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International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services (IJIMS)

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  • Investigating the Impact of the Internet of Thing on the Performance of Knowledge Areas of Project Management   Order a copy of this article
    by Seyedamirhesam Khalafi, Mohammad Khalilzadeh, Shervin Razaghi, Ehsan Vaezi 
    Abstract: The application of Internet of things (IoT) is widespread in diverse areas such as transportation, manufacturing, security, supply chain management, health care management, etc. It has brought evolutionary advantage in these areas through advanced tracking, identification, authentication, and real-time information. However, an application of IoT in project management has not reported. Giving a reason for this problem is that project management professionals may not have been educated on its potentials thoroughly. This paper presents numerous impact of IoT in project management. The research commences from a summary of the latest improvements, challenges, and application of IoT in different industries. The study based on a questionnaire administered to a sample of project managers from the construction, software and telecommunication industries. The response data were analyzed with Friedmans test, TOPSIS and SAW method as well as prioritizing with the Borda technique in order to find the value of IoT technology in project management.
    Keywords: Internet of Things; project management; Computer applications; smart objects; Borda technique.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) in transportation: exploring vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) feasibility   Order a copy of this article
    by Adrian Coronado Mondragon, Christian Coronado Mondragon, Etienne Coronado 
    Abstract: Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) represent a significant IoT technological development that can support transportation management. This research investigates the feasibility of deploying VANETs using the principles of clusters in an industry scenario comprising haulage operations in a confined geographic location. We use simulation to model a VANET solution to enable data traffic associated with the exchange of messages between the vehicles and road side units. The proposed solution designed and dimensioned to reduce queuing delays demonstrated the suitability of VANETs as a solution that can support transportation operations associated to logistics. The results are associated to the characteristics of an industry scenario comprising haulage operations in seaport operations. By using a cluster configuration in IoT-VANETs, requests from members of the cluster are channelled through the cluster head, this eliminates the need for each mobile node to communicate directly to the road side nodes which prevents overwhelming the network with individual requests.
    Keywords: Internet of Things (IoT) and vehicles; transportation management; vehicular ad-hoc networks; clustering principles; port logistics.

  • Natural Experiments in Corporate Social Responsibility Research: A Literature Review   Order a copy of this article
    by Chushi Yu, Tong CHE 
    Abstract: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) research provides guidance and helps for corporate activities. However, researchers may face endogenous problems that can interfere with the research results of CSR research. The natural experimental method is a research method that can solve this problem, and the number of articles on CSR research using such methods in FT50 journals has increased in the past decade. Therefore, summarizing these studies and providing guidance for CSR researchers is essential. We summarize the general process of designing natural experiments in CSR studies through a review of CSR-related studies that used natural experimental methods. The specific steps of designing natural experiments in CSR research include the following: selecting research topics and hypotheses, determining independent and dependent variables, selecting appropriate interventions, and using corresponding data analysis methods. Besides, this study discusses the strengths and limitations of natural experiments in CSR research and proposes future research directions.
    Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility; Natural Experiments; Literature Review;.