International Conference on Advances in Business, Management and Law (ICABML) 2019-02-19T16:21:19+00:00 Mr. Muhammad Nabil Isma Open Journal Systems <p>The University of Dubai (UD) is organizing the International Conference On Advances In Business Management And Law- 2017. This conference, which is taking place from November 25 to November 26, 2017, will be attended by international researchers, faculty members, PhD scholars as presenters as well as representatives from reputable Business Schools and Universities from more than 15 different countries.</p> <p>All articles are distributed under the terms of the&nbsp; Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use and redistribution provided that the original author and source are credited. For more information on Creative Commons, please follow this link:&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Selection and Peer-review under the responsibility of the UNIVERSITY OF DUBAI - DUBAI BUSINESS SCHOOL -&nbsp; ICABML Conference Committee</strong></p> <p><strong>ISSN:&nbsp;2523-6547</strong></p> Banks’ Profitability Under Democratic & Dictatorship Regime: Evidence from Pakistan 2019-02-19T16:21:19+00:00 Muhammad AsadUllah <p>The aim of the study is to find out the determinants of profitability of Pakistan Banking System under democratic and dictatorship regime, i.e. 2006-2008 and 2009-2011 respectively. The authors were taken macroeconomic variables, i.e. GDP, Inflation and Interest Rate and bank-specific variables, i.e. Liquidity, size and capital adequacy as independent variables whereas Return on Asset as the dependent variable. By employing panel regression, the authors found that size has a significant negative relationship with profitability under both regimes. Interest and Liquidity had a positive significant relationship during democratic tenure. However, liquidity had significantly negative relationship between dictatorship duration. The findings will be helpful for the banking sector to make their policies accordingly.</p> 2019-01-29T08:00:11+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Supply Chain Flexibility and Financial Performance in the Emergent Market “Morocco case study”. 2019-02-19T16:21:18+00:00 Mohamed Houssam Rochdi Morad Lemtaoui Hajar Raji <p><em>Today, and especially in the emergent market, the company success is directly linked to its capacity to deal with the highly changing environment, and how much its supply chain is flexible regarding these changes. The paper analyses how the supply chain flexibility impacts the firms’ financial performance in the emergent market, taking Morocco as a study case due to what this country demonstrated as economical resilience during the recent economic crisis and during the “Arab Spring”, by applying a multiple linear regression model. The result suggests that the supply chain flexibility has a significant impact on the firms’ revenue growth, confirming that today the supply chain flexibility is a key element in the company’s business sustainability.</em></p> <p><strong><em>JEL codes</em></strong><strong>:</strong> <em>G39, M11, O4, </em></p> 2019-01-31T14:36:06+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Big Data Big Impact: How Firms are Using Social Media for Innovation and Better Performance 2019-02-19T16:21:18+00:00 Ali El Samra Leonidas Anastasakis Pavel Albores Victoria Uren <p><em>Firms continuously attempt to find new sources of information to innovate and achieve a superior performance. Big data present on social media platforms represents one of the new sources of information that firms are starting to rely on. This paper is an exploratory study to examine how firms are making use of social media and what kind of impact the social media use have. An online questionnaire was used to collect data from 75 firms in the United States. Our findings suggest that Big Data, in the form of social media data, has an impact on the firm’s innovativeness and performance, and that IT capability potentially plays a mediator role in this relation.</em></p> 2019-02-03T11:59:34+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Build Innovation through Organizational Learning Capability 2019-02-19T16:21:17+00:00 Abdulmunem Saleh Alshehhi Wathiq Mansoor <p><em>This research paper aims to explain the relationship between Organizational Learning (OL), and Organization Innovation (OI). The Author has used analysis of the related literatures to have deep understanding of the subject. This research offers personal mastery, systems thinking and team learning as organizational Learning Capability that will help the entity to have an innovation. </em></p> 2019-02-10T16:13:12+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Does crisis affect credit risk in developing countries? 2019-02-19T16:21:17+00:00 MARC KOUZEZ Danielle Lecointre-Erickson <p><em>At the core of the crisis marked by its magnitude, credit risk turned to become a powerful catalyst. The objective of this paper is mainly to follow up the evolution of the credit risk at the Jordanian market during the recent economic and financial international crisis. Based on the linear discriminant model Z-Score and KMV structural model, we recognize the increase in the credit risk during the crisis period. On the whole, the confrontation between models highlights the robust correlation between the accounting results of a company and its market value.</em></p> 2019-02-10T16:42:31+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ETHICS-TRAINING PROGRAMS IN THE BANKING SECTOR 2019-02-19T16:21:19+00:00 Rima M. Bizri Ihab El Bizri <p>Academic and professional interest in organizational ethics-training is on the rise as advances in technology and global reach create increasing opportunities for violations of moral standards. To mitigate risks associated with moral hazard, organizations strive to create an ethical culture by offering formal ethics-training programs. Notably, the literature is rich with studies that confirm a positive effect of ethics-training programs on employee ethical behavior. However, such programs may become mere cosmetics in the presence of a weak ethical culture, a non-ethics oriented supervisor, and lack of policy enforcement. This study investigates the roles played by the afore-mentioned factors on the relationship between formal ethics-training and employee ethical intentions. The quantitative approach is used and data are analyzed using structural equation modeling with IBM’s Amos. Important findings are reported and relevant implications suggested.</p> 2019-01-30T16:02:13+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The House Price Dynamics and the Macro-Economy: an Empirical Perspective of UAE 2019-02-19T16:21:18+00:00 Yahya Hamad Al Zaabi Genanew Bekele <p><strong>Objective</strong>: The paper aims to examine house price drivers in Dubai, addressing the effect of internal and external factors afecting house prices</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Design/methedology/approach</strong>: Using the Hedonic price model, the study examined the implications of house size (space), the availability of bathrooms, bedrooms, waterfronts, and pool and cell phone towers within residential area as auxiliary determinant factors to housing price within developed cities by using the Hedonic Modelling. Also, study highlight the effect of the green strategies that been followed by developer on the housing prices.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Findings</strong>: The study is expected to reveal results with significant ramifications for researchers, practitioners and policy makers. From a policy perspective, there is an obvious interest in understanding whether the price of housing is affected by different attributes differently along its distribution.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Research limitations/implications</strong>: The data used in this study could be limited, and depends on information to be provided by the Dubai Land Department. There is a room for future research to include more data (such as on other house attributes such as house condition, plot numbers and configuration).</p> 2019-02-03T10:42:14+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##