2017-02-23T17:00:03.683+00:00Extended versions of papers presented at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (29-31 May 2017, Hong Kong, China) will be published by the following journals:
2017-02-23T15:00:14.450+00:00International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering 4(3/4) 2016
2017-02-23T13:25:06.500+00:00The following sample articles from the International Journal of Trade and Global Markets are now available here for free:
2017-02-22T19:00:04.626+00:00Inderscience is a media partner for Unmanned Systems for Utilities (26-27 April 2017, Atlanta, USA).
2017-02-22T17:00:00.153+00:00International Journal of Inventory Research 3(4) 2016
2017-02-22T16:53:07.752+00:00Contrary to common perception, migrants and refugees are often well connected in terms of mobile technology, using smart phones for communications, mapping and social networking during their journeys. Moreover, many economic or political refugees find themselves in camps that sometimes even offer them recharging stations for their devices or a wireless internet connection.
2017-02-22T15:00:02.540+00:00For a special issue of the International Journal of Learning and Change.Globalisation has triggered a search for new ways of doing business worldwide. Globalisation necessitates learning and also provides tremendous opportunities for mutual learning, which must be created and tapped into to keep up with the pace of relentless change (Brown and Eisenhardt, 1997). According to Khilji and Rowley (2013), South Asia offers a new perspective on these issues and learning plays an extensive role in addressing the challenges raised by globalisation. A rich history, vast population and many diverse cultures make East Asia a fascinating area for study. China, a part of East Asia and one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies, is home to great cultural traditions and complex and rapidly changing societies. With the international environment becoming more competitive and demanding, South Asia and East Asia need to adapt to the changing needs of the world, which can be educational, technological or social. According to the World Bank (2013), South Asia is a region where transformation and complexity are most apparent, and a report by the World Bank itself in 2016 states that growth in developing East Asia is expected to remain resilient over the next three years.Even though South Asia is having a growing influence on the global economy, there are many challenges that hinder its socioeconomic development. Khilji (2012) identifies the many challenges in South Asia with reference to demography, human development agendas, corruption and the security situation. It is home to half of the world’s poorest population (World Bank, 2013). Human development in particular is a low national priority (Ghani, 2011), which has resulted into low literacy rates, gender disparities, uneven income distribution and a low percentage of professional workers the in workforce. According to Zakaria (2008), quality of education is questionable in this region. Corruption is widespread and has severely undermined economic growth. In addition, Khilji (2012) contends that terrorism and internal conflicts in some countries (particularly Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan) deter foreign investment and economic development. Furthermore, according to Ahmed and Ghani (2007), it is the least integrated region in the world. South Asian organisations are facing many challenges that include a rapidly growing population (Khilji, 2012), poor organisational design, lack of visionary leadership (Balasooriya et al., 2010; Khilji and Wang, 2006), and rigid business policies that generally hinder the growth of smaller entrepreneurial firms, resulting in frustration among managers (Khilji, 2013). Hence South Asian countries have to improve their skills and innovation capabilities to improve their economic performance and welfare (Dahlman, 2007).On the other hand, East Asia has shown accelerated growth since the global financial crisis. In 1990, more than 60 percent of people in East Asia were in extreme poverty; now, only 3.5 percent are. East Asia emerged as the global hub for manufacturing, particularly in information technology products. Production is fragmented across the region, but knitted together in vertically integrated supply chains to serve global markets. But this region also faces many challenges. According to the World Bank, many countries in the region have to worry about losing as much as 15 percent of their working-age population by 2040. Aging population and low fertility rates are to be blamed as 36 percent of the world's population aged over 65 currently live in East Asia. It is a region of many half-frozen conflicts and has a host of territorial and maritime disputes. In spite of accelerated economic growth the region has many domestic problems, such as regional inequality, environmental degradation and corruption, which all threaten its economic strength.Trillions of dollars[...]
2017-02-22T13:00:08.662+00:00The following sample articles from the International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management are now available here for free:
2017-02-21T19:00:31.195+00:00For a special issue of the International Journal of Swarm Intelligence.
2017-02-21T17:00:07.194+00:00International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing 6(2/3) 2017
2017-02-21T15:00:10.964+00:00Extended versions of papers presented at ICOAE 2017 (6 - 8 July 2017, Coventry, England) will be published by the International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics.
