This publication contains six articles on qualitative research, primarily in the areas of social science, business and management, and human resource development (HRD). In recent times, it would appear that qualitative research has gradually started to become more popular than quantitative research in these areas of research. Having said this, however, the papers are not entirely restricted to qualitative research. The second paper, for example, refers to ‘mixed methods’ research, which incorporates both qualitative and quantitative research, while the final paper concerns research on ‘social capital’. The editors and authors of the papers are all academics or doctoral candidates/intending academics. This volume should be of particular interest to theses examiners, doctoral supervisors, and students, particularly those interested in qualitative research in these areas.
This is a unique book of its kind that contains a bunch of research papers, policy papers, conceptual papers, case studies, and articles on different functionalities of management and its allied subjects. It has five sections, namely – Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Socio-economic issues, and Inter-disciplinary issues. The selected papers are highly relevant in present-day management research and practice. These are contributed by a group of Academicians, Research Scholars and Industry Professionals of the thirty seven Universities, Institutes, B-schools and Industries covering almost all the part of India. Apart from Indian authors, two papers are contributed by foreign author. Each section of the book consists of seven relevant papers and thus the book contains thirty five papers in total. This book covers almost every segment of the modern management research and thus framing the contours of modern management research. It is expected that the young research scholars, academicians, corporate professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders will derive considerable benefits from its reading.
In recent years, there has been increasing pressure on graduate students to carry out original research and to write research papers. In some educational institutions, graduate students are expected to publish papers while writing the dissertation or thesis. In any event, graduate level research is now the forefront of issues faced in graduate education, particularly, in competitive universities. The book presents original research that are particularly relevant to graduate level research, but anyone early in his/her research in computer science career might benefit from reading through the research topics covered. The book begins with a general issues related to research such as description, classification, characterization, designation, definition, etc. and then addresses the more specific topics for writing theses such as clarification, elucidation, explanation, result, etc. The latter parts center on the original research, ranging from topics in wireless networking, computational geometry, parallel and distributed algorithms for some fundamental problems in computer science to computational models, parallel and distributed computational paradigms, etc.
Dr. Asma Kashif Shahzad is the Head of department of Humanities, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Vehari Campus. She has a vast experience of academics and in Research. She is the author of many research papers in various fields of English Linguistics. Hafiz Sajjad Hussain is the M.Phil Scholar of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur and the author of 3 books. He has many research papers and projects of International Research Society and the member of Oxford Linguistics Society.
This study is reporting on a search of scholarly literature for the period 1996 to 2010. The research identified sixty-two research papers using the business model frameworks. These papers were analyzed according to the research fields in which the studies were published, the industries involved, and the focus of the studies. The contribution of this paper is to identify and organize business model studies in such a way that these studies prove relevant to other management research.
“… this is a very good and thoroughly written PhD thesis which will represent another important corner stone for the University of Otago. I do recommend that this excellent work will be placed on the Divisional List of exceptional PhD theses.” TOMAS ALBREKTSSON, Professor in Department of Biomaterial Research, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden. “The work that has been performed is immense. In the mean time 3 systematic reviews taken from the work presented in Chapter 2 have already been published and much acclaimed and referred already in scientific papers. Additionally, 2 papers presenting the original research work have already been published and I am convinced more will follow because the research criteria that were applied are internationally accepted and of high standard.” HUGO DE BRUYN, Chairman and Professor in Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
This book contains a cluster of thoughtful and philosophical research papers, policy papers, conceptual papers, case studies, and articles on different functionalities of management and its allied subjects so as to understand how the academics of the relevant discipline view the present shop-floor scenario. The book will provide a bird’s-eye view on the emerging trends in researches on management and its allied subjects. The book has four sections, namely Financial Management Section, Human Resource Management Section, Marketing Management Section, and the Section of Inter-disciplinary issues. Every section consists of seven papers and thus the book contains twenty eight papers in total. The papers are contributed by a group of academicians, research scholars and industry professionals of Central Universities, State Universities and other reputed B-schools and industries of India, USA and Mexico. As such, it is expected that the young research scholars, academicians, corporate professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders of different parts of the globe will derive considerable benefits from its reading.
