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Eurasian Journal of Business and Management

Vol.11 No.3-4
September-December 2023

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The Mediating Role of Consumer Ethnocentrism Between Country of Origin and Purchase Intention

Bekir Meric Avunduk and Georgiana Karadas

DOI: 10.15604/ejbm.2023.11.0304.001


In the face of changing conditions and consumer needs around the world, businesses need to be able to adapt to these conditions and respond to the needs of the consumer in order to survive. For this reason, companies have to analyze the ethnocentric tendencies of the consumers, as well as the country of origin perceptions and their effects on the purchase intention. The aim of this study is to reveal the mediating role of consumer ethnocentrism between country of origin and purchase intention. For the purpose of the research, consumer ethnocentrism, country of origin effect and purchase intentions for local cheeses of North Cyprus, were examined. Quantitative research method was used in the research. The model design of this study was conducted in accordance with the causality research purpose. The sample of the research is composed of consumers in Northern Cyprus. Study participants were identified using convenience sampling method. 421 consumers participated in the research. The results show that there is a positive relationship between consumer ethnocentrism, country of origin and purchase intention. According to the results, it was determined that the consumer ethnocentrism tendencies partially mediated the relationship between the country of origin scale and the consumer purchase intention.

Keywords: Ethnocentrism, Consumer Ethnocentrism, Country of Origin, Purchase Intention


The Feasability of Securization in Greening Bank Financial Statements

Chekani Nkwaira and Huibrecht Margaretha van der Poll

DOI: 10.15604/ejbm.2023.11.0304.002


Despite strong projections of imminent rising temperatures in the 21st century, a small fraction of banking assets flows towards green financing. The study aims to establish the feasibility of greening bank statements using the securitization technique. A document analysis was carried out on banks’ statements of financial position. A purposive sampling of the top 40 banks by assets is employed. Commitments by the 40 largest banks by assets were obtained from their annual reports. The European securitization forum website provides the securitization issuance data. A green coverage model was formulated to determine the amount of climate-linked assets covered by the green commitments. A gap in coverage with a maximum of 40% was established. Regression analysis of the relationship between asset sizes and green financing commitments displayed a weak, nonetheless positive link between the variables. The null hypothesis stipulating no relationship between the variables was tested and rejected. The data supported the hypothesis that the value of securitization issuances is inadequate to green the financial statements. However, the feasibility of banks achieving green financing targets by increasing green finance coverage or current commitments with a disproportionate increase in brown-backed securitized assets was evident.

Keywords: Assets, Green Commitments, Green Coverage, Green Financing, Issuances


Role of Knowledge Management Towards Improving Organizational Productivity and Efficiency – Case Study of Saudi Electricity Company

Kamel Khoualdi and Talal Almalki

DOI: 10.15604/ejbm.2023.11.0304.003


Nowadays, knowledge is one of the most important and valuable resources of an organization and therefore is considered part of its intellectual capital. Knowledge Management (KM) focuses on capturing, organizing and sharing available knowledge, wherever and whenever it is needed. KM can have a significant impact on the way people are performing the different processes and as consequence it will impact the overall organization performance. The present study attempts to analyze the impact of Knowledge Management (KM) on organizational productivity and performance in the Saudi Electricity Company. A descriptive research design was adopted wherein the research attempts to identify the impact of KM dimensions such as Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Dissemination and Responsiveness to Knowledge on organizational productivity and efficiency. An overall analysis of the results revealed that there is a positive and vital influence of KM methods on increasing effectiveness and efficiency of Saudi Electricity Company by improving the ways of managing and disseminating knowledge.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Dissemination, Responsiveness to Knowledge, Organizational Efficiency, Organizational Productivity


The Political Economy of the Oil Industy in the Mena Region: the Case of Anglo Iranian Oil Company (AIOC)

Neveen Abdelrehim

DOI: 10.15604/ejbm.2023.11.0304.004


This study explores the intricate relationship between politics, economy, and social communication within the oil sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with a specific focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It scrutinizes how the Anglo Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) handled the complexities of staff-related disclosures in their operations. Through the lens of political economy theory, the investigation unpacks the strategies AIOC employed to sustain societal approval and present their operations in a positive manner. Furthermore, the study probes into political-influenced narrative disclosures from AIOC’s chairman and various political diplomats. It analyzes the potential usage of these disclosures as a strategic tool to safeguard and augment AIOC’s political and economic dominance, particularly in relation to their competitive standing in Iran. Utilizing a theoretical framework rooted in political economy theory, it highlights disclosure patterns aligning with AIOC’s policy and strategy to sustain shareholder trust. The research aims to cast light on employee-related press disclosures and the AIOC chairman’s statement. It seeks to discern whether these disclosures provide fact-based data that align with the critical realism viewpoint, or if they are components of a strategic “game” designed to preserve shareholder confidence.

Keywords: Oil Industry, Anglo Iranian Oil Company (AIOC), Political Economy

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