European Journal of Business and Management Research https://ejbmr.org/index.php/ejbmr European Journal of Business and Management Research en-US <p>The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.</p> <p>Submission of the manuscript&nbsp;represents&nbsp;that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not considered for publication elsewhere.&nbsp;</p> editor@ejbmr.org (Editor-in-Chief) editor@ejbmr.org (Support Team) Sat, 01 Jan 2022 08:28:05 -0500 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Gender Parity in The Workplace: How COVID-19 Has Affected Women https://ejbmr.org/index.php/ejbmr/article/view/1169 <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> Steven H. Appelbaum, Shirin Emadi-Mahabadi Copyright (c) 2022 Steven H. Appelbaum, Shirin Emadi-Mahabadi http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ejbmr.org/index.php/ejbmr/article/view/1169 Thu, 06 Jan 2022 04:56:22 -0500 The Black Swan of the Coronavirus and How American Organizations Have Adapted to the New World of Remote Work https://ejbmr.org/index.php/ejbmr/article/view/1170 <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> David C. Wyld Copyright (c) 2022 David C. Wyld http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ejbmr.org/index.php/ejbmr/article/view/1170 Thu, 06 Jan 2022 05:01:11 -0500 Supervisor Behaviour and Job Stress among Bank Employees in Rivers State-Nigeria https://ejbmr.org/index.php/ejbmr/article/view/879 <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> Joseph Akhigbe Omoankhanlen, Martha Etakpoburho Eyakephovwan Copyright (c) 2022 Joseph Akhigbe Omoankhanlen, Martha Etakpoburho Eyakephovwan http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ejbmr.org/index.php/ejbmr/article/view/879 Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:55:42 -0500 Adoption of International Accounting Standards in Emerging Countries: A Cultural Perspective https://ejbmr.org/index.php/ejbmr/article/view/1205 <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> Rabeb Riahi Copyright (c) 2022 Rabeb Riahi http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ejbmr.org/index.php/ejbmr/article/view/1205 Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:06:24 -0500