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ISSN: 2096-2320
CN: 10-1383/C
e-ISSN: 2589-5532

A systematic review of a digital twin city: A new pattern of urban governance toward smart cities

Many countries and governments consider smart cities a solution to global warming, population growth, and resource depletion. Numerous challenges arise while creating a smart city. Digital twins, along...

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Social responsibility portfolio optimization incorporating ESG criteria

Social responsibility investment (SRI) has attracted worldwide attention for its potential in promoting investment sustainability and stability. We developed a three-step framework by incorporating...

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Supply chain and logistics innovations with the Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a massive, ambitious, long-term project initiated by the Chinese government, with participation from many other countries, to facilitate trade and improve logistics...

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Versatile HAR model for realized volatility: A least square model averaging perspective

A rapidly growing body of literature has documented improvements in forecasting financial return volatility measurement using various heterogeneous autoregression (HAR) type models. Most HAR-type models...

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Comparing the costs and benefits of virgin and urban mining

Resource and environmental management are shaping our society and economy. Virgin mining is rapidly becoming unsustainable as primary resources are in increasingly short supply and energy consumption...

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Service outsourcing strategy decision for value creation in manufacturing firms

This study aims to resolve the difficult problem of manufacturers’ service outsourcing strategy decision-making, with services divided into two types: hygienic and motivational. We build a value creation...

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Internet-of-things enabled supply chain planning and coordination with big data services: Certain theoretic implications

Recent advances in information technology have led to profound changes in global manufacturing. This study focuses on the theoretical and practical challenges and opportunities arising from the Internet...

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A combined machine learning algorithms and DEA method for measuring and predicting the efficiency of Chinese manufacturing listed companies

Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is a linear programming methodology for measuring the efficiency of Decision Making Units (DMUs) to improve organizational performance in the private and public sectors....

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Structural analysis and forecast of gold price returns

Gold has multiple attributes and its price is affected by various factors in the market. This paper studies the dynamic relationship between the gold price returns and its affecting factors. Then we...

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Is bitcoin a safe haven or a hedging asset? Evidence from China

Based on daily data about Bitcoin and six other major financial assets (stocks, commodity futures (commodities), gold, foreign exchange (FX), monetary assets, and bonds) in China from 2013 to 2017,...

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Research on the impact of mega-projects on carrying capacity of cities taking the first-line project of the West-East gas pipeline as an example

With the acceleration of China’s urbanization, the functions and benefits of mega-projects are required higher. With the deepening of “the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk...

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Rumor recognition behavior of social media users in emergencies

Social media rumors not only affect the health of online social networks, but also reduce the quality of information accessed by its users. In the case of emergencies, the rapid spread of rumors often...

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A dynamic panel data approach and HCW's method: Assessing the effect of China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone on local GDP

We propose a simple-to-implement dynamic panel data method to evaluate the impacts of place-based policies. The idea is to exploit both the cross sectional dependence and the serial correlation within...

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Connectedness and systemic risk of the banking industry along the Belt and Road

This paper adopts the tail-event driven network (TENET) framework to explore the connectedness and systemic risk of the banking industry along the Belt and Road (B&R) based on weekly returns of 377...

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Multi-objective optimization of environmental tax for mitigating air pollution and greenhouse gas

Government macro-control through various policies is an important way to mitigate air pollution and greenhouse gases. Therefore, environmental tax is used worldwide as an important measure. However,...

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When more is less: The other side of artificial intelligence recommendation

Based on consumers' preferences, AI (artificial intelligence) recommendation automatically filters information, which provokes scholars' debate. Supporters believe that by analyzing the consumers' preferences,...

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The evolution and determinants of Chinese property insurance companies’ profitability: A DEA-based perspective

The property insurance industry grows fast in China and it is necessary to further investigate the profitability of the Chinese property insurance industry. This study investigates the evolution and...

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Dynamic appointment scheduling for outpatient clinics with multiple physicians and patient choice

Mitigating the adverse effects of uncertainty in appointment systems, arising from heterogeneous patient needs and preferences, is critical to the effective use of scarce medical resources and patient...

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Smart logistics transformation collaboration between manufacturers and logistics service providers: A supply chain contracting perspective

Intelligent transformation of manufacturers requires smart logistics transformation collaboration, which improves competitiveness. In this study, we construct a Stackelberg game model based on the mutual...

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Financial reporting fraud and CEO pay-performance incentives

Because prior studies find mixed results on the relation between CEOs’ pay performance incentives and a firm’s likelihood of financial reporting fraud, we restudy their relationship using innovative...

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How can manufacturers make decisions on product appearance design? A research on optimal design based on customers’ emotional satisfaction

With changing customer attitudes toward consumption and function homogenization, product appearance designs have an increasing influence on the purchase decision. Customer characteristics and emotional...

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Effects of smart agricultural production investment announcements on shareholder value: Evidence from China

The advent of the era of the smart economy has made agricultural production more intelligent. An increasing number of companies have launched a series of investment activities aimed at smart agricultural...

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Effects of intervention policies on speculation in housing market: Evidence from China

The real estate market in China is often subject to government intervention while it is widely believed that speculation is one of the driving forces for the dramatic increase in house price. By controlling...

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A General Approach to Testing Volatility Models in Time Series

Volatility models have been playing important roles in economics and finance. Using a generalized spectral second order derivative approach, we propose a new class of generally applicable omnibus tests...

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Solving the rotating seru production problem with dynamic multi-objective evolutionary algorithms

Today's volatile market conditions in electronic industries have lead to a new production system, seru (which is the Japanese pronunciation for cell), and has been widely implemented in hundreds of...

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