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Communicating Strategically – Talking Less, Targeting Better Qualitative Study On Corporate Communication’S Learning In Leading Global Companies, Lukasz M. Bochenek, Sam Blili 2018 University of Neuchatel

Communicating Strategically – Talking Less, Targeting Better Qualitative Study On Corporate Communication’S Learning In Leading Global Companies, Lukasz M. Bochenek, Sam Blili

International Journal of Business and Technology

Companies need to communicate strategically in order to maintain dialogue and relationships with their stakeholders. In the crowded media and social media space the messages disappear in the noise generated by multiple actors. Therefore, to be heard the enterprises need to consider their communication strategically. It is not about the amount of information; it is about right targeting and usage of the right tools and channels. Social media allowed the companies to communicate directly with their stakeholders and customers. Different channels can address different stakeholders. This study focuses on a qualitative assessment of the learning patterns and profiles among 60 ...


Creation Or Destruction Of Value In Mergers? An Empirical Analysis On The Italian Stock Market, Fabrizio Rossi 2018 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio

Creation Or Destruction Of Value In Mergers? An Empirical Analysis On The Italian Stock Market, Fabrizio Rossi

International Journal of Business and Technology

The objective of this paper is to investigate whether mergers create value for shareholders in both the short and long term. For this purpose, 120 announcements of mergers that were registered in Italy during the period 1994-2006 among listed companies were examined. The short-term analysis was conducted using the event study methodology in order to estimate the cumulative abnormal returns (CARs) in the time window around the announcement date (-10, +10). In this work, the sample of 120 mergers was divided into two sub-samples: the first considers the mergers that were carried out in all sectors of the economy, and ...


Organizational Culture In Public Institutions And Its Effect Over The Implementation Of Total Quality Management Process- Kosovo Case, Ilir Rexhepi, Ermira Qosja 2018 European University of Tirana

Organizational Culture In Public Institutions And Its Effect Over The Implementation Of Total Quality Management Process- Kosovo Case, Ilir Rexhepi, Ermira Qosja

International Journal of Business and Technology

Total Quality management (TQM) is a philosophy management method, the importance of which continuously has been growing after '90. There is relatively short time since Kosovo Public Institutions are practically doing their activity as a part of an independent Country, and as such day by day they are facing with different management challenges which continuously are becoming more rough and tough towards the EU integration process.

Total Quality Management within Public Institutions, is leaded by the phase of establishment and implementation of Quality management Systems based on ISO 9001. In this process, through a deep empiric study in three Kosovo ...


The Risk-Based Role Of Internal Audit Within Albania, Public Organizations, Holtjana Bello, Vjollca Karapici 2018 European University of Tirana

The Risk-Based Role Of Internal Audit Within Albania, Public Organizations, Holtjana Bello, Vjollca Karapici

International Journal of Business and Technology

The aspiration of Albania for European integration has added mandatory requirements for public sector to modernize the internal audit function in adherence with International Internal Auditing Standards. According to such Standards supported by Picket (2005) and CIPFA (2003) the internal audit is an assurance function that provides independent opinion on the effectiveness of internal controls that support the achievement of the organizations objectives. Internal auditors can provide consultancy service, in particular to aid management to improve the organization control environment.

Meanwhile, Diamond (2002) explains that the internal audit role, remit, scope and activities are driven by the macroeconomic objectives and ...


Alarming Factors In Predictability Of Failure Of Financial Institutions, Mo Vaziri, Rafiqul Bhuyan, Ponkala Anand Vaseekhar Manuel 2018 University for Business and Technology

Alarming Factors In Predictability Of Failure Of Financial Institutions, Mo Vaziri, Rafiqul Bhuyan, Ponkala Anand Vaseekhar Manuel

International Journal of Business and Technology

The impact of failure of financial institutions is beyond just the failure of a public corporation. The failure of financial institutions in the USA, is a clear evidence that the greater macro impact is beyond just the failure of few financial institutions. It can bring down the entire economy and can have global devastating impact. By realizing the grave systemic risk of the failure, US government is forced to intervene and bail out many institutions for greater macro-economic reasons. It raises the view that perhaps the current regulating policies and methods are lacking efficiency in predicting the possibility of failure ...


