Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline

Articles from Vol. 19, Annual

Alternatives for Pragmatic Responses to Group Work Problems
Abstract Group work can provide a valuable learning experience, one that is especially relevant for those preparing to enter the information system workforce. While much has been discussed about effective means of delivering the benefits of collaborative...
A Review of Information Privacy and Its Importance to Consumers and Organizations
Abstract The privacy of personal information is an important area of focus in today's electronic world, where information can so easily be captured, stored, and shared. In recent years it has regularly featured as a topic in news media and has become...
Assessment of Project Website Sustainability: Case of the Arctic EIA Project
Abstract In many cases, temporary websites may be simple, accessible solutions for knowledge management and dissemination of information. However, such sites may become outdated as the funding ends, but yet in many cases, still publicly available...
Building an Informing Business School: A Case Study of USF's Muma College of Business
Abstract As the complexity of a system grows, the challenge of informing the stakeholders of that system grows correspondingly. Nowhere is that challenge more daunting than in business education, where globalization, technological innovation, and...
Citizen Science and Biomedical Research: Implications for Bioethics Theory and Practice
Abstract Certain trends in scientific research have important relevance to bioethics theory and practice. A growing stream of literature relates to increasing transparency and inclusivity of populations (stakeholders) in scientific research, from...
Design Science Research for Personal Knowledge Management System Development - Revisited
Abstract The article presents Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) as an overdue individualized as well as a collaborative approach for knowledge workers. Designing a PKM-supporting system, however, resembles a so-called "wicked" problem (ill-defined;...
Effectiveness of Agile Implementation Methods in Business Intelligence Projects from an End-User Perspective
Abstract The global Business Intelligence (BI) market grew by 10% in 2013 according to the Gartner Report. Today organizations require better use of data and analytics to support their business decisions. Internet power and business trend changes...
Entry Level Systems Analysts: What Does the Industry Want?
Abstract This study investigates the skill sets necessary for entry level systems analysts. Towards this end, the study combines two sources of data, namely, a content analysis of 200 systems analysts' online job advertisements and a survey of 20...
Genetic-Linked Inattentiveness Protects Individuals from Internet Overuse: A Genetic Study of Internet Overuse Evaluating Hypotheses Based on Addiction, Inattention, Novelty-Seeking and Harm-Avoidance
Abstract The all-pervasive Internet has created serious problems, such as Internet overuse, which has triggered considerable debate over its relationship with addiction. To further explore its genetic susceptibilities and alternative explanations...
Influence of Information Product Quality on Informing Users: A Web Portal Context
Abstract Web portals have been used as information products to deliver personalized, feature-rich, and flexible information needs to Internet users. However, all portals are not equal. Most of them have relatively a small number of visitors, while...
Key Design Characteristics for Developing Usable E-Commerce Websites in the Arab World
Abstract This research aims to suggest key design characteristics that are necessary for developing usable e-commerce websites in the Arab world. A comprehensive usability evaluation of four leading Arab e-commerce websites was conducted using the...
KnoWare: A System for Citizen-Based Environmental Monitoring
Abstract Non-expert scientists are frequently involved in research requiring data acquisition over large geographic areas. Despite mutual benefits for such "citizen science", barriers also exist, including 1) difficulty maintaining user engagement...
Montage: Expanding the Concept of Informing through Cinematic Concepts
Abstract In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History", Walter Benjamin suggests that all cultural treasures "owe their existence not only to the efforts of the great minds and talents who have created them, but also to the anonymous toil of their...
Organizational Creativity and IT-Based Support
Abstract The main aim of this paper is to provide a theoretically and empirically grounded discussion on IT-based organizational creativity support. This study attempts to answer the following questions: (1) what is the issue of organizational creativity...
Predicting the Use of Twitter in Developing Countries: Integrating Innovation Attributes, Uses and Gratifications, and Trust Approaches
Abstract Based on the diffusion of innovation (DOI) theory (Rogers, 2003), the uses and gratifications (U&G) theory (Blunder & Katz, 1974), and trust theory (Mayer, Davis, & Schoorman, 1995), this study investigated the factors that...
The X-Factor of Cultivating Successful Entrepreneurial Technology-Enabled Start-Ups
Abstract In the fast changing global economic landscape, the cultivation of sustainable entrepreneurial ventures is seen as a vital mechanism that will enable businesses to introduce new innovative products to the market faster and more effectively...
Warranty of Misinforming as an Option in Product Utilization Process
Abstract The following definition of "option" is given in Wikipedia - "In finance, an option is a contract, which gives the buyer (the owner or holder) the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset or instrument at a specified...
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