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Abacus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
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ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Anuario Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Applied Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Applied Economics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
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Applied Financial Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
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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)
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Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 313)
Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Viewpoint     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Asian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Case Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asian Development Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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: 1)
Asian Journal of Technology Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian-pacific Economic Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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)
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Australian Cottongrower, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
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  
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: 36)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
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: 4)
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: 18)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Business and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Business and Society Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Business Ethics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Business Ethics: A European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Business Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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, 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: 61)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 29)
Canadian journal of nonprofit and social economy research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Capitalism and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Capitalism Nature Socialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
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: 17)
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Challenge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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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)
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: 2)
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

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American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
Number of Followers: 26  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 1945-5488
Published by Science Publications Homepage  [31 journals]
  • An Economic Perspective of the Export Potentiality of Aromatic Rice in

    • Abstract: The study was conducted to assess the export potential of aromatic rice in Bangladesh as well as identify the factors affecting gross return from aromatic rice production. About 45 aromatic rice farms were selected from five villages of Dinajpur district using stratified sampling method for the study. Data were analyzed with a combination of descriptive statistics, mathematical and statistical techniques. Cobb-Douglas production function represented that three out of seven independent variables had significant impact on gross return from aromatic rice production. The significant variables were education, power tiller cost and fertilizer cost. Domestic Resource Cost (DRC) analysis showed that Bangladesh had comparative advantage in aromatic rice production both from the view point of export and import substitution, as DRC was 0.51 and 0.64 for import and export parity prices, respectively. The study suggests that price of fertilizer, seeds and other inputs should be maintained and marketing and trade related costs and barriers should be minimized to amplify the potential of aromatic rice production in Bangladesh.
  • Impact of Financial and Trade Openness on Financial Development in
           Emerging Market Economies: The Case of Turkey

    • Abstract: The study aims to examine whether the intensity of financial openness, trade openness and foreign direct investment promoted financial development in Turkey for the period 1974–2014. Three financial development indicators are used constructing the data from the World Development Indicators. Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL) and the bounds tests are employed to show the long run relationship among variables. The empirical results suggest that financial openness and foreign direct investment have a predictive power in fostering financial development. More, trade openness does not have predictive power on financial development. It can be concluded that financial openness and foreign direct investment can be used to foster financial development as well as economic growth in the case of Turkey. These results has very important inferences on the Turkey’s Custom Union agreement with the European Union.
  • The Relaxing of Capital Controls and Rise of External Debt

    • Abstract: This paper examines the impact of capital account liberalization on the external debt.  The study is made for a panel of eight countries of South Mediterranean Countries (SMCs) over the period 1971 to 2015. We use different models to explain the growth of external debt. We find that capital account liberalization is negatively correlated with external debt. We also find that the macroeconomic instability has an important role in the rise of external debt.
  • Accelerators in Macroeconomics: Comparison of Discrete and Continuous

    • Abstract: We prove that the standard discrete-time accelerator equation cannot be considered as an exact discrete analog of the continuous-time accelerator equation. This leads to fact that the standard discrete-time macroeconomic models cannot be considered as exact discretization of the corresponding continuous-time models. As a result, the equations of the continuous and standard discrete models have different solutions and can predict the different behavior of the economy. In this study, we propose a self-consistent discrete-time description of the economic accelerators that is based on the exact finite differences. For discrete-time approach, the model equations with exact differences have the same solutions as the corresponding continuous-time models and these discrete and continuous models describe the same behavior of the economy. Using the Harrod-Domar growth model as an example, we show that equations of the continuous-time model and the suggested exact discrete model have the same solutions and these models predict the same behavior of the economy.
  • Forecasting Bangladesh's Inflation through Econometric Models

    • Abstract: This research tries to sketch the concrete steps that help carry out to use ARIMA time series models for forecasting Bangladesh’s inflation. The focus, in this paper, is short-term basis annual inflation forecasting. For this purpose, different ARIMA models are used and the candid model is proposed. Based on the diagnostic and evaluation criteria, the most accurate model is selected. The order of the best ARIMA model was found to be ARIMA (1, 0, 0) to forecast the future inflation for a period up to five years. The predicted inflation rate is 4.40 in 2016 and in the consecutive years, it will rise slightly. The findings of the paper will give us a short-term view of inflation in Bangladesh and support in implementing policies to maintain stable inflation.
  • Information Contents of Short Selling Restriction and Stock Lending and
           Borrowing Transactions

