Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting 2022-09-24T06:10:43+00:00 Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting (ISSN: 2456-639X)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJEBA/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of ‘Economics, Business, Finance and Accounting’. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Effect of Strategic Planning on the Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria, Evidence from Delta State 2022-09-21T11:23:37+00:00 Ernest Jebolise Chukwuka Imide Grace Ese <p>The study investigated the connection between success in the SME sector and the adoption of strategic planning. Despite what appears to be improved institutional support for the sector and an apparent increase in interest in starting small and medium-sized businesses in Nigeria, performance seems to be falling short of expectations. According to several reports, the poor performance of SMEs may be caused by a variety of attitudes toward strategic planning. With the use of SPSS, a descriptive and regression analysis was performed. Findings of the study include the fact that market share growth in Delta state was significantly and favorably impacted by the implementation of strategic plans. In Delta State, there was a substantial and favorable correlation between the development of the strategic plan and the profitability of small and medium-sized enterprises. The examination of cross-functional decisions has a considerable and favorable impact on customer satisfaction in Delta State. The use of strategic planning as a concept and method to achieve organizational performance is recommended for the Small and Medium Enterprises in Delta State, Nigeria.</p> 2022-09-19T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Factor Market Distortions, Agricultural Producer Service and Agricultural Productivity 2022-09-24T04:24:31+00:00 Lili Gao Dianshuang Wang <p>Small-scale agriculture prevails in developing countries and adds difficulties for the agricultural sector to use modern inputs from the urban region. In practice, raising division among rural area and the development of agricultural producer service sector could solve this problem without transferring the right to management of rural land. This paper employs the general equilibrium approach to investigate how the mitigation of labor and capital distortion influences rural development and agricultural productivity with the existence of the agricultural producer service sector. In the model, the capital could not move into agricultural production directly, instead, capital entries into the agricultural producer service sector and indirectly serves the agricultural production. Our model shows that the mitigation of labor market promotes rural labor migration as well the capital mobility from urban to rural, and expands agricultural output and raises agricultural productivity. However, a reduction of capital market distortion fails to achieve its goal and reduces agricultural output and productivity.</p> 2022-09-21T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Effect of Executive Competence and Integrity on Employee Performance: Motivation as a Mediation 2022-09-24T04:42:55+00:00 . Suryanti Ayi Ahadiat Keumala Hayati <p><strong>Aims</strong><strong>:</strong> The financial services sector is a strategic industry, so developing a competitive financial services sector needs to be supported by professional human resources with integrity and global competitiveness. This study aimed to determine the effect of competence and integrity on employee performance through motivation as a mediating variable.</p> <p><strong>Study Design and Methodology:</strong> The sample of this study was 205 employees of Sharia Rural Bank (BPRS) in Lampung Province, Indonesia. Data were obtained through questionnaires and processed using the Smart PLS analysis tool.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The results of this study show that competence has a positive and significant effect on employee performance. Integrity has a positive and significant effect on employee performance. Competence has an insignificant positive effect on employee performance through motivation mediation. Integrity positively and significantly affects employee performance through motivation mediation.</p> <p><strong>Implications</strong><strong>:</strong> This research suggests that BPRS needs to increase Good Corporate Governance (GCG) in the management to produce executive officers and employees with high competence and integrity so that they can make banks healthy. They can minimize fraud in bank financial management.</p> 2022-09-21T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Effectiveness of Good Corporate Governance Implementation against Financial Distress Conditions with Intellectual Capital as Moderating Variable 2022-09-24T05:36:08+00:00 Angela Dirman <p><strong>Aims: </strong>This study aims to examine the effect of the implementation of good corporate governance on financial distress and examine the influence of Intellectual Capital as a moderating variable that can weaken or strengthen good corporate governance on financial distress. This research is expected to be used as a material for consideration in making company decisions as well as interested parties to be able to take preventive steps in dealing with severe conditions.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> The method used is quantitative research with secondary data taken from the company's financial statements with data collection techniques using purposive sampling.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> This study uses property companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange during 2017-2020 as research objects. The number of samples is 90 samples using purposive sampling method.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The data analysis method in this study uses SmartPLS software. The data analysis methods in this study are Descriptive Statistics, Descriptive Analysis and Inferential Statistical Analysis.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Based on the results of the analysis, it is found that good corporate governance has no effect on financial distress, and good corporate governance moderated by intellectual capital has a negative effect on financial distress.</p> 2022-09-22T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Impact of Financial Technological Advancement (FinTech) on the Economic Growth: Evidence from Palestine 2022-09-24T05:44:19+00:00 Nemer Badwan Azmi Awad <p>This study examined the impact of financial technology FinTech on economic growth in Palestine, moreover, the study used annual time series data from the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy (MoNE), the Palestinian Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP), as well as the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and the Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA), in addition to investigating the current study of the impact of FinTech on Palestinian economic development for the period (2008 to 2021). In addition, the co-integration was evaluated using a distributed autoregressive approach, and a vector error correction model was used to consider long- and short-term causation. However, the data shows that FinTech products (number of people using the Internet, number of broadband subscriptions, number of mobile cellular subscriptions, number of automated transfer machines, number of branches) contribute to the growth in financial inclusion, which in turn fuels the growth economy in Palestine. Moreover, these results indicate that the (PMA) in Palestine is focusing more on expanding access to financial services. Moreover, this study aims to explore opinions and attitudes regarding the emergence of financial technology in Palestine's future financial services industry. The study’s objectives were also achieved by speaking to a group of managers in the banking and financial services industries, who were administrative employees from departments with technical, software and information technology departments, in addition to departments specialized in technological fields electronic payment services. The study analysis was performed based on the objectivity of the data collected. The approach used in this study was used to produce and rank data-related results for these traits and patterns. According to the findings of the study, it is critical that existing banking and financial institutions, academic institutions, technology companies and business incubators work together to build a supportive environment for the Fintech system in Palestine. According to the ADFGLS co-integration test results, all variables are stable at the initial difference. The results of the ARDL technique show that the co-integration of the variables occurs and that the null hypothesis is rejected. The VECM results show that fintech products have a long-term and short-term causal relationship with both economic growth and financial development. Thus, the results indicate that financial technology in Palestine has many obstacles: rules and regulations, cybersecurity, customer distrust of digital services, etc. All of this is believed to have a direct and beneficial impact on the Palestinian economy.</p> 2022-09-22T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Socio-economic and Environmental Transformations in a Context of Sectoral and Industrial Ecology: The Case of the Chad - Cameroon Pipeline 2022-09-24T06:10:43+00:00 Romaine Doline Ngo Nguéda <p>This study examines the balance of power, generally convenient to operating companies that threaten life on our planet and hamper the concept of sustainable development. The Contingent Assessment Method (CAM) is used to determine the Willingness To Pay (WTP) by the neighbouring populations. Data collection in the field highlights the preferences expressed by residents in the ecological zones crossed by the PCC (Pipeline Chad Cameroon). The effects of this operation are mainly negative for locals and their area of ​​residence. For instance residents are restrained to more on agropastoral activities rather than other farming activities thus reducing their income, destruction of yards with water storages thus resulting to certain diseases such as STIs and tuberculosis. On the other hand, the pipeline mainly benefits the operating company which realizes super-profit. It is important to emphasize that big projects, such as oil and mining projects are a guarantee to sustainable development in the economical, social and environmental sector.</p> 2022-09-23T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##