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    • Structural Change in MENA Remittance Flows 

      Naufal, George S.; Genc, Ismail (American University of Sharjah, 2013-06-05)
      After independence, the GCC countries relied heavily on foreign workers from fellow Arabs countries. Thus, remittances flowed from GCC to other countries in MENA. In the 1980s-1990s labor source switched to South Asia, ...
    • Investors' Payout-form Preference and Taxes 

      Chazi, Abdelaziz; Theodossioub, Alexandra; Zantout, Zaher (American University of Sharjah, 2013-06-05)
      We find the form of U.S. corporate cash payout to shareholders often relevant to share price and in different directions at different times. Regularly cash-dividend paying firms have a significant share price premium ...
    • R&D Productivity following First-Time CIO Appointments 

      Khallaf, Ashraf; Skantz, Terrance R. (American University of Sharjah, 2013-06-09)
      Prior studies find that firms announcing the appointment of a new chief information officer (CIO) are rewarded by stock price increases, suggesting that the market expects new CIOs to add long-term value to the firm. In ...
    • Key Account Management and the Relationship Lifecycle: Towards a Framework for Collaboration 

      Ashill, Nicholas; Naumann, Earl; Sirdeshmukh, Deepak; Williams, Paul (American University of Sharjah, 2013-06-12)
      This paper examines the strategic drivers of effective key account management (KAM) and their integration into the relationship lifecycle. Previous KAM initiatives have tended to be focused on the sellers' perspective, ...
    • Fiscal Discriminations in Three Wars 

      Hall, George J.; Sargent, Thomas J. (American University of Sharjah, 2013-06-13)
      In 1790, a U.S. paper dollar was widely held in disrepute (something shoddy was not 'worth a Continental'). By 1879, a U.S. paper dollar had become 'as good as gold.' These outcomes emerged from how the U.S. federal ...
    • Drivers of Customer Loyalty in B2B Services: A Firm-level Analysis Over Time 

      Khan, Sajid; Williams, Paul; Naumann, Earl (American University of Sharjah, 2013-09-08)
      Identifying the drivers of relationship quality, satisfaction and customer loyalty has been the subject of much marketing research for over twenty years. However, there are a number of gaps in the literature, especially ...
    • Firm Growth and Political Institutions 

      Boubakri, Narjess; El Ghoul, Sadok; Saffar, Walid (American University of Sharjah, 2013-11-06)
      Using a large sample of 115,534 firm-year observations from 46 countries over the period 1992 to 2007, we investigate the impact of political institutions on firms' growth. We find that high levels of political constraint ...
    • International Diversification and Corporate Social Responsibility 

      Attig, Najah; Boubakri, Narjess; El Ghoul, Sadok; Guedhami, Omrane (American University of Sharjah, 2013-11-07)
      Using a large sample of 3,040 U.S. firms and 16,606 firm-year observations over the 1991-2010 period, we find strong evidence that firm internationalization is positively related to the firm's corporate social responsibility ...
    • Reevaluating Terrorism and Economic Growth: Dynamic Panel Analysis and Cross-Sectional Dependence 

      Gaibulloev, Khusrav; Sandler, Todd; Sul, Donggyu (American University of Sharjah, 2013-11-11)
      Contrary to the extant literature, this paper shows that the impact of terrorism on economic growth is insignificant in five regional samples. These surprising results follow when Nickell bias and cross-sectional dependence ...
    • The Logic of Fateful Choices Faced by the Leaders of Commissions of Inquiry 

      Wallis, Joe (American University of Sharjah, 2013-12-03)
      Commission scholars have been skeptical about the reasons governments give for their appointment but have generally accepted that their relationship with government is kept armslength during their inquiry. An analytical ...
    • The Effects of Analyst Forecast Properties on the Cost of Debt: International Evidence 

      Boubakri, Narjess; El Ghoul, Sadok; Guedhami, Omrane; Samet, Anis (American University of Sharjah, 2014-01-02)
      This study investigates whether financial analysts play a governance role in international debt markets by examining the link between analyst forecast characteristics and the cost of debt financing. Using a sample of 2,686 ...
    • The RMB Debate: Empirical Analysis on the Effects of Exchange Rate Shocks in China and Japan 

      Kim, Soyoung; Kim, Yoonbai (American University of Sharjah, 2014-02-16)
      For a better understanding of the ongoing debates on the RMB, this paper investigates the effects of exchange rate shocks on output and the current account for China and Japan. We use structural vector auto-regression ...
    • Implications of Cost Behavior for Analysts' Earnings Forecasts 

      Ciftci, Mustafa; Mashruwala, Raj; Weiss, Dan (American University of Sharjah, 2014-03-27)
      Recent work in management accounting offers several novel insights into firms' cost behavior. This study explores whether financial analysts appropriately incorporate information on two types of cost behavior in predicting ...
    • On the Causal Link between Financial Development and Economic Growth: Case of Jordan 

      AbuAl-Foul, Bassam; Genc, Ismail; Darayseh, Musa (American University of Sharjah, 2014-05-08)
      This paper empirically examines the causal relation between financial development and economic growth in the case of Jordan for the period 1965 to 2004. That is, the paper attempts to provide answers to the following ...
    • Military Spending and Economic Growth: Evidence from Jordan 

      AbuAl-Foul, Bassam (American University of Sharjah, 2014-05-08)
      The purpose of this research is to investigate the causal relation between military spending and economic growth in one of the MENA countries, Jordan using annual data over the period 1988-2007. The methodology used in ...
    • The Reduction of Child Mortality in the Middle East and North Africa: A Success Story 

      Iqbal, Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf (American University of Sharjah, 2014-10-14)
      Although child mortality rates have declined all across the developing world over the past 40 years, they have declined the most in the Middle East and North Africa region. This paper documents this remarkable experience ...
    • Oman's Labour Force: An Analysis of Gender in Management. 

      Kemp, Linzi; Madsen, Susan (Emerald, 2014-11)
      Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the state of affairs in the Sultanate of Oman for the presence (or absence) of women in senior and managerial roles in private companies. The study also investigates ...
    • Socio-business responsibility in the Gulf Arab states: The case of the Pearl Initiative 

      Kemp, Linzi; Dunlop, Imelda (Emerald, 2014-12)
      Mr Badr Jafar, co-founder of the Pearl Initiative (PI), is the chief protagonist in this case study set in the Gulf Arab states. He launched this company at the United Nations in September 2010, and the launch was timely, ...
    • Bullwhip Effect Reduction and Improved Business Performance through Guanxi: An Empirical Study 

      Cao, Qing; Baker, Jeff; Schniederjans, Dara (Elsevier, 2014-12)
      Many operations managers have realized the potential of guanxi to facilitate business transactions. Likewise, operations management researchers have looked at the negative impact caused by the bullwhip effect on excess ...