Varun Gupta's research while affiliated with Fachhochschule Potsdam and other places

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This book provides a compilation of scholarly chapters that focus on the various components of technical and professional communication (TPC) that, together, give it a distinct identity, and that must be sustainable. Reflection and upkeep of TPC components maintain the longevity of its identity. By critically analyzing what these fragments signify...
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This chapter presents the review of literature based on which research gaps were identified and further research undertaken to fill those gaps. The literature review helped to conceptualise the previous research studies into a framework that provides overall visualisation of the research as disseminated in the book.
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Summary points about academic, freelancing, and customer-driven value proposition innovations that are more long-lasting are provided in this chapter to wrap up the subject. Dynamic capabilities play a clear role in having ongoing value proposition developments. Various abilities come into play when these components of the open innovation ecosystem...
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This chapter of the book aims to provide insights into multiple research methods employed to meet formulated research objectives. First, generic overview of research methodology adopted in conducting research is specified. After that, focus is made on research methods employed to conduct the research. This involves systematic literature reviews (ma...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing (CC) are different, which is why each technology has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the task/operation that a business wants to optimize. Nowadays, it is easy to confuse both by simply associating CC with the widespread theme of AI. This way, companies that want to implement AI kn...
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This chapter summarizes the ten articles that make up the book. These articles provide the results of the research that are the responses to the research questions. These findings have already been published in high-quality international venues, offering a great foundation for disseminating them to the scientific community.
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This chapter introduces the outcomes of the research. The outcomes of individual or multiple research studies for each research question are presented. Finally, the discussion section presents the in depth exploration of the research outcomes. The in depth exploration aims to highlight that how freelancers could be integrated as virtual team member...
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This book provides an up-to-date, research-based, but practical and accessible description of contemporary technical communication practice in a global environment. It gives readers a thorough understanding of the technical communication field by emphasizing how it should be viewed as a profession, how one might pursue a career in it, and finally h...
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This book provides an up-to-date, practical, and accessible description of the world of collaboration in work. The book aids readers in developing their awareness of the intricate area of collaboration, identifying the difficulties involved and discovering doable strategies for strategically promoting it to achieve their collaborative goals. As muc...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to identify the factors leading to adoption of social networking sites (SNS) by librarians of entrepreneurial libraries to provide support to business community in their market research. Identification of these adoption factors will help to design SNS in the way that led to their seamless diffusion in university...
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This paper presents a fuzzy inference method to investigate the impact of project-based assessment on the desirable outcomes by analyzing students creative and critical thinking, collaborative decision-making, and communication skills with realistic constraints and standards through theory and practical implementation in (a) course attainment and (...
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Requirement Engineering (RE) for determining a product's value proposition involves a close relationship with potential customers in order to better understand their requirements. The startup community investigates market demands through a series of experiments in which assumptions are continually validated as the product evolves. Validation is typ...
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Software startups bring innovative products to the market. However, such innovation is at the cost of highly educated guesswork about customer expectations and quick decision making by persons responsible for strategic planning and implementation. It is therefore of interest to understand the challenges and practices faced by startups that aim to r...
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The importance of scholarly literature on startup capacities to stimulate innovation in pandemic times is highlighted in this chapter. The scholarly literature can help startups looking for opportunities or solutions in the face of a pandemic, but knowledge acquisition from secondary materials may be limited due to the growing number of publication...
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In highly dynamic situations, entrepreneurs build value propositions in resource-constrained conditions. The activity is set up as a series of experiments, with each one aimed at validating value proposition-related assumptions with customers. Validation entails interactions between potential customers and the startup team utilizing prototypes, whi...
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Startups use prototyping to develop and validate their products and business models. For startups, it is important to have a good knowledge of relevant adoption factors, to make decisions regarding which prototyping technology to adopt. In this article, we identify such factors based on our practical experiences of startups in various industries. W...
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Internet of Things (IoT) systems are revolutionizing traditional living to a new digital living style. In the past, a lot of investigations have been carried out to improve the technological challenges and issues of IoT and have focused on achieving the full potential of IoT. The foremost requisite for IoT software system developers seeking a compe...
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University libraries can be powerful cornerstones of an open innovation ecosystem for entrepreneurs. They are a source of worldwide market research for entrepreneurs looking to expand outside national borders with their existing enterprises. Social networking sites (SNS), which have been widely adopted by libraries as a means of engaging with stude...
