Category: Economics and Management

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Challenges and Success Factors for Knowledge Sharing Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Development Projects

‘Wicked nature’ of major social, economic, health, and education, and environmental problems has posed significant challenges that needs to be tackled with focused dialogue and knowledge sharing from wide range of settings and actors whose goal is the same. Unfortunately, these perspectives are scattered in disparate locations: in the mind of marginalized people, government staffs,

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Preferences for the Sex-composition of Children in Vietnam: An Examination of its Effect on Fertility Desire

This paper aims to investigate whether of the variation in preferences for the sex-composition of children can explain the variation in fertility desires of women with one child and describing the trend, pattern of fertility desires in Vietnam. Using the national data set from Vietnam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data sets 2014 investigates the

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Revisiting Industrial Policy and Strategic Coupling Strategy Under the Era of Hyperglobalization

In a more independent and interdependent world, some suggest that in order for states to be successful in economic development, one must connect with the world capitalist economy. Although there is no explicit law enforcing this rule, Khong (2018) argues that the experience of the last sixty years provides a clear answer, and even a

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Who Helps the Team to Win Games: The Case of NBA

Increasing the winning percentage is a common goal for each head coach in National Basketball Association (NBA). Understanding the strategic deploy of the team and providing appropriate incentive to motivate each player are crucial to achieve this goal. In this study, we argue that teams with head coaches with experience in team management have better

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Improvement of the Logistics Operations of an Integrated Waste Management Company – Application to a Real Case in Portugal

One of the strategies of companies today is, instead of directing their investments on expanding the business, focus more on cost rationalization and business transformation, in order to improve performance and reduce operating costs. In this sense, logistics represents a key function in improving the operations related to the transportation and storage of materials, always

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Designing an Ambicultural Business Model for Cause-based Partnerships: A Feasibility-study on the First Underwater Museum in Taiwan

How to design the ambicultural business-model for cause-based partnerships (Parker & Selsky, 2004)? We attempt to apply the theoretical perspectives of ambiculture (Chen, 2014) and ambidexterity (Luo & Rui, 2009), in the empirical context of the first underwater-museum in Taiwan. Owing to the richness of underwater-cultural-assets located in the Penghu-islands, about 260-kilometers of land-and-marine distance

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Passively Active Investing – The Case of the University Endowment

There is a long-standing debate in investment circles about whether active management can outperform passive management. The debate is usually considered on the manager-level, comparing the active management return against an index. This paper looks at the topic on a portfolio level. Using the average asset allocation of a university endowment, this paper replaces managers