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Thursday, 13 April 2017

27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education : AAEE 2016 - Skills for managing virtual projects: Are they gained through graduate project management programs? (Engineering Collection) - Informit

 Source: https://opus.lib.uts.edu.au/handle/10453/80246


Skills for managing virtual projects: Are they gained through graduate project management programs?

27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education : AAEE 2016












Abstract: Context:
Many organisations are increasingly developing virtual teams to work on
their global projects. By definition, a virtual team is a group of
geographically scattered persons collaborating to accomplish a project
or an organisational task. Managing virtual project teams is more
complex than managing traditional projects. Many engineers seeking
successful managerial and leadership positions in their career opt for
postgraduate degrees in engineering management to update their knowledge
and skills and foster their managerial skills.

Purpose: This
paper examines weather current curriculum and learning strategies in a
postgraduate engineering management program provides students with the
necessary skills to operate in virtual teams.

Approach: The
research identifies the skills required for managing virtual teams
working on engineering projects. By way of an exploratory example only,
this research also analyses subject outlines and claimed outcomes of a
postgraduate engineering management program to detect weather the
program provides students with knowledge and skills needed for working
and managing virtual teams. This paper represents a preliminary study
for ongoing research that is being designed to answer this research
question in a more rigorous and scholarly manner.

Results: It
was found that the program equips engineers with updated necessary
knowledge, skills, methodologies, techniques, and tools to effectively
manage engineering projects across a wide range of industries. Students
of the program would also develop soft skills including communication
which is of particular importance for virtual projects. The program
included practice based strategies such as discussions, role-plays,
presentations, and teamwork activities where students are heavily
exposed to the "online" world to share and exchange information. The
assignments are designed to ensure that student's clear and concise
writing and presentation skills are developed, which is highly desired
in virtual settings given the high probability of misinterpretation of
messages.

Conclusions: The program was found to recognise the
changing nature of project management, and has adopted adequate learning
strategies that provide students with the opportunity to develop the
skills required to overcome the communication, technology and leadership
issues arising from working in virtual teams. The research has
highlighted the importance of adopting innovative learning strategies in
universities in order to develop successful learning outcomes for
individuals.

To cite this article: Tawk,
Tarek; Al-Kilidar, Hiyam and Bagia, Ravindra. Skills for managing
virtual projects: Are they gained through graduate project management
programs? [online]. In: 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education : AAEE 2016. Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University, 2016: 20-29.
Availability:

<http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=678890752018114;res=IELENG>




ISBN: 9780994152039.

[cited 14 Apr 17].





Personal Author:
Tawk, Tarek; Al-Kilidar, Hiyam; Bagia, Ravindra;
Source: In:
27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering
Education : AAEE 2016. Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University, 2016:
20-29.

DOI:

Document Type: Conference Paper
ISBN: 9780994152039
Subject:
Virtual reality in management; Engineering students--Employment; Continuing education--Study and teaching (Higher); Leadership--Management; Project management; Knowledge management;
Peer Reviewed:
Yes
Affiliation:
(1) The University of Technology Sydney, Australia
(2) The University of Technology Sydney, Australia, email: Hiyam.Al-Kilidar@uts.edu.au
(3) The University of Technology Sydney, Australia






27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education : AAEE 2016 - Skills for managing virtual projects: Are they gained through graduate project management programs? (Engineering Collection) - Informit

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Ethical And Unethical Methods Of Plagiarism Prevention In Academic Writing


Ethical And Unethical Methods Of Plagiarism Prevention In Academic Writing

Nader Ale Ebrahim نادر آل ابراهیم, Mohamed Amin Embi,
Marjan Mohammadjafari, Nader Ale Ebrahim نادر آل ابراهیم, Azam Zavvari,
Masoomeh Shahbazi Moghadam & Masoud Shakiba
This paper discusses plagiarism origins, and the
ethical solutions to prevent it. It also reviews some unethical
approaches, which may be used to decrease the plagiarism rate in
academic writings. We propose eight ethical techniques to avoid
unconscious and accidental plagiarism in manuscripts without using
online systems such as Turnitin and/or iThenticate for cross checking
and plagiarism detection. The efficiency of the proposed techniques is
evaluated on five different texts using students individually. After
application...


