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360 : Revista de Ciencias de la Gestión     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Abacus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Commercii     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Marisiensis : Seria Oeconomica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Oeconomica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Geographica Socio-Oeconomica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Universitatis Nicolai Copernici Zarządzanie     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AD-minister     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Adam Academy : Journal of Social Sciences / Adam Akademi : Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AdBispreneur : Jurnal Pemikiran dan Penelitian Administrasi Bisnis dan Kewirausahaan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Admisi dan Bisnis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ADR Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advanced Sustainable Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Developing Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Advances in Economics and Business     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Africa Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78)
African Business     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
African Journal of Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African Review of Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Afro Eurasian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Akademik Yaklaşımlar Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
AL-Qadisiyah Journal For Administrative and Economic sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Alphanumeric Journal : The Journal of Operations Research, Statistics, Econometrics and Management Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Economic Journal : Applied Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 284)
American Enterprise Institute     Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
American Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 73)
American Journal of Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Economics and Business Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
American Journal of Economics and Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
American Journal of Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Medical Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Non Linear Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annals in Social Responsibility     Full-text available via subscription  
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Anuario Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Developmental Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Applied Economics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Applied Economics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Applied Financial Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Applied Mathematical Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arab Economic and Business Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Business Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 332)
Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asia Pacific Viewpoint     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asia-Pacific Management and Business Application     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Case Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asian Development Review     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asian Economic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Economic Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Accounting and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Technology Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian-pacific Economic Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Atlantic Economic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Cottongrower, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Australian Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Banks in Insurance Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BBR - Brazilian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Benchmarking : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Benefit : Jurnal Manajemen dan Bisnis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Berkeley Business Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 13)
Beta : Scandinavian Journal of Business Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Bio-based and Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biology Direct     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
BizInfo (Blace) Journal of Economics, Management and Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Black Enterprise     Full-text available via subscription  
Board & Administrator for Administrators only     Hybrid Journal  
Boletim Técnico do Senac     Open Access  
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Brazilian Business Review     Open Access  
Briefings in Real Estate Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 72)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
BRQ Business Research Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BU Academic Review     Open Access  
Bulletin of Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the Dnipropetrovsk University. Series : Management of Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business & Entrepreneurship Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Business & Information Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Business : Theory and Practice / Verslas : Teorija ir Praktika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business and Economic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Business and Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Business and Society Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Business Ethics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Business Ethics: A European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Business Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Business Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Business Management Analysis Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Business Management and Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Business Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Business Review Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business Strategy and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Business Strategy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Business Strategy Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Business Systems & Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Business, Economics and Management Research Journal : BEMAREJ     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Business: Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos EBAPE.BR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d`Economique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Canadian journal of nonprofit and social economy research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Capitalism Nature Socialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central European Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central European Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Challenge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Chandrakasem Rajabhat University Journal of Graduate School     Open Access  
China & World Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
China Economic Journal : The Official Journal of the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
China Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
China Finance Review International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Chinese Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment     Open Access  
Chinese Journal of Social Science and Management     Open Access  
Christian University of Thailand Journal     Open Access  
Chulalongkorn Business Review     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia, Economía y Negocios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circular Economy and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Climate and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cliometrica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Colombo Business Journal     Open Access  
Community Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Compendium : Cuadernos de Economía y Administración     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Compensation & Benefits Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Competitive Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Competitiveness Review : An International Business Journal incorporating Journal of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computational Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computational Mathematics and Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computer Law & Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Computers & Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Consilience : The Journal of Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Consumer Behavior Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Consumer Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

