Journal of Economic and Social Studies

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Vol. 6, No. 2, Fall

Trade Liberation and Product Structure: The Case of the Western Balkans
IntroductionThe countries of the Western Balkans were undergoing in the recent past a number of trade liberalisation processes, out of which two appeared to have had the most prominent role1. The first one, Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP),...
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Role of the State in Financial Sector Development and Achieving Pro-Poor Growth: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionThe year 2015 was set as the target year by the United Nations (UN) to implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with halving absolute poverty set as the first most important goal. Unfortunately, evidence shows that in many developing...
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Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring

Improved Business Climate and FDI in the Western Balkans
IntroductionThe complex political and economic transition in the countries of the Western Balkans in the past two decades has been accompanied by numerous economic and political asymmetrical strokes.During this complex process the governments of the...
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The Role of Monetary Policy as the Foundation of Economic Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionEvery country, in order to achieve macroeconomic stability, full employment and improved living standards for its citizens, faster economic growth and consequentially economic developmentneeds to conduct appropriate economic policy. Government...
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The Monetisation of Assets through Concession and Applicability in the Sector of Energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionDue to the lack of investment funds the economies of many countries are often in unfavorable and seemingly hopeless situations, where incomes are insufficient for necessary new investment, which slows the growth of capital and production...
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Do Size and Origin Matter? Evidence from the Banking Market of Bosnia and Herzegovina
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Literature ReviewBanking market has been research area of interest in the previous period. Banks and their behaviour are analysed frequently in order to investigate patterns and trends that determine their profitability,...
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Contemporary Forms of Supporting Entrepreneurship and Investments on SMEs: The Case of Polog Region in the Republic of Macedonia
IntroductionThe world economy is challenged by different political, economic and financial issues that impact various negative repercussions on international business and macroeconomic indicators at the national level. Nowadays, the worldwide economies...
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Co-Integration Analysis between the Turkish Stock Market and Its Balkan Hinterland Equivalents: Proof from the 2010-2015 Period
IntroductionThe Balkans, located in the southeast portion of the European continent, is a region that has its own unique structure. Though being an important part of Europe, and having an important international place both historically and culturally,...
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Personality Characteristics and Emotional Intelligence Levels of Millenials: A Study in Turkish Context
IntroductionEmotions can be explained by psysiological changes in the body, cognitions, learning processes, personality, social relations, experiences, psychological conditions, cultural practices, and are grounded in daily life (Strongman, 2003). Emotional...
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Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall

What Determines the Firm's Net Trade Credit? Evidence from Macedonian Listed Firms
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionDays' sales in receivables, days' purchases in payables and days' sales in inventory determine a firm's net trade credit. Hence, the longer the net trade cycle, the larger is a firm's working capital...
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The Effects of Foreign Direct Investments on Transition Economies: The Balkans Case
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)IntroductionFollowing the painful 90s, stabilized economic growth becomes the predominant objective for most of the Balkans. In this direction, some of the Balkan countries such as Croatia and Bulgaria have managed...
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Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical Analysis for Turkey
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionEconomic development of a country depends on utilization of resources for increasing productive capacity. In many developing countries, utilization of resources is rendered impossible by the scarcity...
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Priorities for Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Evidence from Listed Turkish Companies in Istanbul Stock Exchange
IntroductionAn early definition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by European Commission was "a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders...
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Banking Crises of the 1990s and 2000s in Developed Countries: How Similar Are They?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe global financial system experienced a serious crisis in July 2007. This crisis, initially affecting the American housing market, gradually spread to the entire global financial system. The crisis...
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Empirical Linkages between Trading Volume and Stock Markets Shocks: When Sentiments Drive Investors' Behavior
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe relation between stock price changes and trading volume has received great attention in the field of finance over the past two decades. Among others, Hou and Li (2014), Dhaoui (2013) Dhaoui and...
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An Empirical Analysis of Real Deposits in Nigeria
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionA requisite component of economic growth and development is a well-functioning financial system characterised by a banking sub-sector that efficiently intermediates between surplus and deficit holders...
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How Micro-Level Determinants Affect the Capital Structure Choice: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionAlthough there is a universal consensus that financial theories have contributed to the understanding of capital structure decision-making, these financial theories disregard the role played by firm management in determining capital structure,...
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Twin Deficit in Nigeria: A Re-Examination
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionIn empirical literature, there are two major theories that are used to explain the causal link between budget deficit and current account deficits. These are the Mundell-Fleming Model of Exchange Rate...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring

