Robert Naji Zacca

Assistant Professor, Department of Management

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Robert Zacca is Assistant Professor of Management at Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia. Prior to this he held an assistant professor position at the United Arab Emirates University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Tulane University, New Orleans, his M.B.A. from Plymouth State University, New Hampshire and his Ph.D. in Management from Cracow University of Economics, Poland. His current research investigates the drivers and enablers of innovative enterprises; the determinants of innovative capabilities; and management leadership and performance. He has won a National Research Foundation grant from UAE and his work has been published in Management Decision, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Creativity and Innovation Management, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Journal of Global Mobility, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, IEEE International Technology Management Conferences and elsewhere. He was awarded the Alfaisal University Research Excellence Reward for 2016-17, the College of Business, Shell Saudi Arabia outstanding research award for 2015-16 and has been recognized with an outstanding research award for a paper acceptance in a top ranked journal in 2014. Additionally, his coauthored paper was nominated for the best paper award in the Creativity and Innovation Management Journal for the year 2013. He is a research team leader and capable mentor able to transmit his passion and talent for research to young scientists. Furthermore, he has extensive industry experience managing and operating organizations as well as in business consulting. His teaching interests include courses in management, change management, entrepreneurship, management of innovation, value innovation strategy, business ethics, and HR Planning, Recruitment and Selection.

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Thrown under the Bus: The Signaling Role of CMO Dismissal and its Effect on Firm Value

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Thrown under the Bus: The Signaling Role of CMO Dismissal and its Effect on Firm Value. (2022). Thrown under the Bus: The Signaling Role of CMO Dismissal and its Effect on Firm Value. Journal Of East-West Business, 1-16, 2022.

The Effects of Constructive Politics and Market Turbulence on Entrepreneurial Orientation-Performance Relationship: A Moderated Mediation Model

Journal Article Wed, 06/08/2022 - 18:01,
The Effects of Constructive Politics and Market Turbulence on Entrepreneurial Orientation-Performance Relationship: A Moderated Mediation Model. (2022). The Effects of Constructive Politics and Market Turbulence on Entrepreneurial Orientation-Performance Relationship: A Moderated Mediation Model. International Journal Of Entrepreneurship And Innovation , in-press.

The Interaction Effect of Leadership Support on the EO - Innovative Performance Relationship

Journal Article Wed, 06/08/2022 - 18:07,
The Interaction Effect of Leadership Support on the EO - Innovative Performance Relationship. (2022). The Interaction Effect of Leadership Support on the EO - Innovative Performance Relationship. International Journal Of Entrepreneurship And Innovation , in-press.

Mediating-moderating effect of employee creativity and team potency on expatriate innovative work behaviour

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Mediating-moderating effect of employee creativity and team potency on expatriate innovative work behaviour. (2022). Mediating-moderating effect of employee creativity and team potency on expatriate innovative work behaviour. International Journal Of Organizational Analysis, 2022.

Effects of constructive politics and market turbulence on entrepreneurial Orientation–Performance relationship: A moderated mediation model

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Effects of constructive politics and market turbulence on entrepreneurial Orientation–Performance relationship: A moderated mediation model. (2022). Effects of constructive politics and market turbulence on entrepreneurial Orientation–Performance relationship: A moderated mediation model. European Management Journal, 2022.

Developing Future Leaders: Evidence of Talent Management Planning

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Developing Future Leaders: Evidence of Talent Management Planning. (2021). Developing Future Leaders: Evidence of Talent Management Planning. International Journal Of Customer Relationship Marketing And Management …, 2021.

The influence of organizational justice and decision latitude on expatriate organizational commitment and job performance

Journal Article Tue, 03/09/2021 - 16:48,
The influence of organizational justice and decision latitude on expatriate organizational commitment and job performance. (2021). The influence of organizational justice and decision latitude on expatriate organizational commitment and job performance. Evidence-Based Hrm: A Global Forum For Empirical Scholarship, 2021.

