New issue of the Corporate Governance and Organizational Behavior Review journal

The editorial team is happy to introduce the second issue of the journal Corporate Governance and Organizational Behavior Review in 2021. The new issue contains papers dedicated to various issues of corporate governance and organizational behavior, such as the board of directors, gender diversity, firm performance, financial performance, bank performance, accounting, profitability, digitization, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, organizational behavior, health and economic development, management of technological innovation, financial distress, corporate governance, return on assets, independent directors, outside directors, CSR, ageing population, social banking, drivers of migration, etc.

The full issue of the journal is available at the following link.

The first paper of this issue by Sinan Abbadi, Murad Abuaddous, and Ahmad Alwashah, seeks to explore the significance of board gender diversity and its impact on the financial performance of the manufacturing and service companies listed on the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) between 2013–2018. The results indicate an uneven gender composition in most manufacturing and service companies that are listed on the ASE.

Tunay Aslan, Cevdet Kizil, and Erdal Yilmaz in their study aimed to estimate the profit or loss of indirect Coombs blood test, which is among the 100 blood tests run by the laboratory department of a healthcare organization located in Istanbul, Turkey, that started operations in 2018. Another purpose of the research was to compare the profit or loss estimated by fuzzy logic with the actual values.

Duc Tai Do, Thi Thuy Hang Pham, Binh Minh Tran, and Manh Dung Tran stress that the corporate governance framework in Vietnam has been gradually built and implemented. The authors investigate the impact level of corporate governance on the financial performance of warehouse transportation firms listed on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) of Vietnam. They employ both qualitative and quantitative methods for processing data collected from 22 listed firms.

The aim of the study conducted by Muhammad Mahboob Ali is to investigate whether the applicability of digitization, especially medical robots and blockchain technology, can help to improve healthcare enterprises in Bangladesh during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The study suggests that large investment, pro-patient care, corruption-free and ethical services in the healthcare management and service delivery is required, through a collaboration between both the public and the private sectors.

The paper by Rafaella Casciello consists of mapping the issues of financial distress and insolvency of Italian companies during 2019, by monitoring the five early warning indicators defined by the National Council of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts (CNDCEC) and approved by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, in accordance with the provisions of the “Crisis and Insolvency Code” (IC-Code).

Zyad Marashdeh, Ghassan Omet, and Fayez Haddad examine the determinants of the performance of banks in Jordan and Palestine. In addition, the paper examines whether the differences in the determinants of their performance are due to bank-specific factors, or country-specific differences.

In their study, Francesco Mirone, Giuseppe Sancetta, Domenico Sardanelli, and Salvatore Mele analyze how independent directors contribute to the decisional processes within Italian boards of directors and to the development of the firms to which they belong. This work, combining the structural and the behavioral views, aims at contributing to the literature concerning the impact and the efficacy of independent directors.

Harumi Puspa Rizky, Doddy Setiawan, and Jaka Winarna investigate the role of coalition parties on local government expenditure. The coalition parties are comprised of several parties that support the regional head in the local government. Specifically, this study focuses on two important aspects of local government expenditure: education and health expenditure.

Ngoc Hung Pham, Manh Dung Tran, Anh Duc Le, and Thuy Linh Le conducted the study to examine the elements at the household level and others at the provincial level, which have impacts on the decision of personal migration. The authors used the database of household living standards surveys in 2010, 2012, and 2014 in Vietnam. Logit model was applied with array data to analyze determinants influencing the decision of personal migration.

The final study in this issue by Tanpat Kraiwanit and Wanthana Tulathananun aims to analyse people’s understanding of social banking and to explore the factors affecting the acceptance of social banking in Thailand. A sample is a group of 650 Thai adults aged 55 years and older who usually access the Internet and are able to conduct financial transactions through online banking. The data was collected via an online survey and analysed using multinomial logistic regression.

We wish you pleasant and informative reading!