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Publication date: 1 September 2017

Liu Qiong

The contradiction between urban development and urban ecology is becoming more distinct with the global population growth and rapid economic development. This study…

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The contradiction between urban development and urban ecology is becoming more distinct with the global population growth and rapid economic development. This study investigated the construction of an evaluation index system for the ecological planning of modern industrial cities based on the low carbon concept to address the ecological crisis brought by the economic development of industrial cities. The entropy and weight calculation methods were adopted. The three-level evaluation system of the low-carbon ecological planning evaluation index was constructed. The basic model STIRPAT and the SPSS statistical analysis method were adopted. Regression analysis was conducted on the influencing factors of the low carbon ecological planning of a port city. The analytic hierarchy process was used, and the ecological construction of an industrial city was evaluated. Research results show that the evaluation index system of this study is suitable for the low carbon planning of industrial cities. The results of the ecological planning in Tianjin were analyzed, and several countermeasures and suggestions for the ecological planning and construction of industrial cities were provided. Thus, this study has a significant reference value.

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Open House International, vol. 42 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0168-2601

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Publication date: 1 September 2017

Liu Qiong

During the late Qing Dynasty, Western colonists plundered and divided the land as concession where they consequently built European and American architectures. These…

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During the late Qing Dynasty, Western colonists plundered and divided the land as concession where they consequently built European and American architectures. These architectures, such as concession garden architectures, are a result of relevant cultural exchange. Thus, concession garden architectural culture should be studied. In this study, the historical records of the concession and the concession garden in the late Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China were examined on the basis of the representative architectures of Shanghai and Tianjin in China. The origin, classification, characteristic, and development of the concession garden architecture were regarded as the starting point, and the characteristics of the garden architecture in different regions were discovered. Further insights into the development of conservation concession garden buildings in China and the use of modern landscape architectures were provided, and new perspectives for studies on concession landscape architectures were presented through an in-depth understanding and analysis of concession landscape architectures.

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Publication date: 14 August 2019

Qiong Liu, Zhongming Cheng and Min Chen

This study aims to propose the corresponding ways and methods to strengthen the environmental moral education based on scientific research methods, rigorous scientific…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose the corresponding ways and methods to strengthen the environmental moral education based on scientific research methods, rigorous scientific theory and the specific content of environmental moral education.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, taking 360 volunteers of Yangtze University, Hubei, as the research samples, the 32-week (3 h per week) experimental research was preceded in this study. Among the 360 distributed copies of questionnaires, 289 copies are valid, with the retrieval rate 80 per cent.

Findings

The research results show significant correlations between environmental education and environmental ethics; environmental ethics and environmental literacy; and environmental education and environmental literacy.

Research limitations/implications

The research on the environmental moral education in China was still in the primary stage, and there were few results that can be used for reference. As a result, there was a lack of empirical research in this paper, which needed to be further expanded and improved.

Practical implications

This study put forward a series of new judgments and new views to solve the problems, which provided a good theoretical basis for the current education and teaching work of the majority of educators and valuable reference for future research on related topics. This study was helpful to further enhance the environmental moral awareness and environmental moral level. Aiming at the problems existing in environmental moral education, this study proposed a series of solutions to make the whole society, schools and families work together for the improvement and development of environmental moral education.

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This study was helpful to promote environmental moral quality and level, promote the harmony between man and nature and form a good habit of environmental protection in the whole society.

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Publication date: 1 August 2016

Haijun Zhang, Qiong Yan, Yuanpeng Liu and Zhiqiang Jiang

This paper aims to develop a new differential evolution algorithm (DEA) for solving the simple assembly line balancing problem of type 2 (SALBP-2).

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to develop a new differential evolution algorithm (DEA) for solving the simple assembly line balancing problem of type 2 (SALBP-2).

Design/methodology/approach

Novel approaches of mutation operator and crossover operator are presented. A self-adaptive double mutation scheme is implemented and an elitist strategy is used in the selection operator.

Findings

Test and comparison results show that the proposed IDEA obtains better results for SALBP-2.

Originality/value

The presented DEA is called the integer-coded differential evolution algorithm (IDEA), which can directly deal with integer variables of SALBP-2 on a discrete space without any posterior conversion. The proposed IDEA will be an alternative in evolutionary algorithms, especially for various integer/discrete-valued optimization problems.