Cryptocurrencies: Myth Vs. Reality, Sarina Baldoni 2018 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Cryptocurrencies: Myth Vs. Reality, Sarina Baldoni

Shared Knowledge Conference

Valuing the market of cryptocurrencies has raised both excitement and fear in popular discussion, with concerns about its legitimacy heatedly debated across the financial world. The cryptocurrency market has grown to 2,042 separate currencies, and despite rampant speculation about the future, current research provides little insight to a market approaching $217 billion in market capitalization. The purpose of this research is to examine how the 67 largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization respond to events, determine if cryptocurrencies behave individually or as a collective asset class, and what factors influence cryptocurrency valuation. On January 16, 2018, the price of Bitcoin ...


Glossary Of Terms: European Platform Tackling Undeclared Work, Colin C. Williams 2018 University of Sheffield

Glossary Of Terms: European Platform Tackling Undeclared Work, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

This glossary is intended to provide a common understanding of the terminology that is used in the European Platform tackling undeclared work web pages, documents and publications. It does not provide official Platform definitions of the terms listed therein. Where possible, references are provided to the source of the understandings provided.
To facilitate understanding, the terms in the glossary are grouped together rather than presented as an A-Z list.

In the first section, the common understandings about undeclared work and its various sub-types are provided, followed by other related concepts and terms often used for activities related to undeclared work ...


Viability Of Zero-Based Budgeting Methods In The City Of Albuquerque, Justin P. O'Shea 2018 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Viability Of Zero-Based Budgeting Methods In The City Of Albuquerque, Justin P. O'Shea

Shared Knowledge Conference

This project’s objective is to study and propose an alternative budgeting method for use by the City of Albuquerque’s municipal government. Zero-base budgeting (ZBB) is a modern government budgeting process that allocates funds starting from a base of zero for operating units and requires annual justification of all resource and service items in the budget. Although traditional ZBB is rare in practice, local and state governments in the United States are starting to utilize elements of ZBB and are incorporating ZBB methods into their current budgeting process. Interannual variability in economic standing and resultant municipal revenues has prompted ...


Of Expectations And Experiences: 
The Moderating Effect Of Valenced Expectations On Enjoyment Of A Positive Vs. Negative Experience, Molly C. McGehee 2018 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Of Expectations And Experiences: 
The Moderating Effect Of Valenced Expectations On Enjoyment Of A Positive Vs. Negative Experience, Molly C. Mcgehee

Shared Knowledge Conference

Some extant literature argues that expectations drive enjoyment of experiences, while other literature argues that expectations only comparatively influence enjoyment. The current work addresses this discrepancy and demonstrates that while positive expectations do result in favorable enjoyment of experiences, negative expectations result in the comparative process suggested by others.


Creating A Workplace Culture Of Civility And Respect: Preventing Unlawful Harassment And Discrimination, Rose Davenport 2018 University of New Mexico

Creating A Workplace Culture Of Civility And Respect: Preventing Unlawful Harassment And Discrimination, Rose Davenport

Shared Knowledge Conference

This research project identifies a plan to study best practices addressing unlawful workplace harassment and discrimination in New Mexico-based hospital healthcare systems. Initially, this project focusses on Presbyterian Healthcare Services and the University of New Mexico Hospital, with the possibility of including other local healthcare systems. In light of recent developments from “#MeToo” and “Time’s Up” movements, the issues of unlawful sexual harassment and discrimination are hot topics in today’s society and need to be more openly addressed by all levels of an organization, in order to identify these issues head-on and hopefully prevent them from continuing to ...


