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The Implementation Of Eportfolios As A High Impact Practice In The Real Estate Practice Class, Yu Liu May 2020

The Implementation Of Eportfolios As A High Impact Practice In The Real Estate Practice Class, Yu Liu

Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy

I would like to implement the ePortfolio to my Fin 481 Real Estate Practice course. Real Estate Practice course introduces students to a broad spectrum of practical issues and activities in real estate markets. It provides the opportunity for the students to get an in-depth understanding of the real estate business. Subjects include Understand Real Estate Market; Math for Real Estate; Buying Real Estate, Mortgage, Escrow, Title Company, Inspection, Home Insurance Company; Selling Real Estate, Repairing, Brokerage, Staging; Comparative Market Analysis; Brokerage and Marketing Strategies; Investing in Real Estate Market, Debt Utilization; Flipping and Wholesaling; Construction Fundamentals; Legal Protection and ...


Q2s Enhanced Pedagogy: Developing Critical Listening Skills In Business School Students To Enhance On-The-Job Performance, Matthew Habich May 2020

Q2s Enhanced Pedagogy: Developing Critical Listening Skills In Business School Students To Enhance On-The-Job Performance, Matthew Habich

Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy

A common complaint heard from many business managers and executives is that while recent business school graduates are relatively well-equipped for the technical aspects of their jobs, they often lack critical communication-related skills, thus limiting their organizational effectiveness. This article describes feedback received from a group of Southern California business executives indicating that "active listening" is one of the most important of these communication skills - and one often lacking in recent business school graduates - and offers one classroom exercise that can be used to help students practice this critical communication skill.


Change Management Over Financial Information: A Multi-Criteria Evaluation Of System Change Controls Using Desirability Functions, Angel R. Otero, Christian Sonnenberg, Ivonne Delgado-Perez Apr 2020

Change Management Over Financial Information: A Multi-Criteria Evaluation Of System Change Controls Using Desirability Functions, Angel R. Otero, Christian Sonnenberg, Ivonne Delgado-Perez

Communications of the IIMA

The increasing complexity of information technology, attacks on confidential information, and the passing of new laws and regulations have shifted the focus around internal controls in organizations. Particularly, general information technology controls related to change management (i.e., system change controls) are critical in ensuring the integrity, completeness, and reliability of financial information. The literature points to various evaluation methods for these controls to determine which ones to implement. However, these methods do not necessarily consider relevant organization constraints, preventing the inclusion of required controls or the exclusion of unnecessary controls. This paper proposes a novel approach, using Desirability Functions ...


A Framework Of Blockchain Technology, Frank Lin, Danny Chung, Conrad Shayo, Francisca Beer Mar 2020

A Framework Of Blockchain Technology, Frank Lin, Danny Chung, Conrad Shayo, Francisca Beer

Communications of the IIMA

With the introduction of Bitcoin by Nakamoto (2008), came a key underlying technology that holds great disruptive promise to many crucial industries: Blockchain. The nature of a decentralized, distributed ledger will truly change the way we currently trade and interact through its clear transparency and high integrity (Casey & Vigna, 2018; Sullivan, 2015). Based on trust, Blockchain allows various parties to be involved in transacting with each other without the need to know each other (Botsman, 2017; Deloitte, 2016; Drescher, 2017; Mauri, 2017). The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for Blockchain by focusing on how Blockchain technology can be ...


Global Project Management - Chinese And American Cultural Differences, Kosin Chen, Gerhard Steinke Mar 2020

Global Project Management - Chinese And American Cultural Differences, Kosin Chen, Gerhard Steinke

Communications of the IIMA

This paper investigates cultural differences between Chinese and American project managers in the IT industry through a pilot study of interviewing six professional project managers with qualitative and quantitative questions. The interview questions were developed to compare core Chinese values and cultural styles with American cultural styles. Initial results found that Chinese and American project managers in the IT industry have similar ideas regarding resistance to corruption but have differences toward the idea of trustworthiness, harmony, avoiding confrontation, and non- competition.


