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E-Governance Initiative and the Concept of Digital Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis Sabina Yeasmin & Shamima yasmin

  E-Governance Initiative and the Concept of  Digital Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis

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Sabina Yeasmin & Shamima yasmin

Abstract

Government functions are the most profound areas where the new information and communication technologies (ICT) can play a pivotal role in fostering and ameliorating citizen centric services. This can make a significant contribution to the achievement of the socio-economic livelihood of the people. E-Governance, being a strategic outcome, relates to spread digital dividends across different social segments especially in any developing country. In Bangladesh, newer ICT tools remained beyond the access of most of its citizens. As part of the national delivery strategy, the Government has decided with the vision of creating a ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by 2021. The very idea started as part of the election manifesto of the ruling party in the last national election held in 2008. This paper attempts to identify the issues and challenges, which Bangladesh is currently facing with regard to the implementation of e-Governance. E-Governance is recognized as a comprehensive system of specific change and strategic tools that support and simplify governance to improve specific policies such as information, citizen participation, efficiency, rapid service delivery, reducing fraud, forwarding, and responding to changes in the Outdoor area. However, the main focus of the paper is to critically analyze various factors to identify success and failures in implementing such programme in Bangladesh.

Keywords: ICT, E-Governance, Digital Bangladesh, Livelihood, Digital dividends.

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Title: E-Governance Initiative and the Concept of  Digital Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis
Author:

Sabina Yeasmin & Shamima yasmin

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3836147
Media: Online and print
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 18/05/2020
Date of Publication: 20/05/2020
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Page: 83-90
First Page: 83
Last Page: 90
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Sabina Yeasmin & Shamima yasmin (2020). E-Governance Initiative and the Concept of Digital Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(5), 83-90. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3836147

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Dr. Sabina Yeasmin, Professor, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Shamima yasmin, (Corresponding Author), Professor, Tejgaon college, 16, Indira Road, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3836147

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Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: A Panel Data Analysis of the 24 Emerging Countries Nusrat Jahan

  Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: A Panel Data Analysis of the 24 Emerging Countries

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Nusrat Jahan

Abstract

The world economy has witnessed a boost of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows across different countries which are the most visible sign of globalization. FDI has grown at an exceptional rate since 1980s. It is evident from the past decade that the trend of FDI has shifted from developed countries to emerging economies. Investors are shifting to the emerging countries as they offer more potential growth and investment returns. Since these countries have emerged as an attractive destination of FDI, it is necessary to investigate the key determining factors that make these countries lucrative as FDI destinations. Hence, this study explores the factors determining FDI inflows into the emerging countries during the time frame from 1992 to 2016. This study identifies a set of potential explanatory variables which include market size, trade openness, availability of natural resources, economic instability, infrastructure facilities, labor force, and financial development level. A fixed effect model is employed on the panel data set that incorporates data from 24 emerging countries. Here, secondary data is used to analyze the variables which are collected from the World Bank dataset. The empirical findings of this study demonstrate that market size, trade openness, availability of natural resources, economic instability, infrastructure facilities, and financial development level are potential determinants of FDI inflows to the emerging countries, whereas, labor force appears to be an insignificant determinant of inward FDI to the emerging countries.

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, emerging countries, determinants of FDI inflow, panel data analysis, fixed effects model.

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Title: Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: A Panel Data Analysis of the 24 Emerging Countries
Author:

Nusrat Jahan

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3820478
Media: Online and print
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 10/05/2020
Date of Publication: 11/05/2020
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Page: 57-73
First Page: 57
Last Page: 73
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Nusrat Jahan (2020). Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: A Panel Data Analysis of the 24 Emerging Countries. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(5), 57-73. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3820478

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Nusrat Jahan, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing, University of Barishal, Barishal-8200, Bangladesh. Email: njahan.uibe@gmail.com

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3820478

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History of English Teaching in Bangladesh: From Inception to Present Practice S. M. Faisal Arafat & Susmita Rejwana Mehnaaz

  History of English Teaching in Bangladesh: From Inception to Present Practice

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S. M. Faisal Arafat & Susmita Rejwana Mehnaaz

Abstract

This paper is a brief analysis of English language learning and teaching practice in Bangladesh. It shows the history of English language introduction in the country by the British rulers as a part of Indian subcontinent and then presents a gradual discussion about the evolution of the language practice with all its highs and lows since the inception to the present situation. Prominent language teaching methodologies have eventually emerged as a part of discussion but the paper does not opine for any specific method to be the most suited but within a very limited scope, a picture of the prevailing language reality has been surfaced in the study. This is just a neutral analysis, a critical approach drawn from the related resources. The paper intends to draw the attention of the policymakers to provide an impetus to the thought of delivering the learners and the teachers a teaching learning practice which serves best for the nation.

