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Jenn Ling Ting, Zheng Bing Wang, Thi Cam Nhung Pham, Guang Chen
Aim/Purpose: This research identifies China’s agricultural commodities demand on soy and compares the comparative advantage, competitiveness of world soy exporters. Background: The world’s largest agricultural commodities importer-China had bought 10.7 % of world agricultural commodities (US$1,167.2 billion) during year 2017. Studying China’s demand in order to formulate export strategies is cru ...
Comparative Analysis  |  International Trade, Agribusiness, Trade Analysis and Policy
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Eyden Samunderu
Aim/Purpose: This study sought to apply the Structure Conduct Performance paradigm to Africa´s air transport landscape in general. To do that it examines the past, present and future expectations of four of Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest avia-tion economies namely South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Second-ary data containing historical passenger traffic was analysed and predictions for growt ...
Applied Research  |  Liberalization, Air transport, Africa, Strategy, Structure, Conduct, Perfor-mancem(SCP)
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Anique Falconer, Marwa Elmasry, Sue Adragna Sue Adragna
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this theoretical paper was to examine the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Covid-19 pandemic in light of the good versus evil dichotomy. Background: African Americans, particularly males, are at an increased risk of dying from excessive police violence and abuse; the tragic death of George Floyd epitomizes this phenomenon. African Americans are also more likely th ...
Review  |  Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, Pandemic, Ethics, George Floyd, Good, Evil, Moral Development
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Raafat George Saadé
Aim/Purpose: Although the latest review on digital innovation was made in 2018 (included articles up to 2017), the purpose of this study is to explore and examine opportunities for research in digital innovation and transformation for both researchers (including graduate students) and practitioners. A conceptual model is proposed. Background: Digital innovation is omnipresent today, as it has pe ...
Review  |  Digital innovation transformation, Human, Structured literature review.
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John David Tamiggi
Aim/Purpose: The following manuscript presents a broad humanistic-existential framework in support of human-centered design strategy, as it explores the axiological assessment of how marginalized community leadership, post-COVID-19, can lead and integrate innovative Community-Based Learning (CBL) community development models. The manuscript commences with a synthesis of literature focused on under ...
Applied Research  |  Community-Based Learning (CBL), COVID-19, human-centered design, growth mindset, generational poverty, marginalized communities, social class structure
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Eyden Samunderu, Jörg Hruby, Ingo Roeger, Jingxian Wang
Aim/Purpose: This paper proposes an empirical impact for developing an individual Global Mindset within the Global HR department. Background: Here, we make an explicit assumption that a Global Leader needs a Global Mindset to be effective and for this reason, we employ the term "Global Leadership Mindset" (GLM). Recent (Global) HR competency models focus on the tasks and structuring the HR tasks ...
Original Research (Combination)  |  Global Mindset, Global Leadership (Competency) Development; Global Human Resources Development, Global Career
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Ulrich Schmitt
Aim/Purpose: This year marks the 75th anniversary of an article titled ‘As we may think’. It envisioned the ‘Memex’ as a personal device affording the productive use of the accumulated human knowledge. It also allowed for the integration of own augmentations able to be effectively shared with the ‘Memexes’ of others. This article follows up on Vannevar Bush’s still unfulfilled aspiration as well a ...
Position Paper  |  Knowledge Visions, Knowledge Management, Memex, Personal Knowledge Management, Knowledge Worker, Opportunity Divides, General-Purpose-Technology, Disruptive Innovation
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Agyei Fosu, Darelle van Greunen
Aim/Purpose: The main objective of this study was to check e-skills, access to and modern ICTs usage among selected small-scale farmers who are major contributors/stakeholders in former Transkei Homeland rural economies Background: The role of agricultural information system to support agricultural development cannot be over emphasis. Demiryurek et al., (2008) explains the importance of agricul ...
Case Study  |  Farmers’ challenges, modern ICT tools, ICT use, rural development.
