Topic Review
Collaborative Platforms for Sustainable E-Learning in Higher Education
E-learning platforms have become more and more complex. Their functionality included in learning management systems is extended with collaborative platforms, which allow better communication, group collaboration, and face-to-face lectures. Universities are facing the challenge of advanced use of these platforms to fulfil sustainable learning goals. Better usability and attractiveness became essential in successful e-learning platforms, especially due to the more intensive interactivity expected from students.
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  • 09 Aug 2022
Topic Review
Sustainable Energy Consumption in Developing Country
Since energy consumption in developing countries has increased significantly, motivating energy-saving habits among citizens is an important issue both from the academic and industrial perspectives.
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  • 09 Aug 2022
Topic Review
The Impact of Airbnb Brand on Consumer Involvement
Airbnb is one of the leading businesses in the hospitality industry, and is one of the fastest growing corporations in sharing economy services. The brand operates on a marketplace platform, and connects travelers with hosts all over the world. Trust is essential for purchase intentions, particularly online, and the degree of involvement determines whether or not the brand is committed to its promises. In the context of Airbnb, users pay for their services online, and are allowed to present reviews for future travelers. Unlike other business models, Airbnb has to preserve its image by providing innovative and quality services for travelers, especially in the hospitality industry, where the product attributes only differ slightly. With Airbnb’s rapid growth, the aspects of brand personality become critical when establishing a positive brand image and positioning the company as a platform that provides unique experiences to its users and possesses a distinct identity.
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  • 20 Jul 2022
Topic Review
Social Disconnectedness and Career Advancement Impact on Performance
Social connectedness refers to the subjective perception of having strong ties with the social world. Career advancement, which is mainly concerned with job advancement opportunities and growth, is affecting employee satisfaction and performance for those who work in remote areas. Job satisfaction refers to an employee’s good attitude or favorable emotion toward the activity performed, which improves the working environment, and thus, contributes to a positive ambiance in the workplace. 
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  • 19 Jul 2022
Topic Review
Social Influence and Meat-Eating Behaviour
Interest in non-meat diets has been growing at an exponential rate in many countries. There is a wide consensus now that increased meat consumption is linked to higher health risks and environmental impact. Yet humans are social animals. Even the very personal decision of whether to eat meat or not is influenced by others around them. Researchers develop an agent-based model to study the effect of social influence on the spread of meat-eating behaviour in the British population. 
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  • 08 Jul 2022
Topic Review
Human-like Behavior of Service Robot and Social Distance
Human likeness refers to the degree to which a robot looks and behaves like a human. Human likeness includes two categories: human-like appearance and human-like behavior. Appearance describes the static aspects of the robot (look, sound, sense of touch, etc.), while behavior describes the dynamic aspects of the robot (actions, expressions, emotions, etc.). In the process of human–robot interaction, humans would perceive social distance from the robot. Social distance can be understood as the closeness between two individuals’ relationships.
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  • 08 Jul 2022
Topic Review Peer Reviewed
Organizational Justice: Typology, Antecedents and Consequences
Organizational Justice is an individual’s perception that events, actions, or decisions within an organization adhere to a standard of fairness. Justice researchers have categorized justice into four types, differentiated by how fairness is evaluated by employees: distributive, procedural, interpersonal, and informational justice. Organizational justice perceptions have consequences for the employee and the organization: increasing job satisfaction, commitment, and trust; and decreasing turnover, counterproductive work behaviors, and even workplace violence. Contemporary organizational justice research seeks to understand how to restore justice after an injustice has occurred. 
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  • 08 Jul 2022
Topic Review
Eye Tracking and Visual Attention to Live Streaming
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the development of a new business model, “Live Streaming + Ecommerce”, which is a new method for commercial sales that shares the goal of sustainable economic growth (SDG 8). As information technology finds its way into the digital lives of internet users, the real-time and interactive nature of live streaming has overturned the traditional entertainment experience of audio and video content, moving towards a more nuanced division of labor with multiple applications. Researchers have used eye tracking technology in order to understand consumers’visual search methods and decision-making processes.
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  • 06 Jul 2022
Topic Review
Perceived Risk of COVID-19 and Employee Decision-Making
COVID-19 has negatively affected public health, crippled economies, and transformed social and business environments across the globe. The pandemic has intensified the precariousness of work and the challenge of managing employee performance. There is a convincing need for organizations to develop strong and supportive management and leadership systems, particularly for frontline workers given their atypical and straining work conditions. To do so, it is prudent for managers to continuously interact and engage with these employees to offer emotional support and encouragement, address any issues of concern, and demonstrate care for these workers and their families. 
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  • 01 Jul 2022
Topic Review
Planning Interventions for Improving Physical Activity
Planning interventions such as action planning (AP) and coping planning (CP) have been recognized as influential strategies in promoting physical activity (PA), but mixed results of existing evidence have been observed. Researchers aim to perform a systematical meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of planning interventions for improving PA in the general population. The findings indicate that planning interventions significantly improved PA behavior, and, in some contexts, the effects performed better. Future research needs to be conducted to explore the underlying mechanisms of planning interventions and validate their effects more extensively.
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  • 30 Jun 2022
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