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Publication date: 1 September 2016

Jian Jin, Jindi Yao and Jianxiang Wang

To raise public awareness of protecting Buddhist temples, this study considers Hebei Province of China as an example, and explores the value of architectural planning and…

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To raise public awareness of protecting Buddhist temples, this study considers Hebei Province of China as an example, and explores the value of architectural planning and design of Buddhist temples. After 11 Buddhist temples in Hebei Province of China are selected, the paper adopts a Delphi method and questionnaire survey method, establishes the value evaluation system from four dimensions: historical value, artistic value, scientific value, and sociocultural value; and calculates the value of the Buddhist temples’ architectural planning and design according to expert rating. Research results indicate the following. Puning Temple, Jinhe Temple, and ShiEn Temple rank at the top because they are complete extant ancient buildings and have beautiful architectural styles. Chongguang Temple and other Buddhist temples have low comprehensive score because they are severely damaged and other reasons. The comparative study indicates that Buddhist temples at different historical periods have different architectural heritage values, and different influencing factors exert different effects on the architectural heritage value. The study establishes an evaluation indicator system, studies the value of Buddhist temples’ architectural planning and design, and achieves certain innovative research perspective. The evaluation of the value of Buddhist temples’ architectural planning and design can help the public gain a better understanding of the value of temple architectural culture. This understanding benefits the preservation of the temple building heritage.

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Open House International, vol. 41 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0168-2601

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Publication date: 1 April 2003

Shien‐Chiang Yu, Kun‐Yung Lu and Ruey‐Shun Chen

Commonly, an organizational information system may have various data types and directory formats. It usually employs different metadata formats to represent the documents…

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Commonly, an organizational information system may have various data types and directory formats. It usually employs different metadata formats to represent the documents. Although the metadata system can cover the different formats of documents, there still exist the integration problems in various metadata systems. This may lower the performance of data processing and impede information sharing. Research focuses on the model of using multi‐XML schema to construct an XML system framework. Through a complete hierarchical tree structure definition of inner elements, the proposed model can settle the weakness of traditional object‐oriented languages in information sharing; it can also eliminate the constraints of storage and management among heterogeneous metadata while processing different metadata information.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 21 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 4 April 2016

Chin-Shien Lin, Tzu-Ju Ann Peng, Ruei-Yuan Chang and Van Thac Dang

The purpose of this paper is to reveal the strategic change-related issues by examining the dynamics between external fit and internal fit, as the success of strategic…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to reveal the strategic change-related issues by examining the dynamics between external fit and internal fit, as the success of strategic change is involved in the consideration of both internal and external fit.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper uses regression analysis to analyze the panel data from the electronics companies in Taiwan’s stock market between 2004 and 2011.

Findings

The empirical results show that there is a relationship between internal fit and external fit, and the momentum of internal fit was found as well. Moreover, the impact of the interaction effect of external and internal fit on performance is moderated by external fit.

Originality/value

This research contributes to and extends the current research in both theoretical and practical ways. From a theoretical aspect, this paper considers internal fit and external fit simultaneously and has adopted the profile deviation approach to test their impacts on performance. From a practical aspect, the empirical results have derived implications for managers as to understand the dynamics such as trade-off, momentum and synergy between the two types of strategic fit, which may be helpful for making decision on strategy change.

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Chinese Management Studies, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-614X

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Publication date: 1 April 2001

Shien‐Chiang Yu and Ruey‐Shun Chen

The Internet has forced libraries to consider how to assist users to rapidly retrieve information. Such a consideration has accelerated the development of electronic…

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The Internet has forced libraries to consider how to assist users to rapidly retrieve information. Such a consideration has accelerated the development of electronic publishing and has positioned the library as mediator between users and providers: archiving information circulation and providing secure copyright clearance through an efficient electronic document delivery and payment mechanism. This work develops an Extensible Markup Language (XML) framework for electronic document delivery that offers a novel electronic document delivery system and also locates publishers who can provide the copyrighted material in an electronic format via the OPAC. The proposed electronic document delivery system has four functions: (1) it enables the electronic document payment; (2) it shortens the time between inquiry and electronic document retrieval; (3) it anticipates the changing role of libraries; and (4) it reduces the printed collection load of libraries.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 19 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 6 November 2017

Van Thac Dang and Chin-Shien Lin

This study aims at investigating the effect of an overall fit among strategy, environmental factors and organizational resources on firm performance, and the moderating…

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Purpose

This study aims at investigating the effect of an overall fit among strategy, environmental factors and organizational resources on firm performance, and the moderating role of industry on this relationship.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper uses hierarchical linear modeling to analyze the nested data structure from the financial and electronics companies in Taiwan’s stock market from 2011 to 2012.

