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ABID concept in the effect of financial policy on firm value

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The main aim of this research is to test the effect of financial policy on firm value. The research question developed in this research is how the effect of financial policy on firm value by using the concept of ABID? Based on the purpose sampling method there are 26 companies which distribute the dividends successively, so that 26 samples are obtained. Structural equation model with partial least square analysis tool is used to prove empirically the effect of each variables and the hypothesis testing. The findings of the study show that investment decisions have negative effect on dividend policy, but not significant. Investment decisions have significant positive effects on funding decisions and firm value. Dividend policy has significant positive effect on funding decisions and firm value. Funding decisions significantly influence the firm value positively. The results of this study reject the pecking order theory.

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Antecedent and impact of procrastination on public sector

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The purpose of this study is to create a model of the procrastination on Public Works Office of Semarang City, Central Java. The increasing need for excellent service in the field of building and city planning, is increasingly increasing the workload for employees. The large number of community complaints about old problems and the difficulty of licensing and information and developer problems are important factors in performance appraisal. Factors that cause the length of processing of permits include lack of professionalism of civil servants in carrying out tasks and tend to like to postpone work. Based on the complaint, it is necessary to analyze what causes procrastination and how it impacts the agency. The population in this study were civil servants, with a sample of 111 people. Data obtained by survey method using a questionnaire. The analytical tool used is multiple linear regression analysis. The study found that workload and educational level had an impact on procrastination. Procrastination affects stress and employee performance. Workload is the strongest influence affecting procrastination, which has a direct impact on employee performance. While stress does not mediate the relationship of procrastination on employee performance.

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The Buchanan report and its aftermath: Implications for Irish regional planning

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The so-called Buchanan report, commissioned by the Irish government and published in May 1969, comprised a set of proposals for regional industrial development in Ireland over the period 1966–86. The main thrust of the report was the concentration of the great bulk of new industrial employment creation in Dublin and eight proposed ‘growth centres’. The plan provided for the creation of powerful planning authorities to oversee development in the regions. The government rejected these proposals and opted instead to continue with the existing policy of widespread dispersal of new industry. While meeting with initial success, this policy proved unsustainable in the long term. The paper reviews the implications of the Buchanan report experience for the regional planning process in Ireland, arguing that failure to learn from this experience served to undermine the National Spatial Strategy, with a similar fate likely for the forthcoming National Planning Framework.

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Cryptocurrency: Adoption efforts and security challenges in different countries

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This research paper is a holistic review done on the rise of Blockchain and cryptocurrency, then elaborate about the great advantages of having a decentralized finance system. The existing scenarios from a sample of countries were reviewed in regards to their effort to adopt cryptocurrency to find some of the challenges like what are the security challenges this new monetary system faces, and limitations faced by different countries. A detailed analysis was done to answer some of the vital questions as such why cryptocurrency is banned in a few countries when other countries see cryptocurrency as a secured mode of payment transaction or what kind of security is provided by cryptocurrency compared to the traditional payments such as pay by cash, credit, or checks. Lastly, this paper also summarizes a high-level overview to propose recommended solutions to overcome the security concerns associated with the adoption of cryptocurrencies and how does the future of cryptocurrency look.

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Cyber Security

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Cyber Security accepts a vigorous role in the area of information technology. Safeguarding the information has become an enormous problem in the current day. The cybersecurity the main thing that originates in mind is ‘cyber crimes’ which are aggregate colossally daily. Different governments and organizations are taking numerous measures to keep these cyber wrongdoings. Other than different measures cybersecurity is as yet a significant worry to many. This paper mostly emphases on cyber security and cyber terrorism. The significant trends of cybersecurity and the consequence of cybersecurity discuss in it. The cyber-terrorism could make associations lose billions of dollars in the region of organizations. The paper also explains the components of cyber terrorism and motivation of it. Two case studies related to cybersecurity also provide in this paper. Some solution about cyber security and cyber terrorism also explain in it.

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Fifty years of urbanisation in Ireland: Structural and spatial evolution of the urban hierarchy since Buchanan

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In the fifty years since the publication of the Buchanan report, Regional Studies in Ireland, Ireland has transitioned from a rural to an urban society. Although a number of spatial plans have been introduced at regional and local levels, the growth of over 1.5 million people in the urban population has occurred in the absence of any strong national-level direction of spatial or settlement policy. This paper examines the nature of urbanisation in the half-century since 1966, by looking at the development of the urban hierarchy of cities and towns. Significant long-term changes in both the structure and the spatial expression of the urban hierarchy are identified, on the basis of which urbanisation is characterised as having been deconcentrated and decentralised. The paper identifies some implications of the observed shifts for contemporary policy concerns, and in particular the 2018 National Planning Framework.

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