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Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Applied Developmental Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Applied Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
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Applied Mathematical Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Arab Economic and Business Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Business Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 321)
Asia Pacific Viewpoint     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Asian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 4)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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)
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Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
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Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Banks in Insurance Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BBR - Brazilian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Benchmarking : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Benefit : Jurnal Manajemen dan Bisnis     Open Access  
BER : Consumer Confidence Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
BER : Economic Prospects : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription  
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BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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)
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BER : Wholesale Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Berkeley Business Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 10)
Bio-based and Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biology Direct     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Black Enterprise     Full-text available via subscription  
Board & Administrator for Administrators only     Hybrid Journal  
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Briefings in Real Estate Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 48)
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: 7)
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: 18)
Business & Information Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Business : Theory and Practice / Verslas : Teorija ir Praktika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business and Economic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Business and Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Business and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Business and Society Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business Ethics: A European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Business Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Business Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Business Management and Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Business Strategy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Business Systems & Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Business Systems Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Business, Peace and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos EBAPE.BR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
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: 28)
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: 12)
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 16)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Challenge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
China & World Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
China Economic Journal: The Official Journal of the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
China Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
China Finance Review International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
China Nonprofit Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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: 24)
Compensation & Benefits Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Competitive Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Competitiveness Review : An International Business Journal incorporating Journal of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computational Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computational Mathematics and Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computer Law & Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Computers & Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contextus - Revista Contemporânea de Economia e Gestão     Open Access   (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: 4)
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
CRIS - Bulletin of the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinary Study     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de Administración (Universidad del Valle)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Economía     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Economia - Latin American Journal of Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Defence and Peace Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
der markt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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  • Intellectual Capital and Firms’ Financial Performance: A European
           Empirical Study‬‬‬‬

    • Authors: Filipe Sardo, Zelia Serrasqueiro
      Pages: 1 - 18
      Abstract: The current study seeks to analyse the impact of the intellectual capital (IC) on the financial performance measured by Return on Assets in the European context for the period 2004-2015. This study uses data of non-financial listed firms of 8 European countries for the period between 2004 and 2015. Considering that financial crisis had different impact on European countries, we divided the eight countries in two groups: (1) group 1 – Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy; and (2) group 2 – Germany, France, Finland and United Kingdom (UK). The estimation method used is the GMM system (1998) estimator, as a dynamic panel estimator, which allows to do longitudinal studies and to analyse the effect of lagged explanatory variables on firms’ financial performance. The results indicate that IC efficiency in the current period has a positive impact on financial performance. The three components of VAICTM Model - capital employed efficiency, human capital efficiency and structural capital efficiency in the current period have a positive impact on financial performance, with the exception for structural capital efficiency which for the first group of countries has a negative impact on financial performance. Finally, results suggest that the financial crisis negatively affects financial performance on both groups of countries. The current study contributes to the current literature, analysing the impact of IC on firms’ financial performance in two groups of European countries which suffered the consequences of the 2008 crisis differently.
      PubDate: 2017-06-10
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11377
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Has the Special Economic Zone Approach Improve Ghana’s Competitiveness
           in the Global Market'

    • Authors: Florence Kutin-Mensah, Dechun Huang, Richard Ofosu Boateng, Rutendo Chiponga
      Pages: 19 - 34
      Abstract: Ghana adopted the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) model in an attempt to stimulate economic growth by moving from an era of import-based to an export-based development strategy and also to potentially improve competiveness in the world market. However, until now, it is not well understood if this move has been beneficial and whether it has positioned Ghana particularly in terms of trade on the global market. This study examines and demonstrate if the adopted SEZ model has had any significant effects on the trade patterns in Ghana. This was undertaken by analyzing the competiveness and the dynamics and/or level of comparative advantage of selected products traded within the SEZs on sectoral levels in the world market using the Balassa Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) index. The results shows that among the investigated products, Ghana shows little and/or no comparative advantage for manufactured goods with a maintained relative competiveness for raw materials. In addition, the RCA index indicates that Ghana has not improved its competiveness even in the exports of its resource intensive products such as Wood and Minerals. Clearly, it was revealed that Ghana appears to not have made any substantial progress towards taking advantage of the dynamic potential of SEZs as a tool for sustainable exports gains transformation. In the light of the evidence shown, some policy implications and recommendation are described. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-13
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11142
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Assessing the Role of Microfinance on Women Empowerment: A case of PRIDE
           (T) -Shinyanga

