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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

CEEOL Marketing From Information to Decision , Issue 7 /2014

Assessing Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility: A Literature Review



Translated Title: Assessing Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility: A Literature Review
Publication: Marketing From Information to Decision
Author Name:

Moisescu, Ovidiu Ioan;

Language: English
Subject: Economy, Business and Management
Issue: 7/2014
Page Range: 161-169
No. of Pages: 9
File size: 225
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5 Euro (€)
Summary: In the contemporary market
context, characterized by increasing competition and a rapidly changing
marketing environment, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its
perception among consumers and the general public can significantly
impact business performance, customer loyalty, employee attachment and
other important business sustainability factors. The current paper is
part of a larger study directed at analyzing the impact of perceived CSR
on customer loyalty. Considering this larger study‘s purpose, it is
important that the theories and methodologies related to assessing CSR
be reviewed. This paper focuses on consumers‘ perceptions of CSR, by
reviewing some of the most relevant scientific approaches regarding the
methodologies that can be applied when perceived CSR among customers
must be assessed.
Keywords: CSR; perceptions; stakeholders; assessment

CEEOL Marketing From Information to Decision , Issue 7 /2014

Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency by Nader Ale Ebrahim

Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency

Nader Ale Ebrahim

of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support
Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and
Monitoring (IPPP)

Hadi Salehi

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch

Mohamed Amin Embi

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education

Farid Habibi

University of Economic Sciences

Hossein Gholizadeh

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Information Science and Technology

Ali Ordi

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia - Advance Informatics School (AIS)

October 23, 2013

International Education Studies, Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 93-99, 2013


Due to the effect of citation impact on The Higher
Education (THE) world university ranking system, most of the researchers
are looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation
record. This paper by reviewing the relevant articles extracts 33
different ways for increasing the citations possibilities. The results
show that the article visibility has tended to receive more download and
citations. This is probably the first study to collect over 30
different ways to improve the citation record. Further study is needed
to explore and expand these techniques in specific fields of study in
order to make the results more precisely.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: University ranking, Improve citation, Citation frequency, Research impact, Open access, h-index

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

Accepted Paper Series

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Date posted: October 25, 2013

Suggested Citation

Ebrahim, Nader and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Habibi,
Farid and Gholizadeh, Hossein and Motahar, Seyed Mohammad and Ordi, Ali,
Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency (October 23,
2013). International Education Studies, Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 93-99, 2013.
Available at SSRN:

Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency by Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Farid Habibi, Hossein Gholizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Ali Ordi :: SSRN

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Citation Management Tools


Citation Management Tools

DiRT (Digital Research Tools) has a new home! Please visit Bamboo DiRT to explore this excellent collection of research tools.


Citation management tools enable researchers to capture bibliographic
information about research materials, create bibliographies, add
footnotes, and manage research collections.  Some citation management
tools also make it easy to share references with other researchers.


  • BibDesk: "BibDesk is a graphical bibliography manager for OS X, providing powerful BibTeX file management for Mac users." (Free, Mac)
  • BibMe:  online bibliography-maker generating MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian citations (Free, web-based)
  • Bibus:
    open source "bibliographic and reference management software" that is
    designed for collaboration, hierarchical organization of resources, and
    live query of medical databases, such as PubMed (Free, cross-platform)
  • Bookends: reference manager
    with support for retrieving bibliographic information and related files
    from the Web, automatically generating bibliographies, etc. (Commerical,
  • Citeline: "a service to facilitate the web publishing of bibliographies and citation collections as interactive exhibits
    and facilitate the sharing of this type of data."  Can import Zotero
    and BibTex files. Part of MIT's Simile project. (Free, web-based)
  • CiteULike: "A free service
    for managing and discovering scholarly references...[used] to organise
    your academic papers." (Free, web-based)
  • Connotea [Review]: "Free online reference management for all researchers, clinicians and scientists" (Free, web-based)
  • EndNote: "Web-based tool for
    managing and citing references in papers and creating
    bibliographies...integrates the following tasks into one program: Search
    bibliographic databases on the Internet; organize references, images,
    PDFs and other files; construct your paper with built-in manuscript
    templates; watch the bibliography and figure list appear as you
    write" (Commercial, web-based)
  • Heurist: a collaborative
    academic bookmarking, bibliographic, and general database with rich data
    types, annotation, record interlinking and publication capabilities,
    including bibliography output and citation within Word. Reference import
    and bookmarklet. (Free, web-based; open source planned 2009)
  • JabRef: "bibliography reference manager" that generates BibTeX files (Open source, cross-platform)
  • Mendeley: "Free social
    software for managing and sharing research papers. It is also a Web 2.0
    site for discovering research trends and connecting to like-minded
    academics." (Free, Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • MyPeers: "follow your peers and get notified when they publish new works"; access publications; measure impact (Free, Mac)
  • NoodleTools: MLA, APA,
    Chicago, and Turabian integrated citing and note-taking teaching
    software which prompts for analysis of source types and is unique in
    offering personal help on any citation.  Instructor/librarian view
    allows teacher to comment on work-in-progress providing just-in-time
    feedback in-context (Free and Subscription, web-based)
  • OttoBib: allows you to enter an ISBN number and receive a formatted citation (Free, web-based)
  • OWL at Purdue:
    a reference site, maintained by Purdue, which provides the user with
    many of the style guidelines listed in the handbook of the Modern
    Language association (Free, web-based) 
  • Papers: "Papers bundles
    all the great technologies that come with Mac OS X to give you a
    completely new workflow for reading scientific articles. You seek,
    download, archive, and organize all your articles within a single
    application. But that is just the start, using spotlight you instantly
    find the paper you are looking for. Read it fullscreen, add your notes,
    send a copy to a colleague..." (Commercial, Mac OS X)
  • Qiqqa: Manage, annotate and tag PDFs; sync collections (Free, PC)
  • Referencer: "a Gnome application to organise documents or references, and ultimately generate a BibTeX bibliography file" (Open source, Linux)
  • RefWorks [Review]:
    "RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration
    tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and
    share all types of information, as well as generate citations and
    bibliographies." (Commercial, web-based)
  • Sente:
    "Sente 5 is the next-generation academic reference manager. Sente helps
    you find, organize, review and cite the academic literature in your
    field, and it does it in ways that you have probably not thought
    possible before. Sente also helps you build and maintain your library of
    PDF files for these references....Sente also excels at properly
    formatting bibliographies in your papers" (Commercial, Mac)
  • Zotero [Review]: "web-based  extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources", compiles a library that can be accessed remotely (Free; Windows/Mac/Linux, requires Firefox browser)


