Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations

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Vol. 6-7, Annual

Internal Intellectual Assets: A Management Interpretation
Introduction Information and knowledge management is an evolving discipline and is increasingly growing in importance for organizations. Organizational knowledge is a key factor in management practices (Garcia-Parra, Simo, Sallan, & Mundet 2009)....
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Comparing and Prioritizing the Factors Affecting Purchase Decisions in Innovation Adoption in a Post-Secondary Educational Setting
Introduction The innovation adoption process is among the most studied topics in IT research (Hirschheim, 2007; Travica, 2008; Venkatesh, Davis, & Morris, 2007; Williams, Dwivedi, Lal, & Schwarz, 2009; Wolfe, 1994). "It is a process through...
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The Emergence of Electronic Word-of-Mouth as a Marketing Channel for the Digital Marketplace
Introduction The emerging digital marketplace, with the Internet as a key facilitator, is an amorphous web of connections among producers and consumers (Berman, Abraham, Battino, Shipnuck, & Neus, 2007). The Internet has also presented a synergistic...
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Involvement in Small Community Based Organisations' Websites
Introduction Community Based Organisation (CBO) is the loose title for a category of organisations that service a wide range of the community, such as a school, a sporting body, a community centre, or a charity (Burgess & Bingley, 2008). CBOs...
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Vol. 5, Annual

Information Systems and Intra-Organisational Power: Exploring Power & Political Aspects Associated with the Adoption of a Knowledge Sharing System in an IT Services Department
Introduction The importance of investigating social and contextual factors relating to information systems adoption in organisations is illustrated by a number of scholars in the literature (Kling, 1977; Markus, 1983; Orlikowski, 1992; Thomas, 1994;...
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Teaching Role-Playing Instruction in Second Life: An Exploratory Study
Introduction School organizations need to provide teachers with ample opportunities for skill development and individual training, knowledge, and practice sharing through collaborative work, team planning, critical thinking, and reflection. Teachers...
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An Inclusive Linguistic Framework for Botswana: Reconciling the State and Perceived Marginalized Communities
Introduction Botswana is a multiethnic society with different linguistic dialects. Each ethnic group believes that their language should be mainstreamed in the officialdom of the state and used in education as the media of instruction, government,...
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Four Tactics of Establishing and Preserving Data Stability
Introduction There have been many articles focusing on the theme of information centric approaches, resulting in integrated databases. The notions of data integration and information resource management have been highly appreciated as being very...
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Competencies and Learning for Management Information Systems
Introduction A classical model in the organisational learning literature is based on a main distinction between tacit and explicit knowledge (Nonaka, 1994). Tacit knowledge concerns skills, crafts, and know-how, and it is validated when used in...
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Using Contradictions to Ravel Teaching and Learning Challenges in a Blended Is Course in an African University
Introduction As university student interaction and sharing of electronic resources in Web-enabled environments are becoming an embedded practice (Ng'ambi & Rambe, 2008), educators are under pressure to evolve pedagogical approaches (Salmon,...
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The Chief Information Officer: A Review of the Role
Introduction The establishment of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role suggests that senior management formally recognize that information is a valuable resource and must be managed at a senior level within the organization. However, currently,...
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Vol. 4, Annual

