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Paradoxical Truths In Heroic Leadership: Implications For Leadership Development And Effectiveness, Scott T. Allison, Jennifer L. Cecilione 2015 University of RIchmond

Paradoxical Truths In Heroic Leadership: Implications For Leadership Development And Effectiveness, Scott T. Allison, Jennifer L. Cecilione

Scott T. Allison

In this chapter, we discuss the basic elements of heroic leadership, showing how heroism and exemplary leadership are deeply intertwined. We then describe six paradoxical truths about heroic leadership that are often unrecognized and unappreciated. We believe that ignorance of these counterintuitive truths and paradoxes about heroic leadership can lead to misunderstandings about leaders, leadership, and leadership development. Most of these paradoxes are a central part of the hero’s journey as described by comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell (1949). We will discuss the genesis of these paradoxical truths, and we will suggest ways that an awareness of these principles can ...


Healthcare Information Systems: Opportunities And Challenges, Madison Ngafeeson 2015 Northern Michigan University

Healthcare Information Systems: Opportunities And Challenges, Madison Ngafeeson

Madison Ngafeeson

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E-Book Acceptance Among Undergraduate Students: A Look At The Moderating Role Of Technology Innovativeness, Madison Ngafeeson, Jun Sun 2015 Northern Michigan University

E-Book Acceptance Among Undergraduate Students: A Look At The Moderating Role Of Technology Innovativeness, Madison Ngafeeson, Jun Sun

Madison Ngafeeson

This paper utilizes the technology acceptance model (TAM) to uncover the moderating roles of technology innovativeness. A study of 158 undergraduate students revealed that the original TAM constructs and relationships were reliable, supported, and applicable in the measurement of e-book acceptance. Interestingly, personal technology innovativeness was found to moderate in a significant way, the relationship between behavioral intention to use e-book and actual usage of e-book. These findings suggest that while individuals who are more open to technology (adopters) as well as less technologically innovative individuals (late adopters and non-adopters) are likely to have the intention to use web-based instructional ...


Promoting Ict Careers Using A South African Ict Career Portal, Andre Calitz, Candice Evert, Margaret Cullen 2015 Nelson Mandela Metopolitan University

Promoting Ict Careers Using A South African Ict Career Portal, Andre Calitz, Candice Evert, Margaret Cullen

The African Journal of Information Systems

South Africa is experiencing an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills shortage and a limited number of scholars and students are pursuing ICT careers. The provision of a web-based ICT career information platform as an effective solution to the growing demand for skilled ICT employees is the focus of this study. The study is grounded in the network theory of social capital. The aim of the development of an ICT career portal was to provide ICT career information to scholars, students and the ICT industry. Scholars can obtain information about ICT career opportunities and determine if they qualify for specific ...


A Practical Transition Of Employees Towards Information Systems Adoption: A Public Service Perspective, Johan Rossouw Mr, Trish Alexander 2015 University of Pretoria

A Practical Transition Of Employees Towards Information Systems Adoption: A Public Service Perspective, Johan Rossouw Mr, Trish Alexander

The African Journal of Information Systems

This paper is a case study which studies change management in the pilot study phase of the implementation of an ERP system. This system, when rolled out in its entirety, will affect all parts of the public service and all state departments of an unnamed African country. Amongst the challenges faced is the matrix structure of the public sector, with one department seen as the driver of this change. This wide scope means that particularly skillful change management is required. Nine factors that had previously been identified from research literature on change management, IS adoption models, and different people-centric approaches ...


Connectivity Via Web Services: An Analysis For Interoperable E-Commerce., Emmanuel Opara, Omprakash Gupta 2015 Prairie View A & M University

Connectivity Via Web Services: An Analysis For Interoperable E-Commerce., Emmanuel Opara, Omprakash Gupta

Communications of the IIMA

The Web Services platform depicts a systematic, inter operable, and messaging infrastructure on which enterprise systems build sophisticated and dynamic applications for data mobility on the web. This article examine how scalability and interoperability of data using Web Services can promises a dramatic progression for both the technological and the business aspects of ecommerce.


The Octopus In Hong Kong: The Success Of A Smart Card-Based E-Payment System And Beyond, Chun Kit Lok 2015 California State University, San Bernardino

The Octopus In Hong Kong: The Success Of A Smart Card-Based E-Payment System And Beyond, Chun Kit Lok

Communications of the IIMA

The success of the Octopus as a smart card-based E-payment system in Hong Kong is unparalleled by its counterparts worldwide. The number of daily transactions is over 8.1 million, generating over US$7 million in revenue on average. Although the majority of these transactions are transport-related, the Octopus is seeking to extend its arms into retailing payments. This research investigates whether retailers and consumers in Hong Kong would accept the Octopus better than its rivals such as cash, credit cards, or Electronic Payment System (EPS) to become a preferred payment method for retailing in Hong Kong.


