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Impact Of Conditional Job Offer On Applicant Reactions To Social Media In The Selection Process, Ashley Gomez Mar 2019

Impact Of Conditional Job Offer On Applicant Reactions To Social Media In The Selection Process, Ashley Gomez

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Social media (SM) permits the sharing of personal information online, which can lead to employers accessing personal, non-job-related information about applicants throughout the selection process. Limited prior research (Jeske & Shultz, in press; Stoughton et al., 2015) has found that, to varying degrees, applicants find this access of their personal information to be an invasion of their personal privacy. The aim of the present study was to replicate prior findings regarding invasion of privacy moderating the relationship between SM screening presence and procedural justice perceptions and to expand on prior research by exploring whether the stage at which this information was collected (pre- and ...


Customer Knowledge Management In The Cloud Ecosytem, Joseph O. Chan Feb 2019

Customer Knowledge Management In The Cloud Ecosytem, Joseph O. Chan

Communications of the IIMA

The evolution of the economy has gone through the agricultural era, followed by the industrial era focusing on the production of goods and the postindustrial era accentuated by information and services. The new economy of the 21stcentury is characterized by knowledge and relationships. Galbreath (2002) described the transition to a new economic order driven by knowledge and based on the value of relationships. Customer knowledge management (CKM) synthesizes the customer knowledge and relationships assets in the extended enterprise to create advantages for companies in a very competitive market. Technologies have changed alongside the economy. Big Data and Cloud ...


Cyber Capability Planning And The Need For An Expanded Cybersecurity Workforce, Tony Coulson, Megan Mason, Vincent Nestler Feb 2019

Cyber Capability Planning And The Need For An Expanded Cybersecurity Workforce, Tony Coulson, Megan Mason, Vincent Nestler

Communications of the IIMA

Cybersecurity is a national concern for the United States, yet the cybersecurity workforce is currently understaffed. Military capability planning can be used as a framework to evaluate and establish cybersecurity workforce development models, such as the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework. These models can be used in a way that provides the nation a methodology to enhance human resource capabilities and fill the cybersecurity workforce deficit. Furthermore, this report discusses the importance of establishing and enhancing strategic recruitment initiatives that can be utilized for building a cybersecurity pipeline.


Mining Useful Information From Big Data Models Through Semantic-Based Process Modelling And Analysis, Kingsley Okoye Feb 2019

Mining Useful Information From Big Data Models Through Semantic-Based Process Modelling And Analysis, Kingsley Okoye

Communications of the IIMA

Over the past few decades, most of the existing methods for analysing large growing knowledge bases, particularly Big Data, focus on building algorithms and/or technologies to help the knowledge-bases automatically or semi-automatically extend. Indeed, a vast number of such systems that construct the said large knowledge-bases continuously grow, and most often, they do not contain all of the facts about each process instance or elements that can be found within the process base. As a consequence, the resultant process models tend to be vague or missing value datasets. In view of such challenge, the work in this paper demonstrates ...


Machine Learning The Harness Track: A Temporal Investigation Of Race History On Prediction, Robert P. Schumaker Dec 2018

Machine Learning The Harness Track: A Temporal Investigation Of Race History On Prediction, Robert P. Schumaker

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Machine learning techniques have shown their usefulness in accurately predicting greyhound races. Many of the studies within this domain focus on two things; win-only wagers and using a very particular combination of race history. Our study investigates altering these properties and studying the results. In particular we found a race history combination that optimizes our S&C Racing system’s predictions on seven different wager types. From this, S&C Racing posted an impressive 50.44% accuracy in selecting winning wagers with a payout of $609.34 and a betting return of $10.06 per dollar wagered.


Crude Oil Prices Forecasting: Time Series Vs. Svr Models, Xin James He Dec 2018

Crude Oil Prices Forecasting: Time Series Vs. Svr Models, Xin James He

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

This research explores the weekly crude oil price data from U.S. Energy Information Administration over the time period 2009 - 2017 to test the forecasting accuracy by comparing time series models such as simple exponential smoothing (SES), moving average (MA), and autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) against machine learning support vector regression (SVR) models. The main purpose of this research is to determine which model provides the best forecasting results for crude oil prices in light of the importance of crude oil price forecasting and its implications to the economy. While SVR is often considered the best forecasting model in ...


