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.

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:

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)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
Digital technology has transformed business and management methodology in the modern era. As technologies continue to evolve and change, designing a platform for bus...
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 (Morehead State University, USA)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
Businesses utilize various managerial processes focused on reducing waste, errors, and variability in products to maintain and improve business quality. By keeping a...
Analyzing Attachment and Consumers' Emotions: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Giuseppe Pedeliento (University of Bergamo, Italy)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. $185.00
In the rapidly changing landscape of society, understanding how consumers make purchasing decisions is essential to the success of any product or service organizatio...
Political Mediation in Modern Conflict Resolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities
José Pascal da Rocha (Columbia University, USA)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. $150.00
Throughout history, there has been conflict and the clashing of ideas. Although this has assisted in creating political and societal structures, it has also led to c...
Engaging Adolescent Students in Contemporary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Prathiba Nagabhushan (St. Mary MacKillop College, Australia)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
Preparation for university study and integration into the workforce is the academic goal in the final years of secondary education. This preparedness can only be ach...
Mechanical Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymers: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sarah S. Gebai (International University of Beirut, Lebanon), Ali M. Hallal (International University of Beirut, Lebanon), Mohammad S. Hammoud (International University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
The huge consumption of earth’s natural resources and the reliance on industrial manufactured products have produced significant impacts on the environment. As such,...
Contemporary Identity and Access Management Architectures: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Alex Chi Keung Ng (Federation University, Australia)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
Due to the proliferation of distributed mobile technologies and heavy usage of social media, identity and access management has become a very challenging area. Busin...
Predictive Analysis on Large Data for Actionable Knowledge: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Muhammad Usman (Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Pakistan), M. Usman (Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Center (PASTIC), Pakistan)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
Data analysis forms the basis of many modes of research ranging from scientific discoveries to governmental findings. With the advent of machine intelligence and neu...
Written Corrective Feedback for L2 Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Qi Guo (Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, China)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $125.00
The application of evaluations in classroom settings has equipped educators with innovative tools and techniques for effective teaching practices. Integrating feedba...
EHT Transmission Performance Evaluation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
K. Srinivas (Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited, India), R.V.S. Satyanarayana (Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, India)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
Electricity has become a basic requirement in today’s world. Interruption free electrical energy and availability of surplus power are entwined in improving consumer...
Regulation and Structure in Economic Virtualization: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Denis Ushakov (Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
Since the popularization of Internet access and use, businesses have moved to create and include electronic markets to reach a larger customer base. These electronic...
Security, Privacy, and Anonymization in Social Networks: Emerging Research and Opportunities
B. K. Tripathy (VIT University, India), Kiran Baktha (VIT University, India)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
Technology has become profoundly integrated into modern society; however, this increases the risk of vulnerabilities, such as hacking and other system errors, along...
Socio-Technical Decision Support in Air Navigation Systems: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Tetiana Shmelova (National Aviation University, Ukraine), Yuliya Sikirda (National Aviation University, Ukraine), Nina Rizun (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland), Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem (Ain Shams University, Egypt), Yury N. Kovalyov (National Aviation University, Ukraine)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
The integration of technology into the aviation system planning has allowed for more stable, yet increasingly complex, models that enable better analysis techniques...
Technology and the New Generation of Active Citizens: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Paolo Beneventi (Independent Researcher, Italy)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
New media forums have created a unique opportunity for citizens to participate in a variety of social and political contexts. The public is able to interact more eff...
Differentiated Instructional Design for Multicultural Environments: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Diane Stottlemyer (Walden University, USA)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $130.00
Modern technology is creating new challenges for teachers to keep up with today’s education and advancing teaching styles. The development of a differentiated curric...
Building Brand Identity in the Age of Social Media: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Amir Ekhlassi (University of Tehran, Iran), Mahdi Niknejhad Moghadam (University of Tehran, Iran), Amir Mohammad Adibi (University of Tehran, Iran)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
To survive in today’s competitive business environment, marketing professionals must look to develop innovative methods of reaching their customers and stakeholders....
Image Retrieval and Analysis Using Text and Fuzzy Shape Features: Emerging Research and Opportunities
P. Sumathy (Bharathidasan University, India), P. Shanmugavadivu (Gandhigram Rural Institute, India), A. Vadivel (SRM University, India)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
Multimedia information retrieval focuses on the tools of processing and searching that are applicable to the content-based management of new multimedia documents. It...
