Open Access Original Research Article

Optimization of Tourism Promotion through Tourism Object Location Map: A Case Study of Serang City, Banten Province, Indonesia

Budi Setiawan, Ramon Hurdawaty

South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, Page 1-11
DOI: 10.9734/sajsse/2022/v16i2605

The success of promoting historical tourist attractions (heritage) depends on aspects of seeing existing opportunities and foresight in targeting the target market. Providing information to tourists is now becoming something important. One form of information is by mapping tourist objects. Mapping tourist is useful for providing information to tourists about the types and locations of tourist objects. Informative tourist maps not only visualize tourist objects but also matters relating to tourist facilities and infrastructures such as accessibility, public facilities, the physical condition of the area, and other supporting information. Currently, no map contains the location or location of historical tourist attractions in Serang City so tourists know very little about existing tourism. This study aims to present objects and accessibility of historical tourism in Serang City by compiling visualizations through mapping. This research was conducted in the city of Serang, Banten, Indonesia in 2021. This research is a descriptive study using a qualitative approach. Sampling with nonprobability sampling with purposive sampling technique. Researchers made three alternative tourist maps that can be used by serang city. Suggestions for Serang City is that it is necessary to determine a historical tourism map and it is necessary to make a giant billboard of Serang's historical tourism map at two location points (Alun-alun Serang and Old Banten Area).

Open Access Original Research Article

Controversy and the Role of the Existence of the Traditional Alcohol Beverages (Arak Bali) Industry on the Development of Custom Village

Putu Yudy Wijaya, Ni Nyoman Reni Suasih, I Putu Sastra Wibawa

South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, Page 12-21
DOI: 10.9734/sajsse/2022/v16i2606

Aims: The discussion of traditional alcoholic beverages is an interesting and sensitive subject. Arak Bali is one of the traditional Balinese alcoholic drinks. This study examines further the controversy over the Balinese fermented and/or distillated beverage industry, especially after various regulations have been issued. In addition, this research also needs to pay attention to the role of the arak industry in the development of traditional villages.

Study Design:  Descriptive study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study held during in the middle of 2022.

Methodology: This study is a descriptive study, where data were collected through FGDs, literature reviews, and questionnaires. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis techniques, both qualitatively and descriptively.

Results: Arak Bali as a prospective industry to improve the economic welfare of the community, by promoting it as a heritage-based product. The results of the FGD mapped several roles of the Arak Bali industry for the development of Traditional Villages, including community income, community empowerment, economic development of the Traditional Village, implementation of religious rituals, togetherness in the social community, preservation of local wisdom. The role of the existence of the Arak Bali industry in the Traditional Village which is the center of the industry is certainly greater in almost all indicators of traditional village development. Meanwhile, the role of the wine industry in religious ritual activities does not differ between traditional villages which are the center and non-centra of the Arak Bali industry.

Conclusion: In addition to consumption, Arak Bali is also used in religious rituals and traditional medicine. In general, the role of the wine industry in traditional villages in Bali is divided into economic functions, religious functions, and social functions. Where in the traditional village center for the Arak Bali industry, the role of the economy (income and community economic empowerment) is the most prominent. Whereas in the traditional village centers and non-centra of the wine industry, the role in religious rituals, togetherness in social society and the preservation of local wisdom are important.

Open Access Original Research Article

Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline: The Socioeconomic and Environmental Issues for Local Residents

Romaine Doline Ngo Nguéda Radler

South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, Page 22-30
DOI: 10.9734/sajsse/2022/v16i2607

The objective of this study is to analyze the socio-economic and environmental issues of the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline. In other words, it is a question of assessing the effects of the pipeline on both the living conditions of the population and the biodiversity of the Atlantic Coastal Zone of Cameroon. To do this, the Contingent Evaluation Method (CEM) is used to determine the willingness to pay (WTP) of the local populations. The collection of data in the study field makes it possible to obtain the opinions of local residents. This collection highlights the preferences expressed by 300 local residents. Most of the effects of pipeline operation are negative for local residents and for the environment in which they live. For instance, most of them have lose their sources of income, resulting from activities related to agriculture, hunting, fishing, and picking. This is caused by the aggression suffered by the natural space. On the other hand, the pipeline seems to have a positive effect on the operating company, which has made huge profits. The results obtained lead us to consider a reflection on effective measures that allow all stakeholders to take part in decision-making that integrate sustainable development Goals SDG-7.

