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EDITORIAL

Dr. Amitabh Upadhya
Editor- In- Chief

At the outset, I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank all the members of the Editorial Board, Reviewers and Authors for the patience they have shown in the unavoidable but long process of reviews and revisions…Read more

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Effects of Technological Progress and Productivity on Economic growth in United Arab Emirates

Jimmy Alani, Gulu University, Uganda

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The study focused on the effects of technological progress and productivity on economic growth in United Arab Emirates (UAE) between 1970 and 2010. Empirical statistical tests were conducted after running regressions and deriving relevant econometric models…Read more

Keywords
: Technical, Productivity, Economics, Growth

Suggested citation: Alani, J. (2012) Effects of Technological Progress and Productivity on Economic growth in United Arab Emirates. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 1-11.

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Dollar Based Exchange Rate System and Foreign Exchange Market Volatility in Bangladesh

Taslim Hasan, Bangladesh Islami University

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This paper tries to find out the real causes of volatility in foreign exchange market in Bangladesh. For this purpose, performance of dollar based fiat currency regime compared to gold standard regime is analyzed, furnishing statistical data. Fixed, Pegged or floating exchange rate regime in this country...Read more

Keywords
: Forex Market, Fiat Currency, Gold Standard, Pegged System, Floating Exchange Rate and Bretton Woods

Suggested citation: Hasan, T. (2012) Dollar Based Exchange Rate System and Foreign Exchange Market Volatility in Bangladesh. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 12-16.

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An Overview of Employee Suggestion Schemes: The Past, Present and the Future

Flevy Lasrado, University of Salford, UK

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Innovations are becoming increasingly important for organizations to remain competitive in the dynamic business environment. Employee Suggestions Systems (ESS) is a useful tool used in the organization to elicit employees’ creative ideas. Over the past decades, suggestion schemes have been studied from many perspectives…Read more

Keywords: Employee, Suggestion System, Creativity, Innovation, Employee Involvement, Ideas Management

Suggested citation: Lasrado, F. (2012) An Overview of Employee Suggestion Schemes: The Past, Present and the Future. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 17-24.

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Quality of Work Life and its Impact on Behavioural Outcomes of Teaching Faculty: An Empirical Study in Oman Higher Education Context

Sathya Narayanan. S, Majan College (University College), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Umaselvi. M, Majan College (University College), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Mohammed Ibrahim Hussein, Majan College (University College), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

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This empirical study focuses at the role of Quality of Work Life (QWL) dimensions in determining the behavioural dimensions of teaching faculty in Oman Higher Education institutions. A nationwide study across the public and private higher education institutions in the Sultanate of Oman revealed that work-time pressure and job security…Read more

Keywords: Quality of Work Life, Sultanate of Oman, Higher Education, Teacher Performance, Job Satisfaction

Suggested citation: Narayanan,S.S. et al. (2012) Quality of Work Life and its Impact on Behavioural Outcomes of Teaching Faculty: An Empirical Study in Oman Higher Education Context. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 25-30.

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Expression of Dissatisfaction in Relation to Managerial Leadership Strategies and Its Impact in Information Technology Organizations

Harold Andrew Patrick, Christ University, Bangalore, India

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The study emphasizes on IT managers’ leadership strategies and what influence these leadership strategies have on IT employees expression of dissatisfaction. The dependent variable was response to dissatisfaction; Leadership strategies adopted by IT managers and Leadership strategies impact were the independent variables...Read more

Keywords
: Employee dissatisfaction, Leadership Strategies, organizational behaviour, Human resources management, Expression of dissatisfaction

Suggested citation: Patrick, H.A. (2012) Expression of Dissatisfaction in Relation to Managerial Leadership Strategies and Its Impact in Information Technology Organizations. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 31-37.

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Consumer Experiences Calling Vanity Toll–Free Numbers - An Exploratory Study

K. Shivakumar, Skyline University College Sharjah, UAE

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This study examines the experiences of consumers using vanity toll free numbers during the following three phases (pre- usage, usage, post-usage). This includes, the source from where they came to know the vanity toll-free numbers, perceptions about using vanity toll-free numbers, frequency of usage...Read more

Keywords
: Consumers, Vanity Toll – free numbers, Phases, Frequency, Problems, Training

Suggested citation: Shivakumar, K. (2012) Consumer Experiences Calling Vanity Toll–Free Numbers - An Exploratory Study. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 38-44.

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Impact Of Economic And Life Style Factors On Real Estate Prices In India

P. Praveen Kumar, Pondicherry University, Kalapet, India
R. Kasilingam, Pondicherry University, Kalapet, India

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Real estate industry is one of the booming industries in India. The real estate prices are driven by many factors in the country. The industry is more amenable to the changing environment. In other words growth rate in real estate industry changes according to changing environment...Read more

Keywords
: Real Estate prices in India, Growth rate in real estate prices, Factors determining real estate prices

Suggested citation: Kumar, P,P &. Kasilingam, R. (2012)Impact Of Economic And Life Style Factors On Real Estate Prices In India. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 45-49.

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Book Review Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change and Transformation

By Rami Farouk Daher Channel View Publications 2007 ISBN 1-84541-050-5
Reviewed by: Amitabh Upadhya  Professor, Skyline University College, Sharjah UAE

Suggested citation: Upadhaya (2012) Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change and Transformation. Editor: Rami Farouk Daher. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 50-51.

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