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  • Bank Credit Strategy Model Based on AHP-Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation

    • Authors: Zhongbin Fang, Hongru Fan, Haoxin Huang, Yuhan Zhuang, Jia Ji, Pengfei Su, Ziyang Cheng, Ke Tang
      Pages: 22 - 28
      Abstract: Credit risk control and credit strategy formulation of medium and micro enterprises have always been important strategic issues faced by commercial banks. Banks usually make corporate loan policies based on the credit degree, the information of trading bills and the relationship of supply-demand chain of the enterprise. In this paper, we established the AHP-Fuzzy comprehensive evaluation model for quantifying enterprise credit risk. Based on the relevant data of 123 enterprises with credit records, the credit strategy is formulated according to the three indicators of enterprise strength, enterprise reputation and stability of supply-demand relationship. This paper also combines the credit reputation, credit risk and supply and demand stability rating in order to establish the bank credit strategic planning model to decide whether to lend or not and the lending order. The conclusion shows that, under the condition of constant total loan amount, the enterprises with the highest credit rating should be given priority. Then, combined with the change of customer turnover rate with interest rate, we take the bank's maximize expected income as objective to calculate the optimal loan interest rate of different customer groups.
      PubDate: 2021-01-03
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v7i1.5081
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2021)
  • Capital Structure and Firm Performance: A comparative Study of Oil & Gas
           and Manufacturing Sectors in the United States of America

    • Authors: Adepoju Adeoba Asaolu
      Pages: 29 - 44
      Abstract: This paper empirically examines the effects of capital structure on the performances of the Unites States’ Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors and investigates the differences in the dynamics of the two sectors. The study employs secondary data sourced from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)/ NASDAQ for a period of ten (10) years, that is, 2010-2019. It utilized E-View 9.0 for generating the estimation results. The investigation has been performed using panel least square estimation technique and sectoral analysis on the data collected in order to test the set hypotheses. The result shows that although debt structure improved the performances of the firms, a sharp increase in such leverage tends to reduce firm performance for all the firms used. Coefficients namely asset tangibility, interest payment and dividend growth, directors’ shares/inside ownership and non-debt tax shield are quite significant in the result. They demonstrate positive relationships, indicating that these variables tend to affect firm performance on the average across both sectors; especially, the results show that the more efficient firms in terms of shielding taxation perform better. The study therefore recommends among other things that selection of debt as a source of capital finance should be done in line with the costs and benefits associated with the use of debt.
      PubDate: 2021-01-16
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v7i1.5130
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2021)
  • Rural Land Market, Livelihood and Welfare among Households in Oyo State,
           Southwest Nigeria

    • Authors: Olubunmi O. Alawode
      Pages: 45 - 58
      Abstract: With rapid population growth and resulting increased land fragmentation, landholding becomes smaller, negatively impacting on the living standard of rural households. Thus, the need to understand the potentials of land markets to improve rural households’ access to land through the adjustment of households’ landholding for livelihood activities, and its consequent effect on their welfare. This paper examined the relationship between rural land market, livelihood and welfare among households in Oyo state, Southwest Nigeria. Using a structured questionnaire, a survey was conducted on a sample of 200 respondents, who were selected through multistage sampling procedure. Descriptive statistics, Land Market Index (LMI), Tobit model and multiple regression analysis were used to analyse the primary data. Results show that majority (74.0%) of households were involved in crop farming with mean income of ₦53 833.33 (±26 784.560), which was relatively higher than livestock ₦31 567.08 (±20 897.47). The mean total monthly expenditure was ₦26 548.50 (±8945.5692). Identified land transaction methods include purchase (76.3%), lease (19.8%), and rent (3.9%). On the average, 97.0% of land held by households were acquired through market (LMI=0.97). Sex and household status had significant positive effects on the extent of households’ participation in land market at p<0.01. Also, LMI, crop farming and livestock farming had significant positive effect on households’ welfare. Obtaining land through market for livelihood activities promotes households’ welfare. Rural land market and livelihood activities have significant positive effects on the welfare of farmers. There is need for Government to facilitate formal land markets in rural areas.
      PubDate: 2021-01-22
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v7i1.5137
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2021)
  • Using Analog Models based in Physical Systems for Technology Management

