Advances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science (ALOMS): 105 Volumes

Advances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science (ALOMS): 105 Volumes

Series Editor(s): John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
ISSN: 2327-350X|EISSN: 2327-3518
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Institutions: Print
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Operations research and management science continue to influence business processes, administration, and management information systems, particularly in covering the application methods for decision-making processes. New case studies and applications on management science, operations management, social sciences, and other behavioral sciences have been incorporated into business and organizations real-world objectives.

The Advances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science (ALOMS) Book Series provides a collection of reference publications on the current trends, applications, theories, and practices in the management science field. Providing relevant and current research, this series and its individual publications would be useful for academics, researchers, scholars, and practitioners interested in improving decision making models and business functions.

Topics Covered

  • Computing and information technologies
  • Decision analysis and decision support
  • Finance
  • Information Management
  • Marketing engineering
  • Networks
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Political Science
  • Production management
  • Risk Management
  • Services management

Titles in Series

Business Management and Communication Perspectives in Industry 4.0
Ayşegül Özbebek Tunç (Istanbul University, Turkey), Pınar Aslan (Istanbul University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
Changes in the global economy bring new dynamics, concepts, and implications that require digitalization and adaptation. The new “normal” has changed, and companies...
Industry 4.0 and Hyper-Customized Smart Manufacturing Supply Chains
S.G. Ponnambalam (University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia), Nachiappan Subramanian (University of Sussex, UK), Manoj Kumar Tiwari (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India), Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff (University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2019. 350 pages.
Next-generation supply chains revolve around smart manufacturing processes and personalized customization of products and services. For businesses to stay relevant i...
Additive Manufacturing Technologies From an Optimization Perspective
Kaushik Kumar (Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, India), Divya Zindani (National Institute of Technology Silchar, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 250 pages.
In this technology-driven era, conventional manufacturing is increasingly at risk of reaching its limit, and a more design-driven manufacturing process, additive man...
Handbook of Research on Women in Management and the Global Labor Market
Elisabeth T. Pereira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Paola Paoloni (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Copyright © 2019. 365 pages.
Existent literature has identified the existence of some differences between men and women entrepreneurs in terms of propensity to innovation, approach to creativity...
Imagination, Creativity, and Responsible Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Ziska Fields (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Julien Bucher (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany), Anja Weller (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
Copyright © 2019. 360 pages.
The fourth industrial revolution continues to have a profound effect on humans, business activities, and the planet. Understanding its impacts and creating a society...
Handbook of Research on Urban and Humanitarian Logistics
Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France), Mario Chong (Universidad del Pacifico, Peru), Jorge Vargas Florez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru), Julio Padilla Solis (Universidad de Lima, Peru)
Copyright © 2019. 450 pages.
City logistics is one of the most popular fields of transportation sciences, dealing with sustainably supplying cities and at the same time reducing congestion and p...
Managing Operations Throughout Global Supply Chains
Jean C. Essila (Northern Michigan University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 275 pages.
Globalization has made both operations and supply chains more complex than ever before. Inputs are sourced from many locations all over the world to serve different...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civilian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Tarryn Kille (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Paul R. Bates (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Seung Yong Lee (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Copyright © 2019. 374 pages.
Many industries have begun to recognize the potential support that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) offer, and this is no less true for the commercial sector. Current...
Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain Management in a Global Context
Ulas Akkucuk (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 352 pages.
The global supply chain creates environmental and social burdens during different stages of production and distribution. Ethical and sustainable practices along the...
Strategic Thinking, Planning, and Management Practice in the Arab World
Fayez Albadri (Middle East University, Jordan), Yacoub Adel Nasereddin (Middle East University, Jordan)
Copyright © 2019. 312 pages.
The Arab region has been and continues to be a focus of the world for its economic, political, and social importance. However, reality indicates that the performance...
Global Supply Chains and Multimodal Logistics: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Deepankar Sinha (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India)
Copyright © 2019. 220 pages.
