New issue of the Corporate & Business Strategy Review journal

The editorial team of Virtus Interpress is glad to present the first issue of the Corporate & Business Strategy Review journal in 2022. The papers of this issue provide new insights and findings on financial systems, corporate governance, and new paradigms for the development of emerging markets.

The full issue of the journal is available at the following link.

This issue starts with the paper by Shariffah Hazirah S. Jainal Abidin, Suhaily Hasnan, Marziana Madah Marzuki, and Alfiatul Rohmah Mohamed Hussain that aims at highlighting the factors that lead to the occurrence of a liquid market in emerging countries.

Next, Mohammad Salem Oudat tries to assess the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on Bahrain Stock Exchange indexes during the pandemic peak period in 2021.

May M. Fahmy and Nada E. Ragab in their study, demonstrate the ability of electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) as a participatory web tool that enables enterprises to achieve profitable growth, resilience, business sustainability, and competitiveness, through developing operational strategy.

The main aim of the paper by Nazmi Iballi, Liza Alili Sulejmani, and Donat Rexha is to analyze the impact of financial transparency on the financing obstacles of the SMEs operating in the Western Balkan countries.

Rattaphong Sonsuphap describes the structure of the illegal economy in Thailand and the relationship between money laundering and the three forms of the illegal economy (drugs, gambling, and corruption).

Sami Al Kharusi, Sree Rama Murthy Y, and Alya Al Foori investigate the performance and profitability of local banks of Oman for 2017–2020. Financial ratios are employed to measure the financial performance of the local banks listed in the Muscat Securities Market.

The study by Rasha Elbolok, Sara Elghateet, and Engy ElHawary seeks to investigate how the new modifications of the Egyptian Accounting Standards (EAS) affect the market volatility (MV) and earnings quality (EQ) in such a developing country.

The research of Amrie Firmansyah, Arditiya Fadlil, Suparna Wijaya, Ferry Irawan, Puji Wibowo, and Azas Mabrur deals with the effect of tax avoidance and derivative instruments on the value relevance of the comprehensive income.

Florije Miftari empirically analyzes the relationship between the public debt and economic growth for 16 upper-middle-income European countries for the period from 2000 to 2020.

The purpose of the paper by Blerta Haliti Baruti is to understand the development and role of the insurance industry in the development of the economic and financial systems in developing countries with a special emphasis on Kosovo.

Thanya Duangthong and Theerayuth Boonmee conduct a study to evaluate the policies governing electronic waste (e-waste) management in Thailand, as well as the political interactions between interest groups that impact the country’s e-waste management policies.

Retnoningrum Hidayah, Dhini Suryandari, Trisni Suryarini, Sukirman, Ima Nur Kayati, Rahayu Dinassari, and Fian Tri Rohmah examine the role of firm size on the relationship between the type of industry and the audit committee on environmental performance.

Deepika Gaur and Paul Katuse’s study is about the dimensions of interpersonal needs and aspects of leadership behaviour. It is a correlational study, it used a standardized fundamental interpersonal relations orientation-behaviour (FIRO-B) and situational leadership questionnaire.

The issue ends with the paper by Ra’ad Ra’id Ibrahim Al Husban, Ghassan Falah Al-Matarneh, Ezzat Ghaidan, and Ahmad Abed Alla Alhusban. The authors identify the effect of the quality of external auditing on the relationship between the rules of professional conduct and the quality of financial reporting by Jordanian industrial shareholding companies.

We hope that reading this issue will be pleasant and informative for you!