rss_2.0Management of Organizations: Systematic Research FeedSciendo RSS Feed for Management of Organizations: Systematic Research of Organizations: Systematic Research Feed of Organizational Cynicism Among Early Career Psychiatrists in Lithuania: An Exploratory Study<abstract><title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This exploratory study aims to identify the prevalence of organizational cynicism among early career psychiatrists in Lithuania. In order to achieve the purpose, the following research questions were raised: What is the prevalence of organizational cynicism among early career psychiatrists in Lithuania and how does organizational cynicism differ depending on the sociodemographic characteristics of these specialists? All early career psychiatrists employed in Lithuanian health care institutions were invited to participate in the study, and 56 of them filled out questionnaires. The obtained data were processed using descriptive statistical methods. Significant differences in indicators of organizational cynicism were identified depending on the respondents’ place of study. In addition, organizational cynicism varied by specialty: psychiatry residents had the highest mean scores; while child and adolescent psychiatrists, had the lowest. The study provides valuable insights into understanding the nature of organisational cynicism in terms of dispositional, cognitive, affective and behavioural cynicism. The obtained findings may contribute to the development of further research by promoting targeted interventions to address cynical attitudes towards work among early career psychiatrists.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Factors for the Lithuanian Armed Forces Personnel<abstract><title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The aim of this paper is to present a literature review on motivational factors from the perspective of Lithuanian Armed Forces personnel. Based on the SCARF model, scientific sources, public information on the structure and activities of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, the paper discusses the effectiveness of the employee motivation system and analyses the factors that can enhance or reduce motivation of the Lithuanian Armed Forces personnel. It highlights important motivational factors such as rewards, career opportunities, leadership style, teamwork culture, hierarchy, and other organisational measures. Based on the literature review and the SCARF motivational framework, the paper provides recommendations for improving the motivation system of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Fee Determinants in CEE Companies Before and During COVID-19<abstract><title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Audit fee serves not only as a compensation for external audit firms to ensure the accuracy and reliability of a company’s financial statements, but it also plays a role in the financial market, by simultaneously reflecting the accounting quality and overall standing of the auditee. This exploratory study aims to identify the factors determining the audit fees of Central and Eastern European companies taking into account periods before and during COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings indicate an upward trend in audit fees for CEE companies during COVID-19, with total assets of auditee and affiliation with Big Four auditors being positive determinants in both periods.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Effects of Interventions on Aspiring Entrepreneurs’ Psychological Capital, Creative Self-Efficacy, and Well-Being<abstract><title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper examines the effectiveness of the pilot emotional intelligence programme with individual coaching interventions in enhancing the psychological capital, creative self-efficacy, well-being, and life satisfaction of entrepreneurship students. The study, involving 16 students from an entrepreneurship academy, shows that these interventions have a positive impact on these psychological aspects, both immediately after the sessions and in the long term. The results indicate a strong interconnection between psychological capital and its components and well-being, and to a lesser extent, with creative self-efficacy.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue for the Formation of the Value Proposition of Inbound Medical Tourism: The Case of Lithuania<abstract><title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>In order to attract more medical tourists to Lithuania and to provide them with more value, it is necessary to update the current medical tourism value proposition presented in 2012. Thus, the aim of the study is to identify potential elements of the value of inbound medical tourism and to provide guidelines for the development of the value proposition for medical tourism in Lithuania. The research presents the results of secondary data analysis, the results of content analysis of thes medical tourist’s feedback, and the results of semi-structured interviews with medical tourism experts. Based on the results, the article provides insights what changes could be meaningful in renewing the value proposition of inbound medical tourism in Lithuania, highlighting the importance of renewing the priority of target audience.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Management Practices, Financial Performance and Sustainability in Banking Sector<abstract><title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This study investigated the impact of treasury management practices on financial performance of the banking sector in Nigeria. Treasury management has become a crucial component of the financial performance and sustainable growth of banks. Consequently, difficulties with treasury management practices have an immediate impact on the banking industry and financial system as a whole, which can have an indirect effect on the economic growth and development of the nation. The study used secondary data extracted from annual reports of quoted deposit money banks (DMBs) in Nigeria. Panel data analysis was utilized. Descriptive statistics, correlation matrix and ordinary least square (OLS) were employed. The explanatory variables were bank deposit liabilities and earning assets whereas return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) were used as proxies for bank financial performance. The DMBs’ data was evaluated using appropriate statistical methods. According to the findings of the study treasury management practices influence the financial performance and sustainability of Nigerian DMBs. Given the highly competitive nature of the industry and the demands for financial performance, the study concluded that there is a need for a strong, effective and efficient treasury management strategy that will maximise returns, increase the value of the company’s shares and maximise shareholder wealth.