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Management Design Journal

Management Design Journal

No 13 Q1 2020



Civil society agencies and policy making


Non-government and civil society organizations may be influenced by and influence local municipalities in policy making (Schafer & Zhang, 2019). Schafer and Zhang (2019) identify that consultants can influence policy decisions of municipalities for contentious legislation. Mead (2019) studied how regulating fundraising for charities provides donors with more informed decisions, prevents frauds, and benefits government. Laufer (2017) describes the development of legislation that requires the registration of foreign principals that engage in political activities that applies also to civil society organizations. Aitalieva and Morelock (2019) measure how citizens perceive the success of policies of their government in different countries.


Non-government and civil society organizations may also be restricted by taxation laws and practice. Thornton (2019) describes a movement for people in the legal practice to participate in the gig economy as independent consultants. Frug (2019) highlights laws and guidelines for user interface design such as accessibility rules. Harmon, Yen, and Tang (2018) discuss challenges when collecting biomedical and demographic information for research studies.


Motala (2019) proposes a theory for global digital taxation that includes recommendations for transparency, enforcement, and governance. Markovic, Karacic, and Raic (2019) discusses the challenges of implementing a global digital tax with each country having its own financial system. Powell and Hope (2019) discuss the possibility of implementing taxes on digital currencies.


Aitalieva, N. R., & Morelock, A. L. (2019). Citizens’ perceptions of government policy success: A cross-national study. 5(2).


Frug, S. (2019). Toward inclusive design for visual law. JOAL, 7(1).


Harmon, S. H. E., Yen, S.-Y., & Tang, S.-M. (2018). Biobank governance: The cautionary tale of Taiwan Biobank. scripted: A Journal of Law, Technology & Society, 15(1), 103-129.


Laufer, S. (2017). A difference in approach: Comparing the US Foreign Agents Registration Act with other laws targeting internationally funded civil society. International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, 19(1), 5-11.


Markovic, B., Karacic, D., & Raic, M. (2019). The digital tax – why and when? In (pp. 105-114). Varazdin: Varazdin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency (VADEA).


Mead, J. W. (2019). Local regulation of charitable solicitation. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 5(2), 178-197.


Motala, M. (2019). The G20-OECD contribution to a new global tax governance. International Organisations Research Journal, 14, 61-93.


Powell, K., & Hope, M. (2019). Shifting digital currency definitions: current considerations in Australian and US tax law. eJournal of Tax Research, 16(3), 594-619.


Schafer, J. G., & Zhang, Z. (2019). Who is engaged and why? Testing an instrumental perspective on stakeholder engagement. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 5(2), 155-177.


Thornton, M. (2019). Towards the uberisation of legal practice. Law, Technology and Humans, 1(1).



Information technology management developments


Information technology management has developed with innovative ways to approach how to lead information technology projects (Mahalle, Railkar, & Barde, 2016). Mahalle et al. (2016) discuss projects related to the development of machine to machine communication in information and communication technologies. Coleman (2018) describes principles of a successful employee learning program such as recognition of contributions, acknowledgement of employee rights, requirements of personal initiative, and budgetary allocation provisions. Rukh L and Iqbal (2018) explain that standard values and self-regulation ethical behavior are parts of authentic leadership.


Coleman, C. A. (2018). Measuring the impact of employee learning at work: A review of the practices of two companies in Ghana. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Organization Management, 7(3), 1-6. doi:10.4172/2169-026X.1000251


Mahalle, P. N., Railkar, P. N., & Barde, S. S. (2016). Telehomecare: An ICT use case based on M2M communication. Journal of Global Research in Computer Science, 7(4), 1-5.


Rukh L, S. H. M., & Iqbal, K. Z. (2018). Effect of authentic leadership on organisation commitment: Mediating role of job satisfaction. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Organization Management, 7(3), 1-10. doi:10.4172/2169-026X.1000247



Digitalization for small and medium sized enterprises in technology


Inkinen, Helminen, and Saarikoski (2019) describe digitalization and open data as tools for organizations to provide detailed analyses, improve service development, and encourage sustainability within different industries. Lyons, Reader, and Stephan (2017) explain how the lack of lobbying resources available to small and medium enterprises may prevent them from being able to influence governance concerning supply chains. Blevins (2019) compares the emergence of cable broadband service to a utility service with little competition because of the large requirements to enter the field of delivering the service. Doyle, Seery, Canty, and Buckley (2019) suggest that there may be a misalignment between the conception of what educators believe to be instrumental to practice in the technology field and the actual technology field.