2017-02-21T13:00:09.519+00:00For a special issue of the International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management.
2017-02-20T19:00:08.055+00:00International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management 17(1) 2017
2017-02-20T17:00:02.075+00:00For a special issue of the International Journal of Tourism Anthropology.Islands, due to various characteristics such as idyllic environments, remoteness and rich natural and cultural fabric, have always been considered desirable destinations. In fact, islands have relied on tourism not only for increasing their economic prosperity, but also for effectively handling challenges they face such as limited resources, segregation, dependency on the rest world, and structural concerns. As such, tourism for many islands has become one of their main pillars of development as well as a core source of income and employment. Nonetheless, in our turbulent globalised environment more and more islands need to find ways to deal with significant competitive forces while at the same time keep their genuine character, without compromising their attractiveness.In this regard, island destinations endeavour to develop special forms of tourism with the aim of diversifying their tourism product, acquiring competitive edge and ultimately rejuvenating their tourism industries. With evidence that contemporary global trends require islands to be competitive but also sustainable for their future development, emphasis needs to be given to matters regarding how efficiently and effectively niche tourism is managed and how this can influence expansion of the prosperity of local residents. Moreover, in a time where niche forms of tourism seem to counterbalance the misruled mass tourism development of recent decades, practices concerning how islands destinations are planned and projected are questioned in terms of their effectiveness and/or adverse impacts on their sustainable development in economic, environmental and sociocultural terms, and also impact on island residents’ well-being.An important theme that therefore needs to be addressed is the identification of how niche forms of tourism developed on island destinations may affect the overall prosperity of the islands’ inhabitants. In this respect, the aim of this special issue is to examine various special forms of niche tourism on islands; how these could be sustainably developed and managed under current global conditions, intensive competition and various types of crises (environmental, economic, political, social); and mainly, how they can affect the overall quality of life of indigenous people. The issue will provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners, policy makers, consultants and researchers to discuss and exchange ideas and methodologies concerning the various types of niche tourism on islands, their contributions to maximising tourism potential as well as their residents’ well-being, and strategies and measures for their long-term sustainable development.Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers that focus on (but not limited to) the following themes applied to an island context:Sustainable tourism development: competitiveness versus sustainability and residents' well-beingBest practices for special forms of tourism management and residents' well-beingCriticism of niche tourism forms on islands and residents' well-beingSustainable management of island destinationsNiche tourism and destination authenticityNiche tourism on islands and cultural changes, cultural/interest conflictsGlobalisation, industrialisation, commercialisation, post-modernism and island residents' prosperityHosts and guests, individuality, collectivity, stakeholders, community, welfareSocial/economic/ethical/familial roles, structure/impact, social classThe role of local residents on the niche tourism experienceNiche tourists' motivation, behaviour and perceptionsSociocultural impacts of niche tourism and residents' well-beingMinorities, ind[...]
2017-02-20T15:00:48.850+00:00International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation primarily focuses on the commercialisation of research and innovation results. This critical process is now recognised as the RIC (Research-Innovation-Commercialisation) concept for technological success. As a result of this, there is increasing interest in streamlining research and innovation efforts to bring the outcomes to commercialisable products. IJRIC is in a prime position to fill a gap in the literature by bringing together the three key categories of research, innovation and commercialisation and their theories and practices.
2017-02-20T13:00:14.054+00:00International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 55(1) 2017
2017-02-19T15:00:25.358+00:00For a special issue of the International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management.
2017-02-19T13:00:50.817+00:00Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Electronic Sciences (9-10 March 2017, Coimbatore, India) will be published by the International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing.
2017-02-18T21:00:17.160+00:00Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal 10(2/3) 2016
2017-02-18T19:00:00.176+00:00The following sample articles from the International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology are now available here for free:
2017-02-18T17:00:03.243+00:00International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation 14(3/4) 2016
2017-02-18T15:00:24.536+00:00For a special issue of the International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.
2017-02-18T13:00:22.560+00:00Extended versions of papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (10-12 July 2017, Kunming, China) will be published by the following journals:
2017-02-17T21:00:01.178+00:00International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices 2(1) 2017
2017-02-17T19:00:25.869+00:00The following sample articles from the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology are now available here for free: