2013 Awards for Excellence

South Asian Journal of Global Business Research

ISSN: 2045-4457

Article publication date: 25 February 2014

Citation

(2014), "2013 Awards for Excellence", South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, Vol. 3 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJGBR-03-2014-001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited


2013 Awards for Excellence

Article Type: 2013 Awards for Excellence From: South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, Volume 3, Issue 1

The following articles were selected for this year's Highly Commended Award, South Asian Journal of Global Business Research

"Financial integration in selected South Asian countries"

Anil Perera
Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Caulfield East, Australia

Wickramanayake J.
Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Caulfield East, Australia

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine financial market integration in major South Asian financial markets: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Also to identify the required policy interactions and structural changes vital for broader economic integration
Design/methodology/approach – This research opted for an empirical study employing co-integration and causality techniques using a sample of stock and bond market data for major South Asian countries.
Findings – Empirical results show that both stock and bond returns are co-integrated, indicating common stochastic trends. Stock market integration appears to be much stronger compared to the less developed and data deficient bond markets
Research limitations/implications – The study relies on widely cited empirical methodology. However, adopting alternative specifications and also allowing for time variant factors while examining inter-linkages between stock and bond markets seem to be appropriate for robustness of results
Practical implications – Increased integration would help in reducing arbitrage opportunities in these financial markets, having implications for market participants and promoting economic growth through financial deepening, in general. Since the degree of integration is dependent on policy and institutional infrastructure, ongoing efforts to develop financial sectors and reforms would need to be accelerated to further strengthen the degree of convergence between securities markets.
Originality/value – The paper fulfills an identified need to examine financial market integration in the SAARC region, using data for both stock and bond markets. This is the first study to use bond market data for SAARC countries and it also adds to the limited literature of bond market integration
KeywordsBangladesh, Bonds, Financial integration, Financial markets, India, Pakistan, South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation, Sri Lanka, Stock returns

This article originally appeared in Volume 1 Number 2, 2012,
South Asian Journal of Global Business Research

The following articles were selected for this year's Highly Commended Award

"Market concentration and pricing behaviour of Sri Lankan banks"

Shrimal Perera, Michael Skully, My Nguyen

This article originally appeared in Volume 1 Number 1, 2012, South Asian Journal of Global Business Research

"Great (transformational) leadership=charisma+vision"

Naresh Khatri, Klaus J. Templer, Pawan S. Budhwar

This article originally appeared in Volume 1 Number 1, 2012, South Asian Journal of Global Business Research

Outstanding Reviewers

Catherine Ho
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Ken Hyde
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Ivan Indriawan
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Dr Daniel Holt
Michael Skully