Opioid Adjunct Drug Therapy: Evaluating Effectiveness Using Text Analytics Of Real World Data, Michael Veronin, Robert P. Schumaker Mar 2020

Opioid Adjunct Drug Therapy: Evaluating Effectiveness Using Text Analytics Of Real World Data, Michael Veronin, Robert P. Schumaker

Communications of the IIMA

Opioid analgesics continue to be the mainstay of pharmacologic treatment of moderate to severe pain. An adjunct is a drug that in its pharmacological characteristic is not identified primarily as an analgesic, but that has been found in clinical practice to have either an independent analgesic effect or additive analgesic properties when used with opioids. By using an adjunct to maximize the level of analgesia, the required opioid dosage may be reduced, together with concomitant adverse effects. BACKGROUND Real World Data (RWD) refers to data that describe observations in normal clinical practice obtained by any non- interventional methodology, such as ...


The Impact Of College And University Advertising Expenditures On Key Performance Indicators Using Business Analytics Modeling, Alison Munsch, Jason Diffenderfer, Charles Cante Mar 2020

The Impact Of College And University Advertising Expenditures On Key Performance Indicators Using Business Analytics Modeling, Alison Munsch, Jason Diffenderfer, Charles Cante

Communications of the IIMA

Marketers in the 21st century now more than ever face a competitive business environment. The battle for marketers to to capture value from customers across a variety of verticals in the form of brand equity and sales is as fierce as it has ever been. This is because customers have numerous choices partially driven by the access and information provided by the internet (Solomon, 2017). As such, consumers are exposed to a plethora of alternative products and services more than ever as compared to the past. As such, consumers apply a high level of effect in the market about several ...


Analysis Of Us Accidents And Solutions, Swapnil Kisan Nikam Mar 2020

Analysis Of Us Accidents And Solutions, Swapnil Kisan Nikam

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Reducing traffic accidents is an essential public safety challenge all over the world; therefore, accident analysis has been a subject of much research in recent decades.

The objective of the project is to analyze the US accident data from 50 states to inform the US government agencies and the general public on trends and possible causes of traffic accidents and what could be done to reduce them. The analysis include number of accidents by year, number of accidents by state, best time to travel by month, day and hour, accident-prone area in each state, factors responsible of the accidents like ...


Implementing The Malcolm Baldrige Process For A Financial Institution: An Insiders Perspective, Scott Murray Mar 2020

Implementing The Malcolm Baldrige Process For A Financial Institution: An Insiders Perspective, Scott Murray

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The Malcolm Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence outlines best practices for strategic and operational processes. Enterprises that achieve the award do so not for the award itself – but for the transformation that takes place along the way. Although the fifty-page summaries of Malcolm Baldrige award winning organizations are posted on the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) (https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/award-recipients), the process and effort used to create such applications has not been documented. This project documents and provides an internal perspective and lessons learned from the early stages of the Malcolm Baldrige journey for a medium ...


Sharepoint Design And Implementation - An Enterprise Architecture Solution, Zachary Mckellar Mar 2020

Sharepoint Design And Implementation - An Enterprise Architecture Solution, Zachary Mckellar

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Having a solid enterprise architecture foundation is critical to the success and growth of a business. Considering the volatility of many industries, businesses must consistently grow, innovate, and advance their technology to ensure high availability of their products and systems. Seeing that projects fail more than they succeed, it stresses the importance of having a strong enterprise architecture (Schneider, 2020). With this said, it is imperative that a business creates a proper collaborative environment to ensure that all future implementations and developments within their environments are successful. Without these foundations, an enterprise will fail to grow.

This project provides an ...


Conducting Meetings, Writing Agendas, Drafting Minutes, Liliana Monteil-Doucette Feb 2020

Conducting Meetings, Writing Agendas, Drafting Minutes, Liliana Monteil-Doucette

Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy

This is a two-day assignment which encourages students to consider a situation at work where employees are not following proper telephone answering etiquette. The situation could cause the business to lose customers. Therefore, students are instructed to research proper phone etiquette, then prepare an agenda to address the issues and provide guidelines on the correct way to answer phones.

On day two, students will hold a meeting discussing the points on their agenda, take notes, then write the minutes of the meeting.

The assignment walks them through the full process of problem solving, communicating with employees, and producing proper business ...


The Effect Of Incentive Hierarchy System Of Social Media In The Delivery Of Quality Information, Peng Xie, Peng Xie Jan 2020

The Effect Of Incentive Hierarchy System Of Social Media In The Delivery Of Quality Information, Peng Xie, Peng Xie

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

This paper investigates the effect of social media incentive hierarchy system on the quality of the shared information and the spillover effect using data from 67 cryptocurrency markets along with the corresponding social media discussions. We show empirical evidence that high-rank social media users displaying high-level badges earned from the social media tend to provide low-quality information due to reduced incentives after obtaining the badge and increased tendency to engage in less informative socialization activities. In contrast, low-rank social media users with low-level badges tend to provide high-quality information. However, messages shared by high-rank social media users spill over to ...


