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Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, Yiming Xu 2018 Clark University

Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, Yiming Xu

School of Professional Studies

n The client for this capstone project is RENEW Worcester which is a fledgling solar power project whose main goals are to bring renewable energy in the form of solar power into local, primarily low-income communities and are committed to the mission of making the transition off of fossil fuels to clean, renewable power. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, they are a local chapter of Co-op Power which is a consumer-owned sustainable energy cooperative (co-op) made up of numerous different local chapters all over the New England area as well as the state of New York. The problem that we will ...


The Case For It Training Within Guinea’S Ministry Of Agriculture: Evaluating Performance And Usability, Simon Cleveland 2018 Nova Southeastern University

The Case For It Training Within Guinea’S Ministry Of Agriculture: Evaluating Performance And Usability, Simon Cleveland

Simon Cleveland, Ph.D.

This article critically analyzes a project executed for the The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program which provides technical assistance with volunteers from the United States to farmers, agricultural institutions, and government organizations involved in agriculture such as the Ministry of Agriculture. In Guinea, the focus is on computer literacy as more sectors of agriculture rely on computing technology. These skills needs range from basic computing tasks such as creating databases to more advanced items such as programming Global Positional Systems. This study looks at findings, based on the analysis of the System Usability Scale results from a sample ...


Dynamic Capabilities In Small Service Firms, Gabriel Beltran, Balasubramaniam Ramesh 2018 Georgia State University (GSU)

Dynamic Capabilities In Small Service Firms, Gabriel Beltran, Balasubramaniam Ramesh

Engaged Management ReView

ABSTRACT

In constantly shifting service environments managers face the challenge to renew, modify, and reconfigure their firm’s service offerings as to effectively respond to industry turbulence. Dynamic capabilities have been proposed as a primary means by which firms reconfigure their operational processes to generate such new service offerings. While the role of dynamic capabilities in large organizations has been extensively investigated, their role in small organizations has not received much attention. We explore how dynamic capabilities manifest in small service firms and how they use IT capabilities to achieve these capabilities. Using a multi-site case study in four small ...


Isscm Newsletter, Vol. 25, May 3, 2018, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2018 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Vol. 25, May 3, 2018, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A thirteen page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Blockchain: Is It The Future Of Business?, Stuart Welsch 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Blockchain: Is It The Future Of Business?, Stuart Welsch

Information Systems Undergraduate Honors Theses

Blockchain is one of these new and disruptive technologies being developed; it is predicted to change the landscape of business in an extremely similar fashion as the Internet did. In lay terms, blockchain is a new technology designed to secure privacy (Collins, 2016), cut out unnecessary middleman costs (Eha, 2017), dramatically lower the cost of transactions (Iansiti & Lakhani, 2009), lower transaction time (Underwood, 2016), and assist in making assets become more liquid and appealing (like cash) because they are more easily transferable (Paech, 2016). Blockchain functions like a ledger; it is able to keep track of an asset’s ownership by recording transactions made. It is likely that this is the direction the businesses are heading towards. Blockchain’s many applications across nearly every industry is simply too good of an opportunity ...


Comparative Study: Reducing Cost To Manage Accessibility With Existing Data, Claire Chu, Bill Kerneckel, Eric C. Larson, Nathan Mowat, Christopher Woodard 2018 Southern Methodist University

Comparative Study: Reducing Cost To Manage Accessibility With Existing Data, Claire Chu, Bill Kerneckel, Eric C. Larson, Nathan Mowat, Christopher Woodard

SMU Data Science Review

“Project Sidewalk” is an existing research effort that focuses on mapping accessibility issues for handicapped persons to efficiently plan wheelchair and mobile scooter friendly routes around Washington D.C. As supporters of this project, we utilized the data “Project Sidewalk” collected and used it to confirm predictions about where problem sidewalks exist based on real estate and crime data. We present a study that identifies correlations found between accessibility data and crime and housing statistics in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We identify the key reasons for increased accessibility and the issues with the current infrastructure management system. After ...


Implications Of Social Media Use On Instruction And Student Learning: An Exploratory Study, Desai Mayur, Lucy Ojode 2018 Texas Southern University

Implications Of Social Media Use On Instruction And Student Learning: An Exploratory Study, Desai Mayur, Lucy Ojode

Southwestern Business Administration Journal

Despite being a norm in contemporary organizations including in academia, there is limited understanding how multimedia technology use might impact learning. We have also seen a rise in the use of social media applications such as Facebook, tweeter, Instagram, skype, flickr, and blogging among students, but it is unclear the extent to which the academe embraces these applications. In this study, we examine the potential role of multimedia technology and social media use in the learning process. We explore the potential implications for instruction and on student learning of the marriage between multimedia technology and social media use. Focusing on ...


