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Journal Cover Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 2049-8683 - ISSN (Online) 2049-8691
     Published by Inderscience Publishers Homepage  [388 journals]
  • Strategic leadership as contributory factor for engineering project
    • Authors: Maria Bortoluzzi, Ivana Marenzi
      Pages: 121 - 140
      Abstract: In the current turbulent times of global economy with no clues in sight yet to resolve the Euro zone crisis, every nation is facing the need for competent leaders to set the tone right for the future. Project management is a complex profession as each project environment is unique in itself. Leaders in the field of project management share many of the same characteristics as leaders in operational or functional roles. However, the unique nature of projects with their set budgets, timeframes coupled with other constraints often results in failure of projects causing greater concern to the resulting decline in the organisational image and team fatigue. There is an urgent need to address this dominant issue to involve strategic leadership of choice to enhance engineering project success to meet the expectations of the project stake holders. The available literature on the impact of leadership on project management challenges is scant. Over the years, the rate of project failures has far exceeded the rate of project successes. The author has attempted to combine his own practical experience in project management with an exhaustive review of published literature in this work. In this study, typical leadership strategies that would enhance project outcomes are addressed.
      Keywords: strategic leadership; competitive environment; project stakeholders; project success; triple constraint; engineering projects; project management
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014) pp. 121 - 140
      PubDate: 2014-07-14T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.063378
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014)
  • Green supply chain management and the induced performance changes of
           companies in the Yangtze River delta of China
    • Authors: Yanli Dong, Xianbing Liu, Yanwen Dong
      Pages: 141 - 158
      Abstract: Corporate environmental management in China has been expanding from the efforts of individual companies to various cooperative practices improving environmental performance of the supply chain, which may be classified as green supply chain management (GSCM). Using the data collected from 165 companies in the Yangtze River delta of China, this paper analyses the driving mechanisms of GSCM of the companies with different practice levels. The valid respondents are classified as laggard companies and advanced practitioners by a cluster analysis of the scores presented to the pre-defined 12 GSCM activities. Multivariate regression analyses indicate different driving models for these two groups of companies. GSCM of laggard companies are driven by the regulatory pressures and the client's demands but restricted by the company's capacities. The GSCM levels of advanced companies may be attributed to the company's business strategies for development. The business competitor's performance and top management support are identified as influential factors. This paper also confirms that GSCM practices help the improvement of environmental performances of the companies especially in terms of the reduction of pollutant emissions and the increase of employee's environmental awareness.
      Keywords: green SCM; supply chain management; GSCM; performance change; Yangtze River delta; China; corporate environmental management; regulatory pressure; client demands; company capacity; business strategies; competitor performance; top management support; pollutant emi
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014) pp. 141 - 158
      PubDate: 2014-07-14T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.063377
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014)
  • Examination of a model of bus disembarkation on a congested road in an
           overcrowded sightseeing parking lot
    • Authors: Takayuki Nanashima, Tomoyasu Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Higuchi
      Pages: 159 - 175
      Abstract: Traffic congestion increases the time that tourists spend waiting on a bus. At a tourist site, the congestion is often caused by the crowds of tourists and shuttle buses. In this paper, a model for disembarking tourists on a congested road so that they can go to a tourist site on foot is proposed and verified. Waiting time of tourists is shortened by carrying out this model. Sightseeing time that is fully securable can raise a tourist's satisfaction and increase regular customers. And the results verify quantitatively the effectiveness of the model for times when the parking capacity is exceeded and the bus parking lot next to the tourist site is overcrowded.
      Keywords: bus disembarkation modelling; traffic congestion; park-and-ride; tourist satisfaction; congested roads; overcrowding; sightseeing buses; shuttle buses; parking capacity; tourism sites
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014) pp. 159 - 175
      PubDate: 2014-07-14T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.063379
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014)
  • Study of the management of publicly supported R&D projects,
           considering the essential meanings of success factors
    • Authors: Akira Yamazaki, Kazunari Matsushima, Ken-ichiro Mizuno, Yoshihiro Kudo
      Pages: 176 - 188
      Abstract: The management of leading R&D projects into success is extremely important. In a system to publicly support R&D projects of private companies, not only adequate project management but also proper programme management, considering success factors, is highly required. Here, the factors determining the success or failure of R&D projects are thought to be related to various parameters. For R&D projects supported by public funds in particular, it has been difficult to clarify what makes R&D projects successful, because such projects were caught in the idea that they must naturally succeed. In this study, surveys and interviews were conducted for past publicly supported projects, and success factors were extracted. After streamlining the success factors together with further examination of each of them, proper programme management as well as project management was suggested for a system to support R&D projects.
      Keywords: project management; programme management; R&D projects; public support; public institution; success factors; private companies; selection; process management; risk management; research and development
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014) pp. 176 - 188
      PubDate: 2014-07-14T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.063382
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014)
  • Funding transport infrastructure at a dry port - with special
           reference to Nagpur: a stock take on MIHAN and CONCOR
    • Authors: Parizad Dungore, Vijay Joshi
      Pages: 189 - 215
      Abstract: The research work specifically analyses the prime facets of funding and development of transport infrastructure at a dry port, particularly for Nagpur and the hinterland of Vidarbha. The Government of Maharashtra has allocated crores of rupees to fund infrastructure projects in the state. Funds have also poured in through strategic alliances or joint ventures and public private partnership (PPP). Hence, it can be reasoned that funds are not scarce for viable projects. The research work undertaken is a 'stock take' of progress to date on: 1) a major infrastructure development project Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN); 2) operations of a logistic solution provider and infrastructure developer CONCOR-ICD Nagpur since 1997. A critical study of these vital projects helps analyse the developments in the region by way of funding transport infrastructure.
      Keywords: infrastructure funding; public private partnerships; PPPs; Maharashtra Airport Development Authority; government policy; MIHAN; Container Corporation; CONCOR; transport infrastructure; dry ports; India; strategic alliances; joint ventures; multi-modal hubs; ca
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014) pp. 189 - 215
      PubDate: 2014-07-14T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.063389
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014)
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