THE IMPACT OF LEADERSHIP SOFT SKILLS IN INCREASING THE ORGANISATIONAL AGILITY OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN LIGHT OF COVID-19
Assistant Prof. Jinan Shihab Ahmed
Abstract: The current research aims to reveal the extent to which the research community members are interested in promoting inclusive soft leadership skills and knowing the level of availability of organisational agility factors at the headquarters of private schools (the field examined) in the city of Diwaniyah. Knowledge of the impact of soft leadership skills is represented by its dimensions (communication, initiative, training, and team-building skills), which are characterised by soft administrative leadership in private schools, on organisational agility, and to achieve the goal of the research, private schools were selected in the center of Diwaniyah Governorate in the Republic of Iraq, which numbered 65 schools, (273) questionnaires were distributed to the individuals of the research sample. The study reached several conclusions, perhaps the most prominent of which is the enjoyment of the administrative leaders in the researched schools with soft leadership skills such as communication skills, initiative, and training, as well as anticipating the future and hard and persistent work, and thus possessing a sound and fundamental base for starting towards organisational agility, In addition to this, the study recommended giving more emphasis on motivating workers and giving them inspiration and motivation towards finding and generating creative and innovative ideas and methods of work in light of the Corona pandemic, which is reflected in the performance achieved at the school level.
[ FULL TEXT PDF 1-12 ] DOI: 10.30566/ijo-bs/2022.01.78
UNCERTAINTIES AND RISK ON SMEs SUSTAINABILITY IN OMAN: A LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE
Amira Saif Hamood Al Rashdi; Dr. Abebe Ejigu Alemu*, Dr. Noorul Shaiful Fitri Abdul Rahman
Abstract: Purpose: This study aims to discover internal and external SC uncertainties SMEs experience. The study conducted interviews with the authorities in Muscat and Sohar. Method: a cross-sectional mixed method was used for the study. The study administered probability sampling among 100 SMEs. Findings: the findings on internal SC uncertainties include lack of access to finance, unable to attract/satisfy customers, lack of skill/training, poor planning, long lead-time, high operation costs. External SC uncertainties include government regulations, complicated funding processes, lack of data, competition, technological changes, unreliable suppliers, and fluctuations in fuel prices. SMEs need to be knowledge-based, exploit policy initiatives, employ technology. It is expected to benefit policymakers to design intervention measures for the resumption of SMEs as they create employment opportunities and wealth distribution among society.
[ FULL TEXT PDF 1-11 ] DOI: 10.30566/ijo-bs/2022.01.77
THE IMPACT OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEM ON THE SMEs PERFORMANCE IN LIBYA
Abdulfatah Juma M Brrim; Siti Khalidah Binti Md Yusoff, Dr. S. M. Ferdous Azam
Abstract: Purpose: The rapid development of the business environment and relying more on information as a resource make it depend on-time more on the quality and speed of information when decisions are made. The Libyan SMEs suffer a lack of performance tied to ineffective information availability. This study aims to identify the impact of accounting information systems on SMEs performance in Libya. Design/ Method/ Approach: This research has used the quantitative approach. The data source was primary data for this research. This research has used the questionnaire instrument to be the tool to collect the data. These questionnaires were distributed to the research samples, 384 employees, owners, and individuals who work in Libyan SMEs. Findings: The study has found positive and significant relationships between (tangibility, reliability, responsiveness, and assurance) and SMEs performance in Libya. The highest impact was found from the tangibility of AIS toward the SMEs performance. Research limitations: This study was limited to SMEs in Libya. It is also limited to the respondents’ perceptions of employees, owners, and individuals who work in Libyan SMEs. The model constructed of this study was adopted from the SERVQUAL model.
[ FULL TEXT PDF 1-10 ] DOI: 10.30566/ijo-bs/2022.01.76