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FACULTY JOURNAL PUBLISHED EIGHTEENTH NUMBER

One of the goals of this issue is to present and offer to the academic public and the wider readership, as in previous issues, selected, high-quality articles that grew out of doctoral dissertations and master's theses, continuing what was started already in the first issue, nurturing and building a scientific and professional direction .

In this regard, one of the goals is to present and offer to the academic public and the wider readership, as in the previous issues, selected, high-quality articles grown from doctoral dissertations and master's theses, in order to continue what was started already from the first issue, nurturing and the construction of a scientific and professional orientation.

The BH Economic Forum is, of course, open to all established teachers and associates of the Faculty of Economics and the entire University of Zenica. Their contribution to the quality and seriousness of the magazine will undoubtedly be one of the decisive factors in the quality of the content offered on the pages of this magazine. The success of an undertaking of this kind is measured by the number, as well as the quality, of the authors who publish in the magazine, therefore the BiH Economic Forum offers a hand of friendship and cooperation to writers, scientists and researchers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the region and the wider environment.

 

The papers of the current issue can be viewed here!

With kind regards,
The editors of the BH Economic Forum.

Journal of the Faculty

About the Journal

BH ECONOMIC FORUM is defined as a scientific and professional journal that contains original scientific papers, previous announcements, review scientific papers, professional articles, reviews, presentations and reports. The authors of the papers are recognized scientists in the field of economics from BiH and abroad, as well as those who are just becoming so.

The journal thematically covers four scientific areas, but is not limited to them only: economic theory and policy, marketing, management, finance and accounting and quantitative economics, so priority is given to works from these scientific areas. Papers from other scientific fields in the field of economics and those with a multidisciplinary approach are also welcome.

The faculty magazine is published twice a year.

All submitted works are reviewed by the editorial board, and if they pass the further procedure, they are sent to one domestic and one external reviewer in order to maintain anonymity and improve quality.

The magazines are available in the bookstore of the Faculty of Economics, University of Zenica.

Recommendations to authors when publishing studies in an academic journal

Depositing databases from conducted research

Following the general principles of open science and specific principles from Guidelines for the promotion of transparency and openness in the policies and procedures of academic journals, we strongly recommend that you preserve the primary data you collected as part of a study you are submitting for publication in the long term by depositing it in a reliable repository of databases for your scientific field. For scientific disciplines from social sciences, we recommend that you entrust the data to the Archive of Data from Social Sciences in Bosnia and Herzegovina DASS-BiH (www.dass.credi.ba). DASS-BiH receives, prepares, disseminates and stores digital databases from social sciences, including databases from quantitative and qualitative research. The authors retain the intellectual property rights to the data and have the right to define the conditions under which the data can be shared with the scientific community through the deposit process. Data are stored in DASS-BiH according to the highest standards of protection, and the authors of the databases are provided with additional visibility through the possibility of citing the databases when they are reused. You can learn more about the deposit procedure here, and for all information you can also contact dass@credi.ba or phone number +38733 205 859.

Editorial office

Editor-in-chief: Almir Alihodžić

Editorial board:

  • Almir Alihodžić, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Dijana Husaković, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Rifet Đogić, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Nino Serdarević, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Ajla Muratović – Dedić, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Jasmina Džafić, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Alem Merdić, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Srđan Redžepagić, University of Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France.
  • Paola De Vincentiis, Universita degli Studi Di Torino, Italy.
  • Boguslaw Poltorak, Faculty of Economics University of Wroclaw, Poland.
  • Ibrahim Halil EKSI, University of Gaziantep, Faculty of Economics and
  • Administrative Sciences, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Slavica Singer, Faculty of Economics in Osijek – JJ Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia.
  • Ivo Mioč, Faculty of Economics in Osijek – JJ Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia.
  • Dejan Šoškić, Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Dejan Erić, Belgrade Banking Academy – Faculty of Banking, Insurance and Finance, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Ana Lalević – Faculty of Economics in Podgorica, University of Montenegro, Montenegro.
  • Hasan Hanić, Belgrade Banking Academy – Faculty of Banking, Insurance and Finance, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Alija Avdukić, Idkamic finance University of Dundee and Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, Great Britain.
  • Anna Zielińska-Chmielewska, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland.
  • Ilona Falat – Kilijanska, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland.

