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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices of financial institution in Bangladesh: the case of United Commercial Bank

Purpose: The main purpose of the research is to understand the CSR practices of financial institutions in Bangladesh better. Research methodology: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is concerned with businesses’ interactions with society as a whole. Such CSR operations cover an organisation’s fiscal, legal, ethical, and philanthropic obligations. United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB) has been chosen as the study’s subject. This study is a qualitative research project that used an exploratory research design. For data collection, both main and secondary data sources were used. The in-depth interview approach with an open-ended questionnaire was used to gather primary data on CSR practices from 70 UCB employees. Results: According to the findings of the study, UCB is deeply performing its fiscal, legal, ethical, and philanthropic responsibilities, but it has not expanded its philanthropic activities on a voluntary basis. Furthermore, the representation of UCB employees in CSR management is inadequate, with the exception of top-level executives. Limitations: Any methodological issues were addressed, such as sampling challenges because financial institutions do not encourage third parties to obtain their secrets because competition occurs everywhere. Contribution: This study makes several suggestions, such as improved and more systematic communication of CSR strategies to employees, increased investments in CSR programs, and specially targeted CSR preparation, which could assist UCB in encouraging a more successful application of its CSR strategies.
Sumaiya Afrin, Farhana Sehreen, Mohammad Rashed Hasan Polas, Rubyat Sharin

Indonesian traveler study: analyze the role of the big five personalities on hard adventure traveler type

Purpose: This study aims to determine the role of big five personalities simultaneously and partially towards the tendency of hard adventure travelers. Research methodology: This study will also look at the five traits found in the big five personalities which tend to play a role in the hard adventure traveler. This research is a replication study of Kristin Scott and John C. Mowen with a quantitative approach involving 1,558 subjects with a purposive sampling technique. Big five personality was measured using the big five infentory scale, while the hard adventure type would be measured using a scale from Scott & Mowen. Data analysis of this study using multiple regression techniques. Results: The results showed that there is a role of big five personalities that is simultaneous towards traveler's hard adventure type of 7,6%, whereas partially openness, extraversion, and neuroticism trait had a role towards the type of hard adventure, where openness trait had the biggest role towards hard adventure type. Limitations: Based on the magnitude of the role generated in this study, there are still other factors that can influence traveler's decision making to choose the traveling type, so that these other factors are expected to explore more. Contribution: This research can be a reference in the development of tourist attraction marketing by taking into account visitors' personality types.
Lusy Asa Akhrani, Chintya Fatima Dewi

Community-based tourism: concepts, opportunities and challenges

Purpose: The community-based tourism concept needs to be understood deeply. We need to know and predict the opportunities and challenges that exist and will occur in the future in developing the community and tourism as a mutualism. This research analyzed the theories to describe it and derive conclusions for the basic concepts of community-based tourism as well as further explore the cases of applying these concepts to gain opportunities and challenges from community-based tourism  Research methodology: This study is a conceptual article using the literature review method Results: This study elaborates the concepts, opportunities and challenges of the community-based tourism paradigm. Limitations: This study is a secondary data-based analysis (literature review) on the concept of community-based tourism in the social and cultural context of the community, as well as the opportunities and challenges of its application to tourism development Contribution:   This study provides an in-depth and comprehensive view of community-based tourism to assist in exploring approaches and theories in community-based tourism research and planning and policymaking in the tourism sector, especially in the local community aspect.
Aditha Agung Prakoso, Eugenius Pradipto, Muhammad Sani Roychansyah, Bima Setya Nugraha

The strategy in increasing creative economy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Purpose: This paper aimed to comprehend the strategy to increase the creative economy during the pandemic, especially about e-commerce and supply chain. Research methodology: This is a review of the literature. This paper used the database in Science Direct and Google Scholar. The keywords used were COVID-19, creative economy, e-commerce, increase, supply chain, and strategy. Results: The effectiveness of the supply chain can be improved by analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges (SWOT) so that strengths and opportunities can be optimized. E-commerce can be increased by enhancing creativity and innovation. Another way is cooperating with the government and other entrepreneurs. Limitations: This paper is a narrative literature review. There are only a few studies about e-commerce and the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic in this paper. Further studies are needed to increase the e-commerce and supply chain for each item and commodities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contribution: The contribution of this paper is for the creative economy in increasing the effectiveness of supply chains and e-commerce.