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African J. of Accounting, Auditing and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African J. of Economic and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 3)
American J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Asian J. of Management Science and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Atoms for Peace: an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 1)
Electronic Government, an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.185, h-index: 23)
EuroMed J. of Management     Hybrid Journal  
European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European J. of Industrial Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.987, h-index: 16)
European J. of Intl. Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.258, h-index: 10)
Global Business and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 7)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Abrasive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.143, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.245, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Adaptive and Innovative Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.39, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Advanced Mechatronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Advanced Operations Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.24, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Intl. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Agile and Extreme Software Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Agile Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 17)
Intl. J. of Alternative Propulsion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Applied Cryptography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.401, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Applied Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.455, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Applied Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.369, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Applied Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Pattern Recognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Applied Systemic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.138, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Arts and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.114, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Auditing Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automation and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.297, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automotive Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Automotive Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.356, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Autonomic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Big Data Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Bio-Inspired Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.77, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.244, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Bonds and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Business and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Business and Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Business Competition and Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Business Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Business Excellence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.333, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Governance and Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.222, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.264, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Business Innovation and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.273, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Data Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Business Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Business Process Integration and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Chinese Culture and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Circuits and Architecture Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Performance Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Enterprise     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Intl. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Economics and Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.159, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Computational Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.34, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Computational Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Computer Applications in Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.309, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computing Science and Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.385, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Convergence Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Corporate Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Creative Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Critical Computer-Based Systems     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.22, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Critical Infrastructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Data Mining and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.289, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Data Mining, Modelling and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Design Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Earthquake and Impact Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Economics and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Education Economics and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Electronic Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Electronic Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.383, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.221, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.252, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Emergency Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 17)
Intl. J. of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.118, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.238, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Environment and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.147, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 35)
Intl. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 14)
Intl. J. of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Environment, Workplace and Employment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Exergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.667, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Financial Engineering and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Innovation in Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Markets and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.219, h-index: 14)
Intl. J. of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Gender Studies in Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Global Environmental Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.149, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Global Warming     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.431, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Grid and Utility Computing     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.235, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Happiness and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.154, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of High Performance Computing and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.362, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Intl. J. of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Intl. J. of Hydrology Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.181, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Image Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Immunological Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Indian Culture and Business Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Industrial Electronics and Drives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Information and Coding Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Information and Communication Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Information and Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Intl. J. of Information Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information Systems and Change Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Information Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)

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Journal Cover International Journal of Economics and Business Research
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  • A project-pursuit-based technique for modelling behavioural
           banking transactions
    • Authors: William Leiss, Margit Westphal, Michael G. Tyshenko, Maxine C. Croteau, Tamer Oraby, Wiktor Adamowicz, Ellen Goddard, Neil R. Cashman, Shalu Darshan, Daniel Krewski
      Pages: 115 - 127
      Abstract: Uncovering previously unknown information in business data is a core element of business intelligence applications. For instance, modelling banking transactions is widely used to not only enhance business performance but also as a security measure. Quite often potential information arises in the form of data clusters. However, challenges and opportunities appear to home in onto the determination of exactly which clusters contain 'interesting' information. Cluster optimisation still remains a major challenge within the data science community. We propose a two-phase algorithm that starts with cluster identification and optimises clusters by testing cluster parameters. To attain optimisation, dimensional reduction methods are carried out iteratively, measuring and testing each pattern for significance. Using transactional banking data, the algorithm sets cluster optimisation as a basis for identifying banking transactional behaviour. The novel method presents potential extensions into forensic investigations in fields such as accounting, criminology, engineering and many others.
      Keywords: banking narrations; big data; business intelligence; clustering; data mining; modelling
      Citation: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017) pp. 115 - 127
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2017.086705
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Examining the impact of public investment and private investment on
           economic growth: empirical evidence from BRICS nations
    • Authors: Varun Chotia, N.V. Muralidhar Rao
      Pages: 128 - 137
      Abstract: This paper examines the factors impacting economic growth and the interlinkages of public investment, foreign direct investment (FDI), and private domestic investment using a panel data sample of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) group of nations covering the time period of 1990 to 2014. We have made use of economic growth models suggested by Vu Le and Suruga (2005) in order to estimate economic growth and the individual impact of public investment on FDI and private domestic investment, respectively. The empirical results indicate that the private domestic investment along with FDI play a significant role in contributing towards economic growth. Further, analysing the impact of public investment on FDI and private domestic investment suggests that an increase in public investment in BRICS nations reduces the positive impact of FDI and private domestic investment on economic growth (crowding-out effect) when exceeding certain extent levels. Hence, we can conclude that from an overall prospective, public investment in BRICS nations has a substitutable effect on FDI and private domestic investment.
      Keywords: public investment; private domestic investment; foreign direct investment; FDI; economic growth; BRICS nations
      Citation: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017) pp. 128 - 137
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2017.086706
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • An investigation of the relationship between firm growth factors, business
           structure and profitability for a developing non-life insurance market:
           evidence from the Taiwan
    • Authors: Varun Chotia, N.V. Muralidhar Rao
      Pages: 138 - 150
      Abstract: This study investigates the factors of firm growth and analyses profitability by sourcing panel data of the non-life insurance industry in Taiwan. I initially utilise logistic regression to examine the insurer's growth factors. Further, I examine the effect of the relationship between firm growth and business structure on the insurer's profitability. The findings reveal that reinsurance, input costs, return on investment (ROI), and firm age have significant impact on firm growth, but firm size and firm growth are independent of each other. I also find that underwriting risk, input costs, ROI, and financial holding group influence the insurer's profitability. Furthermore, firm growth and business structure have different significant impact on firms profitability in the profit ratio model and the operating ratio model, respectively. My results have practical implications for the insurance industry and competent authorities in Taiwan.