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Assembly Automation, vol. 36 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-5154

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Publication date: 9 October 2019

Bojun Hou, Jin Hong, Qiong Chen, Xing Shi and Yu Zhou

It is widely accepted that enterprises obtaining academic discoveries through R&D collaboration improve their innovation performance. However, it is not necessarily true

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Purpose

It is widely accepted that enterprises obtaining academic discoveries through R&D collaboration improve their innovation performance. However, it is not necessarily true in emerging economies, such as China and post-socialist countries in Europe. The purpose of this paper is to fill the gap by investigating how R&D collaboration between industry and academia (i.e. universities and research institutes) affects the industrial innovation performance; and whether and how intermediaries moderate their relationships.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper constructs the research model according to the knowledge production function, and the pooled ordinary least square regression is used to verify our hypotheses.

Findings

Evidence from a sample of Chinese industrial enterprises in thirty provinces spanning from 2009 to 2014 suggests that R&D collaboration with research institutes (CWR) is positively related to innovation output, while R&D collaboration with universities (CWU) exerts negative effect on innovation output measured by sales revenue of new product (NPSR). The significant moderating role of technology transfer institutions is confirmed in the negative relationship between CWU and NPSR.

Originality/value

This paper empirically examines the moderating role of intermediary organisations in academia–industry cooperation and industrial innovation, and has practical implications for the government to formulate policies to improve the quality and effectiveness of cooperation between academic and industrial sectors. These results vary in inland and coastal areas, which suggest the policy makers to formulate policies according to local conditions not only in China but also in other countries, like European countries.

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European Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 22 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-1060

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Publication date: 16 August 2019

Qiong Yao, Jinxin Liu, Shibin Sheng and Heng Fang

Drawing on the literature of eco-innovation and institutional theory, this research aims to answer two fundamental questions: Does eco-innovation improve or harm firm…

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Purpose

Drawing on the literature of eco-innovation and institutional theory, this research aims to answer two fundamental questions: Does eco-innovation improve or harm firm value in emerging markets? and How institutional environments moderate the relationship between eco-innovation and firm value? We explicate the regulatory, normative and cognitive pillars of institutions, manifested as regulation intensity, environmental agency pressure and public pressure, respectively.

Design/methodology/approach

For this study, a cross-sectional panel data set was assembled from multiple archival sources, including data coded from the corporate annual reports and social responsibility reports, statistical yearbooks, China Stock Market Financial Database (CSMAR) and other secondary sources. A hierarchical regression method was used to test the hypotheses. The data comprised 88 firms sampled over four years. The model using feasible generalized least squares (FGLSs) to control heteroscedasticity in errors due to unobserved heterogeneity was estimated.

Findings

Empirical findings from a data set compiled from multiple archival sources reveal that both eco-product and eco-process innovation negatively relate to firm value. The interactions between eco-innovation and regulation intensity, environmental agency pressure and public pressure are positively related to firm value.

Originality/value

First, this study extends the literature of eco-innovation by investigating the impact of eco-innovation on firm value. Contrary to the conventional anecdotal evidence of the beneficial effect of eco-innovation, it was found that eco-innovation relates negatively to firm value. Second, this study develops and tests an institutional contingent view of eco-innovation by accounting for the moderating role of regulatory, normative and cognitive pressures.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 34 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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Publication date: 29 June 2020

Xiaofeng Quan, Hongjun Xiao, Qiong Ji and Jinkang Zhang

This paper aims to analyse the role of government-led innovative knowledge management platforms in innovation knowledge management, social network effects and innovative…

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Purpose

This paper aims to analyse the role of government-led innovative knowledge management platforms in innovation knowledge management, social network effects and innovative resource clusters in the context of academician workstations in China. Specifically, this paper empirically studies the impact of academician workstations on corporate innovation capabilities and the mechanisms behind this impact.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses the propensity matching score method and difference-in-differences method to test the relationship between academician workstations and corporate innovation capabilities. Baron and Kenny’s (1986) mediation method is used to test two potential mechanisms.

Findings

Academician workstations significantly improve corporate innovation capabilities because of their contribution to knowledge and innovation management. The facilitation effects are stronger in non-state-owned firms, high-tech firms and firms in industries with low levels of competition. Further, academician workstations enhance corporate innovation capabilities through their funding effect.

