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4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Abacus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Commercii     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Oeconomica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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)
Admisi dan Bisnis     Open Access  
ADR Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Developing Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Advances in Economics and Business     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
AfricaGrowth Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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African Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
African Journal of Business and Economic Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Review of Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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)
Alphanumeric Journal : The Journal of Operations Research, Statistics, Econometrics and Management Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Economic Journal : Applied Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 198)
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American Journal of Economics and Business Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
American Journal of Economics and Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
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: 30)
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: 43)
Applied Economics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Applied Economics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Applied Financial Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
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: 5)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 315)
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: 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)
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: 36)
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: 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: 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: 10)
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: 42)
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: 63)
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: 31)
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: 17)
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)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

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African Review of Economics and Finance
Number of Followers: 3  

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ISSN (Print) 2042-1478 - ISSN (Online) 2410-4906
Published by African Journals Online Homepage  [264 journals]
  • Competition, regulation and banking industry pricing conduct in Malawi

    • Authors: Ben Kaluwa, Gowokani Chijere Chirwa
      Abstract: This study investigates the nature of competitiveness among banks in Malawi where the industry is concentrated and the institutional base is weak. The study uses a model incorporating bank-specific, industry-specific and macroeconomic determinants of conduct and performance, based on monthly data from January 2005 to March 2014. Key findings are asymmetric conduct with collusive price leadership in lending rates and competitiveness in deposit rates and overall high spreads. Apart from dominance, collusive price leadership was facilitated by regulatory stipulations in pricing in banks’ core and non-core business and an economic environment resulting in banks’ high profitability and diminished competitive pressure in lending rates. Further, monopolistic competition via outreach also put upward pressure on spreads most likely via costs as the literature suggests.Keywords: Collusive Pricing; Banks’ Risk Position; Banking Industry; Conduct and Performance; Malawi
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The relationship between financial inclusion and income inequality in
           sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from disaggregated data

    • Authors: Anthanasius Fomum Tita, Meshach Jesse Aziakpono
      Abstract: Over two decades sub-Saharan Africa has grown by an average of 4.8 percent per annum, a trend called “Africa rising in the literature” but this robust economic growth has benefited only a minority of elite individuals as poverty in the region remains high and income inequality continues to rise. This study analyses the relationship between various aspects of financial inclusion and income inequality in sub-Saharan African using the World Bank Global Findex 2011 with the intention to determine which aspects of financial inclusion have the greatest effect on income inequality. Our results show that account use for business, electronic payments and formal savings have a positive relationship with income inequality. This possibly reflects colonial institutional design as Obeng-Odoom (2016) indicated that colonial administration left behind uneven development structure which in some cases are re-enforced by current urban governance practices and processes. These colonial institutions significantly define financial sector development and shape the distribution of economic opportunities. Thus, we argue that though account ownership has improved, it does not necessarily imply an increase in credit accessibility. This is because of problems of information asymmetry associated with lack of financial infrastructure in the region that encourages banks to hold excess liquidity and thus grant fewer loans. The study accordingly recommends genuine efforts to engage in democratic governance to improve the quality and functioning of institutions to support financial sector development. Furthermore, a holistic approach to development that involves both top-down and bottom-up is recommended to encourage participation by all the sectors of the economy.Keywords: Financial inclusion; Financial institutions; Financial services; Welfare and poverty
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Modelling persistence in the conditional mean of inflation using the
           ARFIMA process with GARCH and GJRGARCH innovations: The case of Ghana and
           South Africa

    • Authors: Alexander Boateng, Maseka Lesaoana, Hlengani Siweya, Abenet Belete, Lius Alberiko Gil-alana
      Abstract: This paper contributes to the debate on inflation persistence by extending an ARFIMA process with GARCH and GJR-GARCH models to describe the time-dependent heteroskedasticity and persistence in the conditional mean of Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation series of Ghana and South Africa, under three distributional assumptions (i.e., Normal, Student-t and Generalised Error Distributions). ARFIMA-GJR-GARCH under Generalised Error Distribution and Student-t Distribution respectively, provided the best fit for modelling the time-dependent heteroskedasticity and persistence in the conditional mean of CPI inflation rate of Ghana and South Africa. The results from the study provided evidence of persistence, mean reverting though, and asymmetric effect of economic shocks on the conditional mean of CPI inflation rate of the two countries. These results would, therefore, be useful to both countries in making good portfolio decisions, assessing the efficacy of a monetary policy or programme meant to control inflation persistence and also serving as a tool for detecting volatility and its impact, for the Ghanaian and South African inflation rates and their economies at large.Keywords: CPI Inflation; Fractional integration; Persistence; Conditional mean; ARFIMA; GARCH; GJR-GARCH models
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The role of monetary policy in Zimbabwe's hyperinflation episode

