Journal of Business Economics and Management

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 3, June

Adoption of ISO 9000 Management Standard in EU's Transition Economies: The Case of the Baltic States
1. Introduction In the last two decades we have witnessed an acceleration of the process of harmonization with regard to business management, in an economic context characterized by a marked process of globalization and economic integration of markets....
Application of Stepwise Data Envelopment Analysis and Grey Incidence Analysis to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Export Promotion Programs
1. Introduction Economic scholars believed that export had a major and direct impact on economic conditions and growth of the country. At a micro level, the export of goods and services has become increasingly important for the survival of growth...
Determinants of Innovation in a Small Open Economy: A Multidimensional Perspective
1. Introduction In the last few years, policy makers have recognized the importance of innovation in business competitiveness. For most economists, innovation is considered a driving force behind a prosperous economy (Schumpeter 1934; Solow 1957;...
Does Financial Development Hamper Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Bangladesh
1. Introduction Financial repression refers to a notion where government regulations, laws, and other non-market restrictions prevent the financial intermediaries of an economy from functioning at their optimal capacity. Financial repression can...
ERP Adoption by Public and Private Organizations-A Comparative Analysis of Successful Implementations
1. Introduction Nowadays no one would dispute that information technology has become one of the most important cornerstones of an enterprise's ability to successfully compete in the global market place (Yusuf et al. 2006). Despite the downturn in...
Examination of Attitudinal and Intentional Drivers of Non-Deceptive Counterfeiting in a South Asian Context
1. Introduction Counterfeiting trade being a global phenomenon is growing rapidly across the nations. It accounts about seven percent of the global trade (Ergin 2010). Since 2005 counterfeiting trade has expanded up to $ 360 billion of worth globally....
How Effective Is Microfinance in Reaching the Poorest? Empirical Evidence on Programme Outreach in Rural Pakistan
1. Introduction Financial services access is associated with giving access to capital and providing job opportunities to the poor. Offering such services underpins their ability to increase and diversify incomes, build human, social and economic...
International Spillovers, Knowledge Acquisition and Transfer among Japanese Firms in the United States
1. Introduction How firms acquire and transfer knowledge as well as technology has attracted attention among economists and management scholars studying innovation (Vega-Jurado et al. 2009; Phene, Almeida 2008). The literature identifies spillovers...
Investment Decision Making Using a Combined Factor Analysis and Entropy-Based TOPSIS Model
1. Introduction Performance evaluation of enterprises is an important part in modern enterprise management. Advantages and disadvantages of financial performance may represent whether the operating ability of an enterprise is good or bad. Financial...
Leadership Selection in an Unlimited Three-Echelon Supply Chain
1. Introduction A management construct cannot be effectively used by practitioners and researchers if no uniform definition exists. Such is the case with the term "supply chain management", which has numerous definitions and little consensus on...
Measuring Trade-Offs among Criteria in a Balanced Scorecard Framework: Possible Contributions from the Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis Research Field
1. Introduction Present-day economic thinking assumes that performance evaluation is a key element for the promotion of improvement initiatives (Urbonavicius, Ivanauskas 2005; Strandskov 2006; Zinkeviciute 2007; Santos et al. 2008; Acar, Zehir 2010;...
The Effects of Working Capital Management on the Profitability of Nigerian Manufacturing Firms
1. Introduction A significant (and positive) development in corporate financial management over the recent years has been an increased emphasis on WCM decisions. According to Appuhami (2008) WCM is a very important component of corporate finance...
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