Scalability, Interoperability And Movement Of Data On The Web Using Xml Technology, Emmanuel Opara, Omprakash Gupta 2015 Prairie View A & M University

Scalability, Interoperability And Movement Of Data On The Web Using Xml Technology, Emmanuel Opara, Omprakash Gupta

Communications of the IIMA

Today's economy pulses with electronic vibrancy, extensible Markup Language (XML) has prompted individuals and organizations to discover new and creative ways of enhancing existing technologies and creating new ones. This study investigates emerging XML-related technologies that cover abroad range of industries and their organizational systems. XML provides access to a plethora of technologies for manipulating, structuring, transforming and querying data.


A Semantic Network For Modeling Biological Knowledge In Multiple Databases, Jeffrey Stone, Xindong Wu, Marc Greenblatt 2015 University of Vermont

A Semantic Network For Modeling Biological Knowledge In Multiple Databases, Jeffrey Stone, Xindong Wu, Marc Greenblatt

Communications of the IIMA

We have developed a semantic network of biological terminology to aid in the retrieval and integration of biological information from a variety of disparate information sources. Our semantic network strives to provide a categorization of biological concepts and relationships among these concepts. The semantic network will impart a knowledge structure through which computers can "reason " and draw conclusions about biological data objects and will provide a federated view of the many disparate databases of interest to biologists. In the development of our system, we have included the concepts from several established controlled vocabularies, chief among them being the National Library ...


Semi-Automatic Query Expansion Approach To Web- Based Information Retrieval, ChaoYang Zhang, Kuo Lane Chen, Huei Lee, Hong Lan, QiJun Chen, JiangYan He 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Semi-Automatic Query Expansion Approach To Web- Based Information Retrieval, Chaoyang Zhang, Kuo Lane Chen, Huei Lee, Hong Lan, Qijun Chen, Jiangyan He

Communications of the IIMA

The query used for Web searching is usually short and may not be able to reflect the intrinsic semantics of the user information need. The purpose of the paper is to take into account user information feedback, and to develop a semi-automatic query expansion approach to improve the effectiveness of Web searching. A search engine has been developed using the vector information retrieval model to validate the semi-automatic query expansion approach. The experiments show that this approach may improve the effectiveness of web searching.


Utilizing Mobile Phones For Payment, Ook Lee, Woonghee Lee 2015 Hanyang University

Utilizing Mobile Phones For Payment, Ook Lee, Woonghee Lee

Communications of the IIMA

This study introduces a sound-based mobile payment system. Using a mobile phone for payment for mobile commerce is essential for its success. The proposed system will use sound that is generated from the existing mobile phone and the sound can be recognized by the existing credit card reader of the shop with an installation of an ordinary microphone and simple software to process sound input. This system is a better system since it doesn't require customers to buy a new mobile phone and the cost for the microphone and the software is very low.


An Analysis Of Electronic Meeting Comment Translation, Mmilam Aiken, Jose Ablanedo, Mahesh B. Vanjani 2015 University of Mississippi

An Analysis Of Electronic Meeting Comment Translation, Mmilam Aiken, Jose Ablanedo, Mahesh B. Vanjani

Communications of the IIMA

Multilingual groups often find communication difficult. Even with human interpreters, these groups still suffer from the inherent limitations of oral meetings: only one person at a time can talk, comments are not anonymous, and ideas must be recorded manually. Group Support Systems (GSS) have been used to increase the productivity of traditional, oral meetings by allowing participants to exchange automatically recorded, typed comments simultaneously and anonymously. Integration of language translation software with these systems could enable multilingual groups to achieve the same benefits obtained by monolingual groups. This paper investigates the feasibility of using automatic language translation in GSS meetings ...


The Next Generation Of Mobile Computing For Hospitals, Warren Adis 2015 Iona College

The Next Generation Of Mobile Computing For Hospitals, Warren Adis

Communications of the IIMA

Mobile computing in the broadest sense is when multiple communications devices work together within an environment, unhampered by equipment limitations, distance, or interference. As computer and networking devices are put into smaller and smaller envelopes, their workplace usefulness increases. These mobile devices offer the potential of increasing the quality of healthcare services by making better use of hospital resources, including improved communications among medical and support staff, and increased patient monitoring. This paper depicts several hospital scenarios in order to conceptualize the planning and design of future mobile networks, taking into consideration patient care, management thinking, and technical issues.


