Vicky Manthou

Vicky Manthou
University of Macedonia | UOM · Department of Applied Informatics

Doctor of Philosophy

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January 1992 - August 2015
University of Macedonia
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  • Management Information Systems Logistics Information Systems Health Information Systems SC in Health E-business/E-Commerce Information Systems/SC in Agriculture Waste Management Supply Chain Management

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As problems with health workers’ acceptance and satisfaction are now regarded among the most significant barriers to the diffusion of IS within health settings, the purpose of this paper is to examine which factors affect the level of satisfaction of medical and nursing staff with the use of information systems in the 424 Military Hospital in North...
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Purpose This case study describes the development and empirical validation of an easy-to-implement practical framework for improving hospital pharmacy inventory management. Summary Research suggests various inventory optimization models, which can lead to cost reductions while maintaining adequate service levels; however, they are facing limited a...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify the factors that managers have to take into consideration when they implement the strategic information systems planning (SISP) process to develop information systems (IS) in the logistics sector. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected using questionnaires to IS executives in Greek small-...
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The aim of this study is to assess the environmental performance of medium-sized bottled water producers. More specifically, the research incorporates a multiple case study approach by conducting life cycle assessment (LCA) for three organisations located in Kosovo that produce and distribute bottled water in the local and other European markets. T...
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Research on sustainability in the construction industry is common in construction journals addressing the potential adverse effects conventional practices have in the construction community. Sustainability is addressed through the environmental, social and economic impacts in literature and researchers and practitioners always drive the need for an...
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In recent years, many economic, technological and societal changes have transformed the agrifood sector. Such transformations significantly influence the entire food processing chain which includes agricultural production, food processing and distribution of food to customers. As Supply Chain Management (SCM) emphasizes on seeing the whole supply c...
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Abstract: Cloud computing is expected to be a fundamental part of e-government strategy in the upcoming years, contributing to the digitalgovernment transformation at national, regional and local-municipal level. Citizens relationship management (CiRM) represents a combination of methods and ICT applications used by governments to manage their rela...
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The concept of sustainability continues to rapidly grow in interest from disparate academic and industrial fields. This research aims to elucidate further the implications of the sustainability drivers upon project management methodological approaches specifically in the manufacturing industry. This paper studies the three prevalent dialogues in th...
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Sustainable Data-Driven, Evidence-based Decision Support, Applications to Environment and Energy Sector
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As business environment is getting more and more turbulent, effective strategic management and decision-making is necessary, thus the implementation of Strategic Information Systems is considered crucial to sustain competitive advantage. Such transformations significantly influence the entire food processing chain from agricultural production, thro...
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The assessment of airport performance constitutes a rather complicated problem that requires a deep understanding of the manifold aspects of airport performance and their associated trade-offs. The airport decision making process is further perplexed due to the extensive range of decisions of strategic, tactical, and operational level that need to...
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Despite the fact that Information Systems (IS) in hospitals increase the organizational value and performance, several Information Technology (IT) investments fail, due to the lack of strategic development. A strategic plan should include the strategy of healthcare organization or strategic aims the resulting information management strategies, the...
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In recent years, the agrifood sector has experienced many societal, economic and technological changes. Such transformations significantly influence the entire food processing chain from agricultural production, through food processing to the distribution of food to customers. As Supply Chain Management (SCM) emphasizes on seeing the whole supply c...
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Cloud computing is one of the latest ICT innovations, offering many advantages and leading to the digital transformation of private and public organizations. Despite the advantages, initiatives for cloud computing adoption in public administration are in early stage and relatively slow, comparing to initiatives for adoption in private organizations...
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This work researched ad hoc decision making practices in multiple project environments. The aim of this research was to analyze the organisational motives and organisational structure that influences ad hoc behaviors and practices and explored the factors facilitating or impeding the practice. The methodology comprised both quantitative and qualita...
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ERP systems, supporting and integrating all business processes across functions and offering real time information necessary for taking actions and making decisions, have prevailed in most enterprises worldwide. The costs involved in ERP implementations may be huge and must be justified by the outcomes. However, extant research has reported mixed a...