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Raafat George Saadé
Aim/Purpose: This article presents the results of reviewing journal outlets where research in digital innovation and transformation are published. Our aim is to make the case for a much-needed journal dedicated research and practice in the digital innovation / transformation and human / humanity sphere. Background: Digital innovation has become part of our daily lives whether we are aware of it ...
Position Paper  |  Digital Innovation and Transformation, Humanity, Journals, Review
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David Y Firang
Aim/Purpose: This article aims at exploring how systemic racism predisposes Canadian Blacks to COVID 19 infection, thereby raising the question as to whether Black Live Matters amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Background: Although many discourses about Blacks' vulnerability abound in the public media and academic literature, their vulnerabilities seem to have been overlooked amid the current COVID-1 ...
Original Research (Combination)  |  COVID-19, Black Canadians, Black Live Matters, Anti-Black Racism, Racism
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Sreeni K R
Aim/Purpose: The study looks at how community developers (CD) work in society. It also define their role to educate members to change their mindsets in order to bring social and economic change by eliminate dependency and become self-sufficient. Background: The role of community developers (CD) is to build an inclusive society where a cross-section of society benefits. It is an action to trans ...
Case Study  |  Community developer; Social worker; inclusive society; village economy; gender equality.
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Kit Teng Phuah, Kelly Kai Seng Wong, Jenn Ling TingJL
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose........................................................................................................................................................... The focus of this study is to find the relationship between the components in Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) such as attitude, subjective norms (Media), subj ...
Beauty industry, women behavior, cosmetic surgery, intention, South Korea
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Raafat Saade, Harshjot Nijher
Aim/Purpose: This article presents the study of an ERP implementation in a non-profit or-ganization with the aim to identify people-centered factors for its success. Background: Studying the experience of customers, employees, and partners remain the focus of a lot of research. Integrated information systems paradigms such as digital platforms and enterprise resources planning is still not well ...
Original Research (Combination)  |  ERP implementation, user ecosystem, digital platform, factors of success
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Oberiri Destiny Apuke, Ivo Nkasire Apollos
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................ This study investigates the public perception towards Facebook usage in the 2015 political campaigns in Nigeria. Backg ...
Campaign, Facebook, politics, senatorial elections, Taraba, Nigeria
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Kenneth Chukwujioke Agbim
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose............................................................................................................................................................................. This study seeks to examine the effect of ethical leadership on corporate governance, corporate performance and corporate social responsibil ...
Ethical Leadership, Corporate Governance, Corporate Performance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Deposit Money Banks
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Clarence S. Bayne, Raafat G. Saade
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................ The purpose of this paper is to conduct a multi-case/agent analysis using complexity theory to develop propositions that guide and inform ...
Complex Adaptive Systems, Minority Communities, Diversity, Communication Technologies, Ingenuity Gap, Cultural Change Models, Communication and Informing System
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Phuah Kit Teng, Ting Jenn Ling, Kelly Wong Kai Seng
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose.............................................................................................................................................................................. This study examines the factors that influence customer intention to use mo-bile payment service in Nanjing, China. It also gains a deeper ...
Mobile payment, intention, attitude, perceived risk, perceived usefulness
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Agyei Fosu, Nozipho Giba-Fosu, Ebenezer A Odoi
Aim/Purpose: The study explores Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) application in terms of social media usage to promote businesses with emphasizes on SMMEs in underdeveloped regions in the information age era. Background: The application of ICTs platform in terms of Social Media in the information age economies era by Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) especially those ope ...
Case Study  |  ICTs, SMMEs, Social Media, underdevelopment.
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Clarence Bayne
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Background............................................................................................................................................................ This article serves as an overview to the conference on on “Community Education and Development: perspectives on English-Speaking Blacks and Other Minorities" ...
English speaking Black, visible minorities Quebec and Canada, non-visible minorities, social and economic indicators, fitness landscape, complex adaptive systems, employment rate, social entrepreneur, ruggedness of landscape
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Nursalwani Muhamad, Zul Ariff Abdul Latiff
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose...................................................................................................................................................................................................... This study aims to identify the level of perception level of consumer and the relationship between knowledge, attit ...
