Advances in Finance, Accounting, and Economics (AFAE): 145 Volumes

Advances in Finance, Accounting, and Economics (AFAE): 145 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)
ISSN: 2327-5677|EISSN: 2327-5685
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Institutions: Print
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In our changing economic and business environment, it is important to consider the financial changes occurring internationally as well as within individual organizations and business environments. Understanding these changes as well as the factors that influence them is crucial in preparing for our financial future and ensuring economic sustainability and growth.

The Advances in Finance, Accounting, and Economics (AFAE) book series aims to publish comprehensive and informative titles in all areas of economics and economic theory, finance, and accounting to assist in advancing the available knowledge and providing for further research development in these dynamic fields.

Topics Covered

  • Accounting information systems
  • Accounting Standards
  • Applied Accounting
  • Applied economics
  • Applied Finance
  • Auditing
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Borrowing and Lending
  • Comparative Accounting Systems
  • Corporate Finance
  • Development Economics
  • E-Accounting
  • E-finance
  • Economic Downturn
  • Economic Indices and Quantitative Economic Methods
  • Economic Policy
  • Economic Theory
  • Economics Geography
  • Economics of Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Economics of Innovation and Knowledge
  • Economics of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Economics of Migration and Spatial Mobility
  • Economics of Natural and Environmental Resources
  • Economics of Risks, Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and Insurance
  • Entrepreneurship in Accounting and Finance
  • Environmental and Social Accounting
  • Ethics in Accounting and Finance
  • Evidence-Based Studies
  • Field Research
  • Finance
  • Finance and Accounting in SMEs
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Health Economics
  • Interest Rates and Annuities
  • International Economics
  • International Trade
  • Internet Banking
  • Investments and Derivatives
  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Microfinance
  • Public Finance
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Stock Market
  • Taxes
  • Theoretical Issues in Economics, Finance, and Accounting
  • Wages and Employment

Titles in Series

Evaluating Trade and Economic Relations Between India and Southeast Asia
Anita Medhekar (Central Queensland University, Australia), Harpreet Kaur (Central Queensland University, Australia)
Copyright © 2022. 310 pages.
Owing to a strong cultural and historical bond, India and Southeast Asia have progressed rapidly. Though there are political and ideological differences between thes...
Climate Change and the Sustainable Financial Sector
Odunayo Magret Olarewaju (Durban University of Technology, South Africa), Idris Olayiwola Ganiyu (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright © 2022. 315 pages.
Climate change is a major problem, generating both risks and opportunities that will have a direct impact on the economy and the financial sector. In recent years, c...
Handbook of Research on Changing World Economic Order in the Post-Pandemic Period
Sushanta Kumar Mahapatra (IBS Hyderabad, The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, India), Vishal Sarin (Lovely Professional University, India)
Copyright © 2022. 470 pages.
Post COVID-19, the world will never be the same. The pandemic not only shattered many assumptions about economic developments and growth, but it also challenged our...
Handbook of Research on the Empirical Aspects of Strategic Trade Negotiations and Management
Nuno Crespo (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal), Nadia Simoes (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 400 pages.
International trade is a key dimension of the world economy, it is a critical factor in raising living standards, increasing employment, and providing a larger varie...
Handbook of Research on Financial Management During Economic Downturn and Recovery
Nuno Miguel Teixeira (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal), Inês Lisboa (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 445 pages.
Times of crisis are unexpected and they bring diverse challenges and opportunities for companies, financial markets, and the economy. On one hand, more risk and unce...
Understanding the Active Economy and Emerging Research on the Value of Sports, Recreation, and Wellness
David J. Finch (Mount Royal University, Canada), David Legg (Mount Royal University, Canada)
Copyright © 2021. 305 pages.
The active economy incorporates several disciplines that include sport performance, sport business, recreation, tourism, physical activity, urban planning, leisure,...
Applied Doughnut Economics and Neuroeconomic Psychology for Business and Politics
Torben Larsen (DEALs Online Collaborative Platform, Denmark)
Copyright © 2021. 257 pages.
Psychological and ecological research has eroded the foundation of mainstream economics, and a new approach is needed rather than an adaptation of existing theory. T...
Handbook of Research on Islamic Social Finance and Economic Recovery After a Global Health Crisis
Salina Kassim (Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia), Anwar Hasan Abdullah Othman (Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia), Razali Haron (Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2021. 410 pages.
Social financial reporting as an economic tool presents the firm as a socio-economic unit with empowered social capital to enable a sustainable economic solution, pa...
Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in Global Financial Systems
Abdul Rafay (University of Management and Technology, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2021. 374 pages.
During the last few decades, corrupt financial practices were increasingly being monitored in many countries around the globe. The past few decades have been eventfu...
Financial Management and Risk Analysis Strategies for Business Sustainability
Joaquín Enríquez-Díaz (University of A Coruña, Spain), Laura Castro-Santos (University of A Coruña, Spain), Félix Puime-Guillén (University of A Coruña, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 320 pages.
In light of the Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability is a factor to consider for understanding the changes that are coming in the business world and in diff...
Handbook of Research on Theory and Practice of Financial Crimes
Abdul Rafay (University of Management and Technology, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2021. 650 pages.
Black money and financial crime are emerging global phenomena. During the last few decades, corrupt financial practices were increasingly being monitored in many cou...
Theory of Shocks, COVID-19, and Normative Fundamentals for Policy Responses
Olga Ivanovna Pilipenko (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia), Zoya Andreevna Pilipenko (Bank of Russia, Russia), Andrey Igorevich Pilipenko (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia)
Copyright © 2021. 396 pages.
The phenomenon of shocks is often mentioned in relation to economic crises but rarely studied. This gap in research has resulted in shocks being poorly understood, w...
Comparative Research on Earnings Management, Corporate Governance, and Economic Value
Elisabete S. Vieira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Mara Madaleno (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Graça Azevedo (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 433 pages.
New trends are emerging regarding earnings management and corporate governance showing similarities and striking differences in the practices of different countries...
