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Management Design Journal

Management Design Journal

No 16 Q4 2020

Economic policy in crisis situations

The economic and health crisis may have an influence on global economic policy (Kartal, 2020).  Kartal (2020) propose solutions for improving fiscal policies to reduce the economic effects of the fallout from a pandemic.  Coimbra (2020) develops a framework for determining the leverage available to banks when constraints are put on their balance sheets.  Palma-Ruiz, Castillo-Apraiz, and Gómez Martínez (2020) suggest sustainable and responsible investing for financial return and social responsibility.

Economic policies may also impact supply chain logistics (Hayakawa, Ishikawa, & Tarui, 2020).  Hayakawa et al. (2020) test the theory that increases in import tariffs reduces domestic exports when shipping companies adjust freight rates.  Gligorić (2011) explores methods for measuring the equilibrium of foreign currency exchange rates including purchasing power parity, the price ratio of goods and income, macroeconomic balances, estimates of competitiveness, and exchange rate equations.  Gyimah, Machokoto, and Sikochi (2020) explain how trade credit has benefited companies in supply chain logistics.



Coimbra, N. (2020). Sovereigns at risk: A dynamic model of sovereign debt and banking leverage. Journal of International Economics, 124, 103298. doi:

Gligorić, M. (2011). Exchange rate policy, growth, and foreign trade in China. ECONOMIC ANNALS, LVI(190), 103-139.

Gyimah, D., Machokoto, M., & Sikochi, A. (2020). Peer influence on trade credit. Journal of Corporate Finance, 101685. doi:

Hayakawa, K., Ishikawa, J., & Tarui, N. (2020). What goes around comes around: Export-enhancing effects of import-tariff reductions. Journal of International Economics, 126, 103362. doi:

Kartal, M. T. (2020). The behavior of sovereign credit default swaps (cds) spread: Evidence from Turkey with the effect of Covid-19 pandemic. Quantitative Finance and Economics, 4(QFE-04-03-022), 489. doi:

Palma-Ruiz, J. M., Castillo-Apraiz, J., & Gómez Martínez, R. (2020). Socially responsible investing as a competitive strategy for trading companies in times of upheaval amid COVID-19: Evidence from Spain. International Journal of Financial Studies, 8(3). doi:10.3390/ijfs8030041

Research in economy and finance

Economic models may provide insight in the development of emerging markets (Dzadzua, 2020).  Dzadzua (2020) describe the emergence of microfinance institutions and the potential for them to assist in emerging markets.  Sheikdon (2020) develop an econometric model for measuring the significance of agriculture in economic growth.  Schade and Snir (2020) simulate risk aversion in decision making for investing and predict the likelihood of investment decisions.

Studies in economic analysis may provide insight into global corporate activity (Ai & Tan, 2020).  Ai and Tan (2020) describe the drivers and challenges for reverse capability transfer in mergers and acquisitions of firms in developed countries by corporations in emerging economies.  Patwa et al. (2020) surveil a number of areas that can potential apply practices in developing sustainable circular economies.  Park and LiPuma (2020) compare characteristics of venture capital and its effects on the success of new projects.



Ai, Q., & Tan, H. (2020). Uncovering neglected success factors in post-acquisition reverse capability transfer: Evidence from Chinese multinational corporations in Europe. Journal of World Business, 55(3), 101053. doi:

Dzadzua, M. (2020). Evolution of microfinance as an important part of global financial system. Business and Economics Journal, 11(1), 395.

Park, S., & LiPuma, J. A. (2020). New venture internationalization: The role of venture capital types and reputation. Journal of World Business, 55(1), 101025. doi:

Patwa, N., Sivarajah, U., Seetharaman, A., Sarkar, S., Maiti, K., & Hingorani, K. (2020). Towards a circular economy: An emerging economies context. Journal of Business Research. doi:

Schade, C. D., & Snir, A. (2020). A lab test on the decision not to decide. Business Research. doi:10.1007/s40685-020-00116-y

Sheikdon, A. A. (2020). An analysis of the contribution of agriculture sector to the Somali economy. International Journal of Economics & Management Sciences, 9(1).

Human resource management and human resource development

Human resource management is a critical component for developing organizational teams.  Haslinda (2009) explores the development of the terms human resource management and human resource development.  Rohilla (2017) describes advantages for information technology in human resource management for planning, recruitment, training, and operations.  Randall, Lartey, and Tate (2020) compare generation gaps in the psychological benefits of enterprise social media platforms. Ma and Cheng (2020) evaluate the success of implementing psychological contracts between employers and employees.

Human resource management may also influence research in management practices (de la Cuesta-González, Froud, & Tischer, 2020).  de la Cuesta-González et al. (2020) develop a theoretical framework for identifying how public action can influence behaviors by corporations.  Kimseng, Javed, Jeenanunta, and Kohda (2020) provide an empirical study of qualitative data for a comparative analysis of human resource management practices.  Pigott and Polanin (2019) describe how a meta-analysis can support a systematic review in research. 


de la Cuesta-González, M., Froud, J., & Tischer, D. (2020). Coalitions and public action in the reshaping of corporate responsibility: The case of the retail banking industry. Journal of Business Ethics. doi:10.1007/s10551-020-04529-x

Haslinda, A. (2009). Evolving terms of human resource management and development The Journal of International Social Research, 2(9 ), 180-186.

Kimseng, T., Javed, A., Jeenanunta, C., & Kohda, Y. (2020). Applications of fuzzy logic to reconfigure human resource management practices for promoting product innovation in formal and non-formal R and D firms. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, 6(2). doi:10.3390/joitmc6020038

Ma, R. W. Y., & Cheng, E. C. K. (2020). Psychological contracts, work behaviour and turnover intention in the Hong Kong telecommunications industry. Universal Journal of Management, 8(4), 119-130.