Keywords: English, history, inception, present practice, Grammar Translation Method, Communicative Language Teaching.

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Title: History of English Teaching in Bangladesh: From Inception to Present Practice
Author:

S. M. Faisal Arafat & Susmita Rejwana Mehnaaz

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3780111
Media: Online and print
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 29/04/2020
Date of Publication: 01/05/2020
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Page: 50-56
First Page: 50
Last Page: 56
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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S. M. Faisal Arafat & Susmita Rejwana Mehnaaz  (2020). History of English Teaching in Bangladesh: From Inception to Present Practice. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(5), 50-56. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3780111

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S. M. Faisal Arafat, (Corresponding Author) Lecturer (English), BCS (General Education), Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.

Susmita Rejwana Mehnaaz, Assistant Teacher (English), Bangladesh International School & College (BISC), Nirjhor, Dhaka Cantonment, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3780111

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Women Empowerment through Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh Sabina Yeasmin & Shamima Yasmin

  Women Empowerment through Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh

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Sabina Yeasmin & Shamima Yasmin

Abstract

The main objective of this study is to have an overview of women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. This research will be conducted to identify factors that contribute to individual capacity building levels among women entrepreneurs. The issue covered by this study are the socio-demographic profile of women entrepreneurs, types of women-owned entrepreneurs, regulatory procedures, training and capacity building, and human resources development through women’s empowerment. For this purpose, the analysis based on empirical investigation will be conducted in Dhaka City which involved 200 women entrepreneurs who made up the respondents of this particular research. The study aims to adopt three basic aspects such as personal attributes, family affairs and external environment to evaluate their contribution towards women entrepreneurship. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods adapted to the primary data collection process will be applied to explore information from a sample unit of women entrepreneurs in the city Dhaka of Bangladesh. The study will be based on survey methodology through a semi-structured questionnaire administered on women entrepreneurs. Data will be analyzed using statistical software such as SPSS. The study aims to come up with recommendations to address the existing challenges to promote a gender-friendly business environment.

Keywords: Women, Empowerment, Development, Entrepreneurship.

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Title: Women Empowerment through Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh
Author:

Sabina Yeasmin & Shamima Yasmin

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3766648
Media: Online and print
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 22/04/2020
Date of Publication: 26/04/2020
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Page: 37-49
First Page: 37
Last Page: 49
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Sabina Yeasmin & Shamima Yasmin (2020). Women Empowerment though Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(5), 37-49. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3766648

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Dr. Sabina Yeasmin, Professor, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Shamima yasmin, (Corresponding Author), Professor, Tejgaon college, 16, Indira Road, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3766648

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Strategies for Managing Open Innovation in SMEs in Bangladesh and the Contribution of SMEs to the National Economy: An Observational Study Most. Tahura Pervin, Razia Begum, & Bipul Kumar Sarker

   Strategies for Managing Open Innovation in SMEs in Bangladesh and the Contribution of SMEs to the National Economy: An Observational Study

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Most. Tahura Pervin, Razia Begum, & Bipul Kumar Sarker

Abstract

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the far-reaching evolution in the arena of open innovation which is an emerging concept that attracts a lot of entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. Open innovation has been immensely implemented in small and medium enterprises with the intention of impressing business uplift, financial and economic empowerment. SMEs and Open Innovation gathers data & information in which SMEs can put open innovation strategies to development by entrepreneurial, institutional, and exploratory study. The motto of this study is to make policy, economic, and cultural issues, including various privileges and challenges adjoining open innovation strategies in Bangladesh SMEs sector. A quantitative method was chosen to make this study a success. Specifically, a structured interview method has been followed to collect data from primary sources to provide a clear picture of the development of this industry through the application of innovative approaches to the management strategy of SMEs in Bangladesh. Data was collected from eighty respondents from three different cities (Dhaka, Gazipur, and Narsingdi) using the convenience sampling technique (non-probability sampling). Convenient sampling techniques were applied to draw samples to ensure representation of all types of companies. Data was analyzed regarding of frequency, percentage, regression analysis, and ANOVA using SPSS.

Key words:Innovation, Open Innovation, Economy, Strategies, Management Strategies, SMEs.

