Studies in Economics and Business Relations https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr <p>Studies in Economics and Business Relations (SEBR) is a peer reviewed international journal published by Saba Publishing. The aim of the journal is to provide a venue for researchers and practitioners to share theories, views, research and results in areas of Economics, Management, Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Articles are published in English.</p> <p><strong>Editor in Chief: <a href="https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/about/editorialTeam" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dr. Faozi A. Almaqtari</a></strong><br /><strong>ISSN (online)</strong>: <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2709-670X">2709-670X</a><br /><strong>Frequency:</strong> Biennial</p> en-US Fri, 25 Dec 2020 10:30:26 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.6 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The Impact of firms specific on the financial performance of Indian firms https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/79 <p>The main aim of this article is to examine the effect of firms’ specific on the financial performance of Indian firms. The study is based on 1069 firms listed on the Bombay stock exchange for the period from 2011 to 2017. Descriptive statistics, correlation matrix, and regression models are used for analyzing the data. The study found that cost of financial distress, growth opportunities, firms size, and total taxes positively and significantly impact the financial performance of Indian firms measured by return on assets and return on capital employed. On the contrary, asset structure and leverage negatively and significantly impact the financial performance of Indian firms. Most previous studies were based on small samples; this article bridges an existing gap in the literature by covering large data of1069 firms for seven years which make the results of the study to be generalized. The findings of this study have useful implications for policymakers, practitioners, and academicians.</p> Dheya A. Zaid, Irfan Ahmad Copyright (c) 2020 Studies in Economics and Business Relations https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/79 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Board characteristics and banks profitability: empirical evidence from India https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/73 <p>The present paper seeks to examine the association between board characteristics and banks profitability. The study is based on convenience sampling of 10 Indian banks for the period from 2010 to 2019. Banks profitability is measured by return on assets, return on capital employed, profit after tax and return on net worth, while board of directors’ characteristics is measured by board of directors’ size, board of directors’ composition, board of directors’ diligence, board executive directors and board promoters. The study is used leverage, size, and liquidity as controlling variables. Fixed and random effects models are used for analyzing the data. The findings revealed that Total board size positively and significantly impacts return on assets, Return on capital employed, Profit after detecting tax and Return on net worth, while percentage of promoter negatively and insignificant impacts return on assets, Return on capital employed, profit after detecting tax and Return on net worth. The present study contributes to the existing literature by examining the impact of board characteristics which includes board promoters and executive directors on Indian banks profitability.</p> Saleem Ahmed Aqlan, RAJESH B. LAHANE, Najib H.S.Farhan, Sanjay Aswale, K.B. Lengare Copyright (c) 2020 Studies in Economics and Business Relations https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/73 Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Influence of internal and macro factors on profitability of Indian commercial banks: empirical study https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/74 <p>This review aims to study the influence of financial performance in commercial banks in India. The article used descriptive analysis, correlation matrix, and regression analysis. The results showed that firm size, capital adequacy, deposit, and inflation rate have a strongly significant influence on financial performance, while gross domestic product (GDP) has no significant impact on return on assets. The outcomes also indicated that firm size (LOGAS), capital adequacy (CA), and deposit (DP) have a negative influence on financial performance, whereas macroeconomic features as GDP and rate of inflation have a positive effect on return on assets of the current investigation. This article bridges the existing gap in the financial performance and profitability of Indian banks during the period of the study. This study also very important for users, analyses, investors, academicians, and research scholars.</p> Karrar Khalaf Allamy, Ahmad Moh’d Mansour, Anwar Ahmad, Eissa A. Al-Homaidi Copyright (c) 2020 Studies in Economics and Business Relations https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/74 Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Effect of Ownership Structure on Company Performance: Evidence from Emerging Market https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/84 <p>This paper uses panel data to examine the impact of ownership structure index on the financial performance of 73 listed companies of the Indian national stock exchange from 2009 to 2016. To measure the Panel Regression in this study, the FEM model was used. The different dimensions of the ownership structure index involve ten items used as the Independent variable of this study. Two measures have been adopted to estimate the firm performance that is; ROA and ROE. In contrast, the control variables are firm size and leverage. This study's empirical evidence shows that the ownership structure index has significant impact on a firm's performance measured by ROA and ROE of Indian Nifty 100 listed companies. Findings of this study support previous empirical studies performed and add some value in the research area of finance that explores different aspects of the board of directors' index and ownership structure index in Indian market by using Nifty 100 as an example.</p> waleed alahdal, Mohammed H. Alsamhi, Mohammed S. Barakat Copyright (c) 2020 Studies in Economics and Business Relations https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/84 Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Influence of Selected Marketing Strategies on the Brand Favorability: A Special Reference to the Yemeni Market https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/53 <p>The objective of this study is to determine the role of marketing strategies in brand favorability. It is a primary data research where data was collected through questionnaire. For analyzing purpose, AMOS and SPSS software have been used. A convenient sampling method was applied to select the respondents. The EFA is applied to construct the study dimensions. The validity and reliability were testing using the CFA outcomes. To test the hypotheses, the Structural Equation Modeling was used. The study found that, there is a positive and direct impact between distribution strategy, labeling strategy, advertising strategy, and brand favorability. Theoretically, the results can be used as a start point for making deep research in the same area. Practically, the results provide marketing managers with many suggestions for improving marketing strategies. The study results are limited only to the consumers in, small geographic area, Ibb town, Yemen.</p> Fatehi Ali Mohammed Almugari Copyright (c) 2020 Studies in Economics and Business Relations https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/53 Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Social Responsibility and its Impact on Competitive Advantage of Service Business Organisations : A field study on mobile phone companies in Yemen. https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/47 <p class="abstract"><span lang="EN-US">This present study aims to investigate the effect of social responsibility (SR) on achieving the competitive advantage of service business organizations. The study is conducted on mobile phone companies in Yemen. The study uses a sample of 99 employees working in the main offices of these companies in Sana’a. The data of the study was collected through a self-administered Likert questionnaire survey. As being the most appropriate method to implement this study, descriptive statistical method was adopted to analyze the results. The findings indicate a positive role of the application of social responsibility in achieving the competitive advantage in mobile phone companies in Yemen. The study recommends that policymakers, regulators and companies should put strict disciplines and adopt different strategies to enhance the role of social responsibility. The study contributes to the strand literature of social responsibility. It addresses the issue of corporate social responsibility in a low-income country which opens an insight for regulators, policymakers, analysts, academicians and managers into the role of corporate social responsibility. </span></p> Abdullah Shuraim, Mohan B. Biradar Copyright (c) 2020 Studies in Economics and Business Relations https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://sabapub.com/index.php/sebr/article/view/47 Sun, 03 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000