    • Authors: Gwahula Raphael, Geofrey Isaack Mrema
      Pages: 35 - 54
      Abstract: The objective of the study was to assess the role of micro finance (PRIDE) on women empowerment in Shinyanga Municipality. The study tried to assess two specific objectives which were to assess the best way to be considered by pride to empower women and assess the relationship between the roles of micro finance on women empowerment. The study used a sample of 92 beneficiaries of microfinance services from micro finance institution, PRIDE (T). Microfinance services and entrepreneurial skills were independent variables and women empowerment was the dependent variable. The researcher used primary data collection tools such as interviews. The findings revealed that both microfinance services contribute 97 percent of women empowerment and entrepreneur skills also contribute 71.4 percent on women empowerment. Finding from the multiple linear regressions showed that reduction of harsh condition, increase of entrepreneur skills, saving, loan and reduction of interest rate were 0.327, 0.316, 0.274, 0.370, and 0.289 respectively. The model explained that there is direct relationship between women empowerment and the role of micro finance services as well as entrepreneur skills.
      PubDate: 2017-06-30
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.10238
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Determinants of Performance in the Wood Industry in Ghana: An Overview

    • Authors: Fidelis Quansah, Patrick Tandoh-Offin
      Pages: 55 - 69
      Abstract: The potential that the wood industry presents for diversifying national economies through improved foreign exchange earnings, increased employment opportunities, and local economic development cannot be underestimated. At the global level, this potential of the wood industry has been deemed to be dependent on factors such as market orientation, firm size, management attitudes, and firm, industry, product and market characteristics. Thus, it is possible for countries and economies at different stages of development, different levels of industrialization and with differing levels of wood or forestry resource endowment to demonstrate or respond differently to the industry’s potential benefits also at the local or domestic level. The wood industry in Ghana contributes significantly in all three areas mentioned above. It also contributes about 4% of the national tax revenue in Ghana. It is clear therefore that the performance of the wood industry depends on the above-mentioned factors. This study aims to determine which factors are the most important for evaluating the performance in Ghana’s wood industry, especially in a global market space where being internationally competitive is essential. The study reviews empirical research that have applied factors that have generally been accepted by researchers to be the determinants of performance in the wood industry as a way to assess the usefulness of such factors in evaluating and making appropriate recommendations for improving performance in the wood industry in Ghana.
      PubDate: 2017-06-30
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.9542
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Entrepreneurial Universities Index: A Scale Development Study

    • Authors: Mahmut Tekin, Tahsin Geckil, Ozdal Koyuncuoglu
      Pages: 70 - 81
      Abstract: The reflections of the understanding of neo-liberal education on higher education are observed to have transformed universities into student centered institutions aiming for an education consistent with global development, generating an entrepreneurial and creative human resource and accordingly developing consistent education programs. In this context, it attracts attention that measurements are conducted to determine whether universities have an entrepreneurial structure. Although these measurements have various objectives, the primary aim is to constitute a competitive, entrepreneurial and innovative university governance system that meets the expectations of all stakeholders and to maintain the development of this system. The presence of different measurement tools in this regard would be scientifically useful. Based on this view, the aim of this study is to develop a new index regarding university entrepreneurship. At the scale development stage, the Content Validity Index study, which is the first phase of the scale development process consisting of three phases and ten steps, was performed. At the first stage, the statements that could be included in the measurement tool were created in accordance with the literature and the opinions of experts. The 145 statements composed at this stage were revised in terms of clearness and repetitions, and a draft form consisting of 52 items was obtained. This draft was sent to experts from the field and their opinions were asked. Following the expert opinions, the Content Validity Index (CVI) study was conducted and it was determined that 50 items were left on the candidate scale.
      PubDate: 2017-07-07
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11200
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Increasing Brain Power beyond Imagination-Aligning Neuroscience and Social
           Psychology to Aid Prevention