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Direct Marketing and Personal Selling Tools Used by Medical Representatives<abstract><title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Direct marketing and personal selling tools are the tools most used by medical representatives in their daily work. The aim of the study is therefore to assess the direct marketing and personal selling tools used by medical representatives and to provide recommendations for their effective use. The research includes results from a questionnaire survey of healthcare professionals and semi-structured interviews with medical representatives. Based on the findings, the article provides insights into what changes might be useful in the use of direct marketing and personal selling tools.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Theories’ Potential for Better Digital Service Customer Experience<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Digital service provision has undergone a period of considerable change because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges of delivering a positive customer experience through digital services are still relevant to this day. The bibliometric analysis carried out in the study showed that this has accelerated research on the modeling of customer experience in digital services, in which researchers are looking for new ways to overcome the challenges encountered. The analysis of the main research themes and seminal publications revealed through the bibliometric analysis concludes that contemporary management theories have the potential to contribute to addressing the emerging challenges in customer experience modeling in digital services.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Reduction: Analysis of Factors Affecting Poverty in Lithuania<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The purpose of this paper is to evaluate poverty reduction possibilities determining the effect of average wage and unemployment on poverty, identifying the factor that is a more important predictor of poverty in Lithuania. Based on scientific literature analysis, we identify the factors that determine the phenomenon under study. We perform a statistical analysis of the collected data in the period of 2008–2021 to identify trends and patterns in the factors under consideration. The ordinary least squares method allows to estimate the impact of the selected factors on poverty. The results show that unemployment has a statistically significant positive effect (based on the sign of the estimated parameter of the regression model) on poverty, while average wage has a statistically significant negative effect on poverty. Based on the obtained results, we present possible solutions to company managers on how they could contribute to reducing poverty in the country. We conclude that company managers could apply more sustainable development goals in their businesses, reduce gender inequality, increase wages, hire unskilled workers, and help them to improve. In this way, company managers could contribute to reducing poverty in the country.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Logotype Visual Attractiveness: Eye-Tracking-Based Model<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Country logotype is always considered as a visual part of country branding. This research addresses the country logotype elaboration problem while answering the question: how to attract consumer attention to a country logotype using different combinations of its elements. The aim of the article is to develop an eye-tracking based model of country logotype visual attractiveness. The paper presents experimental research using an eye-tracking system; visual attention to logotypes of European countries was assessed to determine the specific eye-catching elements of a logotype. The analysis revealed that in order to attract consumer visual attention, no visual association with a country is necessary; also, the logotype is preferred to be colorful, having high complexity, and shaped letters must be used. The analysis of the research results enabled elaborating a model of country logotype visual attractiveness, which might be used to facilitate the creation of country logotype.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Challenges and Possibilities for Digital Inclusion Increase in Lithuanian Public Libraries<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The aim of this paper is to examine the current state of digital inclusion activities in Lithuanian public libraries, to identify the major challenges that libraries face, and to forecast opportunities for digital inclusion growth. Theoretical conception of digital inclusion activities provided by public libraries is presented based on scientific literature findings. The empirical research findings - content analysis of public libraries textual and statistical activity reports - are also presented, revealing the situation of the implementation of digital inclusion activities in Lithuanian public libraries over the last five years and allowing to identify the main arising challenges and opportunities for digital inclusion increase.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Transition to IFRS 16 Affect Companies Financial Performance: The Case of Baltic Listed Companies<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The paper assesses the effect of transitioning to IFRS 16 on Baltic listed companies’ financial performance. The results revealed that 74.63% of sample companies were affected with an average 8.68% increase in total assets and 13.03% increase in total liabilities. Return on assets and assets turnover ratios of the affected companies decreased by an average of 8.33%, the quick ratio and current ratio decreased by 7.84%, while the debt-to-equity ratio increased by 28.63%. The sectors most heavily impacted by transitioning to IFRS 16 were communication services and basic materials sectors.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Communities of Practice as a Knowledge Sharing Tool: Recommendations for International Business<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Knowledge sharing is essential for a person to grow individually and professionally. In recent years, international businesses have tended to realize the importance of having a good knowledge management system in place. The COVID-19 pandemic, back in 2020 brought a shift to the way of how companies operate with the majority turning to remote work. As a result, companies needed to adapt their knowledge sharing strategies to more remote possibilities. To guarantee that the employees are sharing their knowledge and are able to learn from others, more businesses started to adopt innovative tools for knowledge sharing. One of such tools is virtual communities of practice that brings a chance for employees to have a collaborative tool where they are connected with likeminded people. The objective of this article is to provide recommendations for ensuring knowledge sharing through virtual communities in international business organizations. To achieve this objective, potential knowledge sharing practices in the context of international business are discussed. Additionally, an original research methodology based on virtual ethnography for identi fying knowledge sharing practices in an international business organization is presented, and the qualitative research findings are discussed and interpreted.