International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy (10 papers in press)
Human Resource Management Practices Effectiveness Analysis Considering Deviant Behaviors in Workplace: Case Study
by Kouroush Jenab, Hadi Teimouri, Maryam Dezhtaherian, Razieh Aghaie
Abstract: The behaviour of the employees in the organisation have to produce, but sometimes this behaviour not only in the production but also disrupt the production process has prevented the organisation to achieve its goals. However, some factors such as human resources, effective measures can prevent malicious behaviour. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between HRM practices and deviant behaviours in the workplace effectiveness of agro-livestock in Isfahan. The study population consisted of experts and managers Cultivation and Livestock Company of FOKA and the simple random sampling method was used for the sample of 122 people has been estimated as equivalent. The instrument used for data collection in this study is self-made questionnaire. The results of this study show that the effectiveness of human resource management practices in various areas of recruitment, training, performance evaluation and compensation is a significant negative relationship with deviant behaviours. Deviant behaviour in recent years has attracted the attention of researchers, the effectiveness of human resource practices, can be of value and originality of the paper.
Keywords: The effectiveness of HRM practices; Human resource management; Deviant behaviors.
Yin-Yang representation of financial crisis: A Korean perspective
by Amee Kim, Frederique J. Vanheusden
Abstract: Although the concepts of Western-Eastern integration to optimise management strategies are well-established, investigations on the applicability of these concepts in real-life situations are lacking. This study investigates how integration of (Eastern) Yin-Yang principles of seeking balance into Western concepts benefited Koreans in combating financial crises repercussions. Through analysis of 519 South Korean economic magazine covers taken over the period 2007
Keywords: Yin-Yang harmony; Media; South-Korea; Financial crisis; Identity; Economic magazines; Color interpretation.
Seasonal variations in milk procurement and milk marketing: a case of the Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation, India
by Archana Singh, Ritu Srivastava
Abstract: The dairy industry plays a vital role in the economy of the state of Rajasthan. As such, there is a need to understand the requirements of the milk suppliers at the grassroots level. Several initiatives have already been taken by the government and non-government organisations at various levels so as to increase their reliance on and competency in the system. The Rajasthan dairy industry is characterised by the seasonal patterns in milk production and milk consumption; these variations are due to the rhythmic forces which operate in a regular and periodic manner. The objective of the current research study is to statistically analyse monthly data of milk procurement and milk marketing by the Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation, India. This will help the decision makers to be prepared for the seasonal fluctuations associated with the dairy industry.
Keywords: milk procurement; milk marketing; Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation; seasonal variation index; autocorrelation; seasonality; India.
The field of knowledge of the environmental management paradigm
by Carlos Díaz-Rodríguez, Abdénago Yate-Arévalo, Edgar Emilio Sánchez-Buendía
Abstract: The environmental management paradigm facilitates organisations' adaptation and flexibility using ethical and bioethical criteria for the management of physical, chemical, and biological processes and their interactions with humanity not to mention their environmental impact. Traditional management is insufficient to meet the demands of uncertainty and unpredictability, as well as the complexity of environmental impacts. The environmental paradigm integrates the social and the natural but it does not offer methods and tools to develop a practical solution for environmental problems to move towards sustainable development.
Keywords: administrative paradigm; environmental paradigm; environmental management; environmental ethics.
The philosophical paradigm of financial market contagion research
by Sandeep Rao
Abstract: Philosophical underpinning is important in research as this leads to the investigation as per a specific paradigm. Every subject domain has a dominant paradigm in which the research is carried out. This paper surveys various journal articles in finance, specifically in financial markets contagion and spillover effects, to find the research paradigms and finds that the dominant paradigm in finance and market contagion research is functionalism-positivist. This provides opportunities to conduct research in other paradigmatic approaches. This paper explores the possibility of using an interpretivist paradigm to the financial market contagion research.
Keywords: paradigms in finance; functionalism; interpretivist; positivism; financial market contagion.
Integrated production distribution problem in a partial backorder and order refusal environment
by K. Ratna Kumar, T. Radha Ramanan, Anand Abraham, R. Sridharan
Abstract: An integrated production distribution problem in an environment of only order refusal and backorder and order refusal is studied in this work. Plant side capacity and storage restrictions are also considered in this analysis. The effect of this consideration on the supply chain profit is investigated. The model considers fixed cost, setup cost, and core demand. The complexity of the integrated production and distribution planning problems are empirically studied using this model. It is identified that the increase in the number of products increases the complexity than the increase in the number of retailers. Further a sensitivity analysis is carried out to assess the capability of the model.
