International Journal of Business and Management Sciences 2024-03-31T21:30:15+03:00 Dr. Muhammad Farooq Jan Open Journal Systems <p>International Journal of Business and Management Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal published by BigBio Researchers Publishers. The aim of the journal is to publish the latest research related to the field of management, business administration, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and so on. IJBMS is a peer-reviewed open-access research journal recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in the Y category. IJBMS is indexed in the Directory of Research Journal Indexing, ResearchBIB, ESJI, Scientific Indexing Services, Advance Science Index, Cite Factor, InfoBase Index, and in process with Scopus, WOS, and DOAJ. IJBMS invites contributions from researchers, scholars, and academicians in the area of Business and Management. The journal has a diverse advisory board consisting of experts from well-reputed universities and organizations around the world. The journal provides a platform for sharing diverse research work in the field and aims to reduce the gap between the industry and academia. The journal is freely available to readers through its website. The journal has an acceptance rate of 34 percent.</p> <p><strong>LONGTERM DIGITAL ARCHIVES/PRESERVATION POLICY</strong></p> <p>IJBMS publications are deposited in and available from multiple digital archives around the world. To guarantee long-term digital preservation, content published in IJBMS is deposited in the following archives.</p> <p><em><strong><a href="">CLOCKSS</a></strong></em></p> <p>Non-for-profit dark archive which stores all IJBMS content. If the content is no longer available from any participating publisher, then CLOCKSS is able to make this available as open access.</p> <p></p> <p><strong><em><a href="">LOCKSS</a></em></strong></p> <p>The LOCKSS is a peer-to-peer network that develops and supports an open source system allowing libraries to collect, preserve and provide their readers with access to material published on the Web. IJBMS all published contents are deposited and stored in LOCKSS. </p> <p></p> <p><strong><em><a href="">PKP Preservation Network (PN)</a></em></strong></p> <p>PKP has developed the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The PKP PN ensures that journals that are not part of any other digital preservation can be preserved for long-term access. IJBMS all published contents are preserved automatically in PKP (PN). </p> <p><strong>E ISSN</strong>: 2708 – 4337</p> <p><strong>P ISSN:</strong> 2708 – 4329</p> The Impact of Despotic Leadership on Knowledge Hiding Through Mediate of Psychological Contract Violation; the Moderating Role of Islamic Work Ethics 2023-12-31T18:46:39+02:00 Hamid Reza Shams Pour Maryam Dolat Abadi Bahman Narouei Hamed Bakhshi Dennis E. Maligaya <p>This study examines how despotic Leadership impacts the Knowledge hiding in the workplace with examine the mediating role of psychological contract violation reactions to Despotic Leadership and how Islamic work ethics can weaken the effects of the relationship between psychological contract violation and knowledge hiding. Data was collected from 196 workers in industries in Iran. Results reveals a positive correlation between employees perceiving their Leader as despotic and engaging in knowledge hiding. Researchers discovered that when despotic Leadership occurs, psychological contract violations mediate the relationship between despotic Leadership and knowledge hiding.Moreover, the effect of Knowledge hiding in this relationship can be weakened when Islamic work ethics are present. Ethics is important in every workplace and should be upheld by those managing the organization. Transparent communication, honoring commitments, and verbal agreements with employees can benefit the work environment. This study explores how a COR framework can theoretically address knowledge hiding. Additionally, it explains that Islamic work ethics can moderate the effect of a leader with a negative style.</p> 2024-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Business and Management Sciences Assessing the Efficacy of Financial Management, External Audit Quality on Financial Performance with Interplay of Board of Trustees Vigilance in Public Sector Universities of Pakistan 2024-01-18T10:24:10+02:00 Muhammad Ishtiaq Zeeshan Zaib Khattak Dilawar Khan <p>Countries across the board, stakeholders at all levels give more attention, effort, and money to public sector performance assessment and evaluation. Pakistan’s higher education sector is among one which faces multi challenges including financial performance due to limited research in this area. Employing quantitative research approach, this study used cross sectional research design with both the primary and secondary source for data collection using survey and financial report. The study employed a sample of 108 universities from population of public sector universities in Pakistan and used stratified random sampling technique. Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) Regression was exercised to assess the research hypothesis. The study only considers public sector universities, inclusion of private universities may enable researchers to study more in depth and compare the results of each category. Income statement and balance sheet ratios using panel data may be used for more accurate and reliable measurement in future studies. This study seeks to enhance understanding of the relationship of financial management, external audit quality, board of trustees vigilance and financial performance. The study has theoretical and practical implications in the field of management, accounting, and finance which can enhance the financial performance.</p> 2024-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Business and Management Sciences Does Green Product Knowledge Really Affect Customer Purchase Decision: An Empirical Insight of Textile Sector of Pakistan 2024-02-18T17:26:41+02:00 Syeda Shawana Mahasan Arshia Hashmi Muhammad Faheem Jan Muhammad Adeel Abid Muhammad Mohsin <p>The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between green product knowledge and customer purchase decision with mediating effect of green marketing, personal values and moderating effect of social media’s influence on customer’s purchasing decision in the textile industry of Pakistan. Three hundred and twenty-three (323) questionnaires were collected from the textile sector customers of Pakistan. Questionnaire was adopted and convenience sampling strategy was used. Smart PLS (Partial Least Squares) and structural equation modeling (SEM) to analyze the effects of different factors on customer purchase decisions, alongside descriptive statistics. The findings reveal a noteworthy positive link between consumers' understanding of green products and their buying choices in Pakistan's textile sector. These results underscore the importance of initiatives aimed at educating consumers about green products for businesses and policymakers alike. Such efforts can help meet the rising demand for sustainable products, contribute to environmental conservation, and shape positive consumer perceptions.</p> 2024-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Business and Management Sciences The Impact of Work Life Balance Programs on Organizational Performance: The Mediating Role of Work Ethics 2024-02-26T15:16:56+02:00 Nadia Mughal <p>Work-life balance as a balancing act aspect is investigated alongside work ethics and organizational performance in the paper. It addresses how reaching a work-life balance not only improves job satisfaction and employee wellbeing but also affects organizational results favorably. This study underscores the crucial role of work ethics as a mediator in this consonance, implying that ethical business behavior such honesty, dependability and responsibility by workers can significantly improve organizational performance. It also touches upon how technological innovations affect it and the difficulties associated with work-life balance. The paper uses the quantitative approach to collect data using questionnaire from 152 employees of various organizations in Pakistan. The purpose of this approach is to quantify the relationships between work-life balance, ethics on the job, and the results achieved by a company. Thus, the findings highlight the importance of work ethics as a strong mediator between better work-life balance and higher organizational performance. This research shows that Pakistani businesses should prioritize creating a work-life balance for their employees if they want to see increased productivity and satisfaction on the job. This study provides important information for organizational leaders and policymakers, highlighting the essential need of work-life balance and ethical behavior in attaining optimal organization results.</p> 2024-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Business and Management Sciences The The Moderating Effect of Regret Recovery Strategies on Buyer’s Remorse and Repurchase Intention: A Pls-Mga Approach 2024-03-12T08:52:43+02:00 Bushra Rehman Sheraz Ahmad Farooq Bajwa Sardar Ahmad <p>The current study examines empirical work to understand the effect of regret recovery strategies on buyer’s remorse and repurchase intentions. Our study contains five groups such as i) money-back guarantee (MBG), ii) replace policy iii) apology iv) combined all i.e. MBG + replace policy + apology v) control group of online buyers Z were subjected to various buyer remorse interventions to determine which group intervention is most effective in decreasing the effect of buyer's remorse on repurchase intention. The population of this study was online buyers from Generation Z, thus a purposive sampling technique was used to collect data and the sample size was 551. Multi-group analysis was performed to conduct a pairwise comparison to evaluate the categorical moderation i.e. recovery of buyer's remorse. The group that received the replace policy interventions was the most effective in reducing buyer’s remorse and raising repurchase intention reflected in the smart PLS-4 results. Further, the comparison revealed a small difference between the remaining and the control group (which received no treatment). This study is unique and ensures that no such research has ever been done before. Upon doing a thorough examination of the literature, no comparable study was discovered. This study is therefore, naturally, novel and unique. This study has theoretical and managerial implications, as well as the methods and findings of our five key studies.