Recent Submissions

  • Narratives of Institutional Racism and Social Critique in Contemporary UK Television Drama

    Forde, Teresa; University of Derby (Routledge, 2021-12-30)
    This chapter explores the ways in which British television offers an opportunity for dialogue regarding critical pedagogy and critical race theory (CRT). The focus on critical pedagogy emerges from working within Higher Education and considering the changes and challenges to curriculum development. The focus of the chapter is on the ways in which CRT can be explored in terms of teaching television studies and the extent to which these fissures are explored and deconstructed via critical pedagogy. It also reflects upon the purpose of studying television as representative of popular culture and the role of public service broadcasting in establishing and circulating social discourse. According to Gale and Thomas, ‘Above all, CRT encourages analysts to take seriously the proposition that the recurrent failure of public institutions to respond to the needs of racialized minorities is a result of the deep fissures of entrenched racial power within society’ (2017, p. 473).
  • Mobility Analysis during the 2020 Pandemic in a Touristic city: the Case of Cagliari

    Ferrara, Enrico; Uras, Marco; Atzori, Luigi; Bagdasar, Ovidiu; Liotta, Antonio; University of Derby; University of Cagliari; Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (IEEE, 2021-09-20)
    The impact of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has been significant on every aspect of life and has drastically changed our habits. Here we analyze an extensive set of traffic traces in Cagliari, one of the most touristic cities in the Mediterranean, to quantify how the different phases of the pandemic have affected not only traffic volumes but also their patterns. We put traffic in relation to different restriction levels, finding a non-linear relation. Following a 76% traffic reduction on the first lockdown, subsequent restrictions have lead to less sudden changes. We then use the official tourist-presence figures to pinpoint the traffic stations that are influenced by tourists’ mobility the most. All in all, our analysis shows that although the absolute traffic volumes roughly followed the pandemic evolution, the weekly traffic patterns changed drastically over the time, whereas the daily ones maintained more consistency.
  • The 24-h Movement Compositions in Weekday, Weekend Day or Four-Day Periods Differentially Associate with Fundamental Movement Skills

    Roscoe, Clare M. P.; Duncan, Michael, J; Clark, Cain, C. T; University of Derby; Coventry University (MDPI AG, 2021-09-22)
    The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between weekday, weekend day and four-day physical activity (PA) behaviours and fundamental movement skills (FMS) in British preschool children from a low socio-economic status background using compositional data analysis (CoDA). One hundred and eighty-five preschool children aged 3–4 years provided objectively assessed PA and sedentary behaviour (SB) data (GENEActiv accelerometer) and FMS (TGMD-2). The association of 24-h movement behaviours with FMS was explored using CoDA and isotemporal substitution (R Core Team, 3.6.1). When data were considered compositionally (SB, light PA (LPA), moderate and vigorous PA (MVPA)) and adjusted for age, BMI and sex, the weekday-derived composition predicted total motor competence (r2 = 0.07), locomotor (r2 = 0.08) and object control skills (r2 = 0.09); the weekend day-derived composition predicted total motor competence (r2 = 0.03) and object control skills (r2 = 0.03), the 4-day-derived composition predicted total motor competence (r2 = 0.07), locomotor (r2 = 0.07) and object control skills (r2 = 0.06) (all p < 0.05). Reallocation of 5 min of LPA at the expense of any behaviour was associated with significant improvements in total motor competence, locomotor and object control skills; for weekend-derived behaviours, MVPA was preferential. Considering movement behaviours over different time periods is required to better understand the effect of the 24-h movement composition on FMS in preschool children.
  • Particulate and drug-induced toxicity assessed in novel quadruple cell human primary hepatic disease models of steatosis and pre-fibrotic NASH.

