Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 38


Jared A. Jaworski (Editor)

Series: Advances in Sociology Research
BISAC: SOC026000

This volume includes nine chapters that examine recent advancements in sociology research. Chapter One analyzes the evolutionary trend of the theorizing of corruption as a scientific phenomenon. Chapter Two examines innovative environmentally conscious businesses and systems that have arisen in Japan. Chapter Three presents studies that propose generic organizational culture types and criticizes and discusses them. Chapter Four examines the rapid transit system implemented for the 2016 Olympics. Chapter Five examines cross-cultural issues pertaining to end-of-life care. Chapter Six analyzes Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership from a neoclassical realism framework. Chapter Seven examines how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, through international environmental treaties, is attempting to interact with North Korea so that it may embrace and internalize international norms, especially those pertaining to climate change and human rights. Chapter Eight explores how the meaning of construction takes place across audio and visual elements, and how the music video Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson can be interpreted through multiple semiotic resources in an art class lesson. Finally, Chapter Nine identifies issues that can create winning enterprises such as developing an innovative culture, creating a customer-responsive culture, and nurturing workplace spirituality.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Theoretical Complexity of Corruption
Carlos Eduardo Teixeira de Godoi
-Researcher, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte and Brazil

Chapter 2. Japanese Cultural Values as a Source of Green Business
Akira Kimata¹, PhD and Masayasu Takahashi², PhD
¹Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan
²School of Business Administration, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Chapter 3. Organizational Culture: Types and Critical Success Factors for Organizational Excellence
Konstantinos Malagas¹, Gerasimos Kontos¹, Ayse Kucuk Yilmaz² and Nikitas Nikitakos¹
¹Department of Shipping Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, Greece
²Faculty of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation Management, Eskisehir Technical University (ESTU), Turkey

Chapter 4. Olympic Transportation Planning: Design and Influence on Transolimpica BRT Stations
F. M. D. Castro Filho, Y. Yamawaki and G. E. G. Costa
-Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Federal University of Technology, Parana, Brazil

Chapter 5. Cross-Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Care: A Selective Overview of Recent Research and Ethical Perspectives
H. Russell Searight, PhD
-Lake Superior State University, MI, USA

Chapter 6. Populism and Foreign Policy: Rationalizing Trump’s Withdrawal from TPP
Xian Bing Kelvin Hah
-Ph.D. Student, Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Chapter 7. The Promotion of Human Rights and Climate Norms in the DPRK: An Analysis of the United Nation’s Opportunities, Constraints, and Future Scenarios
Jina Choi, PhD
-Researcher at Hanshin University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Chapter 8. Interpreting Visual Semiotics with the Music Video Man in the Mirror in an Art Class
Cindy Hasio, PhD
-Department of Art, Tarrant County College Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Chapter 9. Contemporary Issues in Organisational Culture
William Makumbe
-Lecturer, Department of Management Studies, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe


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