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EDITORIAL

Dr. Amitabh Upadhya
Editor- In- Chief

This issue brings about a defining moment in the SBJ journey of scholarly pursuits. The editorial board has been enlarged and quite a few reputed academics have been co-opted. With their vast experience SBJ will surely grow from its current strength to strength of another level…Read more

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Managing Risk for Green Supply Chain Management: Competitive Strategies for Manufacturing Companies

R.C. Walke, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Vinay Topkar, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Sajal Kabiraj, Fr . C. Rodrigues Institute of Management Studies Navi Mumbai, India

ABSTRACT
The roll-out of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) is in fact driving this type of transition towards a time where environmental friendly practices are no longer be an optional business practice, but rather a competitive neces- sity for survival…Read more

Keywords: Green Value Chain, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Suggested citation: Walke, R.C. et al. (2010) Capital Knowledge Managing Risk for Green Supply Chain Management: Competitive Strategies for Manufacturing Companies.  Skyline Business Journal, Volume 6, No 1, pp 1-11.

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Toll–Free Numbers and Consumers Experiences: An Exploratory Survey

K. Shivakumar, Skyline University College Sharjah, UAE

ABSTRACT
This exploratory survey examines the experiences of consumers using toll free number during the following three phases (pre-usage, usage, post-usage). Data were collected from 240 respondents residing in and around the Emirates of Sharjah and Dubai...Read more

Keywords: Toll – free numbers, Consumers, Phases, Frequency, Problems, Training

Suggested citation: Shivakumar, K. (2010) Toll–Free Numbers and Consumers Experiences: An Exploratory Survey.  Skyline Business Journal, Volume 6, No 1, pp 12-16.

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GCC Stock Markets: A Comparative Analysis

Manuel Fernandez, IMT-Dubai, Academic City, Dubai
Nizar Mousa Sahawneh, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE

ABSTRACT
A stock market is a public market where stocks of listed companies are traded. This study makes a comparative analysis of the performance of various stock markets operating in the GCC. GCC is a customs union that consists of six members Bah- rain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE…Read more

Keywords
: Capital Market, Stock Market, Gulf Cooperation Council, Customs Union, Mutual Funds, Foreign Investors, Market Capitalization

Suggested citation: Fernandez, M. & Sahawneh, N.M. (2010) Capital Market, Stock Market, Gulf Cooperation Council, Customs Union, Mutual Funds, Foreign Investors, Market Capitalization..  Skyline Business Journal, Volume 6, No 1, pp 17-22.

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Cosmetics Buying Behavior of Young UAE Female Consumers: The Influence of Demographics

Hamza Salim Khraim, Middle East University for Graduate Studies, Amman

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this article is to investigate the influence of demographics on cosmetic buying behavior of young female consumers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. To achieve this purpose, the descriptive research methodology was em- ployed…Read more

Keywords: Female buying behavior, Consumer Demographics, Cosmetics, UAE

Suggested citation: Khraim, H,S. (2010) Cosmetics Buying Behavior of Young UAE Female Consumers: The Influence of Demographics.  Skyline Business Journal, Volume 6, No 1, pp 23-31.

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B2C e-Commerce adoption possibilities in UAE: An empirical study on E-Readiness of Consumers

Rajmohan P., Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE
Sael Rushdi Nimer Sabha, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE

ABSTRACT
This study is focused on the possibilities of adopting Internet based buying attitude from the consumers of various products and services more intensely than the existing situation in UAE...Read more

Keywords: Internet, B2C e-Commerce adoption, e-Commerce awareness, e-transactions, e-readiness and Buying Attitude   

Suggested citation: Rajmohan, P. & Sabha, S.R.N. (2010) B2C e-Commerce adoption possibilities in UAE: An empirical study on E-Readiness of Consumers.  Skyline Business Journal, Volume 6, No 1, pp 32-41.

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A Critical Analysis on Monetary Potency with special reference to ELGI Equipments ltd, Coimbatore

J.Shanmugan, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE
C. Shivashanmugam, Sri Vasavi College, Erode dt TN, India
Chandra Bardai Bhatt, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE

ABSTRACT
Financial strength of any organization leads to various development opportunities in the business field. The agro-equipment industry gains lots of momentum after the proclamation from the International Monetary Fund and World Trading Organizations, stating that food scarcity is the core problem for many countries in due course of time..Read more

Keywords
: Financial strength, Agro-equipment, Altman Z score

Suggested citation: Shanmugan J. et al. (2010) A Critical Analysis on Monetary Potency with special reference to ELGI Equipments ltd, Coimbatore.  Skyline Business Journal, Volume 6, No 1, pp 42-47.

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A Hierarchical-Subgrouping approach for the determination of significant moderators influencing the relationship between favourable Organizational Climate and Job Attitude

Nitin Arora, Jordan University of Science & Technology Amman

ABSTRACT
This study seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between Organizational Climate and favourable employee commitment by an effort to determine the various moderators as a potential predictor through the Hierarchical Sub-group meta-analytic approach...Read more

Keywords
: Meta-analysis, Hierarchical Sub-grouping method, favourable Organizational Climate, employee commitment

Suggested citation: Arora, N. (2010) A Hierarchical-Subgrouping approach for the determination of significant moderators influencing the relationship between favourable Organizational Climate and Job Attitude.  Skyline Business Journal, Volume 6, No 1, pp 48-56.

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BOOK REVIEW Event Planning

By Judy Allen, Director, Judy Allen Productions Wiley and Sons, New Delhi Pp. 306; Pbk; ISBN 8126511214; Price INR 399; 2007.
Reviewed by: Syed Ahmad Rizwan CEMIS, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman and Amitabh Upadhya, Dean Academics, Skyline University College Sharjah, UAE

Suggested citation: Rizwan, S.A. & Upadhya, A. (2010) Event Planning Judy Allen, Director, Judy Allen Productions. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 6, No 1, pp 57-58.

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