Leveraging Decision Making In Cyber Security Analysis Through Data Cleaning, Chen Zhong, Hong Liu, Awny Alnusair 2018 Texas Southern University

Leveraging Decision Making In Cyber Security Analysis Through Data Cleaning, Chen Zhong, Hong Liu, Awny Alnusair

Southwestern Business Administration Journal

Security Operations Centers (SOCs) have been built in many institutions for intrusion detection and incident response. A SOC employs various cyber defense technologies to continually monitor and control network traffic. Given the voluminous monitoring data, cyber security analysts need to identify suspicious network activities to detect potential attacks. As the network monitoring data are generated at a rapid speed and contain a lot of noise, analysts are so bounded by tedious and repetitive data triage tasks that they can hardly concentrate on in-depth analysis for further decision making. Therefore, it is critical to employ data cleaning methods in cyber situational ...


Strategic Implications Of Blockchain, William R. Adams 2018 BYU, Marriott School of Business

Strategic Implications Of Blockchain, William R. Adams

Marriott Student Review

This thesis introduces blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and discusses how best to conceptualize it relative to other technologies. Following an explanation of the fundamentals of blockchain, also known as the distributed ledger, I identify the characteristics of the technology. Building upon blockchain’s inherent strengths and limitations, I explore potential business applications of blockchain. Finally, I recommend that leaders continue to track the development and adoption of blockchain technology, even if they decide that implementing it does not align with their organization’s strategy at present.


Mobile Bullying Among Rural South African Students: Examining The Applicability Of Existing Theories, Michael Eddie Kyobe Prof., Lucas Mimbi Dr, Phillimom Nembandona, Sive Mtshazi 2018 University of Cape Town

Mobile Bullying Among Rural South African Students: Examining The Applicability Of Existing Theories, Michael Eddie Kyobe Prof., Lucas Mimbi Dr, Phillimom Nembandona, Sive Mtshazi

The African Journal of Information Systems

Mobile bullying, which is one form of cyberbullying, is escalating in schools in South Africa. Research can contribute to better understanding of the nature of this aggression, and provide guidance in determining appropriate interventions and administration of justice. However, studies into cyberbullying tend to focus mainly on the urban environment. Rural South Africa involves a large percentage of mobile phone users and experiences in relatively different cultural and social-economic conditions. Lack of research on rural mobile bullying calls into question the applicability of existing theories of crime and cyberbullying to the rural context and their effectiveness in guiding legal and ...


Tracing Sources Of Design Uncertainty And Controversy In Web 2.0 Facilitated Collaborative Design Process, Lockias Chitanana Dr, Desmond Wesley Govender Dr 2018 Midlands State University

Tracing Sources Of Design Uncertainty And Controversy In Web 2.0 Facilitated Collaborative Design Process, Lockias Chitanana Dr, Desmond Wesley Govender Dr

The African Journal of Information Systems

The integration of Internet-based collaborative tools such as Web 2.0 technologies to facilitate the design process has rendered collaborative design a chaotic practice filled with controversy and uncertainty, with the inevitable risk of unintended consequences. The purpose of this study was to trace the sources of design controversy in a Web 2.0 facilitated collaborative design process. The study employed an Actor Network Theory (ANT) methodological framework to explore design controversy in five design teams comprising of 4 to 6 undergraduate engineering students. Data was constituted by following the traces left by the actors, both human and nonhumans, their ...


The Role Of The Transaction Assurance, Perceived Cost And The Perceived Innovation In The Decision To Continue Using Mobile Money Services Among Small Business Owners, Edison Wazoel Lubua Dr, Philip Pretorius 2018 North-West University

The Role Of The Transaction Assurance, Perceived Cost And The Perceived Innovation In The Decision To Continue Using Mobile Money Services Among Small Business Owners, Edison Wazoel Lubua Dr, Philip Pretorius

The African Journal of Information Systems

The motive of this study is to assess the role of the perceived transaction assurance, perceived transaction cost, and anticipated future innovations to predict the intention to continue using mobile money services. Currently, many models on the intention to continue using the technology are based on frameworks for general technology adoption. This study acknowledges the value of these frameworks, but extended the analysis to include the perceived transaction assurance and the perceived innovation upon testing. Other variables included in the study are as follows: the influence of the customer support, the ease of correcting mistakes, and the comfortability with transaction ...


The E-Agriculture Research Landscape In South Africa: A Systematic Literature Review, Alain Nzuzi Kintoki 2018 Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town

The E-Agriculture Research Landscape In South Africa: A Systematic Literature Review, Alain Nzuzi Kintoki

The African Journal of Information Systems

Despite the growing interest in e-agriculture research in South Africa, academic studies have not sufficiently and deeply investigated the current e-agriculture research trends in the South African context. It is unclear how primary e-agriculture research in South Africa will aid both current and future generations to create new and better ways to transform agricultural development using this modern technology. This study sought to determine the current status of e-agriculture research in the South African context. A systematic literature review was used to gather and analyze data. The results indicate that 17 papers (26.5%) were published during the first two ...


