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Volume 15 No 1 April edition 2019

ABSTRACT OF APRIL EDITION 2019 Volume 15*Number 1* APRIL 2019 ISSN 1813-0534 1. The Landscape of Information Security: An American Organizational Perspective Benjamin Khoo PhD, CISA and Peter Harris CPA New York Institute of Technology, U.S.A. ABSTRACT The rapid integration of the Internet into business processes and in everyday living is transforming myriad parts of society and their relationship to one another, from business to government to communities to private individuals. Organizations are now dependent on the information infrastructure via the Internet. Organizations of all types (business, academia, government, etc.) are facing risks resulting from their ever-increasing reliance on the information infrastructure. The impetus for developments in information security arose from directives from the United States government issued in the aftermath of catastrophic incidents. This paper will discuss the current landscape of Information Security from the enterprise/organizational perspective. Information Security is an applied science when viewed from this perspective and it is cross-functional, involving the economics, audit, personnel and management aspects. Keywords: Information Security, Enterprise/Organization, Governance 2. Impact of Organisational Culture on Employees’ Performance in Selected Pharmaceutical Companies in Nigeria 1.Isiaka S.B. (Ph.D.) Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria 2.Kadiri, I. B. (Ph.D.) Department of Industrial Relations & Personnel Management University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria 3.Adeoti , J.O. (Ph.D.) Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria 4.Saka M. J. (Ph.D.) Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Health Management Unit, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. 5.Suleiman , A. A. Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria 6.Jimoh, A L Department of Industrial Relations & Personnel Management University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria ABSTRACT The various studies on organisational culture have shown that employees in most of the business organisations in Nigeria today are operating under the whims and caprices of the owner’s established beliefs, values and norms which are usually difficult to change as environment changes. Failure in the attempt to properly capture the interest of the employees when addressing this, usually generate the exhibition of some attitudes and behaviours that are inconsistent with the company’s best interests. Therefore, this study examines the impact of organizational culture on employees’ performance with reference to selected Pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria. The study adopted a survey research design. Primary data was used to obtain the needed information through structured questionnaire. Out of 634 permanent staff of the selected pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria, simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 239 respondents. Multiple regression used to test the formulated hypothesis. The result of the regression showed that organizational culture has significant impact on employees’ performance (R Square of 0.684, p-value=0.0001). The study concludes that organization culture has a significant relationship as well as a good influence on employees’ performance. Also, significant differences exist in the level of adherence to the identified cultural dimensions. The study therefore recommended that the Pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria should promote organisational culture, especially by paying more attention to detail so as to yield positive and significant contribution to employees’ performance. Keywords: Organisational Culture, Employees’ Performance, Norms and Value 3. An Investigation of Auditors’ Guanxi Orientation in Different Level of Education and Age Dr. Ruchuan Jiang, School of Accounting, Curtin University, Australia Min Wang(corresponding author), Department of Financial and Economic, Shandong University of Science and Technology in Jinan, China ABSTRACT Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of education and age on auditor’s guanxi orientation. To achieve this aim, this study compares auditor’s guanxi orientation in different level of education and age Design/methodology/approach – This study utilises a questionnaire based on Fan’s (2012) scale to survey 200 MBA students, who are former auditors in China. Multivariate analysis of variance is used for comparing the level of guanxi orientation between different groups Findings – Auditors on different levels of age and education have a similar perceptions of guanxi orientation, including both favour-seeking and rent-seeking guanxi. Originality/value – This study firstly distinguish favour-seeking and rent-seeking guanxi to examine the association between factors of education and age and guanxi orientation. The findings of this study provide evidence for exploring the nature of “guanxi”. Keywords :Guanxi orientation, favour-seeking guanxi, rent-seeking guanxi, age, education 4. Strategic Groups Analysis of China Circle Airlines—Perspectives of Structure and Development Pen-Che Liao Chun-Wei