Journal of Theoretical and Applied Economics


Determinants of Mobile Phone Demand Among Residents of Central Region of Eritrea

Research Article of Journal of Theoretical and Applied Economics Determinants of Mobile Phone Demand Among Residents of Central Region of Eritrea 1Fitsum Ghebregiorgis and 2Habteab Tekie Mhreteab 1Department of Business Management and Marketing College of Business and Economics 2Department of Economics College of Business and Economics (All authors contribted equally. Arrangement of names is a matter of alphapetical order) The study endeavors to investigate the determinants of mobile phone usage (adoption) using data from Central Region in Eritrea. Data were collected by distributing questionnaire to a sample of 450 individuals selected at random using the accidental technique. A close ended questionnaire was used and the questionnaire captured individual characteristics and views on the use of mobile phone. The questionnaire was administered over a period of twelve weeks. Many and very significant conclusions are derived from this research. It has been found that the majority of respondents use the mobile phone; the main reason for having a mobile is because they want to have it; the most important reason for having a mobile phone is to easily communicate with friends or relatives; the main purpose of using mobile phone sets always are making local calls. It is also interesting to note that some respondents never used their mobile for sending text messages; perhaps this is related with the illiteracy rate in the country. The findings show that certain variables such as gender and income are important predicators of mobile usage in Eritrea. The empirical results show that age and educational level were not significant in explaining variations among mobile users. Keywords: Ownership, Mobile usage, Eritrea [rml_read_more] ...

Determinants of Internet Adoption and Use in Eritrea: Evidences From the City of Asmara

Research Article of Journal of Theoretical and Applied Economics Determinants of Internet Adoption and Use in Eritrea: Evidences From the City of Asmara 1Fitsum Ghebregiorgis and 2Habteab Tekie Mhreteab 1Department of Business Management and Marketing College of Business and Economics 2Department of Economics College of Business and Economics The objective of this paper is to determine what factors stimulate or hinder the adoption and usage of the Internet by analyzing data collected from 300 respondents from the city of Asmara, Eritrea in the year 2017. We adopted a micro-econometric approach (Multinomial logit model -MNL) and the paper identifies six significant determinants and estimated their impact with the help of econometric tests. The results show that internet users in the city of Asmara tend to be young and in better living conditions. The probability of using the Internet is also higher for people with better English ability and for individuals’ who have better computer savvy. Moreover, Internet users are more likely to have close family members and friends who also use the internet. These results provide evidence of not only digital divide in the Internet access, but also in the usage patterns in the city. Keywords: Internet adoption, usage, developing country, Eritrea. [rml_read_more] ...

Assessing Knowledge of, and Predisposing Factors Towards Money Laundering in Nigeria: a Study of Bank Staff

Research Article of Journal of Theoretical and Applied Economics Assessing Knowledge of, and Predisposing Factors Towards Money Laundering in Nigeria: a Study of Bank Staff Solomon Ojo Department of Human Resource Development, Osun State University, Osogbo, Okuku Campus, Osun State, Nigeria. This study was meant to investigate knowledge of money laundering and predisposing factors towards money laundering among bank staff (i.e. bank executives and other bank staff). The study was a survey, which utilized structured questionnaire format for data collection. A total number of 1,032 bank staff were randomly selected for the study, in which 601(58.2%) were males while 431(41.8%) were females (Mean age=36.59yrs (SD=11.85). The study participants comprised 467 bank executives and other 565 category of bank staff. Data collected for the study were analyzed by both the Descriptive and Inferential statistics. The results revealed that more of the study participants were knowledgeable of the criminal characteristics of money laundering. Also, the results showed that more of the study participants were more knowledgeable of the contributory factors towards money laundering .The results revealed further that bank executives reported more of knowledge of drug trafficking as a predisposing factors towards money laundering than other bank staff (t (1032) =2.14, p<.05); other bank staff reported more knowledge of prostitution ring as a predisposing factors towards money laundering than bank executives (t (1032) =-6.24, p<.05). The results showed also that other bank staff reported more knowledge of embezzlement as a predisposing factor towards money laundering than bank executives (t(1032)=-2.19,p<.05).However, the results revealed that bank executives and other bank staff were not significantly different on knowledge of predisposing factors towards money laundering in terms of insider trading((t (1032) = .57,p>.05) ,and bribery(t (1032) =.80, p>.05) respectively. The results were discussed adequately and it was hence recommended that more enlightenment programs should be put ...

Manuscript Title: The title should be a brief phrase.

Author Information: List full names and affiliation of all authors, including Emails and phone numbers of corresponding author.

Abstract: The abstract should be less than 500 words. Following abstract, a list of keywords and abbreviations should be added. The keywords should be no more than 10. Abbreviation are only used for non standard and long terms.

Introduction: The introduction should included a clear statement of current problems.

Materials and Methods: This section should be clearly described.

Results and discussion: Authors may put results and discussion into a single section or show them separately.

Acknowledgement: This section includes a brief acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds

References: References should be listed in a numbered citation order at the end of the manuscript. DOIs and links to referenced articles should be added if available. Abstracts and talks for conferences or papers not yet accepted should not be cited. Examples Published Papers: 

1. Hongmei YANG. A study on the Management Mode of Modern Vocational Education in China. Global journal of Economics and Business Administration, 2018, 3: 10.DOI: 10.28933/gjeba-2018-07-2301 

Tables and figures: Tables should be used at a minimum with a short descriptive title. The preferred file formats for Figures/Graphics are GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.

Publication fees: We do not charge any submission charges, but authors are required to pay publication fees after their manuscripts are accepted for publication. For authors who receive our invitations, please send us the invitation code to receive the special discount.

Proofreading and Publication: A proof will be sent to the corresponding author before publication. Authors should carefully read the proof to avoid any errors and return the proof to the editorial office. Editorial office will publish the article shortly.

Withdrawal Policy: When you want to withdraw an article, please contact us. We will withdraw/retract it from our system after reviewing your request.

Terms of Use/Privacy Policy/Disclaimer/Other Policies: you agree that by using or receiving our services, you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all of our terms of use/privacy policy/ disclaimer/ other policies.

About the journal
The journal is hosted by eSciPub LLC. Our aim is to provide a platform that encourages publication of the most recent research and reviews for authors from all countries.


About the publisher
eSciPub LLC is a publisher to support Open Access initiative located in Houston, Texas, USA. It is a member of the largest community of professional publishers in the United States: the Independent Book Publishers Association. It hosts more than 100 Open Access journals in Medicine, Business & Economics, Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Education, Physical Sciences, Sociology, and Engineering and Technology.


Rapid Response Team
Please feel free to contact our rapid response team if you have any questions. Our customer representative will answer your questions shortly.

Journal of Theoretical and applied Economics

Loading