The Relationship Between Organizational Resources And Green It/S Adoption: A Rbv Approach, Lutfus Sayeed, Alberto Onetti Dec 2018

The Relationship Between Organizational Resources And Green It/S Adoption: A Rbv Approach, Lutfus Sayeed, Alberto Onetti

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

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The objective of the present study was to empirically explore the impact of the implementation of Green IT/S measures on organizational resources in the US and European firms. The study examined the influence of reconfiguration of resources within a firm while adopting various Green IT/S practices and technologies. Green IT/S implementation requires resource commitment from organizations (Bose and Luo, 2011). What are these resources and how do they affect the extent of Green IT/S measures adopted by businesses? Resource Based View (RBV) of the firm was used as the theoretical framework of the study. The ...


Using Sas™ Software To Enhance Pedagogy For Text Mining And Sentiment Analysis Using Social Media (Twitter™) Data, Ramesh Subramanian, Danielle Cote Dec 2018

Using Sas™ Software To Enhance Pedagogy For Text Mining And Sentiment Analysis Using Social Media (Twitter™) Data, Ramesh Subramanian, Danielle Cote

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

This pedagogical paper describes how a graduate course in Text Mining was developed and taught in a fully online format at Quinnipiac University. The software used was SAS™ Enterprise Miner. This paper discusses the design, software used and the methodology followed in the course. A critical component of the course required the students to delve deep into social media data by completing a detailed project on analyzing sentiment analysis using large files of social media data. A sample report of this project, which was a key deliverable for the course, is described at length in this paper.


How It Awareness Impacts It Control Weaknesses And Firm Performance, Peiqin Zhang, Ju Long, James Ma Dec 2018

How It Awareness Impacts It Control Weaknesses And Firm Performance, Peiqin Zhang, Ju Long, James Ma

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

With the prevalence of information technology (IT), the value of IT awareness increasingly grows, and IT control becomes a key part of firms’ strategies and objectives. Although leadership plays an important role in IT control governance, limited research has studied whether IT awareness is associated with IT control weaknesses (ITCWs) and firm performance simultaneously. Drawing on the agency and resource dependence theory, this paper proposes an integrative model to examine the impact of IT awareness on ITCWs and firm performance. We empirically validate the model using a data set of 310 firms collected from multiple sources including Audit Analytics, Compustat ...


Meeting “The One” At Midnight Is Your Destiny: The Role Of Yuan In Use Of The Taiwanese Social Network, Dcard, Wen-Yueh Shu Dec 2018

Meeting “The One” At Midnight Is Your Destiny: The Role Of Yuan In Use Of The Taiwanese Social Network, Dcard, Wen-Yueh Shu

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This study examines how Taiwanese college students understand the traditional, culturally Chinese concept of Yuan and its role in their use of a new and distinctive Taiwanese social networking site—Dcard. Particular attention is paid to the Dcard’s unique friending mechanism, which provides users the opportunity to connect (or not) with one, seemingly random new friend each day at midnight. Through thematic analysis of 15 semi-structured long interviews, the study finds that Dcard users understand Yuan as a multi-faceted concept pertaining primarily to interpersonal relationships (relationalism). Users perceive Yuan to influence relationships in a predetermined, causal fashion (fatalism), but ...


Utilization Of Information Technology As Instructional Support In Higher Education – A Case Study, Linda C. Gordon, Erin Gratz, David Kung, Leeshawn Moore, Shelley G. Urbizagastegui Oct 2018

Utilization Of Information Technology As Instructional Support In Higher Education – A Case Study, Linda C. Gordon, Erin Gratz, David Kung, Leeshawn Moore, Shelley G. Urbizagastegui

Communications of the IIMA

Despite significant increases in the growth of online education, a review of research reveals few studies of faculty perceptions of the use of technology in classrooms in higher education. Research can explore and illuminate how to bridge the gap between faculty perceptions and institutional goals and objectives for online programs. The study at hand presents the views of full-time and adjunct faculty across the colleges, both on- and off-campus, and the online community, at the University of La Verne, a private Tier II doctoral degree-granting institution located in Southern California.


