EPH - International Journal of Business & Management Science (ISSN: 2208-2190) 2019-04-22T05:28:59+00:00 Naveen Malik Open Journal Systems <p><strong> <span id="cell-7-name" class="gridCellContainer"><span class="label">EPH - International Journal of Business &amp; Management Science (ISSN: 2208-2190)</span></span> </strong>publishes a wide range of high quality research articles in the field (but not limited to) given below: Accounting, Advertising Management, Business &amp; Economics, Business Ethics, Business Intelligence, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Business Performance Management, Business Statistics, Change Management, Communications Management etc. <br><span style="font-size: 1.5em;"><strong> <span style="text-shadow: #ff6600 0px 0px 3px;">Current Impact Factor: 2.404</span></strong></span></p> Relation to financial distress through transactions with affiliated entities 2019-04-10T09:30:02+00:00 Ali Najafi Moghadam Mahvash Farrokhi <p>The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between financial distress and transactions with affiliated individuals. In this research financial information of 152 companies accepted in Tehran Stock Exchange during the period of 1391 to 1396 has been investigated. The purpose of this study is applied. In terms of collecting and analyzing data, this research is a descriptive correlation method. From the point of view of information gathering, post-event research is used to analyze the data using descriptive, inferential statistics and multi-variable regression analysis. .</p> <p>This research has been investigated with two hypotheses by ERW software. In this regard, in the initial implementation of the first model, using the printing statistics and Yasmin, the appropriate regression model model (computational or stationary data with random effects) has been determined and using statistics such as ; The novelty of this and Chou's reliability of variables are investigated. Then, in the second run, the classic regression assumptions model, including the normal distribution of variables, the independence of the distribution of errors, the normal distribution of errors, the heterogeneity of variances and the linear relationship between independent and control variables, have been investigated. Finally, the results of the research show that financial distress through transactions with affiliated persons But the size of the auditor is not relevant to transactions with affiliated persons.</p> 2019-04-10T06:37:09+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Business & Management Science (ISSN: 2208-2190) The Impact of Airport Passenger Traffic and International Tourist Arrivals on Tourism Competitiveness 2019-04-10T09:30:03+00:00 Dewi Tamara Razy Adityawarman Johan Candra Dialah Hokosuja Hutabalian <p>This paper has the objective to investigate the relation between the Air Transport Infrastructure Index and International Tourist Arrival in Indonesia, especially in the main international airport in Indonesia. The index of the Air Transport Infrastructure is one of the 14 pillars in Global Tourist and Travel Competitiveness and considered very important for a country such as Indonesia, to increase its competitiveness in becoming one of the most chosen tourist destination in the world. &nbsp;The data shown that the Air Transport Infrastructure index for Indonesia is still low comparing to other countries, and this is inline with the number of international tourist arrival. This study follows the quantitative method to measure the relation between Air Transport Infrastructure Index and International Tourist Arrival. This paper also explained about the megahub in Soekarno-Hatta Airport. In conclusion, there is still a long way to achieve high competitiveness concerning the air transport infrastructure, and to increase the arrival of international tourist to Indonesia.</p> 2019-04-10T06:44:27+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Business & Management Science (ISSN: 2208-2190) IMPACT OF CPEC ON SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OF SMES IN PAKISTAN 2019-04-22T05:28:59+00:00 Hyder Kamran Mudassar Mahmood Dr. Ibrahim Rashid Al Shamsi Ms. Afra Abdul Ghani Al Zadjali <p>This study intends to understand the effect that the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC project will have on the Supply Chain Management of SMEs in Pakistan when it finally gets completed. It has been decided that as research methodology, both primary and secondary data shall be taken into consideration. Therefore, interview of selected group of respondents from SCM that are established across the CPEC belt region in Pakistan has been considered.&nbsp; Since this is necessarily a qualitative research, thematic analysis format shall be used for interpreting the collected data and predicting the results.</p> 2019-04-10T06:48:31+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Business & Management Science (ISSN: 2208-2190) Digital Programs in Thai Universities: Faculty, Costs, Program Format and Highlights 2019-04-21T11:25:34+00:00 Dr. Chaiyaset Promsri <p>The purpose of this study was to investigate digital degree programs both undergraduate and graduate in Thailand with the focus on faculty, costs, program format, and highlights. Data were retrieved from the search engine by using the key word “digital program in Thai universities” in Thai language. Results showed that 15 programs from 14 universities both public and private were related to “digital.” Among 10 undergraduate programs in digital, a half of them were designed as a bachelor’s degree in business administration. The average credit hours for digital related program of undergraduate degree were between 116-135 credits. Most of undergraduate program had delivered their programs in a weekday format for a four-year program while graduate program had tied up with a weekend format. Surprisingly, more than 80 percent of these digital programs did not provide other digital platforms rather than website for prospective students to access the essential information of the program. Recommendations for further studies and research implications were also included.</p> 2019-04-21T11:24:11+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Business & Management Science (ISSN: 2208-2190)