    • Abstract: This study focuses on the distinctive incident in which Stock Lending and Borrowing (SLB) transaction and short selling grew continuously even during the wavering period of the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) in the Korea Exchange (KRX) market. The authors analyze the information contents of SLB and short selling on KOSPI financial stocks. The financial stocks were freed from short selling ban on November 14, 2013, after being banned for more than five years following the global financial crisis in 2008. Employing the event study methodology, the authors also analyze the differences between stock market returns before and after the short selling ban. The results of this study show that the concentrated group including high levels of SLB and short selling were characterized by the higher Abnormal Return (AR) with negative effect than the comparative group after the occurrence of short sales. The results also discover that SLB and short selling transactions provide the market with significant information contents. The information effect of SLB and short selling is consistent over time, but is stronger when the transactions are more concentrated. Finally, the results reveal that the short selling has the most considerable influence on the stock market.
  • How Can the Public Monitor Monetary Policy'

    • Abstract: On August 11, 2000, the Bank of Japan made one of the most controversial decisions in the history of monetary policy when it ended its zero-interest-rate policy and increased the overnight rate to 0.25%. This paper aims to examine whether or not this decision to terminate the zero-interest-rate policy was premature. In this study, I argue that this decision by the Bank of Japan to tighten monetary policy in 2000 was unreasonable as there still remained a great deal of slack in the economy and inflation was not far from its target. On reading the minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting of August 11, 2000, I observe that some arguments for tightening monetary policy seem to confuse rates of change and levels.
  • Service-Learning in Business Education: An Analysis of Spirituality,
           Leadership and Motivation

    • Abstract: The major goal of this study was to explore student perceptions of service-learning and its effect on development of their leadership skills and spirituality. This manuscript begins by describing the theoretical foundations that inform the literature on the correlation between service-learning and leadership, spirituality and motivation. The researchers then put forth their quantitative data, presented using two data sets, drawing three clear links in the constructs of spirituality, motivation and leadership-all of which support previous findings. The findings further suggest that for this sample of students, a spiritual understanding of their role in service-learning was moderately correlated with both motivation and leadership.
  • The Effect of Entrepreneurship and Culture on the Employee Commitment in

    • Abstract: Notions of entrepreneurship culture in the development of society are vital. Today, with the speed of globalization and rapidly changing market conditions, companies can achieve a sustainable competitive advantage and be able to maintain productivity, which has increased the importance of domestic entrepreneurial activity in a company. The purpose of this study is to explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in a theoretical framework and to analyze their effects of entrepreneurial intents and activities on an organization and employees. A survey is conducted in the services sector as research, analyzed data collected from a total of 229 staff, including first-stage managers. In the framework of the research, correlation test and regression test were applied to investigate whether organizations' internal entrepreneurial activities have an effect on employee performance. According to the results, only new job opportunities for employers have a positive impact on employee commitment.
  • Monetary Policy in a Markov-Switching VECM: Implications for the Cost of
           Disinflation in Ghana

    • Abstract: Monetary policy assessment in Ghana has been conducted using vector auto-regression. This however, presumes stability of long run outcomes and particularly ignores monetary policy regime changes that has characterized the economy overtime. This study thus introduced the possibility of switches in the long run equilibrium in co-integrated vector auto-regression by allowing both the covariance and weighting matrix in the error-correction term to switch. The study did not find any significant difference in monetary response in the different states. However, significant difference was obtained for the cost of disinflation across states. Though, disinflation cost has declined as the Bank of Ghana shifts from monetary targeting to inflation-targeting regime, overall cost is still high. This has implication on disinflation policy given the development agenda pursue by the country.
  • Study on the Relationship between International and Domestic Grain Prices
           in Developing Countries—An Application of Markov-Switching
           Autoregressive Model—

