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Does Supply Chain Analytics Enhance Supply Chain Innovation and Robustness Capability?

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Background and purpose: Little are known about the nature of the interaction between supply chain analytics, supply chain innovation and robustness capability. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of supply chain analytics in enhancing firms supply chain innovation and robustness capability in the Arabian context.

Design/Methods: Using knowledge-based view and survey data from line managers in supply and logistics departments, the present study uses variance-based structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) to diagnose the association between supply chain analytics, supply chain innovation and robustness capability.

Findings: Results suggest that supply chain analytics exerted significant impact on supply chain innovation and not on robustness capability. It appears that supply chain innovation exerted a significant impact on robustness capability, in doing so, supply chain innovation mediates the link supply chain analytics and robustness capability.

Conclusion: The outcome of this study points to the importance of supply chain analytics as a functional tool for supply chain and/or logistic routes stability and success. The paper concludes supply chain analytics can help managers have access timely and useful data for greater innovation; and that supply chain innovation is reliant not only on data, but also on firms’ analytic capabilities.

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Users’ Perceptions on Internet Financial Reporting

-350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/096381899336078 Dillman, D. A. (2000). Mail and Internet Surveys: the Tailored Design Method. New York: John Willey. Dyczkowska, J. (2014). Assessment of Quality of Internet Financial Disclosures Using a Scoring System. A Case of Polish Stock. Accounting and Management Information Systems, 13 (1), 50-81. Ettredge, M., Richardson V.J. & Scholz, S. (2001). The presentation of financial information at corporate websites. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 1(2) 149-168, http

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Machine Learning Methods in Algorithmic Trading Strategy Optimization – Design and Time Efficiency

algorithms selected the points (candidate solutions), surrounded by other with the high criterion value, which could positively affect results’ stability and reduce overfitting risk. The machine learning methods presented in this paper are based on well-known concepts. The main effort was to design methods based on these algorithms, but able to run on an atypical problem, hard to be solved by the basic ones. Although the presented methods could result in lower overfitting risk, the paper was focused on the improvement of the strategy selection procedure in terms of time

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To Work or Not to Work… in a Multicultural Team?

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The main goal of the article is to present research findings regarding student’s attitude to working in a multicultural team (MCT). Research participants of different cultural background completed the research survey. Their willingness to work in MCT was measured together with factors that influence it. These include factors related to both team members and the task structure.

Research findings indicate that the respondents preferred to work in MCT if the task required diversity of cognitive perspectives, e.g. in a situation requiring creative or out-of-the-box thinking. In contrast, the strongest preference for working in a single-culture team (SCT) was present in the case of tasks requiring mutual understanding among the team members and like-mindedness. In addition, it was found that the preference to work in SCT or MCT entrusted with a task with specific requirements was also related to the experience in working in such teams declared by the respondents.

Conclusions and recommendations may be utilized to design methods for managerial education and training.

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Study of the Influence of Fibres Type and Dosage on Properties of Concrete for Airport Pavements

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The paper follows the potential practice of fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) as a solution for airport`s runway pavements, in order to increase the bearing strength, resulting in decreasing the height of the concrete layer that is currently used.

Experimentally, the study focuses on the properties of fiber reinforced Portland cement concrete using 3 different percentages (0.5%, 1% and 1.5% of the concrete volume) and 4 different types of fiber (for 1% percentage – hooked steel fiber 50 mm length, hooked steel fiber 30 mm length, crimped steel fiber 30 mm length and polypropylene fiber 50 mm lenght), using as reference a plain concrete with 5 MPa flexural strength.

More exactly, the study presents the change in compressive and flexural strength, shrinkage, thermal expansion factor, elastic modulus and Poisson`s ratio over fiber type and dosage.

For the highest performance concrete (7 MPa flexural strength), it has been made a study using two methods for rigid airport pavements design (general method and optimized method), and one method for evaluation of bearing strength (ACN – PCN method), which is compared to a plain 5 MPa concrete. Furthermore, the decrease in the slab`s thickness proportionally to the growth of the flexural strength is emphasized by evaluating the slab`s height for a high performance 9 MPa concrete using both design methods.

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Application of TRIZ Methodology in Diffusion Welding System Optimization

and H.C. Li, “Innovative Design Method of Product Service System by Using Case Study and TRIZ Method”, in CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010 , Linköping, Sweden, 2010, pp. 299-305. [11] Welding Handbook , 7th ed., American Welding Society, Miami, FL, 1984. [12] M. Lowe and P. Cawley, “The Detection of a brittle layer at the bondline in diffusion bonded titanium”, in Review of progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation , vol. 12, D.O. Thompson and D.E. Chimenti, Eds. New York: Springer US, 1993, pp. 1653-1659. [13] D. Akay, A. Demray and M. Kurt

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The Process of Managing a Destination in Lower and Upper Austria

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The focus of the submitted article is to introduce the findings of author’s research in the area of destination management process conducted in the developed (Alpine) tourist destinations in the year of 2014. The theoretical part based on a literature review summarizes current knowledge dealing with the destination management process in terms of approaches and research findings. Problems influencing either positively or negatively this process, e.g. financing, legislation or cooperation among stakeholders are also defined. The practical application part includes an analysis of model destinations in Lower Austria and Upper Austria and presents the results of qualitative research conducted in these destinations. The collected information can be used to design methods leading to the improvement of the destination management process in tourist less developed destinations.

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The Comparison of Measured and Simulated Dynamic Responses of Vehicles Indicated by Road Pavement Unevenness

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The article presents the comparison of measured and simulated dynamic responses of heavy vehicle which are indicated by road pavement unevenness. This unevenness was represented by speed control bumps, potholes and stochastic pavement unevenness. The objective simulations were realized through the medium Quarter- Car Simulation by means of application of simulated theory of dynamic systems. The reliability of used model was verificated with comparison of measured and simulated values of sprung mass T815 vehicle accelerations. In the article, there are presented courses of total vertical forces of Quarter-Car Simulation for the first, the second and the fourth classification degree of unevenness, which was considered through the world's respected parameter IRI (International Roughness Index). Obtained simulated dynamic effects of the vehicle on the pavement were used for modification of a relevant Slovak design method of asphalt pavements.

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Matrix Fmea Analysis as a Preventive Method for Quality Design of Hydraulic Components

methods . Tribologia, 49 (2), 33-38. Fabis-Domagala, J., Filo, G., Domagala, M., Momeni, H., 2018. Quality management tools used in the function failure design method . 33 rd International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development. Varazdin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency, Varazdin, Croatia, 552-560. Filo, G., Fabis-Domagala, J., Domagala, M., Lisowski, E., Momeni, H., 2018. The idea of fuzzy logic usage in a sheet-based FMEA analysis of mechanical systems . MATEC Web Conf., 183, art. 03009. Gadek-Moszczak, A., Pietraszek, J

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