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EDITORIAL

Amitabh Upadhya
Editor- In- Chief

Skyline Business Journal enters the tenth year of its launch with this issue. The next issue will complete a decade of scholarly journey, these past years the journal has gone through a steady process of evolution in circulation, print quality and merit of articles. We are still on the job to take the journal to yet greater heights…Read more

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The macroeconomic determinants of bank credit in Malaysia an analysis via the Error Correction Model (ECM)

Hassanudin Mohd Thas Thaker, Department of Business Studies, HELP University Malaysia
Tan Siew Ee, Department of Business Studies, HELP University Malaysia
Chuan Fui Sin, Department of Business Studies, HELP University Malaysia


ABSTRACT
The financial landscape in the Malaysian banking sector has undergone major structural changes in this era of globalization with various liberalization measures introduced during the last decade. These include government reforms to improve the bank infrastructure, existing ownership structures…Read more

Keywords
: Bank Credit, Unit Root Test, Cointegration Test, Vector Error Correction Model, Malaysia.

Suggested citation: Thaker, H. M. T., Ee, T. S., Sin, C. F., & Man, W. H. (2013). The macroeconomic determinants of bank credit in Malaysia: An analysis via the error correction model (ECM). Skyline Business Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 1-9.

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Testing weak form stock market efficiency on Muscat securities market: Oman

Arvind Kumar, Department of Commerce, University of Lucknow, India
Dharmendra Singh, Modern College of Business & Science Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

ABSTRACT
This paper examines the random walk behavior of daily and weekly returns of the MSM 30 index, the leading index of Muscat Securities Market during 1st July 2010 to 30th June, 2013. MSM-30 Index is tested for weak form efficiency using unit root tests like Augmented Dickey-Fuller test...Read more

Keywords
: Random walk, Unit root, Variance ratios, market efficiency

Suggested citation: Kumar, A. & Singh, D. (2013)Testing weak form stock market efficiency on Muscat securities market: Oman. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 9-12.

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The compatibility of business curriculum at Palestinian universities with the actual demands of the local market as perceived by business graduates

Usamah Shahwan, Bethlehem University, Palestine

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The research came in response to the growing concern among both academicians and practitioners in recent years regarding the relevance of the business curriculum taught in Palestinian universities to the actual demands and skills needed in the local market. This discrepancy negatively impacts employment opportunities…Read more

Keywords
: mismatch, curriculum, market demands, skills, textbooks, training

Suggested citation: Shahwan, U. (2013). The compatibility of business curriculum at Palestinian universities with the actual demands of the local market as perceived by business graduates. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 14 -21.

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The role of blogs as expat consumers source of information: an exploratory study

Shivakumar Krishnamurti, Skyline University College, UAE
Ruchi Agarwal, Skyline University College, UAE

ABSTRACT
The study examines the role of blogs as a source of information to expat consumers of products and services. A pre-designed questionnaire was used to collect the primary data from the respondents (experiences). Data were collected from sixty two respondents residing in and around the Emirates of Sharjah and Dubai…Read more

Keywords: Expat consumer, blog, blogging, information, products, services

Suggested citation: Krishnamurti, S. & Agarwal, R. (2013). The role of blogs as expat consumers source of information: an exploratory study. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 22-28.

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Job satisfaction: a study of public and private sector employees

Vishal Kumar, Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur, India
Savita , Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur, India

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The Financial Services and Banking Industry in India are witnessing significant changes. Liberalization in a highly regulated industry, growth of the economy, and consumerism fuelling a surge in demand for retail credit have contributed to entry and growth of private sector banks, foreign banks and greater sense of...Read more

Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Bank Employees, Public Sector, Private Sector.

Suggested citation: Kumar, V. & Savita (2013). Job satisfaction: a study of public and private sector employees. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 29-33.

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An exploratory study of work-life balance and work-family conflicts in the United Arab Emirates

Nick Forster, College of Business, Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Aisha Al Ali Ebrahim, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company Du PLC., Dubai, UAE
Nadia Alma Ibrahim, Research Analyst,  Emirates Airlines, Dubai, UAE

ABSTRACT
This article describes how Emirate women cope with the competing demands of work and family life and how these, in turn, affect their job performance, well-being and home lives. We found that many Emirate women face the same challenges in dealing with work-life balance and work-family conflicts as working-women...Read more

Keywords
: Emirate women; work-family balance; work-family conflict

Suggested citation: Forster, N., Ebrahim A.A.A.. & Ibrahim. A.A. (2013). An exploratory study of work-life balance and work-family conflicts in the United Arab Emirates. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 34-42.

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Changes in employer-employee relationship: impact of perceived organizational support on social exchange of the outsourcing industry in Sri Lanka

Sivalogathasan,V., School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China & Senior Lecturer in Management Studies,The Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, The Open University of Sri Lanka Nawala, Nugegoda, SriLanka
Ashmel Hashim, Al-Khawarizmi International College United Arab Emirates (UAE)

ABSTRACT
The employer–employee relationship identified as social exchange relationship in the organization. The exchange determines the employee work outcomes which are greatly influenced by the Perceived Organizational Support (POS) and Organizational Commitment (OC). This paper mainly focused to evaluate...Read more

Keywords
: Perceived organizational support, Organizational commitment, and Social exchange.

Suggested citation: Sivalogathasan, V. and Hashim, A. (2014), Changes in employer-employee relationship: impact of perceived organizational support on social exchange of the outsourcing industry in Sri Lanka, Skyline Business Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 43-49.

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Work-life balance and burnout as predictors of job satisfaction in private banking sector

V.Rama Devi, School of Management Studies, Vignan University, Andhra Pradesh, India
A.Nagini, KLU Business School, KL University, Andhra Pradesh, India

ABSTRACT
People are considered to be the strategic resources of the organization. They contribute to the success of the organization and serve as the source of competitive advantage provided they are satisfied with their job. A high rate of employee job satisfaction is associated with high commitment levels, low absenteeism...Read more

Keywords
: Job satisfaction, Work-life balance, Burnout, Private banking sector

Suggested citation: Devi, V.R. and Nagini, A. (2013). Work-life balance and burnout as predictors of job satisfaction in private banking sector. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 50-53.

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Regulation, interpersonal relationship and demise of a promising company: the case of great african insurance company

Anastas Kabral Nyamikeh,  Accra, Ghana

ABSTRACT
The case delineates the crass managerial ineptitude of the top management of a promising insurance company that cost the owners the very existence thereof. Taking advantage of a somewhat virgin insurance industry with weak competitors and an ineffective supervisory regime, the management of The Great Africa...Read more

Keywords
: Insurance, regulation, commission, liquidation

Suggested citation: Nyamikeh, A.K. (2013). Regulation, interpersonal relationship and demise of a promising company: the case of great african insurance company. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 54-58.

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