Investigating Croatian Inflation through the Cointegration with Structural Break Approach
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionRelatively low and stable inflation has been a characteristic of Croatian economy for almost twenty years. There is a rare agreement among the economists about the necessity of achieving price stability...
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Effects of the Demographic Changes on Private Consumption: An Almost Ideal Demand System Analysis for Austria
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionAs with the case of many industrialized countries, Austria faces a decreasing birth rate and an increasing life expectancy with the consequence of an ageing population. From 2013 to 2030 the share...
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Real Exchange Rate and Real Economic Fundamentals in Transition Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH)
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionEvidence of nonstationarity in Real Exchange Rate (RER) was the basis of work which viewed Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate (ERER) as driven by real economic fundamentals in transition economies. Pons...
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Possibilities of Development of Private Health Insurance in Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionHealth is the basic human right and one of the most important assumptions for economic development and life quality of a country's population. There is huge responsibility of individuals and communities regarding the prevention of disease...
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Causes and Consequences of NPLs in Bosnia and Herzegovina Banking Sector
IntroductionBanking has arrived into process of continuous changes, especially in terms of banking management and operative business. An increasing turbulence of financial markets leads to the strengthening of banking risks. In this environment, making...
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The Role of Intercultural Communication Competence on Service Reliability and Customer Satisfaction
IntroductionIncreasing the recognition of the significance of services, there is a growing awareness that the competitive strategies in retailing may integrate a framework of intercultural service quality assessment and enhancement (Ahmad et al., 2014;...
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A Review of Service and E-Service Quality Measurements: Previous Literature and Extension
IntroductionThe techniques of measuring service quality have become a major area in the marketing literature during the past few decades since the increasing importance of service industry. The share of service industry in the economy has been increasing...
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Price Related Constructs' Effects on Daily Deal Buying Behavior in Turkey I
IntroductionThe rapid change in information and communication technologies today made consumers begin to spend much more time on the Internet. Hence, the number of the consumers' online shopping activities is increasing day by day. According to the Interbank...
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Soap Opera Effect on Product Preferences in Terms of Country Image: A Case of Turkish TV Serials in Albanian Market
IntroductionFilms, TV serials and shows have the potential to influence the audience views and make them adopt certain attitudes in specific issues (Pervan & Martin, 2002; O'Connor et al., 2008; Busby & Klug, 2001; Desai & Basuroy, 2005;...
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Fighting Poverty from the Street: Perspectives of Some Female Informal Sector Workers on Gendered Poverty and Livelihood Portfolios in Southern Ghana
IntroductionOver the past three decades or so, globalization and widespread economic restructuring fuelled by the adoption and implementation of neoliberal economic reforms have facilitated an increase in the growth of the informal employment sector...
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An Overview of Small and Medium-Sized Banking Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionSince SMEs are the primary moving mechanism of new job creation and increase of gross domestic product, their growth and development are the priority amongst the goals of national economies for developed countries of the world as well as...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall

