International Journal of Economics and Finance

International Journal of Economics and Finance (IJEF) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of economics, financial economics and finance. The journal is published monthly in both print and online versions by the Canadian Center of Science and Education.

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2014 Q3: Articles Received: 106; Accepted: 69; Rejected: 30; Published: 77; Retracted: 1

2014 Q2: Articles Received: 128; Accepted: 85; Rejected: 44; Published: 71; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 166; Accepted: 87; Rejected: 74; Published: 71; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 548; Accepted: 253; Rejected: 292; Published: 187; Retracted: 1

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 172; Accepted: 88; Rejected: 91; Published: 50; Retracted: 1

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 139; Accepted: 53; Rejected: 74; Published: 40; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 112; Accepted: 46; Rejected: 70; Published: 44; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 125; Accepted: 66; Rejected: 57; Published: 53; Retracted: 0


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Vol 6, No 12 (2014)

Vol. 6, No. 12, December 2014

Table of Contents


Intangible Assets Finance: A Complementary or Substitution Effect between External and Internal Channels? Evidence from the Italian Divide PDF
Marianna Succurro p1
A Study on the Prediction of Realized Volatility of KOSPI 200 Index Option: Pre & Post the Global Financial Crisis PDF
Won Cheol Choi, Sang Beom Park p15
The Dilemma of Graduate Unemployment within a Context of Poverty, Scarcity and Fragile Economy: Are there Lessons for the University? PDF
Marcellus Forh Mbah p27
The Role of Demographic and Psychological Differences in Future Financial and Economic Expectations PDF
Mahmod Qadan, Uri Ben-Zion p37
Determinants of Bank Profitability in Nigeria PDF
Eze Simpson Osuagwu p46
Improve Volatility Forecasting with Realized Semivariance-Evidences from Intra-Day Large Data Sets in Chinese PDF
Lianqian Yin, Bo Liu, Zhen Du p64
Exporting, Importing, and Firm Performance: Evidence from Thai Manufacturing PDF
Thanapol Srithanpong p71
Characteristics of Members of Board Committees at Borsa Istanbul PDF
Emrah Arioglu, Koray Tuan p83
Employees and Managers Attitude towards Privatization Programs: Evidence from an Emerging Economy PDF
Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Kamal Naser, Fatema Fayez p95
The Determinants of Chief Executive Officer Compensation in Jordanian Industrial Corporations PDF
Suzan Abed, Mishiel Suwaidan, Samiha Slimani p110
Long Memory Property and Structural Breaks in Volatility: Evidence from Turkey and Brazil PDF
Samet Günay p119
The Role of Sustainable Accounting on the Uphold of Sustainable Development at the Jordanian Industrial Sector PDF
Omar Ikbal Tawfic, Tariq H. Dorgham, Mohammad Rababah p135
Degree of Operating Leverage, Contribution Margin and the Risk-Return Profile of Emerging Companies: Evidence from Nigeria PDF
Daibi W. Dagogo p148
Activity-Based Costing vs Theory of Constraints: An Empirical Study into Their Effect on the Cost Performance of NPD Initiatives PDF
Zu'bi M. F. Al-Zu'bi, Basheer Ahmad Khamees p157
Research on Factors Affecting Performance Indicators of Telemarketers Based on Talk Time in the Life Insurance Market: The Case of Korea PDF
Young Ryun Noh, Sang Bum Park p166
Insurance Economics and Theory of Option Pricing: A Proposal PDF
Chao Chiung Ting p178
Financialization Process and the Outcomes in Developed Countries PDF
Muharrem Afsar, Asli Afsar, Oytun Meçik p192
Accounting Standards, Goodwill Impairment and Earnings Management in Malaysia PDF
Murad Abuaddous, Mustafa Mohd Hanefah, Nur Hidayah Laili p201
The Mechanism of Foreign Strategic Investment Affecting Efficiency of Chinese Banks PDF
Yuhua Li, Tongsheng Xu, Honglin Yuan p212
Economic Analysis of the Investments in Public Infrastructure Impacts on Agricultural Production in Benin PDF
Felix C. Biaou, Modeste M. Senou, Olivier M. S. Medehouenou p219
Dividend Announcement: Is It a Good News to the Bahrain Bourse? PDF
Batool K. Asiri p228
Economic Output and Government Expenditures: Applicability of Wagner’s Law in Jordan PDF
Ihab Khaled Magableh, Nabeel Sawalha, Mohammad I. Elian p244
Research on the Evaluation of Financial Services Providing for Science and Technology Entrepreneurial Farmers: A Survey from 388 Sample Farmers of Districts and Counties of Chongqing and Sichuan Province PDF
Haomiao Zhai p256
Empirical Research on the Changes in Share of Worker Compensation in Taiwan PDF
Shang -Jyun Song p264
Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 6, No. 12 PDF
Michael Zhang p279

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