International Management Review ISSN 1551-6849

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IMR JOURNAL: ISSN 1551-6849
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International Management Review (IMR) is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year since 2004. IMR strives to strengthen local and cross-continental business management understanding, and creation of a global body of management knowledge by fostering dialogue among academics, researchers, and professionals from all over the world. IMR publishes both empirical and conceptual papers as well as articles that address emerging trends and concerns in the area of management, management science, management engineering, and other fields related to the broader scope of management.

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Current Issue Vol 14, No 2, 2018

Author

Michael J. A. Miranda is an Assistant Professor of Information Security at the University of Hawaii at West Oahu, which has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Miranda is also the principal consultant at SPARTIX, a cybersecurity consulting company. He recently served as the Director of Information Security for Hawaiian Telcom, and previously held cybersecurity positions with Northrop Grumman and Referentia Systems. Mr. Miranda earned his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, a B.A. in English from the University of Central Florida, as well as a B.A. in Information and Computer Sciences from the University of Hawaii. He holds current Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC) as a Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA), Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), Forensic Analyst (GCFA) and in Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM).

Abstract

Email communications is a critical service in nearly every aspect of business and personal activities. A person’s email address is the online identity most relied upon for reliable and accountable communications. Banking, health and recreational activities conducted online in most cases depend on a person possessing and actively maintaining an email address. Unfortunately, email inherently possesses security shortcomings that enable malicious actors to commit fraud through phishing emails. Technology solutions do not entirely solve this issue, and the users themselves require training on how to identify and respond to suspected phishing emails. A structured and comprehensive phishing exercise training program can (1) reduce the probability of a cybersecurity compromise originating from fraudulent emails and (2) improve the overall cybersecurity posture.

Keywords

cybersecurity, information security, email, phishing, social engineering

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Authors

Dr. U. Faisal is Associate Professor in the Department. He is also the Chairman, Board of Studies in Management Studies. He is an expert in the areas of Quantitative Techniques, Operations Research and Information System. He has teaching experience of more than one and half decade at post graduate level. Dr Faisal has completed an MDP at IIM Kozhikode, published a book and has many papers in national and international levels to his credit. He takes keen interest in socializing academic community through various innovative social initiates undertaken by the Department. He is also an active participant of international student-faculty exchange program with German Universities of Calw and Reidlingen. Areas of interest: Quantitative Techniques, Management Science, Information Science and Project Management. Email: faisaludms@gmail.com

Mr. Muneer T.Kis an Assistant Professor at DMS. He is a postgraduate in business management from SMBS, MG University. He started his career as a territory manager with Somany Ceramics, then progressed as Assistant manager at Godrej group and learned the basic of real time business. After serving industry as a marketing professional for four years, he switched to academics to mould the students to take up market challenges. He is a proactive teacher and young researcher with innovative ideas and was instrumental in establishing the Business Incubation Centre of Kannur University. Mr Muneer was the driving force behind the extension activities like “KAITHANGU PARIVARTHANA”. He also shows interest in Entrepreneurial Development (ED Club) activities at the department and thus bringing out a culture transformation both in the minds of the academic community in particular and society at large. He takes keen interest in fine tuning the raw talent of the student and turning them in to professionals with a keen business acumen. Areas of interest: Marketing. Email: munnas1986@gmail.com

Gopakumar T P

Doers’ Education Lab Pvt. Ltd.

Business Incubation Center, Kannur University, India

E-mail: gopakumar@doersclub.in

Abstract

Plastic products have become an integral part of our daily life as a basic need. It produced on a massive scale worldwide and its production crosses the 150 million Tons per year globally. The quantum of waste is considerably increasing day by day due to increase in population and developmental activities and indiscriminate littering and disposal. In this paper, we explore the scope of K-12 school student Inclusion to address the issues of Waste Management. The students will be bringing recyclable plastic waste to their schools on a daily /weekly basis. A Management Information System developed and stored in the Cloud will be used by the schools. The School authorities make the input of the details of waste collected by each student and equivalent value-based points will be allotted to them. These points thus generated become savings for the students. Students can convert these points for the purchase of educational products such as Skill Development tools, Information and Communication and Technology applications, Project kits etc. It can also be used for some entrepreneurial initiatives to be undertaken in the school. Students also become familiar with e-commerce activities. Hence the scheme develops entrepreneurial skills in the school students while providing environmental education. In this paper, the Sustainable waste Management Model developed addresses the burning issue of plastic waste management prevailing in the society.

