Author Name : Prihawantoro||Sugema
  Page Number : 01-19
  Country : Indonesia

This paper analysis direct and indirect impact of technological progress on Indonesia's global competitiveness, with economic growth and human development as moderator variables. Time series data on technological progress, economic growth, human development and global competitiveness of Indonesia were collected many sources and employed in a path analysis model. The results showed that technological progress had a negative and significant direct impact on the global competitiveness. Technological progress had also negative and significant direct impact on human development. Furthermore, technological progress had a positive and significant direct impact on economic growth, and economic growth had positive impact on human development and negative impact on global competitiveness. Indirectly, the impacts of technological progress on global competitiveness varied depend on the path. At P43-P31, indirect impact through human development, the impact was negative and significant. At P43-P32-P21, indirect impact through human development and economic growth, the impact was positive and significant. Finally, at P42-P21, indirect impact through economic growth, the impact was negative and significant. These findings confirm other research by Author using cross-nations data.

Keywords - Technological progress; economic growth; human development; global competitiveness.

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  Author Name : Dr. Tavares Shekhar|| Dr. Jitendra
  Page Number : 20-45
  Country : ‎India

Background of the study: The occupational health scenario has undergone an enormous growth to develop rapid industrialisation. Women's participation in the labour force plays an important role and contribution to economic productivity. The occupational health and safety policies covering women workers and their work condition should be more effective for the growth of Indian economic development. Study purposes: This paper reviews the major research works on occupational health hazards of working women in India. The various studies covered major hazards like textile industries, constructions, leather industries, bank sectors and call center based on the occupational point of view. Only a few studies focused on occupational health hazards like violence and sexual harassment of working women. Main findings: The present paper describes the various hazards affect the women workers and their health safety measures. In the study the availability and accessibility of employment for women results the good indicator of economic and social inclusion. The women workers have faced the problems like poor working environments, unfair labour practices, low wages, and occupational hazard exposure

Keywords -Unorganised sector, Women workers, Occupational stress and health problems, health hazards, safety and health.

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  Paper Title : The Effect of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the Organizational Performance: A Study on Banks in Libya
  Author Name : Dr. Maverick Ahmed Faiz || Dr. Jonathan Faiz
  Page Number : 46-60
  Country : Malaysia

The present study aimed to examine the effect of the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) on organizational performance (OP). This study was motivated by the mixed findings in literature regarding the relationships between EO and organizational performance. Owing to the mixed results, a novel stream of research was created and this motivated further examining of the impact of other variables that may shed a light on the nature of the relationship. Several theories have been proposed in literature posit the direct relationships among strategies, resources and capabilities as antecedents of success. In this study, copies of questionnaires were distributed to 300 Libyan banks branches, where 200 copies of questionnaires were returned and analyzed. The proposed hypothesis was tested through PLS-SEM and the study results showed that EO positively predicted organizational performance

Keywords -Entrepreneurial orientation; Organizational performance; Libyan banks.

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  Paper Title : Challenges In 21st Century of India: Development Induced Displasement
  Author Name : Jinhan Sun || Wenyuan Sun
  Page Number : 61-71
  Country : China

Peasant movements like Chipko (northern India) and peasant protests reveal how policies of economic "development‟or"modernization‟ formulated at the top levels of states, corporations and international financial institutions are often experienced by peasants, rural women, and laborers- as exploitation. In the strategies of economic development, indigenous people, landless peasants, and women are expected to bear the brunt of industrialization, disease, food scarcity and land hunger testify to the impact of this process. (Ramchandra Guha, The Unquiet Woods, pp.195-196, 1990)

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  Paper Title : Factors Influencing Unethical Behavior of Insurance Agents
  Author Name : Dr Ishak Ismail || Dr Shaikh Hamzah Abdul Razak
  Page Number : 72-85
  Country : Malaysia

The study investigates the relationships between supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. It also examines how attitudes, perceived behavioral control, subjective norm and moral obligation mediates the relationship of supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. The respondents of the study comprise 246 individual insurance agents. The result of the study shows that there is a relationship between supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. The study found that attitude partially mediates the relationship between supervisory influence, role ambiguity and sales target on intention to perform unethical behavior. Subjective norm and moral obligation was found to partially mediate the relationship of supervisory influence and role ambiguity on intention to perform unethical behavior. The implication from this study shows that there is a need for constant monitoring, support and encouragement and making sure clear roles are presented and sales targets sets are achievable to the insurance agents in order to minimize their unethical behavior.

Keywords - Unethical behavior, role ambiguity, insurance agent, moral obligation, sales target

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