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Getting the Deal Done
LI, J. T. | LI, Peixin | WANG, Baolian

Recently, the amount of outward foreign direct investment from emerging economies has been growing at a rapid pace, with numerous state-owned enterprises (SOEs) being part of the process. State ownership affects not only the resou ...

Benevolent Leadership Promotes Employee Creativity
LIN, Weipeng | MA, Jingjing | ZHANG, Qi

The success of an organization is largely dependent on the effectiveness of the leadership process, rendering the study of leadership essential. Virtuous leader behavior in form of benevolent leadership, referring to leaders&rsquo ...

Strategic Distribution Channels
LU, Tao | CHEN, Ying-Ju | TOMLIN, Brian | WANG, Yimin

A wide variety of industries have production lines that produce multiple outputs at the same time. In some cases, these outputs serve different purposes, such as chemical processes, oil refining, and so on. Production outputs can ...

To Quit or Not to Quit?
WONG, Ellick K.F. | CHENG, Cecilia

Deciding to leave a job and actually leaving it are not the same thing. Whether the intention to quit translates into real turnover behavior—known as the turnover intention–behavior link—is strongly affected by c ...

Cash Back
HA, Albert | SHANG, Weixin | WANG, Yunjie

Rebate, or money that is returned to the consumer after they have paid for goods or services, is a popular form of sales promotion, with studies showing that 50% of retailers and 48% of manufacturers use rebates as part of their c ...

Discounts: A Double-Edged Sword
CAO, Zike | HUI, Kai Lung | XU, Hong

For retailers seeking to stand out in the cutthroat world of e-commerce, discounts can offer a powerful advertising tool. Across the Web, businesses compete for customers’ attention by announcing the most exclusive deals and ...

CSR Reportings under Institutional Conflict
LUO, Xiaowei Rose | WANG, Danqing | ZHANG, Jianjun

The authors in this study develop a theoretical framework in which the disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities is viewed as an organizational response to institutional complexity which exists between the dem ...

Out of Stock?
FENG, Youyi | XU, Jianjun | ZHENG, Shaohui

Downward substitution is common in many industries and occurs in supply chain management when a firm used a higher value item to satisfy the demand of a lower value item that is out of stock. This type of substitution is driven by ...

Ask the Audience

Traditionally, firms had to rely mainly on their employees to solve any problems. However, with the increased popularity of crowd-based ideation contests, in which “seekers” engage “solvers” to come up with ...

Seeking Advice
VENKATESH, Viswanath | SYKES, Tracy A. | ZHANG, Xiaojun

Sadly, underprivileged groups in less developed countries (LDCs) lack access to proper medical care and accurate medical information, resulting in high rates of mortality. As part of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development ...