This book is an informative source both for seasoned and novice researchers and provides them with practical and straightforward guides to organize, write, submit, and revise their scientific papers in all disciplines. The materials covered in this book conform to the very recent and up-to-date principles and are on the basis of practical experience of researchers who have published several papers and books in international journals and data-bases. The following invaluable and straightforward features have made study of the book vey necessary for researchers. Some of them include perspectives and information about the: • Scientific and precise use of language and grammar in scientific papers • Instructions and techniques required for writing standard scientific paper • Choosing appropriate journal for your paper • Choosing appropriate format for your cover letter to the editor and submission of your paper • The review process and ethics of publication • An appendix that provides succinct grammatical advice necessary for standard paper writing
The main objective of this paper is to seek the source that can explain the momentum profits because the source of momentum profits has been disputed. The secondary objective of the paper is to affirm the findings of pervious authors about the presence of short term momentum effect and reaffirm the notion that CAPM cannot explain momentum profits supported by large number of authors. For the primary objective, a set of variables has been chosen, that fall under the category of “Business Indicators”, to explain the momentum profits. It is found that a variable “Starting a Business” could explain the source of momentum profits whereas other variables may have negligible or no influence over momentum profits. It is also reaffirmed that short term momentum effect has been found in the 14 stock markets and CAPM could not explain the momentum profits. This study is not conclusive due to limitation of data but it does give a source of momentum profits and sheds light on future research about the sources that can explain momentum profits in great detail.
This book illustrates how to use self reflections to improve teaching of economics. It differentiates between two kinds of self reflections. One kind is long tern reflections upon one’s life long experience of learning, research and teaching. These reflections help to shape one’s long term career path and long term strategy in teaching. The other kind is short term reflections upon one’s current teaching. These help to improve one’s current teaching in and out of the classroom immediately. The book presents the author's long term reflections upon his over three decades of learning, research and teaching in Singapore, Canada, America, Taiwan and Malaysia. The book also presents the author's short term reflections upon his three years teaching experience at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus from 2011 to 2014. Among the short term strategies proposed are interactions between instructor and students, integration of multimedia technology into teaching, write to learn approach, problem solving approach, active learning approach and multidisciplinary curricula. Among the long term strategies proposed are taking courses on teaching and writing of textbooks and memoirs.
Amidst endless apps and computer games, there is still an important place for simple yet engaging games, played with just a piece of paper and a pencil. Whether your battery's flat, you're suffering from 'screen fatigue', or you just prefer traditional games, this write-in, tear-off pad is for you, featuring over one hundred games to play.
To tackle a bundle of resources for writing a research paper is not an easy task for an experienced instructor. Even worse, it is a confusing one for a student who is asked for the first time to write a research paper after studying several courses of essay writing. Writing a research paper needs not to be a frightening task. A research paper may be longer than most of all college essays, but a student will be given more time to complete it. Having a plan for work will make the process go smoothly. Over the years, I have arrived at a time-saving, ten-step, simple strategy for this. The first five steps prepare the student to write and the remaining steps helps in writing the documented paper.This book goes through these steps giving some examples from online resources.
Recent globalization and integration of capital markets made international diversification more difficult for many investors and caused correlations between the securities to increase, especially during the times of adverse economic conditions. This paper argues that markets, which have cointegrating relationship and follow common trend in a long time horizon, cannot contribute much to portfolio diversification. Therefore, investors, who are willing to invest for long-term, should rather choose cointegration analysis instead of usual correlation approach for portfolio diversification purposes because the former is more appropriate for long-term. Thus, this paper took a perspective of Lithuanian investor and conducted cointegration analysis with 8 other country equity indices over a period 2000-2011 in order to find out which markets Vilnius OMX is cointegrated with. This paper should be useful to investors who seek to diversify internationally and look for a long-term perspective, and who are willing to go beyond the conventional portfolio diversification methods.