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Volume-1 Issue-7, April 2015, ISSN: 2394-0913 (Online)
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Nazal Bardak Dirikli, Sultan Okumuşoğlu

Paper Title:

The Relationship Between Weight Loss Success and Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale of Obesity (DASOB) and  Automatic Thoughts Scale of Obesity (ATSOB) Scores of Obese Patients

Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between weight loss success and Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale of Obesity (DASOB) and Automatic Thoughts Scale of Obesity (ATSOB) scores of obese patients. 70 obese participants were taken from patients of a private practicing nutrition and diet clinic who applied for the first time. After the patients decide to enroll to the study, scales were given. Three month diet therapy is carried out weekly with the aim of weight loss. As a result the findings of this study suggests that if we can predict Dysfunctional Attitudes of patients related with obesity before starting, we can differentiate the patients who can not adhere themselves to diet protocols without additional psychological help.

Dysfunctional thoughts, Dysfunctional beliefs; Dysfunctional attitudes; Cognitions; Weight-loss success; Obesity; Automatic Thoughts


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3.        Gagnon, J., Daelman, S., & McDuff, P.  (2013). Correlations    of   impulsivity with dysfunctional beliefs associated with borderline personality. North American Journal of Psychology, 15(1), 165-178.

4.        O’Connor, O.  J. , & Dowrick, P.  W. (1987).  Cognitions in normal weight, overweight, and previously overweight adults. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 3 (11), 315-326.

5.        Okumuşoğlu, S. (2014). The personality factors and cognitive factors related with weight loss success in obesity. Unpublished manuscript. Aegean University Institute of Social Sciences.

6.        Okumuşoğlu, S.(2015). Reliability, validity and factor analysis of dysfunctional attitudes scale of obesity (DASOB) and automatic thoughts scale of obesity (ATSOB). International Journal of Management and Humanities (IJMH),1 (6), 11-17,  ISSN: 2394-0913.

7.        Stahre, L., Tarnell, B., Hakanson, C. E., & Hallstrom, T. (2007). A randomized controlled trial of two weight-reducing short-term group treatment programs for obesity with an 18-month followup.  International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 14, 48–55.

8.        Tüfekçi Alphan, M.E. (2013). Hastalıklarda beslenme tedavisi. Ankara: Hatiboğlu Yayıncılık.

9.        Werrij, M. Q.,    Jansen,  A.,   Mulkens, S.,   Elgersma,  H. J., Ament, A. J. H.A., &  Hospers, H. J. (2009).  Adding cognitive therapy to dietetic treatment is associated less relaps in obesity. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 67, 315-324.

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Jim Ernest Uwaneze

Paper Title:

Awareness of Online/Internet Frauds and Control Measures in Business Environment: Nigerian Experience

Abstract: Advances in technology have affected every aspect of business environment around the world. The effects are generally felt in education, science, commerce, business and particularly the electronic world. These new technologies have facilitated new business procedures from traditional banking and commerce to the electronic (Online/internet) service. The use of online /internet services has helped in ensuring that business activities and banking functions were made as simple as possible. But notwithstanding, people have used online services for fraudulent purpose which individuals need to be aware. Some internet frauds are; banking fraud, phishing, scams, spams schemes and mule recruitment etc. It was recommended that customers should be aware that certain e-mail and messages sent were fake and that Banks should executed more customers education programmes to create wider awareness of the criminal tricks occurred in the internet.

generally felt in education, science, commerce, business and particularly the electronic world, Online/internet, fraudulent purpose, banking fraud, phishing, scams, spams schemes and mule recruitment.


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D. Suresh, A. Sivakumar

Paper Title:

Integrated Project Management using Sap PS (Project System)

Abstract: In today’s complex project management in construction and aerospace industries, there is a tendency to have an integrated information system. For this, there are a lot of Enterprise resource planning software packages namely, SAP, BAAN, PeopleSoft etc. Lot of research has been made to know about how to select the ERP for their own organization. This paper provides an overview about SAP- Market leader (Project System) module and its functionalities for efficient project management.

SAP, Project management Analysis revealed that both DASOB and ATSOB can be accepted as valid and reliable instruments.


