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Updated: 2017-10-16T13:00:01.914+01:00

 



Special issue published: "Pursuing Pentahelix Industry Collaboration: An Asian Regional Integration Challenge"

2017-10-16T13:00:01.924+01:00

International Journal of Business and Globalisation 19(4) 2017
  • How to build sustainable innovation capability in supply chain management
  • Shareholders' preferences on initial leverage in the determination of firm's leverage 
  • Effect of hedonic value and consumer knowledge on buying intention for luxury brand counterfeit products
  • Musnaini Musnaini; Sri Wahyuni Astuti; Badri Munir Sukoco; Syahmardi Yacob
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.10007899
  • 512-527 The determinant factors of asset and liability management and the bank performance: empirical study on foreign exchange commercial banks in Indonesia from 2008 to 2013
  • Herlanto Anggono
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.10007900
  • 528-548 Spiritual leadership of an Indonesian Muslim business leader: a religious spirituality perspective 
  • Marwansyah
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.10007896
  • 549-566 Organisational climate and employee commitment to employee performance in regional secretariat Ngawi district
  • Ifada Rahmayanti; Wildan Ardita; H. Joeliaty
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.10007901
  • 567-582 Market orientation, buyer-supplier relationship and firm performance with dynamic capabilities as an intervening variable: a research model



Research Picks Extra – October 2017

2017-10-15T09:36:05.673+01:00

Tweeting at the movies

The amount of data generated by online social networks increases significantly day by day and marketing executives from all kinds of industries need ways to analyze this information efficiently to improve their company profits and customer engagement. Reserachers in South Korea have looked at identifying market-applicable insights concerning textual big data, such as the vast numbers of updates on the microblogging service Twitter, commonly known as “tweets” by analogy with the site’s avian affectation. Electronic word-of-mouth (e-WoM) is important for consumers who are always connected through their mobile and desktop devices. However, the team hoped to isolate e-WoM effects in moviegoer choices from the tweets. They have now found that which movie people go to see can be strongly influenced bv the tweets they see whether positive or negative and this can therefore have a direct impact on the industry’s revenues regardless of the more usual word-of-mouth effects.

How people utilise tweets on movie selection? The reverse effects of e-WoM valence on movie sales‘, kang, H., Chai, S., Kim, H.U. (2017), Int. J. Mobile Commun., Vol.15, No.5, pp.537 – 553

Clearing the pipelines

As crude oil ages it forms heavy, viscous waxes that can stick to the interiors of pipelines and storage vessels and ultimately lead to blockages. It is the formation of long-chain paraffins that is to blame. Costs of blockages can amount to huge losses and costs of billions of dollars ultimately. Indian researchers have now reviewed in detail microbial degradation of waxy crude oils and the different mechanisms of hydrocarbon degradation that might be exploited to clear such blockages. On this basis, they suggest an approach to screening for optimal microorganism suitable for different environmental conditions in pipeline cleanup in different parts of the world as well as in oil spill bioremediation and microbial-based enhanced oil recovery techniques.

Enhanced microbial degradation of waxy crude oil: a review on current status and future perspective‘, Sakthipriya, N., Doble, M., and Sangwai, J.S. (2017) Int. J. Oil, Gas Coal Technol., 2017 Vol.16, No.2, pp.130 – 165.

Climate change denial

There are many infamous and prominent public figures who deny the science underpinning climate change. Researchers in the USA have investigated public perceptions of the risks associated with climate change because such perceptions are an important factor in the public’s willingness to support efforts to mitigate against climate change. Their analysis suggests that increased objective risk and individual capacity result in significantly higher perception of risk from climate change, whereas higher individual climate stress results in lower risk perceptions. Given that many policymakers are in denial regarding climate change, this could be a serious problem as we face growing threats from extreme weather and rising temperatures.

Understanding climate change risk perception in the USA‘, Grover, H., Brody, S.D., and Vedlitz, A. (2017) Int. J. Global Warming, 2017 Vol.13, No.2, pp.113 – 137.




