Global Journal of Business Research

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 5, 2013

Determinants of Economic Success in the Middle East and North Afria
ABSTRACTPeriodically referred to as the "cradle of civilization", an adage reflecting its past economic success and growth, the Middle East and North Africa region continues to serve as an international focal point, albeit a disappointing one in light...
Efficiency of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange
ABSTRACTThis study examines the weak-form efficiency of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange, which opened on October 19, 2001, by conducting tests for the day-ofthe-week effect on the individual stocks listed on the Eastern Caribbean Securities...
E-Governance in Arab Countries: Status and Challenges
ABSTRACTThe objective of E-governance is to support and simplify governance for government, citizens and businesses. The achievement of this goal depends on the cooperation of government as well as citizens and other stakeholders. This paper reviews...
Extreme Programming Project Performance Management by Statistical Earned Value Analysis
ABSTRACTAs an important project type of Agile Software Development, the performance evaluation and prediction for eXtreme Programming project has significant meanings. Targeting on the short release life cycle and concurrent multitask features, a statistical...
Global Stock Price Linkages around the Us Financial Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia
ABSTRACTMonetary authorities in Indonesia, as well as some academicians believe the absence of a long run relation between the Indonesian stock market and developed markets prevents this emerging market from being deeply affected by the US downturn....
Leadership Styles and Organizational Effectiveness in Small Construction Businesses in Puebla, Mexico
ABSTRACTThis paper analyzes types of leadership and their relationship with organizational effectiveness in small construction enterprises of Puebla. An analysis of various literature related to the topic was examined, for a theoretical basis. Next,...
The Complementarity of Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation: Evidence from Belgian Firms
ABSTRACTIn recent years, more and more companies, both small and large, have become aware of issues related to sustainable development. In spite of the significant presence of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Europe, few studies have examined the...
The Evolution of Regional Wage Differentials in a Transition Economy: Evidence from Poland
ABSTRACTThis paper uses micro data from the Labor Force Surveys to examine regional wage differentials and their dynamics in Poland over 1994-2007. We find that controlling for observed worker characteristics reduces regional wage disparity by 30-50...
The Impact of Credit Union Financial Intermediation on Economic Growth: A Multi-Country Analysis
ABSTRACTThe paper investigates the relationship between credit union (CU) financial intermediation and economic growth using seventeen-year data (1995-2011) from 12 CU countries. Using the panel Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) estimation technique,...
The Impact of Microcredit on Women-Owned Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from Kenya
Microcredit is a crucial tool for economic empowerment of women. In Kenya, the microcredit industry has supported more than 3 million small and medium enterprises for close to 30 years. Kenya Women Finance Trust is a leading microcredit institution dealing...
What Do Experts Expect from Human Resource Practices
ABSTRACTKnowing how to attract highly qualified employees known as experts is of critical importance to many organizations in the new knowledge economy. The aim of this exploratory empirical study is to examine experts' expectations in regard to organizational...
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