International trade has made logistics a strategic consideration for firms. The decision-making framework is substantially different in the case of international log...
Agile Approaches for Successfully Managing and Executing Projects in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Hür Bersam Bolat (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey), Gül Tekin Temur (Bahçeşehir University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 424 pages.
Communication between man and machine is vital to completing projects in the current day and age. Without this constant connectiveness as we enter an era of big data...
Technology Optimization and Change Management for Successful Digital Supply Chains
Ehap Sabri (KPMG LLP, USA & University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 323 pages.
Companies across different industries are launching technology-enabled (digital) business transformation programs to improve their strategic, tactical, and operation...
Strategy and Superior Performance of Micro and Small Businesses in Volatile Economies
João Conrado de Amorim Carvalho (Unidade de Ensino Superior Dom Bosco, Brazil), Emmanuel M.C.B. Sabino (FORUM (Centro de Formação, Estudos e Pesquisas), Brazil)
Copyright © 2019. 389 pages.
Companies operating in countries with volatile economies face an environment subject to turbulence. It is important to understand how these companies can overcome ad...
Logistics and Transport Modeling in Urban Goods Movement
Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France)
Copyright © 2019. 273 pages.
Because it deals with sustainably supplying cities and reducing congestion and pollution related to goods transport in urban areas, city logistics is an important fi...
Hierarchical Planning and Information Sharing Techniques in Supply Chain Management
Atour Taghipour (Normandy University, France)
Copyright © 2019. 287 pages.
Efficient supply chain management is essential for maintaining successful workflows within companies. A lack of decisional, organizational, and information integrati...
Global Perspectives on Human Capital-Intensive Firms
Cécile Cézanne (Université Côte d'Azur, France), Laurence Saglietto (Université Côte d’Azur, France)
Copyright © 2019. 267 pages.
A firm’s productivity has mainly been based on human capital resources, with organizational value and performance dependent on the knowledge and skills of their mana...
Handbook of Research on Value Creation for Small and Micro Social Enterprises
Chi Maher (St. Mary's University Twickenham, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 403 pages.
In the corporate world, businesses are focused on increasing their revenues but ignore the cries of social and environmental concerns from nearby communities. At the...
Advanced Macroergonomics and Sociotechnical Approaches for Optimal Organizational Performance
Arturo Realyvásquez (Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico), Aide Aracely Maldonado-Macías (Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico), Karina Cecilia Arredondo (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico)
Copyright © 2019. 328 pages.
The overall design and strategies that create work systems within organizations must be evaluated and analyzed in order to ensure that all structures of a company ar...
Handbook of Research on Contemporary Approaches in Management and Organizational Strategy
Çağlar Doğru (Ufuk University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 645 pages.
The importance of effective use of resources within a business is paramount to the success of the business. This includes the effective use of employees as well as e...
Organizational Transformation and Managing Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Alicia Guerra Guerra (University of Extremadura, Spain)
Copyright © 2019. 374 pages.
With the growth and advancement of business and industry, there is a growing need for the advancement of the strategies that manage these modernizations. Adaptation...
Global Supply Chains in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Hamed Nozari (Islamic Azad University, Iran), Agnieszka Szmelter (University of Gdańsk, Poland)
Copyright © 2019. 373 pages.
In a rapidly growing global economy, where there is a constant emergence of new business models and dynamic changes to the business ecosystem, there is a need for th...
Contemporary Multicultural Orientations and Practices for Global Leadership
Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright © 2019. 323 pages.
With the rise of the global economy, business operations and activities are no longer restricted by geographic territory. Therefore, development of diverse and adapt...
Servant Leadership Styles and Strategic Decision Making
Yasir Hayat Mughal (Qurtuba University, Pakistan), Shahid Kamal (Gomal University, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2019. 305 pages.
Today, it is essential for leaders to interact closely within an organization’s community to effectively promote its organizational development. Understanding trust...
