Management and Entrepreneurship
Evaluation of the influential factors in human resource development in state-owned enterprises using a mixed method

Abbas Heravi; Afsaneh Zamani Moghadam; Seyed Ahmad Hashemi; Younos Vakil Alroaia; Abddulah Sajadi Jagharg

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2023, , Pages 238-255

  Given the increased competition and turbulence in business environments, the proper management of human resources and employee growth is a significant challenge faced by organizations to achieve competitive advantage. The present study aimed to analyze the influential factors in human resource development ...  Read More

Use of gypsum and bagasse ash for stabilization of low plastic and high plastic clay

Sadam Hussain Khan

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, , Pages 251-267

  Clays have a tendency to undergo volumetric changes when they interact with water. These soils are a very common reason for most of the foundation failures due to their degraded properties. With the growing need of infrastructure development, avoiding these soils for future constructions may not be possible. ...  Read More

Methodology for retrofitting electric power train in conventional powertrain-based three wheeler

Kiran B Patar; Praveen Kumar R H; Rahul Raj K Jain; Sharanbasappa Pati

Volume 5, Issue 3 , November 2018, , Pages 263-270

  India is a country of 1.32 billion population with 221 million registered vehicles on the road. Of these, 933950 three wheelers entered service in the year 2015-16 (114% increase from 2005-06). With atmospheric pollution and emission norms in mind, it is essential that we bring down the emission of vehicles. ...  Read More

Computational modelling
Finite Element Coding of Functionally Graded Beams under Various Boundary and Loading Conditions

Othman Al-Hawamdeh; Ibrahim Mousa Abu-Alshaikh; Naser Al-Huniti

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 279-290

  Detailed formulation and coding of exact finite element is carried out to study the static behavior of a layered beam structure. The beam element is modelled based on the first-order shear deformation theory and it is assumed to be composed of three layers whereas the middle layer is made of functionally ...  Read More

Toward the optimization resource discovery service in grid systems: a survey

Javad Pourqasem

Volume 5, Issue 4 , December 2018, , Pages 346-355

  As Grid systems distribute geographically, they become more heterogeneous and dynamic in terms of resources. Discovery service is an important issue in grid systems. Grid efficiently is as regards resource discovery in scalable and dynamic environments. In this paper, we review the peer-to-peer (P2P) ...  Read More

Forecasting as a framework for reducing food waste in Ethiopian university canteens

Abdella Yimam Ali; Jemal Mohammed Hassen; Gebrekidan Getahun Wendim

Volume 6, Issue 4 , December 2019, , Pages 374-380

  This paper uses forecasting model to prevent over production of uneaten food in student’s cafeteria in Woldia University (Ethiopia). Students arrival in the university is highly variable. And it is difficult for the canteen management to estimate the number of students attend the meal during first ...  Read More

Management and Entrepreneurship
Usage the lazy learning meta-heuristic technique for predicting entrepreneurial marketing in the insurance industry

Mohammad Javad Taghipourian; Elham Fazeli Veisari; Syed Mahmod Norashrafodin; Mohammad Verij Kazemi

Volume 8, Special Issue , November 2021, , Pages 1-13

  Due to the increasing importance of marketing, entrepreneurship and the role of organizational structure in their application, the purpose of this research is to predict entrepreneurial marketing using an organizational structure in the insurance industry. For this purpose, for marketing, seven indicators ...  Read More

Industrial Mathematics
Statistical Process Control (SPC) method to improve the capability process of drop impact resistance: a case study at aluminum cans manufacturing industry in Indonesia

Sunadi Sunadi; Humiras Hardi Purba; Dana Santoso Saroso

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 92-108

  The purposes of this study are, first, analyzing why the Capability Process (Cpk) index of Drop Impact Resistance (DIR) does not meet the customer requirement or below 1.33, second, finding out what improvements should be made to make it meet the specifications. Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a ...  Read More

Engineering Modeling
A reliable and sustainable design of supply chain in healthcare under uncertainty regarding environmental impacts