Claus (2019) suggests that agile methodologies can also be implemented in talent management by providing tools for supporting human resources. Moss-Racusin, Dovidio, Brescoll, Graham, and Handelsman (2012) explain moderation analysis as a technique for determining how studied components can influence a tested effect. Raghupathi and Raghupathi (2019) explore the relationship between technology innovation and economic success indicators for countries.


Blevins, J. (2019). The use and abuse of light-touch internet regulation. BUL Rev., 99, 177.


Claus, L. (2019). HR disruption—Time already to reinvent talent management. BRQ Business Research Quarterly, 22(3), 207-215. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brq.2019.04.002


Doyle, A., Seery, N., Canty, D., & Buckley, J. (2019). Agendas, influences, and capability: Perspectives on practice in design and technology education. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 29(1), 143-159.


Inkinen, T., Helminen, R., & Saarikoski, J. (2019). Port digitalization with open data: Challenges, opportunities, and integrations. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, 5(2), 30.


Lyons, B., Reader, D., & Stephan, A. (2017). UK competition policy post-Brexit: Taking back control while resisting siren calls. Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, 5(3), 347-374. doi:10.1093/jaenfo/jnx011


Moss-Racusin, C. A., Dovidio, J. F., Brescoll, V. L., Graham, M. J., & Handelsman, J. (2012). Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201211286. doi:10.1073/pnas.1211286109


Raghupathi, V., & Raghupathi, W. (2019). Exploring science-and-technology-led innovation: A cross-country study. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 8(1), 5. doi:10.1186/s13731-018-0097-0



Leadership styles and corporate performance


The styles and decisions of leaders may have measurable indicators for the performance of corporations (AL-Hinn & Adaileh, 2018). AL-Hinn and Adaileh (2018) study the relationship between the investment in e-commerce activities for business and firm performance. Rukh L and Iqbal (2018) identify that the type of leader may have an influence on the satisfaction of the employees. Coleman (2018) measures the return of investment on employee learning in the workplace.


AL-Hinn, D., & Adaileh, M. J. (2018). The role of e-business solution in firm performance: Impact of supply chain collaboration in manufacturing sector in Jordan. International Journal of Economics & Management Sciences, 7(6), 1-11. doi:10.4172/2162-6359.1000557


Coleman, C. A. (2018). Measuring the impact of employee learning at work: A review of the practices of two companies in Ghana. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Organization Management, 7(3), 1-6. doi:10.4172/2169-026X.1000251


Rukh L, S. H. M., & Iqbal, K. Z. (2018). Effect of authentic leadership on organisation commitment: Mediating role of job satisfaction. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Organization Management, 7(3), 1-10. doi:10.4172/2169-026X.1000247



Training of technology in education and comparison to other sciences


Debate continues on how technology education compares to education of other sciences (Gumbo, 2018). Gumbo (2018) describes the interaction and demarcation of science and technology in education, research, and practice. Seery, Kimbell, Buckley, and Phelan (2019) suggest that the training of technology should become more critical and based on evidence to legitimize the field in comparison to other educational study. Doyle, Seery, and Gumaelius (2019) seek to expand the discussion for the importance of the training technology in teacher education. Buckley, O'Connor, Seery, Hyland, and Canty (2019) explain that activities around technology include many dimensions such as science, mathematics, and engineering. 


Technology education may differ from one nation to another (Hussain, Hashmi, & Gilani, 2018). Lee (2019) discusses initiatives for one country to separate natural science education from applications of technology training. Hussain et al. (2018) describe an initiative in one country to include entrepreneurship in technology education. National Education Association (2019) describes some of the information security risks that can be present when educators facilitate personalized learning with technology.


