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EDITORIAL

Dr. Amitabh Upadhya
Editor- In- Chief

A new-look Skyline Business Journal (SBJ) is a befitting dedication to the Silver Jubilee edition! A lot of discussion and deliberation took place to finally settle for the smart new look of the journal which is now in your hands. Skyline University College has, this year, completed 25 years of its academic presence in the UAE…Read more

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Pharmaceutical business in Bangladesh: opportunities and challenges

Sheikh Abdur Rahim, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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One of the highest priority  sectors in Bangladesh is the Pharmaceutical  sector. The reason is that the sector is the second highest contributor to the national exchequer and it creates huge employment opportunities for the unemployed people in Bangladesh…Read more

Keywords: pharmaceutical, intellectual, opportunity, challenge, Bangladesh

Suggested citation: Rahim, S. A.(2015).Pharmaceutical business in Bangladesh: opportunities and challenges. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 11, No 1,pp 01-11.

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Workers’ perception to job security: an empirical study on the organized leather industry in Kolkata, India

Indranil Bose, Westford School of Management, Sharjah, UAE
Sredharran Sampath, Westford School of Management, Sharjah, UAE

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Kolkata leather industry employs around sixty five  thousand workers, yet  the overall working condition in most of the leather units, even in the much hyped 'Calcutta Leather Complex' seem to be not even closer to t"he minimumprescribed standards at per different labour regulations...Read more

Keywords: perception, job security, empirical research, organized leather industry

Suggested citation: Bose, I. & Sampath, S.(2015). Workers’ perception to job security: an empirical study on the organized leather industry in Kolkata, India. Skyline Business Journal, Volume  11, No 1,pp 12 -21.

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Commodity futures trading and price discovery in India: an empirical investigation

Ramesh Chander, Professor, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
Mehak Arora, Research Scholar, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

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Seasonality of agriculture cause higher price volatility at varied point thus makes it a risky enterprise. Commodity futures trading facilitates price discovery and thus reduces volatility in theprice of the underlying. In the study, we have made an endeavor to scruti­ nize price discovery relationship intended for…Read more

Keywords: perception, price discovery, agri-commodity, ncdex, granger causality, VECM

Suggested citation: Chander, R. & Arora, M.(2015). Commodity futures trading and price discovery in India: an empirical investigation, Skyline Business Journal, Volume  11, No 1,pp 22-31.

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Exchange rate determination and out of sample forecasting: co-integration analysis

Hafsa Hina, Assistant Professor, Pakistan Institute of Development, Economics, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Forecasting the nominal exchange rate has been one of the most difficult  exercises in economics. This study employs the Frankel (1979) monetary model of exchange rate to examine the long run behavior of Pakistan rupee per unit of US dollar over the period…Read more

Keywords: exchange rate determination; unit root; co-integration; error correction model; forecasting; random walk model

Suggested citation: Hina, H. (2015).Exchange rate determination and out of sample forecasting: co-integration analysis. Skyline Business Journal, Volume  11, No 1,pp 32-45.

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Dividend policy and market price behaviour in Indian companies

Sandeep Goel,  Management Development, Institute, Gurgaon. Haryana, INDIA

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The present paper looks at the dividend policy of the top Indian companies with regard to its consistency and its effect on their market price. A period of five years, viz. 2006 to 2010 has been considered for analyzing the interrelationship between corporate dividend policy and its market value...Read more

Keywords: dividend, dividend policy, market price, return, shareholders

Suggested citation: Goel, S.(2015). Dividend policy and market price behaviour in Indian companies. Skyline Business Journal, Volume  11,, No 1,pp 46-53.

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Testing the stationarity of beta for banking sector stocks in Indian stock markets: a panel regression analysis

Mihir Dash,  Alliance University, Bangalore, India

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Beta is the central concept in the CAPM model. If betas vary considerably across time, the CAPM model's explanatory power would be undermined. The objective of the study is to test the stationar­ity of beta for banking sector stocks in different market regimes in Indian stock markets...Read more

Keywords: time-varying beta, banking sector, Indian stock markets, panel regression analysis

Suggested citation: Dash, M.(2015). Testing the stationarity of beta for banking sector stocks in Indian stock markets: a panel regression analysis. Skyline Business Journal, Volume  11, No 1,pp 54-60.

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Mitigating credit risk: an empirical study of Indian public sector banks

Renu Arora, Mata Sundri College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Archana Singh, Delhi School of Management, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India

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The purpose of this paper is to study the core credit risk management processes and procedures of the Indian public sector banks and identify thegrey areas to improve effective­ ness of these systems for risk mitigation. Credit risk management is a key banking system to control non-performing loans...Read more

Keywords: India, risk infrastructure, system disintegration, risk-based appraisals, inconsistencies in risk-ratings

Suggested citation: Arora, R. & Singh, A.(2015), Mitigating credit risk: an empirical study of Indian public sector banks. Skyline Business Journal, Volume XI, No 1,pp 55-71.

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An empirical analysis of the vulnerability of the GCC countries to the financial crisis of 2008

Zaheda Ronak (CMA), Jumeira University, Dubai, UAE

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The financial crisis of 2008 initiated itself as a crisis in the housing segment of the United States and then spread rapidly across most of the world, although some economies were more vulnerable than others. It engulfed advanced economies, emerging markets and various other countries alike...Read more

Keywords: Financial crisis 2008, GCC countries, contagion, quantitative impact, vulnerability to external crisis, financial stress

Suggested citation: Ronak, Z.(2015).An empirical analysis of the vulnerability of the GCC countries to the financial crisis of 2008.Skyline Business Journal, Volume  11, No 1,pp 72-88.

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Assessing the performance of cloud-based customer relationship management systems

Prerna Lal,  WISDOM, Banasthali University, Rajasthan. India
Sangeeta Shah Bharadwaj, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India

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Cloud-based services has changed the dynamics of delivering information technology services to the customer and has enabled organizations to be more flexible. The intent of this study is to empirically test the performance of cloud-based customer relationship management systems using DeLone and McLean's Information System...Read more

Keywords: cloud computing, cloud-based services, customer relationship management, adoption, DeLone and McLean IS model of success

Suggested citation: Lal, P. & Bharadwaj, S. S.(2015).Assessing the performance of cloud-based customer relationship management systems.Skyline Business Journal, Volume  11, No 1,pp 89-.100.

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Innovating the CZECH and SLOVAK tourism through creative tourism

Ing. Alzbeta Kiralova, University College of Business in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Andrej Malachovsky, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

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Tourism in the Czech and the Slovak Republics recorded dynamic changes since the split of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Significant changes and modernization can be seen in tourism offer especially at local and regional level. Changes also occurred in the structure of markets and their redistribution within the country...Read more

Keywords
: competitiveness, innovation, creative tourism, visitor, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Suggested citation: Kiralova, I.A. & Malachovsky, A.(2015).Innovating the CZECH and SLOVAK tourism through creative tourism.Skyline Business Journal, Volume 11, No 1,pp 101-116.

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