The Journal of Global Business is an annual journal for those who present their researches at the Global Business Conference held annually in Manila, Philippines. This conference is organized by the Association of Training Institutions for Foreign Trade in Asia and the Pacific. The Journal contains researches of professors in business and other fields.

ISSN: 2350-7179 (Online format)


Volume 2, Issue 1 (2013)

Global HR Management and Identification of Competencies for Organizational Development in the Information Technology Sector

Shampa Chakraberty and Aloke Kumar Sen / Read Full Journal


interpersonal skills; competency mapping; strategic human resource management; emotional intelligence; team building skills;



Globalization is associated with movement of goods, manufacturing capabilities, money and technology. In order to succeed it becomes imperative to know how and what are the performance indicators and how these are being affected. Performance indicators include people competencies desirable in an employee to succeed in today?s globalised world.

Competency enhancement is undertaken for business needs, aligning behaviors with business strategies and for integration of HR systems based on competencies. Managers of organizations face the globalization of business, rapid technological change, continual reorganizing and competence-based competition. These developments challenge the skills, competencies and capabilities of managers in organizations, which are needed to improve the performance of these managers.

A study which was conducted among information technology professionals in and around Kolkata, West Bengal, India has tried to analyse whether there is a high conformity between the rating patterns, in respect of performance, of individuals and their reporting heads based on competencies specified; it has also tried to find out whether: people competencies can significantly predict the performance level of the individual.

Entrepreneurial Development Through Mobile Retailing

Dr. Ma. Luisa C. Delayco / Read Full Journal


mobile retailing; SME;



There is much literature on peddling, and literature defines it as being part of the underground economy thus is characterized as operating in a fluid environment.

Innovative SMEs like RLC food Products saw the opportunity of mobile retailing, a legitimized form of peddling, as a viable distribution channel to facilitate entrepreneurial development and improve consumer accessibility.

Another innovative entrepreneur is Mr. Nestor B. Catan. Mr. Catan tied up with Selecta Ice Cream ensuring full support from the company.

This paper provides empirical evidence on how RLC food Products developed strategies initially based on mobile retailing and partnerships with established brands. This paper also discusses how the macro-environment factors impact its business operations as an SME and the challenges it faces in the future.

The Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Financial Performance of Dole Philippines, Inc. (2004-2010)

Elsie N. Velasco / Read Full Journal


corporate social responsibility; return on equity (ROE); corporate financial performance;



This study examines the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate financial performance (CFP) of Dole Phils., Inc. Data were culled from the audited financial statements of the company for the last seven years (2004-2010). CSR is measured using quantitative aspect of corporate philanthropy while CFP is measured by looking at the company?s return on Equity (ROE) using the DuPont Framework Model. The DuPont Framework breaks down the ROE into three components: profitability, efficiency and leverage. Correlating CSR and CFP using Pearson?s correlation coefficient, results show that only financial leverage has a significant positive correlation with one CSR initiative, specifically environmental concern.