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Women on Boards of Directors: Is It Possible to Exist in Old Boys’ Club?

Women are not/cannot be represented sufficiently in managerial positions in business world in Turkey and around the world, and we can state that the ratio of women representation on boards of directors is even lower. In line with the idea that companies should be managed in a more corporate way, issues of gender diversity and women members of boards of directors have started to be ...

Applications of Marketing Information System in Banking Sector: A Study on VakıfBank

Marketing managers have discovered importance of information and information-based marketing system for a long time. They have realized that information is a tool which can change the competition conditions. Companies may gather required information by itself or outsourcing. It is known that many problems have been occurred on information gathering and using process. The purpose of ...

Investıgatıon of Removal of Dye from Aqueous Solutıon by Advanced Treatment

The textile dyeing and finishing industry use a significant amount of water and produce water pollution. Conventional biological treatment processes have some difficulties for degradation of nonbiodegradable compounds. Dye-bearing wastewaters have high COD and colour. In this study, a photo reactor process was used to remove color from aqueous solution.Effects of pH on Reactive Red ...

Modeling and Linearization of DFIG Based Wind Turbine

Usage level of wind units in power systems is increasing rapidly. There are different kinds of wind turbine generator. The Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG), is one of the most widely used electrical machines in the megawatt-class wind turbines. In a DFIG-based wind turbine, the stator is connected to grid directly while the rotor is connected a back-to-back converter via slip ...

Performance of the Pension Fund Companies: Evidence from Turkey

The individual pension funds not only complementary to public pension systems but also an important tool in order to meet the long-term funding needs of economies. Although not having a long history, the individual pension fund system, which has been practiced in various countries around the world for many years, has become one of the important elements of the economy in Turkey ...

Treatment of Textile Wastewater Using Nanofiltration

The discharge of the synthetic dyes in textile industries is considered to be a major environmental problem due to aesthetically undesirable in receiving waters. Therefore, treatment processes for removing of dyes from textile effluents have become important. Nowadays, removal of dyes is carried out generally by physical and chemical methods. In this study, synthetic textile ...

The Environmental Responsibility of Two Major Oil Companies in Romania

The present study is a descriptive-analytic investigation and research of social responsibility and its environmental component in the case of two important Romanian companies: OMV Petrom and KMG International (Rompetrol). The aim of the research is to present the way in which two of the most important Romanian oil companies have built up the environmental component of their ...

Study of the Tour Guide Interactive Quality’s Impact on the Tourist Re-travelling Intention based on the Tourist’s Perceived Value: A Case Study of Bali Travelling

In recent years, the number of Chinese people travelling abroad is becoming the number one in the world. However, Chinese tourists surprisingly has lower customer perceived value and satisfaction. This paper took Bali Island travelling as a case study. It investigated 260 tourists and got 206 effective samples. The study shows that tour guide interactive quality has a positive ...

Insight Into Alignment Between Compensation Strategy and Business Strategy in Selected Croatian Companies

This paper deals with the relationship between compensation strategy and business strategy in Croatian companies. It is the first output of a large investigation into compensation management practice and possibilities for its improvement in Croatia. The findings of this paper result from the Delphi method conducted on experts from 13 selected companies. The research results ...

Learning to Learn with Blended Learning

This study investigates Blended Learning implementation into the challenging educational environment, characterized by limited time of faceto-face interaction of the teacher and the learners, and by an extrinsic motivation of the learners. The feedback elicited from the focus group of learners and the teacher has been analyzed using methods of systematization, calculation and ...

Marketing Non-Degree Supplementary Programs in Tertiary Education Organizations in Russia

Successful entrepreneurial activity of a university determines its local and international competitiveness and budgeting efficiency. Modern global educational practices are witnessing a growing tendency to fund-raising from non-core activities via expanding the scope of extra-curricular fee-paying programs and educational events. Price-sensitive factors, which form and manage the ...

International Economic Integration and Human Development: Informing the Debate in Favour or Against Formal Integration and Migration

Recently, some leaders in different countries have promoted positions towards immigration and formal international economic integration that contest policy recommendations resting on predominant microeconomic and international economics theories. The cases of Brexit, the new presidency in the United States of America, and election processes in countries such as Germany and France ...

Empirical Test of Fama and French Three-Factor Model in Amman Stock Exchange

This study aims to empirically test the ability of Fama and French (1993) Three-Factor Model (FF3F) in predicting monthly excess rates of returns of stocks traded in Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) during the period (2001 - 2010). The study uses similar methodology of FF3F. Stocks in the sample have sorted according to the size (market value) and value (book-tomarket ratio, B/M) in ...

The Relationship Between Psychological Contract Breach and Organizational Cynicism

Psychological contract is composed of employees’ beliefs about what they owe to the organization and what does the organization owe to them in return. However, the psychological contract which is supposed to be between employee and employer and exists in employee’s mind as mutual obligations; is sometimes broken and damaged. When the employer does not fulfill or delayed in ...

The Role of Civil Society in the European Integration Process in Kosovo: EU Mechanisms and Instruments for NGO Sector Development

European integration is one of the most demanding processes for Kosovo institutions and society. While citizens of Kosovo overwhelmingly support membership in the European Union, assessment reports specify that Kosovo and its institutions still need serious reform to achieve this goal. The integration process offers mechanisms that civil society namely NGO sector can use in order ...

The Evaluation of the Effects of Participation of the Spouses to the Expenditures of Marriage Union and Financial Contributions to Each Other During Marriage to the Regime of Participation in Acquired Property

Through marriage, spouses start sharing a common life. The fact that spouses begin to live together by combining their lives causes monetary relations between them to emerge as well as moral relations (Ülker,1973; Acabey, 1998). The legislator has regulated the monetary relations between the spouses under various provisions. In our study, we will evaluate the spouses' participation ...

Company Performance Measurement by Sample Budget Application

Today, the competitive environment of the trade companies, the gaining of the economic scale of the firms and the deepening of the globalization in economic sphere have made the future more ambiguous for trade companies. This complex environment has led companies facing profit to face serious risks on the other hand. In Turkey, we can often refer to a structure that is severely ...

Integrated Management Model for Jerusalem: The Peace of Center for War Center

Jerusalem is one of the world’s oldest cities and is considered as the center of the World. The city is considered holy in three great divine religions. “Many things that are sacred to Judaism and Christianity, is based in most of the sacred and common holiness of Jerusalem to Islam”. Coexistence of different religious groups in the city, causes the fight to ensure the domination. ...

L2 Teachers’ Professional Development Management

The article focuses on the issue of furthering foreign language (L2) university teachers’ professional development which necessitates viewing in terms of a particular tertiary education institution and the state requirements. Summarizing the experience of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Moscow, Russia) in creating various professional training opportunities for ...

Intertextuality in Scientific Texts

Any text is indebted to other texts, and there is nothing new in the space of intertextual meaning. Every text is inherently intertextual: it incorporates elements of other texts for a specific purpose. Intertextuality considers the text as a fabric or a network, a field where texts that come from very different discourses are crossed and ordered. On the surface of the scientific ...