Academic journal article The Journal of New Business Ideas & Trends

Editorial

Academic journal article The Journal of New Business Ideas & Trends

Editorial

Article excerpt

This issue of the journal contains three (3) papers however it begins with a vale to announce the passing of Emeritus Professor Michael J.R. Gaffikin. The vale has been described as a form of farewell with its origins being traced to the Roman and Greek funerary inscriptions or epitaphs (Dickey & Chahoud, 2010) in which the farewell served as a pragmatic and metalinguistic function of marking the end whilst conveying insights into the life and work of the particular person. The Vale to Emeritus Professor Michael J.R. Gaffikin by Dr George Mickhail reveals the extensive contributions he made during his academic career (Mickhail, 2017).

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The first paper "Environmental beliefs, norms and behaviours: An investigation of their relationships using data from green consumers" (Sharma, Gadenne, Smith & Kerr, 2017) explores the relationships between environmental beliefs and environmental behaviours from the perspectives of those who have adopted environmental behaviours as consumers of green companies; rather than those who articulate environmental attitudes. The findings suggest that consumers are likely to pay higher prices or reduce their standard of living to protect the environment.

The second paper "Dissecting the Trend - Procyclicality of Retail Bank Deposits: A New Tool for Managers" (Gooley, 2017) examines the Procyclicality of Retail Bank Deposits through the lens of the Hodrick-Prescott (1980) filter and the Christiano-Fitzgerald (1999) filter. …

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