Research Insights

About These Publications

The pace of modern technological change within the last decade has exceeded all expectations, thus challenging traditional knowledge sharing methods for researchers, libraries, publishers, and vendors all over the world. In response to this constant need to drive innovation, IGI Global publishes a specialized line of scholarly publications -- Research Insights. Authored by experts from prominent research institutions all over the world who are knowledgeable in a wide range of emerging research areas, these titles provide concise and fluid explanations of the most cutting-edge concepts, theories, predictions, and implementations in fields such as: business, computer science, education, science, engineering, government, medicine, communications, and various others.

These publications are highly focused and produced in an expeditious fashion (approximately 4-6 months from concept to distribution) so no time is lost in allowing for the dissemination of this type of scholarly/scientific knowledge for universal value among researchers.

Research Insights deliver forward-thinking summaries and concise analyses through the following approaches:
  • Overview of trending topic areas or applications
  • In-field case studies
  • Best methods for implementing a new tool or methodology
  • Exploratory studies of shifting perspectives and practices
  • Predictions for the future of a developing field, and/or anticipating research opportunities
  • Related readings to provide additional information and guidance for further enrichment
Research Insights are available in either electronic or hardcover format and are around 150 - 200+ pages in length. Each publication is subjected to a double-blind peer review process by an esteemed advisory board to ensure the highest level of quality is applied. These publications are suitable for use by academic researchers, as well as corporate researchers working in R&D departments, professionals, graduate students, practitioners, and instructors. They are excellent additions to academic libraries as well as corporate R&D libraries. Priced at $115 - $145 (US), Research Insights offer an affordable option for those looking to expand their knowledge through in-depth, yet abbreviated publications.

Areas of Interest

Forthcoming Research Insights will include (but are not limited to) the following thematic areas:
  • Agri-Food global competitiveness
  • Modern data science and business intelligence
  • Psychological and electrophysiological attributes of human personality
  • Latest innovations in 3D printing
  • Block chain technologies and smart contracts
  • Human-machine symbiosis
  • Public libraries in disaster control
  • Millennials and their engagement in the workplace and society
  • Inclusivity of women in emerging industries
  • Faith-based decision making
  • Self-initiated expatriates (SIEs)
  • Mo(W)-based catalysts in the petroleum and chemical industry
  • Compensation and reward programs in multinational corporations
  • TPACK frameworks
  • Humanitarian interventions
  • National promotional banks

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Research Insights Publications:

Fostering Positive Civic Engagement Among Millennials: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Darrell Hucks (Keene State College, USA), Tanya Sturtz (Keene State College, USA), Katherine Tirabassi (Keene State College, USA)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
The millennial generation is quickly becoming more prominent in the political, economic, and social aspects of modern society. Studying new techniques which foster p...
A Simplex Approach to Learning, Cognition, and Spatial Navigation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Pio Alfredo Di Tore (University of Salerno, Italy)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $125.00
Perception plays a key role in numerous aspects of life in contemporary society. By developing tools to effectively measure perception and spatial recognition, a ran...
Ranking Economic Performance and Efficiency in the Global Market: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Benjamen Franklen Gussen (University of Southern Queensland and Australian Law and Economics Association, Australia)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $195.00
There are numerous determinants that drive and influence economic efficiency in contemporary nations. Critical insights can be gained from developing analytical mode...
Exploring the Global Competitiveness of Agri-Food Sectors and Serbia's Dominant Presence: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Svetlana Ignjatijević (University of Business Academy in Novi Sad, Serbia), Drago Cvijanovic (University of Kragujevac, Serbia)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
The agricultural and food sectors have developed into a prominent industry, impacting economic markets on an international scale. In certain regions, there is a sign...
Influence of Public Policy on Small Social Enterprises: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Chi Maher (St. Mary's University, UK)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
Social enterprises boost the economic landscape and benefit causes that are important to society in general. Examining the role of public policy within these small i...
Smart Grid Test Bed Using OPNET and Power Line Communication: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Jun-Ho Huh (Catholic University of Pusan, South Korea)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $225.00
Smart technology has significantly enhanced the efficient management of electric power supply systems. Despite the benefits of these advances, the complexity of such...
Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sally Ann Brown (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
Children of today are growing up in technology-rich environments and spend countless hours engaged with digital tools. It is essential that educators take advantage...
Alternative Decision-Making Models for Financial Portfolio Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Narela Spaseski (International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
Economics is an integral aspect to every successful society, yet basic financial practices have gone unchanged for decades. Analyzing unconventional finance methods...
Applications of Finite Markov Chains and Fuzzy Logic in Learning Contexts: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Michael Voskoglou (Graduate Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
The interdisciplinary nature of probability theory makes it useful for numerous applications. By combining different methods of analysis, problems within this area c...
Concept Parsing Algorithms (CPA) for Textual Analysis and Discovery: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Uri Shafrir (University of Toronto, Canada), Masha Etkind (Ryerson University, Canada)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $130.00
Text analysis tools aid in extracting meaning from digital content. As digital text becomes more and more complex, new techniques are needed to understand conceptual...
Personalized Professional Learning for Educators: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Kristi Meeuwse (Drayton Hall Elementary School, USA), Diane Mason (Lamar University, USA)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
Advances in students' educational experiences are regularly studied, documented, and improved upon. However, to provide the best foundation for students, profess...
Business Models for Renewable Energy Initiatives: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Adrian Tantau (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Robert Staiger (E3xpert, Germany)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
The burning of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gasses critically impacts the global environment. By utilizing better techniques and process, businesses can a...
Cross-Cultural Analysis of Image-Based Assessments: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Lisa Keller (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA), Robert Keller (Measured Progress, USA), Michael Nering (Measured Progress, USA)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $130.00
Translation and communication between cultures can sometimes be a difficult process. Image-based assessments can offer a way for large populations to be tested on di...
Novel Six Sigma Approaches to Risk Assessment and Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Vojo Bubevski (Legal & General, UK)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
The progression of risk management techniques provides the crucial applications and benefits to all of society. By analyzing the current trends and techniques used t...
Gaming Innovations in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Robert Costello (University of Hull, UK)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
Gaming technologies have become effective learning tools within education. Gamification has the potential to increase engagement using real-time feedback on learning...
Extending the Principles of Flipped Learning to Achieve Measurable Results: Emerging Research and Opportunities
William Swart (East Carolina University, USA)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
The delivery of educational content can take a variety of forms, depending on the dynamics of a particular classroom. With flipped classroom environments, students c...
Intelligent Vehicles and Materials Transportation in the Manufacturing Sector: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Susmita Bandyopadhyay (University of Burdwan, India)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
The manufacturing industry has been optimized in recent years due to the rise of new technologies. These advances have paved the way for the development of intellige...
Advanced Concept Maps in STEM Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Michael Tang (University of Colorado Denver, USA), Arunprakash T. Karunanithi (University of Colorado Denver, USA)
Release Date: July 2017. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
Concept mapping has often been acknowledged as an efficient instrument for aiding students in learning new information. Examining the impact this tool provides in ST...
Ideological Function of Deming Theory in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Thanos Kriemadis (University of Peloponnese, Greece), Ioanna Thomopoulou (University of Peloponnese, Greece), Anastasia Sioutou (University of Peloponnese, Greece)