      Keywords: firm growth; business structure; logistic regression; panel data; profitability; non-life insurance; Taiwan
      Citation: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017) pp. 138 - 150
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2017.086702
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Structural uncertainty and policy making for a mega public project in
           communist China: the case of Three Gorges Dam
    • Authors: Fu-Lai Tony Yu, Diana S. Kwan
      Pages: 151 - 173
      Abstract: As an alternative to the cost and benefit analysis adopted by scholars in neoclassical economics, this paper utilises an evolutionary approach to understand the policy making of the Three Gorges Dam project. We argue that the decision on constructing the Three Gorges project and its implementation are largely the result of the interactions of different levels of public agents and special interest groups who attempt to pursue their self-interest in the policy making process. This paper focuses on three levels of governmental interaction, namely central leadership, provincial officials and local cadres. Under uncertainty, the construction of the world's largest dam is the result of clashes in private interests, bargaining and consensus building among all levels of governments and special interest groups. The policy making process often produces an unintended consequence in which the players do not know in advance. This paper concludes that the outcome of the Three Gorges Dam today could not be known in advance.
      Keywords: Three Gorges Dam project; structural uncertainty; policy making process; public administration; totalitarian state; Austrian economics; China
      Citation: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017) pp. 151 - 173
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2017.086703
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Crude oil price and bank credit to the private sector in Saudi Arabia
    • Authors: Fu-Lai Tony Yu, Diana S. Kwan
      Pages: 174 - 193
      Abstract: This study examines the influence of crude oil price on banking sector credit to the private sector in the Saudi Arabian economy using the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach to cointegration analysis extended to incorporate the presence of a structural break in the data series over the period 1972-2013. The results highlight the dual effects of crude oil price on the volume of banking sector credit to the private sector in the economy. A positive and significant long-run relationship between banking sector credit to the private sector and the international crude oil price coexists with a negative short-run relationship in the economy. A well-articulated policy framework that will lessen the exposure of banks to movement in crude oil prices and strengthen the level of credit creation by deposit money banks is therefore required in the Saudi Arabian economy.
      Keywords: bank credit; crude oil price; private sector; net oil-exporting countries; ARDL-bounds; Saudi Arabia
      Citation: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017) pp. 174 - 193
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2017.086704
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Short- and long-run effects of remittance outflow shocks on the
           Saudi Arabian economy
    • Authors: Hedi Ben Haddad, Jamel Choukir
      Pages: 194 - 213
      Abstract: This paper investigates the short- and long-run relationship between remittance outflows and the macroeconomic aggregates including non-oil GDP, investment, and inflation in Saudi Arabia for the period 1970-2014. Using a common trends model, the macroeconomic effects of remittances are decomposed into transitory (short-run effect) and permanent (long-run effect) components. The paper finds evidence of one cointegrating vector and the common trends model is identified to three permanent shocks, interpreted as one real external shock (remittance shock), one domestic real shock (non-oil GDP shock) and one domestic nominal shock (the inflation shock) and one transitory shock identified as investment shock. The impulse response functions show that the remittances shocks have short-run negative effects on non-oil GDP and negative long-run effects on inflation. Regarding to the effects of remittances on investment, the results show that there has been a shorter positive response of investment to remittance shocks, while in the long run, the remittances affect investment negatively. Results demonstrate that more incentives are required to overcome the negative effects of remittances outflows on non-oil GDP, inflation and investment Thus, increasing the propensity to save and invest in Saudi Arabia, by foreign workers, is a pressing concern to consider.
      Keywords: common trends; remittance outflows; non-oil GDP; investment; inflation; Saudi Arabia
      Citation: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017) pp. 194 - 213
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2017.086708
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Investigating source change of economic development in Malaysia: total
           input cost approach
    • Authors: Hussain Ali Bekhet, Tahira Yasmin
      Pages: 214 - 236
      Abstract: The paper examines compositional structure changes in the Malaysian economy, over 1980-2015, when nine plans were implemented and five I-O tables were published by Department of Statistics Malaysia. Input side is utilised to evaluate changes in economic efficiency. The study focuses on changes in economic structure with different levels of development over time. As results indicate, the source of economic development in the Malaysian economy is final demand for 1983-1987, 1991-2000, 2000-2005 and 2005-2010 periods and for the whole period of the study. A rise in efficiency over time for the 1983-1987, 1987-1991 and 1991-2000 periods was revealed. Furthermore, the efficiency degree between the above sub periods increased over time but remains weak over the study period. There is also vital change in value added structure in recent years. The economy has not moved fast enough forward, and is not geared by the type of exports that sustains a dynamic industrial development. Overall, there is need of implementation of various effective policies regarding R&D, innovation and human capital to meet future challenges.
      Keywords: input-output model; economic structure; structural change; final demand; inter-industry; value added; Malaysia
      Citation: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017) pp. 214 - 236
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2017.086707
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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