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Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
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Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Business and Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
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Business, Peace and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Capitalism Nature Socialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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  • Assessing University Excellence Management Practices by using the European
           Excellence Model according to Students’ and Employees’ Perspectives in
           Jadara University

    • Authors: Farid Mohammad Qawasmeh; Faisal A. Al-Bourini
      Pages: 93 - 104
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2
      Author(s): Farid Mohammad Qawasmeh, Faisal A. Al-Bourini
      The study aims to seek knowledge about excellence management (EM) practices in Jadara University according to employees and students perspectives by using the European Excellence model. This model is built around nine core dimensions (leadership, people, strategy and policies, resources and relations, processes, people results, customer results, society results, and overall results). The researchers have developed the required questionnaire that consisted of (50) questions, and randomly distributed the questionnaires to a sample size of (375) elements. The results showed that the level of EM practices was moderate (3.14) on a 5-Likert scale. Relevant recommendations were suggested to enhance EM practices in Jadara University. Most of which, to pay more attention to EM practices from top management, EM self-assessment should be carried out more frequently, while considering staff training as per the European model of excellence management.

      PubDate: 2017-02-24T09:34:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.12.001
       
  • Economic Growth and Government Subventions for Agriculture Sector in
           Algeria: An ARDL Model

    • Authors: Mokhtari Fayçal; Houari Moulay Ali
      Pages: 105 - 114
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2
      Author(s): Mokhtari Fayçal, Houari Moulay Ali
      The article analyzes the impact of government support of the agricultural sector on the economic growth in Algeria. The study is based on cointegration relation and error correction model according to Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) model developed by Pesaran and al (2001). The results indicated that the support of agriculture production and producers has a positive impact on the agricultural growth, while it has a negative impact on the economic growth in the long term. On the other side, the total agricultural support regardless of its relationship with production and producers has a positive impact on agricultural production growth and economic growth in the long term. Finally, the total support of the agricultural sector is more important than individual support for agricultural producers.

      PubDate: 2017-02-24T09:34:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.10.001
       
  • Inter-linkages and causal relationships between US and BRIC equity
           markets: An empirical investigation

    • Authors: Amanjot Singh; Manjit Singh
      Pages: 115 - 145
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2
      Author(s): Amanjot Singh, Manjit Singh
      The US and BRIC economies are sharing increasing trade as well as financial linkages since the last decade. In this regard, the present study attempts to capture long run and short run inter-linkages and causal relationships between the US and BRIC equity markets during different time frames, i.e., pre-crisis, crisis and post-crisis periods. The study employs Johansen cointegration, VAR, VECM, Toda-Yamamoto's Granger causality, generalized impulse responses, and variance decomposition models to account for the said linkages. For the full sample period analysis, Gregory–Hansen cointegration and Diebold and Yilmaz's (2011) spillover index approaches are also employed. Overall, the results report changing market dynamics and partial integration across the years 2004–2014.

      PubDate: 2017-02-24T09:34:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.10.003
       
  • Myopic consumption and wage increase: The case of Lebanon

    • Authors: Nasser Badra
      Pages: 146 - 152
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2
      Author(s): Nasser Badra
      The paper empirically examines using cointegration analysis consumption's myopic behavior in Lebanon. Empirical results points to the existence of a one-to one long-run relationship between consumption and income over the period 1977–2013. Meanwhile, consumption and income found to be causally independent in the short run. We argue, in the light of our findings, government officials should respond to labor force demands for wage increase only if it does not jeopardize current account deficit path to an unsustainable one. Our main findings is that wage increase could be translated into growth impulses in the long-run given consumption's myopic behavior. Our finding corroborates some previous findings for Lebanon and some emerging markets.

      PubDate: 2017-02-24T09:34:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.10.002
       
  • The impact of relational leadership on employee innovative work behavior
           in IT industry of China

    • Authors: Tayyaba Akram; Shen Lei; Muhammad Jamal Haider
      Pages: 153 - 161
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2
      Author(s): Tayyaba Akram, Shen Lei, Muhammad Jamal Haider
      This study is an attempt to investigate the effect of relational leadership (RL) on the three different stages of employee innovative work behavior (EIWB) in information technology industry of China. It also investigates the overall effect of relational leadership on total EIWB. It was proposed that relational leadership effects EWIB positively. For testing the hypotheses, a self-administered questionnaire was used to find out what are the responses of 261 employees from an IT company. Correlation and regression analysis suggested that relational leadership affects all three stages of employee innovative work behavior in significant manner. Its overall effect on EIWB is also very prominent in our analysis. The results of this study suggest that relational leadership, being a powerful motivational tool, helps employees to depict innovative work behavior at each of idea generation, idea promotion and idea realization stages of EIWB. The implications and limitations of the study are further discussed.

