UW Journal of Management Sciences 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Dr. Syed Shafqat Mukarram Open Journal Systems <p>The ‘<strong>UW Journal of Management Sciences</strong>’ (UWJMS) provides an international forum for dialogue amongst the researchers, thereby improving the understanding of the nature of management in different cultural settings and promoting the transfer of research results to respective communities. It is devoted to publishing papers that would advance knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of management sciences. This Journal provides a framework for disseminating research and academic brilliance in the field of management. Basically, Management studies allow developing a broad understanding of business organizations and provide us with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, human resource, operations, communication, information technology, and business policy and strategy.</p> <p><span class="fontstyle0"><strong>International Standard Serial Number (ISSN):</strong><br /></span>2523-0417 (online), 2521-5876 (print)</p> <p><strong>Review Type:</strong> Double Blind Peer Review</p> <p><strong>Frequency: </strong>Bi-Annual</p> <p><strong>Plagiarism Checking:</strong> Turnitin</p> <p><strong>Publication Charges: </strong>Free of cost </p> <p><strong>Submission Charges: </strong>Free of cost<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Journal Type: </strong>Open Access Journal</p> Individuals’ Resources and Employability: Roles of Human and Social Capital and the Labor Market Competitiveness 2023-12-07T09:56:24+00:00 Dr. Qudsia Jabeen Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Raziq John Lewis Rice <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>The purpose of this study is to provide some insights related to the role of individual and work related factors for enhancing employability and offers some propositions for empirical testing.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Design and Methodology: </strong>The current study used literature search method by first searching available literature and then extracting information related to study variables. Further, past literature reviewed and synthesized for building a conceptual framework.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> An overarching theoretical framework developed which draws on conservation of resources theory, human capital and social capital theory. Based on these, it is focused on how individuals’ resources can be best utilized for gaining employability. Resources, such as networking and mastery orientation may help to build employability within and outside the organization. Labor market competitiveness may also play a role and can strengthen the relationship between individual factors and employability.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Implications: </strong>Present study extends the employability literature by explaining the mechanism and interaction of individual, social factors and labor market competitiveness for employability enhancement. The current work holds significant contribution for the practitioners to guide them about how to increase the human potential to full extent. So, that organizational competitiveness can be improved. Also this study provides managers with valuable insights about factors responsible for enhancing the employee’s employability</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Employability, Resources, Networking, Mastery orientation, Labor market, Human capital, Social capital.</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Management Sciences The Impact of Investor Sentiment on Equity Returns: Comparison between Financial and Non-Financial Sectors of Pakistan Stock Exchange 2023-10-16T06:58:35+00:00 Shiza Khan Faiza Saleem Asia Bibi <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This study intends to examine and compare the impact of Investor Sentiments (IS) on Equity Returns (ER) in the financial and non-financial sectors of Pakistan.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Design and Methodology: </strong>This study uses quantitative secondary data spanning from 2008 to 2019, collected from the official website of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) and publication of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The quantitative data analysis has been done by using Vector Auto Regression (VAR) model.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>This study demonstrates a positive relationship between IS and ER in the financial and non-financial sectors companies listed in PSX. </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Implications: </strong>As a result of these findings, the investors have a better understanding and knowledge about diverse aspects of IS. This study also facilitates the process of price forecasting performed by fund and financial advisors. Last not the least, this study bears important implications for policymakers by enabling them to reduce variations in ER and to hedge risk through stabilizing IS.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>Investor Sentiment, Price Earnings Ratio, Share Turnover, Money Flow Index, Vector Auto Regression Model.</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Management Sciences Multilevel Analysis of Project and Team competencies for Cost and Time Project Management Success in Construction Projects 2023-11-13T03:32:36+00:00 Naveed Iqbal Maira Awan Muhammad Waseem <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>Excessive costs and unexpected schedule setbacks are pervasive challenges encountered by countries globally. Insufficiently skilled teams elevate the risk of project delays. The behavioral dimensions of a project, encompassing intellectual, emotional, and contextual competencies at both individual and project levels, are often overlooked but play a vital role in the success of project management.</p> <p><strong>Design and Methodology: </strong>The study's sample data was gathered from project managers through a survey based on questionnaires. Only completed projects from the construction industry of Pakistan are selected for this study The responses collected serve as the foundation for conducting statistical analysis using multiple regression techniques.