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Motivational Factors of Necessity Entrepreneurship in Algeria<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper centres on the phenomenon of entrepreneurship emerging from necessity. Through the adoption of a dual methodological approach, the objective is to identify the motivating factors that determine the establishment of businesses driven by necessity in Algeria. The quantitative approach utilizes principal component analysis on a sample of 194 entrepreneurs, while the qualitative approach involves conducting semi-directive interviews with seven entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds. By employing these methods, the study aims to uncover the primary variables that influence the occurrence of necessity entrepreneurship in Algeria. The findings of this research shed light on the crucial internal and external factors that contribute to necessity entrepreneurship. Remarkably, these results challenge the prevailing dichotomous framework often utilized to differentiate between necessity entrepreneurship and opportunity entrepreneurship in research studies.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue of Health Care Professionals’ Perspectives on Personalized Psychosocial Support Development in Routine Cancer Care<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The article assesses health care professionals’ perspectives on personalized psychosocial support (PPS) development in routine cancer care. Using the methodology of an explanatory longitudinal research design, the factors that condition the development of PPS in the organization are identified from a retrospective and prospective point of view. The results of the research support the evidence regarding the implementation of a person-centered approach in different cancer care settings around the globe and identifies the gaps in developing PPS in cancer care that may be applied to PPS development elsewhere in the country.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Strategic Thinking Omitted from Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Schools?<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>It is considered that strategic thinking skills improve entrepreneurial competencies. In order to find out at what extent strategic thinking is integrated into entrepreneurship education, the comparative study of entrepreneurship master study programs was made.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Generations’ Expectations of Happiness at Work: The Case of Lithuania<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This article presents a study that aimes to determine which attributes of happiness at work are the most important for Generations X, Y and Z in Lithuania. The results of research disclosed the differences and similarities in prioritising the attributes of happiness at work of different generations.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Impact of Household Wealth and Other Factors on Retirement Saving Behaviour in an Ageing Society: The Case of Lithuania<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The main aim of the paper is to analyse the impact of household wealth (real estate, financial and other assets), income, age, education and gender on the saving for retirement behaviour of Lithuanian households. The wealth of households is one of the possible guarantees to ensure welfare in old age or another “force majeure” situation. Both non-financial and financial assets can be the saving instruments or factors influencing saving behaviour. The paper presents how much and what kind of assets Lithuanian households have accumulated and what level of income and financial ability to save they have. The research is based on the data from the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS). Data analysis reveals income and education is the most influential factors of retirement saving behaviour, households’ wealth has a positive and negative impact on retirement saving behaviour.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue the Impact of Brand and User-Generated Video Content on Online Shoppers’ Purchasing Intentions<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Social media enables users to share their purchase experiences. Nevertheless, video content marketing tactics enable companies to influence the attitudes of online shoppers to increase their purchase intentions. The paper solves the research problem of using video content marketing to differentiate between brand and user-generated videos to increase positive customer purchasing intention in the case of Instagram. It aims to find the differences between brand and user-generated videos, which determine online shoppers’ positive purchase intention toward e-commerce on Instagram. Two online questionnaires were distributed to participants, and comparisons were made between related factors. The findings suggest that content marketing on Instagram is vital in driving consumer attitudes and purchase intentions. Consumers are not driven by a certain content marketing approach if the content is of a certain level of complexity. As a result, user-generated videos have become an essential Instagram strategy; brand videos, on the other hand, are less effective.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Fostering Citizens to Participate in Co-Creation Process for Public Service Quality<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The involvement of citizens in the co-creation of public services increases the satisfaction of service users with the quality of services. Therefore, it is relevant to accumulate and update knowledge about what premises and preconditions encourage the participation of members of society in co-creative processes. A systematic review of the scientific literature showed that factors such as trust, volunteering, innovation, and user satisfaction with services are the most important in the context of co-creation. Based on the research, it is concluded that co-creation processes would be more successful if citizens and other interested parties participate in decision-making process. This would help ensure the transparency, flexibility, reliability, and openness of decisions, improve the perceived quality of public services by users and achieve a more active interest of citizens in co-creation in general.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue