Impact of Managers' Voice Solicitation on Leader-Member Exchange with the Mediating Role of Employees' Voice Behavior and Emotional Exhaustion
Employees' voice plays a vital role in enhancing organizational achievements. Despite its vitality, existing literature provides that managers usually demonstrate reduced voice solicitation. This study attempts to find the likely effects of managers' reluctance toward employees' voice. Furthermore, employees who cannot raise their voice may suffer from emotional exhaustion, which in turn can lower their perception of Leader-member exchange (LMX). The extant research was carried out on a sample of 240 respondents from telecom sector of Pakistan as manager-employee matched pairs, supports the ab ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Sadaf Nagi Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Muhammad Zahid Iqbal Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
A Conceptual Analysis of Training and Development Programs: Its Benefits for Employees and Organizations
This paper conceptually evaluates and analyzes secondary data about the benefits associated
with training and development programs conducted for employees by their organizations.
Firstly, the elements and structure of training and development programs are investigated, and the benefits of
these programs are presented. For most of the organizations, success or failure highly depends on their
employees; therefore, employees are the esteemed assets of organizations, whether the organizations are large
or small. In the digital era, new training and development programs have been introduced, w ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Muhammad Mussa Khan PhD Scholar, Department of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.2-Riaz Ahmad Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.3-Lloyd W. Fernald Professor Emeritus, Department of Management, University of Central Florida & Dean of Graduate Studies, Orlando University, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Training & Development, Components, Benefits, Employees, Organizations
Role of Framing towards Islamic Business Engagement in Asia: A Case of Pakistan
The aim of this study is to examine the phenomenon of framing as a cause of making wrong
decisions while investing in Islamic stocks. Framing refers to the bias of people that describes
the way they respond to a specific option as per its offer. After collecting primary data through interviews,
including open-ended questions from the Pakistani stock market under the subjective or constructivist research
paradigm, NVivo it is applied to get word cloud for appropriate analysis. The study finds that there are so many
complexities and impurities that blindfold brokers and investors to differe ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Muhammad Awais Assistant Professor, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Waqar Haider Hashmi PhD Scholar, Department of Business Administration, Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 3-Adeel Mustafa PhD Scholar, Department of Business Administration, Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
The Empirical Test of Fama-French Five-Factor Model: Evidence from Pakistan Stock Exchange
This study provides an empirical examination of the Fama and French five-factor asset pricing
model (FF5FM) in the equity market of Pakistan. Using data from 2007 to 2017of non-financial
firms listed on PSX. The univariate approach is used to construct the dependent portfolios based on four firms
characteristics, while a 2x3 approach is used to construct size, value, profitability, and investment factors.
Time series regression is used to analyze the data to obtained results. The empirical evidence demonstrates
that FF5FM performs better the three-factor model in the Pakistan stock market ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Kanwal Haqqani PhD Scholar, Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan. 2-Wali Rahman Associate Professor, Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
PSX, Size, Value, Profitability, Investment, Five-Factor Model
Leadership styles and Its Impact on Employee Performance with a mediating effect of Organizational Commitment, An empirical study of NHA, Pakistan.
The study was conducted to investigate the relationship between autocratic and democratic leadership on employee performance through the mediation of organizational commitment in National Highway Authority Islamabad head office. The inquiry was conducted in a natural working environment of an organization where respondents are situated/located, that is a filed study. Simple random sampling technique was used to carry out the research using structured questionnaires which were adopted from other researcher's studies. The questionnaires were based on five-point Likert scale measuring autocratic ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Bushra Alvi MS Scholar, Department of Management Studies, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Aftab Haider Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 3-Tauqeer Ahmed MS Scholar, Department of Management Studies, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Impact of Demographic, Psychological Attributes and Financial Consciousness of Households on their Energy Conservation Behavior: Testing the Mediating Role of Behavioral Intention
The implementation of energy sustainable practices is acknowledged to be a vital step towards resolving the problem of energy shortage. However, the energy conservation behavior of households in developing countries has not gained much attention. Therefore, this research aims to examine the effect of psychological attributes and financial consciousness on the energy conservation behavior of residential individual in the presence of behavioral intentions. For the purpose of this study, we performed a regression analysis on the data set collected through a questionnaire survey of 310 residentia ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Nisar Ahmad Assistant Professor, Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Hafiz Abdur Rashid Assistant Professor, Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Mahnoor Choudary MPhil Scholar, Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Demographic and Psychological Attributes, Financial Consciousness, Behavior Intentions and Energy Conservation
Analyzing the Influence of Situational Factors on Online Impulse Buying Behavior: A Study of Pakistani Consumers
This study seeks to find out online impulse buying behaviour in the Pakistan e-commerce industry by investigating the contributing factors of money availability, time availability, family influence, serendipitous information and scarcity messages towards online impulse buying behaviour. It investigated the mediating role of the urge to buy impulsively between the factors and online impulse buying behaviour. From a sample of 472 students of 4 Pakistani universities, the data was gathered. Moreover, to analyze the data and to test hypotheses, PLS-SEM was employed, which showed money availability ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Marriyam Iftikhar PhD Scholar, Department of Management and Administrative Science, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org-Jawad Iqbal Professor, Department of Management and Administrative Science, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
Does CSR add Value to Service Innovation Performance via HRM? A Conceptual Framework and Future Research Agenda
Drawing upon social exchange theory, the present study conceptualizes CSR as a strategic
asset, and organizational CSR initiatives influence employee’s attitudes and behaviors,
including citizenship and innovative behavior. CSR can be aligned with HR strategies to get employees boost
and committed to their organization. CSR strategy from an employee perspective may become a rare, valuable,
non-substitutable and inimitable resource that gives organizations’ strategic and sustainable competitive
