ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR-MSSE Contents

Volume 13, Number 2, July-December 2015


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The Journal of Independent Studies and Research (JISR) has received great response from the academia, scholars and researchers alike particularly those working in the fields of management, social sciences and economics. Significantly, JISR-Management, Social Sciences and Economics (MSSE) has recently been recognized in the “Y category” by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. This comes not just as recognition of the journal and the quality of its content b...more


Impact of Downsizing on Employee Commitment and turnover intentions in Public and Private Sector Moderating role of social support
Dr Naveed Iqbal Chaudhry - University of the Punjab, Gujranwala, Pakistan
Dr Irfana Shah - University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
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Major Determinants of Career Development: Employees’ Perception
Dr. Basheer Ahmad Samim - Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Testing Trade-off, Agency Cost and Pecking Order Predictions of Capital Structure: Lessons from the Pakistani Experience
Dr. Fazal Husain - Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Sajid Gul - Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
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Can self control influence subjective well being in life? A study assessing the dynamics and association between the constructs
Adnan Khan - The Elation Institute, ,
Amina M. Qureshi - Associate Professor at Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Emotional Intelligence Predicting Leadership Effectiveness: Mediating Role of Personality Traits
Sarwat Sultan - Institute of Management Sciences Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
Maria Anwar Khan - Institute of Management Sciences, Multan, Pakistan
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Quality in higher education- Evidence from Pakistan
Talib Hussain - Shanghai Jiotong University, Shanghai, China
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Exploring the Nexus: Terrorism and Economic Growth in Pakistan
Saad Nisar - Institute of Business and Management, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Rab Nawaz Lodhi - Institute of Business and Management, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
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Impact of Urbanization on Economic Growth: Four Sector Analysis in Case of Pakistan
Azra Nasir - National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan
Ayesha Naz - Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Net Stock Issue Effect on Karachi Stock Exchange
Jamil Ahmed - SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan
Muhammad Kashif - Assistant Professor, SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan
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Capital Structure Theories and Leverage Behaviour of Pakistani Firms
Saqib Sharif - Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan
Muhammad Nadeem Khan - Assistant Professor at Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan
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