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


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 11 (2014)

International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 9 No. 11, 2014

Table of Contents


Virtual Work and Work-Life Balance for Managers PDF
Gudbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir, Arnaldur S. Stefánsson p1
The Extent of Environmental Responsibility in Korea’s Top Ten Five-Star Hotels PDF
Sung-Wook Kang, Song-Ee Hahn p13
Exploring How Referral Reward Program Design Affects Consumer Intent to Purchase from a Recipient Perspective PDF
Chia-Lee Fan, Yi-Liang Su, Sue-Ting Chang, Day-Yang Liu p21
Local Management of a Global Commons? The Case of Climate Standard Development in the Swedish Food Sector PDF
Karl Johan Bonnedahl p31
Challenges of Cost Management in Complex Projects PDF
Jaakko Kujala, Tim Brady, Jaakko Putila p48
Project Failure: The Way forward and Panacea for Development PDF
T. Zuofa, E. G. Ochieng p59
Leadership Styles of Senior and Middle Level Managers: A Study of Selected Firms in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman PDF
G. P. Mishra, Donald Grunewald, Neelufer Aslam Kulkarni p72
Firm Bankruptcy Probability and Causes: An Integrated Study PDF
Oliver Lukason, Richard C. Hoffman p80
Implementing the Spiritual Leadership Model in the Healthcare Industry in Iran PDF
Mandana Abdizadeh, Mohsen Malekalketab Khiabani p92
Environmental Factors Affecting Human Resources Management Activities of Turkish Large Firms PDF
Kurtulus Yilmaz Genc p102
Stock Exchange Development and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Jordan PDF
Ali Mustafa Al-Qudah p123
Effects of Job Rotation Strategy on High Performance Workplace, in Lake Victoria North Water Services Board, Kenya PDF
Benjamin Kipchumba Tarus p139
Investigating the Moderating Effects of Gender and Self-Efficacy in the Context of Mobile Payment Adoption: A Developing Country Perspective PDF
Mohammed-Issa Riad Mousa Jaradat, Khaled M. S. Faqih p147
International Strategic Alliance and Its Performance in China: The Resource-Based View PDF
Yuhua Li p170
Organizational Communication in Public Health Institutions PDF
Kwame Owusu Kwateng, Hannah Vivian Osei, Ernest EkowAbban p179
The Impact of Performance Management on Mission Statement and Operational Goal Setting PDF
Fatemeh S. Shahmehr, Narges Safari, Mohammad Javad Jamshidi, Noor-Mohammad Yaghoobi p189
Generation-Y Employees’ Turnover: Work-Values Fit Perspective PDF
Abdelbaset Queiri, Wan Fadzilah Wan Yusoff, Nizar Dwaikat p199
Does Money Motivate Employees? Empirical Study of Private and Public Financial Sector in Kazakhstan PDF
Arman Kulchmanov, Maniam Kaliannan p214
Qualitative Research Method: Grounded Theory PDF
Shahid N. Khan p224
Model Behavior Analysis of Stock Market Indicators and Listed Companies: Evidence from the Ghana Stock Exchange: Automated versus Floor Trading PDF
Gladys A. A. Nabieu p234
The Growth of Online Bus Ticketing Industry: RedBus Route to Success in the Indian Market PDF
Sujo Thomas, Bharthi Pathak, Pavak Vyas p247
Gender on Customer Based Brand Equity: A Case of OK (Bindura) Supermarket PDF
Albert Musekiwa, Langton Runyowa, Felix Chikosha p254
Understanding the Role of Political Relations in Consumer Decision Making: A Grounded Theory Approach PDF
Tariq Abdullatif Halimi, Clare D'Souza, Gillian Sullivan-Mort p261
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 9, No. 11 PDF
Stephen Lee p274

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