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      Abstract: Organisations are concerned about measuring the performance of the product/service they deliver to their customers. In all types of organisations, if a proper performance assessment is to be developed, it should be measured in different dimensions. At University, the new study programs include the development and assessment of transversal competences due to their importance in enhancing the abilities and improving the employability of students. The achievement of transversal competences can be assessed in different levels/stages; for example, the 1st and 2nd years of a Bachelor’s degree; the 3rd and 4th years of a Bachelor’s degree and at Master’s level. The purpose of this paper is to integrate the research into performance management in organisations to develop an approach consisting of four components (a methodology, a solid and integrated performance management framework, graphical diagrams and quantitative techniques) to assess and manage the achievement of transversal competences through the different levels of study using a consolidated approach. The proposal uses the Analytic Network Process (ANP) to model dependences and feedback among the elements of the competences.
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  • Methodology for selecting packaging alternatives: an “action research”
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  • A methodology to select suppliers to increase sustainability within supply
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  • Project risk management from the bottom-up: Activity Risk Index

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      Abstract: This work presents a multi-objective discrete firefly algorithm (MO-DFFA) for solving the flexible job-shop scheduling problem (FJSP) in a make-to-order production. Three different objectives are minimised simultaneously, being these objectives the weighted sum of the completion times of the orders, the workload of the critical machine and the total workload of all machines. Customer orders are ranked by priority according to the variables that the company considers the most relevant for its classification. Then, this priority is included in the FJSP model giving more preference in the scheduling phase to client requests with higher priority while, at the same, the volume of work of the resources is balanced to avoid machines saturation or under-utilization. With this approach both customer and company requirements can be satisfied and balanced. Furthermore, in the proposed framework customers can customize their orders choosing between some eligible product characteristics, which are considered as the different manufacturing operations which constitute each job. For solving the two sub-problems (i.e. operations assignment and sequencing) required for the scheduling of a flexible manufacturing system, we implemented a discrete version of the firefly algorithm metaheuristic. The computational results of several problem instances show that the presented MO-DFFA is a promising and efficient alternative to solve the FJSP in a customer-centric production system.
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      Abstract: This simulation study investigates whether machine efficiency, mean time to failure (MTTF) and mean time to repair (MTTR) significantly affect the performance of uneven buffer capacity allocation patterns for merging lines. Also studied is the trade-off between increasing throughput via bigger buffers and their associated inventory-related costs, since previous studies have shown that higher overall buffer capacity and higher average inventory content result in higher throughput. Results suggest that an ascending buffer allocation pattern (concentrating buffer capacity towards the end of the line) produces higher throughput in shorter, more unreliable lines; whereas the balanced pattern shows better performance in longer, more reliable lines. Increasing average buffer capacity per station and/or having higher average buffer content was found to be more cost-effective in lines with lower machine inefficiency, shorter MTTF and MTTR, and longer lines. Results differed between reliable and unreliable lines since reliable lines were particularly penalised by buffer capacity investiment/maintenance costs due to a relatively low increase in throughput resulting from the addition of extra buffer capacity.
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  • Strategic simulation models as a new methodological approach: an
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      Abstract: Employability, talent and/or motivation of people can be a source of sustainable competitive advantage; difficult for competitors to imitate. The involvement of people, and more specifically employee participation, has been identified as a key management tool to develop this advantage. Traditionally however, the industrial relations and personnel management streams have treated employee participation from different perspectives. Economic insights have guided the former, while how employees respond to the decisions in the workplace form the basis of the latter. Accordingly, three main employee participation practices are widely recognized in the field: employee management or decision-making, profit-sharing and employee share ownership. In this research, the relationship between 3 practices of participation, employee well-being and firm performance was explored in 278 Basque companies. Objective data was obtained for organizational performance measurement and 1503 employee responses were gathered about participation practices and well-being. After controlling company size and sector (manufacturing and services were tested in this study) the results showed a significant relationship between any form of participation and employee well-being. Interestingly, a significant and negative relationship was revealed for the relationship between employee decision-making participation and labor productivity. No statistical relationship was found between financial participation practices and organizational performance. This study, therefore, confirms the relationship between one of the pillars of HR practices and employee well-being, but fails to show that participation is positively related to higher firm performance (or vice versa). New research lines are opened for scientific contributors and important insights offered for managers.
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  • Toolkit for simultaneously improving production and environmental
           efficiencies

