International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2021

  • The Determinants of Export Performance in a Small Open Economy: The Case of Sierra Leone

    Abu Bakarr Tarawalie, Morris Conteh

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Jan. 19, 2021
    Accepted: Jan. 28, 2021
    Published: Feb. 02, 2021
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    Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to investigate the determinants of export performance in Sierra Leone. The study uses annual time series data from 1980 to 2018 within the ARDL bound testing framework. The stationarity test indicates that all the variables are I(1) series, whilst the bound test result shows there is cointegration. The result rev... Show More
  • Profitability Analysis Overview for Certified Arabica Coffee Seed Production to Seed Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

    Admikew Getaneh

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 7-15
    Received: Dec. 26, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 11, 2021
    Published: Feb. 09, 2021
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    Abstract: The objectives of the enterprise is to provide high yielding, disease-resistant, pure, viable, and quality coffee seed services to coffee growers, NGO’s and other private and governmental coffee-growing sectors. It will start as a private limited company with two stakeholders. The business starts its production with the amount of 10qt/ha certified ... Show More
  • New Measures of Financial Risk, Motivated by Pharmaceutical Research

    Anne-Marie Oreskovich, John Gittins

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 16-28
    Received: Mar. 15, 2019
    Accepted: May 05, 2019
    Published: Feb. 10, 2021
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    Abstract: The paper begins by reviewing the available procedures for measuring value and risk in pharmaceutical research projects. These include Net Present Value (NPV) and its variance, Real Options Valuation (ROV), the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Value at Risk (VaR) and Utility. None of these measures focuses specifically on risk as it is perceived... Show More
  • Academic Genealogy Analysis Based on Knowledge Graph

    Chen Yongyue, Li Ruijing

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 29-37
    Received: Dec. 14, 2020
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    Published: Mar. 03, 2021
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    Abstract: [Background] In the process of development of science, scientific theories are constantly improved and evolved, and technologies are constantly changed. The process of passing on and developing knowledge, technology, and culture from generation to generation of scientists and technologists, as well as the process of the new generation of scientists... Show More
  • Research on the Relationships Among Customer Participation, Knowledge Integration and New Product Development Performance

    Yong Cao, Hongzhi Zhou

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 38-45
    Received: Jan. 18, 2021
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    Published: Mar. 03, 2021
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    Abstract: Under the background of the knowledge economy, business managers have gradually realized that improving innovation performance requires breaking organizational boundaries to obtain knowledge, technology and other resources from the outside. As one of the important external subjects of new product development (NPD), customers actively participate in... Show More