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  • Predictors of Employees’ Preference for Working from Home

    • Authors: Paula M. Caligiuri, Helen De Cieri
      Pages: 1 - 19
      Abstract: The global pandemic of 2020-21 has enabled an examination of the conditions under which working from home is preferred. We examine whether work-life conflict (both work interfering with family and family interfering with work) and need fulfillment (autonomy, relatedness, competence) can be used to predict employees’ preference for working from home in the future, post-pandemic. With a sample of 944 employees working from home for the first time, this study found that work-life conflict was negatively related and need fulfillment was positively related to employees’ preference for working from home post-pandemic. The experience of having children at home or a partner who was also working from home did not affect employees’ long-term preference for working from home; however, being female did. Women were less likely to want to work from home post-pandemic. The implications for ways to maximize the experience of working from home in the future are discussed.
      PubDate: 2021-03-15
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18411
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • Internal Audit Function Quality and Audit Committees’ Practices:
           Survey Evidence from Jordan

    • Authors: Fawzi Ata Al Sawalqa, Atala Qtish
      Pages: 20 - 43
      Abstract: The current study examines the extent to which audit committees comply with the requirements of corporate governance in Jordan and describes the current status of internal audit function. In addition, the study examines empirically the relationship between the internal audit quality and the compliance of audit committees with the governance requirements. The results from 49 respondents indicate that audit committees comply with the requirement of corporate governance and no significant difference is found in such compliance due to sector. In addition, the internal audit quality attributes are met among Jordanian companies to a considerable extent. Further, the independence and objectivity dimension of internal audit quality has a positive and significant relationship with the compliance of audit committees with governance requirements. Internal audit competence and due professional care have no significant relationship with audit committees compliance. One important implication of the current study is the development of a scale to measure the compliance level of audit committees with the governance requirements that can be used by both academics and decision-makers in firms.
      PubDate: 2021-03-21
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18263
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • The Role of Savings Group on the Nutritional and Economic Wellbeing of
           Rural Households: The Case of World Vision’s Savings for Transformation
           (S4T) in Zambia

    • Authors: Richard Bwalya, Mabvuto Zulu
      Pages: 44 - 61
      Abstract: Smallholders and the poor populations, especially in rural areas, tend to have little or no access to formal credit, which limits their capacity to invest in the technologies and inputs they need to increase their yields and incomes and reduce hunger and poverty. This mainly arises because financial institutions interested in serving this market face a myriad of risks and challenges associated with agricultural production and lending, including seasonality and the associated irregular cash flows, high transaction costs, and systemic risks, such as floods, droughts, and plant diseases. As a solution to the challenge of financial exclusion among the rural poor, several international development organizations have been using Village Savings and Lending Associations (VSLAs) as an alternative option to increasing financial inclusion among the rural communities in most developing countries. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, this study aimed to assess whether membership to these VSLAs results in significant improvements in household economic status as well as household food security. The results show that compared to non-members, members of these savings groups are more likely to have increased access to alternative and more sustainable financial tools. Membership to these savings groups is also associated with improved nutrition, education, living standards while the likelihood of being poor is also reduced.
      PubDate: 2021-03-24
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18451
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • Determinants of Household Savings: An Empirical Evidence from the OECD
           Member Countries

    • Authors: Ethan Hunt, Hyungjoon Jeon, Sang Lee
      Pages: 62 - 75
      Abstract: Using the data from the 36 OECD member countries over a time period of 1970-2017, we study variations in household saving rate across the countries through the lens of the socio-economic and -demographic shifts over time. In addition to traditional determinants of household saving such as life expectancy, education, average number of children born per woman over a lifetime, and household debts, we examined changes in the socio-economic and -demographic conditions that are conducive to the human capital value of female labor force and thus female employment opportunities. We have identified that the narrower is the gap between genders in higher education attainment and employment, the higher is the household saving rate. Our empirical findings also suggest that both giving childbirth at an old age and preferential income tax rates for households with children are negatively affecting the household saving rate.
      PubDate: 2021-03-24
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18369
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • Policy Contradictions and Policy Dilemma: A Case of Intermediary Money
           Transfer Tax (IMTT) on Business Performance in the Engineering Sector in

