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3C Empresa     Open Access  
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access  
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 133)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
África     Open Access  
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access  
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  
FIVE : The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Flaubert     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Formation emploi     Open Access  

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   ISSN (Print) 1911-2017 - ISSN (Online) 1911-2025
   Published by CCSE Homepage  [41 journals]
  • Designing First-year Sociology Curricula and Practice

    • Authors: Theda Ann Thomas, Sue Rechter, Joy Wallace, Pamela Allen, Jennifer Clark, Bronwyn Cole, Lynette Sheridan Burns, Adrian Jones, Jill Lawrence
      First page: 1
      Abstract: Many countries are now specifying standards for graduates in different disciplines, including sociology. In Australia, the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) has developed Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) for sociology to provide the learning outcomes that students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sociology should achieve. These TLOs have encouraged universities to think explicitly about their sociology curriculum in a holistic way. This paper reports on a project that investigated the skills and concepts sociology students need to learn in first year to meet the TLOs by the time they graduate. The project identified the needs of students as they transition from school or work into the study of sociology in first year through a study of literature of first-year pedagogy and a student survey. A workshop was held for sociology that involved 37 academics from 14 universities. The workshop was used to promote a rethink of teaching of sociology in the light of the new TLOs as well as to collect ideas from the participants. The student surveys, workshop ideas and relevant literature were analyzed and synthesized for each TLO to determine what skills and concepts first-year students needed to learn, identify what they might find difficult and propose strategies for teaching. The paper also provides practical ideas for engaging academics with thinking holistically about the sociology curriculum and for teaching and learning sociology in the first year of an undergraduate degree.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Effects of Chinese Sport Tourists’ Perceptions toward Service
           Quality in Jeju Island

    • Authors: Shiheng Zeng, Sung-Bum Chun, Weisheng Chiu, Chanmin Park, Chul Won Lee
      First page: 14
      Abstract: Purpose:This study proposed a research model to examine the effect of the service quality of the sport tourism industry on Chinese tourists’ satisfaction and future intention and subjective well-being in Jeju Island. Methodology:Data were recruited from 349 Chinese tourists, who participated in sport activities in Jeju Island. Findings:The findings indicate the physical environment quality and outcome quality have positive influences on tourist satisfaction. Tourist satisfaction significantly and positively influenced tourists’ future behavioral intentions and subjective well-being. All Chinese respondents positively evaluated the service quality in Jeju Island. Value:This study contributes to the understanding of the sports tourism industry targeting Chinese tourists in Jeju Island.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Effect of Prevalent Supervisory Styles on Teaching Performance in Kuwaiti
           High Schools

    • Authors: Sultan G. Aldaihani
      First page: 25
      Abstract: Purpose: This study sought to identify the importance of supervision in Kuwaiti high schools from the viewpoints of heads of departments and school teachers, as well as identifying the gap between ideal and prevalent supervisory styles in Kuwaiti high schools and determining the effects of supervision on teachers’ professional performance. Methodology: The researcher took a qualitative approach, using structured interviews with a study sample represented by six heads of departments and six teachers from two high schools in Kuwait. Findings: It was found that supervision as a tool for continuous improvement in the school system positively affected the school climate. There was a gap between actual and ideal supervisory styles in the schools studied. Supervision had a positive effect on the professional performance of teachers; supervisors’ notes and observations helped teachers in identifying their shortcomings and modifying their behavior accordingly. Challenges to the effective implementation of supervision in high schools included unsuitable supervisory practices, loss of connection between the teacher and the supervisor, teacher resistance to support, and lack of meaningful feedback. Recommendations: It is necessary to employ advanced supervisory styles in order to cope with the changes in the surrounding environment. Further study will help to determine the effect of supervision on the relationship between teachers and students.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Aircraft Acquisition Conceptual Framework

