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Article
Publication date: 5 December 2022

Yuan Cui, Seungwoon Kim and Shi Feng

This study aims to explore the success factors of tourism performing arts (TPA) programs by analyzing a large data set of online reviews.

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to explore the success factors of tourism performing arts (TPA) programs by analyzing a large data set of online reviews.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 195,230 reviews from Ctrip.com were collected and preprocessed. A deep learning method was leveraged to estimate the similarity between words. Then, regression analysis was conducted to determine success factors.

Findings

This study extracted four positive and two negative factors affecting tourist satisfaction with tourism performance arts. The results demonstrate that the tourists paid the most attention to the traditional Chinese cultural aspects, audiovisual effects and the actors’ performing enthusiasm.

Research limitations/implications

Despite this study’s large data set, the focused was only on Chinese reviews. It would be useful and interesting to compare the success factors of tourism performance arts programs offered in different countries.

Practical implications

The study findings can contribute to the development of TPA programs to attract tourists to travel destinations.

Originality/value

This study demonstrates that analyzing online reviews of TPA through text mining technology is an effective method of understanding tourist satisfaction.

在线点评分析探析旅游演艺成功因素

研究目的

本研究旨在通过分析大型在线评论数据集来探索旅游表演艺术项目的成功因素。

研究设计/方法/途径

共收集和预处理来自携程网的 195,230 条评论。利用深度学习方法来估计单词之间的相似性。然后, 进行回归分析以确定成功因素。

研究结果

本研究提取了影响游客对旅游表演艺术满意度的四个积极因素和两个消极因素。结果表明, 游客最关注中国传统文化方面、视听效果和演员的表演热情。

研究限制/影响

尽管我们的数据集很大, 但它只关注中文评论。比较不同国家提供的旅游表演艺术项目的成功因素将是有用和有趣的未来研究方向。

研究实践意义

研究结果有助于发展旅游表演艺术项目, 以吸引游客前往旅游目的地。

研究原创性/价值

研究表明, 通过文本挖掘技术分析旅游表演艺术的在线评论是了解游客满意度的有效方法。

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Article
Publication date: 19 May 2022

Feng Shi, Xian Tu and Shuo Zhao

Under the constraints of given passenger service level and coupling travel demand with train departure time, this study optimizes the train operational plan in an urban…

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Purpose

Under the constraints of given passenger service level and coupling travel demand with train departure time, this study optimizes the train operational plan in an urban rail corridor to minimize the numbers of train trips and rolling stocks considering the time-varying demand of urban rail passenger flow.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors optimize the train operational plan in a special network layout, i.e. an urban rail corridor with dead-end terminal yard, by decomposing it into two sub-problems: train timetable optimization and rolling stock circulation optimization. As for train timetable optimization, the authors propose a schedule-based passenger flow assignment method, construct the corresponding timetabling optimization model and design the bi-directional coordinated sequential optimization algorithm. For the optimization of rolling stock circulation, the authors construct the corresponding optimization assignment model and adopt the Hungary algorithm for solving the model.

Findings

The case study shows that the train operational plan developed by the study's approach meets requirements on the passenger service quality and reduces the operational cost to the maximum by minimizing the numbers of train trips and rolling stocks.

Originality/value

The example verifies the efficiency of the model and algorithm.

Article
Publication date: 4 January 2023

Dazhi Yang, Chareen Snelson and Shi Feng

This paper aims to identify computational thinking (CT) in 4th to 6th grade students in the context of project-based problem-solving while engaged in an after-school program.

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to identify computational thinking (CT) in 4th to 6th grade students in the context of project-based problem-solving while engaged in an after-school program.

Design/methodology/approach

This case study approach was selected due to its suitability for answering “how” or “why” questions about real-world phenomena within a set context (Creswell and Poth, 2018; Yin, 2018). This was an appropriate fit given the context of an after-school program and the research question asked how to identify learners’ demonstrated CT through project-based learning hands-on activities and problem-solving in a naturalistic environment.

Findings

Results show that heuristics, algorithms and conditional logic were observed more than other components of CT such as data collection, simulations and modeling. Descriptions of common activities in a naturalistic learning environment are presented to illustrate how the students practiced CT over time, which could help readers develop an understanding of CT in conjunction with hands-on problem-solving activities in elementary students. Identifying and classifying CT in this study focused on students’ learning process.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the challenging field of evaluating CT while focusing on observable behaviors and problem-solving activities with various degrees of teacher’s facilitation instead of final artifacts. Implications for researchers and educators interested in integrating CT in K-12 learning and its assessment are discussed.

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Information Discovery and Delivery, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-6247

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Article
Publication date: 2 January 2018

Yanhua Han

The purpose of this paper is to model the aircraft-cargo’s coupling dynamics during ultra-low altitude heavy cargo airdrop and to design the aircraft’s robust flight…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to model the aircraft-cargo’s coupling dynamics during ultra-low altitude heavy cargo airdrop and to design the aircraft’s robust flight control law counteracting its aerodynamic coefficients perturbation induced by ground effect and the disturbance from the sliding cargo inside.