Diverse Applications and Transferability of Maturity Models
Shadrack Katuu (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2019. 390 pages.
Previously, professionals had to make judgment calls based on subjective criteria, including their own acumen, in their decision making. In order to combat this subj...
Personal Values as Drivers of Managerial Innovation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Zlatko Nedelko (University of Maribor, Slovenia), Vojko Potocan (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Copyright © 2019. 314 pages.
In order for organizations to be successful, managers must continuously contribute new innovations and support new business ideas and methods. Addressing the link be...
Six Sigma Improvements for Basel III and Solvency II in Financial Risk Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Vojo Bubevski (Independent Researcher, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 235 pages.
Ever-increasing attacks against individual and corporate finances over the past few decades prompt swift action from the realm of financial management. Advances in p...
Technological Developments in Industry 4.0 for Business Applications
Luis Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Nuno Lopes (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Joaquim Silva (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Goran D Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal), Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Paulo Silva Ávila (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 451 pages.
One of the most important issues businesses face is how to adapt to changing operational and administrative processes. Globalization and high competition highlight t...
Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Business Operations and Management
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 1482 pages.
Businesses consistently work on new projects, products, and workflows to remain competitive and successful in the modern business environment. To remain zealous, bus...
Emerging Applications in Supply Chains for Sustainable Business Development
M. Vijaya Kumar (National Institute of Technology Warangal, India), Goran D. Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal), K. Jayakrishna (Vellore Institute of Technology University, India), V. Madhusudanan Pillai (National Institute of Technology Calicut, India), Leonilde Varela (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 345 pages.
The application of sustainability practices at the system level begins with the supply chain. In the business realm, incorporating such practices allows organization...
Burstiness Management for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Andreas Ahrens (Hochschule Wismar, Germany), Ojaras Purvinis (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania), Jeļena Zaščerinska (Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Latvia), Diana Micevičienė (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania), Arūnas Tautkus (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
Copyright © 2019. 194 pages.
Intervals of high-activity alternating with long low-activity periods can be found in many areas of daily life, with researchers coining the phenomenon as bursts. As...
Crowdsourcing and Knowledge Management in Contemporary Business Environments
Regina Lenart-Gansiniec (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Copyright © 2019. 304 pages.
In an era of an economy based on knowledge and Web 2.0 technology, knowledge is the foundation for improving the decision-making processes and relations between peop...
Operations Research for Military Organizations
Hakan Tozan (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey), Mumtaz Karatas (National Defense University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 445 pages.
The study of operations research arose during World War II to enhance the effectiveness of weapons and equipment used on the battlefield. Since then, operations rese...
Cases on Quality Initiatives for Organizational Longevity
Archana Krishnan (PSG Institute of Management Coimbatore, India)
Copyright © 2018. 449 pages.
Over the past decade, increasing competition has created immense opportunities for businesses globally. As such, it important to research new methods and systems for...
Enhancing Competitive Advantage With Dynamic Management and Engineering
Carolina Machado (University of Minho, Portugal), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 315 pages.
While many advances have been made in understanding the complexity of manufacturing and production engineering, the social and organizational context remains problem...
Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Business Education
Chandan Maheshkar (University of Indore, India), Vinod Sharma (Christ Institute of Management, India)
Copyright © 2018. 463 pages.
Due to the impact of globalization, business practices have been constantly evolving throughout the twenty-first century. Teachers and instructors are faced with the...
Information Technology as a Facilitator of Social Processes in Project Management and Collaborative Work
Timothy C. Bagwell (Walden University, USA), Robert A. Cropf (Saint Louis University, USA), Sheryl L Foster-Gadkari (Strategic Impact, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 217 pages.
Project management (PM), as a discipline, has been undergoing an incremental inclusion of theories, techniques, and processes fromfields related to organizational be...
Handbook of Research on Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Development
Ulas Akkucuk (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 439 pages.
The issue of sustainability has become a vital discussion in many industries within the public and private sectors. In the business realm, incorporating such practic...