Family Friendly Policies In Organizations And Their Effects On Work-Life Balance, Work Alienation And Life Satisfaction, Pelin Kanten 2018 Mehmet Akif Ersoy University

Family Friendly Policies In Organizations And Their Effects On Work-Life Balance, Work Alienation And Life Satisfaction, Pelin Kanten

International Journal of Business and Technology

This study aims to research the effect of family-friendly policies on work-life balance, work alienation, and life satisfaction. In the literature studies suggest that, family-friendly policies are evaluated within the scope of human resource management practices; they are associated with positive individual and organizational outcomes. Accordingly, this study deals with work-life balance, work alienation and life satisfaction variables which are expected to be affected by family-friendly policies. In order to examine the effect of family-friendly policies on these variables, 208 people employed in three different marble companies in Turkey are included in the research. Based on the findings, there are ...


The New Public Management In Transition Countries- Public Sector Decentralization And Local Governance Reform In Kosovo, Ibrahim Krasniqi 2018 University for Business and Technology

The New Public Management In Transition Countries- Public Sector Decentralization And Local Governance Reform In Kosovo, Ibrahim Krasniqi

International Journal of Business and Technology

Public administration management in most developing countries is changing rapidly through reform processes with respect to public service delivery and the stimulation of economic growth. That change, in general is affected by the need for policy reform, has resulted in different structural public management reforms known as decentralization and ‘the new public management’, reflecting a movement away from the old values and norms of public administration management. This paper discusses the issue of local government reform processes in Kosovo in parallel with the new public management processes in the country. Local government reform has been and is a priority of ...


Can Credit Scoring Models Prevent Default Payments In The Banking Industry In The Period Of Financial Crisis?, Violeta Madzova, Nehat Ramadini 2018 University Goce Delchev

Can Credit Scoring Models Prevent Default Payments In The Banking Industry In The Period Of Financial Crisis?, Violeta Madzova, Nehat Ramadini

International Journal of Business and Technology

Credit scoring is a scientific method of assessing the credit risk associated with new credit applications as well as for monitoring of the credit risk in the process of the loan payment. Therefore credit scoring models developed in the banks based on their internal information system, as well as the credit info system in the country, can help the banks to ensure more consistent underwriting and can provide management with a more insightful measure of credit risk. While credit scoring could be a valuable risk management tool in virtually any bank setting, it is probably not wide accepted in the ...


The Impact Of Terrorism On Consumer Sentiment: Evidence From Twitter Data, Kyla Scanlon 2018 Murray State University

The Impact Of Terrorism On Consumer Sentiment: Evidence From Twitter Data, Kyla Scanlon

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This paper investigates the effects that 12 different terrorist attacks had on consumer sentiment, using data scraped from Twitter to determine a broad based emotional stance. This was inspired by my previous research that worked to determine the impact that terrorism had on the stock market. The goal of this research is to determine a more qualitative impact of terrorist attacks. I utilized Rapid Miner for data processing, and the Global Terrorism Database as my data source. The project began by examining the rise and fall of keywords and hashtags through sentiment analysis to measure reaction over time. The text ...


The Impact Of Product And Labour Market Deregulation, Armend Muja 2018 University for Business and Technology

The Impact Of Product And Labour Market Deregulation, Armend Muja

International Journal of Business and Technology

Economists have often talked about the European Paradox:” - Europe having the necessary knowledge and research but failing to utilize these advantages and bring them to the markets. The perception, largely attributable to the media reporting, is that Europe lags behind the United States in innovation. While it is true that most of the e-commerce innovations were developed in the United States, Europe’s economies did well over the 1990s despite the lack of major breakthroughs in high-tech sphere. Thus, it is hard to say that Europe is facing an innovation crisis, and I will argue that Europe has other advantages ...


