ANALYZING THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG TOURISM, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE
Suresh K.G., Vikas Gautam, and Mukund Kumar
The relationship between economic growth and international trade have been discussed intensively in the literature in Indian as well as at the international perspective over years, however the relationship between tourism and economic growth or international trade have not attracted much attention in the literature. This study has made an attempt to test the short-run and long-run relationships among tourism, trade and real income growth in India for the period 1996 to 2009 using quarterly data. The cointegration analysis results indicate the existence of a long-run relationship among the study variables. But we could not find any short-run relationship among the study variables in the VECM analysis, despite the significant error correction term.
POSITIONING FRENCH MANAGEMENT IN A MULTINATIONAL LANDSCAPE
Mariya Bobina, Stephanie Vergnaud, Mikhail Grachev, H. Martin Shane, and Richard Soparnot
The paper examines and summarizes cultural attributes of French management and presents the analysis of the survey of French middle managers regarding perceptions of culturally endorsed behaviors and values. It further develops the findings of the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) research and positions French management profile in cross-cultural space with respect to "cultural distance" between France and other societies. Comparing the 2009-2010 survey results with a base year, the paper results substantiate the validity of the cultural attributes of French management practices and behaviors.
THE ARAB WOMEN MANAGER: PARTICIPATION, BARRIERS, AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
Saleema Kauser and Hayfaa Tlaiss
This paper provides an overview of research examining the status of Arab women managers. It summarizes the current situation and highlights constraints Arab women face in their career progression. Given the theoretical shortcomings of research on management and gender in this region, a holistic approach is adopted to evaluate the pressures that Arab women managers must address. Human capital and gender discrimination theories are invoked to explain the restricted managerial advancement of women in this part of the world. This review supports the notion that social, organizational, and personal barriers faced by women managers arises from the culturebased gender roles and status. Research using rigorous designs is needed to probe in more depth many of the issues raised in this review.
EXPLORING CRISIS READINESS IN PERU
John E. Spillan, John A. Parnell, and Cesar Antunez de Mayolo
Organizational crises are inevitable and place a significant demand on resources, diverting firms from their central focus on serving customers. Effective crisis management can minimize the impact of these events on the organization. Recognition and information are two major components of an appropriate crisis management approach; they help organizations respond to crises quickly and effectively. While the crisis management literature is abundant concerning larger organizations in developed nations, little has been written on this subject concerning businesses in emerging countries. This exploratory study examines the perceptions and experiences of Peruvian managers in relation to crisis events. Findings indicate that a majority of these organizations lack adequate crisis preparation, including crisis management plans. Recommendations for management are presented.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CO2 EMISSIONS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: EVIDENCE FROM INDIA
Aviral Kumar Tiwari
The study examined causality using static and dynamic frameworks, by considering energy consumption, C02 emissions and economic growth for India. It used the Granger approach (VECM framework) along with the Dolado and Lütkepohl‟s approach. It found that CO2 Granger-causes GDP while energy consumption does not Grangercause GDP, GDP does not Granger-cause CO2 while energy consumption Granger-causes CO2 emissions, and CO2 emissions Granger-causes energy consumption but GDP does not Grangercauses CO2 emissions. This implies that India should opt for policies that stress on energy conservation and efficient utilization of energy.
PLATFORM STRATEGY: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE DETERMINANTS OF PLATFORM SELECTION OF APPLICATION DEVELOPERS
Sang-Wuk Ku and Dong-Sung Cho
This paper is to prove empirically that the cooperative business structure and conflict control capability of a platform leader and that the complementarity of a platform will have positive impacts on whether complementors select specific platforms in 245 platform selection examples of 99 application developers. Past research has not been sufficient regarding platform selection, but has been similar to other research on ERP platforms. Therefore, it is very meaningful to make an empirical study on the platform selection of complementors, which has not yet been performed. As a result, it is important for platform leaders to establish their own cooperative business structures and secure the complementarity of their platforms. Therefore, platform leaders should create more transaction opportunities by helping complementors to develop more complements and making business ecosystems grow more and more.