Impact of Article Page Count and Number of Authors
on Citations in Disability Related Fields: A Systematic Review Article

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Background: Citation metrics and total publications in
a field has become the gold standard for rating researchers and
viability of a field. Hence, stimulating demand for citation has led to a
search for useful strategies to improve performance metric index.
Meanwhile, title, abstract and morphologic qualities of the articles
attract researchers to scientific publications. Yet, there is relatively
little understanding of the citation trend in disability related
fields. We aimed to provide an insight into...


Impact of Article Page Count and Number of Authors
on Citations in Disability Related Fields: A Systematic Review Article

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Background: Citation metrics and total publications in
a field has become the gold standard for rating researchers and
viability of a field. Hence, stimulating demand for citation has led to a
search for useful strategies to improve performance metric index.
Meanwhile, title, abstract and morphologic qualities of the articles
attract researchers to scientific publications. Yet, there is relatively
little understanding of the citation trend in disability related
fields. We aimed to provide an insight into...


New systems for measuring research impact

Nader Ale Ebrahim
The reach of a publication can no longer be judged
exclusively by the number of times it is cited. Because, we are now in
the digital and sharing information age, academic conversations are as
likely to be found on various academic social networks. So, we need new
tools to measure the research impact. Altmetrics are new metrics
proposed as alternatives to Impact Factor for journals and personal
citation indexes like h-index.  Altmetrics attempts to use...


New systems for measuring research impact

Nader Ale Ebrahim
The reach of a publication can no longer be judged
exclusively by the number of times it is cited. Because, we are now in
the digital and sharing information age, academic conversations are as
likely to be found on various academic social networks. So, we need new
tools to measure the research impact. Altmetrics are new metrics
proposed as alternatives to Impact Factor for journals and personal
citation indexes like h-index.  Altmetrics attempts to use...


How to select a brand name for your research interest?

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Selecting
a research “brand name” is one of the most important decisions that a
researcher will need to make. The research brand name should appear in the
title, abstract and  keywords of the
paper. The title is extremely important and must be chosen with great care, as
it will be read by thousands, whereas few will read the entire paper. On the
other hand, indexing and abstracting of the paper depends on the accuracy of...


How to select a brand name for your research interest?

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Selecting
a research “brand name” is one of the most important decisions that a
researcher will need to make. The research brand name should appear in the
title, abstract and  keywords of the
paper. The title is extremely important and must be chosen with great care, as
it will be read by thousands, whereas few will read the entire paper. On the
other hand, indexing and abstracting of the paper depends on the accuracy of...


Analysis of Bibliometrics information for selecting the best field of study

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Bibliometrics can be defined as the statistical
analysis of publications. Bibliometrics has focused on the quantitative
analysis of citations and citation counts which is complex. It is so
complex and specialized that personal knowledge and experience are
insufficient tools for understanding trends for making decisions. We
need tools for analysis of Bibliometrics information for select the best
field of study with promising enough attention. This presentation will
provide tools to discover the new trends in...


Analysis of Bibliometrics information for selecting the best field of study

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Bibliometrics can be defined as the statistical
analysis of publications. Bibliometrics has focused on the quantitative
analysis of citations and citation counts which is complex. It is so
complex and specialized that personal knowledge and experience are
insufficient tools for understanding trends for making decisions. We
need tools for analysis of Bibliometrics information for select the best
field of study with promising enough attention. This presentation will
provide tools to discover the new trends in...


Analysis of Bibliometrics information for select the best field of study

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Bibliometrics can be defined as the statistical
analysis of publications. Bibliometrics has focused on the quantitative
analysis of citations and citation counts which is complex. It is so
complex and specialized that personal knowledge and experience are
insufficient tools for understanding trends for making decisions. We
need tools for analysis of Bibliometrics information for select the best
field of study with promising enough attention. This presentation will
provide tools to discover the new trends in...


Create and maintain an up-to-date ResearcherID profile

Nader Ale Ebrahim
A curriculum vitae (CV) allows you to showcase
yourself and your academic and professional achievements in a concise
and effective way. Creating an online CV presenting who you are to your
academic and professional peers. Creating and maintaining your online CV
is an essential tool in disseminating your research and publications. A
scholarly identifiers like your ResearcherID, is one of the online CV
and provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the
scholarly...


