Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development

  ISSN:

2572-7923 (Print)
2572-7931 (Online)

Journal abbreviation:

J. Infras. Policy. Dev.

The Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development (JIPD) is a multi-disciplinary, double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high-quality articles on infrastructure, economic development, and public policy. The three words in the journal’s title, "infrastructure", "development" and "policy" are core to the vision of this journal.

With its broad scope covering development-related issues, a novel feature of this journal is that it covers the whole range of infrastructure, including both "hard" infrastructure and "soft" infrastructure, where soft infrastructure is broadly defined to include education system, healthcare system, law enforcement, financial system, government system and other types of institutional arrangements.

JIPD has a target audience consisting of academic researchers, industry professional practitioners, and regulatory institution policymakers. It aims to provide a reliable platform for the transfer of knowledge and to facilitate discussions in the areas of development-related policy initiatives and infrastructure.

Relevant (but not limited to) topics to JIPD:

  • Education system
  • Healthcare system
  • Social system
  • Innovation of policy
  • Institutional reform
  • Physical infrastructure
  • Urban development
  • Green development
  • Climate-resilient infrastructure
  • Sustainable infrastructure
  • Infrastructure finance
  • Infrastructure governance

Recently Published Issue



Vol 8, No 5 (2024)

Table of Contents

Open Access
Article
Article ID: 5254
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by Minh Duc Nguyen, Truong Lam Do, Thi Thanh Huyen Do, Nguyen Thanh Tran, Diep Do Thi, Nguyen To-The
J. Infras. Policy. Dev. 2024 , 8(5);    2452 Views
Abstract Payment for forest ecosystem services (PFES) policy is a prevalent strategy designed to establish a marketplace where users compensate providers for forest ecosystem services. This research endeavours to scrutinise the impact of PFES on households’ perceptions of forest values and their behaviour towards forest conservation, in conjunction with their socio-economic circumstances and their communal involvement in forest management. By incorporating the social-ecological system framework and the theory of human behaviours in environmental conservation, this study employs a structural equations model to analyse the factors influencing individuals’ perceptions and behaviours towards forest conservation. The findings indicate that the payment of PFES significantly increases forest protection behaviour at the household level and has achieved partial success in activating community mechanisms to guide human behaviour towards forest conservation. Furthermore, it has effectively leveraged the role of state-led social organisations to alter local individuals’ perceptions and behaviours towards forest protection.
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Article ID: 2801
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by Tanayut Chaitongrat, Kridtsada Janthachai, Wuttipong Kusonkhum, Paranee Boonchai, M. Faisi Ikhwali, Mathinee Khotdee
J. Infras. Policy. Dev. 2024 , 8(5);    850 Views
Abstract This research examines three data mining approaches employing cost management datasets from 391 Thai contractor companies to investigate the predictive modeling of construction project failure with nine parameters. Artificial neural networks, naive bayes, and decision trees with attribute selection are some of the algorithms that were explored. In comparison to artificial neural network’s (91.33%) and naive bays’ (70.01%) accuracy rates, the decision trees with attribute selection demonstrated greater classification efficiency, registering an accuracy of 98.14%. Finally, the nine parameters include: 1) planning according to the current situation; 2) the company’s cost management strategy; 3) control and coordination from employees at different levels of the organization to survive on the basis of various uncertainties; 4) the importance of labor management factors; 5) the general status of the company, which has a significant effect on the project success; 6) the cost of procurement of the field office location; 7) the operational constraints and long-term safe work procedures; 8) the implementation of the construction system system piece by piece, using prefabricated parts; 9) dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, which is crucial for preventing project failure. The results show how advanced data mining approaches can improve cost estimation and prevent project failure, as well as how computational methods can enhance sustainability in the building industry. Although the results are encouraging, they also highlight issues including data asymmetry and the potential for overfitting in the decision tree model, necessitating careful consideration.
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Article ID: 2852
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by Enni Lindia Mayona, Ridwan Sutriadi
J. Infras. Policy. Dev. 2024 , 8(5);    607 Views