Release Date: July 2017. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
Quality management initiatives have benefited organizations in the corporate world for several years. With this success, these methodologies are now being implemente...
Examining the Changing Role of Supervision in Doctoral Research Projects: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Annette Lerine Steenkamp (Lawrence Technological University, USA)
Release Date: July 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
Academic research projects contribute to many advancements in modern life. Thus, the supervision of such works on the doctoral level is extremely important, and must...
Managing Self-Directed Learning in Primary School Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Penny Van Deur (Flinders University, Australia)
Release Date: July 2017. Copyright © 2018. $130.00
Students taking control of their own learning is an upcoming trend in education. With the novelty of this method, there is still room for further improvements to be...
Enterprise Resiliency in the Continuum of Change: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Raj Kumar Bhattarai (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
Release Date: July 2017. Copyright © 2018. $150.00
There can be no growth in a business without change. Learning how to cope with change and capitalize on new developments is pivotal to organizational growth. Enterpr...
Formative Assessment Practices for Pre-Service Teacher Practicum Feedback: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Tony Richardson (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia), Beverly Dann (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia), Christopher Dann (Edith Cowan University, Australia), Shirley O'Neill (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Release Date: July 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
The development and implementation of effective teacher education programs requires evaluating current processes and optimizing them for future improvements. This en...
Novel Design and the Applications of Smart-M3 Platforms in the Internet of Things: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Dmitry Korzun (Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Russia), Alexey Kashevnik (SPIIRAS, Russia), Sergey Balandin (FRUCT Oy, Finland & SUAI University, Russia)
Release Date: July 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
The Internet of Things has become a major influence on the development of new technologies and innovations. When combined with smart services, the end-user experienc...
Encouraging Participative Consumerism Through Evolutionary Digital Marketing: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Hans Ruediger Kaufmann (University of Nicosia, Cyprus), Agapi Manarioti (The Brand Love, Cyprus)
Release Date: June 2017. Copyright © 2017. $160.00
Technology has changed the buying and selling industry. Research of various consumer patterns can result in an increase of profits of organizations and corporations....
3D Printing and Its Impact on the Production of Fully Functional Components: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Petar Kocovic (Union – Nikola Tesla University, Serbia)
Release Date: June 2017. Copyright © 2017. $150.00
Manufacturing processes have undergone significant developments in recent years. With the application of new technology, the productivity of companies has increased...
Driving Efficiency in Local Government Using a Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Framework: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Amit Tiwary (Principal Enterprise Architect, Australia)
Release Date: June 2017. Copyright © 2017. $120.00
The overall functions of a government impact a wide range of sectors in society. It is imperative for governments to work at full capacity and potential in order to...
Assessing and Measuring Statistics Cognition in Higher Education Online Environments: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Justin P. Chase (University at Albany (SUNY), USA), Zheng Yan (University at Albany (SUNY), USA)
Release Date: June 2017. Copyright © 2017. $165.00
The ability to effective learn, process, and retain new information is critical to the success of any student. Since mathematics are becoming increasingly more impor...
Impacts of Faith-Based Decision Making on the Individual-Level Legislative Process: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Karla Drenner (Kaplan University, USA)
Release Date: April 2017. Copyright © 2017. $120.00
Increased diversity and shifting social identities have created significant effects on contemporary legislative systems. These shifts have altered how legislative bo...
Sustainable Local Energy Planning and Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Vangelis Marinakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $140.00
It is imperative to promote and maintain sustainability in all areas of the world. By developing effective energy usage frameworks, regional communities can better a...
Examining the Potential for Response to Intervention (RTI) Delivery Models in Secondary Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Pam Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $115.00
To provide the highest quality of education to students, school administrators must adopt new frameworks to meet learners’ needs. This allows teaching practices to b...
Sliding Mode in Intellectual Control and Communication: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Vardan Mkrttchian (HHH University, Australia), Ekaterina Aleshina (Penza State University, Russia)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $140.00
The integration of sliding mode in engineering systems has been a focus of research for many years. However, the use of this method in non-engineering systems still...
Examining Cultural Influences on Leadership Styles and Learning From Chinese Approaches to Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Valerie Zhu (Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $125.00
For businesses to remain competitive, managers must continuously update their leadership methods. By attempting to learn from foreign experiences and approaches, man...
Globalization and the Ethical Responsibilities of Multinational Corporations: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Tarnue Johnson (Argosy University - Chicago, USA)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $125.00
Large corporations operating on an international scale require honest business practices. It is imperative for corporations to conduct activities in an ethical manne...
Membrane Computing for Distributed Control of Robotic Swarms: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Andrei George Florea (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania), Cătălin Buiu (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $160.00
Developments in bio-inspired computation have impacted multiple fields and created opportunities for new applications. In recent years, these techniques have been in...
Fostering Sustained Learning Among Undergraduate Students: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Caroline Chemosit (University of Kabianga, Kenya), John Rugutt (Illinois State University, USA), Joseph K. Rugutt (Missouri State University–West Plains, USA)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $125.00