Special issue published: "Energy, Transportation and Global Warming"

2017-10-13T15:00:02.792+01:00

International Journal of Global Warming 13(3/4) 2017
  • Environmental impact assessment of renewables and conventional fuels for different end use purposes
  • Experimental investigation to reduce CO2 emission in a single cylinder CI engine using low carbon fuel blend with Karanja oil methyl ester and amine injection in the exhaust manifold
  • An environmental and economic evaluation of the lignite power generation system by using the life cycle analysis principles
  • Analysis of the start-up and variable load operation of a combined cycle power plant for off-grid mines
  • Industrial waste materials and naturally occurring minerals as inexpensive oxygen carriers for chemical looping combustion
  • Transport sector adaptation: actions and prospects
  • The driving factors of CO2 emissions from electricity generation in Greece: an index decomposition analysis
  • Exploring possible impacts of sea level rise: the case of Izmir, Turkey
  • Potential impact of global warming on whiting in a semi-enclosed gulf
  • Potential economic and environmental benefits from the interconnection of the Greek islands
  • Smart hybrid renewable microgeneration system for residential applications
  • Residual lipids incorporation in a petroleum refinery



Special issue published: "Model and Data Engineering – Part II"

2017-10-12T19:00:23.288+01:00

International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems 10(3/4) 2017
  • Security-aware elasticity for NoSQL databases in multi-cloud environments
  • Cloud patterns for mobile collaborative applications
  • Intelligent system for cultural objects identification, damage assessment and restoration
  • An interoperable open data framework for discovering popular tours based on geo-tagged tweets
  • Specific K-mean clustering-based perceptron for dengue prediction
  • Semi-active learning to rank algorithms for document retrieval






Special issue published: "Putting Together Environmental Sustainability and Profitability in Logistics and Supply Chains"

2017-10-12T15:00:00.962+01:00

International Journal of Business and Systems Research 11(4) 2017
  • The adoption of green initiatives in logistics service providers - a strategic perspective
  • Firm performance and environmental collaboration in manufacturing
  • A decision-tree-based study of the effect of the objective structure of the supply chain members on their sustainability-related behaviour
  • Cabotage and sulphur regulation change: cost effects to Northern Europe
  • Sustainable behaviour of manufacturers in supply chain context - an international approach 
  • In the search for the infinite servers queue with Poisson arrivals busy period distribution exponential behaviour



First issue: International Journal of Digital Signals and Smart Systems (free sample issue available)

2017-10-12T13:20:22.362+01:00

The International Journal of Digital Signals and Smart Systems provides a unifying framework for a wide range of engineering disciplines and industrial applications, highlighting experimental applications and industrial studies. It encompasses practical aspects of the theory and methods of electrical engineering, and the synergetic integration of systems engineering with electronic, intelligent computer control and signal analysis in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes. It thus brings together several specialities and research areas to realise significant industrial applications.

There is a free download of the papers from this first issue.



Special issue published: "Managing Human Resources in Emerging Economies"

2017-10-09T19:00:03.013+01:00

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management 17(3/4) 2017
  • A journey into the heart of workaholism from cross-cultural perspective
  • Creativity at workplace: role of self-efficacy and harmonious passion
  • Recruiting for international assignments: looking beyond technical knowledge
  • The impact of work culture on employee satisfaction - empirical evidence from the Indian banking sector
  • Predictors of graduate employability in Indian information technology sector
  • Information technology in relation to human resource management: an impact evaluation study on Indian banking sector
  • Human resource flexibility and organisational effectiveness: mediating role of organisational citizenship behaviour
  • Trust and continuous sensemaking: case study on internal dynamics in an industrial company
  • Age and job satisfaction: an empirical investigation among the pharmaceutical sales and marketing professionals in India



Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience

2017-10-09T17:00:01.051+01:00

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience are now available here for free:
  • Shaping the international logistics strategy in the internationalisation process
  • Supply chain risk management research: avenues for further studies
  • Supply chain risk management: creating an agenda for future research
  • Ambidextrous supply chain in an emerging market: impacts on innovation and performance



Special issue published: "New Models and Tools in Lifelong Learning"

2017-10-09T15:00:02.349+01:00

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 27(4) 2017
  • Transformational model for engineering education from content-based to outcome-based education
  • Outcome-based personalised learning measurement tool for engineering education at INTI International University - INTI OBE tool (IOBET)
  • Study and design of a pico-hydropower plant for academic education and research use
  • Robotics in primary school in the opinion of prospective and in-service teachers. A comparison study
  • Exploring the effect of VoIP tools as a foreign language instruction on learners' English speaking errors
  • Implementing blogs for developing academic writing skills in a variety of higher educational contexts
  • Study on online self-learning platform of specialised courses from the perspective of constructivism



New Editor for International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research

2017-10-09T13:30:24.977+01:00

Dr. Yi-Chi Wang from Feng Chia University in Taiwan has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research.



