9 research outputs found

    Sector-wise dividend payment by all listed companies in Dhaka stock exchange : an empirical analysis

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    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to examine the sectorwise dividend payment of all the listed companies in the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). This paper also indicates the highest and lowest percentage of dividend paid by companies in each sector, as well as illustrates the reason for distributing such amount of dividend. Design/methodology/approach: The empirical analysis was done by using the last fifteen years (i.e., 2004-2018) of dividend payment by all listed firms in DSE. Data was collected from the secondary sources to perform the analysis. On collected data, average dividend amount was calculated for each listed company by adding the percentage of cash and stock dividend paid by those companies. Trend analysis was performed on the average dividend to see which company among all listed companies is distributing a high or low percentage of dividend to their shareholders' over the years. Findings: The results from this article show that companies in the declining industry fail to meet their shareholders’ expectations in terms of dividend payment. On the other hand, companies in booming industries are consistently disbursing dividend for their shareholders’. Besides, companies are in the growth stage, and the multinational companies are distributing a considerable percentage of dividend. Practical implications: The results of this article will be helpful for the fund managers’, investment analysts’ and investors’ who makes decisions to invest in the capital market because the paper presented the historical average dividend payment by listed companies. Originality/value: This article presents the average dividend payment by companies listed in stock exchange in an emerging economy, also finds out sector-wise dividend payment and suggests some remedial for companies.peer-reviewe

    The Perception on Food Quality among Urban People

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    Contaminated and unhygienic food intake is a major problem in the urban cities of Bangladesh. This raises a serious concern for health of the urban citizens. The research investigates into the attitude of the urban educated people on their awareness of food safety. The findings of the study suggest a high degree of awareness amongst respondents of the attitudinal survey. People with higher educational background show higher degree of awareness of how the quality of food should be maintained. A lack of confidence on the functions of government regulatory agency in testing the food standard is also reflected in the study.

    Does Corruption Lead to Welfare Loss? An Empirical Evidence From Real Estate Sector of Bangladesh

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    Regulation may give rise to corrupt practices thereby resulting in welfare loss in an economy. This research aims at measuring the impact of corruption on the real estate sector of Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. It makes an attempt to measure the welfare loss resulting from corrupt practices exercised mainly by government regulatory agencies. Bribe and extortion fee are the two main indicators whereby welfare loss is measured. Evidence from the study reveals that around 8 floors are lost due to payment of bribe and other such payments

    MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES IN THE CONTEXT OF BANGLADESH

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    Financial service is one of the significant finance areas, which can be regarded as the functions provided by organizations that operate in the finance industry. In this dynamic era of business, there has been notable progress in the innovation of various financial services. Financial services innovation can be termed as new ways and processes of providing financial services to customers. The recent development of mobile banking, short messaging service (SMS) banking, agent banking, internet banking, mobile money account are remarkable instances of financial services innovation in Bangladesh. This paper studies the present scenario of mobile financial services, regulatory framework, and prospects and challenges of Bangladesh. This study is a descriptive study where quantitative data has been collected from secondary sources. The study’s findings suggest that mobile financial services are accelerating in Bangladesh, but diversification of services is required to attain sustainable long-term growth. The concerned policymakers and practitioners’ can use the study to enhance mobile financial services in Bangladesh.</p

    INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL SERVICES: THE CASE OF BANGLADESH

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    The financial services industry of Bangladesh has achieved phenomenal success and advancing day by day for the growth of technology. Bangladesh has long been considered a role model for financial inclusion, first with the emergence of proliferation and prominence of microfinance institutions, especially in rural areas. This paper examines the financial services innovation in Bangladesh by presenting the changes in the industry over the years. The paper also analyses the comparative picture of Bangladesh’s financial inclusion and world financial inclusion. This study is a descriptive study where quantitative data has been collected from secondary sources. The study reflects a very positive picture of financial innovation in Bangladesh. We expect that the study can be used by concerned business people in decision making for the better implication of financial innovation