Examining the Intersection of Circular Economy, Forestry, and International Trade
Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan (University of Washington, USA), Taranjeet Duggal (Amity University, India), Tavishi Tewary (Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida, India)
Copyright © 2021. 266 pages.
Sustainable development has always been a contested concept and has been extensively debated over the last 30 years with new classifications arising since then. Ther...
Influence of FinTech on Management Transformation
Amira Sghari (Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Sfax, Tunisia), Karim Mezghani (Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia & University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Copyright © 2021. 273 pages.
Digital financial services are starting to become increasingly popular with consumers, thereby fostering a favorable climate for digital entrepreneurship: mobile pay...
Handbook of Research on Institutional, Economic, and Social Impacts of Globalization and Liberalization
Yilmaz Bayar (Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2021. 699 pages.
Globalization is a multi-dimensional concept reflecting the increased economic, social, cultural, and political integration of countries. There has been no pinpointe...
Bridging Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and the Effects on Economic Development and Growth
Pantelis C. Kostis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2021. 340 pages.
In recent decades, the mainstream microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis was proven to be insufficient for exploring the dynamic and complex interactions among hum...
Machine Learning Applications for Accounting Disclosure and Fraud Detection
Stylianos Papadakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece), Alexandros Garefalakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece), Christos Lemonakis (Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece), Christiana Chimonaki (University οf Portsmouth, UK), Constantin Zopounidis (School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece & Audencia Business School, France)
Copyright © 2021. 270 pages.
The prediction of the valuation of the “quality” of firm accounting disclosure is an emerging economic problem that has not been adequately analyzed in the relevant...
Corporate Governance and Its Implications on Accounting and Finance
Ahmad Alqatan (University of Portsmouth, UK), Khaled Hussainey (University of Portsmouth, UK), Hichem Khlif (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Copyright © 2021. 425 pages.
After the global financial crisis, the topic of corporate governance has been gaining momentum in accounting and finance literature since it may influence firm and b...
Recent Applications of Financial Risk Modelling and Portfolio Management
Tihana Škrinjarić (University of Zagreb, Croatia), Mirjana Čižmešija (University of Zagreb, Croatia), Bryan Christiansen (Global Training Group, Ltd, UK)
Copyright © 2021. 432 pages.
In today’s financial market, portfolio and risk management are facing an array of challenges. This is due to increasing levels of knowledge and data that are being m...
Fostering Innovation and Competitiveness With FinTech, RegTech, and SupTech
Iustina Alina Boitan (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Kamilla Marchewka-Bartkowiak (Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland)
Copyright © 2021. 313 pages.
Due to the emergence of innovative technologies, various professional fields are transforming their traditional business practices. Specifically, the financial and l...
Innovative Strategies for Implementing FinTech in Banking
Yousif Abdullatif Albastaki (Ahlia University, Bahrain), Anjum Razzaque (Ahlia University, Bahrain), Adel M. Sarea (Ahlia University, Bahrain)
Copyright © 2021. 367 pages.
FinTech is encouraging various new practices, such as diminishing the use of cash in different countries, increasing rate of mobile payments, and introducing new alg...
Circular Economy and Re-Commerce in the Fashion Industry
Archana Shrivastava (Jaypee Business School, JIIT, Noida, India), Geetika Jain (FMS, Amity University, Noida, India), Justin Paul (University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico)
Copyright © 2020. 204 pages.
The apparel industry has the scale, reach, and technical expertise to deliver on-target sustainable development goals within the industry’s sphere of influence in it...
Mapping, Managing, and Crafting Sustainable Business Strategies for the Circular Economy
Susana Serrano Rodrigues (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal), Paulo Jorge Almeida (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal), Nuno Miguel Castaheira Almeida (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 401 pages.
As the planet’s natural resources continue to be depleted, society’s environmental awareness has grown. Businesses especially are being coerced into incorporating mo...
Applied Econometric Analysis: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Brian W. Sloboda (University of Phoenix, USA), Yaya Sissoko (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 264 pages.
Professionals are constantly searching for competitive solutions to help determine current and future economic tendencies. Econometrics uses statistical methods and...
Handbook of Research on Accounting and Financial Studies
Luís Farinha (University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Ana Baltazar Cruz (School of Management, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal), João Renato Sebastião (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 487 pages.
The competitive nature of organizations in today’s globalized world has led to the development of various approaches to increasing profitability and maintaining an a...
Emerging Tools and Strategies for Financial Management
Begoña Álvarez-García (Universidade da Coruña, Spain), José-Pablo Abeal-Vázquez (Universidade da Coruña, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 357 pages.
Over the past years, significant changes have occurred in the corporate sector arising from globalization, increasing international competitiveness, and intensive us...
Recent Advances and Applications in Alternative Investments
Constantin Zopounidis (Technical University of Crete, Greece & Audencia Business School, France), Dimitris Kenourgios (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), George Dotsis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2020. 385 pages.
In recent years, there has been a swell of investment opportunities in contemporary asset classes that have gained considerable attention, including cryptocurrencies...
Economics, Business, and Islamic Finance in ASEAN Economics Community
Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain), Mohammad Nabil Almunawar (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), Muhamad Abduh (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei)
Copyright © 2020. 374 pages.
The economic integration of Southeast Asia or ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) offers enormous opportunities for its members to develop and collectively collaborate wi...
Growth and Emerging Prospects of International Islamic Banking
Abdul Rafay (University of Management and Technology, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2020. 341 pages.
As an ever-growing international business, Islamic banking has changed the face of economics in recent years. As more and more industries embrace Islamic principles,...
Regional Trade and Development Strategies in the Era of Globalization
Akhilesh Chandra Prabhakar (Lovely Professional University, India), Gurpreet Kaur (Lovely Professional University, India), Vasilii Erokhin (Harbin Engineering University, China)
Copyright © 2020. 305 pages.
Despite three decades of continuous globalization, transitional economies in many countries remain marginalized. In order to maximize the positive growth of employme...