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Title: Strategies for Managing Open Innovation in SMEs in Bangladesh and the Contribution of SMEs to the National Economy: An Observational Study
Author:

Most. Tahura Pervin, Razia Begum, & Bipul Kumar Sarker

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3757541
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 18/04/2020
Date of Publication: 20/04/2020
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/526.pdf
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Page: 12-22
First Page: 12
Last Page: 22
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Most. Tahura Pervin, Razia Begum, & Bipul Kumar Sarker (2020). Strategies for Managing Open Innovation in SMEs in Bangladesh and the Contribution of SMEs to the National Economy: An Observational Study. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(5), 12-22.  doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3757541

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Most. Tahura Pervin (Corresponding Author), Assistant  Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur-1707, Bangladesh.

Dr. Razia Begum, Professor, Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Bipul Kumar Sarker, Lecturer, Department of BBA Professional, Habibullah Bahar College, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3757541

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Tourism in Bangladesh: Highlighting the Development Trend Shegufta Haseen Chowdhury

  Tourism in Bangladesh: Highlighting the Development Trend

Author (s)

Shegufta Haseen Chowdhury

Abstract

The tourism industry in Bangladesh is a thriving sector for its medieval resources, rich historical background, and fascinating natural beauty. This study set out to identify the current situation of tourism in Bangladesh and its economic effects. The research relied on secondary data sources. Over the last ten years, Bangladesh has experienced the same level and pace of growth in both the economy and tourism fronts. While there are no vast numbers of foreign tourists, Bangladesh boasts of millions of domestic tourists on regular holidays. In December 2018, the country’s Tourism Revenue rose from 348 million USD in 2017 to 357 million USD. Considering the gradual, but consistent increase in revenue over the years, it is safe to say that the tourism sector in Bangladesh is thriving. This study also identified the primary challenges the country faces in developing this lucrative sector. From inadequate safety and security to poor infrastructure and transportation, Bangladesh lacks the most crucial development requirements. The study offered recommendations on how to develop Bangladesh’s tourism to match global standards and expectations. However, the success of these hinges on the readiness of both the private and public sectors to jointly develop a long-term tourism development plan. This study will help the Government construct future strategies to develop this enormous potential industry which can play a significant role in the formation of the gross domestic product, providing employment for the population, and enhancing the foreign trade balance.

Keywords: Economic growth, ecotourism, prospect, tourism industry, domestic tourists, foreign tourists.

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Title: Tourism in Bangladesh: Highlighting the Development Trend
Author:

Shegufta Haseen Chowdhury

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3760204
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 13/04/2020
Date of Publication: 22/04/2020
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Page: 23-36
First Page: 23
Last Page: 36
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Shegufta Haseen Chowdhury (2020). Tourism in Bangladesh: Highlighting the Development Trend. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(5), 23-36. doi:https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3760204

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Shegufta Haseen Chowdhury, Lecturer, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, New Model Degree College, Russell Square, Sukrabad, Dhanmondi, Dhaka – 1207, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3760204

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Resort development challenges in Bangladesh: A conceptual elaboration Abdullah Al Muneem, Uchinlayen, & Sadia Afrin Ananya

    Resort development challenges in Bangladesh: A conceptual elaboration

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Abdullah Al Muneem, Uchinlayen, & Sadia Afrin Ananya

Abstract

Bangladesh is a beautiful country for both domestic and international visitors. There are a variety of tourism attractions for the tourists from home and abroad. Many resorts have been established in the country to serve the increasing demands of the tourists. There are now imminent opportunities for resort sector in Bangladesh. Resorts may be regarded as the home far away from the natural stay of livings. This paper investigates qualitatively to reflect the understandings of resorts’ businesses in Bangladesh, which are located in the different parts of the country. The primary purpose of the study is to highlight resorts, the attributes of resorts, facilities, amenities, and impacts of resorts in the country. Accordingly, this paper has focused on the prospects and challenges of resort development to facilitate the increasing tourist’ demands in Bangladesh. The paper concludes by scoping some measures to overcome resort business challenges and improve service offerings by the resorts. The findings of this research will be helpful in particular for the resort business owners to shape their offerings. In addition, the policymakers will be benefitted from the key insights of resort development considerations at a local or destination level.

Key words: Sresort development, tourism attractions, facilities, amenities, service offerings, destination, Bangladesh.

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Title: Resort development challenges in Bangladesh: A conceptual elaboration
Author:

Abdullah Al Muneem, Uchinlayen, & Sadia Afrin Ananya

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3754479
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 13/04/2020
Date of Publication: 16/04/2020
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Page: 1-11
First Page: 1
Last Page: 11
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Abdullah Al Muneem, Uchinlayen, & Sadia Afrin Ananya (2020). Resort development challenges in Bangladesh: A conceptual elaboration. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(5), 1-11.  doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3754479

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Abdullah Al Muneem (Corresponding Author), Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Uchinlayen, Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Sadia Afrin Ananya, Lecturer, Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business Studies, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalgonj-8100, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3754479