Create and maintain an up-to-date ResearcherID profile

Nader Ale Ebrahim
A curriculum vitae (CV) allows you to showcase
yourself and your academic and professional achievements in a concise
and effective way. Creating an online CV presenting who you are to your
academic and professional peers. Creating and maintaining your online CV
is an essential tool in disseminating your research and publications.
ResearcherID is one of the online CV and provides a solution to the
author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community.


Research Tools: Supporting Research and Publication

Nader Ale Ebrahim
With the increasing use of information and
communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use computer
software tools to find, organize, manipulate, analyze, and share
relevant information. However, there are hundreds of such tools to
select from, for various research-related uses. I have collected over
700 research tools that can help researchers do their work efficiently.
Research Tools consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main
nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2)...


Research Tools: Supporting Research and Publication

Nader Ale Ebrahim
With the increasing use of information and
communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use computer
software tools to find, organize, manipulate, analyze, and share
relevant information. However, there are hundreds of such tools to
select from, for various research-related uses. I have collected over
700 research tools that can help researchers do their work efficiently.
Research Tools consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main
nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2)...


Create a Google Scholar profile to boost research visibility

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Creating an online curriculum vitae (CV) allows you to
showcase yourself and your academic and professional achievements in a
concise and effective way. Google Scholar “My Citations” is a good tool
for creating your research profile which offers a popular way to create
an online CV that shows your own papers and the citations they have
received. It also calculates a platform-dependent h-index, which many
researchers love to track.


Create a Google Scholar profile to boost research visibility

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Creating an online curriculum vitae (CV) allows you to
showcase yourself and your academic and professional achievements in a
concise and effective way. Google Scholar “My Citations” is a good tool
for creating your research profile which offers a popular way to create
an online CV that shows your own papers and the citations they have
received. It also calculates a platform-dependent h-index, which many
researchers love to track.


Make your data discoverable on a data repository

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Previous studies have found that papers with publicly
available datasets receive a higher number of citations than similar
studies without available data. In addition, new research has found that
by putting your research data online, you’ll become up to 30% more
highly cited than if you kept your data hidden. In this workshop I will
elaborate the advantages of sharing research data and introduce some
relevant “Research Tools” for increasing datasets visibility.


Make your data discoverable on a data repository

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Previous studies have found that papers with publicly
available datasets receive a higher number of citations than similar
studies without available data. In addition, new research has found that
by putting your research data online, you’ll become up to 30% more
highly cited than if you kept your data hidden. In this workshop I will
elaborate the advantages of sharing research data and introduce some
relevant “Research Tools” for increasing datasets visibility.


Analysis of Bibliometrics information for selecting the best field of study

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Bibliometrics can be defined as the statistical
analysis of publications. Bibliometrics has focused on the quantitative
analysis of citations and citation counts which is complex. It is so
complex and specialized that personal knowledge and experience are
insufficient tools for understanding trends for making decisions. We
need tools for analysis of Bibliometrics information for select the best
field of study with promising enough attention. This presentation will
provide tools to discover the new trends in...


Research Tools: Enhancing visibility and impact of the research By Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim
“Research
Tools” can
be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related activities.
Scientific tools enable researchers to collect, organize, analyze, visualize
and publicized research  outputs. Dr.
Nader has collected over 700 tools that enable students to follow the correct
path in research and to ultimately produce high-quality research outputs with
more accuracy and efficiency. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind
map, titled “Research
Tools”,
which is updated periodically.

“Research
Tools”
consists...


Research Tools: Supporting Research and Publication

Nader Ale Ebrahim
With the increasing use of information and
communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use computer
software tools to find, organize, manipulate, analyze, and share
relevant information. However, there are hundreds of such tools to
select from, for various research-related uses. I have collected over
700 research tools that can help researchers do their work efficiently.
Research Tools consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main
nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2)...


Research Tools: Supporting Research and Publication

Nader Ale Ebrahim
With the increasing use of information and
communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use computer
software tools to find, organize, manipulate, analyze, and share
relevant information. However, there are hundreds of such tools to
select from, for various research-related uses. I have collected over
700 research tools that can help researchers do their work efficiently.
Research Tools consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main
nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2)...


Promote your research work on LinkedIn

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Academic social
networking allows you to connect with other
researchers in your field, share your publications and datasets, get feedback
on your non-peer-reviewed
work, and
to stay current with news and events in your field of interest. It gives you
another place to establish your name and research and perhaps even collaborate
with others. The
academic, social networking, making your work more widely discoverable and
easily available.
LinkedIn (launched in 2003) is currently the third...


