Journal of Business Economics and Management

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, April

Does Leverage Affect Labour Productivity? A Comparative Study of Local and Multinational Companies of the Baltic Countries
1. Introduction Achievement of sustainable economic growth is a central goal for economies worldwide. The neoclassical growth theory drawn on the seminal work of Solow (1956) demonstrates that productivity growth is one of the main drivers for long-term...
Earnings Response Coefficients in the Greek Market
1. Introduction A fundamental issue of economics, finance and accounting involves the relation between the firm's reported earnings and its stock returns (Kormendi, Lipe 1987). Standard valuation models assume that price is the discount present...
Enabling Organizational Change-Leadership, Commitment to Change and the Mediating Role of Change Readiness
1. Introduction Organizational change has been an issue of growing interest among scholars and practitioners (Armenakis, Bedeian 1999; Pettigrew et al. 2001; Burnes 2004; Whitely, A., Whitely, J. 2007). For Asian companies striving to become world...
Financial Market Prediction System with Evolino Neural Network and Delphi Method
1. Introduction Artificial intelligence methods have become very important in making financial market predictions. The following elements are of major importance: the selection of the input data, the selection of the forecasting tool, and the correct...
Institutional Barriers to Business Entry in Advanced Economies
1. Introduction A range of studies investigates the impact of different dimensions of entrepreneurship (measured by self-employment rates, Global Entrepreneur Monitor (GEM) indices, indicators of business dynamics etc.) on economic performance....
Outward FDI, Merchandise and Services Trade: Evidence from Singapore
1. Introduction As globalization continues to increase, the world economy is becoming more integrated and interdependent, leading to a rapid expansion of international trade as well as foreign direct investments (FDIs). One of the salient features...
Supplier Performance Measurement in Discrete Manufacturing Industry-Empirical Study on Indian Manufacturing Sector
1. Introduction "If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it" (Garvin 1993). Thus, the ways and means of accurately measuring the performance has been perceived as being an increasingly important field of research for both industry and academics...
Testing Rational Expectations Hypothesis in the Manufacturing Sector in Malaysia
1. Introduction The rational expectations hypothesis (REH) is a theoretically attractive framework for assessing the mechanism with which economic agents process information when formulating judgments about the real world (Krause 2000). REH is largely...
The Effects of Short-Term and Long-Term Oriented Managerial Behavior on Medium-Term Financial Performance: Longitudinal Evidence from Europe
1. Introduction "The new continental European banking culture should value long-term thinking instead of short-termism and financial alchemy" (Horst Kohler, former German Federal President, 2008). In the face of the global financial (subprime)...
The EU Apportionment Formula: Insights from a Business Case
1. Introduction In 2004, the European Union (EU) welcomed ten countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU in 2007, which brought the total number of member states (MS) to twenty-seven. Notwithstanding this big achievement,...
The Impact of Resumption of Former Top Executives on Stock Prices: An Event Study Approach
1. Introduction A top executive who resume his or her former office will find that completely reinventing the company and re-injecting new blood is a major challenge. When their business environment is changing dramatically, enterprises are likely...
The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Insider Trading Profitability in Belgium
1. Introduction In 2007, the subprime mortgage crisis emerged in the US and rapidly spread across the world-wide financial system. This global financial crisis was marked by the failure of several financial institutions and the fast decline of various...
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