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Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies

Emerging economies have grown much faster than the advanced countries during the past decades. This study investigates the relationship between economic growth and electricity consumption in the emerging economies during the period 1970-2011 by using Pedroni, Kao and Johansen co-integration tests and Granger causality tests. We found that electricity consumption had a positive impact on […]

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The Strategies and Barriers of Career Development for Young Doctors in Romania – An Overview of the Romanian Medical System

The main purpose of the paper is to illustrate the actual and current situation of the human resources within the Romanian medical system. The objective is to reflect the main aspects regarding the beginning and the development of the medical career for the young doctors in Romania. Furthermore, we will reveal the results of a […]

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Importance of the Application of International Accounting Standards in Kosovo Businesses

The adoption of International Accounting Standards (IAS) is an example of accounting standardization among countries with different institutional frameworks and enforcement rules. IAS, though, create a common language for defining, interpreting and publication of financial statements in the whole world. Furthermore, their aim is “to provide a standardized and coherent sight of the companies to […]

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Measuring Objective Well-Being and Sustainable Development Management

Achieving sustainable development is undoubtedly a goal of every society and community. What is implied here is that it is a concept that needs to be managed, i.e. a goal that one strives to achieve in a continuous and dynamic sense, including continuous and consistent measurement. This paper sheds light on analysis of objective well-being […]

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Determinants of Knowledge Sharing Using Web Technologies among Students in Higher Education

Knowledge sharing is becoming more and more important as such educational institutions are trying to harness this opportunity to students’ learning environment in order to create value. Therefore, the motivation behind this research is to conduct an empirical study to explore the factors that influence the success of knowledge-sharing using web technologies among students in […]

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Utilizing the Quantile Regression to Explore the Determinants on the Application of E-Learning

In this research, the quantile regression is applied to investigate the affecting factors associated with the application of e-learning. The findings provide a comprehensive picture about the relationships between the application of e-learning and its determinants. It sheds light on these complicated relationships that, at the different quantiles of the conditional distribution of e-learning adopting […]

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The Role of FDI Inflow on the Post – Communist Albania’s Economic Growth

In this study we assess the role of FDI inflow on the post-communist Albania’s economic growth. The country has experienced a satisfactory growth rate during the transition period to market economy that followed the collapse of communism in the early 1990s. The opening of the country to the foreign world has been accompanied by a […]

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Considerations Regarding Foreign Investments in Romania in the Year 2014

The financial crisis strongly marked states around the world due to the increasing indebtedness of the states and of the banks, which went through, with few exceptions, a prolonged recession. The year 2014 seems to mark a new economic cycle, and the turnaround is seen in Romania, a state which has made progress in reinforcing […]

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Cointegration and Causality between Economic Growth and Social Development in Saudi Arabia

This paper presents an attempt to examine the causal relationships between economic growth and social development in Saudi Arabia between 1980 and 2011. For that, statistical and econometric techniques, such as unit root test, cointegration and Granger Engels causality through Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) are applied. Based on the aggregation of several indicators to […]

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Sustainable Urban Development

The urban environment is becoming the host for most of people around the world. Therefore, the concern regarding the environmental challenges is increasing and the range of solutions is widening. Various combinations of these solutions are proposed as models of urban sustainability and some of them are supported by governmental policies. Integrated urban development and […]

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Heterogeneity of Capital Stocks in Japan: Classification by Factor Analysis

This paper examines the heterogeneity of capital stocks using financial statement data of publicly listed Japanese firms. We conduct factor analysis on investment rates among various capital goods and estimate factor loadings of each as its reactions to common factors like total factor productivity (TFP) shocks. Then we estimate the uniqueness for each investment rate, […]

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Adaptive Management on Danube Delta’s Biodiversity

Biodiversity is a heritage of life that could hold the information needed for the wellbeing of human kind. The challenge of biodiversity preservation was addressed by various management solutions, the newest being the adaptive management. The paper aims to give insights for the application of adaptive management and to reveal its potential for increasing the […]

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Impact of Placement Choices and Governance Issues on Credit Risk in Banking: Nonparametric Evidence from an Emerging Market

15 August 2013

This paper is intended to develop some conditional credit risk models through a cursory approach in which any quality deteriorations in banks’ cash credit portfolios, measured as unfavourable changes in the ratio of delinquent credits to total credits, are considered to be a signal for an increase in overall credit risk and the weights of […]

