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  • Seasonal Anomalies: A Closer Look at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange | Darrat | Contemporary Management Research
    NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 9 No 2 2013 Darrat Seasonal Anomalies A Closer Look at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Ali F Darrat Bin Li Richard Chung Abstract We examine seasonal anomalies in Johannesburg daily stock returns from January 1973 to September 2012 This paper focuses on three seasonal effects day of the week beginning of the month and month of the year We found no compelling evidence for either a January or December effect in the South African market Instead our results support the presence of strong Monday and Tuesday effects whereby the returns on Monday and Tuesday are significantly lower than the return on the benchmark day of Wednesday Moreover the beginning of the month effect is quite pronounced in which second and third trading day returns are significantly larger than returns in other trading days Nevertheless these strong day of the week and beginning of the month seasonal effects disappear in the post 2008 period following the global financial crisis It appears that the South African stock market may have filtered out seasonal anomalies and become more efficient in the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis Keywords Seasonal anomalies market efficiency global financial crisis Johannesburg

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/10629 (2016-05-01)
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  • Handheld Usage Data Mining for Handheld Data Protection | Hu | Contemporary Management Research
    9 No 2 2013 Hu Handheld Usage Data Mining for Handheld Data Protection Wen Chen Hu Naima Kaabouch Lei Chen Hung Jen Yang Abstract Mobile handheld devices such as smart cellular phones are easily lost or stolen because of their small sizes and high mobility Personal data such as addresses and messages stored in the devices may be revealed when the devices are lost Handheld devices must include rigorous and convenient handheld data protection in case the devices are lost or stolen This research proposes a novel approach for handheld data protection by using handheld usage data mining which consists of five steps i usage data gathering ii usage data preparation iii usage pattern discovery iv usage pattern analysis and visualization and v usage pattern applications Handheld usage data is collected before applying this method Usage patterns are discovered and saved by using finite automaton which is then used to check device usage When an unusual usage pattern such as an unlawful user trying to access the handheld data is detected the device will automatically lock itself down until an action such as entering a password is taken Experimental results show this method is effective and convenient for handheld data

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/3845 (2016-05-01)
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  • Implementation of Universal Design in South Asian Countries | Prajapati | Contemporary Management Research
    2 2013 Prajapati Implementation of Universal Design in South Asian Countries Nisha Prajapati Tatsuo Asai Abstract As the aged and the disabled show a desire and a determination to live productive lives universal design UD products could allow independence in daily life among these people UD products are designed in such a way that they are usable to the greatest extent possible by people of all ages and abilities This research uses a descriptive analysis of data collected through a survey of 142 respondents in South Asian countries to determine their levels of awareness and practice of UD willingness to pay more for UD products and preferred features in durable goods The survey results show that South Asians are not very aware of UD even though UD is already being incorporated into durable goods There are three reasons driving market opportunities for UD products in South Asia First is the consumers belief that the market for durable goods will increase Second is the consumers willingness to pay 25 higher for UD products Finally consumers face problems while using products even though they have no disability Furthermore this paper discusses why some consumers like or do not like features in current

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/6158 (2016-05-01)
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  • The Relationship between Drivers and Their Impact on Relationship Value | Chang | Contemporary Management Research
    Tsung Shih Abstract This paper integrates social network and exchange theory to discuss the effect of three relational drivers relationship quality relationship density and relationship authority on the relationship value of corporations A study was conducted at clinic diagnostics labs in hospitals where information was collected regarding the relationship value between different medical equipment industry suppliers The survey data were collected from 108 medical equipment industry suppliers The results show

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/11088 (2016-05-01)
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  • Determinants of Financial Benefits of Inter-Organizational Relationship Marketing between International Travel Companies | Khuong | Contemporary Management Research
    Search Current Archives Announcements ABOUT CMR Author Guideline Manuscript Submission Editorial board Published Issues NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 9 No 2 2013 Khuong Determinants of Financial Benefits of Inter Organizational Relationship Marketing between International Travel Companies Mai Ngoc Khuong Abstract This study examines the financial benefits of inter organizational relationship marketing between two groups of international travel companies in Vietnam and Thailand A quantitative approach with statistical techniques including factor and multiple regression analyses were employed The unit of analysis was at the corporate level with the target population of all Vietnamese international travel companies having relationships with Thai travel partners The returned sample n 114 had a response rate of 51 8 The study found that in order to achieve better financial benefits of the relationship travel companies should participate in planning and goal setting show more commitment have a high frequency of interaction pay attention to organizational compatibility formalize the relationship and have good coordination of the relationship with partners In addition the results provide empirical evidence that factors of commitment frequency of interaction and coordination significantly contribute to predict the financial benefits of the relationship Keywords Relationship Marketing Financial Benefits of Relationship Vietnam Thailand Tourism

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/11065 (2016-05-01)
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  • The Varying Influences of Positive Emotions on Consumption Motivation | Wanglee | Contemporary Management Research
    Consumption Motivation Saran Wanglee Abstract This research investigates how subjective emotional experiences which should be largely irrelevant to judgment and choices impact consumers reward seeking behaviors Extant theories of affective influences on consumption motivation have taken a valence based approach contrasting the effects of positive versus negative states of emotion These approaches have not specified if and when distinct emotions of the same valence have different effects on motivation This

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/10987 (2016-05-01)
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  • Analyzing the Intention to Purchase Proton Automobiles: Preliminary Findings | Eze | Contemporary Management Research
    Authors For Librarians Home About Login Register Search Current Archives Announcements ABOUT CMR Author Guideline Manuscript Submission Editorial board Published Issues NEW USER LOST PASSWORD Home Vol 8 No 4 2012 Eze Analyzing the Intention to Purchase Proton Automobiles Preliminary Findings Uchenna Cyril Eze Kwan Pay Yee Fenella Wamala Abstract The automobile industry in Malaysia is growing and the local car manufacturers are investing heavily in research and development to enable products that are more functional This is in the bid to compete with the growing popularity of foreign cars in Malaysia This industry is expected to grow steadily in the near future due to the high demand for premium products and as the working population and families in Malaysia become more affluent The main objective of this research therefore is to examine the influence of key factors including country of origin advertising brand image product knowledge product quality and price on consumers purchase intention for Proton vehicles in Malaysia We used a survey questionnaire to collect 988 valid responses from participants selected from four cities using convenient sampling method Data collected were analyzed using Pearson correlation and multiple linear regression The findings reveal that all the hypotheses were supported

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/11296 (2016-05-01)
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  • Building Satisfaction Scale Model of Consumer Experience in Residential Refurbishmnet Behaviors | Lien | Contemporary Management Research
    4 2012 Lien Building Satisfaction Scale Model of Consumer Experience in Residential Refurbishmnet Behaviors Ching Yu Lien Abstract For the purpose of comparative analysis this study adopted the point of view of the consumer to verify consumer experience in terms of a satisfaction scale that was based on the concept of consumer experience when commissioning contractors to work on or designers to design residential refurbishment The results indicated that the

    Original URL path: http://www.cmr-journal.org/article/view/11299 (2016-05-01)
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