International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning https://toknowpress.net/submission/index.php/ijmkl <p>The International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning (IJMKL) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in business, education and other sectors to provide advanced knowledge in the areas of <strong>management</strong>, knowing and <strong>learning in organisations</strong>, <strong>education</strong>, <strong>business</strong>, s<strong>ocial science</strong>, <strong>entrepreneurship</strong>, and <strong>innovation</strong> in businesses, and others.</p> <p>The journal encourages the <strong>exchange of academic research</strong> and provides all those involved in research and practice with new research findings, case examples and discussions. It brings new ideas and offers practical case studies to researchers, practitioners, consultants, and especially <strong>young researchers and doctoral students</strong> worldwide.</p> en-US ijmkl.editor@toknowpress.net (Valerij Dermol) info@toknowpress.net (Alen Ježovnik) Sat, 01 Jan 2022 10:28:23 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.6 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The Role of Logistics in Industrial Side Stream Utilisation – Case: Aqueous Paint Sludge https://toknowpress.net/submission/index.php/ijmkl/article/view/47 <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>In this article the utilisation of a case side stream, aqueous paint sludge, in accordance with the principles of the circular economy is studied. The main objective of the study is to find new potential utilisation possibilities for aqueous paint sludge generated in the region and to take a closer look at the role of logistics in industrial side stream utilisation-based business cases and value chains.</p> <p><strong>Study design/methodology/approach:</strong> In this article the utilisation of aqueous paint sludge is studied via a descriptive case study in the context of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. The current state of paint sludge problem was analysed by interviewing five company representatives. In addition, a workshop was organised and before the workshop a questionnaire was sent to all invited.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> As a result, the most feasible solutions for aqueous paint sludge utilisation were identified and evaluated from economic, technical, and environmental points of view in the context of this study. One general challenge in all the proposed solutions were the logistics for narrow material flows from decentralised sources in a relatively large geographical area.</p> <p><strong>Originality/value:</strong> Prior case studies of paint sludge utilisation as a raw material have been conducted, but the logistics have not played a significant role in the studies. Logistics has been an important part of the circular economy in the literature and this study reaffirms this notion and finds the logistics to have an important and decisive role in industrial side stream utilisation-based business cases and value chains.</p> Tero Leppänen, Pasi Rönkkö, Harri Haapasalo, Pekka Tervonen Copyright (c) 2021 Tero Leppänen, Pasi Rönkkö, Harri Haapasalo, Pekka Tervonen https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://toknowpress.net/submission/index.php/ijmkl/article/view/47 Sat, 01 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Analysis of Big Data Architecture for Healthcare Service, a Case Study of a Public Hospital https://toknowpress.net/submission/index.php/ijmkl/article/view/31 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> Big data is one of the promising technologies which helps healthcare sector improve patient experience, reduce cost of treatment, predict epidemics, and provide competitive healthcare services. The purpose of this research is to study and analyze big data architecture for a public hospital in Thailand.</p> <p><strong>Study design/methodology/approach:</strong> This research employs qualitative approach. For data collection and analysis, document analysis is applied as a qualitative method to obtain empirical data. The in-depth interviews of IT manager, doctor, and staff are conducted to confirm the big data architecture and to examine issues in a case study public hospital.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> According to the study, big data architecture for the public hospital comprises data acquisition, data integration, data analytics, data visualization, health data center on cloud, and data governance.</p> <p><strong>Originality/value:</strong> The architecture components and analysis can be applied as a guideline for big data processing and analytics to create a solution for implementing big data in healthcare effectively.</p> Wasinee Noonpakdee Copyright (c) 2021 Wasinee Noonpakdee https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://toknowpress.net/submission/index.php/ijmkl/article/view/31 Sat, 01 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Rediscovery of Spiritual Intelligence in the Christian Context and its Implications for a Secularistic Society https://toknowpress.net/submission/index.php/ijmkl/article/view/19 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This study identifies, compiles and compares different definitions of Spiritual Intelligence to detect common principles, it reviews the historical emergence of the word “spiritual” and proposes a new construct of Spiritual Intelligence.</p> <p><strong>Methodology/approach:</strong> A literature review and a systematic creation of principles have been applied.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> It has been detected that the original meaning of “spiritual” has not been considered in the existing research. From the original meaning of “spiritual” a new construct for Spiritual Intelligence has been derived and is proposed for further research.</p> <p><strong>Originality/value:</strong> The origins of “spiritual” have not been studied before, hence the new construct of Spiritual Intelligence will be the new fundament for further research</p> Michael Hagemann Copyright (c) 2021 Michael Hagemann https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://toknowpress.net/submission/index.php/ijmkl/article/view/19 Sat, 01 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000