Journal of Business and Management Sciences

ISSN (Print): 2333-4495

ISSN (Online): 2333-4533

Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/JBMS

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Human Capital and its Influence on Organisational Performance

This special issue will provide a systematic overview and state-of-the-art research in the field of Human Capital, and will outline new developments in fundamental, approaches, and methodologies of research in field or in this area. Human Capital is an Intellectual Capital Component together with Social Capital and Customer Capital, just to mention the least. The Resources-Based-View of the firm places critical attention to Human Capital as leverage for Organisational Performance. It takes Human Capital to configure other organisational resources such as finances, and material resources. In other words a firm can possess and have these resources in their abundance; as long as they are not deployed strategically for organisational performance achievement they become useless. It takes Human capital to move these resources and configure them in such a manner that optimal benefits are derived for shareholder value. Most of literature in Strategic management tends to relegate firms resources including Human capital to the peripherals of management practices. Human resources for example has long been considered and viewed as any other organisation costs that could be avoided if possible. However Human Capital based view suggests that organisations actually hire and remunerate the intellectual capital of labour, rather than physical beings. It is on this score that this proposal for a special issue in Human Capital and its influence on Organisational performance is being made.

About the issue

This special issue is dedicated to a set of best papers in the field of Human Capital. Full papers will be subject to a strict review procedure for final selection to this special issue based on the following criteria:

1. Quality and originality in theory and methodology in research on Human Capital and its influence on Organisational performance;

2. Relevance to Human Capital research area, such as
   a. Knowledge Management;
   b. Intellectual Capital models and methods in Human Capital development;
   c. Innovation;
   d. Organisational Performance.

3. Application orientated research which exhibits originality in Human Capital theory, such as
   a. The role and the importance of the Human Capital for the Organisation’s performance particularly in business, education, health, safety, engineering, and finance.

4. Extended papers must contain at least 40% new material (qualitative) relative to the conference paper.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2015
Final Version Due: October 15, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: November 15, 2015

Guest Editor

Bongani Ngwenya
Dean, Faculty of Business at Solusi University
Email: ngwenyab@solusi.ac.zw / nbongani@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Guest Editor, Bongani Ngwenya at the address: <nbongani@gmail.com> / <ngwenyab@solusi.ac.zw>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Global Economic Development: the role of entrepreneurship, management, economics and technological advancement

The aims of this issue will include:

1. To review global economy from the perspectives of entrepreneurship, leadership, institutional and state governance
2. To review the application of economic and technological knowledge in improving the economy of the underdeveloped and developing states.
3. To evaluate the changing roles of management as technology and block economic integrations emerge

The scope of this issue will include the following:

(a) Types of articles

1. Original research articles
2. Editorials on any of the listed topics or a combination of topics
3. Book reviews on any or a combination of the relevant topics
4. Review of debates in any of the topics
5. Re-publication of interesting papers for the purpose of reaching greater readership through Science and Education Publishing. In this case the author must state where and when the paper was first published and if any modifications have been made

(b) Types of Authors

• Researchers in the relevant fields
• Lecturers and academicians at tertiary institutions of learning
• Students/fellows at Master’s, PhD, and post-Doctoral levels
• Policy makers
• Political, Business, and community leaders etc

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • 1. Entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation
  • 2. Financial management and organizational performance
  • 3. The role of developed economies in the least developed countries quest for economic progress

  • 4. Economic integration and global economy
  • 5. Non-governmental organizations and economic development of underdeveloped states

  • 6. Politics and economic development in Africa and South-East Asia
  • 7. SMEs contribution to economic development and associated challenges
  • 8. Management and organizational success in developing countries
  • 9. Technological advancement management and global economy

Important dates

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: March 02, 2015
Final Version Due: March 20, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: March 01, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Mshilla Maghanga
Gulu University
Email: mshilla2000@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Mshilla Maghangaat the address: <mshilla2000@gmail.com>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Labor Market: the actual problems of theory and practice

The investigation of labor market and employment problems has a protracted history and still remains to be the problem under study. Such a stable attention toward the labor market and employment sphere problems can be explained by numerous of factors, some of which have a long-living history and some of which come on or show themselves or become a subject of re-examination and new commitment along the society development process. So, each stage of economic and social development and each stage of scientific progress calls to some kind of a particular approaches toward the labor market issues.

The Special Issue “Labor Market: the actual problems of theory and practice” aims to define what problems face labor market today and find the ways for their overcoming; to determine the new approaches for Labor Market investigation and allow for discussion on current issues of Labor Market theory and practice.

The objectives of Special Issue are Labor Market actors – employers, employees, unemployed workers, government, firms, – and results (past, current and prospective) of their behavior, interrelationships and interactions.

