nep-ara New Economics Papers
on Arab World
Issue of 2011‒08‒02
three papers chosen by
Quentin Wodon
World Bank

  1. Dünya’da ve Türkiye’de İktisat Bölümleri ve İktisatçılar Sıralaması By Halicioglu, Ferda
  2. المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات :التحديات والأفاق من أجل التنمية فى الدول العربية By Elasrag, Hussein
  3. Measuring Islamic banks efficiency: the case of world Islamic banking sectors By Ahmad, Nor Hayati Bt; Noor, Mohamad Akbar Noor Mohamad; Sufian, Fadzlan

  1. By: Halicioglu, Ferda
    Abstract: This short note presents the research rankings of economists and economics departments at world-wide and Turkish scale using RePEc data base as of June 2011. Brief suggestions and conclusions are provided for the Turkish researchers and economics departments so that they could increase their research rankings.
    Keywords: research ranking; World; Turkey
    JEL: A10
    Date: 2011
  2. By: Elasrag, Hussein
    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the possibilities and problems for Establishment of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Arab countries. The paper explores the nature and concept of CSR, particularly the Arab initiatives. As well as studying the activation of the corporate social responsibility role in the economic and social development of Arab countries.
    Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility; Development ; Arab countries
    JEL: M14
    Date: 2011–06
  3. By: Ahmad, Nor Hayati Bt; Noor, Mohamad Akbar Noor Mohamad; Sufian, Fadzlan
    Abstract: The paper investigates the efficiency of the Islamic banking sectors in the world covering 25 countries during the period of 2003-2009. The efficiency estimates of individual banks are evaluated using the non-parametric Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method. The empirical findings suggest that during the period of study, pure technical efficiency outweighs scale efficiency in World Islamic banking countries. We find that banks from the high income countries were the leaders by dominating the most efficiency frontier during the period of study.
    Keywords: Islamic Banks: Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA): Performance Evaluation.
    JEL: G28 G21
    Date: 2010–10

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