Algorithms for Solving Financial Portfolio Design Problems: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Fatima Zohra Lebbah (Ecole Supérieure en Génie Electrique et Energétique (ESG2E), Oran, Algeria & Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique de Sidi Bel-Abbès (LabRI-SBA), Equipe de Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing (CISCO), Ecole Supérieure en Informatique de Sidi Bel-Abbès, Algeria)
Copyright © 2020. 198 pages.
In the current scope of economics, the management of client portfolios has become a considerable problem within financial institutions due to the amount of risk that...
Regional Integration and Future Cooperation Initiatives in the Eurasian Economic Union
Maria Lagutina (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia)
Copyright © 2020. 339 pages.
The integration of the Eurasian Economic Union has been under constant development as officials try to successfully implement new economic policies within its variou...
Handbook of Research on Theory and Practice of Global Islamic Finance
Abdul Rafay (University of Management and Technology, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2020. 888 pages.
As an emerging global phenomenon, Islamic economics and the financial system has expanded exponentially in recent decades. Many components of the industry are still...
Challenges and Impacts of Religious Endowments on Global Economics and Finance
Buerhan Saiti (Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey), Adel Sarea (Ahlia University, Bahrain)
Copyright © 2020. 350 pages.
Poverty is one of the top problems the Muslim community faces today. A scholastic approach towards a solution based on the values and cultural contexts of the Muslim...
Impact of Mobile Payment Applications and Transfers on Business
Thaisaiyi Zephania Opati (Riara University, Kenya), Martin Kang'ethe Gachukia (Riara University, Kenya)
Copyright © 2020. 311 pages.
Consumers continue to rely heavily on their phones to complete such tasks as transferring funds between banks or accounts, depositing or withdrawing funds, paying bi...
Handbook of Research on Social and Economic Development in the European Union
Yilmaz Bayar (Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 614 pages.
The EU has experienced serious economic and political crises such as the sovereign debt crisis and Brexit in the past few years. However, despite these issues, the E...
Avatar-Based Models, Tools, and Innovation in the Digital Economy
Vardan Mkrttchian (HHH University, Australia), Leyla Gamidullaeva (Penza State University, Russia), Ekaterina Aleshina (Penza State University, Russia)
Copyright © 2020. 288 pages.
Fierce competition in today's global market offers a powerful motivation for developing even more sophisticated and multi-functional technology tools. Implementi...
Monetary Policies and Independence of the Central Banks in E7 Countries
Hasan Dinçer (İstanbul Medipol University, Turkey), Serhat Yüksel (İstanbul Medipol University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 286 pages.
Central banking independence is a crucial factor for sustainable economic development of multiple countries. The multiple components for such systems, however, makes...
Handbook of Research on Creating Sustainable Value in the Global Economy
Ulas Akkucuk (Boğaziçi University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 562 pages.
During the first decade of the 21st century, the world has witnessed a plethora of corporate scandals, global economic crises, and rising environmental concerns. As...
Examining the Relationship Between Economics and Philosophy
Ilkben Akansel (University of Bartin, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 338 pages.
In today’s data-driven world, certain infrastructures of society have begun to lose their anthropological traits. Economics, specifically, has started placing import...
Comparative Approaches to Old and New Institutional Economics
Ilkben Akansel (Bartin University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 339 pages.
As today’s world develops and evolves, so does its economics. New economic approaches have begun to emerge, but traditional methods are still being implemented. As b...
Advanced Integrated Approaches to Environmental Economics and Policy: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sebastiano Patti (University of Catania, Italy), Giampiero Trizzino (Regional Council of Environment and Territory, Italy)
Copyright © 2020. 218 pages.
Sustainable development remains a significant issue in a globalized world requiring new economic standards and practices for the betterment of the environment as wel...
Networked Business Models in the Circular Economy
Bogdan Nogalski (WSB University in Gdańsk, Poland), Agnieszka Anna Szpitter (University of Gdańsk, Poland), Adam Jabłoński (WSB University in Poznań, Poland), Marek Jabłoński (WSB University in Poznań, Poland)
Copyright © 2020. 302 pages.
Economic changes in a globalized world require businesses to create new management practices to remain competitive and successful. While a network paradigm is a key...
Transforming Businesses With Bitcoin Mining and Blockchain Applications
Dharmendra Singh Rajput (VIT University, India), Ramjeevan Singh Thakur (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal, India), Syed Muzamil Basha (Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, India)
Copyright © 2020. 282 pages.
The success of many companies through the assistance of bitcoin proves that technology continually dominates and transforms how economics operate. However, a deeper,...
Impact of Financial Technology (FinTech) on Islamic Finance and Financial Stability
Nader Naifar (Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia & University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Copyright © 2020. 312 pages.
With advancing technologies like distributed ledgers, smart contracts, and digital payment platforms, financial services must be innovative in order to remain releva...
Sharing Economy and the Impact of Collaborative Consumption
Iviane Ramos de Luna (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Àngels Fitó-Bertran (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Josep Lladós-Masllorens (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Francisco Liébana-Cabanillas (University of Granada, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 323 pages.
The introduction of new technology and technological services worldwide has ushered in a new wave of peer-to-peer and access-driven companies that are disrupting the...
Migration and Urbanization: Local Solutions for Global Economic Challenges
Denis Ushakov (Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand)
Copyright © 2020. 368 pages.
International migration and urbanization as economic processes can provide great opportunities to solve local and regional economic and social problems and lead to t...
Management Accounting Standards for Sustainable Business Practices
Ionica Oncioiu (Titu Maiorescu University, Romania), Gary Cokins (Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, USA), Sorinel Căpuşneanu (Titu Maiorescu University, Romania), Dan Ioan Topor (1 Decembrie 1918 University, Romania)
Copyright © 2020. 360 pages.
Modern companies are under increasing pressure to conduct their business in an environmentally responsible manner due to social and environmental problems. They must...
International Trade Policies in the Era of Globalization
Ahu Coşkun Özer (Marmara University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 363 pages.
Though globalization has removed commercial walls between countries and implemented new international trade policies, trade barriers still exist. Due to the various...