The Special Issue constitutes a platform for exchange of views of the scientific community regarding Labor Market current problems and ways of their overcoming, to reflect the present status of Labor Market and trends of its development and scientific investigation by world scientific community, Labor Market problem estimation by practitioners.

The Special Issue includes theoretical and empirical investigations and practical experiences as well.

The Special Issue is addressed to international scientific and educational community, practitioners.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • 1. Labor Market Theory
  • 2. Labor Market Institutions
  • 3. Labor Market Governance
  • 4. Labor Migration
  • 5. Employment and Unemployment
  • 6. Labor Market Gender Issues
  • 7. Labor Motivation and Labor Promotion
  • 8. Labor Productivity and Efficacy
  • 9. Labor Market Discrimination
  • 10. Labor Market and equality problem
  • 11. Job Security
  • 12. Job flexibility and satisfaction
  • 13. Education and wage
  • 14. Etc.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 25, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: February 25, 2015
Final Version Due: April 15, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: May, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Tamila Arnania-Kepuladze
Akaki Tsereteli State University
Email: tarnania@yahoo.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Tamila Arnania-Kepuladze at the address: <tarnania@yahoo.com>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Multivariate Techniques and Forecasting Techniques with Data Interpretations in Business Models: Applications and Cases

The Special Issue on “Multivariate Techniques and Forecasting Techniques with Data Interpretations in Business Models: Applications and Cases” of Journal of Business and Management Science (JBMS) aims to present new and innovative contributions in Statistical theories, applications and case studies, from a wide spectrum of academics and practitioners. This special issue spans the traditional functional areas of Business, including Production/Operations Management, Business Processes, Quantitative Economics, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, General Management, Commerce, Statistics, Mathematics and International Business. It also incorporates applications from the related business models. It is often felt that people, though apply different multivariate and forecasting techniques to solve different statistical business models yet they lack the fundamental understanding to frame hypothetical inference and managerial interpretation. This special issue attempts to explore the substantiality and fundamentality associated with the techniques of multivariate and forecasting to enable managers, researchers, academicians, practitioners, data analysts, statisticians and mathematicians to handle and interpret data accurately and efficiently with innovative and interpretative approach. The dimensions of multivariate techniques are manifold. They have a wider applications in the disciplines such as Marketing, Production Research, Human Resource, Finance, General Management, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Commerce etc.. In today’s competitive and dynamic business environment maintaining an equilibrium of demand and supply of products is becoming a dire need gaining competitive advantage in the industry also requires the proper estimation of the manpower requirements within the organization. So effective functioning of the organization is highly dependent on different forecasting techniques to reduce the chances of risk, failure and uncertainty. Research is the all pervasive key and the brain for decision making in any organization. The subject of business models is concept based and hence and need a capsule and itemized set of concepts and cases. This special issue contains in depth coverage of the concepts, cases and techniques of research methodology, data collection and presentation, design and analysis of experiments, sampling methods, distribution, framing inference, testing procedures, comparison, interpretation and managerial decision.

This special volume of the JBMS on the theme “Multivariate Techniques and Forecasting Techniques with Data Interpretations in Business Models: Applications and Cases” aims to present the recent advances in multivariate and Forecasting Techniques with data interpretation and managerial decision to solve the real life problems to the broader in different business models in addition to applications and cases of management research community. It encourages exchange, cooperation and collaboration among business, industry and Government. This special issue encompasses and bridges the following fifteen broad statistical techniques through theories, applications, and case studies.

About the issue

Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • • Simple Tabulation and Testing of Dependence through Cross Tabulation
  • • Cases on Chi Square Test of Goodness of Fit
  • • Applications and Interpretations on ANOVA (One Way/ CRD, Two Way/ RBD, LSD)
  • • Managerial Decision in Association and Causation between the Variables through Correlation
  • • Estimation and Prediction through Regression and Curve Fitting
  • • Logistic Regression Analysis for Classification and Prediction
  • • Data Reduction through Factor Analysis
  • • Discriminant Analysis for Classification and Prediction
  • • Designing of Product through Conjoint Analysis
  • • Positioning in Target Market through Multi-Dimensional Scaling
  • • Market Segmentation by Cluster Analysis
  • • Structural Equation Modeling for Complex Models
  • • Applications of One Sample or Two Samples Parametric Test like: t Test, F Test, Z Test, Chi Square Test of Variance
  • • Cases on Distribution Free Non-Parametric Tests: Runs Test, Sign Test, Mann Whitney U Test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test, Wilcoxon Test, Kruskal-Wallis Test, Spearman’s Rank Test, Chi- Square Test, Cochran Test, McNemar Test, Median Test
  • • Forecasting Analysis in Business models: Trend Analysis, Seasonal Variation, Exponential Smoothing, Delphi Technique

