SEISENSE Journal of Management https://journal.seisense.com/index.php/jom <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>SEISENSE Journal of Management (JOM)</em>&nbsp;peer-reviewed and published as Bi-Monthly (six issues in a year), is committed to publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles that have a high impact on the management field as a whole.&nbsp;SEISENSE&nbsp;<em>JOM&nbsp;</em>covers domains such as&nbsp;</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> </ul> SEISENSE (PRIVATE) LIMITED en-US SEISENSE Journal of Management 2617-5770 Programming Ethics in Self-Driving Cars: Ethical Dilemma https://journal.seisense.com/index.php/jom/article/view/42 <p>Self-driving cars promise to revolutionize the automotive industry. Besides being productive and&nbsp;fuel-efficient, they would be significantly safer than the human-operated cars. However, in the rare&nbsp;case when they do get into an accident, they can calculate and opt for the reactive measure to take&nbsp;based on their programming. The manufacturer, it seems, must decide the ethics that self-driving&nbsp;cars should follow in such scenarios. In circumstances where they must choose between the lives of&nbsp;the passengers and the pedestrians, some researchers have argued that the best solution is to choose&nbsp;for the safety of the passengers over the pedestrians. Such a strategy, they argue will make sense as&nbsp;cars will have better control over the passenger and, therefore, will help in faster adoption of self-driving cars. However, this line of thinking seems simplistic at best. The author suggests areexamination of the ethical issues while taking into account the social and technological aspects as&nbsp;well.</p> Najam Ul Hassan ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-10-04 2018-10-04 1 5 1 5 10.5281/zenodo.1443240 Effect of Dividend Policy on Firm’s Performance: A Case Study of Cement Sector of Pakistan https://journal.seisense.com/index.php/jom/article/view/34 <p><em>The basic aim of this study is to investigate that whether the dividend policy makes an impact on the firm performance in Pakistan specially in cement sector. Data used have been collected from annual reports of the sample companies and website of Pakistan Stock Exchange from 2012 to 2016. The results of OLS indicate that there is an insignificant positive relationship between return on equity (ROE) and Dividend per share (D.P.S) which imply that by increasing cost dividend per share, return on equity increases for the selected companies. Furthermore, a significant positive relationship between earning per share (EPS) and return-on-equity (R.O.E) was found. In the case of firm size, significant relationship was found with ROE and financial leverage showed an insignificant relationship with firm performance (R.O.E). Hence this study supports the relevant theories of dividend policy. </em></p> Abdur Rahman ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-10-06 2018-10-06 1 5 6 15 10.5281/zenodo.1450462 Jordan Energy Sector Choices and Challenges https://journal.seisense.com/index.php/jom/article/view/44 <p>Energy is the lifeline for the whole of the service and industry sector in any country. Any imbalance in the energy sector is reflected on other sectors and the standard of living in the country. Energy problems are one of the most complex challenges facing governments. Especially in countries that rely on external energy sources. This situation is increased complexity by the presence of immediate changes in international relations and in fuel prices. Jordan is among the countries that depend on foreign energy sources and is located in the most volatile regions of the world in middle of the Middle East. Jordan is suffering from a permanent energy crisis that needs solutions which are compatible with many factors that may affect energy choices and decisions and alternatives available to get out of this crisis. Therefore, this study will attempt to focus on the Jordanian situation and identify the challenges and available choices. A comparison will be made of the available alternatives through Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP). The results show that the priority of the energy solutions is to expand the mining of uranium and shale as well as to expand the construction of renewable power plants, as well as maintenance and modernization of existing plants and the establishment of new refineries.</p> Malek Khalaf Albezuirat Falah Mustafa Al-Saraireh Muhammad Iqbal Hussain Rosmaini Ahmad ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-10-09 2018-10-09 1 5 16 37 10.5281/zenodo.1452373 Determinants of Adolescents Well Being https://journal.seisense.com/index.php/jom/article/view/48 <p>Well-being is a dynamic concept that includes subjective, social, and psychological dimensions as well as health-related behaviors. Adolescents form two-thirds of our population, this is a unique group of people with special needs. The study aims to identify the lifestyle and behavioral patterns of this group and subsequently come up with issues that require special attention. The Competitive environment in every field has propelled maladjustment in different spheres of life such as home, social, health, emotion and educational problems. In order to address adolescents’ psychological issues, it becomes everyone’s responsibility to give assistance to protect the future generation.</p> Sheeba Ali ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-10-23 2018-10-23 1 5 38 48 10.5281/zenodo.1469717 Idea of Collateral and Guarantor in Islamic Bank Financing https://journal.seisense.com/index.php/jom/article/view/45 <p class="JOMAbstract">This study explores the idea of Islamic banks requesting for collateral or guarantee when financing, the rationale for requesting loan security, and its acceptability from Islamic perspectives. The study reviewed the previous literature and Islamic injunctions to study and justify the use of collateral and guarantor to hedge the risk of financing default. It is found that Islamic banks like conventional banking system encourage requesting loan security to ensure borrowers’ commitment and protect investors’ wealth. Despite its effect on loan rejection, secured loans are found to be recovered more easily than unsecured loans. Government and Islamic banks are therefore advised to device mean for helping small-scale businesses to access financing, through credit guarantee schemes and participatory financing mechanisms, to enhance financial inclusion.</p> Idris Yahaya Adamu ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-11-01 2018-11-01 1 5 49 57 10.5281/zenodo.1474664