INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY en-US <p><a href="" rel="license"><img src="" alt="Creative Commons License" /></a> All articles published in <em>Journal of Advances in Linguistics</em> are licensed under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p> (Editorial Office) (Bavneet Kaur) Thu, 30 Jan 2020 09:54:34 +0000 OJS 60 The Impacts of ERP Integration on Information Quality <p>The paper aims at analyzing the relationship between the level of integration of the ERP system and the information quality perceived by managers due to direct and indirect factors. In the latter model, the information quality is affected by the presence of specific features of information flow, defined as the information processing capacity, the frequency of meeting, and the information sharing. To test the research model, a PLS-SEM analysis was applied to a survey conducted in the Italian setting. Empirical results show that the level of integration of the ERP system positively affects the latent variable (features of information flow) and that the features of information flow positively affect the perceived quality of information. Empirical results also suggest that the level of integration of ERP systems can positively and indirectly affect the information quality seen by managers, by the effect of the features of information flow. Managers can benefit from this study for supporting their decision to achieve an optimal level of integration of their ERP systems to enhance the information quality within the firm.</p> Carlo Caserio, Sara Trucco Copyright (c) 2020 Carlo Caserio, Sara Trucco Thu, 30 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Inventory Management Issues in Indian Steel Industry: A Qualitative Study <p>Inventory management in Indian steel industry is felt as one of the unexplored area in terms of research practices. This study attempts to understand the major aspects of inventory management of Indian steel industry like major inventory management issues prevalent in steel firms, and impact of these issues, drivers, barriers, and possible measures that may help to resolve these issues. This study is based on an exploratory qualitative study of major Indian steel firms. The narratives reveal six major themes: Inventory management practices; Inventory issues in the steel industry; Major drivers for effective inventory management in Indian steel industry; Major barriers for the implementation of effective inventory management techniques including the implementation of ERP/MRP to manage inventories; Impact of inventory issues; Inventory control techniques to resolve these issues. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Meenakahi Kumari Meenakshi Copyright (c) 2020 meenakahi kumari meenakshi Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Investors’ Attention and its effect on Saudi Stock Returns <p>The study examines the individual investor's intention effect of attention-grabbing stocks such as stocks in the news, stock experiencing high abnormal trading, and stocks with high returns. Attention driven trading results from an individual investor's ability to process information when being exposed to a large amount of information. The study includes Google’s Search Volume Index (SVI) as a proxy for investor attention. Thus, preferences of certain stocks determine decision making after attention has determined the selected stock in which trading is increased.&nbsp;</p> Hesah Aljarbou Copyright (c) 2020 Hesah Hesah Aljarbou Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 A Meta-Analysis of User Perception and Use of Online Digital Platforms in Kenya: Evidence from E-citizen Platform, Kenya <p>This paper sought to establish the effect of user perception on use of online digital platforms in Kenya with evidence from e-citizen platform in Kenya. This paper conducted a desktop analysis of published papers on user perceptions and the adoption of e-citizen platforms in Kenya. The results revealed that user perception has a significant effect on the adoption and use of online digital platforms. The findings further showed that in various ways that user perceptions especially on digital platforms security and privacy, usefulness, ease of use, complexity, speed, efficiency, and affordability among others significantly influenced the adoption and use of e-citizen platforms in Kenya.</p> <p>There is a need for awareness campaigns among the target users. Because of various experiences the user have had with other online platforms, implementers of new platforms have a role to play in changing the use perceptions that targeted user may have due to previous interactions. The increase in the cases of cyber-crimes where malicious people have access to people's personal data has eroded many people's confidence and trust in the online platforms, hence it is a responsibility of the government to guarantee users of these online platforms of their security and privacy to increase adoption and use.</p> Morrisson Kaunda Mutuku (PhD) Copyright (c) 2020 Morrisson Kaunda Mutuku (PhD) Mon, 27 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Influence of Value-Co-Creation on Brand Equity: An Empirical Study in Saudi Arabia <p>The current study aims to explore the influence of value co-creation on brand equity in a Saudi Arabia context. An attempt to illustrate the factors influencing brand equity from a consumer's perspectives as a result of changing customer's interests and lifestyle. Consumer's co-creation of value is powerful in understanding consumer behavior at its impact on brand equity. This paper has made an applied attempt in Saudi Arabia to study the mediation effect of positive e-WOM on value co-creation and brand equity, which adds to the knowledge line in the digital marketing discipline. </p> Salwa Taher, Soad Abdullah Almeshal Copyright (c) 2020 Salwa Taher, Soad Abdullah Almeshal Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 +0000