Articles published in IJBMR

Volume 8, Issue 3 ( September 2020)

Reviewing Effectuation and Bricolage in the Context of Social Entrepreneurship Multisector Collaborations

Purpose: Traditional perspectives are insufficient for understanding/framing Social Entrepreneurship Triple Helix arrangements. This paper explores the extent to which specific alternative theoretical perspectives of entrepreneurship might be evident in the context of social entrepreneurship 'ventures' through multisector collaboration amongst university, government and private sector partners.

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Social Media for Crisis Communication Management

This paper analyzes trends related to the role of social media in crisis communication. The author posed a question about the attitudes of online media actors (communication, public relations and marketing experts) towards using social media as a strategic communication tool in times of crisis; Emphasis on two different crises: the 2016 Turkish political crisis and the global health pandemic (COVID-19) in 2020.

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Capabilities of Entrepreneurial Ventures that Successfully Navigate Regime Change: A Research Agenda

The study provides a framework and research agenda for investigating factors that contribute to the sustainability and growth of entrepreneurial ventures operating in environments of regime change. The suggested framework builds on Herbert Simon’s [1] science of design, as later extended to concepts of entrepreneurship as creation [2] and effectuation [3], in order to describe the nature of entrepreneurial actions in an e7nvironment of regime change. The framework integrates theory on organizational capabilities [4] to locate mechanisms behind entrepreneurs’ successful efforts to equip their ventures with capabilities for sustainability and growth.

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Human Capital Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover in the Food Service and Automotive Industries

High voluntary employee turnover in service industries often exceeds 60%, negatively affecting profitability due to employee replacement costs. In studies conducted with multinational corporate leaders, they acknowledged a lack of business direction resulting in a 68% failure to implement organizational strategies. Through a multiple case study, we aimed to explore the human capital strategies utilized in the automotive and food service industries to reduce voluntary employee turnover. We analyzed the responses of twenty-four service leaders in the Eastern and Midwest regions of the United States through the process of compiling, disassembling, reassembling, interpreting, and concluding.

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Indoctrination against Violence Orientation

The saying “no victim - no crime” suggests police intervention is victim dependent. Policing that relies solely on identifying a victim elevates the status of the perpetrator. When suspicion of illegality (victimization) – whether against individuals or government statutes – must occur to justify police involvement, the intervention is victim-dependent. A consequence of this practice is that by the time legal thresholds are achieved to arrest would-be perpetrators it is often too late. Opportunities to affect behaviors of would-be perpetrators may not be influenced within the victim-dependent response to crime fighting. Alternatively, teaching laws to school-aged youth has been used to dissuade perpetrator behavior and violence. Educating youth, to curtail perpetrator behavior, may be the future of crime fighting.

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