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 , April 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

Religion and Family Structure: Two Factors Affecting on Consumer Decision Making Styles in Iran

F. Lotfizadeh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 107-119

  Purpose- The aim of this essay is to attempt to explain the impact of religion and family structure on consumer decision-making style within a Muslim country. This paper wants to demonstrate how and why husbands/wives with Eastern culture and Islamic norms use different decision-making styles. Design/methodology/approach- ...  Read More

Self – Others Rating Discrepancy of Task and Contextual Performance

D. Wahyu Ariani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 121-134

  This research compared ratings of task performance and contextual performance from three different sources: self, peer, and supervisor. Participants were service industry employees in the service industries in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A Sample of 146 employees and 40 supervisors   from the service ...  Read More

Measuring the Effectiveness of Financial Literacy Programs in Ghana

A. Atakora

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 135-148

  This paper explores the effectiveness of financial literacy programs. It further seeks to establish the relationship between financial literacy and certain demographic characteristics. This study adopted a correlational research design as the framework to examine the relationship between variables without ...  Read More

A weighted Additive Fuzzy Programming Approach for Logistics Outsourcing Selection in Car Industry

A. Sharafi Masouleh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 149-159

  Logistics outsourcing has been at the top of the management agenda during recent decades. The selection of the proper service supplier is the key to success in logistic outsourcing Firms could select the right supplier by applying appropriate methods and selection criteria. In this paper a new framework ...  Read More

Developing an Effective Academic Leadership Model at Islamic Azad University

F. Hamidifar; W. Vinitwatanakhun; F. Rahnamay Roodposhti

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 161-174

  Effective academic leadership is a complicated issue to investigate because of its intangibility and potential consequences. In addition, it plays an essential role in the success of institutions as well as being an important factor in improving quality performance of faculty members, administrators ...  Read More

Activating the Role of Audit Committees and Boards of Directors in Restricting Earnings Management Practices: A Perspective of Auditors in Jordan

M. Abdullah al Momani; M. Ibrahim Obeidat

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 175-190

  The study objects for investigating the possibility of activating both audit committee and board of directors for restricting the practices of earnings management phenomenon. To achieve this objective, a questionnaire had been developed and self-administered for a selected sample consists of 123 auditors ...  Read More