Knowledge, attitude, practice, cosmetic products, Halal label
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Sylvia E. A. Piggott
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose...................................................................................................................................................................................................... This article explains the movement for Afrocentric public schools in Canada, particularly in Montreal, and the cont ...
Black learners, equity, education, non-profit organization
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Bonnie Zehavi
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Background and summary................................................................................................................................................................................ This paper presents a general overview of the challenges faced by English-speaking Black community members in Montreal, as wel ...
Black Community, English-speaking, Montreal, intersectional, anti-Black systemic racism, justice, education, employment, income, entrepreneurship
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SAHEED ADEKUNLE IMRAN
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of Ikere Gorge Dam on socioeconomic development of Ikere Area of Oyo State, South-Western Nigeria and the Nation at large. Background: This study investigated the impact of Ikere Gorge Dam on socioeconomic development of Ikere Area of Oyo State, South-Western Nigeria and the Nation at large by employing correlational research desig ...
Original Research (Quantitative)  |  Ikere Gorge Dam, Oke-Ogun, Oil Revenue, Hydropower, Tourism
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Steven J Clarke, Mohammamadreza Akbari, Dr Shagheyegh Maleki Far
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................... This paper is a review of the progress of the Vietnam socio-economic and development plan and an assessment of the ext ...
Developing nation, trade, terms, patterns, preferences, development and policy, foreign aid, import substitution, and export-led growth
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Agyei Fosu
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose...................................................................................................................................................................................................... The goal of this study was to investigate the financial management practices of SMMEs operating in under developed ...
Financial management skills, SMMEs, underdeveloped regions.
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CEDEC CEDEC
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose...................................................................................................................................................................................................... The African-Canadian Career Excellence (ACCE) initiative was developed to address the loss of highly-educated, Engl ...
African-Canadian, Black-African youth, multiculturalism, Quebecers, English-speaking, discrimination, systemic discrimination, employability, workforce development, labor force development, community economic development, labor market, skills gap, diversify, diversity, recruitment strategy, public policy, African issues
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Agyei Fosu
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................. The main aim of the study is to critically examine the forces that can impede or support students to use e-learning in h ...
Information and Communication Technologies, technological skills, training.
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Juwaidah Sharifuddin, Norhasmat Abdul Aziz
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................. The Malaysian government has given numerous incentives to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including those in the fo ...
Small medium enterprises, structure-conduct-performance, food manufacturing industry, financial incentives, tax
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Agyei Fosu
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................. The main aim of the study is to identify some of the barriers to the integration of technology into the teaching of math ...
Mathematics teachers, technological skills, training.
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Niyi Israel Akeke
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................. The study seeks to examine the strategic interventions needed to promote the performance of small and medium enterprises ...
Strategic interventions, organizational learning, cultural values, performance, SMEs
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Agyei Fosu
Aim/Purpose.................................................................................................................................................... The goal of this study is to advance understanding of ICT utilization by SMMEs by checking access, ability (in terms of technological skills) and usage of ICT among some SMMEs entrepreneurs operating their businesses in an underdeveloped a ...
Information and Communications Technology, Small Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises, 21st century digital economies
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Nozipho Giba-Fosu
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose....................................................................................................................................................................................................... The main aim of this study was to investigate the status of records management program at Walter Sisulu University ...
Records management, institution of higher learning, administration, Walter Sisulu University (WSU)
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Zul Ariff Abdul Latiff
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose....................................................................................................................................................................................................... Low cost airline passengers are sensitive towards value for money. They also have their own preferences and percep ...
Passenger intention, low cost carriers (LCC), in-flight halal food, purchasing intention
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Rosalie Masella, James McIntosh
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose.................................................................................................................................................................................................... Data from two large Canadian surveys are used to analyze educational and earnings performance of Blacks and Whites. T ...
