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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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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.


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 ...


Utilization Of Buffers For Performance Evaluation Of Local Area Network Protocols, Sarhan M. Musa, Emmanuel Uzoma Opara, Cajetan M. Akujuobi, Nader F. Mir 2015 Prairie View A&M University

Utilization Of Buffers For Performance Evaluation Of Local Area Network Protocols, Sarhan M. Musa, Emmanuel Uzoma Opara, Cajetan M. Akujuobi, Nader F. Mir

Communications of the IIMA

This paper discusses the performance of traffic flow over Local Area Networks (LAN) utilizing buffers to avoid any irrelevant traffic that clusters the network using sniffer pro. The study applies buffer technology to filter out unnecessary information so the system captures only required information packets. Buffers that capture the protocols are identified. These are. Address Resolution Protocols (ARP), Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and User Datagram Protocol (UDP). The study identified to the user/analyzer of an Ethernet technology, how to isolate a cluster network problem, monitor network performance, and offer tips on how to correctly ...


The Business Models Of E-Marketplace, Weijun Zheng 2015 University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The Business Models Of E-Marketplace, Weijun Zheng

Communications of the IIMA

An electronic marketplace (EM) is an inter-organizational information intermediary that enables participating buyers and sellers to exchange information about price and product offerings and to cooperate on commodity exchange. Prior researches on EM design have not defined EM business model clearly. With a review of existing literatures on business model, this paper developed taxonomy of EM business models and classified existing EMs business model from a network role perspective. Further discussion of the evolution of EM business model is provided at the end.


Evaluation Of User Acceptance For Web-Based Aptitude Tests, Michael Amberg, Sonja Fischer, Manuela Schroder 2015 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Evaluation Of User Acceptance For Web-Based Aptitude Tests, Michael Amberg, Sonja Fischer, Manuela Schroder

Communications of the IIMA

Web-based aptitude tests, which are a special category of aptitude tests, can be used for rather standardized test methods and for a large amount of users. The characteristics of web-based aptitude tests can have an impact on the test results and the user acceptance. The aim of our research is to develop a method for the evaluation of the user acceptance for web-based aptitude tests. Therefore, we used the DART-approach with the dimension (Perceived) Usefulness, (Perceived) Ease of Use, (Perceived) Network Effects and (Perceived) Costs as the theoretical basis, identified important acceptance indicators, developed a questionnaire and conducted a survey ...


Information Technology-Based Logistics Planning: Approaches To Developing A Coordination Mechanism For Decentralized Planning, Ingo Beyer 2015 Berlin University of Technology

Information Technology-Based Logistics Planning: Approaches To Developing A Coordination Mechanism For Decentralized Planning, Ingo Beyer

Communications of the IIMA

This research focused on mid-term planning representing the tactical level of supply chain management among manufacturers. Mid-term planning is based on established frame contracts between suppliers and customers. Demand forecasts and early customer orders (from retailers or consumers) are the starting point for performing planning runs involving logistical functions such as procurement, production, storage, and distribution. The aim is to draw up consistent plans among supply chain partners.


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