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The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government is an open-access, peer- reviewed international journal dedicated to the exchange of original scholarly research that informs business decision making and/or government policy. The journal is cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and eclectic, and contributions are welcome across a wide range of research methodologies (e.g., theoretical or empirical, using either quantitative or qualitative methods) and topics.
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Problems & Challenges Faced by working women in Bangalore City: A Study on Financial Planning

Mrs. Indumathi.V Mrs. Lakshmi. S N

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 1-10
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2023.29.01.001

The present paper explores one of the most important aspects related to new dimensions where women are competing neck to neck with her male companions. Increase in women’s planning rates, their exposure to better educational and job opportunities and changing government policies towards women empowerment have enabled them to realize the importance of financial independence. Financial Planning is required for all men and women, irrespective of their age, educational background, income level, socio-cultural affiliation and family status. However, financial planning is considered mandatory for women, while it is important for men. Women outlive men by 2 to 3 years in India Women's contributions in the social and political sectors are expanding. Due to number of variables such as delayed marriageable age, rising divorce rates, women bearing greater financial responsibility for financially supporting children, and the growing requirement for two-income homes, the burden of financial stress is increasingly falling on women. Thus, women need to plan their finances at every stage of her life so that she is equipped to handle any contingency of their life alone. Therefore, women need to be financially literate and actively participate in all the financial planning so that, at the time of difficulty, she can manage the finances confidently. The purpose of the present paper is to identify various needs and factors affecting financial planning of women

Investor Behavior towards Risk – Return in Capital Markets

Lakshmi R, Chiranjeevi, Naveen Kumar H S

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 11-19
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2023.29.01.002

The financial industry plays a significant role in capital markets and has aroused increasing managerial and academic interests in recent decades. Individual investors are becoming more cautious towards financial investment which makes it difficult for financial service providers to formulate marketing strategies after experiencing several financial crises. Prior research has suggested that financial investment behaviour would be affected by various factors, including the demographic characteristics of individuals. The objective of the study is to study the perceptions and awareness of the investors about the stock markets and to determine the impact of investors’ behavioral influences on Risk – Return management and Effective investment decision. Primary data collected through questionnaire and used ANOVA and Chi-square test for analysis. Study concluded that the factors i.e Risk-Return management, Investment awareness, Monitoring     & evaluation significantly influence on the Effective investment decision

Evaluation of investment decisions in the health sector A case study at Amir Al-Momineen Specialized Hospital

Prof. Dr. Hussein Jassim Falah, Hussein Ali Hussein

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 20-37

The importance of research in studying investment decisions in the health sector highlights the importance of this sector, and as one of the main and important pillars upon which infrastructure development depends, and the importance of using investment decision evaluation methods. To extract the highest value from its use and reduce the economic and environmental costs of the health sector, therefore there is the problem of the research (Is the health sector dependent on methods for evaluating investment decisions), and the research was applied in the Amir Al-Momineen Specialist Hospital .
The researcher reached the conclusion, the most important of which is that there is a close relationship between the feasibility study and investment decisions. The more the proposed investment projects are evaluated to choose the optimal project, the more the investment decision will be in the right direction, and in light of the conclusion, the researcher recommends that companies and institutions should give a study of the investment project great attention because it is considered one of the most difficult tasks .

SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION PERFORMANCE SCALE IN ETHIOPIAN TEXTILE INDUSTRIES

Girma Abdissa Gamachu, Dr. Harold Andrew Patrick

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 38-53
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2023.29.01.004

By combining supply network macro operations and decision-making levels, the study builds an integrated supply chain performance integration measurement scale (SCIPS) framework that offers a more thorough method for investigating supply chain performance measurement. Performance and supply chain-related theories serve as the foundation for the philosophical framework. In addition to looking at performance measures, the study looks into how well the Ethiopian textile industries' supply chains are integrated. Professionals in the textile sector self-reported the data, and bias analysis was carried out using the standard method. Professionals in the textile sector were mailed or administered the survey, and 385 data points were gathered through the properly filled-out study questionnaire. This study's objectives included developing an integrated supply chain performance assessment scale for Ethiopia's textile industries, confirming the factorial design of the measurement, and ultimately identifying the test's psychometric properties. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were utilized to achieve these objectives. To better grasp the regional realities in this subject, a study was done to comprehend and assess the supply chain in the textile industry, along with any probable causes and practices.

