International Journal of Business and Management

International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The journal focuses on the following topics: corporate governance, human resource management, strategic management, entrepreneurship, marketing, e-business, services, information technology management, production & operations management, financial management, decision analysis, management research methods and managerial economics, etc.

It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field. IJBM carries original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of business and management.

The journal is published in both print and online versions. The online version is free access and download.

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2014 Q2: Articles Received: 157; Accepted: 49; Rejected: 116; Published: 54; Retracted: 1

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 162; Accepted: 89; Rejected: 98; Published: 62; Retracted: 0

2013: Article Received: 611; Accepted: 347; Rejected: 283; Published: 288; Retracted: 1

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 180; Accepted: 111; Rejected: 104; Published: 70; Retracted: 0

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 135; Accepted: 58; Rejected: 65; Published: 73; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 145; Accepted: 86; Rejected: 62; Published: 83; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 151; Accepted: 92; Rejected: 52; Published: 62; Retracted: 1

2012 Q4: Articles Received: 133; Accepted: 69; Rejected: 56

2012 Q3: Articles Received: 169; Accepted: 97; Rejected: 71


e-Version First: Vol.9, No.9, 2014

Current Issue: Vol.9, No.8, 2014

All Issues: 2008-2014



Paper Selection and Publication Process

1. Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

2. Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

3. Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

4. The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300USD).

5. After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge.

6. E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue with two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool ( All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



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Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.

Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author. 

The publisher and journals have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the issue with two methods: plagiarism prevention tool ( and reviewer check. All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before sending to reviewers.

The authors authorize the publisher to archive the article into databases and indexes (such as EBSCO, DOAJ, ProQuest), and permit the publisher to apply DOI to the article.

All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online. CLICK HERE to submit your paper online.

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Vol 9, No 9 (2014)

International Journal of Business and Management, Vol.9 No.9, 2014, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


The Impact of Corporate Characteristics and Corporate Governance on Corporate Social and Environmental Disclosure: A Literature Review PDF
Omer M Elsakit, Andrew C Worthington p1
Drivers and Barriers of Environmental, Social and Governance Information in Investment Decision-Making: The Spanish Case PDF
Juan Diego Paredes-Gazquez, Laura Lazcano Benito, Marta de la Cuesta Gonzalez p16
Qualitative Research: A Case for a Multi-Angle View to Enhance ‘Validity’ PDF
Ashfaq Ahmad Khan p29
Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Auditor Choice: Evidence from China PDF
Noel W. Leung, Mei-Ai Cheng p41
The Impact of Organizational Culture on the Adoption of E-Management “Evidence from Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in Kuwait” PDF
Naser Almutairi p57
A Dimensional Analysis of the Relationship between Communication Satisfaction and Turnover Intention: The Mediating Role of Organizational Commitment PDF
Norizah Mustamil, Amir M. T. Yazdi, Saw Sze Syeh, Muhammad Asri Mohd Ali p75
Inflation and Dividend Behavior of Pakistani Firms: An Empirical Investigation Using ARDL PDF
Abdul Ghafoor, Muhammad Asif Khan, Syed Asim Shah, Habib Hussain Khan p86
Opening the “Black Box” in the Consumer's Mind: Understanding What is Neuromarketing PDF
Jorge Henrique Caldeira de Oliveira, Janaina de Moura Engracia Giraldi, Rene de Oliveira Joaquim dos Santos p96
Inward Foreign Direct Investment, Entrepreneurial Behavior, and Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from China PDF
Mo Ziying p108
Forensic Accounting Knowledge and Mindset on Task Performance Fraud Risk Assessment PDF
Oluwatoyin Muse Johnson Popoola, Ayoib Che Ahmad, Rose Shamsiah Samsudin p118
The Impacts of Consumer Ethnocentrism on Foreign Product Judgment and Local Helping Purchase: A Case of Malaysian Cross-Border Shoppers in Hatyai, Thailand PDF
Wanwisa Kuncharin, Badaruddin Mohamed p135
Collaborative Networks as a Source of Innovation and Sustainable Competitiveness for Small and Medium Food Processing Enterprises in Indonesia PDF
Mukhamad Najib, Farida Ratna Dewi, Hardiana Widyastuti p147
Estimation of Fama and French Model with Augmented Risk Factors: Case of KSE-Pakistan PDF
Syed Asim Shah, Abdul Ghafoor, Muhammad Asif Khan p161
Is Entrepreneurship for You? Effects of Storytelling on Entrepreneurial Intention PDF
Amel Hamrouni Dakoumi, Yosra Abdelwahed p176
Human Capital Information Systems: An Introduction PDF
Hayel T. Ababneh, Fayiz D. Shrafat p193
Challenges and Strategies to Improve Tomato Competitiveness along the Tomato Value Chain in Kenya PDF
Sigei K. Geoffrey, Ngeno K. Hillary, Kibe M. Antony, Mwangi Mariam, Mutai C. Mary p205
Extravagant Life Style Assessment Scale (ELAS): Development and Validation PDF
Fred Femi Akinfala, Gabriel Aunde Akinbode, Folusho Ayodeji p213
An Empirical Analysis of Default Risk for Listed Companies in India: A Comparison of Two Prediction Models PDF
Vandana Gupta p223
An Empirical Study of Constraints of Chinese Women’s Leisure in Theme Park PDF
Li Zhou, Liu Yong p235
Manifestations of Service Culture among Street Vendors in Botswana PDF
Byron A. Brown, Ms Goaletsa Rammidi p244
Does Calendar Time Portfolio Approach Really Lack Power? PDF
Anupam Dutta p260
Socio-economic Background of Saudi Society and its Impact on the Financial Sector PDF
Shahnaz Hamid p267
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 9, No. 9 PDF
Stephen Lee p274

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