Financial Technology and Disruptive Innovation in ASEAN
Muhammad Anshari (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), Mohammad Nabil Almunawar (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), Masairol Masri (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei)
Copyright © 2020. 331 pages.
The emergence of financial technology (FinTech)-related products is causing major disruptions in financial services that enable financial solutions and innovative bu...
Handbook of Research on Economic and Political Implications of Green Trading and Energy Use
Ramesh Chandra Das (Vidyasagar University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 421 pages.
Industrial houses have, in recent years, begun to favor green products and financial institutions are funneling investible funds to environmentally friendly industri...
Emerging Research on Monetary Policy, Banking, and Financial Markets
Cristi Spulbar (University of Craiova, Romania), Ramona Birau (Constantin Brâncuși University of Targu Jiu, Romania)
Copyright © 2019. 322 pages.
As more and more emerging markets seek to compete in an ever-growing pool of global competitors, rapidly growing economies are consistently running into issues relat...
Modernization and Accountability in the Social Economy Sector
Augusta Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Rui Marques (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Graça Azevedo (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Helena Inácio (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Carlos Santos (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 351 pages.
The social economy sector (SES) faces pressures for greater accountability to their funders, users, and citizens, and a growing need to report good practices in the...
Foreign Business in China and Opportunities for Technological Innovation and Sustainable Economics
Anna Visvizi (Deree – The American College of Greece, Greece), Miltiadis Lytras (Deree – The American College of Greece, Greece), Xi Zhang (Tianjin University, China), Jie Zhao (Anhui University, China)
Copyright © 2019. 284 pages.
Productivity remains the critical determinant of long-term national growth and prosperity. The effects of today’s globalism on productivity demands the need for busi...
Handbook of Research on Global Issues in Financial Communication and Investment Decision Making
Hasan Dinçer (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey), Serhat Yüksel (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 540 pages.
Globalization has brought many risks to the financial market. A much higher level of competition and certain laws and regulations have driven executive leaders to re...
Behavioral Finance and Decision-Making Models
Tripti Tripathi (Jiwaji University, India), Manoj Kumar Dash (Khallikote University, India), Gaurav Agrawal (Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior, India)
Copyright © 2019. 333 pages.
Behavioral finance challenges the traditional assumption that individuals are rational by focusing on the cognitive and emotional aspects of finance, which draws on...
Global Challenges in Public Finance and International Relations
Deniz Şahin Duran (Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey), Yusuf Temür (Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey), Doğan Bozdoğan (Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 304 pages.
Although the concept of international public goods has been established, new international public needs arise by the day. For example, while there are many taxation...
International Financial Reporting Standards and New Directions in Earnings Management
Jonas da Silva Oliveira (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal), Graça Maria do Carmo Azevedo (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Augusta da Conceição Santos Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 342 pages.
The fiscal market is an unpredictable torrent of information that modern organizations strive to understand. Business professionals dedicate themselves to understand...
Throughput Accounting in a Hyperconnected World
Ionica Oncioiu (European Academy of the Regions, Belgium)
Copyright © 2019. 362 pages.
This reference book is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it provides trending research on the ethical management of financial information. With the recent foc...
International Firms’ Economic Nationalism and Trade Policies in the Globalization Era
Harish C. Chandan (Argosy University, USA), Bryan Christiansen (Global Research Society, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 299 pages.
The current world economy is interconnected; however, due to recent economic crises, trade deficits, and nationalist movements, there is a political trend of economi...
Organizational Auditing and Assurance in the Digital Age
Rui Pedro Marques (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Carlos Santos (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Helena Inácio (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 404 pages.
Auditing is constantly and quickly changing due to the continuous evolution of information and communication technologies. As the auditing process is forced to adapt...
FinTech as a Disruptive Technology for Financial Institutions
Abdul Rafay (University of Management and Technology, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2019. 302 pages.
Financial institutions are tasked with keeping businesses of all sizes financially sounds while also providing accessible banking options to everyday individuals. Fi...
The Circular Economy and Its Implications on Sustainability and the Green Supply Chain
Ulas Akkucuk (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 327 pages.
In the modern world, solid and liquid waste deposits are mounting due to increasing populations and wealth. Businesses are therefore being put under pressure to pay...
Planning and Analyzing Foreign Direct Investment Projects: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Halil Sarıaslan (Başkent University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 338 pages.
Globalization, accelerated by information technologies, has increased the speed of business transactions and has reduced the distances between international business...
Maintaining Financial Stability in Times of Risk and Uncertainty
Abhishek Behl (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India), Sushma Nayak (Symbiosis International University (Deemed), India)
Copyright © 2019. 377 pages.
Risks and uncertainties―market, financial, operational, social, humanitarian, environmental, and institutional―are the inherent realities of the modern world. Stock...
Global Trends of Modernization in Budgeting and Finance
Denis Ushakov (Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand)
Copyright © 2019. 354 pages.
Traditional financial markets are the most important lever of social and economic impact that can effectively regulate markets, industries, national economies, and i...
Corporate Insolvency Law and Bankruptcy Reforms in the Global Economy
Amit Kashyap (Nirma University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 261 pages.
With the increasing interdependence of global economies, international relations are becoming a more complex system. Through this, the growth of any economy is depen...
Time Bank as a Complementary Economic System: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Lukas Valek (University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic), Vladimir Bures (University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic)
Copyright © 2019. 208 pages.
Contemporary research in the field of time-based currency has generally been unstructured and takes a retrospective point of view. In practice, approaches to this fi...
Economic Dynamics of Global Energy Geopolitics
Ahmet Salih Ikiz (Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 305 pages.
The dominant powers in world energy geopolitics have radically changed in last couple of decades due to the increased demand for natural energy resources (i.e., coal...
Co-Manufacturing and New Economic Paradigms
Giulio Focardi (Osun WES, Italy), Lorenza Salati (Osun WES, Italy)
Copyright © 2019. 217 pages.
Workspaces and their design have a vast impact on the comfort and productivity of employees. Therefore, the structure of a workspace can be used to determine the soc...