Important dates

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: December 10, 2014
Final Version Due: December 15, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 25, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Monalisha Pattnaik
PG. Department of Business Administration, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India-751004
Email: monalisha_1977@yahoo.com, monalisha1977@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Monalisha Pattnaik at the address: <monalisha_1977@yahoo.com, monalisha1977@gmail.com>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Business Education – Pedagogical practices

In an article written by Jon Meacham to Time magazine in October, 2013, 36% of college students in a 2011 study did not show any significant cognitive gains over four years and ? proportion of employers surveyed said they had trouble finding qualified college graduates to hire.
If we are serious about preparing the undergrad students of Business to succeed in the job market, we should not require that they memorize facts and repeat them on demand. We should rather provide them with opportunities to interact with content, think critically about it and use it to create new information. Are the universities being able to develop the competences and equip the students with skills sets throughout the undergrad course that help them succeeding outside of school?
To solve this issue it is important to discuss the contemporary practices and methodologies applied in the Business education of improving the quality of higher education. In a Special Issue of this Journal, we plan to deal with both theoretical studies and empirical works or experiments applied in the classrooms.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include the following practices and methodologies but are not limited to:

  • Design thinking,
  • Conceptual maps,
  • Project based learning,
  • Innovation,
  • Project management,
  • Competency-based education.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2014
Final Version Due: December 31, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: January 31, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Hong Yuh Ching
Centro Universitário da FEI, SBC, Brazil
Email: hongching@fei.edu.br

Co- Editor

Dan Danuletiu
"1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, Romania
Email: dan.danuletiu@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Guillermo Asper
Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Email: Guillermo.Asper@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Hong Yuh Ching at the address: <hongching@fei.edu.br>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Emerging Trends in Production Research: Concepts and Cases

The aim of this special issue is to put forth the state-of-the art research outcomes in the area of Production Research for the analysis, design, co-ordination, control of manufacturing and service system operations. Modern production firms witness tremendous pressures while striving to become more innovative in their usage of leading-edge cost reduction paradigms such as cost-driven pricing which is difficult to achieve in the volatile competitive market. The theme of this issue is relatively broader and pervasive in the sense that it includes the analysis of cutting edge and future proof production technology at all levels of production planning and control. The fundamental approach would be seeking for the emerging trends in production research in terms of supply chain dynamics, cost optimization with resource and cost constraints, gaining competitive advantage through operational efficiency, integrated productivity, quality models and their trend analysis, recent developments in production research with the application of quantitative techniques, optimization techniques (through advanced software applications) for managerial decision-making process. Manuscripts that focus on the functional and operational aspects of production research are invited. Studies that investigate emerging practices, concepts and cases related to in-bound production system as well as out-bound production system are also invited. This study will be an extensive framework for integrating multiple disciplines such as Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Inventory Management, Total Quality Management, Resource Management, Cost Management and Business Trend analysis. Manuscripts that focus on the operations of other non-manufacturing related service systems will also be considered as long as they demonstrate that these operations are strongly related to manufacturing systems operations in terms of their characteristics and the methodologies used to analyze them.

About the issue

This special volume of the JBMS on the theme “Emerging Trends in Production Research: Concepts and Cases” aims to present the recent advances in emerging trends in production research with analytical concepts and applications to solve the real life problems to the broader operations management and production research community.

Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • • Production Planning, Management and Control.
  • • Design and Optimization of Manufacturing and Service Systems.
  • • Analytical Approaches to Maximize Returns on Investment.
  • • Planning for Bridging the Widening gap between Demand and Supply.
  • • Integrated Productivity and Quality Models and their Analysis.
  • • Pricing Mechanisms, Cost Analysis and Performance Measurement for Supply Chain Management.
  • • Integrated Logistics and Transportation Models.
  • • Designing Inventory Models.
  • • Suppliers Selection Strategies.
  • • Designing Cost cum Time Effective Distribution Channels.
  • • Product Dynamics and Demand Forecasting.
  • • Vehicle Routing and Scheduling

Important dates

Submission Deadline: August 20, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: August 25, 2014
Final Version Due: August 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: September 01, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Monalisha Pattnaik
Department of Business Administration, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Email: monalisha_1977@yahoo.com, monalisha1977@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Er. Gopal Prasad Roy
Support Services and Dam Safety, Govt. of Odisha, Department of Water Resources, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Email: gopal_760@rediffmail.com

Dr. Purmina Nayak
Department of Higher Education, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Email: purnimadas1990@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Monalisha Pattnaik at the address: <monalisha_1977@yahoo.com, monalisha1977@gmail.com>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.