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Temporal And Spatial Shifts Within Playful Work, Carolyn Hunter, Dariusz Jemielniak, Agnieszka Postuła 2010 Loughborough University

Temporal And Spatial Shifts Within Playful Work, Carolyn Hunter, Dariusz Jemielniak, Agnieszka Postuła

Dariusz Jemielniak

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a qualitative study of software engineers' playful behaviors at work. Design/methodology/approach – The interviewed software engineers come from two European and three American companies. The research is based on ethnographical data, gathered in two longitudinal studies2005-2008 . The methods used in the study include open-ended unstructured interviews, participant observations, stories collection, and shadowings. Findings – It is found that the currently dominant theory of normative control explaining software engineers workplace diminishes leisure and entertainment attributes of knowledge work. Fun at workplace is discovered to be an important, if not ...


The Unconstitutionality Of Current Legal Barriers To Telemedicine In The United States: Analysis And Future Directions Of Its Relationship To National And International Health Care Reform, Deth Sao, Amar Gupta 2010 University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

The Unconstitutionality Of Current Legal Barriers To Telemedicine In The United States: Analysis And Future Directions Of Its Relationship To National And International Health Care Reform, Deth Sao, Amar Gupta

Deth Sao

The current health care crisis in the United States compels a consideration of the crucial role that telemedicine could play towards deploying a pragmatic solution. The nation faces rising costs and difficulties in access to and quality of medical services. Telemedicine can potentially help to overcome these challenges, as it can provide new cost-effective and efficient methods of delivering health care across geographic distances. The full benefits and future potential of telemedicine, however, are constrained by overlapping and often inconsistent and inadequate regulatory frameworks, as well as the repertoire of standards imposed by state governments and professional organizations. Proponents of ...


The Politics Of Technological Design And Implementation, Dirk Postma 2010 University of Johannesburg

The Politics Of Technological Design And Implementation, Dirk Postma

Dirk Postma

The paper draws on actor-network theory, as presented by Latour, to argue that technological design and implementation are not mere technical or neutral processes which aim at more efficient means towards predefined ends, but they are processes of an inherently political nature. In these political processes through which collectives are established both humans and technologies participate as actants in the definition of ends, identities and work practices and in the distribution of resources and opportunities. The significant effects of these political processes necessitate a critical reflection on the morality of the process of shaping a collective. The hybrid nature of ...


Hybrid Graduate Education: Assessing Student Comfort With Technology Interventions, Martin Sivula 2010 Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Hybrid Graduate Education: Assessing Student Comfort With Technology Interventions, Martin Sivula

Technology

This pilot study examines a cohort of fourteen, doctoral, graduate students over the last year and one-half of their hybrid (both face-to-face and on-line) program. This study’s purpose was to determine their level of comfort with the new technologies (Web 2.0 software) both before and after intended learning interventions. Several theoretical models concerning technology users’ preferences, attitudes, tasks, Task-Technology Fit (TTF), and student engagement provided frameworks for a conceptual model for the eventual course design, assignments, and learning interventions (Hersey & Blanchard, 1977; Davis, 1986; Davis et al., 1989; Goodhue & Thompson, 1995; Zigurs & Buckland, 1998; Kearsley & Shneiderman, 1999). Students were assessed by an instrument both ...


An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, Connie I. Reimers-Hild 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

This article explains how people can use an entrepreneurial approach to career development in and effort to advance their careers and employment opportunities.


Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Today’s highly competitive, globalized world requires organizations and businesses to think differently about how they are going to stay in business. Businesses can no longer afford to focus on profits as their sole purpose for existence. Organizations must instead think about the “Triple Bottom Line” and its implications for their ability to grow their brand, customer loyalty and profits.


