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African J. of Accounting, Auditing and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African J. of Economic and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 3)
American J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Asian J. of Management Science and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Atoms for Peace: an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 1)
Electronic Government, an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.185, h-index: 23)
EuroMed J. of Management     Hybrid Journal  
European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European J. of Industrial Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.987, h-index: 16)
European J. of Intl. Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.258, h-index: 10)
Global Business and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 7)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Abrasive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.143, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.245, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Adaptive and Innovative Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.39, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Advanced Mechatronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Advanced Operations Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.24, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Intl. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Agile and Extreme Software Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Agile Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 17)
Intl. J. of Alternative Propulsion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Applied Cryptography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.401, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Applied Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.455, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Applied Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.369, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Applied Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Pattern Recognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Applied Systemic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.138, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Arts and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.114, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Auditing Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automation and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.297, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automotive Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Automotive Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.356, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Autonomic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Big Data Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Bio-Inspired Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.77, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.244, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Bonds and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Business and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Business and Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Business Competition and Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Business Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Business Excellence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.333, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Governance and Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.222, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.264, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Business Innovation and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.273, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Data Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Business Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Business Process Integration and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Chinese Culture and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Circuits and Architecture Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Performance Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Enterprise     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Intl. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Economics and Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.159, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Computational Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.34, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Computational Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Computer Applications in Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.309, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computing Science and Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.385, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Convergence Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Corporate Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Creative Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Critical Computer-Based Systems     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.22, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Critical Infrastructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Data Mining and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.289, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Data Mining, Modelling and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Design Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Earthquake and Impact Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Economics and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Education Economics and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Electronic Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Electronic Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.383, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.221, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.252, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Emergency Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 17)
Intl. J. of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.118, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.238, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Environment and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.147, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 35)
Intl. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 14)
Intl. J. of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Environment, Workplace and Employment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Exergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.667, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Financial Engineering and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Innovation in Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Markets and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.219, h-index: 14)
Intl. J. of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Gender Studies in Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Global Environmental Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.149, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Global Warming     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.431, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Grid and Utility Computing     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.235, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Happiness and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.154, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of High Performance Computing and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.362, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Intl. J. of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Intl. J. of Hydrology Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.181, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Image Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Immunological Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Indian Culture and Business Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Industrial Electronics and Drives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Information and Coding Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Information and Communication Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Information and Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Intl. J. of Information Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information Systems and Change Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Information Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)

