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|April, 2013 | Vol. 4. No 1.|
1. Vítor João Pereira Domingues Martinho
Import and export of horticultural products in Portugal
Abstract: With this work it is analyzed the import and export of horticultural products between Portugal and the other world countries. It is used data about Portuguese international trade of vegetables from 2006 to 2010. The data were obtained from the INE (Statistics Portugal), gently given by the AICEP (Trade & Investment Agency). It is did some estimations taking into account the models from the convergence theory, with panel data and using methods by fixed effects, random effects and dynamic effects, for the Portuguese import and export of vegetables, separately. It is found convergence in all estimations. The volatility was also tested. All the tests show no stationary of the data. So, in statically means the data show weak regularity. In this way all the conclusion, must be did very carefully. This lack of regularity is a result of lack of a national coherent policy for the sector.
Keywords: Horticultural products, international trade, data analysis
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Vítor João Pereira Domingues Martinho. Import and export of horticultural products in Portugal. Journal of Economics and Engineering 2013; 4(1), 5-13.
Abstract: The study examined the effect of oil wealth on human capital and economic growth in Nigeria. Error Correction Model (ECM), Vector Auto Regression (VAR) and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) were used to analyse annual data for the period 1970-2007. The study found that oil, human capital and economic growth had both long-run and short-run speed of adjustment. Oil wealth had significant positive relationship with human capital and economic growth in the country in OLS analyses. When VAR was used to analyse the data, human capital did not lead to economic growth. Yet human capital stands as a transmission channel to economic growth.
Keywords: Human Capital, Vector Auto Regression (VAR)
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O. Adebiyi. Human capital as transmission mechanism of resource curse in Nigeria. Journal of Economics and Engineering 2013; 4(1), 14-19.
Abstract: There are few papers about the consumption pattern of the Portuguese wine, using econometrics techniques. This work, pretend to analyze the consumers behavior of the wine produced in Portugal, determining the demand equation with panel data methods. There were used statistical data available in the (1) Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA) website. These data were obtained from a study about the market analysis, made, in 2009, by the A.C. Nielsen. The data are disaggregated by region and type of wine (Doc Verde+Regional Minho, Doc Região do Douro+Regional Terras Durienses, Doc Região da Bairrada+Regional Beiras, Doc Região do Dão+Regional Beiras, Doc da Região de Lisboa+Regional de Lisboa, Doc da Região do Tejo+Regional do Tejo, Doc da Região de Setúbal+Regional Terras do Sado, Doc Alentejo+Regional Alentejano e Doc da Região do Algarve+Regional do Algarve), year (2008 and 2009) and by form of consumption (take home, direct consumption and discount). This work found some linear regularity in the consumers behavior of the Portuguese wine.
Keywords: Consumers, wine, Portugal, panel data
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Vítor João Pereira Domingues Martinho. Consumers behavior of Portuguese wine. Journal of Economics and Engineering 2013; 4(1), 20-25.
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate which dimention or variables effect of service quality (reliability, responsiveness, assurance, empathy, and tangibility) on customer satisfaction M-Mart level. The results shows that the variable of reliability, responsiveness, assurance, empathy, and tangibility simultaneously affect to customers satisfaction (Y) M-Mart, because the simultaneously test (F test) is sig. value = 0,000 < 0, 05. Partially (t test), reliability and responsiveness variable have no effect, because the sig. value is > 0, 05. The variables of assurance, empathy, and tangibility partially showed sig. value < 0, 05, so it has significant effect to customers satisfaction (Y) M-Mart.
Keywords: reliability, responsiveness, assurance, empathy, and tangibility, consumer satisfaction
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J.E. Sutanto, Rio Thixman. The effect of SERVQUAL dimention to customer satisfaction (a case study on modern retail of M-MART level at Mojokerto – East Java). Journal of Economics and Engineering 2013; 4(1), 26-31.
5. Ishmael D. Norman, Moses Aikins, Fred N. Binka
Earthquake resiliency of confined masonry construction in Accra-Tema, Ghana
Abstract: Purpose: We conducted exploratory research in Accra-Tema metropolis to examine residents’ perception of safety and resiliency of their houses of confined masonry construction in a strong earthquake of between magnitude M6.0 and M7.5 by analogy to Haiti and Turkey. We also assessed the enforcement of the National Building Regulation, LI 1630, (1996). Method: We undertook a questionnaire survey and documentary review. The literature review was done searching relevant books, journals and from websites using keywords like: earthquake resiliency and housing stock, collapse of buildings in earthquakes, earthquake emergency preparedness. The National Disaster Management Organization Act 517 (1996) and the National Emergency Preparedness Plan of 1997 were analyzed to determine how those have collectively prepared the communities. Finding: The research found that 56% of the owners of the building stock in Accra-Tema metropolis did not feel their houses were resilient. About 90% of the single storey and medium rise buildings constructed in 1910 – 2010, have sandcrete block infill. There are numerous problems with insufficient mortar cohesion and other weathering phenomena associated with mortar holding block infill to concrete beams and columns. Social Implications: Residents in Ghana appear to harbor irrational fear of earthquakes because they think their houses are not resilient, which needs to be addressed. Originality: This is the first paper on the risk posed by confined masonry construction in earthquake in Ghana, which should be of interests to all.
Keywords: Accra-Tema, confined masonry, resiliency, earthquake, risk reduction
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I.D. Norman, M. Aikins, F.N. Binka. Earthquake resiliency of confined masonry construction in Accra-Tema, Ghana. Journal of Economics and Engineering 2013; 4(1), 32-42.
6. Faisal N. Al-Madi, Ata E.M. AL Shra’ah, Mohammed A. Abu Rumman, Lama T. Khrais
Knowledge management and strategic decision making in the Jordanian public sector
Abstract: Knowledge management did indeed make it into the public sector later than to the corporate, but there is no need to explain its eventual adoption – public institutions constitutes a knowledge-intensive service industry, and their employees are by definition knowledge-workers. Therefore, this study attempts to provide a theoretical and analytical view of the current KM practices and their effect on decision making process in the Jordanian public sector. The research population is defined as all the managers in four ministries (Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, and Ministry of Finance). A self-administered questionnaire was used as the main primary data collection method. The type of research is a single cross-sectional design in which the collection of data from the respondents was carried out only once. Data was analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Results show that all investigated KM dimensions are implemented in the Jordanian ministries subjected to the study. Also, the study revealed that there is a significant positive effect of KM on the strategic decision making process.
Keywords: Knowledge Management, Strategic Decision Making, Public Sector, Jordan
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Faisal N. Al-Madi, Ata E.M. AL Shra’ah, Mohammed A. Abu Rumman, Lama T. Khrais. Knowledge management and strategic decision making in the Jordanian public sector. Journal of Economics and Engineering 2013; 4(1), 43-55.