Emerging Economic Models for Global Sustainability and Social Development
Bryan Christiansen (Global Research Society, LLC, USA), Irina Sysoeva (Independent Researcher, Russia), Alexandra Udovikina (Independent Researcher, Russia), Anna Ketova (Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law, Russia)
Copyright © 2019. 430 pages.
Change is an inevitable aspect of human life. As time goes by, certain processes and ways of doing things become inadequate. When it comes to economic systems, there...
Handbook of Research on Microfinancial Impacts on Women Empowerment, Poverty, and Inequality
Ramesh Chandra Das (Vidyasagar University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 452 pages.
One of the major tools of attaining proper development all around the world is complete financial inclusion, such that all classes of people can secure their lifesty...
Techno-Social Systems for Modern Economical and Governmental Infrastructures
Alexander Troussov (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia), Sergey Maruev (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia)
Copyright © 2019. 351 pages.
Applications have transformed the collaboration environment from a mere document collection into a highly interconnected social space. These systems interoperate wit...
Perspectives, Trends, and Applications in Corporate Finance and Accounting
Constantin Zopounidis (School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece & Audencia Business School, France), Apostolos G. Christopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), Petros Kalantonis (Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Piraeus, Greece)
Copyright © 2018. 354 pages.
Financial analyses, investments, and accounting practices are continually developing and improving areas that have seen significant advancements in the past century....
Maintaining Sustainable Accounting Systems in Small Business
Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Open University, Portugal & University of Évora, Portugal), Elisa Truant (University of Turin, Italy)
Copyright © 2018. 387 pages.
Accounting systems and sustainability management are vital for company management and performance. This is particularly difficult for small businesses. As such, it i...
Microfinance and Its Impact on Entrepreneurial Development, Sustainability, and Inclusive Growth
Ramesh Chandra Das (Vidyasagar University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 385 pages.
Microfinance is a broad variety of services, such as microcredit, for entrepreneurs and small businesses lacking access to banking and other financial services. As m...
Agricultural Finance and Opportunities for Investment and Expansion
Augustine Odinakachukwu Ejiogu (Imo State University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2018. 236 pages.
In the modern globalized economy, it is important for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the opportunity to enter diverse markets around the world. Through...
Regaining Global Stability After the Financial Crisis
Bruno Sergi (Harvard University, USA), Filip Fidanoski (University of New South Wales, Australia), Magdalena Ziolo (University of Szczecin, Poland), Vladimir Naumovski (University American College Skopje, Macedonia)
Copyright © 2018. 383 pages.
The prosperity and stability of any economic structure is reliant upon a foundation of secure systems that regulate the movement of money across the globe. These str...
Employment Protection Legislation in Emerging Economies
Samir Amine (Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada)
Copyright © 2018. 301 pages.
New developments in legislation have increased the availability of employment. These advances result in long-term improvement of economic and sustainable development...
Fractal Approaches for Modeling Financial Assets and Predicting Crises
Inna Nekrasova (Southern Federal University, Russia), Oxana Karnaukhova (Southern Federal University, Russia), Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 306 pages.
In an ever-changing economy, market specialists strive to find new ways to evaluate the risks and potential reward of economic ventures. They start by assessing the...
Regulation and Structure in Economic Virtualization: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Denis Ushakov (Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand)
Copyright © 2018. 238 pages.
Since the popularization of Internet access and use, businesses have moved to create and include electronic markets to reach a larger customer base. These electronic...
Accountancy and the Changing Landscape of Integrated Reporting
Ioana Dragu (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
Copyright © 2018. 303 pages.
In the banking industry, inaccurate record keeping can generate negative consequences. By developing solutions to address such issues, financial reporting initiative...
Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and Opportunities for Developing Economies in the World Market
Venkataramanaiah Malepati (Sri Venkateswara University, India), C. Mangala Gowri (University of Gondar, Ethiopia)
Copyright © 2018. 315 pages.
The role of foreign direct investment initiatives is pivotal to effective enterprise development. This is particularly vital to emerging economies that are building...
Economic Growth in Latin America and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis
Mauricio Garita (Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala), Celso Fernando Cerezo Bregni (Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Copyright © 2018. 240 pages.
As the global financial crisis has touched the entire world, it is important for entrepreneurs, government officials, and researchers to reflect on its long-lasting...
Uncertainties and Risk Assessment in Trade Relations
Marianne Ojo (George Mason University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 385 pages.
Country’s affairs are greatly impacted by shifts in government; thus, the availability of research on current happenings within governmental policy and relations is...
Economic Reforms for Global Competitiveness
Denis Ushakov (International College Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand & Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration–South, Russia)
Copyright © 2018. 363 pages.
Reforms are a necessary part of social and economic regulation. Each year, political pressure for economic reform becomes more prevalent, especially from various int...
Alternative Decision-Making Models for Financial Portfolio Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Narela Spaseski (International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Copyright © 2018. 333 pages.
Economics is an integral aspect to every successful society, yet basic financial practices have gone unchanged for decades. Analyzing unconventional finance methods...
Ranking Economic Performance and Efficiency in the Global Market: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Benjamen Franklen Gussen (University of Southern Queensland, Australia & Australian Law and Economics Association, Australia)
Copyright © 2018. 372 pages.
There are numerous determinants that drive and influence economic efficiency in contemporary nations. Critical insights can be gained from developing analytical mode...
Financial Entrepreneurship for Economic Growth in Emerging Nations
Atsede Woldie (University of South Wales, UK), Brychan Thomas (University of South Wales, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 304 pages.
Entrepreneurial endeavors are a pivotal driving force behind the modern business sector. These enterprises play a significant role in the development and sustainabil...
Technological Integration as a Catalyst for Industrial Development and Economic Growth
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA), Ülkü Yüksel (The University of Sydney Business School, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 272 pages.
The ubiquity of new technologies has led to significant developments across the globe. By utilizing the latest available innovations, countries can optimize their in...