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Territorial Systems with Rural Vocation, Innovation and Climate Change: from the Web an Opportunity for the Sustainability of Well-Being

15 August 2013

Well-being of the territorial systems with rural vocation can be compromised by climate change, but they also can influence, both positively than negatively, the factors that determine climate change. Starting from this dichotomous vision of the relationship between climate change and rural development, this study focuses on the role that Internet and the web mar-kiting […]

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Developments and Thoroughgoing Studies on Taxation of Royalties Obtained by French Non-Residents in Romania

15 August 2013

Romanian tax legislation continues to contain contradictory provisions that give it a strong ambiguity and which often generates controversy in interpretation and application. The authors of the research show the situations of tax income from royalties obtained by a French non-resident from a Romanian beneficiary. Thus, are addresses the taxation from the perspective of (i) […]

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Effects of the Economic Crisis on the Romanian Consume

15 August 2013

My purpose for this study is to analyse the Romanian consumer’s behaviour in the context of the economic crisis that our country as well as other countries have gone through after 2008. The post-crisis Romanian consumer’s behaviour is also going to be approached in comparison to that in the period preceding the economic crisis (2005-2008). […]

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A Polynomial Distribution Applied to Income and Wealth Distribution

15 August 2013

Income and wealth distribution affect stability of a society to a large extent and high inequality affects it negatively. Moreover, in the case of developed countries, recently has been proven that inequality is closely related to all negative phenomena affecting society. So far, Econophysics papers tried to analyse income and wealth distribution by employing distributions […]

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Seasonality in Equity Rising on Stock Markets. Windows of Opportunity? Empirical Evidence from China, India, Brazil and South Africa

15 August 2013

Empirical research has underlined high variability cases of equity-raising through the placing of shares in the primary market in the course of time, considering both new enterprises’ quotations, and increases for the already- quoted ones in regulated markets. Different periods and markets at different development stages have been taken in exam, resulting in the discovery […]

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Organizational Knowledge Management Movement Strategies

15 June 2013

Organizational behaviour is often dependent on the strategic movement of internal knowledge for success. Organizational knowledge management methodologies require the involvement of stakeholders. In large organizations, involved stakeholders shall be selected by the entire membership. Key involvement roles and considerations should be offered to/involve the ‘least likely to participate’. Suck stakeholders often possess the most […]

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Posted in Knowledge Management, Volume III, Issue no. 3

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Relative Efficiency of Education Expenditures in Eastern Europe: A Non-parametric Approach

15 June 2013

The article attempts to measure relative efficiency in utilizing public education expenditures in the new EU member states in comparison to the selected EU (plus Croatia) and OECD countries. As resources allocated to education are significantly limited, a special emphasis should be given to their efficient use regarding the institutional and legal constraints. By applying […]

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Enhancing Knowledge Sharing Among Higher Education Students through Digital Game

15 June 2013

Knowledge is valuable assets of organizations. One of the effective ways of creating new knowledge is highlighting knowledge sharing process among people. In this study the researcher tries to investigate the solutions for knowledge sharing problem in the classroom context. We have two objectives. One is to examine whether participants’ decision-making process in knowledge sharing […]

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Enhancing Learning within the 3-D Virtual Learning Environment

15 June 2013

Today’s using of virtual learning environments becomes more remarkable in education. The potential of virtual learning environments has frequently been related to the expansion of sense of social presence which is obtained from students and educators. This study investigated the effectiveness of social presence within virtual learning environments and analysed the impact of social presence […]

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Analysis of Internet Usage Intensity in Iraq: An Ordered Logit Model

15 June 2013

Intensity of Internet use is significantly influenced by government policies, people’s levels of income, education, employment and general development and economic conditions. Iraq has very low Internet usage levels compared to the region and the world. This study uses an ordered logit model to analyse the intensity of Internet use in Iraq. The results showed […]

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How to Respond to Information Needs of University Stakeholders: Proposal of Indicators for Reporting on Intellectual Capital

15 June 2013

The purpose of this paper is to know the opinion of the university stakeholders regarding the importance they give to completing the information from university financial statements with information relating to these institutions’ intellectual capital. To this end, a questionnaire was designed and sent to every member of the Social Councils of Spanish public universities. […]

