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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Mohammed Ibrahim; J.B. Agboola; Saka Ambali Abdulkareem; Oyewole Adedipe; Jimoh O. Tijani;
    Publisher: Nature Portfolio

    AbstractThe effects of temperature on corrosion resistance of Silver–Cobalt oxide and Titanium Dioxide (Ag/Co3O4/TiO2) nanocomposite coated AISI 1020 in a high-temperature environment was investigated. The Ag, Co3O4 and TiO2 nanoparticles were individually produced by m...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Yung-Tsung Lee;

    Risk management for investment guarantees with unit-linked contracts is very critical for the insurer. This paper proposes a framework to charge for guaranteed risk when the insurer reserves for the guaranteed risk. This framework can facilitate the calculation of risk ...

  • Authors: 
    Laurent Gauthier;
    Publisher: Pageant Media US

    This article discusses the use of mortgage-backed securities and fixed-income derivatives analytics in order to model agency mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) holdings in more detail than standard equity market practice. The author shows that book value proje...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Adeline A. Boatin; Anne Schlotheuber; Ana Pilar Betrán; Ann-Beth Moller; Aluísio J D Barros; Ties Boerma; Maria Regina Torloni; Cesar G. Victora; Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor;
    Publisher: BMJ

    Abstract Objective To provide an update on economic related inequalities in caesarean section rates within countries. Design Secondary analysis of demographic and health surveys and multiple indicator cluster surveys. Setting 72 low and middle income countries with a su...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    San Martin-Reyna, Juan Manuel; Duran-Encalada, Jorqe A.;
    Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

    This study examines the relationship between ownership structure and performance of public firms in Mexico, considering debt and the structure of the board of directors as contextual and institutional factors. This research seeks to explain the mixed results about the r...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Nordica MacCarty; Kenneth M. Bryden;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Abstract This paper presents an experimentally validated steady-state heat transfer model of a shielded-fire, natural-draft biomass cookstove suitable for conceptual design of the small household cookstoves used in developing countries. The input variables for the model...

  • Authors: 
    Xian Zhang; Xiaofei Lu;
    Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)

    This article reports results of a longitudinal study of vocabulary breadth knowledge growth, vocabulary fluency development, and the relationship between the two. We administered two versions of the Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT; Nation 1983; Nation 1990; Schmitt et al. 2...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Igor Aleksandrov; Marina Fedorova; Aleksey Parshukov;
    Publisher: EDP Sciences

    The objective of the article is to analyze the share and the amount of farm households in the regions of the North Western Federal District of Russia. The period chosen for the analysis makes from 2005 to 2019, excluding to year 2020 due to particular circumstances conn...

  • Authors: 
    Huan Wang; Rana Muhammad Sohail Jafar; Bian Fei;
    Publisher: IEEE

    Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) is a new way of public service financing in the world. In this structure, Government, private investors, and social enterprise cooperate together to solve social problems. The main service provider of SIBs is a social enterprise. This paper an...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Mnif Sellami, Yosra; Tahari, Marwa;
    Publisher: Emerald

    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the compliance level of Islamic banks with disclosure accounting standards in some Middle East and North African countries, and most importantly to analyse the factors associated with compliance. Design/methodology/...

  • Authors: 
    Masataka Suzuki;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    This study analyzes the dynamic relationship between stock prices and stock fundamentals. We focus on the Euro Stoxx 50 index, a major eurozone stock index, and its dividend futures. From the observed prices of the dividend futures and Euribor (swap) rates, we calculate...

  • Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014
    Authors: 
    Lyudmila Egorova;
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing

    We introduce simulation models of stock exchange to explore which traders are successful and how their strategies influence to their wealth and probability of bankruptcy.

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Muhammad Bilal Zafar; Ahmad Azam Sulaiman;
    Publisher: Emerald

    Purpose This paper begins with a challenge to explore the scope and dimensions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Islamic banking and design a CSR disclosure index, which may gauge the level of CSR disclosure in Islamic banking. Design/methodology/approach I...