Globalization and Trade Integration in Developing Countries
Ahu Coşkun Özer (Marmara University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 320 pages.
In a rapidly globalizing world, commercial relations and regional trade integrations between countries have improved. Analyzing trade relations both inside and outsi...
Handbook of Research on Intrapreneurship and Organizational Sustainability in SMEs
Rafael Perez-Uribe (EAN University, Colombia), Carlos Salcedo-Perez (EAN University, Colombia), David Ocampo-Guzman (EAN University, Colombia)
Copyright © 2018. 475 pages.
Smaller companies are abundant in the business realm and outnumber large companies by a wide margin. Understanding the inner workings of small businesses offers bene...
Entrepreneurship, Collaboration, and Innovation in the Modern Business Era
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 367 pages.
As businesses seek to compete on a global stage, they must be constantly aware of pressures from all levels: regional, local, and worldwide. The organizations that c...
Developing Organizational Maturity for Effective Project Management
Gilbert Silvius (LOI University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands & University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Gamze Karayaz (Isik University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 349 pages.
Despite criticism for their serious shortcomings, maturity models are widely used within organizations. The appropriate applications of these models can lead to orga...
Organizational Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Peter A.C. Smith (The Leadership Alliance Inc., Canada), John Pourdehnad (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 125 pages.
Digital technology has transformed business and management methodology in the modern era. As technologies continue to evolve and change, designing a platform for bus...
Management Techniques for a Diverse and Cross-Cultural Workforce
Naman Sharma (Amity University, India), Vinod Kumar Singh (Gurkul Kangri University, India), Swati Pathak (Invertis University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 381 pages.
Workforce diversity refers to a strategy that promotes and supports the integration of human diversification in business. By utilizing focused inclusion policies and...
Lean Six Sigma for Optimal System Performance in Manufacturing and Service Organizations: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Edem G. Tetteh (Rowan College at Burlington County, USA), Hans Chapman (Cape Fear Community College, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 186 pages.
Businesses utilize various managerial processes focused on reducing waste, errors, and variability in products to maintain and improve business quality. By keeping a...
Improving Business Performance Through Effective Managerial Training Initiatives
Luisa dall'Acqua (Scientific Lyceum TCO, Italy & Live Editions Inc., USA), Dickson Lukose (GCS Agile Pty. Ltd, Australia)
Copyright © 2018. 316 pages.
The success of any corporate enterprise is reliant upon the effectiveness of its leadership. The methods used to prepare corporate leaders can have a significant imp...
Contemporary Approaches and Strategies for Applied Logistics
Lincoln C. Wood (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2018. 477 pages.
Evaluating the role of logistics and supply chain management skills or applications is necessary for the success of any organization or business. As market competiti...
Reputation Management Techniques in Public Relations
Ayse Erdemir (Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 430 pages.
Reputation is becoming an imperative business function that influences strategic decisions including the direction of a business plan and how an organization should...
Handbook of Research on Promoting Business Process Improvement Through Inventory Control Techniques
Nita H. Shah (Gujarat University, India), Mandeep Mittal (Amity School of Engineering and Technology, India)
Copyright © 2018. 644 pages.
Stock management and control is a critical element to the success and overall financial well-being of an organization. Through the application of innovative practice...
Supply Chain Management Strategies and Risk Assessment in Retail Environments
Akhilesh Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India), Swapnil Saurav (JDA Software, India)
Copyright © 2018. 351 pages.
The proper understanding and managing of project risks and uncertainties is crucial to any organization. It is paramount that all phases of project development and e...
Management Control Systems in Complex Settings: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Filippo Zanin (University of Udine, Italy), Eugenio Comuzzi (University of Udine, Italy), Antonio Costantini (University of Udine, Italy)
Copyright © 2018. 190 pages.
Organizations are constantly creating original initiatives, product lines, or implementing new workflows to remain competitive in the contemporary business world. Em...
