Information Management and Business Review <p><strong>Information Management and Business Review (IMBR)</strong> is an open access peer reviewed journal with ISSN 2220-3796. It publishes original unpublished research work related to contemporary business, information management and other relevant areas. IMBR publishes research work of considerable interest that contributes to theoretical bases of contemporary business and world economy. IMBR publishes 4 issues per year</p> <p><img src="/public/site/images/admin/cc_by3.png"></p> <p>This work is licensed under a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="license noopener">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a></p> en-US <p>Author (s) should affirm that the material has not been published previously. It has not been submitted and it is not under consideration by any other journal. 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After submission of revised paper in the light of suggestions of the reviewers, the editorial team&nbsp; edits and formats manuscripts to bring uniformity and standardization in published material.</p> <p>This work will be licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) and under condition of the license, users are free to read, copy, remix, transform, redistribute, download, print, search or link to the full texts of articles and even build upon their work as long as they credit the author for the original work.&nbsp;Moreover, as per journal policy&nbsp;author (s) hold and retain copyrights without any restrictions.</p> (Editor) (Support) Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:04:46 -0400 OJS 60 Risks of Climate Change at Coastal Tourism in Bangladesh: A Study on Cox’s Bazar <p><span class="fontstyle0">This study is on ‘Risk of climate change at coastal tourism in Bangladesh. The main aim of this<br>research is to describe the risks associated with climate change that has an impact on tourism. The study uses<br>primary data collected from the respondents (Domestic, Local and International Tourists) by using various<br>methods like; observation, survey and questionnaire. This research mainly adopts with close-ended<br>questionnaire. This study uses Five Point Likert scale to measure the intensity of risk. This research identifies<br>various types of risk like Rise of sea level, Rise of temperature, Acidic Sea, Damage Property, Damage<br>infrastructure, Damage Livelihood, Damage environmental resources, Inundation during Storm, Risky Road,<br>Heat Waves, Coastal Floods, Droughts, Pollution, Leads Powerful Hurricanes, and Allergy. This study also<br>explores some other risks including Rainstorm, Disrupt Food Supply, Mangrove Deforestation, Saline<br>Intrusion, Scarcity of Fresh Water, Population Displacement, Water Intrusion, Undermining of Local<br>Communities, Coastline Erosion, Fish Stocks Inundate, Rough weather, Hot Sunshine with their intensity.</span> </p> Sohel Ahmed, S. M Copyright (c) 2019 Sohel Ahmed, S. M Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:29:32 -0400 Business Process Re-Engineering and Profitability in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry: The Mediating Influence of Operational Performance <p><span class="fontstyle0">The aim of this study was to operationalize and test a conceptual model to measure the effect of<br>Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) implementation on profitability in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.<br>Based on a framework from Al-Mashari and Zairi, these objectives were achieved using the following<br>procedures: reliability and validity analysis, factor analyses (exploratory factor analysis-EFA and<br>confirmatory factor analysis-CFA) and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The model contrived therefore<br>confirmed the positive influence of BPR on profitability, as well as the mediating influence of operational<br>performance in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry. Specifically, t</span><span class="fontstyle0">he structural model shows the positive effect<br>of organizational structure and IT Infrastructures on both profitability and operational performance.<br>However, SEM failed to establish the relationship between management competence and support and<br>profitability. </span><span class="fontstyle0">The study is expected to enhance the adoption and successful implementation of BPR<br>programmes in the oil and gas industry.