SEISENSE Journal of Management 2021-05-08T11:14:45+03:00 Dr. Nadeem Akhtar Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;">SEISENSE Journal of Management (SJOM) is an online, open access, and a Refereed journal committed to publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles that have a high impact on the management field as a whole. The SJOM covers domains such as Business strategy &amp; policy, Organizational behavior, Human resource management, Organizational theory, Entrepreneurship, Innovation &amp; Technology Management, Tourism Management, and Business Finance</p> <p><strong>Editor in Chief:</strong> Dr. Muhammad Azeem Qureshi<br /><strong>E-ISSN:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2617-5770</a><br /><strong>Access policy: </strong>Open access<strong><br />Review Policy: </strong>Double-blind peer review<strong><br />Frequency: </strong>Bi-monthly (continuous publishing model)<strong><br />Publication fee: </strong>Free</p> <div class="containerindex"><a href=";hl=en&amp;authuser=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="indexings" style="width: 160px;" src="" alt="google" /></a> <img class="indexings" style="width: 160px;" src="" alt="orcid" /> <a href=";from_ui=yes" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="indexings" style="width: 160px;" src="" alt="orcid" /></a></div> Performance Appraisal and Promotion Practices of Public Commercial Banks in Bangladesh- A Case Study on ACR Method 2021-04-20T23:19:18+03:00 Nishath Anjum Md. Mashfiqur Rahman <p>Purpose- Performance appraisal is crucial for enhancing the productivity of employees working in any sector. This paper investigates the prevailing performance appraisal system and promotion policy of selected public commercial banks (Sonali Bank Ltd, Rupali Bank Ltd, and Agrani Bank Ltd) in Bangladesh.</p> <p>Design/Methodology- The study is a descriptive case of three banks. The researchers interviewed six experienced banking professionals who provided rich data about their respective banks' performance appraisal and feedback systems. The findings of the study are based on the thematic analysis of the respondents’ statements. However, the study also utilized secondary sources for other relevant information.</p> <p>Findings- The study found that all the banks have an established system for evaluating employee performances through ACR with structured criteria for the promotion. The standard criteria include ACR, academic degree, banking diploma, length of service, etc. However, the grading scale for promoting to different positions is differing among the banks. The study also addressed some limitations of the ACR method as rating only by the manager, biasness on ratings, no appraisal feedback to employees etc.</p> <p>Practical Implications- The study seeks to drive the attention of policymakers to utilize their existing performance appraisal system better and design a more effective one with a well-established promotion policy to encourage the employees to give their best effort at the workplace.</p> 2021-04-20T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Nishath Anjum, Md. Mashfiqur Rahman Assessment of Entrepreneurial Behavior Skills among Small Farmers: An Exploratory Study 2021-04-21T17:20:52+03:00 John Atsu Agbolosoo Richmond Anaman <p class="14-SJOMAbstractRight">Aim - The study assessed the entrepreneurial behavior skills of smallholder potato farmers in Nakuru County, Kenya.</p> <p class="14-SJOMAbstractRight">Methodology - A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Data were collected from a total of 267 respondents using multistage sampling techniques. The principal component analysis was used to check the reliability and construct variability of entrepreneurial behavior skills. An entrepreneurial behavior index was generated to measure the behavior skills of smallholder potato farmers.</p> <p class="14-SJOMAbstractRight">Findings - The results show that most smallholder potato farmers had a medium level of risk-taking ability, proactiveness behavior, innovativeness behavior, information-seeking behavior, cosmopoliteness behavior, and decision-making ability. The study concluded that this medium level of entrepreneurial behavior skills made smallholder potato farmers unable to perceive potato farming as a profitable and viable agribusiness venture.</p> <p class="14-SJOMAbstractRight">Originality - The study recommends that entrepreneurial training with practical demonstration and effective communication skills should be used as an approach to empower and promote the development of entrepreneurial behavior qualities among smallholder potato farmers.</p> 2021-04-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 John Agbolosoo, Richmond Anaman The Influence of Employee Engagement, Work Environment and Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment and Performance of Employees: A Sampling Weights in PLS path Modelling 2021-05-07T14:03:20+03:00 Isaac Ahakwa Jingzhao Yang Evelyn Agba Tackie Samuel Atingabili <p>Purpose- This paper explored the link between employee engagement, work environment, and job satisfaction on organizational commitment and employee performance in Ghana's Banking sector considering moderated-mediated interaction.