AD-minister <p><em>AD-minister</em>&nbsp;is an interdisciplinary academic journal and we publish scientific papers resulted of empirical evidence and that contribute to understanding the management of companies in emerging economies and markets.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Universidad EAFIT en-US AD-minister 1692-0279 <span>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</span><br /><br /><ol type="a"><ol type="a"><li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a<a href="" target="_new">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li></ol></ol><br /><ol type="a"><ol type="a"><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li></ol></ol><br /><ol type="a"><li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li></ol> The associations of board of directors’ characteristics with modified audit opinion <p>This study aims to find a relationship between board of directors’ characteristics and the likelihood that<br>a company receives a modified audit opinion (as a measure of the external reporting of companies) in<br>Malaysia. To test our hypotheses, we use the pooled cross-sectional logistic regression analysis for 136<br>firm-year observations listed on Bursa Malaysia over the period 2009-2011.The evidence we uncover is<br>consistent with the hypotheses that companies with large board size and greater financial expertise of<br>the board of directors are less likely to receive a modified audit opinion. The results obtained in this study<br>are consistent with the listing rules of the Malaysian-Corporate-Governance Code and the requirements<br>of the Bursa Malaysia Corporate-Governance-Guide, which consider and the requirements of the Bursa<br>Malaysia Corporate-Governance-Guide, which consider the significance of the board of directors as an<br>aspect of good corporate governance and its critical role in the Malaysian financial reporting process.</p> Waddah Kamal Hassan Omer Khaled Salmen Aljaaidi Mohd ‘Atef Md Yusof Mohamad Hisyam Selamat ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-12-28 2020-12-28 37 5 34 10.17230/Ad-minister.37.1 The private sector and peacebuilding in postconflict colombia: a theoretical study <p>In 2016, with the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian national government and<br>the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army (FARC-EP) in, a post-conflict scenario<br>began in Colombia. It is characterized by a series of challenges and the need for input from various<br>actors, including the business sector. The objective of this article is to explore and analyze which are the<br>practices and actions that companies can carry out to contribute to the construction of peace. To this<br>end, an exploratory research was carried out with a documentary design divided in two phases: on the<br>one hand, a review of the literature on peacebuilding business practices, and on the other, a documentary<br>analysis of guides and peacebuilding proposals from national and international organizations. The results<br>suggest that the companies contribute to the construction of peace mainly from CSR practices and<br>shared value oriented to economic development. This corresponds with the guidelines of national and<br>international organizations that are geared towards generating jobs and entrepreneurship projects.</p> Cristian Bedoya Dorado Melissa Charfuelán Aguirre ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-12-28 2020-12-28 37 35 56 10.17230/Ad-minister.37.2 Sustainable consumption in tourism: an approach to its state of knowledge <p>Research on environmental practices has received increasing attention in the tourism’s area. However,<br>a bibliographic review is needed to explore sustainable consumption practices in the sector. To this<br>end, based on the use of the ATLAS.ti 9 software, a thematic analysis of 128 articles was carried out,<br>the main objective of which is to examine the analysis of sustainable consumption –good practices,<br>consumer habits, public policies and environmental regulations–, its scope of application –by type of<br>company– and its relationship with innovation (for example, the use of eco-technologies). In the results,<br>the analysis shows that good practices have a positive association with innovation (0.72), which shows<br>that the relationship is well established.</p> Judith Alejandra Velázquez Castro Erika Cruz-Coria Juan Ramírez-Godínez Elva Esther Vargas-Martínez ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-12-28 2020-12-28 37 57 84 10.17230/Ad-minister.37.3 The Impact of Knowledge Management on Organizational Performance: A Structural Equation Modeling Study <p>This study attempts to investigate the role of knowledge management (KM) in commercial companies.<br>To this end, a literature review was made and relevant components were extracted to conceptualize<br>KM and organizational performance (OP), and the relationship between KM and OP was presented in<br>a theoretical framework. Secondly, to assess the proposed model, a questionnaire was given to 200<br>participants in five commercial companies, chosen through multi-stage stratified sampling. The data<br>were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM) and Lisrel 8.8. The results revealed that the<br>model enjoyed an acceptable degree of fit. The obtained coefficient (0.41) showed a direct impact of<br>KM indices on OP, indicating the significant and positive relationship between KM and OP dimensions<br>such as financial performance, quality of goods and services, staff members’ performance, innovation,<br>and customers’ level of satisfaction.</p> Leila Namdarian Arman Sajedinejad Somayeh Bahanesteh ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-12-28 2020-12-28 37 85 108 10.17230/Ad-minister.37.4 The model of workforce agility dependent on drivers, strategies, practices, and results <p>For the time being, organizations throughout the world are in an environment that is constantly changing in various aspects including technological developments, customers’ preferences, emerging markets, and globalization. In this environment, the concept of agility, especially workforce agility is a valuable tool for organizations and can assist them considerably to cope with this situation. Given a substantial number of scholars have studied the concept of agility from the technical point of view up until now, and have neglected the human resource aspect, this study aims to, first of all, investigate the concept of workforce agility through a model incorporating drivers, practices, strategies advocating and stimulating the implementation of this concept and examine the relationships between these variables and second of all determine the results of implementing workforce agility system. The sample of the present study was selected from the staff and managers of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran, who had a bachelor's degree or higher and were working in the field of human resource management. Besides, we used a questionnaire to evaluate the variable. According to the findings, except for the relationship between drivers and implementation results all other relationships between drivers, practices, strategies, and results have been supported. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Hamidreza Dehghani Alireza Rezghi Rostami Behzad Mashali ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-01-27 2021-01-27 37 10.17230/Ad-minister.37.5