International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations (IJKBO)

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations (IJKBO)

Editor-in-Chief: John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
Published Quarterly. Est. 2011.
ISSN: 2155-6393|EISSN: 2155-6407|DOI: 10.4018/IJKBO
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The International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations (IJKBO) examines current, state-of-the art research in the areas of decision sciences and business intelligence, and the interactions, linkages, and applications of knowledge-based business with information systems. This journal provides an international forum for practitioners, educators, and researchers to advance the knowledge and practice of all facets of KBO, emphasizing emerging theories, principles, models, processes, and applications to inspire and circulate cutting-edge findings into research, business, and communities.

Topics Covered

  • Behavioral sciences
  • Business forecasting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Decision making in social setting
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Decision making with multimedia
  • Decision sciences
  • Decision theory
  • Economics
  • Electronic commerce
  • Ethical decision making
  • Fussy information processing
  • Geographic clusters
  • Grid analysis
  • Group decision making and software
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Intelligent agents technologies
  • Intelligent organizations
  • Knowledge discovery in databases
  • Knowledge engineering
  • Knowledge-based analysis
  • Knowledge-based assets
  • Knowledge-based benchmarking
  • Knowledge-based competition
  • Knowledge-based decisions
  • Knowledge-based development
  • Knowledge-based economy
  • Knowledge-based enterprises
  • Knowledge-based performance management
  • Knowledge-based processes
  • Knowledge-based production management
  • Knowledge-based Resources
  • Knowledge-based services
  • Knowledge-based society
  • Knowledge-based strategy
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Knowledge-based ventures
  • Knowledge-based workflow
  • Management information systems
  • Mathematical optimization
  • Mathematics of decision sciences
  • Methods of decision making
  • Morphological Analysis
  • Multiple criteria decision making
  • Network Analysis
  • Ontological engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Perspectives of decision making
  • Political decision making
  • Psychology
  • Public decision making
  • Risk Management
  • Robust decision making
  • Scenario analysis
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Sequential decision making
  • Simulation methods
  • Sociology
  • Statistical decision
  • Styles of decision making
  • System analysis
  • System theory
  • Technological forecasting
  • Virtual organizations
  • Web-based decision making


The mission of International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations (IJKBO) is to provide an international forum for organizational and governmental practitioners, researchers, information technology professionals, software developers, and vendors to exchange useful and innovative ideas within the field. This journal emphasizes the presentation and distribution of groundbreaking, original theories and concepts shaping future directions of research enabling business managers, policy makers, government officials, and decision makers to comprehend advanced techniques and new applications of information technology. IJKBO encourages exploration, exploitation, and evaluation of different principles, processes, technologies, techniques, methods, and models in sustainable knowledge ecosystems.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Reviews and Testimonials

IJKBO is a new journal that covers the vast landscape of knowledge management, both in theory and in practice. Its readership spans the gamut from computer scientists to business school faculty to social scientists. Such a journal definitely encourages more interdisciplinary collaborations, something very necessary in the current world.

– William Grosky, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

IJKBO is dedicated to the advancement of leading thinking in the field of knowledge, learning and knowledge management, providing an international forum for the presentation and dissemination of the latest developments in the area, and aiming to be the main source of thought leadership in the discipline for executives, managers, academic, researchers and students.

– Dr. A. Yakhlef, Professor of Business Administration, Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden

Knowledge is an essential element for achieving excellence. Effectively building and utilizing knowledge bases and technology can increase the competitiveness of an organization. IJKBO offers a unique forum for disseminating emerging theory, useful applications, management issues of knowledge based systems and technology suitable for different kinds of organizations.

– Professor Wai Lam, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

IJKBO focus on all facets of Knowledge-Based Organization. Thus it represents a sharing space populated with practitioners, researchers, educators coming from different domains but forming a specific community. I'm sure that in a very short period of time IJKBO will become a leading journal for this community.

– Dr. Marie-Hélène Abel, Associate Professor, JRU Heudiasyc, University of Technologie of Compiègne, France

The state-of-the art research in knowledge-based business with information systems that is published by IJKBO makes it a leading forum for scientific research and scholarly exchange in this exciting multi-disciplinary field.

– Dr. Gregoris Mentzas, Professor of Information Systems Management, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

