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The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.</p> <p align="justify">This journal <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>is indexing and abstracting in:</strong></span> <strong>SCIMAGOJr Q4</strong>, REDALYC (MEXICO), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Latindex, Ebsco Host Publishing, Cengage Gale Learning, PKP Index, Google Scholar and OpenAire (See Indexing &amp; Abstracting page).</p> <p align="justify">In the drive to succeed in its mission, in addition to the traditional editorial, the journal offers:</p> <p>• Editorial Comments</p> <p>• Articles</p> <p>• Perspectives</p> Foreign Trade of the State of Acre, Brazil, Between 2019 and 2022: An Analysis of Commercial Interactions 2023-09-05T22:29:02+00:00 Ana Carolina Silva de Souza [email protected] Tamara Maria de Souza Carvalho [email protected] Francisco Bezerra de Lima Júnior [email protected] Rodrigo Duarte Soliani [email protected] Pollyana Rufino de Souza Oliveira [email protected] Leonardo Augusto Rodrigues da Silva Nora [email protected] Thais Diniz Reis Drumond [email protected] <p><strong>Purpose</strong>: The objective of this study was to analyze import and export operations in the state of Acre between 2019 and 2022, aiming to understand the importance of local foreign trade and its recent advancements.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Theoretical framework: </strong>The continuous evolution of trade interactions between nations is crucial for economic development, regardless of a country's economic stage, and foreign trade emerges as a fundamental pillar for this growth. However, despite Brazil being one of the largest global economies, its exports still do not reach their full potential, highlighting the importance of studying foreign trade, especially in the context of the state of Acre, due to its strategic location and potential in the Amazon Region.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>This study adopts a descriptive approach and quantitative methodology to meticulously analyze import and export operations in the period from 2019 to 2022, using official data from the Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade, and Services (MDIC), available on the Comex Stat electronic platform.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>The analysis recorded a notable increase in exports, mainly to Peru, the United States, and Hong Kong, driven by the growth of exports of wood, nuts, corn, and soybeans, while imports also grew, with China being the main source of imported products. Maritime transport emerged as the predominant mode for both exports and imports, highlighting the importance of the Pacific Highway for the state's commercial transactions.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Research, practical &amp; social implications: </strong>Future research should investigate how the understanding of the presented data can influence the planning for sustainable economic growth in Acre, as well as its global integration in trade, considering relations with strategically neighboring countries.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Originality/value: </strong>The results indicate that Acre is strategically expanding its trade based on diversification, integration with key partners, and logistical adaptation, positioning itself for a relevant role in the global scenario and contributing to the development of the Amazon Region.</p> 2023-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Ana Carolina Silva de Souza, Tamara Maria de Souza Carvalho, Francisco Bezerra de Lima Júnior, Rodrigo Duarte Soliani, Pollyana Rufino de Souza Oliveira, Leonardo Augusto Rodrigues da Silva Nora, Thais Diniz Reis Drumond The Impact of Training on Improving Employee Performance: A Case Study on Employees in the Directorate of Education of Ma'an District 2023-08-19T11:40:14+00:00 Essam Deep Al Khawaldeh [email protected] <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The aim of this study is to determine the impact of training on improving the performance of workers in Maan's Directorate of Education.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Theoretical framework: </strong>This study will focus on finding a cognitive dimension that contributes to clarifying the concept of training and its dimensions (type of training, training period, trainers) and its impact on the job performance of employees.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Design/Methodology/Approach:</strong> The descriptive analytical approach was used in the study. The study sample included 34 male and female employees; 40% of the study population. The data was collected using a questionnaire designed by the researcher after its validity and reliability have been tested. The questionnaire contained (27) items distributed across the following dimensions: training quality (7) items, training duration (6) items, trainers (7) items, and performance (7) items.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The results of the simple regression analysis revealed that overall training has a moderate effect on improving worker performance. Furthermore, the results of the multiple regression analysis revealed that there is a statistically significant effect in improving worker job performance due to the trainers’ dimension, but no effect in improving performance through the other two dimensions (quality training, duration of training). The results also revealed that there were no statistically significant differences in the responses of the study sample based on gender.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Research, Practical &amp; Social implications:</strong> The study helps the directorate of education of Ma’an District to understandthe impact of training on improving employee performance. It will also help the employees realize the effect of training on their performance.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Originality/Value:</strong> The value of the study is represented in being the first study to be applied on the employees of Ma’an District. Therefore, it is a contribution to to the Human Resource/Training Department to understand the impact of training on improving employee performance.</p> <p> </p> 2023-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Essam Deep Al Khawaldeh