Economics & Sociology

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, 2019

Do Internet Searches for Islamist Propaganda Precede or Follow Islamist Terrorist Attacks?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionIslamist terrorist attacks are now becoming frequent, worldwide events. According to CNN (2018), "Since declaring its caliphate in June 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted or inspired...
Editorial
" Welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national incomd"(Simon Kuznets, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, 1971)Economics & Sociology is a quarterly international academic journal published by Centre of Sociological Research...
Effect of Psychosocial Factors on Organisational Citizenship Behaviour among Graduate Employees in Nigeria
IntroductionOrganisational citizenship behaviour is widely adjudged as an important concept that is necessary for the survival of an organisation and meets its personal goals and needs (Duffy & Lilly, 2013; Unal, 2013). It is one of the most widely...
Effects of Business-to-Business E-Commerce Adoption on Competitive Advantage of Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises
IntroductionRecent advances in technologies, fast global competition, and the increasing demand on the side of customers are forcing organizations to re-examine how they can exploit the benefits of information technology (IT) capabilities to gain competitive...
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Development Initiatives on Enterprise Income, Growth and Assets in Peninsular Malaysia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionDevelopment initiatives, delivered in the form of micro-credit and enterprise management training programs, are increasingly used as the predominant instrument for poverty alleviation and socio-economic...
Expert Knowledge Status Quo in the Internet Provided Public Debate on Free Trade Agreements. Meta Analysis of Polish Literature
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.IntroductionAt present, the new waves of populism, alter-globalism, and protectionism seem to be quite influential factors shaping Polish public discussion devoted to the perspectives of implementing the new...
Growing Old at Own Home: A Study among Pre-Elderly Adults in Peninsular Malaysia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.IntroductionAgeing population is a global phenomenon that has received massive attention in many countries. According to the Department of Statistics of Malaysia (DoSM), as of 2018, the population of Malaysia...
Impact of Baseline Population on Credit Score's Predictive Power
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionTraditionally, credit evaluation process relies on underwriter experience to judge between good and bad applicants and whether the credit should be granted or not. However, the process is subjective...
Individual Significance of Political Participation in Today's Ukrainian Society: The Case of Dnipro City
1.IntroductionThe phenomenon of political participation of individuals is a well-known marker of a developed civil society. In such a type of society a civil political culture, volunteers' associations and civilian control over the political power take...
Labour Migration from Ukraine: Key Features, Drivers and Impact
IntroductionThe migratory population exchange of nowadays is a key contributor to globalisation, transnational labour markets development, formation of a common educational, cultural and linguistic space, and allows all inhabitants of planet Earth to...
Management Quality Evaluation of Sports Clubs for the Disabled Applying the Common Assessment Framework (Caf)
IntroductionQuality management is one of the most important ideas developed in the 20th century and an effective tool for the improvement of organisation's performance (Stoner, Yetton, Craig, 1994; Powell, 1995; Samson, Terziovski, 1999). Quality is...
Measuring and Ranking R&d Performance at the Country Level
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionEconomic growth has been the central issue for economists and policy-makers for a long time, and many research efforts have been devoted to understanding the most important factors behind growth. Neoclassical...
On Bullshit Management – the Critical Management Studies Perspective
IntroductionThe term 'bullshit' is a profane word, and first entered the language of social sciences thanks to Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt. Frankfurt wrote papers on the subject, and also a book entitled On Bullshit, analysing the meaning and...
Performance of Work Integration Social Enterprises in Croatia, Slovenia, and Italian Regions of Lombardy and Trentino
IntroductionThe article addresses the performance of WISEs (Work Integration Social Enterprises) in Croatia, Slovenia, and Italian regions of Lombardy and Trentino. The rationale of the research stems from the fact that WISEs are commonly labelled as...
Poverty Alleviation in the Context of Fiscal Decentralization in Indonesia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionFiscal decentralization has been implemented in Indonesia for approximately 16 years (until 2016). From 2001 to 2016, intergovernmental transfers from the central governments to regional governments...
Predictive Power of Aggregate Corporate Earnings and Their Components for Future GDP Growths: An International Comparison
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThis study investigates whether aggregate corporate earnings and their components have predictive content for future gross domestic product (GDP) growths. Konchitchki and Patatoukas (2014a) and Konchitchki...
Seniors' Revealed Preferences in the Housing Market in Poznan
IntroductionDemographic changes, manifested in the ageing of society are one of the significant challenges of contemporary Europe. Declining fertility, increasing longevity, and the progression of large-sized cohorts to the older ages are causing elder...
Still 'Few, Slow and Low'? on the Female Dimension of Technology, Labour Markets and Economic Activity: Evidence for the Period of 1990-2017
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionIn the period under study here, 1990-2017, all the countries of the world experienced an unprecedentedly rapid diffusion of new information and communication technologies (ICTs). Even economically...
The Economics of Farmers' Suicide in Developing Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionTheoretical works on the economics of suicide often assume that economic difficulties are the common risk factors for suicide. In literature, suicide is typically analyzed from the microeconomic perspective...
The Impact of Investment Support on Labour Productivity in Lithuanian Family Farms: A Propensity Score Matching Approach
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionInvestment support aimed at increasing farms' productivity is one of the most important measures within the European Union (EU) Member States' rural development programmes (Ciaian et al., 2015). The...
The Impact of Political Factors' Perception on Suitability of International Business Environment: The Case of Startups
IntroductionCountry's internal business environment is undoubtedly an important factor influencing both motivation to start a new business and the business itself. It is especially determined by the political (including legislation) and economic factors...
The Metacognitive Self: The Role of Motivation and an Updated Measurement Tool
This article has two aims. One is to discuss the role of motivation in relation to the concept of metacognitive self. The second is to present an updated, short-form, instrument to measure metacognitive self - the Metacognitive Self Questionnaire-21...
Value of Work in Experience and Awareness of the Young Generation in Visegrad Countries
IntroductionPolitical transformations led to profound changes in the systems of values amongst adults and youth alike. Even though the pro-family and pro-professional orientation still exists amongst adults and youth, the market economy conditions have...
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