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Friday, 3 July 2015

Nader Ale Ebrahim profile on BePress

Nader Ale Ebrahim is currently working as a research fellow with the Research
Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and
Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya. Nader holds a PhD degree in Technology
Management from Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. He has over 19 years of
experience in the field of technology management and new product development in different
companies. His current research interest focuses on E-skills, Research Tools,
Bibliometrics and managing virtual NPD teams in SMEs’ R&D centers. Nader developed a
new method using the “Research Tools” which help students who seek to reduce the search
time by expanding the knowledge of researchers to effectively use the "tools"
that are available on the Internet. Research Tools consist of a hierarchical set of
nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3)
Targeting suitable journals, and (4) Enhancing visibility and impact. He was the winner
of Refer-a-Colleague Competition and has received prizes from renowned establishments
such as Thomson Reuters. Nader is well-known as the founder of “Research Tools” Box and
the developer of “Publication Marketing Tools”. 


Effective Factors for Increasing University Publication and Citation Rate (with Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Hadi Salehi, Marjan Mohammadjafari, and Hossein Gholizadeh), Asian Social Science (2015)
Despite the vital role of paper publication and citation in higher education institutions (HEIs), literature...
The Scientific Articles on Art Criticism (with Pegah Jahangiri, Aida Torkamani, Mahsa Mashayekhi, and Sabzali M. K.), Asian Social Science (2015)
Research has been extremely involved in improving in the art criticism area. These improvements are...
Does a Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis of Malaysian Highly Cited and Review Papers (with H. Ebrahimian, Maryam Mousavi, and Farzad Tahriri), The International Journal of Management Science and Business (2015)
Earlier publications have shown that the number of references as well as the number of...
Optimize Your Article for Search Engine, University of Malaya Research Bulletin (2014)
This article provides guidelines on how to optimize scholarly literature for academic search engines like...
Economic Growth and Internet Usage Impact on Publication Productivity among ASEAN’s and World’s Best Universities
(with Hossein Gholizadeh; Hadi Salehi; Mohamed Amin Embi; Mahmoud
Danaee; Ali Ordi; Farid Habibi Tanha,; and Noor Azuan Abu Osman), Modern Applied Science (2014)
Measuring the number of papers which are published each year, publication productivity is the factor...

Conference Papers

Process Construct in the Virtual R&D Teams (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, Zahari Taha, and Marjan Mohammadjafari Dr), Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference (2012)
literature proves the importance of the process role in the effectiveness of virtual research and...
Managing Communication in New Product Development Process: Virtual R&D Teams and Information Technology (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha) (2011)
Literature proves the importance of the role of information technology in increasing the effectiveness of...
Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha) (2011)
This paper presents the results of empirical research conducted during March to September 2009. The...
The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha) (2010)
The number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those involved with research and development...
Virtual R&D Teams: A potential growth of education-industry collaboration (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha) (2010)
In this paper, we present our more than two years research experiences on virtual R&D...


Strategies to Enhance Research Visibility, Impact & Citations (2015)
Do you know “Over 43% of ISI papers have never ever received any citations?” (,...
"Research Tools": Tools for supporting research and publications, Scientific Writing Workshop (2014)
“Research Tools” can be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related activities. “Research...
Modified Stage-Gate: A Product Development Process, IPS & Urban Studies Office, Center for Technology Studies, Sharif University of Technology (2014)
In today’s dynamic marketplace, manufacturing companies are under strong pressure to introduce new products for...
Effective Use of Research & Publication Tools and Resources – Part 2, Malaysian Postgraduate Workshop Series (MPWS), Training Centre (2014)
With the increasing use of information and communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use...
Effective Use of Research & Publication Tools and Resources – Part 1, Malaysian Postgraduate Workshop Series (MPWS), Training Centre (2014)
With the increasing use of information and communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use...

Popular Press

How to Promote Your Article (43 ways to improve papers citations), University of Malaya Research Bulletin (2014)
Writing an article for online distribution in a way that maximized the chances of citation...
Maximize Visibility: A Way to Increase Citation Frequency (with Hadi Salehi), UM HIR SPECIAL FEATURE (2013)
The number of citations has over 30% share in Times Higher Education (THE) world university...


Virtual Teams and its application in New Product Development, R&D and SMEs (2013)
A comprehensive definition of virtual teams may be taken as: small temporary groups of geographically,...

Unpublished Papers

Modified Kardashian index (MK-index): A measure of discrepant social media profile for scientists (2015)
This study propose a “Modified Kardashian index” (MK-index), a measure of discrepancy between a scientist’s...

