This paper aims to analyze how ownership influences the performance of European football teams. The study of efficiency allows us to identify relative performance in the achievement of several objectives, as is the case of football teams pursuing both financial performance and sports success. The analysis shows that football teams organized as members clubs, with dispersed ownership and uncontrolled by foreign investors perform better. Thus, property structures facilitating less control over managers relate positively to performance.
This study explores the value creation and agent conflict in a company that employs intangibles. The conceptual model of value creation is used to test how intangibles affect companies' outperforming and simultaneously build investors' expectations. The research is carried out using a sample of more than 1,650 European companies covering the period from 2004 to 2011. The study reveals the diverse impact of intangibles on the outperforming of a company by Economic Value Added (EVA) and its ability to create market value (MVA). The study discovers that managers are prone to set positive signals for investors rather than create sustainable competitive advantages. This work contributes primarily to the field of corporate governance in companies that employ intangibles. The issues to be considered when designing rules and incentives for proper communication between managers and investors that drive both outperforming and sustainable value creation are emphasized.
Innovative and research activities within universities are increasingly linked with regional socio-economic conditions and innovative capacities of local business. In less innovative Russian regions, though, prospects for mid-range universities might be limited due to poor research quality and the lack of mutual trust between Academia and industry. In this paper university-level data are analysed in relation to regional innovative development. Despite gross heterogeneity within the sample, the findings suggest that research and commercialization propensities are likely to be shaped by the type of university, its proactive approach and internal structure rather than regional settings. Mid-range universities might consider less formal ways to contribute to regional innovation systems, which is more in line with ‘engaged’ rather than ‘entrepreneurial’ university approach.
In this paper, we suggest an approach to the study of the financial instability based on the model of evolutionary processes. In the first place, we present some empirical facts that confirm that the stock’s price dynamics is better described by the Markov switching model rather than by the pure random walk. Further, using the equilibrium model of price formation, we show that the temporary price trends on stock market are evolutionary processes that occur in the conditions of a duality of the equilibrium between the market price and the fair value. Then, within the framework of the constructed model, we analyze the causes of the financial market instability and its impact on the real sector, and show how the financial markets create a destructive impulse under the economic growth slowdown, and therefore adversely affect the process of innovations diffusion into the market. The conducted study shows that the causes of the financial instability are the capital concentration in the narrow circles of society and the lack of investment opportunities, as compared with the available financial resources, whereas the symptoms are frequently recurring financial bubbles and crises.
The article investigates the correlation between the factors of enhancing traffic safety on highways and parameters of the economic growth in Russia and in countries with transition economy; such correlation does not always lead to traffic safety enhancement. As a rule, the population motorization (car density) level growth in such countries is not accompanied by efficient actions on accident rate decrease. Among the factors enhancing traffic safety on highways are the efficiency of traffic infrastructure planning (changing and removing traffic flows from cities’ centers, creation of a large amount of pedestrian and bicycle lanes separated from traffic flows) as well as harmonization of physical infrastructure and safety goals, ensuring conjugation of the developed transport infrastructure with the decrease of the share of private vehicle fleet and increase of the share of public transport.
Purpose – This study explores company strategies for intangibles. We investigate whether it is reasonable for companies to intensify intangibles when the current strategy is not intangible-intensive. This paper aims to elaborate a theoretical model to describe the strategic decision-making in companies.
Design/methodology/approach – We use the Bellman equation framework to find the conditions under which a change in strategy for intangibles is reasonable.
Findings – The results determine the parameters of returns on intangibles in different strategies, the optimal intangible stock and the influence of external economic shocks. The findings of our study demonstrate that many requirements have to be met to make intangible-intensive strategy beneficial for a company. Moreover negative shocks of crises force a company to postpone a new strategy on intangibles.
Practical implications – This research provides an insight into strategic behaviour of companies under uncertainty. The theoretical findings demonstrate under which conditions companies should decide to switch to a strategy more intangible-intensive. This model can be used to empirically test parameters of different investment strategies of companies using structural estimation techniques.
Originality/value – This work contributes to the theory of managerial economics giving closed form solutions for the dynamic optimization of company behaviour. The findings also show how this behaviour might change when economic crises are faced or expected.