    • Authors: William Kavila, Pierre Le Roux
      Abstract: This paper explores the role of monetary policy in Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation episode, using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) and Error Correction Model (ECM) approaches with monthly data from 2006:01 to 2008:07. Results from both the ECM and ARDL approaches show that during the study period, hyperinflation was caused by expansionary monetary policy, the exchange rate premium and inflation expectations for both the short and long-term. Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation episode brings to the fore the importance of ensuring that the Central Bank is independent in executing its mandate of influencing the monetary policy process in a manner that ensures price stability.Keywords: Monetary Policy; Hyperinflation; Autoregressive Distributed Lag; Error Correction Model
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Towards a formal link between inflation perceptions and inflation
           expectations in South Africa

    • Authors: Adel Bosch, Jannie Rossouw, Vishnu Padayachee
      Abstract: This paper reports the finding of a survey of inflation perceptions and inflation expectations in South Africa undertaken in 2014. This survey posed questions on perceptions of past inflation (historic inflation) and expectations of future inflation to the same respondents and determined linkages between historic views and future expectations of each respondent. The analysis of the survey data shows that inflation expectations are anchored in inflation perceptions. This research aligns South Africa with other countries and jurisdictions where such surveys are undertaken. This paper shows conclusively, for the first time in South Africa, that there is a feed through from inflation perception to inflation expectations. Therefore, inflation perceptions play a crucial role in the formulation of inflation expectations in South Africa. These results suggest that policy makers are not just charged with containing inflation expectations, but they should also be aware that the confidence in official statistics, as well as the confidence in the SA Reserve Bank and government, impacts inflation perceptions which directly feed into inflation expectations.Keywords: Inflation perceptions; Inflation expectations; South Africa; Monetary policy
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Copper prices and financial markets in Zambia

    • Authors: Xolani Ndlovu, Eric Schaling
      Abstract: Resource-dependent economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are vulnerable to external shocks in the international commodity markets. In this paper, we investigate the financial markets channel through which these shocks are transmitted to the Zambian economy. Using a Vector Error Correction Model (VECM), we show that copper prices and financial market variables share a long-run equilibrium relationship. Short-term interest rates are shown to be the major channel through which shocks in the copper market are transmitted to the economy, bearing the burden of correcting the system to equilibrium. We provide policy recommendations to manage the vulnerability of financial markets (and macroeconomy) to short and long-run shocks to the international copper prices.Keywords: Zambia; VECM; Cointegration; Granger causality; Copper prices; Financial markets
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Taxable capacity and effort of Ghana's value-added tax

    • Authors: Francis Kwaw Andoh
      Abstract: Value-added tax (VAT) has not only brought dynamism in Ghana’s revenue mobilisation landscape but also occupies a centre stage in the country’s fiscal consolidation efforts. Interestingly, the VAT regime has undergone a number of discretionary reforms in a bid to generate as much revenue as possible for its fiscal mandate. However, the trends show that VAT’s contribution to total tax revenue has consistently remained below 30 percent over the past one and a half decades. Could it be that the scope for further VAT revenue expansion is reaching its limit' This study uses the regression approach to estimate and examine the taxable capacity and collection efforts of Ghana’s VAT. The paper discovers that the VAT regime is characterised by both periods of underexploited and overexploited taxable capacities. However, on the whole, there appears to be little scope for further revenue expansion, given the existing base. The study, therefore, argues that the recent over concentration on VAT may endanger the country’s quest for fiscal adequacy. Consequently, an appropriate tax mix is highly recommended.JEL classification: H20; H25; E62; 017.Keywords: Tax effort; Tax capacity; VAT; Tax collection; Shadow economy
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • An evaluation of the efficiency of the banking sector in Zimbabwe

