Journal of Management and Economic Studies 2023-09-30T18:04:45+00:00 A. Nevin SERT, Ph.D. Open Journal Systems The Effect of Professional Qualifications of Chefs on Recruitment: A study in Hotel Businesses in Ankara 2023-09-30T17:44:19+00:00 İsmail Muratoğlu Gonca Güzel Şahin <p>In today's competitive conditions, businesses have to make a difference in every field and they have to be meticulous in choosing employees. For this reason, professional competence is important in terms of both meeting the individual's job search and finding the employees with the qualifications they want. The aim of the research is to evaluate the effect of the professional competencies of the chefs working in four and five star hotels on the recruitment process. The sample of the study is made up of 304 employees who took decisions in the recruitment process of 4 and 5-star hotel businesses in Ankara. The survey technique was used as a data collection tool in the research. The characteristics that should be found in the chefs who will work in the hotel enterprises are in order of priority; it is determined to apply the theory to practice, to be experienced, to be educated and to finally speak a foreign language. Theoretical competencies of chefs have an important role in the recruitment process. The importance that hotel managers give to theoretical competence is related to their educational status. It has been determined that the number of stars owned by the hotel enterprises is related to the importance given to practical competence in the recruitment process.</p> 2023-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Being A Woman in Kosovo: Key Issues and Norms for Change in the Perspective of Feminist Legal Theory 2023-09-30T17:58:00+00:00 Sibel Akgün Asena Boztaş Emine Balcı <p>The role of women has been persistently overlooked within the societal and state structures. Women's existence, challenges, and significant impact have persisted as problematic issues across multiple aspects. Kosovo, located in the Balkans, has been a region where women have faced continuous struggles. The prevalent patriarchal structure in the country plays a significant role in perpetuating these challenges. Despite the existence of legal guarantees ensuring equality, both Kosovo women in general and women from minority backgrounds benefit from such protections. However, practical obstacles persist regarding women's identity. This study, adopting a feminist legal theory perspective, aims to discuss the constitutional rights of (minority) women in Kosovo and shed light on the challenges they encounter. Analysing the situation in Kosovo through the lens of feminist legal theory, the study provides a framework that addresses the contradiction between legal principles and social norms. Utilizing qualitative research methods like document analysis and case studies, the study examines gender inequality deficiencies among a sample of (minority) women from Kosovo, highlighting the global implications of these issues.</p> 2023-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Discussions on the Growth Efficiency of Expansionary Fiscal Policy via Monetary Policy in Shrinking Periods: Wide Range of Country Analysis 2023-09-30T18:00:51+00:00 Tuğba Demirtaş <p>There are many different opinions in the literature that expansionary fiscal policies can be effective on growth during periods of economic contraction. In this study, different approaches to expansionary fiscal policies are examined in terms of the effects and tradeoffs between fiscal expenditures-growth, expansionary tax policies-growth and inflation-growth. The short-term and long-term effects of fiscal policies on growth in 110 countries for the period of 2007-2016 were analyzed, taking into account the expansionary policies of the 2007-2009 period, the effect of the main growth dynamics and the interaction of monetary-fiscal policies. The results show the holistic view and effectiveness.</p> 2023-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Market Orientation as a Comparative Advantage Tool: Ankara Province Research Example 2023-09-30T18:02:27+00:00 Tuba Tokuçoğlu Yumuşak M. Mithat Üner <p>Within the scope of the study, the Comparative Advantage Theory of Competition, the Resource Advantage Theory, was explained and compared with the Neoclassical Perfect Competition Theory, which was criticized for not being applicable in today's economic conditions. The theory has been examined at the business level. The basis of the theory is that the solid and inimitable resources of the business give the business a competitive advantage in the market. To emphasize resource superiority, market orientation, a competitive tool, was used to support the theory statistically. Two hundred twenty-one businesses operating in Ankara with over twenty employees were selected as the research sample. The effect of market orientation on superior financial performance was analyzed by performing multiple linear regression analyses on the obtained data. As a result of the research, it was confirmed that market orientation is a source of comparative advantage, and the theory was statistically supported.</p> 2023-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 The Role of Official Websites in Destination Branding: A Systematic Literature Review 2023-09-30T18:04:45+00:00 Serkan Rol Ayşe Nevin Sert <p>In this study, it is aimed to examine the role of official destination websites in destination branding processes. In the research, a systematic literature review has been applied. There were 58 related studies in total, and after inclusion and exclusion process finally a total of 36 studies were included in the systematic literature review. The main research themes of the studies reviewed in the research are; destination brand image, website features, interaction and finally destination brand personality. Official destination websites are important in providing the information that potential tourists need from a reliable source. As a result, while these websites provide useful and reliable information for travelers, their interaction features are not at a satisfactory level. Therefore, it is suggested that these websites should also have interaction opportunities for users such as sharing experiences and communicating among each other and with destination representatives.</p> 2023-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023