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Special issue published: "Big Data and Social Computing Analytics"


International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems 1(4) 2016.   A hybrid framework for social tag recommendation using context driven social informationMalware detection techniques and tools for Android Opinion mining for digital India scheme using fuzzy sets Big data characteristics, challenges, architectures, analytics and applications: a reviewAdditional paperA method of designing an access mechanism for social networks  [...]

Special issue published: "Smart Energy Grids: Part 2"


International Journal of Process Systems Engineering 4(2/3) 2017.Status and opportunity for distributed energy resources and microgrids in meeting the New York State energy vision Supervisory control of a resilient DC microgrid for commercial buildings Fuzzy logic-based charging strategy for electric vehicles plugged into a smart grid Analysis of non-sinusoidal wave generation during electric vehicle charging and their impacts on the power system   Analysis of elevator drives energy consumptions with permanent magnet machinesAdditional papers Effect of treatment temperature on microstructure and properties of nickel-zirconia anode materials for solid oxide fuel cellsEnergy management strategy for AC/DC microgrid Design of an energy management system for research institutes and organisations in Iran [...]

Call for papers: "Economic Growth and Sustainable Development"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Business and Globalisation.

In the context of rising consumption standards in less-developed, developing and developed countries along with rapid population growth in developing countries, achieving the goal of sustainable development is a major challenge facing the world today.
Economists have used the term sustainable development in an attempt to clarify the balance between economic growth on the one hand and conservation and protection of the environment on the other. Sustainable development refers to “expanding the economy’s production levels to meet the needs for goods and services of the present population, without undermining the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Thus economic growth will be sustainable if the stock of capital assets including land and raw materials remains constant or increases over time.
The purpose of this special issue is to discuss the importance of sustainable development in growth processes – particularly the role of economic policy (both monetary and fiscal) in creating overall growth and sustainability of countries.
Economic growth without environmental considerations can cause serious environmental damage, in turn impairing the quality of life of present and future generations. Such environmental degradation imposes a long-run cost for the economy and also society, and therefore needs to be explicitly factored into a country’s macroeconomic policy.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Financial development and economic growth
  • Economic sustainability including capacity building, integrated decision making and
  • consumption and production
  • Green economy
  • Green growth
  • Neoclassical and endogenous growth models
  • Growth and income distribution
  • Environmental economics
  • Return and long-run growth
  • Financial innovation and growth in the global economy
  • Conventional monetary policy, money supply and credit
  • Fiscal and monetary policy coordination
  • Public economics, welfare
  • Relationships between consumption, saving and investment
  • Business fluctuation/cycles and economic growth
  • Econometric/mathematical modelling of economic growth processes
  • Finance, finance institutions, corporative finance
  • International trade and sustainable economic growth
  • Labour and sustainable economic growth
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 15 November, 2017
Notification to authors: 5 February, 2018
Final versions due: 1 April, 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Business Environment


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Business Environment are now available here for free:
  • Co-building brand equity and customer equity through marketing capabilities: impact on competitive advantage
  • Hedonic motivations in online consumption behaviour
  • The wicked challenge of the business environment
  • Multimarket contact and strategic entry decisions
  • Country risk, multimarket contacts and MNEs' competitive action
  • Coopetition within and between value networks - a typology and a modelling framework
  • Coopetition typology revisited - a behavioural approach
  • The development of dynamic capabilities through organisational and managerial processes

Call for papers: "The Information, Innovation and Value Chain Nexus: Methods and Policy Analysis"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems.

