The State of Knowledge of Demographic Trends and the Evaluation of Diversified Human Resources in Visegrad Group V4 Countries (the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary) – The Opinions of Organisation Representatives Author: Elwira Gross-Gołacka

The State of Knowledge of Demographic Trends and the Evaluation of Diversified Human Resources in Visegrad Group V4 Countries (the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary) – The Opinions of Organisation Representatives

Elwira Gross-Gołacka

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The goal of this article is to determine the state of knowledge regarding the future of the labour market and demographic changes, which will be taking place in the Visegrad Group V4 countries in the perspective of the next 5 years, among organisations located in these countries. The additional goal of this article is determining the level of motivation of diversified human resources based on the opinions of representatives from these organisations. In order to conduct the research, the method of a literature review has been utilised as well as a diagnostic survey based on a questionnaire survey method. Empiric research has been carried out in the years 2016-2017 on a sample group of 401 representatives from organisations located in Visegrad Group V4 countries (the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary). These were qualitative-quantitative studies. The conclusion was that the state of knowledge regarding the future of the labour market and the demographic changes taking place in Visegrad Group V4 countries in the perspective of the next 5 years is low. The research has revealed that the level of motivation of employees is diversified depending on the gender, age and health condition, whereas diversified human resources can contribute to improving business performance results.

 

Keywords: human resource diversity, demographic trends, Visegrad Group, V4 countries.

 

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Title:                                  The State of Knowledge of Demographic Trends and the Evaluation of Diversified Human Resources in Visegrad Group V4 Countries (the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary) – The Opinions of Organisation Representatives

Authors:                         Elwira Gross-Gołacka

Journal Name:             International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                         http://ijsab.com

DOI:                                 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1186458

ISSN:                               ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

Media:                              Online and Print

Volume:                           2

Issue:                               2

Acceptance Date:       23/02/2018

Date of Publication: 01/03/2018

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Gross-Gołacka, E. (2018). The State of Knowledge of Demographic Trends and the Evaluation of Diversified Human Resources in Visegrad Group V4 Countries (the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary) – The Opinions of Organisation Representatives. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(2), 115-127. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1186458

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Elwira Gross-Gołacka

Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów, Poland

Józefów, Poland, Sienkiewicza Street 4

 

 

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1186458

Cross-Cultural Project on Human Resource Management: An Overview Authors: Jahangir Alam & Md. Rasheduzzaman

Cross-Cultural Project on Human Resource Management: An Overview

Authors: Jahangir Alam & Md. Rasheduzzaman

Abstract

The globalization of business is increasing rapidly and the workforce is becoming multicultural increasingly. Global workforces are managing has increased pressure on human resource managers to identify and adapt to cultural differences, if it is ignored, it might result in cross-cultural misunderstandings. The international project cannot achieve its goal without human resources, and talented people who do the best can do in the right position give wings to the company in the international competition. The aim of this study is to get a clear concept of cross-cultural human resource management and to know how to manage the harmonious working relationship between expatriates and local employees by analyzing problems consist of the concept of cross-cultural human resource management. Problems exist between expatriates and local employees, and how to manage cross-cultural human resource management.

Key words: Cross culture, Human resource management, Cross cultural constraints, Culture study, Training & development.

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Title:                                   Cross-Cultural Project on Human Resource Management: An Overview

Authors:                           Jahangir Alam & Md. Rasheduzzaman

Journal Name:               International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                            http://ijsab.com

ISSN:                                   ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

DOI:                                    https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1183295

Media:                                 Online and Print

Volume:                             2

Issue:                                  2

Acceptance Date:          21/02/2018

Date of Publication:    22/02/2018

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Last Page:                        114

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Alam, j., & Rasheduzzaman, M. (2018). Cross-Cultural Project on Human Resource Management: An Overview. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(2), 101-114. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1183295

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Jahangir Alam , MSc in Project Management, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Rasheduzzaman Md , MSc in Project Management, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1183295

Non-Automatic Influence of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Growth: Evidence From African Economies Authors: Juma Gambason Makaranga & Xiaoyan Zhou

Non-Automatic Influence of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Growth: Evidence From African Economies Authors: Juma Gambason Makaranga & Xiaoyan Zhou

Non-Automatic Influence of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Growth: Evidence From African Economies

 Authors:  Juma Gambason Makaranga & Xiaoyan Zhou

 

Abstract

The study has been used fixed effect and first difference estimation method in a panel data of 49 African economies to evaluate the position of the quality of institutions, stock of human capital, trade openness and inflation rate on facilitating the influence of foreign direct investment (FDI) on growth for the period between 1990 and 2016. The results showed that FDI was positively and statistically significant and contributing to growth in fixed effect estimation and insignificant in first difference estimation. Human capital showed the positive relationship with growth but statistically insignificant yet inflation rate has statistically significant with negative influence on growth. The results reveal that the contribution of FDI on growth is uplifted by the quality of the institutions, open trade and natural resources. we found strong positive coefficients on the quality of institutions implying that quality of institutions has a vital role in boosting the growth of African economies. Both interaction term between FDI and natural resources (FDI*Resource Dummy), that of FDI and human capital (FDI*HC) showed a positive relationship with growth but statistically insignificant, yet the interaction term of FDI and quality of institution (FDI*QI) reveal a negative relationship with growth. These statistical insignificant coefficients of the interaction terms signify that in order to accelerate their growth African economies should put more emphasis on reforming their institutions in line with improving their human capital in such a way that they can be able to absorb and realize the FDI spillovers into their economies.