Creativity in Load-Balance Schemes for Multi/Many-Core Heterogeneous Graph Computing: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Alberto Garcia-Robledo (Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav-Tamaulipas), Mexico), Arturo Diaz-Perez (Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav-Tamaulipas), Mexico), Guillermo Morales-Luna (Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav-IPN), Mexico)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
Recent years have witnessed the rise of analysis of real-world massive and complex phenomena in graphs; to efficiently solve these large-scale graph problems, it is...
Centrality Metrics for Complex Network Analysis: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Natarajan Meghanathan (Jackson State University, USA)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
As network science and technology continues to gain popularity, it becomes imperative to develop procedures to examine emergent network domains, as well as classical...
The Community of Inquiry Framework in Contemporary Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Peggy Semingson (The University of Texas at Arlington, USA), Pete Smith (The University of Texas at Arlington, USA), Henry I. Anderson (The University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
Release Date: January 2018. Copyright © 2018. $125.00
The primary challenge of online education is bridging the distance, both geographical and psychological, between student-and-teacher and student-and-student dynamics...
Convective Heat and Mass Transfer in the Free Atmosphere: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Kaliyeva Kulyash (Lorraine University, France)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
Theoretical prediction and practical analysis of turbulence are the fundamental problems of atmospheric dynamics. Obtained universal energy expresses a stable condit...
Curriculum Integration in Contemporary Teaching Practice: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Susannah Brown (Florida Atlantic University, USA), Rina Bousalis (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $130.00
Teaching and learning practices that are interconnected and value all subject areas benefit K-12 students by supporting creativity, critical thinking, communication,...
Neuromarketing and Big Data Analytics for Strategic Consumer Engagement: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Joana Coutinho de Sousa (Unlimited-Hashtag, Portugal)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
A new sub-area of marketing is emerging called neuromarketing. It combines psychology, neuroscience, and economics with the study of consumer motivations. This is le...
Geospatial Technologies in Urban System Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Alok Bhushan Mukherjee (Birla Institute of Technology, India), Akhouri Pramod Krishna (Birla Institute of Technology, India), Nilanchal Patel (Birla Institute of Technology, India)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
Technological advancements have changed the way we think of traditional urban and spatial planning. The inclusion of conventional elements with modern technologies i...
Free and Open Source Software in Modern Data Science and Business Intelligence: Emerging Research and Opportunities
K.G. Srinivasa (CBP Government Engineering College, India), Ganesh Chandra Deka (M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India), Krishnaraj P.M. (M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $190.00
Computer software and technologies are advancing at an amazing rate. The accessibility of these software sources allows for a wider power among common users as well...
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)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
Organizations are constantly creating original initiatives, product lines, or implementing new workflows to remain competitive in the contemporary business world. Em...
Chemical Compound Structures and the Higher Dimension of Molecules: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Gennadiy Vladimirovich Zhizhin (Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russia)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
Originally, scientists believed that molecules were three-dimensional; however, studies have proven that geometric dimensions are continuous. Therefore, molecules ar...
Supporting Innovation Through National R&D Programs: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Amiram Porath (Independent Researcher, Israel)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
With the importance of knowledge as the basis for economic development, the issue of Research & Development (R&D) as a source of knowledge and of innovation is under...
The Morality of Weapons Design and Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities
John Forge (University of Sydney, Australia)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
Countries around the globe are continuously investing money into weapon development and manufacturing. While weapon design has been a relevant topic, from the Middle...
The Role of Advisory Committees in Biomedical Education and Workforce Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Argentina Ornelas (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA), Julie Neal (Independent Researcher, USA)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
In an effort to create a more educated workforce in the United States, many community colleges are implementing the use of advisory groups to assist under-prepared s...
Developing Effective Literacy Intervention Strategies: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Cheryl A. Slattery (Shippensburg University, USA)
Release Date: December 2017. Copyright © 2018. $125.00
As reading is vital to success in life and opens the door to nearly all other learning opportunities, it is essential that educators understand why students with lea...
Legal and Economic Considerations Surrounding Reproductive Tourism: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Anastasia Paraskou (CROSSBEES Healthcare Consultancy, Cyprus & Swiss Management Center University, Switzerland), Babu P. George (Fort Hays State University, USA & Swiss Management Center University, Switzerland)
Release Date: November 2017. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
Overall, medical tourism has become a robust industry, due to fluctuating health costs in many developed countries. One of the most popular services experiencing a r...
