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JournalISSN: 1694-2620

International journal of humanities and social sciences 

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About: International journal of humanities and social sciences is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Population & Stock exchange. It has an ISSN identifier of 1694-2620. Over the lifetime, 2739 publications have been published receiving 6347 citations.


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated and mapped social media concepts and characteristics with tacit knowledge creation and sharing requirements, and found that social media has abilities to comply some of the main requirements of tacit knowledge sharing.
Abstract: With the advent of social web initiatives, some argued that these new emerging tools might be useful in tacit knowledge sharing through providing interactive and collaborative technologies. However, there is still a poverty of literature to understand how and what might be the contributions of social media in facilitating tacit knowledge sharing. Therefore, this paper is intended to theoretically investigate and map social media concepts and characteristics with tacit knowledge creation and sharing requirements. By conducting a systematic literature review, five major requirements found that need to be present in an environment that involves tacit knowledge sharing. These requirements have been analyzed against social media concepts and characteristics to see how they map together. The results showed that social media have abilities to comply some of the main requirements of tacit knowledge sharing. The relationships have been illustrated in a conceptual framework, suggesting further empirical studies to acknowledge findings of this study.

155 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors assess the nature, extent and impact of sprawl on Kumasi and examine urban planning efforts at addressing this phenomenon and recommend effective and timely planning and provision of services as well as an ov erall economic development and spatial integration through regiona l planning as a way of achieving a long term solution to sprawl.
Abstract: Kumasi is Ghana's second largest and fastest growin g city with an annual population growth rate of 5.4 p ercent. A major result of this phenomenon is a growing sprawl at th e fringes of the city. This paper assesses the nature, extent and im pact of sprawl on Kumasi and examines urban planning efforts at addressing this phenomenon. Both secondary and empirical data were collected from decentralised government departments of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and residents of some sprawling communities. The study reveals that sprawl in the metropolis is rapidly co nsuming fringe rural communities. This situation has weakened effective management of the metropolis causing problems such as congestion and conversion of peri-urban land into residential use without anc illary infrastructure and social services. The paper recommends effective and timely planning and provision of services as well as an ov erall economic development and spatial integration through regiona l planning as a way of achieving a long term solution to sprawl.

146 citations

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TL;DR: The concept of place is used in studying human-place bonding, attachment and place meaning as mentioned in this paper, which is defined as an overarching impression encompassing the general ways in which people feel about places, senses it, and assign concepts and values to it.
Abstract: Place is a where dimension formed by people’s relationship with physical settings, individual and group activities, and meanings. ‘Place Attachment’, ‘Place Identity’ and ‘Sense of Place’ are some concepts that could describe the quality of people’s relationships with a place. The concept of Sense of place is used in studying human-place bonding, attachment and place meaning. Sense of Place usually is defined as an overarching impression encompassing the general ways in which people feel about places, senses it, and assign concepts and values to it. Sense of place is highlighted in this article as one of the prevailing concepts among place-based researches. Considering dimensions of sense of place has always been beneficial for investigating public place attachment and pro-environmental attitudes towards these places. The creation or preservation of Sense of place is important in maintaining the quality of the environment as well as the integrity of human life within it. While many scholars argued that sense of place is a vague concept, this paper will summarize and analyze the existing seminal literature. Therefore, in this paper first the concept of Sense of place and its characteristics will be examined afterward the scales of Sense of place will be reviewed and the factors that contribute to form Sense of place will be evaluated and finally Place Attachment as an objective dimension for measuring the sense of place will be described. Keywords—Place, Place Attachment, Sense of place

133 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a survey was conducted to investigate the awareness of the developers regarding this issue and whether those developers has absorb the concept of sustainable construction in their current practices, which revealed that although the developers are aware of the rising issues on sustainability, little efforts are generated from them in implementing it.
Abstract: — The creation of a sustainable future depends on the knowledge and involvement of the people, as well as an understanding of the consequences of individual actions. Construction industry has long been associated with the detrimental effects to our mother earth. In Malaysia, the government, professional bodies and private companies are beginning to take heed in the necessity to reduce this environmental problem without restraining the need for development. This paper focuses on the actions undertaken by the Malaysian government, non-government organizations and construction players in promoting sustainability in construction. To ensure that those concerted efforts are not only skin deep in its impact, a survey was conducted to investigate the awareness of the developers regarding this issue and whether those developers has absorb the concept of sustainable construction in their current practices. The survey revealed that although the developers are aware of the rising issues on sustainability, little efforts are generated from them in implementing it. More effort is necessary to boost this application and further stimulate actions and strategies towards a sustainable built environment.

122 citations

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TL;DR: Safety performance was affected and improved with contingency leadership and a positive patient safety organization culture, and the study suggests improving safety performance by providing a well-managed system that includes: consideration of leadership, hospital worker training courses, and a solid safety reporting system.
Abstract: Object: Review recent publications of patient safety culture to investigate the relationship between leadership behavior, safety culture, and safety performance in the healthcare industry. Method: This study is a cross-sectional study, 350 questionnaires were mailed to hospital workers with 195 valid responses obtained, and a 55.7% valid response rate. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was carried out to test the factor structure and determine if the composite reliability was significant with a factor loading of >0.5, resulting in an acceptable model fit. Results: Through the analysis of One-way ANOVA, the results showed that physicians significantly have more negative patient safety culture perceptions and safety performance perceptions than nonphysicians. Conclusions: The path analysis results show that leadership behavior affects safety culture and safety performance in the health care industry. Safety performance was affected and improved with contingency leadership and a positive patient safety organization culture. The study suggests improving safety performance by providing a well-managed system that includes: consideration of leadership, hospital worker training courses, and a solid safety reporting system. Keywords— Leadership Behavior, Patient Safety, Safety Culture, Safety Performance

66 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
202113
202014
2019122
2018216
2017221
20161,695