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The Child’s Attitude towards the Advertising Message: Effects of the Mood Induced by the Programming Context and of the Position of the Advertisement on the Screen Financial Ratios Analysis of Retail Commerce in Mexico for Reference in SMEs (2006-2012) A Framework for Improving Capabilities of Tanzanian Contracting Parties Practices through Adopting Three Philosophies: Lean, BPR and the Capability Maturity Model Information Provision of Orthopedic Acute Care Hospitals in Germany
 

The Child’s Attitude towards the Advertising Message: Effects of the Mood Induced by the Programming Context and of the Position of the Advertisement on the Screen

Despite the importance of research works conducted in the field of marketing and children, only a few of them have examined the effects of the television programming context on the persuasion process. Our research aims to fill this gap by trying to understand the way and the direction in which the mood induced by a […]

Financial Ratios Analysis of Retail Commerce in Mexico for Reference in SMEs (2006-2012)

Financial analysis is a tool of interest for SMEs owners in Mexico. Financial ratios or financial reasons are indicators that are applied for business analysis in this stratification of companies; however, they don’t have a sectorial analysis of reference that allows them to define objectives to perform monitoring. Most businessmen are unfamiliar to the financial […]

A Framework for Improving Capabilities of Tanzanian Contracting Parties Practices through Adopting Three Philosophies: Lean, BPR and the Capability Maturity Model

In Tanzania, construction industry is very slow in adapting technologies as well as the management philosophy. As such, it is plagued with problems associated with poor process management. It is normal for projects in the country to register huge time overrun, budget overrun that are associated with dissatisfactory quality and safety standards. More search of […]

Information Provision of Orthopedic Acute Care Hospitals in Germany

The asymmetrical distribution of information is one of the most discussed topics in health economics. Due to the fact that information is asymmetrically distributed we might consider a non-sovereign patient. As a consequence, competition between health care suppliers might be affected and market failures might occur. Nowadays, the internet plays an important role in the […]

Ethics in Accountability Relationships

20 January 2014

In corporate governance, professional accounting and auditing bodies, the different agents are constantly faced with ethical problems and, hence, with the need to carry out independent judgments that do not prevent them from discharging their public responsibilities. In the light of this, the objective of this research is to better understand the perceptions of Portuguese […]

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Posted in Volume III, Issue no. 1

Reflections on the New Social Risks in the European Union

20 January 2014

This study contains analysis into the phenomenon of new social risks as a product of an entire range of culturally, economically, demographically and socially important factors that deepen the contrasts across society and in the lives of individuals. Analysis is directed towards explaining the consequences of the arrival of new social risks conditioned by the […]

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A Simple Test of Volatility Models: the Case of UK and Romania

20 January 2014

This paper introduces a simple and practical method for comparing volatility models through rolling window estimation in applied economic modeling. While most studies rely on misspecification tests and out of sample forecast accuracy tests (which are not without their own disadvantages), this paper considers only the distribution of parameters from GARCH, GJR-GARCH and FIGARCH to […]

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Posted in Volume III, Issue no. 1

National Economic Programme of the Czech Republic 2013

15 November 2013

In 2012, the Czech government made progress in terms of consolidating public budgets and advancing toward meeting 2013 targets, with the intention to stop the procedure if there is excessive deficit. This consolidation includes gradual reduction of the structural deficit. Medium-term budget outlook, which monitors the need to maintain sustainability of public finances, was adjusted […]

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Posted in Applied Economics, Volume II, Issue no. 6

Service Location and Site Quality Analysis in Support of Air Cargo Development: Case Studies of Tallinn and Katowice Airports

15 November 2013

The main idea of this paper is to study how air cargo service sector development around the airport is affected by the location factor from site-level to macro-level issues. Air cargo is a dynamic sector with changing business models and customer requirements. The regional air cargo sector outlooks are, among a multitude of factors, affected […]

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Posted in Applied Economics, Volume II, Issue no. 6

Interest Rate Sensitivity and Banks’ Investment in Nigeria

15 September 2013

The paper investigates the sensitivity of interest rates and banks investment in Nigeria, using time series analysis and annual data from 1980 – 2011. The Ordinary least square model was used to capture the variables in the model. The empirical results indicate that real lending rates is found to be significant and highly negatively sensitive […]

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Posted in Applied Economics, Volume II, Issue no. 5

Openness and Economic Performance in Sub-Saharan African Countries. Evidence from Time-Series and Cross-Sectional Analyses

15 September 2013

There is a lack of strong empirical evidence on the relationship between openness and economic performance largely due to problems associated with the measurement of openness and analytical methods. This paper uses more appropriate policy based measures of openness since the most countries of Sub-Saharan Africa have made substantial changes over the last decade. The […]

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Posted in Applied Economics, Volume II, Issue no. 5

Effects of Celebrity Usage in Commercials on Consumers’ Purchase Intention: an Exploratory Study on an Exemplary Commercial

15 September 2013

With the increase in competition, brands often use celebrity endorsements in commercials in order to attract consumer interest and to create awareness concerning their products. Companies plan to draw the attention of the target group and thus increase their sales by using the attractive image of celebrities. However, not all commercials where celebrities take place […]

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Posted in Business Management, Volume II, Issue no. 5

The ICT Contribution-Real GDP Nexus Revisited: Empirical Evidence from Asia-Pacific Countries

15 September 2013

The aim of this paper is to supply new empirical evidences on the relationship between aggregate output growths (EG), contribution of Information Communication Technology (ICT), non-ICT, Total Factor Productivity (TFP), and employment (L) for six Asia-Pacific countries over 1990 to 2011, using recently developed panel multivariate causality tests and long-run estimators. Most important result is […]

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Posted in Applied Economics, Volume II, Issue no. 5

Exact Pricing of Discretely-Sampled Variance Derivatives

15 July 2013

We examine the pricing of variance swaps and some generalisations and variants such as self- quantoed variance swaps, gamma swaps, skewness swaps and proportional variance swaps. We consider the pricing of both discretely monitored and continuously monitored versions of these swaps when the dynamics of the log of the underlying stock price are driven by […]

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Posted in Business Management, Volume II, Issue no. 4