TALENT RETENTION IN PRIVATE ENGINEERING INSTITUTIONS IN RURAL PARTS OF ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA

Appari Gouri Sankar Rao, Dr. A.R. Krishnan

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 54-58
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2023.29.01.005

It has been observed that, Talent Retention in Higher Educational Institutions is an ongoing problem in rural parts of India and Andhra Pradesh is no exception to this phenomenon. Many private higher educational institutions especially Engineering Educational Institutions in rural Andhra Pradesh are on the wedge of closure and are not in a position to sustain due to lack of revenue generation to meet even the operational expenses and with this, the existing huge and expensive infrastructure of these sick institutions are going to turn in to National Waste. This has been the burning problem for the last six to seven years due to little importance given to the most important aspect, “Talent Retention”. It is strongly believed that, institutions are made up of staff both Teaching and Non-Teaching: Teaching Staff creating value through proven teaching & Learning processes, innovation, mentorship and many other relevant activities and Non-Teaching staff providing administrative and logistic support to fulfill the needs of the deliverables of Teaching staff. As, an Educational institution strives to meet its organizational goals, it must make sure that it has a continuous and integrated process for Recruiting, Training, Managing, Supporting and Compensating these people to achieve high success rate of Talent Retention. 

A Study to Identify the Potential Challenges in Entrepreneurial Endeavour by Marginalized Women of India

Dr Mrigendra Nath Mishra

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 59-76
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2023.29.01.006

Marginalization is one of the forms of gender inequality under various economic conditions and under the influence of unique historical, cultural, legal, and religious elements. To put it another way, women may be excluded from some jobs and occupations, incorporated into others, and marginalized in yet others. In every place and society, they are always marginalized in comparison to men. The objective of this study was to address identified research questions arising out of issues of (marginalised)women entrepreneurship in the India. Although the issue is not new, but it has become more relevant for further research enquiry, as policymakers are embarking upon it with more rigor than ever before. The findings of the research have dual implications. One, from the perspective of contributions to the literature and the other from the perspective of policy.Keeping in mind the research objectives and research questions to be answered, exploratory cum descriptive research method was used. The target population and respondents for the study includes all the women from the marginalised section of the society in urban and rural area of India. The convenience sampling is employed to gather data for further analysis. In order to expand the sample size 188, were usable after data cleaning. Primary data was collected through 27 closed ended questions, non-disguised and self-designed structured questionnaires. The responses have been obtained on five-point Likert type scale. Secondary data is collected through the website, annual reports, journals, publications, theses & dissertations, and other projects newspapers and magazines etc. The data gathered with the help of questionnaire has been analyzed using statistical techniques such as exploratory factors analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, SEM and chi square etc. on AMOS and SPSS 23

Research on folk plastic arts in interior decoration design based on big data under the environment of sustainable development

Dr.Satish Menon

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 77-87
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2023.29.01.007

Research purpose: under the environment of modern big data technology, through the application and development of artificial intelligence, 3D modeling and other computer technologies; Bring the design field of our country from two-dimensional to three-dimensional development; By combining the traditional folk plastic arts and cultural background of our country and integrating national art into the current interior decoration design, even if the development of the design field has more innovative elements, it also provides a new channel for the inheritance and development of our folk culture and art; This paper will analyze and study the application of big data technology in indoor decoration and the integration of folk art modeling from the perspective of sustainable development, and understand the advantages of big data technology application and the impact of inheriting folk art.Through the overall effect of folk modeling art in interior decoration under sustainable development environment and ordinary environment, as well as its performance analysis and coupling under different technologies, it is statistically significant, It is obvious that the analysis and research in the environment of sustainable development is better than the previous ordinary environment. In the environment of sustainable development, interior decoration design based on big data. With the help of computer-aided integration of information technology, the combination of data and design breaks the inherent thinking mode of traditional design.Through the combination of network communication technology, As well as the virtual scene of VR technology, it can realize three-dimensional dynamic image, and can observe all corners of the space in an all-round way, so that people can have a clearer understanding of the decorative design style,computer technology, etc., and the full integration of folk plastic arts, the ideal effect of interior decoration design can be met to a great extent, making interior decoration show unique art, Help promote its development.

