Organization Theory Review (OTR) https://journals.umt.edu.pk/index.php/OTR <p>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.</p> School of Professional Advancement, University of Management & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan en-US Organization Theory Review (OTR) The Moderating Role of Debt Financing in the Relationship between Leverage and Performance https://journals.umt.edu.pk/index.php/OTR/article/view/203 <p>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. The results depict that the listed textile companies of Pakistan financed more than half of its assets by external borrowing. There is high asset tangibility in the Pakistani textile industry. The tax shield, which is the alternative of depreciation, is limited for the textile firms of Pakistan (Qamar, Farooq, Afzal &amp; Akhtar, 2016).<br>The independent variables’ interaction term with debt ratio shows a positive relationship with ROA other than asset tangibility. The trade-off theory suggests to follow a targeted optimal capital structure which is more favorable for a firm. Pakistani textile industry should adopt the model of optimal capital structure for balancing the costs and benefits.<br>Keywords: ,&nbsp;</p> Ummara Fatima Copyright (c) 2018 Organization Theory Review (OTR) 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 2 1 01 15 10.32350/OTR.0201.01 The Integration of Knowledge Resources and Logistic Resilience for Effective Disaster Management https://journals.umt.edu.pk/index.php/OTR/article/view/202 <p>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.</p> Muhammad Rizwan Junaid Copyright (c) 2018 Organization Theory Review (OTR) 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 2 1 17 31 10.32350/OTR.0201.02 Is Problem-Based Learning Momentous in Augmenting the Industrial Capabilities of Graduates? https://journals.umt.edu.pk/index.php/OTR/article/view/201 <p>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&nbsp; 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. The paper investigates how the pedagogical method of problem-based learning is significant in meeting the changing needs of industry through enhancing the proficiency of graduates to manage corporate challenges in volatile external environments. The results lead us to conclude that problem-based learning at HEIs plays a substantial role in upgrading the potential of graduates to serve competitively in corporate sectors, thus realizing the inherent existence of strong ties between commercial and educational management sectors. Hence, PBL serves to be a more effective approach than the traditional teaching methodologies for producing better knowledge outcomes in terms of capable alumnae to serve at commercial levels.</p> Aleema Shuja Aleena Shuja Dr. Ijaz A. Qureshi Dr. Donna M. Schaeffer Copyright (c) 2018 Organization Theory Review (OTR) 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 2 1 33 54 10.32350/OTR.0201.03 Building a Social Network Theory of Perceived Public Service Motivation and Organizational Citizenship Behavior among Public Sector Employees https://journals.umt.edu.pk/index.php/OTR/article/view/200 <p>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 &amp; 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. These propositions have been developed to outline the relationship between PSM and OCB based on the deep-down concept of social networking. This paper concludes with the argument that in social network theory, advice and networking have a positive exchange relationship in which employees share resources like guidance, information, direction and support associated with their task; while adversarial networks represent negative exchange relationships that lead to behaviors such as interference, pressure, interruption and negative response. Therefore, it is very important to evaluate the types of social networks to determine the relationship between PSM and its behavioral outcomes.</p> Sobia Sultana Saima Ulfat Copyright (c) 2018 Organization Theory Review (OTR) 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 2 1 55 73 10.32350/OTR.0201.04 Dynamic Transformational Organization https://journals.umt.edu.pk/index.php/OTR/article/view/199 <p>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 sufficient for an organization to be competitive. Other than innovation (the result of knowledge creation), an organization also needs a specific set of capabilities which makes firms more competitive. DTOs are equally capable of generating knowledge and also have the specific capabilities 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.</p> Khalil Ahmed Arbi Copyright (c) 2018 Organization Theory Review (OTR) 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 2 1 75 97 10.32350/OTR.0201.05