MXIT: Uses, Perceptions and Self-Justifications
Introduction Social Interaction Technologies (SITs) have expanded the ways in which people communicate. They have added methods of social networking (Valenzuela, Park, & Lee, 2008). According to Mitrano (2006, p. 17), the technology offers people...
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An Investigation of a Knowledge Management Solution for the Improvement of Reference Services
Introduction In recent years, researchers have recognized the importance of knowledge as an asset to an organization (Gandhi, 2004; Rowley, 1999). Knowledge resides in various places in an organization and represents experiences, education, and...
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Between Unwanted and Disowned Child: A Comparative Study of Adoption of Self-Service Systems
Introduction This article presents a comparative case study of information systems that are based on enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and are designed to be used in a self-service mode: a human resources management system (HRMS) in Utilities...
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Communication and Culture in Global Software Development: The Case of Mauritius and South Africa
Introduction Global Software Development (GSD) involves the development of application software through interactions of people, organizations, and technology across nations with different backgrounds, languages, and working styles (Herbsleb &...
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Design Alternatives for a MediaWiki to Support Collaborative Writing
Introduction Wikis can be used to facilitate collaborative writing. Through the use of a wiki for a group writing project we discovered that some processes can be added to wikis to support collaborative group writing in higher education. Collaborative...
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The Role of Intrinsic Motivation in System Adoption: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Introduction Gaining knowledge is the primary focus of all stakeholders in higher educational institutions because it is fundamental to the learning process of students. Maximizing the ability to gain knowledge implies that continued efforts should...
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Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Social Capital in Aboriginal Communities in Canada
Introduction In Canada, the last several years have seen a significant growth in information and communication technology (ICT) opportunities, particularly in relation to online capabilities. A diverse number of Aboriginal communities have been...
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An African Pioneer Comes of Age: Evolution of Information and Communication Technologies in Uganda
Introduction A specific international discourse dominated development theory and practice in much of the 1990s. The issues were framed around the utility of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for socioeconomic development. This attracted...
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Vol. 3, Annual

Influence of Information Culture on Adoption of a Self-Service System
Introduction This article reports on a case study of a self-service based human resources management system (HRMS) in a Utilities Company (code name) in Canada, by extending the adoption analysis beyond previously illuminated cognitive aspects...
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Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Social Creativity: A Case Study of Fashion Design
Introduction Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is regarded as being a powerful pedagogical process to promote social creativity (Arias, Eden, Fisher, Gorman, & Scharff, 2000; Fischer, 1999; Kvan, Yip, & Vera, 1999; Lipponen,...
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A Study of the Impact of Dress Model Technology on Intention to Buy on Evolving E-CRM European Union Web Sites
Introduction Electronic business (e-Business) continues to benefit from the growth in the number of consumers on the Internet, which is currently estimated to be 750 + million globally, a 10% increase from 2006 ("Worldwide internet audience,"...
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Best Practices for Communication between Client and Vendor in IT Outsourcing Projects
Introduction With the usage of information and communication technologies (ICT) now considered routine and commoditized by most organizations, such auxiliary or non-core functionalities are better managed by the practice of outsourcing. Outsourcing...
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Applying Importance-Performance Analysis to Information Systems: An Exploratory Case Study
Introduction Information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) continue to be highly or significantly debated in today's corporate environments. As IT spending grows and becomes commoditized and as essential as electricity and running...
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An Ethnographic Study of Conflict in Software Engineering Teams
Introduction This paper describes an ethnographic study that involved observing seven software engineering (SE) teams. The teams were observed for the duration of their projects with the goal of gaining an insight into the conflict episodes that...
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An Exploration of the Culture of Information Technology: Focus on Unrelenting Change
Introduction Since the 1990s, information technology (IT) has emerged as an essential element in the business environment and has been recognized as a critical component of business strategy. Technology not only enables organizations to compete...
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Vol. 2, Annual