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Although hospitals need to utilize expertise and technology in order to enhance their sourcing processes, the diffusion of e-procurement appears to be relatively slow. Case study based research identified the need for practical frameworks aiming at providing healthcare practitioners with simple to implement approaches for initial e-procurement roll...
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This chapter reports on research investigating the benefits and barriers of e-Enabling Technologies such as e-Sourcing and e-Purchasing in the healthcare sector. The research is based on a case study conducted at the KAT General Hospital (KGH) in Athens, Greece, and examines aspects regarding the implementation of specific e-Sourcing and e- Purchas...
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The generation and accumulation of waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is growing fast, becoming one of the most complex waste streams the modern world faces. The effective and efficient management of this waste stream raises the interest of the global scientific and business community. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the fl...
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Competitive pressures and severe cuts in public healthcare spending force healthcare organizations to reconsider their business strategies and management practices. In this important industry, managers need not only lower costs but maintain at the same time a level of quality services. Supply chain management is currently regarded as having an impo...
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The study aims at examining the current practices of Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) providers regarding network formation. This research effort comprises three case studies, through in-depth interviews of 4PLs operating in the Greek market. This study has identified the absence of a standardised process for partner pre-selection, based on objective c...
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The rapid change in technology and other skills added to customers requiring highly specific and customized products, has lead to the need for far greater cooperation within and between firms. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is one of the tools that can help and change the way in which many companies communicate between each other. In this paper,...
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In this paper, we present the AgroMANAGER application. AgroMANAGER is a web-based application for farm management and particularly for organisation and administration of agricultural holdings. It is one of the main farm management applications of agroGOV.gr portal. The development of AgroMANAGER applications supports the farmer-manager in the diffi...
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The large volume of non-classified agricultural information over the internet increases the need of developing agricultural portals, where everyone involved with agriculture will be able to have access to the information easily and quickly. Portals play a key role in e-government, as they are the main access points for citizens to local, regional o...
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Business-to-business (B2B) electronic marketplaces (e-marketplaces) are characterized as the third wave of B2B e-commerce evolution and are gradually accepted by even more firms for satisfying their business needs. Specifically, they provide electronically value added communication, brokerage and integration services to both buyers and suppliers in...
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The agricultural sector plays a crucial role in the Greek economy. Cooperatives are an integral part of the agricultural sector and the logistics cost impacts the pricing policy of the agricultural products, taking into consideration the value added of all trading partners along the supply chain. Many governments all over Europe pay special attenti...
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Business-to-business (B2B) electronic marketplaces (e-marketplaces) are characterized as the third wave of B2B e-commerce evolution and are gradually accepted by even more firms for satisfying their business needs. Specifically, they provide electronically value added communication, brokerage and integration services to both buyers and suppliers in...
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The successful control of the physical flow of the products along the supply chain and product safety assurance depends on the existence of an efficient traceability system. This system must be able to identify each and every single unit produced and distributed from farm to fork. In this paper we present a web-based application that enables qualit...
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This paper examines the different approaches given in literature on the factors that influence the efficiency of traceability in the agri-food sector in a particular fresh produce supply chain. An empirical research was conducted, which enables a more descriptive and exploratory approach. The technique used in this research was semi-structured in d...
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Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the current level of Clinical Information Systems (CIS) adoption and sophistication in Greek public hospitals through a national web-based survey. To do so, a comprehensive measurement instrument that integrates the existing theoretical and empirical literature knowledge on CIS adoption in hospi...
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The trend of containerisation is prominent internationally, growing simultaneously with the rate of global sourcing. Ocean carriers face the need to move forward and provide maritime logistics instead of plain maritime transport. This paper examines this transition, analysing the transportation characteristics and the technological means that will...
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Among different approaches in business processes modelling procedure are those in virtual and dynamic organizational environments. In this paper, a conceptual framework for modelling business processes in Virtual Organizations is suggested, by introducing Web Services technology. Web Services can be the business enabler for the new organizational f...
