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JISR - Management and Social Sciences & Economics Journal Contents

Volume 1, Number 2, July 2003


I am pleased to present to you the second issue of the JISR, the Journal of Independent Studies and Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, July 2003. The Journal consists of three sections: Management Sciences, Computer Sciences and Social Sciences & Economics.

The JISR consists of 7 papers from 23 submitted ones on the basis of at least 2 positive referees report per paper. The present issue covers a wide range of topics from intelligent e-elections to social entrepreneurship to marketing model for the Pakistani pharmaceutical industry. We hope to bring to you even more diversified topics in future issues.

All the submitted papers were also part of the presentation at the SZABIST First Research Conference on Management, Computer and Social Sciences held on May 17, 2003 at SZABIST, Karachi. We expect to continue this tradition where all accepted papers are presented earlier in a research conference.

The process of online submission and review of papers has also improved considerably since the last issue. With the popularity of the Journal growing in academic circles, with currently over 700 subscribers within 6 months of launch, we intend to maintain the quality of this Journal to the highest international standards.

Thank you, readers, for all your support and words of encouragement.

July 1, 2003

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