Pigott, T. D., & Polanin, J. R. (2019). Methodological guidance paper: High-quality meta-analysis in a systematic review. Review of Educational Research, 90(1), 24-46. doi:10.3102/0034654319877153

Randall, P. M., Lartey, F. M., & Tate, T. D. (2020). Enterprise social media (ESM) use and employee belongingness in US corporations. Journal of Human Resource Management, 8(3), 115-124.

Rohilla, J. (2017). Role of information technology in human resources management. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 3(2), 566-569.

Emerging project management models and information systems

Emerging project management models and strategies may provide effective tools for management information systems.  Serra and Kunc (2015) study the effectiveness of benefits realization management for project management strategies.  Monteiro, Santos, and Varajão (2016) evaluate structures of modelling a project management office for information systems.  Prasanna, Swapna, and Venkataramana (2017) review the development of generations of business intelligence and analytics applications.

One of the emerging project management models in information systems is the agile methodology (Jamil et al., 2018).  Jamil et al. (2018) evaluate agile methodologies such as scrum, kanban, and scrumban and explore their usage by developers.  Mishra (2019) explains some of the principles of devops to include automation, an elimination of downtime, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.  Chaudhary, Hyde, and Rodger (2017) describe one of the benefits of agile to include a more efficient response to security vulnerabilities.

Banica, Radulescu, Rosca, and Hagiu (2017) explores whether development and operations, devops, is becoming an information technology project management methodology.  Wijaya, Rosyadi, and Taryana (2019) demonstrate devops on embedded systems.  Kumar (2018) explore how agile methodologies have been adopted in the development of business intelligence systems.



Banica, L., Radulescu, M., Rosca, D., & Hagiu, A. (2017). Is devops another project management methodology? Informatica Economica, 21, 39-51. doi:DOI: 10.12948/issn14531305/21.3.2017.04

Chaudhary, P., Hyde, M., & Rodger, J. A. (2017). Exploring the benefits of an agile information system. Intelligent Information Management, 9, 133-155.

Jamil, M., Waheed, A., Muhammed, S., Sherjeel, I., Muhammed, A., & Adnan, K. (2018). A review of popular agile software development technologies. Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering, 8(4). doi:DOI: 10.4172/2165-7866.1000245

Kumar, A. (2018). Implementation core business intelligence system using modern it development practices (Agile & DevOps). International Journal of Management, IT & Engineering, 8(9), 444-464.

Mishra, R. (2019). Leveraging devops and agile to manage fast-paced application development. International Journal of Management, IT & Engineering, 9(11).

Monteiro, A., Santos, V., & Varajão, J. (2016). Project management office models – a review. Procedia Computer Science, 100, 1085-1094. doi:

Prasanna, M. R., Swapna, M., & Venkataramana, K. (2017). Business intelligence and analytics in big data. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 8(5), 205-210.

Serra, C. E. M., & Kunc, M. (2015). Benefits realisation management and its influence on project success and on the execution of business strategies. International Journal of Project Management, 33(1), 53-66. doi:

Wijaya, P. E., Rosyadi, I., & Taryana, A. (2019). An attempt to adopt devops on embedded system development: Empirical evidence. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1367. doi:doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1367/1/012078

Innovations in business intelligence and knowledge management

Knowledge management systems may provide innovative tools for marketing and branding (MajlesiRad & Haji pour Shoushtari, 2020).  Lim, Lee, and Jung (2020) describe how technological innovation can support the delivery of the arts.  MajlesiRad and Haji pour Shoushtari (2020) analyze marketing and branding through social media networks.  Ben-Porat, Kuchy, Elad, Reichart, and Tennenholtz (2020) describe how natural language processing and machine learning can be implemented for prediction tasks related to text mining.

Business intelligence solutions may also develop from knowledge management systems (Saxton & Guo, 2020).  Saxton and Guo (2020)  explore the profitability in organizational participation in social media for people and organizations.  Lynch, Kamovich, Longva, and Steinert (2019) study the effects of courses that focus on design thinking through entrepreneurship and technology.  Pourshahid, Johari, Richards, Amyot, and Akhigbe (2014) develop a decision-making methodology lifecycle based on goals and business intelligence.




Ben-Porat, O., Kuchy, S. H. L., Elad, G., Reichart, R., & Tennenholtz, M. (2020). Predicting strategic behavior from free text. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 68, 413–445.

Lim, S., Lee, H.-H., & Jung, K. C. (2020). Convergence strategy and innovation capability of the classic art industry. International Journal of Quality Innovation, 6(1), 1. doi:10.1186/s40887-020-00036-z

Lynch, M., Kamovich, U., Longva, K. K., & Steinert, M. (2019). Combining technology and entrepreneurial education through design thinking: Students' reflections on the learning process. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 119689. doi:

MajlesiRad, Z., & Haji pour Shoushtari, A. H. (2020). Analysis of the impact of social network sites and eWOM marketing, considering the reinforcing dimensions of the concept of luxury, on tendency toward luxury brand. Future Business Journal, 6(1), 19. doi:10.1186/s43093-020-00025-w

Pourshahid, A., Johari, I., Richards, G., Amyot, D., & Akhigbe, O. S. (2014). A goal-oriented, business intelligence-supported decision-making methodology. Decision Analytics, 1(9).

Saxton, G. D., & Guo, C. (2020). Social media capital: Conceptualizing the nature, acquisition, and expenditure of social media-based organizational resources. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 36, 100443. doi:

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