The present research reviews the managerial literature concerning the balance between exploration and exploitation. With this regard, 56 empirical studies published on 19 journals have been selected and analyzed. Papers cover multiple research issues, adopt several methodological approaches, such as case study, econometric, and simulation techniques, and are distinguished according to the level of analysis: individual, single organization, or interorganizational context. Each of these research streams is discussed presenting the papers in terms of methodology and results. Finally, some unanswered questions and promising directions for future researches are provided.
This portfolio of three papers focused on the resource-based view of competitive advantage in e- Commerce capabilities. The three papers are titled; Research Paper 1: The Competitive Advantage of e- Commerce Models. Research Paper 2: Development of e-Commerce Capability Instrument Using the Resource-based View Perspective and Its Measurement of Firm-level Performance. Research Paper 3: The Influence of e-Commerce Disadvantage on e-Commerce Business Performance.
Author’s first book “The Linguistics Research in India. Vol-1” published in July, 2011, introduces 10 research papers collected from various Indian universities and different research scholars to focus only on Indian research in the area of Language/literature. The second Volume of the book contains 14 Research papers. This Volume is unique in the sense that the published papers have been written by scholars from India and other foreign countries such as Sudan, Yemen and Pakistan. These foreign scholars are mostly from the renowned Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and working in a distinguished position. Here, attention has been made to express their ideas especially on the Arab students EFL learning and teaching methodology. This second Volume remains the most practical guide for scholars and teachers who wish to have a better understanding of language research. This book is also structured around the standard format in which components of a typical research report appear in most research journals. Issues such as research design, data collection methods, and data handling procedures, are discussed at a level that is understandable and useful to the learner consumer.
Utilizing new primary source material from the Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project dedicated to the transcription and publication of original documents, A Companion to George Washington features a collection of original readings from scholars and popular historians that shed new light on all aspects of the life of George Washington. Provides readers with new insights into previously neglected aspects of Washington's life Features original essays from top scholars and popular historians Based on new research from thousands of previously unpublished letters to and from Washington
This book is a collection of some of the recent research papers carried out by the author. The first paper deals with the relationship between language and gender. The second paper reviews the research on cognitive theory, with special reference to listening comprehension skill. The third and fourth papers deal with the skill of L2 writing from different perspectives. The fifth paper examines the skill of L2 reading from linguistic, cognitive, and cultural perspectives. The sixth paper deals with L2 learners'' grammaticality judgments. The seventh and eighth papers deal with different aspects of L2 writing from both linguistic and cognitive perspectives. The ninth and tenth papers belong to the areas of contrastive linguistics and translation, respectively.
This book is a teacher in itself, intended to guide students of tertiary institutions including researchers on one easy way to write papers for submission to a journal. The language used is kept as simple as possible for easy understanding. The book gave a general background to writing scientific research papers, what to consider before starting to write a scientific paper, how to attract other readers to your work and it enables the reader to know the qualities the editors and referees will be looking for in a paper as part of its consideration for publication. It takes each of the main parts of a research paper and looks at what usually goes into them with practical examples. Writing research papers is too wide a field to be able to cover every aspect in one small book. Other books deal in greater detail with other areas of scientific writing especially its technical details. It is not meant to be complete but as a basic introduction. I hope that the book will assist many scientists as they undertake the difficult task of writing their papers for submission to International Scientific Journals. I am delighted to publish this book and make it available to the developing world.
A must read for emerging research workers in the field of medicine and health. The book takes us through all the steps of planning and execution of empirical research, and of writing Master's theses, doctoral dissertations and research papers for publication in journals. This includes preparation of research protocols. It presents the material in an easy-to-understand style. The readers may find the book a useful adjunct for increasing the quality and credibility of their research.
This book contains eight research papers in open channel hydraulics.The characteristics of roughness materials and the properties of intermediate scale roughness and large scale roughness are emphasized. We observe that roughness materials are advantageous from the point of view of more mean depth of flow which will be used for irrigation and water distribution purpose. Also, the high velocity of flow is reduced to get the permissible value of velocity and the erosion is prevented. The relationship between different roughness parameters have been discussed.
