Recent News and Releases

May 12, 2020

World against COVID-19. Our colleagues' thoughts about the situation: M. Ozgur Kayalica

M. Ozgur Kayalica Professor, Department of Management Engineering, Faculty of Management, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

Short Letter from Istanbul

Welcoming millions with its population of over 15 million and its historical and touristic places, Istanbul is experiencing its quietest days by following the new decisions taken within the scope of preventing the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic. The COVID-19 outbreak that has influenced the whole world has been our top priority in Turkey for weeks. Even though there are citizens who act unconsciously in this process, the general population shows the necessary care against the virus. The COVID-19 deeply affected our lives and everything began to take shape accordingly. At this point, our digitalized world has a great meaning. Our priority in COVID-19 days is to stay at home if possible. While many companies decided to work from home, millions of people faced life practices that they had not experienced before. However, we can say that we are in a very advantageous period when we look at the world that is digitalized to the virus. For example, if we were in 1990 and not in 2020, everything would have been much more difficult. Now we will look at the corona virus in terms of the digitalized world.

May 04, 2020

“Innovative Marketing” journal is indexed in DOAJ since the 3rd of May 2020 and awarded with SEAL

The journal “Innovative Marketing”, ISSN (print) 1814-2427, ISSN (online) 1816-6326, is set be a fully open-access one since August 20, 2019. We support the Open Access initiative and this is our principled stand on the publishing model. We believe that scientific articles should be freely accessible to readers. That is why, “Business Perspectives”, as the copyright owner of all subscription articles, has made all articles of the Journal publicly available since February 2012.
We are glad to announce that on May 3, 2020, the application of the “Innovative Marketing” journal was accepted by DOAJ and awarded with SEAL (Directory of Open Access Journals).

May 04, 2020

World against COVID-19. Our colleagues' thoughts about the situation: Luiz Moutinho

Luiz Moutinho, Professor, BA, MA, Ph.D., FCIM, Visiting Professor of Marketing, Suffolk Business School, University of Suffolk, England. Adjunct Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, University of the South Pacific, Fiji. Visiting Professor of Marketing, Universidade Europeia and the Marketing School, Portugal.

Will coronavirus change society and the world?

SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the broad family of viruses known as coronaviruses. Covid-19 is the illness and medical condition that stems from the specific virus. Each SARS-CoV-2 virus is approximately 50–200 nanometres in diameter.
As information on the virus deluges traditional and social media, the WHO (World Health Organisation) warns that societies around the world are facing an “infodemic” – an “overabundance” of information that makes it difficult for people to identify truthful and trustworthy sources from false or misleading ones.

April 30, 2020

World against COVID-19. Our colleagues' thoughts about the situation: Muhammad Mahboob Ali

Muhammad Mahboob Ali, Professor of Economics, Finance, ICT and Entrepreneurship, Dhaka School of Economics, Bangladesh.

Pandemic change is highly correlated with ice breaker ideas

Before COVID-19, it was hardly believed in Bangladesh that full class exam could be held online. But due to pandemic situation, everything changes. In Bangladesh, classes of schools and colleges will be suspended till September 2020, depending on the gravity of the situation as directed by our respected Prime Minister. Government is trying to ensure education through Sangsad TV. Some private TV channels also arranged the "Amar Patshala" program, such as Mohana TV for Monipui School and colleges.

April 21, 2020

Serhiy Kozmenko's guest post was published on the Cabells blog

We are pleased to announce that the “Guest Post: A Symbiosis of Predatory Journals and Authors: Is This Possible?” by Dr. Serhiy Kozmenko, (co-founder of the publishing company, Business Perspectives) was published on the Cabells blog on the 16th of April 2020.

“The illustration in the Nature article depicts a wolf (i.e. a predator) in sheep’s clothing, rendered as an academic journal. But is a researcher always the obedient prey of a predator? Is he or she always a sheep? The vast majority of authors likely fall victim to predatory outfits because of their own incompetence or lack of discrimination. But not all authors are sheep.

April 13, 2020

World against COVID-19. Our colleagues' thoughts about the situation: Valentina Okaru-Bisant

What is the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of online higher education services in the United States of America and how can we turn any challenges into opportunities?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, online distance learning and teaching existed in higher education. Val Okaru-Bisant, the author of this article, taught online and face-to-face teaching for several years. The global education technology sector, including online learning, was growing at a fast pace of 15.4% a year with heavy investments from many companies like Google and Microsoft1. However, only 3% of all educational expenditure is spent on digital programs2 and proponents of online learning are pushing for universities to increase digital expenditures beyond 3%, including using it to solve problems, create educational partnerships and expand global outreach3.