Handbook of Research on Applied Optimization Methodologies in Manufacturing Systems
Ömer Faruk Yılmaz (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey & Yalova University, Turkey), Süleyman Tüfekçí (University of Florida, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 449 pages.
Today’s manufacturing systems are undergoing significant changes in the aspects of planning, production execution, and delivery. It is imperative to stay up-to-date...
Grassroots Sustainability Innovations in Sports Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Marco Tortora (University of Florence, Italy)
Copyright © 2018. 130 pages.
Progression in sustainable sports practices is an up-and-coming area of research that also has an overarching impact on other professional fields. Analyzing the late...
Motivationally Intelligent Leadership: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Michael A. Brown Sr. (Florida International University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 139 pages.
Emotional intelligence serves as a valuable tool and knowledge base in the workplace. By creating empathic and trusting relationships, business environments can be n...
Novel Six Sigma Approaches to Risk Assessment and Management
Vojo Bubevski (Independent Researcher, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 251 pages.
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...
Enterprise Resiliency in the Continuum of Change: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Raj Kumar Bhattarai (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
Copyright © 2018. 186 pages.
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...
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)
Copyright © 2017. 207 pages.
This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it is one of the best-selling reference books within the Business and Management subject area since 2017, prov...
Globalization and the Ethical Responsibilities of Multinational Corporations: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Tarnue Johnson (Argosy University - Chicago, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 110 pages.
Large corporations operating on an international scale require honest business practices. It is imperative for corporations to conduct activities in an ethical manne...
Multi-Criteria Decision Making for the Management of Complex Systems
Albert Voronin (National Aviation University of Ukraine, Ukraine)
Copyright © 2017. 201 pages.
While there are many different models for performing system analysis, the multi-criteria decision making method has proven to be one of the most efficient. By analyz...
Handbook of Research on Manufacturing Process Modeling and Optimization Strategies
Raja Das (VIT University, India), Mohan Pradhan (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India)
Copyright © 2017. 530 pages.
Recent improvements in business process strategies have allowed more opportunities to attain greater developmental performances. This has led to higher success in da...
Managerial Strategies and Green Solutions for Project Sustainability
Gilman C.K. Tam (Independent Researcher, China)
Copyright © 2017. 255 pages.
Sustainability has become an increasingly vital topic of discussion in modern society. Various businesses and their professionals have begun adopting environmentally...
Optimal Management Strategies in Small and Medium Enterprises
Milan B. Vemić (Higher School of Academic Studies “DOSITEJ”, Serbia)
Copyright © 2017. 437 pages.
Business sustainability is becoming increasingly difficult amongst the demands of today’s markets. By implementing new and dynamic practices, organizations can optim...
Global Intermediation and Logistics Service Providers
Laurence Saglietto (Université Côte d’Azur, France), Cécile Cezanne (University Paris 13 Sorbonne Paris Cité, France)
Copyright © 2017. 412 pages.
As modern organizations become more globalized and diverse, they require additional assistance to maintain effective workflows. With the support of intermediary part...
Ethics and Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management
Ulas Akkucuk (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 350 pages.
Various industries in modern society can contribute to many different sustainable development initiatives. By implementing better processes for resource usage and it...
Supply Chain Management in the Big Data Era
Hing Kai Chan (University of Nottingham Ningbo, China), Nachiappan Subramanian (University of Sussex, UK), Muhammad Dan-Asabe Abdulrahman (University of Nottingham Ningbo, China)
Copyright © 2017. 299 pages.
Technological advancements in recent years have led to significant developments within a variety of business applications. In particular, data-driven research provid...
Knowledge Management Initiatives and Strategies in Small and Medium Enterprises
Andrea Bencsik (Széchenyi István University, Hungary & J. Selye University, Slovakia)
Copyright © 2017. 442 pages.
To maintain a competitive edge against other businesses, companies must ensure the most effective strategies and procedures are in place. This is particularly critic...