Handbook of Research on Economic, Financial, and Industrial Impacts on Infrastructure Development
Ramesh Chandra Das (Katwa College, India)
Copyright © 2017. 466 pages.
The infrastructure of a country has significant effects on both the lives of its citizens and its place in international markets. As such, it is imperative to develo...
Handbook of Research on Policies and Practices for Sustainable Economic Growth and Regional Development
George M. Korres (University of Aegean, Greece), Elias Kourliouros (University of Aegean, Greece), Maria P. Michailidis (University of Nicosia, Cyprus)
Copyright © 2017. 440 pages.
New developments in socio-economics aid in increased productivity of manufacturing. These advances result in long-term improvement of competitiveness and innovation....
NFC Payment Systems and the New Era of Transaction Processing
Vibha Kaw Raina (Birla Institute of Technology, India)
Copyright © 2017. 193 pages.
Advancements in technology have created more opportunities for mobile applications in modern society. In the financial realm, these innovations provide better user e...
Social, Health, and Environmental Infrastructures for Economic Growth
Ramesh Chandra Das (Katwa College, India)
Copyright © 2017. 355 pages.
The development of any contemporary economy is affected by numerous factors. By creating stable infrastructures, countries can more easily thrive in competitive inte...
Outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Emerging Market Economies
Tomasz Dorożyński (University of Lodz, Poland), Anetta Kuna-Marszałek (University of Łódź, Poland)
Copyright © 2017. 377 pages.
The role of foreign direct investment initiatives is pivotal to effective enterprise development. This is particularly vital to emerging economies that are building...
Method of Systems Potential (MSP) Applications in Economics: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Grigorii Pushnoi (Independent Researcher, Russia)
Copyright © 2017. 162 pages.
Modeling techniques provide ample opportunities for progress across numerous fields. When analyzing complex systems, new methods allow for a deeper understanding of...
Measuring Sustainable Development and Green Investments in Contemporary Economies
Mihai Mieila (Valahia University of Târgoviște, Romania)
Copyright © 2017. 250 pages.
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly urgent factor in all areas of life, and its effect on contemporary economies can be vast. Sustainable development can trul...
Handbook of Research on Unemployment and Labor Market Sustainability in the Era of Globalization
Füsun Yenilmez (Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey), Esin Kılıç (Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 474 pages.
The effective utilization of available resources is a pivotal factor for production levels in modern business environments. However, when resources are limited or in...
Business Infrastructure for Sustainability in Developing Economies
Nilanjan Ray (Netaji Mahavidyalaya, India)
Copyright © 2017. 343 pages.
Economic growth is one of the primary goals for all countries. There are many factors that contribute to a healthy and stable economy, and studying these emerging me...
Applied Behavioral Economics Research and Trends
Rodica Ianole (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Copyright © 2017. 255 pages.
Interdisciplinary factors in the modern business realm have significant impacts on economic agents within organizations. These behavioral influences affect multiple...
Value Relevance of Accounting Information in Capital Markets
Marianne Ojo (George Mason University, USA), Jeanette Van Akkeren (QUT School of Accountancy, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 323 pages.
Among banking industries and insurance and security sectors, systemic risk and information uncertainty can generate negative consequences. By developing solutions to...
Examining the Role of National Promotional Banks in the European Economy: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Iustina Alina Boitan (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2017. 184 pages.
Banking entities have significant involvement and impact on the structure of a nation’s economy. By utilizing the proper strategies and available data, banks can act...
Tools and Techniques for Economic Decision Analysis
Jelena Stanković (University of Niš, Serbia), Pavlos Delias (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece), Srđan Marinković (University of Niš, Serbia), Sylvie Rochhia (Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, GREDEG, France)
Copyright © 2017. 305 pages.
The success of any business relies heavily on the evaluation and improvement on current strategies and processes. Such progress can be facilitated by implementing mo...
Corporate Espionage, Geopolitics, and Diplomacy Issues in International Business
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA), Fatmanur Kasarcı (PryMarke Business Academy, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 374 pages.
As global business competition continues to accelerate, it is imperative that managers and executives examine all facets of an organization so that it remains succes...
Handbook of Research on Global Indicators of Economic and Political Convergence
Ramesh Chandra Das (Katwa College, India)
Copyright © 2016. 616 pages.
The development of a nation can be influenced by a wide range of factors. In the modern era of globalization, under-developed countries must strive to catch up to de...
Global Perspectives on Trade Integration and Economies in Transition
Vasily Erokhin (Harbin Engineering University, China)
Copyright © 2016. 407 pages.
In the era of globalization, foreign trade has an immense impact upon modern economies. To succeed in the global marketplace, sustainable development in trade practi...
Handbook of Research on Social Entrepreneurship and Solidarity Economics
José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Copyright © 2016. 606 pages.
Education programs in social entrepreneurship helps to create and fill jobs devoted to developing the local economy, which has become a dual transfer strategy by whi...
Economic Modeling, Analysis, and Policy for Sustainability
Anandajit Goswami (The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India), Arabinda Mishra (ICIMOD, Nepal)
Copyright © 2016. 388 pages.
As the global economy continues to grow and change, issues concerning sustainability practices have become more prevalent. The implementation of efficient sustainabi...
Financial Market Regulations and Legal Challenges in South Asia
Amit K. Kashyap (Nirma University, India), Anjani Singh Tomar (Gujarat National Law University, India)
Copyright © 2016. 346 pages.
South Asia has experienced a long period of robust economic growth. While many regulatory policies have helped usher in this prosperous growth, some markets have pla...
Economics and Political Implications of International Financial Reporting Standards
Efobi Uchenna (Covenant University, Nigeria), Matthias Nnadi (Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria), Sailesh Tanna (Coventry University, UK), Francis Iyoha (Covenant University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2016. 417 pages.
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are internationally-recognized financial reporting guidelines regulated by the International Accounting Standards...
International Perspectives on Socio-Economic Development in the Era of Globalization
Saurabh Sen (Sunbeam College for Women, India), Anshuman Bhattacharya (Sunbeam College for Women, India), Ruchi Sen (Sunbeam College for Women, India)
Copyright © 2016. 288 pages.
