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The European Union and the Challenges of the New Global Context

This book investigates the new challenges confronted by the EU as an international actor within the context of recent economic and political developments, with particular attention to common foreign and security policies; the appraisal of development-aid policies; EU sanctions in the post-Soviet space, as harder instruments complem...

Third International Conference on Credit Analysis and Risk Management

Held at Oakland University, School of Business Administration, Department of Accounting and Finance. This book provides a summary of state-of-the-art methods and research in the analysis of credit. As such, it offers very useful insights into this vital area of finance, which has too often been under-researched and little-taught in...

Behavioural Corporate Finance

Orthodox financial theory often ignores the role played by managers’ personal characteristics in their decision-making processes. However, as anyone with experience in the business world knows, managers’ personalities are crucial in the choices they make. Indeed, it should be noted that firms do not make decisions, rather it is the...

It's Not Just the Economy, Stupid! Trade Competitiveness in the 21st Century

How does a globally uncompetitive industry compete successfully in specific markets? What shapes the decisions of importers in these markets to purchase inputs from a more costly supplier? Current theories highlight the role of the market or firm strategy as possible explanations. It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid! Trade Competitiv...

Loan and Investment in a Developing Economy

This collection investigates various issues of investment and credit that are of importance to any developing economy. It uses micro- and macro-economic data from Ethiopia to analyse such topics as determinants of foreign direct investment, of bank credit and trade credit, microfinance and poverty reduction, and rural credit issues...

A Handbook of Case Studies in Finance

This book links the theory of finance to the decisions related to various aspects of the financial management of an organisation. In order to provide the reader with a better understanding of the concept of finance, a theoretical guide to related terminology is included here. The case studies brought together require students to lo...

The Single European Market and Trade Policy

The single market and trade policy are Europe’s major economic achievements and its best assets in times of increasing globalisation. European integration, as well as any other regional integration, is impossible without these two policies, which are a good example of how to implement a positive form of globalisation. They represen...

Financing Innovation and Sustainable Development in Africa

This book derives from a symposium held at Cornell University in April 2014. The symposium explored development financing, which has become an important area of policy discussion in Africa and other developing areas in recent years. Using multifaceted and multidisciplinary analytical approaches, it considers the role of the banking...

Emerging Europe and the Great Recession

This volume adds to the existing literature on the Great Recession and the variety of current troubles in the European Union by providing the views of someone who has been in the trenches at national and international levels and who has extensive policy and academic experience. Furthermore, it deals, inter alia, with issues of huge...

Stricto Sensu Investor Protection under MiFID II

This study analyses Articles 24-30 of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 “on markets in financial instruments” (MiFID II), which govern, as of January 2018, the most important aspects of investor protection of clients to whom credit institutions and investment firms provide investment ...

Risk Management Implementation and Solutions for Islamic Banking and Finance

Islamic finance is a growing part of the global financial sector. The risks faced by Islamic banks are real, and how well they mitigate them will determine their future. This book answers questions regarding how Islamic Financial Institutions should focus on their risk management practices and the necessary solutions and policy imp...

Selected Studies on Economics and Finance

Due to increased capital movements and the development of information technologies, economics and finance have recently become an area of interest for everyone. This book provides information on selected topics related to economics and finance for anyone who is interested in economics and finance. In addition, theoretical knowledge...
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