The Distinct Roles Of Prior It Use And Habit Strength In Predicting Continued Sporadic Use Of It, E. Vance Wilson, En Mao, Nancy K. Lankton 2010 Marshall University

The Distinct Roles Of Prior It Use And Habit Strength In Predicting Continued Sporadic Use Of It, E. Vance Wilson, En Mao, Nancy K. Lankton

Accounting Faculty Research

This article studies prediction of continued IT use in conditions where individuals use the technology sporadically. Our study augments the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model [Venkatesh et al., 2003] with measures of prior IT use frequency and habit strength. We find these two factors provide distinct predictions which explain most of the effects that occur within the model under sporadic use conditions.


Editorial For Dynamics Of Innovation And Competitive Strategy In Transportation Research, Janet K. Tinoco 2010 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Editorial For Dynamics Of Innovation And Competitive Strategy In Transportation Research, Janet K. Tinoco

Management, Marketing and Operations - Daytona Beach

No abstract provided.


Random Thoughts On Innovation, Arcot Desai NARASIMHALU, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2010 Singapore Management University

Random Thoughts On Innovation, Arcot Desai Narasimhalu, Institute Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Research Collection Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We had to bring about an organizational innovation by reengineering the organization itself!!! The late 1990s saw us redefine the mission of the organization to be user and market centric aiming to produce solutions with a 10X difference. We had to create a program that will allow promising technologies and solutions created by engineers and scientists who were passionate to see their works utilized by the world. This required transforming a quasi-academic publicly funded lab into an engine that would generate new businesses. The transformation was not easy. This was also about the time when the dot com bubble was ...


Readings In Innovation, Arcot Desai NARASIMHALU, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2010 Singapore Management University

Readings In Innovation, Arcot Desai Narasimhalu, Institute Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Research Collection Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This is a collection of practice oriented papers that I had written from 2005 – 2010 and published in relevant conferences. The papers were written primarily to share my experiences as an innovator and an innovation manager over thirty five years of my professional life. They are a collection of frameworks, heuristic algorithms and processes that I have penned down from my experience. They are neither theories nor only options available to innovators and innovation managers. This is yet another offering in the world of “Innovation Buffet” that innovators could consume. The sole purpose in compiling these papers is to share ...


Why Do Inventors Reference Papers And Patents In Their Patent Applications?, Anthony Breitzman 2010 Rowan University

Why Do Inventors Reference Papers And Patents In Their Patent Applications?, Anthony Breitzman

Faculty Scholarship for the College of Science & Mathematics

Patent citation analysis is a widely used technique in the evaluation of science and technology. The basic premise behind its use is that papers or patents cited as prior art by many later patents tend to contain important ideas upon which numerous inventors have built. This does not mean that every important document is highly cited, or that every highly cited document is important. However, numerous validation studies have revealed the existence of a strong positive relationship between citations and technological importance (see Breitzman and Mogee (2002) for a review of validation studies).


Concentrating Solar Power Commercial Application Study: Reducing Water Consumption Of Concentrating Solar Power Electricity Generation, U.S. Department of Energy 2010 U.S. Department of Energy

Concentrating Solar Power Commercial Application Study: Reducing Water Consumption Of Concentrating Solar Power Electricity Generation, U.S. Department Of Energy

Publications (E)

This report discusses potential methods to reduce water consumption associated with CSP. Four main concentrating solar power technologies are described in this report: parabolic troughs, linear Fresnel, power towers, and dish/engine. Parabolic troughs are the most commercially available technology. Linear Fresnel and power tower technologies are presently being planned as commercial plants, but none have yet been built in the U.S. The first three of these technologies use the heat collected from the sun to power conventional Rankine steam cycles, similar to those used for coal and nuclear plants. Steam cycle power plants require cooling to function (cooling ...


Nrel: A Year In Clean Energy Innovations: A Review Of Nrel's Feature Stories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nrel: A Year In Clean Energy Innovations: A Review Of Nrel's Feature Stories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Publications (E)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation’s primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.

NREL’s mission and strategy are focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy’s and our nation’s energy goals. The laboratory’s scientists and researchers support critical market objectives to accelerate research from scientific innovations to market-viable alternative energy solutions. At the core of this strategic direction are NREL’s research and technology development competencies. These areas span from understanding renewable resources for energy, to the conversion of these resources to renewable electricity and fuels, and ...