In today’s world, globalization bears intense interdependencies between countries, and the impact global business transactions have on society and economics is more...
Handbook of Research on Impacts of International Business and Political Affairs on the Global Economy
Norhayati Zakaria (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia), Asmat-Nizam Abdul-Talib (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia), Nazariah Osman (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2016. 450 pages.
The growth of global commerce depends on many different factors and strategies in order for multinational corporations to efficiently compete and thrive in the inter...
Relational Methodologies and Epistemology in Economics and Management Sciences
Lucio Biggiero (Università dell’ Aquila, Italy), Pier Paolo Angelini (Interuniversity Research Centre for Sustainable Development (CIRPS), Italy), Mario Basevi (Italian National Institute of Statistics, Italy), Nunzia Carbonara (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Antonio Mastrogiorgio (Interuniversity Research Centre for Sustainable Development (CIRPS), Italy), Eliano Pessa (University of Pavia, Italy), Enrico Sevi (Università dell’ Aquila, Italy), Marco Valente (Università dell’ Aquila, Italy)
Copyright © 2016. 485 pages.
The social sciences, especially economics, management, and organizational science, are experiencing a tremendous renewed interest for their epistemological and metho...
Global Perspectives on Risk Management and Accounting in the Public Sector
Augusta da Conceição Santos Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Graça Maria do Carmo Azevedo (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Jonas da Silva Oliveira (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal), Rui Pedro Figueiredo Marques (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2016. 510 pages.
The effects of recent economic and financial crises have reached an international scale; a number of different nations have experienced the fallout of these events,...
Handbook of Research on Comparative Economic Development Perspectives on Europe and the MENA Region
M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey), Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 605 pages.
The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region’s economy is experiencing steady growth and is expanding as an active participant in investments with Europe, the Amer...
Handbook of Research on Financial and Banking Crisis Prediction through Early Warning Systems
Qaiser Munir (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2016. 514 pages.
In the last decade, both developed nations and emerging economies have been rocked by the effects of global financial crises precipitated by a baffling range of caus...
Comparative Economics and Regional Development in Turkey
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA), M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2016. 451 pages.
The rise of globalization has affected the ways in which nations maintain sustainable development and economic prosperity. Certain countries, such as Turkey, have ev...
Analyzing the Economics of Financial Market Infrastructures
Martin Diehl (Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany), Biliana Alexandrova-Kabadjova (Banco de México, Mexico), Richard Heuver (De Nederlandsche Bank, The Netherlands), Serafín Martínez-Jaramillo (Banco de México, Mexico)
Copyright © 2016. 410 pages.
The prosperity and stability of any economic structure is reliant upon a foundation of secure systems that regulate the movement of money across the globe. These str...
Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics
Susanne Moore (The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation, Australia)
Copyright © 2015. 356 pages.
The rise of women in the workforce has led to many campaigns for wage equality and the impartial treatment of both sexes as they pursue careers previously designated...
Green Accounting Initiatives and Strategies for Sustainable Development
Chirața Caraiani (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Camelia I. Lungu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Cornelia Dascălu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Florian Colceag (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2015. 381 pages.
In today’s society, environmental concerns are at the forefront of entrepreneurial decision-making and planning. With increased attention on an organization’s enviro...
Standardization of Financial Reporting and Accounting in Latin American Countries
Isabel Lourenço (University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal), Maria Major (University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2015. 352 pages.
Accounting has often been described as the language of business. As the increasing competition of overseas markets begins to affect even the smallest local companies...
Promoting Socio-Economic Development through Business Integration
Shalini Kalia (IMT Ghaziabad, India), Bhavna Bhalla (IMT Ghaziabad, India), Lipi Das (IMT Ghaziabad, India), Neeraj Awasthy (IMT Ghaziabad, India)
Copyright © 2015. 413 pages.
Developing economies around the world must balance fast growth with traditional values to achieve the greatest success. Issues related to rural innovation, knowledge...
Handbook of Research on Globalization, Investment, and Growth-Implications of Confidence and Governance
Ramesh Chandra Das (Katwa College, University of Burdwan, India)
Copyright © 2015. 526 pages.
The global economic crises of recent years have offered some sobering lessons, compelling economists, political scientists, and policymakers to reconsider traditiona...
Green Economic Structures in Modern Business and Society
Andrei Jean-Vasile (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania), Ion Raluca Andreea (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania), Turek Rahoveanu Adrian (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania)
Copyright © 2015. 336 pages.
Environmental and sustainable development concerns permeate numerous aspects of society, including economic activity. Many countries now run their economies based on...
Handbook of Research on Behavioral Finance and Investment Strategies: Decision Making in the Financial Industry
Zeynep Copur (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2015. 525 pages.
In an ever-changing economy, market specialists strive to find new ways to evaluate the risks and potential reward of economic ventures by assessing the importance o...
Agricultural Management Strategies in a Changing Economy
Gabriel Popescu (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania), Andrei Jean-Vasile (Petroleum - Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania)
Copyright © 2015. 439 pages.
Research and development in agriculture is a very relevant topic in today’s society, especially given the evolution of land ownership structures and resources exploi...
Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions
Evans Osabuohien (Covenant University, Nigeria & German Development Institute, Germany)
Copyright © 2015. 495 pages.
Several studies have investigated the impetus and implications behind large-scale land acquisitions/deals at the global level; however, intranational factors within...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Developments and Regulatory Practice in Global Finance
Özlem Olgu (Koç University, Turkey), Hasan Dinçer (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey), Ümit Hacıoğlu (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2015. 433 pages.
The global financial crisis has called to attention the importance of financial development to economic growth as modern countries continue to struggle with debt, un...
Regional Economic Integration and the Global Financial System
Engin Sorhun (Istanbul 29 Mayis University, Turkey), Ümit Hacıoğlu (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey), Hasan Dinçer (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2015. 355 pages.
In theory, regionalism and globalization are intended to be viewed as two separate concepts. However, as long as the approaches complement each other, considering th...