Journal Secretary:
Ilma Dedić – Grabus

Impressum

PUBLISHER:
Faculty of Economics, University of Zenica

FOR THE PUBLISHER:
Ajla Muratović Dedić, dean

CHIEF AND RESPONSIBLE EDITOR:
Almir Alihodžić

EDITORIAL BOARD:

  • Dijana Husaković, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Rifet Đogić, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Ajla Dedić-Muratović, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Almir Alihodžić, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Hasan Mahmutović, Faculty of Economics University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Srđan Redžepagić, University of Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France.
  • Paola De Vincentiis, Universita degli Studi Di Torino, Italy.
  • Boguslaw Poltorak, Faculty of Economics University of Wroclaw, Poland.
  • Ibrahim Halil EKSI, University of Gaziantep, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Slavica Singer, Faculty of Economics in Osijek – JJ Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia.
  • Ivo Mioč, Faculty of Economics in Osijek – JJ Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia.
  • Dražen Ćućić, Faculty of Economics in Osijek – JJ Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia.
  • Dejan Šoškić, Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Dejan Erić, Belgrade Banking Academy - Faculty of Banking, Insurance and Finance, Belgrade, Serbia. .
  • Ana Lalević – Filipović, Faculty of Economics in Podgorica, University of Montenegro.

JOURNAL SECRETARY:
Ilma Dedić – Grabus

DTP:
Nermin Ahmić

PRESS:
Perfecta, Sarajevo

CIRCULATION:
100 pieces

The magazine is available in electronic form at:
▪ EBSCOhost, Ipswich, USA.
▪ CEOL – Central and Eastern European Online.
▪ ROAD.
▪ BASE.
▪ PROQUEST.
▪ CITEFACTOR
▪ ERICH PLUS
▪ SCINDEX
▪ ECONBIZ
▪ CEJSH

Abstracts of papers are available on the website:
www.ef.unze.ba

Call to authors

Dear colleagues,

we invite you to submit your research papers (in English) for consideration for publication in the nineteenth issue of the journal: BH Economic Forum, spring/summer 2024.

You send the summary to the following email addresses:
bh.ekonomski.forum@gmail.com

Important dates
Submission of abstracts – 20.02.2024. (notification to authors within two weeks)

Submission of works – 31.03.2024.

The journal is indexed in the following databases: EBSCO, ProQuest, Central and Eastern European Online Library, ROAD, BASE, CiteFactor, J-Gate Indexed, ERIH PLUS, EconBiz, SCINDEKS, CEJSH and Index Copernicus. Submitted papers will undergo a double peer review process. Papers that are positively evaluated will be published in the next issue of the magazine. For more information about the magazine, visit: https://www.ef.unze.ba/OJS/index.php/BHF.

If you have any doubts, please contact the magazine team via e-mail: bh.ekonomski.forum@gmail.com.

Please feel free to forward the message to other colleagues and contacts you think might be interested.

 Instructions for writing papers - look

Best regards,
Editorial office
bh.ekonomski.forum@gmail.com

The review form can be downloaded here!

Instructions for authors

INSTRUCTIONS FOR WRITING PAPERS TO AUTHORS

Magazine "BH ECONOMIC FORUM The Faculty of Economics of the University of Zenica publishes scientific and professional works in the fields of economic theory and politics, marketing, management, finance and accounting, and quantitative economics. All papers published in the journal BH Economic Forum are written in English. Papers can be sent by mail to the address: University of Zenica, Faculty of Economics, Fakultetska bb, 72000 Zenica, with a reference for "BH ECONOMIC FORUM'' (n/r m.sci. Ilma Dedić-Grabus or n/r prof. dr.sci. Almir Alihodžić); or electronically to the address: bh_ekonomski_forum@ef.unze.ba, or bh.ekonomski.forum@gmail.com). Submitted works are not returned.