Key words: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), quality of institutions, Human capital, trade openness, inflation rate & African Economies

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Title:                                Non-Automatic Influence of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Growth: Evidence From African Economies

Authors:                          Juma Gambason MakarangaXiaoyan Zhou

Journal Name:               International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                            http://ijsab.com

ISSN:                                   ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

DOI:                                    https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1175180

Media:                                 Online and Print

Volume:                             2

Issue:                                  1

Acceptance Date:          18/02/2018

Date of Publication:    19/02/2018

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Last Page:                        89

 

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Makaranga, J. G., & Zhou, X. (2018). Non-Automatic Influence of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Growth: Evidence From African Economies. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(1), 73-89. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1175180

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Juma Gambason Makaranga

(PhD student), School of Business Management

University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Xiaoyan Zhou

Professor,Business School

University of International Business and  Economics, Beijing, China

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1175180

Backyard Poultry Management and Production System at Barlekha Upazila, Moulvibazar Authors: Farzana Yeasmin Popy, Q M Monzur Kader Chowdhury, Shahrul Alam, Sawrab Roy, Prantho Malakar Dipta & Juned Ahmed

Backyard Poultry Management and Production System at Barlekha Upazila, Moulvibazar

Authors: Farzana Yeasmin Popy, Q M Monzur Kader Chowdhury, Shahrul Alam, Sawrab Roy, Prantho Malakar Dipta & Juned Ahmed

Abstract

Backyard poultry is one of the key sources of protein for the rural people of Bangladesh. This study was carried out in the Barlekha upazila under Moulvibazar district of Bangladesh with the aim of assessing the management system and production performance of backyard poultry. Data were collected from 26 randomly selected households in the Barlekha upazila and analysed statistically. Farmers in the study area were low producers having average flock size of chicken, duck, geese and pigeon were 6.5, 6, 5, and 4 respectively. Most (53.85%) of the poultry houses were made shortly with wood and tin. Litter materials used by the farmers were sand, ash, rice husk and jute bags. About 15.38% farmers did not use any litter materials in their poultry houses. About 38.46% farmers provided boiled rice, rice polish and broken rice. About 15.38% of the farmers provided additional paddy, rice or wheat along that. Pond water, tube well water and water from nearby river and canals were supplied by 46.15%, 30.78% and 23.08% farmers respectively. Almost all the poultry raisers reared their poultry through free-range scavenging system. In 84.62% of the households, women were the main poultry raisers. Most (69.23%) of the farmers did not vaccinate their poultry. Newcastle disease was identified as the major threat to the backyard poultry. Two causes of death of poultry were identified – 76.92% due to different diseases and 23.08% death due to predators. Egg production of chicken and duck were 30-45/year and 60-80/ year respectively.

Key words: Backyard, management, Moulvibazar, poultry, production

 

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Title:                                   Backyard Poultry Management and Production System at Barlekha Upazila, Moulvibazar

Authors:                           Farzana Yeasmin Popy, Q M Monzur Kader Chowdhury, Shahrul Alam, Sawrab Roy, Prantho Malakar Dipta & Juned Ahmed

Journal Name:               International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                            http://ijsab.com

ISSN:                                   ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

DOI:                                    https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1182556

Media:                                 Online and Print

Volume:                             2

Issue:                                  2

Acceptance Date:          15/02/2018

Date of Publication:    21/02/2018

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Popy, F. Y., Chowdhury, Q. M. M., Alam, S., Roy, S.,Dipta, P. M & Ahmed, J. (2018). Backyard Poultry Management and Production System at Barlekha Upazila, Moulvibazar. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(2), 90-100. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1182556

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Farzana Yeasmin Popy, DVM, MS Student, Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Q M Monzur Kader Chowdhury, DVM, MS Student, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Shahrul Alam, DVM, MS Student, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Sawrab Roy, DVM, MS Student, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Prantho Malakar Dipta, DVM, MS Student, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Juned Ahmed, (Corresponding author), DVM, MS Student, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

 

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Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh Authors: Masud Parvez; Kh. Zulfikar Hossain & Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh Authors: Masud Parvez; Kh. Zulfikar Hossain & Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh

Authors: Masud Parvez; Kh. Zulfikar Hossain & Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Abstract