This special issue aims to present research that elaborates on the links between information, innovation and sustainable value chains.
Recently developed computational tools based on graph-theoretic and network analyses promise the characterisation of complex interactions in networks and systems with a view to designing policy interventions for better performing value chains. Over the past 15 years or so, research into innovation and information systems has substantially increased with little effort to analyse their links to value chains. A major setback in this regard has been basing the analysis on loosely defined innovation systems, thus hindering the characterisation of channels that underpin the development of sustainable value chains. Therefore, this special issue aims to generate new knowledge on the links/interactions between innovation, information and value chains.
The scope of this issue is three-fold: (1) developing conceptual, actor-based and/or functional innovation systems and their linkages to value chains, (2) representing them as models that allow quantitative analysis of innovation policy interventions and value chain performance, and (3) illustrating application using concepts and tools from graph theory, network analysis, etc.
The gap in the literature (i.e. the lack of sufficient quantitative and impact analysis of innovation policy interventions) should be addressed with consideration of the “triple or quadruple helix innovation system” – that is, science, industry, government and civil society. Technological and social innovations need to be embedded within a unified perspective that helps to illuminate the role of social processes in innovations and better performing value chains.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Conceptual modelling and benchmarking of sectoral innovation systems (i.e. structure, conduct, performance); systems analysis (control, functions, processes) using concepts and tools from graph theory, network analysis, etc.; counter-factual scenario analysis of alternative innovation policy interventions
  • Conceptual modelling and benchmarking of sectoral value chain systems (incorporating sectoral value chains, information and innovation systems); designing new business processes within the sectoral value chain; counter-factual scenario analysis of alternative sectoral policy interventions
  • Triple and/or quadruple helix innovation systems; interactions of social and technological innovations with sectoral value chains; civil society engagement in innovation processes; role of socially embedded relationships (e.g. cooperation, collaboration, networking) in innovation system and sectoral value chain performance
  • Macro and sectoral policies, institutions/governance structures, social processes and market conditions influencing sectoral innovation systems and sectoral value chains
  • Impact analysis: (semi)quantitative measurement of the economic, social and environmental impact of innovation policy interventions, social innovations and new business processes within the sectoral value chain system, and its implications for sustainable development
Important Dates
Manuscripts due by: 31 January, 2018
Notification to authors: 30 April, 2018
Final versions due: 30 June, 2018

Call for papers: "Applications of Information Management and System Engineering"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Product Development.

The aim of the special issue is to present the latest advances, problems, challenges and research results in the field of information management and system engineering, along with the links between scientific research and practical implementation.
In today's business world, the survival of industries and organisations is fully dependent on their ability to adapt to their changing environment in ways which support rapid development and the introduction of innovative products and services. Information technology and its management facilitate such activities and provide adequate resources for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of an organisation's product development activities. Furthermore, the field of system engineering is constantly changing and growing as systems become increasingly complex.
Technology alone cannot provide solutions to all the problems involved in engineering a system. Thus a blueprint is needed to identify and define the actual problem, and to show how to effectively and efficiently develop a system that satisfies end users and all other stakeholders while organising the information that is needed to develop the right solution, and also communicating that information to all affected parties while integrating the technical and non-technical product team. Due consideration should be given to the needs of the world at large, e.g. environmental balance, social harmony and economic stability.
The primary objective of this special issue is to explore thorough, in-depth and well-focused developments in the field of information management and system engineering. The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of presented research contribution at the International Conference on Recent Advances and Applications in Computer Engineering 2017, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Product information management
  • ERP systems
  • Product data management
  • Engineering data management
  • Product resource management
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Engineering process management
  • Engineering change management
  • Program management and engineering processes
  • Media asset management
  • Cross-media publishing
  • Enterprise content management
  • Dynamic product development
  • WWW-based information management systems
  • IT-based knowledge management systems
  • IT-based tools
  • Virtual customer environments
  • Health information technologies
  • Complex product systems
  • Integrated product development
  • Risk management
  • Quality for measuring capabilities and performance
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Economic models and frameworks
  • Service management
  • Automotive product development
  • Smart product engineering
  • Sustainable development
Important Dates
Manuscripts due by: 9 January, 2018
Notification to authors: 6 March, 2018
Final versions due by: 6 April, 2018

Diversity in the face of globalization


Researchers from Canada and Morocco are working together to define globalization and to place it in the context of culture. They write in the Journal of Global Business Advancement how globalization is a self-contradictory phenomenon. Across academia where efforts are made to understand the nature of engagement and interaction in the global market with respect to cultural diversity, the negotiated exchanges of human capital, the allocation and distribution of financial resources, the fair exchange of goods and services, and the flow of shared information in a borderless world, there are controversies surrounding how culture affects globalization and vice versa.

Abderrahman Hassi of the School of Business Administration, Al Akhawayn University, in Ifrane, Morocco is working with Giovanna Storti of Employment and Social Development Canada, in National Capital Region, Canada to understand this interplay. Their research suggests that insightful and logical debate can arise with a clearer understanding of cultural diversity within organizations as their activities unfold on the world stage through globalization of modern economics.