Global Perspectives on Frameworks for Integrated Reporting: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Ioana Dragu (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania), Adriana Tiron-Tudor (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania), Szilveszter Fekete Pali-Pista (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
Release Date: November 2017. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
Organizations rely on annual reports to communicate their value and create a sense of corporate community. Assessment of these communications is integral in determin...
Raising Mental Health Awareness in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Melissa Martin (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA), Jean Mockry (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA), Alison Puliatte (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA), Denise A. Simard (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA), Maureen E. Squires (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA)
Release Date: November 2017. Copyright © 2018. $175.00
The state of college students’ mental health is a growing phenomenon across university campuses. Educators often watch students struggle with academic, social, finan...
Technological Tools for Value-Based Sustainable Relationships in Health: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Mosad Zineldin (Linnaeus University, Sweden), Valentina Vasicheva (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
Release Date: November 2017. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
The reach of technological advances can be found in many aspects of life, including the world of medical and healthcare. It is essential to understand these technolo...
Innovative Strategies and Frameworks in Climate Change Adaptation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Alexander G. Flor (University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines), Benjamina Gonzalez Flor (University of the Philippines, Philippines)
Release Date: November 2017. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
The changes the earth is currently undertaking has been at the forefront of scientific discourse in recent years. Humans as a species have needed to react to these c...
Business Architectures for Risk Assessment and Strategic Planning: Emerging Research and Opportunities
James McKee (Wollongong University, Australia)
Release Date: November 2017. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
The integration of recent technological advances into modern business processes has allowed for greater efficiency and productivity. However, while such improvements...
Socio-Economic and Education Factors Impacting American Political Systems: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Pamela Hampton-Garland (University of the District of Columbia, USA), Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt (University of the District of Columbia, USA), Benson George Cooke (University of the District of Columbia, USA)
Release Date: November 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
America has the reputation of being one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, yet within its borders social problems persist and negatively imp...
Creativity in Workforce Development and Innovation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sally Blake (Flagler College, USA), Candice M. Burkett (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Release Date: November 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
Though creativity is considered an asset in the modern business world, it is currently not being promoted in educational programs. Developing, supporting, and sustai...
Formation Methods, Models, and Hardware Implementation of Pseudorandom Number Generators: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Stepan Bilan (State Economy and Technology University of Transport, Ukraine)
Release Date: October 2017. Copyright © 2018. $180.00
Modern computing systems preserve all information in intricate binary codes. The evolution of systems and technologies that aid in this preservation process must be...
Experience-Based Human-Computer Interactions: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Petr Sosnin (Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Russia)
Release Date: October 2017. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
Human computer interaction is constantly evolving in many areas and facets of modern society. Analyzing these interactions can provide a more balanced understanding...
Measuring the Validity of Usage Reports Provided by E-Book Vendors: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Aiping Chen-Gaffey (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA), Heather Getsay (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Release Date: October 2017. Copyright © 2018. $135.00
Electronic publications are proving to be a popular resource for many consumers. It is imperative that the credibility of vendor-supplied usage data is analyzed in o...
Utilizing Innovative Technologies to Address the Public Health Impact of Climate Change: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Debra Weiss-Randall (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Release Date: October 2017. Copyright © 2018. $185.00
Climate change impacts the wellbeing of societies across the entire globe. By utilizing innovative technologies, public health can be better protected in the years t...
Grassroots Sustainability Innovations in Sports Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Marco Tortora (University of Florence, Italy)
Release Date: October 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
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...
Real-Time Face Detection, Recognition, and Tracking System in LabVIEW™: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Manimehala Nadarajan (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia), Muralindran Mariappan (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia), Rosalyn R. Porle (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia)
Release Date: October 2017. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
Face detection systems have undergone significant improvements in recent years with the rise of new technologies. This has created a wide range of different applicat...
Multimedia Retrieval Systems in Distributed Environments: Emerging Research and Opportunities
S.G. Shaila (National Institute of Technology, India), A. Vadivel (National Institute of Technology, India)
Release Date: October 2017. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
Effective information retrieval can be utilized as a vital tool for a number of different applications. With new technologies emerging, the techniques involved in th...
