Volume 6, Issue 2

Impacts of Dividend Announcement on Stock Price: An Empirical Study of the Vietnam Stock Market
Original Research
The Vietnam stock market is a new market in which dividend taxes are higher than capital gains taxes, Vietnamese firms have a high state-ownership, a majority of dividends are paid by cash and there is significant inconsistency in dividend payouts. This paper investigates the effect of dividend increase announcements on stock price reactions. A total of 198 announcements for 101 companies listed on the HOSE market was investigated, the results indicated that announcements of dividend increase do not cause reactions in security prices. The obtained results support Black’s tax-based dividend signaling hypothesis about the condition for dividend announcements becoming market information when dividend taxes are higher than capital gains taxes. These findings of this study are also in line with other previous studies.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018, 6(2), 59-69. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-6-2-6
Pub. Date: June 21, 2018
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Antecedents of Customer Based Brand Equity-Research in Azerbaijan
Original Research
The purpose of this research is to determine the relationship between the elements of customer-based brand equity. 248 questionnaire was gained through convenience sample. Data was analyzed with SPSS AMOS-23. Confirmatory factor analysis first done and then path analysis with AMOS 23.It was determined that brand awareness has a direct and significant effect on perceived quality, brand loyalty and overall brand equity, an indirect and significant effect on brand loyalty and overall brand equity. It was also determined that the perceived quality has no direct effect on overall brand equity, but has direct effect on brand loyalty and indirect effect on overall brand equity. The most influential factor on overall brand equity is brand loyalty. The study is important because it is carried out in Azerbaijan, a country where brand perception is a new phenomenon. The results of the research are thought to be beneficial to both the theorist and the practitioner.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018, 6(2), 54-58. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-6-2-5
Pub. Date: June 09, 2018
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Domain-Specific Job Satisfaction among Bankers in Calabar, Southern Nigeria
Original Research
Background: Job satisfaction has been defined as the overall attitudes, feelings and emotions of workers towards their work experience and employees' attitudes towards individual aspects of their job which is more useful at determining specific areas for improvement. The objective of this study was to assess job satisfaction in specific domains of the work environment among bankers in Calabar. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among bankers who had worked at the commercial banks for at least six months. A cluster sampling technique was adopted with each bank representing a cluster. Nine commercial banks and one microfinance bank were randomly selected. A pretested standard self-administered questionnaire, the job satisfaction survey (JSS) inventory which contains 36 items assessing satisfaction on the nine subscales was used for data collection. Data management was done with SPSS 14.0. Univariate statistical models were used to evaluate levels of satisfaction with various facets of work. Level of significance was set at 5%. Result: The mean age of respondents was 30.5 ± 3.9 years. About half (54.4%) of respondents were males. 55.5% were in the 30-39 years age group and 53.6% had worked for 3-5 years in their current employment. Overall mean job satisfaction score was 145.9 ± 25.6. Mean job satisfaction scores were highest for Nature of work, Supervision, Communication and Co-workers domains. Using Spector recommendation, 71 (46.7%) of respondents had overall job satisfaction, 41 (27.0%) were undecided and 40 (26.3%) were dissatisfied. About two-fifth of respondents were dissatisfied with pay 61(40.1%), fringe benefits 67 (44.1), operating procedures 58(38.2%). Respondents who were 40 years or older had higher overall mean satisfaction than younger bankers p>0.05. However, respondents who had worked for 3-5 years had significantly lower mean job satisfaction score than respondents who had worked for two or less years, and respondents who had worked for 6 or more years (p=0.01). Conclusion: This study showed that the bankers had overall satisfaction with their job; however, there was average to poor job satisfaction in different work domains. Workers’ job satisfaction should be rated based on the work domains and not overall work in order to attend to and improve the work domains as required, thus enabling a healthier work force in the banking industry.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018, 6(2), 50-53. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-6-2-4
Pub. Date: June 05, 2018
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Factors Affecting Investment Decision of FDI Enterprises in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
Original Research
The main content of this study is to apply the Place Marketing theory to determinant of the Place Marketing Mix of Thanh Hoa Province; Assess the important level of the factors on the investment decision of the business FDI in Thanh Hoa Province; then propose improvement for attracting FDI in Thanh Hoa Province. This study used a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Based on the inheritance of the model and scales derived from previous studies, the authors interviewed five experts who have excellent knowledge about FDI and five business representatives to adjust the scales to suit with Vietnamese conditions. The survey was conducted with 213 managers/ owners and deputy directors of FDI enterprises in Thanh Hoa province. The results of 186 valid questionnaires were the basis for quantitative analysis on the software SPSS 20.0. The results of quantitative research show that: Political & legal factors are the strongest factors that influence on the Investment decision. The rest factors as follows: Infrastructure, Availability of Resources, Customers and Market factors, Investment Promotion and Input Costs factors. Based on the results of the study, the authors also propose the Marketing Mix strategies for attracting FDI in Thanh Hoa Province.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018, 6(2), 43-49. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-6-2-3
Pub. Date: June 01, 2018
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Influencing Factors of CDM’s Performances in Efficiency Improvement of Low-carbon Technology Innovation in China
Original Research
We firstly look into the current status of CDM practices and low-carbon technology innovation efficiency in China. Then several influencing factors of CDM’s performances in efficiency improvement are put forward, and further verified in our empirical analysis. Using a logit model, we find that project number, scale and type, CER issuance and success rate, CER price and returns to investments, as well as economic development of host regions, have significant impacts on the probability of efficiency improvement. Impacts of these factors on the rate of efficiency improvement are also estimated.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018, 6(2), 36-42. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-6-2-2
Pub. Date: April 16, 2018
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Comparing Corporate Cultural Profiles Using the Cultural Dimensions of Hofstede
Original Research
A functioning corporate culture is vital for economic success and a fundamental characteristic of every enterprise. The objective of the present paper is to analyze and compare the cultural profiles of the Mexican footwear manufacturing company Vogatti and the Mexican, but German-based, automotive supplier Novem Car Interior Design using the model of the cultural dimensions of Geert Hofstede. Hofstede describes general and organizational culture by using the following 6 cultural dimensions: power distance, individualism - collectivism, masculinity - femininity, uncertainty avoidance, long term - short term orientation and indulgence - restraint. The present paper is based on a collective case study approach and uses a Likert scale questionnaire. Generally, the two enterprises show remarkably different corporate cultural profiles in comparison to the original results of the Hofstede study for the Mexican society. Moreover, significant differences, due to different corporate characteristics, can be identified within the comparison of the two enterprises.
Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018, 6(2), 28-35. DOI: 10.12691/jbms-6-2-1
Pub. Date: April 04, 2018
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