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

J. K. Sharma; A. K. Singh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 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

A Model for Evaluating Knowledge Sharing Using Fuzzy Inference System (Case Study: Tehran Municipality ICT Organization)

Mostafa Mehrvarz; Nazanin Pilevari

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 193-202

  The present paper aimed at developing an approach based on Fuzzy Inference System (FIS) for measuring of knowledge sharing in the organization. In recent years there has been increasing interest in the knowledge sharing by experts and managers in the world, according to increasing importance ...  Read More

An Investigation of the Association between Working Capital Management and Corporate Performance

Vahid Taghizadeh Khanqah; Mohsen Akbari Khosroshahi; Mohammad Reza Ebrati

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 203-218

  Working capital management is an essential part of the short-term finance of a firm. With an efficient working capital management, a firm can release capital for more strategic objectives, reduce the financial costs, and improve profitability. The present research studies the relationship of ...  Read More

On the Relationship between Central Bank’s Independence and Inflation Rate in Iran

Mahmood Yahyazadehfar; Heydar Mostakhdemin Hosseini; Hooman Shababi; Ali Asghar Mehrabi Alamdari

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 219-232

  The purpose of present paper was to examine the relationship between central bank independence and inflation rate in Iran over 1960-2008. First, central bank independence has been accomplished through three indices including legal and real CBI indices and turnover rate of central bank governor ...  Read More

Efficiency Performance of Manufacturing Companies in Kenya: Evaluation and Policies

Miencha Haron; J. A. Arul Chellakumar

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 233-242

  The objective of this paper is to determine the efficiency of manufacturing companies in Kenya over the period of 2009 to 2011 as well as suggesting appropriate policies to be employed by the manufacturing companies in Kenya based on the findings of the study. Three critical inputs variables ...  Read More

The Role of Psychological Traits in Market Mavensim Using Big Five Model

Hossein Vazifehdoost; Mahsa Akbari; Parvaneh Charsted

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 243-252

  Personality research has approached a salient consensus step due to widespread use of individual differences, converging on five big model factors with marketing concept. This paper clarifies a market mavenism psychology concept and relates market mavens with big five factor model. Market Mavens ...  Read More

Interactive Communication Channels and Their Appropriateness for the FMCG Business

Aasim Munir Dad

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 253-269

  Purpose: The aim and objective of this report is to identify the benefits of interactive communication channels and to advice the FMCG business on how these new methods are better than the conventional methods. Design/ Methodology/Approach:  In this research article facts about advertisement and ...  Read More