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Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
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CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
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Ecopolítica     Open Access  
Ensino da Matemática em Debate     Open Access  
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
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Intercâmbio. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Linguística Aplicada e Estudos da Linguagem     Open Access  
Interdisciplinaridade. Revista do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Interdisciplinaridade     Open Access  
Interespe. Interdisciplinaridade e Espiritualidade na Educação     Open Access  
J. on Innovation and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Leitura Flutuante. Revista do Centro de Estudos em Semiótica e Psicanálise     Open Access  
Lutas Sociais     Open Access  
Paralaxe     Open Access  
Pensamento & Realidade. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Administração     Open Access  
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Revista da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Sorocaba     Open Access  
Revista de Carreiras e Pessoas (ReCaPe)     Open Access  
Revista de Cultura Teológica     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos da Religião (REVER)     Open Access  
Revista de Produção Discente em Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Revista do Instituto GeoGebra Internacional de São Paulo     Open Access  
Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Religião e Sociedade (NURES)     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica de Biologia     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica Espaço Teológico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Teoliterária : Revista Brasileira de Literaturas e Teologias     Open Access  
Último Andar     Open Access  
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    • Authors: Arnoldo Jose de Hoyos Guevara
      First page: 2
      Abstract: On this issue we start with a paper from Pakistan regarding a proposal for a so much needed everywhere an efficient framework for Corporate Sustainability Performance Management. Then comes a paper with a proposal developed at The Tilburg University in the Netherlands for improving  Innovation Capacity in Sustainable Value Chains  by looking at the Case of  four Value Chains from Ethiopia ( two local and two global )  and applying a fuzzy comprehensive evaluation model for measuring value chain innovation capacity,  that shows that the simultaneous presence of technological upgrading, value chain restructuring and green governance reforms are sufficient conditions for the development of innovation capacity; and moreover  that public-private partnership (innovation platform) is a necessary condition for achieving outstanding value chain innovation capacity. Then comes a paper from Brazil that deals, as recommended by UNCTAD, with ways of using Information and Communication Technologies ICTs to help on the development of Knowledge Economy in Brazil using Robert Solow modified production function that includes Technological Evolution, nowadays going on exponentially. Next comes a paper dealing with the dynamics of the process of Independent Innovations going on at the Biological Industrial Cluster biolake in Wuhan. Then we have a paper from Finland presenting a framework that combines economic and social impact aspects assessments and supports decision making related to affordable housing. Somehow expanding the same social spirit next comes a paper from Malaysia that explore, using factor analysis,  the structural characteristics of Islamic Microfinance and statistically group them into Products (Independent), Empowerment (Mediator) and Clients’ wellbeing (dependent) constructs based on a case study of the Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia microfinance organization. Following comes a study regarding Financial Inclusion in Rwanda, which no doubt is a growing major policy concern of governments all over the world due in particular to the accelerated increase of wealth concentration. The study shows a decrease on the financially excluded at the country, but without a necessary increase on the nationally included; although there is now a hope that mobile banking may help.  Then comes an interesting paper from Japan that shows, using a Regression Analysis, that the Growing Health Food Markets in Asian Countries mostly depends on per-capita GDP and population aging rate increase, which no doubt over there is particularly relevant. Next two papers come from Brazil one is concerning the urgent need in the country for proper management and governance of  basic and very interconnected basic resources like water and food to avoid waste and preserve the environment, that is everyday more critical due to Climate change; and the other one is about the need to consider the critical conditions concerning security and peace in Latin America to find out ways to overcome the socio-political-economic crises that we are living today due organized crime and lack of Governance.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: Muhammad Tasleem, Nawar Khan, Syed Tasweer Hussain Shah, Muhammad Saleem, Asim Nisar
      Pages: 3 - 15
      Abstract: Managing sustainability practices holistically within firms is challenging and requires a sound and effective management framework that integrates all associated practices and performance dimensions to act for excellence. Corporate management is keen to adopt roadmap or a framework that can be useful in the identification, management and measurement of the drivers and can lead to desired outcomes relating to sustainable performance. This paper develops and presents a six-steps implementation framework for corporate sustainability performance and related practices keeping in account multifaceted managerial dimensions. These six steps include; identifying stakeholder’s requirements, establishing enterprise vision and sustainability goals, adopting strategies, systems and standardization, aligning technologies, core capabilities and culture, excelling sustainability performance, and progressing sustainable improvement with review and feedback. It also projects the perspective, theme and action items with regard to its effective.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p3-15
