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Abacus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Commercii     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Oeconomica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Universitatis Nicolai Copernici Zarządzanie     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
AD-minister     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Adam Academy : Journal of Social Sciences / Adam Akademi : Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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ADR Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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AfricaGrowth Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
African Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
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African Journal of Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Review of Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Akademik Yaklaşımlar Dergisi     Open Access  
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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American Economic Journal : Applied Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 205)
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American Journal of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
American Journal of Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Economics and Business Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Economics and Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
American Journal of Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
American Journal of Medical Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access  
Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Non Linear Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals in Social Responsibility     Full-text available via subscription  
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Anuario Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Developmental Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Applied Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Applied Economics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Applied Economics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Applied Financial Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Applied Mathematical Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Arab Economic and Business Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Business Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 316)
Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Viewpoint     Hybrid Journal  
Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific Management and Business Application     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Case Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asian Development Review     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Asian Economic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Economic Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Accounting and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Technology Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian-pacific Economic Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Atlantic Economic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Cottongrower, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Australian Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Banks in Insurance Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BBR - Brazilian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Benchmarking : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Benefit : Jurnal Manajemen dan Bisnis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BER : Consumer Confidence Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Economic Prospects : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription  
BER : Economic Prospects : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Intermediate Goods Industries Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Manufacturing Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Motor Trade Survey     Full-text available via subscription  
BER : Retail Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Retail Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Manufacturing : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Retail : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Trends : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Wholesale Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription  
Berkeley Business Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 9)
Beykent Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Bio-based and Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biology Direct     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi İktisadi Ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Akademik İzdüşüm Dergisi     Full-text available via subscription  
BizInfo (Blace) Journal of Economics, Management and Informatics     Open Access  
Black Enterprise     Full-text available via subscription  
Board & Administrator for Administrators only     Hybrid Journal  
Boletim Técnico do Senac     Open Access  
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Briefings in Real Estate Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BRQ Business Research Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Dnipropetrovsk University. Series : Management of Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business & Entrepreneurship Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Business & Information Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Business : Theory and Practice / Verslas : Teorija ir Praktika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business and Economic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Business and Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Business and Society Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Business Ethics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Business Ethics: A European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Business Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Business Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Business Management and Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Business Strategy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Business Strategy Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business Systems & Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Business Systems Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Business, Economics and Management Research Journal : BEMAREJ     Open Access  
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Business, Peace and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business: Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Bustan     Hybrid Journal  
Cadernos EBAPE.BR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d`Economique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Canadian journal of nonprofit and social economy research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Capitalism Nature Socialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cappadocia Academic Review     Open Access  
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central European Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central European Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Challenge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
China & World Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
China Economic Journal: The Official Journal of the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
China Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
China Finance Review International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
China Nonprofit Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Chinese Economy     Full-text available via subscription  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia Sociales y Económicas     Open Access  
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cliometrica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
COEPTUM     Open Access  
Community Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Compensation & Benefits Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Competitive Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Competitiveness Review : An International Business Journal incorporating Journal of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computational Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computational Mathematics and Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computer Law & Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Computers & Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Corporate Communications An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Corporate Philanthropy Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)

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AfricaGrowth Agenda
Number of Followers: 2  
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ISSN (Print) 1811-5187
Published by Sabinet Online Ltd Homepage  [184 journals]
  • Editors note
    • Abstract: In the first article, Sandada and Mahoko seek to identify the strategies employed by asset management companies in Zimbabwe in the mist of the ongoing economic crisis. Through a survey of 78 asset managers, the authors employ factor analysis to extract six survival strategies commonly employed in Zimbabwe. These are Human Resource Management and e-business; business re-engineering; brand loyalty; disinvesting in matured products; mergers and acquisitions; and customer retention. The insights for policy from the findings are discussed by the authors.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Analysing the survival strategies used by asset management firms in
           Zimbabwe's unstable business environment
    • Authors: Maxwell Sandada; Enock Mahoko
      Abstract: Owing to the persistent instability and hostility that have characterised the Zimbabwe business environment over the years, asset management companies are struggling to survive. For these organisations to survive, they need to craft innovative strategies to survive in Zimbabwe's harsh economic environment. We undertook a descriptive study to identify the underlying strategies that asset management companies employ to survive in Zimbabwe's harsh business environment. 78 asset managers from 15 registered asset management companies were identified. Factor analysis was used in order to extract the main survival strategies that asset management firms are employing. The process extracted six strategies namely Human Resource Management and e-business, business re-engineering, brand loyalty, disinvesting in matured products, mergers and acquisitions, and customer retention. The study provides evidence of the importance of the six above mentioned strategies in ensuring company survival. Understanding the ways companies can survive in a harsh business environment helps to advance our theoretical understanding of firm survival in poorly performing economies. Such knowledge may help to inform asset managers about how they can sustain their firms given hash economic conditions. The study also provides insights to policy makers to formulate policies that help promote the sustainability of the financial services sector.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Is National Health Insurance a viable option for South Africa?
