In this week, I propose to read the following papers…

Andrija Vidović, Igor Štimac, & Damir Vince. (2013). Development of Business Models of Low-Cost Airlines. International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, 3(1), 69-81.

The global economic crisis that affects all industries, including the aviation industry, has forced airlines to adjust their business models to existing market conditions. Low-cost airlines, which till the onset of economic crises in most cases followed the base low-cost business model, have adapted their business model in such a way that they have implemented segments of traditional airlines business models and thus created a hybrid between traditional and low-cost business models. This paper analyses to which extent low-cost airlines adjust their business model to the hybrid business model.

M. Zavodny. (2013). Methodology framework for analysis and design of business intelligence systems. Applied Mathematical Sciences, 7(31), 1523-1528.

Business Intelligence (BI) system enables its users to monitor performanceindicators (measures) related to chosen enterprise agenda andsupports decision making processes for all management levels. The contributionpresents a general methodology framework for analysis anddesign of Business Intelligence systems and describes significant factorsand risks of BI projects.

J. F. Adebisi. (2013). Time Management Practices and Its Effect on Business Performance. Canadian Social Science, 9(1), 165-168.

The concept of time management started with industrial revolution and became the modern notion of doing things effectively and efficiently. It is one of the fundamental skills needed to be successful in life but people including business organization failed to treat it as serious factor to their survival. This study examine its effect on the performance of business and forty three small and medium scale enterprise were selected for the study. Data were collected with the aid of questionnaire administered to 120 personnel of the organizations. The data was further analyzed in table and tested research hypothesis with Analysis of variance. Findings revealed that time management enable most of the organizations studied to survive competition and get more business. We therefore conclude that there is significant and positive relationship between time management practices and the performance of business. We also therefore recommend that business and including individuals should cultivate the habit of time management so that they become successful in what they do.