Organization Theory Review (OTR)

OTR is an exercise in expanding intellectual horizons related to Organization Theory by highlighting its reflexive relation with history, culture, localness and other knowledge fields. It is an attempt to bring scholarly works of public figures, law and policy makers from diverse disciplines including natural sciences, art, literature, business, industry, academia, philosophy, history, ethics, religion and sociology together under the ambit of organization theory. 

The field of Organization Theory came into being through collaboration of sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, engineers, managerial specialists and economists. Currently the sociological and managerial discourses form the backbone of Organization Theory. These discourses grew out of the American Engineering and sociological discourse, rationality of Max Weber and the organizational paradigms of the manufacturers and capitalists.

The Journal therefore encourages the authors to borrow from the traditional as well as varied epistemologies such as arts and literature, religion, philosophy, linguistics, history, sociology, anthropology, political economy and other knowledge fields. OTR reflects an integrated holism that encompasses a process and purpose driven perspective with an aim to develop a clear distinction between practice and theory logic. Through this, it helps in bridging a gap between theory and practice.

Volume II Issue I, 2018

1. The Moderating Role of Debt Financing on the Relationship Between Leverage and Performance: An Empirical Analysis of the Textile Sector of Pakistan
Ummara Fatima
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The study examines how debt financing affects the leverage and performance relationship of the textile sector of Pakistan. The study also strives to elaborate the determinants of debt financing. Data has been collected from the annual reports of the textile companies listed at Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) for the years 2010-2015. Panel data techniques including Pooled OLS, Fixed Effect model, Random Effect model, and Moderated Panel Regression model were used for estimating the relationship between debt ratio, leverage and company-specific
variables such as profitability and size.

2. The Integration of Knowledge Resources and Logistic Resilience for Effective Disaster Management
Muhammad Rizwan Junaid
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Rapid population growth, changing weather conditions and an increasing number of natural disasters have left human beings more vulnerable and exposed to nature’s onslaught. Disaster Management Organizations (DMOs) need to be more resilient, responsive and effective to counter these natural hazards and should not leave any stone unturned in order to play their pivotal role in rescue, relief and rehabilitation. Organizational knowledge and logistics are two core factors considered most significant in transforming a DMO into a resilient organization that can shoulder its due responsibility in a plausible and desired manner. This paper is an initial attempt that discusses the integration of knowledge resources and logistics to accelerate the process of the said transformation.

3. Is Problem-Based Learning Momentous in Augmenting the Industrial Capabilities of Graduates? A Literature Base Study
Aleema Shuja, Aleena Shuja, Prof. Dr. Ijaz A. Qureshi, Prof. Dr. Donna M. Schaeffer
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Educational management studies are now established as a way to infuse students with various pedagogic as well as didactic principles. The approaches are now switching from reading and lecture-based modes to analytical case-studies and problem-oriented learning methodologies. These inclusive development procedures are undertaken by educational institutions jointly in partnership with industry associates. This research paper highlights the consequences of learning practices in reducing the gap between corporate and academic entities through involvement in the problem-based learning methodology which is frequently utilized in business and medical studies at the Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan.

4. Building a Social Nework Theory of Perceived Public Service Motivation and Organizational Citizenship Behavior among Public Sector Employees
Sobia Sultana, Saima Ulfat
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Public Service Motivation (PSM) states that individuals are not only driven by their own interests but also by a unit contributing to society and helping others and this motivation is particularly high among public servants. The extant literature reveals that people at high levels of public service management are inclined towards Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) (Christensen & Wright,2011). Built upon the theory of social network and considering the importance of PSM in public organizational life, social networking is integrated with PSM to verify its relationship and impact on OCB. This paper presents the conceptual argument that the perception of social networking provides an intuitive vision for content visualization and both the quality and value of relationships can be evaluated according to the levels of commitment towards public service management.

5. Dynamic Transformational Organization: A New Organizational Form
Khalil Ahmed Arbi
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This article suggests a new organizational form labelled as Dynamic Transformational Organization (DTO) which is a blend of concepts from Nonaka, Kodama, Hirose and Kohlbacher (2014) and Teece (2007). The 2007) premise that innovation alone is not suffic ie nt for an organization to be competitive. Other than innovation (the result of knowledge creation), an organizati on also needs a specific set of capabilities which makes firms more competitive. DTOs are equally capable of generating knowledge and also have the specific cap abilities necessary for firms to perform in a competitive environment. This article outlines the organizational structure of DTOs and the factors which constitute DTOs. Major antecedents of DTOs include organizational phronesis, Dynamic Fractal Teams (DFTs), Distributed Leadership (DL), Hypertext Organizations (HTO) and environmental fitness.

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