Special issue published: "Cross-Border Entrepreneurship"

2017-10-08T13:00:17.084+01:00

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 32(3) 2017
  • The path to brand loyalty in the beer market
  • Knowledge, innovation, internationalisation and performance: insights from the Portuguese footwear industry
  • Linking internal mobility with work stress and job involvement: a comparative study between Spanish and Dutch employees
  • SMEs' international markets entry: testing the theory with Portuguese evidence
  • KIBS' key dimensions: a qualitative study on innovation, knowledge, networks, location and internationalisation
  • Cooperative entrepreneurship in Puerto Rico
  • Preservation of Malaysian handicraft to support tourism development






Special issue published: "Innovative Business Aspects in Embedded Systems"

2017-10-07T13:00:02.117+01:00

International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise 4(1/2) 2017
  • Multi-user utility pattern based cloud service negotiation for quality of service improvement: an implicit interest prediction approach
  • Towards data centre resource scheduling via hybrid cuckoo search algorithm in multi-cloud environment
  • The effects of e-banking quality on customers' trust-satisfaction and commitment: a field study on users of Jordanian banks
  • Integration of location-based information into mobile learning management system to verify scientific formulas in informal learning environment
  • Beef and horse meat discrimination and storage time classification using a portable device based on DSP and PCA method
  • Modelling and simulation DC-DC power converter buck for mobile applications using MATLAB/Simulink
  • A logistical perspective on provisioning resources in ad hoc virtual cloud to access business modules for an enterprise
  • Integrating WLI fuzzy clustering with grey neural network for missing data imputation
  • Optimising business intelligence results through strategic application of software process model
  • Internet of things' business impact and its application layer protocol in embedded systems
  • Security model on mobile banking application: attack simulation and countermeasures
  • Hybrid modelling of an off line Arabic handwriting recognition system: results and evaluation






Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise

2017-10-06T17:00:32.051+01:00

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise are now available here for free:
  • Redundancy effect on coal-fired power plant availability
  • Critical-to-life classification for managing inventory in a healthcare supply chain
  • Demand responsive transportation for creative tourism logistics planning
  • A methodology for modelling energy use in the agriculture sector for the Pakistan integrated energy model
  • On the distribution of an (r, Q) inventory with lead time via multi server queues



Inderscience is media partner for Microbiome Futures: A Global Translational Roadmap

2017-10-06T15:00:24.468+01:00

Inderscience is a media partner for Microbiome Futures: A Global Translational Roadmap (23 May 2018, New York, USA).

The journal involved are is the International Journal of Computational Microbiology and Medical Ecology.

More information on this event is available here.





International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology increases issues

2017-10-06T13:15:00.200+01:00

The International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2019 onwards.



Special issue published: "Sustainable Place Marketing"

2017-10-05T15:00:22.042+01:00

International Journal of Tourism Policy 7(3) 2017
  • Impact of socio-demographic characteristics on 'a priori' and 'in situ' destination image: case study - Linz, Austria
  • The relationship between tripographics, demographics and travel information sources: a case analysis of inbound travellers to Tanzania
  • An analysis of the social media practices for sustainable medical tourism destination marketing 
  • Developing community-based tours for greater stakeholder benefit and commitment



Special issue published: "Economic Complexity and Complexity of Economics"

2017-10-05T13:00:00.180+01:00

International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics 7(4) 2017
  • Knowledge externalities and production in network: game equilibria, types of nodes, network formation
  • Topological analysis of migration flows (the case of political refugees)
  • The double role of GDP in shaping the structure of the International Trade Network
  • Big data analysis of foreign exchange rates among Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
  • Derivation of econometric estimable functions of intra-trade industry: the case of the Norwegian intra-continental import trade pattern
  • A chaotic model approach for electricity price forecasting in Indian scenario
  • datanet: a Stata routine for organising a dataset for network analysis purposes



Special issue published: "Recent Advancements in Vehicle Vibration and Energy Harvesting Research"

