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Publication date: 10 April 2017

Dimitra Karanatsiou, Nikolaos Misirlis and Maro Vlachopoulou

The purpose of this paper is to present the evolution in notions from bibliometrics to altmetrics and confront them taking into consideration specific criteria. The…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the evolution in notions from bibliometrics to altmetrics and confront them taking into consideration specific criteria. The objective of this paper is to present the evolution of research, regarding the above fields, the study of metrics and indicators used, and the strength and weaknesses resulting from the current literature. Furthermore, the authors present the manipulation techniques for both fields as their main weakness, as well as further key points, analyzing the alternative options of bibliometrics and altmetrics.

Design/methodology/approach

First, the authors present the evolution of the literature, concerning the specific field and metrics used, following with a brief description of basic indicators related to the field of bibliometrics (journal impact factor (JIF), eigenfactor, article influence score and h-index) discussing their advantages and disadvantages. In the second part, the authors describe altmetrics and present the differences with bibliometrics.

Findings

Both bibliometrics and altmetrics remain weak indicators as fraught with disadvantages with manipulation being the greatest of all. Nevertheless, the combination of the two is proposed in order to export safer conclusions on assessing the impact. Regarding the manipulation there is yet not a clean technique to eliminate manipulation. In specific, regarding bibliometrics, the manipulation of indicators refers only to the human factor intervention. The theoretical implication of this study constitutes of collecting the relevant literature regarding scientific indicators.

Research limitations/implications

We must consider the study of new indicators, which combine metrics and methodologies used in both bibliometrics and altmetrics. The theoretical implication of this study constitutes of collecting the relevant literature regarding scientific indicators. Therefore, researchers are encouraged to test the proposed propositions further.

Practical implications

The practical contribution, on the other side, provides scholars with the knowledge of how making their work more accessible, increasing their impact.

Originality/value

The authors add to the originality by providing a framework of the relevant literature for bibliometrics and altmetrics for future researchers. The authors describe altmetrics and present the differences with bibliometrics. The authors conclude the research with the implications of the conducted analysis and the potential directions for future research. Regarding manipulation, the authors provide with the techniques so researchers are aware of the methods in order to protect their academic profile.

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Publication date: 1 September 2005

Maro Vlachopoulou, Vicky Manthou and Dimitris Folinas

The establishment of an integrated Partner Relationship Management (PRM) system can potentially address several aspects of channel collaboration in a digital environment…

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The establishment of an integrated Partner Relationship Management (PRM) system can potentially address several aspects of channel collaboration in a digital environment and offers a wide range of benefits to the members of the logistics networks. In this paper, a logistics partnerships typology is suggested related to the channel management in a virtual environment. Fur ther more, the basic components and an architectural platform of an integrated E‐Logistics PRM solution are designed. The proposed integrated e‐Logistics PRM solution offers a systematic process for ensuring that specific partnerships criteria are developed and managed in the most beneficial way.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Publication date: 1 September 2004

Dimitris Folinas, Vicky Manthou, Marianna Sigala and Maro Vlachopoulou

Supply chain management (SCM) is an integrating philosophy to manage the total flow of materials, information and finance from supplier to ultimate customer. The goal of…

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Supply chain management (SCM) is an integrating philosophy to manage the total flow of materials, information and finance from supplier to ultimate customer. The goal of SCM is to meet the needs of the final consumer by supplying the right product at the right place, time and price. Companies use SCM as a way to meet the competitive challenges of today's business environment. The focus of SCM has shifted from engineering efficient functional processes to the co‐ordination of activities in a supply chain network. The aim of this paper is to examine the stages in the evolution of the supply chain to an electronic supply chain. To illustrate and support the types of evolutionary progress involved, best practices and case studies are provided and analysed.

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Internet Research, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 April 2003

Maro Vlachopoulou and Vassiliki Manthou

Successful virtual working requires organizations to adopt new approaches towards managing and leading in the following key areas: managing infrastructure, people…

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Successful virtual working requires organizations to adopt new approaches towards managing and leading in the following key areas: managing infrastructure, people, information and joint activities/processes. Marketing transformation and integration between the partners’ internal and external activities and relationships are the prerequisites in order to combine their core competencies creating dynamic virtual collaboration networks. In this paper several e‐partner relationship management paradigms are illustrated and categorized according to the degree of integration and e‐marketing/business transformation. The proposed integrated e‐partner relationship management solution offers a systematic process for ensuring that specific partnerships criteria are developed and managed in the most beneficial way for the involved parties in virtual environment.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 33 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 24 July 2009

Aristides Matopoulos, Maro Vlachopoulou and Vicky Manthou

The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize e‐business adoption and to generate understanding of the range of factors affecting the adoption process. The paper also aims…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize e‐business adoption and to generate understanding of the range of factors affecting the adoption process. The paper also aims at exploring the perceived impact of e‐business adoption on logistics‐related processes.

