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 Q3: Articles Received: 140; Accepted: 74; Rejected: 65; Published: 56; Retracted: 0

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 Issue: Vol.9 No.12, 2014

Current Issue: Vol.9, No.11, 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.



Author Guidelines


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 12 (2014)

International Journal of Business and Management Vol. 9 No. 12, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Governance Mechanisms and Performance of Publicly Traded Companies PDF
J. Augusto Felício, María Purificación Galindo Villardón p1
Valuing Private Companies: A DEA Approach PDF
Burcu Anadol, Paradi C. Joseph, Paul Simak, Xiaopeng Yang p16
The Impact of Implementing SAP System on Human Resource Management: Application to Saudi Electricity Company PDF
Kamel Khoualdi, Abdullah Basahel p28
Exploring Routes to Persuasive Online Advertising PDF
Wen-Chin Tsao p35
The Relationship between Ownership Structure and Firm’s Performance: An Empirical Evidence from Palestine PDF
Nizar Dwaikat, Abdelbaset Queiri p49
Clarifying the Brand Orientation Construct for Business-to-Business Sector PDF
Muhammad Anees-ur-Rehman p62
Core Employees’ Impact on the Performances of Turkish Large Firms: A Research in the Frame of the Resource-Based View of the Firm PDF
Kurtulus Yilmaz Genc p74
Communication Source, Brand Image and Brand Choices of Postgraduate Students PDF
Indra Devi Subramaniam, Wan Fadzilah Wan Yusoff, Noor Shahaliza Othman p94
Perceptions of Chinese Stakeholders on the Disclosure Importance of Intellectual Capital Attributes: A Note PDF
Yi An, Harun Harun, Chunhui Hu, Xuehua Liu p105
Investigating the Effect of Trust, Work-Involvement, Motivation and Demographic Variables on Organizational Commitment: Evidence from IT Industry PDF
Seher Arikan Tezergil, Ali Kose, Melisa Erdilek Karabay p111
The Effects of Corporate Ownership Structure and Board Size on Earnings Management: Evidence from Turkey PDF
Mehmet Aygun, Suleyman Ic, Mustafa Sayim p123
Employee Mental Illness: Moving Towards a Dominant Discourse in Management and HRM PDF
Mirella Sarah De Lorenzo p133
Critical Dimensions of Disaster Recovery Planning PDF
Leong Lai Hoong, Govindan Marthandan p145
The Effect of Administrative Classification of Public Budget Expenses on Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency of Administrative Control in Public Sector Departments in Jordan-Field Study PDF
Hamdan Moh’D Al –Hiyasat p159
Determinants of Internet Banking Adoption in Jordan PDF
Haneen A. Abu-Assi, Hani H. Al-Dmour, Zu'bi M.F. Al-Zu'bi p169
An Investigation of Entrepreneurial Intention amongst Arab University Students PDF
Walid Saleh, Loay Salhieh p197
Environmental Life Cycle Assessments as Decision Support Systems within Research and Development Processes: Solutions or Confusions for Responsible Innovation? PDF
Steven Flipse p210
An Empirical Investigation of the Effect of E-Readiness Factors on Adoption of E-Procurement in Kingdom of Bahrain PDF
Hayat Ali, Amal Alrayes p220
The Effect of Leadership Attributes and Motivation to Lead on Preferred Job Characteristics (Job Attributes): Case Study of Undergraduates in Malaysian Universities PDF
Jamaliah Abdul Hamid, Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva p230
Impact of Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions on Subordinate’s Perception of Abusive Supervision PDF
Shahid N Khan p239
Rebuild Normality in Chinese Financial Markets with Range-Based Bipower Variance PDF
Lianqian Yin, Lixia Zheng, Yang Zhong p252
Challenges Facing Entrepreneurship in Nigeria PDF
Onyeka Uche Ofili p258
The Socio-Economic Impact of Tourism and Entrepreneurs in Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR PDF
Kongfa Phoummasak, Xayphone Kongmanila, Zhou Changchun p275
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 9, No. 12 PDF
Stephen Lee p285

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