Keywords: integrated production distribution; backorder and order refusal; core demand; sensitivity analysis.
The influence of psychosocial adjustment factors on team embeddedness at the workplace
by Rashid Shar Baloch, Ramsha Ali Baloch, Asfandyar Ali Baloch, Sheeraz Ali Yousafzai
Abstract: The high prevalence of aggression, anxiety and stress symptoms among team members in the organisation, while acquisition of task is alarming causation of adjustment disorder influences on team embeddedness, is the subject of this study. The ontogenesis of psychosocial adjustment disorder in any employees is not palingenetic, this is exact reproduction of psychosocial factors (PSF) which develops at workplace The most important strategy for productivity improvement is based on the fact that human productivity, both positive and negative, is determined by the attitudes of all those who work in the enterprise and gap surfaced between teamwork and competence development particularly with regard to managing individualism within organisation and specifically individualistic approach, organisational justice, productivity management and psychosocial support. We strongly feel that there is a need to reexamine organisational team credentials and possible strong influences on individual's psychosocial adjustment disorders. Findings suggest psychosocial adjustment factors are significantly correlated with psychosocial disorders (PSDs).
Keywords: team embeddedness; individualistic approach; psychosocial adjustment factors; teamwork adjustment.
Theory of human forces in management
by Muhammad Bilal Zafar
Abstract: This paper attempts to explore the philosophical argument regarding an account of the development of management orientations and attributes a historical succession of these orientations to a human hereditary. It is hard to find such a consolidated and plausible theory which may provide deep insight into the history and theory of management. This paper is theoretical, based on literature and philosophical analysis. It argues that human behaviours become a force and its treatment causes the variance in human management. The management with respect to human has periodically recognised these forces and acquired the tools for treatment of such forces. In this paper, theoretically through deductive-partial inductive approach, human forces are classified into six dimensions (gender, attain, social, relational, metaphysical and heredity force) and subsequently in four orientations of management (demo, socio, psycho-socio and meta-oriented management). Demo and socio-oriented management are explored with historical context, while the psycho-socio oriented management is argued with theoretical considerations, i.e., theories related to human work behaviour, performance, need and satisfaction. In last, a plausible argument is presented for meta-oriented management by considering its application in existing corporate structure management.
Keywords: management philosophy; human behaviour; human management.
Discovering surrogate branding via online image development: a case from India
by Varsha Jain, Philip Kitchen, B.E. Ganesh, Akanksha Garg, Manisha Pathak-Shelat
Abstract: Internet penetration and usage are accelerating in all countries due to individuals using online platforms to express their views and opinions. These activities are conducted widely in emerging economies such as India. There, internet penetration usage level in 2016 was 34.8% - primarily undertaken by young adults aged between 18-35 years. While there are multiple studies regarding online image, personal branding, digital sharing and consumption, no extant work has yet explored online activities in terms of projected individual online image though this has been explored offline in terms of self-marketing (Belk, 2013). This projection may be termed 'surrogate branding'. It refers to managing online individual images that help them become digital brands. To assess this further, ethnographic and netnography studies were utilised to understand behavioural patterns and gain insights. The findings revealed four significant dimensions related to surrogate branding of individuals. These are implantation, prenatal, embedded and exultation.
Keywords: surrogate branding; online image; India; conceptual model; qualitative study; young adults; individual images; process of surrogate branding; digital platform usages; personal branding.
Aparigraha - is it good for organisations?
by Aditya Bali, Tohid Kachwala, Sreeram Sivaramakrishnan
Abstract: Management theories have traditionally been based on concepts borrowed from western schools of philosophy with minimal influence of Indian philosophical thought. But with India emerging as an economic powerhouse post liberalisation, the age old philosophical traditions and concepts have received renewed attention from scholars for useful insights relevant to businesses. One such construct is 'Aparigraha' interpreted as non-possessiveness, non-greediness, generosity and non-envy. The importance of the practice of Aparigraha for present day businesses has been studied but sparingly. Literature pertaining to Aparigraha also lacks empirical demonstration of the tangible benefits accruing to organisations. The paper aims to bridge this gap by suggesting a methodological tool (use of experimental games) for testing the impact of practising Aparigraha on group performance in organisations. The study uses a variant of the multiplayer dictator game and concludes that a stronger belief in Aparigraha and practice of Aparigraha has a positive impact on group performance.
Keywords: Aparigraha; Indian philosophy; non-possessiveness; non-hoarding; non-greediness; relevance to businesses; ethics; yoga; yamas.