Promote your research work on LinkedIn

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Academic social
networking allows you to connect with other
researchers in your field, share your publications and datasets, get feedback
on your non-peer-reviewed
work, and
to stay current with news and events in your field of interest. It gives you
another place to establish your name and research and perhaps even collaborate
with others. The
academic, social networking, making your work more widely discoverable and
easily available.
LinkedIn (launched in 2003) is currently the third...


Create and maintain an up-to-date ResearcherID profile

Nader Ale Ebrahim
A curriculum vitae (CV) allows you to showcase
yourself and your academic and professional achievements in a concise
and effective way. Creating an online CV presenting who you are to your
academic and professional peers. Creating and maintaining your online CV
is an essential tool in disseminating your research and publications. A
scholarly identifiers like your ResearcherID, is one of the online CV
and provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the
scholarly...

The Rise of Alternative Metrics (Altmetrics) for Research Impact Measurement


The Rise of Alternative Metrics (Altmetrics) for Research Impact Measurement

Nader Ale Ebrahim


Altmetrics are new metrics proposed as alternatives to
impact factor for journals as well as individual citation indexes
(h-index). Altmetrics uses online activities to measure the impact, buzz
and word of mouth for scientific information. It includes new methods
to measure the usage at citation level.


The Rise of Alternative Metrics (Altmetrics) for Research Impact Measurement

Nader Ale Ebrahim


Altmetrics are new metrics proposed as alternatives to
impact factor for journals as well as individual citation indexes
(h-index). Altmetrics uses online activities to measure the impact, buzz
and word of mouth for scientific information. It includes new methods
to measure the usage at citation level.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

CEEOL - Article Detail

 Source: https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=519098

Managing virtual teams – theory and methodology

Managing virtual teams – theory and methodology

Author(s): Kristian Hadjiev
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Институт за икономически изследвания при Българска академия на науките
Keywords: information
society; knowledge economy; work group; team; SMWT-concept
(self-managed working teams); virtual team; indicators and models of
team effectiveness

Summary/Abstract:
This paper studies the types of management teams and identifies the
essential characteristics of organizational models applied in management
practice: work group – team – self-managed work team and virtual team.
The focus is put on virtual teams. The key prerequisites, regularities
and processes associated with the design and functioning of highly
effective virtual teams are analyzed. The indicators of team
effectiveness are specified and the factors influencing immediate
results are analyzed. The multilateral relationships in the integrative
models most cited in the last 20 years are explored not only at the
input, but in the process of interaction, as well as the ways to achieve
balance and good teamwork between team members. The aim is to find a
common theoretical and methodological basis that brings together the
fundamental models of virtual team effectiveness.


CEEOL - Article Detail

Friday, 24 February 2017

The “virtual team player” - Nov 24, 2016

 Source: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2041386616675522





















































































































































































































































































    In
    spite of the increasing demand for virtual cooperation, still
    relatively little is known about the knowledge, skills, abilities, and
    other characteristics (KSAOs) individuals need for virtual teamwork.
    Thus, the current paper aims at synthesizing the existing literature
    into a comprehensive model of virtual teamwork KSAOs. To this end, we
    review (a) existing frameworks of KSAO requirements for virtual
    teamwork, (b) challenges posed by different facets of virtuality, and
    (c) KSAOs particularly relevant for meeting the identified challenges.
    The results of this review are integrated into a holistic model of
    virtual teamwork KSAOs with distal characteristics (personality,
    experience) and more proximal qualities (knowledge, skills, and
    motivation). Research gaps as well as avenues for future research will
    be outlined and applications for virtual team staffing and training will
    be discussed.

    Ale Ebrahim N., Ahmed S., Taha Z. (2009). Virtual teams: A literature review. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3, 26532669. Google Scholar


    The “virtual team player” - Nov 24, 2016

    Saturday, 11 February 2017

    Supply Chain Management Practices and Product Development: A Moderated Mediation Model of Supply Chain Responsiveness, Organization Structure, and Research and Development | Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems , Vol 16, No 01 | World Scientific

     Source: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/ref/10.1142/S0219686717500032



    Supply Chain
    Management Practices and Product Development: A Moderated Mediation
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