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Government, Globalization and Governance Impacts on Business Start-ups: Evidence from a Classified Panel Data Analysis

Using an unbalanced panel data set covering 98 countries and the period 2004-2012, this paper aims to ascertain the extent to which the governmental, globalization and governance factors affect the formal business start-ups. We represent government by formal constraints to starting a new business while KOF indices that measure the economic, social and political dimensions […]

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Differential Recessionary Impacts on U.S. Research Relative to Comprehensive University Efficiencies and Productivities: 2004-2014 Panel Data Estimates

Using data envelopment analysis and Malmquist index decompositions this paper focuses on the impacts of the Great Recession on the efficiency and productivity changes of U.S. publicly funded prestigious research universities in comparison to their lower level comprehensive university counterparts. Do elite research relative to comprehensive universities have more political clout and resources to better […]

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A Review of Research Methods in Strategic Management; What Have Been Done, and What is Still Missing

Research methods designed to study strategic management, are as varied as the theories of strategy that have been developed over time. From the purely quantitative methods with mathematical models such as structural equations or multiple regression models, even the purely qualitative methods such as ethnography, or direct observation. However, despite the differences, all these methods […]

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Analysis of Some Theoretical Aspects that Define Inclusion and Financial Education

In this essay, a reflection is made regarding the subject of financial education nowadays seen from a global to local perspective. Also, it identifies the variables that have been studied and that measure the level of financial education in different populations such as: teachers, students, administrative personnel and homes, among others, in different world contexts. […]

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Model of Long-Term Savings with Several Interest Rates and Time

The aim of this paper is to present a model of long-term savings from financial calculations, using investment instruments that offer various banking institutions with the aim of showcasing the benefits of yields and thus achieve the planned purposes with money invested, and as an option to promote savings for students.

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The Main Institutional and Cultural Variables which Are Considered in the Involvement of Internationalization of Multinational Firms

This paper is aimed to analyze some of the institutional and cultural implications on internationalization analysis of multinational firms. The analysis begins questioning what the main institutional and cultural variables are considered in the involvement of internationalization of multinational firms. To answer this question, firstly it is reviewed the literature on internationalization of multinational firms […]

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An Analysis of Resources, Capacities, and Institutions of the Aviation Industry in Mexico: Hydra Technologies Case

This paper aboard the analysis of the aviation industry, indicating that it has high prospects for growth, specifically analyses the global situation to mention key aspects of the case of Mexico, analyzing the case of Hydra Technologies where elements found in their success are resources and capabilities such as innovation, human resources; institutions that also […]

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The Role of Advertising in Motivating Consumer Brand Preference for Banking Services in Eco bank Nigeria Ltd

15 February 2016

Concerned for the stiff competition in the banking industry, this study set out to determine the role of advertising in motivating consumers’ preference for the Eco bank brand, using the Hotel Presidential branch of the bank in Port Harcourt as a test case. The survey research used the availability sampling technique to draw a sample […]

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Value Accounting and Corporate Performance. A Study of Paint Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria

15 February 2016

Quality management systems require companies to operate a formal design review process. This is to ensure that the quality of a product is best assured. The quality accreditation system is monitored and audited by external agencies. As such, companies that fail to comply with quality assurance procedures will not qualify for quality award and may […]

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Opinions Regarding the Political Interest and the Economic Reality from the Perspective of the New Fiscal Regulations

15 February 2016

The configuration of the politic interest from the fiscal perspective, its impact upon the economic reality and the performance of the feedback by means of the tax payer, remains a field of perpetual controversies. This is the reason for which we considered as being very useful to present, according to our own vision, certain details […]

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Resumptions and Enhancement Concerning the Trading Discounts within the Context of the New Accounting and Fiscal Regulations in Romania

15 February 2016

Within a competitive economy, the trading discounts constitute a frequent practice, whereby the asset and service providers instill loyalty to the current customers or propose themselves to draw new clients. While the economic and legal practice of entities use a diversity of trading discounts, both from the point of view of their name and the […]

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Knowledge, Complexity and Economic Growth: Multi-country Evidence by Development Stages

15 February 2016

This paper analyzes the effects of knowledge spillovers and complexity proxies on the economic growth using the pooled mean group estimator and annual dataset of 86 countries for the period of 1995-2011. Differently, we cluster countries into five groups by development stages, according to the key drivers of their economies. To this end, along with […]

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The Impact of the Integrated Financial Risk Management on the Effectiveness of the Decisions of the Financial Leverage: An Empirical Study on the Insurance Companies in Kosovo

15 February 2016

Among many decisions taken by business organizations, the most critical decision they take which affects the value of the company is that of the financial leverage. The designing of the decisions in a standard level of the financial leverage can be useful and at the same time harmful for the company. This study introduces a […]

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Perception of Work and Organization Commitment toward Employee Satisfaction on Non-Ministerial Government Agencies in Bandung Indonesia

15 February 2016

Some research indicates the importance of comfort working in an organization, which is expected to provide job satisfaction and can improve work effectiveness. It is thus necessary role of organizational commitment in order to create a comfortable working environment so as to improve the behavior of employees in work efficiency. This study aims to determine […]

