New issue of the Journal of Governance and Regulation

The editorial team of Virtus Interpress is proud to publish a new issue of the Journal of Governance and Regulation. A very promising feature of all the articles published in the current issue is that they highlight several aspects, falling in the larger domain of corporate governance, which has been under-explored hitherto in the emerging countries’ institutional settings.

The current issue includes scholarly articles falling in the purview of a wide range of research themes, for example, corporate governance, good governance, corporate regulation, corporate social responsibility, consumer’s relationship intention, managerial competencies, e-commerce, insurance, perceived risks, transaction losses, board of directors, audit committee, audit quality, foreign ownership, accountability, accounting standards, ethical leadership, state-owned enterprises, publicly-owned enterprises, family ownership, family firms, agency problems, principal-agent problems and dynamics, shareholders, performance, fines, capital markets, securities, public health emergency, insider trading, behavioural finance, investors’ governance, fiscal policy, economic growth, direct and indirect taxes, tax aggressiveness, stock exchange, cash holdings, firm value, financial and non-financial companies, cost of equity, Islamic philanthropy, economic recovery, welfare, effectivity distribution, entrepreneurship, innovation, enterprise growth, employment, among others.

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

The new issue starts with the article by Aws AlHares, Tarek Abu-Asi, Gerard Dominic, and Ruba Al Abed who examine corporate social responsibility practices and the phenomena of enhanced attention of consumers’ purchase intention and consumers’ repurchase intention in the MENA market.

Gerrit van der Waldt, David J. Fourie, and Gerda van Dijk assess the current competency profile of senior managers in the local government sector in the emerging market, focusing attention on their integrated development planning responsibilities.

Wasfi Al Salamat and Maisaa Elian aim to present the important determinants that can limit the future growth of e-commerce in Jordan and show that perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, and perceived risk related to products/services are the main effective factors for predicting transaction loss.

Faozi A. Almaqtari, Waleed M. Al-Ahdal, Nandita Mishra, and Mosab I. Tabash explore corporate governance mechanisms of compliance in Indian Accounting Standards on the basis of a sample of 70 firms listed on Bombay Stock Exchange over a period of two years from 2016–2017 to 2017–2018.

Muzi Khumalo and Adrino Mazenda investigate corporate governance implementation in the state-owned enterprises of the emerging economy, factors hindering good corporate governance and recommendations that can be offered to enhance good corporate governance.

Njomëza Zejnullahu contends different aspects of the principal-agent dynamics in publicly owned enterprises (POEs), in particular, explores the relevance of principal-agent problems in the governance of POEs and the failure of the shareholder to play its role and pursue the best interest of POEs.

Nurul Herawati, Rahmawati, Bandi Bandi, and Doddy Setiawan investigate the nuances of corporate tax aggressiveness activities in the context of family firms and deal with the question whether independent commissioners influence the practice of tax aggressiveness by family firms.

Ali A. Alnodel and Toseef Azid study the board of directors’ effectiveness in enhancing regulatory compliance in the institutional settings of Saudi Arabia and analyse whether there is an impact of the board of directors’ characteristics on the incidence of penalties imposed by the Saudi Capital Market Authority.

Anthony O. Nwafor throws light on the initiatives of governments in different parts of the world seeking solutions to the public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on corporate enterprises and underlines the relevance of confidentiality of the information to be shared publicly and the related legal provisions.

Hassan M. Hafez explains that Egyptian investors have lost a large portion of their investment due to the coronavirus pandemic and identifies several behavioral factors of Egyptian investors that affect their investment decisions, before and after the pandemic.

Bedri Hamza and Petraq Milo approach to evaluate the effects of fiscal policy on economic growth in the Republic of Kosovo for the period from January 2006 to September 2018 in terms of their long-term and short-term relationships.

Amneh Hamad, Tariq Alzoubi, Majd Iskandrani, and Ali Alhadidi try to estimate the effect of cash holdings on Jordanian companies’ value and to detect whether there is a non-linear association between them. The results reveal that there is a significant positive association between cash holdings and firm value.

Mahmoud A. Odat, Khaldoon Ahmad Al Daoud, and Ziad Mohammad Zurigat conduct research of the impact of corporate governance mechanisms (board size, board independence, CEO duality, multiple directorships held by board members, and board political influence) on a firm’s cost of equity.

Noor Arifin and Aan Zainul Anwar underscore the concept of zakat, or Islamic philanthropy, as a mission of poverty alleviation and improvement of the wellbeing of poorer people and those affected by natural disasters, aiming to explore a distribution model with enhanced effectiveness of zakat in improving welfare as a result of natural disasters in Indonesia.

Madher Ebrahim Hamdallah, Anan Fathi Srouji, and Bushra Khalid Mahadin aim to observe the effect of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on business school students’ aspirations to become entrepreneurial managers in the future and whether the gender of their university instructor affects such a relationship.

Venet Shala, Shaip Bytyçi, and Patrik Dodaj in the final paper of the issue rest on the premise that major technological changes, the development of management, and its functions influence business organizations to launch relatively innovative products and services frequently. The findings of the study can be highly useful to the existing and new businesses in Kosovo.

We hope that the readers of this issue of the Journal of Governance and Regulation will find this issue worth reading and interesting!