    Kermanizadeh, Ali; Valli, Jessica; Sanchez, Katarzyna; Hutter, Simon; Pawlowska, Agnieszka; Whyte, Graeme; Moritz, Wolfgang; Stone, Vicki; University of Derby; Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh; et al. (Springer, 2021-10-20)
    In an effort to replace, reduce and refine animal experimentation, there is an unmet need to advance current in vitro models that offer features with physiological relevance and enhanced predictivity of in vivo toxicological output. Hepatic toxicology is key following chemical, drug and nanomaterials (NMs) exposure, as the liver is vital in metabolic detoxification of chemicals as well as being a major site of xenobiotic accumulation (i.e., low solubility particulates). With the ever-increasing production of NMs, there is a necessity to evaluate the probability of consequential adverse effects, not only in health but also in clinically asymptomatic liver, as part of risk stratification strategies. In this study, two unique disease initiation and maintenance protocols were developed and utilised to mimic steatosis and pre-fibrotic NASH in scaffold-free 3D liver microtissues (MT) composed of primary human hepatocytes, hepatic stellate cells, Kupffer cells and sinusoidal endothelial cells. The characterized diseased MT were utilized for the toxicological assessment of a panel of xenobiotics. Highlights from the study included: 1. Clear experimental evidence for the pre-existing liver disease is important in the augmentation of xenobiotic-induced hepatotoxicity and 2. NMs are able to activate stellate cells. The data demonstrated that pre-existing disease is vital in the intensification of xenobiotic-induced liver damage. Therefore, it is imperative that all stages of the wide spectrum of liver disease are incorporated in risk assessment strategies. This is of significant consequence, as a substantial number of the general population suffer from sub-clinical liver injury without any apparent or diagnosed manifestations.
  • Relations Between Entropy and Accuracy Trends in Complex Artificial Neural Networks

    Cavallaro, Lucia; Grassia, Marco; Fiumara, Giacomo; Mangioni, Giuseppe; De Meo, Pasquale; Carchiolo, Vincenza; Bagdasar, Ovidiu; Liotta, Antonio; University of Derby; Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy; et al. (Springer, 2022-01-01)
    Training Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) is a non-trivial task. In the last years, there has been a growing interest in the academic community in understanding how those structures work and what strategies can be adopted to improve the efficiency of the trained models. Thus, the novel approach proposed in this paper is the inclusion of the entropy metric to analyse the training process. Herein, indeed, an investigation on the accuracy computation process in relation to the entropy of the intra-layers’ weights of multilayer perceptron (MLP) networks is proposed. From the analysis conducted on two well-known datasets with several configurations of the ANNs, we discovered that there is a connection between those two metrics (i.e., accuracy and entropy). These promising results can be helpful in defining, in the future, new criteria to evaluate the training process goodness in real-time by optimising it and allow faster detection of its trend.
  • Embedded Data Imputation for Environmental Intelligent Sensing: A Case Study

    Erhan, Laura; Di Mauro, Mario; Anjum, Ashiq; Bagdasar, Ovidiu; Song, Wei; Liotta, Antonio; University of Derby; University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy; University of Leicester; University of Alba Iulia, 510009 Alba Iulia, Romania; et al. (MDPI AG, 2021-11-23)
    Recent developments in cloud computing and the Internet of Things have enabled smart environments, in terms of both monitoring and actuation. Unfortunately, this often results in unsustainable cloud-based solutions, whereby, in the interest of simplicity, a wealth of raw (unprocessed) data are pushed from sensor nodes to the cloud. Herein, we advocate the use of machine learning at sensor nodes to perform essential data-cleaning operations, to avoid the transmission of corrupted (often unusable) data to the cloud. Starting from a public pollution dataset, we investigate how two machine learning techniques (kNN and missForest) may be embedded on Raspberry Pi to perform data imputation, without impacting the data collection process. Our experimental results demonstrate the accuracy and computational efficiency of edge-learning methods for filling in missing data values in corrupted data series. We find that kNN and missForest correctly impute up to 40% of randomly distributed missing values, with a density distribution of values that is indistinguishable from the benchmark. We also show a trade-off analysis for the case of bursty missing values, with recoverable blocks of up to 100 samples. Computation times are shorter than sampling periods, allowing for data imputation at the edge in a timely manner.
  • Extended Reality Technologies as A Tool For Managing Crises And Shaping Tourism Safety Perceptions

    Karadimitriou, Christina; Michopoulou, Eleni; University of Patras; University of Derby (Goodfellows Publishers ​, 2021-09)
    New technologies are considered by different industries as a useful tool for having an efficient emergency and crisis management. For tourism industry in particular (that involves and is interfacing with multiple other industries), it is critically important to act proactively to a risk situation, to effectively face a disaster, and to reduce the impact of a crisis. This book chapter provides an overview of the Extended Reality (XR) technologies (Augmented Reality [AR]; Virtual Reality [VR]; Mixed Reality [MR]). It discusses opportunities of using XR in tourism, and it provides contemporary examples of XR applications. It also focuses on emergency management via XR in tourism. Finally, it provides specific recommendations for XR use before, during, and after a crisis in order to better prepare for, manage and recover after emergencies and crisis.
  • Evolving effects of COVID-19 safety precaution expectations, risk avoidance, and socio-demographics factors on customer hesitation toward patronizing restaurants and hotels