Canada, racism, Blacks, ordered probability models, beta distributions, mixtures
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Agyei Fosu
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose...................................................................................................................................................................................................... The purpose of this study is to expand the knowledge base on factors likely to impede implementation and adoption o ...
ICTs, next generation of learners, teaching, technological skills, lecturers, web-based learning management system, 21st century digital economies.
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Agyei Fosu
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................. This paper seeks to show how University of South Africa (UNISA) is using technology to connect lecturers, tutors and stu ...
Development, Higher education, Technology
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Zul Ariff Abdul Latiff, Mohammad Amizi Ayob
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................ This research seeks to determine the consumer preferences between local and import rice by using theory of knowledge, att ...
Consumer preference, local rice, imported rice, knowledge, attitude, perception
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Zul Ariff Abdul Latiff, Mohammad Amizi Ayob, Mohamad Izwani Halim
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose........................................................................................................................................................................................... The objective of this study is to determine the preferences of food sellers in Kelantan towards the halal-labeled fish ball. ...
Fish ball, halal labeled, knowledge, attitude, practice
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Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Lois Araba Fynn
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................. Study aimed to examine the impacts of the Bui-Dam Hydroelectric Power (BHP) project resettlement on communities’ livelih ...
Resettlement, dams, community livelihoods, Ghana
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Daniel Mirimo, Mad Nasir Shamsudin
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................. This research paper attempts to assess how the Malaysia rice industry will behave if and when certain changes occur, suc ...
Rice trade, food security, policy analysis, system dynamics, Malaysia, ASEAN
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Zul Ariff Abdul Latiff, Intan Zawani Othman, Nursalwani Muhamad
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................. The objective of this study is, for a given set demographics, to investigate the effect of knowledge, awareness and perc ...
Organic food, awareness, knowledge, attitude, perception, demographic factor
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Prafulla Kumar Padhi
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose.............................................................................................................................................................................................. Since the valuation of a born-global speculative start-up (BGSS) has been a guessing game and there is no framework in the ...
EFSW, BGSS, Informing Systems, Multi-Stage Valuation
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Ariel N. Delfino*
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................ The general purpose of this study is to examine the impact of the KALAHI-CIDSS project on community development in the Ea ...
KALAHI-CIDSS, community development, poverty reduction program, community participation, Philippines
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Eyden Samunderu, Yifan Xiang
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to verify the existence of a significant perception difference between two consumer groups in China towards the use of celebrity endorsement. Background: Through an online questionnaire survey investigating 212 consumers across the Chinese market, this study found that there is no significant difference between these two groups’ perceptions towards celebrity endorseme ...
Original Research (Quantitative)  |  Brand management, brand equity, celebrity endorsement, social media marketing
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Majo George, Elsa Cherian
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose.................................................................................................................................................................................................. This research paper attempts to deeply and rationally probe into the present situation, discussing the expected role of ...
Global marketing, producers, spice board, India
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Hamed Motaghi, Saeed Nosratabadi, Thabit Qasem Atobishi
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................................. The main objective of the current study is to develop a business model for service providers of cloud computing which is ...
Cloud computing, circular economy, circular business model, business model
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Prafulla Kumar Padhi
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................. The objective of this research is to analyze the literature to-date thoroughly and conceptualize a born-global speculative start-up (BGS ...
BGSS, Pervasive Technologies, Pervasive Advertising, Corporate Social Responsibility, Pervasive Phenomenon
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Nalini Arumugam, Zainab Mohd Karim
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose............................................................................................................................................................................... This research will explore the factors that determine the level of adoption and participation in sustainability practices among the local ...
Sustainability, Sustainability Development, Dairy Farmers, Agribusiness
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Maryam Pourakbar
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE INFORMING SCIENCE INSTITUTE. Aim/Purpose................................................................................................................................................................................. The main objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between leadership style, performance, and organizational trust. In addi ...
Leadership Styles, Organizational Trust, Employee Performance, Structural Equation Modeling
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