  • Authors: 
    Wang Chen; Yu Wei; Qiaoqi Lang; Yu Lin; Maojuan Liu;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Abstract In this paper, we propose a new approach based on the multifractal volatility method (MFV) to study the contagion effect between the U.S. and Chinese stock markets. From recent studies, which reveal that multifractal characteristics exist in both developed and ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Fatemeh Mansourkiaie; Mohammed Hossam Ahmed;
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    In this letter, a cross-layer cooperative routing algorithm is proposed for minimizing the collision probability subject to an end-to-end outage probability constraint. We develop a collision minimization algorithm by combining cooperative transmission, optimal power al...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Simplice A. Asongu;

    The study extends the implications of Piketty’s celebrated literature from developed countries to the nexus between developed nations and African countries by building on responses from Rogoff (2014) & Stiglitz (2014), post Washington Consensus paradigms and underpinnin...

  • Authors: 
    Muhammad Ali Nasir; Toan Luu Duc Huynh; Quynh Thi Nhu Do; Cuc Thi Nguyen; Quynh Thi Tran;
    Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt

    This paper investigates the implications of government borrowing for corporate financing and capital structure of the firms. In doing so, we explore the effects of government debt, macroeconomic and firm-specific factors on firm’s choice of financing and capital struct...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Djaafar Chabi; Weisheng Zhao; Damien Querlioz; Jacques-Olivier Klein;
    Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

    Scaling down beyond CMOS transistors requires the combination of new computing paradigms and novel devices. In this context, neuromorphic architecture is developed to achieve robust and ultra-low power computing systems. Memristive nanodevices are often associated with ...

  • Authors: 
    Sheng Huang; Ruichang Lu; Anand Srinivasan;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    We examine the valuation impact of bank-financed mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and the loan contracts used to finance M&A transactions, focusing on the difference between bank-dependent acquirers and other acquirers. We find that bank-financed deals have high...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    K. Almasarwah, Adel; M. Omoush, Ahmad; Alsharari, Nizar;
    Publisher: LLC "CPC "Business Perspectives"

    This study aims to examine the IFRS compliance in Jordanian banks and its relation to stock prices. The impact of compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on stock prices in Jordanian banks is a rarely researched subject in accounting and finan...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Stanley N. Katz;
    Publisher: Universidad de Guadalajara

    In this essay, the author reflects in the first person on the history and development of philanthropy scholarship in the United States. The discourse is presented contrasting the political and social contexts of his country and internationally, along his forty years of ...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Svajone Bekesiene; Rasa Smaliukiene; Ramute Vaicaitiene;
    Country: Lithuania

    The present study aims to elucidate the main variables that increase the level of stress at the beginning of military conscription service using an artificial neural network (ANN)-based prediction model. Random sample data were obtained from one battalion of the Lithuan...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Junaidi Junaidi; Harun Pamungkas Apriyanto; Nurdiono Nurdiono; Eko Suwardi;
    Publisher: STIE Perbanas Surabaya

    This study aimed to examine the effect of auditor tenure in artificial rotation on audit quality. Tenure shows the relationship between the audit firms and a client that is measured in years. Artificial rotation of auditor (audit firm) indicates a condition that, concep...

  • Authors: 
    Sunil Kumar Khatri; Ayush Srivastava;
    Publisher: IEEE

    Sentimental Analysis is one of the most popular technique which is widely been used in every industry. Extraction of sentiments from user's comments is used in detecting the user view for a particular company. Sentimental Analysis can help in predicting the mood of peop...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Latsoucabe Fall;
    Publisher: SAGE Publications

    Electricity access is vital for alleviating poverty, and reversing the past and current negative economic and social trends in developing countries. However, despite efforts undertaken so far, the technological accomplishments and so-called breakthroughs, as well as gl...