Keeping students engaged and receptive to learning can, at times, be a challenge. However, by the implementation of new methods and pedagogies, instructors can stren...
Digital Innovations in Architectural Heritage Conservation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Stefano Brusaporci (University of L’Aquila, Italy)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $115.00
The concept of conserving heritage for future generations is not a new idea. However, with recent digital advances, this task can be done much more efficiently and c...
Interpretation of Visual Arts Across Societies and Political Culture: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Mika Markus Merviö (Kibi International University, Japan)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $115.00
It is thought that every work of art possesses multiple interpretations, depending on each viewer. Analyzing personal assessments of artwork can help enable us to ga...
Exploration of Textual Interactions in CALL Learning Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Jonathan R. White (Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $120.00
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has greatly enhanced the realm of online social interaction and behavior. In language classrooms, it allows the opportunit...
The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Michael Mabe (Chesterfield County Public Library, USA), Emily A. Ashley (Chesterfield County, USA)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $120.00
Disasters can happen without warning and cause detrimental damage to society. By planning and conducting research beforehand, businesses can more effectively aid in...
Measuring the Psychological and Electrophysiological Attributes of Human Personality: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sanja Tatalović Vorkapić (University of Rijeka, Croatia)
Release Date: March 2017. Copyright © 2017. $130.00
Significant progress has been made in the study of human psychology in recent years. However, certain aspects of personality, such as electrophysiological attributes...
Student Activism as a Vehicle for Change on College Campuses: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Michael T. Miller (University of Arkansas, USA), David V. Tolliver III (University of Arkansas, USA)
Release Date: February 2017. Copyright © 2017. $120.00
Civic engagement initiatives and activities are crucial to the progression of modern society. By raising awareness of social issues and problems, citizens can make a...
Maximizing Information System Availability Through Bayesian Belief Network Approaches: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Semir Ibrahimović (Bosna Bank International, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lejla Turulja (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Nijaz Bajgorić (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Release Date: February 2017. Copyright © 2017. $140.00
Technological tools have enhanced the available opportunities and activities in the realm of e-business. In organizations that support real-time business-critical op...
Method of Systems Potential (MSP) Applications in Economics: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Grigorii Pushnoi (Independent Researcher, Russia)
Release Date: February 2017. Copyright © 2017. $135.00
Modeling techniques provide ample opportunities for progress across numerous fields. When analyzing complex systems, new methods allow for a deeper understanding of...
Technology-Driven Productivity Improvements and the Future of Work: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Göran Roos (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Release Date: February 2017. Copyright © 2017. $175.00
While technological developments are evolving at a rapid pace, employee workplace skills are falling behind. This rate of change will continue to accelerate, and it...
Designing for Human-Machine Symbiosis Using the URANOS Model: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Benjamin Hadorn (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Release Date: February 2017. Copyright © 2017. $125.00
Demand for integral and sustainable solutions is on the rise. As new ways of defining reality emerge, this generates the progression of more humanistic and sustainab...
Innovative Applications of Mo(W)-Based Catalysts in the Petroleum and Chemical Industry: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Hui Ge (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Xingchen Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Shanmin Wang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), Tao Yang (China University of Petroleum, China), Xiaodong Wen (Synfuels China, China)
Release Date: February 2017. Copyright © 2017. $135.00
Mo(W)-Based Catalysts have the capacity to drastically impact many different industries. Research on their most current applications is important for the success of...
Combating Internet-Enabled Terrorism: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Emily Stacey (Swansea University, UK)
Release Date: January 2017. Copyright © 2017. $115.00
The internet has become a vital part of modern society, with its impact reaching from private lives into the public sphere. However, along with its positive effects,...
Game Theory Solutions for the Internet of Things: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sungwook Kim (Sogang University, South Korea)
Release Date: January 2017. Copyright © 2017. $130.00
There is an enhanced level of connectivity available in modern society through the increased usage of various technological devices. Such developments have led to th...
Challenges Facing Female Department Chairs in Contemporary Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Heidi L. Schnackenberg (SUNY Plattsburgh, USA), Denise A. Simard (SUNY Plattsburgh, USA)
Release Date: December 2016. Copyright © 2017. $115.00
Gender and diversity is a crucial area that requires more attention in multiple academic settings. As more women progress into leadership positions in academia, it b...
Agent-Based Modeling in Humanitarian Interventions: Emerging Research and Opportunities
John McCaskill (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Release Date: November 2016. Copyright © 2017. $115.00
When a nation or region of the world is under a state of distress and violence, international government agencies are tasked with the job of delivering aid to assist...
Examining the Role of National Promotional Banks in the European Economy: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Iustina Alina Boitan (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Release Date: November 2016. Copyright © 2017. $120.00
Banking entities have significant involvement and impact on the structure of a nation’s economy. By utilizing the proper strategies and available data, banks can act...
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework for K-12 Teacher Preparation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Margaret L. Niess (Oregon State University, USA)
Release Date: October 2016. Copyright © 2017. $135.00
Educational technologies are vastly becoming a common-place entity in classrooms as they provide more options and support for teachers and students. However, many te...