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More details can be found <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</div> abr@scholarpublishing.org (Thomas Harvey) abr@scholarpublishing.org (Olivia Adam) Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:58:46 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 THE EFFECT OF LEADERSHIP STYLE, WORK ENVIRONMENT AND WORK MOTIVATION TO THE WORK SATISFACTION OF EMPLOYEES AT SUNGAI PENUH CITY YOUTH AND SPORTS SERVICE https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6791 <p>This research is aimed to know and to analysis the effect of leadership style, work environment and work motivation to the work satisfaction of employees at Sungai Penuh City Youth and Sports Service. 40 employees at Dinas Pekerjaan Umum Kota Sungai Penuh are the population in this research. Census method was used as as the technique of sampling because there were only 40 employees. Primary data were used as the type of the data, while the data were collected by using questionnaires with Likert scale. Instrument tests, conducted in the research, were validity and reliability tests. The data were analysed by using data description test, classic assumption test, and hypothesis test. Results of the research shows that a commitment of an organization has positive and significant effects to employees’ work performance at Dinas Kepemudaan dan Olah Raga Kota Sungai Penuh and work discipline has positive and significant effects to the employees’ work performance at Dinas Kepemudaan dan Olah Raga Kota Sungai Penuh.</p> H Juharman ., Heryanto Copyright (c) 2019 H Juharman . http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6791 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:03:56 +0000 THE EFFECT OF LEADERSHIP, ORGANIZATION CULTURE AND MOTIVATION TO THE PERFORMANCE OF EMPLOYEES AT OFFICE OF COOPERATIVES, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES AND TRADE KABUPATEN DHAMASRAYA https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6793 <p>This research aimed to analyze the effect of Leadership, Organization Culture and Motivation to the performance of employees at Office Of Cooperatives, Small And Medium Enterprises And Trade&nbsp;Regency Of Dharmasraya. This research used primary data which were obtained by distributing questionnaires to the employees at Office Of Cooperatives, Small And Medium Enterprises And Trade. The Technique of sampling used in this research was convenience sampling. There are 37 samples in this research. Technique of data analysis was multiple regression. The result of the research shows that leadership, motivation, work disciplines, competency and organization culture have significant effects to the performance of the employees<em>.</em></p> Muchli Endri Yose . Copyright (c) 2019 Muchli Endri Yose . http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6793 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:04:20 +0000 THE EFFECT OF COMPENSATION, MOTIVATION AND WORK SATISFACTION TO THE PERFORMANCE AT INVESTMENT AND INTEGRATED ONE-STOP SERVICE OFFICE REGENCY OF DHARMASRAYA https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6794 <p>This research is aimed to know the significance of effect: Compensation to performance, Work Motivation to performance, Work Satisfaction to employees’ performance, Compensation, Motivation and Work Satisfaction to the employees’ performance. This is a survey research within questionnaires as the technique to 39 respondents who were the employees of Investment And Integrated One-Stop Service Office&nbsp;Regency of &nbsp;Dharmasraya. This is quantitative descriptive research. In order to obtain a valid and reliable instrument, validity and profitability tests. The technique of data analysis was simple linear regression and multiple linear regression with t-test, f-test and Adjusted R<sup>2</sup>. The result of the research shows that there are positive effects from compensation, motivation and work satisfaction simultaneously to the employees’ performance at Investment And Integrated One-Stop Service Office&nbsp;Regency of &nbsp;Dharmasraya.</p> Mitra Murni . Copyright (c) 2019 Mitra Murni . http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6794 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:04:45 +0000 Effect of Compensation, and Training on Work Discipline and its impact on Employee Performance of the Regional Research and Development Planning Agency in Dharmasraya Regency https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6795 <p>This study tries to test the Effect of Compensation, and Training on Work Discipline and its impact on the Employee Performance of the Regional Research and Development Planning Agency in Dharmasraya Regency. This study uses descriptive quantitative methods. The study population consisted of 22 people from employees. To obtain a valid and realistic instrument, the validity and reliability test, normality test, multicollinearity test and heterocedasticity test were tested. The data analysis technique used is linear regression analysis, t test, f test, determination coefficient, and path analysis using the SPSS program, with α = 0.05. The results of the study showed that Compensation and Training were able to improve the Discipline of employees of BAPPEDA in Dharmasraya Regency. Then Compensation, Training and Discipline were able to improve the performance of employees of BAPPPEDA in Dharmasraya Regency. In addition, Discipline is able to increase the influence of Compensation and Training on the performance of employees of BAPPPEDA in Dharmasraya Regency. The empirical findings indicate that to improve the performance of employees of BAPPPEDA in Dharmasraya District, it is necessary to pay attention and focus more on improving Compensation, Training and Work Discipline.