Stock Selection Based on Discriminant Analysis: Case of Capital Market of Bosnia and Herzegovina
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe stock selection is one of the most important decisions an equity investor has to make. The use of quantitative models and methods of stock selection has many advantages in the portfolio construction....
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Impact of Related Acquisition Strategy on Bidding Company Performance
IntroductionAccording to the Thompson One Banker database, in 2010, the total value of merger and acquisition transactions amounted to 555 Mil USD which encompassed more than 11 thousand deals worldwide. Because of such practical relevance, mergers and...
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Capital Market in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Unused Potential as Alternative Source of Financing
IntroductionThe foundations of the capital market in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina were laid down with the adoption of the Law on Securities in 1998, the Law on Business Companies from 1999 and the laws establishing the fundamental capital...
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Technological Progress as a Generator of Economic Growth and Development
IntroductionFor decades, technological progress has been considered the key pillar of economic development in the world. Consequently, investment in research and development should be the primary goal of every company in B&H, and also the state.The...
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Combating Poverty towards Actualizing the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond: Do Cash Transfer Programmes Add Up to the Agenda?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionOver the past three decades or so, the international development mantra seems to have converged on concerns for poverty reduction. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly at the turn of the new Millennium...
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The High-Speed Rail and the Productivity of Freeway Bus Service Industry: Taiwan's Case
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionBefore January 2007, the freeway bus service (FBS) industry was one of the most important transportation services in Taiwan for people traveling between western cities from the north (south) to the...
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An Empirical Study on Organizational Infusion of Green Practices in Chinese Logistics Companies
IntroductionTo pursue sustainable development, many companies are attentive to enhancing their competitiveness through improvements in the environmental performance and mitigating the environmental impact of their production and service activities. As...
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Farmers Inclination to Adoption of Mobile Phone Agriculture Information and Trade Systems in Pakistan
IntroductionPakistan is an agriculture country with seventy percent of its population living in rural areas. The agriculture sector is an important sector contributing 50 to 60% revenue to the national economy of the country and provides 50% of the jobs...
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Economic Structure in Bartin District of Viransehir Sanjak in Late Ottoman Period
IntroductionIn the periods before the reign of Ottoman Empire, states used to keep a set of inventories in order to produce social, economic, financial and military policies. It is known that one of these inventories was made in Old Egypt between 2500-3000...
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20 Years of Research on Product Placement in Movie, Television and Video Game Media
IntroductionProduct placement can be defined briefly as the inclusion of brand and/or brand identifying items within mass media programming such as cinema and TV (Karrh, 1998). The practice was first seen in the mid-1890s1. Product placement became a...
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Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring

Determination of Firm Growth: A Study of Rural SMEs in Bosnia-Herzegovina(i)
IntroductionBiH as a developing and transition country faces severe obstacles in economic development, especially in rural areas, where majority (above 60%) of the population is located (Ministry of Foreign Trade and Entrepreneurship, 2008). Without...
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Is a Regional Trade Agreement with Balkan Countries Applicable for Turkey? A Time Series Analysis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionEconomic growth and competitiveness depend on the realization of investments and gross fixed capital formation and accordingly increasing economic growth may lead to an expansion of international trade....
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Measurement of the Competitiveness of Turkey: EU Countries, 1980-2010 Period Comparison
IntroductionThe common objective for all the countries in the changing world order is to provide competition conditions and increase the prosperity. However, competition is a multidimensional fact. Competitiveness of the countries and companies is depended...
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Social Innovation in the Public Sector: The Case of Seoul Metropolitan Government
IntroductionThe concept of innovation is not new to government. Although scholars only began focusing on innovation in the public sector within the past decade (Bartlett and Dibben, 2002; Borins, 2002; Fernandez and Rainey, 2006; Gonzalez and Healey,...
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Effect of Foreign Direct Investments on the Domestic Investments of Developing Countries: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis(i)
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionFDI is an investment involving a long term relationship that control of a resident entity in one economy reflects a lasting interest and in that enterprise resident in an economy other than that of...
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Conflict and the Freedom of the Press
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionConflict borne from ideological, economic, political, or religious differences and disagreements has plagued societies for as long as records have been kept. Today, those with access to the internet,...
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The Nexus between Tax Structure and Economic Growth in Nigeria: A Prognosis
The importance of taxation in promoting economic growth and development as well as the survival of many nations cannot be overemphasized. Through it, government ensures that resources are channelled towards important projects in the society. According...
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Agricultural Productivity and Poverty Alleviation: What Role for Technological Innovation
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionAround the world, agriculture is and will continue to be a major building block in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Recent statistics show that agricultural production needs...
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Knowledge Management Processes in Thermal Hotels: An Application in Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey
IntroductionKnowledge is the main determinant of transforming business techniques and technologies into a competitive tool. Since competitors cannot benchmark or copy possessed unique knowledge, this fact makes the knowledge significant (Tiwana, 2003:...
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Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall

