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Journal of Software and Systems Development pp 1-14; doi:10.5171/2021.668927
Journal of Organizational Management Studies, Volume 2021, pp 1-14; doi:10.5171/2021.792807
Published: 18 January 2021
Journal of Eastern Europe Research in Business and Economics pp 1-11; doi:10.5171/2021.359892
IBIMA Business Review pp 1-12; doi:10.5171/2021.280834
Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education, Volume 2020, pp 1-11; doi:10.5171/2020.290107
Journal of Human Resources Management Research pp 1-13; doi:10.5171/2020.393044
IBIMA Business Review pp 1-14; doi:10.5171/2020.585068
Journal of Economics Studies and Research pp 1-20; doi:10.5171/2020.148990
Published: 6 October 2020
Journal of Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management pp 1-29; doi:10.5171/2020.562376
Journal of Economics Studies and Research pp 1-15; doi:10.5171/2020.325840
Published: 2 October 2020
Journal of Eastern Europe Research in Business and Economics pp 1-13; doi:10.5171/2020.293212
The circumstances for conducted this study was a life level assessment in the aspect of mountain community economic development, as well as the safety level at work in the agriculture and in the local industry. The key issue in such places is tourism, which results mainly from natural resources. The studies were performed on a sample of 200 randomly selected inhabitants of the municipalities and 100 tourists. The survey consisted of 15 questions (6 open and 9 closed ones). The findings of the survey show that among the most developmental directions of economy, according to the inhabitants of the two compared municipalities, were tourism and agritourism. Also, most tourists have decided that the natural advantages of the municipalities encourage them to visit both regions. The multi-criteria analysis showed that municipality B is characterized by a higher quality of environment and higher landscape values than the other. Similarly, the natural environment was assessed by the inhabitants of both communes. The greatest problem in both municipalities was unsatisfactory air quality, while the greatest problem of safety at work was pain in the lumbar spine, around the neck and shoulder line. Besides, only 13% (region A) and 6,1% (region B) of the expenditures constituted financial support for the municipal economy, the environmental protection and healthcare. Results from the data analysis show that the described municipalities have significant chances for systematic development in spite of numerous current problems, among which the most important one is unemployment.
Journal of Economics Studies and Research pp 1-13; doi:10.5171/2020.434738
IBIMA Business Review pp 1-16; doi:10.5171/2020.989975
Published: 29 September 2020
Journal of Accounting and Auditing: Research & Practice pp 1-21; doi:10.5171/2020.628159
Communications of the IBIMA pp 1-9; doi:10.5171/2020.537282
The aim of this paper is to illustrate how statistical tools can benefit healthcare policy makers specialised in the rabies management. Understanding the prevalence of such a disease is crucial for management teams. Seasonality may be a salient feature of data series provided by medical units, that is why the use of an innovative tool for seasonal adjustment is needed. For this paper, the data series (number of persons examined for rabies, by age and residency) were provided by one single health care unit – The National Institute of Infectious Diseases “Matei Bals”.
Journal of Internet and e-business Studies pp 1-12; doi:10.5171/2020.212848
The main purpose of the paper is to discuss the nature of the enterprise architecture of the blockchain platform (EAoBP). The authors also highlighted how the main technology challenges for enterprises are addressed through the proposed solution. The paper consists of the introduction and 3 chapters. Chapter 2 presents related works about the blockchain technology and defines the platform concept. The architecture layers which are required to build the enterprise blockchain platforms are described in the 3rd chapter. The 4th chapter constitutes the implementation aspects of the EAoBP. The permissioned blockchain systems leverage a cross-organizational collaboration model, what constitutes cooperation within the network without 3rd party authorities. The open source character of the implementation technology and the clear guidance of the scope of each layer clarified in the article should help businesses in applying the concept.
