http://firstcierapublisher.com/index.php/interconnection/issue/feed Interconnection: An Economic Perspective Horizon 2024-04-10T16:15:00+00:00 Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Interconnection: An Economic Perspective Horizon</strong> (Online ISSN: 2988-6562, Print ISSN: 2988-6554) is a journal that discusses the relationship or connection between various aspects of the economy and has a broad perspective and its reach covers various related fields such as economic policy, financial markets, investment, international trade, and so on. This journal also takes a more forward-looking perspective with the aim of understanding economic trends and changes that may occur in the future. This journal publishes articles every February, May, August, and November.</p> http://firstcierapublisher.com/index.php/interconnection/article/view/69 Brand Trust, Celebrity Endorser, and Product Bundling on Purchasing Interest and Its Impact on Decisions to Purchase Starbucks Drink at Pekanbaru 2024-02-04T06:13:31+00:00 Amirudin M. Amin amirudin.amin@lecturer.pelitaindonesia.ac.id Junardi Wijaya junardihuang30@gmail.com <p>This research aims to determine and analyze the influence of brand trust, celebrity endorsers and product bundling on purchasing interest and purchasing decisions for Starbucks drinks at Pekanbaru. The population in this study is all residents of the city of Pekanbaru in 2023, the number of which is unknown. Furthermore, with a sampling technique using the Roscoe Formula, a sample size of 100 respondents will be obtained and an accidental sampling technique will be used in sampling. Data analysis in this study used the second-generation multivariate data analysis method or SEM (Structural Equation Model) using PLS (Partial Least Square). Based on the research results, the results show that brand trust has a positive and significant effect on buying interest, celebrity endorsers have a positive and not significant effect on buying interest, product bundling has a positive and not significant effect on buying interest, brand trust has a positive and significant effect on purchasing decisions, celebrity endorsers has a negative and insignificant effect on purchasing decisions, product bundling has a positive and insignificant effect on purchasing decisions and purchase interest has a positive and significant effect on purchasing decisions for Starbucks drinks Pekanbaru.</p> 2024-02-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Interconnection: An Economic Perspective Horizon http://firstcierapublisher.com/index.php/interconnection/article/view/71 The Effect of Motivation, Organizational Culture, Competency on Work Commitment and Performance of SD Teachers in Bengkalis District 2024-02-18T04:24:04+00:00 Muhrodin Muhrodin muhrodin1108@gmail.com Sudarno Sudarno sudarno@lecturer.pelitaindonesia.ac.id Achmad Tavip Junaedi achmad.tavip.junaedi@lecturer.pelitaindonesia.ac.id Andi Andi andi@lecturer.pelitaindonesia.ac.id Novita Yulia Putri novitayuliaputri@lecturer.pelitaindonesia.ac.id <p>This study was conducted to determine and analyze the influence of motivation, organizational culture, and competence on work commitment and performance of elementary school teachers in Bengkalis District. This study was chosen because there were phenomena and problems related to the level of job satisfaction and performance of elementary school teachers in the Bengkalis District which were still low, there were many factors that influenced the high job satisfaction and performance, but the author had a temporary assumption that motivational factors, organizational culture and competence affected job satisfaction, as well as motivation, organizational culture, competence and job satisfaction affect the performance of elementary school teachers in Bengkalis District. The method used in collecting data in this research is a questionnaire. The population in this study were all elementary school civil servant teachers in Bengkalis District, amounting to 626 with a saturated sample of 626 respondents. By distributing a questionnaire using a Google form filled in by all primary school civil servants in Bengkalis District, with a total of 626 respondents, it was tested with SEM AMOS. The test results showed that motivation on job satisfaction had a positive effect, organizational culture on job satisfaction had a positive effect, competence on work commitment had a positive effect, work motivation on teacher performance has a positive effect, organizational culture on performance has a positive effect, competence on performance has no effect, work commitment on performance has no effect.</p> 2024-02-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Interconnection: An Economic Perspective Horizon http://firstcierapublisher.com/index.php/interconnection/article/view/73 Elevating Village Financial Care: Igniting Excellence through Dynamic Education and Training in Work Motivation 2024-02-23T04:51:52+00:00 Wan Muhamad Kudri wan.muhamad@lecturer.pelitaindonesia.ac.id Rizaldi Putra rizaldi.putra@lecturer.pelitaindonesia.ac.id <p>This study aimed to assess and analyze the impact of motivation, organizational culture, and competence on the work commitment and performance of elementary school teachers in cluster 4 of Bengkalis District. The selection of this research topic was motivated by observed phenomena and issues concerning the relatively low levels of work commitment and performance among elementary school teachers in this particular cluster. The data collection method employed for this study was a questionnaire, distributed to all 145 civil servant teachers in elementary schools within cluster 4 of Bengkalis District, constituting the entire population. Through Google Form questionnaires filled out by all 145 respondents, SEM PLS analysis was conducted. The research findings indicated that the motivation variable significantly and positively influenced work commitment. Organizational culture exhibited a significant positive impact on work commitment. However, job competency had a significant negative impact on work commitment. In terms of performance, the motivation variable demonstrated an insignificant positive impact, while organizational culture showed an insignificant positive impact as well. On the other hand, job competency had a significant positive effect on performance. Intriguingly, work commitment was found to have a significant negative impact on teacher performance.</p> 2024-02-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Interconnection: An Economic Perspective Horizon http://firstcierapublisher.com/index.php/interconnection/article/view/76 Strategies for Competence Development in Dynamic Business Landscapes 2024-04-10T16:15:00+00:00 Christine Marillo christine.marillo@yahoo.com Barbara Freeman barbara@gmail.com Almeida Espanha almeida@gmail.com Jeffrey Watson jeffrey@gmail.com Barrack Viphindrat barrack@gmail.com <p>In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations face unprecedented challenges in sustaining competitiveness due to technological disruptions, globalization, and unpredictable market dynamics. To thrive amidst this turbulence, the cultivation of relevant competences has become a strategic imperative. This study explores competence development strategies tailored for navigating dynamic business landscapes. Through a mixed-methods approach, including qualitative interviews, focus groups, and quantitative surveys, key practices, challenges, and opportunities in competence development are examined. Findings reveal a variety of strategies, including continuous learning initiatives, agile talent management, and innovation ecosystems, employed by organizations to enhance competences. Additionally, the study highlights the importance of organizational resilience, change management, and ethical leadership in fostering adaptability and innovation. Recommendations for organizational leaders, practitioners, and scholars include embracing digital transformation, fostering learning cultures, addressing ethical challenges, investing in talent management, and promoting lifelong learning. While providing valuable insights, the study acknowledges limitations such as sample representativeness and reliance on self-reported data, suggesting avenues for future research. Overall, this study contributes to advancing understanding of competence development in dynamic business landscapes, offering actionable insights for organizational success amidst uncertainty and change.</p> 2024-02-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Interconnection: An Economic Perspective Horizon