Design/methodology/approach

Aircraft-cargo system coupling dynamics model in vertical plane is derived using the Kane method. Trimmed point is calculated when the cargo fixed in the cabin and then the approximate linearized motion equation of the aircraft upon it is derived. The robust stability and robust H optimal disturbance restraint flight control law are designed countering the aircraft’s aerodynamic coefficients perturbation and the disturbance moment, respectively.

Findings

Numerical simulation shows the effectiveness of the proposed control law with elevator deflection as a unique control input.

Practical implications

The model derived and control law designed in the paper can be applied to heavy cargo airdrop integrated design and relevant parameters choice.

Originality/value

The dynamics model derived is closed, namely, the model can be called in numerical simulation free of assuming the values of parachute’s extraction force or cargo’s relative sliding acceleration or velocity as seen in many literatures. The modeling is simplified using Kane method rather than Newton’s laws. The robust control law proposed is effective in guaranteeing the aircraft’s flight stability and disturbance restraint performance in the presence of aerodynamic coefficients perturbation.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 90 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1748-8842

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Article
Publication date: 25 March 2021

Jing Jian Xiao, Chengyang Yan, Piotr Bialowolski and Nilton Porto

The relationship between debt and happiness is an emerging research topic with significant implications for both theory and practice in economics and business. In China…

Abstract

Purpose

The relationship between debt and happiness is an emerging research topic with significant implications for both theory and practice in economics and business. In China, where the consumer credit market is at an early stage of development, the topic remains under-investigated and the evidence on the debt–well-being link is scarce. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between debt holding and happiness and the moderating role of income in it.

Design/methodology/approach

Data used in the study were from three waves (2013, 2015 and 2017) of the China Household Finance Survey. Fixed-effect regressions on panel data were used for data analyses.

Findings

The results show that any type of debt holding is negatively associated with happiness. Among seven specific types of debts, four types show negative associations with happiness, which in the order from higher to lower associations, are medical, education, other and housing debt. In addition, negative associations between debt holding and happiness vary among income groups. The results suggest that any debt holding potentially decreases happiness for low- and middle-income consumers only. In addition, holdings of three specific types of debts (medical, education and housing debt) may decrease happiness for both low- and middle-income consumers, and holding two types of debts (business and other debt) may decrease happiness for middle-income consumers only.

Research limitations/implications

Data used in this study originate from one country only. It limits the generalizability of findings to other countries with different institutional backgrounds and different socio-economic characteristics of populations. The results have implications for researchers who study consumer debt behavior and business practitioners who do businesses with Chinese companies and consumers.

Practical implications

China is an emerging economy that is at the early stage of credit market development. The results of this study provide helpful information and insights for business practitioners to explore credit markets and serve credit product clients with various income levels in China.

Social implications

The results of this study are informative for public policies. When introducing credit market-related policies, policymakers should pay attention to people's happiness and to differential welfare effects of holdings of different types of debts and among consumers with various levels of incomes.

Originality/value

Unique contributions of this study include using data from the most recently available waves of the China Household Finance Survey (2013, 2015 and 2017) to study the associations between debt holding and happiness. In addition, the findings of this study enrich the literature of debt and happiness by adding evidence from China, the largest emerging economy in the world, which is helpful for future theory building and business practice on the relationship between debt holding and happiness.

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International Journal of Bank Marketing, vol. 39 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-2323

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2018

Chen Wang, Wan Thing Hong and Hamzah Abdul-Rahman

Bedroom Feng Shui practices have been criticized as myth over the years but in fact having its scientific origin that is not purely superstitious. This paper aims to…

Abstract

Bedroom Feng Shui practices have been criticized as myth over the years but in fact having its scientific origin that is not purely superstitious. This paper aims to examine whether the architects' design practice for bedroom interior arrangement is concurring with the recommended bedroom Feng Shui practices. The study has successfully interviewed 16 architects from diverse backgrounds to avoid bias, seeking their design perspectives in bedroom interior configuration. Subsequently, the interviewees submitted sketches of ideal bedroom layout based on their expertise, with pre-set requirements. Data from semi-structured interviews were analyzed using mixed method approach. In agreement with our expectations, majority of the interviewees have matching thoughts that “bed arrangement” is the primary consideration in bedroom interior configuration. Most of the design outputs were highly attached to favorable Feng Shui conditions. The overall findings implied that bedroom Feng Shui is not merely superstitious but most components are practical design references for architects from diverse backgrounds.

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Open House International, vol. 43 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0168-2601

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Article
Publication date: 28 June 2013

Sheau‐yueh J. Chao

The purpose of this paper is to provide the historical background of genealogical records and analyze the value of Chinese genealogical research through the study of names…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide the historical background of genealogical records and analyze the value of Chinese genealogical research through the study of names and genealogical resources.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper examines the historical evolution and value of Chinese genealogical records, with the focus on researching the Islamic Chinese names used by the people living in Guilin. The highlight of this paper includes the analysis and evolution of the Islamic Chinese names commonly adopted by the local people in Guilin. It concludes with the recommendations on emphasizing and making the best use of genealogical records to enhance the research value of Chinese overseas studies.

