New Issue of the Risk Governance and Control Journal

We are pleased to present the first issue of the journal in 2018. This year we continued improving our practices of open access publishing using the rolling model. This model allows us to ensure timeliness of publication which is an important factor for authors nowadays. Among other good news is the announcement that Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions Journal was included in the Chartered Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Guide 2018 (United Kingdom) and we see this as one of many acknowledgments of the journal’s improvements that we have already received and will receive in the future. We are committed to continuously increasing the overall quality of the journal to serve the needs of research community worldwide.

The recent issue of the journal Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets and Institutions is devoted to the issues of fixed investments, risk management practices, inflation uncertainty, budgetary discipline, debtor’s right etc. More detailed issues are given below.

Goitsemodimo Abel Molocwa, Ireen Choga and Itumeleng Pleasure examine the determinants of private fixed investment in South Africa by employing the Johansen cointegration technique and the vector error correction model (VECM) analysis.

Raef Gouiaa analyzes how corporate governance attributes and particularly board characteristics can affect risk management practices in the context of Canadian listed companies. Using a content analysis approach, the level of exposure to risk in terms of likelihood, the consequences of such risk and the strategies for managing that risk were identified for each type of risk.

Bijan Safavi, Bardia Nakhjavan, Seyedabdollah Mirnezami and Mahsan Alizadeh study the inflation relationship analysis and inflation uncertainty with relative price’ dispersion in Iran by using the ordinary minimum squares method. In this paper, authors used the GARCH technique in order to modeling and measuring the inflation uncertainty variable. The results show that inflation uncertainty increasing leads to increased relative price dispersion.

Albert Tchey Agbenyegah determines the risk and effect of selected social capital elements on rural entrepreneurship. Within a job-scare socio-economic climate, entrepreneurship is the vital tool to create job opportunities to reduce the growing unemployment. These are the dilemma South Africa like the rest of the developing countries continue to experience as the socio-economic problems escalates in communities.

Ramdany and Winwin Yadiati show that the impact of internal control and good governance on budget discipline is positive but weak. The purpose of their study is to investigate the impact of the three instruments on the budget discipline contained on research questions. First, how much impact internal control on budgetary discipline. Second, how much impact the good governance on budgetary discipline. Third, how much impact the quality of accounting information on budgetary discipline.

Hlako Choma and Tshegofatso Kgarabjang critically analyse the decision in Nkata v Firstrand Bank Limited. Therefore a question arise as to whether a consumer who fell in arrears can reinstate a credit agreement by paying the arrears and preclude a credit provider from proceeding to sell the property.

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