Dealer process efficiency, revenue generation and customer satisfaction utilizing gamification models: An empirical study- With special emphasis on Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited

Dr Renuka Deshmukh, Dr Subbarao Pasumurti , Dr Dhanashri Tharkude, Mr. Rajsingh Jadhav, Ms. Meenal Mool

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 88-111

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate the interrelationship and the impact of Utilization, Customer Satisfaction and Revenue in company authorized service dealership and to examine the relationship between these factors and demographics.
Design/Methodology: For this research, a structured questionnaire survey is used to collect data from service managers and other dealership employees such as floor manager, customer relations manager, inventory manager. Analysis of data is done using a multivariate technique like relative importance index and factor analysis.
Findings: The most significant top five attributes/variable of the study are; interrelationship between the three key performance areas of automobile dealership i.e. Utilization, Customer Satisfaction and Revenue and how one KPA (key performance area) impacts the others. To establish an equilibrium between KPA’s to achieve profit maximization. Furthermore, the factor analysis produced 7 constructs such as; tangible, reliability, empathy, experience, courtesy & responsiveness feedback and productivity explained a variance of 65.5%.
Practical Implications- This research study will generally help the service managers to increase efficiency and profitability of the dealerships. It will contribute to improve the operational as well as the managerial perspective via a gamification-based approach.
Limitations: The study has been conducted on the data acquired from the service managers and training department of the dealerships and the company respectively and the findings may not be generalized for all the dealerships because of socio-economic and demographic differences. A key limitation of this study is the sampling frame. Some respondents do not share their dealership data for their data integrity purposes. The information provided by the respondents may not be considered accurate. The primary data collected is from Pune city. Future studies should replicate this study in different contexts

'GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION'AS A STRATEGY FOR MARKETING OF HANDLOOM PRODUCTS: EVIDENCE FROM SAREE INDUSTRY

Divya N. D, Dr. N. Ajith Kumar

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 112-120
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2023.29.01.009

Geographic indication of goods, a part of intellectual property rights, identifies the location of a commodity. Various categories may be used to categorise these things, such as agricultural, natural commodities, manufactured goods, food items, textiles, and handicrafts. Sarees are one of the nation's more well-known and pricey handcrafted goods. The current study intends to investigate the market potential and efficiency of the Indian handloom saree business. The product comparison demonstrates that every brand has its own marketing plan. Additionally, the prices of these sarees vary widely between brands and are not uniform

IMPACT OF COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT ON PERFORMANCE OF TECHIES IN IT COMPANIES

Dr. D. Harikishan Reddy

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2023, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 121-132
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2023.29.01.010

This research article aims to “To study the impact of compensation management attributes on performance of techies”. The paper applies data reduction using Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) on a sample of 274 respondents drawn from IT companies in the Bengaluru and condenses a set of 14 compensation management statements converted into a four attributes. The present study proposes a model of the impact of compensation management attributes on performance of techies. The present study proposes a model of the impact of compensation management attributes on performance of techies. The study found that pay, recognition, recreational facilities and awards are impacting significantly the performance of techies. Therefore, managers of IT companies should focus on the above factors to improve compensation. The study investigated the impact of compensation management attributes on performance of techies. Multiple linear regression analysis highlights that pay, recognition, recreational facilities and awards have significant impact on performance of techies.

Revealing the Effect of Work-From-Home on Job Performance during the Covid-19 Crisis: Empirical Evidence from Indonesia

Donny Susilo

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 1, Pages 23-40

This study aims to determine the effect of work-from-home on job performance. It proposes work environment, job satisfaction and work motivation as mediating variables, and answers how work-from-home affects employee performance through them. The study has implications for business practitioner who intend to measure the effectiveness of their work-from-home policies. This is especially pertinent during the coronavirus crisis. The original contribution of this study lies within its questionnaire that has been attuned to changes caused by COVID-19. Data collection was completed by distributing an online questionnaire to workers in Indonesia. The questionnaire with a Likert scale was sent to approximately 2720 employees by email and a link was also shared on social media. The survey attracted 330 respondents. To answer the research questions, this study used structural equation modelling. The output revealed that working from home, employees experienced greater enjoyment, satisfaction and motivation thus enhancing job performance. While the validity of this research is constrained in scope to how these benefits are manifested in Indonesia, there may be external validity among other countries affected by COVID-19.

Impact of work from home on employee wellbeing during pandemic

DR. BENITA.S. MONICA; MS. GHAYATHRI N

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 442-446
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2020.26.02.057

The research paper title work from home: A study on wellbeing of employees during work from home during coronavirus pandemic. The main objective of the study is to know how the employee wellbeing is affected due to work from home. Especially in the IT industry the work life balance of the employees is affected badly. The descriptive research is used in this study as the research design and the sampling method is used as the convenience sampling. The size of the sample collected in this study is sixty (60) also the primary data is used. The statistical tools used in this study are frequency analysis, mean analysis and regression. Regression analysis is used to measure the wellbeing of the employees during COVID-19 pandemic. The components used to measure the impacts of work from home on employee wellbeing are work demands, home demands, work interfering with family, family interfering work and employee wellbeing. This analysis will be useful for the human resource managers to know the wellbeing of the employees during work from home.