Reza Eslamipoor; Arash Nobari

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2023, , Pages 256-272

  Nowadays, designing a reliable network for blood supply chains by which most blood demands can be supplied is an important problem in the health care systems. In this paper, a multi-objective model is provided to create a sustainable blood supply chain, which contains multiple donors, collection centers, ...  Read More

Supply chain management
Introducing a Fuzzy Robust Integrated Model for Optimizing Humanitarian Supply Chain Processes

Meysam Donyavi Rad; Ehsan Sadeh; Zeinolabedin Amini Sabegh; Reza Ehtesham Rasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 January 2022

  The natural disasters of the last few decades clearly reveal that natural disasters impose high financial and human costs on governments and communities. Concerns in this regard are growing day by day. Making the right decisions and taking appropriate and timely measures in each phase of the crisis management ...  Read More

Decision analysis and methods
Providing a model for identifying the impact of market-centric on organizational performance by emphasizing the value chain

Parviz Banafshi; Soleyman Iranzadeh; Houshang Taghizadeh

Volume 8, Special Issue , November 2021, , Pages 1-17

  The business process turbulence and the increasing competition among business firms have made the environment around organizations much different than before. Knowing the future business paths and moving in their direction in a way that benefits the organization indicates the necessity of marketing research ...  Read More

Case studies in industry and services
Robust optimization model to improve supply chain network ‎productivity under uncertainty

Seyed Farid Mousavi; Arash Apornak; Mohammadreza Pourhassan

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2023, , Pages 273-285

  Although the importance of supply chain agility considering the necessity of speed of action, ‎response to customers, progressive changes in the market, consumers’ needs, etc. in many ‎industries is clear both scientifically and experimentally, today organizations have found that the ‎benefit ...  Read More

Game theory
The Impact of Discount Policy on Hotel Pricing in a Competitive Market After Covid-19 Using Game Theory

Elham Sadat Mousavi; Ashkan Hafezalkotob; Ahmad Makui; Mohammad Kazem Sayadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 January 2022

  This paper presents an optimization model for hotel pricing in the competitive environment following the Covid-19 epidemic, in which the government intervenes by offering appropriate tariffs and hotels use incentive policies such as discounts to attract customers. we consider the government as the leader ...  Read More

Heuristics and Metaheuristics Algorithms
Nature-inspired metaheuristic algorithms: literature review and presenting a novel classification

Mehdi Khadem; Abbas Toloie Eshlaghy; Kiamars Fathi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2023, , Pages 286-339

  Over the past decade, solving complex optimization problems with metaheuristic algorithms has attracted many experts and researchers.There are exact methods and approximate methods to solve optimization problems. Nature has always been a model for humans to draw the best mechanisms and the best engineering ...  Read More

Risk management
Optimization Of Maintenance In Supply Chain Process And Risk-Based Critical Failure Situations (Case study: Iranian Oil Pipeline And Telecommunication Company, North District)

Mohammad Reza Alijanzadeh; Seyed Ahmad Shayannia; Mohammad Mehdi Movahedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 February 2022

  One of the methods that has been widely used by researchers in analyzing the risk of net operations is the analysis of the effect and failure modes in order to identify critical failure modes and focus planning and net resources on them. In analyzing the effect and failure modes, one of the most important ...  Read More

Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
Decomposition of Cost Efficiency, Given the Set of Price and Cost Production Possibilities in Data Envelopment Analysis

Reza Fallahnejad; Sanaz Asadi Rahmati; Kayvan Moradipour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 April 2022

  To evaluate the performance and estimate the efficiency of decision-making units (DMUs) in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), the available data are used. These data are usually divided into two categories of inputs and outputs based on their natures. If the price data is also available for inputs, it ...  Read More

Thermal Comfort
Effect of Isothermal Annealing Temperatures and Roller Burnishing on the Microhardness and Surface Quality of H13 Alloy Steel

Ubeidulla F. Al-Qawabeha

Volume 4, Issue 3 , November 2017, , Pages 205-214

  AISI H13 tool steel is applied widely to produce many kinds of hot work dies, such as forging dies, extrusion dies, die-casting dies and so on. The successful employment of metal in engineering application relies on the ability of the metal to meet design and services requirements and to be fabricated ...  Read More

