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ADVANCES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS RESEARCH
(Vol. 10, No. 1 -- ISSN: 1549-9332)
2013 Proceedings of the Tenth World Congress
Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA)
Held at the
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
June 15---17, 2013
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah, USA
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, USA
Zafar U. Ahmed
Lebanese American University Beirut, Lebanon Volume 2 of 2 i Preface This volume contains the proceedings of the 2013 Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA’s) 10th World Congress held at the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand) on June 15---17, 2013.
Papers selected for presentation at the Congress and for inclusion in these Proceedings have been double-blind peer-reviewed and explore the cutting edge of knowledge and theory in their respective research domains and disciplines.
These proceedings are edited by David McArthur, Utah Valley University (USA), Rajan Varadarajan, Texas A&M University (USA), and Zafar U. Ahmed (Lebanese American University, Lebanon) assisted with patience, diligence, and professionalism by Silvia Lobendahn at Utah Valley University (USA).
These proceedings are prepared from material supplied by the authors. Editorial license to correct manuscripts is limited by governmental regulations (many academics must file for permission to travel; once a paper is on file, no “refinements” can be made or the permission may be withheld) and original author intent. Manuscripts that were not sent to the editors on time for adequate editing or production may not appear in consistent style or appear at all in the proceedings. In accordance with editorial policy and under space constraints, some sections of text, tables, graphs, figures, or references may have been edited or omitted. In the case of errors, or omissions, please contact the respective author(s) directly.
Copyrights of the papers remain with the author(s) of each article.
Every effort has been made by the editors, publishers and printers of these proceedings to see that no inaccurate data, opinion, or statement appears in the proceedings, but the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the responsibility of the author(s). Accordingly, the publishers, printers, editors, and AGBA officials accept no liability Page ii of Volume 2 whatsoever for the consequences of such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement.
The editors of these Proceedings have tried to balance completeness with the space constraints inherent in a published volume of a global congress with more than 162 papers. Many authors are enthusiastic about their work and in that enthusiasm, some, after their papers were accepted to the conference, did not remember to or respond to repeated messages to submit final drafts for the proceedings whose bodies were 10 pages in length. Thus, many papers in these two volumes have had some sections of text, exhibits, charts, tables, or references omitted or shortened by the editors for space considerations. Working papers and doctoral student papers have been published in abstract form in latter‐part of Volume 2. Readers who would like to have complete copies (including any omitted elements) of any of the papers in these Proceedings are invited to contact the papers’ authors.
We would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to all delegates attending AGBA’s 10th World Congress being held in collaboration with the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand) on June 15---17, 2013.
More than 200 AGBA delegates are participating in a wonderful program that includes more than 100 global delegates hailing from different countries around the world.
The main theme of our conference is “Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized Era”. Our conference will feature competitive papers and special sessions.
Our conference’s primary goal is to provide a unique global platform to facilitate the exchange of leading-edge ideas for effective advancement of knowledge in business and entrepreneurship; where academics, professionals, consultants, government officials and entrepreneurs from both developed and developing countries are engaged in intellectual discourse for the generation and dissemination of knowledge to facilitate the globalization process for the betterment of humanity. This will be achieved through multidisciplinary presentations and discussions of current business and development issues in emerging and developed countries. Your participation in this great conference is helping us achieve these goals!!!!
We wish you good luck in your presentations and conference deliberations.
AGBA’s “Global Board of Trustees” would like to recognize the special contribution made by the management team at the MIDAS Communication Ltd, (Thailand) under the dynamic leadership of its Founder, President and CEO (Ms. Karin Lohitnavy) for making this 10th global conference a grand success.
AGBA outsourced the operational side of the conference management for the first time in its history to a nationally acclaimed and well reputed professional event management company (MIDAS Communication Company Ltd, Thailand) to organize its 10th global conference on a professional basis.
MIDAS has done a fabulous job from identifying appropriate sponsors to selecting suitable hotels, from organizing printing of promotional material to producing these proceedings, and from hosting delegates to organizing interesting sightseeing tours.
Hence, while attending your conference, whenever you run into any member of MIDAS Management Team, kindly say “Thank You”.
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Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) was established in the American State of Texas as a "Not-for-Profit" organization in 2000. It is proud to boast today a membership of more than 1000 members based in more than 50 countries, that include scholars from reputed academic institutions, corporate leaders, governmental officials, entrepreneurs and consultants based in western and emerging countries.
AGBA, as a global organization, aims to help academics and scholars at business schools across the emerging countries to connect with the western (developed) world for mutual benefit. Such collaboration would accelerate the process of globalization by furnishing ample opportunities to scholars in emerging countries to get recognition, disseminate new knowledge and assert themselves on the global stage.
AGBA's Vision To be globally recognized as a leading "not-for-profit" organization dedicated to serve the academic, professional, government, corporate and entrepreneurial sectors worldwide.