Open Access Original Research Article

Impact of Real Estate Environment on Knowledge Worker Performance in IT Companies: Evidence from Sri Lanka

Prathap Kaluthanthri, Dulshika Abanpola

South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, Page 31-44
DOI: 10.9734/sajsse/2022/v16i2608

Knowledge worker performance is becoming an increasingly important requirement in information technology (IT) firms for its competitiveness. Although employee performance is an extensively researched area, the impact of the real estate environment of office on the performance of employees is still unexploited. The impact of the physical and social workplace on cognition and knowledge sharing by the knowledge worker and its impact on the knowledge worker's performance are hardly discussed in the literature. In this context, this study aims to investigate the relationship between the physical and social workspace setting on the knowledge worker performances in the Information Technology (IT) industry in Sri Lanka. The outcome of the study provides insight to top management of IT companies to confirm how attributes of office real estate environment contributes to knowledge worker performance. The study applied a quantitative approach to explore the impact of the physical and social workspace on the performance of knowledge workers. The study employed a convenience sampling method for collecting data from 185 respondents who worked in IT industry using a self-administered questionnaire. Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Model (PLS –SEM) was used to analyze the data. The findings of the study confirmed that physical workspace support cognitive work and knowledge sharing of a knowledge worker. Physical workspace characteristics have the strongest impact on knowledge sharing than the cognitive work of the knowledge employee. In addition, the analysis confirmed that cognitive work also supports knowledge worker performance. Thus, findings suggest that a review of the physical workspace of the IT organization is an important strategic decision to ensure higher order performance of the IT employees. In summary, the study argued that the physical workspace of the organization seems to play a pivotal role in ensuring the higher performance of the employee via cognition. Thus, this paper contributes to IT company management to think out of the box to ensure an improved physical workspace for better employee performance.

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An Assessment of the Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on the Planning and Implementation of Real Estate Development in the Port Harcourt Metropolis

M. Ogban, V. A. Akujuru, I. Brown

South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, Page 45-54
DOI: 10.9734/sajsse/2022/v16i2609

In recent times, the failure of most Real Estate development in the Port Harcourt Metropolis could be attributed to the developers' poor implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility. This study, therefore, examines the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility of Real Estate Development within the Port Harcourt metropolis, such as the Rivtaf Golf Estate, on host communities - Okuru-Ama Community, Port Harcourt Local Government Area. The study adopts a quantitative approach enabled by survey research, as data for the study were collected through primary and secondary sources. Due to the concise nature of the study area, a total of seventy (70) questionnaires were judgementally selected as the sample size. These questionnaires were administered, filled out and returned by respondents from the Okuru Ama Community and some Rivtaf Golf Estate staff members. Field data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Studies (SPSS) version 22, and results were displayed in descriptive and inferential statistics in addition to the Relative Importance Index (RII). Available results indicate that Rivtaf Golf Estate has a good relationship with its host community and adheres strictly to its Corporate Social Responsibilities, significantly impacting Real Estate Development. The result further revealed that Rivtaf Golf Estate provides employment opportunities to some indigenes of the Okuru Ama community, makes contributions to the community scholarship purse, maintains the primary access road to the Estate through the community and sometimes sends Christmas packages to the community. The study recommends that there should be effective implementation of corporate social responsibility entered with host communities. Real Estate Developers should be socially responsible and sensitive to the interests of various stakeholders, especially the host community, by caring about the environment, community welfare and society in general.