International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015

  • The Assessment of the Default Risk for the Banks of the Romanian Banking System

    Sorin Mădălin Vlad, Gheorghe Ruxanda

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: Dec. 25, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 10, 2015
    Published: Jan. 21, 2015
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    Abstract: By the current study we analyze the performance and plausibility of the empirical results provided by the [5] Duffie and Lando (2001) credit risk structural model with asymmetric information. By construction, such a model can allow the endogenous understanding of the default event (typically for a structural model), the plausibility of the default ... Show More
  • The Impact of Financial Leverage and Market Size on Stock Returns on the Dhaka Stock Exchange: Evidence from Selected Stocks in the Manufacturing Sector

    Mohammad Nayeem Abdullah, Kamruddin Parvez, Tarana Karim, Rahat Bari Tooheen

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 10-15
    Received: Dec. 19, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 12, 2015
    Published: Jan. 22, 2015
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    Abstract: This paper examines the impact of financial leverage and market size of selected stocks on stock returns. Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression models were used to examine the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The leverage of the selected firms was estimated from the annual financial reports covering a period of five ye... Show More
  • Economic Status and Use of Complimentary Energy Sources to Electricity among Households within Nakuru Municipality

    Maina J. Kairu, Oyugi Tobias

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 16-26
    Received: Jan. 06, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 13, 2015
    Published: Jan. 23, 2015
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    Abstract: This study sought to investigate the relationship between economic status and use of complimentary energy sources to electricity among households within Nakuru Municipality. The study was premised on the desire of Kenya to be a middle income economy by the year 2030, in which case a substantial capacity of electrical energy will be required to powe... Show More
  • Effect of Gender Differences on Job Satisfaction of the Female Employees in Pakistan

    Nayab Fatima, Shahid Iqbal, Sadaf Younis Akhwand, Muhammad Suleman, Muhammad Ibrahim

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 27-33
    Received: Jan. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 15, 2015
    Published: Jan. 27, 2015
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    Abstract: The objective of this research is to further determine the gender differences while controlling the effect of selected variables on job satisfaction using data gathered from employees working in the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and public sector schools of selected Districts of Southern Punjab. This research was based on primary data which... Show More
  • Green Banking: Going Green

    Raad Mozib Lalon

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 34-42
    Received: Jan. 10, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 15, 2015
    Published: Jan. 27, 2015
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    Abstract: Green Banking is any form of banking from which the country and nation gets environmental benefits. A conventional bank becomes a green bank by directing its core operations toward the betterment of environment. Green Banking has become a buzz word in today’s banking world. It means developing inclusive banking strategies which will ensure substant... Show More
  • The Use of ICT Technologies Enhances Employees’ Performance in the Greek Hotel Industry

    Margarita Vogiatzi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 43-56
    Received: Dec. 16, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2015
    Published: Feb. 06, 2015
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    Abstract: A large number of studies have been produced lately aiming to understand and explain the factors influencing the acceptance of IT by the employees of the hotel industry and create model examples, mainly based on TAM (Technology Acceptance Model) (Davis), TTF (Technology Acceptance Model) (Goodhue and Thomson) and their expansions and variations. Th... Show More
  • The Effects of Budget Deficit on Current Account: Case Study (Palestinian Territories 1996 – 2012)

    Khalil Ahmed El-Namrouty, Ahmed Mahmoud Saidam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 57-67
    Received: Jan. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2015
    Published: Feb. 13, 2015
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    Abstract: The researchers examined the effects of public budget deficit on current account in the Palestinian Territories (1996 - 2012). To determine the appropriate economic tools that can be used to reduce the current account chronic deficit, the nature and components of the Palestinian Authority’s expenditures and revenues will be studied. Statistical ana... Show More