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International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development (IJKBD)

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International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development (10 papers in press)

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  • A study of Stakeholders Perspectives to inform management of the development of a Civil Nuclear Power Programme for Electricity Generation in Ghana   Order a copy of this article
    by Vincent Yao Agbodemegbe, Adolf Kofi Awua, George Kofi Appiah, Elikem Kwaku Ahialey 
    Abstract: The renewed interest for the development of civil nuclear power programme in Ghana has since seen the implementation of sensitization and educative programmes aimed at enhancing knowledge and ensuring buy-in. A compendium of activities constituting stakeholder engagement efforts were conducted since the establishment of the Ghana Nuclear Power Programme Organization (GNPPO). A survey was piloted to measure, perception, knowledge and interest of a section of the Ghanaian society. The results provided indications to expect that the nationwide survey will make evident, high dependence on the national grid and appreciable interest for additional capacity (mainly solar and nuclear) to the existing electricity generation mix. Although participants are aware of some adverse effects of the power application of nuclear energy, majority would likely be willing to accept the inclusion of nuclear power in Ghanas electricity generation mix and advocate for that endeavour.
    Keywords: perception; knowledge; interest; nuclear; electricity.

  • Transformational leadership, organizational rich culture, and sustainability: A mediating role of an inclusive environment   Order a copy of this article
    by Tahir Masood Qureshi, Mahwish Sindhu, Sonia Singh 
    Abstract: Workforce diversity is a rising phenomenon that challenges the role of leadership and organizational culture to attain sustainable performance. The study intends to identify and explore the role of transformational leadership and organizational rich culture as the focal predictors of an inclusive environment that can lead to organizational sustainability in public sector organizations. Based on the positive epistemology, directional hypotheses in this deductive research study were developed by covering the research gaps identified in the prior studies. Following the systematic random sampling technique, primary data using a five-point Likert scale questionnaire was collected from 392 employees associated with service sector organizations operating in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Multiple Regression and Mediation analyses were performed using SPSS 25.0 to test the hypotheses empirically. The findings revealed that transformational leadership and organizational rich culture are the key predictors of organizational inclusive environment and sustainability. However, organizational inclusive environment partially mediates the relationship between transformational leadership, organizational rich culture, and organizational sustainability. The study benefits the corporate leaders, human resource professionals, and organizations opting for an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/diversity/inclusiveness concept.
    Keywords: EEO; diversity; inclusiveness; organizational culture; transformational leadership; human resource management; and sustainability.

  • Implementation of Tri Hita Karana Culture in Encouraging the Implementation of Accounting Information Systems towards Business Continuity   Order a copy of this article
    by I. Gede Cahyadi Putra, Putu Kepramareni, Luh Gde Novitasari 
    Abstract: The specific purpose of this study is to provide empirical findings on the influence of Tri Culture Hita Karana (THK) on the use of systems information accounting and their impact on the business continuity of the Village Credit Institution and testing the Technology Acceptance Model about the Tri Culture Hita Karana and the business continuity of the Village Credit Institution. The study was conducted at 1,433 Village Credit Institutions in Bali with a sample of 100 Village Credit Institutions spread over 9 districts/cities in Bali. The research method used to answer the research objectives uses a quantitative test with a Partial Least Square (PLS) approach. The results showed that the implementation of the Tri Hita Karana culture affected the implementation of the Accounting Information System and the business continuity of the Village Credit Institution.
    Keywords: THK Culture; Accounting Information Systems; Business Continuity.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2023.10050824
     