Do Private Savings Offset Public Savings in Turkey?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe relationship between private and public savings has been central issue in both the theoretical and the empirical literature. The importance of the subject stems from the fact that the effectiveness...
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Store Personality: Perceptions towards Consumer Electronics Chain Stores in Turkey A Case of University Students
IntroductionIn recent years, the growing importance of technology in our daily life has increased enthusiasm for consumer electronics consumption. In particular, young consumers, who are leading the adoption of new technologies, have become more ambitious...
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The Role of Twin Deficits Problem in Sustainable Growth: An Econometric Analysis for Turkey
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe twin deficits problem is referred to a situation where an economy is running both Current Account Deficit (CAD) and Budget Deficit (BD). According to Ricardian Equivalence CAD and BD are not correlated....
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Cox Regression Models with Time-Varying Covariates Applied to Survival Success of Young Firms 1(*)
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionSurvival analysis deals with the probability of occurrence of a given event at a set of particular points in a time interval (Cox and Oakes, 1984; Sertkaya, Ata and Sözer, 2005) - In the small business...
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Measuring and Reporting Cost of Quality in a Turkish Manufacturing Company: A Case Study in Electric Industry
IntroductionIn recent years, competitive environment of companies has been getting harder and harder. In order to have sustainable competitive advantage, companies should pro- duce their products to entirely supply customers' needs, wants and demands....
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Social Anxiety and Usage of Online Technological Communication Tools among Adolescents
IntroductionThe use of socially interactive technologies, such as social media, text messaging or instant messaging rises among young people (Pierce, 2009). Among adolescents, the Internet has become indispensable for instrumental purposes such as school...
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State as the Source of Wealth: In Ottoman Economic Thought: A Different Approach to Reflections in the Aftermath of the Global Crisis
IntroductionIn the traditional Islamic thinking, economy was subsistence and economic activi- ties were mainly based on the supplement of daily requirements. Although there was no prohibition of becoming prosperous or accumulating wealth, owners of the...
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Impact of Military Expenditure and Economic Growth on External Debt: New Evidence from a Panel of SAARC Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Introduction and Literature ReviewThe relationship between military expenditure and economic growth has been examined extensively in the literature. However, the effect of military expenditure on external debt...
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Government Expenditure on Nomadic Education in Nigeria: Implications for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
IntroductionEducation is the spring board for social and economic change. It plays a major role in the socio-economic development of a nation. Education occupies an important place in most plans for economic and social development. It is important in...
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Unit Root Properties of Energy Consumption and Production in Turkey
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe impact of unit root properties of energy variables for the formulation and con- sequences of economic policies are crucial in several aspects, especially on structural transitions from shocks in...
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Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring

Channels of Monetary Transmission in the CIS: A Review1
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe Channels of Monetary Transmission: an OverviewThe proposition that policy interventions can affect macroeconomic behavior has become a leading line of thought among both researchers and practitioners....
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Predicting Banking Distress in European Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)IntroductionThe current crisis which has started since about 2008 has taken a set of considering the events it has induced incite to give special attention to the pertinence of regulations in the inside as well...
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Collaborative Capacity Building for Community-Based Small Nonprofit Organizations
Introduction1Inter-organizational networks are becoming the new shape of governance as they bring more opportunities to increase the capacities of communities (Gazley, 2008; Koliba, Meek and Zia, 2010; Provan and Kenis, 2007). Large scope services such...
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Evaluating the Employment Probability: Men and Women in Comparative Perspective in Attica and Central Macedonia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe programmes implemented in Greece and other EU member states under the Community Support Frameworks (CSFs) - which were infrastructure-related devel- opment projects and investments in physical...
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Relationship between Human Capital and Economic Growth: Panel Causality Analysis for Selected OECD Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionStudies on growth in the economics literature are usually divided into two groups. The first one is the Neo-classical growth theory that was dominant until 1980s and it identifies the source of economic...
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Animal Spirits and Trading Volume in International Financial Markets between 2002 and 2011
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionFinancial markets have witnessed an excessive change in trading volume and returns which causes abnormal losses and tremendous financial recessions and scandals af- fecting the financial and economic...
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The Factors Which Caused the Decline in the Amount of the Newly One Family Houses Sold in US
IntroductionSales of new and existing privately owned single-family homes1 represent the num- ber of housing units sold. New homes are newly constructed houses that are sold by the developer to the first owner. Existing homes are houses that are at least...
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The Effect of Financial Development on Economic Growth in BRIC-T Countries: Panel Data Analysis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionAn increase in financial instruments and the foundation of these instruments more commonly available in a country is defined as financial development. In other words, financial growth means the development...
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Vol. 2, No. 2, July