This book includes a wide range of topics that deals with international accounting standards, regulations, and financial reporting. The book is a timely collection of several original research papers written by well-known authors and experts in the field from countries around the globe on very important and emerging issues in international accounting. Due to the adoption of International Accounting Standards (IAS) Regulation by the European Parliament in 2002 (N0 1606/2002), listed companies in the EU capital markets are required to implement IAS by 2005. This regulation is a revolutionary one, and therefore, there is a need for the type research that focus on the lobbying activities towards the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB). This book includes an in-depth coverage of such lobbying activities as well as an extensive research papers that focus on the content analysis of the comment letters received by International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Fair value accounting has gained some special interest in recent years. The book includes several research papers on Fair Value Accounting and its application in different countries. Other topics covered in the book include auditing, taxation, and accounting education in several countries. As an added value, the book include several chapters that should be viewed as educational tools for countries that do not have financial and technical resources to establish their own accounting and reporting standards. So, it is of critical importance for such countries to have a model to use for their financial reporting standards, and as such, the book includes research papers that explain how to adopt international financial reporting standards in such countries. Experts in the field from different countries including Australia Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States join forces to bring the latest development in the international accounting standards and financial reporting. This book will be a very valuable resource for colleges and universities that have a course in international accounting as a part of their undergraduate or graduate curriculum. As well, the book will serve as a useful reference at any academic or professional library worldwide.* Includes a wide range of topics that deal with international accounting standards, regulations, and financial reporting * Timely collection of several original research papers written by well-known authors and experts in the field * Contributors from countries around the globe write on important and emerging issues in international accounting
Dr. Ram Singh is currently Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, College of Post Graduate Studies, Central Agricultural University, Barapani, Meghalaya, India. He has a wide research experience and worked in different national and international institute of repute viz, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). He is also guiding and teaching post graduate students. His main fields of interest are Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Economics and Agricultural Marketing. He has authored 27 research papers, 4 popular articles, 12 abstract papers which have been published in various national and international journals and 1 book chapter, 1 project report and 1 research bulletin at research level. He has also participated and presented papers and posters in many national and international seminars, workshops, symposium and conferences. Presently he is Member Executive Committee in Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, Nagpur (India).
Number theory is an ancient subject, but we still cannot answer many simplest and most natural questions about the integers. Some old problems have been solved, but more arise. All the research for these ancient or new problems implicated and is still promoting the development of number theory and mathematics. The main objective of the “Gandhi’s Contributions to Theory of Numbers Vol – I” to serve the latest papers of Prof. Gandhi to research scholars, especially Number Theory community to know the current research by a single author. In general, we will find few (or nil) papers in (general) mathematics journals, if the journal is not intended for Theory of Numbers. However, here one can get all the latest articles on Theory of Numbers of a single author (Prof. Gandhi), which he prepared and published during 2011-12. This Vol - I, contains 16 articles involving the CRT, functions, or problems and conjectures like Gold Bach, Twin-Primes, Cryptography and one on Mathematical Physics. All these papers are original contribution from Prof. Gandhi, BITS-VIZAG. Also, there is a second volume of this series, which will be appearing in the near future as 'Vol – II'.
My work has focused on the optimization of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and operations research problems using meta-heuristic algorithms. I expanded the standard vehicle routing problem (VRP) and truck and trailer routing problem (TTRP) into stochastic TTRP models and solved using different meta-heuristic algorithms. To my credit, I published some research papers in tier-1, tier-2 ISI and non-ISI journals. In addition, I have submitted several papers in reputed ISI journals. Also, I presented my models in two international conferences in 2014. My research interests are in areas of optimization, supply chain management, operations research, vehicle routing problem and quality & reliability engineering.