Urbanization and Migration as Factors Affecting Global Economic Development
Denis Ushakov (International College Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand & Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration–South, Russia)
Copyright © 2015. 317 pages.
International migration and urbanization are potential solutions for stabilizing the global economy and bolstering local and regional economies. However, if unregula...
Handbook of Research on Developing Sustainable Value in Economics, Finance, and Marketing
Ulas Akkucuk (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2015. 550 pages.
In an age of rising environmental concerns, it has become necessary for businesses to pay special attention to the resources they are consuming and the long-term eff...
Handbook of Research on Economic Growth and Technological Change in Latin America
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 504 pages.
Investment in Latin America is continuously developing in complex patterns due to the region’s increasing role in the global economy. The Handbook of Research on Eco...
Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa
Lloyd G. Adu Amoah (Ashesi University, Ghana & Strategy3, Ghana)
Copyright © 2014. 336 pages.
In a world that is essentially digitizing, some have argued that the idea of the knowledge society holds the greatest promise for Africa’s rapid socio-economic trans...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Business Infrastructure Development and Contemporary Issues in Finance
Nilanjan Ray (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan), Kaushik Chakraborty (Netaji Mahavidyalaya, India)
Copyright © 2014. 477 pages.
The dynamic economic climate invites participants who are grounded in strategic financial management and infrastructure development. Thus, a lack of sufficient infra...
Knowledge-Based Economic Policy Development in the Arab World
Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)
Copyright © 2014. 355 pages.
The Arab world is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In order to keep up with the ever-progressing and expanding developments, advancements must be m...
Labor and Health Economics in the Mediterranean Region: Migration and Mobility of Medical Doctors
Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)
Copyright © 2014. 358 pages.
The increasing demand for health care and advances in healthcare technologies has exacerbated the present shortage of health personnel. In response to these changes,...
Economic Behavior, Game Theory, and Technology in Emerging Markets
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA), Muslum Basilgan (Uludağ University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2014. 462 pages.
Game Theory has provided an extremely useful tool in enabling economists to venture into unknown areas. Its concepts of conflict and cooperation apply whenever the a...
Global Strategies in Banking and Finance
Hasan Dinçer (Beykent University, Turkey), Ümit Hacioğlu (Beykent University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2014. 497 pages.
In a globalized financial market, the success of an organization in one country is often inextricably linked to the economic viability of an array of other nations a...
Econometric Methods for Analyzing Economic Development
Peter V. Schaeffer (West Virginia University, USA), Eugene Kouassi (University of Cocody, Cote d'Ivoire)
Copyright © 2014. 339 pages.
Exploring and understanding the analysis of economic development is essential as global economies continue to experience extreme fluctuation. Econometrics brings tog...
Technology and Financial Crisis: Economical and Analytical Views
Ali Serhan Koyuncugil (Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Turkey), Nermin Ozgulbas (Baskent University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2013. 321 pages.
Rapid improvements and constant advancements in information technology have inevitably lead to significant changes for businesses across the globe. As a result, some...
Simulation in Computational Finance and Economics: Tools and Emerging Applications
Biliana Alexandrova-Kabadjova (Banco de Mexico, Mexico), Serafin Martinez-Jaramillo (Banco de Mexico, Mexico), Alma Lilia Garcia-Almanza (Banco de Mexico, Mexico), Edward Tsang (University of Essex, UK)
Copyright © 2013. 378 pages.
Simulation has become a tool difficult to substitute in many scientific areas like manufacturing, medicine, telecommunications, games, etc. Finance is one of such ar...
Information Systems for Global Financial Markets: Emerging Developments and Effects
Alexander Y. Yap (Elon University, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 436 pages.
Financial markets around the world can affect each other in a matter of seconds as financial information systems are programmed to buy or sell stocks and financial d...
Payment System Technologies and Functions: Innovations and Developments
Masashi Nakajima (Reitaku University, Japan)
Copyright © 2011. 242 pages.
Payment systems are the indispensable infrastructure for financial markets and business activities. Every commercial trade and financial transaction is finalized onl...
Advanced Technologies for Microfinance: Solutions and Challenges
Arvind Ashta (Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne, France)
Copyright © 2011. 398 pages.
In today’s global society, microfinance affords lower income individuals the opportunity to improve their economic situation through a democratic, market-based proce...

Editor(s) Biography

Ahmed Driouchi holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, as well as a “Doctorate –ès- Sciences” in Economics from the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine in Morocco.He is a professor of Applied Economics at Al Akhawayn University and also Dean of the Institute of Economic Analysis & Prospective Studies. His current work emphasizes the economics of knowledge for development, with focus on education, health, and poverty. His geographical area of research covers the Arab, MENA and the Mediterranean economies, with their relation to Europe. Ahmed has produced many different scientific articles and has spent several years looking at the economics of Intellectual Property Rights and Innovations. The most recent areas covered include market analysis of pharmaceuticals and patents besides theory and applications, and contribution to the migration of skilled labor. His active affiliation with FEMISE has been of great help to him in generating new ideas and innovative research outcomes.

Editorial Advisory Board

Ahmed Driouchi, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

Editorial Advisory Board
Abdellaoui Mohammed, HEC Paris, France
Agnieszka Klysik-Uryszek, University of Lódz, Poland
Ali Serhan Koyuncugil, Baskent University, Turkey
Atsede Woldie, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Delias Pavlos, Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece
Emilia Titan, University of Economics, Romania
Francis Odianonsen, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Janusz Swierkocki, University of Lódz, Poland
Jonas da Silva Oliveira, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal
José Manuel Saiz Álvarez, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Nermin Özgülbas, Baskent University, Turkey
Oytun Becik, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
Peter V. Schaeffer, West Virginia University, United States
Qaiser Munir, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Rui Pedro Figueiredo Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Samir Aguenaou, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
Syed Abidur Rahman, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Tomasz Dorozynski, University of Lódz, Poland
Vasily Erokhin, Harbin Engineering University, China