Entrepreneurial and market orientation interactive effects on SME performance within transitional economies

Journal Article Wed, 06/08/2022 - 18:09,
Entrepreneurial and market orientation interactive effects on SME performance within transitional economies. (2021). Entrepreneurial and market orientation interactive effects on SME performance within transitional economies. Journal Of Research In Marketing And Entrepreneurship, 2021.

The impact of coronavirus on Australian public sector employees

Journal Article Tue, 08/24/2021 - 14:33,
The impact of coronavirus on Australian public sector employees. (2021). The impact of coronavirus on Australian public sector employees. Journal Of East-West Business 27 (4), 382-399, 2021.

The Interaction Effect of Leadership Support on the EO - Innovative Performance

Conference Proceedings Wed, 06/08/2022 - 18:11,
The Interaction Effect of Leadership Support on the EO - Innovative Performance. (2021). The Interaction Effect of Leadership Support on the EO - Innovative Performance. 14Th Academy Of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, And Knowledge Conference (Aciek).

The Impact of Team Potency and Leadership Member Exchange on Expatriate Creative Work Involvement.

Journal Article Thu, 10/29/2020 - 16:03,
The Impact of Team Potency and Leadership Member Exchange on Expatriate Creative Work Involvement. (2020). The Impact of Team Potency and Leadership Member Exchange on Expatriate Creative Work Involvement. Journal Of Global Mobility , 8(3/4), 309-323.

Cultural intelligence as a predictor of expatriate managers turnover intention and creative self-efficacy

Journal Article Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:12,
Cultural intelligence as a predictor of expatriate managers turnover intention and creative self-efficacy. (2020). Cultural intelligence as a predictor of expatriate managers turnover intention and creative self-efficacy. International Journal Of Organizational Analysis, 2020, 29(1), 59-77.

The Effect of Entrepreneurship on Financial Performance: A Multi Mediation Model.

Journal Article Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:48,
The Effect of Entrepreneurship on Financial Performance: A Multi Mediation Model. (2019). The Effect of Entrepreneurship on Financial Performance: A Multi Mediation Model. Journal Of East-West Business (In Press).

The Effect of Entrepreneurship on Financial Performance: A Multi Mediation Model.

Journal Article Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:54,
The Effect of Entrepreneurship on Financial Performance: A Multi Mediation Model. (2019). The Effect of Entrepreneurship on Financial Performance: A Multi Mediation Model. Journal Of East-West Business (In Press).

The effect of entrepreneurship orientation on firm performance: A multiple mediation model

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
The effect of entrepreneurship orientation on firm performance: A multiple mediation model. (2019). The effect of entrepreneurship orientation on firm performance: A multiple mediation model. Journal Of East-West Business 25 (2), 166-193, 2019.

Great expectations: The moderating role of pre-departure opinion on the relationship between organizational justice and expatriates’ commitment and job satisfaction

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Great expectations: The moderating role of pre-departure opinion on the relationship between organizational justice and expatriates’ commitment and job satisfaction. (2018). Great expectations: The moderating role of pre-departure opinion on the relationship between organizational justice and expatriates’ commitment and job satisfaction. Journal Of Global Mobility: The Home Of Expatriate Management Research, 2018.

Linking managerial competence to small enterprise performance within the dynamic capability logic

Journal Article Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:03,
Linking managerial competence to small enterprise performance within the dynamic capability logic. (2018). Linking managerial competence to small enterprise performance within the dynamic capability logic. Journal Of Small Business And Enterprise Development, 2018, 25(2), 256-276.

Great expectations: The moderating role of pre-departure opinion on the relationship between organizational justice and organization commitment / job satisfaction.

Journal Article Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:58,
Great expectations: The moderating role of pre-departure opinion on the relationship between organizational justice and organization commitment / job satisfaction. (2018). Great expectations: The moderating role of pre-departure opinion on the relationship between organizational justice and organization commitment / job satisfaction. Journal Of Global Mobility , 6(2), 178-193.

Mediating-Moderating Effect of Creativity and Team Potency on Expatriates Innovative Work Behavior

Journal Article Mon, 10/25/2021 - 16:18,
Mediating-Moderating Effect of Creativity and Team Potency on Expatriates Innovative Work Behavior. (2018). Mediating-Moderating Effect of Creativity and Team Potency on Expatriates Innovative Work Behavior. International Journal Of Organizational Analysis .