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The study reveals that the project manager's contextual and technical competency, coupled with the intellectual and emotional competence of the team, positively influences the CTPM success of construction projects. Conversely, knowledge and value diversity have been identified as factors with a negative impact on CTPMS. Additionally, Greater project size heightens the risk of delays and cost overruns, attributed to increased time spent on communication and collaboration within larger teams, posing challenges to budget adherence.</p> <p><strong>Implications: </strong>This research addresses the gap in existing literature by conducting a three-level analysis—project-level, project manager-level, and project team-level—to examine their collective impact on project management success, with a specific focus on cost and time considerations. The findings hold significant implications for project managers shedding light on the dynamics influencing the project management success. The manager can make better decisions to execute projects efficiently and cost effectively.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>Multi-level factors, Project cost and time management success, Construction industry, Project Manager, Project Team</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Management Sciences Investigating the Structure and Dynamics of Knowledge Sharing Behaviour and Enterprise Social Networking 2023-10-02T05:24:07+00:00 Urfa Fazil Nasir Mehmood Kamil Hussain <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Enterprise social networking (ESN) strategies have been widely adopted by businesses as a way to provide a venue for open employee communication. This study looks into how factors influencing knowledge sharing behaviour affect the use of enterprise social networking. It is based on the social capital idea. Knowledge sharing behaviour is influenced by knowledge donating and knowledge collecting.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> A self-administered survey of 380 telecommunications industry workers in the Punjab region of Pakistan was conducted. Smart PLS was used for statistical analysis by applying Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) technique.</p> <p><strong>Findings</strong>: The results demonstrate significant positive relationships between the knowledge sharing behavior and enterprise social networks. Employees perform better when engaged themselves in using social enterprise networks for information and knowledge sharing. Both knowledge sharing and knowledge collecting behavior strengthen the use of Enterprise Social Networking.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Knowledge Sharing Behaviour, Knowledge Collecting, Knowledge Donating, Enterprise Social Network, Social Networking.</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Management Sciences Factors Contributing to Stress in University Teachers and Coping Mechanisms 2023-10-25T03:55:15+00:00 Zermina Tasleem Sohail Ayaz Muhammad Zerish Tasleem <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This study addresses the prevalent issue of workplace stress experienced by university teachers and identifies key factors that significantly contribute to this stress. The primary objective of this research is to delve into the workplace elements responsible for inducing stress among university teachers.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Design and Methodology:</strong> Employing a qualitative research design facilitates an in-depth examination of this intricate issue, particularly suited for the exploration of complex subjects like workplace stress. The utilization of semi-structured interviews with a sample of 25 university teachers, chosen through convenience sampling, serves as an appropriate means to collect comprehensive and detailed perspectives.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>The principal discovery underscores that workplace factors such as extra workloads, workspace conditions, job security concerns, delayed promotions, and the overall work environment play substantial roles in contributing to stress among university educators.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Implications:</strong> This study underscores the multifaceted nature of workplace stress experienced by university teachers and offers valuable insights for educational institutions and policymakers seeking to enhance the well-being of their academic faculty.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Workplace stress, Coping Mechanisms, Job security, Workloads.</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Management Sciences Investigating the Relationship between Perceived Over-Qualification on Employee Career Performance: The Moderating role of Person-Organization Fit 2023-10-24T09:31:55+00:00 Ayesha Shafique <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> In times of economic depression, over-qualification is frequent, and study has increasingly focused on its consequences. Based on the principle of person-job fit, the goal of this research is to examine the connection between perceived over-qualification and perceived career performance among employees, while analysing potential moderators. Despite the growing number of studies examining the association between perceived over-qualification (POQ) and perceived career satisfaction (PCS), the involvement of affective mechanisms in the relationship between POQ and PCS remains understudied.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Design and Methodology:</strong> In this study, researchers focused on the impact of perceived organisation support (POS) as a mediator of the influence of perceived over-qualification (POQ) on perceived career performance (PCP) theorized by P-O fit theory. An analysis of 247 business sector subordinates conducted retrospectively provided support for the hypothesis by using SPSS 23.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>The current findings revealed that POQ showed significant relationship between PCS also mediate and moderate the relation.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Implications:</strong> Theoretical and practical ramifications of these findings were analysed. Positive aspects of POQ and their impact on workers' professional lives were investigated in this study.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Perceived over-qualification, Perceived organizational support, Perceived career performance, P-O-Fit</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Management Sciences