Journal of System Management(JSM)

Journal of System Management(JSM)

Journal of System Management, Volume 5, Issue 1, Winter 2019



Agent-Based Model Developed to Assess Supply Chain Agility (Case Study: Institute of Higher Education, Science and Research Branch of Tehran)

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Agility of the supply chain is one of the main challenges in organizations which acting in a dynamic and complex environment, which they have to be able to answer to customers quickly. But the agility of supply chain is influenced by different agents. Using the model based on agent, this study has tried to simulate the agility of supply chain in an institute of higher education. There are three impressive elements are used in this model called as: smooth, offender and fault case, which those are also categorized in two groups impressive and impressible. There is a model is designed by using NETLOGO software which examines the impression and impressibility on each other. After executing the model at the case studied university at point of Time-769, the organization’s improvement will be possible in the best estate. All offender elements are reduced at this point.

Modelling and Ranking the Antecedents of Brand Hate among Customers of Home Appliance

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The main purposes of this study are identification, modeling and ranking of factors influencing the brand hate.  To do this, mixed approaches of qualitative and quantitative have used. In the qualitative approach, the grounded theory method has considered. Hence, the opinions of 18 sale managers in the field of home appliance, as experts, collected and analyzed. The results of analyzing in 3 steps of grounded theory with MAXQDA software revealed that 14 variables affect the brand hate which are placed in 3 groups of casual condition, external factors and main variables. The results of this section was approved by 10 indicators of Strauss and Corbin. In the next section, for understanding the importance and rank of each variables in brand hate, TOPSIS method has used. The results of this section showed that among main variables, experimental avoidance; among casual condition, marketing and advertisement and among external factors, competition had highest importance.

The Relationship between Diversification Strategy, Capital Structure and Profitability in Companies Listed in the Stock Exchange by Combining the Data Line and VAR Methods

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The present study investigates the relationship between diversification strategy, capital structure and profitability in companies listed in the stock exchange through a combination of data panel and VAR methods. The present research was conducted for companies admitted to the Tehran Stock Exchange from 1387 to 1395 and 78 companies were selected as case study. Stationary and static tests were used to check the rationality of the behavior of variables. After assuring the rational behavior of variables over time and carrying out the correlation test, Chow (Flemmer) and Hausman tests were performed to determine the probability of collinearity in the regression model, and finally these tests were examined in the regression model using panel data with fixed effects. To ensure that the data panel model is evaluated, the residual was normalized and waste graph survey was performed. The research findings showed that the diversification strategy, capital structure and profitability in the companies accepted in the stock exchange has have a significant relationship. Also, the results of this study showed that diversification strategy has a significant effect on profitability.

The Mediating Role of Kaizen in the Relationship between Total Quality Management and Organization’s Performance

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The present study aims to investigate the mediating role of Kaizen in the relationship between total quality management and organization’s performance. The research method is descriptive-survey and the statistical population of the research is the employees of the district of five Shiraz gas transmission operations, which is equal to 138 people. According to the Cochran formula, 102 senior managers, middle and operational managers, as well as directors and active staff of the area have been considered as the sample of the study. Data collection tool is the standard questionnaire of Ang and et al (2016). Its content validity has been approved and its reliability has been approved using Cronbach's alpha. Data analysis has been done using SPSS software and structural equation modeling. The results of this study show that there is a significant relationship between Kaizen principles and organizational performance. There is a significant relationship between total quality management and Kaizen principles. Finally, there is a significant relationship between total quality management and organizational performance with the mediating role of Kaizen.

Representing the Pattern of Relationship between Personality Traits and Investment Patterns in the Stock Market

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This study aims at determining the personality traits and investment patterns in the stock market and presenting the pattern with a behavioral finance approach. This is an applied, descriptive- survey, and cross-sectional study. The statistical population includes real investors in the Tehran Stock Exchange. The required information was collected using questionnaire and was analyzed using SPSS and AMOS software. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were used to investigate research questions and the results showed that, the components neuroticism, extroversion, flexibility, agreement, motivator and Self- confidence determine personality traits. Components demographic traits of the investor, type of investment, investment objective, investment time, investment efficiency, and traits of shares determine investment patterns. And  components  risk-taking capabilities, heuristic factors, emotional factors, psychological effects, complaint behaviors, and personal and social values, determine behavioral- finance patterns among true investors in the tehran stock exchange. Investigating the relationships between the research variables indicated that personality traits have a significant effect on behavioral- finance components.

