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Mehmet Ali Köseoglu, Fuad Mehraliyev, Mehmet Altin and Fevzi Okumus

This study aims to propose a competitor intelligence and analysis (CIA) model that can be used for the analysis of a firm’s competitors. Empirically, it investigates the…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose a competitor intelligence and analysis (CIA) model that can be used for the analysis of a firm’s competitors. Empirically, it investigates the application of the CIA model on online reviews. This proposed model clarifies the confusion between terms such as competitive intelligence, competitor intelligence and competitor analysis and provides a more efficient process for managers.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach of the model integrates text mining techniques as a big data method with network analysis to form a competitor analysis. This study has considered two centrality metrics – degree centrality and betweenness centrality – to identify the functional associations among the resources elaborated by the customers of the hotels.

Findings

Findings show online reviews may be used as a solid source of intelligence. The intelligence maps visualized through the text-net technique is an efficient representation of tourist satisfaction and dissatisfaction with a tourism company and its competitors.

Practical implications

The proposed approach can be used in the hotel industry along with many others. The implications for scholars and managers and the possible directions for future research are also discussed in the study.

Originality/value

This study develops a new approach for competitive intelligence practices in the hotel industry and tests a new method for competitor analysis as a part of the competitive intelligence and analysis approach developed in this study.

Purpose

本研究提出了一个竞争对手情报与分析(CIA)模型, 可用于分析企业的竞争对手。对CIA模型在网络评论中的进行了实证研究。该模型厘清了竞争情报、竞争对手情报和竞争对手分析等术语之间的概念混淆, 为管理者提供了一个更有效的流程。

Design/methodology/approach

该模型将文本挖掘技术作为大数据方法与网络分析相结合, 来进行竞争对手分析。本研究考虑了两个中心性指标——度中心性和中介中心性——来识别酒店客户精心设计的资源之间的功能关联。

Findings

结果表明, 在线评论可被用作可靠的情报来源。情报地图通过文本网络技术可视化有效地展示了游客对旅游公司及其竞争对手的满意度和不满意度。

Practical implications

本文所提出的方法可用于酒店行业及许多其他行业。同时, 本文也探讨了本研究对学者与管理者的启示, 以及未来可能的研究方向。

Originality/value

本文提出了一种新的酒店行业竞争情报的实践方法, 并测试了一种新的竞争对手分析法, 作为竞争情报和分析方法的一部分。

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关键词 竞争情报, 竞争对手情报, 文本挖掘, 网络分析, 在线评论, 酒店

Objetivo

Este estudio propone un modelo de análisis de la inteligencia competitiva (CIA) que puede utilizarse para el análisis de los competidores de la empresa. Empíricamente, investiga la aplicación del modelo de la CIA a las reseñas on line. El modelo propuesto aclara la confusión entre términos como inteligencia competitiva, inteligencia de la competencia y análisis de la competencia y proporciona un procedimiento más eficiente para los gerentes.

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

El enfoque del modelo integra las técnicas de minería de textos, como método de Big Data, con el análisis de redes para realizar el análisis de la competencia. En este estudio se han considerado dos métricas de centralidad -centralidad de grado e intermediación- para identificar las asociaciones funcionales entre los recursos elaborados por los clientes de los hoteles.

Resultados

Los hallazgos muestran que las reseñas on line pueden ser utilizadas como una fuente sólida de inteligencia. Los mapas de inteligencia visualizados mediante la técnica de redes de texto son una representación eficiente de la satisfacción e insatisfacción de los turistas con la empresa turística y sus competidores.

Implicaciones prácticas

El enfoque propuesto puede utilizarse en la industria hotelera junto con otros muchos. En el estudio también se analizan las implicaciones para los investigadores y los gerentes y las posibles directrices para investigaciones futuras.

Originalidad/interés

Este artículo desarrolla un nuevo enfoque para la aplicación de la inteligencia competitiva en la industria hotelera y prueba un método nuevo para el análisis de la competencia como parte del enfoque del Análisis de la Inteligencia Competitiva desarrollado en este estudio.

Palabras clave Inteligencia competitiva, Inteligencia del competidor, Minería de textos, Análisis de redes, Reseñas on line, hoteles

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Tourism Review, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1660-5373

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Mehmet Ali Köseoglu, Alfonso Morvillo, Mehmet Altin, Marcella De Martino and Fevzi Okumus

This study aims to critically review competitive intelligence (CI) research and offer suggestions for future research in the hospitality and tourism (HT) field.

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to critically review competitive intelligence (CI) research and offer suggestions for future research in the hospitality and tourism (HT) field.

Design/methodology/approach

The study reviews and synthetizes current CI research in the HT field.

Findings

The study findings suggest that CI research in HT is at an embryonic level, as researchers have not used the same terminology on what CI is, how CI is implemented and what should be included in the CI framework. Hence, researchers should address the link between operation and CI practices. Also, new studies discussing business espionage and ethics in CI practices are needed because the related studies are rare.

Practical implications

The study offers specific theoretical and practical implications for CI research.

Originality/value

This study provides a perspective on future developments of CI research in the HT field.