    Chi, Christina G; Ekinci, Yuksel; Ramkissoon, Haywantee; Thorpe, Alistair; Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA; University of Portsmouth; University of Derby; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (Taylor & Francis, 2022-01-08)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had detrimental impacts on hospitality businesses. Drawing on protection motivation theory (PMT), this study investigated what determined customer hesitation to patronize restaurants and hotels and whether such hesitation underwent changes in the duration of the pandemic. The research model was tested using three sets of survey data collected in December 2020 (n = 826), February 2021 (n = 832) and April 2021 (n = 808). The study found that expected COVID-19 safety precautions, COVID-19 risk avoidance, and demographic factors predicted customers’ hesitation to visit restaurant/hotel. The analysis also showed significant shifts in how expectations about safety precautions, risk avoidance, and demographics affected customers’ visit hesitation over time. These findings provide critical insights to restaurant and hotel managers and destination marketers. To ensure that customers feel safe and confident in visiting hotels and restaurants, managers should implement the recommended safety measures and clearly communicate the implementation of these measures to customers.
  • Using lessons from a comparative study of chemistry & bioscience pre-lab activities to design effective pre-lab interventions : a case study

    Rayment, S. J; Evans, J; Moss, K; Coffey, M; Kirk, S. H; Sivasubramaniam, S. D; Nottingham Trent University; University of Derby (Routledge - Taylor and Francis, 2022-01-04)
    Laboratory classes form an important aspect of bioscience education. However, this environment is challenging for students due to cognitive load and lack of confidence. Familiarising students with aspects of their laboratory classes prior to the session can improve this. This study compares the pre-laboratory scaffolding that bioscience and chemistry students experience across UK HE institutions. Typically, bioscience modules used fewer types of activities than chemistry although reading the protocol was the most common activity for both disciplines. Within bioscience, pre-laboratory activities differed by level: first year undergraduates were more likely to be asked to read the protocol, watch videos or do calculation practice in their modules whereas final year undergraduates were more likely to experience experimental design or contextualised activities. Alongside this, this paper discusses an institutional case study of the development and evaluation of technical laboratory videos as pre-laboratory scaffolding for first year students. These were found to benefit both student focus and enhance confidence: implying that using the videos impacted on cognitive load and hence learning. Exploring barriers to the uptake of these resources identified a lack of awareness of them as a major factor, suggesting that greater integration of such resources would enhance engagement and impact.
  • Stakeholder Requirements And Value Co-Creation In Events

    Wallace, Kevin; Michopoulou, Eleni; University of Technology, Sydney; University of Derby (Cognizant, LLC, 2021-12-15)
    The festival and events sector comprises a wide range of stakeholders across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. In order to achieve stakeholder satisfaction it is necessary to understand what is important to stakeholders, what they consider constitutes project success and what the factors and measures of that success may be. Once identified and effectively managed, meaningful evaluation can then be undertaken to assess success on stakeholder’s terms. This approach also provides an opportunity to consider value creation for stakeholders in relation to their measures of success. The purpose of this research is to develop a robust framework that enables success factors and measures to be identified and effectively measured as part of a holistic evaluation process which contributes to the identification of stakeholder value. Whilst research is regularly undertaken to assess impacts of festivals and their benefits to stakeholders, there can be competing agendas, project success can be interpreted in different ways with tensions and disagreements in relation to expected outcomes. It is therefore necessary to clearly understand stakeholder expectations, community dynamics and visitors and residents’ perceptions of impacts of festivals. A multi‐method inductive approach was used to capture the motivations and influences of the stakeholders as social actors during the Tour de Yorkshire (TdY) event. Using this event as a longitudinal case study over an 18-month period, the methodology comprised of qualitative questionnaires and interviews to engage a wide range of stakeholders and used the conceptual Stakeholder Sandwich as the core model to produce a framework and methodology to generate richer data. Results indicated that this model, framework and methodology proved to be effective for the understanding of stakeholder success factors and contributes towards the understanding of value co-creation for stakeholders in events and festivals. With the immense challenges currently facing the sector, such a framework could prove to be of significant value for practitioners and researchers alike.
  • Revisiting Value Co-Creation and Co-Destruction in Events: An Overview

