Business and Economic Research

Business and Economic Research (BER) is an internationally refereed journal, published online by Macrothink Institute, United States. The journal publishes research papers, reviews and short communications in all fields of economics and business.

The journal is published Semiannually in June and December. We aim to post articles online within 3 weeks of acceptance. The Journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail.


BER is included in:

  • CrossRef; EBSCOhost; EconPapers
  • Gale's Academic Databases; Genamics JournalSeek
  • GetInfo; Google Scholar; IDEAS
  • J-Gate; Journal Directory
  • JournalTOCs; LOCKSS
  • MediaFinder®-Standard Periodical Directory; PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • ProQuest; RePEc; Sherpa/Romeo
  • Standard Periodical Directory
  • Ulrich's; WorldCat
Areas include but are not limited to:
  • Accounting;
  • Economics; 
  • Finance & Investment; 
  • General Management; 
  • Management Information Systems; 
  • Business Law; 
  • Global Business;
  • Marketing Theory and Applications;
  • General Business Research;
  • Business & Economics Education;
  • Production/Operations Management; 
  • Organizational Behavior & Theory; 
  • Strategic Management Policy; 
  • Labor Relations & Human Resource Management;
  • Technology & Innovation; 
  • Public Responsibility and Ethics; 
  • Public Administration and Small Business Entrepreneurship.

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished and original works, which are not under review in any other journal.

This journal is published in online version. The online version can be free access and download.




Each paper published in Business and Economic Research is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee(100USD).

e). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download. We aim to post articles within 3 weeks of acceptance.



: Call for papers


Business and Economic Research is calling for submission for the issue of Vol. 5, No. 2, December 2015.

Welcome you to submit manuscripts to this journal. Please find the information for authors.

If you have any questions, please contact with the Editor:

It is appreciated if you can spread this message to your colleagues and academic networks. Thanks.

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: Reviewers Recruitment



a). have a doctoral degree in the specific subject related closely to the journal; 
b). have a job at a university or academic organization, in a teaching or research position; 
c). have free time outside your regular job, at least 6 hours per month (2-4 papers for review per month); 
d). be familiar with the APA citation system; 
e). be fluent in academic and professional English; 
f). have a strong interest in a scholarly journal; 
g). work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines; 
h). have an effective network in your research field.

How to apply

1. Find details and download application form at: 
2. Send your application to:

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Vol 5, No 2 (2015)

Business and Economic Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, December 2015

Table of Contents


Ning Zeng
Lateef Ademola Olatunji, Muhammad Sadiq Shahid
Kyle A. Johnston, Miguel D. Ramirez
G. Geoffrey Booth, Ayfer Gurun
Tamir Levy, Joseph Yagil
Nooshin Khani Gharie Gapy, Seyed Mohammad Hadi Sobhanian, Susanne Soretz, Bahram Sahabi
Anne Anderson, Everard J Cowan, Karen C. Denning
Sheevun Di Oga Guliman
Falade Olanipekun Emmanuel, Olagbaju Ifeolu Oladiran
John Mensah, Jonathan Annan, David Asamoah
Nader Abu Shiekhah, Nael Mosa Sarhan, Muneer Abbad, Rasha Istaiteyah
Obinna C. Ojiaku, Moses C. Olise, Nwankwo Philip Abuchi