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: Demissie Damite Degato, Bertha Vallejo Carlos
      Pages: 16 - 50
      Abstract: Innovation is highly demanded for achieving competitiveness and sustainability in value chains. However, few empirical studies have been conducted to identify causal conditions and measurements of innovation capacity in value chains, particularly in developing countries. Combing concepts and methods from value chain upgrading, technological capability and sustainability-oriented innovation system literature, this study aims at identifying a condition or combination of conditions for promoting innovation capacity for inclusive sustainable value chains. It then empirically analyzes the necessary conditions and identifies multiple paths for developing innovation capacity by taking up the cases of two local and two globally linked value chains from Ethiopia. The study also develops a comprehensive innovation capacity evaluation model by combining different capability building strategies and learning mechanisms, and applies a comprehensive fuzzy evaluation method for measuring the level of innovation capacity of the four value chains. The study identifies eight main dimensions of innovation capacity for sustainable value chains, which are categorized into four groups in order to identify necessary and sufficient conditions. The study finds that the simultaneous presence of technological upgrading, value chain restructuring and green governance reforms is sufficient conditions for the development of innovation capacity. We also find that public-private partnership (innovation platform) is necessary condition for achieving outstanding value chain innovation capacity. By developing and applying a fuzzy comprehensive evaluation model for measuring value chain innovation capacity and fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis for identifying necessary and sufficient conditions for innovation capacity development in a sustainable value chain, the study makes an important methodological contribution to existing literature. It also provides relevant insight for policy makers and practitioners in designing strategies and policy instruments for achieving a high degree of innovation capacity.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p16-50
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: Flavio Morgado, Renato da Silveira Pazotto, Maria Cristina Sanches Amorim
      Pages: 51 - 66
      Abstract: This article aims to assess the ICT as a production factor in the Knowledge Economy. Therefore, the modified production function of Robert Solow was, which adds to the neoclassical version the technological developments, was used. Was considered with factor A the percentage of internet use in households. In Brazil, whose percentage of Internet use is 54.2%, the multiplier effect of labor was 38.4%. Compared to countries where the percentage exceeds 90%, the multiplier effect exceeds 60%. Thus, we emphasize the importance of digital inclusion measures adopted by governments, companies and NGOs, so that the work factor is greater in the production function of Brazil.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p51-66
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: Wu Na
      Pages: 67 - 74
      Abstract: Independent innovation is the main source of cluster economic growth, and it is also the driving force of cluster development. Through the relevant literature, this paper analyzes connotation and motivation of the independent innovation biological industry cluster, and constructs the dynamic mechanism model on this basis. A case study of biolake in Wuhan, this paper analyzes its status quoined pendent innovation, and puts forward the corresponding countermeasures in view of the obstacle factors restricting the power of independent innovation, and the aim is to provide theoretical and practical guidance value for the sustainable development of the biological industry cluster.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p67-74
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: Bigirimana Moïse, Xu Hongyi
      Pages: 75 - 84
      Abstract: Financial inclusion is a major policy concern with governments across the world. Rwanda as a country with fast development averaging to 6.9% from 2011 to 2015 has done an improvement in financial inclusion as well. This country with stable growth interested the researchers to know whether this development goes hand in hand with financial inclusion. This paper is an attempt to show the overview of financial inclusion in Rwanda. Secondary data from Rwanda Fin scope survey 2008, 2012 and 2016 were used in this study. Apart from that, this paper uses data from Banque National du Rwanda from 2011 to 2015. Many researches were conducted on financial inclusion in different countries but none of them took Rwanda as a special case. The results show that there is an improvement in financial inclusion in Rwanda as the number of financially excluded dropped from 52% in 2008 to 11% in 2016.The problem is that the number of banked adults did not increase from 2008 to 2016. Banked adults in Rwanda were 14% in 2008, 23% in 2012 and 26% in 2016.This shows that many Rwandan adults are not banked. The government should continue to mobilize citizens to join banks. Mobile payment improved tremendously and this should be strengthened and more regulated as it is serving many Rwandans.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p75-84
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: Susanna Kunttu, Minna Räikkönen, Teuvo Uusitalo, Teppo Forss, Josu Takala, Sara Tilabi
      Pages: 85 - 93
      Abstract: A method combining economic evaluation and social impact assessment creates information that can be applied when making decisions about a new tenement building or renovation of existing buildings. The aim of the economic evaluation is to ensure that economic aspects are adequately considered and investment is realizable from a monetary point of view. Social impact assessment reveals intangible pros and cons related to an investment or investments to be considered. This paper presents a framework that combines economic and social aspects and supports decision making related to affordable housing.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p85-93
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: Usman A. S., Tasmin; R., Ulum, Z. K. A. B., A. A. Abubakar
      Pages: 94 - 107
