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Volume 11, Issue 2

Social Innovation: A Mediator between Collaborative Competence and Sustainable Business Practices
The global economy is expanding which has resulted into the expansion of business activities. However, as businesses multiply, more attention is being paid to generating revenues amidst a growing concern about aspects of environmental degradation exacerbated by business activities. This has heightened the need for promoting sustainable business practices so as to preserve the environment, living standards of people and profit margins of firms. The current study sought to investigate the mediating effect of social innovation on the relationship between collaborative competence and sustainable business practices. The study used a cross sectional design and it was carried out from Uganda. The sample consisted of micro and small enterprises in the sectors of trade and manufacturing. Structural equation modelling was used to test the relationship under investigation. The results showed that social innovation significantly mediates positively the relationship between collaborative competence and sustainable business practice. This implies that when businesses collaborate, socially innovative solutions emerge which are directed towards promoting sustainable business practices.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2023, 11(2), 161-168. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-11-2-5
Pub. Date: April 24, 2023
The Impact of Egyptian Banking Finance on Entrepreneurs' Financial Strategies for SME’s Lifecycle
Original Research
Entrepreneurs are the main factor behind creating new businesses across all fields and segments for creating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), that deliberated one of the most vital economic multipliers in any growing economy, SMEs are widely recognized as being the major contributors to economic growth, job creation and economic activity in most developed nation countries. As such, encouraging the success and growth of SMEs is vital to the success of the Arab countries and their industries. Same in Egypt, despite their contribution to the country’s economy from several prospective as size, share in production, GDP and employment generation. Research main aim is to explore the Impact of Egyptian banking finance from facilitation and initiatives on Entrepreneurs' financial strategies for SME’s Life Cycle from accessing banking finance and having credit facilities, with the effect of SME’s Life Stage wither start-up or growing, Selection Criteria and SME’s Needs. The research is identifying each of said impacts, in between relationship with a generic view without postulating a specific sector or business field, and how Egyptian-banking sector should support entrepreneurs SMEs efficiently. The study intends to use mixed method research design, to investigate whether and how the weight of said factors (SME’s Life Stage, Selection Criteria and SME’s Needs) along with their interrelation that might signify / influencing the impact of Egyptian Banking Finance on Entrepreneurs' Financial Strategies for Life Cycle of SMEs. Researcher use a qualitative data collection method via conducting unstructured interviews with more than 20 professional Bankers working in different banks in the Egyptian Banking sector, whom specialized in financing SMEs through focusing on best practices with SMEs financing criteria and challenges faces. Furthermore, conducting open-ended questionnaires with Entrepreneurs/owners of SMEs in different fields.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2023, 11(2), 129-160. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-11-2-4
Pub. Date: April 13, 2023
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The Impact of Organizational DNA on Corporate Agility and Sustainability - A Field Study on the Egyptian Petroleum Sector (Oil & Gas Companies)
Original Research
Purpose: Egypt's energy industry is going through a significant shift, particularly concerning the natural gas industry. The Egyptian government has now implemented practical measures to promote Egypt as a regional oil and gas center after becoming aware of the potential benefits brought about by these developments, as the petroleum sector is one of the essential sectors affecting the economy of Egypt. Therefore, this study examines corporate DNA's impact on corporate agility and sustainability in the Egyptian Petroleum sector. The results show that the independent variable affected both dependent variables significantly. Aim and objectives: Analyze the extent to which Organization DNA influences agility and sustainability in Egypt's oil and gas industries. Research methodology: the paper adopts the positivism philosophy and follows a deductive approach. Using a quantitative design with survey strategy targeting, the Sample size of 381 from 20 companies from all sector divisions operating in Egypt. Main results: The study found that dimensions of organizational DNA directly impact both agility and sustainability. Recommendations: Businesses try to qualify employees to prepare them for growth and change. Businesses must define flexible, realistic, achievable objectives structured, controlled, and prioritized within the industry by their importance. Limitations and Future Work: researchers should consider that participants with low levels of English literacy would not be able to reply to the survey. Future research should include bilingual questionnaires to boost participation. The study focused on Organizational DNA (as an independent variable). Therefore, it is suggested to study the factors affecting Organizational DNA.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2023, 11(2), 115-128. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-11-2-3
Pub. Date: March 28, 2023
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The Relationship between Agility Drivers, Agility Capabilities and Organizational Sustainability
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Purpose: This paper seeks to investigate the relationship between Agility Drivers, Agile Capabilities and Organizational Sustainability in Real Estate firms, illustrating how organizations can utilizes their capabilities to foster the adoption of sustainability and maintain their competitiveness in an ever changing turbulent and ambiguous business environment. “Agility drivers” are defined as the external challenges (Opportunities or Threats) that might impact an organization. While “Agile capabilities” are the internal attributes or capabilities that an organization possess to deal with such challenges [1]. Additionally, “Organizational sustainability” can be identified as the processes or structures that an organization uses to meet its sustainability goals and objectives while transforming inputs into a products or services [2]. As such an empirical study was conducted to test our hypothesis. Aim and Objective The importance of this research is driven from the increasing influence of sustainability and how it will shape tomorrow’s world, by being an objective for a Global wholesome development. This research aims to explore the importance of adapting sustainability and how to impacts competitiveness, development, and the ability of an organization to sustain in a rapidly changing world. Hypotheses: This study has managed to examine the impact of Agility Drivers on Agile Capabilities and Organizational Sustainability in Real Estate Firms. Where Agile capabilities were found to be a mediator in the relationship while Agility Drives (Independent Variable) represented by dimensions such as Change in Market, Customer Preference, Competition, Technological shifts in addition to Changes in the Social and Legal aspects are regarded as drivers of Agility & Organizational sustainability accordingly the conceptual model and the Hypothesis were developed to test the questioned relations. Design/methodology/approach: The paper provides a research model based on extensive research and a detailed literature evaluation that simulates the paper variables and their interactions. Based on this model, research hypotheses will be developed that will be tested further via a survey incorporating primary data and analysis. Our target respondents were Egyptian Real Estate firms’ practitioners. The sample size was determined by 384 This means 384 or more measurements/surveys are needed to have a confidence level of 95% that the real value is within ±5% margin of error from the measured/surveyed value. Main result: According to the results obtained from analyzing the data, it was found that all the direct relation were significant, Agility Drivers impacts Agile Capabilities and Organizational Sustainability moreover, Agile Capabilities significantly impacts Organizational Sustainability. Thus, the direct effects were proven, and were highly significant Finally the Indirect relationships were investigated in the analysis and the results revealed proving that Agile Capabilities (Mediator) is a partial mediator with a significant impact.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2023, 11(2), 101-114. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-11-2-2
Pub. Date: March 14, 2023
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Corporate Governance Effect on Corporate Performance, through the Moderation Role of Organizational Culture
Original Research
This study aims to examine the moderation role of the organizational culture that might impact the effectiveness of corporate governance practices and moderate the relationship between corporate governance practices on corporate performance in technology small and medium enterprises in Egypt. The study assumes that the organizational culture is the incubator for corporate governance, so the readiness of the organizational culture is a key moderator that might support firms to realize the intended benefits of corporate governance practices.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2023, 11(2), 90-100. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-11-2-1
Pub. Date: March 03, 2023
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