International Journal of Small Economies

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Inequalities in access to higher education in the Maldives

Inequalities in access to higher education in the Maldives

AISHATH SHAFINA National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University, University of Colombo / University of London aishath.shafina@gmail.com Vol. 05, No. 01, Year 2017, Pages 1-16, Accepted January 2017. ABSTRACT The current low enrolment rate in higher education of Maldives originates from inefficiencies in organization and distribution of educational resources. The sources collected for t...
Improving Education In The Maldives: Stakeholder Perspectives On The Maldivian Education

Improving Education In The Maldives: Stakeholder Perspectives On The Maldivian Education

MARIYAM SHIUNA and ABDULLA SODIQ Vol. 4 No. 1 Year 2013 Pages 23-38 Abstract Over the past two decades the Maldives has seen significant improvements in access to education; however, there are still many challenges impeding quality education in the Maldives. This paper provides insight into the issues within the education system in the Maldives and identifies the key challenges which hinder the q...
Selecting E-Procurement Decision Models By Evaluating MCDA Methods According To The Requirements Of The Maldivian Public Sector

Selecting E-Procurement Decision Models By Evaluating MCDA Methods According To The Requirements Of The Maldivian Public Sector

MOHAMED ADIL, MIGUEL BAPTISTA NUNES and GUO CHAO PENG Vol. 4 No. 1 Year 2013 Pages 9-22 Abstract Public sector procurement is governed by laws and regulations enforcing a rigid structure with multiple criteria for assessing and selecting suppliers. This paper analyses legal and operational requirements of public sector e-procurement of the Maldives. The research was based on a desktop review of t...
Practices of Green Marketing in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Dhaka City

Practices of Green Marketing in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Dhaka City

Md. Ruhul Amin  Vol. 4 No. 1 Year 2013 Pages 1–8 Abstract Green marketing is a way to use the environmental benefits of a product or service to promote sales. Many consumers will choose products that do not damage the environment over less environmentally friendly products, even if they cost more. With green marketing, advertisers focus on environmental benefits to sell products such as bi...
Resort Management Perspectives in Climate Change: A Pilot Study from the Maldives

Resort Management Perspectives in Climate Change: A Pilot Study from the Maldives

IJSE ISSUE 3 A HUEBNER Vol. 03, No. 01, Year 2012, Pages 1-10 Abstract Climate change has become an important aspect to consider for the development of destinations. In particular low-lying island states, many of which are highly susceptible to socio-economic and natural implications following from climate change and many of which are economically dependent on visitors arriving on (long-haul) fli...
Institutional Dualism and its Impact on Elections: The Case of Patron-Client Networks in Bangladesh

Institutional Dualism and its Impact on Elections: The Case of Patron-Client Networks in Bangladesh

IJSE ISSUE 3  A  AZIZ KHAN Vol. 03, No. 01, Year 2012, Pages 11-22 Abstract Bangladesh began her transition to democracy in 1990 through a process of large-scale uprisings when political parties united to fight President Ershad’s ten-year authoritarian rule. Since 1991 elections in Bangladesh have been held every five years (except between 2007-2008 during a two year state of emergency declar...
The Impact of Basel Risk Based Capital Requirement (Accord I) on Bank Performance in the Context of a Small Service-Based Island Economy

The Impact of Basel Risk Based Capital Requirement (Accord I) on Bank Performance in the Context of a Small Service-Based Island Economy

TARUNA SHALINI RAMESSUR, VIRENDRA POLODOO Vol. 02, No. 01, Year 2011, Pages 15-35, Accepted January 2011. Abstract This paper tests the effect of the Basel Risk Based Capital Requirements (Basel Accord 1) on Mauritians’ banks’ behaviorbehaviour, using a sample of 9 commercial banks. In the absence of any simultaneity between change in capital ratio and change in credit risk following the appl...
Terrorism and Extremism: a Threat to Maldives Tourism Industry

Terrorism and Extremism: a Threat to Maldives Tourism Industry

AHMED NIYAZ Vol. 02, No. 01, Year 2011, Pages 1-14, Accepted January 2011. ABSTRACT Terrorism coupled with extremism is a global phenomenon, which the Maldives had avoided experiencing until 2007. Sustained and repeated terrorist campaigns can derail the country’s economy, which mainly depends on tourism and related industries. The review of literature and analysis of statistics establish that...
A Dynamic Empirical Investigation of Foreign Direct Investment and Growth for the case of Mauritius

A Dynamic Empirical Investigation of Foreign Direct Investment and Growth for the case of Mauritius

SEETANAH BOOPEN, ROJID SAWKUT AND RAMESSUR SHALINI Vol. 01, No. 01, Year 2009, Pages 24-37, Accepted 1st November 2008. ABSTRACT Using a uniquely generated data series of disaggregated capital stock and accounting for endogeneity and feedback issues in a VECM framework, this paper investigates the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the economic growth of Mauritius for 1960–2004. The...
Ethical Leadership as an Indispensible Contributing Factor to Rejuvenating Small Economies

Ethical Leadership as an Indispensible Contributing Factor to Rejuvenating Small Economies

C A BATMANGHLICH Vol. 01, No. 01, Year 2009, Pages 15-23, Accepted 1st January 2008. ABSTRACT In the midst of the pending global economic meltdown, everyone from politicians to academics and executives are looking for a way to restore the order. Rescue plans are drawn up and financial stimulus packages are introduced. Yet it seems that all these efforts are nothing more than trouble shooting, fa...
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