    Azara, Iride; Pappas, Nikolaos; Michopoulou, Eleni; University of Derby; University of Sunderland (Cognizant, LLC, 2021-12-07)
    The examination of processes of value co-creation and co-destruction within events is now more pertinent than ever. Given the effects of constant sociocultural and environmental change and pandemic, and the huge challenges facing the sector, it is now more important than ever to understand what value is and how it can be created or destroyed. For instance, considering the engagement and involvement of audiences/ attendees it is important to explore the relationship between attendees’ motivations and frequency of attendance with their level of engagement. At the same time, there is a clear need of investigating additional factors that contribute to value co-creation in the context of events. Research should concentrate on understanding the different audiences, actors and stakeholders across different event contexts and settings within their respective value and distribution chains and within the wider event environment. The proliferation of events research is valuable therefore not just to expand this growing body of knowledge on a theoretical level; but events research has clear potential for use by event managers and producers in the events sector through the recovery process and beyond.
  • Experiencing the Story: The Role of Destination Image in Film-Induced Tourism

    Michopoulou, Eleni; Siurnicka, Aleksandra; Moisa, Delia, Gabriela; University of Derby (IGI Global, 2022)
    The importance of destination image in film tourism has been recognized by scholars and practitioners. However, despite a large number of research papers related to the destination image within the field of film tourism, several issues remain unclear. This chapter provides insights into how movies influence the featured destination's image by focusing on specific film tourists' perceptions, their motivations, and emotional relation to the movies. The chapter begins by offering a film tourism definition followed by film tourist typology with the context of film fans. Then, factors influencing film tourism destination image are examined, in particular destination marketing activities, film-specific factors, and destination attributes. Two case studies will also be provided to better showcase the findings from the literature review. Theoretical and practical implications are also presented.
  • Perspectives on experiences of tourists with disabilities: implications for their daily lives and for the tourist industry

    Rubio-Escuderos, Lucía; García-Andreu, Hugo; Michopoulou, Eleni; Buhalis, Dimitrios; University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain; University of Derby; Bournemouth University, Poole (Informa UK Limited, 2021-10-15)
    This study attempts to understand how people with disabilities (PwDs) interpret the dimensions that they consider important when on holiday. By understanding these dimensions, it becomes possible to identify and remove barriers to holiday-making and improve customer satisfaction. In particular, the study focuses on (a) what having a holiday means for PwDs and how travelling affects their lives; (b) the process of decision-making when PwDs organise a tourist experience; and (c) the roles played by travelling companions, associations and tourism companies. To that end, rich qualitative data were collected through 25 in-depth interviews with people with reduced mobility. Findings suggest that tourist experiences had a decisive impact on the perspective that PwDs have of their disability in their daily lives, with the feeling of independence being a crucial aspect. Factors such as limited negotiating scope, necessity of a care assistant, knowledge of the destination language or availability of state aid influence the decision-making process. Due to a particular service provided at Spanish stations, It is found that the train is the most valued transport for PwDs within Spain. This study contributes to accessible tourism theory by providing insights into the complexity of travelling with a disability and its impact on people’s daily lives.
  • Onset of Weight Gain and Health Concerns for Men: Findings from the TAP Programme

    Cortnage, Mark; Pringle, Andy; Anglia Ruskin University; University of Derby (MDPI, 2022-01-05)
    With shown reticence by men to engage with dietary interventions for weight loss, inves tigations that provide detail on men’s perceptions for the causes of weight gain and subsequent concerns over health and image are important. Such discoveries have potential to make a valuable contribution to male gendered programme design aimed at tackling weight gain and promoting good health. Connecting to men to health using their hobbies and interests, this study deployed semi structured interviews of eight male participants (age > 35 years) enrolled on The Alpha Programme (TAP). TAP is a 12-week football and weight management intervention delivered in local community venues. Results captured men’s lived experiences and feelings of being overweight, their attempts at dietary modification, health and causes of weight gain. Results signify externalized attribution for weight gain, entrenched habitual intake practices, despondency related to weight stigmatization, self-objectification and low self-worth. Moreover, this study outlines the processes for capturing this information using a male friendly approach and setting. Outcomes have potential for shaping bespoke men’s weight management and health improvement interventions in the future.
  • Celebrity status, sex, and variation in psychopathy predicts judgements of and proclivity to generate and distribute deepfake pornography