Corruption And Tax Evasion: Evidence From Albanian Enterprises, Ermira Hoxha Kalaj 2018 Aleksander Moisiu University

Corruption And Tax Evasion: Evidence From Albanian Enterprises, Ermira Hoxha Kalaj

International Journal of Business and Technology

This article focuses on survey data and qualitative evidence from Albanian manufacturing firms to examine the scale and consequences of corruption and tax evasion at the enterprise level. It discusses the costs and benefits from the entrepreneur’s perspective. The vector of covariates includes information about; use of external finance, policy influence, experience of corruption, firms size and ownership structure. To control for differences in the availability of collateral, the proportion of the fixed assets is included. The models used in the paper are probit where the dependent variable is binary and ordered probit where the dependent variable is categorical ...


The Impact Of Occupational Stressors In Public Administration: What Should Employees Do?, Edit Lezha, Gezim Dibra, Jozef Bushati, Bujane Topalli 2018 University of Shkoder

The Impact Of Occupational Stressors In Public Administration: What Should Employees Do?, Edit Lezha, Gezim Dibra, Jozef Bushati, Bujane Topalli

International Journal of Business and Technology

Frequent and rapid changes are influencing factors in the quality of human life. Work intensity, the difference between material and spiritual needs of employees and their needs balance, are more general factors that cause stress at work. These requirements may be perceived as positive or negative challenges. Requirements imbalances can lead in procrastination which increase work related stress and concern in managing it. So stress is a consequence of the interaction of employees with conditions that surround them, but, on the other hand employee themselves can affect their own level of stress that they are experiencing in workplace. Organizations that ...


Impact Of Customer’S Queuing Over Service Quality A Case Study On Mobile Phone Operators In Macedonia, Nehat Ramadini, Violeta Madzova, Sejdi Xhemaili 2018 University for Business and Technology

Impact Of Customer’S Queuing Over Service Quality A Case Study On Mobile Phone Operators In Macedonia, Nehat Ramadini, Violeta Madzova, Sejdi Xhemaili

International Journal of Business and Technology

The worldwide mobile phone market recently is enormously growing associated with a strong demand for smart phones across the entire globe. International Data Corporation (a premier global provider of market intelligence data) argues that the overall mobile phone market is growing faster than previously forecasts, with over than 1.8 billion mobile phones during 2014, and expects to sell over 2.3 billion mobile phones in 2017, in a single year. The world trend in customers’ demand has caused a strong competition among mobile phone companies. Given that the customer satisfaction is a fundamental marketing tool, and companies have gained ...


Economics Of Milk Yield Losses In One Dairy Farm In Macedonia Associated With Clinical Mastitis, Fetai Valdrina, Nakov Dimitar, Jashari Besirm, Trajchev Metodija 2018 FON University

Economics Of Milk Yield Losses In One Dairy Farm In Macedonia Associated With Clinical Mastitis, Fetai Valdrina, Nakov Dimitar, Jashari Besirm, Trajchev Metodija

International Journal of Business and Technology

Mastitis remains one of the major disease in dairy herds, causing profound economic losses to the entire milk production chain due to changes in the milk quality and milk yield. A one year cross-sectional longitudinal survey was carried out to evaluate milk yield losses associated with occurrence of clinical mastitis cases in one dairy herd. Cows that had clinical mastitis and clinically healthy cows during lactation were included in the study. The traits analyzed were the average of the monthly test day milk yields, cow parities and days in lactation while first case of clinical mastitis was occurred. For these ...


The Impact Of Budget Deficit On Inflation An Econometric Approach For The Period 1994 – 2012, Ardit Gjeçi, Juljan Hysa 2018 Alpha Bank Albania

The Impact Of Budget Deficit On Inflation An Econometric Approach For The Period 1994 – 2012, Ardit Gjeçi, Juljan Hysa

International Journal of Business and Technology

The aim of research is to define and explain a relation between macroeconomic indicators such as the budget deficit and inflation. Under consideration is taken the period between 1994 – 2012, a period which has had an intensity and greater attention by the internationals in terms of performance of the economy. The paper studies these indicators mainly through econometric model, by considering indicators a function of each other. Main hypothesis of this research is: “If we increase the budget deficit and money supply, the rate of inflation is expected to increase." Based on the inflation model only in relation with money ...


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