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  • The adoption of green initiatives in logistics service providers - a
           strategic perspective
    • Authors: Karin Isaksson, Pietro Evangelista, Maria Huge-Brodin, Heikki Liimatainen, Edward Sweeney
      Pages: 349 - 364
      Abstract: Logistics service providers (LSPs) have started to transform their operations and strategy to be more effective from a green perspective. One concern that is of particular interest of LSPs is how to create organisational green awareness and translate this into practice in their operations. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the roles of green strategic commitment and organisation in LSPs' adoption of green initiatives. The data for this study were collected through a questionnaire survey, investigating a sample of LSPs operating in the Swedish, Finnish and Italian markets. From the literature analysis, a set of testable hypotheses was developed. The results indicate that there are relationships between the nature, as well as the scope, of functional involvement and the green strategic priority. The results further suggest that the inclusion of environmental consideration in the overall business strategy is positively related to the involvement and coordination of multiple functions as well as existence of a separate environmental function.
      Keywords: logistics service providers; LSPs; environmental sustainability initiatives; green strategic priority; functional involvement; questionnaire survey
      Citation: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017) pp. 349 - 364
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2017.087096
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Firm performance and environmental collaboration in manufacturing
    • Authors: Tomi Solakivi, Sini Laari, Juuso Töyli, Lauri Ojala
      Pages: 365 - 392
      Abstract: We identify empirically the effects of environmental collaboration in the supply chain on operational and financial performance of manufacturing firms. Self-reported survey data is combined with financial reporting data on 135 manufacturing firms operating in Finland. Environmental collaboration within the firm and externally with customers and suppliers is studied against measures of firm performance by applying descriptive analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and generalised linear modelling. The novelty in this research is the combination of self-reported survey data with financial reports-based data in analysing the effects of three dimensions of environmental collaboration on firm performance. The findings suggest that while external collaboration had mostly positive effects, internal collaboration seems to be more problematic. The results highlight the need for supply chain focus in environmental issues. Manufacturing firms should not consider environmental efforts merely as an extra burden; there seem to be ways of putting in more effort without jeopardising performance.
      Keywords: environmental collaboration; firm performance; manufacturing; financial performance
      Citation: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017) pp. 365 - 392
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2017.087101
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • A decision-tree-based study of the effect of the objective structure of
           the supply chain members on their sustainability-related behaviour
    • Authors: Mario Luis Chew Hernández, Verónica Velázquez Romero, Rogel Fernando Retes Mantilla, Leopoldo Viveros Rosas
      Pages: 393 - 416
      Abstract: The recent emphasis on sustainability has forced supply chain (SC) management research to include social and environmental aspects. When modelling multi-criteria decisions, an analysis should be made on why the stakeholder cares about the objectives, as they can be inherently important (fundamental) or foment other objectives (means). The classification of objectives into fundamental and means, and the relations between one another define an 'objective structure'. This work discusses different relations that can arise between the sustainability and economic objectives of the SC members and their representation by influence diagrams, utility functions and probabilities. Then, decision trees are used to predict how the decisions of the SC members are affected by their view of sustainability as a fundamental or means objective. This approach can be useful for regulating agencies dealing with real supply chains, as it can be used to predict the performance of incentives for 'sustainability friendly' behaviour.
      Keywords: decision analysis; sustainability; supply chain management; value-focused thinking; multi-criteria decision making
      Citation: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017) pp. 393 - 416
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2017.087098
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Cabotage and sulphur regulation change: cost effects to Northern
           Europe
    • Authors: Olli-Pekka Hilmola, Ain Kiisler, Per Hilletofth
      Pages: 417 - 428
      Abstract: Change has been persistent in European Union regarding new directive and international agreements concerning the logistics sector. Recently, cabotage rules were implemented for road transports, and new demanding low sulphur levels applied at English Channel, North Sea and Baltic Sea for sea vessels. Our research concerns the implications to transportation costs of these changes in largest Estonian, Finnish and Swedish companies. Survey shows that cabotage regulation change has resulted in no change within road freight prices (some possibility for decline). On the contrary, sulphur regulation has resulted in freight cost increase (up to 6% higher than before). Interestingly, respondents show some movement in the use of different routes to or from Central Europe. Using a longer hinterland transportation route through Baltics has some momentum to grow, while others are under of somewhat pressure. However, this noted change is not significant, and does not concern most of the companies.
      Keywords: cabotage; sulphur; Baltic Sea; Estonia; Finland; Sweden
      Citation: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017) pp. 417 - 428
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2017.087099
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Sustainable behaviour of manufacturers in supply chain context - an
           international approach
    • Authors: Danuta Kisperska-Moro?, Krzysztof Zowada
      Pages: 429 - 452
      Abstract: Sustainable practices have become important issues for business policies, however, their effect on financial and economic performance is still not quite clear. Our study demonstrates how manufacturers in different countries apply the concept of sustainability in their internal operations and in supply chain activities. Having based our research on cross-country analysis, we also verify the researchers' conflicting opinions concerning environmental and social aspects of sustainability versus economic performance of companies cooperating in a supply chain. Results of our research showed that there is no confirmed relationship between environmental and social performance versus economic performance, however, the details of that interdependence differ for various countries and their clusters. This paper also discusses the lack of proper spread of sustainable practices in supply chains in different countries.
      Keywords: sustainable behaviour; manufacturer; supply chain; environmental performance; social performance; economic performance; cluster analysis; international approach
      Citation: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017) pp. 429 - 452
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2017.087100
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • In the search for the infinite servers queue with Poisson arrivals busy
           period distribution exponential behaviour
    • Authors: Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, José António Filipe
      Pages: 453 - 467
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate exponential behaviour conditions for the M|G|∞ queue busy period length distribution. It is presented a general theoretical result that is the basis of this work. The complementary analysis rely on the M|G|∞ queue busy period length distribution moments computation. In M|G+∞ queue practical applications - in economic, management and business areas - the management of the effective number of servers is essential since the physical presence of infinite servers is not viable and so it is necessary to create that condition through an adequate management of the number of servers during the busy period.
      Keywords: M|G|∞ queue system; busy period; arrivals; customer; server; Poisson process; exponential distribution; moments
      Citation: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017) pp. 453 - 467
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2017.087094
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 4 (2017)
       
 
 
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