Volume 10, Issue 4

The Relationship between Workaholism and Employee Wellbeing: The Mediating Role of Work-Family Balance (WFB)
Original Research
The influence of workaholism is one of the major impact factors on work-family imbalance and wellbeing. This paper presents the findings of recent empirical studies regarding the link of work-family balance and workaholism and how it shows a negative relationship between them, the link between work-family balance and employee wellbeing and how it shows a positive relationship between them, and finally the link between workaholism and employee wellbeing and how it shows a negative relationship between them. The researcher examines studies which were published over the past decade to investigate the relationship between workaholism and employee wellbeing while taking the mediating role of work-family balance (WFB). A conceptual framework was offered which may help and guide future research regarding this area.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2022, 10(4), 220-232. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-10-4-5
Pub. Date: November 22, 2022
Impact of Digital Transformation on Talent Development Effectiveness
Original Research
Purpose: As digital transformation/ E-HRM has become a new trend and continues to affect corporate organizations, it has been crucial and advantageous for all organizations. Thus, the purpose of this research is to investigate the positive and negative consequences of digital transformation in HRM in Egypt that cause Talent Development Effectiveness (TDE). Also, to test if the top Management support and the Human Resources staff competencies impact the strength of the relation between the e-HRM and each of TDE. Aim and objective: The aim of this study is to assess the advantages and repercussions that digital transformation has had on HR practices as well as the strategic effects that e-HRM has had on the development of talent. Design/methodology/ approach: An inclusion criterion was developed to identify who qualifies to be included in the research sample; chosen individuals must work in an Egyptian organization that employs an E-HRM system and have an HR managerial position. Only 331 out of 400 respondents satisfied these requirements, which assisted the researcher in completing the questionnaire. The study used a descriptive and inferential quantitative research approach. Consequently, Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences SPSS was the appropriate software for data analysis. Main results: The study found a positive relationship between digital transformation/e-HRM and TDE. However, the study found that HR staff competencies have no significant impact on the strength of the effect of digital transformation/e-HRM on TDE. The top management support has no significant impact on the strength of digital transformation/e-HRM on TDE. Recommendation: The study recommends that organizations should consider using digital technologies to improve their HR practices and that they should invest in training and development for their HR staff to ensure they can effectively use new digital technologies. Also, organizations must ensure that their top management is on board with the digital transformation process and is committed to its success.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2022, 10(4), 210-219. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-10-4-4
Pub. Date: November 20, 2022
The Impact of Digital Transformation and Corporate Governance in the Relationship of Strategic Management Practices and the Firm’s Performance: The Case of the Egyptian Petroleum Sector
Original Research
Purpose: Egypt set out ambitious strategic plans a few years ago to cope with the emerging global development and innovation. Therefore, nowadays the importance of strategic management science and art is the main topic of attention. As the petroleum sector is one of the most important sectors affecting the economy of Egypt. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to examine the importance of strategic management practices and their impact on company performance, while testing the impact of applying digital transformation and corporate governance principle as a mediator in the Egyptian petroleum sector. The results show that the independent predictor variable was found to significantly affect all variables, both mediators and dependent variables. Aim and objectives: The aim of the study is to find out the impact and the relationships between strategic management (SM) and business performance (FP) in the Egyptian petroleum sector, while testing the impact of using digital transformation and corporate governance principle as a mediator. The study managed to examine whether the Egyptian petroleum sector is ready to implement the strategic management practices applying the principles of Digital Transformation (DT) and Corporate Governance (CG). More attention will be given to companies that have applied the SM theories and their interest in the application of DT and CG in the Egyptian petroleum sector. Hypotheses: Based on empirical literature, the model expressed the relationship of strategic management practices consisting of four basic phases that include (environmental scanning, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and evaluation and control) and related to company performance, four perspectives that measure the organization and the business unit or departmental success after finance; Customer; internal operations; Human Resource Systems & Development (learning and growth) and for the financial indicator, the study focused on only two dimensions (profitability metrics, revenue growth) and the customer indicator, the study focused on customer satisfaction and the internal process that the study selected to improve Internal Process Indicator . In terms of context, the main concept of the model is to examine the role of both digital technological tools, which include three main dimensions (the individual level, the organizational level, the digital technological tools), and finally the corporate governance principles (more independent Board, Audit Committee & Disclosure and Transparency). Design/methodology/approach: The study proposes a research model built on the basis of extensive research and a fully constructive literature review that simulates the variables and the relationships between all these variables. Based on this model, a research hypothesis is established, which is further explored through a survey considering primary data and analysis. The target audience is mainly the whole Egyptian oil companies including the public, JV and the investment companies. Middle and upper management are the main target group of this study as they are very familiar and have solid experience in studying the subject. The sample size was carefully calculated to represent the population of more than 95,000. Therefore, we selected a sample of approximately 383 participants from fourteen large companies with a confidence level (95%) and an error rate (5%).