    • Authors: Ismail bin Yusof, Abd Rahman Abdul Rahim
      First page: 37
      Abstract: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has faced difficulties in achieving and sustaining at least 70% of its aircraft availability (Av) in order to support its operational requirements. The head start for this research is to discuss with a focus group (FG) which comprise of eight officers and one moderator and supported by observation on the field. The FG highlighted that the low Av was due to the ineffectiveness and inefficiency of the through life cycle support (TLCS) as a result of weaknesses in the acquisition conceptual framework (ACF). Three research questions were put forward; Q1: Why has the RMAF not achieved its aircraft Av as its desired objectives? Q2: How do the RMAF’s present acquisition practices given a significant impact to Av? And Q3: What is the recommended ACF to be used to ensure higher aircraft Av? The mix mode method (quantitative and qualitative) data collection was used. The literature review focused on critical success factors (CSFs) in terms of acquisition, terms and definition, and present practices in the Royal Malaysian Army (RMA), the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), the Malaysian public sector, the Department of Defence of the United States of America (DoD USA), the Ministry of Defence of United Kingdom (MoD UK) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Based on the CSFs from the literature review, a preliminary ACF I was developed. The RMAF case study had focused on Type A, Type B, Type C and Type D aircraft. Data on aircraft status for FY 2011 to 2015 was gathered from the Air Support Command Headquarters (ASHQ). The survey was achieved through 16 self-administered structured questionnaires which are close-ended involving 120 out of 150 respondents from the Worker Group (WG). The interviewer collected qualitative data using 21 semi-structured questionnaires with open-ended answers on 20 respondents from the Management Group (MG). The survey and interview results were presented in a matrix table and categorized in accordance with themes and their relationships. Based on the results of the case study, the preliminary ACF I was modified to ACF II. Then, ACF II was validated by four experts who comprise of two senior officers and two senior managers from the aviation industry. After validation, the ACF II was modified to ACF III (final) and was proposed for implementation. Three project objectives were put forward. Objective 1: To identify the cause of low Av. 
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Information Resources Co-construction and Sharing of Higher Education

    • Authors: Juan Tian
      First page: 65
      Abstract: With the rapid development of information technology and education, there occurred several problems in higher education information resource construction and sharing, such as incomplete infrastructure, low overall resources level, insufficient information resources application, low teachers' information literacy and imperfect resource sharing mechanism. Under the current environment, it’s necessary to establish a set of information resources co-construction and sharing education service system to balance resources sharing and improve the sharing mechanism. Also to improve colleges’ management, to promote college teachers' development, to adapt to ubiquitous learning and to realize resource sharing.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Skills and Knowledge Competency of Technical and Vocational Education and
           Training Graduate

    • Authors: Che Rus Ridzwan, S. Malik, Zaliza Hanapi, Suriani Mohamed, Mohd Azlan Hussain, Shafeeqa Shahrudin
      First page: 69
      Abstract: The Education Development Plan of Malaysia (Higher Education) carry the nation’s aspiration to empower the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Malaysia. The emphasis on the development of high quality TVET graduates demands teachers and instructors of TVET who are highly knowledgeable and skilled. Thus, the emphasis on the quality of TVET teachers’ education training of Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education (FTVE), Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) has become an interesting issue that needs exploration. To evaluate the effectiveness of the education graduates, a quantitative survey research design using the Stuffelbeam evaluation model was carried out. The samples were FTVE graduates that have been placed in secondary schools and vocational colleges all over Malaysia. A total of 111 respondents have answered the questionnaire. The research findings showed that the level of professional knowledge, skills and practice were high. However, parallel to the concept of continuous improvement, the elements that are at the level of moderate will be evaluated for improvement. These research findings were expected to give some information to policy maker in TVET Teachers Training Provider to increase the quality of TVET graduates in UPSI specifically and Malaysia in general in order to uphold the aspiration to become a developed nation by 2020.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • The Importance of Multicultural Education in Schools in the Era of ASEAN
           Economic Community