    • Authors: Eddie John Paul Fisher, Yorkys Santana Gonzalez, Eddie Fisher
      Pages: 82 - 101
      Abstract: Brain science and cognitive psychology are in high demand amongst professions such as social psychology, education and science. Advancing the capabilities of the human brain in terms of power to benefit society and improve people’s lives has become a topic of increasing value and interest to social psychologists. This research, limited to a literature review and a number of face to face interviews with psychology students to add some contemporary perspectives, investigated how increases in brain power could be achieved and what the potential benefits could be to social psychologists. Results suggest that short term brain power increases can be achieved through the application of low risk neurocognitive approaches such as brain training and by consuming natural brain foods and nutritional brain drugs. Infra-red laser stimulation of certain parts of the human brain not only increases cognitive brain power permanently but has the potential to reduce or eliminate brain diseases such as dementia and autism. Caution should be exercised to maintain the humanity element of what makes people human prior to engaging in long term brain power increase activities. 
      PubDate: 2017-07-14
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11301
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Beholding Tanjung Pesona Coastal-ecotourism in Bangka Islands, Indonesia

    • Authors: Hengky S. H.
      Pages: 102 - 117
      Abstract: Tourism sector becomes the largest foreign exchange contributor in 2020, and Indonesia has a number of tremendous natural and cultural potential to become a national tourism development asset. Even this potential could be a reckoned contributor to GDP, Foreign Exchange, and Employment. This study aims to respond Deputy of Business Market Segment and Government of Ministry of Tourism, and to behold Tanjung-Pesona coastal ecotourism. However, this fieldwork results show that the existing performance is in critical condition based on coastal-ecotourism. There are three main issues that should be addressed immediately. Firstly, enhancing community education on handling fragile ecosystems. Secondly, local government got to improve the performance of coastal carrying capacity, as well as sustaining local business model. Thirdly, they get to increase an incentive for supporting coastal environment protection program that would reduce carbon footprints and made it based on collective action. It would maintain the levels of financial stability too. The final solution of the local government to make the zoning of tourism, mining. In addition, there is the potential for regional culinary-ecotourism and fishing-ecotourism that can make a vibrant coastal-ecotourism in the islands. Besides, there are many traditional culinary options that can contribute economic to local people as sustainable local-business models. It’s a unique food. 
      PubDate: 2017-07-15
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11552
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Role of Human Resources Recruitment Strategy in Achieving
           Organizational Change at AL-Hussein Bin Talal University-Jordan

    • Authors: Dua’A Shaher Tobeery, Ahmad Ali Almohtaseb, Mohammad Adnan Almahameed
      Pages: 118 - 134
      Abstract: This study was aimed at identifying the role of the HR recruitment strategy in achieving organizational change at AL-Hussein Bin Talal University (AHU) in Jordan. A questionnaire was distributed among the study samples, totaling (113) individuals. The most important findings were: (AHU) had a moderate level recruitment strategy, organizational change level at (AHU) was moderate, selecting HR was the highest in practice, followed by hiring HR and then attracting HR which was the least practiced component of HR, there was no statistically significant relation between attracting HR and achieving organizational change, there was a statistically significant relation between selecting HR and achieving organizational change, there was no statistically significant relation between hiring HR and achieving organizational change.
      PubDate: 2017-07-14
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11213
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Audit Committee Compliance and Company Performance Nexus: Evidence from
           ASX Listed Companies