Even six years after the acute phase of Great Recession 2007-2009, euro area economy does not show strong growth, which is indicating a severe structural and cyclical imbalances in the European economy. Empirical data evident that Euro area economy as the US, since 2009 are located in an unstable equilibrium that is prone to buckling under the influence of small internal or external price shocks. For the detection of the bifurcation process, i.e. transition to a state of metamorphosis, we have specially developed models of nonlinear dynamics, which describe five possible state of the economic system and, in particular, show that the Eurozone economy is entering a very important stage of bifurcation and the consequences of which are fundamental to determine the nature of the future economic development of both European and global economy.
The rapidly growing Chinese market attracted the attention of researchers. In China, as in Russia, there are major, significant transactions. It is important to study the dynamics of the insurance market through an investment deal.
There is a small number of empirical studies on financial instability (the trend towards bankruptcy) of Russian insurance companies. The aim of the study is to prove two hypotheses. The first is the market share of the insurance company is the opposite of its propensity to bankruptcy; the second is to the Russian insurance market there is a tendency to oligopolization. In our study, methods with a limited set of criteria and multicriteria methods, including those based on multidimensional discriminant analysis, will be used. The basis for the study are 102 insurance companies with varying degrees of market power. The problem under investigation lies in the fact that insolvent insurers have a negative impact on the insurance market in Russia. On the other hand, a significant reduction in the number of insurers leads to the oligopolization of the insurance services market.
The purpose of the paper is to test empirically the relationship between the different features of corporate venture funds and the innovation performance of companies that create corporate venture funds. Though corporate venture funds are considered as important components of corporate innovation strategies, and each fourth largest innovative company is investing via them, the scholars have different vision on their role in innovation-based development of parent companies. Usually case studies or surveys are used to describe their importance. This paper contains an attempt to close the gap on the empirical base and to reveal factors that may have the highest important for the effective organization of innovation activities with the usage of corporate venture investments. The research is performed by regression analysis. The sample consists of 117 largest corporate venture funds, and the data is collected for the period of 2011-2015. The results obtained may have an interesting application for the corporate venture investments organization in Russia, where this mode of innovation-based investments becomes more popular in the recent years.
The relevance of the topic is the need to fill existing gaps in the study of micro-insurance. The goal is to identify the key factors and their influence on the development of microinsurance through the regression model. The analysis will be conducted based on the collected data for 69 countries, which include different characteristics: the level of inflation, unemployment, the Gini coefficient, the share of insurance premiums for life insurance in GDP, the index of strength of legal rights, financial literacy, index of health. The experimental variable was the percentage of the population using the services of micro-insurance. As a method of research for regression and descriptive data analysis. The expected result of the study is the determination of important characteristics that have an impact on the demand for microinsurance among the population, on what basis we can assume the expected trends in the development of microinsurance in Russia.
The article examines approaches to the development and evaluation of innovative corporate foresight projects. The proposed metric of evaluation of innovative foresight-based software-problem method. Designed the main procedures of the integrated evalution of foresight projects based on the scenario of development of the scientific and technical direction. Developed algorithms for estimating R&D using the system of criteria of the prospects of R&D and coefficients of mutual relation of wood « targeting R&D resources ». Formulates proposals for the formation of the innovation of the innovation roadmaps of the company.
The process of the decision making requires providing the risk and sensitivity analysis, the economic efficiency evaluation. When the investor needs to take into account several parameters in order to make the decision the new approach based on the method of the Fuzzy Logic can be used.
n this work, a framework including goal, objectives, a brief description of the current business performance, the nature and requirements for the implementation of the concept and principles of solving problems to manage the cost of large, medium and small businesses.
The article deals with the problems of development of the market of mortgage lending in the Russian Federation. The article discusses possible directions of the development of housing mortgage market in Russia in nearest years towards the goal of effectively reducing the mortgage lending rate for the final borrower, taking into account the interest of commercial banks. The article describes the advantages of a variable interest rate in conditions of inflation for banks, as well as analyzed the economic effect of the introduction of housing mortgage schemes with variable interest rate.