Publications Volume-2 | No. 2 | October, 2015

Editorial

Dr. Khalid Ahmed

Editor-in-Chief

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Dear Readers,

I am really excited to bring you the latest issue of Sukkur-IBA Journal of Management and Business (SIJMB). This issue contains double blind peer reviewed articles which address key business, management and economic issues pertaining to both national and international levels. SIJMB adopts all standard that are prerequisite for publishing quality research work. The Editorial Board of the Journal is having academicians and researchers from technologically advanced countries. Their valuable contribution is crucial in maintaining the quality of the Journal. The findings of the published papers are exceptionally important for the both policy formulation and decision making. Hence, various stakeholders can benefit from it. Moreover, the open access policy of the Journal further increases the readership and grant access to wider audience.

The mission statement of Sukkur IBA clearly demonstrates the importance of research. The research that does not only solve and identify the existing problems but also generate new and innovative ideas. SIJMB is a unique effort of Sukkur IBA towards its commitment to create research based community. The journal provides valuable platform for national and international researchers and publishes their research findings and disseminates it to the largest stakeholders. The journal charges no any fees and also provides complimentary copy (in hard form) to each author also the supplement copies of the journal distributed to HEI and R&D institutions of the country. The journal has been archived by world’s renowned scientific repositories. Journal has received recognition from several research agencies, universities and renowned professors. In coming years, the journal aim to improve its current state by attracting more national and international researchers in the field of Business, Management and Economics.

On behalf of the SIJMB, I welcome submissions for the upcoming issues of the journal and looking forward to receive your valuable feedback.

Adoption of Technology Upgrading by Rural Smallholders in the Nepalese Coffee Sector

Rishi Ram Kattel1

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agriculture, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal
rishikattel@gmail.com

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The ecological settings in the Himalayan hills provide a unique opportunity to the resource-poor farmers in Nepal to sell their organically produced coffee as specialty coffee in the global market. However, there is little research about the cultivation methods and adoption of profitable technological upgrading in coffee cultivation in the country. Against such a back drop, this paper seeks to explore the factors that influence the small-scale coffee farmers’ decision to adopt technological upgrading such as wet processing in the farming process. Semi-structured interviews as well as focus group discussions were conducted in selected coffee-growing rural regions of Nepal. The cost-benefit analysis of different modes of coffee processing shows that the adoption of wet processing has a large potential of increasing the profit margins of farmers. Results from an adoption model identify education, book keeping on coffee activities, training, and access to credit and household location as the key determining factors for the adoption of technology upgrading.

Impact of Dynamic Capabilities on Firm Performance: Moderating Role of Organizational Competencies

Khaliq Ur Rehman1c

PhD Scholar at Management Department, School of Business and Economics, University of Management and Technology, Lahore Pakistan
khaliqcheema@gmail.com

Zafar Saeed2

MS Scholar at Management Department, School of Business and Economics, University of Management and Technology, Lahore Pakistan
ch.zafarsaeed@gmail.com

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This study observes the phenomenon of organizational performance with the lens of dynamic capabilities. This study investigates the impact of dynamic capabilities on organizational performance, taking organizational competencies as moderating variable, focusing on a paper industry at Lahore, Pakistan.
The measurement of dynamic capabilities is based on the multi-dimensional construct underlying the four main factors which include i.e. Sensing, Learning, strong coordination, and competitive response to the rivals. This will lead to explore relationship of dynamic capabilities with organizational performance. Empirical research posits that dynamic capabilities have a direct impact on the organizational performance of the firm. It also proves that organizational competencies have positive moderating role in relationship of organizational performance and dynamic capabilities. This suggests that the direct relationship between dynamic capabilities and performance is insignificant.

Authentic Leadership – A Multi-Component Model

Sunnia Farrukh1c

NUST Business School
sunnia.farrukh@gmail.com

Jawad Ahsan2

NUST Business School

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The need for research on authentic leadership in social sciences has emerged in the last few years. Until, now there has been done a very little research on this construct with respect to organizational sciences. There exist many ambiguities in conceptualization of authentic leadership and there exist many gaps in literature. In this paper, the critical review of literature on authentic leadership is done and literature gaps are identified. On the basis of identified gaps, a multi-component model is given for development of authentic leadership and its consequences on organizational outcomes. Hence, the main aim of this research is to present a theory-driven model of AL that presents consequences of the AL and gives suggestion of researchable propositions. Previous model could not address the multi level analysis for analyzing antecedents and consequences of AL; hence, this paper contributes to the literature by presenting a multi-level model. The significance of this paper is that it links the authentic leadership with organization-wide outcomes. Furthermore, this model has presented the mechanism. By using that authentic leaders can influence the followers and develop them in authentic followers and authentic leaders that have considerable implications for research and practice. Hence, the present model contributes to the literature by conceptually reviewing the construct of ‘authenticity’ and proposing a framework with testable propositions. This paper stimulates inspiration in future researchers to empirically investigate the presented model. Moreover, this also has practical implications as this model provides guidelines for interventional programs to foster authenticity at workplace.

Transactional Leadership and Job Performance: An Empirical Investigation

Syed Mir Muhammad Shah1c

University Utara Malaysia and Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan
syedmir@iba-suk.edu.pk

Dr. Kamal Bin Ab. Hamid2

University Utara Malaysia
abkamal@uum.edu.my

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Present study investigates the relationship between transactional leadership and job performance in the six large banks of Pakistan. The survey method was used to collect data from the middle managers of six large banks of Pakistan. The data was analyzed and reported using Smart-PLS and its standard reporting style. The findings of the study reveal that transactional leadership has significant relationship with job performance. The last part of the paper presents insights on future research.