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JAQM Volume 8, Issue 1 - March 30, 2013


Editors Letter - JAQM’s 2012 Awards (p )
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External Analysis in PLS-Path Modeling for the Evaluation of the Passenger Satisfaction (p )
Anna CRISCI, Antonello D’AMBRA

In recent years the need to verify the degree of user satisfaction and the quality of services provided has become a priority for transportation companies. The requirement is not only to move towards higher quality of services provided, but also to strengthen confidence in the companies that provide the service. This paper shows a study to evaluate the overall passenger satisfaction of public transport service. To explore the collected data, PLS-Path Modeling approach has been adopted, and later the analysis of the data has been further supported by means of the joint use of the PLS-PM and the External Analysis Method, catching the advantages of both. In particular, the additional element that the present contribution wants to highlight is the use of so-called external information. In fact, passenger satisfaction may be influenced by external factors such as sex, age, educational level, profession, etc.. Therefore, the joint use of the PLS-PM and the External Analysis Method could help the researcher interpret the results objectively.

Trend of Foreign Exchange Earnings by the Visitors in Bangladesh (p )
Taj UDDIN, Anamul HUQ, Nazrul ISLAM, Ohid ULLAH

This study was an attempt to know the trend of foreign exchange earnings by the visitors in Bangladesh. To estimate this trend, secondary data was used for the period 1986-2008. Different statistical techniques and trend models were used to perform the analysis. An upward trend of exchange earning has been observed over the study period. The semi-log trend model was found to be the best fitted model for the foreign exchange earnings. The results showed significantly upward trend with a growth rate 18.05 percent per year. Thus it is gratifying that the tourism industry of the country is expanding day by day and to increase the growth rate government and non-government organization need to take proper action for better economy.

Stylized Facts of the Daily and Monthly Returns for the European Stock Indices during 2007-2012 (p )

Our paper presents a set of stylized empirical facts resulted from the statistical investigation of the daily and monthly price variations of European stock market indices during the period April 2007 - March 2012. We study 21 regional and global stock market indices calculated by MSCI Barra, divided into three categories: mature, emerging and frontier markets. Our analysis confirms some of the conclusions of previous similar researches but also identifies some particularities for the monthly returns.