    • Authors: Ismail Gani, Albert Wijeweera, Ian Eddie
      Pages: 135 - 145
      Abstract: This study examines whether the compliance with the audit committee recommendations which the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Corporate Governance Council
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11579
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Is There Any Meaningful Ratchet Effect in the Process of Currency
           Substitution' Evidence from Turkey

    • Authors: Ilyas Sıklar, Veysel Karagol, Suzan Sahin
      Pages: 146 - 162
      Abstract: Currency substitution is an important phenomenon that has emerged with the liberalization of economies. In the Turkish economy, the studies about the currency substitution have gained momentum as a result of the extreme depreciation of the domestic currency in early 2000s. Switching to the flexible exchange rate system practice after the 2000-2001 crisis and putting into implement the inflation targeting strategy since 2005 have significantly reduced the currency substitution rate. Since 2014, the depreciation of domestic currency has made the currency substitution phenomenon a current issue again. This study analyses the main determinants of currency substitution phenomenon by considering the demand for money in the context of Turkey. Developed empirical model is estimated by using ARDL methodology for 2003-2016 periods by using monthly data obtained from Turkish economy. Estimation results indicate that interest rate differential is an important variable in the process of currency substitution in Turkey. Besides, estimation results also support the existence of a strong ratchet effect in the allocation of deposits between local and foreign currencies. These results together show that strong policies with higher credibility should be pursued with a longer period of time to make reverse currency substitution in effect and to assure economic units to turn back local currency denominated deposits. 
      PubDate: 2017-08-11
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11500
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Asset Prices, Real Exchange Rate and Current Account Fluctuations: Some
           Structural VAR Evidence for Thailand

    • Authors: Komain Jiranyakul
      Pages: 163 - 177
      Abstract: This paper is motivated by the controversial issue in the literature pertaining to the impact of real exchange rate, housing prices and stock prices on current account fluctuations. Thailand’s quarterly data are used to examine the impacts of shocks to asset prices and real exchange rate on the current imbalances. The paper employs a structural VAR methodology with short-run restrictions. The estimates of structural VAR models are able to identify interactions among asset prices, real exchange rate, and the current account. The estimated results from two different structural models show that the responses of current account to shocks are different. It can be concluded that shocks to real exchange rate affect current account and that shocks to real housing prices can better explain current account fluctuations than shocks to real stock prices. Based upon the results from this study, policymakers should take into account the importance of shocks to real exchange rate and real housing prices that can affect the current account of the country. 
      PubDate: 2017-08-11
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11674
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • FDI Flows to Latin America: A Pooled and Cointegration Analysis, 1980-2014

    • Authors: Miguel D. Ramirez
      Pages: 178 - 201
      Abstract: This paper estimates a pooled (fixed-effects) FDI investment function that seeks to identify some of the major economic and institutional determinants of net FDI flows to nine major Latin American countries during the 1980-2014 period. First, it develops a conceptual framework of analysis that seeks to identify some of the major economic and institutional determinants of FDI. Second, the paper gives an overview of FDI flows to Latin America during the 1990-2015 period, with particular emphasis on their contribution to the financing of gross capital formation. Third, an empirical model for FDI flows to Latin America is outlined and an economic rationale is provided for the included variables and their expected signs. Fourth, the estimates from a panel regression designed to explain the variation in FDI flows to Latin America during the 1980-2014 period suggests that market size (proxied by real GDP), credit provided by the private banking sector, government expenditures on education, and the level of economic freedom as measured by the Fraser Institute have a positive and significant effect. On the other hand, public investment spending, the volatility of real GDP and the real exchange rate have a negative and significant effect on FDI flows. The panel unit root tests on the residuals of the relevant panel regressions also suggest that there is a stable, long-term relationship among the included variables; i.e., the selected variables in the reported regressions are cointegrated over the relevant time period. Finally, the paper summarizes the major findings and offers some policy prescriptions for attracting FDI flows to the region and enhancing their positive direct and indirect effects. 
      PubDate: 2017-08-12
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11682
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Domestic Prices: The Turkish Case
           (2002-2014)