    • Abstract: This study aims at estimating the influence of international grain prices on the domestic grain prices in 24 developing countries using a nonlinear model, Markov-Switching Autoregressive model. The results indicate that international grain prices have a positive influence on domestic grain prices before and during/after the grain price-hikes, while the degree of influence may vary depending upon grains and countries. Overall, the influences of the international grain prices on domestic grain prices during/after the price-hikes are less than before in those countries where rice or maize are staple food such as for rice in Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Tunisia and for maize in Chad, Guatemala and Nicaragua; however, the influences are generally larger than before the price-hikes for those countries where wheat is staple food such as Armenia, Georgia, Mauritania and Pakistan. For the effects of domestic prices in previous periods, they had a positive influence on current domestic grain prices in most of the countries in this study.
  • The Importance of Product Innovation in Driving Brand Success: An
           Empirical Study on Automotive Industry

    • Abstract: Nowadays, business markets are characterized by high competition and therefore, reinforcing brand success is one of the challenging tasks for organizations. One of the key indicators of brand success appears in an organization’s ability to form strong brand equity. Previous literature reported that consumers form decisions based on their perceptions of added values and unique offerings of a brand. Among the key factors that ensure value embeddedness and attractive offering is product innovation. However, despite the importance of product innovation in driving brand success and competitiveness, but there are very limited researches that investigated its link with brand equity. Therefore, this paper is designed to test the association between product innovation and brand equity in Malaysian automotive industry. The data were gathered using a survey method from a sample of 287 passenger car users in northern Malaysia. The outcomes of this study showed that product innovation had significant positive relationship with brand equity. The findings also confirmed that product innovation has significant positive relationship with all elements of brand equity; namely brand awareness, brand loyalty, brand image and brand leadership. These findings open avenues for future studies to further examine the role of product innovation in driving brand equity and competitiveness with regard to different brands.
  • The Place of Transport Infrastructures among the Economic Factors of
           Foreign Direct Investment Attractiveness in the Meda-10 Region

    • Abstract: This article aims to evaluate the contribution of transport infrastructures to improve the attractiveness of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the countries of the MEDA-10 region. The present article is formed by two sections. In the first one, we have a theoretical study of the FDI attractiveness and an explanation of the transport role among the territorial attractiveness factors. In the second section, we represent the empirical study. The obtained results, by using an econometric model with panel data, showed that the traditional determinants of FDI (GDP, economic openness level, inflation, exchange rate ...) have the most significant influence on the international investors’ decision. Also, transportation has a significant influence and it is considered as a new important factor of FDI attractiveness with strategic issues that cannot be avoided.
  • Linking the Balanced Scorecard to Organizational Shareholders’

    • Abstract: The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) has been proposed as a near-panacea for the strategic management ills that may beset an organization. However, the strategic implications of internal and external performance measurement have not been demonstrated as reliable either for a sample within one industry or across industries. This study proposes a new model that translates the BSC from a three-part internal and one-part external performance measurement system into a comprehensive measurement system that includes stakeholders’ a priori expectations and that merges those expectations with performance measurement systems that will enable organizations to satisfy the often exclusive expectations of all stakeholders.
  • Withholding Certificates and Self-Certifications under FATCA-Part II

    • Abstract: This review article analyzes and explains the formal requirements for a withholding certificate (or any acceptable substitute) to be valid under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). It is an addition to the already published article “Withholding Certificates and Self-Certifications under FATCA”.
  • An Investigation for Electronic-Management Use in Educational Projects
           Management (A Case Study in AL Baha-KSA Area)

    • Abstract: This study aims to test the possibility of switching toelectronic management in Albaha educational projects management. Investigationtrial uses descriptive analytical method with a survey. The sample was (74) questionnairesof participants. Individuals of the sample agree with the importance ofapplying electronic management. With automation management reports will beavailable immediately; transactions between administrative levels ofconsultants and contractors will be easier, cutting effort and time andincrease accuracy. The study’s results also show the urgent need for providingto apply the electronic management and present the obstacles that may happen.This study found a significant difference between educational projectmanagement and the possibility of transforming to electronic management. Thisstudy recommended launching a strategic plan for educational projectsmanagement are in Albaha, this can be achieved by backing of higher leadershipin ministry of education; providing financial needs; providing Internetservices to all sites of projects implementation; preparing training courses;workshops and meetings to spread the culture of electronic management amongemployees and raise their awareness about electronic management.
  • The Effect of Diversification of Banking Products on the Relationship
           between Market Power and Financial Stability

