New issue of the Journal of Governance and Regulation

The editorial team of Virtus Interpress is delighted to present the first issue of the Journal of Governance and Regulation in 2021 (volume 10, issue 1). This issue has an international connotation both because it involves authors from different parts of the world (Italy, Portugal, Indonesia, Mexico, Jordan, Vietnam, etc.) and illustrates many different countries’ evidence.

The papers published in this issue are focused on a lot of interesting topics that represent some of the most current issues in the field of corporate governance and regulation, including blockchain, internal corporate governance, intellectual property protection, financial performance, demographic characteristics of the CEO/public enterprise principals, risk-taking behavior, board of directors, auditors liability, audit quality, Industry 4.0, banks’ compensation policies, intellectual capital, firm value, firm performance, sustainability issues, organizational agility, small and medium enterprises, tax buoyancy during the COVID-19 period, etc.

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

The issue starts with a paper by Jersain Zadamig Llamas Covarrubias and Irving Norehem Llamas Covarrubias who examine how blockchain technology implementation could create a new government and governance model from an organization’s scope, infrastructure, and platform.

Omran Ahmad Al-Ibbini and Osama Samih Shaban, distributing a questionnaire to 200 traders and analyzing its results through Smart PLS method, aims to analyse the effect of internal corporate governance in improving the investors’ confidence and minimizing stock fluctuations risk

Le Thi Thanh Tam, Hoang Dinh Thai, Pham Thi Thanh Hai, Tran Diep Tuan, and Chi Thanh Tran investigate the level of perceptions, awareness, and behaviour on the medical technology students’ intellectual property protection by mean of cross-sectional online survey on 795 students by electronic EUIPO questionnaire.

Hadeel Yaseen and Asma’a Al-Amarneh, using the value-added intellectual capital approach, study the influence of intellectual capital on performance of Jordanian banks listed in the Amman Stock Exchange during 2005-2018.

Haitham A. Haloush, Hashem Alshurafat, and Ahmad Abed Alla Alhusban endeavour to research auditors’ legal liability’s extent and nature according to the Jordanian relevant regulations and find that in Jordan auditors are subject to different standards of proof before the judiciary.

Demeh Daradkah explores the effect of chairman of the board of directors (chair) and chief executive officer (CEO) age variation on risk-taking behavior on the basis of data of all listed insurance companies in Jordan over the period of 2008-2018.

Ralph Marenga through a desk review to analyze the literature focuses on the issue of the reduced representation and tenures of women as public enterprise principals in Namibian public enterprises.

Stefania Sylos Labini and Francesca Donofrio deal with the question of whether European significant banks, induced by the pandemic crisis, introduced changes to remuneration policies and/or adopted other measures – different from the remuneration ones.

Sarwani and T. Husain address the topic of Industry 4.0 and aim to establish the implications of an empirical model of a firm’s value through some determinant factors, i.e., financial ratios with profitability and leverage, intellectual capital with human capital employment, the dividend policy, and audit quality with the Big 4 category proxy.

Isaac Francis Antwi, Carla Carvalho, and Cecília Carmo propose a review of literature from 2006 to 2020 on corporate governance and firm performance in Ghana under the keywords “board composition” and “ownership” with the purpose to identify the research trend and to suggest the idea of future research directions.

Abdelsalam Al-Rashid, Rawan Al-Hiyari, Ghazi A Samawi, Metri Mdanat, and Loay Salhieh provide a detailed description and an empirical assessment of different purchasing constructs practices based on a comprehensive literature review.

Radhi Al-Hamadeen, Turki AlHmoud, Hasan El-Nader, Malek Alsharairi, and Firas Almasri approach to identify how corporate boards of directors influence the quality of external audit in a sample of service firms listed on the Amman Stock Exchange during the period 2014-2018.

Amrie Firmansyah, Resi Ariyasa Qadri, and Zef Arfiansyah, utilizing an online survey among company managers, public accountants, public sector accounting managers, and accounting lecturers, explicate the effect of green supply chain management on corporate sustainability performance in Indonesia.

Jaser Abdulrazzaq El-Nsour evaluates the impact of organizational agility on the competitive advantage in Jordanian telecommunication companies and underlines that organizational agility is becoming a critical factor in achieving sustained competitive advantage in IT and telecommunication sector.

Mugove Mashingaidze, Maxwell Agabu Phiri, and Mapeto Bomani, applying a qualitative case study, aim to gain understanding of strategy formulation practices among the small and medium enterprises in emerging markets.

Finally, Mohammad Khataybeh, Ghassan Omet, and Fayez Haddad conclude the issue estimating tax buoyancy in Jordan using annual data (1992-2019) and time series techniques, including stationarity tests, Johnsen cointegration test, and vector error correction model.

We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue and find these contributions stimulating and valuable for your research!