Details

Tourism Review, vol. 75 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1660-5373

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Fevzi Okumus, Mehmet Ali Köseoglu, Alfonso Morvillo and Mehmet Altin

This paper aims to critically review current strategic management (SM) research and discuss future directions for SM research in the hospitality and tourism (HT) field.

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to critically review current strategic management (SM) research and discuss future directions for SM research in the hospitality and tourism (HT) field.

Design/methodology/approach

The study reviews and synthetizes current SM research.

Findings

The findings suggest that SM research in the HT field has made good progress over the past three decades; however, there is still a gap between the SM research in the generic and HT fields.

Practical implications

This paper offers specific theoretical and practical implications for SM in the HT field.

Originality/value

This paper provides a clear perspective on future developments of SM research in the HT field.

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Tourism Review, vol. 75 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1660-5373

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Mehmet Ali Köseoğlu, Mehmet Yildiz, Fevzi Okumus and Mehmet Barca

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the intellectual structure of coopetition through utilizing a citation and co-citation analysis of scholarly articles focusing…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the intellectual structure of coopetition through utilizing a citation and co-citation analysis of scholarly articles focusing on coopetition.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted bibliometric analyses of citation and co-citation analysis. The units of analysis were original research articles and research notes retrieved from journals indexed by well-known databases. Keywords used in the search were “co-opet, co-opet, coopetition, coopetition, simultaneous cooperation and competition, simultaneously cooperate and compete, coexistence of cooperation and competition, coexistence of cooperation and competition, cooperate and compete simultaneously, coopetitive relationships, coopetitive relationships, coopetitive networks, horizontal alliances, cooperate with competitors, cooperation with competitors, cooperative relationships with competitors, cooperative competition and competitive cooperation.” Regarding the time period for publication of the sample articles, the authors did not place any restrictions.

Findings

The research findings provide evidence that coopetition demonstrates multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary characteristics. Subfields of the coopetition field were identified based on the components of coopetition, which are relation, process and strategy. The component dealing with relationship management and innovation as strategy become prominent. Although coopetition literature has emerged as a relation view of strategy, it is still fragmented and diverse. Additionally, the robust subfields generated from the analysis were super-positioned with low degrees.

Originality/value

This is one of the few studies offering a critical review of coopetition research via quantitative research approach.

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Journal of Strategy and Management, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-425X

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Fevzi Okumus, Mehmet Ali Köseoglu, Alfonso Morvillo and Mehmet Altin

The main purpose of this study is to offer a critical review of studies of scientific progress of strategic management (SM) research in the hospitality and tourism field (H&T).

Abstract

Purpose

The main purpose of this study is to offer a critical review of studies of scientific progress of strategic management (SM) research in the hospitality and tourism field (H&T).

Design/methodology/approach

This study was conducted through a critical literature review based on three dimensions: intellectual, conceptual and social structures of SM research.

Findings

The boundaries of SM under the three dimensions (intellectual, conceptual and social structure) are addressed. Based on these three components, SM in hospitality and tourism realm shows a discursive structure. There are few studies assessing the evolution of SM research in the H&T industry. However, all of these studies are review papers that explored the boundaries of SM research in H&T by using limited keywords to find SM papers, and generally considered papers which are published in a few leading H&T journals.

Research limitations/implications

This study focused on only H&T journals to elaborate the boundaries of SM in H&T. The findings of this study can help researchers (re)design research agendas to contribute to both mainstream and H&T industry SM literature and to enhance the essential elements of theory development in SM research related to H&T industry.

Originality/value

This is one of the first studies assessing the development of SM research related to hospitality and tourism by considering the boundaries of SM in three issues: intellectual, conceptual and social structure.

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Tourism Review, vol. 72 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1660-5373

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Ali Karakus, Tim Warburton, Mehmet Haluk Aksel and Cuneyt Sert

This study aims to focus on the development of a high-order discontinuous Galerkin method for the solution of unsteady, incompressible, multiphase flows with level set…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to focus on the development of a high-order discontinuous Galerkin method for the solution of unsteady, incompressible, multiphase flows with level set interface formulation.

Design/methodology/approach

Nodal discontinuous Galerkin discretization is used for incompressible Navier–Stokes, level set advection and reinitialization equations on adaptive unstructured elements. Implicit systems arising from the semi-explicit time discretization of the flow equations are solved with a p-multigrid preconditioned conjugate gradient method, which minimizes the memory requirements and increases overall run-time performance. Computations are localized mostly near the interface location to reduce computational cost without sacrificing the accuracy.

Findings

The proposed method allows to capture interface topology accurately in simulating wide range of flow regimes with high density/viscosity ratios and offers good mass conservation even in relatively coarse grids, while keeping the simplicity of the level set interface modeling. Efficiency, local high-order accuracy and mass conservation of the method are confirmed through distinct numerical test cases of sloshing, dam break and Rayleigh–Taylor instability.

Originality/value

A fully discontinuous Galerkin, high-order, adaptive method on unstructured grids is introduced where flow and interface equations are solved in discontinuous space.