      PubDate: 2017-02-24T09:34:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.06.001
       
  • The influence of the implementation of CSR on business strategy: An
           empirical approach based on Cameroonian enterprises

    • Authors: Boubakary; Doumagay Donatienne Moskolaï
      Pages: 162 - 171
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2
      Author(s): Boubakary, Doumagay Donatienne Moskolaï
      In Cameroon, the debate on CSR is now ubiquitous in the speeches of those from the business community as well as the public authorities, rather than by the academic researchers. This article focuses on a study conducted on the Cameroonian enterprises analyzing the influence of the implementation of CSR in business strategy. We will adopt in this study a hypothetical-deductive approach and the questionnaire is the data collection tool. We will conduct our investigation among companies in Cameroon. A representative sample of 126 companies, whose employees were briefed a questionnaire regarding the policies of their companies, was used to study CSR and its strategy. The results of the study show that the implementation of a CSR approach influenced, positively and significantly, innovation, reputation and differentiation of the enterprise.

      PubDate: 2017-02-24T09:34:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.04.001
       
  • The Impact of applying the Blue Ocean Strategy on the Competitive
           Advantage of Commercial Banks in Saudi Arabia

    • Authors: Iyad A. Al Nsour
      Pages: 1 - 15
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1
      Author(s): Iyad A. Al Nsour
      This study aimed at determining the statistical impact of applying the blue ocean strategy on enhancing the competitive advantage of commercial banks in Saudi Arabia. To achieve the study's objectives, the exploratory study was conducted, and consisted of 47 of the working managers. The purpose was to collect the data needed to formulate the study's problem. The study's population consisted of all executive and branches working managers and deputies in KSA commercial banks that reached 1556 in 2014. The sample has been selected from the working managers and deputies in Riyadh city, which number was 322. Out of them, 313 were analysed, and a simple random sample was used. The study concluded that there is a positive statistical impact of applying the blue ocean strategy on the competitive advantage of Saudi commercial banks. All sub hypothesis are accepted, so that the statistical impact of blue ocean strategy components on the competitive advantage of commercial banks has proved. The study found that 59.5% of sample has agreed that the competitive advantage of commercial banks in Saudi, comes from conducting the blue ocean strategy. Finally, the study suggested some recommendations that encourage applying and enhancing the competitive advantage in such banks.

      PubDate: 2016-12-25T12:47:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2015.08.001
       
  • The Relationship between the Generation of Electricity from Renewable
           Resources and Unemployment: An Empirical Study on the Egyptian Economy

    • Authors: Aliaa Nabil Khodeir
      Pages: 16 - 30
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1
      Author(s): Aliaa Nabil Khodeir
      Currently, there is a global trend towards the use of renewable energy resources. This is due to their benefits in terms of economic diversification, job creation, and sustainable development. Given the suffering of the Egyptian economy from the chronic unemployment problem, this paper has adopted the effect of electricity generation from renewable resources on unemployment. It tests the hypothesis which implies an inverse relationship between renewable electricity generation and unemployment rate in Egypt. By using Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) approach to identify the effects in the short and long run during the period (1989-2013), it has been found that the hypothesis was achieved in the long run only. This is due to the fact that renewable energy projects in their establishment stages focus on capital intensity more than labour intensity, but with time both direct and indirect employment effects start to emerge. The econometric results agree in the presence of a significant negative impact of both economic growth and investments on the unemployment rate.

      PubDate: 2016-12-25T12:47:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2015.10.003
       
  • Exploring corporate social responsibility's global and Glocal practices in
           Qatar: A practitioner and stakeholder perspective

    • Authors: Ilaria Gualtieri; Martina Topić
      Pages: 31 - 54
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1
      Author(s): Ilaria Gualtieri, Martina Topić
      This study analysed corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the state of Qatar, aiming to determine the discipline’ global and glocal dimensions. The study investigated the notion that CSR remains western-driven in contrast to the scholarly trend that increasingly values national variables. Given the importance of CSR, the relationship between theory and contextual influences becomes a central element to evaluate the opportunity for specific corollaries to mainstream CSR. The methodology deployed for the study included a literature review, and interviews with practitioners and stakeholders. The results showed that although CSR as a concept is valid per se, an appropriate approach would value the operating environment as a key determinant, appreciating that specific cultural contexts necessitate variations to the mainstream theory.