Moreover, the team suggests that “nations that are part of cultural global exchanges on a regular basis do not lose sight of their cultural distinctiveness. They interpret cultural rudiments in ways that make them compatible and functional with their culture.” The worry always having been that globalization equates to loss of diversity through “homogenization” of different cultures, the Americanisation of language and pop music, for instance. “Standardization does not have to mean the taking on of all aspects of a Western way of life. Individuals in human societies instinctively rely on what is deeply rooted and entrenched within the core of their being in order to express their particular differences in respect to their customs, traditions, inventions and discoveries,” the team reports”. Indeed cultures, nations, organizations and individuals within those can grasp the benefits of globalization, but can, nevertheless, also cling to what makes them different culturally.

The team adds that, “Globalization by definition promotes the flow of cultural customs, practices and norms along with cross-border exchanges of goods and services, however, both individuals and organizations need to grasp the cultural implications of these flows to get the most out of interactions that occur with other cultures.” They conclude that “If we choose to follow a route based on standardized practices across cultures, organizations need to familiarize themselves about these practices and should adjust their plans accordingly to reflect and respect indigenous cultural particularities.” Of course, whether or not that happens remains to be seen. It might be that ultimately globalization means homogenization and not the preservation of diversity.

Hassi, A. and Storti, G. (2017) ‘Interplay between the convoluting forces of culture and globalisation‘, J. Global Business Advancement, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp.261-280.

Special issue published: "Personalisation in E-Government and Smart Cities"


International Journal of Electronic Governance 9(1/2) 2017
  • A systems tool for structuring public policy problems and design of policy options
  • Quality of service improvement based on procedure analysis and reengineering: a case study in Cameroonian public service
  • Open data project for e-government: case study of Stockholm open data project
Special section
  • MuSe: a semantic solution for personalised recommendations of municipality services
  • SEPIR: a semantic and personalised information retrieval tool for the public administration based on distributional semantics
  • Personalised community maps

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business are now available here for free:
  • Quantitative decision support for network integration of start-up companies
  • ICT for disability management in the net economy
  • Wine labels: the impact of a module in wine knowledge
  • Family management of SMEs: an organisational culture perspective
  • Technical efficiency and environmental factors of the micro, small, and medium enterprises in Bandung city: a slack-based approach

Call for papers: "Supply Chain Management in the Agriculture Industry"


For a special issue of the Journal of Supply Chain Relocation.

Human lifestyle has changed drastically in recent years. Today people consume in a more diversified way, and this has major implications for manufacturing and supply chain operations. Compared to how things were previously, products are needed in many more different forms and places. This has generated a need to transform the traditional supply chain into a more modern one.

A topic related to this is the relocation of manufacturing and supply chain operations. Another related topic is the utilisation of new technology to improve supply chain performance. The agriculture industry is lagging behind compared to other industries and is in need of further development.

The aim of this special issue is to investigate different kinds of approaches, plans and actions that may assist in the process of transforming traditional supply chains in the agriculture industry into more modern ones. Young scholars and doctoral students are especially welcome to contribute in this issue. We hope to generate new strategies, systems and models to improve and facilitate supply chains in the agriculture industry, and are particularly interested in research that specifically focuses on supply chain relocation in this context.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Integration of biotechnology and supply chain management
  • Innovation of supply chains in agriculture
  • Responsible agricultural supply chains
  • Big data applications in agricultural supply chains
  • Production innovation
  • Agricultural recreation
  • E-commerce of agriculture
  • Material procurement
  • Sustainable relocation for agriculture
  • Supply chain relocation for organic farming

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 28 February, 2018

Special issue published: "Man Machine Interface (MMI)"


