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With urban industrialization on the scale achieved by East Asian economies looking increasingly less plausible, small economies in Africa need an alternative strategic approach to long-term growth. The purpose of this paper is to identify a growth strategy with the greatest potential for small,...

Author(s)
Yusuf, S.; Praveen Kumar
Publisher
World Bank, Washington, USA
Citation
Policy Research Working Paper - World Bank, 2018, No.8543, pp 45 pp.
Abstract

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a core concept in the context of the hotel industry where it is considered as a significant factor in competition and a firms' survival, primarily because CSR influences customer satisfaction. However, there are still few studies examining the...

Author(s)
Mohammed, A.; Basri Rashid
Publisher
Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute (KURDI), Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, 2018, 39, 2, pp 358-364
Abstract

This qualitative research aimed to investigate the construction of a floating market's community identity and its impact on the people of Damnoen Saduak community. Data were collected using in-depth interviews, informal conversations, and participatory and non-participatory observations of the...

Author(s)
Thongpanya, T.
Publisher
Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute (KURDI), Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, 2018, 39, 2, pp 254-261
Abstract

Forestry provides economic, social and environmental benefits along with various forest products and services. It also offers the platform for economies to develop their industrial and trade base; and link forestry and economic growth of countries intended to be explore in this study. For empirical ...

Author(s)
Abida Ramzan; Bilal Mehmood
Publisher
Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, 2018, 28, 1, pp 83-102
Abstract

The scarcity of well-located land is becoming an important concern for business operations around the world. This study sheds lights on the mechanisms of land speculation by explaining how Chinese businesses' investment in hotels leads to real estate appreciation and firms' market value increase....

Author(s)
Wang CaiPing; Dai ShanShan; Xu HongGang
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Land Use Policy, 2018, 77, pp 752-759
Abstract

Agriculture has been an economic mainstay of countries throughout history. Recently, its importance and essential role in local and regional growth and development have also received due acknowledgment. However, agritourism entrepreneurs often lack the necessary means, when relying only on their...

Author(s)
Sgroi, F.; Donia, E.; Mineo, A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Land Use Policy, 2018, 77, pp 676-682
Abstract

In Amazonia, Indigenous Lands (ILs), created to guarantee both indigenous rights and the conservation of natural resources, are a major legal mechanism to ensure the ancestral and contemporary relationships of indigenous peoples to their territory. Additionally, these areas have been one of the...

Author(s)
Constantino, P. de A. L.; Benchimol, M.; Antunes, A. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Land Use Policy, 2018, 77, pp 652-660
Abstract

Rural areas face major challenges in adapting to the impacts of climate change, in particular to floods and droughts. This calls for both adaptation of rural functions and climate-proof and water-resilient design of the rural area, often implying improvement of water retention and flood protection. ...

Author(s)
Stańczuk-Gałwiaczek, M.; Sobolewska-Mikulska, K.; Ritzema, H.; Loon-Steensma, J. M. van
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Land Use Policy, 2018, 77, pp 498-511
Abstract

This study includes a diagnostic and evolutive analysis of the bioclimate of Republic of Moldova, made by using the Wind Chill (WCI) and Cooling Power (CP) indices. The bioclimate of the cold season (October-March) had, in the time period (1960-2012), a warming trend, highlighted by the decrease of ...

Author(s)
Mihăilă, D.; Piticar, A.; Briciu, A. E.; Bistricean, P. I.; Lazurca, L. G.; Puțuntică, A.
Publisher
Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles, Madrid, Spain
Citation
Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles, 2018, No.77, pp 521-548
Abstract

This paper proposes a geographical reading of nature sports and recreational-tourist spaces. Nature sports have gone from being mere recreational physical activities to become a product of great potential in the tourism market in many rural, mountain and coastal areas. In this work the main...

Author(s)
Rivera Mateos, M.
Publisher
Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles, Madrid, Spain
Citation
Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles, 2018, No.77, pp 462-492

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