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International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies


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International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies (4 papers in press)


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  • A Systems Science Approach to Structure Human Capital Management in Mexican Lodging SMEs   Order a copy of this article
    by Juan E. Nunez-Rios, J. Yvette Sánchez-García, Ricardo Tejeida-Padilla, Manuel Soto-Perez 
    Abstract: This work addresses the process of human capital management in Mexican tourism SMEs. This process affects operations given its limited capability to respond to changes in the environment and binding activities congruently with the coordination and management components. This paper adopted the Systemic Method, addressed through the Soft Systems Methodology to conduct a diagnosis and propose a conceptual model to outline a solution. The relevant systems of this construct were operationalized and contrasted with the Analytical Hierarchy Process. The results show 90% consistency; this indicates that the model reliably represents the reality in which SMEs under study operate and proposed interrelations are acceptable to foster equilibrium. The implications of adopting a systemic perspective require reflecting on the processes of people management, as well as transit from a functionalist approach to an integral one.
    Keywords: Soft Systems Methodology; Systems Thinking; Human Capital; Management; Analytical Hierarchy Process; Systems Science; Equilibrium; SMEs; Tourism.

  • Dynamical Interaction of Supervisor-Student towards Research   Order a copy of this article
    by Nita Shah, Foram Thakkar, Moksha Satia 
    Abstract: Research is the step to describe explain, predict and control the observed phenomenon in a systematic way. Researcher have provided a direction to the scientific knowledge for contributing to the development of specialty. In this paper, we will analyze mathematically how the students and supervisor initiate and reach up to their designation which is their destination by carrying out research in collaboration with each other. Using Routh Hurwitz criteria both the equilibrium points has proved to be locally and globally asymptotically stable by the use of Lyapunov function. Bifurcation of the model has been done with respect to the basic reproduction number. Numerical Simulation has been carried out to study various results and impact of the compartments.
    Keywords: Dynamical system; Research-Supervisor-Student interaction; Basic reproduction number; Bifurcation.

  • Modelling of renewable energy production based on systemic analysis method   Order a copy of this article
    by Raja Glaa, Mohamed Najeh Lakhoua, Lilia El Amraoui 
    Abstract: The technological advances, industrialization and the need for modern comfort make the use of electricity necessary and urgent. This allows researchers and engineers to find solutions to the challenges of electricity, integrate renewable energies, increase control and supervision. This paper presents in a first part, the photovoltaic energy production chain as well as the wind production energy chain. In a second part, it presents the need of Objectives Oriented Project Planning (OOPP) method for systemic analysis and modelling. Then, we present the activities matrix based on the systems modelling with the OOPP method in order to analysis the general objectives identified: analysis of the photovoltaic production energy, analysis of the wind farm and finally analysis of the advanced control strategies.
    Keywords: renewable energy production; photovoltaic systems; wind power systems; advanced control and supervision; systemic analysis; OOPP method.

  • A hybrid GA-based RS-RES model for web-multimedia data management to identify determinants of credit rating status   Order a copy of this article
    by You-Shyang Chen 
    Abstract: Web-scale and distributed multimedia data management is urgently needed to address practical problems for real-life applications that will benefit large-scale data sets and resources. The development of an indicator for the operating sufficiency and financial status of Asian banks will be really necessary to better understand the stability of financial markets from managing distributed large-scale data. This study proposes an effective hybrid model with two stages. The stages for the proposed model are described as follows: 1) it organizes random forests and key reducts; and the core of rough-set (RS) rule exploration system (RS-RES) with a genetic algorithm (GA) setting for the benefit of feature-selection techniques to demonstrate various combinations of extracted key features; and 2) the use of the RS-decisional LEM2 algorithm as effective evaluation approaches for measuring various model combinations. To make further verification, a real data set was practically collected from the web-multimedia data from the called BANK-CREDIT database. The target data set contains of 1,327 samples from Asian banks for credit ratings from 19932007. Our research results indicate that the model proposed in this study has a more outperformance than listing models for the standard of accuracy and standard deviation, which indicates clearly model superiority and suitability.
    Keywords: web-multimedia data management; credit ratings; feature-selection approach; rough-set technique.