A Comparative Analysis of Current Economic Development in the Balkan Countries
Welcome to the Special Issue of Journal of Economic and Social Studies (JECOSS). While JECOSS aims to embody interdisciplinary areas such as economics, business administration, public administration, political studies, international relations, labor...
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Monetary Policy Transmission in the Balkans in the 21st Century: Empirical Evidence
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe main aim of this paper is to explore the reaction of output and prices to an interest rate shock in a set of Balkan countries. The term Balkan geographically refers to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,...
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Costs and Benefits of the EU Enlargement: The Impact on the EU and SEE Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe South-eastern enlargement of the European Union (EU) - the sixth since 1973 - is a huge test for the EU, as well as for the applicant countries. The European Union consists of 27 members. Besides...
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Evaluation of Financial Performance of Banking Sector: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia
IntroductionThe banking sector is considered to be an important source of financing for most businesses. Increase in the financial performance leads to more improved functions and activities of any organization. It has effect on total economy of the...
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Roles of Investment and Innovation in Business Cycle from Kalecki's Perspective with a Schumpeterian Approach: An Empirical Analysis for Turkey and Greece
IntroductionBusiness cycles are the one of the important topic which macroeconomics has focused on. In this context, it has been seen that emphasis on balance results. Some of the neo-classical economists' perspective on this issue is how output and...
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The Efficiency of Banking Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Comparison to Slovenia: Comparative Analysis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThis study focuses on the banking sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) in comparison to Slovenia, by analyzing macroeconomic indicators from 2006 to 2010. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia...
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Insurance Market Development in the Former Yugoslav Republics, Non-EU Countries
IntroductionThe insurance market role importance in the economy and the contemporary world in general increases rapidly, all the time. Today, there is hardly any economic sphere in which the insurance issue is not included. The possibility to relate...
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The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Banking Sector of Western Balkans: Cross-Country Comparison Analysis
IntroductionIn the last 15 years, banking of Western Balkans has come a long way from stumbling, radical reforms to healing. Among other things, a high degree of vitality and ability was demonstrated to strengthen the deposit potential of banks and restore...
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Gender Responsive Budgeting as Smart Economics: A Comparative Analysis between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republic of Macedonia
Introduction and Context"Forget China, India and the internet: Economic growth is driven by women" (Anonymous, 2006, p.3). When it comes to acknowledging the importance of gender equality and the significant role it plays within economic development,...
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Utilizing Information Systems for Measuring Impact on Social Sustainability: Survey of Microcredit Organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionSince its conception, microfinance has been promoted as an essential economic tool for social sustainability and poverty alleviation. Microfinance is based on a premise that providing financial services (most commonly in form of credit) to...
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Clustering Balkan Countries Based on Competitiveness Factors: A Strategic Perspective
Literature reviewIn an era of great competition among nations and firms, it is vital for firms' strategy makers to develop strategies to adapt to environmental changes and speed their processes. Vietor (2006) indicates that, in national level, as a result...
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The Channels of Contagion in the Global Crisis: The Case of the Southeastern Europe (SEE-7) Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionBefore 1980, economists viewed financial crises as individual events. Thus, the channels of transmission between countries received little attention. With the 1990s the outbreak of several crises such...
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Vol. 2, No. 1, January

English Language and Economic Growth: Cross-Country Empirical Evidence
IntroductionThe accumulation of knowledge is generally recognized as having positive effect on economic growth, in particular, knowledge creation through the firms' research and development activities (Romer, 1990; Grossmann and Helpman, 1991; Aghion...
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Living and Working in Retirement, a New Paradigm in the US Exploring Retirees Attitudes and Beliefs toward Working
(ProQuest: Text missing in the original.)IntroductionThe post-1960s era was the era of increasing prosperity and conservative retirement programs in American society, which allowed older workers to retire on time. Recently, the major sources supporting...
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Stock Return and Trading Volume Distribution across the Day-of-the-Week: Evidence from the Japanese Stock Market
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionEarlier studies on financial framework support widely the efficient market hypothesis of which one implication "is that the expected returns on assets should be evenly distributed across the days,...
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The Impact of Microcredit Programs in Alleviating Poverty and Restoring Livelihoods of the Targeted Populations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionThis paper explores whether microcredit (MC) programs have any effect on alleviating poverty and restoring livelihoods for the targeted populations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH). Doyle, who conducted a comprehensive review on the general...
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Participation Banking in European Context
IntroductionThe biggest success of European society is reflected in the fact that it has largely managed to build a pluralistic society that accepts and respects differences among people. This achievement has opened the road to new success in the political...
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Participatory Approach to Development in Pakistan
IntroductionIn response to the failure of development projects in 1950s, social activists and fieldworkers observed that the populations concerned were not included in project's design and implementation. Failure was linked to the lack of local people's...
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Vol. 1, No. 2, July