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Impact of the Influential Factors of Economic Competitiveness upon Romania’s West Region Firms

15 June 2013

In today’s context, marked by globalization and increasingly wide recognition of interdependencies, competitiveness has become an essential condition for market success. Starting from these considerations, the authors of the present paper intend to forward a research survey related to the impact of the influential factors of economic competitiveness on the firms operating in Romania’s West […]

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Comparative Analysis of the Value Added Tax Evolution

15 June 2013

The impact of indirect taxes is analyzed in the study of evolution, especially the VAT for the economic activity of the company studied. During the reporting period, namely January 2009 – December 2011 the supporting documents were checked which records on VAT deductible and collected were based on, in compliance with legal norms and principles […]

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Improving the Numbers of Financial Statements

15 June 2013

Improving the numbers of financial statements can be achieved by several metods such as: recording the revenue too soon, recording bogus revenue, shifting the current expense to a futer or a earlier period, failing to record liabilities or shifting the cureent revenue to a later periods. As beeing science, technology or language of communication the […]

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Impact of Development and Efficiency of Financial Sector on Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Developing Countries

15 June 2013

This paper analyses the impact of development and efficiency of financial sector on economic growth of a group of selected developing countries using a cross-country data averaged over the period 2005-2009. The results show that the impact of financial sector efficiency on economic growth is significantly positive for developing countries. For a sample of 50 […]

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Mediating Role of Knowledge Management in Effect of Management Accounting Practices on Firm Performance

15 June 2013

While adopting knowledge management can improve firm performance, it is determined by implementing level of management accounting practices. Furthermore, it plays mediating role in the relationship between implementing management accounting practices and firm performance. This paper employs path analysis to investigate causal relationships among the variables. Then it uses procedures suggested by Sobel (1982) to […]

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The Technical Underpinnings and Extended What-If Analyses of the Decision Support Systems Programmed for the IOM 80/20 Nursing Initiative

15 June 2013

One of the goals of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) initiative: Analysing the Cost of Alternative Strategies Related to Nursing Education is to re-organize the nursing workforce in the United States so that after a relatively brief time, ten years or so, eighty per cent of the nursing workforce will consist of nurses with a […]

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Understanding of Knowledge from Economist’s Perspective

15 June 2013

Author’s approach to knowledge is based on the system of upgrading between knowledge as information, cognitive process, capital and a value. Knowledge cannot exist without it’s subject to whom the capacity of cognition is ascribed. Cognitive capacity is bounded due to imperfect information and the limits of the human mind and is becoming with individual’s […]

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Features of Accounting and Tax Treatments Applicable to Intangible Assets of the Research and Development Activities Nature in the Spirit of National Regulations

15 June 2013

The XXIst century shows, among others, a special feature aiming at acceleration at a growing speed of the developments of new technologies. Thus, in the context of a fierce competition, great intellectual and financial efforts are made for the research and development of high technologies. Therefore, both at microeconomic and macroeconomic level, it is frequently […]

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Distributors’ Knowledge Sharing Competency (DKSC): Scale Generation and Development Process

15 June 2013

Purpose – The present paper aims to generate and validate a measurement scale of the distributor knowledge sharing competency (DKSC). Design/methodology/approach: A pool of 50 items were generated on the basis of in-depth interviews with managers and was analysed using the “Sphinx” software. Exploratory Factor Analysis is performed in order to purify the scale measurement […]

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Innovative Models of Increasing Competition and Competitiveness in Science

15 April 2013

Technology transfer involves a series of relationships, formal and informal type among research units – economic development and public and private sectors. The purpose of the transfer is to strengthen the economy in a territory, by accelerating the application of new technologies and resources needs and opportunities for private and public sectors.