    Fido, Dean; Rao, Jaya; Harper, Craig, A; University of Derby; Nottingham Trent University (Elsevier, 2021-12-21)
    With the advent of means to generate and disseminate fake, sexualised images of others for the purposes of financial gain, harassment, or sexual gratification, there is a need to assess and understand the public's awareness and judgements of said behaviour. In two independently-sampled studies, we used moderation (Study 1; n = 290, 42% female) and linear mixed effects (Study 2; n = 364, 51% female) analyses to investigate whether judgements of deepfaking (measured across 12 self-report items) differed as a function of victim status (celebrity, non-celebrity), victim and participant demographics, and image use (sharing, own sexual gratification), whilst controlling for the potential covariates of psychopathy and beliefs about a just world. We consistently observed more lenient judgements of deepfake generation and dissemination for victims who were celebrities and male, and when images were created for self-sexual gratification rather than being shared. Moreover, lenient judgements, as well as proclivity to act were predicted by greater levels of psychopathy. We discuss our findings in the context of future research needing to better understand the general public's rationale for said disparity in judgements, as well as identifying and combating barriers to disclose victimisation. Open data and a preprint of this paper are available at https://osf.io/fp85q/?view_only = 8006547d6a524f4fbb9dd55005c73319.
  • 'e’-thinking teaching and assessment to uphold academic integrity: lessons learned from emergency distance learning

    Reza Khan, Zeenath; Sivasubramaniam, Shivadas; Anand, Pranit; Ajrina, Hysaj; University of Wollongong in Dubai, Dubai, UAE; University of Derby; Queensland University of Technology, Australia (BMC - Springer, 2021-08-24)
    Covid-19 pandemic had an impact on many day-to-day activities but one of the biggest collateral impacts was felt by the education sector. The nature and the complexity of higher education is such that no matter how prepared we are as faculty, how planned our teaching and assessments, faculty are all too aware of the adjustments that have to be made to course plans, assessments designed, content delivery strategies and so on once classes begin. Faculties find themselves changing, modifying and deviating from original plans to ensure accessibility and inclusiveness, this may be due to a variety of reasons such as student abilities, behaviour, disturbances and even outside factors that may be political, environmental, social etc. Majority of the time, faculty are prepared for the change that needs to be incorporated and are quick to adjust. However, no one expected the disruption to education that was caused by COVID19 pandemic. The world came to a standstill while schools and universities scrambled to push learning to the digital space. It was important to try to ensure continuity of learning for students, but the issue of integrity came to the forefront by summertime. Faculties were suddenly expected to restructure their lessons, delivery, teaching and assessing digitally, at the same time ensuring and upholding integrity of the concepts taught and assessed. This has neither been easy or straightforward because the situation was unprecedented with little or no prior documentation or guidelines to help. Recognising this gap, this paper is an attempt at providing exploratory findings from authors’ experiences in their respective institutions over the ensuing months. The paper attempts to record the changes made by the faculty and colleagues to lessons and assessments with particular focus on how technology has been used to help restructure classes, deliver lessons and assess students which have aided in minimizing the likelihood of students cheating. The paper further narrates the reflective changes that were made in response to experience, student/external examiners feedback etc.
  • Neurosurgeons’ experiences of conducting and disseminating clinical research in low-income and middle-income countries: a reflexive thematic analysis

    Whiffin, Charlotte Jane; Smith, Brandon George; Esene, Ignatius N; Karekezi, Claire; Bashford, Tom; Mukhtar Khan, Muhammad; Hutchinson, Peter John; Kolias, Angelos G; Fontoura Solla, Davi Jorge; Paiva, Wellingson S; et al. (BMJ, 2021-09-22)
    Low-income and-middle-income countries (LMICs) are increasing investment in research and development, yet there remains a paucity of neurotrauma research published by those in LMICs. The aim of this study was to understand neurosurgeons’ experiences of, aspirations for, and ability to conduct and disseminate clinical research in LMICs. This was a two-stage inductive qualitative study situated within the naturalistic paradigm. This study committed to an interpretivist way of knowing (epistemology), and considered reality subjective and multiple (ontology). Data collection used online methods and included a web-based survey tool for demographic data, an asynchronous online focus group and follow-up semistructured interviews. Data were analysed using Braun and Clarke’s Reflexive Thematic Analysis supported by NVivo V.12. Setting LMICs. In April–July 2020, 26 neurosurgeons from 11 LMICs participated in this study (n=24 in the focus groups, n=20 in follow-up interviews). The analysis gave rise to five themes: The local landscape; creating capacity; reach and impact; collaborative inquiry; growth and sustainability. Each theme contained an inhibitor and stimulus to neurosurgeons conducting and disseminating clinical research, interpreted as ‘the neurosurgical research potential in LMICs’. Mentorship, education, infrastructure, impact and engagement were identified as specific accelerators. Whereas lack of generalisability, absence of dissemination and dissemination without peer review may desensitise the impact of research conducted by neurosurgeons. The geographical, political and population complexities make research endeavour challenging for neurosurgeons in LMICs. Yet in spite of, and because of, these complexities LMICs provide rich opportunities to advance global neurosurgery. More studies are required to evaluate the specific effects of accelerators of research conducted by neurosurgeons and to understand the effects of desensitisers on high-quality, high-impact clinical research.
  • Sound Level Monitoring at Live Events, Part 2 - Regulations, Practices, and Preferences

