SEISENSE Journal of Management 2019-10-15T14:40:26-04:00 Nadeem Akhtar (Phd) Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;">SEISENSE Journal of Management (SJOM) is an online, open access and Refereed journal committed to publish scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles that have a high impact on the management field as a whole. The SJOM covers domains such as</p> <ul> <li class="show">Business strategy &amp; policy</li> <li class="show">Organizational behavior</li> <li class="show">Human resource management</li> <li class="show">Organizational theory</li> <li class="show">Entrepreneurship</li> <li class="show">Innovation and Technology Management</li> <li class="show">Tourism Management</li> <li class="show">Business Finance</li> </ul> Board Leadership, Chief Executive Officer Optimism and Firm Innovation 2019-10-09T05:59:18-04:00 Joel Tuwey Vincent Ngeno <p>Purpose - Following the resource dependence and optimism theory, the study explored whether Chief Executive Officer (CEO) optimism moderates the link between board leadership and firm innovation in the financial sector.</p> <p>Design/Methodology - 130 financial institutions in Kenya were surveyed using cross-sectional and explanatory designs. Hypothesis testing utilized both moderated hierarchical regression models and mod-graphs.</p> <p>Findings - The results revealed that the board member’s openness and independence positively influence firm innovation. The moderated hierarchical regression results and figures in the mod-graphs reveal that CEO optimism enhances the association between the board member’s openness, independence, and firm innovation.</p> <p>Practical Implications - The results suggested that for financial institutions to be innovative, board members should be open to each other in terms of the private ideas as well as being independent about decisions made to spur the growth of the firms. Additionally, such boards should appoint CEOs who are optimistic about being innovative.</p> 2019-10-03T00:54:35-04:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Joel Tuwey, Vincent Ngeno Does Board Education Diversity Affect Environmental Accounting Disclosure? 2019-10-15T14:40:26-04:00 Tarus John Kipngetich Ronald Bonuke Joel Tenai <p><strong>Purpose-</strong> The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of board education diversity on environmental accounting disclosure among firms listed in the Nairobi Security Exchange.</p> <p><strong>Design/Methodology-</strong> The study adopted both explanatory and longitudinal research design. The target population comprised 65 listed firms at Nairobi Securities Exchange from 2008 to 2017. However, inclusion criteria were the 27 listed firms from 2008 to 2017, giving a total of 270 observations. A documentary analysis guide was used to collect secondary data.</p> <p><strong>Findings-</strong> The findings showed that board education had a significant and positive impact on environmental accounting disclosure. The findings validate the human capital theory's proposition.</p> <p><strong>Practical Implications-</strong> Firms listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange ought to diffuse the education level of the board of directors to increase the level of environmental accounting disclosure. Besides, their boards should be well educated and experienced to enhance disclosure of environmental accounting.</p> 2019-10-14T06:19:14-04:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Tarus John Kipngetich, Ronald Bonuke, Joel Tenai