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Posted in Economics, Volume III, Issue no. 2

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University Knowledge Transfer in Romania: Getting Ready for the U-Multi-rank

15 April 2013

The aim of this study is to trace Romanian universities’ performances in knowledge transfer on the set of indicators advanced by the U-Multi – rank, the new performance – based ranking of European universities, whose first results are expected in 2013. The conclusion is that further developments in knowledge transfer in Romania will be highly […]

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Knowledge Transfer in Service-Business Acquisitions

15 April 2013

In the post-acquisition integration process, organizations need to transfer different types of knowledge from one organization to another in order to align their operational routines, practices and culture. Our aim is to identify the critical factors that relate to knowledge transfer in terms of the different knowledge types. We conducted a qualitative case study from […]

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The Push Factors for Corporate Social Responsibility: A Probit Analysis

15 April 2013

In the last two decades in OECD countries there has been increased development of Social Responsible (CSR is the acronym of Corporate Social Responsibility) certified firms. This certification is assigned by public and private companies which guarantee that the behaviour of a certain firm is environmentally and sociologically correct. The first part of our work […]

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Active Strategies, Randomness and Ability in Investment Fund’s Performance Evaluation: a Behavioral Approach

15 April 2013

This paper follows one main purpose: approaching classical models from a behavioral point of view. And two secondary objectives: First, providing behaviorally based tools to study efficiency in investment funds markets. Second, proposing a new methodological approach in order to disentangle randomness from ability in investment fund’s performance. We reach two main theoretical proposals: To […]

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A Suitable ‘GPS’ for SME’s: the Strategic Planning and Organizational Learning Nexus

15 April 2013

The aim of the article is to examine the relationship between organizational learning and strategic planning actions in SMEs. The hypothesis is that those firms that think strategic planning as an organizational learning process may encourage the design of ‘long-term objectives’, keeping SMEs flexible and adaptive. Thus, it allows the exploitation of opportunities and the […]

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Perspectives on Total Factor Productivity and Foreign Direct Investment in OECD Countries based on Panel Data Econometrics

15 April 2013

The role of FDI inflows and outflows to host countries and from the source countries emerged in the 1980s as the major vehicle technology transfer that accelerated the globalization or international integration of 25 leading OECD economies over a period of 25 years (1983-2007). Although neoclassical and endogenous growth theories provide unequivocal support for FDI […]

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Touristic Investments in Saranda Region

15 April 2013

Development of tourism, in general presuppose completing of significant capital investment by the state and the private sector. Many times, it happens that investments done by the state and private sector for the touristic development, of a country, or of a region are not enough for the development of tourism. In such a situation, it […]

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Study of Competitiveness for the Representative Companies in the National Domestic Dairy

15 April 2013

To study the competitiveness of a company we use several indicators I1 , I2 ,…, In that can be expressed numerically. We note E1 the company whose competitiveness we want to evaluate. It can action several markets, but we will focus on one of them, where it competes with the companies E2 , E3 ,…, Em. […]

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The Impact of Information Systems on user Performance: An Exploratory Study

15 April 2013

Information systems play an important supportive role in most sectors of the economy. This study was developed to answer the question related to the impact of information systems on user performance in Tunisian companies. This article proposes a model combining the Task Technology Fit (TTF), the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Delone & McLean model […]

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Moderating Effects of Human Factors on IT-Business Alignment and IT Effectiveness in Modern Firms

15 April 2013

Information technology (IT) emerges as an essential asset of modern firms’ competitive advantage, because it connects all business functions and supports managerial decision processes – both essential conditions for the attainment of the organization agility level. However, many modern firms experience difficulties on attaining its competitive edge, mainly because of a deficient IT- Business managerial […]

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The Analysis of Limited Russian and North European Corporate Governance Standards after Global Crisis, Corporate Scandals and Market Manipulation

15 February 2013

This paper mainly analyzes principles and standards of some international and North European corporate governance frameworks which are issued during or after the global crisis. First, it looks at the United Nation Good corporate governance practices and analyzes its strengths and impacts on corporate governance model of a company. Second, it compared the UN standards […]

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Investigating the Role of Knowledge gap in enhancing Software Quality

15 February 2013

Software quality has always been described as a poorly developed construct. Several reports and much evidence show clear problems related to software quality outputs. Therefore, software quality problems constitute the phenomenon investigated in this research question: Why does quality management not achieve its anticipated outcomes in the software industry? This research empirically tests if a […]

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Growth Rates and Responsiveness of Credit to the Changes in Deposits in the Indian Banking

15 February 2013

An attempt has been made in the present paper to examine the Growth Rates of Deposits, Credit Extended and Responsiveness of the Credit Extended to the Changes in the Deposits for both the Pre and Post – Globalization Periods in India using the time series data. The analysis based on the regression results show that […]

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