  • Authors: 
    Geng Deng; Tim Dulaney; Tim Husson; Craig McCann; Mike Yan;
    Publisher: Pageant Media US

    The academic and practitioner literature now includes numerous studies of the substantial issue date mispricing of structured products but there is no large scale study of the expost returns earned by US structured product investors. This paper augments the current lite...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Lu-hong Yang; Shun-an Liu; Guan-yu Zhang; Chun-xue Wang;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    To improve the operational efficiency of global optimization in engineering, Kriging model was established to simplify the mathematical model for calculations. Ducted coaxial-rotors aircraft was taken as an example and Fluent software was applied to the virtual prototyp...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Haiying Che; Zixing Bai; Rong Zuo; Honglei Li;
    Publisher: Hindawi-Wiley

    With more businesses are running online, the scale of data centers is increasing dramatically. The task-scheduling operation with traditional heuristic algorithms is facing the challenges of uncertainty and complexity of the data center environment. It is urgent to use ...

  • Authors: 
    Zhi Liu; W. Sun; Yongyan Zhao; Chunying Xu; Yingying Fu; Yan Li; Jie Chen;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the contribution of BMPER promoter SNPs to the gene expression and intramuscular fat content in longissimus dorsi muscle. Firstly the promoter region of BMPER was comparatively scanned by direct sequencing with pool DNA of two groups...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Xiaoqing Li; Yuan-yuan Zheng; Hai-yan Zhao; Jin-yan Xia;
    Publisher: Springer Netherlands

    This ERP study used electrophysiological technique to examine how individual differences in the speed of working memory updating influence the use of syntactic and semantic information during on-line sentence argument interpretation, and the time course of that working ...

  • Open Access Portuguese
    Authors: 
    Simone Faury Dib; Clóvis Ricardo Montenegro de Lima;
    Publisher: UEL
    Country: Brazil

    Submitted by Ilce Cavalcanti (ilce@ibict.br) on 2014-12-18T18:01:07Z No. of bitstreams: 1 ClovisSimone.pdf: 346819 bytes, checksum: 0b96cf7e857883856c728db7e80a933f (MD5) Made available in DSpace on 2014-12-18T18:01:07Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 ClovisSimone.pdf: 3468...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Aubrie Wnek; Gabrielle Schmitt; Jennifer Miller; Jessica Reiter; Jeremy Rife;
    Publisher: Purdue University
    Country: United States

    Purdue pharmacy students implemented a project incorporating electronic prescription entry in a rural HIV clinic pharmacy in Kitale, Kenya. Students evaluated the impact of electronic pharmacy inventory management as well as the effects on patient wait time for prescrip...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Shyam Lal; Sudhir Kumar; Zahid A. Khan; Arshad Noor Siddiquee;
    Publisher: SAGE Publications

    The effect of various wire electrical discharge machining process parameters such as pulse on time, pulse off time, pulse current and the wire drum speed on machined surface quality characteristics such as surface roughness and kerf width has been discussed. The experi...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Guo Xin Liu; Shu Long Liu; Er Jing Bai;
    Publisher: Trans Tech Publications, Ltd.

    The method to realize the communication between PC and SIEMENS S7-200 series PLC is introduced through MSComm ActiveX and RS-232 serial communication protocol under VB development environment, and it is explained that the application of this way in the control system of...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Araújo Júnior, José Bonifácio de; Medeiros, Otávio Ribeiro de; Caldas, Olavo Venturim; Silva, César Augusto Tibúrcio;
    Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade, Departamento de Contabilidade e Atuária
    Country: Brazil

    RESUMO O estudo buscou utilizar o modelo desenvolvido por Gokhale et al. (2015) para identificar existência de sobrerreação e vieses comportamentais no mercado de ações brasileiro e analisar seu desempenho como estratégia de investimentos na Bolsa de Valores, Mercadoria...

  • Authors: 
    Jean-Claude Faber;
    Publisher: AME Publishing Company

    In developing countries, treatment of patients with bleeding disorders is inadequate or absent and the dramatic situation has not changed significantly during the past 20 to 30 years despite several initiatives set up by different national and international organization...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Grzegorz Godlewski;
    Country: Poland

    The aim of this study is to investigate the potential of the Polish market for the development of the supply-side of controversial forms of tourism, based on the opinions and products offered by tour operators and retail travel agents. Analytical data were collected usi...