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Romanian External Debt Evolution -Pre and Post Accession to Eu

15 December 2015

The present paper is studying the evolution of Romania’s foreign debt before and post accession in the European Union, namely the period 2000 – 2013, in the large context of the specific macroeconomic policy objectives of the times. According to our research results, the economic effect of external debt may be considered positive and for […]

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Insolvency in Romania – Solution for Avoiding Company Bankruptcy in the Context of Economic Crisis

15 December 2015

The lack of a propitious economic environment made the number of companies in Romania that became insolvent to progressively grow from one year to another, even though average sales registered in the year of starting the procedure were larger than the ones in previous years. The performed study presents on one side the evolution of […]

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The Impact of the Economic Crisis upon Fiscal System from Romania and EU Member States

15 December 2015

Fiscal policies must ensure the stability of taxes and duties and to propose an optimal level of taxation that does not stop economic activity and do not aggravate the financial situation of the population. Measures concerning taxation system should have the effect of training on tax payers and coordinate proper location and collection of taxes. […]

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Is Social Protection Expenditure or an Investment? A Cross-Country Comparison in the European Union

15 December 2015

The relationship between social protection, growth and income inequality is an important issue in modern societies. However, there exists no consensus about these relationships because government activity could be carried out inefficiently, due to excessive burdens or even because it can reduce the productivity of the system. In this paper, the correlation between social expenditure, […]

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Globalization – Engine for Economic Growth

15 December 2015

This paper tries to design the proper framework for highlighting the importance of globalization and the meaning of it being the engine for economic growth. Globalization and economic growth go hand in hand and are empowered by the Solow’s model influence, which is translated as sustainable economic development, which also could be accelerated by using […]

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Globalization, Economic Growth and Happiness: The Perspectives of an Economy Based on Non-Material Values

15 December 2015

Why it is so important to maintain a continuous economic growth within a planet showing clear signs of its exhaustion is an important issue that is questioned more and more often in the last decade or so. The main motivation is to create the resources needed for people to live better and to be happy. […]

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Sustainability Challenge: Social Networks as a Factor for Improvement of Organizations Today

15 October 2015

The development of Information Technology is present in different areas of business. Very popular forms of it are social networks. Social Network Manager or Social Network entrepreneur represents a new type of employee that is needed in both; small and large companies all over the world. The demand for human resources that are capable of […]

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The Factors that Affect the Economic Growth in Albania

15 October 2015

The economic growth is the most important indicator in determining the welfare of a country, thus affecting the growth of income level. The economic growth is one of the indicators most used by economists, governments and international economic organizations and is also considered as synonymous with development. Economic growth is an indicator of the performance […]

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Motivational Factors as Correlates of Electronic Information Resources Use Among Lecturers in Private Universities in South-West, Nigeria

15 October 2015

This study investigated Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use and Perceived Enjoyment as correlates of EIRs use among lecturers in private universities in Nigeria. A correlation type of survey research design was adopted in this study. A single stage random sampling technique was used to select 2086 lecturers from the sampled (14) universities out of […]

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A Case Study in Carry Trade and Cross Pair Allegiance Switching, Pre and Post 2008

15 October 2015

EUR/USD, USD/JPY and the position of EUR/JPY was investigated in this paper using regression analysis with the overarching question where EUR/JPY sits in relation to both pairs and its position in terms of a carry trade. What was determined was EUR/JPY switches allegiance period to period. The carry trade premise is to borrow a low […]

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Development of GIS Technologies and Methods in Education

15 October 2015

The paper goal is to analyze GIS opportunities as constructive pillar for student performance. We introduce a web-gis platform which improves both student collaboration and individual strategy highlighting their skills and potentialities. The analyzed project claims to reduce the gap between theoretical assignments and real world issues. We try to introduce a new standard of […]

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Web services Threat Modeling in a Collaborative System

15 August 2015

In this paper is applied a threat modeling methodology on a collaborative system. Firstly it will present the current stage of collaborative system security, then it will be shown how to integrate web services into collaborative platforms. The Threat Modeling methodology is proposed by Microsoft and is a part of the Software Development Life Cycle […]

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Is Youth Guarantee a Solution for Increasing Employment Among Young Romanians?