A study on the challenges faced by hr professionals during pandemic and in post pandemic

DR. PRASANNA SIVANANDAM; MR ASHWATH KUMAR R

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 424-428
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2020.26.02.054

The terms 'Human resource management' and 'Human resources’ have generally supplanted the term 'personnel management' and furthermore consider it as a cycle which is associated with dealing with the associations. Human Resource Management is the way toward enlisting the up-and-comers, choosing the correct candidate for particular job, accepting representatives, providing orientation, training and development, assessing the presentation of workers, choosing remuneration and giving advantages, propelling workers, keeping up legitimate relations with workers and their worker's organizations, motivating employees , ensuring employees safety, welfare and health measures of the employees. The objectives of HR in an organisation are as follows: Understand the scope of human resource management (HRM),explain what human resource management is and how it relates to the management process. Many organisations are managing with the Covid-19 coronavirus widespread by ordering or empowering representatives work from domestic all over the world. As the coronavirus spreads, working from domestic is the unused typical for specialists. Representative help programs (EAPs) will be important sources of organizational bolster to help representatives going through challenging times and progress their well- being and resilience. Again, a look on the Net of Science uncovers exceptionally few thoughts about EAPs in Asian nations. This activated organizational reactions such as decentralizing their operations and moving workers out of base camp, particularly in the event that found in huge urban ranges. This in turn driven to organizations re-examining their recompense arrangements to superior reflect emolument levels related with the nearby work showcase. A survey has been collected from the HR professionals from various organisations regarding the various challenges that have been faced by them during pandemic and in post pandemic and to find out the most influencing factors among the various challenges.

Investigating the relationship between competitive intelligence and risk dimensions and job performance of employees in Kerman Saderat bank branches

ALI BARAKCHI; MALIKEH BEHESHTIFAR; MAHMOOD NEKOIE MOGHADAM

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 5-18
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.02.002

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between competitive
intelligence and risk-taking with the employees' job performance in Kerman Saderat bank
branches in 2015. The method of study was descriptive and correlation. The statistical population
of this study included all 251 employees of Saderat Bank in Kerman that by using Cochran
formula a sample size of 152 people was selected. In this study, three questionnaires of
competitive intelligence with 0.91 validity and 0.93 reliability and risk taking questionnaire with
0.93 validity and 0.95 reliability and job performance questionnaire with 0.92 validity and 0.84
reliability were used. The collected data were analyzed by using Smart PLS 2. The results showed
that there is a relationship between competitive intelligence and risk-taking and the job
performance among the employees working in Kerman Saderat bank branches. Among the
components of competitive intelligence; a direct and significant relationship was found between
technical knowledge and strategic and social knowledge with job performance of the employees.
Among the risk taking components; the two components of credit risk, operational risk, and
market risk were significantly correlated with job performance of the employees. Therefore, it is
recommended that the bank managers have a correct and scientific management of the bank assets
and debts and they assess their own current and potential competitors to take step toward a better
performance of the employees in order to have growth and profitability in the banks and attract
financial resources.


Factors Affecting Smartphone Purchase Decisions of Generation-Y

Nushrat Shabrin, Sarod Khandaker, Saad Bin Abul Kashem, Chan Kit Hie, Teresa Susila

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2017, Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 47-65

Smartphones have become an indispensable part of daily life of GenerationY. Currently, Generation-Y accounts for the biggest proportion of the Malaysian population, and they are the main users of smartphones. The main objective of this research is to determine the factors influencing the smartphone purchase decisions of Generation-Y. Based on a literature review and survey, this study finds seven factors that influence smartphone purchase decisions: brand, convenience, dependency, price, social influence, product feature and social needs. The research used a questionnaire with a 5-point Likert scale for data collection and a sample of 152 respondents (Generation-Y) from the Kuching region of Malaysia. We find evidence that social influence, product feature, and brand image have significant positive impacts on the smartphone purchasing decisions. Other factors, such as convenience, dependency, price and social needs were statistically insignificant.