      Abstract: This pilot study seek to explore the structural characteristics of Islamic Micro-finance and statistically group them in to Products (Independent), Empowerment (Mediator) and Clients’ wellbeing (dependent) constructs. This is to conceptualize an Islamic Micro-finance model towards the Clients wellbeing. Empirical data was collected from the staff of eight (8) branches of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) in the Johor state, Malaysia. The data collected was analyzed by means of an Exploratory Factor Analysis using IBM SPSS Statistics 21, which resulted to the extraction of five (5) factors which upon grouping, defined the variables for this study. The results indicated an acceptable factor loadings and effective grouping according to the conceptualized framework. The Cronbach’s alpha of ≥0.7 is an indication of acceptable internal consistency and reliability of the five Islamic Micro-finance constructs. This study is part of on-going Ph.D. to proof the capacity of Islamic Micro-finance towards Clients’ wellbeing.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p94-107
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: Hideyuki Aoki, Yoko Ishino
      Pages: 108 - 117
      Abstract: So-called health food has attracted attention for more than two decades, since its market has been steadily expanding. However, there are no world-wide studies on relationships between the health food market and the economic or social situations. This is because the definitions and regulations about health food differ from one country to another, so that it is difficult to compare various countries at once. We focused on Asia, since several Asian countries have established the rules and regulations of health food to date, and this area contains various countries in terms of economic situations. We executed multiple regression analysis, in which the per-capita health food expenditure and other six variables were respectively set as the objective variable and the explanatory variable candidates. As a result, it turned out that we can estimate the per-capita health food expenditure with considerable accuracy by using only two explanatory variables: the per-capita GDP and the population aging rate. The regression function obtained in this research enables us to quantitatively predict the health food market size. This can greatly contribute to making a global marketing strategy of health food.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p108-117
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: João Almeida Santos, Maria Cristina Sanches Amorim, Arnoldo José de Hoyos Guevara
      Pages: 118 - 128
      Abstract: Forecasts for the next four decades are warning about shortage of water and food, particularly in developing economies. The demand for food will increase because of population growth, especially in developing economies. The problem is compounded by the lack of water and reduction in food production. Today the consumption of water for food production is high because people do not realize that this is a scarce resource and that can definitely missing. We must create a policy for the management of water and that people are informed that it is not possible to use the feature without any control. The governance of water is important to establish ways and use control mechanisms and implementation of the resource in the various production processes. The waste during the manufacturing process is very high because: a there is no control on the amount that should be applied to each type of agricultural product; b the irrigation process is still done by equipment spraying water in large quantities; c as water is still abundant for the current agricultural production in producing countries, there is no investment in machinery or equipment that can reduce water consumption; d government authorities in developing countries do not plan and do not make any kind of control on the use of water or water governance; e the food production process is carried out intensively and in large areas, it produces a single product and this requires large amounts of water.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p118-128
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)

    • Authors: Paulo Gustavo da Silva, Arnoldo Jose de Hoyos Guevara, Nilson Gonçalves Pereira Baptista, Lilian Cordeiro Praes
      Pages: 129 - 138
      Abstract: This work aims to analyze the relationship between security and peace and their present conditions in Latin America, based on the research of these issues in international publications in various media and data collection indicators available in studies with statistical reliability. There is also the goal of obtaining a set of indicators in the light of existing jobs and new contributions that may show the “state” of present Security and Peace conditions in Latin America and infer about the future of such conditions, with a view to proposing actions between and within countries of the region. The Security-Peace binomial presents us with a fundamental question regarding the relationship of cause and effect - the safety results from the peace or peace is a consequence of security' Independent-minded succeed or not answer this question we have to consider that the two factors have impacts on the wellness of the human being. Equal opportunities and valuing life are fundamental principles that pave the road to full citizenship in Latin America, and without which it won´t make sense any attempt to try to achieve security and peace. The Security Commission Hemispheric of the Organization of American States Permanent Council emphasizes in a recent meeting (March 2000) that among the premises for reformulation of the hemisphere’s security concept are “the need to recognize the close links between security, development and consolidation of democracy as well as the historical relationship between peace and democracy”. We are hence at a very special moment of our historical trajectory, where notorious disrespect for human rights are a frequent threat to populations of Latin American countries. Initiatives to education, focusing on children and youth, with heavy use of art and science, may make all the difference and create today a future of peace and security, based on fraternity among all peoples.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i3p129-138
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 3 (2017)
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