Gauging Ada Compliance In The 21st Century Business Internet: A Pilot Study, Daniel Mcdonald, Tanya Goette, Hannah Petoia Dec 2019

Gauging Ada Compliance In The 21st Century Business Internet: A Pilot Study, Daniel Mcdonald, Tanya Goette, Hannah Petoia

Communications of the IIMA

This paper explores issues of accessibility in Web design, including the applicability of various federal statutes such as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A pilot study of six private sector websites is completed to gauge the effectiveness of current accessibility standards as interpreted from the ADA and Section 508. Evaluating these sites shows that even after 25 years, sites still have accessibility issues.


Employee Compliance To Information Security In Retail Stores, Bertrand Muhire, Ramakrishna Ayyagari Dec 2019

Employee Compliance To Information Security In Retail Stores, Bertrand Muhire, Ramakrishna Ayyagari

Communications of the IIMA

Retail industry has suffered some of the biggest data breaches in recent times. Organizations are deploying technological tools to limit data breaches. However, purely technological solution is not going to be sufficient because human-factor is often considered to be the weakest link in Information Security. In this paper, the authors investigate the behavioral aspect of information security in a retail setting. Specifically, the factors that influence compliance behaviors to information security policies (ISP) in retail stores are identified. Attitude, awareness, and sanctions are proposed as key variables that influence compliance intentions to ISP. The authors test the proposed model using ...


End-Users Compliance To The Information Security Policy: A Comparison Of Motivational Factors, Peter Straver, Pascal Ravesteyn Dec 2019

End-Users Compliance To The Information Security Policy: A Comparison Of Motivational Factors, Peter Straver, Pascal Ravesteyn

Communications of the IIMA

Business information, held within information systems, is critical for most organizations. To protect these critical information assets, security controls should be deployed which might come as a hindrance for the end-users. The Information Security Policies (ISP) give direction to their behaviors. Organizations can focus on conditions likely to promote so-called motivational factors influencing the end-users intentions to perform the desired behavior of compliance to ISP in order to protect these information assets.

In total, six motivational factors, applicable to intentions on compliance, are found during research and are measured within five organizational contexts. From the measurements and analysis is learned ...


What Do Publicly-Available Soccer Match Data Actually Tell Us?, Chester S. Labedz Jr., Robert Schumaker Sep 2019

What Do Publicly-Available Soccer Match Data Actually Tell Us?, Chester S. Labedz Jr., Robert Schumaker

Communications of the IIMA

Media analyses of soccer statistics and game play has accelerated in recent years. This is evident in visual displays of ball and player tracking, average player locations and distances they run. These media depictions aim to be attractive, entertaining and informative for viewers. But are such statistics predictive of goal scoring and match outcome? To answer this question we review the sixty-four matches of the 2014 World Cup and examine nine common match statistics, and others, to evaluate their predictive value for goal production and match outcome.


Identifying Relationships Of Interest In Complex Environments By Using Channel Theory, Andreas Bildstein, Junkang Feng Sep 2019

Identifying Relationships Of Interest In Complex Environments By Using Channel Theory, Andreas Bildstein, Junkang Feng

Communications of the IIMA

Complex environments show a high degree of dynamics caused by vital interactions between objects within those environments and alterations through which the set of objects and their characteristics within those environments go over time. Within this work, we show that we can tame the level of complexity in dynamic environments by identifying relationships of interest between objects in such environments. To this end, we apply the theory of Information Flow, also known as Channel Theory, to the application area of smart manufacturing. We enhance the way how the Channel Theory has been applied so far by using an iterative approach ...


The Difficulty Of Transfer And Academic Engagement Of Further Education Students When Progressing To Higher Education Environments, Glenn Affleck Sep 2019

The Difficulty Of Transfer And Academic Engagement Of Further Education Students When Progressing To Higher Education Environments, Glenn Affleck

Communications of the IIMA

The difficulty of students transferring from Further Education Colleges and progressing to Higher Education Universities in the United Kingdom is a well-known problem. The study presented here focuses on the ability of students to begin to engage with the subject of computer programming on transferring after 2 years of study at a further education college into a 3rd year of a university programme. There is an assumption that there are environmental factors within the change that cause the problems of student engagement with their studies. The findings of this study concurs with difficulties for many students with beginning to ...


