European Journal of Business and Management Research 2022-01-10T09:06:24-05:00 Editor-in-Chief Open Journal Systems European Journal of Business and Management Research Gender Parity in The Workplace: How COVID-19 Has Affected Women 2022-01-06T04:56:22-05:00 Steven H. Appelbaum Shirin Emadi-Mahabadi <p>Women especially have been faced with immense challenges because of this impossible global crisis; many are being forced to choose between family responsibilities and their career. Now more than ever, as we look towards a post-pandemic future, organizations must continue to strive towards inclusive workplaces. The implementation of employee upskilling programs will be one key action to attract talent and ensure sustained future prosperity. Profitability and growth depend on inclusivity; the companies that realize this will see the short and long-term advantages. Others will fall behind and leave the door open for those progressive enough to claim market share. Now that we are more than a year into the pandemic, arguably one of the largest global crises in a century, it is important to explore and explain how women have been affected, and what this could mean for the future of their place in leadership.</p> 2022-01-06T04:56:22-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Steven H. Appelbaum, Shirin Emadi-Mahabadi The Black Swan of the Coronavirus and How American Organizations Have Adapted to the New World of Remote Work 2022-01-06T05:01:11-05:00 David C. Wyld <p>This article presents a look at how leading-edge American companies have adapted to the very changing nature of work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article begins with an examination of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on all of us, placing the pandemic in historical context as a “Black Swan”-level disruptive, historical event. Drawing upon current research, the author examines how the pandemic induced a shift to remote work for many workers, not just in the U.S., but globally, and how that impacted both employees and organizations. Next, the findings of an examination of how major U.S. companies, across many industries, have shifted permanently to offering their employees either full or partial-time remote work options are presented. Based on this research, the author discusses how this change has - and will continue - to impact organizations into the future. The article concludes with a look at the road ahead, as management of all organizations adapts to a very new world of work and a new operating model. To assist and inform managers of how to best make this transition, the author presents an 8-step action plan for implementing remote work into organizations today.</p> 2022-01-06T05:01:11-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 David C. Wyld Supervisor Behaviour and Job Stress among Bank Employees in Rivers State-Nigeria 2022-01-10T08:55:42-05:00 Joseph Akhigbe Omoankhanlen Martha Etakpoburho Eyakephovwan <p>This study examined the relationship between supervisor behaviour and job stress among bank employees in Rivers State-Nigeria. The cross-sectional survey which is a type of quasi-experimental design was used because the variables were not within the researchers’ control. A total population of three hundred and ten (310) employees from 17 selected deposit money banks was covered in this work. A total sample size of 169 employees used as the population. The simple random sampling technique was employed. Questionnaire was utilized to obtain necessary data from respondents. The spearman rank order correlation coefficient was used for testing the bivariate hypotheses. The findings revealed that task-oriented behaviour of supervisor had a positive significant relationship with physiological and psychological stress. Also, person oriented behaviour had a negative significant relationship with employee stress. Thus, the study concluded that task oriented and person oriented behaviour of supervisors affects the employees physiological and psychological stress which may have several effect on the health of the employees. It was thus recommended that the supervisors of the deposit money banks should avoid setting unrealistic and strenuous target for the employees as such will help reduce the psychological stress of the employees in the organization.</p> 2022-01-10T08:55:42-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Joseph Akhigbe Omoankhanlen, Martha Etakpoburho Eyakephovwan Adoption of International Accounting Standards in Emerging Countries: A Cultural Perspective 2022-01-10T09:06:24-05:00 Rabeb Riahi <p>The article aims at studying the adaptability of international accounting standards to emerging countries. We use a cultural approach based on the accounting subculture (Gray, 1988) that highlights the relationship between cultural dimensions (power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism vs. collectivism, masculinity vs. femininity), and accounting values (professionalism vs. statutory control, uniformity vs. flexibility, conservatism vs. optimism and discretion vs. transparency). The cultural approach reveals the magnitude of adaptability of international accounting standards to emerging countries by considering the Tunisian example. Thus, we first identify the culture of the studied context by a questionnaire including the evolution tendency of this context. Secondly, we identify the cultural context required to adopt the international accounting referent. Our results reveal that the Tunisian cultural context is slightly different from that required for the adoption of the international referent. However, we have observed a process of convergence towards it.</p> 2022-01-10T09:06:24-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Rabeb Riahi