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Volume 7 Issue 2 2018 Abstracts
Empowerment and Employee Performance:
An Empirical Study on Selected Banks in UAE
The fundamental goal of HR in an
organization is to effectively manage its employees by encouraging
positive attitudes like increasing productivity, job satisfaction,
motivation and organizational citizenship behaviour and reducing
negative employee attitudes like increased turnover, absenteeism and
deviant work place behaviour. The present study has attempted to
impact of employee empowerment on employee performance in banking
industry in UAE, mainly when the sector has witnessed many crisis in
recent times. Responses were collected via survey based on structured
questionnaire on 80 employees. Collected responses were analysed and
formulated hypotheses have been tested with the use of standard
statistical tools such as mean, standard deviation, one sample
t-test, correlation coefficient etc. The responses analysis and
hypotheses testing have shown certain phenomenon. For example, it has
been found that in the present situation the employees in the banking
industry in UAE are not motivated to enhance their performance.
Regarding the issue of employee empowerment, further improvements
have been suggested based on research findings. Finally, the
relationship between the employee empowerment and employee
performance has also been found of not having significant
relationship in the present banking scenario. Further research on
different aspects of uncovered or not covered areas has been
empowerment, employee performance, banking industry, United Arab
JEL Codes: J81, M12, M54, G21
Citation: Bose, I.
(2018), “Employee Empowerment and Employee Performance: An Empirical
Study on Selected Banks in UAE”, Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Vol. 7 No.
2, pp. 71-82.
Modelling the Efficient Frontier: An
Empirical Study in the Indian Stock Market
The objective of
the study was to understand the nature and shape of the efficient
frontier for the Indian stock market over time, and to empirically
examine Merton’s model for the efficient frontier in the context of
the Indian stock market. The study was performed using a sample of
fifty stocks that were part of the National Stock Exchange’s Nifty 50
index as of March 31, 2011. The study period was 2000-2011. The main
finding of the study is that Merton’s model does not entirely explain
the relationship between variance of returns and mean returns on the
efficient frontier. Thus, a higher-order polynomial function may be
more appropriate for modelling the efficient frontier. Also, the
factors affecting the efficient frontier need to be studied in future
Keywords: efficient frontier, Indian stock market, Merton’s model, polynomial function
JEL Codes: G11, C22, C61
Citation: Dash, M. (2018), “Modelling
the Efficient Frontier: An Empirical Study in the Indian Stock Market”, Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 83-94.
Value at Risk, and the Palladium Returns
J. Ding, T. Guo, B. Guo
The past decade
has witnessed the rapid growing of the world palladium market. Thus, it is even more important to develop effective quantitative tools for risk management of palladium assets at this moment. In this paper, the authors investigated five different types of widely-used statistical
employ the industry standard risk measurement, value at risk (VaR), for risk management of daily palladium spot returns. First the four different criteria were applied to compare the goodness of fit of the five distributions, and then calculate the VaRs based on the parameters estimated from the first step. The results indicate the skewed t distribution has the best in-sample fitting and generate VaR values closest to the nonparametric historical VaR values.
t distribution, goodness of fit, risk management, precious metal
JEL Codes: C46, C58, G10, G11
Citation: Ding, J., Guo, T. and Guo, B.
(2018), “Fat Tails, Value at Risk, and the Palladium Returns”, Journal of Applied Management and
Investments, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 95-103.
Improving the Functioning of an Organisation – Implementing the Integrated Management System
The development of an organisation should be the result of
multi-directional improving activities. During times of increasing
clients’ expectations and changes in management standards at units of
the public finance sector, models and methods of improving the
quality of public services are used more often, as they take into
account the expectations and needs of the modern recipient. One of
the areas of significant improvement when it comes to the development
of an organisation is the integrated management system. As a result
of a successful implementation of the integrated management system,
one can expect sustainable development from an organisation both in
its external and internal activities, as well as bringing additional
benefits for the environment and the employees. This article presents
examples of quality-based activities, originating from analysing the
implementation process of the integrated management system at a unit
of the public finance sector. The analyses have concluded that it is
essential to share a common understanding of the intricacies of
quality, to define it jointly and to create an environment, which
supports it – through a quality-based organisational culture, which
will allow a quality-based work orientation to be built.
Keywords: integrated management system,
quality management, management, administration, public finance sector
JEL Codes: D73, H59, H83
Citation: Gross-Gołacka, E. (2018), “Improving the Functioning of
an Organisation – Implementing the Integrated Management System”, Journal of Applied Management and
Investments, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 104-112.
A Study of the Influence of Emotional
Intelligence on Individual Innovation Behaviour
Hu, T. He
When society overvalues
non-intelligence factors related to innovation, the research about
emotional intelligence and innovation behaviour is very meaningful.
Based on the structure equation model, the paper expounds the
influence of emotional intelligence’s four dimensions on individual
innovation behaviour and explores the mechanism of constructive
controversy as a partial mediator. In addition, the samples collected
in this paper include the team of the enterprise, the course work of
the college students and the innovation competition groups, so the
conclusion has extensive application values.
intelligence, innovation behaviour, constructive controversy,
structural equation model
JEL Codes: M10, D19
Citation: Hu, X. and He, T. (2018), “A Study of the Influence of
Emotional Intelligence on Individual Innovation Behaviour”, Journal of Applied Management and
Investments, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 113-124.