International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms 5(3/4) 2016
  • Ontology-based job recommendation system with dynamic source updates by slowly changing source detection
  • An incremental hybrid decode-amplify forward selection for wireless relaying networks
  • Genetic programming-based evolution of classification trees for decision support in banking sector
  • Rank propagated secured path selection technique for mobile ad hoc networks
  • Performance enhancement of wireless ad-hoc networks using PLR-based routing protocols
  • Functional mechanism of DRX parameters for power saving and latency in LTE network
  • Interference mitigation in femtocell networks by efficient frequency reuse
  • Hybrid data mining model for the classification and prediction of medical datasets
  • An energy efficient routing protocol using hybrid evolutionary algorithm in wireless sensor networks
  • Implementation of Menezes Vanstone elliptical curve cryptography algorithm using matrix mapping method
  • A clustering-based ontology matching technique using cognitive theory and concept importance

Inderscience is media partner for 4th Annual HSE for Unconventional Oil and Gas


Inderscience is a media partner for 4th Annual HSE for Unconventional Oil and Gas (20-21 September 2017, Houston, USA).

The journals involved are:
More information on this event is available here.


Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation are now available here for free:
  • A technology park with a triple helix trajectory: Tecnosinos-São Leopold's technology park (Brazil)
  • Knowledge management and organisational performance: the mediating role of the HPO framework
  • Technological alliance drivers, formation and performance: the case of Korean high-tech SMEs
  • Analysis perspective on environmental (in)justice basis of fracking policy: take a Texas city for example
  • Technology transfer models: typology and a generic model
  • Alliance strategy in R&D contractual projects for the energy sector: perspective of the knowledge and resource-based views

Special issue published: "3D Anthropometric Databases and Their Applications"


International Journal of the Digital Human 1(4) 2016
  • Anthropometry model generation based on ANSUR II database
  • Application of massive 3D head and facial scan datasets in ergonomic head-product design
  • Data-driven three-dimensional reconstruction of human bodies using a mobile phone app
  • Individualised avatars with complete anatomy constructed from the ANSUR II 3-D anthropometric database
  • Comparing 2D image features on viewpoint independence using 3D anthropometric dataset

Inderscience is media partner for World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA


Inderscience is a media partner for World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA (14-15 September 2017, Washington, USA).

The journals involved are:

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Electronic Governance


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Electronic Governance are now available here for free:
  • Towards personal data services: a view on some enabling factors
  • A methodology for recording, analysing and prioritising public services
  • Federated identity management in e-government: lessons learned and the path forward
  • On federated single sign-on in e-government interoperability frameworks

The rise and fall of the automobile


Back in September 2015 the world discovered that a leading car manufacturer had been cheating in its emissions tests. The company had illicitly installed engine management software, known as a “defeat device”, in its diesel vehicles. The software switched the engine to a lower performance, cleaner exhaust emissions mode that allowed it to pass the US Environmental Protection Agency, and other regulators’ emissions tests. When the car was on the road rather than on the test ramp, however, the software switched the engine to a more polluting, higher performance mode and allowed the vehicles to spew out higher levels of pollution than are allowed under regulations.

The defeat device gave drivers the performance they were after from the vehicles but hid the e environmental cost of that performance behind false emissions data. The company in question, Volkswagen, one of the most prestigious vehicles marques of the last half a century is now paying the price in terms of perception of its global brand. Research published in the Journal of Global Business Advancement, suggests that this fraud has had a significantly detrimental impact on the company and muses on how consumer trust in the brand might be rebuilt.

Adnan Latif of the College of Business Administration, at the University of Dammam, in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, asks “Is it the beginning of the end for this giant brand or will it restore its image among its millions of consumers?” Volkswagen has its origins as a company founded in Nazi Germany in 1937 as Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH. Later it was renamed Volkswagenwerk but was operated and controlled by the German Labour Front, the Nazi Party initially. After World War II it subsumed Audi and Bentley but it was many years before the US market would ignore its Nazi origins. By 2014, however, the company had factories in 31 countries and was a multinational company with an enormous share of the ever-expanding vehicle market. Global brand value was $8 billion and brand revenue $139.5 billion.

Latif has an interesting take on the VW deceit and scandal in that it does not represent a fault or safety issue but rather suggests even greater engineering skills, albeit illicit, among the companies’ designers, engineers and programmers to have pulled of such a deception for many years. “Even though the news is negative it does have a twisted positive side and is different from all the rest of auto malfunction cases,” Latif explains. “It does not carry the scar of incompetent auto engineering as has happened with several other manufacturers in recent years.” He adds that “Instead it could be perceived as a well-planned genius covert engineering operation that fooled the world for almost half a decade.” Adding: “Young high-tech consumers might now be attracted even more to VW diesel cars which they might perceive as not being made by incompetent people but by VW engineers possessing the hacker’s evil genius mind.”