Handbook of Research on Information Management for Effective Logistics and Supply Chains
George Leal Jamil (InescTec, Portugal), António Lucas Soares (University of Porto, Portugal), Cláudio Roberto Magalhães Pessoa (FUMEC University, Brazil)
Copyright © 2017. 554 pages.
Evaluating the role of logistics and supply chain management skills or applications is necessary for the success of any organization or business. As market competiti...
Optimum Decision Making in Asset Management
María Carmen Carnero (University of Castilla – La Mancha, Spain), Vicente González-Prida (University of Seville, Spain)
Copyright © 2017. 523 pages.
Asset management is becoming increasingly important to an organization’s strategy, given its effects on cost, production, and quality. No matter the sector, importan...
Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice
Mehmood Khan (Abu Dhabi University, UAE), Matloub Hussain (Abu Dhabi University, UAE), Mian M. Ajmal (Abu Dhabi University, UAE)
Copyright © 2017. 330 pages.
The issue of sustainability has become a vital discussion in many industries within the public and private sectors. In the business realm, incorporating such practic...
Multinational Enterprise Management Strategies in Developing Countries
Mohammad Ayub Khan (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Copyright © 2016. 490 pages.
In contemporary economies, businesses must consistently make strides to remain competitive and profitable at both national and international levels. Unlike in the de...
Strategic Management of Sustainable Manufacturing Operations
Rameshwar Dubey (Symbiosis International University, India), Angappa Gunasekaran (University of Massachuesetts, Dartmouth, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 419 pages.
As companies and organizations continue to grow economically, it has become pertinent to also implement business and management practices that help relieve environme...
Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising
Alessandra Vecchi (London College of Fashion, U.K.), Chitra Buckley (London College of Fashion, U.K.)
Copyright © 2016. 862 pages.
Innovation and novel leadership strategies have aided the successful growth of the fashion industry around the globe. However, as the dynamics of the industry are co...
Handbook of Research on Managerial Strategies for Achieving Optimal Performance in Industrial Processes
Giner Alor-Hernández (Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico), Cuauhtémoc Sánchez-Ramírez (Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico), Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz (Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico)
Copyright © 2016. 674 pages.
Competitive advantage is a key factor to the success of any business in modern society. To achieve this goal, effective strategies for process improvement must be re...
Supply Chain Strategies and the Engineer-to-Order Approach
Richard Addo-Tenkorang (University of Vaasa, Finland), Jussi Kantola (University of Vaasa, Finland), Petri Helo (University of Vaasa, Finland), Ahm Shamsuzzoha (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Copyright © 2016. 283 pages.
With the rise of global competitiveness among industries, it has become increasingly vital to develop novel strategies to assist in optimizing value-chain networks,...
Optimal Inventory Control and Management Techniques
Mandeep Mittal (Amity School of Engineering and Technology, India), Nita H. Shah (Gujarat University, India)
Copyright © 2016. 406 pages.
Stock management and control is a critical element to the success and overall financial well-being of an organization. Through the application of innovative practice...
Stochastic Processes and Models in Operations Research
Neelamegam Anbazhagan (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright © 2016. 338 pages.
Decision-making is an important task no matter the industry. Operations research, as a discipline, helps alleviate decision-making problems through the extraction of...
Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning
Tomaž Kramberger (University of Maribor, Slovenia), Vojko Potočan (University of Maribor, Slovenia), Vesna Mia Ipavec (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Copyright © 2016. 511 pages.
The tactical organization of resources is a vital component to any industry in modern society. Effectively managing the flow of materials through various networks en...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Supply Chain Management in the Retail Industry
Narasimha Kamath (JDA Software, India), Swapnil Saurav (JDA Software, India)
Copyright © 2016. 429 pages.
Customer satisfaction is a pivotal component to any business that provides goods or services to the public. By effectively managing the flow of products, business ca...
