Review of Behavioral Aspect in Organizations and Society 2020-04-01T13:18:04+07:00 RBAOS Open Journal Systems <p><strong>RBAOS</strong> discusses behavioral aspect studies in organizations and society. RBAOS particularly wishes to attract innovative work which analyses behavioral aspect to advance theory development in social science,&nbsp; including business, management, psychology, and politics. We welcomes articles using diverse methodologies and theoretical developments from across the social sciences. Although many topics from different research streams can be submitted, the implication to behavioral aspect is the center of attention.</p> CONSUMERS’ ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOUR AND POWER UTILITIES’ PREFERENCES 2020-04-01T13:18:04+07:00 Masatoshi Kaimasu <p>The electricity market in Japan was liberalized in 2016. Consequently, consumers in Japan have options to choose preferred electricity retailers. Some electricity retailers specialize for environmentally friendly renewable energy (RE). &nbsp;RE is regarded as reliable and safe after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. In addition, in the 5th Basic Energy Plan, the Japanese government attempts to raise RE for 22 to 24 % of all energy sources by 2030. However, supplies from RE destabilizes the grid operations. Nuclear power plays significant role in the smooth grid operations. The Japanese government regards nuclear power as one of the substantial energy sources due to Japan's energy policy. Japanese Power utilities also attempt to supply electricity from nuclear power plants. There are some benefits, economically and technologically. &nbsp;However, nuclear power has negative impacts on reliable and safe. In the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) survey, the respondents put reliable and safe as the highest priority. Nuclear power is not acceptable to consumers. This implies gaps between demand and supply sides. This paper examines the preferences on both sides and clarifies the gaps. In addition, some possible solutions, e.g., distributed micro-grids and batteries, could be narrow the gaps.</p> 2020-03-19T14:29:59+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## UNITY IN THE WORKPLACE 2020-04-01T13:18:03+07:00 Maria Helena Suprapto Ellysa Verdyana <p>One way to increase group cohesiveness is to provide teamwork training. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of teamwork training in improving the cohesiveness of working groups. This study used quasi-experimental with one group of pre-test-post-test design. Group cohesiveness was measured by the Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ) questionnaire. Teamwork training was followed by 12 employees who were less able to work in groups. Research data were processed by using a paired sample t-test. The result of this study indicates that teamwork training can improve the working group cohesiveness (T = -4.114, p &lt;0.05). Teamwork training can improve team cohesiveness.</p> 2020-03-19T14:53:13+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## THE PLACE OF PROGRAMMING IN THE STATE’S SOCIAL POLICY 2020-04-01T13:18:02+07:00 Venelin Terziev Marin Georgiev <p>In its multiple-meaning, the word “program “ is widely penetrating in the field of social life and is also understood as a list, index, notes (of theatre, concert performances, performed roles, and their performers, in radio and television broadcasts, of authors of reports, scientific conferences, and symposia), etc. Namely, the potential range of application of that term is the grounds for transferring its general meaning upon wider and wider fields of applicability, within which frames to define its aspect meaning and content. For the aims of our study, we determine the term “program” in the aspect of a particular public activity, what social activity is. We use the concept “social program” in this sense, which definition finds manifestation in several aspects: The social program is a perspective concept for the growth of wealth and development of social relations. Social programs appear to be special sections of the economic and social development plans (yearly or for a longer period) of the corresponding planning regions, districts, and municipalities.</p> 2020-03-21T10:41:03+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2020-04-01T13:18:00+07:00 Kuznetsova Alfiya <p>The purpose of this article is to study the state of development of small and medium-sized businesses in the Russian Federation, to study their sectoral structure and territorial dispersion.</p> <p>The research methodology includes monographic, statistical, analytical research methods.</p> <p>The processes of territorial concentration of capital, people, and trade turnover have a significant impact on competitiveness and efficiency. Concentration under the influence of market laws leads to an increase in total social capital, contributes to increased competition. The main trends from 2008 to 2018 that we identified in the research process are: 1) a decrease in the size of medium-sized enterprises by 32.4%, 2) an increase in the number of small and micro enterprises — by 45%. &nbsp;We found that the regional dispersion of small business in Russia is heterogeneous. The largest share of small enterprises is concentrated in the Central Federal District of the Russian Federation, mainly in the city of Moscow and the Moscow Region (36%), the share of people in this district is above 30%, and the turnover of trade is the highest in the country - almost 49%. The share of investments in fixed assets is also the largest in the Central Federal District (37%).</p> 2020-03-21T11:06:58+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## THE EFFECT OF GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MACROECONOMICS FACTORS TOWARDS FINANCIAL DISTRESS 2020-04-01T13:17:58+07:00 Lilis Saidah Napisah <p>The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of Good Corporate Governance and macroeconomics factors on financial distress. This research used a descriptive verification method with a quantitative approach. The type of data that is used is secondary data from company financial reports and publication data needed to support this research. The population in this research is Retail Trade Company registered in the Indonesia Stock Exchange period 2012-2016. Analysis of data used multiple linear regression analysis.&nbsp;The result of this research that used multiple linear regression analysis, concluded as follows: Institutional ownership has a negative effect financial distress with a significant value of 1%, the independent commissioner has a negative effect financial distress with a significant value of 2.1% with a significant level of 5%. Good corporate governance and macroeconomics factors simultaneously affect financial distress with a significant value of 2.8%.</p> 2020-03-24T16:27:37+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##