1. Emotional Intelligence and Higher Education Management

kamran Mohamadkhani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, , Pages 1-8

  This research aimed at identifying the role of emotional intelligence (EI) -based management in improving faculty effectiveness. Research methodology was descriptive-survey of exploratory type. Statistical population were the faculty members in the Islamic Azad University branches across Tehran (N = ...  Read More

2. Factors Affecting Planned Human Resource Development in the Iranian Social Security Organization’s Hospitals

S. Jamaledin Tabibi; Sudabe Vatankhah; Amir Ashkan Nasiripour; Shaghayegh Vahdat; Somayeh Hessam

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, , Pages 47-52

  Planned Human Resource Development is critical to educating a skilled and efficient workforce. The present study aimed at identifying the main factors of planned human resource development in Iranian Social Security Organization Hospitals. The study is done through analysis of a questionnaire designed ...  Read More

3. Risk Analysis in E-commerce via Fuzzy Logic

Mohammad Hossien Zirakja; Reza Samizadeh

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, , Pages 99-112

  This paper describes the development of a fuzzy decision support system (FDSS) for the assessment of risk in E-commerce (EC) development. A Web-based prototype FDSS is suggested to assist EC project managers in identifying potential EC risk factors and the corresponding project risks. A risk analysis ...  Read More

4. Profitability of Momentum and Contrarian Strategies Based on Trading Volume in Tehran Stock Exchange: A Comparison of Emerging Market

Mahmood Yahyazadehfar; Shahabeddin shams; Saeideh Lorestani

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, , Pages 171-184

  In this study, the profitability of contrarian and momentum strategies were traded in mid- term based on trading volume. The stocks were categorized into three parts (high, middle and low) at the outset. Then, the relationship between excess return with three components such as cross-sectional risk, ...  Read More

5. An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Intellectual Capital on Firms’ Market Value and Financial Performance: Evidence from Iranian Companies

Vahid Taghizadeh Khanqah; Mohsen Akbari Khosroshahi; Elham Ghanavati

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, , Pages 1-12

  In modern economics, Intellectual capital is described as an intangible asset which can be used as a source of sustainable competitive advantage. However, intellectual capital components have to interact in themselves to create value. The paper seeks to examine the impact of intellectual capital on firms’ ...  Read More

6. Change Management and Change Process Model for the Iranian Construction Industry

Afshin Gharaee Moghaddam

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, , Pages 85-94

  Changes are inevitable in construction projects. They could lead to disruptive impacts on the quality, schedule and budget of projects. Identifying changes and anticipating their consequences can help project teams mitigate these negative impacts. As a result, a change process model has been defined ...  Read More

7. Absorptive Capability and Competitive Advantage: Some Insights from Indian Pharmaceutical Industry

J. K. Sharma; A. K. Singh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, , Pages 175-192

  Every firm learns through firm specific methods. This learning process is operationalized by firm’s knowledge management practices. Therefore, knowledge to result in successful learning should be assisted by a combinative framework which can enhance a firms’ absorptive capability. ...  Read More

8. The Current Models of Credit Portfolio Management: A Comparative Theoretical Analysis

A. Derbali; S. Hallara

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2012, , Pages 271-292

  The present paper aimed at studying the current models of credit portfolio management. There are currently three types of models which consider the risk of credit portfolio: the structural models (Moody's KMV model, and Credit- Metrics model), the intensity models (the actuarial models) and the econometric ...  Read More

9. Effectiveness of Service Delivery in Cardiology Based Corporate Hospitals

B. Srinivasa RaO; T. Sreenivas; U. Srinivasa Rao

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, , Pages 1-12

  Patient satisfaction is one of the sensitive indicators in determining the effectiveness of service rendered in hospitals. The study focus on comparing the health care services of  two cardiology based corporate hospitals in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The data for the study was collected ...  Read More

10. Inter-Partner Interactions and Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms in the Chinese Automotive Industry: A Qualitative Research Based on Dual Managerial Perceptions

Q. Ding

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, , Pages 89-105

  The purpose of this study is to extend the existing knowledge of inter-firm knowledge transfer research and provide a deeper understanding of knowledge transfer practice in an alliance context, as well as the reasons for such a practice. This study reports on relevant results derived from semi-structured ...  Read More

11. A Comparative Study of Two Technical Analysis Tools: Moving Average Convergence and Divergence V/S Relative Strength Index: A Case Study of HDFC Bank ltd listed in National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)

M. Hashemi Tilehnouei; B. Shivaraj

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, , Pages 191-197

  Technical analysis is the forecasting of future price movement based on an examination of past prices. Some scientist found that the study of historical prices cannot predict future prices. In this research we intend to study which technical analysis tool is better for prediction of future price movement, ...  Read More

12. Impact of Consumer Social Responsibility and Brand Social Responsibility Image on Brand Loyalty

H. Govind Mishra; P. Kumar Sinha; S. Singh; S. Koul

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, , Pages 297-309

  The present paper focus on ITC notebook and try to understand consumer social responsibility for  cause related brand and how their preference level changes with different firm donations, and how this activity leads to brand loyalty in long run. An experimental design with 693 participants was used. ...  Read More

