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  • Couples and Breadwinning in Low-Income Dual-Earner Households in India   Order a copy of this article
    by JEHANGIR BHARUCHA 
    Abstract: This study delves into gender and money among low income households in India. A fairly representative sample of low income couples with at least ten years of marriage and at least two children was chosen. It brings out how it is the husbands authority that is always in the forefront. Half or more than half of the household income is contributed by the earnings of the wife in 62% of the cases. Employment of women in no way leads to their empowerment among the Indian economically backward classes. Various aspects of household financial management have been investigated.
    Keywords: Indian couples; finances; conflicts; empowerment; marital conflict; household finances.

  • Green Information Technology for Sustainability Elicitation in Government Based Organizations: An Exploratory Case Study   Order a copy of this article
    by Bokolo Anthony, Mazlina Abdul Majid, Awanis Romli 
    Abstract: This study aims to identify the components that influence Green IT practice for sustainability elicitation in government based organizations and further propose a model based on the identified components. The model is verified by adopting case studies by interview and sustainability documents from seven informants in two government based organizations. Findings from the case studies indicate that organizations propensity to implement Green IT practices is based on motivational pressure, practitioners actions, IT governance polices, infrastructures utilized to implement Green IT practices which influences sustainability achievement. In addition finding from this study reveal that government based organizations in Malaysia are implementing Green IT practices to help improve organizational process, effectively decrease IT utilization cost and also expand organizations opportunities thus heading toward sustainability. Furthermore this research provides an agenda on how sustainability emerged in government based organizations through insights from the existing literature and practice based evidence from the case studies.
    Keywords: Case studies; Environmental protection; Government based organizations; Green IT components; Green IT practice; Sustainability.

  • Social-ecological resilience for the spatial planning process using a system dynamics model: case study of Northern Bandung area, Indonesia   Order a copy of this article
    by Djoko Santoso Abi Suroso, Benedictus Kombaitan 
    Abstract: The spatial planning in Indonesia has been based on the concept of sustainable development, however, the process is considered insufficient to deal with the current dynamic changes and future uncertainty due to global economic pressure. In order to cope with such complex challenges there is an urgent need to prepare resilient spatial plans in responding to major continuous change. The framework of social-ecological systems was used to identify the dynamic interactions between the ecological and social components of the problem of land-use conversion in the Northern Bandung Area. Using a system dynamics model, this research found that the root of such complex problem is the continuous transfer of land ownership. The study ran simulations by applying economic incentives (EIs) in an effort to control land ownership transfer. The simulations show that implementing high effort EIs can decrease the rate of conversion into built-up areas and the degradation of carrying capacity.
    Keywords: economic incentive; land use; Northern Bandung area; NBA; spatial plan; social-ecological system; SES; system dynamics; resilience.

  • A Simple Method to Assess Walkability Around Metro Stations   Order a copy of this article
    by Khaled Shaaban, Abdalla Siam, Ali Badran 
    Abstract: The ability to walk or ride a bike safely to and from metro stations is essential to the success of any metro service, especially for car users switching to the service. The main purpose of this study is to develop and apply a simple method to assess, compare, and rank walkability around different metro stations, with a priority order and specific recommendations for improvements. The proposed method depends on extracting different walkability variables in the catchment areas around metro stations. Three catchment areas around three proposed metro stations in the emerging city of Doha, Qatar were investigated using the proposed method to demonstrate its usefulness. The method was successful in comparing and ranking the different catchment areas, in addition to identifying priority areas for walkability enhancements in each area. This method is simple and can benefit professionals, practitioners, and policy makers to make swift decisions for future corrective measures, and can also be used to evaluate changes over time.
    Keywords: transit-oriented development; public transportation; transit stations; urban design; bus stations; accessibility.

  • The Impact of Product Labels on Green Preferences and Perceptions of Customers: An Empirical Study of Milk Products in Japan
    by Nitipon Tansakul, Suthathip Suanmali, Kunio Shirahada 
    Abstract: An investigation is presented on the impact of different environmental labels on customer perception of product value. The empirical study targeted consumers who frequently purchase milk for household consumption. A total of 618 consumers were asked to select their “milk” based on three different environmental labels and their perceptions in terms of product quality and social value. Multinomial logistic regression was utilized to explore the influence of product labels on customer perception. The results show that different environment information leads to customers having different perceptions in terms of value. Knowledge is a significant factor for making a decision on food product purchasing. The environmental label clearly impacts the customer perception of the products. The major contribution of this study is to create a greater understanding of customer perceptions of green concepts on the basis of environmental knowledge and to help firms identify compatible information for sustaining their business.
    Keywords: Customer Perceptions, Environmental Knowledge, Labelling, Green Preferences