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    • Accounting Benefits of ERP Systems across the Different Manufacturing Industries of SMEs 

      Goumas, Spyridon; Charamis, Dimitris; Tabouratzi, Efthalia (Scientific Research, 2018-04)
      As a result of the ongoing economic crisis and the international market competition, Greek SMEs, particularly the ones focusing in manufacture and production, need to stay profitable by increasing efficiency, while ...
    • The Adoption of the E-Banking: Validation of the Technology Acceptance Model 

      Raida, Regaieg Essafi; Néji, Bouslama (Scientific Research, 2013-08)
      This paper is based on the technology acceptance model which has been adopted by several previous researches. The purpose of the study is to determine the factors that explain the adoption of e-banking by professional in ...
    • Advertising Influence on the Profitability of Public and Private Sector Commercial Banks 

      Riaz, S.; Furqan, M.; Siddique, S.S. (OMICS Group, 2015-11)
      This study examines the influence of advertising on the profitability of public and private sector commercial banks over the period of 2008-2012. Bank’s profitability is measured in terms of return on equity (ROE). The ...
    • Bank Capitalisation and Stock Market Liquidity: Assessing the Evidence 

      Soliman, Alaa M.; Obi, Joseph (Scientific Research, 2017-10)
      This paper provides both theoretical and empirical evidence for assessing the relationship between bank capitalisation and stock market liquidity. It estimates a bivariate VAR-GARCH (1.1) model to examine the linkage ...
    • Behavioural Finance: A Re-Examination of Prospect Theory 

      Seth, Rama; Chowdary, Bobbur Abhilash (Scientific Research, 2017-08)
      Behavioural finance has received a major impetus over the last two decades. In this paper, we discuss the foundations which have helped in this paradigm shift from traditional Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) to the ...
    • Blue Economy Innovation Impact Assessment with the GMR-Europe Model 

      Varga, Attila; Hau-Horváth, Orsolya; Szabó, Norbert; Járosi, Péter (Scientific Research, 2013-11)
      This paper introduces and applies a model system that is suitable for the impact assessment of Blue Economy innovations. Our contribution to the literature is threefold. First, we build a multi-sector computable general ...
    • Business Reasoning for Rapid Productization in Small Enterprises 

      Hänninen, Kai; Muhos, Matti; Kinnunen, Tuomo; Haapasalo, Harri (Scientific Research, 2014-02)
      In order to succeed, companies must offer quality products and services, ones that are in demand. Rapid productization (RP) is a concept originating from practical challenges expanding customer preferences. RP is a process ...
    • Can Reputation Ensure Efficiency in the Structured Finance Market? 

      Elamin, Mahmoud (Scientific Research, 2017-01)
      Structured finance products are opaque and their ratings are unverifiable. Therefore, a credit rating agency (CRA) cannot credibly fully reveal its information about the quality of a rated structured finance project. Can ...
    • Case Study on H Corp. Software Project Risk Management with ISM 

      Wan, Jiangping; Cao, Yahui; Hou, Jiajun (Scientific Research, 2013-08)
      The comprehensive risk management system based on the software project features of H Corp. is established, the causal relationships among risk factors are discovered, and corresponding risk structure model is built with ...
    • Case Study on Tacit Knowledge Management Systems within X Company 

      Wan, Jiangping; Zeng, Ming; Zhu, Yahui (Scientific Research, 2013-05)
      Case study on tacit knowledge management system within X company includes the design of tacit knowledge management system (the recognition and acquisition of tacit knowledge), mechanisms (the factor analysis for the ...
    • CEO Pay-Performance Sensitivity: A Multi-Equation Model 

      Abraham, Rebecca; Harris, Judith; Auerbach, Joel (Scientific Research, 2014-08)
      This study examines the variables influencing CEO compensation in the technology sector using both exclusively exogenous and interchangeably exogenous and endogenous variables. The study was confined to a single industry ...
    • Convergence of the Unmanned Aerial Industry 

      Chamata, Johnny Elie (Scientific Research, 2017-02)
      Industry convergence—the merger of previously unrelated industries—is a model that has had a strong influence on various industries and received substantial attention among practitioners over the past years. Despite this, ...
    • Corruption and Economic Growth: The Case of EMCCA 

      Ondo, Assoumou (Scientific Research, 2017-08)
      This article analyzes the relationship between corruption and economic growth in the countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (EMCCA). To our knowledge, there are no works dealing with the direct ...
    • The Crude Oil Price Influence on the Brazilian Industrial Production 

      de Salles, Andre Assis; Almeida, Pedro Henrique Acioli (Scientific Research, 2017-04)
      The oil price is a relevant variable for economic policy makers in countries where this commodity is the main energy source as well as in other countries where crude oil is not the only energy source. The sudden variations ...
    • Determinants of Oil Futures Prices 

      Abraham, Rebecca; Harrington, Charles (Scientific Research, 2016-08)
      This study is directed at predicting the determinants of oil futures prices. We evaluate commodity pricing with oil occupying a special position due to highly inelastic demand. Given the sudden fall in oil prices, there ...
    • Determinants of Vertical Integration: Investment Efficiency, Product Differentiation and Firm Size 

      Yamawake, Toshiyuki; Yamoto, Shigetsune; Goi, Hoe Chin; Lee, Dong-Joon (Scientific Research, 2018-04)
      This study examines the determinants of Merger and Acquisition (M & A) when manufacturing firms integrate with retailing firms. We examine a manufacturing duopoly in which each upstream firm sells the output to its ...
    • The Dilemma of Incumbents in Sustainability Transitions: A Narrative Approach 

      Augenstein, Karoline; Palzkill, Alexandra (MDPI AG - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2015-12)
      In the context of the larger sustainability discourse, “sufficiency” is beginning to emerge as a new value throughout Western societies, and the question asked in this article is: Can we observe and conceptually identify ...
    • Diving Deep in Employee Training to Understand Employee Engagement 

      Ahmed, U.; Phulpoto, W.; Umrani, W.A.; Abbas, S.I. (OMICS Group, 2015-12)
      Human resource practices have prominently influenced employee behaviors and outcomes at work. This conceptual paper proposes motivations to explore employee training in depth to understand how its key component including need ...
    • Does Innovative Financing Increase the Firm Performance? An Empirical Investigation of Indian Manufacturing Firms 

      Vunyale, Narender; Raja, Nemi; Krishnankutty, Raveesh (Scientific Research, 2016-04)
      The firms mobilizing resources using innovative debt from market reduce dependence on the traditional banking and financial institutions. The firms raising resources by directly approaching public have some incentive to ...
    • Economics of Offshore IT Outsourcing: An International Trade Perspective 

      Bordoloi, Bijoy; Powell, Anne (Scientific Research, 2013-11)
      In recent times, offshore outsourcing of Information Technology (IT) products and services, including software development and maintenance activities, has been an issue of much controversy in the United States, with popular ...