International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies (IJPMAT)

International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies (IJPMAT)

Editors-in-Chief: Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA) and Erkan Sezgin (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2012.
ISSN: 2160-9837|EISSN: 2160-9845|DOI: 10.4018/IJPMAT
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The International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies (IJPMAT) publishes new research, innovations, developments, and ideas in the areas of productivity, efficiency, and performance measurement and management, including new techniques, approaches, and related reflective analysis designed to improve individual, group, and organizational performance. The journal provides an interactive and global discussion forum for academics, professionals, and practitioners working and interested in the research and practice of productivity, efficiency, and performance measurement and management. This multidisciplinary journal draws from the fields of economics, econometrics, management, statistics, production, information technology, marketing, accounting, supply chain, and organizational behavior.

Topics Covered

  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Balanced score card
  • Benchmarking
  • Business intelligence model
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Comparative methodology and study
  • Data Envelopment Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Environmental productivity, efficiency and performance analysis
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Human productivity and performance analysis
  • Innovation Management
  • Labor productivity
  • Malmquist index
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Modeling techniques
  • Multi-criteria decision making
  • Operations management and strategy
  • Outsourcing
  • Performance benchmarking and ranking
  • Productivity and performance management
  • Quality and business excellence management
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Six Sigma
  • Statistical quality control
  • Stochastic frontier analysis
  • Strategic alliances
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technological change and its impact
  • Total productivity management
  • Total Quality Management


The mission of the International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies (IJPMAT) is to develop, promote and disseminate knowledge in the areas of productivity, efficiency, and performance management. The measurement of organizational productivity, performance, and efficiency is an essential part of change and contributes to general welfare of organizations and, to a larger extent, societies. By measuring productivity and efficiency, it is possible to evaluate the performance of an organization by comparing it with benchmarks of international best practices. Thus, from a societal point of view, productivity management is of high importance and value. The international dimension of the journal is emphasized to overcome cultural and national barriers and meet the needs of accelerating technology and changes in the global economy. Novel and fundamental theories, algorithms, technologies, and applications support this mission.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Bryan Christiansen is the Chairman of PryMarke, LLC in Michigan, USA. A former business lecturer at universities in Turkey and the USA, he has traveled to 40 countries where he has conducted international business since 1985 in multiple languages and various industries with Global 500 firms and smaller. Christiansen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at the University of the State of New York in 1996 and his MBA degree at Capella University in 2003. The author of 15 reference books on business and economics, he is currently working on his Doctor of Business Administration degree at Middlesex University in London, England and is expected to graduate in 2020.
Erkan Sezgin, Ph.D. received his graduate and Ph.D. from tourism management of Anadolu University. Erkan Sezgin has been improved with specialisation in information communication technology applications in the tourism, as well as travel business and airline industry. His research area -namely articles, books, book chapters and conference papers- consists corporate branding and information technologies of mainly tourism/travel companies and airline companies. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Tourism Research and Application Unit (TRAU) at Anadolu University.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Mohamamd Abdolshah, Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Gholam Amin, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Neeta Baporikar, Namibia University of Science and Technology & Doctoral Guide University of Pune, India
Muslum Basilgan, Uludag University, Turkey
Yuval Cohen, Tel-Aviv Afeka College of Engineering, Israel
Rituparna Das, National Law University Jodhpur, India
Maurice Dawson, University of Missouri-St. Louis, United States
Muammer Erdoğdu, Marmara University, Faculty of Economics, Turkey
Armand Faganel, University of Primorska, Slovenia
L. Magafas, Eastern and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece
Robert McGee, Fayetteville State University, United States
Allen McKenna, University of Adelaide, Australia
Ebru Sahin, Yapi Kredi, Turkey
SATISH SHARMA, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Roman Stepanov, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Ekaterina Turkina, HEC Montreal, Canada
Shefali Virkar, University of Oxford, India
Mika Westerlund, Carleton University, Canada
Emel Yildiz, Gümüşhane University, Turkey
Managing Editor
Norhayati Zakaria, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Associate Editors
Asmat-Nizam Abdul-Talib, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
William Amone, Gulu University, Uganda
Vishal Bhatnagar, Ambedkar Institute of Advance Communication Technologies & Research, India
José Carlos Cavalcanti, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/UFPE, Brazil
Chihhung Chung, University of North Texas, United States
Efe Efeoğlu, Adana Science and Technology University, Turkey
Muammer Erdoğdu, Marmara University, Faculty of Economics, Turkey
Michael Hanias, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
M. Reza Hosseini, Deakin University, Australia
M. Gordon Hunter, The University of Lethbridge, Canada
Gulsah Koc, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Emel Kursunluoglu Yarimoglu, Yasar University, Turkey
Sara Moridpour, RMIT University, Australia
Mambo Mupepi, Grand Valley State University, United States
Hakan Sezerel, Anadolu University, Turkey
Gloria Sraha, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Faisal Talib, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Salih YILDIZ, Gümüşhane University, Turkey
Editorial Review Board
Mohamamd Abdolshah, Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Muslum Basilgan, Uludag University, Turkey
Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University, United States
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Yudi Fernando, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Benjamin Grant, IGI Global
Chris Haga, Freelance SAP Consultant, Canada
Oxana Karnaukhova, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation
Dragan Kesic, University of Primorska, Slovenia
William Lawless, Paine College, United States
Sergio Mazini, University Center Toledo Araçatuba - UNITOLEDO, Brazil
Ahmed Mehrez, Qatar University, Qatar
Yucel Ozturkoglu, Yasar University, Turkey
Sunil Pandey, I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, India
Eren Sekmez
Muhammad Shabir Shaharudin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
David Starr-Glass, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Alessandra Vecchi, University of London Arts, Italy
Vinod Yadav, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute kanpur, India, India
Andrey Yukhanaev, Northumbria University, United Kingdom