    • Abstract: In the context of financial liberalization, increased competition has spurred financial institutions to develop new products and new activities in order to meet demand, market development and increased competitiveness. This has made the relationship between market structure and financial stability more complicated and its study through the channel of diversification remains an unexplored area. The purpose of this paper is to test the interaction between market power, diversification and financial (in) stability. To this end, we examine a sample of 18 countries in the MENA region and 157 commercial banks during the period 2000-2013. Supporting the "competition-instability" hypothesis, our results revealed that low market power banks in the MENA region are less robust and more unstable when they less or poorly diversify their activities. Moreover, financial instability in this sector may result from a fierce competition among banks born from the desire to distinguish themselves by offering various nontraditional products, for which banks lack the experience to control its risks.
  • The Impact of Family Size on Savings and Consumption Expenditure of
           Industrial Workers: A Cross-Sectional Study

    • Abstract: The present study investigated and analysed the impact of family size on monthly savings and consumption expenditure of the industrial workers. The results showed that with increasing household size, savings not only dwindled in absolute terms but also in relative terms as witnessed by decreasing saving to income ratios. Conversely, the consumption to income ratios witnessed an increasing pattern, which is indicative of income being diverted away from savings with every addition to the family size. The MANOVA post hoc analyses revealed that the mean monthly savings of each of the higher family size group (more than 3 members) were observed to be significantly lower than the smallest family group (3 members), which is symptomatic of low propensity towards saving in context of the workers with higher family size. Though, the mean monthly consumption expenditure of family size of 4, 5 and 6 members was observed to be significantly higher than that of the largest family group (7 members), however its consumption income ratio was observed to be greater than that of all the lower family size groups. This is logically plausible as the workers having the largest family size were observed to have the lowest mean monthly income, thereby implying the presence of large number of economically inactive members in this group, which resulted in diversion of a large part of their income towards their consumption expenses. The results of the ANOVA regression analysis confirmed that family size has a significant positive impact on the consumption expenditure of the industrial workers. Further, the reduction of savings due to increased burden of the additional family member corroborated the proposed negative effect of family size on savings of the workers.
  • A Blueprint for a Knowledge Bourse, a Financial Innovation for an
           Information Age

    • Abstract: The world economy is in the midst of the next stage of its evolution, one that operates robustly in the framework of an information age. The idea of a “knowledge or information society” has become a benchmark of economic policies and business practices in both developed and developing nations. Many nations have firmly set their sights on transitioning to knowledge economies, as reflected in the vast investments in information technologies and related economic aspects across countries. This article proposes a model for the development of a financial innovation that would vigorously promote such a transition: A Knowledge Bourse.
  • Antecedents of Employees’ Turnover Intentions: Evidence from Private
           Educational Institutions

    • Abstract: In today’s competitive environment, the development and retention of human capital has become a serious concern for organizations. This study aims to study the antecedents of employees’ turnover intentions in private educational institutions. A closed ended questionnaire was distributed among 200 employees of different educational institutions. One hundred and seventy eight of them responded with total response rate of 79%. Regression analyses were performed to test the hypotheses set forth. The findings of the study revealed that turnover intentions are influenced by job stress and work environment whereas work overload has not been found as a significant predictor of turnover intentions.
  • An Analysis of the Influence of Ownership Structure, Investment, Liquidity
           and Risk to Firm Value: Evidence from Indonesia

    • Abstract: The aims of this study is to determine the influence of ownership structure, investment, stock liquidity and risk stock to operating performance, Good Corporate Governance (GCG) and firm value on the manufacturing sector listed in Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX). The research results are; the ownership structure have a positive significant effect to operating performance and the risk stock have a negative significant effect on operating performance and operating performance have positive insignificant effect on firm value. The ownership structure have a significant effect on corporate governance and corporate governance have a significant effect on firm value. However, investment, stock liquidity and risk stock have a negative insignificant effect on corporate governance. Stock liquidity have a negative significant effect on firm value, however ownership structure and investment have insignificant effect on firm value. Special findings from this research are that there is gradual process in influencing firm value so that corporate governance has the role as intervening variable, which is the variables moderating the effects of ownership structure in affecting firm value.
  • A Study about Impact of Customer Characteristics on Online Purchase
           Behavior in Indian Context