Design/methodology/approach

Case study research, by conducting in‐depth interviews in eight companies.

Findings

E‐business adoption is not exclusively a matter of resources. Increased e‐business adoption and impact are caused by increased operational compatibility, as well as increased levels of collaboration. In terms of e‐business impact this mainly refers to cycle time reductions and quality improvements, rather than direct cost reductions as reported by other authors.

Research limitations/implications

The intrinsic weakness of the research method and the way concepts are operationalized limits the ability to generalize findings.

Practical implications

Managers should emphasize developing their relationships with their suppliers/customers, in an effort to do common e‐business investments, and should aim to increase their partners' commitment to the use of these applications.

Originality/value

This paper provides empirical evidence from a sector where limited research efforts have taken place. Explanations can be helpful to other researchers involved in the understanding of the adoption of e‐business and its impact.

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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 20 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-038X

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Publication date: 29 May 2009

Fotini Patsioura, Maro Vlachopoulou and Vicky Manthou

The purpose of this paper is to present an effectiveness conceptual framework to evaluate the overall performance of corporate advertising web sites towards the multiple…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present an effectiveness conceptual framework to evaluate the overall performance of corporate advertising web sites towards the multiple advertising, promotional and relationship marketing objectives of their establishment. Specifically, communication, feedback and customer support policies are examined in order to identify their contribution in creating or influencing advertising “effects”.

Design/methodology/approach

Data from a questionnaire‐based survey of 160 undergraduate and postgraduate students within the department of applied informatics are used to accomplish greater understanding of their perceptions and requirements towards the factors in question.

Findings

Findings reveal significant dimensions of the participants' behaviour based on their actions, activities, preferences and intentions. Also, the outcomes show a great impact of the relationship marketing qualitative factors in question on specific advertising effectiveness indicators.

Research limitations/implications

The stimulus materials are limited to two corporate advertising web sites. Further testing to a wider sample of advertising stimulus of different product categories is required.

Practical implications

Effectiveness measures provide to practitioners a factual demonstration of consumers' use and intended use regarding functions and features incorporated by corporate advertising web sites and enable the optimisation of their execution.

Originality/value

The paper introduces a new conceptual framework to support the contribution and significance of relationship marketing factors on the overall performance of corporate advertising web sites. This should be a useful approach for both academic researcher and practitioners.

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Benchmarking: An International Journal, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-5771

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Publication date: 20 April 2012

Vaggelis Saprikis and Maro Vlachopoulou

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of various factors on suppliers' level of use of business‐to‐business (B2B) e‐marketplaces by examining three…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of various factors on suppliers' level of use of business‐to‐business (B2B) e‐marketplaces by examining three basic variable domains; suppliers' internal environment, their external environment and the characteristics of the adopted B2B e‐marketplace.

Design/methodology/approach

A conceptual framework is developed based on extended literature review and examined on data collected from 87 suppliers that currently use Greek B2B e‐marketplaces. Factor analysis and multiple discriminant analysis are applied to test the framework and its related hypotheses.

Findings

Several hypotheses are formulated leading to the development of the proposed “B2B e‐MarkFLU” conceptual framework. The research results show that factors from all the examined variable domains influence suppliers' level of use of B2B e‐marketplaces. However, the B2B e‐marketplace's characteristics are regarded as the most important of the three categories because of its higher impact on the involved suppliers, whereas the factors from the external environment have the lowest impact.

Originality/value

The research helps to fill an existing gap in the study of B2B e‐marketplaces' post‐adoption stage, as there have been extremely limited empirical studies after their adoption phase. To our knowledge, this paper comprises the first empirical attempt aimed to investigate thoroughly the three aforementioned variable domains by researching suppliers' active participation in B2B e‐marketplaces.

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Publication date: 30 September 2014

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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 25 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-038X

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Benchmarking: An International Journal, vol. 16 no. 3
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ISSN: 1463-5771

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Publication date: 24 July 2009

Nicholas Beaumont

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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 20 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-038X

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