Abstract Cities are no longer viewed as creatures with a linear-climax-established cycle but as ecosystems with dynamic and complicated processes, with people as the primary component. Thus, we must understand urban ecology’s structure and function to create urban planning and appreciate the mechanisms, dynamics, and evolution that connect human and ecological processes. The ecological city (ecocity) is one of the city conceptions that has evolved with the perspective of urban ecology history. The concept of ecocity development within urban ecology systems pertains to recognizing cities as complex ecosystems primarily influenced by human activities. In this context, individuals actively engage in dynamic problem-solving approaches to address environmental challenges to ensure a sustainable and satisfactory quality of life for future generations. Therefore, it is necessary to study how ecocity has developed since it was initiated today and how it relates to the urban ecology perspective. This study aims to investigate the progression of scholarly publications on ecocity research from 1980 to 2023. Additionally, it intends to ascertain the trajectory of ecological city research trends, establish connections between scientific concepts, and construct an ecological city science network using keyword co-occurrence analysis from the urban ecology perspective. The present study used a descriptive bibliometric analysis and literature review methodology. The data was obtained by utilizing the Lens.org database, was conducted using the VOS (Visualization of Similarities) viewer software for data analysis. The urban ecology research area ecology of cities can be studied further from density visualization of ecosystem services and life cycle assessment. Finally, the challenges and future agenda of ecocity research include addressing humans by modeling functions or processes that connect humans with ecosystems (ecology of cities), urban design, ecological imperatives, integration research, and improving the contribution to environmental goals, spatial distribution, agriculture, natural resources, policy, economic development, and public health.
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Article
Article ID: 3353
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by Ahmed Althunibat, Hend AlNuhait, Sally Almanasra, Mohmmad Husien Almajali, Emran Aljarrah, Haneen A. Al-Khawaja
J. Infras. Policy. Dev. 2024 , 8(5);    496 Views
Abstract In an era characterized by technological advancement and innovation, the emergence of Electronic Government (e-Government) and Mobile Government (m-Government) represents significant developments. Previous studies have explored acceptance models in this domain. This research presents a novel acceptance model tailored to the context of m-Government adoption in Jordan, integrating the Information System (IS) Success Factor Model, Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Theory, and considerations for law enforcement factors. The primary objective of this study is to investigate the strategies for promoting and enhancing the adoption of m-Government applications within Jordanian society. Data collection involved the distribution of 203 electronic questionnaires, with subsequent analysis conducted using SPSS. The findings reveal the acceptance and significance of three hypotheses: Information Quality, Service Quality, and Power Distance. Additionally, the study incorporates the influence of Law Enforcement factors, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted determinants shaping the adoption of m-Government services in Jordan.
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Open Access
Review
Article ID: 3805
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by Jing Bin-Qiang, Haslinda Abdullah, Sarjit S. Gill, Mohd Roslan Rosnon, Zeinab Zaremohzzabieh, Yiming He
J. Infras. Policy. Dev. 2024 , 8(5);    394 Views
Abstract With the advancement of modernization, commoditization and grassroots governance have become important terms. Community governance not only promotes modern democracy but plays a key role in improving community governance capabilities and modernizing the governance system, which is receiving much attention. Despite the expanding number of articles on community governance, few evaluations investigate its evolution, tactics, and future goals. As a result, the particular goal of this study is to provide the findings of a thematic analysis of community governance research. Investigating the skills and procedures needed for practice-based community government. Data for this study were gathered through a thematic assessment of 66 papers published between 2018 and 2023. The pattern required by the researchers was provided by the ATLS.ti23 code used to record the review outcomes. This study proposes six central themes: 1) rural advancement, 2) community (social) capital, 3) public health and order governance, 4) governance technology, 5) sustainable development, and 6) governance model. The research results show that the research trend of community governance should focus on rural advancement, taking rural community governance as the starting point, the dilemma and adjustment of the governance model, community public health and order governance, and digital governance. It will yield new insights into new community governance standards and research trends.
