In Photo (from left to right): Dr. Marietta Israel (Asst. Program Head-BA), Dr. Maria Corazon Abella, Dr. Edita Bunuan, Mr. Moises Cariaso, Dr. Josielyn Mendoza, Dr. Gina Suarez, Dr. Romano Lavilla, Dr. Ronaldo Poblete, Dr.Sandra Yap(URC Director), Dr. Joselito Tem (IABF Assoc. Dean)
The Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance Business Administration held its 5th Faculty Business Research Colloquium 2018 last October 3, 2018 at Case Study Room with the theme: Building Innovative Ideas Towards Excellence in Business Research.
The objectives of the research colloquium, 2018 are to encourage and/or inspire other IABF faculty members, academic managers and staff to undertake their own researches; to allow researchers to present their research outputs, in local and international conferences and competitive research events and to build a pool of research outputs that are publishable in hard copy and or electronic form.
The following are the research presenters:
Dr. Baniline Jone V. Abantao, presented her paper entitled “Employment Attitude and Work Engagement of Hotel Industry Training for Work Scholarship Program Beneficiaries of TESDA”.
The results from the conducted research may be used in a module for standardized evaluation of employee productivity, job satisfaction and commitment.
Mr. Jacque Bon-Isaac C. Aboy, presented his research paper entitled “ Interaction of Macroeconomic Variables and Stock Prices: Evidence from the Philippines “.
He discussed how macroeconomic variables and stock prices do not possess a long-run equilibrium relationship. Moreover, results reveal that macroeconomic variables are deemed to be insubstantial to contribute prediction to stock prices. Overall, the results of his study imply that there should be consideration of other possible covariates of stock market that will help investors forecast their investment returns.
Dr. Edita S. Bunuan, presented her research paper entitled “ The Behavioral Competency of IABF On the Job Training (OJT) Students: A Basis for Crafting the IABF OJT Handbook.”
This study will be helpful for the IABF to update or review the current Performance Evaluation Form used as measurement tool to be more responsive to needs of the industries. It can also be a good basis for OJT Manual updating. Likewise future researches should give premium to the inclusion of determining the desirable traits needed by the said companies.
Mr. Moises J. Cariaso, presented his research entitled “Customer Satisfaction on Marketing Strategies of Metered Taxis in the National Capital Region”.
Dominantly, there were no significant differences in terms of the level of customer satisfaction on the marketing strategies of metered taxis when grouped by profile in terms of civil status, gender, educational attainment in terms of service quality and price, frequency of riding, time preference, number of years as passenger in terms of service quality, physical/product attributes, price, people and process. However, there are significant differences in the level of customer satisfaction on marketing strategies of metered taxis when grouped by profile in terms of age, educational attainment specifically on physical/product attributes, promotion, place of distribution, people and process. There was also significant difference on the number of years specifically on promotion and place of distribution and employment status.
Dr. Romano G. Lavilla, , presented his paper entitled “ Social Responsibility, Practices and its Effect on Employees’ Commitment, Business Growth and Company Image.”
The researcher analyzed effectiveness of CSR on employee’s commitment, business growth and company image for closed type corporations and contribute to the ongoing discussion on the idea that corporate social responsibility is not just an additional expense for the business; nevertheless, it is an investment that will yield future economic benefits. The researcher believes that for the business to grow and succeed it needs to be responsible for the welfare of all its stakeholders starting from its own employees, customers, owners, stockholders, suppliers, community, competitors and the country.
Dr. Ronaldo A. Poblete, presented his study entitled “The Performance of the Multi-Purpose Cooperatives in the National Capital Region.”
The main objective of the study was to assess the performance of Multi-Purpose Cooperatives in NCR using the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria. Recommendations were highlighted in the strict implementation and monitoring of the rules and regulations of the agency and providing incentives to the deserving cooperatives while in the business sector and the academic community they must also do their share of CSR and to educate the community as to the importance of cooperative in the community building respective.
Dr. Josielyn Mendoza and Dr. Gina Suarez were in the panel of reactors who gave their comments, reactions and suggestions for possible improvements of the research presented.
The event was headed by research committee chairman and BA Assistant program head, Dr. Marietta C. Israel, BA Program Head, Ms. Maria Carmen B. Lapuz, and IABF Associate Dean, Dr. Joselito P. Tem.