Entrepreneurship: an evolving conceptual framework

Journal Article Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:07,
Entrepreneurship: an evolving conceptual framework. (2017). Entrepreneurship: an evolving conceptual framework. International Journal Of Entrepreneurship And Innovation Management 21 (1-2 …, 2017, 21(1/2 ), 8-26 .

The influence of conflict and intuition on explorative new products and performance in SMEs

Journal Article Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:05,
The influence of conflict and intuition on explorative new products and performance in SMEs. (2017). The influence of conflict and intuition on explorative new products and performance in SMEs. Journal Of Small Business And Enterprise Development, 2017, 24(4), 950-970 .

The role of politics on the entrepreneurial orientation-performance relationship

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
The role of politics on the entrepreneurial orientation-performance relationship. (2016). The role of politics on the entrepreneurial orientation-performance relationship. Academy Of Management Proceedings 2016 (1), 10965, 2016.

Expatriate managers decision-making practices within the UAE: a qualitative study

Journal Article Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:09,
Expatriate managers decision-making practices within the UAE: a qualitative study. (2016). Expatriate managers decision-making practices within the UAE: a qualitative study. International Journal Of Organizational Analysis, 2016, 24(5), 856-882 .

The Effects of EO and Market Turbulence on SMEs Performance through Political Behavior: Moderated Mediation Model

Conference Paper Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:12,
The Effects of EO and Market Turbulence on SMEs Performance through Political Behavior: Moderated Mediation Model. (2016). The Effects of EO and Market Turbulence on SMEs Performance through Political Behavior: Moderated Mediation Model. Academy of Management Conference. Presented at the.

LINKING MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE TO SMALL ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE (SUMMARY)

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
LINKING MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE TO SMALL ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE (SUMMARY). (2015). LINKING MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE TO SMALL ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE (SUMMARY). Frontiers Of Entrepreneurship Research 35 (3), 21, 2015.

Impact of network capability on small business performance

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Impact of network capability on small business performance. (2015). Impact of network capability on small business performance. Management Decision, 2015.

Impact of Network Capability on Small Business Performance: The Mediating Role of Knowledge Creation and EO

Journal Article Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:10,
Impact of Network Capability on Small Business Performance: The Mediating Role of Knowledge Creation and EO. (2015). Impact of Network Capability on Small Business Performance: The Mediating Role of Knowledge Creation and EO. Management Decision, 53(1), 2-23.

Expatriate leadership competencies and performance: a qualitative study

Journal Article Thu, 04/16/2015 - 16:43,
Expatriate leadership competencies and performance: a qualitative study. (2015). Expatriate leadership competencies and performance: a qualitative study. International Journal Of Organizational Analysis, 2015, 23(3), 404-424.

Cultural Adaptation of Expatriate Managers: Empirical Insights from the UAE

Journal Article Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:22,
Cultural Adaptation of Expatriate Managers: Empirical Insights from the UAE. (2015). Cultural Adaptation of Expatriate Managers: Empirical Insights from the UAE. International Journal Of Strategic Management, 15(2), 91-102.

The Impact of Corona Virus on Managerial Decision Making: Case of Australian Public Service Organizations

Journal Article Tue, 08/24/2021 - 14:30,
The Impact of Corona Virus on Managerial Decision Making: Case of Australian Public Service Organizations. (2015). The Impact of Corona Virus on Managerial Decision Making: Case of Australian Public Service Organizations. Journal Of General Management.

The Conceptual View of Entrepreneurial and Market Orientation in SMEs: The Case of Saudi Arabia

Journal Article Tue, 08/24/2021 - 14:34,
The Conceptual View of Entrepreneurial and Market Orientation in SMEs: The Case of Saudi Arabia. (2015). The Conceptual View of Entrepreneurial and Market Orientation in SMEs: The Case of Saudi Arabia. Journal Of Research In Marketing And Entrepreneurship.