  • Authors: 
    Yongwei Nian;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    English Abstract: This paper studies the impact of cognitive abilities and social trust on stock market ownership decisions. We set up a theoretical framework based on the portfolio choice model and find that these two distinct channels not only contribute to lowering t...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Shi-Ke Liang; Zi-Qiang Liang; Xiao-Sui Zhou; Jia-Lin Chen; Guang-Hong Li; Fanghai Wang;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Abstract Sogatella furcifera is a major rice pest that exhibits wing dimorphism. The methylation-sensitive representational difference analysis (MS-RDA) is widely used in plants and some animals to identify methylation differences in genomic DNA regions. However the met...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Obade Mary; Reilly J John;
    Publisher: Enviro Research Publishers

    Childhood obesity is becoming an alarming global health problem. However, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in most developing countries remain unknown due to limited data. This study aimed at assessing the prevalence of childhood obesity and underweight among Ke...

  • Authors: 
    Catherine Richards Solomon;
    Publisher: Men's Studies Press, LLC

    Since the 1970s, fathers have experienced a new set of expectations for their role. Fathers are now expected to be more involved with the hands-on daily caregiving of their children. Perhaps because of these changing expectations, more men are choosing to be stay-at-hom...

  • Authors: 
    Syed Moudud-Ul-Huq; Sk. Alamgir Hossain;
    Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt

    This paper investigates the relationship between e-banking and commercial bank performance in Bangladesh. A five-year aggregate quarterly commercial bank data as provided by Payment System Department of Central Bank of Bangladesh was used in this study. A multiple regr...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Ahmed Bakhit Al-Shanfari; Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah;
    Publisher: Institute of Experimental Botany

    Two of the abundant transcripts encoding type 2 metallothionein (MT) proteins designated as MET2a and MET2b were selected in our previous study due to their high abundance (16.05 %) in the suppression subtractive hybridization library and their involvement in fruit deve...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Maria Ferguson;
    Publisher: SAGE Publications

    The growth of online content has raised questions about how digital reading affects the brain and what kinds of reading instruction students need to be prepared for the future. Some researchers have noted that the need to process large amounts of information may be cau...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Latifeh Ali; Amit Deokar; C. Caballo; Bunyamin Tar’an; Juan Gil; Weidong Chen; Teresa Millán; Josefa Rubio;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    For the first time, fine mapping for sfl locus was carried out using a battery of new STMS and SNP markers. The target region was delimited to 92.6 Kb where seven annotated genes were found that could be candidate genes for the simple/double podding trait in chickpea. F...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Vukovic, Maja;
    Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

    With everything and everyone accessible as a virtual resource on the web, novel applications that are created out of existing capabilities will continue to emerge. This article discusses the role and challenges for APIs in transforming the IoT capabilities.

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Lindsay A. Jibb; Joseph A Cafazzo; Paul C. Nathan; Emily Seto; Bonnie Stevens; Cynthia Nguyen; Jennifer Stinson;
    Publisher: SAGE Publications

    Purpose: A user-centered design approach was used to refine the mHealth Pain Squad+ real-time pain self-management app for adolescents with cancer for its usability (defined as being easy to use, easy to understand, efficient to complete, and acceptable). Method: Three...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Frank Marius Mourits; Natalia Kulichenko-Lotz; Guillermo Hernandez Gonzalez; Jazmin Mota Nieta;
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Country: United States

    This paper describes phase I of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) technical assistance project for the development of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) in Mexico. Phase I was concluded in early 2016 and saw the completion of three studies: (1) a pre-feasibility...

  • Authors: 
    Kwangho Cha; Sungho Kim;
    Publisher: IEEE

    As the scale of parallel computing systems grows, the importance of collective I/O also increases because it provides the function of single file based parallel I/O. Collective I/O follows two-phase I/O scheme that consists of a data exchange phase and an I/O phase. The...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Quazi Rahman; Subir Bandyopadhyay; Yash P. Aneja;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    The distance an optical signal can travel, before its quality degrades to a level that requires 3R-regeneration, is called the optical reach. In a translucent optical network, if an optical signal has to be communicated over a distance that exceeds the optical reach, th...