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Can Survey-Based Information Help Assess Investment Gaps in the EU?

Pana Alves, Daniel Dejuán, Laurent Maurin
2019 Social Science Research Network  
After controlling for firm-specific characteristics, the perceived investment gap (the difference between desired and actual investment) remains correlated with the reported impediments.  ...  We show that the indicators of impediments to investment at the country level, which can be derived from aggregating qualitative answers, correlate relatively well with macro-based hard data, which are  ...  These high correlations may refl ect the level of development of the country or the social choices towards public goods, as more developed economies tend to have better infrastructure.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3387502 fatcat:qifyc6puhzfmfjfv2taoqum26q

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2016 ICES Journal of Marine Science  
Of those directly involved in an ecosystem approach, the majority responded that processes were in place or developed for application of integrated knowledge toward assessing key issues within their respective  ...  The Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM) has emerged over the past decades, largely to promote biodiversity conservation, and more recently sectoral tradeoffs in the management of marine ecosystems.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the multiple workshop and survey participants, and members of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coordination and Support Action (  ... 
doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw214 fatcat:7ra6xgz6fraj3duaam7ay4okym

Barriers to SMEs growth: An Exploratory Study of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Manufacturing Sector

Fazal Haleem, Muhammad Jehangir, Zia Ullah
2019 Business & Economic Review  
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a pivotal role in an economy but in a developing country like Pakistan face various critical issues that hold back its potential contribution to the prosperity.  ...  The research serves a great deal of value for the investors, government, and chambers of commerce to take corrective action in time and to enhance the potential contribution of SMEs.  ...  For future research work, the perception of CEOs and Senior Managers could be tested for congruence among their views and its ultimate impact on firm performance.  ... 
doi:10.22547/ber/11.4.4 fatcat:7n3h4oyzajhyvnhkluer5pzglu

TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION IN MALAYSIA

Nur Hidayah Idris, Zulhabri Ismail, Harwati Hashim
2015 Jurnal Teknologi  
This growing concern makes the government and private sectors in Malaysia to be more proactive in minimising this problem without restraining the need for development.  ...  Further, the qualitative research was conducted in order to further confirm the most important impediments and the strategies to promote sustainable construction in Malaysia.  ...  Acknowledgement The researchers wish to express their gratitude for the financial support from Universiti Teknologi  ... 
doi:10.11113/jt.v76.2674 fatcat:2yt35yudgbgurezdams3veuz5y

The Race to Connect East Asia: An Unending Steeplechase

T. J. PEMPEL
2006 Asian Economic Policy Review  
The other two variables will influence the future regardless of how the first three are resolved: the structure and balance of domestic political forces, and leadership.  ...  The complex interactions of these five are then examined in the recent moves toward preferential trade pacts, increased regional monetary and financial cooperation, and security.  ...  Toward a Conclusion This paper has examined a host of impediments to closer regional ties and formal regionalism.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1748-3131.2006.00027.x fatcat:zt7kat45t5gixhl65tuwcqgbny

Page 4239 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 91, Issue 11 [page]

2004 Psychological Abstracts  
The results suggest that Poland may be an extremely challenging environment for women managers. Polish women who aspire to managerial careers are likely to find intense attitudinal impediments.  ...  INDUSTRIAL & ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY —The purpose of this article is to investigate attitudes toward the role of women in the workplace, and to draw conclusions and prognosticate difficul- ties that  ... 

Eliciting the Financial Challenges Facing Emerging Contractors in Developing Countries Using the Critical Incident Technique: A Case of South African Construction Industry

Hove George
2016 Business and Management Horizons  
Therefore, the results of the study cannot be generalised to the entire South Africa construction industry, however they can be used as part of the solution towards Emerging Contractors' performance.  ...  Based on the interviews conducted, the respondents highlighted twenty eight financial critical incidents perceived to have an impact or impacts on Emerging Contractors' performance.  ...  ECs have a significant role towards the economic growth and development of the country (Greyling, 2012; Buys & Daluxolo, 2012; Twala & Mvubu, 2009) .  ... 
doi:10.5296/bmh.v4i2.10289 fatcat:isxlwgwsyjacdorsbcygklb7zy

Social Norms and Impediments of Women Development in Bangladesh

Abul Kalam
2014 International Journal of Social Science Studies  
This study focuses upon the contemporary process of Social Norms and Impediments of Women Development in Bangladesh.  ...  The development of women in organizations, Decision making, Political participation and gender mainstreaming is currently seen as the dominant conceptual model for promoting social justice and women equality  ...  for women development but social norms are the main impediments of women development.  ... 
doi:10.11114/ijsss.v2i2.365 fatcat:waq74tpns5emfp3vuevyz64uj4