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International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, vol. 28 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0961-5539

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Mehmet Ali Köseoglu, Fevzi Okumus and Roya Rahimi

This study aims to propose a holistic model to rank and evaluate researchers’ performance. This holistic model is developed by focusing on brand equity, which includes…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose a holistic model to rank and evaluate researchers’ performance. This holistic model is developed by focusing on brand equity, which includes three components of perceived quality, brand image and brand loyalty.

Design/methodology/approach

To show how the model works, two pseudo cases are presented.

Findings

This model encourages researchers to conduct more interdisciplinary research and collaborate with researchers from diverse backgrounds. Because the model includes publication attributes identified by researchers in the publication processes, it allows researchers to strengthen their brand equity score or performance.

Practical implications

The model is applicable not only to the fields of hospitality and tourism but also to other disciplines.

Originality/value

As one of the first studies in the field, this research introduces a holistic model to rank and evaluate researchers’ performance.

Details

Tourism Review, vol. 74 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1660-5373

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Mehmet Ozkaymak, Mehmet Ali Ceylan, Hasancan Okutan, Hüsnü Atakul, Engin Berrin, Tuba Coşkun and Özgür Inanç

In Turkey, dependence on foreign countries for energy is a problem which upsets all economic balances. Turkey’s biggest fossil energy source is lignite coal. Therefore…

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Purpose

In Turkey, dependence on foreign countries for energy is a problem which upsets all economic balances. Turkey’s biggest fossil energy source is lignite coal. Therefore, energy conversion of lignite in thermal plants, causing minimum environmental effect is extremely important. The basic problem in terms of the combustion technology is to improve the combustion technology that can burn the low-qualified fuels that do not have standard fuel features (lignite, peat, schist). The most suitable technology today for the efficient and clean combustion of nonstandard low-qualified fuels is the combustion at fluidized-bed technology. In this study, CO2 emission that occurs during the combustion of Orhaneli coal that is one of our native low-qualified lignite, has been investigated according to the experimental study.

Design/methodology/approach

For this combustion experiment, laboratory-scaled circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) process that exists at TÜBITAK-MAM Energy Institute which has been designed and used before has been used. The effect of excess-air coefficient, combustion type and bed temperature to the greenhouse gas formation and CO2 emission has been investigated experimentally. In terms of flue gas emissions, it has been detected that the decrease of the amount of CO2 that has occurred has no positive effects on combustion efficiency, water vapor, SO2, NOx, CO and other gases which occur during deficient combustion must be thought as a whole and each reaction affects each other similar to complex reactions.

Findings

As a consequence of measuring CO2 emissions over 10 minute periods, CO2 emissions are 12.43 percent average, CO2 decreases at different air coefficient values; Often form undesirable side reactions such as CO, NOx with back and forth reactions.

Originality/value

The importance of aerodynamic structure of the system, and the losses and leakages forming in the system has been observed experimental and affected parameters are evaluated.

Details

World Journal of Engineering, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1708-5284

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Mehmet Ali Köseoğlu and John Parnell

The authors evaluate the evolution of the intellectual structure of strategic management (SM) by employing a document co-citation analysis through a network analysis for…

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Purpose

The authors evaluate the evolution of the intellectual structure of strategic management (SM) by employing a document co-citation analysis through a network analysis for academic citations in articles published in the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ).

Design/methodology/approach

The authors employed the co-citation analysis through the social network analysis.

Findings

The authors outlined the evolution of the academic foundations of the structure and emphasized several domains. The economic foundation of SM research with macro and micro perspectives has generated a solid knowledge stock in the literature. Industrial organization (IO) psychology has also been another dominant foundation. Its robust development and extension in the literature have focused on cognitive issues in actors' behaviors as a behavioral foundation of SM. Methodological issues in SM research have become dominant between 2004 and 2011, but their influence has been inconsistent. The authors concluded by recommending future directions to increase maturity in the SM research domain.

Originality/value

This is the first paper to elucidate the intellectual structure of SM by adopting the co-citation analysis through the social network analysis.

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Journal of Strategy and Management, vol. 13 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-425X

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Mehmet Ali Turkmenoglu

The aim of this chapter is to examine appearance-based discrimination in the workplace. Modern society is exalting beautification and good looking, which affect not merely…

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to examine appearance-based discrimination in the workplace. Modern society is exalting beautification and good looking, which affect not merely social relations but also the process of employment. It is argued that employees who have ‘good looking’ are recruited, paid more and promoted rapidly, while those who have ‘wrong looking’ discriminated against. Therefore, the chapter explores how individuals encounter discrimination in the workplace due to their appearance during the decision-making process of employers. It emerges from the literature that discriminating based on appearance is not illegal in almost all countries. However, it is publicised by lawsuits against employers. There are several measures that need to be taken at different levels in order to forestall discriminatory practices. At the individual level, an embracing attitude should be internalised. A merit-based recruitment strategy should be adopted by employers. Finally, new anti-discrimination laws and regulations must be passed by authorities to tackle with ugly discriminatory practices.

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Contemporary Global Issues in Human Resource Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80043-393-9

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