TYPES OF WORK

Works can be classified as:

original scientific work (Eng. original scientific paper) - contains unpublished and new results of original research in full form. A work is characterized as original when it makes a significant contribution to a certain scientific issue or its understanding and when it describes new research results from a certain field; it is written so that any expert in the given field, based on the information provided, can repeat the experiment and achieve the described results with the same accuracy or within the error limits specified by the author or can repeat the author's observations, calculations or theoretical deductions;

previous announcement (English preliminary notes) - contains new, not yet published results of original research, but in a preliminary form, this form of article implies the publication of new scientific results, but without enough details that would allow the reader to check the presented data, as is the case in the original scientific work;

review scientific paper (Eng. review article) - contains an original, concise and critical presentation of an area of theory or practical research, in which the author actively participates critically, and in which the role of the author's original contribution to that area must be emphasized in relation to already published works, as well as an overview of those works. The review paper contains a complete presentation of the state of a certain area of theory or its application, the author presents his own critical review and assessment, and must provide information on all published works that he used as a starting point for his work;

professional article (eng. professional paper) - a professional article that contains useful contributions from a certain profession and for a certain profession, but does not represent original research;

reviews (critique), reviews (review) and reports (report) - other uncategorized works are published in a special section of the magazine provided for that.

REVIEW PROCEDURE

All works are subject to double anonymous review. Only papers with affirmative reviews will be published in the journal. Under regular circumstances, the review process lasts a maximum of four weeks, and only exceptionally up to three months. The period from the receipt of the work to its publication lasts an average of 90 days. In case of deviation from this instruction, the editors reserve the right to edit and adapt the text to the standards of the b/h/s language.

FORMATTING THE WORK

When sending works, it is necessary to pay special attention to the following technical details:

The work is submitted in electronic form as a Word document [Times New Roman (TNR), or Arial, 12] with double spacing, no larger than 20 pages, numbered.

On the first page, in the upper left corner, the name and surname of the author (scientific or professional title) is stated, and the name of the institution where he is employed, the address of the institution or private address are placed in a footnote.

The title of the paper is written in TNR or Arial format, 14, bold, centered.

Abstract of work up to 250 words, key words (three to five) and JEL classification code. The abstract contains a general description of the topic, the subject and problem of the research, the methodology of the work, an indication of the results and conclusions.

Tables, graphs, and equations contain a title and number in the order in which they are presented. The legend and source of data and the author's note are listed below the tables and graphs in italics (TNR 11, or Arial 11).

Papers are cited in the text of the paper or in footnotes below the paper (notes) instead of the existing text.

WORK STRUCTURE

Therefore, the work must be structured from the following parts:

  • The title of the paper.
  • Summary of the paper.
  • Keywords.
  • Introductory considerations.
  • Review of relevant literature.
  • Research methodology.
  • Research results.
  • Conclusion and recommendations.

The subtitles of the work are marked with ordinal numbers and written in bold letters.

1. First subtitle

2. Second subtitle

2.1 The first section of the second subtitle

Additional clarifications are given in the footnotes, the numbering of which starts with each new page.

The summary in English comes after the conclusion and before citing the literature.

Literature is placed at the end of the work, arranged according to Harvard referencing system for various units, such as:

for books:

Zečić, Dž., Huskanović, A., and Alajbegović, H. (2009). Mathematics for economists. Zenica: Meligraf. for papers in magazines:

Mešić, I. (2006). Basics of trade development strategy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Overview, a journal of social issues. 86 (3), p. 113-63.

for magazines:

for example Allen, F., Jackowicz, K., Kowalewski, O., Kozlowski, L. (2017). "Bank lending, crises and changing ownership structure in Central and Eastern European countries", Journal of Corporate Finance, No.4, pp.494-515.

for electronic sources:

North, DC (2003). The Role of Institutions in Economic Development. Discussion Paper Series, [online]. No. 2003.2. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland. Available at: http://www.unece.org/oes/disc_papers/ [accessed 19 September 2008]

for official documents in electronic version:

Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2009). Annual report, [online]. Available at: www.cbbh.ba [accessed 27.07.2009]

Open Journal Systems

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal publication management system developed by the Public Knowledge Project that enables transparency at every stage of the process of publication of individual papers and publication of journals.

