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Sharif As-Saber
RMIT University
Information managementBusinessGovernmentDigital firmEnterprise relationship management
34Publications
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#1Wahed WaheduzzamanH-Index: 3
#2Sharif As-Saber (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 7
Last. Mohotaj Binte HamidH-Index: 1
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Elite capture is a major barrier to citizen engagement in local governance processes in many developing countries. Data from six case studies of development initiatives in Bangladesh show that, in spite of attempts by aid donors and others to ensure citizen participation, programmes are dominated by a nexus of local elites including MPs and bureaucrats. Local stakeholders do not understand the value that direct citizen participation can bring, and citizens are unaware of their rights and wary of...
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#1George CairnsH-Index: 19
#2Sharif As-SaberH-Index: 7
Conventional international business (IB) theories generally view multinational corporations (MNCs) as agents of economic exchange and as ethically benign or neutral. This article explores a darker side of IB, with numbers of IB firms involved in activities that could be considered unethical or illegal, or both. Drawing on a taxonomy of ‘black international business’ (black IB), and both historic and recent examples, this article outlines such MNC activities. It explores impacts of these activiti...
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#1Wahed Waheduzzaman (Swinburne University of Technology)H-Index: 3
#2Sharif As-Saber (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 7
In recent years, "participatory governance" has emerged as an impor-tant concept within the governance domain. It is a policy that insinu-ates participation of local citizens to implement locally basedpropeople development initiatives. International aid agencies havebeen pursuing this agenda with an aim to provide greater legitimacyto development projects for economic growth in developing countries.In response, the government of Bangladesh has been trying to imple-ment participatory governance p...
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#1Sharif As-SaberH-Index: 7
#2George CairnsH-Index: 19
In this chapter, we explore the 'darker' faces of international business (IB). Over a decade ago, Eden and Len way (2001) raised the need for examining both the 'bright' and the 'dark' side of globalization in order to achieve a better understanding of the concept and of its impact on IB activities. In doing this, they posited the multinational enterprise (MNE) as the 'key agent' and 'f.1ee' of globalization and discussed, primarily, the relationship between MNEs and nation-states as the central...
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#1Robert Jack (Macquarie University)H-Index: 5
#2Sharif As-Saber (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 7
Last. Ronald W Edwards (Monash University)H-Index: 10
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Purpose – Perceived differences in the composition of goods and services forms the basis of a significant degree of analysis of the firm internationalisation process. In particular, product inseparability is highlighted as a distinguishing feature of service offerings and purports to explain the different approaches to internationalisation strategy adopted by service firms. The research, however, proposes that the division of goods and services into distinct products is outmoded. Rather, it is i...
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#1Wahed Waheduzzaman (Swinburne University of Technology)H-Index: 3
#2Sharif As-Saber (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 7
As a condition of receiving foreign aid, developing country governments have actively tried to achieve pro-people development through community participation in local-level development projects. Based on a case study of Bangladesh, this article analyses the impact of community participation on the various governance-related issues such as accountability, transparency, responsiveness and predictability during the implementation of such projects. The empirical findings reveal that efforts to achie...
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#2Nuttawuth MuenjohnH-Index: 8
Last. Sharif As-SaberH-Index: 7
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In Malaysia's quest to become the international hub of education in Asia, more expatriate academics are working in the country's higher education institutions. The high demand for an international academic workforce has created the opportunity for self-initiated expatriate academics (SIEAs) to take up employment opportunities. Consequently, the issues that are associated with expatriation experienced by expatriate academics especially SIEAs are becoming more complex. Failure to identify and mana...
#1Sharif As-Saber (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 7
#2Shams Rahman (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 14
Last. Wahed Waheduzzaman (Swinburne University of Technology)H-Index: 3
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Social Media (SM), in recent years, is emerging as a common platform for low cost information exchange, and has attracted a critical mass of users both at corporate and retail levels. Theoretically, SM can thus be used as a tool to strengthen e-procurement in the public sector. Towards this end, we have prepared a conceptual model drawing on literature reviews and some examples while identifying a set of expected benefits and challenges within four stages of e-procurement. Using the framework, a...
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#1Nuttawuth MuenjohnH-Index: 8
#2Prem ChhetriH-Index: 14
Last. Yusuke SuzumuraH-Index: 1
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Success in today’s markets and those of the future depends heavily upon leadership through the use of design (Gloppen, 2009). It is believed that business leaders are required to understand how to effectively use design to create their company’s competitive advantages. In this regard, design leadership, a new concept of leadership, would assist firms to obtain full return on investment in their design. The key purpose of this paper is to introduce a conceptual framework that represents the relat...
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#1Sharif As-Saber (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 7
#2Shams Rahman (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 14
Last. Wahed Waheduzzaman (Swinburne University of Technology)H-Index: 3
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Social Media (SM), in recent years, is emerging as a common platform for low cost information exchange, and has attracted a critical mass of users both at corporate and retail levels. Theoretically, SM can thus be used as a tool to strengthen e-procurement in the public sector. Towards this end, we have prepared a conceptual model drawing on literature reviews and some examples while identifying a set of expected benefits and challenges within four stages of e-procurement. Using the framework, a...
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