Testing the Conceptual Model on the Causal Relationship of Motivation and Consumption Intention

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This study aimed to test the conceptual model on the causal relationship of motivation and consumption intention. To this end, 390 spectators who were present at the stadium, were randomly selected using stratified random sampling. They voluntarily completed Funk’s Motivation Scale and spectators’ consumption intention questionnaire. Structural Equation findings indicted a significantly positive relationship between the motivation and the consumption intentions among the spectators of Iran’s Premier Football League. There is a positive relationship between motivation and the components of consumption intention, including re-attendance, recommendation to others, purchase of team goods, and media consumption. The indices confirmed the optimal fit of the model. According to the results of the study, the authorities holding the Premier League matches as well as the clubs are recommended to have a detailed planning to enhance the motivation of the spectators as it had the greatest impact on re-attendance.

A Presentation of the Strategic Entrepreneurial Marketing Model in the Construction Industry

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The objective of the present study is to provide a strategic entrepreneurial marketing model in the construction industry in the construction companies of the north of the country using the Grounded theory. The present study is a qualitative research which uses Grounded theory by focusing on deep and semi-structured interview and providing an entrepreneurial strategic marketing strategy. In this study, 30 interviews were conducted on university and construction industry experts in construction companies of the north of the country to reach a consensus that was carried out using snowball sampling. Data were analyzed by open, axial and selective coding and the case studies were presented. In the current study, instead of testing the theory and confirming or rejecting it, it was presented limited to reality. The collected data were analyzed using Nvivo software and the components were identified. The results indicated that the causal conditions affecting strategic entrepreneurial marketing include communication capabilities, organizational capability, organizational strategy, management support and organization and organizational systems. The intervening condition include relationship orientation, environmental capability, and corporate governance, and ground conditions include system thinking, application of technology and organizational culture. Furthermore, the proposed strategies include intellectual capital management, strategic alignment and knowledge elevation to improve strategic and tactical performance of the company as a result of strategic entrepreneurial marketing.

A Comprehensive Model for Identifying and Explaining Factors Affecting Burnout

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Thisstudy provided a comprehensive model for identifying and explaining factors affecting burnout of faculty members. In this study, a descriptive-exploratory method with in-depth interviews were used. It was an applied, quantitative and non-experimental research. The instrument was a researcher-made questionnaire whose items were identified based on the review of secondary sources  as well as semi-structured and structured interviews. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze findings. The results showed that all identified factors included emotional exhaustion, decrease in success, depersonalization, organizational factors, demographic factors, individual factors, organizational indifference, quality of working life, organizational commitment, occupational performance and flattening had an effect on burnout. The results showed that among the identified factors, emotional exhaustion had the most effect on the burnout of faculty members.

Investigating the Physical Security Dimensions Affecting Volleyball Stadiums Security

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The present study aimed at investigating the physical security dimensions affecting the security of volleyball stadiums in Iran. The study employed a descriptive-exploratory research method conducted on 115 managers and officials in volleyball stadiums, presidents and experts of Provincial Volleyball Boards as well as experts in the field of sports facilities and events as well as sports violence and aggression. They answered a 20-itme Physical Security Assessment Questionnaire extracted from the adjusted Stadium Security Questionnaire (Faraji, 2014). The collected data were analyzed using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The research findings indicated that physical security is one of the main factors affecting the security of volleyball stadiums in Iran. Control of toxic and chemical substances (0.91), internal control (0.90), peripheral environment control (0.70) and court entrance control (0.59) were considered as the most important factors of physical security on the security of volleyball stadiums (P <0.05). It seems that the strict implementation of the security inspection protocol for spectators, the adoption of appropriate security measures in the external environment of volleyball stadiums, the reform of the ticket sales system, and the use of new methods for distributing and selling tickets to control the court entrances can prevent spectators’ violent behaviors and increase their satisfaction. As a result, the security of volleyball stadiums can be fulfilled.

Identification and Ranking the Potential Fields of Investment in Advanced Technologies in Golestan Province

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The current study aims to identify and rank the potential field of investment in the advanced technologies in Golestan Province. This is an applied and developmental research and the method for data gathering is descriptive and survey. The target society (decision-making team) includes all the industry elites of Golestan Province including ‘Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade’, ‘The Industrial Towns Company’, ‘Standard Organization’, ‘Department of Environment’, and the deputy governors of Golestan Province. They were 15 people in total. A questionnaire was used to collect the data of the research. In order to analyze the data of descriptive statistics frequency distribution tables, frequency percentage, mean and charts were used. Also, in order to answer the research questions Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and the different types of software like Excel, SPSS, and Expert Choice were used. The findings imply that “Biology-related elements” and “Nano-related industries” stand in the first and second ranks of investment in advanced technologies of Golestan Province respectively.