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Digital enforcement: Rethinking the pursuit of a digitally?enabled society

Sep 18th, 2020 | By

Abstract In this article, we aim to sensitise the information systems community about the dispossession of choice that the extended reliance on Internet technology creates for individuals. The overemphasis of digital inclusion as a solution to the digital divide problem frames Internet use as desirable in a progressive society but labels non?use as problematic or
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Possible negative effects of big data on decision quality in firms: The role of knowledge hiding behaviours

Sep 18th, 2020 | By

Abstract While common wisdom suggests that big data facilitates better decisions, we posit that it may not always be the case, as big data aspects can also afford and motivate knowledge hiding. To examine this possibility, we integrate adaptive cost theory with the resource?based view of the firm. This integration suggests that the effect of
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From ignorance to familiarity: Contextual knowledge and the field researcher

Sep 2nd, 2020 | By

Information Systems Journal, EarlyView. Source



A paradoxical perspective on technology renewal in digital transformation

Aug 19th, 2020 | By

Abstract To realize their strategic goals and maintain a competitive advantage in the digital era, organizations must periodically renew their digital platforms and infrastructures. However, knowledge about such technology renewal is scattered across diverse research streams, so insights into the process are both limited and fragmented. In this article, we consolidate insights from previous research
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Mobilising information systems scholarship for a circular economy: Review, synthesis, and directions for future research

Aug 19th, 2020 | By

Abstract One of today’s grand societal challenges is to replace the current ‘take?make?waste’ economic model with a circular economic model that allows a gradual decoupling of economic activities from the consumption of finite virgin resources. While circular economy (CE) scholars have long lauded digital technologies such as sensors, distributed ledgers, or platforms as key enablers,
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An intertwined perspective on technology and digitised individuals: Linkages, needs and outcomes

Aug 15th, 2020 | By

Information Systems Journal, EarlyView. Source



Powered by “Qinghuai”: The melding of traditional values and digital entrepreneurship in contemporary China

Aug 4th, 2020 | By

Abstract Based on three case studies of Chinese Internet start?ups, this study seeks to address the research question: “How is digital entrepreneurship enacted in China?” Our findings reveal that there was a common theme that underpinned the start?ups we studied, which we termed ‘Qinghuai’ in the language of the informants we spoke with. In this
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The effect of process tailoring on software project performance: The role of team absorptive capacity and its knowledge?based enablers

Jul 25th, 2020 | By

Abstract Software process tailoring (SPT) is a team?based and learning?intensive activity that addresses the particular dynamic characteristics of a development project. Because SPT critically influences how projects are conducted, its performance should be investigated. However, the extant literature lacks empirical evidence on how the underlying effects of SPT performance and its team?supportive factors operate and
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Social value creation through digital activism in an online health community

Jul 24th, 2020 | By

Abstract The study explores how online health communities produce social value by uniting individuals under a common purpose, to advance healthcare in post?conflict states. We selected MedicineAfrica – a digital platform known for creating social value by providing medical education in regions with under?resourced healthcare systems – and drew on multiple data collection methods. We
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QCA and the harnessing of unstructured qualitative data

Jul 8th, 2020 | By

Abstract This paper proposes qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) as a novel method to harness unstructured data sets such as publicly available reports and news articles. It shows how QCA and conventional qualitative IS research can complement each other. In particular, it demonstrates how qualitative IS research can combine typical qualitative coding techniques with a specific
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