The Effect of Implementation Factors on Data Warehousing Success: An Exploratory Study
Introduction Since the early 1990s, the data warehouse has become the foundation of advanced decision support applications (Shim et al., 2002). Using sophisticated online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining tools, some corporations are...
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Of Disobedience, Divinations, Monsters and Fumbling: Adopting a Self-Service System
Introduction The present study investigated a self-service based human resources management system (HRMS) in a company code-named the Canadian Utilities Company. The software platform for HRMS was mySAP[TM]--a recent version of Enterprise Resource...
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An Exploratory Study of Apparel Dress Model Technology on European Web
Dedication The authors dedicate this study to Pol Thiry (1940-2007), who was Professor of the University of Mons-Hainaut, Mons, Belgium, and whose diligence and exceptional friendship helped in initiating a productive relationship in research with...
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Gender-Based Communication Styles, Trust, and Satisfaction in Virtual Teams
Introduction Advances in technology have changed the way many teams function. It is no longer necessary for teams to meet face-to-face with advances in technologies such as email, chat capabilities, video conferencing, and group support systems....
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An Empirical Test of IS Leadership as the Driving Force in Improving IS Performance: The Service Level Perspective
Introduction Existing IS studies have investigated various IS competences and explored how these competences can impact IS performance (e.g., C. P. Armstrong & Sambamurthy, 1999; Bassellier & Benbasat, 2004; Bharadwaj, 2000; Boynton, Zmud,...
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Social Impact of Broadband Internet: A Case Study in the Shippagan Area, a Rural Zone in Atlantic Canada
Introduction According to the latest OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) broadband statistics, Canadians are among the world's leaders in the use of broadband. We define broadband as high-speed, always on, Internet connectivity,...
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Multiple Media Use in Organizations: Identifying Practices Leading to an Alignment Paradox
Introduction The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in organizations has become increasingly complex and fluid. Both leaders and co-workers combine the use of different technologies to communicate (Belanger & Watson-Manheim,...
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A Comparison of Barcoding and RFID Technologies in Practice
Introduction "The advent of RFID systems is now attracting considerable attention from a number of UK retailers. It seems likely to enhance the ways in which retailers gather intelligence about their operations and their customer, it will require...
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Enacting Media Use in Organizations
Introduction Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have long interested both organizational researchers and practitioners. Researchers have developed various theoretical perspectives on technology and organizing, ranging from contingency...
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Vol. 1, Annual

Bounded Innovation Management: Mapping the Patterns of Innovation in a Small Software Development Organization
Introduction Creativity is an important ingredient in the production of new software solutions. In this research project, the patterns of innovation followed by a small innovative software development company (Organization X) in New Zealand to proceed...
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Critical Factors for Digital Records Preservation
Introduction The increasing production of digital documents, mainly documents originally created in the digital environment, has threatened the human capacity of using these records as reliable information sources, due to the new challenge imposed...
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Discontinuous Change in University Web Sites: The Relative Importance of Reasons for Change
Introduction In the fall of 2001, the Internet Archive (web.archive.org) made available "the Wayback Machine," a free tool for gaining access to archived versions of over 10 billion Web pages. This site provides a capability for viewing many, if...
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A Study of Apparel Dress Model Technology on the Web
Introduction Business-to-consumer (B2C) e-Commerce continues to grow in the United States. Retail revenue on the Internet channel has approximated $141 billion in 2004 (Alter, 2005), an increase from $100 billion in 2003 (Chabrow, 2004). Apparel...
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Understanding the Role of Core Developers in Open Source Software Development
Introduction The model of open source software (OSS) represents a disruptive paradigm in the software industry. Compared with the traditional proprietary software development, OSS is a radically new paradigm (Moody, 2001; Raymond, 2005; Sharma,...
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Media Richness, Communication Apprehension and Participation in Group Videoconferencing
Introduction Many users are not comfortable with their performance when using communication technologies such as videoconferencing (Scott & Rockwell, 1997). A popular view is that these people are apprehensive about using communication technologies...
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Applying Chunking Theory in Organizational Password Guidelines
Introduction With the increasing daily reliance on electronic transactions, it is essential to have reliable security systems for individuals, businesses, and organizations to protect their information (Vu, Bhargav & Proctor, 2003; Vu, Tai,...
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Usability of Web-Based Knowledge Portals to Support Educational Research Organizations: A Case Study
Introduction The Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP) is housed within the National Institute of Education in Singapore. The Centre brings together researchers, educators and administrators for research and development of new and...
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Involving Novice Users in Document-Driven System Requirements Analysis
Introduction The research question we address in this paper reads: How should a requirements analysis be carried out when novice users are involved? When planning a project for developing an information system (IS), it is necessary to consider many...
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