 

Keywords

sustainable waste management, plastic waste, entrepreneurship, management information system, environmental education, information communication and technology (ICT)

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Authors

Elizabeth O. Adegbulugbeholds a doctoral degree in Health Education, a Master of Public Health, and a BSC in Nursing from College of Graduate Health Studies from A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO. Liz has many years of experience as a healthcare provider, director, and manager of various managed care facilities in both government and private healthcare settings. She is the director of H.A., MD, Health Services LLC, a private setting that provides health education on various health topics affecting immigrant women in MD Metro area communities. Previously, Liz has served as a director of a local faith-based ministry, and as a healthcare provider specialist for the World Health Organization (WHO), she has also served in the United Nation’s Training of Trainers program in Cambodia. Email: eadegbulugbe@atsu.edu

Dr. Candace Ayarsis an assistant professor as the A.T. Still University. Email: cayars@atsu.edu

Abstract

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in African-born black women living in the United States. Racial disparities in breast cancer diagnosis exist. Little is known about breast cancer knowledge, and sources of health information in African-born black women. This study investigated factors that predict Breast Cancer Knowledge and Sources of Health Information among African-born women in the Washington DC metro area. Data were collected from 203 African-born immigrant females, ages 20- 65. Results showed that breast cancer knowledge, and increase in health information sources are dependent on having access to health insurance, a primary care provider, increase in community-based outreach efforts, and family social support.

Keywords

African-born women, breast cancer, disparities, knowledge, health information sources.

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Authors

Dr. Max North is a tenured Professor of Management Information Systems in the Business Administration Department. He has been teaching, conducting research and providing community service for Computer Science and Information Systems departments at higher education institutions for more than twenty years. He holds an associate degree in Accounting, a bachelor's degree in Economic Management, a master's degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Management Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Psychology with concentration in Cognitive and Behavior Sciences. Dr. North has been successfully involved in the research of Human-Computer Interaction/Interface; Information Security and Ethics Awareness; and Virtual Reality Technology. Dr. North is the director of Visualization and Simulation Research Center. Additionally, Dr. North has several published books, book chapters, and a number of technical referred scholarly articles. He has served as principal/co-principal investigator on a number of research grants sponsored by the Boeing Company, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and the National Security Agency. Dr. North's major contribution to the scientific community is his discovery and continuous research activities in the innovative area of virtual reality technology, which has received international attention and coverage in the scientific community and popular media.Email: mnorth@kennesaw.edu

Kristin Tucker, Jake Bulim, Glenn Koch, Trinh Nguyen, Joseph Fox, & Dalton Delay

Information Systems Department

Coles College of Business

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 30144, USA

Abstract

The objective of this article is to concisely explore the Internet industry through a new perspective and concept of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE). Within this article, a brief description and development of Internet industry are presented; following with competitive strategy within the Internet industry; then value chain and the use of applications in the Internet industry. Followed by effects and benefits; and challenges, legal and ethical issues of IoT and IoE. Finally, a Concise Concluding Statement for Thoughts is stated.

Keywords

internet industry, internet of things, internet of everything

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Author

Langdon Morris is co-founder and Senior Partner of InnovationLabs, one of the world’s leading innovation consultancies, and Chairman of FutureLab, a global strategy and technology firm. His work focuses on developing and applying advanced methods in innovation and strategy to solve complex problems with very high levels of creativity. He is recognized as one the world’s leading thinkers and consultants on innovation, and his original and groundbreaking work has been adopted by corporations, governments, and universities on every continent. He is a frequent and much-appreciated public speaker at conferences and corporate events, and is author eight books including some of the most important titles in the field of innovation from the last decade, co-author of three more, and editor of the five books in the Aerospace Technology Working Group series on the future of space travel and space commerce. He is formerly Senior Practice Scholar at the Ackoff Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and he has taught MBA courses in innovation and strategy at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France) and Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina), and has lectured at universities on 4 continents, including Chaoyang University of Technology (Taiwan), Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers (France), University of Colorado, University of North Carolina, and Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), and Shanghai Jao Tong University (China), and the University of Nairobi.

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Author

Dr. Max North is a tenured Professor of Management Information Systems in the Business Administration Department. He has been teaching, conducting research and providing community service for Computer Science and Information Systems departments at higher education institutions for more than twenty years. He holds an associate degree in Accounting, a bachelor's degree in Economic Management, a master's degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Management Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Psychology with concentration in Cognitive and Behavior Sciences. Dr. North has been successfully involved in the research of Human-Computer Interaction/Interface; Information Security and Ethics Awareness; and Virtual Reality Technology. Dr. North is the director of Visualization and Simulation Research Center. Additionally, Dr. North has several published books, book chapters, and a number of technical referred scholarly articles. He has served as principal/co-principal investigator on a number of research grants sponsored by the Boeing Company, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and the National Security Agency. Dr. North's major contribution to the scientific community is his discovery and continuous research activities in the innovative area of virtual reality technology, which has received international attention and coverage in the scientific community and popular media.Email: mnorth@kennesaw.edu

Abstract

The primary objective of this effort is to reflect on observations of connections between the Arts and Sciences in the field of abstract art and cosmology. This article attempts to demonstrate how two different groups of artists and scientists are possibly unconsciously progressing toward similar images of the Universe and its components, following two different paths and approaches, but seemingly making similar discoveries. Consequently, images and ideas are presented, allowing the audience drawing their own conclusions.

Keywords

Arts; Sciences; Abstract Art; Visualization

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