White Paper, The Emergence Of Knowledge Analysis: Change And Knowledge Management In Large Law Firms, Ronald W. Staudt 2010 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

White Paper, The Emergence Of Knowledge Analysis: Change And Knowledge Management In Large Law Firms, Ronald W. Staudt

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Editorial: If You Could Freeze-Frame The Information Flow, What Would You Do?, Connie Foster 2010 Western Kentucky University

Editorial: If You Could Freeze-Frame The Information Flow, What Would You Do?, Connie Foster

DLTS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen P. King 2010 University of South Florida

Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen P. King

Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education Faculty Publications

Pre-publication version of a chapter about the assistive technology tools and resources available for free in Windows OS and Mac OS. Introducing higher education faculty to free resources, features and programs which they can recommend to their students or perhaps use for themselves (for instance for fading eyesight or hearing). In addition, the chapter briefly shares strategies and examples of how they might be used.

The book will have an entire chapter dedicated to assistive technology as well. This is a popularized assistive technology chapter for generalist, NON special education, faculty to become acquainted with readily available and free resources ...


Importance-Performance Analysis Of Guest Entertainment Technology Amenities In The Lodging Industry, Anil Bilgihan Dr., Cihan Cobanoglu, Brian L. Miller 2010 University of Central Florida

Importance-Performance Analysis Of Guest Entertainment Technology Amenities In The Lodging Industry, Anil Bilgihan Dr., Cihan Cobanoglu, Brian L. Miller

Hospitality Review

An assessment of how hotel guests view in-room entertainment-technology amenities was conducted to compare the importance of these technologies to how they performed. In-room entertainment technology continues to evolve in the hotel industry. However, given the multitude of entertainment products available in the marketplace today, hoteliers have little understanding of guests’ expectations and of which in-room entertainment-technology amenities will drive guest satisfaction and increase loyalty to the hotel brand. Given that technology is integral to a hotel stay, this study seeks to evaluate the importance and performance of in-room entertainment-technology amenities. Findings indicate that free-to-guest television (FTG TV) and high-speed ...


Corporate Social Innovation, Jared Tham 2010 Singapore Management University

Corporate Social Innovation, Jared Tham

Social Space

CSR has long been perceived as an afterthought in the corporate world. However, perceptions are shifting, and CSR is becoming part of the innovation paradigm of a corporation, creating what is arguably a turning point in the history of the CSR movement.


Transitions Within The Ecosystem Of Change, Willie Cheng 2010 Singapore Management University

Transitions Within The Ecosystem Of Change, Willie Cheng

Social Space

The ecosystem paradigm provides a framework to understand and influence the forces of change facing the nonprofit sector. In this extract from the forthcoming book, “The World That Changes The World: How philanthropy, entrepreneurship and innovation are transforming the social ecosystem,” Willie Cheng describes the social ecosystem framework, its change enablers and macro-trends.


Affect And Acceptance: Examining The Effects Of Positive Mood On Technology Acceptance Model, Soussan Djamasbi, Diane Strong, Mark Dishaw 2010 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Affect And Acceptance: Examining The Effects Of Positive Mood On Technology Acceptance Model, Soussan Djamasbi, Diane Strong, Mark Dishaw

User Experience and Decision Making Research Laboratory Publications

While the technology acceptance model (TAM) is generally robust, TAM’s antecedent constructs, ease of use and usefulness of a system, do not always adequately explain acceptance behavior. Recent studies argue that including individual characteristics in TAM is a way to determine those conditions under which ease of use and usefulness are not adequate for explaining acceptance behavior. Using this argument, we examine the effects of positive mood, one individual characteristic that significantly affects an individual’s cognition and behavior, on acceptance of a DSS that supports uncertain tasks. Our results show that positive mood has a significant influence on ...


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