    • Authors: Ilyas Sıklar, Merve Kocaman, Sevcan Kapkara
      Pages: 202 - 211
      Abstract: This study examines the degree of exchange rate pass through (ERPT) into producer prices and consumer prices in Turkey. To see the effect of ERPT, recursive vector autoregressive (VAR) model on monthly data from January 2002 to November 2014 is used. Model includes six variables which are oil prices that represent supply shock, industry production index representing demand shocks, reserve money representing monetary policy, nominal exchange rate and CPI-PPI indices. Obtained results show that although there is a pass through from exchange rate to consumer and producer prices, its degree is not as effective as prior to 2001. This means that policymakers have more power for pursuing independent monetary policy.
      PubDate: 2017-08-15
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11541
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Households’ Willingness to Pay for Community Based Health Insurance
           Scheme: in Kewiot and EfratanaGedem Districts of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    • Authors: Eshetu Mamo Mogessie, Getamesay Bekele
      Pages: 212 - 233
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine determinants of Rural Households’ Willingness to pay (WTP) for Community Based Health Insurance Scheme, in Kewiot and EfratanaGedem districts of Amhara region, Ethiopia. A cross-sectional design that followed a quantitative approach was used. Pre-tested structural and interviewer administered questionnaire was used to collect the desired data. A total of 392 sample rural households were taken by systematic random method. The contingent valuation method of double bounded dichotomous choice format (with calibration strategy) is applied to elicit households’ willingness to pay for the scheme. An interval regression model is used to estimate the mean willingness to pay and to explore the degree of association between predicted WTP and predictor variables. Households’ WTP for the scheme is found significantly associated with factor variables such as gender, education status, family size, level of awareness about the scheme, respondents’ trust in the scheme management, family ill health experience, households’ perceptions on health service quality, and their annual income level. The mean WTP amount is found 211ETB ($10.5) per annum per household. The result clearly shows that 79 % rural households are willing to pay for the scheme. Therefore, despite these factors affecting the rural households’ WTP, there is a potential demand for the community based health insurance scheme. We suggest that, among others, to improve the quality of health care and to build up community awareness and trust on the scheme management have paramount to enhance households’ WTP and hence, to expand health insurance coverage.
      PubDate: 2017-08-29
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11513
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Organizational Evolution and Disciplinary Transition: Case of a R&D
           Public Center in Mexico

    • Authors: Vega-Gonzalez Luis Roberto
      Pages: 234 - 248
      Abstract: In this work, we present the case of the Applied Sciences and Technology Development Center (CCADET, from its Spanish acronym) of the National Autonomous University of México, to show that there is a close relation between the organizational evolution and the disciplinary transition in organizations that perform research and development (R&D). The methodology used, was the division of the time life span of the center in decades to later proceed with the identification of representative projects developed during the different stages of its life. Emphasis was placed in documenting the various disciplines dominated by the individuals that conformed the intellectual capital resources required to accomplish the projects. Relating this information it was possible to identify the disciplinary transition (DT) that have occurred along the evolution of the organization.The awareness of the DT suffered by the organization and of its actual capacities is essential for organizational knowledge management and its appropriate conduction in concordance to its strategic development plans.
      PubDate: 2017-08-30
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11564
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Market Chain for Cereal and Pulse Crops in North Shewa Zone of Oromia
           Regional State, Ethiopia

