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 Volume 3 Issue 2 2014                                  Abstracts







Granger Causality and the Capital Asset Pricing Model

M. Dash 

At the heart of the CAPM lies the concept of systematic risk. The systematic risk of a security is that component of the total risk of the security that is explained by market risk. This study investigates the econometrics of the CAPM. In particular, it analyses Granger causality from market returns to security returns, the absence of which would weaken the significance of beta, and undermine the foundations of the CAPM.

Keywords:  Capital Asset Pricing Model, beta, systematic risk, market risk, Granger causality


A Study of Banks’ Competitiveness in United Kingdom and Bangladesh Using PESTEL Model    

N. Florin

This paper examines the non-financial performance indicators of banking activities of both Bangladesh and United Kingdom through highlighting different variables. Organisations are now more concerned about their overall performance (financial and non-financial) than ever before as its value creation change due to technology, competition, change of taste and behaviour of customers.

Keywords:  non-financial performance, bank’s business position, business efficiency


Growth and Development of Corporate Social Responsibility in India   

J. S. Kadyan

This is an empirical study about the growth and development of the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility in India. An attempt has been made to see how the culture and tradition of charity as well as corporate philanthropy in India has undergone changes over a period of time. It also identifies and studies different stages through which CSR in India has gone through and how it has progressed toward its today’s corporate social responsibility.

Keywords:  corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy, trusteeship, corporate citizenship, corporate social performance, corporate sustainability


Purchase Intention of Luxury Fashion Products among Indian Youth   

R. Narayanan, D. Mallik

The paper investigates the key factors motivating intention to buy luxury fashion products among Indian youth in the context of perception value and social value. High-end watches were used as a proxy to represent luxury fashion products. The respondents belonged, within the age group of 18 and 36 years. To identify and explore the impact of explanatory variables on purchasing intention, multiple regression was applied as a quantitative model. Results show that modern Indian youth are status conscious, and look for products having snob value. They like to be perceived differently than others and have a positive attitude towards luxury products. The research finds great growth potential for marketers to customize their products, and target this segment.

Keywords:  purchase intention, luxury, Indian youth, attitude, materialism, uniqueness, status


World Practice of Internet Insurance: Incipience, Current Status and Perspectives

K. T. Svieshnikova, K. R. Lavrova

The paper presents the practice of Internet-insurance establishment in the world. Authors investigate positive and negative aspects of the Internet-insurance use. The conclusion is made that no business can ignore online trading any longer.

Keywords:  Internet, online insurance, insurance portal, insurance company, Internet insurance


Crisis Prediction in the Sphere of Maritime Container Transportation

E. A. Tselovalnikova

The paper deals with forecasting crisis in the sphere of marine container transportations, and provides recommendations for short- and medium-term planning of shipping companies’ activity in the sphere, focusing on economic performance. This is a prediction of crisis phenomena which is timely and actual problem in maritime container transportation. Due to the unstable situation at the market, the wording of the main priorities of industry development, mechanisms for achieving the goals and their priority set up will allow to deduce the services, provided by shipping lines, to a new level. Companies need to provide internationally competitive freight rates and good services in the short-, medium- and long-term periods and to develop best practices based on professional management systems. Thus, the need to predict the crisis arises so to avoid losses and foster development, operations and management at the international level.

Keywords:  container shipping, terminals, vessels, ship owners, feeder service


Mobile Phone Market in Mexico: Strategies to Undermine the Monopoly

J. G. Vargas-Hernández,  J. R. Nava Fonseca

Being considered as one of the most dynamic markets in Mexico, the mobile phone market becomes a really interesting market to analyze. The objective of the work is to find the factors that allowed the creation of a monopolistic competence market, being Telcel the leader in such monopoly, as well as the strategies that have been in power of the latest. I suggest a game, based on both economic and business theory, who may predict the outcomes of such strategies. It is concluded that Telcel´s rival firms now have with them both resources and capabilities to lower this monopoly even more.

Keywords:   differentiation, strategies, institutions, monopoly, technology


Losers and Beneficiaries from the Growth of Natural Gas Prices

A. G. Goncharuk

The paper presents the results of a study of the profitability for members of the natural gas market of Ukraine that are included in a supply chain - from extracting companies to final industrial consumers. Author founds that under conditions of high gas prices the extracting companies get the main profit of all sector, the rest of profit remains in various distributors. Industrial consumers of natural gas like metallurgical and chemical companies mainly suffer losses. The models for a regulation of natural gas prices for various industrial consumers are developed.

Keywords:  extracting companies, distribution companies, natural gas, metallurgy, chemical industry, rising prices, profitability




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