    Hill, Adam J.; Mulder, Johannes; Burton, Jon; Kok, Marcel; Lawrence, Michael; University of Derby; The Australian National University; Rational Acoustics; dBcontrol (Audio Engineering Society, 2022-01-23)
    This paper considers existing regulations, practices, and preferences regarding the measurement, monitoring, and management of sound levels at live music events. It brings together a brief overview of current regulations with the outcomes of a recent international survey of live sound engineers and evaluation of three datasets of sound measurement at live music events. The paper reveals the benefit of a 15-min time frame for the definition of equivalent continuous sound level limits in comparison to longer or shorter time frames. The paper also reveals support from the live sound engineering community for the application of sound level limits and development of a global certification system for live sound engineers.
  • Decarbonising supply chain operations

    Daniel, Jay; Dissanayake, C. Kalpani; University of derby; Pennsylvania State University (IEOM Society International, 2021-08)
    The United Nations (UN) developed sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2015 to end poverty as a global agenda for the future to protect the planet, create peace and prosperity for its population. The UN emphasises the development should be balancing environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Also, nowadays governments, customers, and stakeholders’ pressure to remark environmental and social footprints have been increased. Decarbonising and sustainability of the supply chain is one of such novel ideas involving all the business value-adding operations. This includes purchasing, upstream, and downstream supply chains, distribution and collaboration with suppliers and patrons in a way that has the least negative environmental and social effects. To minimise energy consumption and carbon emissions in the supply chain operations we need to integrate carbon efficiency in suppliers, transportation, plants, distribution centers/warehouses all the way to the market. The main objective of this study is to investigate measuring eco-efficiency of suppliers in the supply chain with data envelopment analysis (DEA). It has the potential to minimise carbon footprints in the supply chain and to address the UN sustainability goals relating to creating a sustainable supply chain in measuring technical (operational), environmental and eco-efficiency of suppliers. In this paper, we model the necessity of simultaneous application of worst and best practice DEA in measuring eco-efficiency of suppliers to minimise carbon footprint in the supply chain. This model would help organisations to balance environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the supply chain in response to the UN sustainable development goals. It is found that this proposed model can provide a more reliable evaluation and selection of right suppliers considering their environmental and other traditional criteria. We also develop an integrated approach through DEA models for measuring technical (operational), environmental and ecoefficiency of suppliers. The proposed models are applied to evaluate the eco-efficiency of a manufacturing company in an automotive industry.
  • How to Improve Data Quality in Supply Chain? A Literature Survey

    Daniel, Jay; Satpleton, Drew; University of Derby; University of Wisconsin La Crosse (IEOM Society International, 2021-08)
    Data quality in supply chains is getting greater attention from both industries and researchers. As poor data quality could cost a fortune for supply chain partners, the quality of the data is becoming an important research topic within the supply chain management literature. There are many benefits in having good data quality in supply chains such as cutting costs and improving responsibility and accuracy along the chain. Increasingly customers are demanding details for transactional data and the source of the manufactured products, including raw materials, suppliers, etc. Having good data quality helps create efficient supply chains with greater accuracy and transparency. As there exists limited literature surveys in the supply chains and data quality contexts, this study explores data quality in supply chains through literature survey and bibliometric review. The bibliometric analysis for data quality has been proceeded employing a visualization software to elucidate the prominent keywords, publication trends, authors and their cooperation and active countries in this field. The study reveals some interesting findings about the direction and trends of data quality in supply chains and emerging research themes, leading countries, key authors and emerging research topics in this field.

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