2017-10-04T15:00:07.966+01:00

International Journal of Vehicle Performance 3(4) 2017
  • Study on sound absorbing mechanism of MPP affected by bending resonance of panel
  • Design of resonance frequency of smart Helmholtz resonator
  • The deformation mechanism on origami-based foldable structures
  • Hydroforming process of manufacturing for reverse spiral origami structure
  • Heat source temperature control investigation of a hydraulic retarder based organic Rankine cycle
  • Vehicle energy absorbers consisting of foldable cylinders using response surface methodology



Special issue published: "Advances in Technology and Management in a Global World"

2017-10-04T13:15:01.737+01:00

International Journal of Information Technology and Management 16(4) 2017
  • Enhancing BRICS integration: a cloud-based green supply chain concept
  • Evaluating the competitiveness of Indian metro cities: in smart city context
  • Big data analytics for exploratory social network analysis
  • The internet of things - new value streams for customers
  • Antecedents for success of e-commerce platforms: an investigative approach
  • Study of repeated e-government project audit based on text mining



Special issue published: "Global Energy and Sustainable Development"

2017-10-03T19:00:06.465+01:00

International Journal of Global Energy Issues 40(5) 2017
  • Do institutional factors affect the efficiency of GDP and CO2 emission? Evidence from Gulf and Maghreb countries
  • Energy and CO2 emissions as the determinants of countries' productivity with different levels of economic development
  • The impact of transport and foreign direct investment on energy consumption: recent evidence from high, middle and low income countries
  • Energy security in the Eastern Mediterranean
Additional paper
  • Risk minimisation: the failure of electricity intra-day forward contracts






Research Picks – October 2017

2017-10-02T12:43:50.862+01:00

Almost silent demolitionResearchers in Ireland, the UK, and the USA have investigated the properties of soundless chemical demolition agents (SCDAs) for the significant benefits of no harmful shock waves, no explosive sound, and no risk of explosives being used for malicious intent. These materials are used as a non-detonating alternative to dynamite and other explosive materials for quarrying, mining, and demolition. They are added to a liquid, usually water, and poured into drilled holes or cracks in a site or building. Over the course of several hours they expand causing further fracturing of rock or building structure. There has been a concern that experimental SCDAs would be ineffective below a certain ambient temperature, however, the research now shows that ambient temperature retards onset of initial fracturing but it is the nature of the materials to be fractured, their strength, that ultimately determines how effective a given SCDA process is.Huynh, M.P., Laefer, D.F., McGuill, J. and White, A. (2017) ‘Temperature-related performance factors for chemical demolition agents‘, Int. J. Masonry Research and Innovation, Vol. 2, Nos. 2/3, pp.220-240.Cyber impersonationMalicious attacks on computer systems are becoming more frequent as is the sophistication of the attacks. Now, researchers in Spain have developed a meta-heuristic learning approach that could be implemented as a non-intrusive detection method for spotting so-called impersonation attacks in online social networks. Such attacks are used by cybercriminals and others with malicious intent to gain private and personal information that might then be escalated to a more complete attack on the individual, such as identity theft, or widespread attack on a large database and the leaking of millions of user records, for instance. The new detection method measures connection time of users on a social network and combined with historical data and other factors can reveal whether an individual’s account has been compromised and issue a warning or block activity summarily.Villar-Rodriguez, E., Del Ser, J., Gil-Lopez, S., Bilbao, M.N. and Salcedo-Sanz, S. (2017) ‘A meta-heuristic learning approach for the non-intrusive detection of impersonation attacks in social networks‘, Int. J. Bio-Inspired Computation, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp.109-118.Social emotionResearchers in India have looked at the nine human emotions in the context of social networking activity and the implications for what is commonly referred to as viral marketing. Given that for many people their social networks are the source of much opinion and information as well as the content from artistic creators and marketers alike, it is easy to see how such networks influence what people share and on which they opine. Ultimately, the team’s analysis of emotional content online might be used by marketing departments at commercial and other concerns to improve the response to ongoing campaigns.Amalanathan, A. and Anouncia, S.M. (2017) ‘Influence of human emotion expressed through social networks in viral marketing‘, Int. J. Business Information Systems, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp.15-32.Clean water with lightPhotocatalysis could be used to make water safe to drink, particularly, in developing countries. According to researchers from Iran and Malaysia, nanocrystalline titanium dioxide (titania) can be used as the photocatalyst for destroying pathogenic bacteria such as [...]