</p> 2024-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Business and Management Sciences Impact of Project Management Practices on Project Performance, Mediating Role of Transformational Leadership 2024-03-12T08:29:23+02:00 Abid Ali Atiqa Hafeez Waheed Asghar <p>The aim of this research is to assess how project management methods impact educational programs of non-governmental organizations, with a focus on the mediating influence of transformational leadership style. The research collected data from non-governmental organizations in Lahore and Multan that provide elementary education in various areas of these cities. Information was gathered using a standardized questionnaire from staff of educational institutions. This research reveals a significant relationship between Project Management Practice (PMP) and Project Performance (PP) in project-based organizations. Transformational Leadership (TL) plays a significant role in influencing this relationship. Employee satisfaction with a leader's leadership style leads to better service delivery. The study suggests that a strong TL and PMP can improve project performance and employee satisfaction. It emphasizes the importance of training employees in TL to ensure successful project management practices. The findings suggest that organizations should cooperate and motivate their employees to achieve organizational goals.</p> 2024-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Business and Management Sciences The Influence of Innovativeness on the Success of Projects: Exploring the Moderating Effect of Project Manager Competency 2024-03-12T08:45:38+02:00 Ehtasham Ul Haq Shahid Iqbal Shahid Mahmood <p>The success of projects is becoming more and more dependent on innovation in the fast-paced commercial world of today. This study examines the connection between innovation and project success, emphasizing the moderating effect of project manager competency. Survey data was collected from 250 respondents and analysis was undertaken. The data reveal a substantial positive link between innovativeness and project success, implying that organizations that value innovation are more likely to achieve excellent project outcomes. Furthermore, the statistics show that this connection is tempered by the project manager's competency. More precisely, innovativeness has a positive effect on project success, which is exacerbated by highly competent project managers. These outcomes have important implications for practice and theory. From a theoretical approach, they contribute to our understanding of the aspects that drive success of the project and highlight the need of addressing both organizational innovation culture and project manager capability. Practically speaking, the findings show the need of investing in both innovation activities and project manager training and development to improve project success rates. This study has a few limitations: it only looks at one component of entrepreneurial orientation and does not explore the mediator influence, which opens up new avenues of exploration.</p> 2024-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Business and Management Sciences Influencer Marketing and Consumer Purchase Intention: A Conceptual Holistic Model 2024-03-17T09:18:41+02:00 Muhammad Bilal Ayaz Ahmad Munsif Ullah Wisal Ahmad Sheikh Raheel Manzoor <p>In the digital technology driver era consumer purchase intentions is significantly impacted by influencer marketing. Despite the established and recognized role of influencer marketing on customer positive purchase intent, a comprehensive and constructive model of influencer marketing is missing in previous studies. This study will fill the gap by suggesting multiple mediating relationships such that source credibility and message value play key role in the association as intervening variables among influencer marketing and consumer purchasing intent. The study further suggests that the association between the credibility of message source and the value of the message and their positive influence over customer purchase decision is mediated by customer trust, their positive attitude and the electronic words of mouth. Through integration of these multiple mediating relationships, the proposed model seeks to offer a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the intricate relationship between influencer marketing and its positive effect on customer purchase decision.</p> 2024-03-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Business and Management Sciences