Nader Ale Ebrahim | University of Malaya | Technology Management, Virtual R&D teams | Visiting Research Fellow, Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services (PPP), Research Management & Innovation Complex (IPPP), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thursday, 2 July 2015

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Monday, 29 June 2015

Are the most highly cited articles the ones that are the most downloaded? A bibliometric study of IRRODL | Avello Martínez | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Are the most highly cited articles the ones that are the most downloaded? A bibliometric study of IRRODL

Raidell Avello Martínez, Terry Anderson


Publication of research, innovation, challenges and successes
is of critical importance to the evolution of more effective distance
education programming. Publication in peer reviewed journal format is
the most prestigious and the most widespread form of dissemination in
education and most other disciplines, thus the importance of
understanding what is published and its impact on both researchers and
practitioners. In this article we identify and classify the leading
articles in arguably the leading peer reviewed journals in this

The journal The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
(IRRODL) is a peer reviewed academic journal that has been published
since 2000. The journal has published between 3 and 6 issues annually
with between 50 and 111 research articles per volume. In order to assess
the general and the particular impact of highly cited articles this
work describes the main bibliometric indicators of the IRRODL journal
and these are compared with the total galley views in all formats, PDF,
HTML, EPUB and MP3, that IRRODL publishes. In addition to identifying
characteristics of the most widely cited articles this research
determines if there is a correlation between the articles most highly
cited by other publishing researchers and the number of views,
indicating interest from both practitioners and research communities.
The results show a significant and positive relationship between the
total number of citations and the number of views received by articles
published in the journal, indicating the impact of the journal extends
beyond active publishers to practitioner consumers.


International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning;
IRRODL; Highly cited papers; Google Scholar; Research trends; Open and
Distance Learning

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Are the most highly cited articles the ones that are the most downloaded? A bibliometric study of IRRODL | Avello Martínez | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

The Effect of Innovation Types on the Performance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis

The Effect of Innovation Types on the Performance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis

Francis Boachie-Mensah, Innocent S. K. Acquah


Innovativeness has been touted as one of the fundamental
instruments of growth strategies to enter new markets, to increase the
existing market share and to provide the company with a competitive
edge. Despite this acknowledgement, there is lack of research into how
innovation contributes to the performance of small and medium sized
enterprises. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of
innovation on organisational performance of small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs) in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis. The research
design used was survey research design whilst the research approach was
quantitative research approach. Simple random sampling technique was
used to collect data from 243 owners/owner managers of SMEs in the
Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis through self-administered questionnaires.
Partial least squares (PLS) structural equation modelling (SEM) was used
to test the hypotheses postulated. The study revealed that all four
different types of innovation significantly influence organisational
performance positively, except the product innovation/organisational
performance relationship, which was positive but not significant. The
results also suggest that innovation accounted for more than fifty one
percent of the variation in organisational performance. It was,
therefore, recommended that managers of SMEs pay critical attention to
the implementation of innovation activities in their firms due to its
positive impact of performance.

Keywords: Innovation, organisational performance, small and medium-sized enterprises

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The Effect of Innovation Types on the Performance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis | Boachie-Mensah | Archives of Business Research

Communication in global entrepreneurial virtual teams: a systematic literature review / Yu, Tian

Communication in global entrepreneurial virtual teams: a systematic literature review
Yu, Tian
Communication in global entrepreneurial virtual teams: a systematic literature review
Laitos: Johtamisen laitos
Aine: MSc program in Entrepreneurship
yrittäjyys; entrepreneurship; tiimityö; team work; etätyö; remote work;
virtuaalitodellisuus; virtual reality; kansainvälinen; international;
viestintä; communication
» hse_ethesis_13974.pdf pdf  koko: 2 MB (1060878)
Global Virtual Team, Communication, Entrepreneurship, Systematic
Literature Review, Leadership, Team Effectiveness, Team performance,
Trust, Culture, Communication channel, Communication Behavior,
Communication Technology
Objective of the Study:

Global virtual team has become a commonplace in organizational structure
and been widely used in entrepreneurial teams, such as born globals.
Communication is recognized as a critical factor and challenge in GVT,
nevertheless, researchers have merely touched the field of communication
in global entrepreneurial virtual team. This study aimed to fill this
research gap and found out what can global entrepreneurial teams do to
achieve effective communication.