    Increasing green footprints: Indications of transformations in the socio‐economic spaces of Bangladesh

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    Abstract In recent decades, Bangladesh has seen significant environmental degradation and the loss of its GDP, which has had a detrimental effect on public health, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, industrial development, and environmental services. The unusually high temperatures, humidity, and unpredicted rainfall gave rise to disease like dengue and affecting peoples mental health. However, the government, as well as public and private groups, are undertaking some phenomenal efforts to help reduce environmental degradation and raise the number of green footprints. The objective of this article is to examine the green initiatives, strategies, and policies of Bangladeshi organizations in enhancing green footprints in the socio‐economic spaces, through comprehensive content analysis of various newspapers, journal articles, government reports, and company annual reports. The aim of this article is to trace out the evidences of change in the socio‐economic fabric of the society. The primary focus of the article on the environment friendly business activities, which eventually bring social changes. The article found that green HRM, green business, MFS, green corporate culture is increasingly been seen in the society, which indicate silent changes. Bangladesh has put regulations and programs into place to lessen carbon emissions and safeguard sensitive coastal areas. It is noteworthy for demonstrating a strong dedication to improving sustainable development and environmental preservation. Many organizations in Bangladesh have also received the prestigious Asia's Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards for their outstanding zeal to ensure positive environmental changes in the society. Moreover, large proportion of Bangladesh's energy mix comes from renewable energy sources, leading to the installed renewable energy capacity of 579 MW. Additionally, the government has announced plans on replacing traditional transport methods with electric or hybrid vehicles. Bangladesh has further solidified its position as the global leader in green garments factories, as the country has 176 such facilities that have received the USGBC's LEED accreditation. The article placed a strong emphasis on particular policy proposals, including the adoption of the circular economy, the digital economy, sustainable finance, car‐sharing systems, renewable energy sources in manufacturing and workplaces, and environmentally friendly practices in both public and private organizations

    A Comparative Study of Women Entrepreneurs in Formal and Informal Economy: A Study of Dhaka City

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    Abstract: Informal economy has significant impact on employment and income generation. Normally business which are not reorganized, not recorded by public authorities are considered to be the part of informal sector. Informal sector business are small size of operation and low investment so entry is easy compare to formal business. On the other hand women owned business drawn significant attention around the world. This study is compared women entrepreneurs between formal and informal sector. It is find that women in informal and formal sector starts business for independence. In both sector the size of the business is small and operated from their own residence. With successful business performance most of the women in formal and informal sector wants to extend the business. There is no significant differences between women owned business in formal and informal sector. The size of the business, ease of entry and cost of doing business are same in both sector. Women in formal sector does not receive enough support from the authority . W omen entrepreneurs in both sectors have entrepreneur mentality so utilize this mentality eventually expand their business. The study is based on Dhaka city only so extended survey for other part of the Bangladesh is suggested

    Customer satisfaction with complaint resolution in the power sector in a developing economy

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    This article was published in the Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing [©2012 Published by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.] and the definite version is available at: http://doi.org/10.1080/10495142.2012.705178 The Article's website is at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10495142.2012.705178Public services play a critical role in helping nations evolve into modern societies. The power sector is especially vital because of its profound influence on other sectors of the economy. Unfortunately, the power sector in Bangladesh has played almost a reverse role, being associated with rampant corruption, mismanagement, and unreliable service provision, thus depriving the clientele from needed services. About 80% of the subscribers have complained about service failures in the sector. This study examines the elements of postcomplaint satisfaction with customer service. Descriptive statistics reveal the "low quality" perception that subscribers harbor about the particular utility service. Multiple regression analysis suggests that providers' empathy had the greatest effect on customer satisfaction followed by assurance. Using the metrics suggested by this study, the article concludes how social control mechanisms can restore "service justice" to the legitimate customers and enhance their welfare by making the provider more effective as a customer-responsive organization.Publishe
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