19 October 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Business Competition and Growth

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Business Competition and Growth are now available here for free:
  • Consumer product preferences of organisations that use cause-related marketing - taking the less travelled road
  • Competition in Indian life insurance industry: post liberalisation evidence
  • Price discovery and dynamics of Indian equity exchange traded funds
  • Changing lifestyles in the age of fear: projective analysis of social insecurity and consumption patterns
  • Money attitudes, credit card and compulsive buying behaviour: a study on Indian consumers
  • Mediating role of job satisfaction in the relationship between core self-evaluation and employee outcomes
  • Understanding dimensions of customer-based brand equity in banks
  • Employees' perspectives on the effectiveness of computerisation of retail banking operations in India: analysis of public and private bank segments

New Editor for International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics

Prof. Yufeng Yao from the University of the West of England has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics.

Special issue published: "The Youth Olympic Games: Management and Legacy"

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing 17(4/5/6) 2017
  • 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games: planning for a volunteer legacy
  • A neo-institutionalist analysis of sport event leveraging strategies and tactics
  • The Youth Olympic Games as an opportunity for sports entrepreneurship
  • Governance and knowledge management and transfer: the case of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games
  • Patterns of influence: relationship with the IOC as seen by the organisers of the Youth Olympic Winter Games 2016
  • Do the Youth Olympic Games have the potential to shift perceptions of Olympism? Evidence from young people's views on Olympic values 
  • How skateboarding made it to the Olympics: an institutional perspective
  • The evolution of Twitter communication by Youth Olympic Games organising committees

18 October 2017

Special issue published: "The Complexity of Leading Learning Organisations: Theories, Knowledge, Processes and Practices"

International Journal of Learning and Change 9(4) 2017

  • Knowledge management system model for learning organisations
  • An exploratory study of informal learning and team performance in the pre-consulting phase
  • Analysis of intellectual capital based on quantity, quality, and systematic assessment: a case study of seven industrial centres in Bandung, Indonesia
  • Gap analysis of Zalora online application: Indonesian users' perspectives
  • Maturity assessment of knowledge management at PT. Cellular Tbk.: a case study at a telecommunication operator in Indonesia
  • Purposing division strategy for pharmaceutical producer Dexa Medica in the demanding market

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity are now available here for free:
  • Computer simulation for dynamic characteristics of proton exchange membrane fuel cell
  • Research on ship-hull plate's curve forming by means of line heating with variable velocity
  • Multi-domain unified modelling and control parameters optimisation of magnetorheological brake based on Modelica
  • A general boundary scan test system based on EDIF netlist file transfer to Protel netlist file
  • Predicting structural properties of amorphous silicon carbonitride by atomistic simulation
  • A synthetical modelling for machine tool feed drives
  • Random fatigue analysis of drill-pipe threaded connection
  • A review on design of interface structure in micro/nano manufacturing
  • Evaluation of mode 1 stress intensity factor for edge crack using displacement extrapolation method
  • Doping level effect on the luminescence efficiency of Sm3+-doped BaWO4 phosphors prepared by sol-gel process

Inderscience is media partner for Drug Discovery 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Drug Discovery 2018 (21-22 March 2018, London, UK).

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


Special issue published: "The Evolutionary Perspective and Behavioural Approach: The State of the Art, Possibilities and Constraints"

International Journal of Economics and Business Research 14(3/4) 2017
  • Evolutionary economics, organisational evolution, and behavioural approach: in search of commonalities
  • Individual investors' attitude towards online stock trading: some evidence from a developing country
  • Organisational ecosystem and stakeholders view.In search of epistemological logic in management
  • The contextual meaning of routines
  • An evolutionary model of science policy: routines and the growth of knowledge in policy-making organisations
  • Incentive under market system along with informational symmetry to boost up customer attitude toward self-service banking: a proposal
  • Comparative evolutionary study on transitions of national innovation systems in the Baltic Region
  • Machiavellianism, perception on tax administration, religiosity and love of money towards tax compliance: exploratory survey on individual taxpayers in Bandung City, Indonesia
  • Vietnam's retailer and performance enhancement: proposed theoretical model from strategic leadership and collective organisational engagement perspectives
  • A cellular automata model for safe investment based on expert's recommendations

17 October 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems are now available here for free:
  • Dimensional synthesis of six-bar Stephenson III mechanism for 12 precision points path generation
  • A restatement of the optimum synthesis of function generators with planar four-bar and slider-crank mechanisms examples
  • A new method for distinct inversions and isomorphism detection in kinematic chains
  • A new approach for obtaining the dynamic balancing conditions in serial mechanisms
  • Static balancing of highly reconfigurable articulated wheeled vehicles for power consumption reduction of actuators
  • Optimal balancing of slider-crank servomechanism: closed-loop optimal position control approach

Special issue published: "Trade, Capital Structure and Currency Values: A Cross-Disciplinary Review"

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance 10(3/4) 2017
  • A study on analysis of the determinants of capital structure with special focus on automobile sector of India
  • Debt or equity? Optimal capital structure in Indonesia's construction sector companies listed in Indonesia stock exchange (IDX)
  • Predicting the financial distress of Indonesian manufacturing companies: an application of the multinomial logit model
  • The influence of accounting education on the prospects of becoming a member of the chartered accountant profession: opportunities, challenges and expectations of Indonesia towards the ASEAN economic community
  • The effect of corporate governance's application on banks' performance: empirical study of banks listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange
  • Implementation of corporate governance and mandatory disclosure in the Indonesian banking sector: good news or bad news
  • An analysis on financial and social performance of Islamic banks in Indonesia
  • Market timing and stock selection performance of mutual fund in bull and bear market condition
  • Ownership structures and productivity in Indonesia and Malaysia
  • Safe harbours for intra-group loans in Eurozone: experience from selected countries
  • Analysis of short- and long-run interactions between real exchange rate and private domestic investment in South Africa
  • Labour mobility in the European Union: What can ASEAN learn?
Additional papers
  • Does inflation targeting lower inflation? If yes, then when?
  • The effects of interest rates, stock prices and trading day to the duration of daily exchange rate pattern: using survival analysis

16 October 2017

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

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

15 October 2017

Research Picks Extra – October 2017

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.

13 October 2017

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

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

12 October 2017

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

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

International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices to publish expanded papers from 13th International Conference of the Telemedicine Society of India

Extended versions of papers presented at the 13th International Conference of the Telemedicine Society of India (9-11 November 2017, Pune, India) will be published by the International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices.

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

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)

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.