Innovative Technology Training Frameworks in CALL: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sandra Morales (Newcastle University, UK)
Release Date: October 2017. Copyright © 2018. $125.00
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) applications have become essential to the contemporary classroom. It is now imperative for teachers to increase their tech...
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...
Aligning Perceptual and Conceptual Information for Cognitive Contextual System Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Gary Kuvich (IBM, USA)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
The rise of technology has led to rapid developments in robotic intelligence and its various applications. The success or failure of these systems is linked closely...
Deviant Communication in Teacher-Student Interactions: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Eletra Gilchrist-Petty (The University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $125.00
Instructional communication is a pivotal concept in the relationship between an educator and a student. However, if not carried out properly, a variety of deviant be...
Enhancing Software Fault Prediction With Machine Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Ekbal Rashid (Aurora's Technological and Research Institute, India)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $165.00
Software development and design is an intricate and complex process that requires a multitude of steps to ultimately create a quality product. One crucial aspect of...
Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Megan Lowe (University of Louisiana – Monroe, USA), Lindsey M. Reno (University of New Orleans, USA)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. $145.00
Longevity and sustainability in a career field is dependent upon a number of factors. Evaluating the mental and emotional issues that academic librarians face can pr...
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: August 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: August 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...
Advanced Mobile Technologies for Secure Transaction Processing: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Raghvendra Kumar (LNCT Group of Colleges, India), Preeta Sharan (The Oxford College of Engineering, India), Aruna Devi (Surabhi Software, India)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $130.00
The development of mobile applications has created numerous opportunities across different industries. With these advances, the management of data has been optimized...
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 Cvijanović (University of Kragujevac, Serbia)
Release Date: August 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...
Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sally Ann Brown (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Release Date: August 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: August 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...
Techniques for Coding Imagery and Multimedia: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $235.00
A variety of applications have been developed in order to engage with society. These tools have enabled computer scientists to captured large sets of unstructured da...
Ranking Economic Performance and Efficiency in the Global Market: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Benjamen Franklen Gussen (University of Southern Queensland, Australia & Australian Law and Economics Association, Australia)
Release Date: August 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...
Influence of Public Policy on Small Social Enterprises: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Chi Maher (St. Mary's University, Twickenham, London, UK)
Release Date: August 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...
Motivationally Intelligent Leadership: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Michael A. Brown Sr. (Florida International University, USA)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. $155.00
Emotional intelligence serves as a valuable tool and knowledge base in the workplace. By creating empathic and trusting relationships, business environments can be n...
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: July 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...
Business Models for Renewable Energy Initiatives: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Adrian Tantau (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Robert Staiger (E3xpert, Germany)
Release Date: July 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: July 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...
Gaming Innovations in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Robert Costello (Newcastle College, UK)
Release Date: July 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: July 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...
Personalized Professional Learning for Educators: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Kristi Meeuwse (Drayton Hall Elementary School, USA), Diane Mason (Lamar University, USA)
Release Date: July 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...
Intelligent Vehicles and Materials Transportation in the Manufacturing Sector: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Susmita Bandyopadhyay (University of Burdwan, India)
Release Date: July 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...
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: June 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...
Managing Self-Directed Learning in Primary School Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Penny Van Deur (Flinders University, Australia)
Release Date: June 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...
Novel Design and the Applications of Smart-M3 Platform in the Internet of Things: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Dmitry Korzun (Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Russia), Alexey Kashevnik (St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russia & ITMO University, Russia), Sergey Balandin (FRUCT Oy, Finland & St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), Russia)
Release Date: June 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...
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: June 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...
Examining the Changing Role of Supervision in Doctoral Research Projects: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Annette Lerine Steenkamp (Lawrence Technological University, USA)
Release Date: June 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...
Enterprise Resiliency in the Continuum of Change: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Raj Kumar Bhattarai (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
Release Date: June 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: June 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...
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: May 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...
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: May 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...
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: May 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....
Driving Efficiency in Local Government Using a Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Framework: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Amit Tiwary (Principal Enterprise Architect, Australia)
Release Date: May 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...
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...
Decentralized Computing Using Blockchain Technologies and Smart Contracts: Emerging Research and Opportunities
S. Asharaf (Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala, India), S. Adarsh (Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala, India)
Release Date: January 2017. Copyright © 2017. $120.00
Recent innovations have created significant developments in data storage and management. These new technologies now allow for greater security in databases and other...
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...