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International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development (IJMED)

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  • Causal Effect between Digitalisation and Agility: The Leadership Mediating Role   Order a copy of this article
    by Samah Chemli Horchani  
    Abstract: Digitisation is an essential aspect concerning various academic fields and affecting practice. Digital contribution was the subject of multiple research streams. The present study seeks to examine relationships among digitalisation towards organisational agility through the mediating effect of leadership. To achieve the purpose, we conducted a quantitative study on 347 companies from the industrial sector. Data was gathered using a questionnaire survey. Based on structural equation modelling, the findings demonstrate that digitalisation is an important driver of organisational agility. The results confirm a positive mediating role of leadership on the verified link. The study highlighted that leadership is more than an individual behaviour. Leadership depends on the collective and it is dispensed across the entire organisation during the digital change management. The findings give original support for practitioners and academicians. The study contributed to the knowledge field by providing empirical evidence and therefore a valuable knowledge repository about the leadership and its effect on agility in a digital word.
    Keywords: digital; organisational agility; leading; mediated model.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2024.10057842
  • Acceptance and effectiveness of Industry 4.0 internal and external organisational initiatives in Malaysian firms   Order a copy of this article
    by Luigi Pio Leonardo Cavaliere, Rameshwaran Byloppilly, Swapna Datta Khan, Bestoon Othman, Iskandar Muda, Rupa Khanna 
    Abstract: High-diversity processes, including industrial growth and technological advancement, affect work forms, vocations, job profiles, and fintech’s role. These effects raise social policy questions. This in-depth literature review summarises the latest findings on how the Industry 4.0 Revolution has affected human and consumer capital development. The Malaysian retail sector is declining. This is because people prefer internet purchasing over brick-and-mortar stores. However, online buying has drawbacks. Younger generations have different shopping expectations due to their digital sophistication. They want a seamless shopping experience across all platforms, including brick-and-mortar stores, online merchants, and bricks-and-clicks (web rooming and showrooming). Technology-driven stores are also popular because they offer a unique and exciting shopping experience. Technology has boosted corporate performance before. Therefore, employing Industry 4.0 technologies in retail should boost productivity. This study will evaluate merchant performance using monetary and non-metric variables. A proposed online poll will collect primary data for this project. For statistical analysis, approximate least squares-structural equation modelling will be used. This study’s approach can help the Malaysian retail industry solve its difficulties and improve performance.
    Keywords: Industry 4.0; innovation; Retail industry; technological advances; performance; Malaysia; information technology; communication technology; work economy.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2024.10059705