General Management

Olusegun Johnson Ajayi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 November 2013

  ABSTRACTThe research is set to examine Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strikes and academic performance of students in Ekiti State University (EKSU) Ado-Ekiti. The research employed multistage sampling technique to select the faculties and the departments from where six hundred and four (604) ...  Read More

14. Applicability of Capital Assets Pricing Model (CAPM) on Pakistan Stock Markets

M. Rizwan Qamar; S. Rehman; S. A. Shah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, , Pages 1-9

  Capital Assets Pricing Model is used as a tool for the estimation of Investments in Capital Markets with the relation of Expected return and Risk on Securities. This study examines the applicability of CAPM on Pakistan Stock Markets and Karachi Stock Exchange being the main capital market of Pakistan ...  Read More

15. Measuring Customer Satisfaction on Life Insurance Products ( Case Study: Lagos State, Nigeria )

A. B. Sogunro; B. Abiola

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, , Pages 73-80

  Modern societies belief life insurance scheme, which is designed to be backbone of man survival, ensure financial security and offers readymade source of long term capital financing for the infrastructural project is capable of combating the besetting problem of man so that life can be made easy and ...  Read More

16. The Impact of Business Environment on the Survival of Small Scale Businesses in Nigeria

K. Agbolade Obasan

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2014, , Pages 165-170

  the best deal. Nowhere is more real than today business environment which affect the success or otherwise of any business venture. Several authors have attributed failure of businesses particularly small and medium scale enterprises to various factors ranging from training of the entrepreneur ...  Read More

17. The Relationship between Servant Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behavior of Employees at Valiasr Academic Complex, Islamic Azad University-Central Tehran Branch

E. Nobari; K. Mohamadkhani; A. Mohammad Davoudi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 247-254

  The present study aimed at determining the relationship between servant leadership as well as its dimensions and organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) of employees at Valiasr Academic Complex (Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch). The research was applied, descriptive and correlational. ...  Read More

18. An Application of Discounted Residual Income for Capital Assets Pricing by Method Curve Fitting with Sinusoidal Functions

G. Talebnia; M. Ebrahimi; A. Darvishi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, , Pages 1-7

  The basic model for valuation of firm is the Dividend Discount Model (DDM). When investors buy stocks, they expect to receive two types of cash flow: dividend in the period during which the stock is owned, and the expected sales price at the end of the period. In the extreme example, the investor ...  Read More

19. The Purchase Pattern of Poor for Fast Moving Consumer Goods: An Empirical Study of Poor in India

A. Kumar; H. K. Dangi; A. Vohra

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, , Pages 79-94

  Despite possessing the adequate purchase potential for the fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs), the poor are not reckoned as a viable market by the FMCG marketers and as a result, the purchase preferences of poor are largely unexplored for the concerned products. The present paper bridges the gap subsisting ...  Read More

20. Performance of Credit Risk Management in Indian Commercial Banks

A. Singh

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, , Pages 169-188

  For banks and financial institutions, credit risk had been an essential factor that needed to be managed well. Credit risk was the possibility that a borrower of counter party would fail to meet its obligations in accordance with agreed terms. Credit risk; therefore arise from the bank’s ...  Read More

21. Retaining Customers Using Clustering and Association Rules in Insurance Industry: A Case Study

R. Samizadeh; S. Mehregan

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, , Pages 261-268

  This study clusters customers and finds the characteristics of different groups in a life insurance company in order to find a way for prediction of customer behavior based on payment. The approach is to use clustering and association rules based on CRISP-DM methodology in data mining. The researcher ...  Read More

22. An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model for the E-Repurchasing of Sports Match Tickets

J. Khazaei Pool; R. Verij Kazemi; M. Amani; J. Kia Lashaki

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 1-12

  The purpose of the present study is to investigate effective factors in making people willing to repurchase sports match tickets online with the approach of extending technology acceptance model. This research is considered applied regarding its purpose, descriptive- survey regarding its method, and ...  Read More

23. Factors Affecting Customer Orientation in Iranian Hospitals

S. Jamaledin Tabibi; Amir Ashkan Nasiripour; Somayeh Hessam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, , Pages 9-14

  Customer orientation is one of the new approaches which is recently considered by the Iranian Healthcare Centers. The present study aims to identify the main factors of customer orientation in Iranian hospitals. The study is done through analysis of a questionnaire designed after recognition of the main ...  Read More

24. A Study of Factors Influencing High School Students’ Quality of Life

Kamran Mohamadkhani; Alireza Ghasemizad; Mohammadreza Kazemi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, , Pages 53-58

  The present study aims at recognizing and analyzing the relationship among variables such as stress, social capital, self esteem and the locus of control that affect the high school students’ quality of life in Fars province, Iran. To this end 224 high school students form Shiraz, Kazerun, and ...  Read More

25. Reform in Accounting Standards: Evidence from Saudi Arabia

Jamal Barzegari Khanagha

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, , Pages 113-124

  Middle East countries have begun to implement economic reforms to stimulate private investment, promote economic growth and support the transition to market economy. Although, it is difficult to define the direct impact of the accounting system reform on economic transformation, as there are many other ...  Read More