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Volume 8 Issue 3 2019 Abstracts
Analysis of Attitudes of
Talented Employees towards Selected Factors of Working Life
The paper focuses on the issue of talent
management, which is currently one of the biggest challenges in the
area of human resources management. The paper points out the
theoretical background of talent management, emphasizing the
importance of its effective implementation in the company. The paper
presents the results of the research carried out on a sample of
Slovak companies. The aim of the study was to verify the existence of
statistically significant differences between talented employees and
other employees in terms of selected aspects of the working life,
like interest in training and development, interest in career growth
and the need to participate in achieving set goals. In order to
achieve this aim we tested 3 hypotheses using the F-test method to
test the variance and Student's t-test. All the hypotheses were confirmed.
Keywords: talent management, talent pool,
working life, training and development, career growth
Citation: Cocuľova, J.
(2019), “Analysis of
Attitudes of Talented Employees towards Selected Factors of Working
Journal of Applied Management
and Investments, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 117-124.
A Study on Commodity Market
Behaviour, Price Discovery and its Factors
Commodity markets have been gaining importance in recent years,
giving participants an opportunity to go for forward contracting and
hedging. In particular, derivative markets have attained more than
eighteen times in trading volume when compared to the spot markets.
This paper provides an overview of the commodity market in India and
its participants, and analyses twelve commodities that are traded in
MCX (Multi Commodity Exchange), in terms of price discovery of the
spot and futures markets using GARCH model.
It also analyses the impact of trading volume, inflation and other
macroeconomic factors on spot and futures price movements.
markets, price discovery, GARCH model,
trading volume, inflation, macroeconomic factors
JEL Codes: Q02, C58, G13
Citation: Dash, M.
(2019), “A Study on Commodity Market Behaviour, Price Discovery and
Journal of Applied Management
and Investments, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 125-134.
Does Insurance Promote Economic Growth?
Evidence from BRICS Countries
S. Devarakonda, J. Chittineni
The influence of economic growth is realized through the
functions of financial intermediaries – the mobilization of savings,
the reduction in the cost of capital through economies of scale and
specialization, the provision of risk management and liquidity, the
improvement of resource allocation. Given the vast body of research
on the relationship between bank/capital market – finance and
economic growth, there is definitely a need for more empirical work
on the insurance-growth nexus. Insurance companies play a major role
in these functions and thus should also play a major role in economic
growth, as they are the main risk management resource for companies
and individuals. Therefore, according to the theory, the insurance
sector is one of the factors contributing to economic growth. This paper examines the short- and long-run
dynamic relationships exhibited between economic growth and growth in
the insurance industry for BRICS countries. This is achieved by
conducting a co-integration analysis on a unique set of annual data
for GDP per capita and total insurance penetration, life insurance
penetration and non-life insurance penetration in each country from
1990 to 2014. The results from the tests suggest that in these
countries, the economic growth.
Granger causes insurance development and the relationship is
unidirectional. Moreover, the results indicate that these relationships
are country specific and any discussion of whether the insurance
industry does promote economic growth will be dependent on a number
of national circumstances.
development, economic growth, insurance penetration, co-integration,
JEL Codes: G22, O47, C12
Citation: Devarakonda, S. and Chittineni, J. (2019), “Does
Insurance Promote Economic Growth? Evidence from BRICS Countries”, Journal of Applied Management and
Investments, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 135-146.
The Nordic Baltic Region and
European Integration: Economic, Political and Security Concerns
H. Þ. Hilmarsson
The Nordic Baltic region is now closely interlinked via trade,
investment, mobility of people, and financial sector. All the eight
countries in this group have pursued some form of integration with
the European Union (EU). Six of them are EU member states, four of
them are members of the euro area, and all of them are within the
European Economic Area (EEA) and all are Schengen member states. But
can these small countries as a group cooperate more closely and
perhaps exercise more collective authority in Europe? The Nordic
countries and the Baltic States cooperate in the Bretton Woods
institutions, the World Bank and the IMF, and six of them are among
European NATO member states. But when it comes to European integration
the lack of common approach complicates their cooperation. Within
this group there are internal divisions between the hardcore EU and euro area member states (the
Baltics and Finland), EU members (Denmark and Sweden) and EU
outsiders (Iceland and Norway). Common pathways for the future
cooperation in Europe may be hard to find. Also, the Nordics are high
income welfare states, but the Baltics are neoliberal with minimal
governments and low-tax regimes. Additionally, external forces
continue to challenge the Nordic Baltic region, including revanchist
Russian policies threatening Baltic sovereignty, unpredictable US
policies towards NATO as well as reduced military presence in Europe,
and rather dismal EU and euro area post crisis economic performance.
All point to a future of uncertainty including both economic and
integration, small states, regional cooperation, Nordic countries,
JEL Codes: F15, F53, O52
H. Þ. (2019), “The Nordic Baltic Region and European Integration:
Economic, Political and Security Concerns”, Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Vol. 8 No.
3, pp. 147-158.
Formation of a Balance-Based
Complex of Indicators in the Food Procurement Management System
Kniaz, R. Skrynkovskyy,
T. Protsiuk, V. Matsuk
in the food market is usually conducted in a competitive environment.
The competitive environment is characterized by business risks, the
source of which is a competitive struggle for the consumer.
Consequently, competing enterprises are constantly searching for
opportunities for lowering prices, improving the quality of goods
offered for the market and diversifying the product range. This
implies a change in the conditions of the internal and external
environment, as well as the permanent need to identify the need for
adoption of corrective, and sometimes, anti-crisis decisions. The
identification of the need for regulatory decisions is based on the
results of monitoring the factors that affect the various components
of the management system of the enterprise. For food companies, in addition
to economic efficiency, a key component that needs monitoring and
regulating the quality and safety of food products, including their
manufacture, storage, transport and sale. Given this, it is important to deepen
the theoretical and applied provisions for the formation of a
balanced set of indicators that would characterize both the economic
efficiency of food businesses and the quality and safety of the
products they offer on the market. The construction of such a set of
indicators requires clarification of the list and disclosure of the
essence of the principles of economic efficiency, the principles of
implementing a system for managing the safety and quality of food
products, as well as the principles of the formation of the actual
set of indicators. An important aspect of forming a balanced set of
indicators in the food business management system is also the
allocation of components of the logical-structural scheme of this
process, establishing links that indicate that there are key factors
in the formation of common conclusions based on the results of the
integrated assessment of the activities of business entities on the
efficiency, quality, safety, food enterprise, indicators
M14, O15, L22
Citation: Kniaz, S., Skrynkovskyy, R., Protsiuk,
T. and Matsuk, V. (2019), “Formation of a
Balance-Based Complex of Indicators in the Food Procurement
Management System”, Journal of
Applied Management and Investments, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 159-171.