John Wang is a professor in the Department of Information & Operations Management at Montclair State University, USA. Having received a scholarship award, he came to the USA and completed his PhD in operations research from Temple University. Due to his extraordinary contributions beyond a tenured full professor, Dr. Wang has been honored with a special range adjustment in 2006. He has published over 100 refereed papers and seven books. He has also developed several computer software programs based on his research findings.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Management Science, International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, and International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. He is the Editor of Data Warehousing and Mining: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (six-volume) and the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, 1st (two-volume) and 2nd (four-volume). His long-term research goal is on the synergy of operations research, data mining and cybernetics.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Marie-Helene Abel, University of Technology of Compiègne, France
Jukka-Pekka Bergman, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Richard Dealtry, The Global Association of Corporate Universities and Academies, United Kingdom
Ron Dvir, Bar Ilan University, Israel
William Grosky, Wayne State University, United States
Robert Karaszewski, Nichalaus Copernicus University, Poland
Wai Lam, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Anthony Lee, Mount Holyoke College, United States
Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Gregoris Mentzas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Uwe Riss, SAP Research, Germany
Juani Swart, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Ekrem Tatoglu, Bahcesehir University, Turkey
Paolo Terenziani, University of Torino, Italy
Ali Yakhlef, Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden
Editorial Review Board
Hassan Abolhassani, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Animesh Adhikari, S P Chowgule College, India
Jeffrey Alstete, Iona College, United States
Nekane Aramburu, University of Deusto, Spain
Rashmi Assudani, Xavier University, United States
David Bennet, Mountain Quest Institute, United States
Yaxin Bi, University of Ulster, Ireland
Christa Breum Amhoej, Danish School of Education (DPU), Germany
José Cañete-Valdeón, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Nicola Capuano, University of Salerno, Italy
Francisco Javier Carrillo, Center for Knowledge Systems, Mexico
Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Karakorum Servicios Profesionales, Spain
Adele Celino, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Jay Chatzkel, Progressive Practices, United States
Hong Chen, Renmin University of China, China
Zhiyuan Chen, UMBC, United States
C.F. Cheung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Chin Wei Chong, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Østfold University College, Norway
Grazia Concilio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Farhad Daneshgar, University of New South Wales, Australia
Richard Dealtry, The Global Association of Corporate Universities and Academies, United Kingdom
Anne Denton, North Dakota State University, United States
Erdogan Dogdu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Yanquing Duan, University of Bedfordshire Business School, United Kingdom
Geert Duysters, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Ingi Edvardsson, University of Iceland, Iceland
Said Elnaffar, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Kostas Ergazakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Dieter Fink, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Alexander Fliaster, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Jai Ganesh, Infosys Technologies, India
Georgia Garani, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
Susan Geertshuis, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Marcela Genero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Tsvetanka Georgieva-Trifonova, “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
Matteo Golfarelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Michael Gravier, Bryant University, United States
Marko Grobelink, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Liu Guiquan, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Saurabh Gupta, University of North Florida, United States
Junaidah Hashim, International Islamic University, Malaysia
Daniel Holt, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Mohammad Hossain, North South University, Bangladesh
Kuen-Fang Jea, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan
Wei Jiang, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Renata Kaminska-Labbé, CERAM Business School, France
Ravi Kant, S. V. National Institute of Technology, India
A. Rashid Kausar, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan
Chris Kimble, Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management, France
Christian Kop, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Raymondus Kosala, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia
Sundar Kumararaj, Annamalai University, India
Rafael Landaeta, Old Dominion University, United States
Annika Lantz Friedrich, University of Stockholm, Sweden
Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ramon Lawrence, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
Gianluca Lax, DIMET Department, Italy
Chang-Shing Lee, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Meira Levy, University of Haifa, Israel
Tobias Ley, Know-Center, Austria
Yu-Chiang Li, Southern Taiwan University, China
Hung-Yi Lin, National Taichung Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Cheri Logan, University of Cumbria, United Kingdom
Sergio Luján-Mora, University of Alicante, Spain
Iraj Mahdavi, Mazandaran University of Science & Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Kamna Malik, U21Global Graduate School, Singapore
Elzbieta Malinowski, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Jorge Martins, University of Sheffield, Finland
Francesca Masciarelli, University G. d'Annunzio
Heinrich Mayr, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Jan Mendling, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Doug Mercer, University of Washington, United States
Marco Mesiti, Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione, Italy
Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Farid Meziane, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Kathrin Moeslein, University Erlangen-Nuremberg and HHL, Germany
Wai Yin Mok, University of Alabama-Huntsville, United States
Lesley Moore, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Roberta Mugellesi Dow, European Space Agency, Germany
Kevin O'Sullivan, New York Institue of Technology, United States
Robert Parent, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Chaminda Pathirage, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Nikos Pelekis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Francois Pinet, Irstea - Clermont Ferrand, France
Yuhua Qian, Shanxi University, China
Biao Qin, Renmin University of China, China
Ruth Raventos, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
Davar Rezania, Grant MacEwan College, Canada
Kirti Ruikar, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Mark Salisbury, University of New Mexico, United States
Ismael Sanz, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Maria Sarabia, University of Cantabria, Spain
Atul Saroop, General Motors Research & Development, India
Peter Sharp, Regent's Business School London, United Kingdom
James Sheffield, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
M. D. Singh, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, India
Runolfur Smari Steinthorsson, University of Iceland, Iceland
Alan Smith, Robert Morris University, United States
Vikram Sorathia, University of Twente, Netherlands
Sofia Stamou, Ionian University, Greece
Peter Sun, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Hanna Toiviainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Eduardo Tomé, Universidade Lusíada de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
Juan Trujillo, University of Alicante, Spain
Eric Tsui, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Athena Vakali, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Kees van Hees, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Ana C. Vasconcelos, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Vassilios Verykios, University of Thessaly, Greece
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Roy Williams, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Mark Wolfe, Mount Royal University, Canada
Tan Yigitcanlar, Queensland University of Technology, Australia