Case Study
Identification and Ranking the Implementation Barriers of TPM Using Fuzzy AHP: A Case Study of Gas Industry in Iran

Ezzatollah Asgharizadeh; Hossein Safari; Mehdi Ajalli

Volume 2, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1403-1419

  Total Productive Maintenance or TPM is a philosophy to enhance an organization’s productivity and produce high quality goods by minimizing waste thereby reducing costs. TPM is designed to maximize equipment efficiency by determining an extensive productive maintenance system covering the whole ...  Read More

Original Research
The Effect of Financial Development on Income Inequality in the Iran’s Economy Using Non-linear Cointegration Technique

Mansour Zarranejhad; Abdolkarim Hosseinpoor; Ebrahim Anvari

Volume 2, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1420-1434

  Different theories have different predictions about the relationship between financial development and income inequality that leads to two broad categories of thought with two conflicting theoretical hypotheses. This study examines the effect of financial development on income inequality in the Iran’s ...  Read More

Original Research
Electronic Word of Mouth on Instagram: Customers’ Engagements with Brands in Different Sectors

Ismail Erkan

Volume 2, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1435-1444

  Marketers desire to reach more customers through means of social media, and thus create official accounts on these websites. Instagram, which has become a popular social media website in recent years, allows users to post pictures or short videos through appealing filters; this feature provides opportunity ...  Read More

Original Research
The Effect of Financial Integration and Housing Price on Economic Fluctuations in D8 Member Countries

Seyyed Mohsen Khalifeh Soltani; Elham Nagheli

Volume 2, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1445-1455

  Global, financial and regional integrations for developing countries that are not prepared to enter free trade can be the most effective way for gradual opening of national economies in such countries and merging of them in the global economy. On the other hand, the construction and housing sector needs ...  Read More

Original Research
The Effect of Social Transparency on Firm Value: Evidence from Firms Listed in Tehran Stock Exchange

Alireza Momeni; Abdolreza Mohseni; Gholamreza Pirineh

Volume 2, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1456-1471

  In this study, the impact of social transparency on the firm value of companies listed in Tehran stock exchange (TSE), based on data from 101 companies in year of 2015 is examined. To do this, one main hypothesis was specified. The statistical method used in testing hypotheses is panel data regression. ...  Read More

Original Research
Women’s Role in Management of Small Enterprises in Malang Municipality

Agnes Quartina Pudjiastuti

Volume 2, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1472-1483

  This study aimed to analyze the role of women in management functions of small businesses such as planning, organization, motivation, staffing and supervision. The study was conducted in Malang Municipality using a survey method, to women who managed small enterprises that get funding urban poverty alleviation ...  Read More

Original Research
Legal Analysis of Procurement Corruption in Iran Economy

Tahmineh Rahmani; Nader Mirzadeh Koohshahi

Volume 2, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1484-1496

  In this article, we contextualize and discuss the issue of corruption and identified kinds of procurement corruption in Iran Economic. In this context, there is an evident relation between procurement market failures and corruption.We argue that corruption is one of the causes of the persistence of procurement ...  Read More

Review Article
The General Review of the Leader’s Self Enhancement on the Organization

Teoh Kae Nging; Rashad Yazdanifard

Volume 2, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1497-1507

  One of the self-evaluating motives is that of self enhancement and it is a focus on making oneself happy and to maintain personal self-esteem. Leaders with a self enhancement bias are linked to low interpersonal relationships and low performance. People do not like to work with self-enhancers because ...  Read More

Original Research
Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA) on Factors Affecting Agility of Iranian Auditing Organizations

Marzieh Fallah; Gholamreza Jamali; Seyyed Esmaeil Mousavi

Volume 2, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1508-1516

  Many auditors are now encountering agile management methodologies for the first time. In some cases, this can cause problems for the audit process because the methodology is very different from traditional approaches. Aside from the difficulties faced by the auditor, an ineffective audit can have a negative ...  Read More