    • Authors: Imron Arifin, Agustinus Hermino
      First page: 78
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to provide an understanding importance of multicultural education for students in the schools relate with diversity in the era of Asean Economic Community. The ASEAN, which groups eleven countries, is a very diverse region, with different dynamics that are owned by their respective countries, particularly when associated with education. Diversities can be seen from the many islands, ethnicity, culture, language and religion. Regardless all those differences, these eleven countries share a similar emphasis on human resource development as a key in developing the whole nation to enter the knowledge-based economy and global environment. Pluralism that is the one of the power and uniqueness in the ASEAN Economic Community that can be interpreted as diversity in unity. Diversity, on the one hand is a blessing, because it actually reflects the diversity of the wealth of cultural treasures. But on the other hand, diversity is also great potential for growing proliferation of conflicts, particularly if such diversity is not able to run well. To build the ASEAN community who recognize and appreciate the differences required processes and better understanding through relevant education. Education, as a fundamental human right, is considered very important and strategic for developing their human resources. The right to education imposes an obligation upon countries to ensure that all children and citizens have opportunities to meet their basic learning needs. Promoting quality and equity education is a common policy for countries regardless their different levels of development. Herein lies the importance of multicultural education. Multicultural education becomes strategic for ASEAN nations to be able to manage the plurality creatively, and can be interpreted as an internalization process of values in educational institutions.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • “Civilization and Its Discontents”—A Reappraisal

    • Authors: Siegfried Zepf
      First page: 93
      Abstract: The author questions the extent to which Freud's theory of culture can justify Freud’s postulated claim concerning the social causation of neuroses. Since the premises on which Freud bases his cultural theory are untenable, it is argued that this justification cannot be supplied by it. This is followed by an examination of Freud’s arguments against historical materialism, and a further reasoned rejection of those objections Freud did not withdraw. Finally, in the author’s proposing to open psychoanalysis onto historical materialism, Freud's concept of sexual instincts is deciphered in the light of Laplanche’s considerations as a naturalistic mystification of the unconscious. With this opening, the contradiction between conscious and unconscious objectives in neuroses appears abstractly as a manifestation of the contradiction of subjects in which society finds itself. In closing, the need for a meta-theoretical mediation of psychoanalytic insights and historical materialistic knowledge in making a concrete analysis of the social conditions of neuroses is emphasised.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Power, Legitimacy, and Urgency of Community-Based Tourism Stakeholders in
           Northeastern Thailand

    • Authors: Mattara Sripun, Sekson Yongvanit, Richard Pratt
      First page: 104
      Abstract: This paper examines the dynamics of Community-Based Tourism (CBT) stakeholder salience namely; power, legitimacy and urgency. Data is drawn from a doctoral research fieldwork, undertaken from 2013-2016 in two long running CBT villages in Northeastern Thailand which are Ban Prasat; an archaeological site in Nakhon Ratchasima province, and the ethnic Phu Tai cultural village of Ban Khok Kong in Kalasin province. Instruments include secondary data, participatory and non-participatory observations, and in-depth interviews using semi-structured questions with 53 key informants selected from 5 pre-defined stakeholder groups. Content analysis is employed using a modified stakeholder salience framework. The paper is structured into four main parts; an introduction to the theoretical foundations of the research, the examination of “legitimate” stakeholder groups and their dynamic relations, the discussion of stakeholder salience’s fundamental concepts of “who and what really matters”, and the limitations of applying a stakeholder approach in the CBT context. Findings unfold subtle but complex layers of process dynamics and stakeholder relationship. Women and the elderly are the backbone of a CBT process. Stakeholders play various roles based on group member skills. Roles and responsibilities are contingent, inclusive, and non-hierarchical. Functional differentiation serves as a management parameter and determines stakeholder urgency. Though CBT is managed through a participatory decision making process, the leaders are the most powerful stakeholder groups controlling tourism resources and regulations. CBT stakes are collective benefits. Normative legitimacy is found to be the most critical aspect. Interest overlap and the dynamic range of the stakeholder interrelations found in both CBT communities are too contingent and transitory for a unified thought on CBT management. Stakeholder interrelations transit as the setting evolves and the stakeholders themselves make decisions or change their opinions. This subjective element highlights moral essentiality and leadership dependence. Legitimacy is inevitably another form of power.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Relationship between Leisure Facilitators and Serious Leisure among Female
           Korean College Soccer Participants