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The international character of the web has already formed a highly competitive environment across e-learning projects. In this setting, universities and organizations are forced to incorporate e-learning practices or optimize current interactive, multi-mediated, learning environments based on past experience and applications and new emerging digita...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize e-business adoption and to generate understanding of the range of factors affecting the adoption process. The paper also aims at exploring the perceived impact of e-business adoption on logistics-related processes. Design/methodology/approach – Case study research, by conducting in-depth inter...
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Internet auctions are described as virtual marketplaces relying on Internet services, such as the World Wide Web and Internet protocols to conduct auctions. Some of their inherent advantages are their access to a larger pool of potential suppliers and buyers, the removal of both time and space constraints, the increase of information availability a...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present an effectiveness conceptual framework to evaluate the overall performance of corporate advertising web sites towards the multiple advertising, promotional and relationship marketing objectives of their establishment. Specifically, communication, feedback and customer support policies are examined in...
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The university is considered a participative organisation from its constitution. Thus, it can support, help and formulate an effective working environment for its academic staff. The work of academic researchers is based on the quality and quantity of their own research production. Universities today function in a competitive global environment. Ap...
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The efficacy, quality, responsiveness, and value of healthcare services provided is increasingly attracting the attention and the questioning of governments, payers, patients, and healthcare providers. Investments on integration technologies and integration of supply chain processes, has been considered as a way towards removing inefficiencies in t...
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Successful e-learning applications are based upon integrated marketing strategy, which involves thorough market and target group analysis. Understanding target group specific needs and characteristics, analyzing environmental factors, determining strategic and tactical aims, as well as, planning the requiring marketing mix elements are considered i...
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Business‐to‐business (B2B) electronic marketplaces(e‐marketplaces) provide electronically value added communication, brokerage and integration services to buyers and suppliers in specific horizontal or vertical markets by supporting basic market functions, meeting management needs for information and process support. The purpose of this article is...
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Successful companies seem to be, nowadays, those that have carefully linked their internal processes to external suppliers and customers in unique supply chains (Frohlich and Westbrook 2001, Boyer, Frohlich and Hult 2004). In this effort towards linking internal processes to external suppliers and customers, the sharing of information among enterpr...
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To address risk during Supply Chain (SC) operations, it is required to identify and address risk origins. To overcome the rigidity of probabilistic and reaction based mechanisms, focus needs to be driven within an operational field that spans outside the borders of the traditional SC. Exploring the dynamics outside the SC operational environment an...
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B2B e-marketplaces provide electronically value added communication, brokerage and integration services to buyers and suppliers in specific horizontal or vertical markets by supporting basic market functions, meeting management needs for information and process support. The purpose of this paper is to provide a contingent typology framework regardi...
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The selection of the most qualified R&D proposals, among a large number of submitted ones for funding, is performed by research funding agencies, after an evaluation process. During this process the agencies are faced with difficulties regarding the length of time, reviewers' selection, reliability and effectiveness of evaluation. In this paper, th...
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In today's rapidly changing and increasingly competitive marketplace, educational institutions have to positioned and assert themselves, adopting appropriate e-learning strategies, which could fit in their working patterns. The current situation in the Greek environment reveals the interest of the educational institutions to exploit the emerging fi...
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A fundamental requirement for achieving continuity of care is commonly accepted to be the integration and interoperability of different clinical oriented systems towards the realization of a "longitudinal" Electronic Healthcare Record. To enable seamless integration of various kinds of IT applications into a healthcare network, a commonly accepted...
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IMPROHEALTH II is a European pilot project funded by the Leonardo Da Vinci action program, aiming to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare services through vocational education and training of healthcare professionals. One of the main goals of this project is the establishment of a web based virtual quality center (VQC),...
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The objectives of the research were to identify factors that influence e-business adoption and its impact on logistics processes in the Greek food industry. Drawing on existing research, a conceptual framework and propositions were developed and six in depth case studies were carried out. In the framework, three major categories of influencing fact...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the concept of supply chain collaboration and to provide an overall framework that can be used as a conceptual landmark for further empirical research. In addition, the concept is explored in the context of agri-food industry and particularities are identified. Finally, the paper submits empirical e...