R&D Investment, Governance and Management Entrenchment in French Companies Listed in SBF250
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)IntroductionThe management entrenchment is a deliberated behavior realized by the manager considered as more informed actor which consists of serving own interests at the expense of the shareholders as less informed...
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The Effect of Job Security on the Perception of External Motivational Tools: A Study in Hotel Businesses
IntroductionIn today's world, targets of organizations can be reached only if the employees brought together for a certain purpose do their job willingly and voluntarily. Unless a process which retains employees from doing their job or makes them unwilling...
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Econometric Analysis of Import and Inflation Relationship in Turkey between 1995 and 2010
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThere are a few different reasons that can account for the inflation in goods and services. Three major types of inflation, as part of what Robert J. Gordon (1988) call the "triangle model"; demand-pull...
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A Comparison of ANFIS and ARIMA Techniques in the Forecasting of Electric Energy Consumption of Tokat Province in Turkey
IntroductionNowadays, energy is an important source of life. By entering into the life of mankind in 1880s, the electric energy gradually became an indispensable part of modern life and industry (Sekerci Öztura, 2007).In order to generate the electric...
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The Effects of Locus of Control on Learning Performance: A Case of an Academic Organization
IntroductionIn the globalizing and changing world, organizations need to adapt to new environmental conditions. To be successful in these new conditions, organizations need to create value for their customers. In our case that would be the students....
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Growth Rate of Motor Vehicles in India - Impact of Demographic and Economic Development
IntroductionThe growth rate of vehicles is the backbone of economic development and the Indian automotive Industry is the second fastest growing in the world. About 8 million vehicles are produced annually in the country today. In 2009, the country reported...
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Symposium Notes on Ethics and Social Responsibility, 14th and 15th of April 2011 ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute
This much awaited symposium brought together practitioners and scholars involved in some aspect of the broad concept of social responsibility. Although not necessarily limited to, the symposium mainly focused on the individual and corporate responsibility...
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Vol. 1, No. 1, January

Journal of Economic and Social Studies, A Contemporary View on Economic and Social Research
Welcome to the first issue of the Journal of Economic and Social Studies. The beginning of 2011 comes with enthusiasm and great motivation for initiating an academic, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing scholarly work in economics and related...
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The Day-of-the-Week Effect in the Saudi Stock Exchange: A Non-Linear Garch Analysis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionFinancial markets have witnessed the presence of calendar anomalies, which have been documented extensively for the last two decades. The most prominent ones are definitely the January Effect and the...
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Measuring the Level of International Capital Mobility for MENA Countries
IntroductionThis paper examines the degree of capital mobility for MENA countries. It is well known that one of the important aspects of achieving sustainable development is to preserve macroeconomic stability, which is closely related to the extent...
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Construction of Multi Dimensional Performance Measurement Model in Business Organizations: An Empirical Study
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionUnder the conditions of competitions which changed and became even more difficult with the globalization, the importance of performance management for the firms (enterprises) has become even more important....
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RFID Technology in Business Systems and Supply Chain Management
IntroductionTechnological innovations and their consequences are becoming indispensable parts of our daily lives. RFID, as one of these innovations, is a system that provides easy, secure and quick data entry, storage and transmission. It is used in...
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Paradigm Shift for Sustainable Development: The Contribution of Islamic Economics
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe concept of 'sustainable development' started to appear in the 1970's and became a frequent hot topic for discussions about world politics, economy and the environment. However, the fulfillment...
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Financial Determinants of Investment for Turkey
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionAnalysis of data from a large sample of countries has consistently shown that the rate of accumulation of physical capital is an important determinant of economic growth (Levine and Renelt, 1992)....
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Investigation of Development Indicators in the Balkan Countries for the Post-Socialist Period
IntroductionThe Balkan Peninsula is an important area, having witnessed important historical and political experiences and incidents for ages. But it has been living through a historical alteration in recent decades. Although some Balkan countries (such...
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Symposium Notes of the 2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo; Economy and Management Sessions
The 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development was held on the premises of International Burch University in Sarajevo, on June 8-9 2010. Participants from five different countries and more than four hundred academics participated in this...
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