Developing Future Leaders: Evidence of Talent Management Planning in a UAE Multinational Company

Journal Article Tue, 03/09/2021 - 16:46,
Developing Future Leaders: Evidence of Talent Management Planning in a UAE Multinational Company. (2015). Developing Future Leaders: Evidence of Talent Management Planning in a UAE Multinational Company. International Journal Of Customer Relationship Marketing And Management .

Linking Managerial Competencies and Performance

Conference Paper Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:16,
Linking Managerial Competencies and Performance. (2015). Linking Managerial Competencies and Performance. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). Presented at the.

Linking Network Capability on Small Business Performance

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Linking Network Capability on Small Business Performance. (2014). Linking Network Capability on Small Business Performance. Icsb World Conference Proceedings, 1, 2014.

An exploratory study of entrepreneurial creativity: Its antecedents and mediators in the context of UAE firms

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
An exploratory study of entrepreneurial creativity: Its antecedents and mediators in the context of UAE firms. (2013). An exploratory study of entrepreneurial creativity: Its antecedents and mediators in the context of UAE firms. Creativity And Innovation Management 22 (3), 223-240, 2013.

An Explorative Study of Entrepreneurial Creativity: Its Antecedents and Mediators in the context of UAE Firms

Journal Article Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:10,
An Explorative Study of Entrepreneurial Creativity: Its Antecedents and Mediators in the context of UAE Firms. (2013). An Explorative Study of Entrepreneurial Creativity: Its Antecedents and Mediators in the context of UAE Firms. Creativity And Innovation Management, 22, 223-240.

An Exploratory study of entrepreneurial creativity: Role of external factors in the context of UAE firms

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
An Exploratory study of entrepreneurial creativity: Role of external factors in the context of UAE firms. (2012). An Exploratory study of entrepreneurial creativity: Role of external factors in the context of UAE firms. International Technology Management Conference, 55-64, 2012.

Unravelling a manager's proclivity to innovate: An exploratory study

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Unravelling a manager's proclivity to innovate: An exploratory study. (2011). Unravelling a manager's proclivity to innovate: An exploratory study. The International Journal Of Entrepreneurship And Innovation 12 (3), 157-168, 2011.

The framing of entrepreneurship

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
The framing of entrepreneurship. (2011). The framing of entrepreneurship. First International Technology Management Conference, 985-991, 2011.

Unraveling a Manager’s Proclivity to Innovate: An Exploratory Study

Journal Article Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:10,
Unraveling a Manager’s Proclivity to Innovate: An Exploratory Study. (2011). Unraveling a Manager’s Proclivity to Innovate: An Exploratory Study. International Journal Of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 12, 157-167.

Reconciling the Managerial Dichotomy to Growth

Conference Paper Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:10,
Reconciling the Managerial Dichotomy to Growth. (2009). Reconciling the Managerial Dichotomy to Growth. International Association of Management of Technology Conference. Presented at the. Orlando, Florida.

Entrepreneurial and Administrative Management Approach to Business Development: A Comparative-qualitative Analysis

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Entrepreneurial and Administrative Management Approach to Business Development: A Comparative-qualitative Analysis. (2006). Entrepreneurial and Administrative Management Approach to Business Development: A Comparative-qualitative Analysis.

LINKING MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE TO SMALL ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
LINKING MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE TO SMALL ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE. LINKING MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE TO SMALL ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE. Frontiers Of Entrepreneurship Research 35 (3), 0.

Classifying Entrepreneurship within a Business Development Framework

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Classifying Entrepreneurship within a Business Development Framework. Classifying Entrepreneurship within a Business Development Framework.

An Essay on the Conceptual Framework of Entrepreneurship

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
An Essay on the Conceptual Framework of Entrepreneurship. An Essay on the Conceptual Framework of Entrepreneurship.

Impact of network capability on small business performance Robert Zacca, Mumin Dayan, Thomas Ahrens

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Impact of network capability on small business performance Robert Zacca, Mumin Dayan, Thomas Ahrens. Impact of network capability on small business performance Robert Zacca, Mumin Dayan, Thomas Ahrens.

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