Published: 21 September 2020
Journal of Innovation and Business Best Practice pp 1-25; doi:10.5171/2020.831308
The automation of production is an important element in the functioning of any production enterprise. The aim of this article is to analyze the quality of the product made manually with the use of spot-welding machines and to analyze the quality of the product made by the industrial robot type "Fanuc Robotics S-420i". The analyzed product was the front panel of the body, made of semi-finished products in the spot-welding process. During the analysis, the impact of production automation on the product quality was found. Applications of the robotized welding process are used not only because of better quality parameters, but also because of the significant reduction of production costs and less fatigue of employees. The robot operator is a quality controller and contributes to quality management.
Published: 18 September 2020
Journal of Eastern Europe Research in Business and Economics pp 1-13; doi:10.5171/2020.369982
Journal of Internet and e-business Studies pp 1-17; doi:10.5171/2020.704163
The embedding of trading and banking functions in a social network offers promising prospects for trade, financial intermediation, and social networks, as well as for network users. Social sites are becoming more sophisticated due to the variety of applications and interaction channels that provide not only social contacts (P2P), but also business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), and consumer-to-consumer systems (C2C).
Published: 14 September 2020
Journal of Administrative Sciences and Technology pp 1-12; doi:10.5171/2020.558394
The Information Science field has discussed different shared specifications of a conceptualization which comprises the diversity of support, processes, resources and people by which the library needs to adapt. The question here is about the conceptual identification of the terminology ‘hybrid libraries; The aim is to contribute to the literature in the Information Science field by proposing a concept of hybrid libraries which comprises the social sphere, in terms of the developments existing in the society, in libraries.
Journal of Internet and e-business Studies pp 1-26; doi:10.5171/2020.406874
E-commerce has several benefits with many challenges. The identity of the involved parties and verifying the suitability of the goods is a matter of debate. There is no proper theory to explain this complex online purchasing behavior. A conceptual framework development was conducted specifically to find a model to measure online purchasing intention.
Journal of Internet and e-business Studies pp 1-15; doi:10.5171/2020.316989
Technology acceptance theories are mainly focused on measuring the acceptability of new technologies and empirically tested through employees in an organization. Currently, these technology acceptance theories are used by researchers to measure the online purchasing intention. However, those theories were directly focused on the technological components, ignoring retailers, customers, media and most other macro components engaged in the online purchasing.
Published: 9 September 2020
Journal of Eastern Europe Research in Business and Economics pp 1-10; doi:10.5171/2020.812353
This paper is an overview and a comparison of the new structural economics postulates and the assumptions of Polish Strategy for the Responsible Development by 2020 (with 2030 perspective). New structural economics is a modern way of thinking about economic development, which combines the postulates of neoclassical and structural economics.
Published: 8 September 2020
Journal of Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management pp 1-14; doi:10.5171/2020.981734
The planning of international freight transport is one of the most important tasks carried out in transport companies. The aim of this publication is to improve the process of planning international transport by creating a generalized model presented on an example in Europe and a decision-making model developed for it. In the field of research methods, the methods of observation of transport service providers and analysis of existing data were used.
Published: 6 September 2020
The Journal of Human Resources Management Research pp 1-14; doi:10.5171/2020.671987
For the last few decades, the relationships between the HRM advancement level and organizational performance results have been studied both theoretically and empirically in many various ways. However, only a few of those studies incorporated the logic and synergy of internal HRM consistency from the Central European (CE) perspective. Hence the main goal of the paper is to determine in what way the coherence of the advancement levels of HRM subfunctions may influence the performance financial results of MNCs headquartered in CE.
Communications of the IBIMA pp 1-11; doi:10.5171/2020.622155
A company's environment is constantly changing, new competitive models have appeared, new tangible and intangible resources are being built and new competitive regulations form a new competitive framework which opens the field to new opportunities and new threats. With this dynamic, companies are rushing towards the development of their strategic decision system which must be powerful to follow any material (product and service) or immaterial resource (belief, knowledge, know-how) coming from one of the direct competitors. In this context, a conceptual study is carried out with the objective to analyze the evolution of cognition-based competition using artificial intelligence (AI) technology as a support for strategic decision-making; this is in order to transform the competition into an intelligent mode. The finding is presented in an intelligent approach designed to generate automatic competition rules based on deep learning techniques.
