The Hirsch index in manufacturing and Quality engineering
Article first published online: 2 MAR 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Quality and Reliability Engineering International
Volume 25, Issue 8, pages 987–995, December 2009
How to Cite
Franceschini, F. and Maisano, D. A. (2009), The Hirsch index in manufacturing and Quality engineering. Qual. Reliab. Engng. Int., 25: 987–995. doi: 10.1002/qre.1016
- Issue published online: 16 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 2 MAR 2009
- Hirsch index;
- synthesis indicator;
- performance evaluation;
- Quality engineering
The Hirsch index (h) is a recent bibliometric indicator for assessing the research output of scientists. Its most remarkable characteristics are immediate intuitive meaning, effective synthesis and easy calculation. With few modifications, the use of this indicator can be profitably extended to other fields beyond bibliometrics. The main novelty of the paper is to suggest some potential applications in manufacturing and Quality engineering, focussing the attention on the h capacity to aggregate and synthesize the most commonly used metrics in these areas. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.