Latif, A.A. (2017) ‘Volkswagen brand: the fall of an auto empire‘, J. Global Business Advancement, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp.281-304.

Call for papers: "Applications of Hybrid Bio Inspired Algorithms"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies.

The aim of the special issue will be to highlight the latest advances, problems and challenges and to present the latest research results in the field of hybrid bio inspired systems with a link to scientific research and its practical implementation. Hybrid bio inspired systems are those systems where technology is in symbiosis with living systems. The idea of bio inspired computing has also been to search for parallels between natural and computational systems and to propose a solution found by nature in computing problems. More recently, hybrid approach is being efficiently and effectively used to solve some real world problems. Hence, hybrid bio inspired algorithms are playing a pivotal role in finding the optimal desired way to solve extremely dynamic, difficult, and robust problems. They are becoming popular due to their capabilities in handling many real world complex problems, involving imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness, and high-dimensionality.

In the past few decades there has been an interesting rise in the application of hybrid bio inspired algorithms. The primary objective of this special issue will be to bring forward thorough, in-depth, and well-focused development in the field of hybrid bio inspired algorithms which include integration of neural networks, expert system, fuzzy system, global optimisation algorithms with each other, different learning paradigms, knowledge based neural networks, hybrid optimisation techniques, intelligent agent based integrations, hybridisation of soft computing with machine learning techniques, etc.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Recent Advances and Applications in Computer Engineering (RAACE2017), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Pure and applied mathematics
  • Extended tools for fuzzy and similarity based reasoning
  • Case-based reasoning
  • Virtual reality and multimedia processing
  • Natural language processing
  • Genetic engineering
  • Agent-based techniques
  • Bioinformatics
  • Preference modelling and decision making
  • Knowledge engineering applications
  • Ontologies and semantic web
  • Business and economics
  • Medical engineering
  • Information retrieval and text mining
  • Decision support system
  • Fuzzy system and expert systems
  • Robotics
  • Soft computing
  • Neural networks
  • Search-based software engineering
  • Data mining
  • Intrusion detection and security
  • E-learning and intelligent tutoring system
  • Web mining
  • Internet modelling and communication and networking
  • Control and automation

Important Dates
Manuscripts due by: 7 January, 2018
Notification to authors: 7 March, 2018
Final versions due by: 7 May, 2018

New Editor for International Journal of the Digital Human


Dr. Vincent Duffy from Purdue University in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of the Digital Human.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering are now available here for free:
  • Evolutionary structure of hidden Markov models for audio-visual Arabic speech recognition
  • Multiple chaotic maps based secure measurement matrix generation for multimedia compressive sensing
  • Design of FRM-based MDFT filter banks in the canonic signed digit space using modified meta-heuristic algorithms
  • An extension to switching bilateral filter for mixed noise removal from colour image

