ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

  • © Vilnius University, 2002-2013
  • © Brno University of Technology, 2002-2013
  • © University of Latvia, 2002-2013
Kuriame Lietuvos ateitį

JEL classification: Y20.

Transformations in Business & Economics (TIBE) journal continues in providing a focused outlet for high quality research in the ever-expanding area of Development Economics in the field of Social Sciences and related disciplines. The field research should not be limited by any narrow conceptualisation of development economics, but embraces interdisciplinary and multi-facet approaches to economic theory, business management, marketing, as well as general transformations in the economic, social-cultural, ecological, technological, competitive, demographic and political-legal environment.

Therefore, we expect original and authentic manuscripts, never published before in any format and not submitted to any other publishing institution, which are based on fact-centred research to establish economic and business management regularities, where the theory is motivated by substantiated empirical findings, where disciplined application of economic principles is used to explain and predict the real-world behaviour of organisations, markets and industries. We will continue to seek for:

  • empirical studies, which provide convincing and significant findings of fact. Careful establishment of an interesting or puzzling empirical regularity is of value to the field if the author has a convincing explanation for the phenomenon;
  • theoretical studies, which stress relatively robust ideas, and combine theory with a sense of empirical magnitudes, presenting fresh viewpoints and theoretical perspectives, new literature overviews and concept classifications, where a systems' approach is a central focus of the research;
  • explanatory research studies about a firm, an industry, or a business practice according to economic principles. Such a case study must go well beyond the purely descriptive by illuminating the ways in which industry practice and institutions can be understood in terms of economic principles. Factors that resist economic explanation also should be identified.

The last (third) issue of TIBE presents guest and special editorials, whose articles are investigating problems of SMEs in Portugal and the electricity market liberalization on electricity prices. In the article of guest editorial the group of scientists from Portugal (P. M. Nunes, Z. Serrasqueiro, A. Nunes, L. Mendes) had made the research about the relationship between growth of companies and labour productivity using a dynamic panel data approach. The special editorial - D. Streimikiene, J. Bruneckiene, A. Cibinskiene (Lithuania) - presented their findings on factors that affect the price of electricity.

The current issue of journal presents articles by groups of scholars from the Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Portugal and Lithuania. All articles of the journal are divided into three chapters according to the subject of studied area. The issue presents a list of research problems related with the public sector, entrepreneurship, branding, and clusters. Scientists use a variety of methods and approaches to deal with mentioned problems.

Prof. Dr. (HP) Dalia Streimikienė

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