    • Authors: Hee Yeob Kang, Hyung Hoon Kim, Hyun Wook Choi, Won Il Lee, Chul Won Lee
      First page: 117
      Abstract: This study identifies the relationship between leisure facilitators and serious leisure of female college soccer participants. To this end, data were collected from a total of 223 surveys from participants in female college soccer participants. The collected data were analyzed and interpreted using SPSS and AMOS program. Frequency analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, reliability analysis, correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were performed. All tests were performed using a .05 significance level. The results of this study were as follows. First, intrapersonal facilitators of leisure facilitators had a positive effect on serious leisure. Second, interpersonal facilitators of leisure facilitators had a positive effect on serious leisure. Third, structural facilitators of leisure facilitators had a positive effect on serious leisure.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • A Study on the Cultivation of Female Students Ability in the Girl's
           Athletic Association-Taking Qingdao University of Science and Technology
           as an Example

    • Authors: Xiaodong Chu, Xiaowen Liu
      First page: 125
      Abstract: This paper studied the status of o the Girl’s Athletic Association in the matter of the organization and function. Some problems in development progress are analyzed, such as the number of members reduced, the chaos of organization construction, the shortage of fund. Some proposals and countermeasures are putted forward from strengthen and improving the organization system construction, carrying out rich and colorful activities, the funding, hiring teachers and the association responsible person, increasing the association activity time, changing the content of activities To play an important role in the aspects of actively encouraging and guiding the female classmate association activities, and promoting the all-round development of girl's ability.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Evidence-Based Research on Barriers and Physical Limitations in Hospital
           Public Zones Regarding the Universal Design Approach

    • Authors: Charanya Phaholthep, Antika Sawadsri, Thirawut Bunyasakseri
      First page: 133
      Abstract: The hospital is a public building which has the primary duty to provide services to everyone. So far, it is necessary to take into consideration the principle of Universal Design (UD) in responding to the behavior of users, particularly, persons with disabilities. This research focused on 2 main issues, (1) the physical features of the public areas for measurement and collection regarding to the style, size and location of facilities, and whether they meet the requirement and/or appropriate for people with disabilities, and (2) behavior of users with disabilities in accessing spaces and service facilities in the hospital public zones, focusing on the involvement between activities, behaviors and problems which occur. This research used empirical method to assess and evaluate the physical features by the process of Post Occupancy Evaluation, (POE), using 2 evaluation methods, 1) survey/observation (Cognitive walkthrough) and 2) scenario access audit methods. In detail, the survey/observation focused on the obstacles within a physical environment that affect space and service activities regarding people with different types of disabilities. Identifying the obstructions in public functions and health care facilities was implemented by a group of design specialists. On the other hand, the scenario access audit process was operated by determining the level of accessibility and the real patient flow of patients with disabilities on-sites and spaces in public zones. Therefore, this research speculated on all problems and came up with the design guidelines to improve the physical features of public zones in responding to the usability of the service facilities under the UD approach.

      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Business Coevolution: Considerations from the Mobile Telecommunication
           Sector in Latin America Economy

    • Authors: Hugo-Alberto Rivera-Rodríguez, Sergio-Andrés Pulgarín
      First page: 147
      Abstract: The dynamic and interaction between companies and the environment leads to atypical emergences addressed by the strategic business direction mainstream. In this document the introduction of CoEvolutionary Relationships is presented to explain how some groups of companies that are facing business turbulence, not only survive, but grow rapidly in an internal dynamic space and transformational environment, becoming an attractive investment option. To explain this phenomenon, the field of mobile telecommunications in Colombia is studied, applying a mixed methodology that includes semi-structured interviews and the analysis of documentary content (ADC). The findings reflect a structural link between a turbulent environment and a group of companies that developed growth in their sector despite the turmoil.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Financial Incentives for Adopting Cloud Computing in Higher Educational
           Institutions