advantages. The study concludes CSR is a promising area that affects employee’s attitudes ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Abdul Latif PhD Scholar, Foundation University Islamabad, Rawalpindi Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Noor Ul Hadi Associate Professor, Foundation University Islamabad, Rawalpindi Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Jamila Khurshid Assistant Professor, University of Poonch Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
The Effect of Chief Executive Officer Dominance and Shareholder Rights on Cost of Equity Capital in Pakistan
This Research explores the effect of Chief executive Dominance and Shareholder rights on
Cost of equity of listed companies in an emerging equity market, Pakistan. The research is for
the period of 2012 to 2018 for which firm level data of top 100 non-financial listed firms from Pakistan Stock
Exchange has been examined by using descriptive statistics, a correlation -matrix, Pooled OLS and Fixed Effect
Model approach. The impact of controlled variables which includes firm size, Financial Leverage, and Book to
market ratio influence on the firms cost of equity has also been investigated. R ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Yawar Miraj Khilji MS Scholar, Institute of Business Studies and Leadership, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.2-Shehzad Khan Assistant Professor, Institute of Business Studies and Leadership, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Faizan Malik Assistant Professor, Institute of Business Studies and Leadership, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
The Microeconomic Impact of Migrants’ Remittances on Household Welfare
This research study investigated that how foreign remittances contributed to household welfare at the micro-level. The results revealed that remittances contributed progressively to household food consumption and wealth status. Remittances recipient families have good wealth status as compared to non-recipient ones. It has been found that migrants’ families are having good wealth status and own more assets. Additionally, a significant portion of remittances is used for food expenditures. The remittance recipient households are spending more on food and more food security as compared to other ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Haidar Farooqe Lecturer, Department of Economics, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Muhammad Akbar PhD Scholar, Department of Economics, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Mukaram Khan PhD Scholar, Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Long Working Hours, Stress, Turnover and Organization Commitment among Employees in Banking Sector
The main aim of the study is to examine the impact of a long working hour on stress, turnover and commitment of employees in the baking sector District Swabi. Stress affects the state of equilibrium. Stress is the reaction on the employees when there are a lot of pressures on them it can be workload, office environment or other factors. The data were collected through self-administrated from 234 respondents of the banking sector. The findings of the study show that there is a positive relationship between long working hours with turnover and stress while a negative relationship with organizati ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Faisal Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, University of Swabi, Anbar, KP, Pakistan. 2-Suneeza Nisar MBA Student, Department of Management Sciences, University of Swabi, Anbar, KP, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Faizan Malik Assistant Professor, Institute of Business Studies and Leadership, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Long Working Hours, Employees Stress, Turnover, Organization Commitment
Impact of Transformational Leadership on Employee Performance and Organizational Citizen Behavior
It has been agreed upon by the researchers that leadership style in an organization causes the
quality of employee performance. Moreover, organizational citizenship behavior is also
determined by the style of leadership in an organization. The question is what type of leadership style is
determining these behaviors. In this study, the impact of transformational leadership on employee's task
performance and citizenship behavior is studied. Transformational leadership was found to have a significant
positive impact on employees OCB and performance further; it was also found out that OCB mod ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Fauzia Ahmed Lecturer, Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.2-Saubia Ramzan Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Business and IT, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.3-Nagina Gul Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management Sciences, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences, (BUITEMS) Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.
The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of training on employee performance. The study
investigates the association and offers proposals for additional investigations. There is a need
to check the HR Practices and also quantify the effect across employees' performance. Based on the studies
conducted by previous researchers, the study shows similar results that training practices and employee
performance have a strong correlation. Taking other aspects into account, it can be said in general that the
research discoveries are shifted; however, context remains similar. A few studies ha ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Management Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Riaz Hussain Ansari Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, University of Sahiwal, Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Himayat Ali National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Training, Employee Performance, HR Practices, Training Strategies & Organizational Effectiveness
Recruitment and Selection in the Public Sector Organizations: A Study based on Qualified and NonQualified Applicants
The basic objective of this article is to understand the perceived applicant's experience
regarding procedural justice. This study was conducted in the public sector organizations of
the State of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Data was collected from those applications which had applied for
any post in the public service commission jobs. Further, the sample was divided into two categories, one those
who were selected and the other who could not make it through. A research questionnaire ranging from
strongly agree to strongly disagree on the likert scale was used, which was personally adminis ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Ghulam Nabi Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, University of Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, (AJ&K), Pakistan.2-Faheem Ghazanfar Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, (AJ&K), Pakistan.3-Naveeda Zeb Assistant Professor, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, (AJ&K), Pakistan.
A Study on the Women's Use of Social Media & Breast Cancer-related Health Information-Seeking Behavior: Utility of Information Channel as a Mediator
Social media is quickly becoming the most available and easiest source for seeking health
information due to the emerging popularity of social media among people where everyone is
expected to be online and connected to social media. This research was carried out to examine women's online
breast cancer-related information-seeking behavior. The comprehensive model of information seeking (CMIS)
was tested in Pakistan in order to examine the information-seeking behavior of women. Another significant
factor of social stigma was added as an independent variable into the existing model. Research ...Read More - View Fulltext - Download PDF
1-Tehmina Ashfaq Qazi Doctoral Student of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Media and Communication Studies, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Noor Hayat Assistant Professor, Faculty of Media and Communication Studies, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Health Information Seeking Behavior, Social Media, Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking, Social Stigma, Breast Cancer, Women