</p> Desmil Putra . Copyright (c) 2019 Desmil Putra . http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6795 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:05:13 +0000 THE EFFECT OF COMPETENCE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE ON DISCIPLINE AND ITS IMPACT ON PERFORMANCE OF COUNTRY CIVIL APPARATUS IN THE REGIONAL FINANCIAL AGENCY OF DISTRICT, DHARMASRAYA https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6796 <p>This study tries to examine the effect of competency, organizational climate and discipline on the performance of state civil apparatus at the Regional Finance Agency in the Regency of Dharmasraya. This study uses descriptive quantitative methods. The study population consisted of 54 people from employees. To obtain a valid and realistic instrument, the validity and reliability test, normality test, multicollinearity test and heterocedasticity test were tested. The data analysis technique used is linear regression analysis, t test, f test, determination coefficient, and path analysis using the SPSS program, with α = 0.05. The results showed that testing the Effect of Competence and Organizational Climate had a partially significant effect on the Discipline Performance &nbsp;of State Civil Apparatus at the Regional Finance Agency of the Regency of Dharmasraya .These empirical findings indicate that competence, organizational climate, and discipline are proven to be well implemented. It is expected that the leadership can maintain the performance of the Regional Financial Apparatus (ASN) of the Regional Finance Agency of the Dharmasraya Regency.</p> Heryanto Copyright (c) 2019 Heryanto http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6796 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:05:40 +0000 The Influence of Leadership and Work Environment on Work Motivation and Its Impact on Employee Performance at the Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports Service of Dharmasraya Regency https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6797 <p>This study tries to examine the influence of leadership, work environment and work motivation on employee performance in the Department of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports of Dharmasraya Regency. This study uses descriptive quantitative methods. The study population consisted of 50 people from employees. To obtain a valid and realistic instrument, the validity and reliability test, normality test, multicollinearity test and heterocedasticity test were tested. The data analysis technique used is linear regression analysis, t test, f test, determination coefficient, and path analysis using the SPSS program, with α = 0.05. The results showed that the work environment and work motivation had a partially significant effect on the performance of the Department of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports Staff in Dharmasraya Regency. leadership, work environment and work motivation partially have a significant effect on the performance of the staff of the Department of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports in Dharmasraya Regency. Leadership as an intervening variable has a significant effect between work environment and work motivation on the performance of the staff of the Department of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports in Dharmasraya Regency. The empirical findings indicate that to improve community satisfaction, the Dharmasraya District Office of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports needs to pay attention and focus more on improving employee performance.</p> Yusradi . Copyright (c) 2019 Yusradi . http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6797 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:06:06 +0000 The Influence of Training, Work Motivation and Work Discipline on the Employee Performance of the Public Works and Spatial Planning of the Dharmasraya Regency https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6800 <p>This Research Aims To Reveal: (1) the effect of training, partially on employee performance, (2) the effect of partial work motivation on employee performance (3) the influence of work discipline partially on employee performance (4) the effect of training, work motivation and discipline work simultaneously on employee performance. The population of this study were all employees at the Public Works and Spatial Planning Service of Dharmasraya Regency, amounting to 58 people. The sample was taken by all populations, namely 58 people. The analysis method uses multiple regression analysis and is processed with the help of the SPSS version 20.0 program. The results obtained: Partially Training, Work Motivation and Work Discipline have a positive and significant effect on the Employees' Performance of the Public Works and Spatial Planning of Dharmasraya Regency. Simultaneously Training, Work Motivation and Work Discipline had a positive and significant effect on the Employee Performance of the Public Works and Spatial Planning Department of Dharmasraya with an Adjusted R Square value of 0.469 or 46.9%. Of the three independent variables the most dominant influence on employee performance is training with regression coefficient 0.397. Finally the author suggested to the head of the Dharmasraya District Public Works and Spatial Planning Office to focus more attention on the training given to employees without ignoring the variables of work motivation and work discipline.