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The Developing Trend of Independent Designer Brands and Brand Managing Company in China  [PDF]
Yiyao Zhu
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.311013
Abstract: Recent years, more and more independent designer brands have stepped into public’s awareness, becoming a newly emerging force of online apparel sales. In this context, brand managing company and corresponding electronic business platform only for independent designer brands emerge gradually as the time requires. Brand managing company means a company who possesses or cooperates with many independent designer brands. Some of these brand managing companies are originated from traditional fashion apparel company. The objective of this research is to describe and explain the developing trend of the apparel industry, brand managing company and independent designers in China. And the outline is also according to these three parts.
Managing P2P Reputation System Using Decentralized Approach  [PDF]
B.V.S.N.Lakshmi,C.Prakasa R
International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering , 2012,
Abstract: In Peer-to-Peer networks, many securitymechanisms are based on specific assumptions of identity and arevulnerable to attacks when these assumptions are violated. Thetraditional security techniques developed for the centralizeddistributed systems like client-server networks are insufficient forP2P networks by the virtue of their centralized nature. Theabsence of a central authority in a P2P network poses uniquechallenges for reputation management in the network. Thesechallenges include identity management of the peers, securereputation data management, Sybil attacks, and above all,availability of reputation data.In this paper, we present a cryptographic protocol for ensuringsecure and timely availability of the reputation data of a peer toother peers. The past behavior of the peer is encapsulated in itsdigital reputation, and is subsequently used to predict its futureactions. As a result, a peer’s reputation motivates it to cooperateand desist from malicious activities. The cryptographic protocol iscoupled with self-certification and cryptographic mechanisms foridentity management and countering Sybil attack. We illustratethe security and the efficiency of the system analytically and bymeans of simulations in a completely decentralized P2P network.
Managing reputation for ‘good works’ while undertaking commercial activities: Communication best practice guidelines for charities  [PDF]
Tom Watson,Anna Marie White
PRism Online PR Journal , 2010,
Abstract: Charities and not-for-profit organisations have traditionally eschewed commercial operations in favour of direct fundraising from supporters. Competitive pressures, however, are driving charities to take on ‘dual citizenship’ through activity in both profit (commercial) and non-profit (voluntary) sectors. There has been little scholarly attention or professional focus on the impact that commercial trading by charities has on relations with key stakeholders, such as supporters, and upon the reputation of the community-focused organisations. This paper reports a case study of a UK charity and explores supporters’ perceptions of the impact of commercial trading upon the organisation’s reputation as well as their relationship and level of engagement with the organisation. It found that donors are in support of commercial activities, as long as these are aligned with the charity’s values. The study, however, also found that commercial activities should not deflect the charity from its perceived and announced mission.
A Study on the Place Attachment Differences of Residents in Tourism Destination: Take Gulangyu Island as an Example  [PDF]
ZENG Qi-hong,YUAN Shu-ai
Journal of Chongqing Normal University , 2011,
Abstract: Place attachment is a long time research topic in tourism geography. However, when Chinese people do tourism planning and manage the destination, most of them also pay attention to the management of real enviroment or recreation faclilities. Few people study the place attachment relationship between the resident and the destination. This study takes Gulangyu as an example. By a large number of questionnaires, using relevant statistical software and methematical analysis, the paper analyzes the relationship between place attachment and the background, ways of tourism and frequency of visitation of local residents, the result shows that such as gender, cultural level, living time, occupation and whether the local people have an impact on the place attachment of residents. However,such as age and activities have no impact on the place attachment of residents, some differences of residents' place attachment are found. On the basis of the study, the paper analyzes the residents cluster basing on the difference of place attachment. Four types of resident are identified:"the daily life", "the emotion approval", "the sparsely leaving" and "the vital function".
Researching Solution Based on Islamic Views and Practice in Managing Financial and Work Place Stress
Khatijah Othman,Sapora Sipon
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: Generally, stress is a common factor that influences every human being through out their life time. The way people handle it depends to the stress retention level and the way they managing the stress. Hence, to experience and having stress is considered normal to every human. However in some cases stress become too pressurize, uncontrollable and damaging. This paper is to highlight how the researching into Islamic views and practice able to materialize the Islamic way in managing stress. The roles of religiosity no doubt play an important factor in stress solution. Therefore, the focal point of discussions through out this paper are fortifies on belief and religiosity which proven as substantial remedy in Islam. Researching evidenced based on Quranic verses and prophetic traditions, essences that stress are manageable in a better way. For this purpose, this conceptual paper embarked on a few compilations of Quranic verses and Prophetic traditions with specifically addresses the issues on managing financial and work place stresses.