Practical implications

This paper encourages policymakers to create a better market environment and stable support policies to facilitate sustainable scientific and technological innovation.

Originality/value

To the best of authors’ knowledge, this study is among the first to empirically analyse the impacts of innovative knowledge management platforms on corporate innovation. It enriches the theoretical perspective of innovation platforms and provides an excellent research perspective for effectively analysing the impacts of innovation platforms. This study also contributes to the literature on the determinants of innovation.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 25 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Publication date: 2 November 2012

Yu Hua Dong, Ya Nan Liu and Qiong Zhou

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate effects of different contents of composite ferrotitanium pigment on corrosion protection performance of epoxy resin coatings.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate effects of different contents of composite ferrotitanium pigment on corrosion protection performance of epoxy resin coatings.

Design/methodology/approach

Different contents of composite ferrotitanium pigment were added to the epoxy resin coatings and the corrosion performance of the coatings were investigated by electrochemical test (in 5 wt.% KCl solutions at 60°C), salt spray test and simulated test. The morphology of the coating before and after corrosion was characterised by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS).

Findings

The composite ferrotitanium improved anti‐corrosion properties of the coating due to complex reaction of ferrous ions and phosphates as well as introduction of nano powder to the composite ferrotitanium. The coating with 10 wt.% composite ferrotitanium pigment had better anti‐corrosion properties than that of 5 wt.%. Simulated experiment in an autoclave indicated that the composite ferrotitanium pigment had the best protective performance among the three green pigments such as zinc phosphate, aluminium tri‐phosphate, and composite ferrotitanium.

Research limitations/implications

The pigments were added into the coating by high energy ball milling. Some of them dispersed in the coating heterogeneously and affected property of the coatings.

Practical implications

Composite ferrotitanium can be used to replace red lead and chromate pigments to meet environmental requirements.

Originality/value

The paper shows how the anti‐corrosion mechanism of the composite ferrotitanium pigment was investigated and several green pigments were selected to compare their protective performance in the autoclave.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 41 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 24 January 2020

Jing Hu, Qiong-Ying Lv, Xin-Ming Zhang, Zeng-Yan Wei and Hai Long Li

This paper aims to present ball bearings with a composite structure based on the bionics principle and shows the comparison between five types of different structures.

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Purpose

This paper aims to present ball bearings with a composite structure based on the bionics principle and shows the comparison between five types of different structures.

Design/methodology/approach

By means of the finite element method, the stress and other parameters between different structures are compared and verified. Finally, the comprehensive parameters of different structures are evaluated by the analytic hierarchy process method.

Findings

The evaluation of the comprehensive parameters of five types of structures is shown here.

Originality/value

The value of this paper is calculated and compared to the parameters of five types of different structures, and the parameter score evaluation of each structure is given. Different structures can be selected according to different parameter requirements, which to provide a theoretical basis for the design of ball bearings.

Peer review

The peer review history for this article is available at: https://publons.com/publon10.1108/ILT-10-2019-0413

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 72 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 27 March 2020

Jingxuan Peng, Jingjing Cheng, Lei Wu and Qiong Li

This paper aims to study a high-temperature (up to 200 °C) data acquisition and processing circuit for logging.

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to study a high-temperature (up to 200 °C) data acquisition and processing circuit for logging.

Design/methodology/approach

With the decrease in thermal resistance by system-in package technology and exquisite power consumption distribution design, the circuit worked well at high temperatures environment from both theoretical analysis and real experiments evaluation.

Findings

In thermal simulation, considering on board chips’ power consumption as additional heat source, the highest temperature point reached by all the chips in the circuit is only 211 °C at work temperature of 200 °C. In addition, the proposed circuit was validated by long time high-temperature experiments. The circuit showed good dynamic performance during a 4-h test in a 200-°C oven, and maintained a signal-to-noise ratio of 92.54 dB, a signal-to-noise and distortion ratio of 91.81 dB, a total harmonic distortion of −99.89 dB and a spurious free dynamic range of 100.28 dB.

Originality/value

The proposed circuit and methodology showed great potential for application in deep-well logging systems and other high-temperature situations.

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Microelectronics International, vol. 37 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1356-5362

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