Approaches to Resolving Client Problems in Counselling in a Multi¬ethnic Society as Perceived by Guidance Counsellors in Anambra State

Ifeanyi Mathew Azuji
2020 Zenodo  
This paper investigated approaches to resolving clients' problem in counselling, in a multi ethnic society as perceived by guidance counsellors in Anambra State, Nigeria.  ...  values of the clients, and not recognizing that ethnicity and culture are significant parameters for understanding psychological processes are problems to counselling.  ...  This is likely to guarantee an even playing ground for all and a meaningful and coordinated development of the country in general.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3838712 fatcat:35cakd52qbhtdfh4qsneldw3dq

Awareness towards Peace Journalism among Foreign Correspondents in Africa

Ylva Rodny-Gumede
2016 Media and Communication  
Particular attention is paid to ideas and responses regarding Peace Journalism as an alternative model for reporting.  ...  , as well as attitudes towards alternative practices and models for journalism.  ...  Acknowledgments The author would like to thank the anonymous referees for Media and Communication for their thorough and very insightful comments and feedback.  ... 
doi:10.17645/mac.v4i1.365 fatcat:7cs654ypinc57mhojkunpcxikm

Perceptions of International Female Students toward E-Learning in Resolving High Education and Family Role Strain

Mboni Kibelloh, Yukun Bao
2014 Journal of educational computing research  
However, key concerns were raised over the issues of poor and costly Internet connectivity in developing countries, as well as perceived negative reputation, lack of face-to-face interaction and lack of  ...  The purpose of this study is to examine perceptions and behavioral intentions of international female students towards e-learning as a tool for resolving overseas high education and family strain from  ...  For example in developing countries women want to study more but financial and social barrier can't let them do this.  ... 
doi:10.2190/ec.50.4.b fatcat:k3xlphcs7verlizfdkr4x6aygu

Pharmacy students' attitudes toward pharmaceutical care in Qatar

Maguy El Hajj, Ayat Hammad, Hebataila Afifi
2014 Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management  
Objectives: The study objectives were to investigate Qatar pharmacy students' attitudes toward pharmaceutical care (PC), to identify the factors that influence their attitudes, and to recognize their perceived  ...  All respondents agreed that the pharmacist's primary responsibility is to prevent and resolve medication therapy problems.  ...  The study objectives were to investigate Qatar pharmacy students' attitudes toward PC, to identify the factors that influence their attitudes toward PC, and to recognize their perceived barriers for PC  ... 
doi:10.2147/tcrm.s56982 pmid:24591836 pmcid:PMC3938321 fatcat:mdstely5k5a5pbghlnnkim3gsq

Pharmacy Students' Attitudes Toward Pharmaceutical Care in Qatar

Maguy Saffouh El Hajj
2011 Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings  
Objectives: The study objectives were to investigate Qatar pharmacy students' attitudes toward pharmaceutical care (PC), to identify the factors that influence their attitudes, and to recognize their perceived  ...  All respondents agreed that the pharmacist's primary responsibility is to prevent and resolve medication therapy problems.  ...  The study objectives were to investigate Qatar pharmacy students' attitudes toward PC, to identify the factors that influence their attitudes toward PC, and to recognize their perceived barriers for PC  ... 
doi:10.5339/qfarf.2011.bmp2 fatcat:2jnwhg2pdzaurabd5x5gsucbzi

Business-Government Relationship in European Post-Transition Countries: Do Innovators Get the Worse End of a Stick?

Valerija BOTRIĆ, Ljiljana BOŽIĆ
2016 Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences  
Furthermore, innovative fi rms in these countries are more likely to perceive licensing and tax administration as obstacles to their business.  ...  The results reveal that corrected for selection mechanism, innovative fi rms do not perceive courts as an obstacle to their business activities more than non-innovative fi rms, although they seem to participate  ...  Whether innovative fi rms perceive courts to be an important impediment for their business activity is precisely what we aim to explore in this paper.  ... 
doaj:f902fdc26c9e45b3a72083e0219d1060 fatcat:7qlfwnvh2jdpffb3h5vylatobq

Strategic Directions for Developing an Islamic Banking System

Suleman Aziz Lodhi, Rukhsana Kalim
2005 Pakistan Development Review  
The prohibition of Riba is based on the arguments of social justice and equality.  ...  The new system should not only eliminate interestbased transactions but also introduce the concept of "Zakah" a contribution to the poor [Molla, et al. (1988)].  ...  Based on the experiences of developing interest-free banking system in other countries as well as in Pakistan, a questionnaire is developed and vetted with experts to perceive the "Bankers view" on some  ... 
doi:10.30541/v44i4iipp.1003-1020 fatcat:6htoabmgdzbsle3vuz4nsjgi4e
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