Original Research Economics
Financial Development, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth: Evidence from Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)

Gomolemo Gashiten; Paidamoyo Mutepfa

Volume 8, Issue 9 , September 2021, Pages 647-667


  The study followed up on the observations made by Bara et al., (2016) who observed that there was a deficit in analyzing the growth-finance nexus using data from SADC countries. The purpose of the study was therefore to ascertain the impact of foreign direct investment on economic growth through the ...  Read More

Case Study Management
Customers’ Emotions towards Digikala Online Retail Services during COVID Pandemic: A Twitter Dataset Based Analysis

Nasim Bagheripour Salamat; Maryam Pournasir Roudbaneh

Volume 8, Issue 9 , September 2021, Pages 668-683


  The main purpose of this research is to identify the concerns of Digikala's online customers during Corona Crisis, which has been discussed and shared among Twitter users. This study collects hashtag-based tweets related to digital goods that cover the 2020 period. To analyze the tweets, text analytical ...  Read More

Case Study Management
A Comparative Study of Recruitment Industry in Japan, India, and Iran: A Growth Roadmap for the Iranian Recruitment Industry

Seyedeh Samaneh Seyedi; Abolfazl Darroudi

Volume 8, Issue 9 , September 2021, Pages 684-706


  International Recruitment Industry has experienced significant growth in recent decades. This study investigates Recruitment Industry in three distinct national contexts in Asia. In comparison, as a developed country, Japan has the world's second-largest recruitment industry, India, as an emerging economy, ...  Read More

Research Note Economics
Mixed Duopoly, Privatization, Subsidization and Partial Foreign Ownership

Kazuhiro Ohnishi

Volume 8, Issue 9 , September 2021, Pages 707-714


  The seminal work by White (1996) examines the welfare effects of production subsidies in a mixed Cournot oligopoly market where a state-owned public firm competes with fully domestic-owned private firms, and presents the following two main results. First, if production subsidies are utilized only before ...  Read More