15 August 2015

With an employment rate among young people (under 25 years) of 23,3% Romania has to find a solution for solving this problem in short terms , otherwise we can face a constant migration wave of young people who can’t find a job in our country. This article presents the current status on labor market in […]

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The Radiographic Instrument of Corruption

15 August 2015

When Romania joined the European Union on January 1, 2007, special provisions were taken in order to facilitate and support the implementation of this action in good conditions and, at the same time, to safeguard the proper functioning of U.E.(2) policies and institutions. Through its accession to the EU, Romania has agreed to assume both […]

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Educational Tourism: Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development with reference of Hadauti and Shekhawati Regions of Rajasthan ,India

15 August 2015

Rajasthan is a main tourism State in the nation. It’s glorious legacy, bright living customs, traditions, wonderful heritage, mesmerizing natural beauty,vibrant folk, energetic people and delicious cuisines are exceptional attractions for both, domestic and foreign tourists. The substantial and indescribable tourism products of the State offer enormous potential for development of the tourism industry. Improvement […]

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Anxiety Toward Mathematics (An Empirical Study In College Students In Tuxtepec Oaxaca-México)

15 August 2015

In this paper we examine anxiety toward mathematics in undergraduate students; therefore, we take a Muñoz and Mato anxiety scale (2007). This is a study carried out at several universities in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. 302 questionnaires were applied face-to-face to undergraduate students of several profiles, among others: Business Management Engineering, Civil Engineering, Public Accounting, Electro-mechanic […]

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Social and Environmental Responsibility of the Organization in the Context of Sustainable Development

15 June 2015

The attitude of companies on the environment fits into a broader sector such as that of social responsibility. Social responsibility includes topics such as child labor exploitation, safety and quality or environmental impact of companies. They now receive more attention from the media, because they lead to the development of new legislation, causing some of […]

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The Importance of Data-Bases in the Process of Knowledge Sharing Inside of an Eco-Bio-Economic Cluster

15 June 2015

The term „database” refers to a structured collection of data, used to model aspects of reality in a way that allows useful information to be extracted. In order for the data resource to be well defined and documented, easily administered and interrogated, derives the need to use a proper database management system. A Database Management […]

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The Need for a Banking Union

15 June 2015

It is clear that a banking union at the European level is a gain, but it is not a solution for all the problems that have been revealed by the last financial crisis. Although the Single Rulebook uniforms banks’ risks management and micro-prudential supervision, the macro-prudential components contained are reduced and academically challenged. The question […]

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Organisational Culture as a Knowledge Management Enabler in Selected Private Higher Education Institutions in Botswana: A Question of Fit or Misfit

15 June 2015

This paper intended to determine the role corporate culture plays in facilitating or hindering knowledge management (KM) practices, especially knowledge sharing, in selected private higher education institutions in Botswana and whether there is a fit or misfit between organisational culture of these institutions and international KM best practices. Several key literary KM sources were consulted […]

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Features of patients and their hospitalization in public hospitals of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region

15 June 2015

The economic crisis has made its presence felt in southern Europe the last five years and among other things has affected the provision of health services in Greece. It also seeks for economic reasons uniting of health care institutions of primary or secondary social care. In this study, we use data from the Pathology, Surgical, […]

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The tax base and tax pressure elements

15 June 2015

According to the literature and the Fiscal Procedure Code, subject to income tax shall personnel individuals residing or residence in the beneficiary of that tax and non-residents who receive income in that State, which is required by law to tax. Object of taxation is the subject matter of taxation. If the income tax is the […]

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The Holistic Information Communication and Technology in Order to Increase Number of Tourist in Indonesia

15 June 2015

Information communication and technology has been used not only in business sector but also in government, tourism is one of business activity need collaboration between government and business practitioner to implement tourism activities. Government as the authority must be provide information related to business tourism activities, this study provide a holistic information system between government […]

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Analysis of Sovereign Yield Spreads Behavior: The French Bonds Case

15 June 2015

The introduction of the Euro has led to price level stability and fostered growth within the European Union. Consequently, since its launch as a store of value and unit of account, there has been a clear convergence between the yield of France’s sovereign debt and German benchmark. This paper tries to estimate the effect of […]

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Macroprudential Policies. The Romanian Case

15 April 2015

Romania was one of many emerging economies that has been affected by the excessive credit growth, the excessive price assets growth driven by the credit growth and by the foreign currency lending. The national macro-prudential tool kit was diverse and used to solve these issues both before and during the latest financial crisis. Analyzing the […]

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The Exercise of Prediction Process of Performance within Football Sports Management by Using Fuzzy Logic from the Perspective of Value Analysis on Tactical Compartments of Game of the Football Players

15 April 2015

Keeping in mind the conditions of an ever more pronounced increase of the diversity and complexity of the economical field, regarding supplying service goods from entities as well as regarding the social or image aspect correlated with expectancies of stakeholders which gravitate around these, the professionalization of organization management has become a primordial condition in […]

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Factors Facilitating and Hindering the Implementation of Communities of Practice in Smes: An Exploratory Study

15 April 2015

In recent years, interest in “Communities of practice” (CoPs) as a tool for knowledge management and employee participation has increased in international management literature. However, their potentialities for small and medium-sized enterprises remain largely unexplored. This research makes a contribution in this respect analyzing the implementation of “Communities of practice” in nine Spanish small-scale organizations. […]

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Is There an Environmental Kuznets Curve: Empirical Evidence in a Cross-section Country Data

15 April 2015

This paper tests the effect of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita on pollution, measured by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita. World Bank 1992 study claims that pollution rises with income, but at a slower and slower speed and eventually declines. Using Ordinary Least Squares estimation procedure, we find a quadratic relationship (“inverted U-hypothesis”) […]

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