International Journal of Economics and Finance

International Journal of Economics and Finance (IJEF) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of economics, financial economics and finance. The journal is published monthly in both print and online versions by the Canadian Center of Science and Education.

The scope of IJEF includes the fields in the economics and finance. Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review in any other journals. The online version of the journal is free access and download. If you want to order print copies, please visit:

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2015 Q2: Articles Received: 110; Accepted: 82; Rejected: 22; Published: 70; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 144; Accepted: 96; Rejected: 34; Published: 73; Retracted: 0


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Vol 7, No 8 (2015)

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Table of Contents


The Quality of Corporate Reporting of Non-Financial Companies Listed on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) PDF
Shakikh Hazza Bin Tahnoun Al Nehayan, Kamal Naser p1
Capital Structure of Property Companies–Evidence from Bursa Malaysia PDF
Abdul Razak Abdul Hadi, Hamidi Yusoff, Eddy Tat Hiung Yap p12
The Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on Japan’s Economic Growth PDF
Nariysu Yamasawa p20
Regulation of Bank Capital Requirements and Bank Risk-Taking Behaviour: Evidence from the Nigerian Banking Industry PDF
Georgina Obinne Ugwuanyi p31
Evolving Equity Market Interdependencies: Evidence from Emerging Markets PDF
Shalini Talwar p38
Audit Structure, Time Pressure and Judgment Accuracy: A Comparison between Strategic System Audit and Traditional Audit PDF
Murad Abuaddous, Mustafa Mohd Hanefah, Nur Hidayah Laili p53
A Construction and Empirical Test for Financial Risk Assessment PDF
Hao-Ting Li, Jiang-Rui Chen, Yuan-Biao Zhang, Kai-Long Li, Pei-Wei Hu, Jian-Yu Zheng p68
Integrated View of Inter-Firm Cooperation: An Empirical Study in Tourism Region PDF
Nguyen Phuc Nguyen p77
Portfolio Optimization Using a Combined Model of Fuzzy Network Analytic Process: An Approach Based on Similarity and Genetic Algorithm PDF
Mohammad Bahrani Jahromi, Sahar Kamalzadeh, Hedayat Tajik p88
Market Structure and Heterogeneous Traders’ Strategies within an Environment of Information Asymmetry PDF
Mosbeh Hsini p103
The Study of Relationship between Neuroticism, Stressor and Stress Response PDF
Xiaoyuan Chu, Tianyi Duan, Zhentao Ma, Yuan Li p114
The Effect of Human Resources Input in Enterprise Management in Taiwan PDF
Chien-Ming Huang, Hsin-Mei Su, Tung-Kuan Lin p123
How Cash Flow Volatility Affects Debt Financing and Accounts Payable PDF
Pierluigi Santosuosso p138
Measuring the Impact of Financial Flows on Macroeconomic Variables: The Case of Brazil After the 2008 Crisis PDF
Roberto Meurer p146
Does Foreign Ownership Influence Firm Profitability? Evidence from the Tunisian Context PDF
Dabboussi Moez, Kouki Marouan, Rajhi Mohamed Tahar p159
The Effects of Health on Labour Force Participation: Evidence from Turkey PDF
Habibe Günsel Dogrul p168
Bankruptcy Prediction Using Support Vector Machines and Feature Selection During the Recent Financial Crisis PDF
Umberto Dellepiane, Michele Di Marcantonio, Enrico Laghi, Stefania Renzi p182
Financial Inclusion: Policies, Status, and Challenges in Palestine PDF
Xiu Hua Wang, Fadi Hassan Shihadeh p196
Urban Services Growth in China: The Effect of Demand Factors PDF
Yuan Gao p208
Examining the Impact of Index Futures on Information Efficiency of Stock Market: Evidence from US, Japan, Hongkong and India PDF
Shanglei Chai p218
Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Nigeria: A FAVAR Approach PDF
Frances Ngozi Obafemi, Eugene Okoi Ifere p229
Productivity Growth, Efficiency Change, & Technical Progress of a Corporate Sector in Bangladesh: A Malmquist Output Productivity Index Approach PDF
Nasir Uddin p240
Moon Phases and Rates of Return of WIG Index on the Warsaw Stock Exchange PDF
Krzysztof Borowski p256
“Stagging” and Flipping Activity: The Moderating Effect of IPOs Performance towards Market Momentums PDF
Leow Hon Wei p265
The Role of Financial Literacy on the Development of Insurance Awareness PDF
Nilufer Dalkilic, Erdem Kirkbesoglu p272

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