    • Authors: Teferi Girma Bekele, Getamesay Bekele Meshesha(PhD)
      Pages: 249 - 269
      Abstract: This study provides empirical analysis on the market chain for cereal and pulse crops by measuring profit of rural farming households in North Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, (Ethiopia). Marketing problem of agricultural products happens because of internal and external problem of the farmer. The purpose of this study is to provide empirical evidence on the market chain in the area. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 393 sample farming households. Additionally, 20 merchants, 10 government employees and 1 Salale Union worker respondents were included in the study. The mixed research method employed to make the result more fruitful. Some descriptive analysis and Logistic regression were used for the econometric part. Even if some independent variables are insignificant, result of the model shows that market chain positively affects the profitability of the farmer. The areas with market chain for both agricultural input and agricultural product have relatively high profits. Farmers who use agricultural inputs from market cooperatives and sell their crops to the cooperatives are highly productive and more profitable. These results confirm that market chain contributes directly for improving the profitability of rural farming households, and hence scaling up the trading among farmers. Minimizing marketing problem and increasing awareness, financial access and road access for farmer by concerned local government institutions and nongovernmental organizations were recommended to improve farmers’ profitability.
      PubDate: 2017-09-15
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11622
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Trade Facilition and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: Using A
           Static and Dynamic Framework

    • Authors: Sheereen Fauzel
      Pages: 270 - 281
      Abstract: Analysing the literature, it is found that empirical evidences on the link between trade facilitation and economic growth for developing countries is very scarce. The present study investigated whether trade facilitation has contributed to the economic growth of a sample of 23 developing countries over the period 2007-2014. Results from the analysis highlight the importance of trade facilitation as a crucial determinant of development. Moreover, even trade levels have demonstrated to have an important role to play in boosting growth levels. Private investment is also seen to be an important driver of growth and the importance of education, are also acknowledged by the results. The GMM estimates confirmed these results and further indicated the presence of dynamism in growth modeling. Moreover, the granger causality test shows that there is a uni directional causality flowing from trade facilitation to economic growth.
      PubDate: 2017-09-18
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11883
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Potential Impacts of Mercosur-Egypt Free Trade Agreement

    • Authors: Azza Kamal
      Pages: 282 - 298
      Abstract: Mercosur-Egypt Free Trade Agreement was ratified in May 2017. This article examines potential gains for the agreement parties, through analysis of preferential margins, trade complementarity, and revealed comparative advantage indexes. Trade complementarity indexes show potential for higher trade between Egypt and Mercosur countries. Small preferential margins are expected to be gained for currently traded products which are subject to immediate tariff liberalization. Revealed comparative advantage analysis highlights several sectors which have the potential to benefit from the agreement.
      PubDate: 2017-10-02
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11935
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Effect of Monetary Policy on Interest Rates in Turkey: A
           Microstructural Analysis

    • Authors: Muharrem Afsar, Aslı Afsar, Emrah Dogan
      Pages: 299 - 310
      Abstract: The purpose of this study it to investigate the impact of monetary policy announcements by Central Bank of the Turkish Republic (CBRT) on market interest rates via micro variables on interest rates. In this context, this study investigated the relationship between monetary policy announcements and market interest rates for 2011:01-2015:10 term using GARCH model. The estimates have indicated that monetary policy announcements have different impacts on interest rate volatilities when distinguished as decisions on increasing, decreasing or fixing interest rates. It was found that contractionary monetary policy announcements have different impacts on market interest rates volatilities analyzed in the present study, while expansionary monetary policy announcements decrease the volatility on market interest rates. On the other hand, the announcements towards fixing the monetary policy increases the interest rate volatility of market interest rates. The results of the analysis also indicated that deposit interest rate weighted up to one year are affected the least by the monetary policy changes.
      PubDate: 2017-10-01
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11683
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Positive and Negative Effects of Using Electronic Banking on Customers and
           Small Entrepreneurs: An Exploratory Study in the Western Region of Saudi
           Arabia

