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Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications

Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications (AJMSA)

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  • Modeling and simulation of organizational knowledge creation process with consideration of dialogue   Order a copy of this article
    by Morihiko Iinuma, Naoki Shiba, Miyako Homma, Toshio Saito 
    Abstract: In adaptation to a changing environment, innovation is essential for continuing existence of an organization. Of the many approaches available for research on innovation, in the present study, it is performed taking the perspective of knowledge management, in which the central point of discussion is organizational knowledge creation, here considered and modeled with basic recognition of the important role of dialog between organization members, a role comprising the two phases of knowledge creation at the individual level and diffusion of the created knowledge. Exploratory investigation by simulation on factors that affect organizational knowledge creation shows that a tradeoff exists between knowledge creation at the individual level and diffusion of the created knowledge, and that skillful maintenance of the balance between them is a key task in knowledge management.
    Keywords: knowledge management; organizational knowledge creation; individual knowledge creation; knowledge diffusion; innovation; agent-based simulation.

  • A survey on Container Stacking Problems based on a conceptual classification scheme: limitations and future trends   Order a copy of this article
    by Ines Rekik, Sabeur Elkosantini 
    Abstract: Container Stacking Problem (CSP) is a challenging task in container terminal management. It consists in assigning containers to locations in a yard terminal. Numerous studies on CSP have been developed according to various objectives and constraints. Despite the widespread literature on this topic, efforts to review and analyze research on CSP are very limited and most of existing reviews treated specific issues, particularly related to stacking operations. For this reason, this survey paper proposes a new conceptual classification scheme, based on content analysis method, to classify and analyze existing literature based on a set of criteria. A special focus is devoted to the analysis of storage rules, which were not exhaustively covered in other surveys. More than 102 papers published on CSP studies within 20002020 are classified and analyzed based on the suggested conceptual classification scheme. Finally, this paper discusses challenges and highlights research directions that are worth investigation.
    Keywords: Dynamic problems; container stacking strategies; Decision Support System; literature review; Conceptual classification scheme.

  • Studies on quality canyon phenomenon in macro-quality improvement   Order a copy of this article
    by Jian Wang, Chen Li 
    Abstract: The quality canyon phenomenon in enterprises discovers the complex relationships between quality level (QL) and return on quality investment (QROI) in quality improvement. However, the phenomenon has been few examined quantitatively. In addition, whether the phenomenon may exist in the macro-level quality improvement, such as national quality, is not clear. These questions are critical for the enterprises and countries, whose strategies are transferring from high speed to high quality. Referring to the Kano model, a quantitative model is built on the relationships between QL and QROI. To test the model in national quality improvement, 16 quality indicators are identified for the measurement scales of macro-quality based on the Global Competitiveness Report. Return on macro-quality is measured with the unit GDP per capita. A U-shaped curve relationship is found between macro QL and macro QROI. Some suggestions are proposed for the countries on how to improve their competitiveness through quality improvement.
    Keywords: quality economics; canyon phenomenon; macro-quality.
    DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2022.10045887