Findings

The paper covers the history of Islam and describes how the religion was introduced into China, as well as Muslims' ethnicity and identity. It also places focus on the importance of building a research collection in Asian history and Chinese genealogy.

Research limitations/implications

This research study has a strong subject focus on Chinese genealogy, Asian history, and Islamic Chinese surnames. It is a narrow field that few researchers have delved into.

Practical implications

The results of this study will assist students, researchers, and the general public in tracing the origin of their surnames and developing their interest in the social and historical value of Chinese local history and genealogies.

Social implications

The study of Chinese surnames is, by itself, a particular field for researching the social and political implications of contemporary Chinese society during the time the family members lived.

Originality/value

Very little research has been done in the area of Chinese local history and genealogy. The paper would be of value to researchers such as historians, sociologists, ethnologists and archaeologists, as well as students and anyone interested in researching a surname origin, its history and evolution.

Article
Publication date: 10 February 2022

Taiwen Feng, Zhiyi Li, Haiqing Shi and Wenbo Jiang

Based on upper echelons theory and social contagion theory, this study aims to explore how to translate leader sustainability orientation (LSO) into green supply chain…

Abstract

Purpose

Based on upper echelons theory and social contagion theory, this study aims to explore how to translate leader sustainability orientation (LSO) into green supply chain integration (GSCI) by green entrepreneurial orientation (GEO), as well as the moderating effects of four dimensions of organizational learning capability (OLC).

Design/methodology/approach

This study conducts hierarchical regression analysis using multi-sourced survey data collected in 264 Chinese companies to examine hypotheses.

Findings

The results indicate that LSO has positive influences on green supplier and customer integration. Furthermore, GEO partially mediates the impacts of LSO on green supplier and customer integration. Managerial commitment positively moderates the impact of LSO on GEO, while other dimensions such as systems perspective, openness and experimentation and knowledge transfer and integration have non-significant moderating effects.

Originality/value

This study enriches the existing research on internal drivers of GSCI and contributes to the understanding of the direct impact of LSO and mediating effects of GEO. This study extends social contagion theory boundaries by investigating the moderating effects of OLC on the relationship between LSO and GEO.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 37 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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Article
Publication date: 4 June 2020

Qiansong Zhang, Jieyi Pan, Dehui Xu and Taiwen Feng

Although the importance of green supplier integration (GSI) has been recognized, the knowledge of how it can be enhanced is still limited. Using insights from transaction…

Abstract

Purpose

Although the importance of green supplier integration (GSI) has been recognized, the knowledge of how it can be enhanced is still limited. Using insights from transaction cost and resource dependence theories, this paper aims to explore how to balance coercive and non-coercive powers to enhance GSI and the mediating role of relationship commitment and the moderating role of relationship closeness.

Design/methodology/approach

To validate the hypotheses, this study conducted hierarchical regression analysis and bootstrapping using the survey data collected from 206 Chinese manufacturers.

Findings

The results indicate that coercive power undermines normative commitment, while non-coercive power promotes normative and instrumental commitments. Both normative and instrumental commitments enhance GSI. Normative commitment mediates the impacts of coercive and non-coercive powers on GSI, while instrumental commitment only mediates the impact of non-coercive power on GSI. Moreover, supplier trust and dependence negatively moderate the positive link between instrumental commitment and GSI.

Practical implications

Executives should carefully balance coercive and non-coercive powers to encourage firms to maintain good relationships with suppliers and develop common environmental values under different mediating effects of normative and instrumental commitments. However, they should also be aware that high level of trust and dependence can affect the impacts of powers.

Originality/value

This study contributes to GSI literature by opening the “black box” between power and GSI and verifying its boundary conditions.

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Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, vol. 25 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-8546

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Article
Publication date: 14 March 2016

De-Liang Liu, Shu-hua Cao, Shi-feng Zhang and Jiu-jun Xu

The purpose of this study is to solve this problem. Different lubrication states play a huge role in friction, wear and service life of parts. To ensure the reliability…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to solve this problem. Different lubrication states play a huge role in friction, wear and service life of parts. To ensure the reliability and power of the internal combustion engine, it is necessary to ensure that the friction pair has been in the best lubrication state. One of the key problems of lubrication state and transformation characteristics is to achieve real-time measurement of lubrication state.

Design/methodology/approach

Previous studies show that the contact resistance method is very effective in the qualitative analysis of lubrication state test. The circuit is simple and does not require expensive test equipment. But this method could not accurately reflect the film thickness ratio. Through a combination of experimental and theoretical analysis methods, the limitation of the contact resistance method could be overcome.

Findings

The relationship between the point contact film-thickness ratio and contact resistance was established, then the film-thickness ratio could be obtained through the contact resistance, thus providing the basis for determining the point contact lubrication state.

Research limitations/implications

According to existing research, the lubrication state of the friction pair mainly was determined through two methods, the friction coefficient and film-thickness ratio. But there are limitations on either using Stribeck curves or optical interference methods. The method used in this paper not only provides a verified way of design theory and model, but is also beneficial to the formation of a new design theory.

Originality/value

A new real-time measurement method of lubrication state based on contact resistance is established and its practicability and veracity are verified by series experiments.

Details

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 68 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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