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Healthcare organisations are increasingly being challenged to look at their operations and find opportunities to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of their supply chain services. In light of this situation, there is an apparent need for healthcare organisations to invest in integration technologies and to achieve the integration of...
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The Internet's potential impact on supply chain operations is often approached in the literature in a quite generic way due to the complex nature of supply chains and the different levels of operations' integration. Drawing on existing research, this paper proposes an overall framework of supply chain integration and then attempts to provide a cate...
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Among different approaches in business processes modeling procedure are those in virtual and dynamic organizational environments. In this chapter, a conceptual framework for modeling business processes in virtual organizations is suggested, by introducing Web services technology. Web services can be the business enabler for the new organizational f...
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Among different approaches in business processes modelling procedure are those in virtual and dynamic organizational environments. In this paper, a conceptual framework for modelling business processes in Virtual Organizations is suggested, by introducing Web Services technology. Web Services can be the business enabler for the new organizational f...
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A fundamental requirement for achieving continuity of care and supporting clinical and administrative work in healthcare organizations is commonly accepted to be the integration and interoperability of both valuable legacy systems and new technologies. However, there is much marketplace confusion today in the healthcare domain, due to the variety o...
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The Virtual Pre-Incubator Accelerator (ViPiA) is a two-year project funded by the European Commission. The main goal of the programme is to create a training package for would-be entrepreneurs to assist them in developing their new venture concepts to a level at which they become attractive to potential investors. This paper describes and discusses...
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The Internet’s unbounded opportunity for inter-firm exchanges is limited by concerns about trust, however, little is known about the development and formation of trust in the area of electronic business-to-business relationships. Drawing on existing research the aim of paper is to explore differences arising between trust in the traditional and in...
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Integration is a challenging problem that has tormented businesses for many years. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are enterprise-wide systems that automate all of a company's business processes and replace legacy systems, integrating all departments and functions across a company in a single computer system that runs off a single databa...
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Collaboration among enterprises has been rendered as one of the most important issues in the business agenda, either as a result of the globalisation and deregulation of markets or as a result of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution. Both factors have created a business reality where success in the collaboration practices f...
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This paper presents and analyses the Virtual Pre-Incubator approach. In brief, Virtual Incubation can act as a stepping stone for potential pre-incubator and incubator clients. On the basis of the above-mentioned approach, a pilot project is established with the purpose of providing an environment where all would-be entrepreneurs, with a feasible b...
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In the agri-food industry, Internet-based applications changed the way companies conduct business mainly by facilitating activities that were already taking place, rather by giving birth to virtual networks creation. Due to the specific characteristics of the sector, Internet’s huge potential has not been fully exploited yet, still remaining a new...
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The establishment of an integrated Partner Relationship Management (PRM) system can potentially address several aspects of channel collaboration in a digital environment and offers a wide range of benefits to the members of the logistics networks. In this paper, a logistics partnerships typology is suggested related to the channel management in a v...
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The undisputed link of the agricultural sector with regional economies, along with the increased competition, fosters agri-business companies to rethink their business philosophy and to transform from isolated firms to members of more extended business formations. The paper examines a particular type of business network, the cluster. It focuses on...
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Establishing supply chain and relationship management systems that provide member organisations with the materials required (in the desired quantity and quality, at the desired location, at the right time and the lowest possible cost) is a continuous challenge for supply chain management. The proliferation of new communication and information techn...
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As organisations confront a dynamic global environment, they are increasingly forced to create virtual networks so as to remain competitive. These networks focus on joint performance, joint development of strategic objectives and commitment to share risks. As a result, they need to exchange information automatically with their trading partners and...
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The establishment of an integrated Partner Relationship Management (PRM) system can potentially address several aspects of channel collaboration in a digital environment and offers a wide range of benefits to the members of the logistics networks. In this paper, a logistics partnerships typology is suggested related to the channel management in a v...