Latest Research News on Conceptual Approach : May 2022

Tourism Imaginaries: A Conceptual Approach

It is hard to imagine tourism without the creative use of seductive as well as restrictive imaginaries about peoples and places. This article presents a conceptual framework for the study of tourism imaginaries and their diffusion. Where do such imaginaries originate, how and why are they circulated across the globe, and what kind of impact do they have on people’s lives? I discuss the multiple links between tourism and imagination, illustrating the overlapping but conflicting ways in which imaginings and fantasies drive tourists and tourism service providers alike. By applying this conceptual approach to international tourism in developing countries, I illustrate how the critical analysis of imaginaries offers a powerful deconstruction device of ideological, political, and sociocultural stereotypes and clichés. [1]

Towards a new conceptual approach to ‘parasitoproteomics’

Many parasitologists are betting heavily on proteomic studies to explain biochemical host–parasite interactions and, thus, to contribute to disease control. However, many ‘parasitoproteomic’ studies are performed with powerful techniques but without a conceptual approach to determine whether the host genomic responses during a parasite infection represent a nonspecific response that might be induced by any parasite or any other stress. In this article, a new conceptual approach, based on evolutionary concepts of immune responses of a host to a parasite, is suggested for parasitologists to study the host proteome reaction after parasite invasion. Also, this new conceptual approach can be used to study other host–parasite interactions such as behavioral manipulation.[2]

Strategic human resource management: a conceptual approach

In this paper conceptual issues associated with strategic human resource management are addressed. The rapidly expanding international interest in strategic human resource management is first highlighted. The article then explores some of the broader issues around the debate on SHRM that can inform thinking at a macro level. Firstly, the progress made towards understanding the meaning of SHRM is analysed, then a brief overview of the major models of SHRM to date is presented. This overview is used to highlight the key variables and interrelationships that need to be included in a model of SHRM, and a more detailed critical analysis of the contribution of the literature in each of these areas follows. A summary of the most important research questions arising out of the literature is followed by a model of the SHRM process, which attempts to remedy the major weaknesses in existing models of SHRM. The ways in which this model may be used as a basis for empirical research are then noted. [3]

The Antecedents of Behavioral Intensions: The Conceptual Approach towards Servicescapes and Its Consequences

Going to shopping mall is not a new trend. But when it comes to the research then there is still gap which needs serious considerations from emerging researchers. The aim of this conceptual approach is to find the consequences of servicescaps model, which was previously presented by [7]. This conceptual approach was taken in consideration after reviewing the past literature. In this approach, Ambience condition, Interaction and Design of shopping mall took as antecedents from the servicescapes model presented by [7]. Behavioral intentions were considering as the consequences of the study. [4]

The Relationship between Inflation and Economic Growth in Nigeria: A Conceptual Approach

The rate of inflation over the last three decades in Nigeria has significantly increased thereby affecting the macroeconomic growth and international competitive drive of the growing economy. The magnitude of this inflationary trends may be largely explained by the rapid growth of money supply motivated by the expansionary fiscal policies of the public sector, in addition to exchange rate fluctuation and poor diversification of the economy. After numerous attempt by successive administrations to regulate this economic problem using both monetary and fiscal policies, efforts seems to be abysmal. As a result, this paper is designed to explore the inflationary trend in Nigeria with the view to determining it impact on economic growth. The study adopted a descriptive method and further utilised charts to show the inflationary trend and GDP growth in order to provide better understanding on how inflation rates in Nigeria affects the desired level of economic growth. This is necessary because identifying the possible relationship between inflation and economic growth may expedite the process of realising the feasible policy options to be adopted towards achieving sound macroeconomic growth in Nigeria. This study therefore concludes that the current inflationary trend in Nigeria is negatively affecting the realisation of sustainable growth and development. This implies that one of the necessary requirement for attaining the desired growth level in Nigeria is to control the excessive increase in inflation rate. As a recommendation, there is need for the public sector to design a suitable framework that will encourage local producers to engage in innovative economic activities. This will creates a platform for creativity and manufacturing of commodities with international competitive advantage. The multiplier effects of this approach will undoubtedly increase the export volume of the growing economy, raise productivity level and competitive drives, reduce the exchange rate fluctuation, increase employment creations, raise income growth and economic welfare, and largely the fiscal prudence and macroeconomic growth. [5[

[1] Salazar, N.B., 2012. Tourism imaginaries: A conceptual approach. Annals of Tourism research, 39(2), pp.863-882.

[2] Biron, D.G., Moura, H., Marche, L., Hughes, A.L. and Thomas, F., 2005. Towards a new conceptual approach to ‘parasitoproteomics’. Trends in parasitology, 21(4), pp.162-168.

[3] Truss, C. and Gratton, L., 1994. Strategic human resource management: A conceptual approach. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 5(3), pp.663-686.

[4] Naeem, H.A., 2017. The Antecedents of Behavioral Intensions: The Conceptual Approach towards Servicescapes and Its Consequences. Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, pp.1-7.

[5] Idris, M. and Bakar, R., 2017. The relationship between inflation and economic growth in Nigeria: a conceptual approach. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, pp.1-15.


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