American Journal of Business and Management 2019-02-27T23:06:06+00:00 Editorial Office Open Journal Systems <p>The American Journal of Business and Management (AJBM) is an international peer-reviewed journal. The mission of the AJBM is to enhance the dissemination of knowledge across the business and management community. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of business, management, marketing, finance, economics, human resource management, tourism, economic development, and relevant subjects.</p> An Introduction to the Study of Time management 2019-02-27T22:32:09+00:00 Pradip Kumar Das <p>Time management develops strategies to maximize time to achieve personal and organizational goals. Organizational strategies benefit the individual leader as well the organization like planning, goal setting, delegation, decision authority, and work life balance. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview for those interested in the current state‐of‐the‐art in time management research. The review demonstrates that time management behaviors relate positively to perceived control of time, job satisfaction and health, and negatively to stress. This review makes clear which effects may be expected of time management, which aspects may be most useful for which individuals, and which work characteristics would enhance or hinder positive effects. Its outcomes may help to develop more effective time management practices. The article examines the reasons for the increasing popularity of time management. It then reviews some of the major concepts contained in the literature: efficiency, effectiveness and life goals; how to find the time; keeping a time log; time planning systems; getting organized; and how to become an effective time manager.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<em>Keywords:</em> Time management, Time planning, Performance outcomes, Job satisfaction, Training, Control, Self-development</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## An Analysis of the Role of Motivation in Leadership Styles Utilized by Today’s Leaders in the “SMART” Organizations in the United Arab Emirates 2019-02-27T23:06:06+00:00 Kiran Nair Wayne James Samer Shilbayeh Shilbayeh <p>Leadership plays an important role in the success of organization and employee motivation. The culture of leadership in this region has been shaped over centuries through a variety of factors, such as reputation, family, and religion, which continue to influence decision-making. Unlike many other regions in the world, a diverse range of nationalities and different cultures characterize the Middle East and particularly the United Arab Emirates. Official estimates suggest that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) hosts some 200 different nationalities. In such a context, diversity becomes an enormous challenge for organizations to choose the right leader with the appropriate leadership style to assure their success. Human Resource functions need to ensure that they choose the right people, management practices, and processes that will develop the right leaders who can lead and motivate employees to achieve the organization’s vision and mission.&nbsp;</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##