Standardizing Web Analytics, Robert L. Nunez II 2015 Marquette University

Standardizing Web Analytics, Robert L. Nunez Ii

Robert L Nunez II

Using a combination of Google tools, the Marquette Libraries has been able to standardize their web analytics across multiple web platforms. Making it easier to interpret, analyze, and visualize the information provided within Google Universal Analytics. This presentation will take a quick look at Google Tag manager, how it can be used by non-developers, and how we have used the initial sets of data to make changes to the website.


Cultural And Religious Identities In An Era Of Information And Communications Globalization, M R. Neyestani, Pat McInturff 2015 Institut National de Recherche Pedagogique

Cultural And Religious Identities In An Era Of Information And Communications Globalization, M R. Neyestani, Pat Mcinturff

Communications of the IIMA

The rapid advances in information and communication technologies coupled with the dominant overarching Neo-liberal/capitalist ideological underpinnings of the dominant Western powers have generated a momentum towards a homogeneous global village. The impact of which has been to expand World conflict and propelled many nations towards losing their national identity and traditions. This article discusses the various impacts from IT globalization and calls for a new global communication awareness.


A Networking-Based View Of Business Model Innovation: Theory And Method, Rong Fu, Li Qiu, Liang Quyang 2015 Hunan University

A Networking-Based View Of Business Model Innovation: Theory And Method, Rong Fu, Li Qiu, Liang Quyang

Communications of the IIMA

After reviewing the literature, the concept of Business Model or E-Business Models are discussed in Ms paper. Firms keep interacting with each other and build all kinds of relationships among them. Based on the theory of business networks, we put forward a networking-based view of business model analysis frame. When we make decisions to choose one or other business models, first, the source of value should be found. Second, business network models, which show the procedure of value creation and distribution, should be analyzed. Third, we choose the feasible network among networks we analyzed. Finally, the firms' strategy to ensure ...


Modular Curriculum Design Using Personal Learning Plans And Reusable Learning Components, Jay M. Lightfoot 2015 University of Northern Colorado

Modular Curriculum Design Using Personal Learning Plans And Reusable Learning Components, Jay M. Lightfoot

Communications of the IIMA

University-based education is facing direct competition from for-profit corporations over the lucrative lifetime-learning market. This is occurring primarily because universities have not adapted to advances in technology and changes in the educational needs of students. To correct this problem, a new curriculum solution is proposed. This solution is loosely based upon the model curricula generated by professional organizations. The solution utilizes personal learning plans tied to a global learning schema. The end result is a very flexible curriculum delivery model that effectively utilizes modern technology and is potentially superior to any offered by commercial education providers.


Web Data Mining: A Case Study, Samia Jones, Omprakash K. Gupta 2015 Galveston College

Web Data Mining: A Case Study, Samia Jones, Omprakash K. Gupta

Communications of the IIMA

With an enormous amount of data stored in databases and data warehouses, it is increasingly important to develop powerful tools for analysis of such data and mining interesting knowledge from it. Data mining is a process of inferring knowledge from such huge data. The main problem related to the retrieval of information from the World Wide Web is the enormous number of unstructured documents and resources, i.e., the difficulty of locating and tracking appropriate sources. In this article, a survey of the research in the area of web mining and suggest web mining categories and techniques. Furthermore, a presentation ...


Mobile Electronic Commerce: What Is It? Who Uses It? And Why Use It?, Andrew Cook, Tanya Goette 2015 Georgia College & State University

Mobile Electronic Commerce: What Is It? Who Uses It? And Why Use It?, Andrew Cook, Tanya Goette

Communications of the IIMA

When individuals and businesses conduct transactions electronically over a network using mobile devices, they have participated in mobile e-commerce. The advantages and disadvantages of mobile e-commerce are presented in this paper. This is followed by a discussion of who is using mobile e-commerce and why they are using it. Information is also presented on how to be successful with mobile e-commerce.


The National Health Information Network And The Future Of Medical Information Privacy, Edward J. Szewczak 2015 Canisius College

The National Health Information Network And The Future Of Medical Information Privacy, Edward J. Szewczak

Communications of the IIMA

Medical information has a special status among the various items of personal information. The introduction of information technology (IT) has changed the handling of medical information in ways that are both promising for improving health care as well as threatening to the individual patient's medical information privacy. The challenge to business practitioners is to manage medical information intelligently and to avoid the negative consequences of mismanaging this information, which may include customer backlash in the forms of boycotts, lawsuits, and loss of company reputation. This challenge is particularly important in the context of the U.S. National Health Information ...


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