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 Volume 3 Issue 1 2014                                  Abstracts







Factors Affecting Attrition in the Indian IT Majors

M. Dash, A. Chopra, J. Krishnan, E. Singh, A. Muthyala 

Attrition/retention of employees has always been a perennial problem for Indian IT/ITeS companies. Their major challenge is to design their incentives/retention strategies to ensure that they retain qualified professionals with the right mix of skill sets and experience. This study focuses on the factors affecting attrition in the Indian IT majors. Compensation-related factors were identified as the most important factors affecting attrition, followed by career growth factors, job satisfaction factors, and work environment factors. Further, attrition due to work environment factors and attrition due to compensation-related factors were the only factors with significant impact on the attrition rate.

Keywords:  attrition, retention, motivation, compensation-related factors, career growth factors, job satisfaction factors, work environment factors


Measuring Enterprise Performance to Achieve Managerial Goals  

A. G. Goncharuk

The author proposed a system of measuring enterprise performance includes three metrics of performance: key result indicators, productivity indicators and key performance indicators. This system covers all levels of management and permeates the entire enterprise from workplaces and departments up to senior management and owners, giving to external environment only general information about the performance, which is usually included in the annual and quarterly reports of the enterprise. The guidance on application of the modern methods of performance estimation under different management situations is formulated.

Keywords:  enterprise performance, managerial goal, performance measuring system, productivity, metrics


Retail Internationalization and Foreign Direct Investments – What Can We Learn from the Business Theories for the Agri-Food Business of Central and Eastern European Countries? 

J. H. Hanf, Z. Pall, H. Hanf, T. Gagalyuk

Our article highlights that there is an interrelationship between the competitive strategy of the retailer, the core competencies, the direction of internationalization, and the extent and nature of adjustment. The strategy defines the core competencies and business model that the retailer develops, which in turn determines the country selection of the retailer. The business model also impacts the adjustment to the individual markets. Since the strategy is their main advantage, they try to replicate it without extensive modification. Resource-based retailers, who compete with prices, try to export their business model without major modification while their market-based rivals adjust more to the special conditions, as it is their core competency. Our theoretical elaborations are enriched by interviews which we conducted with managers of international retailers and retail experts in Hungary.

Keywords:   foreign direct investments, retail internationalization, agri-food business, transition countries


An Analysis of the Perception of the Components of Work Environment: A Study between State Owned and Private Banks of Bangladesh 

H. Maryam

There has been an increased trend towards employment in banking sector in Bangladesh. Based on it, the study analyzed the difference between the perception of work environment which also includes the organizational culture between the private and public sector of the banking industry.  The research is carried on different variables such as motivational level, job experience, and perception by genders and job designation. The main hypothesis of the research was that there is a considerable difference in the perception of work environment. The conclusion was that there is not a substantial or significant difference in the private and public sectors of the economy with reference to the banking sector.

Keywords:  work environment, physical environment, public sector organizations, private sector organizations, banking, Revised Work Environment Scale (WES), physiology


Managing Social Programs for Mono-Cities Development

A. I. Rybak, G. S. Panafidin

This article presents elaboration of method for forming architecture of a region development program. Such program must be aimed at solving existing socio-economic problems of mono-cities and at determining prospective directions for their further development, taking into account labor and economic potential, as well as their natural advantages. Solving the task of development of such regions can be achieved by the means of implementation of corresponding target programs, based on theoretical foundations of project management methodology.

Keywords:  method, model, region development program, mono-city, standard of living, tender


Factors Influencing Location Selection in Inward Foreign Direct Investment to China

X. Zheng

This paper examines the key factors influencing location selection for inflow FDIs to Mainland China. It investigates the factors affecting FDIs in three regions, namely western region, middle region and eastern region of China. The key factors affecting FDI location selection are presented and discussed. It is found that major factors influencing FDI location selection are the following: market, infrastructure, labour force, agglomeration effect, and policy and culture.

Keywords:  FDI, location selection, factor, region, China


Risks of Implementing the Strategy for Regional Innovation Development

V. A. Vakaliuk

The article examines the stages of the innovation process and circuit exposure to its subjects. The classification of innovative risk.

Keywords:  risk, innovative development, innovation process, innovation cycle, risk, innovative design


Methodological Aspects of the Evaluation of Concentration in Agriculture

V. S. Nitsenko

The author considers the sunflower oil and sugar companies on the basis of application of the methodology of concentration. As a benchmark the level of the relevant products in bulk and in relative terms is used. The concentration of companies is by attracting investment and credit resources directed to an acquisition of competing firms and a construction of its own production infrastructure.

Keywords:   concentration, agro-industry, agricultural holding, acquisition, financial resources





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