The Modern Business Function and Environment
Edited by Cleopatra Veloutsou & Gregory T. Papanikos
ISBN:
960-88331-9-1, 814 pages, Hardback
First published in 2004 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

 

 

List of Contributors

 

 

The Modern Business Function and Environment: An Introduction

Veloutsou, C., Papanikos, G.T.

1

 

Section A: BUSINESS

 

 

Part One Economics

 

1.

Determinants of Aggregate Imports in the GCC Countries Metwally, M.M.

11

2.

Budget Balance and Trade Balance: Kin or Strangers - A Case Study of Taiwan

Chang, H.C.

23

3.

Exchange Rate Regime Switching in Favorable Period: An Algebraic Resolution 

Puibasset, C.

35

4.

A Model of Balance and Payment Crisis and the Von Neumann Model 

Olson, O., He, M.

53

5.

Government Assessment of Business Risk: A Study on Industrial Growth Support in Sweden

Ehrengren, L.

69

 

Part Two Accounting and Finance

 

6.

New Instruments and Techniques for the Management of Credit Risk: Strategic Tools for Banking Institutions

LePoder, L.

91

7.

Structure, Competitiveness and Efficiency Aspects of Jordanian Banking Industry

Al-Zu’bi, K.M., Balloul, M.Z.

107

8.

Conditional Expectation Method for Option Valuation by Monte Carlo Simulations  

Chateau, J-P.D., Ma, B.K.

123

9.

The Long-Term Stock Performance of Chinese Stock Offering  

Ouyang, L., Tse, M.K.S.

141

10.

Structure of Components and Asymmetry in the Intraday Volatility of the IBEX-35 Index Future

Quiroga Garcia, R., Sánchez Alvarez, I.

155

11.

Modeling Option Volatility: Empirical Evidence from FTSE 100 Index European Options

Kalyvas, L., Kiosse, P., Mylonidis, N.

169

12.

United We Fall, Divided We Stand?

Tejura, C.

181

 

Part Three Marketing

 

13.

The Role of Non-Food Suppliers in Turkish Retailing Industry in the Target Costing Process: Can Target Costing Be an Alternative in a Competitive Pricing?

Arzova, B.S., Uydaci, M.

195

14.

The Paradoxical Relationship Between the Exclusiveness of Luxury Goods and Profit Maximization

Radón, A.

207

15.

A Field Study on Creative Behaviour of Sales Staff in Turkey 

Gürbüz, F.G.

217

16.

The Use of Information and Communication Technologies for the Enhancement of the Brazilian National Hydro Resources Policy

Queiroz Ribeiro, É.B., Hoeschl, H.C., da Costa, F.C.

231

17.

Processes of Professional Identity Construction in the British and Dutch Health Care Sector: The Case of the Nurse Practitioners

Van Offenbeek, M., Leverment, Y.

237

18.

Is CSR a Concept Applicable in Candidate Countries? Case Study: Romania

Pantea, I.M., Ştafeą, P., Munteanu, V.

263

19.

Customers’ Evaluations of the Hypermarket’s Listening to Customers-System

Järvi, P.

281

20.

A Framework for Understanding the Interdependencies Between Mass Customization and Complexity

Blecker, T., Abdelkafi, N., Kaluza, B., Kreutler, G.

291

21.

In the UK, to What Extent do Adolescents Influence Family Decision-Making Across a Variety of Product Categories?

Chavda, H., Dunn, C., Adcock, D.

307

 

Part Four Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources Management

 

22.

Toward an Approach to Modeling Change in Management: Applications of Change Theory

Micheletti, P.

325

23.

Responses to Workplace Bullying: Evidence from Finnish Public Sector

Pehkonen, H.

345

24.

For a Sociological Approach to Leadership: Women at the Top 1998-2003 

Martin, V., Pignatel, I.

353

25.

Personality Type Profiles of Potential Future Leaders: What  are they like?