Factors Affecting Online Streaming Subscriptions, C. Christopher Lee, Pankaj Nagpal, Sinead G. Ruane, Hyoun Sook Lim Oct 2018

Factors Affecting Online Streaming Subscriptions, C. Christopher Lee, Pankaj Nagpal, Sinead G. Ruane, Hyoun Sook Lim

Communications of the IIMA

As digital media continues to expand, competition between cable television and online streaming services increases. Acquiring customers today takes more than just advertising; it requires tailoring business objectives to the needs and wants of consumers. Numerous studies have examined the connection between the adoption of cable and online media, and key variables such as cost, ease of use, and social trends. In this study, we explore a number of factors which consumers consider when choosing cable television and online streaming options. Sample data was collected through a survey questionnaire at a large public university. Multivariate regression models were developed to ...


Analysis Of Stock Price Movement Following Financial News Article Release, Robert P. Schumaker, Nick Maida Oct 2018

Analysis Of Stock Price Movement Following Financial News Article Release, Robert P. Schumaker, Nick Maida

Communications of the IIMA

What effect does a financial news article have on stock price? To answer this question we investigate stock price movements within the minutes following financial news releases, broken down by media outlet, time of release and article sentiment. Our data shown a Sharpe ratio (a measure for calculating risk-adjusted return) of 1.18 versus a random dataset of ‑0.06, indicating significant price movement immediately following article release. Second, we found that articles released through WSJ, Reuters – UK Focus, NYT and FT all experienced significant positive returns, whereas articles in Barrons, MarketWatch, Forbes and Bloomberg experienced significant negative returns. Third ...


What's Yours Is Mine: Trust In Collaborative Consumption, Kiku Jones, Lori N. K. Leonard Oct 2018

What's Yours Is Mine: Trust In Collaborative Consumption, Kiku Jones, Lori N. K. Leonard

Communications of the IIMA

Consumers are expanding the types of goods they are exchanging in consumer-to-consumer e-commerce. There appears to be a subset called collaborative consumption. Collaborative consumption is a dynamic concept given that an individual must develop mechanisms to trust others with transporting, sharing, and consuming goods/services. This study develops a trust model for collaborative consumption with three expected influences -- natural propensity to trust (NPT), others’ trust of buyer/seller (OTBS), and objective trust (perceived website quality (PWSQ) and third party recognition (TPR)) -- on an individual’s trust in collaborative consumption. Regression analysis is utilized to assess the proposed model. The study ...


Critical Success Factors For Adopting Telemedicine Applications, Arjen Maris, Anas Yousfi, Stefan V. Ramshorst, Pascal Ravesteyn Oct 2018

Critical Success Factors For Adopting Telemedicine Applications, Arjen Maris, Anas Yousfi, Stefan V. Ramshorst, Pascal Ravesteyn

Communications of the IIMA

The use of IT within healthcare is increasing, but at a slow rate. In complex projects like the implementation of a telemedicine application within the context of physiotherapy processes where both practitioners and patients use the application, it is still unclear what factors should be taken into consideration for a successful adoption. Therefore, the research question for this study is: ‘what are the critical success factors for adopting a telemedicine application for primary physiotherapists and their patients within the Netherlands?’ A literature study is performed followed by a thematic analysis to determine the factors that are relevant for adoption of ...


Introducing Competencies In Organizations, Henk Plessius, Anand Sheombar, Pascal Ravesteyn Oct 2018

Introducing Competencies In Organizations, Henk Plessius, Anand Sheombar, Pascal Ravesteyn

Communications of the IIMA

In the fast-changing world of IT, relevant competencies are getting more important as these determine how successful you can function in practice. As a consequence, organizations are introducing competency frameworks like the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF, 2014) in their IT departments. However, for many organizations it is unclear what good practices and pitfalls are when introducing such a framework. In this paper this topic is studied by analysing 13 interviews with IT- and HR-managers who are (or recently have been) involved in a transition towards the use of competencies with their IT-staff.