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      Abstract: Environmental efficiency should not be treated independently of production efficiency. Several studies have demonstrated that lean management can be a major part of the answer to improving the environmental performance of companies. In this context, this work integrates existing methodologies and approaches from lean thinking, Industry 4.0 and mathematical optimization and then presents a toolkit for integrating, measuring, controlling and improving production and environmental performance in companies. The proposed approach is the result of previous investigations and is being validated in companies in the agri-food sector.
      PubDate: 2021-12-01
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  • OR in the industrial engineering of Industry 4.0: experiences from the
           Iberian Peninsula mirrored in CJOR

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      Abstract: Industry 4.0 (I4.0) implies a group of technologies, organisational concepts and management principles to improve the performance of manufacturing companies or supply chains driven by production cost optimisation, mass customisation requirements, connectivity and digitisation of factories. The purpose of this paper is to relate Iberian Peninsula advances in I4.0 from Spanish and Portuguese research works published in CJOR papers. Hence this paper reviews the Spanish and Portuguese operations research (OR) and industrial engineering-based papers published in CJOR from 2011, when the I4.0 concept emerged, to the present-day. Here 47 papers are reviewed according to classification criteria based on the following elements: (1) objectives; (2) application context; (3) modelling approach; (4) development or software tool; (5) I4.0 technologies. The main outcomes, limitations and further research are also identified for recent papers. Finally, research trends and future directions in industrial engineering, OR and I4.0 are discussed.
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  • Two-stage weighted PROMETHEE II with results’ visualization

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      Abstract: Abstract Multicriteria decision-making methods are widely spread and used to assist the decision-makers to resolve problems. Many of the methods are simple to deploy (WSA, TOPSIS), which is an advantage and because of the computer boom, there is no problem with calculations. However, more sophisticated methods are evolving. The modelling of preferences is improved (from linear in WSA to Gaussian in PROMETHEE), multilevel decision-making (such as AHP) is extended to modelling of dependencies between individual criteria (ANP). The presented method, two-stage weighted PROMETHEE, combines the advantages of generalized preferential functions in PROMETHEE methods, unambiguous arrangement (PROMETHEE II) and hierarchical approach (AHP). In addition, this paper demonstrates the application of the method to evaluate the order of 14 regions of the Czech Republic in regard to economic indices such as the unemployment rate, economic activity, average age, wages, free working places, income, consumption and investments. Data are taken from the Czech Statistical Office web and include the years 2012–2019. In the first stage, the position of each region is calculated; in the second stage, all years mentioned are considered, including the aspect of the weighted time series. Result visualization is made possible using the Visual PROMETHEE software.
      PubDate: 2021-10-27
       
  • Fairness in ambulance routing for post disaster management

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      Abstract: Abstract Disaster management generally includes the post-disaster stage, which consists of the actions taken in response to the disaster damages. These actions include the employment of emergency plans and assigned resources to (i) rescue affected people immediately, (ii) deliver personnel, medical care and equipment to the disaster area, and (iii) aid to prevent the infrastructural and environmental losses. In the response phase, humanitarian logistics directly influence the efficiency of the relief operation. Ambulances routing problem is defined as employing the optimisation tools to manage the flow of ambulances for finding the best ambulance tours to transport the injured to hospitals. Researchers pointed out the importance of equity and fairness in humanitarian relief services: managing the operations of ambulances in the immediate aftermath of a disaster must be done impartially and efficiently to rescue affected people with different priority in accordance with the restrictions. Our research aim is to find the best ambulance tours to transport the patients during a disaster in relief operations while considering fairness and equity to deliver services to patients in balance. The problem is formulated as a new variant of the team orienteering problem with hierarchical objectives to address also the efficiency issue. Due to the limitation of solving the proposed model using a general-purpose solver, we propose a new hybrid algorithm based on a machine learning and neighbourhood search. Based on a new set of realistic benchmark instances, our quantitative analysis proves that our algorithm is capable to largely reduce the solution running time especially when the complexity of the problem increases. Further, a comparison between the fair solution and the system optimum solution is also provided.
      PubDate: 2021-10-26
       