    • Authors: Nayef Salah Ghamri
      Pages: 311 - 331
      Abstract: Currently, the exchange of digital knowledge is not confined to a place or time. Knowledge is being shared among peoples all over the world regardless of the geographical and political boundaries. Technology, from the time of its existence, has contributed in changing many people’s rooted concepts that they have been accustomed to in their lives. While technology has positively contributed in shortening the time and distances among nations, it has also created some negative consequences such as the difficulty of protecting the individual’s privacy. In the era of widespread technology, new types of money thefts have emerged. These thefts do not include breaking into houses and banks but rather, Internet piracy. This is one of the modern types of thefts, which is represented in many forms such as identity theft, transferring money from one bank account into another, and the thefts of sensitive and confidential information. Therefore, information technology has an important role to play in our life, and it became one of our priorities. This research study focuses on assessing the risks related to the theft of the information of the clients of the commercial banks and even considering the level of security and theft prevention of such information as one of the key factors of quality that most banks show as one of their competitive advantages which they are trying to maintain.
      PubDate: 2017-10-16
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.11999
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Transport Choices and Tourism Destination Competitiveness: The Case of
           Zimbabwe

    • Authors: Shepherd Nyaruwata, Douglas Runyowa
      Pages: 332 - 341
      Abstract: The tourism industry in Zimbabwe has experienced fluctuating trends in its growth since the dawn of the new millennium. The Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry undertook a visitor exit survey in 2015/2016 period. The purpose of the study was to gather visitors’ views on Zimbabwe as a tourist destination in order to guide policy formulation on the sector. One of the objectives of the survey was to assess the visitor perceptions of Zimbabwe as a competitive tourist destination. Questionnaires were administered to departing visitors at the country’s three international airports and seven border posts during the period July 2015 until June 2016. The results of the survey indicated that 77% of visitors use road transport to enter into the country. The survey also showed that 18% of visitors to the country travelled by air. It is recommended that that the government accelerates the implementation of the open skies policy so as to attract more direct international airlines to fly into the country. It is also recommended that the government undertakes massive improvement of the road infrastructure in the country so as to encourage the geographical distribution of tourists within the country. It is finally recommended that the private sector and the national tourist organization, Zimbabwe Tourist Authority (ZTA) engage international tour operators and persuade them to develop and promote fly-drive tour packages to the country.
      PubDate: 2017-10-16
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.12000
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • How Can We Interpret the Estimates of the Full BEKK Model with
           Asymmetry' The Case of French and German Stock Returns

    • Authors: Chikashi Tsuji
      Pages: 342 - 351
      Abstract: This study conducts careful interpretations of the model parameters from the full Baba-Engle-Kraft-Kroner (BEKK) model with asymmetric effects. This study also includes a case study, in which we interpret the full BEKK model parameter estimates from the empirical examinations using French and German stock index returns. More concretely, in this paper, we firstly examine the model formula and obtain general interpretations of the full BEKK model parameters. This shall be particularly helpful to understand not only the structure of the full BEKK model but also the mechanisms of similar multivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (MGARCH) models. After the above general considerations, this study also interprets the case results, in which the full BEKK model is applied to French and German stock index returns. The concrete illustrations demonstrated in this case study shall be also very useful for future related research.
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.12071
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Empirical Study on the Recognition of Critical Factors for Implementing
           Six Sigma in Taiwan

    • Authors: Jung Lang Cheng
      Pages: 352 - 361
      Abstract: Organizational culture and perceptions regarding systems such as Six Sigma differ among the managers in local enterprises. These differences need to be surveyed based on the concepts underlying the managers’ recognition and original meaning of the Six Sigma system, with the goal of creating unique Six Sigma characteristics suitable for local enterprises.Some managers are part-time students pursuing an MBA or EMBA program, and are likely to have an in-depth understanding of Six Sigma. This study applies a questionnaire survey to managers in regard to their perceptions of Six Sigma in Taiwan, conducts an analysis and then offers suggestions based on the results.The study samples are 300 managers from EMBA or MBA programs in Taiwanese universities. Using SPSS statistical tools, this paper finds that significant difference in Six Sigma implementations among the managers, but some significant differences in organizational characteristics such as industrial characteristics, capital in business scale and the pressure from customers and competitors.
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v7i2.12084
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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