Journal of Business and Environmental Management <p>Journal of Business and Environmental Management (JBEM) is a double-blind refereed, open-access journal whose purpose is to serve as a platform for the dispersion of research and theory for scholars, professionals, and policy experts around the globe. The journal collects original research papers on the most current developments in business management and environmental management for sustainable development and environmental mitigation. Additionally, research into innovative approaches and strategies is encouraged. Experimental and numerical research, as well as research into current advances, the state of the art, and upcoming breakthroughs in these sectors are strongly welcomed. Particular disciplines include, but are not limited to:</p> <ul> <li>Business innovation and entrepreneurship</li> <li>Climate Change Adaptation</li> <li>Consumer Behavior</li> <li>Corporate social responsibility</li> <li>E-commerce and social commerce</li> <li>Enterprise management, human resource management</li> <li>Environment Protection</li> <li>Environment Sustainability Environmental Management Sustainability Management</li> <li>Environmental Resources Management</li> <li>Information management, project management</li> <li>Society and Environment Natural Resource Management</li> <li>Supply chain management</li> <li>Sustainable Consumption and Production</li> <li>Sustainable Development</li> <li>Sustainable Economic Development</li> </ul> en-US (Muhammad Irfan) (AIRSD Support Team) Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Green Practices Among Hotels in the Sunyani Municipality of Ghana <p>Greening in the hospitality sector are becoming more popular on a global scale. Going green have drawn the attention of both individuals and companies in recent times. Businesses, including hotels, are being urged to take accountability for their part in the environment's decline. This study sought to ascertain the degree to which hotels in the Sunyani Municipality had adopted sustainable initiatives. Data from forty (40) hotel managers in the Sunyani Municipality were gathered quantitatively using a simple random sampling and stratified procedure. In these surveyed hotels, the adoption of green practices is not governed by any policies, according to the findings. The element influencing the hotels to adopt and implement green initiatives was customer demand. Of all the green practises, managing liquid waste was the most often used. According to the study's findings, most hotels in the municipality contribute less to reducing the harmful effects on the environment. The implications are that there is the need for green management training which would help strengthen hotel employees’ sustainability practices.</p> Deri Mildred Nuong, Neethiahnanthan ARI RAGAVAN, Perpetual Zaazie, Augustine Niber, David Anandene Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Business and Environmental Management (JBEM) Fri, 17 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Financial Inclusion and SMEs’ Performance: Mediating Effect of Financial Literacy <p>This study examines the mediating effect of financial literacy on the relationship between financial inclusion and SMEs’ performance. Using a targeted sampling technique, we selected SMEs that have been in operation for 5 years and are duly registered with SMEDAN. Meanwhile, a simple random sample was used to select 250 SME operators or managers for the study. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). The results show that financial inclusion is positively and significantly associated with SME performance. There is also evidence that financial inclusion is directly related to financial literacy. Furthermore, the results show that financial literacy has a large positive impact on the performance of SMEs. Financial literacy has also been found to partially mediate financial inclusion and SME performance. The study then recommends that small business regulators work with accounting professional organizations to organize financial literacy workshops, seminars, and short courses for small business owners. This goes a long way in making funding more accessible for small business operators.</p> O. R. Togun, Ranti Ogunrinade, Ola T Olalekan, T. D. Jooda Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Business and Environmental Management (JBEM) Fri, 17 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Supply Chain Logistics Using the Internet of Things and Corporate Social Responsibility for a Sustainable Environment <p>In the digitalization era, costs can be minimized and operations get fast for a sustainable environment. To compete in this modern era and manage operations, the supply chain shifted to smart technology to meet the goals of CSR for a sustainable environment. IoT has a great influence on the close-loop logistics operations in firms. This paper investigates the benefits of IoT in closed-loop logistics operations’ effects on the goals of CSR for a sustainable environment and how the use of smart technology impacts the operations of CLSC to meet the goals of CSR for a sustainable environment. For data, we get the data of firms that are on close-loop logistics and firms that are using smart technology for their operations. regression for analysis in STATA. Results show that firms that are using smart technology for their operations are achieving more CSR goals for a sustainable environment. The Internet of Things will not instantly contribute to the accomplishment of CSR targets, despite the fact that it has a direct and positive influence on closed-loop supply chains (CLSC). The CSR goals are not directly relatowith the internet of things; nevertheless, the internet may be utilized as regulatory or assisting tools in order to achieve them. CLSC helps to change the sustainability measures in the environment. . Firms should shift to the closed loop supply chain to minimize the resources and better places for businesses to achieve CSR goals for a sustainable environment</p> Bushra Ramzan, Shahid Ali, Muhammad Ishfaq, Muhammad Qasim Javaid Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Business and Environmental Management (JBEM) Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Measuring the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth of Pakistan <p>Over the last three decades, FDI has strengthened its position as a set of advantages at the global level. Economic growth is a common desired outcome for the nations that get its advantages. Such outcomes do not manifest in the same form in all recipient economies and hence allow the opportunity to examine this relationship at nation level. This research sets out to do just that by using empirical methods to look at how FDI has affected Pakistan's economy. Time series data from the years 1971 to 2020 were utilised for this purpose. For data analysis, the bound testing technique to co integration inside the context of the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) was applied. The outcomes of the research confirmed the concept of favourable influence of FDI on economic growth of Pakistan. Also supported by the data was the idea that FDI is more productive than domestic investment.</p> Nighat Farooq, Bushra Sagheer, Shahid Ali, Muhammad Ishfaq Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Business and Environmental Management (JBEM) Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 An Examination of CSR's role in Fostering Organizational Commitment and Employee Performance <p>The study aims to identify the inspiration of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in developing organizational commitment and employee performance. Data were collected from 281 employees of Pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan by a standardized survey questionnaire employing the random sample method. Corporate social responsibility, digitalization, organizational rewards, employee performance, and organizational commitment were the main variables of the investigation. The planned framework is examined empirically using a statistical package for the social science for demographics, reliability, descriptive, and correlation. Then confirmatory factor analysis was used to check model fit and validity, and the structural equation model was used for hypothesized model. Corporate social responsibility, digitalization, and organizational rewards positively impact employee performance by the mediating effect of organizational commitment. This examination contributes to a more profound comprehension of how employee performance can be influenced by the impact of corporate social responsibility via organizational commitment.</p> Muhammad Aqib Shafiq, Asghar Hayat, Hassan Ali, Salman Mehmood Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Business and Environmental Management (JBEM) Fri, 17 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000