Supply chain management
A multi-objective and multi-level model for location-routing problem in the supply chain based on the customer’s time window

Peiman Ghasemi; Hossein hemmaty; Adel Pourghader chobar; Mohamad Reza Heidari; Mahdi Keramati

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 May 2022

  Today, logistics costs often make up a major part of large organizations’ expenses. These costs can be reduced with optimal design and its implementation in the supply chain. As a result, in present study, a two-objective mathematical location-routing model is presented, where an objective is to ...  Read More

Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
An innovative inverse model of network data envelopment analysis

Maryam Arbabi; Zohreh Moghaddas; Alireza Amirteimoori; Mohsen Khunsiavash

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 June 2022

  Sensitivity analysis in optimization problems is important for managers and decision-makers to introduce different strategies. Data envelopment analysis is a method based on mathematical programming to evaluate the efficiency of a set of decision-making units. Due to the importance of sensitivity analysis ...  Read More

Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
Weak Disposability in DEA-Based Re-Allocation Resources Model Aiming to Reduce Energy Consumption and CO2 Pollution

Sima Madadi; Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi; Mehdi Fallah Jellodar; Mohsen Rostamy-Malkhalifeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 June 2022

  We developed a DEA-based resource re-allocation model based on environmental DEA technology for organizations with a central decision-making environment. The proposed model considered a weak disposability axiom for undesirable outputs and combined data envelopment analysis (DEA) with multiple-objective ...  Read More

Game theory
Equitable Resource Allocation Combining Coalitional Game and Data Envelopment Analysis

Fatemeh Ghaeminasab; Mohsen Rostamy-Malkhalifeh; farhad hosseinzadeh Lotfi; Mohammad-Hasan Behzadi; Hamidreza Navidi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 July 2022

  In this paper, while taking into account the cooperative relationships between units, the problem of revenue allocation is considered as a coalitional game. In order for the allocation to be equitable, by relying on the concept of DEA efficiency, a new characteristic function is presented, and then using ...  Read More

Industrial Mathematics
Fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS synergy for ranking the factor influencing employee turnover intention in the Iran hotel industry

Ramin Barati; Sara Fanati Rashidi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 July 2022

  This study aims to verify the main factors influencing turnover intention in the Iran hospitality industry. The objective of this study is to construct a fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS model to evaluate the dimensions of the hotel employee turnover intention model. The performance evaluation for employee ...  Read More

Performance evaluation and benchmarking

Tri Ngudi Wiyatno; Atty Tri Juniarti; Iman Sudirman

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 September 2022

  The Floor Tiles Industry in accordance with State Regulations is one of the manufacturing industries that can participate in Indonesia into a Developed Industrial Country, supported by the availability of various technologies and product innovations so that domestic floor tiles can be accepted. In the ...  Read More

Decision analysis and methods
A New Interval for Ranking Alternatives in Multi Attribute Decision Making Problems

Mehdi Soltanifar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 October 2022

  In this paper, a hybrid method based on a linear programming model for solving Multi-Attribute Decision-Making (MADM) problems by combining two new methods, the COmplex PRoportional Assessment (COPRAS) and the Multi-objective Optimization Ratio Analysis (MOORA) and also using the concept of discrimination ...  Read More

Engineering Optimization
Effect of Fibre Parameters on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy-Based Reinforced Deleb Palm Fibre Composite; Using Taguchi Grey Relational Optimization

Ayodeji Nathaniel Oyedeji; Ibrahim Iliyasu; James Bitrus Bello; Kazeem Adeniyi Salami; Musa Nicholas Dibal; Danjuma S Yawas

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 October 2022

  This study considered the consequence of the length and weight composition percentage of Deleb palm fruit fiber on the physio-mechanical characteristics of an epoxy-based composite through the Taguchi grey relational optimization technique. Considering fiber reinforcement of 30-40 wt% and fiber reinforcement ...  Read More