</p> <p>Design/Methodology- Data were obtained from seven hundred and twenty (720) employees from selected financial banks in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana through simple random probability sampling. However, seven hundred (700) responses were deemed accurate and therefore used in the analysis. In the analytical process, Weighted Partial Least Squares (WPLS) and Partial Least Squares (PLS) based on Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) were employed.</p> <p>Findings- From the findings, the studied data for both WPLS-SEM and PLS-SEM models met internal consistency reliability, convergent, and discriminant validity. Also, organizational commitment fully mediated the link between work environment and employee performance in the WPLS-SEM model compared to PLS-SEM with partial mediation. It was statistically significant at p&lt;0.01.</p> <p>Practical Implications- Based on the findings, it’s recommended that organizations and managers focus on developing the workers' workplace environment in numerous ways. This should entail valuing workers' contributions, communicating the company's progress and achievement to workers, thus instilling ownership in workers, providing them with a work-life balance, providing the requisite knowledge and tools for successful production, and providing a stable atmosphere. The workplace of all these factors could increase workers' morale and lead to increased productivity.</p> 2021-05-04T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Isaac Ahakwa, Jingzhao Yang, Evelyn Agba Tackie, Samuel Atingabili Development Idiosyncratic Deals and Employee Performance 2021-05-07T14:03:17+03:00 Mariam Tauba Andrew Kimwolo <p>Employee performance has been at the helm of academic research over the years. The changing nature of work has unearthed several antecedents of job performance. The purpose of this study was to examine employee performance through the development of Idiosyncratic deals and Leader-Member-Exchange-quality lens of antecedents. The study is anchored on the social exchange theory. The hypotheses were tested on a sample of 325 employees of ICT firms in Uganda, using a cross-sectional survey. Three hundred two responses were used for analysis after cleaning of data. The direct hypotheses were tested using correlation analysis, while the mediation was tested using the Hayes Process macro model 4. The results supported the relationship between development idiosyncratic deals and employee performance and LMX quality and employee performance. This study found a significant mediating role of LMX-quality on the relationship between development idiosyncratic deals and employee performance. The study made contributions to the literature on idiosyncratic deals, employee performance, leader-member exchange quality as well, as the Social exchange theory. The study recommends adopting good quality LMX relationships to enhance the role of development idiosyncratic deals on employee performance among ICT firms. </p> 2021-05-07T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Mariam Tauba, Andrew Kimwolo Entrepreneurial Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions 2021-05-08T11:14:45+03:00 Moses Kisame Kisubi Michael Korir <p>Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the association between Entrepreneurial Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions is mediated by (1) Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, (2) Entrepreneurial Attitude, and (3) whether the first mediation is further mediated by Entrepreneurial Attitude.</p> <p>Design – to attain the study objectives, a cross-sectional and explanatory survey approach was employed. Systematic sampling technique was utilized to collect data from a sample of 458 final-year undergraduate students from two Ugandan public universities.</p> <p>Results – a significant partial mediation effect of Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Attitude between Entrepreneurship Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions was established and a mediated mediation effect.</p> <p>Implications – the study provides maiden evidence that Entrepreneurial Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions are significantly and serially mediated by Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Attitude. Managers and policymakers may use this study results to further student’s entrepreneurial competencies. Society may also use our results to support entrepreneurial ventures as a vehicle for creating jobs for graduates</p> <p>Originality/value – the novelty of this paper is threefold; it provides evidence on the mediating role of; (1) entrepreneurial self-efficacy, (2) entrepreneurial attitude, and (3) we provide initial evidence on the mediated mediation effect of Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Attitude in the relationship between Entrepreneurial Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions.</p> 2021-05-08T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Moses Kisame Kisubi, Michael Korir