International Journal of Social Research


Determination of Business Sustainability Probability for Leading Industrial Products in Tasikmalaya City

Research Article of International Journal of Social Research Determination of Business Sustainability Probability for Leading Industrial Products in Tasikmalaya City Atih Rohaeti Dariah, Nurdin Nurdin, Aminuddin Irfani Faculty of Economics and Business, Bandung Islamic University The leading industrial products of Tasikmalaya City are facing competition from similar products and synthetic products. It is feared that this could threaten the business sustainability. This study aims to examine the determinants of the sustainability of the leading industrial products of Tasikmalaya City. Primary data were obtained through focus group discussions (FGD), interviews and questionnaires in five locations. The analytical tool used is an ordered logit model which used to estimate equations with dependent variables that are qualitative. There are five variables were obtained that explained the three aspects of the probability for the sustainability of the leading industry in Tasikmalaya City. This research find that the biggest determination of business sustainability probability is online product promotion. The more promotion efforts from off-line to online, probability of turnover development increase by 365 times. Interestingly, the chance of business success only rose by 0.682 given the factors that determine the supply product such as certification, product development cooperation, awareness of the importance of green industries, access to financing sources, patents, technical guidance, marketing training and product promotion, price stability of raw materials, assistance of tools and machinery also determines the sustainability of the business. Keywords: business sustainability, leading product, probability ...

Typology of Customer Retention Schemes in the Private Sports Sector During COVID-19: Analyzing the Behavior of Martial Arts Instructors Using Latent Class Analysis

Research Article of International Journal of Social Research Typology of Customer Retention Schemes in the Private Sports Sector During COVID-19: Analyzing the Behavior of Martial Arts Instructors Using Latent Class Analysis Guy Mor1 and Lee Gafter2* 1Shanghai University of Sport. 2Technion Israel Institute of Technology, The Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat. The COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges in all aspects of life. It largely brought the sports sector to a halt: major events were postponed or canceled, while gyms and training centers were closed due to repeated lockdowns and social distancing rules and regulations. In the private sports sector, some instructors adopted technological means of maintaining contact with their students in an attempt to retain customers and maintain a high volume of cash flow. Our work focuses on the martial arts (MA) sector in Israel during two crucial periods in 2020: The first lockdown of March through June, when all sports activities were banned, and the period following it, when trainers were allowed to commence training under some regulations. Using data collected from 199 MA instructors, we test for their level and means of engagement with trainees during the lockdown, and the impact these had on customer retention in the period that followed. Using latent class analysis, we establish an empirically based typology of retention schemes (low contact, high contact, and maverick), and test whether these influenced the financial performance of MA studios. Our findings show that the financial damage and the return rate of trainees do not vary between the three types. We offer some insights into the uniqueness of the MA field, and how this may explain these counter-intuitive results. Keywords: Customer retention, COVID-19, Latent class analysis, Martial arts, Private sports sector ...

Symbolic Interaction, The Looking Glass Self and Aberrant Social Behavior in School Aged Children

Review Article of International Journal of Social Research Symbolic Interaction, The Looking Glass Self and Aberrant Social Behavior in School Aged Children Steven Gerardi, Ph. D Professor Emeritus for Sociology (CUNY) This effort suggests that aberrant social behavior found in school-age seen as a Symbolic Interaction issue. Keywords: Symbolic Interaction, Looking Glass Self and Aberrant Social Behavior; School Aged Children ...

Marx and Weber’s Polar Opposing Theorical Concepts of Capitalism and Christianity: A Tribute to The Depth of Sociological Theory in the 21 Century

Review Article of International Journal of Social Research Marx and Weber’s Polar Opposing Theorical Concepts of Capitalism and Christianity: A Tribute to The Depth of Sociological Theory in the 21 Century Steven Gerardi, Ph. D Professor Emeritus for Sociology York City College of Technology (CUNY) Abstract: Marx and Weber two German Sociologists with opposite social theories centered around Capitalism and Religion in Western Civilization. Context:  This effort is the first in a series of articles designed to expose Sociology’s depth in theorical free social thought.  The second article in this series will contrast “Conflict Theory” with “Functionalism”. Marx viewed modern capitalist society as an historical process of oppression and alienation. Indeed, labor is viewed as a commodity, Marx refers to this social conditions as Alienated or Estrange labor. Found in this social position humanity cannot experience a creative function; rather experiences oneself passively as the subject separated from the object. Therefore, the perversion of labor into a meaningless crippling productive force. Furthermore, Marx argued the nature of humanity is to transform, and change nature to fit human needs or “Species-Being”. Therefore, Humanity is the past, present and the future. As opposed to the species-nature of animal. Animal behavior is rooted in the internal repetition of activities, accepting what nature has to offer. However, alienated labor perverts’ human character as “species-being” into a means of existence, rather than a free, conscious creative activity. Moreover, humanity feels free only to act in a most animal function (rather than as a free creative activity decreasing humanities advantage over animals).  Thus, productive life is species-life where humanity consciously transforms the outside world into ones’ self-identity. Lastly, private property is the all-summarized expression of alienated labor for humanity is transformed into a commodity, to be owned and used by the Power-elite. Marx labels this “The ...

Manuscript Title: The title should be a brief phrase.

Author Information: List full names and affiliation of all authors, including Emails and phone numbers of corresponding author.

Abstract: The abstract should be less than 500 words. Following abstract, a list of keywords and abbreviations should be added. The keywords should be no more than 10. Abbreviation are only used for non standard and long terms.

Introduction: The introduction should included a clear statement of current problems.

Materials and Methods: This section should be clearly described.

Results and discussion: Authors may put results and discussion into a single section or show them separately.

Acknowledgement: This section includes a brief acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds

References: References should be listed in a numbered citation order at the end of the manuscript. DOIs and links to referenced articles should be added if available. Abstracts and talks for conferences or papers not yet accepted should not be cited.

Tables and figures: Tables should be used at a minimum with a short descriptive title. The preferred file formats for Figures/Graphics are GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.

Publication fees: We do not charge any submission charges, but authors are required to pay publication fees after their manuscripts are accepted for publication. For authors who receive our invitations, please send us the invitation code.

Proofreading and Publication: A proof will be sent to the corresponding author. Authors should carefully read it to avoid any errors and return any comments. We will update and publish it shortly. One of our goals is to minimize our publication time. For authors who do not return comments of proofreading on time, we may put the proof onlinefirst and replace it later with the final version. 

Withdrawal Policy: When you want to withdraw a published article, please send us your written request by email. We will withdraw/retract it from our system after reviewing the request. Please allow us enough time to process it. 

Terms of Use/Privacy Policy/Disclaimer/Other Policies: you agree that by using or receiving our services, you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all of our terms of use/privacy policy/ disclaimer/ other policies(Click here for details).

About the journal
The journal is hosted by eSciPub LLC. Our aim is to provide a platform that encourages publication of the most recent research and reviews for authors from all countries.


About the publisher
eSciPub LLC is a publisher to support Open Access initiative located in Houston, Texas, USA. It is a member of the largest community of professional publishers in the United States: the Independent Book Publishers Association. It hosts more than 100 Open Access journals in Medicine, Business & Economics, Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Education, Physical Sciences, Sociology, and Engineering and Technology.


Rapid Response Team
Please feel free to contact our rapid response team if you have any questions. Our customer representative will answer your questions shortly.

International Journal of social research

Loading