  • Significance of Digital Transformations on Stakeholders Perceptions Against Food Retail Changes   Order a copy of this article
    by Sangeeta Malhotra, Shikha Singh 
    Abstract: The pandemic has strained the global economy. Dubai doesn't differ. The retail food industry is affected by the pandemic. Similar to the 2008 financial crisis, which was caused by deregulation in the financial industry, the global economic slowdown is felt almost everywhere. The current pandemic is having a similar negative impact on the food retail industry. Almost all major retail industries experience a decline in demand. Because of this, consumer behaviour has shifted toward online shopping. The digital wave is expected to accelerate this expansion, creating opportunities for customer-focused business and operating models. All industry experts are watching how the overall development dynamics in Dubai retail and the installation of taxes are changing how the industry plans to ride the wave of the digital revolution. Digital is a combination of resources that provides content to users so they can make better decisions. The article also discusses how Dubai's food retailers had to adopt digital technology to meet consumer demands. Digital disruption in Dubai's food industry has affected multiple stakeholders. Internal and external stakeholders have been affected by digital transformation.
    Keywords: Stakeholders; Dubai; Disruptions in Food; Retail; Digital Transformations; Industry; Digital Economy; Internal and External Stakeholders; C2B paradigm,.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2022.10051761
     
  • A paradigm for the development of knowledge-intensive enterprises: The case of agricultural knowledge-intensive enterprises in western Iran   Order a copy of this article
    by Gelareh Jamshidnezhad, Marjan Vahedi, Alireza Poursaeed, Hamed Chaharsoughi 
    Abstract: The present research aimed to qualitatively design a paradigm for the development of agricultural knowledge-intensive enterprises in the west of Iran using grounded theory. The research population was composed of chief executive officers (CEOs) of agricultural knowledge-intensive enterprises. Based on the results; the causal conditions are composed of the components of aspirations, scientific mission, policy-legal factors, cultural factors, and self-esteem. The contextual conditions are composed of the components of governmental support, team making, and economic factors. The core category includes gaining competitive advantage and adaptability, and the intervening conditions include personal factors, wisdom-orientation, the existence of R&D culture, and corporate features. The components constituting strategies are managerial and policymaking factors, educational and research activities, platforms and infrastructure, scientific communications and networks, knowledge dissemination, and entrepreneurship. Finally, the development of knowledge-intensive enterprises will have positive consequences from the perspective of science, economy, and the realization of Irans 20-Year Vision Document, human, production, and marketing.
    Keywords: Agriculture; Causal conditions; Core category; Consequences; Contextual conditions; Development of knowledge-intensive enterprises; Grounded theory; Knowledge-intensive enterprises; Intervening conditions; Strategies; Western Iran.

  • Recent Applications for Improving the Last-Mile Delivery in Urbanism Logistics   Order a copy of this article
    by Viet Duc Bui, Hoang Phuong Nguyen, Thi Tuyet Mai Nguyen 
    Abstract: Along with the increase in population, the increase in demand for freight in e-commerce has complicated the transportation of goods with increasing transportation costs. The demand for e-commerce has also increased rapidly, especially during the current outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic. Along with this need, the article presents the current situation of freight transportation in the last mile of the e-commerce industry and new trends to improve the conditions in the last mile delivery. Through published studies, several applications in last-mile delivery have also been identified for comparison with other costing methods. Studies also show that the application of new technologies in last-mile delivery can optimise costs, the environment, as well as delivery policies for companies. The article also points out that the difficulty in applying and managing new technologies is very complicated and requires policies from managers. This can also be considered a new research direction that contributes to promoting new technologies in last-mile delivery to reduce time and costs for delivery companies as well as customer costs for last-mile delivery.
    Keywords: last-mile delivery; logistics; supply chain; urbanism; optimization; environment; e-commerce; sustainability.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2022.10052410
     
  • Conceptual Analysis of Socio-Economic Impact through Women Self Help Groups in Dharmapuri Zone   Order a copy of this article
    by Vijayamalleeswari K. R, C. Mugunthan 
    Abstract: For complete empowerment, the women empowerment method proposes economic empowerment first. Sustainable development and universal development goals demand economic upliftment of women. Vibrant public policies, long term commitment and a complete approach would support women’s economic emancipation. Through economic empowerment, women can rise in their families and communities. Due to early marriage, domestic duties, etc., rural women don’t obtain enough education. They remain unemployed. Empowerment allows women by perceiving daily requirements, control over resources and make decisions. Empowerment permits women to determine their health, education, and risk-taking decisions to enhance their income. Women empowerment involves growing autonomy and self-confidence, which contribute to social and institutional transformation. To impact their future, women must change their thinking. It’s key to transformation. To impact their future, women must change their thinking. It’s key to transformation. The second level involves appreciating material, human and social resources and having power over them in society. Third, women should gather together to understand structural unfairness and take action. This study discusses disadvantaged women’s upliftment through SHGs. Poor woman in Dharmapuri have benefited from Self-Help Groups.
    Keywords: Women empowerment; Sustainable development; Economic development; Income; Opportunities; Self-confidence; Participation challenges; Transformation; social resources; Self-Help Groups.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2022.10052412
     
