu Dawood Gani, Yudi Fernando Abstract: Despite contributing significantly to the worlds economy and being the most targeted by cybercriminals for being the weakest link in the supply chain, small-medium enterprises (SMEs) lag behind cybersecurity implementation. The budget and expertise constraint hinders them from catching up with cybersecurity initiatives. This study explores the management concept of digital empathy and proposes a solution framework for SMEs to overcome cybersecurity challenges. We found that three drivers can be the solution to overcome the cybersecurity barrier within firms internal context, such as adequate funding, management support, and attitude towards cybersecurity risk. Our theoretical framework has also included the digital empathy approach incorporating subscription-based solutions, modular solutions, and zero-trust architecture. In addition, we suggest that the supply chains cybersecurity systems be regularly monitored and maintained to balance cybersecurity and affordability. Furthermore, to enable future scalability, SMEs must implement the zero-trust architecture, which acts as a foundation for self-healing and self-correcting supply chain networks. Keywords: digital empathy; cybersecurity; zero-trust architecture; COVID19; supply chain. DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2022.10047679