International Journal of Economics Development Research (IJEDR) 2020-05-05T08:39:09+00:00 Zulia Khairani Open Journal Systems <p>IJEDR focuses on economics, innovation, and investment fields. Dedicated to enhancing economics development a country, regional and the world in general. It aims to publish original articles, whether in the form of theoretical studies, empirical studies or practical studies. IJEDR invites papers on a wide range of topics, including the following (but not limited to these topics), are Economic growth, Monetary and fiscal policy effect, Innovation practices, Innovation capability, Innovation impact, Financial econometrics, Investment, Banking, International Finance, Stock Exchange.</p> Development and Validation of Work Readiness Assessment Tool for Home Economics Graduates 2020-05-05T08:39:08+00:00 Wendell Cabrera <p><em>This paper focused on the development and validation of a Work Readiness Assessment Scale (WRAS) for Home Economics graduates in Senior High School. It is aimed that the output be used by both the academe and industry in evaluating the work readiness of graduates. Furthermore, it identified the attributes and characteristics of work readiness as basis for scale development through a series of focus group discussions. Four dimensions were identified using NVivo software. The developed WRAS consisting of 15-items per dimension was validated in a sample of 311 Senior High School students using the Rasch Modelling. The results showed unidimensionality; a well-functioning response option; the difficulty of items increases as response option increases; it indicates a productive measure; items are well-structured; and each item can highly discriminate well between test takers with high and low level of work readiness. </em><em>A correlation study was conducted between the results of the WRAS and Work Immersion grades to validate its functionality.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> 2020-05-05T07:40:33+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Economics Development Research (IJEDR) Economic Growth with Tourism and Environmental Change 2020-05-05T08:39:08+00:00 WEIBIN ZHANG <p>The main purpose of this study is to examine dynamic interactions between economic growth, environmental change, and tourism. Although tourism is playing an increasingly important role in different economies, there are only a few theoretical models to dynamic economic and environmental issues with endogenous tourism. On the basis of the Solow-Uzawa growth model, the neoclassical growth model with environmental change, and ideas from tourism economics, we develop a three-sector growth model. The industrial and service sectors are perfectly competitive. The environment sector is financially supported by the government. We introduce taxes not only on producers, but also on consumers’ incomes from wage, land, and interest of wealth, consumption of goods and services, and housing. We simulate the motion of the national economy and examine effects of changes in some parameters. The comparative dynamic analysis with regard to the rate of interest, the price elasticity of tourism, the global economic condition, the total productivity of the service sectors, and the propensity to save provides some important insights into the complexity of open economies with endogenous wealth and environment.</p> 2020-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Economics Development Research (IJEDR) The Importance of Commissioners Board Diversity in CSR Disclosures 2020-05-05T08:39:08+00:00 Anita Ade Rahma Febri Aldi <p><em>Good companies are inseparable from good Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR is one indication of whether or not a company is good or bad. CSR has a real impact on the environment and society. The better the impact obtained from the company's CSR, the better the company's performance. CSR activities can be seen from the CSR disclosures. CSR disclosure is influenced by various internal and external factors. As for this study, we want to analyze the influence of the diversity of the board of commissioners on CSR disclosure.</em> <em>The independent variables used in this study are gender commissioners, nationality commissioners, and ethnic commissioners. </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em><em>Company data used are from LQ45 companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2015-2017. 20 companies were found to be the sample of this study using purposive sampling method.</em> <em>From the data processing that has been done, the results obtained are that Gender commissioners have no effect on CSR disclosure. Likewise, the Nationality commissioner proved not to affect the increase in CSR disclosure. but conversely with Ethnic commissioners who have a significant influence on CSR disclosure. This means that ethnic diversity on the board of commissioners is very important. In addition to expanding CSR disclosure can also improve company performance.</em></p> 2020-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Economics Development Research (IJEDR) The Local Economic Innovation 2020-05-05T08:39:08+00:00 Asnita Frida Sebayang Imam Indratno Lesta Karolina Sebayang <p><em>The Rotan Ketak (local rattan) industry is an industry born as handicraft industry with strong local cultural capital. The strengths of this industrial value are; the involvement of women in the production process, environmentally friendly (zero waste), has a value-added network of raw materials, has a high local value from the design aspect, and has a strong network of markets both at domestic and abroad. This study uses a descriptive explanatory method by applying several approaches namely; canvas model business, industrial process analysis, and content analysis. Some important findings of this study describe the ability of the local industry to provide specific added value. Rotan Ketak Industry innovation system can be a source of local economic competitive advantage in facing the global market. The strong value proposition of the product could compete with another product. The industry is also capable to expose some strength of the human side that cannot be completely replaced by the function of sophisticated technology because it combines local values, humanity, art, and local economy. The capacity of this industry to build partnerships between artisans with the local trading system is also a major finding. In the medium-long term, this industry has a potential contribution to achieving local sustainable economic growth. </em></p> 2020-05-05T07:59:43+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Economics Development Research (IJEDR) RE-EXAMINATION OF NIGERIA AGRICULTURAL EXPENDITURE: GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVES 2020-05-05T08:39:08+00:00 Abdullahi Musa sakanko <p>The weapon of every growing economy can be associated with governance, as good governance put all action and inaction in one basket and make sure that is channel through transparent, effective, and accountable to provide enabling atmosphere for the economy to strive for the betterment of the citizen. It is on this remark, this study investigates the effect of governance in the agricultural expenditure in Nigeria, Error Correction mechanism was employed on the time-series data collected from National statistics bulletins and the empirical results revealed that accountability and corruption control have a positive and statistically significant effect on the agricultural expenditure in the short run within the sample period. However, the agricultural output was found to have a decline effect on the agricultural expenditure in the short run in Nigeria. This study, therefore, recommended that the government at all levels should ensure that corrupt governance is fought or reduced to a minimum level in order to achieve an effective allocation of funds to the agricultural sector to improve performance and contribution to economic growth and development. Accountability should be adopted in every level of government to reduce waste, encourage competence and consistency, liable, responsible to promote investment, and ethics.</p> 2020-05-05T08:09:02+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Economics Development Research (IJEDR) AN ANALYSIS OF CUSTOMER INTENTION IN USING INTERNET BANKING 2020-05-05T08:39:08+00:00 Astri Ayu Purwati Farenc Libara Muhammad Luthfi Hamzah <p><em>The Internet has been widely used in various business fields</em><em>. The function of the </em><em>Internet </em><em>in thi</em><em>s modern era is not only for giving information but it also handles banking transactions anytime and anywhere without being limited by time and distance. This study aims to determine and analyze the influence of Perceived Value, Perceived Ease of Use and Perceived Risk to Customer </em><em>intention</em><em> to use Internet Banking. </em><em>T</em><em>he respondents in this study were 100 respondents who visited BCA KCP A.Yani Pekanbaru. The data analysis technique used is multiple linear regression analysis using the t-test and F test for hypothesis testing. The results of this study indicate that not all variables are influential, in Perceived Ease of Use there is no influence, while the variables of Perceived Value and Perceived Risk have an influence on customer in</em><em>tention</em><em>. The variables of Perceived Value and Perceived Risk have a significant effect, while Perceived Ease of Use variables that do not significantly influence customer intention for using Internet Banking. </em><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>Keywords</em></strong><em> : Perceived Value, Perceived Ease of Use, Perceived Risk, Customer Intention</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> 2020-05-05T08:14:45+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Economics Development Research (IJEDR)