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Contextualizing a professional social network for health care: Experiences from an action design research study

Jun 27th, 2017 | By

Abstract Professional social networks (PSN) are online environments where practitioners can present themselves, get in contact and socialize with coworkers, share and discuss ideas, or exchange business-related knowledge. Despite the fact that collaboration and information sharing are becoming more relevant for delivering high-quality services, PSN are not yet widely adopted in complex domains such as
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Digital transformation by SME entrepreneurs: A capability perspective

Jun 20th, 2017 | By

Abstract This research investigates how entrepreneurs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with inadequate capabilities and limited resources drove digital transformation in their companies, a phenomenon that remains under-researched in the extant literature. We conduct qualitative research on digital transformation to cross-border e-commerce undergone by 7 SMEs on the Alibaba digital platform. We inductively derive
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Editorial: Special issue on empirical research on information systems addressing the challenges of environmental sustainability: an imperative for urgent action

Jun 15th, 2017 | By

Link: Editorial: Special issue on empirical research on information systems addressing the challenges of environmental sustainability: an imperative for urgent action Source: Information Systems Journal (Wiley)

To sell or not to sell: Exploring sellers' trust and risk of chargeback fraud in cross-border electronic commerce

Jun 1st, 2017 | By

Abstract Over the past few decades, chargeback fraud from buyers has been identified as a major risk faced by online sellers, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, in cross-border electronic commerce. However, most previous studies have focused on trust and perceived risk from the buyers’ perspective and in domestic online marketplaces, while neglecting the importance of
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Sociocultural transitions and developmental impacts in the digital economy of impact sourcing

May 26th, 2017 | By

Abstract Impact sourcing (ImS) is the practice of bringing digitally enabled outsourcing jobs to underprivileged communities. While such jobs are attractive and improve life chances, situated ImS employees face the difficult task of transitioning from their traditional communities to the relatively modern ImS workplace. These transition experiences expose them to a variety of work-life challenges
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Unravelling causal and temporal influences underpinning monitoring systems success: A typological approach

May 8th, 2017 | By

Abstract This paper is concerned with the causal and temporal underpinnings of information systems success. It uses a typological approach based on fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis and process tracing. It investigates success across multiple cases of information systems adopted for monitoring the disbursement and use of resources within the European Social Fund. The study unravels
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The pastoral crowd: Exploring self-hosted crowdfunding using activity theory and social capital

May 8th, 2017 | By

Abstract As crowdfunding technologies mature, designers and practitioners are continuing to discover new paradigms for fund-raising activities. One such paradigm seeks to complement or replace third-party crowdfunding websites by embedding crowdfunding technologies directly into fund seekers’ personal websites. This promises more control and customisation for fund seekers yet also distances fund-seeking activities from the established
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Declarations of significance: Exploring the pragmatic nature of information models

May 8th, 2017 | By

Abstract This paper considers the juncture experienced between information modelling in theory and information modelling in practice. It identifies the basis of this juncture in an unsatisfactory ontological basis for information modelling. Using both the early and more recent work of Searle, it establishes the need for information models to be framed in terms of
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Transactive memory systems and Web 2.0 in knowledge sharing: A conceptual model based on activity theory and critical realism

May 2nd, 2017 | By

Abstract The aim of this paper is to advance understanding of interactive knowledge sharing (KS) processes through exploring the role of transactive memory systems (TMSs) and Web 2.0. In the context of the information systems literature, there is little focus on their particular role in KS. To address this gap, this paper develops a conceptual
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Using ICT for social good: Cultural identity restoration through emancipatory pedagogy

Apr 27th, 2017 | By

Abstract This research examines how an oppressed group, the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, used an information communication technology (ICT) for the human development objective of cultural identity restoration, one component of emancipation. Within this manuscript is depicted a process model of how ICT tools can be used for human development through emancipatory pedagogy, ie, the
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