Adoption of organic vegetable farming can play a significant role in sustainable agricultural development through refraining indiscriminate use of agrochemicals which has been proven as the significant cause of environmental pollution.  In this line, the main purpose of the study was to determine the adoption extent of organic vegetable farming by the farmers of Bogra district and to explore the factors that influence farmers’ adoption of organic farming. The study was conducted in some selected villages under Shahjanpur Upazila (sub-district) of Bogra district. Data were collected by using an interview schedule from randomly selected 102 farmers during whole February, 2017. Multiple regression analysis was done to explore the significant factors and their contribution in adopting organic vegetable cultivation. The survey revealed that highest proportion of the farmers (79.40%) had low to medium adoption of organic farming while the rest had high adoption. Among the selected factors, extension media contact, training exposure, attitude towards organic farming and profitability had a significant contribution to the adoption of organic vegetable farming. The findings of the study indicated that the adoption level of organic vegetable farming has yet not to be satisfactory. Some initiatives like to increase farmers contact with media, arrange more training program, ensure the proper price of organic vegetable and improve transportation should be taken in creating a favorable attitude of the farmers towards organic farming as well as the adoption of organic farming.

Key words: Adoption, Organic vegetable, Farming, Linear regression, Bangladesh

 

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Title:                                 Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh

Authors:                           Masud Parvez; Kh. Zulfikar Hossain & Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Journal Name:               International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                            http://ijsab.com

ISSN:                                   ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

DOI:                                    https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1171307

Media:                                 Online and Print

Volume:                             2

Issue:                                  1

Acceptance Date:          08/02/2018

Date of Publication:    09/02/2018

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Parvez, M., Hossain, K. Z., & Kabir, M. H. (2018). Adoption extent of organic vegetable farming in Bogra district, Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(1), 61-72. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1171307

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About Authors:

Masud Parvez

FormerMS Student, Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

 

Kh. Zulfikar Hossain

Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Muhammad Humayun Kabir

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1171307

Exploring Risk Management Activities for Solar PV: A Preliminary Investigation in Malaysia Authors: Mohamad Faizal Ahmad Zaidi; Siti Norezam Othman & Risyawati Mohamed Ismail

Exploring Risk Management Activities for Solar PV: A Preliminary Investigation in Malaysia Authors: Mohamad Faizal Ahmad Zaidi; Siti Norezam Othman & Risyawati Mohamed Ismail

Exploring Risk Management Activities for Solar PV: A Preliminary Investigation in Malaysia

Authors: Mohamad Faizal Ahmad Zaidi; Siti Norezam Othman & Risyawati Mohamed Ismail

Abstract

Solar photovoltaic (PV) is the most popular renewable energy for sustainable environment. Despite of the benefits, achieving the objectives of solar PV can be hampered by the potential risks. In Malaysia, solar PV is projected to be the main source of renewable energy by 2040;however the issue on risk is still underexplored. With limited information at hand, it would be relevant to first explore the relationships between risk management and solar PV prior to anyin-depth investigation. Inspired by the Risk Management Principles and Guidelines,this pilot study has prepared the research framework and hypothesis for the preliminary investigation. The questionnaire was sent to solar PV firms in Malaysia, where the analysis has found mixed results. In fact, only one relationship between risk context and solar PV was significantlypositive, while the other five hypotheses, namelyrisk identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk communication, and risk monitoring, although also positively correlated with solar PV have to be rejected for being statistically insignificant. Meanwhile, a relationship between risk treatment and solar PV was correlated in a negative way, but the result was rejected. Despite of that, all risk management activities are positively correlated to each other. This pilot study has gathered some basic information on risk management for solar PV in Malaysia. With the findings, this study has come up with four critical questions that deserve further attentionbefore pursuing for anylarge- or full-scale empirical study.

Keywords: Green technology, MS ISO 31000: 2010, Photo-voltaic, Pilot study, Renewable energy & Technology assessment

 

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Title:                                 Exploring Risk Management Activities for Solar PV: A Preliminary Investigation in Malaysia

Authors:                           Mohamad Faizal Ahmad Zaidi; Siti Norezam Othman & Risyawati Mohamed Ismail

Journal Name:               International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                            http://ijsab.com

ISSN:                                   ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

DOI:                                     https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1169154

Media:                                 Online and Print

Volume:                             2

Issue:                                  1

Acceptance Date:          04/02/2018

Date of Publication:    08/02/2018

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Page:                                   35-60

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Last Page:                        60

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Zaidi, M. F. A., Othman, S. N., & Ismail, R. M. (2018). Exploring Risk Management Activities for Solar PV: A Preliminary Investigation in Malaysia. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(1), 35-60. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1169154

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About Authors:

Mohamad Faizal Ahmad Zaidi

School of Technology Management & Logistics, College of Business,

Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok 06010, Kedah Malaysia

 

Siti Norezam Othman

School of Technology Management & Logistics, College of Business,

Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok 06010, Kedah Malaysia

 

Risyawati Mohamed Ismail

School of Technology Management & Logistics, College of Business,

Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok 06010, Kedah Malaysia

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1169154