Volume 11, Issue 6

The Impact of Applying Supply Chain Practices to Develop Crisis Responsiveness (Applied Study on Pharmaceutical Companies)
Original Research
Purpose: Through global Supply Chain Management SCM, performance is attained, and suppliers and clients are key contributors. Thus, one of the key problems facing firms is their ability to create extensive networks of suppliers and customers, and then to structure and manage those networks. These abilities support businesses in gaining agility and flexibility, keeping them competitive and enabling them to incorporate innovations in their supply chain operations with all of their partners. Therefore, the importance of the science and art of Supply Chain Management SCM is the most important issue nowadays. Due to the pharmaceutical industry's prominence in the Egyptian economy, businesses have begun to investigate how supply chain management strategies enhance organizational responsiveness, particularly during times of crisis. These ideas include :( 1) Supply chain management procedures, which cover supplier collaboration, customer relationships, and information sharing; (2) Crisis responsiveness of the organization, which covers operational system responsiveness, logistic process responsiveness, and supplier network responsiveness; (3) A company's competitive advantage (long term success). Aim and objectives: Examine the impact of supply chain management strategies, including cooperative relationships with strategic suppliers, information exchange, and supply chain responsiveness. This study also explores the relationship between supply chain responsiveness and the firm's operational system, logistical process, supplier network, and competitive advantage. Research methodology: the paper adopts the positivism philosophy and follows a deductive approach. Using a qualitative design with survey strategy targeting, the Sample size of 382 from 20 companies from all sector divisions operating in Egypt. Main results: The study found that dimensions of Supply Chain Practices directly impact both Crisis Responsiveness. Recommendations: Businesses try to qualify employees to prepare them for growth and change. Businesses must define flexible, realistic, and achievable objectives that are structured, controlled, and prioritized within the industry in accordance with 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 supply chain practices (as an independent variable). Therefore, it is suggested to study the factors affecting organizational crisis responsiveness.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2023, 11(6), 317-342. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-11-6-3
Pub. Date: December 19, 2023
Factors Affecting the Perceived Quality of Training at Vocational Schools: Case Study of Driving Training Schools in Vietnam
Original Research
This study was conducted to test the mediating role of perceived training quality in the relationship between the factors of Supportive service, Organizing and managing, Teacher, Infrastructure, Image, Tuition fee, Offical Staff, Training program, and Satisfaction of car driving learners at driving training schools in Vietnam based on learners' perceptions and expectations about the quality of service they receive. This study helps managers at car driving training schools better understand the impact of service quality on learner satisfaction, thereby taking measures to improve the quality of car driving training for society. Through a survey of 821 students studying at car driving training schools in Vietnam, the author collected and analyzed data using SmartPLS 4.0 software. Research results show that Supportive service, Organizing and managing, Teachers, Infrastructure, Image, Tuition fees, Training programs, and official staff directly affect perceived training quality and indirectly affect learner satisfaction through perceived training quality
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2023, 11(6), 309-316. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-11-6-2
Pub. Date: November 24, 2023
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Collaborative Leadership and Performance: Towards Development of a New Theoretical Model
Original Research
Contemporary research places significant emphasis on the vital role of collaborative leadership (CL) in addressing the recurring performance challenges faced by organizations. Despite ongoing discussions regarding the primary factors contributing to these challenges, leadership remains a central concern in scholarly discourse. This study aimed to explore the influence of CL on the performance of organizations. Employing an interpretivist research paradigm and qualitative research design, the research used a phenomenological approach to explore the perceptions and experiences of chief executive officers (CEOs) in insurance companies in Kenya. The study conducted semi-structured individual interviews with 11 CEOs between May and August 2023. Thematic analysis revealed three core CL themes and 16 associated sub-themes. The findings underscore the positive influence of CL on various aspects of performance. This research offers a comprehensive understanding of CL in organizations, contributing to knowledge and practice by proposing a model for enhancing CL in insurance companies.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2023, 11(6), 297-308. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-11-6-1
Pub. Date: November 21, 2023
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