           Experiences from other countries
    • Authors: Lunghile Mhlaba; Derick Blaauw Ali Parry
      Abstract: The concept of National Health Insurance (NHI) has been borne out of growing global support for universal health coverage (UHC). The South African government has been flirting with the idea of introducing an NHI scheme in a bid to narrow the yawning gap between the public and private healthcare sectors, and to extend healthcare services to the poor. This paper examines the NHI schemes in four countries - Canada, Taiwan, Ghana and Brazil - with a view to determining whether National Health Insurance (NHI) is a viable option for South Africa. Among the key findings are that an NHI scheme is very costly to implement and manage - which adds to the challenges South Africa faces in bringing about much-needed healthcare reform.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Gender and disability : an intersectionality perspective of
           micro-enterprise learning among women with disabilities in Uganda
    • Authors: Fiona Mulira; Zanele Ndaba
      Abstract: This study investigates the intersecting identities of gender and disability as perceived barriers of learning for micro-enterprises for Women with Disabilities (WwDs). Micro-enterprises are regarded as important change agents in emerging economies due to their collective contribution to social and economic change. Our contribution is to the literature on micro-enterprise learning most of which tends to focus on one social category group, either disability or gender. Contrary to these studies, our study connects the compounding experiences of belonging to two groups that are socially and economically marginalized. To answer the question of how gender and disability affect the micro-enterprise learning of WwDs, we conducted one-on-one semi-structured interviews with seven key informants in a pilot study conducted in Uganda. We used thematic content analysis to analyze the qualitative data. Our findings suggest that there are two key challenges to micro-enterprise learning for WwDs. Firstly; there is a mismatch between learning programmes and the patterns of learning for WwDs. Secondly; there are negative societal attitudes against WwDs, which impede their learning. We conclude that intersecting the social identities of both gender and disabilities in micro-enterprise learning environments is difficult to manage because of the unique experiences resulting from belonging to a group with a multiple disadvantage: female and disabled.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Innovation in emerging technologies and socio-economic transformation in
           Africa : fallacy or foresight?
    • Authors: Ogundiran Soumonni
      Abstract: This article examines the importance of innovation in general, and of innovation in emerging technologies in particular, in stimulating sustainable economic growth and development in Africa. Despite many of its countries having experienced a period of rapid growth in the 2000s, unemployment, poverty and low levels of human well-being, remain widespread, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is therefore the primary focus of the paper. While there is a growing awareness of the relationship between innovation and development in a number of African states, most of such initiatives remain either at the ideation stage, or in the early developmental phase. More critically, they remain peripheral relative to the traditional sources of revenue, and are generally not envisioned as the anchors of socio-economic transformation. These rather persistent features of the African economic landscape constitute what has been variously characterized by scholars as "growth without development" and "growth without innovation". In this article, we present a conceptual framework that critically defines innovation for socio-economic transformation. Second, we extend the nominally-accepted need for innovation by arguing for emerging technology-based innovation as an important component of this effort. Finally, we conclude with some recommendations for policy, firm strategy, and practice in Africa.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Editor's note
    • Abstract: Chummun and Ojah in the first article of this issue investigates the relationship between savings and financial inclusion in developing countries through a review of current literature. The authors argue that countries with higher propensity to save also have higher chances of successful financial inclusion policies. In addition, such countries are able to improve on access to quality education, effective healthcare and better quality of life through consumption smoothing.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Aggregate savings and financial inclusion : lessons for developing African
    • Authors: Bibi Z. Chummun; Kalu Ojah
      Abstract: We examine the relationship between aggregate savings and financial inclusion in developing countries. Through a review of the literature, we advance the hypothesis that financial inclusion policies are likely more successful in countries with a higher propensity to save (higher savings pool) than in countries with lower savings pool. We argue that because higher aggregate savings enable accumulation of loanable funds, households and SMEs can tap into such a pool to participate more meaningfully in welfare enhancement and incremental production. Similarly, countries with large aggregate savings, and their attendant large pool of loanable funds, should enable more financial inclusion for households; and in turn, enable access to quality education, effective healthcare and overall better quality of life, mainly via consumption smoothing. Finally, we point to possible ways of mobilizing the savings needed to enable effective financial inclusion.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Carbon taxes in South Africa : unintended consequences for investments in
           greenhouse gas mitigation technologies and the resulting emissions
    • Authors: Heinz Eckart Klingelhofer
      Abstract: South Africa is planning to introduce a carbon tax as a Pigouvian measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 2017. This paper examines how such a carbon tax regime can affect the willingness to invest in greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. It identifies the determinants of the price ceiling of such an investment under imperfect market conditions and interprets them as a sum of (corrected) net present values of the payments and the interdependencies arising from changes in the optimal solutions before and after realising the investment. This discovers that on imperfect markets over-compensation effects between different price determinants may lead to sometimes contradictory and unexpected consequences of increasing carbon taxes for investments in greenhouse gas mitigation technologies and the resulting emissions. Under certain circumstances, such investments may be discouraged and, when still undertaken, even increase the emissions. However, these results can be interpreted in an economically comprehensible manner.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • An investigation of the causes of financial exclusion in Zimbabwe
    • Authors: Maxwell Sandada; Richard Mapfuyanzara
      Abstract: Financial exclusion continues to be a serious problem in Zimbabwe. This study sought to examine the causes of financial exclusion in the Zimbabwean financial sector. This research was based on quantitative research approach. Data were collected from the commercial banks, building societies and the savings bank managers. Factor analysis was used to establish the main underlying causes of financial exclusion. The results indicate that the main causes to financial exclusion were liquidity crunch, cultural and occupation barriers, individual barriers, limited accessibility, financial conditions and gender issues. It is hoped that if the financial institutions management and policy makers take the results of this study seriously, the problem of financial exclusion in the country can be minimized.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Is market automation associated with improved informational efficiency?