    • Authors: Ali Al-Badi, Ali Tarhini, Wafaa Al-Kaaf
      First page: 162
      Abstract: Teaching today relies a great deal on IT resources which require large investments and there are many higher institutions that cannot afford such investments. Educational institutions usually search for opportunities to better manage their resources, especially after the economic crisis, which has resulted in reducing government support, especially in western countries. It is argued that ‘cloud computing’ is one of those opportunities for any educational institution due to its benefits in terms of cost reduction. Today, ‘cloud computing’ can be seen as one of the latest dynamic services in the IT world because of its flexibility. This paper investigates the financial incentives for adopting cloud computing in higher educational institutions. To achieve this objective the research employs a qualitative method to collect the data. Interviews were conducted with a number of cloud service providers, experts in the field and users/potential users of the cloud. The results reveal that cloud computing drives down up-front and on-going costs, and that the number of IT staff can be reduced if the cloud is adopted. Disaster recovery and business continuity are other cost-savings areas for an educational institute in adopting the cloud, and cloud computing provides low cost testing and a development environment solution.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Solving Society’s Big Ills, A Small Step

    • Authors: Ravi Kashyap
      First page: 175
      Abstract: We look at a collection of conjectures with the unifying message that smaller social systems, tend to be less complex and can be aligned better, towards fulfilling their intended objectives. We touch upon a framework, referred to as the four pronged approach that can aid the analysis of social systems. The four prongs are:1. The Uncertainty Principle of the Social Sciences2. The Objectives of a Social System or the Responsibilities of the Players3. The Need for Smaller Organizations4. Redirecting Unintended OutcomesSmaller organizations mitigating the disruptive effects of corruption is discussed and also the need for organizations, whose objective is to foster the development of other smaller organizations. We consider a way of life, which is about respect for knowledge and a desire to seek it. Knowledge can help eradicate ignorance, but the accumulation of knowledge can lead to overconfidence. Hence it becomes important to instill an attitude that does not knowledge too seriously, along with the thirst for knowledge. All of this is important to create an environment that is conducive for smaller organizations and can be viewed as a natural extension of studies that fall under the wider category of understanding factors and policies aimed at increasing the welfare or well-being to society.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • The ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and Vietnam’s Trade Efficiency

    • Authors: Hai Thi Hong Nguyen, Thang Ngoc Doan
      First page: 192
      Abstract: This study employs a stochastic gravity model to estimate the efficiency performance of Vietnam’s trade with its main trading partners from 1995-2015. Trade efficiency is measured as the ratio of actual trade volume to the maximum likelihood. Moreover. it analyzes the effects of both natural and man-made trade barriers on trade efficiency. The empirical results suggest that the actual trade of Vietnam appears to be much smaller than a possible efficiency level and that there is large space for further progress. Export efficiency outweighs that of import. Vietnam’s ASEAN Free Trade Agreement membership has, in general, improved the trade efficiency, whereas tariffs and domestic devaluation have impaired it. Our findings lead to the recommendation that Vietnam should join more Free Trade Agreements and break down the man-made barriers.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Leveraging Social Media for Development in Organisations

    • Authors: Ajith Sundaram
      First page: 201
      Abstract: Marketers must never underestimate an online buyer. If they are assuming that mere marketing efforts from their side will influence a buyer, then they are being uncalculated and ignorant. Potential customers are not isolated people who are glued to their computer systems confused as to what product to buy. Instead they are tech-savvy, socially active, smart buyers who make a detailed analysis about the product they intend to buy online. Therefore, marketers need to re-design their online marketing strategies to suit to the needs of the buyer. The marketing approach should focus on social influence marketing as well.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for Asian Social Science, Vol. 13, No. 4

    • Authors: Jenny Zhang
      First page: 221
      Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for Asian Social Science, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2017.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 4 (2017)
       
 
 
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