  • The impact of intermediaries on a negotiation: an approach from game
           theory

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      Abstract: Standard approaches to model interaction networks are limited in their capacity to describe the nuances of real communication. We present a game theoretical framework to quantify the effect of intermediaries on the interaction between agents. Inspired by the seminal work Myerson (1977). on cooperative structures in cooperative games, we set the basis for multidimensional network analysis within game theory. More specifically, an extension of the point-arc game Feltkamp and van den Nouwe51 land (1992). is introduced, generalizing the analysis of cooperative games to multigraphs. An efficient algorithm is proposed for the computation of Shapley value of this game. We prove the validity of our approach by applying it to a intermediaries network model. We are able to recover meaningful results on the dependence of the game outcome on the intermediaries network. This work contributes to the optimal design of networks in economic environments and allows the ranking of players in complex networks.
      PubDate: 2021-10-20
       
  • Constrained Naïve Bayes with application to unbalanced data
           classification

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      Abstract: The Naïve Bayes is a tractable and efficient approach for statistical classification. In general classification problems, the consequences of misclassifications may be rather different in different classes, making it crucial to control misclassification rates in the most critical and, in many realworld problems, minority cases, possibly at the expense of higher misclassification rates in less problematic classes. One traditional approach to address this problem consists of assigning misclassification costs to the different classes and applying the Bayes rule, by optimizing a loss function. However, fixing precise values for such misclassification costs may be problematic in realworld applications. In this paper we address the issue of misclassification for the Naïve Bayes classifier. Instead of requesting precise values of misclassification costs, threshold values are used for different performance measures. This is done by adding constraints to the optimization problem underlying the estimation process. Our findings show that, under a reasonable computational cost, indeed, the performance measures under consideration achieve the desired levels yielding a user-friendly constrained classification procedure.
      PubDate: 2021-10-20
       
  • Estimation of asymmetric responses of U.S. retail fuel prices to changes
           in input prices based on a linear exponential adjustment cost approach

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      Abstract: Numerous studies have indicated that retail fuel prices respond more quickly when crude oil prices rise than when they fall. We suggest that the fuel price making process is discretionary with nonlinear price adjustment costs. Then the theories do not assume linear cointegration relation between input and output prices. This paper analyzes the asymmetric reactions of retail gasoline and diesel prices to changes in input prices in the U.S.A. by use of empirical approach based on the linear exponential adjustment costs formulation. This allows us to measure average weekly price biases caused by asymmetries. The orthogonality conditions implied by the rational expectation hypothesis make the generalized method of moments a natural candidate to estimate the reaction function. In order to ensure the robustness of our results, other estimators are used for estimation in some cases. The econometric analysis indicates that the reaction functions of several retail fuel prices (diesel and gasoline, regional, state and city prices) are correlated and, therefore, it is appropriate to estimate them using the system estimators. The following results arise from our study: retail fuel prices react asymmetrically to changes in crude oil spot prices at an overall level, as well as at the level of regions and the given states and cities; retail fuel prices react asymmetrically to changes in American port spot fuel prices; this study does not confirm the asymmetric relationship between spot crude oil prices and port spot fuel prices.
      PubDate: 2021-10-13
       
  • The benefit of an ambulant psychiatric rehabilitation program in Vienna,
           Austria: an uncontrolled repeated measures study