Handbook of Research on Military, Aeronautical, and Maritime Logistics and Operations
Alberto Ochoa-Zezzatti (Juarez City University, Mexico), Jöns Sánchez (Consejo Nacional De Ciencie Y Tecnologia (CONACYT), Mexico), Miguel Gastón Cedillo-Campos (Transportation Systems and Logistics National Laboratory, Mexican Institute of Transportation, Mexico), Margain de Lourdes (Polytechnic University of Aguascalientes, Mexico)
Copyright © 2016. 587 pages.
Effective logistics management has played a vital role in delivering products and services, and driving research into finding ever improving theoretical and technolo...
Innovative Solutions for Implementing Global Supply Chains in Emerging Markets
Ashish Dwivedi (University of Hull Business School, UK)
Copyright © 2016. 313 pages.
Advancements in the field of information technology have transformed the way businesses interact with each other and their customers. Businesses now require customiz...
Managerial Strategies and Practice in the Asian Business Sector
U Zeyar Myo Aung (Tourism Promotion and International Relations Department, Myanmar), Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain)
Copyright © 2016. 395 pages.
Due in part to globalism and economic development, the Asian business sector has been rapidly expanding. Thanks to the increasing industrialization and economic grow...
Designing and Implementing Global Supply Chain Management
Sudhanshu Joshi (School of Management, Doon University, India), Rohit Joshi (Indian Institute of Management IIM, Shillong, India)
Copyright © 2016. 342 pages.
Business practices are constantly evolving in order to meet growing customer demands. By implementing fresh procedures through the use of new technologies, organizat...
Innovative Management Education Pedagogies for Preparing Next-Generation Leaders
Shalini Rahul Tiwari (Institute of Management Technology, India), Lubna Nafees (Institute of Management Technology, India)
Copyright © 2016. 313 pages.
Management education is currently adapting to several societal changes. Due to increased workload and outside pressures heaped on students, business education progra...
Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 689 pages.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) has always been an important aspect of an enterprise’s business model and an effective supply chain network is essential to remaining c...
Analyzing Risk through Probabilistic Modeling in Operations Research
Dariusz Jacek Jakóbczak (Technical University of Koszalin, Poland)
Copyright © 2016. 441 pages.
Probabilistic modeling represents a subject spanning many branches of mathematics, economics, and computer science to connect pure mathematics with applied sciences....
Organizational Change Management Strategies in Modern Business
Aslı Goksoy (American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria)
Copyright © 2016. 460 pages.
Scholars agree that change has become a staple in organizational life and will likely remain as such beyond the 21st century. As the rate of change continues to acce...
Maximizing Management Performance and Quality with Service Analytics
Yixin Diao (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA), Daniela Rosu (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 465 pages.
Service analytics studies the collection of business analytics models and tools for the improvement of IT service management processes. By analyzing related quality,...
Optimization of Supply Chain Management in Contemporary Organizations
Ehap Sabri (JDA Software, USA & University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 337 pages.
In order to experience significant improvement in business processes, successful organizations must launch, implement, and maintain effective transformation programs...
Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services, and Production
Edem G. Tetteh (Potomac State College of West Virginia University, USA), Benedict M. Uzochukwu (Virginia State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 343 pages.
Lean Six Sigma has evolved progressively over time from quality efforts within an enterprise that are independent, to complex systems changing the concept from a sim...
Diverse Contemporary Issues Facing Business Management Education
Mohammad Ayub Khan (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico), Diana Bank (Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico), Edet E. Okon (University of Uyo, Nigeria), Ghassan Al-Qaimari (University of Modern Sciences, UAE), Silvia Lizett Olivares Olivares (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico), Salvador Treviño-Martínez (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Copyright © 2015. 323 pages.
In today’s society, it is not only desirable but essential for a business to take on a global edge. The best way to ensure a successful future is to educate business...
Systemic Approaches to Strategic Management: Examples from the Automotive Industry
Ioan Constantin Dima (Valahia University of Târgoviste, Romania)
Copyright © 2015. 440 pages.