Revealing the Effect of Work-From-Home on Job Performance during the Covid-19 Crisis: Empirical Evidence from Indonesia

Donny Susilo

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 1, Pages 23-40

This study aims to determine the effect of work-from-home on job performance. It proposes work environment, job satisfaction and work motivation as mediating variables, and answers how work-from-home affects employee performance through them. The study has implications for business practitioner who intend to measure the effectiveness of their work-from-home policies. This is especially pertinent during the coronavirus crisis. The original contribution of this study lies within its questionnaire that has been attuned to changes caused by COVID-19. Data collection was completed by distributing an online questionnaire to workers in Indonesia. The questionnaire with a Likert scale was sent to approximately 2720 employees by email and a link was also shared on social media. The survey attracted 330 respondents. To answer the research questions, this study used structural equation modelling. The output revealed that working from home, employees experienced greater enjoyment, satisfaction and motivation thus enhancing job performance. While the validity of this research is constrained in scope to how these benefits are manifested in Indonesia, there may be external validity among other countries affected by COVID-19.

A study of YouTube as an effective educational tool

Dr Trishu Sharma; Shruti Sharma

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 2686-2690

Social media has deeply penetrated into spaces of our lives. Our every little necessity is now just a click away which has made our lives comparatively much easier and convenient. Social media provides a new dimension to artists and learned people to share their art and knowledge. It covers update and knowledge of everything like health, politics, discovery, invention, science, mathematics and education. Since education is the sector which is largely influenced by social media tools, this research focuses on the how social media tools are harnessing education and learning process particularly ‘YouTube’. It is an inevitable fact that human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text and the 90% of information transmitted to brain is visual. YouTube has proved to be an effective educational tool as it connects academicians, educators and researchers from all over the world and provide interesting, knowledgeable and engaging content which has added a new dimension to education by making it innovative as well as creative. The research method will be a study of focus groups divided in four categories i.e. elementary students, High school students, Graduation and academicians and educators.

Factors Affecting Smartphone Purchase Decisions of Generation-Y

Nushrat Shabrin, Sarod Khandaker, Saad Bin Abul Kashem, Chan Kit Hie, Teresa Susila

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2017, Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 47-65

Smartphones have become an indispensable part of daily life of GenerationY. Currently, Generation-Y accounts for the biggest proportion of the Malaysian population, and they are the main users of smartphones. The main objective of this research is to determine the factors influencing the smartphone purchase decisions of Generation-Y. Based on a literature review and survey, this study finds seven factors that influence smartphone purchase decisions: brand, convenience, dependency, price, social influence, product feature and social needs. The research used a questionnaire with a 5-point Likert scale for data collection and a sample of 152 respondents (Generation-Y) from the Kuching region of Malaysia. We find evidence that social influence, product feature, and brand image have significant positive impacts on the smartphone purchasing decisions. Other factors, such as convenience, dependency, price and social needs were statistically insignificant.

An Overview of Electronic Commerce (e-Commerce)

VIPIN JAIN; BINDOO MALVIYA; SATYENDRA ARYA

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 665-670
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.03.090

The world economy is witnessing a transition. All companies are transformed into information-based operations through online technologies. The pace of technical transition is so exponential that modern electronic commerce is now making significant shifts in the economic environment, impacting all areas of industry. The Web has expanded companies' scope. The vast quantity of business information made accessible by the global network that facilitates the gathering of information between firms, a corporation, its clients and the various divisions of a business is increasing exponentially. The information-based virtual value chains for any company cannot be overlooked operationally or strategically. This review article discussed the aspects of electronic commerce including its importance, facilitators, benefits, challenges and scope in the Indian market.

A study on customers perception towards online banking during covid-19

MR. RAM BABU CHERUKUR; MR. SIVAKUMAR S

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 980-986
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2020.26.02.138

Online banking is increasingly becoming popular because of convenience and flexibility. The present paper explores the major factors responsible for internet banking based on respondents’ perception on various internet  applications. It also provides a framework of the factors which are taken to assess the internet banking perception. The banking industry has been rapidly developing the use of  online banking as an efficient and viable tool to create customer value. It is one of the popular services offered by the traditional banks to provide speedier and reliable services to online users. With the rapid development of computer technology as a commercial tool, Internet banking can be used to attract more customers to perform banking transactions in related banks. However, the main problem of Internet banking faced by the providers is that a large number of the banks’ customers are not willing to use the Internet banking services offered. This happened due to the services offered through Internet banking have yet to satisfy their customers. Customer satisfaction is an important factor to help banks to sustain competitive advantages. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to search and examine the factors which influence customer satisfaction towards Internet banking. 

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