      PubDate: 2016-12-25T12:47:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.01.001
       
  • The Ramadan effect: Illusion or reality?

    • Authors: Azwar Ramadhana Sonjaya; Imam Wahyudi
      Pages: 55 - 71
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1
      Author(s): Azwar Ramadhana Sonjaya, Imam Wahyudi
      Empirical tests of the efficient market hypothesis (EMH) have been repeated by many researchers with varying results, with several supporting it and others finding no clear evidence for it. One of the results that weakens the EMH is the study of such anomalies as the Ramadan effect. Anomaly studies are also denied by recent studies that demonstrated proof of the weakening and even disappearance of anomalous effects. This research tests the persistence of the Ramadan effect in the stock returns in 10 Muslim-majority countries. We have found that the Ramadan effect is present, but it is not persistent. This finding is consistent with the finding from the test of efficient market form, which indicated that the markets of all 10 Muslim-majority countries are not efficient. When economic crisis is considered as an influencing factor, the Ramadan effect is still not persistently present.

      PubDate: 2016-12-25T12:47:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.03.001
       
  • The Effect of the Financial Sector development on Growth: The case of the
           MENA Countries

    • Authors: Medjahed Kenza; Gherbi Nacer Salah Eddine
      Pages: 72 - 85
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1
      Author(s): Medjahed Kenza, Gherbi Nacer Salah Eddine
      This research aims to examine the impact of financial development on economic growth in the context of the MENA countries. The study considers a number of measures of financial development that are: private credit to GDP, M2/GDP, the ratio of commercial bank assets to the total of commercial bank assets and central bank assets. We also take growth rate of real GDP as dependent variable and few core control variables of economic growth. This study employs as well panel time series data over the year of 1980-2012 for each indicator for a split sample of 11 MENA countries. In order to measure the impact, this study analyzes the data by applying panel autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) framework of pooled mean group (PMG), mean group (MG) and Dynamic fixed effect (DFE) estimators. The result obtained from PMG estimators demonstrates that the financial intermediary has a negative effect on the growth rate in the MENA countries in the short and long run. The paper concludes by pointing out directions to improve financial development in the MENA countries by applying more financial reforms to promote competition in the financial sector and financial structure expansion that reflects in the improvement of the quality and quantity of financial services. On the other hand, taking further steps to create an appropriate legal environment may further help the MENA countries to reap the utmost benefits by maximizing the potential role of the financial system in the real sector.

      PubDate: 2016-12-25T12:47:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.03.003
       
  • Islamic Theoretical Intertemporal Model of the Current Account

    • Authors: Hassan Belkacem Ghassan; Essam Hashim Al-Jeefri
      Pages: 86 - 92
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Arab Economic and Business Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1
      Author(s): Hassan Belkacem Ghassan, Essam Hashim Al-Jeefri
      This paper aims to develop an Islamic intertemporal model of the current account based on the prevailing theoretical and empirical literature of PVMCA (Obstfeld and Rogoff, 1996, Cerrato et al., 2014). The proposed model is based on the budget constraint of the present and future consumption, which depends on the obligatory Zakat from the income and assets, the return rate on the owned assets, the inheritance linking previous to subsequent generation. Using logarithmic utility function, featured by a unitary elasticity of intertemporal substitution and a unitary coefficient of relative risk aversion, we show through Euler equation of consumption that there is an inverse relationship between consumption growth from the last age to the first one and the Zakat rate on assets. The outcomes of this result are that the Zakat on assets disciplines the consumer to have more rationality in consumption, and allows additional marginal assets for future generations. By assuming a unitary subjective discount rate, we indicate that the more the return rate on assets is high, the more the consumption growth between today and tomorrow will be fast. Through the budget constraint, if Zakat rate on the Zakatable assets is greater than Zakat rate on income, this leads to a relative expansion in private consumption of the wealthy group. Besides, we point out that an increase in return rate on assets, can drive to increasing or decreasing current consumption, because the substitution and income effects work in opposite ways.

      PubDate: 2016-12-25T12:47:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aebj.2016.03.002
       
 
 
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