Methodology and the Theoretical Framework:

As very little literature existed about entrepreneurial GVT
communication, this study conducted a systematic literature review on
GVT communication in general and applied the synthesized findings to
entrepreneurial team literature.

Findings and Conclusions:

The research showed that while communication plays a vital role in GVT
functioning, it also specifically plays as a team performance factor, a
human resource practice, a leadership practice, a trust building factor,
a team member's boundary management strategy, an information delivery
tool, a knowledge sharing channel and a team process facilitator.
Factors that affect communication in entrepreneurial GVT include
leadership, culture, technology, trust, language, communication
behavior, communication channel, communication frequency/timing,
training, interpersonal relations, interaction, task interdependence,
communication wastes identification, degree of virtuality, coordination
and awareness. Some factors depend on each other and communication is
always a value that plays between these variables. To achieve effective
communication in entrepreneurial GVT, the practitioners should address
effective leadership practices.
Verkkojulkaisut ovat tekijänoikeuden alaista aineistoa.
Teokset ovat vapaasti luettavissa ja tulostettavissa henkilökohtaista
käyttöä varten.
Aineiston käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.

eThesis - Kauppakorkeakoulun sähköiset gradut: Communication in global entrepreneurial virtual teams: a systematic literature review / Yu, Tian

Sunday, 28 June 2015

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Effective Factors For Increasing University Publication And Citation Rate, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Hadi Salehi, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Hossein Gholizadeh

Jun 2015

The Scientific Articles On Art Criticism, Mina Hedayat, Pegah Jahangiri, Aida Torkamani, Mahsa Mashayekhi, Sabzali M. K., Nader Ale Ebrahim

May 2015

Does A Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis Of Malaysian Highly Cited And Review Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, H. Ebrahimian, Maryam Mousavi, Farzad Tahriri

Feb 2015

Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Dec 2014

Economic Growth And Internet Usage Impact On Publication Productivity Among Asean’S And World’S Best Universities,
Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Ali
Ordi, Farid Habibi Tanha,, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Noor Azuan Abu Osman

Sep 2014

Equality Of Google Scholar With Web Of Science Citations: Case Of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers,
Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee,
Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh

Aug 2014

Ethical And Unethical Methods Of Plagiarism Prevention In Academic Writing,
Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam
Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Marjan

Jun 2014

Citation Frequency And Ethical Issue, Nader Ale Ebrahim

May 2014

Visibility And Citation Impact, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Embi Mohamed Amin, Farid Habibi Tanha, Hossein Gholizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Mar 2014

Among Economic Growth, Internet Usage And Publication Productivity:
Comparison Among Asean (Association Of Southeast Asian Nations) And
World’S Best Countries
, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed
Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim,
Farid Habibi Tanha, Noor Azuan Abu Osman

Mar 2014

Contribution Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) In Country’S H-Index, Maryam Farhadi, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masood Fooladi, Hadi Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nov 2013

Effective Strategies For Increasing Citation Frequency, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Farid Habibi Tanha, Hossein Gholizadeh, Motahar Seyed Mohammad, Ali Ordi

Oct 2013

Introduction To The Research Tools Mind Map, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Jun 2013

Maximize Visibility: A Way To Increase Citation Frequency, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi

May 2013

Does Criticisms Overcome The Praises Of Journal Impact Factor?, Masood Fooladi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Maryam Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Scopus - Document details

Organizational Culture and Absorptive Capacity: The Meaning for SMEs

Volume 9783658055523, 1 May 2014, Pages 1-279

Organizational culture and absorptive capacity: The meaning for SMEs

Fachbereich Informatik, Institut für Management, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz-Landau, Germany


Firms are
increasingly collaborating with outside partners to access external
knowledge that will enable them to successfully innovate and remain
competitive in the marketplace. To apply external knowledge, they must
have a distinctive capacity to absorb knowledge. One of the main
influencing factors for absorptive capacity is a knowledge-friendly
organizational culture, because the knowledge absorbing behavior of
individuals can be better coordinated through implicit values and norms
than through structural coordination instruments. When focusing on an
organization's overall behavior, it is important to investigate in
detail how a knowledge-friendly organizational culture influences
absorptive capacity. Therefore, the author analysis the relationship
between organizational culture and absorptive capacity and shows how a
knowledge-friendly organizational culture should be designed to support
the absorption of external knowledge in SMEs. © Springer Fachmedien
Wiesbaden 2014. All rights are reserved.

ISBN: 978-365805552-3;3658055510;978-365805551-6

Original language: English

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-05552-3_1
Document Type: Book
Publisher: Springer Fachmedien

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