Journal of Innovation and Business Best Practice pp 1-11; doi:10.5171/2020.812374
In the current global context of an economy dominated by services and the rise of environmental and social concerns, the challenge is to integrate the notion of sustainable development with the approach of banking innovation as a marketing strategy allowing banks to be competitive. This paper aims at the link between marketing innovation and sustainable development, often conceived and organized independently, and proposes to analyze the place of sustainable development in the marketing strategy of banks. An exploratory approach to the field of interaction between sustainable development and marketing innovation in banking activity.
IBIMA Business Review pp 1-15; doi:10.5171/2020.531781
Currently, the Internet has become a fitting channel for the trade of products. Gradually traditional and modern retail are using the online platform to sell their products. In this sense, the central aim of this study is to assess customer satisfaction and loyalty in relation to the e-commerce of the retail Auchan brand by analyzing the dimensions of the quality of the e-service, namely with regard to the placement and delivery of the order. The results obtained show that customers are satisfied with the online services of Auchan Famalicão (Portugal), showing greater preference and satisfaction with the Drive service.
Journal of Economics Studies and Research pp 1-10; doi:10.5171/2020.808445
This article analyzes the most representative international financial crises in Colombia since 1990: the Asian crisis of 1997 and the Sub-Prime crisis of 2008 in the United States. Likewise, the impacts and their effects on national production in some Latin American countries are indicated. Finally, it is shown how financial literacy cushions the negative effects on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are of vital importance in the economy for its contribution to GDP and the generation of formal jobs.
Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education pp 1-8; doi:10.5171/2020.645632
How does one progress from protégé to professional to master? For thousands of years, it was accomplished by apprenticeship to a master, on a one-to-one or one-to-few basis. The advent of the industrial era necessitated training more people at a time than this model could accommodate; hence, the modern educational era. The traditional classroom model and coaching became standard. The disadvantage of this model, however, is that the nuance of the “master” is lost because it can only develop over a long-term, individual, guided, mentoring relationship. Although our institutions of higher learning successfully develop accomplished professionals with their three-tiered model of teaching, service, and research, these authors propose moving educators closer to the “master” level of skill by reincorporating the individual mentorship model in conjunction with small cohort coaching.
Published: 31 August 2020
The Journal of Human Resources Management Research pp 1-9; doi:10.5171/2020.889173
Executives and HR managers face many challenges today, such as demographic change, shortage of skilled workers, development of the diversity of the staff, pressure to expect service quality, increase in mental stress, etc. Personnel selection is one of the most critical issues for a company because it is an investment in human capital, which can be a decisive competitive advantage for an organization. For many companies and industries, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find suitable staff, since applicants tend to be interested in large corporations or attractive brands.
Journal of e-health Management pp 1-12; doi:10.5171/2020.783101
The main goal of the article is to identify the essence, role, premises and conditions of managing patient engagement in the process approach. Patient engagement is an important component of health services, covering a wide area of action at the systemic and organizational levels. A comprehensive and coherent approach to the processes related to patient involvement, especially in the area of care decision-making, is essential for the smooth functioning of the healthcare system.
Journal of Innovation and Business Best Practice pp 1-30; doi:10.5171/2020.784622
This study has two objectives. Firstly, it explores how do R&D narratives differ in various clusters of biopharmaceutical companies in terms of discussion context and text readability. Secondly, it examines whether the way how biopharmaceutical companies depict their business within R&D context is dependent on R&D expenses or R&D intensity levels. The paper contributes to the literature in applying qualitative and quantitative methods.