Residential Electricity Management And Protection System, Ejimonu Kosisochukwu Gabriel Aug 2019

Residential Electricity Management And Protection System, Ejimonu Kosisochukwu Gabriel

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

The Residential Electricity Monitoring System is an electricity meter connected to the Internet to provide real time data on the power system in your home. The REMS is designed to replace the distribution board allowing it to conduct a series of tests on the quality of the electricity supply to your home/facility and, within your home detect basic wiring faults and allow owners and service providers to identify potential problems with the electrical systems.

The electrical monitoring system finally puts proper electrical control into the hands of the home owner by providing him with the ability to control power ...


Intelligent Software Tools For Recruiting, Swatee B. Kulkarni, Xiangdong Che Jul 2019

Intelligent Software Tools For Recruiting, Swatee B. Kulkarni, Xiangdong Che

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

In this paper, we outline how recruiting and talent acquisition gained importance within HRM field, then give a brief introduction to the newest tools used by the professionals for recruiting and lastly, describe the Artificial Intelligence-based tools that have started playing an increasingly important role. We also provide further research suggestions for using artificial intelligence-based tools to make recruiting more efficient and cost-effective.


A Longitudinal Analysis Of The Impact Of The Indicators In The Networked Readiness Index (Nri), Satya Pratipatti, Ahmed Gomaa Jul 2019

A Longitudinal Analysis Of The Impact Of The Indicators In The Networked Readiness Index (Nri), Satya Pratipatti, Ahmed Gomaa

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

World Economic Forum publishes the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) annually, to reflect the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) status of different countries. The NRI is developed by aggregating 53 indicators. The study identifies the most critical indicators to focus on, to improve the NRI status of countries at different stages of economic development. It uses data from 117 countries and analyzes the changes in the indicators along with their impacts between the years 2012 and 2016. The study explores the differences between countries by grouping them into four groups based on their NRI status. The analysis identifies six indicators with ...


Determinants Of Cloud Computing Intentions To Use: Role Of Firm’S Size, Managerial Structure And Industrial Sector, Shailja Tripathi Jul 2019

Determinants Of Cloud Computing Intentions To Use: Role Of Firm’S Size, Managerial Structure And Industrial Sector, Shailja Tripathi

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Currently many companies are adopting cloud computing to accomplish their diverse purposes and to create an elastic and responsive environment that can rapidly respond to new business requirements. This paper attempts to investigate the factors influencing cloud computing adoption from the managerial perspective with inclusion of size of firm, organizational structure and type of industry as control variables. The model is developed with various technological, economic and cognitive factors that affect the behavioral intention to use cloud computing using technology acceptance model (TAM).Questionnaires were randomly distributed to around 1000 senior managers of various firms in India. Hierarchical multiple regression ...


Table Of Contents Jitim Vol 28 Issue 2, 2019 Jul 2019

Table Of Contents Jitim Vol 28 Issue 2, 2019

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Table of Contents JITIM 2, 2019


Investigating Consumer Satisfaction Towards Mobile Marketing, Dr Surabhi Singh Jun 2019

Investigating Consumer Satisfaction Towards Mobile Marketing, Dr Surabhi Singh

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

The extensive applications of mobile phones are visible in global companies for the marketing of their products. The popularity of mobile marketing is increasing considerably. This paper has provided insights into the perspectives of consumer attitude towards mobile marketing in India. The companies will develop an understanding of how mobile marketing influence consumer attitudes. The scale of measurement used for Attitudes was Likert scale and explained the consumer's behavior towards mobile marketing. The factors identified through the study will provide insights into Consumer buying behavior via mobile platforms. The analytical tool SPSS has been used for analysis by using ...