Järlström, Μ., Valkealahti, Κ.

367

26.

Leader’s Personality and Leader – Member Exchange Style

Routamaa, V., Mäkelä, L. 

377

27.

Reviewing the Literature on the Interactions Between the Auditor and Client Management during the Audit Process: Implications for Future Research

Awadallah, E.A.

389

28.

Grumpy Old Men and Grateful Girls?  Making Sense of Equality of Opportunity at a UK University

McColl, P.

405

 

Section B: SMEs

 

 

Part Five  Small Firm’s Development

 

29.

Measuring the Impact of the Local Environment on the New Firm Birth Rate: The Example of the French ICT Sector (1993-2001)

Lasch, F., Le Roy, F., Yami, S.   

429

30.

Size and Firm Growth in Manufacturing Sector in Jordan

Al-Mahrouq, M.H.

455

31.

Factors of Growth of Fast-Growing Slovenian Firms in the Period 1994-2002 – An Empirical Study

Tajnikar, M., Zajec, L.

467

32.

Alternative Ways to the Growth of the SMEs in Italy: The Potential Role of New Financial Tools

Cariola, M.

481

33.

The Effects of Foreign Capital In-Flows on Small Business Environments: The Case of Kenya

Dubosse, N.

497

34.

The Financial Accelerator Mechanism: The Case of Portuguese Small Manufacturing Firms

Cunha, J., Paisana, A.

509

35.

The Competitiveness οf Small Firms: An Internal Perspective

Rubio-Banon, A., Aragon, A.

521

36.

The Measurement of Success in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Kitzmann, H.

541

37.

Internationalization of Czech Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises from the Point of Financial Management

Režňáková, M., Zinecker, M.

549

38.

Small Business Failure Rates and the New Zealand Retail Sector

Vos, E., Cox, C. 

561

 

Part Six Support for the Smaller Firms

 

39.

European Enlargement and its Implications for Small and Medium Sized Tourist Enterprises: Opportunities and Prospects

Katerinopoulos, A.

577

40.

The Business Case for Equality in Tourism SMEs: Strength or Weakness?

Lee, A.

591

41.

SME in Croatia – State of the Art

Osmanagic-Bedenik, N., Skrtic, M., Podrug, N.

609

42.

The Apulia SMEs Local Approach to the Global Market Guerrieri, A.R., Lorizio, M., Petruzzellis, L., Ravazzoni, R.

619

43.

Business Support Programmes for the Smaller Organization Williams, S., Elias, S.

635

44.

SME Consultancy Provision through a UK Management Education Programme

Rogers, R., Adcock, D., Halborg, A., Rogers, P.

651

 

Part Seven Information and the Smaller Firm

 

45.

The Impact of Employee Attitude on Project Achievement in an IT/IS SME: A Case Study

Daly, J., Papadopoulos, A.

661

46.

Knowledge Sharing and Innovation in SMEs. An application of Social Network Analysis

Pittino, D.

677

47.

Implementing MIS in SMEs: First Interim Report on Case Study Research

Meah, R., Horner, M., Hartland, S.

693

 

Part Eight Corporate Identity and Innovation

 

48.

Corporate Identity – The Negotiation of Conflicting Venture Styles

Zomack, T., Raith, M.

709

49.

Patent Experiences of Small Danish Biotech Firms in Medicon Valley

Davis, L.

731

50.

Biometrics for Electronic Commerce of Small Businesses

Gleni, S., Petratos, P.

749

 

Part Nine The Small Firm and the Entrepreneur

 

51.

From Startup Intentions to Business Success: Gender-Specific Career Patterns Among Business Founders

Lueger, M., Korunka, C.,Frank, H.

759

52.

Investigating Entrepreneurship for New Small-Sized Business in Athens Greece

Tomaras, P.

775

53.

A Fair Division Between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs

Cheung, K., Yuen, D.

789