Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge and Management

Articles from Vol. 7, Annual

Barriers to the Effective Deployment of Information Assets: An Executive Management Perspective
Introduction The Resource Based View (RBV) of the firm (Barney, 1991, 2001) argues that organisations possess resources such as land, labour, capital, and Information Assets that enable them to achieve competitive advantage and superior long-term...
Constructive Simulation as a Collaborative Learning Tool in Education and Training of Crisis Staff
Introduction Modern armies have significantly changed their missions during last decades. Help in natural and man-made disasters such as floods, earthquakes, fires, nuclear and chemical accidents and pollutions gained the importance. These complex...
Costs and Benefits of Facebook for Undergraduate Students
Introduction Educational institutions and students use the Internet in general and online social networks in particular as tools to convey information. One of the communication tools used by many students in their daily life is Facebook. In recent...
Critical Success Factors for Implementing Business Intelligence Systems in Small and Medium Enterprises on the Example of Upper Silesia, Poland
Introduction Business Intelligence is the subject of an extensive discussion in the literature. The interest in this subject has increased significantly when the opinions began to appear indicating that BI systems are an important component of a...
Design and Implementation Challenges to an Interactive Social Media Based Learning Environment
Introduction The advent of social media has dramatically altered the way many people interact with their peers, the public, and the world at large. Twitter gives users instantly updated windows into the lives of those they follow. Sites like Fitocracy...
Determinants of Intent to Continue Using Online Learning: A Tale of Two Universities
Introduction As more university systems leverage advanced technologies to offer online courses, understanding the drivers of student satisfaction and student learning outcomes has become increasingly important. This particular research investigates...
Experiencing Creativity in the Organization: From Individual Creativity to Collective Creativity
Introduction In today's business world, innovations provide companies with major opportunities and advantages. Innovation can be defined as the outcome of a set of activities that use knowledge to create new value to those benefiting from its use...
Innovative Teaching Using Simulation and Virtual Environments
Introduction Modern service systems are complex, multi-actor systems of a distributed nature. For teaching and studying how interactions, decisions, and collaboration of different parties are managed when designing and deploying complex systems,...
Introduction to the Special Section on Game-Based Learning: Design and Applications
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is a very broad and increasingly mature research field. It encompasses a variety of research topics, ranging from the study of different pedagogical approaches, teaching techniques, and strategies for online learning...
Life Skills Developed by Those Who Have Played in Video Game Tournaments
Introduction and Purpose of the Study The number of people playing electronic video games in the United States of America is quite large. It has been estimated that, in 2011, video games were played in 71% of households in the country (entertainment...
Locating the Weak Points of Innovation Capability before Launching a Development Project
Introduction Innovation capability has been recognised as a future success factor. Companies are interested in developing their innovation capability, and the research community has developed various methods to assist managers in their development...
Social Networking in Undergraduate Education
Introduction Web-based communication technologies have collided during the past decade resulting in a meteoric paradigm shift that has permanently altered human discourse (Turkle, 2008). Previously held concepts of personal expression, privacy,...
Social Networking, Teaching, and Learning
Today's students and educators live in the world of Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and YouTube. These and many other social networking and social media applications are part of the so-called Social Web (i.e., Web 2.0), best characterised by the notions...
Text-Based Collaborative Work and Innovation: Effects of Communication Media Affordances on Divergent and Convergent Thinking in Group-Based Problem-Solving
Introduction Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is increasingly being used to support collaborative work in a variety of organizational settings (Kuo & Yu, 2009). An example of this is the frequent occurrence of virtual groups involved with...
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