American Economic & Social Review 2021-06-10T17:16:53+00:00 Editor-in-Chief Open Journal Systems American, Economic, Social Review, American Economic Social Review SOCIAL AWARENESS AND CREATIVITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM THROUGH E-LEARNING PLATFORM: A CASE OF MAIZBHANDER FOUNDATION'S MEDDHABIKASH PROGRAM, FATIKCHARI, BANGLADESH 2021-03-24T13:40:05+00:00 Syed Irfanul Hoque Muhammad Ali Asgor Md Ariful Islam <p><em>Due to the pandemic situation, the whole world is in turmoil. The educational activities are being conducted via an e-Platform in Bangladesh. </em><em>Social awareness and creativity enhancement Programs have also been limited from the wide range of conventional mode to virtual mode. In the meantime, many Social organizations and educational institutions have failed to manage their regular activities due to lack of technological support.</em><em> Therefore, </em><em>the purpose of this study is to examine the success of social awareness and creativity enhancement programs through the e-Learning platform. In order to measure the success of the program a quasi-experimental research design has been applied. In order to collect data, a well-structured creativity, and awareness scale has been adapted. A questionnaire has been administered twice with the same sample. Once before the program offered and again after their participation in the program. The test-retest reliability of the scale would also check with a minimum of α=.80. Therefore, the findings of the research will show how much the effectiveness of those activities increased. This study will assist the social workers, teachers, students and concerned authority in operating creativity enhancement related co-curricular and non-credited program through self-regulated distance learning in a developing country</em>.</p> 2021-03-16T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## FINANCIAL FITNESS OF SELECTED PHARMACEUTICALS COMPANIES OF BANGLADESH: A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT 2021-06-10T17:16:53+00:00 Sultana Akter <p><em>To understand the financial condition of a firm, it is mandated to evaluate the financial fitness of a firm, whether manufacturing, trading and service rendering etc. The main purpose of this research is to measure the financial fitness of leading pharmaceutical industries and listed on the stock exchange in Bangladesh. This study employs a sample of seven companies from pharmaceutical industries in Bangladesh where Altman’s Z-score model is used to assess the financial fitness of those companies by the prediction of whether they will go into bankruptcy within the next two years. By applying the model, it is revealed that SQUARE Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Renata Limited and IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Limited are in a very good position with higher Z-Score. Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited and Ambee Pharmaceuticals Limited are heading toward good scores. But ACI Limited and Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited are financially unhealthy and there is a possibility of going into bankruptcy in the near future. The finding of the study suggested the main reason for such a situation is that the performance of companies is differed by declining market value of shares, falling total asset turnover, inadequate proportion of EBIT to total assets and insufficient liquid assets etc.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>G33, G53, M10.</p> 2021-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##