The application of systems theory to today’s businesses is a direct result of the enhancements that stem from globalization. In order to remain competitive in the ne...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises
Kiril Todorov (University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria), David Smallbone (Kingston University, UK)
Copyright © 2014. 508 pages.
As the global economy continues to develop and new entrepreneurs take advantage of emerging markets, the small business sector plays a greater role of economic devel...
Examining the Informing View of Organization: Applying Theoretical and Managerial Approaches
Bob Travica (University of Manitoba, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 328 pages.
Understanding the organizational dimensions that surround information systems is essential for professionals involved in the field, ultimately improving upon organiz...
Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation: Interconnection and Intelligence
ZongWei Luo (The University of Hong Kong, China)
Copyright © 2014. 407 pages.
Fast advances in information technology have led to a smarter world vision with ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Trans...
Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems
Vladimír Modrák (Technical University of Košice, Slovakia), Pavol Semančo (Technical University of Košice, Slovakia)
Copyright © 2014. 487 pages.
In a production environment, batch size is proportional to cost and productivity. Innovative technologies have emerged in lean manufacturing as a way to include a nu...
Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab Context
Grace C. Khoury (Birzeit University, Palestine), Maria C. Khoury (Independent Researcher, Palestine)
Copyright © 2014. 423 pages.
In the era of globalization and ease of international connectivity and business interactions, professionals from all over the world benefit from having a well-rounde...
Management Science, Logistics, and Operations Research
John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 481 pages.
With the influence of operations research and management science, business and administration methods have made significant strides in advancing the effective applic...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Performance Management and Measurement Using Data Envelopment Analysis
Ibrahim H. Osman (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Abdel Latef Anouze (Qatar University, Qatar), Ali Emrouznejad (Aston Business School, Aston University, UK)
Copyright © 2014. 735 pages.
Organizations can use the valuable tool of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to make informed decisions on developing successful strategies, setting specific goals, an...
Outsourcing Management for Supply Chain Operations and Logistics Service
Dimitris Folinas (Department of Logistics, ATEI-Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright © 2013. 596 pages.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been a vital part of every economy and every business entity. Both sciences have become prestigious research fields focusin...
Operations Management Research and Cellular Manufacturing Systems: Innovative Methods and Approaches
Vladimir Modrák (Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia), R. Sudhakara Pandian (Kalasalingam University, India)
Copyright © 2012. 368 pages.
Traditional manufacturing systems are no longer able to satisfy new requirements introduced by increasingly global markets, resulting in the need for automated indus...
Fashion Supply Chain Management: Industry and Business Analysis
Tsan-Ming Choi (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Copyright © 2012. 392 pages.
Fashion Supply Chain Management (FSCM) is an important topic in the modern fashion industry. In addition to the traditional functions of logistics management in fash...
Supply Chain Optimization, Design, and Management: Advances and Intelligent Methods
Ioannis Minis (University of the Aegean, Greece), Vasileios Zeimpekis (University of the Aegean, Greece), Georgios Dounias (University of the Aegean, Greece), Nicholas Ampazis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Copyright © 2011. 338 pages.
Computational Intelligence (CI) is a term corresponding to a new generation of algorithmic methodologies in artificial intelligence, which combines elements of learn...
Quality Management for IT Services: Perspectives on Business and Process Performance
Claus-Peter Praeg (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, Germany), Dieter Spath (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, Germany)
Copyright © 2011. 348 pages.
Modern business processes rely heavily on IT services. In spite of this growing dependency, as well as the rise of customer expectations for performance and quality...
Managing Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks: Implementing Supply Chain Principles
Stavros Ponis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2010. 408 pages.
Pressures imposed by today's modern and highly competitive business environment and momentum created with the emergence of Information and Communication Technolo...
Service Science and Logistics Informatics: Innovative Perspectives
ZongWei Luo (The University of Hong Kong, China)
Copyright © 2010. 462 pages.
An interdisciplinary field, service science plays an increasingly important role in the world economy, prompting individuals to reengineer traditional services in lo...

Editor(s) 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.