Achievements And Awards In Abroad : Young Scientist (DST). Malayasia, 2010-2011, International Conference On Mathematics And Statistics Held At Kuala-Lampur, Malayasia In 3 - 5, November 2010 - 2011. Selected as Senior Scientist from DST, Delhi, to attend IAENG conference London, U.K. on July 6 - 9, 2011 – 2012. (DST). ABROAD PRESENTATION : Presented 05 (FIVE) Papers In International Conference in Abroad, Presented 42 (FOURTHY Two) Papers In Various National and International Conferences.Published 42 (THIRTY Two) Papers In Various International Reputed Journals. Presently guiding to 6 Ph.D. Research Scholars.
Dr. Ram Singh is currently Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, College of Post Graduate Studies, Central Agricultural University, Barapani, Meghalaya, India. He has a wide research experience and worked in different national and international institute of repute viz, NDRI, Karnal, Haryana, India, CSSRI, Karnal, Haryana, India, CCS HAU, Hisar, Haryana, India and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).He is guiding and teaching post graduate students.His main fields of interest are Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Economics and Agricultural Marketing. He has authored 29 research papers, 4 popular articles, 12 abstract papers which have been published in various national and international journals and 1 book chapter, 3 project report and 1 research bulletin.He has been participated and presented many research papers and posters in various national and international seminars, workshops, symposium and conferences. He visited Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal and conducted trainings for various research projects. Presently he is Member Executive Committee in Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, Nagpur
Research is often conducted using the hourglass model structure of research.The hourglass model starts with a broad spectrum for research, focusing in on the required information through the method of the project (like the neck of the hourglass), then expands the research in the form of discussion and results. The major steps in conducting research are: 1.Identification of research problem 2.Literature review 3.Specifying the purpose of research 4.Determine specific research questions or 5.hypotheses 6.Data collection 7.Analyzing and interpreting the data 8.Reporting and evaluating research
The book focuses on the discussions and explanations of all the basic ideas, concepts and methods of research and thesis writing skills. The author presents the basic ideas, concepts and principles using a simple language which is easy to understand by both graduate and undergraduate students. This book consists of two parts. The first part deals with the basic ideas, concepts and principles of research Methodology. The second part deals with thesis writing from chapter one to chapter five. The methods for presentation, analysis, interpretation of data are explained. The book also provides a guide for evaluation of individual thesis work, research projects, as well as research papers. This book will be a resource to teachers and students of research methodology, research supervisors and those contemplating to do research work eventually writing their research reports.
Present era has seen emergence of new subjects and their development at a very fast pace. An interdependency of these subjects, their scope and impact is however expanding very fast. It is becoming increasingly difficult to measure the different aspects of research output, especially in case of application oriented, interdisciplinary subjects.Indicators based on research papers published in the international scientific journal literature are particularly useful for providing internationally comparable data on an academic institution’s scientific performance. These so called ‘bibliometric’ indicators can be used to establish an institution’s share in the volume of international research papers within a particular scientific discipline, its International scientific ‘impact’ in terms of references in the worldwide scientific literature to these papers, or the national and international scientific collaboration in terms of co-authored research publications. The aim of this study is to analyse quantitatively the literature contributed by the faculty at Jamia Millia Islamia.
The nine papers in this volume were written for a conference on research in international trade and finance held at Princeton University in March 1973. Each author was asked to survey research on one major topic, with a view to answering three questions: What have we learned from recent empirical research? What are the major gaps in present knowledge? How should we go about filling those gaps?
The purpose of this research was re-evaluation and re- designs the previous PV solar lighting projects in Gaza Strip in order to meet the system requirements, stability, and reliability. The research stands on scientific materials to solve the previous drawbacks, also to make recommendations for any similar projects. This research got the Outstanding Master thesis award in The Islamic University of Gaza for year 2009-2010, also four papers have been published as a result of this outstanding research.
ACM Transactions on Information Systems is a Quarterly Information Technology Journal from ACM. It contains research papers with all aspects of fundamental research and applied research in information storage retrieval, database management, Hypermedia and Hypertext, Computer network, Artificial Engineering, software technology and Engineering, Linear and Integer programming and production management.It has published 25 volumes, but to determine the publication pattern, the number of contribution published during the last ten years (1997-2006).A collaborative research has been studied in this book.