Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline

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A Bibliometric Study of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline
Introduction The fields of Informing Science (IS) were defined in 1999, by Eli Cohen in his seminal article as "The fields that comprise the discipline of Informing Science provide their clientele with information in a form, format, and schedule...
Are We Really Having an Impact? A Comprehensive Approach to Assessing Improvements in Critical Thinking in an MBA Program
Introduction While executives and faculty recognize the importance of critical thinking skills for business graduates, according to Datar, Garvin, and Cullen (2010) it is often debated whether students come into the MBA program with these skills,...
Case Method Management
Introduction I was exposed to "case method" teaching in both the Harvard Law School J.D. and the Harvard Business School Doctoral Program. However, it was really during my nine years of teaching in classrooms at the INCAE Business School and the...
Case Studies in Agribusiness: An Interview with Ray Goldberg
Introduction In a recent article published in Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin titled "What's the Big Idea?" (Emmons, Hanna, & Thompson, 2012), a timeline was presented highlighting the 20 of the most significant advances in the 100 year...
Culture, Complexity, and Informing: How Shared Beliefs Can Enhance Our Search for Fitness
Introduction Culture can be described as a system of knowledge, beliefs, procedures, attitudes, and artifacts that is shared within a group. That the cultures with which each of us connects exert a strong influence on our behaviors is beyond dispute....
Decision Processes in Introducing Hybrid Agricultural Plants: ECOM Coffee Group Case Study
Introduction In early 2010 executives of an international coffee exporting firm approached the agribusiness faculty of a well-known Central American business school for assistance in a decision to continue investing in the research and production...
Exploring the Role of Communication Media in the Informing Science Model: An Information Technology Project Management Perspective
Introduction The goal of this paper is to expand understanding of the role of the medium or communication channel in the Informing Science framework. To achieve this goal, we explore prior research applying to the domain of Information Technology...
Informing Patterns of Student Case Writing
Introduction During the years 2002 and 2003, sixteen teams of undergraduate students in economics and management from a public university in Croatia participated in the development of teaching cases on decisions facing the managers of Croatian enterprises....
Invited Paper: Evidence for Addressing the Unsolved through EdGe-Ucating or Can Informing Science Promote Democratic Knowledge Production?
Introduction This article suggests that it is possible to tap the potential intellectual energy of ordinary citizens to work at the frontiers of scientific breakthroughs. It offers evidence that this can be done by applying educational experiences...
Meanings for Case Protagonists of the Informing Process Occurring during Case Production and Discussion: A Phenomenological Analysis
Introduction Gill (2011), who defines an informing institution as "any organization whose principal purpose revolves around informing," indicates that there are two reasons why the case-method is a powerful means for informing business practice...
Online Learning and Case Teaching: Implications in an Informing Systems Framework
Introduction Universities throughout the world are investing heavily in online learning with very high expectations. In mid-2012, after the launching of EdX, a joint effort by MIT and Harvard, its President declared, "We really haven't applied technology--computing...
Openness of Information-Communications Systems: The Rescue Tool for Preserving Information Age Heritage
Introduction From the first days of human history, people wanted to store information in order to establish collective memory for future generations. The history of information storage started in pre-historic time--the first stage achieved by writing...
Student Interaction with Content in Online and Hybrid Courses: Leading Horses to the Proverbial Water
Introduction Interaction that results in knowledge transfer is the basis of education - interactions between teacher and student, student and student, and student and content (Moore, 1989). In the traditional classroom, the primary mode of interaction...
Testing a Model of Users' Web Risk Information Seeking Intention
Introduction Evolved from a mere catalog tool, the web now has become a platform for electronic commerce, social networking, entertainment, and much more; however, more aggressive risks appear with increasing web functionalities (Waldow & Gorelik,...
The Role of Case Studies in Informing Systems: Introduction to the Special Series
Introduction This Special Series is dedicated to a particular type of case study that Grandon Gill, Professor of Business Administration now teaching at the University of Southern Florida, has defended and championed in academic circles over the...
The Social Network Application Post-Adoptive Use Model (SNAPUM): A Model Examining Social Capital and Other Critical Factors Affecting the Post-Adoptive Use of Facebook
Introduction Social Networking Applications (SNAs) have experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. The term Social Networking Application is used in this paper instead of the more common Social Networking Site (SNS) because it is less platform...
YouTube: An Effective Web 2.0 Informing Channel for Health Education to Prevent STDs
Introduction The successful delivery of accurate, timely, and relevant health information that promotes knowledge acquisition and behavior change in targeted populations is a primary goal for public health educators (Valencia, Kingston, Nakamura,...
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