           Case study of the Nairobi Stock Exchange
    • Authors: Robert Thuku Kariuki; Kenneth Kirara Mwangi
      Abstract: The 2006 automation of the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) was expected to improve the informational efficiency of the market. This paper seeks to empirically establish if the previous assertion was achieved using daily NSE 20-share index data from January 2001 to December 2011. Results of the autocorrelation, variance ratio and BDS tests suggest that the market is inefficient. However, the results of the Hurst ratio indicate an improvement in efficiency with the ratio close to 0.5. The results are mixed but, in general they indicate that automation has not improved the efficiency of the market.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Editor's note
    • Abstract: This issue begins with an article by Raliphada and Horne which examines the social value of impact investment. By focusing on the measurement of social progress by financial intermediaries, the authors employ a qualitative case study approach to show that product cost and hybrid returns from impact investment already reflects both the social impact and quantified social value.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • Social value equation of impact investment : the financial intermediary
           perspective in an emerging economy
    • Authors: Lufuno Raliphada; Renee Horne
      Abstract: This study examined the measurement of social value of impact investment, focusing on how the financial intermediaries measure social progress. A multiple qualitative case study method utilising purposive sampling that included three of the top five commercial South African banks, one development bank, the Banking Association of South Africa, one supply-side, and one demand-side was employed. The findings developed a financial intermediary social equation model that depicts that the combined account (financial and non-financial) of impact investment consists of two main ratios: Cost (Cr) and Hybrid Returns (HYr) ratios. Both ratios posit that the cost of social impact and quantified social value are part of inclusive product costs and hybrid returns of the impact investment transaction.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • The determinants of stock market participation : evidence from individual
           investors in Zimbabwe
    • Authors: Maxwell Sandada; McDonald Gumbo
      Abstract: The participation of individual investors at the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) is very low. The reasons for the low participation rate are not well known. It is from this background that this study sought to understand the major drivers of individual participation at the stock market with a view to devising strategies that can help improve participation. Using data collected from stock broking managers, asset managers, fund/ investment managers, regulators, and investment/research analysts, the findings indicate that financial education, social interaction, awareness, transaction costs, access to internet, cognitive skills, perceptions, life satisfaction, liquidity constraints and age are significant factors explaining individual investors' stock market participation in Zimbabwe. However, gender, trust and health status are insignificant.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • What has variability got to do with it? Explaining gender achievement gaps
           among African primary school students
    • Authors: Tia Linda Zuze; Vijay Reddy
      Abstract: There has been a global increase in the number of girls studying mathematics but women still remain underrepresented in the scientific workforce. The literature is not without controversy about why there are fewer men than women choosing scientific careers. One strand of literature suggests that greater variability in the mathematical skills of boys naturally results in a higher proportion of men among high achievers. This study casts doubt on the variability hypothesis as the main reason for gender differences. We suggest that social and institutional explanations are more credible.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • A profile of own account workers in South Africa
    • Authors: Pinky Lalthapersad-Pillay
      Abstract: The informal sector, which encompasses own account workers, has a stronghold in developing countries although in South Africa, its size is limited. The paper provides a snapshot of the socio-demographic and employment outcomes of own account workers in South Africa. The study finds that in 2014, South Africa had 1,2 million own account workers within the subset of 2,4 million informal sector workers. Four-fifths of own account workers were Black/African; were aged between 33-44 years; more than half were male; the majority had incomplete secondary school education and most worked in semi-skilled occupations. The Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal provinces were home to most of these workers.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
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