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2022, 10(4), 192-209. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-10-4-3
Pub. Date: November 01, 2022
Employees Motivation and Health Workers Performance in Public Hospitals in Kenya
Original Research
Performance management in health sector is critical for access and quality health service delivery. Even though performance has been considered in public owned hospitals in Kenya, the health sector has continued to experience low productivity and missed targets. The health systems strengthening pillars identifies employees¡¯ motivation as a critical factor in performance management. This study examined employees¡¯ motivation on performance of health care workers in public owned hospitals in Siaya County. The study objectives were; to explore the influence of remuneration systems on performance of health workers, to find out the relationship between work environment and performance of health workers, to assess the influence job recognition on performance of health care workers and to investigate the influence of career development on performance of health workers in public owned hospitals in Siaya County. Three theories were applied namely, Maslow hierarchy of needs, two factor and equity. Descriptive research design was used, and census method was applied in selecting the study participants. One hundred and fifty-nine participants were selected. Primary and secondary data collection methods were applied. Data collected was tabulated, coded and analyzed descriptively through frequency, mean and standard deviation; and regression model. The results indicated that coefficient of adjusted R2 was 0.832. This implies that pay, job recognition, career advancement, and workplace environment accounted for 83.2% of changes in the performance of healthcare personnel. The results also showed a strong correlation between health care professionals' performance and employees¡¯ motivation. The study concluded that employees¡¯ motivation affects the performance of health care workers in public owned hospitals. The study recommends that Siaya county government should work together with salaries and remuneration commission to make sure that the health care workers are fairly compensated and promoted in accordance with their academic accomplishments. Also, ministry of health through national and county government should consider ways to create a safe, healthy working environment and increase incentives for continuing medical
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2022, 10(4), 180-191. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-10-4-2
Pub. Date: September 02, 2022
Digital Transformation Acceleration in Health Sector during COVID-19: Drivers and Consequences
Original Research
Purpose: This study investigates whether the COVID-19 pandemic has a positive impact on accelerating digital transformation in the healthcare sector. Culture, technologies used, and the organization¡¯s business process had to be adapted to the situation. And these three factors are also considered the main pillar of the digital transformation and for sure these factors will contribute to the expedite of DT with the effect of the pandemic. It is also important to highlight one outcome of that acceleration in all the parties/players benefiting from health including patients¡¯ healthcare providers Healthcare industry HCI. The post-COVID situation can be also anticipated based on the input from the literature review and the research survey. Since most business experts are anticipating that life will not go back to the previous normal situation. And this anticipation is certainly based on studies published in recent years. Aim and objectives: The aim of the study is to find out the effect of COVID -19 as a moderator on digital transformation (DT) in healthcare and its drivers. And to depict how the accelerated digital transformation affects the patients and healthcare professionals. The study has managed to further check if the healthcare system and industry are improved and promoted with new products and markets, and investors who can build technological solutions for better healthcare startups or the healthcare industry. More attention is given to the international communities and their interest in the application of digital transformation in healthcare, and some examples are given of the current application. Hypotheses: This study has managed to examine the main pillars as drivers of DT in terms of culture, technology, and process and the impact on the Healthcare system¡¯s main players. The influence of digital transformation and its magnification has also been presented in the current study and has been studied and analyzed in depth. Direct and indirect hypotheses were made and analyzed. The direct hypotheses were built based on Patient and HC provider Culture and its effect on Accelerated Digital Transformation, Technology and Innovation and its effect on Accelerated Digital Transformation, HC Business Process and its effect on Accelerated Digital Transformation, H4: Accelerated Digital Transformation impact on Better Patient experience, Accelerated Digital Transformation impact on having more HC Provider Facilities, and Accelerated Digital Transformation and its impact on promoted HCI. COVID-19 effects were presented based on its moderator effect on Accelerated Digital Transformation with Patient and HC provider Culture, Technology and Innovation, and HC Business Process. Indirect Hypotheses were established based on the proposed module during the analysis stage. Design/methodology/approach: The study proposes a research model that was established based on comprehensive research and a fully constructive literature review that simulates the variables and the relationships among all these variables. Based on this model research hypothesis will be built that will be further investigated by a survey that considered primary data and analysis. The target population are mainly healthcare provider and patient with experience with any new technology related to DT. WHO and the Middle East and the North Africa Association of Health Informatics can be also good communities to explore and target in the survey since they are very familiar with the topic and international and regional health governing bodies. The sample size was calculated, and the study estimated that for a population size of more than 700K, we need to use a sample of around 380 participants with a Confidence Level (95%) and Margin of Error (5%).
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2022, 10(4), 164-179. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-10-4-1
Pub. Date: August 29, 2022