SEISENSE Journal of Management <p style="text-align: justify;">SEISENSE Journal of Management (SJOM) is 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> SEISENSE (PRIVATE) LIMITED en-US SEISENSE Journal of Management 2617-5770 Evaluating the Heterogeneous Effect of Firm Risk on Firm Value <p>Purpose- This paper aims to investigate the effect of firm risk on the firm value to see how the firm value is changing when the risk level is changed. Our result indicates that a higher level of risk can reduce firm value. </p> <p>Design/Methodology- We apply a Bayesian causal technique for a sample data set of US public firms. The causal approach helps us to focus on the reliable and unbiased results instead of the association-based findings.</p> <p>Findings- The results show a negative effect of risk on the firms’ value for the sample data. However, we investigate the potential effect of the risk across the distribution of the firm value. We witness the more substantial effect of risk on firms with a higher value.</p> <p>Practical Implications- Helps firms to evaluate their risk and its effect, so they can adjust their decisions and take actions to reduce the undesired effects of firm risk.</p> Thi Hong Nhung Nguyen Copyright (c) 2020 Thi Hong Nhung Nguyen 2020-09-04 2020-09-04 3 5 24 32 10.33215/sjom.v3i5.430 Does Structural Power Matter? Board Attributes and Firm Performance <p>Purpose- The study investigates the moderating role of Chief Executive Officer Duality onboard attributes and firm performance of companies listed in Kenya.</p> <p>Design/Methodology- The research used a longitudinal research design. Panel data were derived from published accounts for sixteen years that is from 2002-2017. IGLS regression models were used to test the hypothesis.</p> <p>Findings- The empirical results indicated that the independence of the board, the size of the board, and the duration in which the board member served the organization positively influence the firm performance. However, CEO duality does not moderate the relationship.</p> <p>Practical Implications- Regulatory bodies such as NSE and CMA in Kenya should ensure that listed firms have more independent directors serving a board, ensure a reasonable size of the board and increase the board tenure to enhance firm performance. Further, the combined roles of the CEO and chairman may not influence the efficiency of the board in the Kenyan context.</p> Fiona Jepkosgei Korir Joel K Tenai Copyright (c) 2020 Fiona Jepkosgei Korir, Joel K. Tenai 2020-09-19 2020-09-19 3 5 54 64 10.33215/sjom.v3i5.432 Impact of Market Learning on Management Innovation: Mediating role of Knowledge Integration <p>Purpose- The article aims to study and explore the effect of market learning on management innovation along with exploring the role of knowledge integration as a mediator in the hospitality industry of Pakistan.</p> <p>Design/Methodology- The data comprised 215 respondents from the hospitality industry, and it was gathered through a questionnaire containing 22 items, including four demographical items. The gathered data was utilized to validate our model empirically through statistical tests.</p> <p>Findings- Research findings reveal that management innovation is driven by market learning, and significant relationships exist between market learning, knowledge integration, and management innovation. The mediating role of knowledge integration also exists significantly between management innovation and market learning.</p> <p>Novelty – Knowledge integration about management innovation and market learning is a novel contribution, and findings suggest that its effect on this model is significant.</p> <p>Practical Implications- Successful organizations include knowledge integration and management innovation as a critical part of their culture as these variables boost the firm’s productivity and employee participation, and both are found to be driven by market learning. The managers can make an effort to enhance market learning and improve the firm’s overall performance.</p> Saman Fatima Roshan Luqman Copyright (c) 2020 Saman Fatima, Roshan Luqman 2020-08-02 2020-08-02 3 5 1 12 10.33215/sjom.v3i5.404 Employee Empowerment and Innovative Work Behavior <p>Purpose: This paper seeks to address the moderating effect of leader-member exchange on the link between employee empowerment and innovative work behavior.</p> <p>Design/Methodology: The study draws on the causal-comparative research design, and employs paper-based self-administered questionnaires to gather data from a sample of 470 employees drawn from manufacturing firms in Kenya. This sample is part of a population of 9915 employees and has been narrowed down using Yamane’s formula. The study employs stratified and simple random sampling techniques to constitute the required sample of employees.</p> <p>Findings: The results indicate that employee empowerment and Leader-Member Exchange positively and significantly affect innovative work behavior. The results further reveal that Leader-member exchange significantly moderates the link between employee empowerment and innovative work behavior.</p> <p>Practical Implication: The findings of this study provide an avenue through which managers of manufacturing firms can identify constructs that best explain innovative work behavior, especially during challenging times such as this time of Covid 19 pandemic. The results of this study provides managers with opportunities to come up with techniques, policies and strategies to improve relationship between employees and their supervisors for purposes of improved productivity, employee loyalty and reduced conflicts.</p> <p>Originality/Value: The study makes a novel attempt to show the moderating influence of leader–member exchange in the context of employee empowerment and innovative work behavior in manufacturing firms in Kenya. Moreover, the study underscores the importance of leader-member exchange in employees’ innovative behavior, which is vital knowledge in tough times like the current uncertainty caused by the covid-19 pandemic.</p> Mercy Kananu Kanake Ambrose Kemboi Copyright (c) 2020 Mercy Kananu Kanake, Dr. Ambrose Kemboi 2020-08-25 2020-08-25 3 5 13 23 10.33215/sjom.v3i5.421 Technology Management for Accelerated Recovery during COVID-19 <p class="14-SJOMAbstractRight">Objective- The research looks forward to extracting strategies for accelerated recovery during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.</p> <p class="14-SJOMAbstractRight">Design - Research design considers quantitative methodology and evaluates significant factors from 170 countries to deploy supervised and unsupervised Machine Learning techniques to generate non-trivial predictions.</p> <p class="14-SJOMAbstractRight">Findings - Findings presented by the research reflect on data-driven observation applicable at the macro level and provide healthcare-oriented insights for governing authorities.</p> <p class="14-SJOMAbstractRight">Policy Implications - Research provides interpretability of Machine Learning models regarding several aspects of the pandemic that can be leveraged for optimizing treatment protocols.</p> <p class="14-SJOMAbstractRight">Originality - Research makes use of curated near-time data to identify significant correlations keeping emerging economies at the center stage. Considering the current state of clinical trial research reflects on parallel non-clinical strategies to co-exist with the Coronavirus.</p> Swapnil Morande Veena Tewari Copyright (c) 2020 Swapnil Morande, Dr. Veena Tewari 2020-09-06 2020-09-06 3 5 33 53 10.33215/sjom.v3i5.445