  • Comparison of Reference Management Software:
    Wikipedia article with summary information twenty different citation
    management tools, including cost, license, import/export formats,
    citation and reference list formats, word processor integration, and
    ability to connect to external databases.

digitalresearchtools / Citation Management Tools

Virtual Teams

Virtual Teams [Guest editors' introduction]

Over the past decades, today, and in the future, business contexts
in software organizations and the common ways of developing software
are changing dramatically. Formation of teams in distributed
environments, virtual or not, calls for new ways of working across
geographic, temporal, and cultural boundaries. This, however, also
requires effective leadership approaches enabled through systems,
processes, technology, and people. The authors pulled together this
special issue to provide some ideas and strategies for practitioners and
open questions for researchers. The Web extra at is an audio recording in which author IEEE
Software Multimedia Editor Davide Falessi interviews Laurence Tratt and
Adam Welc, guest editors of the magazine's September/October 2014 issue,
about the field of programming languages.

Published in:

Software, IEEE, (Volume:31, Issue: 6)

IEEE Xplore Abstract - Virtual Teams [Guest editors

Tuesday, 11 November 2014



Raval, MR. R. R. and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Taha, Zahari



[Journal (Paginated)]

Full text available as:




competitive global markets and accelerating technological changes have
increased the need for people to contact via electronic medium to have
daily updates, the people those who could not able to meet face to face
every day. Those who contact via electronic medium i.e. Virtual Team,
are having number of benefit but to achieve these potential benefits,
however, leaders need to overcome liabilities inherent in the lack of
direct contact among team members and managers. Team members may not
naturally know how to interact effectively across space and time. By
this paper author try to throw some lights on the challenges that
virtual team faces and try to elaborate what is needed for Virtual Team.
Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Team, Virtual Team
Subjects:Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction
JOURNALS > Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology
JOURNALS > Journal of Information Technology Education
Electronic Publishing > Peer Review
ID Code:7701
Deposited By:

Ale Ebrahim, Nader

Deposited On:10 Nov 2011 23:39
Last Modified:10 Nov 2011 23:39

References in Article

the SEEK icon to attempt to find the referenced article. If it does not
appear to be in cogprints you will be forwarded to the paracite
service. Poorly formated references will probably not work.

M. R. R., ALE EBRAHIM, N., AHMED, S. & TAHA, Z. 2010. WORK
TEAMS. Journal of Information, Knowledge and Research in Business
Management and Administration, 1, 1-3.


AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) - ICIS 2014 Proceedings: Virtual Team Performance in Crowdsourcing Contests: A Social Network Perspective

19. Social Media and Digital Collaborations


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Recent advances in information technology bring significant changes
to the nature of work by allowing companies to tap “wisdom of the crowd”
beyond their own workforce. In particular, organizations increasingly
seek solutions to their business problems using online crowdsourcing
contests that are open to the public. Motivated by this new phenomenon,
this research investigates how the social network structure of a virtual
team impacts its performance in the context of online crowdsourcing
contests. Specifically, we empirically assess the impacts of member
centrality, skill levels, and the alignment of these two measures within
a virtual team on team performances. Our analysis suggests that the
centrality and skill levels of members of different roles are related to
team performance. We further show that the alignment of member
centrality and skill may be positively or negatively related to team
performance, depending on competition intensity and the time pressure of
the project.

AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) - ICIS 2014 Proceedings: Virtual Team Performance in Crowdsourcing Contests: A Social Network Perspective

Trust in Co-sourced Software Development - Research - Aalborg University

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development projects are increasingly geographical distributed with
offshoring. Co-sourcing is a highly integrative and cohesive approach,
seen successful, to software development offshoring. However, research
of how dynamic aspects of trust are shaped in co-sourcing activities is
limited. We present a case study of how the co-sourcing relationship
between a certified CMMI-level 5 Danish software company and an
offshoring supplier can be conceptualized as an Abstract System. An
Abstract System is a dis-embedded social system (such as banking) that
is trusted despite lack of detailed understanding or personal trust
relations. The paper suggest how certain work practices among developers
and managers can be explained using a dynamic trust lens based on
Abstract Systems, especially dis- and re-embedding mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems
Publication date2014


ConferenceMediterranean Conference on Information Systems

Trust in Co-sourced Software Development - Research - Aalborg University