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      Abstract: We investigated the benefit of a 6-week ambulant psychiatric rehabilitation program in an ambulant psychiatric rehabilitation clinic in Vienna, Austria, from January 2014 to December 2016 by an uncontrolled repeated measures study. The potential of this intervention program was assessed by effectiveness and cost measures using suitable statistical analyses. We compared the effectiveness and cost measures of this ambulant psychiatric rehabilitation program on patients for the period of up to 12 months after discharge to the period of 12 months before admission to the intervention program based on self-reported catamnesis questionnaires. For the program’s effectiveness measures, we accounted for both psychological indices for measuring depression severity, symptom burden, and functioning to document the health improvement of patients and economy-related indices such as the number of sick leave days for patients. For the program’s cost measures, both direct tangible treatment and medication costs and indirect tangible costs based on the productivity loss measured in non-working days of the patients were considered. The results significantly demonstrated that all psychological effectiveness measures for the patients highly improved by the 6-weeks rehabilitation program and remained rather stable 12 months after discharge. We found that costs for the 6-week ambulant psychiatric rehabilitation program could be easily covered within 12 months after discharge once a total societal cost perspective was considered. Even additional total cost savings of up to over 5000 Euro could be achieved which were highest for employed patients, followed by unemployed patients receiving rehabilitation allowance due to both their high direct medication and treatment costs as well as high indirect costs for productivity loss. The most important finding was that this treatment program was especially beneficial for rehabilitation patients in earlier stages of psychiatric diseases who were still employed, indicating the need for early intervention in mental disorder.
      PubDate: 2021-10-09
       
  • Health care quality in nonparametric efficiency studies: a review

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      Abstract: Scientists are increasingly considering quality in nonparametric frontier efficiency studies in health care. There are many ways to include quality in efficiency analyses. These approaches differ, among other things, in the underlying assumptions about the influence of quality on the attainable efficiency frontier and the distribution of inefficiency scores. The aim is to provide an overview of how scholars have taken quality into account in nonparametric frontier efficiency studies and, at the same time, to address the underlying assumptions on the relationship between efficiency and quality. To this end, we categorized empirical efficiency studies according to the methodological approaches and quality dimensions and collected the quality indicators used. We performed a Web of Science search for studies published in journals covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Emerging Sources Citation Index between 1980 and 2020. Of the 126 studies covered in this review, 78 are one-stage studies that incorporate quality directly into the efficiency model and thus assume that quality impacts the attainable efficiency frontier. Forty-four articles are two-stage studies that consider quality in the first and the second stage or the second stage only. Four studies do not assume a priori a specific association between efficiency and quality. Instead, they test for this relationship empirically. Outcome quality is by far the most frequently incorporated quality dimension. While most studies consider structural quality as an environmental variable in the second stage, they include outcome quality predominantly directly in the efficiency model. Process quality is less common.
      PubDate: 2021-09-30
       
  • Empirical distribution of daily stock returns of selected developing and
           emerging markets with application to financial risk management

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      Abstract: The paper deals with the analysis of the empirical distribution of returns of selected market indices of developed and developing markets in relation to applications in the field of financial risks. The probability distribution of returns plays a key role for both the theoretical and practical part of financial theory. The assumption of a normal distribution of returns, which is crucial for several financial theories, is rejected in line with our analysis of the daily returns of 30 markets. From the perspective of financial risk assessment, the choice of an appropriate distribution is key to the accuracy of the achieved results. In this paper, we examine the possibility of applying alternative distributions, in order to better capture the observed leptokurtic behavior of the empirical distribution of daily returns as compared to the assumption of normality. We perform the analysis on the daily returns of stock market indices in order to examine the possible differences between the empirical distribution of developed and emerging markets. We investigate the suitability and relative performance of these alternative distributions: the generalized skewed t distribution (sgt), the generalized lambda distribution (gld), the exponential power distribution (GED), the Hansen's skewed t distribution and the Laplace distribution. The best relative performance of fit for market index returns providing the sgt_2 and gld distributions, with gld appearing to be a more prominent adept than with the perspective of relative stability of quality of fit and also quality of risk estimation.
      PubDate: 2021-09-27
       
 
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