</p> Adi Chandra . Copyright (c) 2019 Adi Chandra . http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6800 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:06:30 +0000 Credit Risk Disclosure Compliance And Bank Performance In Nigeria: A Case Study Of Zenith Bank PLC. https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/4055 <p>The study examined the influence of credit risk disclosure compliance on bank performance in Nigeria. IFRS 7 state that entity should disclose credit risk in their financial report. Credit risk may affect going concern concept and audit report is silent about it. The specific objective of the study is to ascertain the influence of credit risk disclosure on bank profitability. Linear regression analysis was used to analyse the data collected from financial reports, with the help of SPSS 20.0 version. The study discovered that there is positive relationship between credit risk disclosure and bank profitability. The study therefore recommends that the financial institutions regulators should enforce credit risk disclosure in their financial reports as this will help the stakeholders to make informed investment decision.</p> F. O. Olaoye, T. C. Ojuolape Copyright (c) 2019 Archives of Business Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/4055 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:07:00 +0000 A MODEL LINKING HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PRACTICES WITH EMPLOYEE’S COMMITMENT TO CORE VALUES OF AN ORGANISATION https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/4644 <p><em>The focus of the paper was on a model designed to explain the linkage between Human Resources Management practices and employee’s commitment to the core values of business organisation. The model place high premium on the business environment to be the major determinant in whatever happens in the business organisation. The values as well as beliefs and philosophies of founders must be congruent with business environment otherwise attainment of business objective will not be actualised. Similarly, the management of people in workplace through human resources management practices are contingent on human resources management policy which draws its strengths from business objectives and organisational policies. It is therefore evident from the model that where human resources management practices can herald positive perception and image, employees will be loyal and be willing to remain with the organisation over a long period of time thus ensuring commitment to core values of the organisation and the feedback framework is an avenue to evaluate the level of agreement between and among the business environment, employees’ expectations and focus of the organisation.</em></p> Oginni Babalola Oluwayemi Copyright (c) 2019 Archives of Business Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/4644 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:14:56 +0000 The Behaviour of the Third Age towards the Recycling of printed paper in the Region of Attica. Case Study: The Municipalities of Egaleo and Chaidari. https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6886 <p>The purpose of this thesis is to examine the determinant factors of recycling and in particular of paper recycling. The research focuses on paper recycling behaviour on the part of the elderly in the Region of Attica. Primary research was based on the use of layered data. The survey data were collected through the distribution of questionnaires to senior citizens in the municipalities of Egaleo and Chaidari. The questionnaire was given hand by hand in the region's <strong>Open</strong> <strong>Care Center for the Elderly</strong> <strong>(</strong>OCCE) during the period from November 2017 until February 2018 (11/2017 - 02/2018). The final sample of the survey amounted to 375 participants. Through multiple linear regressions, behaviour towards paper recycling seems to be affected by the intention to recycle, subjective patterns, perceived behavioural control, moral standards, educational level, monthly family income and monthly pension. Similarly, an increased intention to recycle paper is associated with higher values of the scale of recycling behaviour. Regarding the socio-demographic data of the participants, the participants who are graduates of post-secondary education show a lower score on the recycling behavior scale than the graduates of Primary school. Participants with a monthly family income of between € 800 and € 1500 have a lower score on the recycling behaviour scale than those with a monthly family income of less than € 800.</p> Xenophontas Passas, Roido Mitoula, Eleni Sardianou, Eleni Theodoropoulou Copyright (c) 2019 Xenophontas Passas, Roido Mitoula, Eleni Sardianou, Eleni Theodoropoulou http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6886 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:15:24 +0000 The Impact of the Euro Adoption on inside and outside Eurozone Trade https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6871 <p>This study focuses on the differential trade effect between the Euro countries and non-euro countries within the 28 European Union (EU) countries. The study period is from 1999 to 2015. We use the panel data models to assess the differential trade effects of these two groups of countries. Our results show that compared to the non-euro-adopting EU countries, the euro-adopting EU countries will export 17.4 % more to the Eurozone. Besides, the euro-adopting countries export 11.6 % more to the non-Eurozone countries than the non-euro adopting EU countries do. In addition, we find that compared to the non-euro adopting EU countries, the euro-adopting EU countries would have a more stable exports, regardless inside or outside Eurozone trade. Our conclusion is that compared to those EU countries not adopting the euro, the euro adopting countries could have more exports, especially the exports to the common currency adoption area. In addition, compared to those non-euro adoption countries, the euro adopting countries can have more stabilized exports inside Eurozone. However, the differential export stabilizing effects do not different from alternative export destinations.