Bond (2018) describes three types of leadership styles that can be influential for a technology organization, charismatic, transformational, and transactional. Sandanayake (2019) identify both positive and negative feedback from research on combining open educational resources with online learning. Arruabarrena, Sánchez, Blanco, Vadillo, and Usandizaga (2019) evaluate different techniques for students to become actively involved in creating content for instruction. Desai and Gogolla (2019) propose methods to improve unified modeling and object constraint languages. Mingorance Estrada, Granda Vera, Rojas Ruiz, and Alemany Arrebola (2019) discuss success in academic improvement with a flipped learning classroom environment where students provide research in the material to be learned in the classroom.


Arruabarrena, R., Sánchez, A., Blanco, J. M., Vadillo, J. A., & Usandizaga, I. (2019). Integration of good practices of active methodologies with the reuse of student-generated content. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 16(1), 10. doi:10.1186/s41239-019-0140-7


Bond, V. D. (2018). Leadership styles. Retrieved from https://www.virginiadebond.com/home/leadership-styles


Buckley, J., O'Connor, A., Seery, N., Hyland, T., & Canty, D. (2019). Implicit theories of intelligence in STEM education: Perspectives through the lens of technology education students. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 29(1), 75-106.


Desai, N., & Gogolla, M. (2019). Developing comprehensive postconditions through a model transformation chain. Journal of Object Technology, 18(3), 1-18.


Doyle, A., Seery, N., & Gumaelius, L. (2019). Operationalising pedagogical content knowledge research in technology education: Considerations for methodological approaches to exploring enacted practice. British Educational Research Journal, 45(4), 755-769.


Gumbo, M. T. (2018). Addressing the factors responsible for the misunderstanding of technology education with other subject fields. Perspectives in Education, 36(1), 128-144.


Hussain, T., Hashmi, A., & Gilani, M. (2018). Attitude towards entrepreneurship: An exploration of technology education students. Bulletin of Education and Research, 40(1), 131-139.


Lee, L.-S. S. (2019). Status and challenges of the technology education as an integral part of general education in Taiwan. Paper presented at the International Conference on Technology Education in the Asia Pacific Region, Cheongju, South Korea.


Mingorance Estrada, C. Á., Granda Vera, J., Rojas Ruiz, G., & Alemany Arrebola, I. (2019). Flipped classroom to improve university student centered learning and academic performance. Social Sciences, 8(11). doi:10.3390/socsci8110315


National Education Association. (2019). Education technology: Friend or foe. Backgrounder. Retrieved from


Sandanayake, T. C. (2019). Promoting open educational resources-based blended learning. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 16(1), 3. doi:10.1186/s41239-019-0133-6


Seery, N., Kimbell, R., Buckley, J., & Phelan, J. (2019). Considering the relationship between research and practice in technology education: A perspective on future research endeavours. Design and Technology Education, 24(2).



Value stream models and software engineering


Chen and Cox (2012) describe one of the components of lean processes to include identifying and removing steps without value to streamline processes. Chen and Cox (2012) explain four steps for implementing lean principles, form a lean event team, conduct value stream mapping, draw a current-state map, and brainstorm and create a future-state map. Prince, Sreenivasan, Kathiresan, and Anand (2014) list the steps for preparation of a current state map to include documentation of customer information, identification of the main process, definition of data collection, identification of supplier information, and mapping of the data. Prince et al. (2014) list the steps of the future state map to include calculation of time, setting of target costs, and implementation of lean tools. Bonaccorsi, Carmignani, and Zammori (2011) explain how a value stream can be modelled with service quantity analyses and Pareto charts.


Bonaccorsi, A., Carmignani, G., & Zammori, F. (2011). Service value stream management (SVSM): Developing lean thinking in the service industry. Journal of Service Science and Management, 4, 428-439.


Chen, J. C., & Cox, R. A. (2012). Value stream management for lean office—a case study. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 2(2).


Prince, J. A. D., Sreenivasan, K. S., Kathiresan, S., & Anand, S. (2014). Implementation of value stream mapping in auto ancillary industry to reduce cycle time. IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 42-46.

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