An empirical survey on perceived value from tourism destination based on brand equity model: A case study of Qeshm Island  [PDF]
Vahid Qaemi
Management Science Letters , 2012,
Abstract: Tourism destination brand equity is defined as all assets (or debts) of brands provided with name and symbol of tourism destination to make changes in value services of experiences. In many cases, brand equity is more than physical assets. This survey performs an investigation to identify effective factors in tourism destination equity, cause and affects relationships, and proposes a model for perceived value of tourism destination. The proposed study is performed in one of free islands named Gheshm. The preliminary results indicate that there is a positive relationship between tourism destination brand awareness and destination brand equity, tourism destination brand image, destination brand equity and tourism destination brand loyalty.
Placing the poor while keeping the rich in their place: Separating strategies for optimally managing residential mobility and assimilation  [cached]
Jonathan P. Caulkins,Gustav Feichtinger,Dieter Grass,Michael Johnson
Demographic Research , 2005,
Abstract: A central objective of modern US housing policy is deconcentrating poverty through "housing mobility programs" that move poor families into middle class neighborhoods. Pursuing these policies too aggressively risks inducing middle class flight, but being too cautious squanders the opportunity to help more poor families. This paper presents a stylized dynamicoptimization model that captures this tension. With base-caseparameter values, cost considerations limit mobility programs before flight becomes excessive. However, for modest departures reflecting stronger flight tendencies and/or weaker destination neighborhoods, other outcomes emerge. In particular, we find state-dependence and multiple equilibria, including both de-populated and oversized outcomes. For certain sets of parameters there exists a Skiba point that separates initial conditions for which the optimal strategy leads to substantial flight and depopulation from those for which the optimal strategy retains or even expands the middle class population. These results suggest the value of estimating middle-class neighborhoods' "carrying capacity" for absorbing mobility program placements and further modeling of dynamic response.
Regional Tourist Destination and its Socio-Economic Development Региональная туристская дестинация и её социально-экономическое развитие  [PDF]
Leontyeva Yuliya Yu.,Timoshchenkova Olga A.
Business Inform , 2013,
Abstract: The article considers theoretical problems of socio-economic development of regional tourist destination, namely: it gives a modern notion of tourist destination with the use of achievements available in scientific and practical literature on this subject and identifies its essence, characteristics and specific features of formation. It considers a historic approach to identification of destination as the main element of the system of tourism. It marks goals, tasks and direction of socio-economic development of the region in general and the role of regional tourist destination in this process. It also touches the problem of managing regional tourist destination. В статье рассмотрены теоретические проблемы социально-экономического развития региональной туристской дестинации, а именно: дано современное понятие туристской дестинации с использованием имеющихся в научной и практической литературе наработок по этой проблеме, определена её сущность, характеристики и особенности формирования. Рассмотрен исторический подход к определению дестинации как главного элемента системы туризма. Обозначены цели, задачи и направленность социально-экономического развития региона в целом и роль, которую играет в этом процессе региональная туристская дестинация, в частности. Затронута проблема управления региональной туристской дестинацией.
The Effect of Private Brands on Business Performance in Retail  [PDF]
Radojko LUKI?
Economia : Seria Management , 2011,
Abstract: In the length of time many new retail features were developed, as a part of the total value chain (from manufacturer to customer). One such feature is: the development of private brands (private-label merchandise, private-label brands, store brands, house brands, own brands). Because of economic importance, both in theory and in practice, more complex stress was put on its research from various perspectives: the individual countries and regions - geographic, retail companies and formats (types of stores), product categories, as well as from the perspective of the perception of customers / consumers. In the context of it, special empirical emphasis was placed on the effects of private brands on business performance in retail, in particular, on cost, gross margin, profit, in other words, on profit indicators, such as: rate of profits from sales, profit rate of assets and the rate of profit of the share capital. Having such starting point, this paper attempts to, as thoroughly as it can, primarily empirically, investigate the impact of the development of private brands in the retail business performance. Using the latest available relevant data gathered from various scientific and professional sources, including well-known agencies that primarily conduct empirical analysis of private brands in some countries, companies and retail formats and product categories. The results should serve as a reliable basis for creating the most efficient strategy for managing the development of private brands in order to improve business performance in retail. This is especially true of the so-called "emerging market" private brands, as it is the case with Serbia.
Determinants of consumer intention to go to a tourist destination. The case of  [cached]
Sonia San Martín Gutiérrez,Rafael Fabricio Matos Cámara
Cuadernos de Gestión , 2011,
Abstract: Each tourist destination has a brand the consumer can choose at the moment of travelling. This work analyzes, through a causal model empirically tested for the case of Mundo Maya-México, the paper that reputation, emotions and trust play in the consumer's intention to go to a tourist destination. A theoretical frame is developed using contributions of the signalling theory, emotions theories and relationship marketing. A face-to-face survey was carried out with consumers in travel agencies. Results confirm most of the proposed hypotheses and show interesting results: a reputation of a good management and high awareness of the tourist destination and consumer pleasure and trust in the destination reveal as antecedents of consumer intention to go to a certain tourist destination.
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