</p> Ling-Yu Chen Copyright (c) 2019 Ling-Yu Chen http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6871 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:15:48 +0000 Now that behavioral finance has demonstrated that investor behavior is (somewhat) predictable does that mean that arbitrage must make the biases in question disappear? https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6902 <p>We consider whether or not the rationale for behavioral-finance-based stock investment is self-defeating.&nbsp; In other words, once predictable biases in behavior are identified, and everyone is aware of them, won’t investors anticipate the behavior in question, all try to move to the front of the queue at once, and thus arbitrage the phenomena in question out of existence?&nbsp; This question is addressed in the format of a conversation between a student and a mentor, and revolves around four quotations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Taken literally, the discipline of behavioral finance argues that the arbitrage won’t occur because we’re too hardwired to do so.&nbsp; Even if we stipulate that behavioral finance is correct that investors exhibit various biases, that rationale seems implausible on its face.&nbsp; More plausible is an incentive for those large money managers, whose actions effectively set prices in the short-term, to behave in a way that undermines the expected arbitrage.&nbsp; We argue that this incentive is their emphasis on transitory phenomena (e.g., short-term corporate performance, short-term investment returns), which not only supports an entire industry but also induces herd-following behavior instead of arbitrage.&nbsp; These individuals are acting rationally, relative to their incentives, but those incentives are inconsistent with general economic logic, and so what results is local optimization but global sub-optimization.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ultimately, we believe that a more likely explanation is that it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Greg Samsa Copyright (c) 2019 Greg Samsa http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6902 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:16:09 +0000 Customer Perceptions of Service Quality in the Banking Sector https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6904 <p>Service quality is a powerful weapon which is used by the marketers to differentiate their services from the competitors. In this context, this study investigates the difference between the banks in respect to the service quality dimension. SERVQUAL model has been selected to measure the service quality in Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Four main commercial banks were selected for the study. Three hundred and fifty questionnaires were issued for data collection based on Convenience sampling method. SPSS version 18 was used for data analysis. Discrepancy was found in customer perception of services in terms of tangibles and reliability dimensions between banks.</p> Vithya Leninkumar Copyright (c) 2019 Vithya Leninkumar http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6904 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:16:33 +0000 Performance Comparison and Structure Adjustment of Insurance Business of Property Insurance Companies https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6909 <p>The insurance business structure directly affects the profitability and sustainable development of property insurance companies. It is more meaningful to study how to adjust the business structure to achieve better performance in the context of diversified insurance operation than to argue about the diversified operation and specialized operation.</p> <p>The research compares the performance of insurance business lines based on rich data of three dimensions: insurance business lines, companies and time. The results indicate that motor insurance has a medium and low level of performance, while household property insurance has a high profitability and the performance is in good equilibrium and stability. Then this paper introduces a cost-volume-profit(C-V-P)model under uncertainty as quantitative decision-making tools for the adjustment of the business structure of property insurance companies. Uncertainty comes from the variable costs of property insurance companies.</p> Min Le Copyright (c) 2019 Min Le http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6909 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:16:55 +0000 The Intellectual Capital as a Measure of the Post-War Performance of Lebanese Banks https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6163 <p><em>This is the first study to analyze the relationship between the Intellectual Capital (IC) and financial performance of the Lebanese Banking Sector. The study covers a 15 years period after the end of the Lebanese civil war, that is from 1990 to 2004.The consolidated financial statements of the all banks are analyzed. The Intellectual Capital performance of banks is measured through the value added intellectual coefficient (VAIC) methodology as developed by Pulic in 1998 and 2002. ROE and ROA are used as indicators for the financial performance of banks. Regression models are developed and ANOVA test is applied.