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In distributed software development, planning and managing fair and transparent task allocation is both critical and challenging. The objective of this paper is to propose a decentralized blockchain-oriented, transparent task allocation framework to improve the quality of the task allocation process. It addresses the concerns of (i) enhancing colla...
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The research chapter proposes a crowdsourcing and gamification based Requirements Engineering (RE) process that help software engineers to identify the features for the social sector applications and rank them. Requirements engineering activities are conducted by converging the diverse perspectives of the heterogenous crowds (i.e., citizens), which...
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The social innovation requires active involvement of all open innovation ecosystem elements including citizens. The social innovation actual impacts are evident if the technology solves the real social needs and is suitable to be adopted in the working context of the citizens. This chapter highlights the various implications on innovation ecosystem...
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Requirements Engineering (RE) is a co-creation process that requires continuous involvement of the users. Diversity in the user’s segments helps to provide holistic view of the expected solution from multiple perspectives to the software engineers but this diversity is a great challenge for software engineers in social sector context. The objective...
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Gamification and crowdsourcing had been widely employed in software engineering activities (especially Requirements Engineering (RE)) to leverage the power of diverse software related knowledge distributed among a crowd of motivated stakeholders. These technologies require technological platforms (for instance, social networks) to actively involve...
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Multimedia prototypes of varying degrees of fidelity and interactivity could be a powerful tool for early stage startups to validate their business model assumptions especially product value proposition. This grounds on the prototype's ability to enhance user experience (UX) thereby making their feedback more accurate and reliable. This article rep...
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The coronavirus has taught a good lesson to those who carp about online hackathons by showing their potential in terms of the increasing number of events and resulting pandemic solutions. Student entrepreneurs could derive business value for an idea by leveraging the two biggest opportunities provided by online hackathons: the diversity of the crow...
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The microenterprises called Startups perform series of interactions with potential customers using prototypes to validate the business model related assumptions, especially value proposition. Value proposition refers to the value the product is going to offer to the customers by providing them benefits and addressing their difficulties in getting t...
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Universities and their libraries are well-positioned to provide a rich source of market information that can help resource-constrained start-ups to globalise their business operations. As one of the more important elements of the innovation ecosystem, knowledge-sharing can help start-ups to make data-driven, strategic decisions, rather than basing...
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Startups could foster open innovation by partnering with other startups as external sources of innovation. The ever-growing network of diverse software startups is an opportunity for these startups to gain access to significant knowledge and expertise from the broader network. This peer partnering allows them to bridge gaps in their competencies th...
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The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has forced the education stakeholders to adopt online education as a substitute for face to face education despite the varied perceptions about effectiveness of online courses. The goal of this commentary is to leverage collaborations between universities to complement online learning offered by the parent univer...
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Context: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to a turbulent business environment, resulting in market uncertainties, frustrations, and rumors. Wrongly held beliefs—or myths—can hinder startups from turning new market opportunities into their favor (for example, by failing at diversification decisions) or undertaking wrong business...
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Passive knowledge procurement in face-to-face learning is no longer the way education is imparted in higher education these days. Instead, new and developing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are emerging as a promising paradigm for creating a profound change in digitizing education. It facilitates active learning with the enhancemen...

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... It implements realistic practical standard learning approaches and discipline. It captures the parameters of the assessment and definition of outcome-based learning of students, (Goyal, Gupta, & Gupta, 2022). In addition, learning out-based allows students to create learning and solve learning tasks on the discipline of teaching in purposive communication, and builds alignment in the outcome-based learning to support the activities of learning desire and achievement which is a requirement in purposive communication as part of the curriculum, (Guo, et al., 2022, pp. ...
