The objective of the DLSU Business & Economics Review (DLSU B&E Review) is to publish high-quality theoretical, empirical, and methodological research in the fields of accounting, business management, commercial law, economics, finance, and marketing. The DLSU Business & Economics Review aims to reach an audience in these six fields and is published twice a year. It is listed in SciVerse Scopus since 2011 (ISSN – 0116-7111) and abstracted and Indexed in EBSCO since 2009. It is included in the Journal Incentive Program of the Commission on Higher Education since 2017. It is also listed in ACI database ( Since it is the major academic journal of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) and the School of Economics (SOE) of De La Salle University, the articles published must meet high standards of scholarship. They should make significant contributions to the business and economics disciplines, and stimulate interest in further research.