Glossary Of Business Evidence, Paul C. Boyd 2018 Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Glossary Of Business Evidence, Paul C. Boyd

MBA Faculty Conference Papers & Journal Articles

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Impact Of Leadership Styles On Employee Job Satisfaction And Organizational Commitment – A Study In The Construction Sector In India, Akhila Nidadhavolu 2018 Western Kentucky University

Impact Of Leadership Styles On Employee Job Satisfaction And Organizational Commitment – A Study In The Construction Sector In India, Akhila Nidadhavolu

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Leadership plays a vital role in any industry. Therefore, a positive relationship between the management and the employees is very crucial for any organization to get better turnover and recognition. The current study discusses the leadership styles used in the Construction Industry in India. The development of construction industry in India requires suitable leadership approaches of the management. In the condition of such requirement, this research paper has three-fold objectives: first, to study the leadership styles used by the higher-management levels of Indian construction companies, and second, to examine the impact of leadership styles on job satisfaction, and third, to ...


Competitive Models To Detect Stock Manipulation, Jose J. Thoppan, Punniyamoorthy M., Ganesh K. 2018 Saintgits Institute of Management, India

Competitive Models To Detect Stock Manipulation, Jose J. Thoppan, Punniyamoorthy M., Ganesh K.

Communications of the IIMA

In this paper, data from the Indian stock market is used to study the prediction accuracy of various classification techniques that can be used to identify market manipulation. The data contains information regarding price, volume and volatility of various stocks. Techniques like discriminant analysis, a composite model based on artificial neural network – genetic algorithm (ann-ga) and support vector machine (svm) have been used for classifying stocks into manipulated and non manipulated categories. It is observed that the support vector machine based technique gives the best classification accuracy among the three techniques.


The Relationship Of Long-Term Orientation With Knowledge Sharing In Virtual Community, Shahnaz Bashir, Abel Usuro 2018 Sash Time Ltd, Glasgow, UK

The Relationship Of Long-Term Orientation With Knowledge Sharing In Virtual Community, Shahnaz Bashir, Abel Usuro

Communications of the IIMA

Some studies have looked at how people from different countries share knowledge, information and ideas but the research is still limited. Therefore, this research takes up the challenge to find out the relationship of societal culture and knowledge sharing in multi-national and cross-cultural ‘virtual community.’

The purpose of this paper is to quantitatively assess the relationship of long-term orientation which influences sharing of knowledge, ideas and information in virtual community among different cultural groups. Data were collected from the world’s second largest multinational PC manufacturing company that serves customers across 160 countries. The analysis from five of the countries ...


A Benchmarking Toolkit For Corporate Sustainable Development In Supply Chains, Göran Svensson, Nils M. Høgevold 2018 Kristiania University College, Oslo Norway

A Benchmarking Toolkit For Corporate Sustainable Development In Supply Chains, Göran Svensson, Nils M. Høgevold

Communications of the IIMA

The objective is to describe and apply a benchmarking toolkit to prioritize managerial implications for the measurement and assessment of sustainable development in supply chains. A case study approach of a Scandinavian hotel chain, which is well-known for its dedication and commitment to the sustainable development of its business practices, is used. The outcome of a TBL dominant logic consisting of dimensions, indicators and items across economic, social and environmental aspects, which yields various benchmarking priorities of implications for supply chains is discussed. The priority of sustainable development in supply chains depends on the others involved who may have contradictory ...


Code Generation On Mobile Devices For Mobile Apps, Nathan Amanquah, Susana Ndede 2018 Ashesi University College, Ghana

Code Generation On Mobile Devices For Mobile Apps, Nathan Amanquah, Susana Ndede

Communications of the IIMA

There is both a demand and a need for rapidly developing mobile apps for data management as well as apps for conducting surveys. Much of the code for data management operations – create, retrieve, update and delete (CRUD) is the same, except for the parameters passed. Such boilerplate type code is well suited for code generation. Many tools are available for creating apps for conducting surveys, but are ill suited for data management scenarios since CRUD operations are not supported. The tools available generally require a PC to access the web-based build tool, and do not provide source code for the ...


Bpm Maturity And Performance: The Influence Of Knowledge On Bpm, Benny M.E. de Waal, Arjen Maris, Pascal Ravesteyn 2018 HU University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

Bpm Maturity And Performance: The Influence Of Knowledge On Bpm, Benny M.E. De Waal, Arjen Maris, Pascal Ravesteyn

Communications of the IIMA

In order to continuously improve performance, organizations need to control their processes. To do this it is assumed that organizations need a high level of business process management maturity and employees need a high level of knowledge and experience in BPM. Proof of this assumption has not been found in the literature. Therefore, the objective of this study is to determine what the influence is, of knowledge and experience of BPM, on the dependence between BPM maturity and process performance. For this study a dataset of 469 respondents from Dutch organizations was collected over the period of 2010 till 2015 ...


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