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The logistics service providers in eco-efficiency innovation: An empirical study (2013)
Journal Article
Rossi, S., Colicchia, C., Cozzolino, A., & Christopher, M. (2013). The logistics service providers in eco-efficiency innovation: An empirical study. Supply chain management, 18(6), 583-603. https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-02-2012-0053

Purpose: Sustainability and the search for solutions that are both efficient and ecologically sound (eco-efficient) have become topics of great interest. However, companies seeking to develop supply chain solutions that are eco-efficient are often ha... Read More about The logistics service providers in eco-efficiency innovation: An empirical study.

The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions (2013)
Journal Article
Gibbs, D., Rigot-Muller, P., Mangan, J., & Lalwani, C. (2014). The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions. Energy policy, 64, 337-348. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.09.024

This paper's purpose is to investigate the role of sea ports in helping to mitigate the GHG emissions associated with the end-to-end maritime transport chain. The analysis is primarily focused on the UK, but is international in application. The paper... Read More about The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions.

The broader context for ICT4D projects: A morphogenetic analysis (2013)
Journal Article
Njihia, J. M., & Merali, Y. (2013). The broader context for ICT4D projects: A morphogenetic analysis. MIS Quarterly, 37(3), 881-906. https://doi.org/10.25300/misq/2013/37.3.10

This paper demonstrates the value of Archer's morphogenetic approach (MA) in understanding and explaining the complexity of the broader context within which many developing country information and communication technology (ICT) projects are implement... Read More about The broader context for ICT4D projects: A morphogenetic analysis.

Systemic intervention for computer-supported collaborative learning (2013)
Journal Article
Barros-Castro, R. A., Midgley, G., & Pinzón, L. (2015). Systemic intervention for computer-supported collaborative learning. Systems research and behavioral science, 32(1), 86-105. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2220

This paper presents a systemic intervention approach as a means to overcome the methodological challenges involved in research into computer-supported collaborative learning applied to the promotion of mathematical problem-solving (CSCL-MPS) skills i... Read More about Systemic intervention for computer-supported collaborative learning.

Workforce diversity and hotel performance: a systematic review and synthesis of the international empirical evidence (2013)
Journal Article
Sourouklis, C., & Tsagdis, D. (2013). Workforce diversity and hotel performance: a systematic review and synthesis of the international empirical evidence. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 34(1), 394-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2012.11.013

The purpose of this study is to synthesize the international empirical evidence concerning the impacts of workforce diversity (as mediated by management and a number of other organizational and environmental factors) on hotel performance. To clarify... Read More about Workforce diversity and hotel performance: a systematic review and synthesis of the international empirical evidence.

Priority-based scheduling in flexible system using AIS with FLC approach (2013)
Journal Article
Chan, F. T., Prakash, A., & Mishra, N. (2013). Priority-based scheduling in flexible system using AIS with FLC approach. International Journal of Production Research, 51(16), 4880-4895. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2013.774500

In the present paper, an extensive decision-making problem of scheduling in flexible environment has been discussed. The novelty of the research is to allocate the machines to the operations on the basis of the priority. The highly prioritised machin... Read More about Priority-based scheduling in flexible system using AIS with FLC approach.

The structuration of relational space: implications for firm and regional competitiveness (2013)
Journal Article
Nicholson, J., Tsagdis, D., & Brennan, R. (2013). The structuration of relational space: implications for firm and regional competitiveness. Industrial marketing management, 42(3), 372-381. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2013.02.013

The central contention is that there is a coincidence of research interests between industrial marketing and economic geography in relation to spatial embeddedness in business relationships. There are nuances in relational economic geography that hav... Read More about The structuration of relational space: implications for firm and regional competitiveness.

Soft OR in China: A critical report (2013)
Journal Article
Li, Y., & Zhu, Z. (2014). Soft OR in China: A critical report. European journal of operational research, 232(3), 427-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.04.035

As China's reform steps into the 'deep water zone' where value complexity becomes paramount, general-purpose decision-making aids such as Operational Research (OR) are increasingly confronted with the challenge of dealing with interest conflicts. How... Read More about Soft OR in China: A critical report.

Low carbon procurement: An emerging agenda (2013)
Journal Article
Correia, F., Howard, M., Hawkins, B., Pye, A., & Lamming, R. (2013). Low carbon procurement: An emerging agenda. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 19(1), 58-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pursup.2012.11.004

The importance of climate change is shaping public policy internationally at several levels with much of the effort aimed at reducing the amount of carbon emissions released to the atmosphere through anthropogenic activity. Public procurement is a ke... Read More about Low carbon procurement: An emerging agenda.

Towards a new framework for evaluating systemic problem structuring methods (2013)
Journal Article
Midgley, G., Cavana, R. Y., Brocklesby, J., Foote, J. L., Wood, D. R. R., & Ahuriri-Driscoll, A. (2013). Towards a new framework for evaluating systemic problem structuring methods. European journal of operational research, 229(1), 143-154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.01.047

Operational researchers and social scientists often make significant claims for the value of systemic problem structuring and other participative methods. However, when they present evidence to support these claims, it is usually based on single case... Read More about Towards a new framework for evaluating systemic problem structuring methods.

Food security risk level assessment: A fuzzy logic-based approach (2013)
Journal Article
Abdul Kadir, M. K., Hines, E. L., Qaddoum, K., Collier, R., Dowler, E., Grant, W., …Napier, R. (2013). Food security risk level assessment: A fuzzy logic-based approach. Applied Artificial Intelligence, 27(1), 50-61. https://doi.org/10.1080/08839514.2013.747372

A fuzzy logic (FL)-based food security risk level assessment system is designed and is presented in this article. Three inputs - yield, production, and economic growth - are used to predict the level of risk associated with food supply. A number of p... Read More about Food security risk level assessment: A fuzzy logic-based approach.

A Multi-Agent Self-Adaptive architecture for outsourcing manufacturing supply Chain (2013)
Book Chapter
Kumari, S., Singh, A., Mishra, N., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (2013). A Multi-Agent Self-Adaptive architecture for outsourcing manufacturing supply Chain. In A. Azevedo (Ed.), Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems : 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing (1185-1196). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00557-7_97

In present day’s economy of recession and frequent market fluctuations, it is difficult to satisfy the customer with the products and services at reasonable price. The prices of resources are increasing consistently and the manufacturing industries h... Read More about A Multi-Agent Self-Adaptive architecture for outsourcing manufacturing supply Chain.