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Open Access
Review
Article ID: 3404
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by Mahendra Fakhri, Bachruddin Saleh Luturlean, Romat Saragih, M. Yahya Arwiyah
J. Infras. Policy. Dev. 2024 , 8(5);    163 Views
Abstract The study of authoritarian leadership has undergone significant development, with researchers exploring its different dimensions and consequences. This leadership style, characterized by a top-down approach and centralized decision-making authority, has been extensively examined in psychology, organizational behavior, and management literature. Scholars have delved into the effects of authoritarian leadership on various aspects of organizations such as employee satisfaction, motivation levels, productivity rates, turnover rates, and team dynamics. The research landscape surrounding authoritarian leadership has witnessed a recent surge in interest as scholars strive to understand its intricate connections with different variables. The primary objective of this study is to conduct a comprehensive bibliometric analysis on authoritarian leadership, aiming to identify the key research areas, influential authors, prominent journals in the field, and citation patterns. To our knowledge, no bibliometric analysis on authoritarian leadership can be found in the Scopus database, highlighting the novelty of our research. Through a source-based examination of scholarly articles and their citations pertaining to authoritarian leadership, this analysis offers valuable insights into the current state of research in this domain. By focusing on publications from the past decade onwards, we aim to uncover trends and potential gaps within existing literature while also providing guidance for future research endeavors. Our research findings will provide valuable insights into the phenomenon of authoritarian leadership, contributing to a deeper understanding of its implications. By delving into this topic, we hope to pave the way for future studies and investigations in this field that can build upon our findings and expand knowledge even further.
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Open Access
Review
Article ID: 5072
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by Yiming He, Zeinab Zaremohzzabieh, Haliza Abdul Rahman, Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail, Jing Bin-qiang
J. Infras. Policy. Dev. 2024 , 8(5);    0 Views
Abstract This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of community involvement in waste management through participatory research. Its objective is to bridge the theoretical underpinnings of participatory research with its practical implementation, particularly within the realm of waste management. The review systematically analyzes global instances where community engagement has been incorporated into waste management initiatives. Its principal aim is to evaluate the efficacy of participatory strategies by scrutinizing methodologies and assessing outcomes. To achieve this, the study identified 74 studies that met rigorous criteria through meticulous search efforts, encompassing various geographical locations, cultural contexts, and waste management challenges. In examining the outcomes of participatory research in waste management, the study explores successful practices, shortcomings, and potential opportunities. Moving beyond theoretical discourse, it provides a detailed analysis of real-world applications across various settings. The evaluation not only highlights successful engagement strategies and indicators but also critically assesses challenges and opportunities. By conducting a comprehensive review of existing research, this study establishes a foundation for future studies, policy development, and the implementation of sustainable waste management practices through community engagement. The overarching goal is to derive meaningful insights that contribute to a more inclusive, effective, and globally sustainable approach to waste management. This study seeks to inform policymaking and guide future research initiatives, emphasizing the importance of community involvement in addressing the complexities of waste management on a global scale.
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Announcements

 

Publication Frequency becomes Monthly

Starting from the year 2024 (Volume 8, Issue 1), the publication frequency of /JIPD/ will be changed from quarterly to monthly, with 12 issues a year. This change will provide more frequent and timely access to cutting-edge research and insightful articles in our field. We look forward to this exciting new phase and appreciate your continued support!

Posted: 2023-12-27
 

New Style for JIPD Published Papers

We have revised the layout for articles to be published in the new issues, starting at the beginning of 2024. As of today, the article templates available for download on ‘Author Guidelines’ pages have been updated.

The blank column on the left runs through all pages in an article. The revised layout was applied in the article pictured below, to serve as an example:

Posted: 2023-11-29
 

Publication frequency becomes quarterly

Posted: 2023-09-06
 
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