International Journal of Emerging Markets: Volume 10 Issue 4


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Use of e-government services: the role of trust

Mercy Mpinganjira

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of trust in understanding usage of e-government services in South Africa. Of interest are services that involve two…


Digital commerce in emerging economies: Factors associated with online shopping intentions in Pakistan

Ather Akhlaq, Ejaz Ahmed

More research is needed to understand the online shopping behaviors and intentions of consumers in emerging economies. The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent…


Market structure, efficiency and profitability of insurance companies in Ghana

Abdul Latif Alhassan, George Kojo Addisson, Michael E. Asamoah

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of the regulatory-driven market structure on firm pricing behaviour by testing the structure-conduct-performance (S-C-P…


Non-linear modelling of market cycles in South Africa

Yudhvir Seetharam, James Britten

The purpose of this paper is to expand on the sparse literature on non-linear modelling in South Africa and test for non-linearity of the market cycle on the Johannesburg…

Relevance of fair value of Brazilian banks securities in the financial crisis

Fernando Chiqueto, Ricardo Luiz Menezes Silva, Guilherme Colossal, L. Nelson G. Carvalho

– The purpose of this paper is to seek to clarify whether the fair value (FV) of Brazilian banks securities is relevant for investors in times of crisis.

Market structure-performance hypothesis in Kenyan banking industry

Solomon W. Giorgis Sahile, Daniel Kipkirong Tarus, Thomas Kimeli Cheruiyot

The purpose of this paper is to test market structure-performance hypothesis in banking industry in Kenya. Specifically, the structure-conduct-performance (SCP) and market…


Purchasing power parity as a long-term memory process: Evidence from some emerging countries

Mohamed Bilel Triki, Samir Maktouf

The purpose of this paper is to focus on whether the deviations from the cointegrating relationship possess long memory and the fractional cointegration analyses may…

An empirical analysis of funds’ alternative measures in the mean absolute deviation (MAD) framework

Mohammad Reza Tavakoli Baghdadabad

The purpose of this paper is to provide an attempt to evaluate the risk-adjusted performance of international mutual funds using the risk statistic generated by the mean…

Testing three materialism life-course theories in South Africa

Helen Duh

About 80 per cent of consumers in the world reside in emerging consumer markets (ECM). Thus, consumer behaviour theories and models should be tested for validation in ECM…

The role of financial development in economic growth: empirical evidence from Indian states

Madhu Sehrawat, A K Giri

– The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between financial development and economic growth in Indian states using annual data from 1993 to 2012.

Global managers: An analysis of the impact of cultural intelligence on job satisfaction and performance

Livia L. Barakat, Melanie P Lorenz, Jase R. Ramsey, Sherban L Cretoiu

– The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of cultural intelligence (CQ) on the job performance of global managers.


Dissecting sources of price momentum: evidence from India

Sanjay Sehgal, Kanu Jain

Momentum is an unresolved puzzle for the financial economists. The purpose of this paper is to dissect the sources of momentum profits and investigate the possible role…

A performance evaluation of Chinese mutual funds

Halil Kiymaz

The purpose of this paper is to examine the performance of Chinese mutual funds during the period of January 2000 to July 2013. Emerging market funds provide investors…


Cultural adaptation in cross-national buyer-seller relationships: A study of Russian buyers and Norwegian sellers of seafood

Gøril Voldnes, Kjell Grønhaug

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how buyers and sellers in cross-cultural business relationships manage cultural differences to ensure functional, successful…


Advanced and emerging economies Generation Y’s perception towards country-of-origin

Nathalia C. Tjandra, Maktoba Omar, John Ensor

– The purpose of this paper is to explore the perceptions of Generation Y from advanced and emerging economies towards the country-of-origin (COO) of fashion products.


A helping hand: examining the effect of foreign banks on the business environment

Christopher A. Hartwell, Bryane Michael

The penetration of foreign banks into emerging markets has been linked with financial sector deepening and expansion of credit. However, there is little research into the…

Understanding establishment mode choice of foreign manufacturing firms in Ghana

Samuel Ato Dadzie, Richard Afriyie Owusu

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the foreign direct investment (FDI) strategies of manufacturing firms in Ghana using the eclectic model in order to understand how…

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