    • Abstract: The recent growth of e-commerce and the consumer’s increasing interest in purchasing over the net have significantly changed the landscape of Indian retail market. Today customers are inclined to accept the changes and keep their eyes on the benefits they can obtain from online retailers. The recent example of changing consumer purchase pattern is the flipkart’s ‘Big Billion day’ Sale. The growth in online sales can be partially attributed to the Internet’s advantages of providing large amounts of information quickly and inexpensively and it’s growing accessibility. Yet, to reach its full potential, business owners who use ecommerce as a distribution channel need a clearer understanding of who buys online, what they buy online, why they buy online and how the non-Internet buyer can be transformed into an online buyer in order to increase online sales. The purpose of this study is to understand and analyze the factors effecting online purchase decisions of Indian customer. The paper attempts to identify the determinants of online purchase intentions of youths in Indian context. Based on extensive literature review, factors effecting online purchase intentions, antecedents of service quality and consumer attitudes were identified and a structured-non-disguised questionnaire was prepared. The data was collected through survey of 200 students of graduation and post-graduation courses in Moradabad region of Uttar Pradesh. The questionnaire contained questions about consumer demographics, security and privacy concerns, technological familiarity, past online shopping experiences and intentions to buy various types of products through internet in future. The findings of the study indicate that customer online purchase intentions are significantly related to their gender, education, age, security concern, technological familiarity and past online purchase frequency. Consumer buying behavior is also affected by product type, purchase frequency and expensiveness. Their purchase decisions are also found to be related with the online retailer’s services like return, refund and delivery services. The framework of the research enhances understanding of the factors affecting customer online shopping behaviour, helps in profiling typical Indian online shoppers and may help e-marketers developing more specific marketing strategies to increase e-commerce sales.
  • Why Southern Mediterranean Countries Fail To Innovate?

    • Abstract: This paper aims to analyze the factors that influence research investment in the Mediterranean region. We used a robust fixed effects model to analysis a panel of 22 countries for the period 2000-2012. The results showed that the FDI, the high technology export, the human capital devoted to research, intermediate and final production sectors, are significant and stimulate the Southern innovative capacity. The private R&D is a substitution to public R&D. The private returns exceed its social returns to R&D since Southern governments don’t invest too much like private firms in the innovative activities. The role of foreign institutions and international organizations is almost nonexistent in financing the southern research investments. The salaries don’t motivate the researchers and Scientifics since it has a negative effect on the R&D. The imports, the active population, the inflation, the technology infrastructure, the patent production have no effective contributions to the investment in the R&D in the Southern Mediterranean countries.
  • E-loyalty and Business to Business (B2B) E-Commerce Success: Applied Study
           on Sample of E-Retailers in Amman City, Jordan

    • Abstract: This research paper investigates the antecedents and consequences of customer loyalty in an online business-to-business e-commerce context. Moreover, this research identifies two key factors of e-loyalty (attitudinal and behavioral loyalty) that potentially impact business to business e-commerce success within e-retailers in Amman city. Therefore, the aim of this research paper is to develop a comprehensive research model utilized for discovering the impact of E-Loyalty on B2B EC Success by applying an empirical Study on Sample of E-Retailers in Amman City. A simple model summarizing the main variables of research then the developing a conceptual model of study that integrates and explains the relationship between e-loyalty as main factor and effect of its associated dimensions. Data analysis was based on 105 participates e-retailers who are working in electric home appliances and Computers hardware, software sector, the data analysis was based on multivariate statistical techniques encompassing Cronbach’s Alpha (α) to test reliability, Percentage and frequencies, descriptive analysis to describe the sample, multiple linear regression, stepwise regression via using SPSS analysis software. The results of this study confirm that there is a positive significant and strong effect of E-Loyalty (EL) on (B2B EC) success, as well as provided important information to Jordanian online Suppliers that are working in Amman city and their business focused on Electric Home Appliances and Computers Hardware and Software items.
  • Fractional Reserve Banking and Price Stability: Evidence from Gulf
           Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

    • Abstract: This study aims at investigating the possible influence of the current money creation process applied by the commercial banks through the fractional reserve system on the overall prices stability in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The study uses yearly data spanning from 2008 through 2013 for Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and applies panel regression analysis based on the pooled data set. The results indicate that neither outstanding deposits nor outstanding loans have a significant influence on general price levels.
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