International Journal of Entrepreneurial Research http://readersinsight.net/IJER <p>To provide a platform where researcher and practitioner come altogether; to learn, share, and research for a better and innovative future; where ventures are socially responsible to society or culture or environment to have a sustainable livelihood and economy worldwide.</p> en-US editor@readersinsight.net (Rosman Bin Md Yusouff) agkazi78@gmail.com (Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Kazi) Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Toward Enhancing Sustainable Competitive Advantage of Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Economies of Africa: A Confirmatory Analysis http://readersinsight.net/IJER/article/view/898 <p><em>The increasing globalization and liberalization of trade have posed onto manufacturing small and medium enterprise (SMEs) in developing economies of Africa a survival and growth challenges. Nevertheless, the resource-based-view (RBV) has given rise to a perspective that views a firm’s intangible assets as strategic resources with the potential to create and enhance sustainable competitive advantage in both local and global markets. Based on the peculiarity of SMEs in Africa, this paper develops and validate a conceptual model on the role of strategic organizational capabilities in improving the competitive advantage of SMEs for sustainable development in developing economies of Africa. Precisely, six variables were identified and reviewed as strategic capabilities. A total number of 81 valid questionnaires were retrieved from owners/managers of SMEs in Yobe state Nigeria and used to evaluate the reliability and validity of the adopted measures. The result of Cronbach’s Alpha test reveals a satisfactory value for all the variables under study. Specifically, innovation, learning, management, marketing, relational and technological capabilities have been established to be reliable strategic capabilities that would effectively and efficiently create and improve the sustainable competitive advantage of SMEs in developing economies. </em></p> Yakubu Salisu, Lily Julienti Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Entrepreneurial Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://readersinsight.net/IJER/article/view/898 Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000 The Impact of Social Media on Impulse Buying Behaviour in Hyderabad Sindh Pakistan http://readersinsight.net/IJER/article/view/907 <p>In the past few years, the interest in the impulsive buying behavior has been increase and it has provoked the interests of organizations and researchers to understand the psychological strengths behind this behavior. The main objective of this study was to study the impact of social media on Impulse buying behavior of customers in Hyderabad region and to analyze the important factors affecting impulsive buying behavior of customers. The research design of this study was explanatory and descriptive in nature. Regression Analysis was used to find the relationship between the variables (Social Network Marketing, Hedonic Motivation, electronic word-of-mouth, Trust and Impulsive Buying Behavior). The results showed that Social Media does have a positive and significant impact on the Impulsive Buying Behavior of the customers. Therefore, online retailers and marketers should understand the importance of social media for encouraging the online impulsive buying of the consumers.</p> Aliz Ahmed khokhar, Pir Abu baker Qureshi, Farman Murtaza, Abdul Ghafoor Kazi Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Entrepreneurial Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://readersinsight.net/IJER/article/view/907 Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000 What are the factors financial distress? The National Private Commercial Banks in Indonesia Case http://readersinsight.net/IJER/article/view/918 <p>This study employs to identify the determinant factors of the potential bankruptcy of National Private Commercial Banks listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. The type of data is secondary data derived from the company's financial statements from 2015-2017. The population of this research is all companies of National Private Commercial Banks listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange with the purposive sampling technique of sampling 40 companies. The analytical method used to identify the potential for bankruptcy is used the modified Altman Z Score model for non-manufacturing companies in developing capital markets. To identify the determinants of potential bankruptcy is used the Factor Analysis method. Based on the analysis, it is obtained that the potential bankruptcy of the company as a sample has a value of Z Score&gt; 2.60 (including safe zone or healthy category). Then based on the results of analysis factors from the 10 variables studied only 9 variables that found the requirements as a determinant of potential bankruptcy, namely: CAR, NPL, ROA, NIM, BOPO, LDR, CR, ECTA, and TATG variables are divided into 2 factors, namely factor 1 which consists of variables CAR, NIM, LDR, CR, ECTA, and TATG which are named Capital variables and Liquidity, while the one that includes factor 2 consists of variables NPL, ROA, and BOPO which are given variable names Asset Quality and Earning.</p> <p>Keywords: Potential bankruptcy; National Private Commercial Banks; and Factor Analysis; and Altman Z Score model</p> Nelmida Nelmida Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Entrepreneurial Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://readersinsight.net/IJER/article/view/918 Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000