    • Authors: Sanderson Abel, Pierre le Roux
      Abstract: The study evaluates the cost and revenue efficiency of the Zimbabwean banking sector using the data envelopment analysis and Tobit regression model. Revenue and cost efficiency increased between 2009 and 2012 as a result of economic stability and growth registered in the economy. The trend in efficiency was negatively affected during 2013-2014 as a result of declining economic growth and price controls, which were imposed on the banking sector. The study established that private banks were more revenue and cost efficient compared to public banks. Domestic banks were relatively cost and revenue efficient compared to foreign banks supporting the home field advantage hypothesis. Commercial banks were cost and revenue efficient compared to building societies. The main drivers of both cost and revenue efficiency are cost income ratio, capital adequacy, macroeconomic growth and inflation. The results mean that banking sector efficiency is dependent on the decisions of the bank regulators and bank management. It is recommended that the government should improve the operating environment for banks and desist from interfering with operation of market forces. Competition among banks should be encouraged to improve the efficiency of the banking sector.Keywords: Cost and revenue efficiency, Data envelopment analysis, Tobit regression, Zimbabwe
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Book Review: Real estate, construction and economic development in
           emerging market economies

    • Authors: Samuel Laryea
      Abstract: Book Title: Real estate, construction and economic development in emerging market economiesBook
      Authors : Edited by Raymond Talinbe Abdulai, Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Edward Ochieng, Vida Maliene(2015). Taylor & Francis, UK. ISBN: 9780415747899 
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Book Review: Local Government Finance: A Comparative Study

    • Authors: Krige Siebrits
      Abstract: Book Title: Local Government Finance: A Comparative StudyBook Author: Dirk BrandSUN Media, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016. ISBN 9781920689988
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Book Review: In Pursuit of Jubilee: A True Story of the First Major Oil
           Discovery in Ghana

    • Authors: Franklin Obeng-Odoom
      Abstract: Book Title: In Pursuit of Jubilee: A True Story of the First Major Oil Discovery in GhanaBook Author: George Yaw Owusu (with M.Rutledge McCall)Avenue Lane Press, 2017; i-xvi + 361 pp. ISBN: 978-0-9973519-6-5 (hard back)
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The impact of acquisitions on profitability: Comparative evidence from
           listed firms in Brazil and South Africa

    • Authors: Ralitza Dobreva, Farai Kwenda
      Abstract: This study examines the long-term effects of expansion through mergers and acquisitions in Brazil and South Africa. Firms from these emerging markets are among the most active globally in terms of utilising acquisitions as a growth strategy. We use an unbalanced panel of listed firms in Brazil and South Africa over the period 1980 to 2014, and employ the System Generalised Method of Moments estimation technique in order to control for unobservable heterogeneity and potential endogeneity problems. For both countries, the results obtained suggest there is persistence in profits and that organic growth pays off immediately – but size does not have a bearing on profits. Acquisitions are damaging in the short-term for South African firms, but have no influence on Brazilian firms. In both countries, there is no evidence of a permanent penalty for becoming an acquirer. While leverage and experience in acquisitions impact negatively on the profits of South African acquirers, they do not have any effect on the profits of Brazilian acquirers.Keywords: Profitability; merger; acquisitions; leverage; emerging markets
      PubDate: 2017-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Adapting modern ICTs to the spatial and cultural environment of urban
           Africa: The experience of Cameroon

    • Authors: Ambe J. Njoh, Liora Bigon, Elisabeth N.M. Ayuk-Etang
      Abstract: Navigation-facilitating information and communication technologies, especially personal navigation devices (PNDs), are commonplace, and account for a significant share of the GDP, in developed countries. However, their utility is compromised in Africa where the precise and unambiguous physical addresses necessary for their functioning are a rarity. This paper proposes a strategy that can significantly improve the functioning of these devices despite the lack of precise and unambiguous physical addresses. The strategy incorporates major aspects of African indigenous culture and tradition blended with received cultural practices. Cameroon serves as the empirical referent. The paper identifies specific benefits of facilitating geospatial navigation including economic value of journey time savings, environmental protection via reduced carbon emissions, cost savings resulting from reduced fuel consumption, and improved efficiency for entities involved in door-to-door service/goods delivery.Keywords: Cameroon; GPS; Information and communication technologies (ICTs); Navigation in built space; Syncretism
      PubDate: 2017-01-09
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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