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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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Overcoming Silo Thinking In The Is Discipline By Thinking Differently About Is And It, Steven Alter 2015 University of San Francisco

Overcoming Silo Thinking In The Is Discipline By Thinking Differently About Is And It, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This essay challenges fundamental, silo-oriented assumptions about the IS discipline. It shows how work system theory and its extensions form a potential basis for overcoming that silo-orientation and finding and exploiting areas of overlap with other disciplines. Within the IS discipline, this paper shows how WST and extensions provide a basis for thinking differently about fundamental topics including the following: IS as a system-related discipline, system usage, sociotechnical systems, planned and emergent change in systems, system development and systems analysis and design, user participation and IS/IT projects, attaining value from IS and IT, IS success, business/IT alignment, and ...


Beneficial Noncompliance And Detrimental Compliance: Expected Paths To Unintended Consequences, Steven Alter 2015 University of San Francisco

Beneficial Noncompliance And Detrimental Compliance: Expected Paths To Unintended Consequences, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This paper explores the possibility that compliance and noncompliance to process specifications, software usage procedures, business rules, and best practices could be beneficial or detrimental. After introducing different types of compliance and noncompliance, it uses a simple 2 x 2 matrix to postulate four types of situations: beneficial compliance, detrimental compliance, beneficial noncompliance, and detrimental noncompliance. It provides examples that illustrate subcategories within all four possibilities, thereby bringing into question the common assumption that compliance is beneficial and noncompliance is detrimental. It presents a model that explains decisions related to intentions toward compliance and noncompliance. It concludes with implications for ...


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 ...


A Workaround Design System For Anticipating, Designing, And/Or Preventing Workarounds, Steven Alter 2015 University of San Francisco

A Workaround Design System For Anticipating, Designing, And/Or Preventing Workarounds, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

Idealized system design produces requirements reflecting management intentions and “best practices.” This paper proposes a workaround design system (WDS) for anticipating, designing, and/or preventing workarounds that bypass systems as designed. A WDS includes a process and an interactive “workaround design tool” (WDT) for identifying and evaluating foreseeable workarounds based on work system theory and a theory of workarounds. This paper summarizes the conceptual background and explains the form, use, and implications of the proposed WDS and WDT.

The idea of WDS addresses significant gaps in practice and research. Designers should have methods for identifying likely obstacles and anticipating and ...


Sociotechnical Systems Through A Work System Lens :A Possible Path For Reconciling System Conceptualizations, Business Realities, And Humanist Values In Is Development, Steven Alter 2015 University of San Francisco

Sociotechnical Systems Through A Work System Lens :A Possible Path For Reconciling System Conceptualizations, Business Realities, And Humanist Values In Is Development, Steven Alter

Business Analytics and Information Systems

This position paper describes an approach that might increase the likelihood that the sociotechnical perspective will take its proper place in today’s world. This paper questions the clarity of the traditional STS notion of joint optimization of a social system and technical system. It explains how the integrated system view in work system theory (WST) and the work system method (WSM) might provide a more straightforward way to describe, discuss, and negotiate about sociotechnical systems. Using WST/WSM to bypass the effort of separately describing and jointly optimizing social and technical systems might make it easier to engage effectively ...


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 4, May 6, 2015, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2015 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 4, May 6, 2015, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

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


Intuition And Its Impact On Information Systems Success, Robecca Quammen 2015 Kennesaw State University

Intuition And Its Impact On Information Systems Success, Robecca Quammen

Doctor of Business Administration Dissertations

The concept of Intuition is not new to management and behavioral sciences. However, defining Intuition has been anything but intuitive even in these heavily studied domains. This research seeks to expand current Intuition research into the information systems (IS) domain. Given the velocity of change in contemporary IS, researchers and practitioners are seeking richer explanations and success measurements to better understand and promote effective use of IS. A preliminary content analysis of select proceedings from the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), designed to assess the investigation and interest in the concept of Intuition as a contemporary IS research topic ...


An Examination Of Fit And The Use Of Mobile Devices For Performing Tasks, Carole L. Hollingsworth 2015 Kennesaw State University

An Examination Of Fit And The Use Of Mobile Devices For Performing Tasks, Carole L. Hollingsworth

Doctor of Business Administration Dissertations

This research seeks to better understand an individual’s use of mobile devices and the matching fit between type of mobile device and activity. As mobile devices swiftly progress and alter individuals’ ways of interacting with technology, a more comprehensive understanding of how tasks are impacted may help ensure appropriate device selection. The ability for more targeted device selection may increase use and help mobile device users and designers avoid the pitfalls of pre-existing, traditional technology.

Building on identified antecedents of success from the DeLone & McLean Information Systems Success Model and focusing on the measurement of hedonic and utilitarian tasks ...


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 3, April 8, 2015, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2015 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 3, April 8, 2015, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

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


Interview Of Margaret Mccoey, M.S., Margaret M. McCoey, Matthew Riffe 2015 La Salle University

Interview Of Margaret Mccoey, M.S., Margaret M. Mccoey, Matthew Riffe

All Oral Histories

Margaret “Peggy” McCoey is the Director of Graduate Programs in Computer Information Science, Information Technology, and Economic Crime Forensics at La Salle University. Born in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia in 1957, Peggy grew up in St. Martin of Tours parish attending their grade school before going to Little Flower High School. After graduation in 1975, Peggy entered La Salle University an undergraduate where she received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Peggy received a master’s degree from Villanova in 1984. Beginning in 1982, Peggy McCoey has taught at La Salle University in some capacity. Throughout the ...


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 2, March 10, 2015, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2015 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 2, March 10, 2015, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

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


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 ...


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 1, February 10, 2015, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2015 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 1, February 10, 2015, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

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


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 ...


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