“I’Ll Use It The Way I Feel Like It” – The Influence Of User Emotions On Erp Usage, Serdar Turedi, Ceren Ekebas-Turedi Jun 2019

“I’Ll Use It The Way I Feel Like It” – The Influence Of User Emotions On Erp Usage, Serdar Turedi, Ceren Ekebas-Turedi

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Due to the growing importance of complex information systems (IS) such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), organizations spend millions of dollars to IS implementations. Implementation of ERP triggers a wide range of end user behaviors, which are strongly tied to ERP’s success and benefits. Despite the progress that has been made in understanding the acceptance and resistance towards voluntary IS usage, less is known about the role of end user behaviors in mandatory IS usage context. Drawing from coping theory and human-material agency perspective, this paper argues that users can show different behaviors in their ERP usage depending on ...


Crude Oil Price Prediction With Decision Tree Based Regression Approach, Engu Chen, Xin James He May 2019

Crude Oil Price Prediction With Decision Tree Based Regression Approach, Engu Chen, Xin James He

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Crude oil is an essential commodity for industry and the prediction of its price is crucial for many business entities and government organizations. While there have been quite a few conventional statistical models to forecast oil prices, we find that there is not much research using decision tree models to predict crude oil prices. In this research, we develop decision tree models to forecast crude oil prices. In addition to historical crude oil price time series data, we also use some predictor variables that would potentially affect crude oil prices, including crude oil demand and supply, and monthly GDP and ...


The Impact Of The Web And Social Media On The Performance Of Nonprofit Organizations, Namchul Shin May 2019

The Impact Of The Web And Social Media On The Performance Of Nonprofit Organizations, Namchul Shin

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

This research empirically analyzes the impact of both the Web and social media on the performance of nonprofit organizations by using 100 nonprofit organizations ranked by web traction measures, including Facebook Likes and Twitter Followers. Our findings from ANOVA and non-parametric tests demonstrate that nonprofit organizations with higher web traction have greater contributions and grants than others with lower web traction. These findings suggest that the use of the Web coupled with social media promotes better, interactive (two-way) communications with the public, as well as fundraising and that nonprofit organizations that attract more supporters on the Web and social media ...


Mobile Money And Socioeconomic Development: A Cross-Country Investigation In Sub-Saharan Africa, Wenxiu (Vince) Nan May 2019

Mobile Money And Socioeconomic Development: A Cross-Country Investigation In Sub-Saharan Africa, Wenxiu (Vince) Nan

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Over the past decade, mobile money, as a disruptive financial services innovation, has been widely adopted in Sub-Saharan Africa where the majority of population was financially excluded. Despite the transformative role of mobile money, the macro-level socioeconomic implications have been weakly examined so far. To fill the research gap, this paper explores the theoretical and empirical links between mobile money and socioeconomic development. Drawing on the theory of technology affordances and the emerging mobile money literature, this paper argues that mobile money, when adopted on a massive scale, has the potential to lead to socioeconomic development at the societal level ...


Ipv6 Diffusion Milestones: Assessing The Quantity And Quality Of Adoption, John Pickard, Mark Angolia, Dale Drummond May 2019

Ipv6 Diffusion Milestones: Assessing The Quantity And Quality Of Adoption, John Pickard, Mark Angolia, Dale Drummond

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

There are currently two versions of Internet Protocol (IP) in use today, IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6). The original version, IPv4, was standardized in the early 1980s as part of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Internet program and became the official Internet protocol in 1983 (Kleinrock, 2010). IPv6 was standardized in 1995 as its successor to provide enhanced capabilities and address IPv4 technological limitations, most notable of which was the anticipated exhaustion of address space (Deering & Hinden, 1995). While the two protocols have some functional similarities, they are distinct and not backward compatible; IPv4-only devices cannot communicate directly with IPv6-only devices and vice-versa. Consequently, organizations wishing to take full advantage of the ...


The Role Of Emotional Expression In Accessing Social Networks: The Case Of Newcomers' Blogs, Michael J. Hine, Luciara Nardon, Daniel Gulanowski May 2019

The Role Of Emotional Expression In Accessing Social Networks: The Case Of Newcomers' Blogs, Michael J. Hine, Luciara Nardon, Daniel Gulanowski

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Research has established the critical role of social networks in facilitating adjustment to foreign environments. Increasingly, social interactions are happening through computer mediated technology. This paper explores the role of emotional expression in newcomers’ blogs in developing and interacting with social networks in a new country. This research uses a dictionary-based text analytics approach to detect emotional expression in newcomers’ blog posts and their associated discussions. Blog posts with more emotional expression had more associated responses; discussions tended to be more positive than posts; and the relative amount of negative emotion in the discussions increases as posts become more negative ...