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Applied Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Applied Finance and Accounting     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
J. of Education and Training Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Engineering and Technology     Open Access  
Studies in Media and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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   ISSN (Print) 2324-8033 - ISSN (Online) 2324-8041
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  • The Emergence of Wellbeing in Late Modern Capitalism: Theory, Research and
           Policy Responses

    • Authors: Vincent La Placa, Anneyce Knight
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: This article outlines a historical and theoretical framework that traces the historical and discursive emergence of the concept of wellbeing as a consequence of the decline of traditional capitalism and modernity and the subsequent shift to a late modern capitalist economy. On the structural level, this shift precipitates a new type of consumption that not only characterises the productive and physical capacity of the economy and products, but cascades into the social construction of multiple discursive, symbolic and cultural products, images, and forms of information and meanings, from wellbeing emerges. This process has consequences for individuals in late modernity as they navigate through a world where life-worlds, security and relationships are disrupted and require new forms of revising and responding to change. Consequently, wellbeing further establishes a means of responding and adapting to, for instance, changing lives, circumstances, security, and happiness. The emergence of wellbeing as a significant component of social policy discourses has also precipitated debate around the types of research and policy responses relevant to the study of wellbeing. As a result, the article also prescribes an epistemology founded upon a ‘cultural’ and ‘relational’ approach that can effectively underpin research and social policies relevant to wellbeing in late modern capitalism.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Impact of Attractiveness on Athletic Performance of Tennis Players

    • Authors: Linn-Brit Bakkenbüll
      Pages: 12 - 20
      Abstract: The present study examines whether there is an impact of physical attractiveness on athletic performance of professional tennis players. Moreover, this study analyses whether there are gender-specific differences. Different multiple regressions reveal a significantly positive relationship between physical attractiveness and athletic performance. Regression results show that there are no differences between male and female tennis players. Furthermore, this study examines determinants that influence athletic performance. For managers or coaches, the findings suggest that managers or coaches would benefit from hiring more attractive tennis players. More attractive and therefore more successful tennis players may earn higher prize money and generate greater contracts, for example, in terms of sponsoring. This also creates greater revenues for managers or coaches. This holds true for both, male and female tennis players.
      PubDate: 2017-02-10
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2017)
  • Vision, Challenges and Solutions in the Development of Professional Social
           Work in Vietnam: Perceptions of Key Stakeholders

    • Authors: Huong Nguyen, Trang Thu Nguyen, Naomi Farber
      Pages: 21 - 29
      Abstract: It was not until 2010 that social work was officially recognized as a profession in Vietnam when the government approved a national master blueprint to develop social work. This blueprint identified seven strategic objectives including: creating a foundational labor force, developing laws and policies, and raising awareness about social work. This exploratory study examines the degree to which key stakeholders in Vietnam have shared vision and perceptions about the challenges and solutions necessary to make this ambitious plan for Vietnamese social work succeed. An anonymous survey was conducted with 65 policy makers, educators, service providers, and practitioners. The survey revealed that key stakeholders in held a shared vision about Vietnamese social work, focusing on making it a genuine profession. They identified the top challenges for Vietnamese social work as lack of national policy and regulations, lack of public awareness about the profession, and lack of resources to develop high quality social work education. Key stakeholders considered social work to be an integral function of the government and, as such, depend upon the government to lay the foundation for, provide direction to, and make available the resources necessary for the profession to grow. In other words, there would not be a Vietnamese social work profession outside of and without the Vietnamese government, unlike how the social work profession has developed in many Western countries. 
      PubDate: 2017-02-15
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Structural and Cultural Role to the Family House Hold of
           Self-employment Woman in Malang Regency, Indonesia

    • Authors: Darsono Wisadirana
      Pages: 30 - 36
      Abstract: Family is also the first pillar to meet the social, economic, psychological and culture aspect to the individual. In prostitution aspect, someone who decides to be self-employment woman can be known from the socialization style in the family. Because of that, it is important to know about family role and function in solving prostitution problem. Therefore, the problem is how the structural and cultural role is occupied by each family member in the daily life of house hold.This research aims to analyze the process of someone to be self-employment woman from the aspect of instilling the moral and norm by each family member, analyze the social relation in the family, one of whose member is a self-employment woman, and analyze the function which is acted by each member to the self-employment woman. This research used Functional Imperatives Talcott Parson theory to analyze the structural and cultural role of self-employment woman’s family. The methodology used in this case was qualitative research design.The result of the research shows the economic factor. Besides the factor of young marriage culture which causes the divorce. After divorce, the women start to work as self-employment woman. Lacking of the education awareness can be one of the causes in increasing the number of self-employment woman.Lacking of communication among the family can cause the parents are not able to keep the children from social deviation. Social deviation which has been occupied for long time can be human habit and common activity in society.
      PubDate: 2017-02-22
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2017)
  • Breaking Open the Closed Nature of Japanese Forestry

    • Authors: Katsushi Mizuno, Go Igusa, Eiji Takeda, Takumu Doi, Jun Omata
      Pages: 37 - 44
      Abstract: We have applied the system-wide approach, a theory developed by the economist H. Theil, to input-output analysis to demonstrate the closed nature of forestry in Japan. We have also advocated the necessity of opening up the forestry industry in order to optimize production (minimize costs). Specifically, with the methodology employed here, we calculated input coefficients for Japanese forestry using input-output tables. We compared actual input coefficients with the input coefficients calculated to achieve optimal production. The results revealed that intermediate product transactions among forestry industry members were about 12% above the amount required for forestry to achieve optimal production, while intermediate product transactions with other industries were about 11% too low. This means that forest-related commissioned projects are carried out primarily by forestry players, so work is not being allocated to other industries. The results lead us to the conclusion that forestry in Japan is closed and that commissioned projects should be allocated to other sectors. We show compelling examples from prior research on opening up forestry to the construction industry and nonprofit organizations. Opening forestry projects to other sectors will improve forestry technologies in those sectors and lead to technological innovation in Japanese forestry.
      PubDate: 2017-02-22
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2017)
  • Revisiting the Educational and Literary Activities among the Jewish Women
           of Calcutta

    • Authors: Kaustav Chakrabarti
      Pages: 45 - 50
      Abstract: The Jewish women of Calcutta contributed extensively towards building and consolidating the rich socio-cultural heritage through the creation of social and cultural infrastructures like schools, hospitals, baby clinics, women and youth organizations. Breaking social taboos, they were stimulated by the attractions of western education and took up modern professions. Their contributions were keenly appreciated both in pre-and post-independent India, which this paper tries to explore. Moreover, when India is delving into the rich diversity of its different voices, with women and environmental issues coming to the fore, the contribution(s) of the Jewish women, as the “other voice of history” could hardly be ignored. Thus besides highlighting the different aspects of the world of the Jewish women of Calcutta and their contribution in the literary-educational field, the paper also tries to fit their collective experience in a multi-cultural rubric, in the Indian context.
      PubDate: 2017-02-23
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2017)
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