    • Authors: Vega-González Luis Roberto
      Pages: 59 - 73
      Abstract: The empirical management work done in research, development and innovation projects (R & D + I) conducted at the liaison and technology transfer office of a public Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, from Spanish), allowed us to identify discrete management processes. The objective of this work was to present some of these processes, through the elaboration of pragmatic analog models based in physical systems. Models presented can help students, novices and other professionals to understand the way in which these processes are carried out. This eventually will make their learning more efficient and improve the way in which they address the management problems. We conclude that by complementing the professional and individual empirical views with technical, organizational and societal perspectives, it is possible to obtain useful knowledge from building and developing analog models which represent reality. Finally, complementing the models with a good management theoretical dose will provide good technology management practitioners for all kind of institutions.
      PubDate: 2021-01-25
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v7i1.5141
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2021)
  • The New Era of Digital Transformation and COVID-19 Effect on The
           Employment in Mobile Operators in Egypt

    • Authors: Ashraf Elsafty, Ahmed Elzeftawy
      Pages: 74 - 99
      Abstract: A fear from Technological Advances mainly automation and artificial intelligence (AI) has been raised since the beginning of the 21st century, that machines will eliminate human beings performing certain tasks. Several models were developed to measure the effect of the Automation & AI on the employment and was applied on several countries. The first model was developed by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne was called An Occupation-Based Approach, 2013. In which they define several tasks and call it “Engineering-Bottlenecks”. Katharina Dengler, Britta Matthes and Wiebke Paulus, 2014 made The Occupational Tasks model in which they use the assignment of activities explained by Alexandra Spitz-Oener and categorize the non-automatable tasks as: analytical non-routine tasks, interactive non-routine tasks. The last model was A-Task Based Approach by Melanie Arntz, Terry Gregory, 2016 in which they argue that FO Model Ignore that, the occupations consist of many tasks, part of them can be automated and another part cannot be. These models were applied on the level of the countries but not on corporate levels.The purpose of this paper is to combine the above three models and applying them on the Mobile operators in Egypt to determine the effect of Automation and AI on the Employment there, taking into consideration the incremental risk from COVID-19 which influenced the humanity.The conclusion of this research is that 41% of the staff working in the Technology field on the mobile operators, their jobs are subject to automation and COVID-19 will make an incremental Risk of 8%, due to creation of efficiency on performing the un-automatable tasks from home through digital platforms.
      PubDate: 2021-02-23
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v7i1.5145
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2021)
  • Exploring Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Organizational
           Performance, the Case of Turkish Islamic Banks

    • Authors: Ashraf Elsafty, Abdelaziz Tahon
      Pages: 1 - 21
      Abstract: This paper attempts to explore the impact of corporate social responsibility activities on organizational performance through focusing on Turkish Islamic banks as a dynamic organization and growing at high rate over past two decades. The paper focused also on Turkish Islamic banks stakeholders’ area which reflect the bank performance and CSR activities and how to monitor the impact through many tools, to explore this relationship, CSR activates used as the independent variable and organizational performance as the dependent variable within the theoretical framework and hypotheses addressed by the paper investigation. then depending on narrative approach of data collection through interviews, with different segments of stakeholders and discussions based on direct questions according to each segment type. Paper explained CSR definitions and theories, discussed its relationship with modern global trends and focused on stakeholder approach for explaining the real meaning of CSR. As this approach concerned about stakeholders needs and reflects the corporation interest from them. The paper used the stakeholders’ approach in measuring social responsibility, where the impact of social responsibility was known through the direct approach towards the stakeholders. While for organizational performance focused on tools and models that measure performance, using the balanced score cards to apply it on the study through its four major sides (financial, operations, customers and research & development). Major recommendations focused on critical need of CSR deployment, with clear function/department in chars, CRS impact reputation directly, and the high demand on Islamic banking services may decline by time, but it can be maintained through CSR activities.
      PubDate: 2020-12-22
      DOI: 10.11114/bms.v7i1.5087
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2020)
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