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Srilalitha Sagi

Paper Title:

“Ringi System” The Decision Making Process in Japanese Management Systems: An Overview

Abstract: This paper aims to focus on the decision making procedure “Ringi System” of Japanese Management Process. It is a decision making process termed “Ringi” with a bottom up approach to overcome the traditional autocratic decision making practice. The paper aims at the characteristics of decision making procedure and its influence on the management style in Japan.  This paper gives a detailed description of “Ringi” system as one of the important decision making processes prevalent in contemporary management practices to succeed in the global markets.   Even though the “Ringi” process is viewed as time consuming by inviting more members of the organization to endorse on a decision, it still ranks high in appreciation for its nature of participatory management with collective decision making process in an organization. 

Ringi / Ringiseido, Japanese Management System, Decision Making, Consensus, Upward Communication


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Srilalitha Sagi

Paper Title:

The Use of Power and Authority in Decision Making Process: A Cross Cultural Perspective

Abstract: This paper aims to understand the use of power and authority in decision making process across cultures. It gives an account of Steven Luke’s three faces of power and French and Raven’s types and bases of power.   The knowledge about the use of power to make decision/s is an important component of cross cultural research. The dimensions of culture proposed by Geert Hofstede are discussed in the paper for understanding the cross cultural perspectives. The models of decision making, the role of culture in problem solving and its influence on the management style has been considered for the discussion.  Even though the use power and authority receives criticism for its connection with politics in organizations and society at large it still ranks high in importance as it serves an important role in the process of decision making.  The use of power and authority in a cross cultural perspective varies from country to country and it calls for an in depth understanding to succeed in the international business.  

Power and Authority, Decision Making, Cross Cultural Management, Organizational Culture


1.        Aoki, M. – Dore, R: The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994
2.        Ishikawa, A. – Mako, C. – Warhust, C.: Work and Employee Representation, Chuo University Press, Tokyo, 2006

3.        McMillan, Ch. J.: The Japanese Industrial System, Walter de Gruyter, New York, 1985

4.        Miyazaki, I.: The Japanese Economy, The Simul Press Inc., Tokyo, 1990

5.        Ouchi, W. G.:Theory Z – How American Business Can Meet the Japanese Challenge, Addison – Wesley Publishing Co., Massachusetts, 1981

6.        Rudy, J.: Organization and Management of Japanese Industrial Companies, Alfa, Bratislava, 1988

7.        Shigeo, S.: Toyota Production System, Japan Management Association, 1981

8.        Heller, T. "Changing Authority Patterns: A Cultural  Perspective." Academy of Management Review 10, no. 3 (July 1985): 488–495.






Shrabani B. Bhattacharjee, Balaram Bhattacharjee

Paper Title:

Competitive Advantage Through HRM Practices in MSMEs

Abstract: Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) are considered as backbone of economic growth in majority countries as it contributes 80 percent of global economic growth. 90 percent of enterprises in most economies constitute of MSMEs which are highest employment generator even at low capital cost. Despite the importance MSME keeps, HR practices are still considered to be emergent rather than fully developed because relatively little focus has actually been placed on HR practices in MSME context. Some amount of positive result has been found between formal or sophisticated HR practices and improved organisational performance even in MSMEs. It signifies of having human resource management practices as a potential for competitive advantage. This literature review tries to connect MSME and human resource practice and eventually the competitive advantage gained by the connection. The effort is to bring out new research areas for exploration in this domain to eventually benefit the MSMEs. 

MSME, competitive advantage, human resource practice, resource-based view


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Francesca Serri M. Architect

Paper Title:

Architecture and Human Identity

Abstract: Creativity is a capability of humans. The relationship between creativity and architecture is present right from the early stages of the design process, regardless of the scale. It is important to remember that as human beings, we have a need for artistic sustainability in architecture.  We take some examples of the architecture images planned and built in the Chinese context. The condition of architecture in China is not a special case to be studied as a phenomenon only part of a national framework, but is an example of a global crisis that fortunately in recent years is changing towards a sensitive redevelopment of architecture. The transformation of the Human thought is the main driver of new social change which is then reflected through Architecture.

 Creativity, China, Irrational Thought, Human Birth Theory, Artistic Sustainability


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