Outstanding Papers Series

Business model ZEN:  The new business modeling methodology with a balanced view of customer  focus, strategic thinking and loop learning

The term ‘business model’ has received recently substantial attention from both academics and business practitioners. This study was conducted to suggest a new business model method, Business Model ZEN, which consolidates the business concept, plan and execution into a single canvas, thus restoring organic links among these phases. We suggest design disciplines and overall framework and present how to create Business Model ZEN canvas and show real business modeling cases using it. Furthermore, we suggest how to diagnose systematically each business model. Business Model ZEN provides a single logical framework where a business is systematically modeled and proactively managed, from idea to design and execution. Many workshops and business coaching were successfully implemented with this frameworks already and it is regarded as a good companion to mindset and toolset for making business innovation happen. This framework’s goal is to assist people doing things right with right things. People can achieve this goal with multi-dimensional relation-driven approach of this framework compared to process driven ones of others.


Yongho Choa & Jinho Choi , Korea

This study was found outstanding because of its unique contribution to business model development and providing an effective synthesis of the relevant literature.

Outstanding Papers series

Comparative Analysis of 2D&3D Facial Expression Recognition Using Active Appearance Model

This study was conducted to experimentally identify a better method of facial expression recognition using the AAM(Active Appearance Model), a two-dimensional image-based method and three-dimensional depth information method. Experiments were performed by comparing facial feature points for happy facial expressions and neutral facial expressions, and analyzed the 5000 sets of 2D and 3D facial feature point data of university student subjects. As a result of the analysis, it is confirmed that the same facial feature vector change is more clearly distinguished when using the 2D image based method than the 3D depth information based method. It is confirmed that this phenomenon is caused by the fundamental problem of structured light type RGB-D camera which causes error up to 15mm at 1m depth. Consequently, the 3D method can be advantageous when facial expression recognition through AAM is frequent in the depth direction or facial pose variation is large, but 2D method has excellent performance for accurate facial recognition in a static situation Respectively.

by Lee, K, Jang, U & Lee, E. C.

 This paper was found outstanding because of its significant contribution to artificial intelligence especially in the area of forensic science.

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Effects of Work Life Balance Policies on Women’s Career

This paper explores the relationship between work-life balance policies and three indicators of women’s career; job tenure, turnover rates, and new graduate retention rates. Cross-sectional analysis shows that firms with WLB policies, such as the full amount of maternity pay, are positively associated with female employee job tenure. Additionally, panel data analysis shows that the practices of family-care leave, family-care benefit, and flextime system, have an effect on the turnover rate of female employees. Moreover, the full amount of maternity pay has an effect on the retention rate of new women graduates. Finally, a first difference analysis also finds a positive relationship between the maternity pay system and job tenure for women. Despite partial support of our hypothesis, our results suggest that WLB policies, such as the full amount of maternity pay, family-care leave, family-care benefit, and flextime system, could produce positive outcomes for women’s careers.

by Takeuchi, M.

This paper was found outstanding because of its significant contribution to a hotly debated area in most parts of the world.

Outstanding Papers series

The influence of Savoring and creative self-efficacy toward individual creativity – A case study of the design departments in Taiwan

This study proposes a research model basing on broaden-and-build theory to investigate the mediated effects of creative self-efficacy between savoring and individual creativity. There are 326 valid survey samples from Department of digital media and Department of Virtual Community in University of Science and Technology. The PLS method is adopted to evaluate this proposed model. The research results provide: (1) Savoring has the positive effect on creative self-efficacy; (2) Creative self-efficacy has the positive effect on individual creativity; (3) Savoring has the effect on individual creativity through the full mediated effect of creative self-efficacy. Accordingly, this study proposes some discussions and recommendations.

Chang, S. H.,   Lin, D. M.,  Lin, Y.H.,  Wang, C. ,  Lin, J.

 This paper was found outstanding because of its significant contribution to business innovation and a successful demonstration of the PLS use in this particular area. 

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