Volume 4, Issue 6

Strategic Choice in Knowledge-based Organizations: The Case of the Electronic Industries in Algeria
Case Study
This study aims to find the strategic choice approaches in enterprises that must have a high knowledge and competence, and find the various controls and dimensions that define various strategic choices in these enterprises as knowledge-based organizations. To reach this aim, we have selected the electronic industries in Algeria as a case study, based on the data of 120 questionnaires distributed to a group of managers, especially to a sample of senior leaders of the enterprises of this strategic sector. According to the hypothetical-deductive approach we have proposed and tested a theoretical model (Linking strategic choice approaches and characteristics of knowledge-based organizations) in reality expressed with some organizations’ managers’ views using Partial least squares of Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). The study concluded that the characteristics of knowledge-based organizations have a significant impact on the strategic choice of these enterprises, with a path coefficient heading towards 1:0.607, this emphasizes the need to invest these characteristics to develop an effective strategic choices in a highly competitive environment.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2016, 4(6), 142-148. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-4-6-3
Pub. Date: March 10, 2017
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Exploring the Nature of Psychological Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs in a Rural Setting in Greater Accra, Ghana
Original Research
The authors explored the four dimensions (meaning, competence, choice, impact) of psychological empowerment in a sample of six rural entrepreneurial women at Amhrahia-Otinibi, a village in rural Greater Accra Region, Ghana. The findings indicate that these rural women engaged in entrepreneurial activities find their job more important and meaningful. The women were also reported to have an appreciable level of competence to manage their business. In addition, the findings showed that the women had a greater level of autonomy, independence, and freedom to manage their business. Furthermore, these women are reported to having control and significant influence over what happens in their business. The findings offer preliminary evidence that rural women engaged in entrepreneurial activities feel much empowered. These outcomes provide valuable insight to using entrepreneurship as a strategic tool to empower women in rural communities.
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Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2016, 4(6), 138-141. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-4-6-2
Pub. Date: January 12, 2017
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Studying Emotional Transformations of Employees Post Acquisition
Original Research
Vodafone that has recently acquired Hutchison Essar has undergone a massive change. The change is visible in its brand name, marketing strategies, financial structure, management, as well as human resources. This change required huge input from both the sides- the acquiring and the acquired side. The study aims to study the changes in emotional identification of employees post acquisition. The study is supported by the help of statistical analysis using a structured questionnaire based on emotional changes of the employees in Vodafone. The sample size is a group of 60 employees from Vodafone. The results highlight the fact that this major acquisition of Vodafone over Hutchinson Essar has been successful so far. The results show that the components with highest mean values are Communication, team work and Co-operation, and Employee engagement. This implies the fact that the respondents of the organization are towards high agreement level to these components as being functional in the organization.
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Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2016, 4(6), 132-137. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-4-6-1
Pub. Date: December 22, 2016
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