RANGSIT JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES (RJSH)

Volume 5
Number 2
July - December 2018

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Research Articles

Forced Transnational Migration and Resilience Strategies: The Case of Syrian Asylum Seekers in the Republic of Italy
Authors : Fabio Calzolari
keywords : Asylum Seeker, Italy, Trauma, Resil
Modifying Accounting Standards to Evolve with Modern Technology
Authors : Pandate Romsaitong
keywords : accounting standards, financial reporting, artificial intelligence (AI), financial institutions, cloud computing, accounting information systems (AIS)
The Dynamics of Thailand’s Migration Policies, 1972-2008
Authors : Numtip Smerchuar
keywords : migrant worker, Thailand migration policy, national security, policy analysis, migration, public policy
Safe Harbor and Copyright Infringement on the Internet A Need to Update the Paradigm
Authors : Bruce Weeks
keywords : technology, the Internet, copyright infringement, safe harbors
Blockchain Infrastructure Acceptance in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries An Overview
Authors : Ahmed Ashoor , Kamaljeet Sandhu
keywords : GCC, Blockchain Infrastructure, Digital Finance, Cryptocurrency, Digital Leadership, Digital Training

      The world is changing fast, hence we as human being as well need to change. There is an even better word to replace the word change. We shall call it as ‘evolve’. We are already at the end of 2018 as well as entering the year 2019, as time flies fast without us being aware that it is not only about a different period of time. Instead, it is about to stay competetive and relevant, and not die in our own type of races. Evolution makes us unique, and capable to reach our specific goals.
      This journal is already in its fifth year, though already considered mature and passed the introduction phase, still it needs such pushing factors to ensure its survival. To survive alone is not enough, thus that is why we do need quality papers to be included here, that will elevate our journal to become the same level as compared to the high rank journal out there. We are gratefully looking forward for unsung writers, both experience and younger generation to participate in this writing arena.
      Parallel with the theme that uphold the strong spirit of survival and sustainability, we present you five (5) papers to be included in this second edition of 2018’s journal. The first paper by Fabio Calzolari where he explores the asylum seekers of Syrian nationals who are in Italy, seeking shelter and new life to begin with. The paper discusses on the forced transational migration and the resilience strategies beneath it. A sample of 30 unaccompanied male adolescents within the age range of 18-19 years was evaluated throgh individual in-depth interviews and physchological testing.
      Next, we go to an issue that is concentrated on the accounting standards. Pandate Romsaitong is discussing on the agenda of modifying accounting standards to evolve with modern technology. The main gist of the paper is to study the trends in current literature with regards to accounting standards to address the improving accounting firms ability and IT competency standards in order to utilize the artificial intelligence (AI). This topic is quite new, as modern age company might want to have a more structured and comprehensive accounting standards, as nowadays technologies rapidly evolving and the latter also relates to the accounting aspects.
      The third paper is focusing on Thailand’s national policy in addressing migration. As per Numtip Smerchuar writing, the purporse of this paper is to examine the changes in the government effort concerning the migration policies. In short, the author wants the audience to provide a better understanding how the policy on migration issues has been addressed and adapted in different contexts from 1972 to up until the year of 2018.
       Have anyone ever heard of Safe harbor law? Well, Bruce Weeks come up with a fresh discussion of safe harbor and copyright ifringement on the internet. Basically, this issue is related directly to the internet intermediaries such as websites and search engines who hosted the content that could infringe the copyright that refers to the creator of the content. The author stresses that there should be a revamp of the existing law that addresses this issue, by discussing the contemporary issues as well as highlighting the importance of safe harbor protection to every stakeholders involved.
        The last but not least article is written by the combination of Ahmed Ashoor and Kamaljeet Sandh, as the duo try to discuss an overview relating to the blockchain infrastructure acceptance in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. In short, GCC role is to nurture political and economic status of its country members. The council considered the blockchain infrastructure to facilitate the connectivity and cooperation between its country members and recognised the blockchain as a gamechanger for the future economies of the Gulf region since it give way for the use of cryptocurrencies.
        Thus, we already finished introducing all 5 papers in this journal edition. At this point of time our editorial board trying their best by bringing all these papers to become parts of the journal, for the benefit of the readers. The papers need to be read with full focus and concentration yet it demands a good understanding by the audiences out there as they are produced with extra care and due diligence by the authors. Therefore, no page shall be skipped or being ignored by the reader out there. By being meticulous and giving ample level of concentration, then only we could gather a lot of information and knowledge, with this kind of in-depth reading.
        In a nutshell, that is why journals such as RJSH exist: to create a bridge for knowledge-seekers (learners) with producers of knowledge (researchers). As the editorial team, we see this as our job: sharing new knowledge, including alternative ways of perceiving the complex issues that all of our societies face on a day-to-day basis.
        We welcome your comments and, of course, your manuscripts. Links to our manuscript submission site can be found at RJSH Online Submission and Review System: www.rsu.ac.th/rjsh. We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Sincerely,

Anek Laothamatas

Editor-in-chief

 


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