    • Authors: Josphat Nyoni, Tendai Vanesssa Jaravaza, Matthew Mare, Martin Dandira, Elias Kandjinga
      Pages: 76 - 89
      Abstract: The use of tax policies to address macro-economic challenges has often led to serious other macro-economic challenges for developing countries. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate macro-economic policy dilemmas that affect developing countries when they implement tax policies to address macroeconomic challenges. The objective of the study was to examine how the 2% Intermediary Money Transfer Tax (MTT) introduced to raise financial resources to grow the economy affected performance of companies in the engineering sector. The study was guided by the pragmatism research philosophy, used explanatory research design and a mixed research approach. Data was collected from companies in the metal fabrication and machine/equipment sub-sectors of the engineering sector. A total of 68 companies were used. The paper shows that a tax policy adopted by Zimbabwe to raise revenues for supporting economic growth and addressing several economic challenges such as poverty, unemployment and negative economic growth generated other macro-economic challenges such as declining performance of companies in the Engineering sector. Results from the study showed that 2% IMTT had a negative an influence on business performance of companies in the engineering sector. The tax reduced profit margins, sales, and competitiveness. Conclusions from the study were that adoption of tax policies by governments, to achieve increased revenue and growth of the economy may, in the process, negatively affect some sectors of the economy. It was therefore recommended that the government analyse potential contradictions and dilemmas before implementing tax policies. Further studies of the influence of IMTT on other sectors like the small scale and informal sectors that are usually hit the hardest by government policies is recommended.
      PubDate: 2021-03-25
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18228
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • Asymmetric Macroeconomic Shocks and Asset Price Behaviors in Selected
           African Countries

    • Authors: Saliu Mojeed Olanrewaju, Ogunleye Edward Oladipo
      Pages: 90 - 122
      Abstract: This study examines the relationship between Asset prices (Stock and Real estate prices) and Macroeconomic variables in four selected African countries. The study employs the Westerlund Error Correction Based Panel Cointegration test and Eight-variable Structural Vector Autoregressive model to examine the relationship between asset prices and macroeconomic variables. Findings from the study confirm that no long-run relationship exists between both Asset prices and macroeconomic variables. The study equally reveals that portfolio diversification benefits of both stock and real estate markets are more pronounced in the period of a boom than the recession period in Africa. The results also show that GDP growth rate shock exerts a significant impact on both asset prices during expansion and recession periods. The study reveals that foreign interest rates and World oil price shocks are better predictors of both stock and real estate prices during the crisis period than in the expansion period.
      PubDate: 2021-04-01
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18481
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • Board Capitals, R&D and Leverage Strategies on Financial Performance

    • Authors: Li-Jen Yeh, Hsien-Chang Kuo
      Pages: 123 - 144
      Abstract: Exactly how corporate boards influence their firms’ performance remains a puzzle. We construct a mediational model to observe the paths that board capitals affect firm’s key strategies (as R&D and leverage). Furthermore, we can estimate the direct and mediational influent level of board capitals on financial performance. For confirming those hypotheses in our study, the financial data of listed companies in Taiwan and Mainland China are collected. This study confirms that the education level and seniority of firm’s directors significantly influence the R&D intensity and financial leverage of corporates, furthermore affect firm performance. This mediational effects from R&D intensity and debt ratio are estimated about 22.31%~35.65% in Taiwan, and 25.46%~39.47% in Mainland China. We also find that the higher education level and the less seniority of the Boards lead to the more R&D intensity and the less debt ratio, then the better financial performance.
      PubDate: 2021-04-01
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18482
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • An Integration of Neoclassical Growth Theory and Economic Structural
           Change with Monopolistic Competition Theory

    • Authors: Wei-Bin Zhang
      Pages: 145 - 164
      Abstract: Wealth accumulation is a deterministic factor mechanism of national economic growth. Neoclassical growth theory is basically concerned with capital and wealth accumulation in perfectly competitive market. Global markets are characterized by a great variety of markets. Nevertheless, there only a few rigorous models of wealth accumulation with other types of markets within neoclassical growth framework. This study attempts to contribute literature of economic growth by introducing monopolistic competition and monopoly into neoclassical growth theory. The model is based on a few well-established economic theories. The model is constructed within framework of the Solow-Uzawa two-sector neoclassical growth model. The description of to monopolistic competition is influenced by the Dixit-Stiglitz model of monopolistic competition. The modelling of monopoly is based on monopoly theory. We model behavior of the household with Zhang’s utility function and concepts of current income and disposable income. The unique contribution of this research is to integrate these theories in a comprehensive framework. We construct the basic model and then analyze properties of the model. The existence of a unique equilibrium point is identified by simulation. The effects of changes in some parameters comparative static analyses in some parameters.
      PubDate: 2021-04-06
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18380
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • On the Causal Relationship between Household Consumption and Economic
           Growth in Saudi Arabia

