INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. en-US <p>Authors retain the copyright of their manuscripts, and all Open Access articles are distributed under the terms of the&nbsp;<a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a>, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.</p> (Dr. Hariharan Ravi) (John Miller) Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Leadership, Strategic Planning, Organizational Performance and Innovation: A Case of Dubai/ UAE Public Sector <p>The idea that the Dubai Government via its public sector institutions can and needs manage itself strategically, in a similar manner to any well-performing private sector organisation, has been translated into practically across government departments and authorities. This study is intended as contribution to knowledge production that will also fill a gap in literature on the salient and fundamental factors that enabled Dubai’s post-colonial state to be become agile, innovative and responsive to the growing size and scope of activities undertaken by Dubai and by extension the UAE’s public sector institutions. On the basis of documentary analysis and observation, the conclusion has been arrived that a multiplicity of factors and initiatives such as strategic planning, innovation and technological advancement, leveraging of political leadership and hiring the finest minds from the global pool of transnational bureaucrats with the view to transfer skills and efficiently run public institutions.&nbsp;</p> Ali Hassan Al Hammadi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:38:00 +0000 Innovative Destination Promotion Strategies: The Cornerstone of the Developing Countries Struggle Towards Growth. <p><strong>Abstract</strong></p> <p>In this short paper, the authors try to underline the importance of innovation destination promotion strategies for the developing countries of the world. Their importance in peace, prosperity and economic growth is of major importance and can be the foundation upon which developing countries can built their economies and alter in general their economic and social structures in order to overcome their handicapped and become a part of the developed world. This paper aims in create awareness among people not only in the touristic industry but also, academics, politicians, tourists and people who already live in developing countries.</p> <p><strong>Key words: </strong>Tourism, developing countries, promotion, strategies</p> Khan Yusuf, Andreas Karaoulanis ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:40:29 +0000 Internal Factors Influence on Project Management Maturity Assessment <p>The study acts as a pilot research to investigate the influence of organization’s internal dynamics on PMM assessment levels and to outline a methodology that can help us to quantify it. It aims to analyze the influence of organizations’ internal dynamics on project management maturity, (PMM), assessments and how they can change the assessment results. Specifically, it addresses the impact of internal organizational influences, like organization culture, leadership &amp; leadership hierarchy, and emotional stability on the assessments of organization project management maturity. The methodological research approach for this study was a survey of 129 professionals. These professionals represent both manufacturing and service sectors industries that utilize project management extensively. Data were analyzed using multiple regression models with SPSS data processing results show that organization's internal factors significantly influence project management maturity assessments. The internal forces like organization culture and leadership/ leadership hierarchy significantly increase the PMM levels while emotional stability greatly reduces the PMM levels. These results can help upper management to better understand the PMM assessment results while academics can use it to amend maturity models and for conducting a more extensive longitudinal research.</p> Muhammad S Ahmed ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:41:55 +0000 The Use of Grounded Theory to evaluate the Interactive Effect of Farmer Entrepreneur and Economic Development of Ghana <h3>Widely seen is entrepreneurship being a key to competence which is necessary to build-up a developed economy globally. There is a consistent relationship between economic prosperity and entrepreneurial activities which have been confirmed by numerous studies from different theories perspectives at global level. The purpose of the research is to evaluate the effect of farmer entrepreneur and economic development using qualitative research approach where a score of successful entrepreneurs in all transcripts of interviews were analyzed by using the grounded theory. The results revealed that the farmer entrepreneur increased their competence through knowledge, skills and attitude. The "knowledge" results in the entrepreneur being a strategic planner, managing people and use technology. Skills acquired makes him a goal getter and negotiator.</h3> <h3>Finally, he will have a positive attitude toward his work and customers and be proactive and tolerant. These attributes assist the entrepreneur to affect and develop the economy of Ghana.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Ann Dodor ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 07 Apr 2018 05:40:28 +0000 A Method for the Sustainable Documentation of Operations Processes in Parcel Distribution Centers <p>There is often no common understanding on operational processes in logistics companies as they are not properly documented. Hence, people execute the same process differently and training is conducted by experienced operators on an ad-hoc basis. Furthermore, continuous process improvement is hampered as neither the ideal process nor current issues in as-is processes are visible. A major reason for the missing documentation is the complexity of existing business process modelling languages. Modelling experts are required for initially describing the processes and also for updating the models after process changes. Furthermore, operations people are usually not used to read complex process models in EPCs or BPMN diagrams. In order to overcome these limitations, a domain-specific modelling language which facilitates maintaining up-to-date process models has been designed with a large logistics company in Germany. The paper at hand briefly describes this language and illustrates the method on how to apply it in operations environments.&nbsp;</p> Melanie Dragestein, Jurgen Jung, Andreas Gadatsch, Ilja Kogan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 04 May 2018 05:22:59 +0000 Energy Production and C02 Emisson Efficiency of Eight European Countries in the Manufacturing Area. <p>An energy efficiency comparison of manufacturing sectors of eight European countries, between 2008-2013, is performed in order to understand how the world economical crisis affected their performance. The analysis rely in a combination of multidirectional efficiency analysis blended with other techniques, as nc-value, principal component analysis mixed with a dimensionality test. The purpose is to analyse three different approaches organized by: (a) a general viewpoint on countries/sectors; (b) sectors and inefficiency input usage; and (c) intensive versus non-intensive energy sectors. We also consider non-normalized and normalized data, by the total number of firms. The results indicate that the great majority of sectors/countries analyzed show a decrease in the CO2 emissions. Since the calculated inefficiency indexes expose the sectors which used inputs in excess, we found that the most efficient sectors were: <em>basic metals</em>; <em>rubber and plastic products, products of wood and cork</em>; <em>textiles, wearing apparel and of leather products</em>; whereas <em>chemical products and food</em>; <em>beverages and tobacco products</em> were the most inefficient sectors. Our approach also give indicators about the way each sector/country was affected by the crisis and how they were able to react or adapt to it.</p> Kelly Patricia Murillo, Eugenio Rocha, Clara Ines Pardo ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:40:13 +0000