AGBA's Mission Building on the dynamics of the ongoing globalization process, AGBA is committed to provide a global platform aimed at assisting academics, scholars, professionals, officials, entrepreneurs and consultants of emerging countries to assert themselves on the global stage for recognition, networking and dissemination of knowledge.
AGBA’s Core Business:
Nurture globally competitive talents; expertise and skills across the emerging countries;
Arrange apprenticeships for academics, scholars, professionals, officials, entrepreneurs and consultants on the global stage;
Provide advisory services to upcoming business schools across the world for accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB);
Provide advisory services to peers worldwide to obtain “Fulbright Grants” from the US government successfully;
Offer customized training worldwide;
Offer professional development programs;
and Provide “Global Entrepreneurship Development” services.
Page vi of Volume 2 AGBA SPONSORS
Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA Marketing and Management Institute, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany Global Institute of Management and Economics, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China College of Business Administration, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman, United Arab Emirates Inderscience Publishers Inc., UK and Switzerland Faculty of Industrial Technology and Management, University of Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan City, State of Pahang, Malaysia Berkeley College, New York, USA GLOCEN Corporation Inc., Houston, Texas, USA Value-One Corporation Inc., India Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies, Graduate Management Center, Management and Science University, Malaysia COMSAT Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, State of Uttar Pradesh, India DPJ Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Nawala, Sri Lanka Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University, Sweden School of Commerce and Management, Southern Cross University, Australia MIDAS Communications Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology at Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand
PAST AGBA CONFERENCES2004 Inaugural World Congress in Delhi, India This conference was attended by more than 100 local and global delegates. Please visit our website for photos and proceedings.
2005 Second World Congress in Delhi, India This conference was attended by more than 100 local and global delegates. Please visit our website for photos and proceedings.
2006 Third World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia This conference was held at the Management and Science University (MSU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was attended by more than 150 local and global delegates.
Please visit our website for photos and proceedings.
2007 Fourth World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia This conference was held at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang. It was attended by more than 150 local and global delegates. Please visit our website for photos and proceedings.
Page vii of Volume 2 2008 Fifth World Congress in the Kingdom of Bahrain This conference was attended by more than 200 local and global delegates. Please visit our website for photos and proceedings.
2009 Sixth World Congress in Kedah, Malaysia This conference was held at the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Kedah, Malaysia.
It was attended by more than 200 local and global delegates. Please visit our website for photos and proceedings.
2010 Seventh World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia This conference was held at the Graduate School of Management (GSM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. It was attended by more than 250 local and global delegates. Please our visit website for photos and proceedings.
2011 Eight World Congress in Dalian, China This conference was held at the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in Dalian, China. It was attended by more than 250 local and global delegates. Please visit our website for photos and proceedings.
2012 Ninth World Congress in Ajman (United Arab Emirates) This conference was held at the Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) in Ajman (United Arab Emirates) on March 19---21, 2012. It was attended by more than 300 local and global delegates. Please visit our website for photos and proceedings.
2013 Tenth World Congress in Bangkok (Thailand) This conference will be held at the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology at Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand on June 15-17, 2013.
AGBA Publications AGBA Journals: AGBA’s Two Official Journals Are Published in Collaboration with Inderscience Publishers of UK/Switzerland (www.inderscience.com).
(1) Journal for Global Business Advancement ISSN (Online): 1746-9678 - ISSN (Print): 1746-966X http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=jgba (2) Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development ISSN (Online): 1747-6763 - ISSN (Print): 1549-9324 http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=jibed
Both of these journals are indexed in:
• Scopus (Elsevier)
• Academic OneFile (Gale)
• Business and Company Resource Center (Gale)
• Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale) Page viii of Volume 2
• General BusinessFile ASAP International (Gale)
• General OneFile (Gale)
• Google Scholar
• InfoTrac Custom Journals (Gale)
• Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
• Scirus (Elsevier)
Both of these journals are also listed in:
• Australian Business Deans Council Journal Rankings List 2012
• Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities (2012)
• Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA): Journal list 2012 AGBA’s Regional Chapters (1) "AGBA – Malaysia Chapter" is Based at the "Management and Science University of Malaysia". Please visit http://www.msu.edu.my for details.
(2) "AGBA – Pakistan Chapter" is Based at the "COMSAT Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan".
Please visit http://www.agba.org.pk for details.
AGBA Projects AGBA is contemplating to launch following additional projects in the foreseeable future in order to assist academic institutions and professional bodies across
emerging countries to assert themselves on the global stage:
(1) Launch of a brand new "AGBA Journal" in collaboration with a major global publisher;
(2) Publication of an annual monograph consisting of best papers out of our conference proceedings by a reputed global publisher;
(3) Upgrading of a business school to the global standards in an emerging country;
(4) Launch of a "global doctoral program in global management" jointly offered by 3 different reputed universities based in 3 different continents (North America, Europe and Asia);
(5) Establishment of a "global consulting wing" within AGBA framework;