New Economics and Finance Sections Published at Sciences Social Network

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The Economics and Finance Sciences are two new key business branches covered by the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com. The users of the website monitor 331 scientific journals publishing in these two branches and submit the most recent and significant articles for inclusion in ScienceIndex.com. While the site currently contains a total of 1,837,885 posts, it features 29,680 articles in these two sections. ScienceIndex.com was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society.

ScienceIndex.com is an Economics and Finance Sciences Social Network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Business Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Economics and Finance. While the Economics section covers the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, the Finance section covers management of money, banking, investments, credit, and other assets.

ScienceIndex.com's Business & Economics Category covers commercial, industrial, and professional occupation. Its seven sections include Accounting, Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Nonprofits. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to ScienceIndex.com's Business & Economics Category RSS feed.

ScienceIndex.com's Economics Section covers the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It currently contains 22,158 articles derived from 234 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through an Economics Section RSS feed. One of the latest additions in this section covers collusive networks in market-sharing agreements in the presence of an antitrust authority. This paper shows that in the absence of an antitrust authority, a network is stable if its alliances are large enough. In contrast, in the presence of an antitrust authority, more competitive structures can be sustained through bilateral agreements. Another recently included article describes segregation and tiebout sorting and illustrates the link between place-based investments and neighborhood tipping. The authors of the article introduce an exogenous location-specific public good into a model of group segregation and show that the dynamics of neighborhood tipping depend on the levels of public goods. They also show that investments in low-public good communities can actually increase segregation.

ScienceIndex.com's Finance Section covers the management of money, banking, investments, credit, and other assets. It currently contains 7,522 articles derived from 97 scientific journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a Finance Section RSS feed. One recently included article in this section illustrates how relationships affect suppliers’ cash holdings. The author finds that suppliers in supplier-customer relationships hold more cash on average than suppliers that are not in important relationships. Suppliers in such relationships primarily accrue cash through issuance of stock as opposed to debt or retained earnings. As relationship importance increases, so does suppliers’ cash holdings while relationship risk motivates suppliers to hold additional cash. Another article asks whether corporate governance is relevant during the financial crisis. The authors studied the impact of internal corporate governance on performance during the current financial crisis for a comprehensive cross-country sample of 4,046 publicly traded non-financial firms from the United States and twenty-two developed countries. Their results indicate that during the crisis stock markets in developed countries became less efficient in incorporating firm-specific information into prices. Well-governed firms in developed markets do not outperform poorly governed firms and stock markets became less efficient in incorporating firm-specific information into prices.

The Sciences Social Network currently contains over 1.82 million posts distributed among its' 75 categories. 80,892 users monitor 13,221 journals publishing within the scope of the site. Since new science content is discovered in real-time, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is no more than two days. The site provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for a search and every displayed post.

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