</span> </p> Olawumi Dele Awolusi, Olusegun Sulaiman Atiku Copyright (c) 2019 Olawumi Dele Awolusi, Olusegun Sulaiman Atiku Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:10:04 -0400 Capital Structure and Profitability of Manufacturing Firms listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange <p><span class="fontstyle0">This study examined capital structure and profitability of manufacturing firms listed on the<br>Nigerian stock exchange. Specifically the study analyzed the impact of disaggregated variables of debt finance<br>(Short term debt and long term debt) and equity finance (share capital and share premium) on profit after<br>tax. Secondary data were gathered from annual reports of sampled firms over a period of ten years (2008-<br>2017) and were analyzed using panel data estimators such as pooled OLS estimator, fixed effect estimator,<br>random effect estimator, Hausman test, and Pesaran test of cross sectional dependence. The findings revealed<br>that short term debt has insignificant positive effect on profit after tax of manufacturing firms showing in<br>specific term a coefficient estimate of 0.114985 (p=0.5890&gt; 0.05) long term debt exerts significant positive<br>impact on profit after tax, with specific coefficient estimate of 0.578290 (p=0.0001&lt; 0.05) share capital exerts<br>significant positive effect on profit after tax, with coefficient estimate of 0.784525 (p=0.0000&lt; 0.05) share<br>premium exerts insignificant negative effect on profit after tax, with coefficient estimate of -0.000395 (p=<br>0.9924&gt; 0.05). The study concluded that short term debt has declining effect on the profitability of<br>manufacturing firms in the country, while the long term variable of debt finance of firms spurs the rate of<br>profitability. In clear term disaggregated debt finance subsets exerts significant effect on the profitability of<br>firms sampled in the study. On the other hand equity finance disaggregated into share capital and share<br>premiums reflect that share capital has significant positive effect on profit after tax, while share premium has<br>insignificant negative effect on profit after tax.</span> </p> Gideon Tayo AKINLEYE, LovethOluwatosin AKOMOLAFE Copyright (c) 2019 Gideon Tayo AKINLEYE, LovethOluwatosin AKOMOLAFE Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:15:46 -0400 Working Capital Management and Performance of Industrial and Consumer Goods Firms in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis <p><span class="fontstyle0">This study conducted a comparative analysis on working capital management and performance of<br>industrial and consumer goods firms in Nigeria. Precisely, the study compared effect of average collection<br>period and average payment period on return on capital employed of selected industrial goods and consumer<br>goods firms. 20 firms were randomly selected over a period of 10 years data were collected from annual<br>report of the firms. This study used static data analyses to analyze data. Result showed average collection<br>period and average payment period exert insignificant positive effect on return on capital employed of<br>industrial goods firms, while both average collection period and average payment period exert insignificant<br>negative effect on return on capital employed of consumer goods firms. Independent t-test result showed<br>significant mean difference between coefficient estimate corresponding to industrial and consumer goods<br>firms. This study concluded that there exists significant difference between the effect of working capital<br>management on performance of industrial goods firms and consumer goods firms when performance is<br>measured in terms of return on capital employed. Hence firms in both sub-sectors should be strategic when<br>managing working capital, by setting higher average payment period in a manner that will not crowd-out<br>their credit worthiness.</span></p> Olaoye, Clement Olatunji, Adeboboye, Roseline Copyright (c) 2019 Olaoye, Clement Olatunji, Adeboboye, Roseline Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:26:15 -0400 How Promotional Advertisements Can Change the Buying Behavior of Children <p><span class="fontstyle0">This study aims to highlight the impact of promotional advertising on children's buying behavior.<br>Promotions are tools that maximize the sales of any organization. Retailers or manufacturers apply this tool<br>to invite consumers to buy more products. The proposed study aims to focus the advertising impact on child<br>purchases in the Pakistani capital. It is convenient to sample 500 respondents and collect data with the help<br>of the questionnaire. The results show that there is a negligible correlation between the purchase behavior<br>and coupons. On the contrary, buying one-to-one free, the physical environment impacts significantly on the<br>purchase behavior. The proposed research helps marketers recognize most effective promotional ads that<br>can significantly affect a child's buying behavior</span> </p> Muhammad Irfan Akram, Sheikh Aftab Ahmad, Ahsan Ul Haq Copyright (c) 2019 Muhammad Irfan Akram, Sheikh Aftab Ahmad, Ahsan Ul Haq Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:34:01 -0400