Call for papers: "Technological Innovation in SDN/NFV, Cloud Computing and Big Data"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems.The objective of this issue will be to produce novel and fundamental advances in terms of technological innovation in the fields of SDN/NFV, Cloud Computing and Big Data. It will also serve to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving SDN/NFV, Cloud Computing and Big Data Analysis related techniques. It will act as medium for IT industry, scientists and research scholar across the globe to showcase their research and recent advances in this field. This issue will set off a wave of reform in many areas, and will gradually create more value for humans.We will solicit high quality original research papers in all aspects of SDN/NFV, Cloud Computing and Big Data related to improvements in networks, cloud computing and big data platforms and services as well as applications utilising such platforms.The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Intelligent Communication, Control and Devices (ICICCD-2017), the International Conference on Computing Communication and Automation (ICCCA-2017) and the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Automation (ICACCA-2017), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conferences to submit articles for this call.Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:NFV and SDNSDN architectures, application programming interfaces, protocols, and programming languagesControl plane architectures and network operating systems in NFV and SDN infrastructuresDesign of SDN-based forwarding elements (switch/router, optical, wireless, gateways, etc.)Tools for validating network services and automating their deployment and managementApplying compositional patterns for parallelism, control logic, performance, monitoring and reliability of network servicesApplication of Big Data models and analytics to NFV and SDNManagement, monitoring, and metering in NFV and SDN-based networksData plane and control plane scalability and inter-operability studiesApplications enabled by NFV and SDN networks.Commercial and economic models and implications for NFV and SDN ecosystemsService and information orchestration/chaining and life-cycle managementCloud computingDatacentre and cloud networkingCloud storageCloud resource management and virtualisationCloud applicationsMobile cloud computingHigh-performance cloud computingCloud and cluster computing platforms and systemsLarge-scale graph processing systemsGreen cloud computing and datacenter energy optimisationsGPU and FPGA cloud computing and processingInternet of Things (IoT) and the cloudCloud services – Infrastructure/Platform/Software as a Service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)Security and privacy in the cloudInteractive big-data analyticsBig data management and analysisIntelligence in the cloudLarge-scale machine learning and statistical analysis approaches in the cloudBig data science and foundationsNovel theoretical models for big dataNew computational models for big dataData and information quality for big dataNew data standardsBig data infrastructureCloud/grid/stream computing for big dataHigh performance/parallel computing platforms for big dataAutonomic computing and cyber-infrastructure, system architectures, design and deploymentEnergy-efficient computing for big dataProgramming [...]

Special issue published: "Advances in Context-Specific Research"


Journal for Global Business Advancement 10(3) 2017.
  • Green marketing strategies: how do they influence consumer-based brand equity?
  • Testing SERVQUAL in a smart service environment: evidence from oil and gas sector of the UAE 
  • Interplay between the convoluting forces of culture and globalisation 
  • Volkswagen brand: the fall of an auto empire 
  • Bangladeshi consumers' purchasing intention towards organic meat 
  • Marketing capability, marketing strategy implementation and performance in small firms

Call for papers: " Technology-driven Globalisation Trends and Practice in Green Marketing Business Intelligence"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Management Practice.Our goal is to develop a communication platform between researchers and to become a forum for exchanging ideas and business experiences at an international level. Globalisation is creating a major influence on culture, and slowly, a global culture is emerging, which reflects merging of tastes and preferences across the globe. Future global businesses require a non-traditional style and creative approach and accordingly orient strategic decisions of businesses. IT is a major tool used to get a competitive advantage. Green marketing is a tool for protecting the environment for the future generation. Because of the growing concern of environmental protection, there is an emergence of a new market which is the green market. The melting of barriers among nations and their increasing interconnectedness, accelerated by technology, has led to a change in the world order that has had a profound impact on global business. The emergence of nations has replaced the era of unquestioned dominance of the Western countries or any one particular region, paving the way for a flattened business arena where developments in one part of the other are certain to have a spiralling impact. Perhaps the best evidence of this is the recent financial crisis. Increased free trade and communication between nations, along with increased access to technology, media, education, healthcare, consumer goods, and other resources are often considered advantages of globalisation. Globalisation attracts entry of foreign capital along with foreign updated technology which improves the quality of production. Globalisation facilitates consumer goods industries to expand faster to meet growing demand for these consumer goods which would result faster expansion of employment opportunities over a period of time. This would result trickledown effect to reduce the proportion of population living below the poverty line. Globalisation enhances the efficiency of the banking insurance and financial sectors with the opening up to those areas to foreign capital, foreign banks and insurance companies. If the current wave of globalisation has been the driving force behind the most far-reaching and powerful changes in business, then information technology has indisputably been the facilitator. Drawing attention to the fact that most innovative companies are technology-driven businesses and supply chains are managed via websites, social media, and email; marketing, manufacturing, and distribution processes are managed by sophisticated real-time information systems. Its goal is to achieve international recognition through a high visibility in well-known international academic databases. Articles from all business areas are welcomed. Both theoretical and practical manuscripts are expected. Globalisation has been rising side by side with the increase in available technology and convenience of improved transportation. Technology has made it simpler for people to communicate across borders, and has also lead to a decline in the cost of transportation. Globalised transportation has become very profitable resulting in additional research and improved transportation technology. In addition, the digital revolution has also made globalisation increase. International businesses can now communicate with others through the ea[...]