</em><em> The results showed that SCE, HCE, and CEE had a high significant explanatory power of the variations in the VAIC, with a dominating effect of the CEE. The results also showed a significant effect of the VAIC on performance as measured by ROA, and an insignificant effect on performance as measured by ROE. When the VAIC is divided into its components, it can be observed that the CEE has the most significant effect on banks performance measured by both ROA and ROE. Lebanese banks are encouraged to start using the IC and other performance measurement systems (PMS’s), and not limiting their work only to financial measures to judge performance. </em></p><p><strong> </strong></p> Anis El Khatib, Pierre Al-khoury Copyright (c) 2019 Archives of Business Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6163 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:17:22 +0000 The Effect of Destination Brand Awareness on Destination Brand Loyalty Through Brand Image, Perceived Brand Quality, Brand Value and Brand Satisfaction in Banyuwangi City As a Tourism Objective https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6887 <p><em>This research is about the </em><em>Influence</em><em> of Destination Brand Awareness on Destination Brand Loyalty Through Brand Image, Perceived Brand Quality, Brand Value and Brand Satisfaction in Banyuwangi City as a Tourism Destination.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The study population was tourists visiting Banyuwangi City in East Java from March to May 2018. Using SEM rules, the sample size was 250 respondents.</em></p> <p><em>Test models with Generalized Least Square Estimation (GLS), structural equation model analysis (SEM), Purposive sampling method in incidental sampling and assistance with Amos 24 software, on 250 respondents. The test results show the model (fit) seen from the values ​​of GFI, AGFI, TLI, CFI, RMSEA and CMIN / DF, respectively at 0.916, 0.902, 0.951, 0.954, 0.074 and 0.977 all of which are within the range of expected values ​​so that the model can be accepted. The results of the study show that: 1). Destination brand awareness affects the destination brand image. 2). Decination of brand awareness has an effect on destination brand value. 3). Destination brand image has no significant effect on destination brand quality. 4). Destination brand image affects destination brand value. 5). Destination brand image influences destination brand loyalty. 6). Destination brand quality affects destination brand value. 7). Destination brand quality affects destination brand loyalty. 8). Destination brand value influences destination brand satisfaction. 9). Destination brand value affects destination brand loyalty. 10). Destination brand satisfaction affects destination brand loyalty.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Copyright (c) 2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6887 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:18:09 +0000 Effect of Liquidity Ratio, Solvability, Asset Growth and Inflation on Stock Return with Profitability as Intervening Variable at Building Construction Sector in Indonesian Stock Exchange: A Review of Theories and Evidence https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6928 <p>The companies have the main goal is to maximize the value of the firm by increasing net income and stock returns to shareholder wealth. Stock returns is a rewards and results in the form of profits or losses obtained from stock. The level of return obtained by investors is influenced by microeconomic and macroeconomic factors. The question is from many factors that affect stock returns, what factors are more influential on the building construction companies where has listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange from the 2014-2018 period. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of microeconomic and macroeconomic factors to stock return by reviewing theories and empirical evidence. After reviewing many theories and literature including some prior research, finally, this study reaches conclusions that there are some variables like liquidity, solvability, profitability, asset growth even inflation influence the stock return of the company.</p> Zainul Kisman Copyright (c) 2019 Zainul Kisman http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6928 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:18:43 +0000 A The impact of Islamic finance on the structure of stock returns of a diversified sample of indices https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6803 <p>Whether they are Muslim or not, investors interested in the stock market indices wonder about the performance of their investments. This study attempts to provide some answers to guide the decision process. This is of practical interest especially with the development of financial products in which Islamic market indices are the underlyings. In general, we study the impact of Islamic Finance on the structure of stock returns of a diversified sample of indices. Data were collected over a period of 11 years (January 2004 to December 2014). The results show the interest brings the use of such indices.</p> kaouther flifel Copyright (c) 2019 kaouther flifel http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6803 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:03:08 +0000 A Contribution of the neural networks in the forecasting of financial markets with memory https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6804 <p>The method of the neural networks is beginning to have an impressive range of applications in various fields. Faced with the hope attached by these neural methods by piercing the mysteries of the stock market, appears the notion of long memory and his "conflict" with the efficient market hypothesis. In this article we will try to see the contribution made by this method to beat the old prediction methods such as that of technical analysis in forecasting the financial markets different in terms of their economic development.</p> kaouther flifel Copyright (c) 2019 kaouther flifel http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/6804 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:03:32 +0000