A Chinese Perspective For Internal Marketing: A Review Of The Literature And Suggestions For Future Research, Yu-Ting Huang Jun 2018

A Chinese Perspective For Internal Marketing: A Review Of The Literature And Suggestions For Future Research, Yu-Ting Huang

Communications of the IIMA

Internal marketing is increasingly important for the development of new organisational strategy. Previous research has reviewed internal marketing studies published in the English-speaking world during last three decades. This current paper is an extension of those other review works. This study concerns the articles that were identified to be in the Simplified Chinese language. This research hence expends review work to focus on Mainland China. This paper provides a review of Chinese literature, placing emphasis on how Chinese scholars in mainland China engage in the area of internal marketing. The review of Chinese internal marketing research shows that the large ...


Exploring Qualia In Service Experience – A Case Study Of The Cultural Creative Hotels In Taiwan, Chun-Liang Chen Jun 2018

Exploring Qualia In Service Experience – A Case Study Of The Cultural Creative Hotels In Taiwan, Chun-Liang Chen

Communications of the IIMA

The objective of this research is to construct a qualia service experience design model for new-style cultural creative hotels and to explore how new-style cultural creative hotels can establish the qualia service experience. It further analyzes the key factors of creating qualia experience for new-style cultural creative hotels, offering it as a reference for enterprises which expect to enhance their competitiveness using the qualia experience. This research has chosen the HOTELDAY+ Group – the biggest cultural creative design hotel chain store brand in Taiwan to conduct the qualitative case study. The outcomes of the research show that cultural creative hotels with ...


Improving The Assessment (Assurance Of Learning) Processes, Chittibabu Govindarajulu, Jim Murphy Jun 2018

Improving The Assessment (Assurance Of Learning) Processes, Chittibabu Govindarajulu, Jim Murphy

Communications of the IIMA

Strategically located in downtown Denver, this state university is a popular destination for working adults and traditional students alike to get a quality education. The university’s College of Business was first accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) in spring 2016. Five undergraduate programs and one graduate program in Accounting were accredited; an undergraduate program in Economics was excluded from AACSB review. Since the initial accreditation, the college added three undergraduate degree programs and a second graduate program (MBA). AACSB standards stipulate assessing general knowledge & skills and subject-specific knowledge & skills for each program. University ...


College Choices Of Latina/O Students Attending A For-Profit College: Understanding Persistence And Retention, Cecilia Loftus Ornelas Jun 2018

College Choices Of Latina/O Students Attending A For-Profit College: Understanding Persistence And Retention, Cecilia Loftus Ornelas

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Although Latina/os are the largest minority group in California and enrolling in higher education in record-breaking numbers (Zarate & Burciaga, 2010), the graduation rate of this group is very low (Kewal-Ramani, Gilbertson, Fox, & Provasnik, 2007). A phenomenological approach was used in this study to explore the lived experiences of Latina/o students at a for-profit college in the Inland Empire. Students from different major fields of study described how they explored and sought college information, how they experienced both community and for-profit colleges, and described their levels of sense of belonging in both community and for-profit colleges. Students shared their experiences reflective of the serpentine pathway of college-conocimiento (Acevedo-Gil, 2017) and the influence of a sense of belonging (Hurtado & Carter, 1997; Hurtado & Ponjuan, 2005; Maestas, Vaquera, & Zehr, 2007) on their persistence in higher education. Findings indicate that Latina/o students have limited college choices, weigh criteria to choose a for-profit college after departing from community colleges to “transfer across,” and feel that they belong in the for-profit institution for reasons that included either feeling cultural congruity with other students, or simply experienced college community support from faculty/ staff. Recommendations include: instructors be assigned as mentors who are personable and exhibit genuine caring; for-profit colleges should be as financially accessible as community colleges for all students; and the personalization available in for-profit colleges should be implemented into the community colleges.


