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New Articles – Business Administration and Management

Gamification in management: Positive and negative aspects

Tomas Kačerauskas, Živilė Sederevičiūtė-Pačiauskienė, Jolita Šliogerienė

The phenomenon of gamification is analysed, identifying positive aspects of gamification, risks and problems. The paper adopts a method of systematic critical literature analysis in English, German, and Russian. We provide the most relevant gamification definitions classified into two main groups, fundamental and practical. The confusion of these groups or ignorance of one causes particular problems in understanding gamification. We face two levels of gamification in different areas of business…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2023-4-006 more

The CEO characteristics and Romanian banks performance

Mariana Bunea, Liliana Ionescu Feleaga, Bogdan Stefan Ionescu

The main objective of this research is to identify to what extent the characteristics of the CEO (chief executive officer) influence the financial performance of banks within the Romanian banking system. The sample under investigation includes all 21 Romanian banks, and the analyzed period included the financial years related to the last 5 financial years (2018–2022). Regarding these characteristics, aspects such as age, gender diversity, education, nationality, and duality were included in the…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2023-4-007 more

Learning goal orientation and abusive supervision

Hsiao-Yen Mao

Employee learning for competence development is more salient for today’s organizations facing frequent changes from inside and outside, and accordingly, employees’ learning goal orientation (LGO) is noteworthy. This study examines how and why employees’ LGO relates to leadership effectiveness, i.e., employees’ perception of abusive supervision. Competing hypotheses and the mediating mechanisms of a work attitude from LGO, i.e., work enjoyment, and a work behavior from LGO, i.e., compliance…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2023-3-003 more

The importance of Industry 4.0 technologies when selecting an ERP system – An empirical study

Martin Polívka, Lilia Dvořáková

The paper deals with the issue of the impact of the “Industry 4.0” concept on the process of selection of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Firstly, review of the literature regarding the ERP system selection is presented, with the emphasis on the role of the new technologies in such selection. Secondly, the content of the term “Industry 4.0” is discussed, and put into context with the nature of ERP systems. The main part of the article then presents the results of the survey…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2023-3-004 more

Has COVID-19 affected the organisational culture of non-governmental organisations?

Marie Mikušová, Petra Rydvalová, Naděžda Klabusayová, František Konečný

Organisational culture, as one of the key features of any organisation, is related to its performance. This is also true for non-governmental organisations. The purpose of this research is to identify changes in the dimensions of the organisational culture of these organisations caused by the pandemic. Data from 586 respondents, identified through an online OCAI questionnaire, were collected for pre-COVID-19, current, and preferred state. Statistically significant representation of the…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2023-3-005 more

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