International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management (IARJBM) - ISSN : 2227-1287 (Print)

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International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management (IARJBM) is a Double-blind peer-reviewed quarterly journal, published by Academic Research Publishers. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of business, management, marketing, finance, economics, human resource management and relevant subjects. The journal is available only on print edition and the current issue can be viewed online. Authors can also download current article from online version.

Vol No. 1 Issue 4 : September 2012
Explaining Stock Prices and Investor Behaviour An Anthology of Traditional Finance Approaches and Its Fallacies Pages From : 1-07
Author(s) : Dr. Minimol M. Chandrashekharan,Dr. Makesh K. Gopalakrishnan
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         Theorists have intensely debated on how stock markets and investors behave for ages. Harry Markowitz in 1952 provided a strong conceptual foundation by proposing that portfolio construction has to be based on stock’s expected returns and investor’s risk tolerance, assuming investor rationality. Later on, a number of arguments followed on market’s efficiency and correctness of stock prices, behaviour of stock prices, whether the prices can be predicted or not. Termed as traditional or standard finance, these theories were compelling. Subsequently, many psychologists uncovered many fallacies and biases in investor behaviour, spurting out vehement opposition against traditional finance. Still, amidst the stiff opposition, the traditional finance theories continue to fascinate and inspire financial thinking.

Proactiveness, Human Capital Investment, and Human Capital: An Empirical Study of Chinese Firms Pages From : 08-22
Author(s) : Hao Hu
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        Although proactiveness in literature emphasizes “buying” human capital, firms often need to balance external and internal human capital investment. We suggest that human capital investment could be clarified into two types: value-added and value-maintained. We use the data from China to investigate the relationships among proactiveness, human capital investment, and human capital. Our analysis shows that proactiveness is positively related with two types of human capital investment. Moreover, human capital investment plays significant mediating role between proactiveness and human capital. Our study reveals two complementary strategies of human capital investment for proactiveness.

The awareness of Talent Supply Chain Management among the midsize IT companies Pages From : 23-31
Author(s) : Rajesh Kumar. S,Dr. R.Arasu,
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        The Talent Supply Chain Management (TSCM) is a growing area and now it’s becoming a much vital area from the management’s view on company’s growth. The resources need to be utilized effectively was the older trend that posed much impact over the growth of the company. Now it is transforming towards the Talent Supply Chain Management which on the whole comprises of all human resources from the hiring till development. So talent of humans is also treated to be a resource and it need to be supplied throughout the organization in an effective manner. A right person for the right job at the right time is considered to be a good selection process. The TSCM extends the same that there should be consistency in the level of perfection with respect to talent management process. This research is done in order to find out the level of awareness that midsized IT industries have over TSCM.

A Conceptual Model for Managing Supply Networks for Simultaneous Optimisation in a Complex Adaptive Environmnet: A Case Study of the Floriculture Industry in Kenya Pages From : 32-54
Author(s) : Emmanuel Awuor,Maria M. Vosloo.
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     This paper is based on research findings and results to develop a conceptual model for managing supply networks for simultaneous optimisation. The target population of the study was all active flower exporters, information which was obtained from Horticultural Crops Development Authority. The study was a blend of both quantitative and qualitative research techniques. Phase one of the study made use of qualitative research methods through interviews with industry stakeholders and regulatory bodies. Phase two of the study made use of quantitative approach in which population sampling technique was used. Data analysis for the qualitative research process made use of content analysis. The quantitative phase of the research process was done using statistical techniques in which factor analysis was used to develop a revised conceptual model for managing supply networks for simultaneous optimisation, end to end and within country. The paper concludes by identifying a set of issues that needs to be addressed by both the Kenyan government and flower firms. These issues includes but are not limited to: developing consensus over a complex adaptive system and a complex adaptive environment with regard to the flower industry in Kenya; identifying the characteristics of a complex adaptive systems; and establishing methods of managing complex adaptive systems with reference to the flower industry. The findings and results of the study points at: financing; key success factors (supply value chain); country specific benefits; transport; research and development as positively influencing the performance of the floriculture industry in Kenya