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

Impact Factor - 68.16 (ICV) 2015

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. 2 Issue 3 : July 2013
Measuring Performance Gaps Between Family and Non-Family Businesses: A Meta-Analysis of Existing Evidence Pages From : 17-30
Author(s) : Ondrej Machek,Martin Brabec,Jiri Hnilica
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     Although researchers devoted much academic attention on the question whether family businesses perform better than non-family businesses, studies focused on this topic produced contradictory results. In this article, we performed a meta-analysis of 78 studies and tried to answer the question whether, according to the contemporary state of knowledge, the relation between family involvement and firm performance could be always positive. After having analysed the most important studies from this field using the Hunter-Schmidt method, we could not reject this hypothesis, but we can be almost sure that the impact of family involvement on business performance is not adversary. The mean size of the effect was moderately positive, which suggests a slightly positive impact of family ownership and management on business performance. We also found out that ROA is by far the most frequently used measure of business performance in these studies, followed by Tobin’s q, sales growth and ROE.

A Consumer perception towards Consumer Durables in Cauvery Basin in southern District of Karnataka Pages From : 1-09
Author(s) : Dr. N. S. Nagesha Rao
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     Cauvery River starts from Madekeri in Karnataka and flow through four district before entering into Tamil Nadu, i.e. Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Kanakapur Taluqe of Bangalore south Dist. It not only catering for cultivating in these districts. In these areas the farmers are easily cultivating three times in a year. This farmers are cultivating the cash crops at least once out of three crops in a year. This research will explore about perception of consumers on consumer durables like, refrigerators, cars, scooters, motorcycle, etc., this helps in developing a marketing strategy on consumer durables of different companies who are trying to penetrating in rural market.

LEADERSHIP QUALITIES IN ISLAM: LESSONS FOR CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN MUSLIMS Pages From : 10-16
Author(s) : Dr. Mahmud Adesina AYUBA
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      Many people have decried the deplorable condition of the developing countries and have placed the major cause of their predicament on the dilemma of bad leadership. In Islam, good leadership, which is known as Qiyādah can be traced back to Prophet Muhammad who was able to transform the disintegrated and anarchic Arabs of Jāhiliyyah period into a well-organized state. This, eventually, led to the establishment of Islamic State in Madīnah, which was based on piety, equity and justice. The study, therefore, examined some Islamic leadership qualities as lessons for contemporary Nigerian Muslims. Methodologies employed in this study are historical, moral and sociological approaches. Our study revealed that leadership necessarily involves responsibilities, duties or jobs to be done for a given people and for certain specific goals. The study also showed that people have misunderstood the context of leadership as there are still bad, immoral and wicked rulers. In conclusion, the study identified some leadership qualities provided by Islam and recommended that both the leaders and the followers must be educated as to the values and conditions for achieving expected results.

The Impact of Privacy Concerns on Users Pages From : 31-43
Author(s) : Dr. Ramaraj Palanisamy
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     Search engines make use of sophisticated information technologies for collecting personal information from the searchers. The web-users believe that misuse or unauthorized disclosure of their personal search information to third parties create threat to their privacy. This paper examines the impact of privacy concerns on trust, attitude and intention of using a search engine by developing a conceptual model based on the literature. The model is used to evolve hypotheses on the various constructs. Based on the model, the implications for protecting user’s privacy, reducing risk perceptions in providing personal information to search engines, and addressing the trust related issues are given.

The Relationship between the Impediments Encountered in Marketing Planning today: How Organisations Overcome todays Obstacles Pages From : 44-67
Author(s) : Prof. Dr. Carsten Rennhak
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    Initiating, formulating and implementing effective and efficient marketing plans is “one of the most elusive issues” (Harris, 1996b; p. 239) organisations need to face, while operating in increasingly hostile and complex market and business environments, the aim of this paper is to determine the measures to be taken by organisations in order to enhance one’s current marketing planning processes in spite of the impediments encountered, whilst developing a conceptual framework, which illustrates the correlation between the independent variable – the impediments to be encountered by organisations – and the dependent variable – the organisations’ marketing planning processes, while determinants and correlations are identified. In order to develop a conceptual framework, the paper is based on the objectives to analyse critically organisations’ current marketing planning processes, to identify and critical review the impediments companies need to face today, as well as to explore the required measures to be taken by organisations in order to overcome these impediments.

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