Journal of EU Research in Business pp 1-12; doi:10.5171/2020.428851
The purpose of the study is to analyze the trends in the unauthorized transactions quantity and volume for the funds transfer by individuals through payment cards. The information base is the official data of the Central Bank of Russia for 2014-2019. To analyze trends and evaluate changes in the quantity and volume of transactions made without the consent of financial organizations clients, trend equations are constructed that are characterized by sufficient reliability.
Journal of Innovation and Business Best Practice pp 1-11; doi:10.5171/2020.347837
Eco-innovation becomes an emerging priority of the European Union (EU) policy. To secure the environmental protection and economic growth eco-innovations have a central role. As the numerous practical examples demonstrate, eco-innovation is a powerful instrument that combines reduced negative impact on the environment and the positive impact on the economy and society. Emphasizing eco-innovation as a means for achieving sustainable development requires information on the performance of main actors, in particular, countries.
Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education pp 1-11; doi:10.5171/2020.960050
This paper presents the results of the development and accomplishment of a Blended Learning Model for engineering students. The development of the research began with selecting topics for learning Quality concepts, the analysis of an available educational material meeting the requirements of the open software; then two topics were developed: An Interactive Software for teaching-learning processes of Quality, and a Blended Learning Model for teaching Quality Topics.
IBIMA Business Review pp 1-8; doi:10.5171/2020.592201
The purpose of the present work was to identify the perceptions and behaviors related to the economic and financial education in Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). Cross-sectional and mixed research were conducted within a group of MSME administrators from Bogotá, Colombia. For that purpose, a semi-structured interview was conducted with each participant. The results show a perception of a lack of knowledge about economic and financial education.
Published: 24 August 2020
Journal of African Research in Business & Technology pp 1-13; doi:10.5171/2020.199942
Medical practitioners’ migration to other countries of the world has a considerable effect on the appropriate health care delivery of the affected countries. Funding, training, work overload, capacity building is some of the contemporary issues confronting Nigeria health sector. All these have contributed to migration intention of many Nigerian health professionals to the developed nations.
IBIMA Business Review pp 1-18; doi:10.5171/2020.430264
Burnout syndrome is a very well-known psychological process, which has been described and measured in psychological literature for the last 40 years. Nevertheless, this kind of psychological “experience” is still very important for both: researchers and practitioners: trainers, psychologists, coaches, managers - who are trying to support a given professional group with adequate preventive action, based on empirical studies.
Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education pp 1-17; doi:10.5171/2020.401748
The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) plays a major role in tourism, travel and hospitality industry. The Integration of ICT in the tourism industry is essential for success of tourism enterprise, as such it is necessary to integrate ICT in higher education curricula. This paper analyzes the relevance given by the various Portuguese and Spanish institutions of higher education to ICT in their degrees. The analysis carried out was done in degree courses operating in the academic year 2018/2019, in Portuguese and Spanish universities and polytechnics. A comparison was also made with the reality of 2012/2013.
Published: 18 August 2020
Journal of Internet Social Networking and Virtual Communities pp 1-17; doi:10.5171/2020.618899
Social media marketing tools are a phenomenon that has become an important aspect of the marketing mix and revolutionized the way companies interact with their customers. It is a new field of research and literature quick scan revealed that not many studies exist on social media marketing tools on SMEs in Abu Dhabi UAE. However, the few existing studies, without scientific proof to SMEs in Abu Dhabi UAE data, have been rushing to conclude that the emergence of social media marketing tools has led to the death benefits of social media for SMEs’ performance.
Journal of Economics Studies and Research pp 1-17; doi:10.5171/2020.639062
The aim of this paper is to find out the determinants of the electronics trade flows of Romania and their impact before and after the EU integration, the impact of the traditional determinants, like the economic size and distance, as well as the impact of the economic, trade policy and political determinants. An augmented gravity model was used, including traditional variables as GDP, distance, EU membership and common border, as well as nontraditional ones, as trade openness, political stability and inflation.
