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Article
Publication date: 29 March 2011

Tamer A. Awad

The purpose of this paper is to study the green marketing consumer in the Kingdom of Bahrain through using the ecologically conscious consumer behavior (ECCB) model and profiling…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to study the green marketing consumer in the Kingdom of Bahrain through using the ecologically conscious consumer behavior (ECCB) model and profiling green consumers in the kingdom.

Design/methodology/approach

Using questionnaire survey, the influence of demographic characteristics (gender, age, education, and household monthly income) and ECCB on green marketing consumers has been tested through factor analysis, regression analysis, ANOVA, and K‐means clustering. The sample consisted of 241 consumers.

Findings

The findings of this study provide some understanding to the service providers and the government on the effect of demographic profile on online shopping. Of consequence, such understanding would help them in finding and implementing suitable strategies to enhance online shopping. Four types of green consumers were identified.

Originality/value

The study described in the paper is the first analysis of the Kingdom of Bahrain green consumers' characteristics through providing a comprehensive understanding by combining the demographic characteristics and the ECCB model and their effect on green shopping. Furthermore, the study offers a profile of green market consumers.

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Journal of Islamic Marketing, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0833

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Article
Publication date: 15 June 2012

Tamer A. Awad and Suhaila E. Alhashemi

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between employees' motives for communicating with superiors and coworkers, their commitment to their organizations…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between employees' motives for communicating with superiors and coworkers, their commitment to their organizations, satisfaction with jobs, and with superiors.

Design/methodology/approach

This article makes use of survey research, using quantitative research methodology investigating employees' motives for communicating with their superiors and co‐workers, their satisfaction and commitment towards their organization. The research identifies pleasure, escape, relaxation, control and inclusion as motives explaining why people communicate with each other and how they relate to each other.

Findings

The findings revealed a relationship between the motives along with satisfaction and commitment. Employees report a moderate commitment with their coworkers as well as superiors. Furthermore, the results showed strong relationships between the control, affection, inclusion, escape and relaxation motives.

Research limitations/implications

The research showed strengthening communication ties from a need to encourage more healthy interpersonal relationships by using jointly constructed reality. This approach was more effective because it goes beyond information process and it involves the process of people together creating what will be the mission and vision of the organization and developing corporate values. In addition, the organization's commitment can be enhanced through job enrichment together with matching the individual's values to those of the organization besides, finding ways and means of improving job satisfaction through different strategies such as improving the quality of the supervision, decentralization of power and counselling. Finally, the investigation serves as a context for evaluating the applicability of previous studies to the manufacturing, oil and petrochemical industries in Bahrain, focusing on Bapco (Bahrain Petroleum Company), GPIC (Gulf Petrochemicals Industries) and ALBA (Aluminum Bahrain ).

Originality/value

The study is the first thorough study conducted in the three above‐mentioned organizations. Therefore, it would be of great value to understand their employees better and improving their communication ties as well as motivation.

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International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8394

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Article
Publication date: 18 August 2023

Enas Hendawy, David G. McMillan, Zaki M. Sakr and Tamer Mohamed Shahwan

This paper aims to introduce a new perspective on long-term stock return predictability by focusing on the relative (individual and hybrid) informative power of a wide range of…

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Purpose

This paper aims to introduce a new perspective on long-term stock return predictability by focusing on the relative (individual and hybrid) informative power of a wide range of accounting (firm-related), technical and macroeconomic factors while considering the past performance of the stocks using machine learning algorithms.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample includes a panel data set of 94 non-financial firms listed in Egyptian Exchange 100 index from 2014: Q1 to 2019: Q4. Relativity has been investigated by comparing relevant factors’ individual and combined informative power and differentiating between losers and winners based on historical stock returns. To predict the quarterly stock returns, Gaussian process regression (GPR) has been used. The robustness of the results is examined through the out-of-sample test. This study also uses linear regression (LR) as a benchmark model.

Findings

The past performance and the presence of other predictors influence the informative power of relevant factors and hence their predictive ability. The out-of-sample results show a trade-off between GPR and LR with proven superiority to GPR in limited experiments. The individual informative power outperforms the hybrid power, in which macroeconomic indicators outperform the remaining sets of indicators for losers, while winners show mixed results in terms of various performance evaluation metrics. Prediction accuracy is generally higher for losers than for winners.

Practical implications

This study provides interesting insight into the dynamic nature of the predictor variables in terms of stock return predictability. Hence, this study also deepens the understanding of asset pricing in a way that directly contributes to practitioners’ portfolio diversification strategies.

Originality/value

In concern of the chaos of factors in the literature and its accompanying misleading conclusions, this study takes another look at the approach that studies stock return predictability. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study in the Egyptian context that re-examines the predictive power of the previously discovered factors from a different perspective that highlights their relative nature.

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Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1985-2517

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Destination Conscience
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80455-960-4

Article
Publication date: 18 October 2022

Patria Laksamana, Suharyanto Suharyanto and Yohanes Ferry Cahaya

To investigate consumer continuance intention in mobile payment in the financial technology (fintech) industry.

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Abstract

Purpose

To investigate consumer continuance intention in mobile payment in the financial technology (fintech) industry.

Design/methodology/approach

This empirical study used an online survey with 673 responses from consumers, with structural equation modelling for data analysis.

Findings

The results revealed that trust, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived risk and perceived security significantly affect consumer attitude. A positive impact on consumer attitude towards consumer engagement was also exposed.

Research limitations/implications

Trust, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived risk and perceived security significantly affect consumer attitude. Hence, consumer attitude and consumer engagement have a positive influence on continuance intention.

Practical implications

The study offers guidelines for decision makers to expand long-term engagement with consumers and enable continuance use of mobile payment services.

Social implications

The findings will ultimately guide fintech firms in the implementation of a more secure macro financial system.

Originality/value

This study highlights the importance of consumer attitudes and engagement in mobile payment and extends the TAM model for more extensive technological advancements.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 35 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Article
Publication date: 24 July 2009

Robert J. Bonometti

The purpose of this paper is to examine opportunities for businesses to derive competitive advantages from broadband wireless products and services in the coming era of Unified…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine opportunities for businesses to derive competitive advantages from broadband wireless products and services in the coming era of Unified SuperConvergence.

Design/methodology/approach

Unified SuperConvergence is defined as a term of art that extends the concept of digital convergence in several ways that are discussed in the paper. Six major technology domains are identified as being highly important elements of this future era, and recent works are referenced to establish technology benchmarks for each domain. Examples of technologies and discussion of their potential usage in business operations are provided.

Findings

Implications of future wireless products and services are discussed from the perspectives of generic business operations as well as for three representative vertical industry segments. The main conclusion to be derived from the discussion in this paper is that the necessary interdependent and underlying enabling technologies and standards are now in place, and market forces are primed and ready to fuel explosive growth in wireless products and services for mobile business applications.

Research limitations/implications

Although an extensive set of over 200 references and resources are cited in the discussion of the six enabling technology domains, this set is not exhaustive and could be extended.

Practical implications

The arena of Unified SuperConvergence represents highly fertile ground for near‐term competitive advantages to be exploited by business firms.

Originality/value

This paper defines a new term of art, Unified SuperConvergence, and discusses six major enabling technology domains that underlie it. An extensive set of literature references is provided to document and extend the foundations for ideas discussed in the paper, as well as to help stimulate and turbo‐charge the reader's thinking about where mobility technologies are taking us, and how businesses can exploit the tremendous opportunities that the future era of Unified SuperConvergence will provide.

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Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, vol. 19 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1059-5422

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Article
Publication date: 24 June 2020

Nataraj Poomathi, Sunpreet Singh, Chander Prakash, Arjun Subramanian, Rahul Sahay, Amutha Cinappan and Seeram Ramakrishna

In the past decade, three-dimensional (3D) printing has gained attention in areas such as medicine, engineering, manufacturing art and most recently in education. In biomedical…

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Purpose

In the past decade, three-dimensional (3D) printing has gained attention in areas such as medicine, engineering, manufacturing art and most recently in education. In biomedical, the development of a wide range of biomaterials has catalysed the considerable role of 3D printing (3DP), where it functions as synthetic frameworks in the form of scaffolds, constructs or matrices. The purpose of this paper is to present the state-of-the-art literature coverage of 3DP applications in tissue engineering (such as customized scaffoldings and organs, and regenerative medicine).

Design/methodology/approach

This review focusses on various 3DP techniques and biomaterials for tissue engineering (TE) applications. The literature reviewed in the manuscript has been collected from various journal search engines including Google Scholar, Research Gate, Academia, PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and Web of Science. The keywords that have been selected for the searches were 3 D printing, tissue engineering, scaffoldings, organs, regenerative medicine, biomaterials, standards, applications and future directions. Further, the sub-classifications of the keyword, wherever possible, have been used as sectioned/sub-sectioned in the manuscript.

Findings

3DP techniques have many applications in biomedical and TE (B-TE), as covered in the literature. Customized structures for B-TE applications are easy and cost-effective to manufacture through 3DP, whereas on many occasions, conventional technologies generally become incompatible. For this, this new class of manufacturing must be explored to further capabilities for many potential applications.

Originality/value

This review paper presents a comprehensive study of the various types of 3DP technologies in the light of their possible B-TE application as well as provides a future roadmap.

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Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol. 26 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2546

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