Advances in Business and Management. Volume 21


William D. Nelson (Editor)

Series: Advances in Business and Management
BISAC: BUS041000

This volume includes eight chapters that detail recent advances in business and management. Chapter One examines the link between industrialization and economic growth through a three-single-country analysis of their manufacturing output. Chapter Two details the impact of digitalization on women’s entrepreneurship. Chapter Three outlines research on strategic and operational analysis methods in the contemporary operational environment using integrated methods and analyses. Chapter Four analyzes the evolution of agribusiness from a transdisciplinary research framework based in a circular economy to determine strategies for its successful application for sustainability of agribusiness and biorefineries of the 21st century. Chapter Five aims to understand the investment strategy of migrant workers: options, and sector of choice, to model their investment trajectory on local investment. Chapter Six maps out the emotional intelligence, experiences, perceptions and subsequent actions of higher education leaders in a change process, and also charts the perception of leaders on how employees respond to change. Chapter Seven builds on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and draws on human behaviour and human psychology on leadership management to propose a new theory linking the success of change initiatives and organizational performance. Lastly, Chapter Eight presents Fintech as a solution to financial inclusion in India.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Link Between Industrialization and Economic Growth: A Three-Single-Country Analysis – Granger Causality
Opeyemi Rachael Ajayi and Aleksandar Vasilev
University of Lincoln, UK

Chapter 2. The Impact of Digitalization on Women’s Entrepreneurship: A Perspective from Emerging Markets
Suja R. Nair
Educe Micro Research, Bengaluru, India

Chapter 3. Strategic and Operational Methods in the Contemporary Operational Environment
Dionysios D. Gerontogiannis
Academic Staff, Hellenic Army Academy, Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Chapter 4. The Future of the Sustainability of Agribusiness and Agroindustry Based on the Circular Economy
Noé Aguilar-Rivera1, Christian Michel-Cuello2 and Armin Trujillo-Mata3
1School of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Veracruzana, Córdoba, Veracruz, México
2Multidisciplinary Academic Unit Central Zone, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, Rioverde, S. L. P., México
3School of Management, Universidad Veracruzana, Región Orizaba-Córdoba, Veracruz, México

Chapter 5. Migrant Workers’ Acculturation and Local Investment: The Case of Toamasina, Madagascar
J. N. Andrianaivoarimanga1 and J. J. Ranosy2
1ISCAM Business School, Antananarivo, Madagascar
2University of Toamasina, Toamasina, Madagascar

Chapter 6. Attitudes and Perceptions of Leaders in Higher Education Change Management: An Exploratory Study
Sylvia Findlay1, PhD and Shabeer Amirali2, MBA
1Crandall University, Canada
24S4 Success Consulting, Canada and USA

Chapter 7. Propelling Upward-Unlearn Change! A Newfound Theory on Change Leadership
Shabeer Amirali1, MBA and Sylvia Findlay2, PhD
14S4 Success Consulting, Canada and USA
2Crandall University, Canada

Chapter 8. Fintech: A Solution to Financial Inclusion in India
Dr. Aashka Thakkar
Faculty of Management Studies – MBA Department, Parul University – Vadodara, Gujarat, India


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