Chang Ghi-Feng Yen* Department of Business Administration, Chung Yuan Christian University,Taiwan ABSTRACT The growth of the tourism industry has led to development of the airline industry, resulting in a fiercely competitive environment within this industry. The airline industry in the highly populated Asia-Pacific region is particularly competitive. Therefore, identifying their position and that of their competitors, in addition to position changes in the market, is essential for airlines. This study investigates airlines in the China Circle under the theoretical framework of strategic groups. These airlines are grouped using raw data extracted from annual reports covering 2011–2015. We use the CoPlot method for analysis and investigate five dimensions including operating revenue, operating costs, operating profit rate, available seat kilometers (ASKs), and revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs). Four airline groups are identified: performance-leader, survival-nicher, policy-nicher, as well as performance-laggard. According to the average performance of each group, the performance-leader and survival-nicher groups maintained their positions in the competitive market whereas the policy-nicher and performance-laggard groups were strongly affected by national policies (subsidies and constraints). The dynamics among the groups reveal the rigidity of the airline industry in this region and the effect of whether an airline is publicly or privately owned; therefore, airlines predominantly moved within groups, with intergroup movements rarely observed. Keywords: China Circle, airlines, strategic groups, CoPlot method 5. Biometrics Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Nitin Patwa, Dr. A Seetharaman,Andrés Mena Alfaro, Ashita Singhvi, Divya Nandakumar, Niharika Alahari (S P Jain School of Global Management | Dubai ∙ Mumbai ∙ Singapore ∙ Sydney) ABSTRACT The purpose of this research is to understand the factors of biometric technologies that influence the usage of cashless payments. Moreover, our research also focuses on forecasting the future usage of biometric technology types by considering the past performances in the industry. Our study involves interview from industry professionals who have the expertise in the biometric technologies and cashless payments and a survey which were analyzed using software ADANCO. Transparency, flexibility and storing data in personal devices rather than centralized databases are few recommendations we have arrived at after our extensive research the same are briefed and supported by evidence. These measures will influence the usage of the biometric technologies in the cashless payments today and in the future ahead. This research is beneficial to many stakeholders who are involved not only in the biometric technology and cashless payment industry but in all businesses and organizations who use biometric technologies in their everyday operations. Keywords: Biometrics, Cashless-payments, Biometric technologies 6. Discussion on the Development of Technical High School Advertising Design Department Curriculum from the Manpower Requirements of Design Industry Chung Kuang-Yang Minghsin University of Science and Technology,Taiwan ABSTRACT In response to the development of the new global economy, innovation is the only way to create new markets, and design is also the only tool to achieve innovatio. In recent years, Taiwan’s economy has been facing the problem of being unable to nfind suitable talents for the industry. Youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high, and it show that how serious the problem of academic drop is. By using quality research such as literature review, employment market analysis, and research on education site issues, we are looking forward to revising the Advertisement Design Department Curriculum in 12-year National Education in base of the analysis of the quality and quantity of demand for industrial talents. In Taiwan's "design industry" development trend, a variety of cultural and creative designs, digital contents, designing services are the new blue ocean. The industry category changes from simple design or manufacturing into a package design service. In the next three years, the three major trends of “Rise of China Market”, “Brand Development” and “ICT Development” (Information and Communication Technology) will continue to impact the responsiveness and talent demands of the design service industry. This study aims at the Technical High School Advertising Design Section (hereinafter referred to as the “Advanced Vocational Division”). Through the analysis of the quo of old and new textbooks, the analysis of vocational credits, and the analysis of studies and employment pathways, for the Vocational High Schools with the Advertising Design Section, we make the proposals of curriculum development, implement the educational goals of “spontaneity, interaction, and mutual prosperity” so as to assist students in seamlessly connecting to higher education or employment after graduation, helping students move toward self-fulfilling life. Keywords: Technical High School, Technical High School Advertising Design Department, Advertising Design Department, Curriculum Development

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