OJS can be accessed via the link here!

Author registration procedure and steps for uploading work:

  1. In the menu, select the field "Register" and fill in the required data (if the author has not used the system so far). In the "Register as" field, select "Reader" and "Author".
  2. After registration, log into the system by selecting the "My Journals" field. After that, a window will open showing the role in the system. In addition to the "Author" role, the "New Submission" field must be selected for submitting papers.
  3. Follow the necessary steps:
    • In the 1st step, select "UNASSIGNED" and accept all 5 conditions that the article must satisfy.
    • In the 2nd step, upload the paper (without the biography of the author).
    • In the 3rd step, fill in the data about the authors and the work. (It is necessary to state the institution where the author is employed. If the author is not employed, enter the author's place of residence).
    • In the 4th step, if the author is contacting us for the first time, it is necessary to upload a file with a short biography.
  4. After uploading the work, the system will send a notification by e-mail about the successful application, and the review and editorial procedure will follow.

NOTE:

The paper must first be submitted to the editors in electronic form via the e-mail address: bh.ekonomski.forum@gmail.com, to check the technical correctness and compliance with the instructions.

After confirmation by the editors that the work complies with the instructions, the author's registration in the OJS system follows.

SCIIndeks ASSISTANT

ASSISTENT is a system for online editing and publishing of magazines. It supports all editorial management activities, from creating the journal page, through submitting manuscripts, monitoring the review process, managing administration and keeping records, to making final editorial decisions and publishing the volume on its own website.

It enables the integration of papers into the "Cross-referencing system" (CrossRef/DOI) and plagiarism prevention (CrossCheck). It also includes some exclusive automated functions intended for quality control: assignment of keywords based on international thesauri (KwASS), formatting of references in accordance with the selected citation style (RefFormatter) and detection of omitted citations in the text of the paper and in the list of references (CiteMatcher).

Details about ASSISTANT are given below Info in the main menu. Registration and login are necessary for full insight into ASSISTANT's capabilities.

ASSISTANT can be accessed via the link here!

Archive

You can view the archive here.

Ethical principles

The ethical principles for the journal BH Economic Forum / BH ECONOMIC FORUM are based on the best practice guidelines for journal editors of the Association for Publishing Ethics (COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics). The editorial office declares that it will act in accordance with accepted international principles.

The adopted ethical principles are mandatory for the Editorial Board, reviewers and authors.

Editorial office

The editor-in-chief makes the final decision on whether the paper will be accepted and possibly published. The selection criterion is the quality and significance of the works, regardless of the author's race, gender, nationality, religious or political beliefs. The editors may not disclose any information about the submitted papers or use them for other purposes.

Authors of papers

All authors listed in one paper must make a significant intellectual contribution to the research, i.e. writing a paper. Submitting the manuscript implies that all co-authors, if any, as well as the competent bodies in the institution where the research is conducted, tacitly or explicitly, agree to its publication. The publisher is not responsible for any claim for compensation. Submitted papers should not have been previously published or submitted for consideration for publication in another journal.

Reviewers

The works are subject to the so-called double blind review (eng. double-blind review) which does not reveal the identities of the authors and reviewers. The reviewer is obliged to refuse the review if he considers that he is not qualified to review the submitted paper or is unable to prepare a review within 2 weeks. The reviewer is obliged to inform the editor of any potential conflict of interest or irregularities related to the work. Any paper received for review should be treated as a confidential document.

Indexing

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