Published: 17 August 2020
Journal of e-Government Studies and Best Practices pp 1-8; doi:10.5171/2020.678700
Since 2003, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) continued to measure the e-government development across the world using a range of indices. The UNDESA produces a biannual report that ranks UN member states according to their most recent e-government development indices. These reports are widely used by e-government officials to benchmark their country’s performance. The aim of this paper is to investigate whether there has been a significant change in the rankings of the 191 countries that participated in both the 2005 and 2016 surveys using quantitative research methods.
Published: 17 August 2020
Journal of Eastern Europe Research in Business and Economics pp 1-12; doi:10.5171/2020.510844
The business-making should nowadays focus on sustainability. This is the main aspect of the circular economy. The aim of this article is to analyze how sustainability is perceived in Slovakia. This issue is much less developed in Slovakia in comparison with the situation in other countries. Despite this fact, the companies have already started making effort in this area. The article looks for answers to questions such as: what the situation in relation to sustainability is; what has already been implemented; what is planned for the future; and how the customers will react to the elements of sustainability.
Journal of e-health Management pp 1-13; doi:10.5171/2020.341252
The aim of the article is to present the essence of patient safety and the role, goals, benefits and areas of application of eHealth in the process of patient safety management. The development of information and communication technologies creates opportunities to support innovation in the health services sector in the field of e-health services and tools. However, the implementation of digital technologies in the field of health has a significant impact on patient safety. Therefore, the question of the possibility of using e-health services and tools in supporting patient safety management becomes a key issue.
Published: 29 July 2020
Journal of Eastern Europe Research in Business and Economics pp 1-10; doi:10.5171/2020.175394
Analysis of economic modernization processes includes a study of the role of MNCs' ties at the local level as a resource and mechanism of modernization/ The MNC and local business integration mechanisms and results in various economy sectors in the Russian Black Sea region (Rostov Region and Krasnodar Region) are analyzed in the article. The forms and tools for including MNC in the processes of restructuring the economy of the Russian Federation regions from the point of view of forming ties at the local level and of management mechanisms providing this result are analyzed for the first time in the Russian research practice.
Published: 29 July 2020
Journal of Eastern Europe Research in Business and Economics pp 1-7; doi:10.5171/2020.108960
The authors have presented the research of Arctic strategies for the socio-economic development of circumpolar states with the identification of national and regional aspects. The research seems to be very relevant because of the growth of geopolitical and economic importance of the Arctic. Countries with Arctic territories together and individually develop legal framework of a country, taking into account the following: firstly, their priorities; secondly, the existing legal status of land, water and air spaces of the Arctic; thirdly, global interests of the present and future of the planet.
IBIMA Business Review pp 1-14; doi:10.5171/2020.359922
Container terminals, which are part of the global port system, represent important hubs of this intermodal transport system. Therefore, the need to improve operational efficiency is the most important problem for container terminals from an economic point of view. In this article, the main objective is to simulate a transshipment operation in the port of Tangier. A mathematical model is developed to formulate an integrated processing system and find an efficient solution algorithm for the Rubber-tyred gantry (RTGs) deployment as a handling equipment for container stacking at terminals, taking into account both the loading and unloading times.
IBIMA Business Review pp 1-14; doi:10.5171/2020.315185
The relationship between leadership, organizational culture and innovation is examined. One hundred and two Portuguese organizations from different activities sectors participated in the study. In each organization, top managers were asked about the innovation activity and employees were asked about the leadership and organizational culture of their organizations. Organizations were classified as either technology-based or non-technology-based. A structural model was tested by multi-group analysis, considering the sector of activity, technology-based companies and non-technology-based companies.
Journal of Economics Studies and Research pp 1-8; doi:10.5171/2020.423674
This study investigates the effects of the interaction between labor standards and human rights that has become a key issue in the World Trade organization. Policy makers gradually developed new rules to achieve both trade and human rights objectives. England signed treaties with the U.S., Portugal, Denmark and Sweden to ban trade in slaves ect. The trade labour linkage has a long history. It has become one of the most contentious contemporary issues in trade and labour policy circles and debates.