Findings

The empirical results indicate that overall strategic fit is positively related to firm performance, and this relationship varies across financial industry and electronics industry.

Originality/value

This study provides important implications for both academic researchers and practitioners. From a theoretical aspect, this study integrates two research streams of strategic fit (external fit and internal fit) into an overall model of strategic fit, and has explored the moderating role of industry on the relationship between strategic fit and firm performance. In addition, this study has also used hierarchical linear modeling method to test the hypotheses, which has not been used in the previous strategic fit literature. From a practical aspect, the empirical results have derived implications for managers as to understand the effects of overall strategic fit on performance in different industry, which may be helpful for making decisions in specific industry context.

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Chinese Management Studies, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-614X

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Publication date: 1 August 2003

Shien‐Chiang Yu and Ruey‐Shun Chen

The integration of information systems must consider various aspects, including the individuals of an organization, cooperating with other vendors, and the connections…

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The integration of information systems must consider various aspects, including the individuals of an organization, cooperating with other vendors, and the connections within this organization. The advantages of integration include shortening the negotiation process among the organization and the cooperating vendors, saving time for the users, and identifying the interface management. However, the greatest difficulties are how to integrate different system platforms and implement technical aspects into a suitable Web‐interface for users to operate. Information technology companies have developed Web Services which rely on the flexibility of the Extended Mark‐up Language. The services not only apply to integrated information systems, but also provide open services in Web environments. This article evaluates the feasibility of Web Services for application in integrated library information systems.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 21 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 April 1989

Shao Shien Lin

The methods of Wiener's cybernetics are applied to analyse the fundamental properties of the teaching process, it is suggested that a mathematical model be formulated for…

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The methods of Wiener's cybernetics are applied to analyse the fundamental properties of the teaching process, it is suggested that a mathematical model be formulated for the process. Accordingly a macroscopic law of the teaching process is obtained and discussed.

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Kybernetes, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 1 August 2007

Kuo-Shien Huang, Wei-Jang Wu and In-Chun Chao

The aim of this research is to investigate the influence of low molecular weight chitosan (LWCS) on the dyeability of cotton fabrics. Various concentrations of hydrogen…

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The aim of this research is to investigate the influence of low molecular weight chitosan (LWCS) on the dyeability of cotton fabrics. Various concentrations of hydrogen peroxide were used to degrade chitosan to LWCS, which was used to pretreat cotton fabrics under different conditions in order to determine its influence on subsequent acid dyeing of the fabrics. The results showed that the molecular weight of LWCS decreased with increasing concentration of hydrogen peroxide. Additionally, LWCS pretreatment of cotton fabric is beneficial for acid dyeing. The K/S values for fabric dyeing increased with a decrease in LWCS molecular weight and the concomitant increase in concentration; a concentration of 4% LWCS yielded the best result. The anti-bacterial properties of fabrics pretreated with LWCS were better than those pretreated with chitosan. The dye and anti-bacterial fastness after 20 washes were best for fabrics pretreated with LWCS.

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Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1560-6074

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Publication date: 1 February 2014

Pey-Shin Ke, Wei-Jang Wu and Kuo-Shien Huang

We modified a basic dye, which carries a positive charge, by inducing an exchange with clay, and then analysed the results by using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and…

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We modified a basic dye, which carries a positive charge, by inducing an exchange with clay, and then analysed the results by using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The intercalation of basic dye into clay modifies the thermal properties of the dye, and the dyes become more stable as more clay is added. The colour of the modified dyes does not change with the addition of more clay, although its absorption decreases, thereby conferring improved sunlight colour fastness on the modified dyes.

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Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1560-6074

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Publication date: 5 June 2007

Jui‐Lin Wang, Chien‐Ta Ho, Chin‐Shien Lin and Shihyu Chou

This research, based on the idea of contingency fit, attempts to construct a strategic selection system to select the best fit competency of channel strategic selection by…

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Purpose

This research, based on the idea of contingency fit, attempts to construct a strategic selection system to select the best fit competency of channel strategic selection by using neuro‐fuzzy technique.

Design/methodology/approach

Neuro‐fuzzy technique is used.

Findings

In addition to, providing a concrete bilateral solution to select the right and better fit competency of channel strategy and giving an alternative way to explain fit, this strategic selection system can also be used as a competency diagnosis system for channel members in the supply chain organization, providing clues for further channel performance promotion and channel modernization.

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Through the literature and construction of strategy channel satisfaction model (SCSM) concepts and ideas, an empirical study of the Asian Commerce Community meet distribution channel relationships will pose an Asian developed channel modernization perspective of SCSM to discuss the critical marketing strategy selection for the traditional orient “commercial channel”.

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Benchmarking: An International Journal, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-5771

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