Inclusive Leadership And Employee Engagement: The Moderating Effect Of Psychological Diversity Climate, Jose Luis Rodriguez Jun 2018

Inclusive Leadership And Employee Engagement: The Moderating Effect Of Psychological Diversity Climate, Jose Luis Rodriguez

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Leadership is a well-known complex phenomenon that focuses on important organizational, social and personal processes, where leadership is dependent on a process of social influence, which occurs between the leader and follower (Bolden, 2004). Therefore, leaders need to operate with a certain understanding of leadership and the environment in order to address the increasing pressures and demands that come with being a leader. However, leadership concepts too often focus on leader behaviors apart from their effects on followers; in contrast, Inclusive Leadership (IL) highlights the importance of leadership as a social construction process between the leader and follower. The present ...


Authentically Disney, Distinctly Chinese: A Case Study Of Glocalization Through Shanghai Disneyland’S Brand Narrative, Chelsea Michelle Galvez Jun 2018

Authentically Disney, Distinctly Chinese: A Case Study Of Glocalization Through Shanghai Disneyland’S Brand Narrative, Chelsea Michelle Galvez

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

In 2016, the Walt Disney Company launched Shanghai Disneyland--the company’s first theme park in mainland China. Entering mainland China poses significant political and cultural challenges for American companies. To address these challenges, Disney pursued a “glocalization” strategy -- it accounted for local norms and values in launching Shanghai Disneyland. This paper examines how Shanghai Disneyland constructed its brand narrative to negotiate tensions in this glocalization process. A semiotic analysis of two Shanghai Disneyland commercials illustrates the ways in which Disney tapped into culturally meaningful themes of harmonic balance and collective identity to produce the park’s brand narrative--“China’s ...


Competitive Models To Detect Stock Manipulation, Jose J. Thoppan, Punniyamoorthy M., Ganesh K. Mar 2018

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 Mar 2018

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 Mar 2018

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 Mar 2018

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 Mar 2018

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 ...


Should Agile Be Part Of Your Quality Management System?, Timothy C. Krehbiel, Dana P. Miller Jan 2018

Should Agile Be Part Of Your Quality Management System?, Timothy C. Krehbiel, Dana P. Miller

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of Agile in Quality Management Systems.

Design/methodology/approach: This paper provides a brief history of Agile and compares it to the management theory of W. Edwards Deming. The authors then examine the strengths and weaknesses of Lean, Agile, and Six Sigma in relationship to the four components of Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge in order to clarify Agile’s role in contemporary Quality Management Systems. In addition to the existing literature, the authors draw extensively on their experiences and observations from more than 50 years of experience ...


Managing Employee Attitude For A Successful Information System Implementation: A Change Management Perspective, Smita Chaudhry Jan 2018

Managing Employee Attitude For A Successful Information System Implementation: A Change Management Perspective, Smita Chaudhry

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

In the last three decades, there has been considerable advancement in the design of information systems used in organizations. Information systems facilitate critical organizational activities like recording and processing of business transactions, analyzing complex and large sets of data and generating management and executive level reports. However, their adoption is generally fraught with challenges because of the negative attitude of employees to the impending change in their work life. Taking into account the enormous investment of cost, time and effort in information system implementation, it is imperative for organizations to recognize and influence employee attitude from the very beginning to ...


Not All Consumers Follow Suit: Information Choices And Effect Of Reviews, Seung Lee Jan 2018

Not All Consumers Follow Suit: Information Choices And Effect Of Reviews, Seung Lee

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Understanding the process of consumers' buying decisions is not intuitively obvious from the way it appears. Before we come up with any acceptable account of the process, we should learn more about consumers' traits as well as the characteristics of the goods or services they intend to purchase. The goal of this study is to establish the alignment of consumers' buying decisions with information choice and determine why consumers may or may not make buying decisions compatible with reviewer comments. To explain the reality of multiple consumer equilibria, the paper draws on the four information choice theories: inattentiveness, rational inattention ...