... De manera que la formación de personas ha sido siempre un compromiso de las universidades con la sociedad, de ahí que deben enfocarse en los criterios técnicos de cada una de las carreras y además en la integración de aspectos humanos que fortalezcan al individuo y lo hagan partícipe de un escenario profesional donde prevalezcan sus habilidades sociales, que serán el eje fundamental de su desempeño "La industrialización inclusiva y sostenible, junto con la innovación y la infraestructura, pueden dar rienda suelta a las fuerzas económicas dinámicas y competitivas que generan el empleo y los ingresos. Estas desempeñan un papel clave a la hora de introducir y promover nuevas tecnologías, facilitar el comercio internacional y permitir el uso eficiente de los recursos" (Naciones Unidas, 2020), por lo tanto, la humanidad sufre un reto en la economía y los factores medioambientales, y es aquí donde la educación, la innovación y los nuevos desarrollos tecnológicos serán los aliados para encaminar soluciones eficientes y eficaces (Gupta, Rubalcaba, Gupta, & Pereira, 2022). ...
... There are only a few empirical studies that have examined which key characteristics of BR importantly affect software implementation project success. Moreover, existing surveys are concentrating on business rules (i.e., taxonomy of BR organizing approaches regarding business process compliance [14], factors affecting the business process and BR integration [15], dynamically stable business processes operation [16], modeling context for BR management [17], etc.) or on software project success (such as soft skills for IT project success [18], scope creep factors and their impact on software project success [19], agile software project success [20], transparent task allocation [21], etc.), but there are no studies on the conjunction of those two topics. Therefore, there is a significant gap in knowledge about which key characteristics of BR affect software implementation project success. ...
... Analysis of scientific sources regarding various aspects of the creation and use of digital libraries in higher education institutions shows that research is conducted by both foreign and national scientists: T. Aalberg, F. Duchateau, M. Hall, T. Merccun and T. Risse [1]; R. Barbalace, T. Maharjan and M. Lotts [4]; A. Franca [6]; V. Gupta and L. Rubalcaba [8]; G. Kamau and A. Elegwa [9]; N. Li [12]; K. Owolabi, N. Okorie, O. Yemi-Peters, S. Oyetola, T. Bello and B. Oladokun [15]; M. Rafi, Z. Jian Ming and K. Ahmad [16]; C. Riehman-Murphy, A. Holloway and M. Mattson [17]; W. Shire and P. McKinney [18]; T. Singh and J. Singh [19]. ...
... They provide an overview of challenges faced by these collaborations and provide practical and experiencebased keys to building a successful partnership by using a phased approach. This work relates to previous publications in EMR that provided insights into collaborations between academia-startups [4] and startup-startup collaborations [5]. ...
... It will be desirable to seek outside assistance if China hopes to win this competition. The first step might be to assess the impact of international students' online blended learning on other countries and look for diversified channels to rebuild the system while easing the restrictive Covid policy (Baroni & Lazzari, 2022;Bolon et al., 2020;Bulaeva et al., 2017;Gupta, 2021). Alternatively, it might be to increase trade cooperation scale through financial power with ASEAN countries in order to attract more international students and maintain global competition (Ashour, 2020;Lomer & Anthony-Okeke, 2019;Paez et al., 2009). ...
... Before investing in start-ups' capital, according to research (Gupta & Rubalcaba, 2021;Influence, 2011), their prospective exit strategies Since VCs' funds often only last up to 10 years, they worry about whether they will be able to dispose of their investment promptly. Consequently, start-up capital's decision to invest in a venture depends on their estimations of the probabilities and timing of specific planned departure options (Brattström & Jordan, 2018). ...
... Conceptual parallels could therefore be drawn between the constantly evolving functionality of an AI-based application and the timeline feature of certain social media applications offering a near-infinite source of novelty to drive compulsive and, or addicted use (as extreme forms of continued use) [29]. Non-AI-based [30] Empirical study Initial use Ensemble [31][32][33] Empirical study Initial use Proxy [34] Literature review Initial use Proxy [35,36] Empirical study Continued use Ensemble [37,38] Empirical study Continued use Proxy [39] Literature review Continued use Proxy AI-based [40,41] Literature review n/a Computational [42,43] Conceptual study n/a Proxy [44][45][46][47] Empirical study Initial use Proxy [48] Literature review Initial use Proxy [49] Empirical study Initial use Proxy/Comp. [50] Empirical study Initial use Proxy [51] Empirical study Continued use Proxy Similarly, with non-AI-based applications records, the majority of screened publications adopted a proxy view of the AI-based applications, whereas the remainder of the records adopted a computational view, thus concentrating expressly on the "capabilities of the technology to represent, manipulate, store, retrieve, and transmit information" [25, p. 127]. ...