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International Journal of Markets and Business Systems

International Journal of Markets and Business Systems (IJMABS)

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International Journal of Markets and Business Systems (3 papers in press)

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  • Fashion Industry & Sustainability: Building a circular economy, and cooperation among stakeholders.   Order a copy of this article
    by Valentina Raimondi 
    Abstract: The big impact in terms of pollution and waste of fashion industry led us focus on going more in deep in the research of which sustainable actions can be followed by companies, consumers and Government. The world's population is growing, and the supply of crucial raw materials is limited. Extracting and using raw materials has a big impact on the environment. It will be very important in social and environmental terms starting to adopt seriously Circular Model Systems, for companies first, in order to better control different aspects and stages of design, production and distribution. Circular Economy System has interesting advantages instead of Linear Economy System one but still is not a perfect model. Today we do not have examples of existing perfect Circular Economy systems. There are imperfections and wastes in the whole system. It is possible to say that Circular Economy system may not be never perfect, but it is possible to work on improvements. The aim of this research is to remark importance of cooperation among political system, companies system and consumer perspective, in order to improve efforts in adopting circular economy systems and innovations, with a special focus on fashion industry.
    Keywords: (Fashion Insdustry; sustainability; sustainable actions; circular economy; improve savings; continuous improvements in innovation and research; survey; consumer perspectives; cooperation among stakeholders; cooperation).

  • Is the sky bluer than before? Examining firm stability in Europe   Order a copy of this article
    by Sadia Binte Shafiq, Tahani Tahmid, Md. Yousuf, Md. Abul Kalam Azad 
    Abstract: Stability is essential for any firm because it signifies the robustness in financial structure. Financial stability of a firm cannot be assessed only by approaching the financial statements. Instead, incorporating risk management capabilities with financial statements can provide a clear picture of financial stability. While there are many studies in the literature exploring specified firm (banks, insurance, etc.) stability measuring conception of risk, only a few of them have examined the financial institutions as a whole. In addition, less studies have been found where firm stability has been measured by the relationship between firm's conception of risk and the accounting variables. In light of this need, the current study measures the impact of accounting variables and country level indicators on firm stability in 1,331 European firms covering the period 2010-2020. A negative relationship between the risk factors and the variables has been found, indicating firm stability.
    Keywords: stability; firm; Europe; default risk; leverage risk; portfolio risk; ROA; financial variables; accounting variable; microeconomic variables.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMABS.2022.10046540
  • A review of systemic risk definition in financial systems: a special focus on network analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Hossein Dastkhan 
    Abstract: Although the complex financial markets more often lead to more social welfare in modern economic systems, they can also cause more severe failures in the case of market downturns. Accordingly, similar to other complex systems, financial markets are also exposed to systemic risks. Considering the importance of systemic risks in financial markets, we reviewed different concepts, definitions, and the related principles of the systemic risk. For this purpose, we represent a detailed review of the main characteristics of the complex systems which lead to systemic risk in different aspects. We also reviewed the main definitions of financial systemic risk in different aspects. To analyse the systemic risks in the financial markets, we introduce the main approaches of systemic risk analysis and elaborate financial network analysis as one of the main approaches. The results show that the systemic risk events can be related to the build-up of small shock on different agents in the financial systems as well as great shocks in one or a few numbers of financial agents.
    Keywords: network theory; systemic risk; complex systems; prudential policies; cascading failure.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMABS.2023.10055708