Annals of Management Science

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Vol. 5, No. 1, December

Mobile Stock Trading Platforms and Individual Investors' Financial Performance
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.IntroductionThe psychology of optimism and wishful thinking suggests that most people display unrealistically optimistic views of their abilities and prospects (Weinstein, 1980). Many often believe their perceptions...
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Improving Performance in Supplier Relationship Management with Lower-Tier Supplier Visibility and Management
1.IntroductionIn today's business reality, what we now have are the continuous and rapid growths and transformations of regional/national supply networks to complex global supply systems (e.g., Lambert & Cooper, 2000; Pilbeam et al., 2012; Wilhelm...
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Interest Rate Spread in Ghana's Banking Sector: 2000 - 2014
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.IntroductionBank interest rate spread reflects the difference between ex-ante lending and deposit rates. It generally measures bank intermediation efficiency. Higher interest rate spreads indicate high intermediation...
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Electronic - Banking and Customer Satisfaction in Greece. the Case of Piraeus Bank
1.IntroductionThis study examines the level of customer satisfaction regarding e-banking services of Piraeus bank. A modified SERVQUAL method is used, a method commonly used for the evaluation of service quality. The study aims to investigate the relationship...
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Determinants of Micro Credit Growths in Nigeria (1980-2014)
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionBefore the popularity of microfinance over the world, successive governments in Nigeria had been instituting policies to financially assist the informal sector. This was with a view to providing...
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Complexity and Operations Performance: A Case Study
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionOne of the popular competitive strategies used by automakers is to increase their product portfolio. They must have seen that this strategy works well despite the fact that more variety of products...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, December

Assessing the Validity of Business and Management Journals Ranking List: An Alternative Approach for Determining Journal Quality
1. IntroductionIn their quest to attract the best and the brightest future business leaders who are seeking relevant and up-to-date program contents, business schools particularly those accredited by AACSB or aspired to gain such a status, are aggressively...
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Measuring Service Quality of Internet Banking Portal in India
1. Introduction & Problem StatementsWith the popularity of the internet, innovation in technology and the changing needs of customers, banking services have been undergoing tremendous transformation. In banking services, a new technological innovation...
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Supplier Selection: Impact of Multi-Tier Supplier Visibility
1. IntroductionIn order to survive in a global business environment a firm must maintain suppliers that are dependable and support the key mission of the firm. Usually a firm maintains a form of supplier relationship management (SRM). Most supply chains...
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Social Marketing Mix Dimensions as Determinants of Brand Loyalty: A Case Study
1. IntroductionOne of the most important goals for brand owners is to develop brand loyalty in their customers. Loyal customers are regarded as a certain source of profitability for companies and given the environment of uncertainty, it brings a suitable...
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Vol. 4, No. 1, July

Examining the Relationship between Person-Organization Fit and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: The Case of an Educational Institution
1. IntroductionIn today's global and competitive world, rapid changes in markets require that organizations (both private and public) be competitive to the extent possible. On the basis of the assumption that the major or highest input cost in most organizations...
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Back to the Future. A Behavioural Perspective on Technical Analysis into PIGS Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionDuring the economic recession that started in 2008, some members of the European Union, namely: Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain, were grouped together and given the acronym PIGS. The reason why...
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Key Drivers of Customer Loyalty in Online Banking
1. IntroductionInternet and web design have been the most exciting developments in the field of information and communications technology in recent years. With increasing Internet access, the phenomenon of using Online Banking (or Internet banking or...
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Vol. 3, No. 2, December

Hospital Performance and Benchmarking in Spain
1. IntroductionIn recent years, researchers both within the health sector and externally have shown a growing interest in measuring the economic and operational performance of hospitals and in benchmarking performance between hospital to get some guidance...
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A Multicriteria Model to Evaluate the Performance of Transport Companies: The Case of Tunisia
1. IntroductionPerformance evaluation is an important means of promoting the operational efficiency and service quality of public transport system (Hsing et al., 2000). However, the criteria for evaluating the performance of transport companies are generally...
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An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Horizontal Mergers and Acquisitions on the Performance of Chinese Listed Companies - the Case of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionThe names of the top ten mergers and acquisitions (M & A) companies in China in any year are announced in January of the following year. The assessments of the mergers and acquisition companies...
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An Inventory Model for Deteriorating Items with Stochastic Demand, Variable Lead Time and Shortages, Considering Inflation and Time Value of Money
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionMonk (1987) defined inventory as idle resources that possess economic value. In a broad sense, everyone keeps inventory such as food, clothes, domestic items, paper, pens and many other goods. Inventory...
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A Study of Tobin's Q on Indian Stock Exchange Using Economic Profit Measurement Indicators
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionPerformance evaluations using performance metrics or performance measurement tools are increasingly becoming important for all companies. The major responsibility of a Management Accountant is to...
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Vol. 3, No. 1, May

Ranking of the Lithuanian Banks during the Recession of 2008-2009 by the MULTIMOORA Method
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionApplications of Multi-Objective Optimization in banking has already been done by some researchers in the Technical University of Crete. They use their own Multiple Optimal Decision Analysis method,...
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Two Multiobjective Metaheuristics for Solving the Integrated Problem of Frequencies Calculation and Departures Planning in an Urban Transport System
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. Introduction.In this paper is addressed the public transport planning problem. This is a process which is usually divided into four phases: network design, timetabling construction, vehicle scheduling, and...
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Computing a Hybrid Preconditioner Approach to Solve the Linear Systems Arising from Interior Point Methods for Linear Programming Using the Conjugate Gradient Method
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionThe development of sophisticated software to solve linear optimization problems by interior point methods has started since the early works on this subject. There are three main research lines aimed...
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Weight Stability Intervals in Multicriteria Decision Aid under Semiorder Preference Structures
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionIn multiple criteria decision aid the assessment of the relative importance of the different criteria plays a crucial role. A number of methods which are mainly focused on the definition, determination...
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A Hybrid Approach for Milk Collection Using Trucks and Trailers
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionCollection of milk from farms is a challenging vehicle routing problem. Milk is perishable so it must be collected from the farms and transported to the production plants as soon as possible. This...
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Multicriteria Decision Making: A Case Study in the Automobile Industry
1. IntroductionIn recent years, increasing competition in the global market as well as the burst of the so-called Global Financial Crisis have forced companies to re-engineer their processes in order to raise the levels of efficiency, responsiveness...
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Comparison of Evolutionary and Swarm Intelligence-Based Approaches in the Improvement of Peach Fruit Quality
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. IntroductionModeling and simulation are increasingly used to tackle the complexity of agricultural production systems (Hammer, et al., 2001; Mayer, 2002). Innovative perspectives of evolution towards systems...
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