    • Authors: Moayad Al Rasasi, Yasir Alzahrani, Mohammed Alassaf
      Pages: 165 - 177
      Abstract: This research paper explores the causal relationship between household consumption and economic growth over the period of 1980-2017. Hence, it applies the popular cointegration tests alongside the most common causality test. The empirical analysis shows the presence of a positive long run relationship between household consumption and economic growth. In specific, we find evidence revealing that a one percent increase in household expenditures on consumption would boost economic growth by 0.7 percent. Furthermore, causality analysis, based on Granger (1969) test, suggests that variation in household consumptions could explain changes in economic growth.
      PubDate: 2021-04-17
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18386
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • Reforming the Financial Mechanism of Public Non-Business Units in Vietnam:
           Research in Lao Cai Province

    • Authors: Vo Thi Van Khanh, Nguyen Thi Thu Huong
      Pages: 178 - 206
      Abstract: The content of the administrative reform plan for the period 2011–2020 of the Government of Vietnam on the basis of the overall reform of the national administration, focuses on four main areas, namely institutional reform and organizational reform. structure, building and developing contingent of civil servants and public finance (Government, 2011). Thus, along with the institutional and organizational reform, the public finance reform is also a central task of the administrative reform in the condition that Vietnam continues to strongly transition from the centralized mechanism. The subsidy to a socialist-oriented market economy, in particular, is even more necessary when Vietnam has become an official member of the World Trade Organization. One of the current concerns for good implementation of public finance reform is the implementation of autonomy and self-responsibility for the use of payroll and administrative management funding for administrative agencies. state and financial autonomy mechanism for non-business units. This article focuses on analyzing the current situation of reforming the financial operation mechanism of public non-business units in Lao Cai province, Vietnam, pointing out the achievements, limitations, causes and some recommendations to end. promote the reform of the financial operation mechanism of public non-business units in Lao Cai province, Vietnam in the context of world economic integration.
      PubDate: 2021-04-29
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18573
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • Government Employees of Bangladesh and their Willingness to Pay for Social
           Health Insurance

    • Authors: Soeb Md. Shoayeb Noman
      Pages: 207 - 217
      Abstract: Determining the health insurance premium is the most important aspect in providing social health insurance. In measuring the rate, it is needed to calculate the cost of providing the service. One possible methodological tool of calculating the cost is the contingent valuation method for the evaluation of the consumers’ capacity and their willingness to pay for the services. This study applied a Logit model, having binary depended variable with follow up dichotomous choice at different premium levels, to estimate the factors associated to joining the social health insurance scheme. The study found that 80.1 percent of the government employees of Bangladesh wants to pay on average 6.69 percent of their basic salary as social health insurance premium. The result shows that younger peoples are less willing to pay while older people are more willing to pay for social health insurance. The study also revealed that the area of residence and no of visit to doctor play a key role in determining the willingness to pay. This study should help the policymakers to formulate and implement the social health insurance scheme in Bangladesh.
      PubDate: 2021-05-03
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18433
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • Response of Domestic Prices to Exchange Rate Movements in Argentina

    • Authors: Yu Hsing
      Pages: 218 - 226
      Abstract: Based on an extended IS-LM-AS model, this study finds that if the Argentine peso depreciates 1% versus the U.S. dollar, the consumer price in Argentina would increase by 0.2518%. In addition, more structural fiscal deficit as a percent of potential GDP, more M2 supply, a higher U.S. price level, and a higher expected price level would raise Argentina’s consumer price level. Therefore, partial exchange rate pass-through is confirmed for Argentina.
      PubDate: 2021-05-06
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18604
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
  • A Process Study of the Development of Capabilities for Replication in an
           Evolving Franchise Chain

    • Authors: Vinay K. Garg, Benjamin D. Goss, Philip C. Rothschild
      Pages: 227 - 251
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to extend insight about processes and routines needed for franchise replication and makes an important contribution to understanding ways through which dynamic capabilities are created. Based on a grounds-up study, this paper utilizes a storyline approach (Miles & Huberman, 1994) to present interview data obtained from interviews with elite informants (IEIs) of the host company and its archival data. Evolution of capabilities, both substantive and dynamic, are captured in the findings section. Of the seventeen interviews, seven subjects were location heads and ten corporate executives. Interviews with corporate executives included questions pertaining to their functional specialty as well. Finally, implications for future research and practice are discussed.
      PubDate: 2021-05-06
      DOI: 10.5296/ber.v11i2.18455
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2021)
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