  • Understanding The Impacts Of The COVID-19 Pandemic On The Aviation And Tourism Industry   Order a copy of this article
    by Hoang Phuong Nguyen, Thi Tuyet Mai Nguyen, Viet Duc Bui 
    Abstract: Tourism is considered a very developed smokeless industry in the world However, from the end of 2019 to the present time, the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic has had very negative impacts on the development of the tourism industry Given these impacts, many studies have been published that aim to measure the negative impacts of the pandemic on the tourism industry, but many studies argued that this was an opportunity to change the current tourism trend In this paper, the authors will present the impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on economic and environmental aspects through previously published studies From these impacts, the article will outline policies to restore the tourism industry to adapt to the pandemic situation Options such as virtual tourism and low-impact tourism are also mentioned in the article to find new directions for the tourism industry The policies mentioned are based on impact research models and 3
    Keywords: COVID-19 epidemic; tourism industry; recovery strategies; tourism economy; tourism environment.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2022.10052494
     

Special Issue on: Mapping Knowledge Management Practices and Strategies in Emerging Technology Innovations

  • Efforts of Saudi Arabia to Meet the Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations; A Study on The Line Project   Order a copy of this article
    by Ruby Khan, Nafeesa Khader Syed 
    Abstract: The review finds out about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda outlined in 2016 for Sustainable Development. This research aims to determine the Kingdoms scope, complexity, and effectiveness to achieve these SDGs. This research also focuses on the countrys Line project and its impact on achieving the SDGs. This research demonstrates the governments attempts to address one of the most critical concerns of the day: Sustainable Development of the Saudi Region. According to the research, collaborative border integration initiatives effectively generate and expand regional development potential by developing and disseminating the region s resource potential fundamentals. By executing different drives, the undertaking Line aims to help the SDGs, observe World Creativity and Innovation Day and urge nearby networks to make imaginative answers to enable individuals, the climate, and the economy. Various projects have already been accomplished. For example, many more visionary projects, NEOM and THE LINE will soon be witnessed. Project The Line is different from other reckons to tackle worldwide. It will be a provocative action for KSA, how the project activities to attain SDGs.
    Keywords: sustainable development; poverty eradication; hunger elimination; health care; quality education; gender equality; clean water; affordable energy; employment; industrial development; NEOM; The Line.

  • Satisfaction of Banking system Knowledge-Based Development in Customers Towards CRM Practices in Salem District   Order a copy of this article
    by Kalaiarasi Ganesan, C. Mugunthan 
    Abstract: In service marketing, the customers play a crucial role. Financial services are demanding and need expert competence in product/service design. Banking is the oldest and most important financial service industry. Customer Relationship Management plays an important role in the service industry, assisting in acquiring and retaining customers for long-term efficiency. The impression of relationship marketing was originally introduced into service marketing in the early 1990s. The banks realized that maintaining and rewarding old customers was more lucrative than pursuing fresh consumers. CRM aims to attract and maintain customers potential. As a result, banks are putting a greater emphasis on overall customer satisfaction, which means the customer is happy with the service. As a result, the researcher attempted to assess customer satisfaction using CRM techniques in a few private sector banks in this study. Awareness of Customer Relationship Management is the main cause of worry among banking service providers. Banks have their CRM system. Conversely, customers views of bank CRM practices should be considered. CRM activity helps banks respond promptly to client needs, boost customer awareness, and create a substantial customer database. As a result, customer relationship management may be reinforced, ensuring that customers receive royal treatment regarding financial services.
    Keywords: CRM; Customer relations; management; knowledge on the market; factors; the relationship between customer and corporate etc.; Banking system; Knowledge-Based Development.