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The Association Between Willingness Of Frontline Care Providers’ To Adaptively Use Of Telehealth Technology And Virtual Service Performance In Provider-To-Provider Communication: Quantitative Study, Hyeyoung Hah, Deanna Goldin, Sejin Ha Aug 2019

The Association Between Willingness Of Frontline Care Providers’ To Adaptively Use Of Telehealth Technology And Virtual Service Performance In Provider-To-Provider Communication: Quantitative Study, Hyeyoung Hah, Deanna Goldin, Sejin Ha

College of Business Faculty Publications

Background: Telehealth technology can create a disruptive communication environment for frontline care providers who mediate virtual communication with specialists in electronic consultations. As providers are dealing with various technology features when communicating with specialists, their flexible attitude and behaviors to use various telehealth-related technology features can change the outcome of virtual care service.

Objective: The objective of this study is to examine frontline care providers’ technology adaptation behaviors in the electronic consultation context. From the perspective of frontline care providers, we reapply and retest a theoretical model, reflecting a mechanism through which technology users’ personal characteristics and technology adaptation behavior ...


The Potential Of Blockchain Technology For Health Information Exchange: Experimental Study From Patients’ Perspectives, Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh, Tala Mirzaei Jun 2019

The Potential Of Blockchain Technology For Health Information Exchange: Experimental Study From Patients’ Perspectives, Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh, Tala Mirzaei

College of Business Faculty Publications

Background: Nowadays, a number of mechanisms and tools are being used by health care organizations and physicians to electronically exchange the personal health information of patients. The main objectives of different methods of health information exchange (HIE) are to reduce health care costs, minimize medical errors, and improve the coordination of interorganizational information exchange across health care entities. The main challenges associated with the common HIE systems are privacy concerns, security risks, low visibility of system transparency, and lack of patient control. Blockchain technology is likely to disrupt the current information exchange models utilized in the health care industry.

Objective ...


What’S On Your Keyboard? A Systematic Review Of The Contamination Of Peripheral Computer Devices In Healthcare Settings, Nicole Ide, Bianca K. Frogner, Cynthia M. Lerouge, Matthew Thompson Mar 2019

What’S On Your Keyboard? A Systematic Review Of The Contamination Of Peripheral Computer Devices In Healthcare Settings, Nicole Ide, Bianca K. Frogner, Cynthia M. Lerouge, Matthew Thompson

College of Business Faculty Publications

Objective To determine the extent and type of microbial contamination of computer peripheral devices used in healthcare settings, evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to reduce contamination of these devices and establish the risk of patient and healthcare worker infection from contaminated devices.

Design Systematic review

Methods We searched four online databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase and Scopus for articles reporting primary data collection on contamination of computer-related equipment (including keyboards, mice, laptops and tablets) and/or studies demonstrating the effectiveness of a disinfection technique. Pooling of contamination rates was conducted where possible, and narrative synthesis was used to describe the rates ...


What’S On Your Keyboard? A Systematic Review Of The Contamination Of Peripheral Computer Devices In Healthcare Settings, Nicole Ide, Bianca K. Frogner, Cynthia M. Lerouge, Patrick Vigil, Matthew Thompson Jan 2019

What’S On Your Keyboard? A Systematic Review Of The Contamination Of Peripheral Computer Devices In Healthcare Settings, Nicole Ide, Bianca K. Frogner, Cynthia M. Lerouge, Patrick Vigil, Matthew Thompson

College of Business Faculty Publications

Objective To determine the extent and type of microbial contamination of computer peripheral devices used in healthcare settings, evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to reduce contamination of these devices and establish the risk of patient and healthcare worker infection from contaminated devices.

Design Systematic review

Methods We searched four online databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase and Scopus for articles reporting primary data collection on contamination of computer-related equipment (including keyboards, mice, laptops and tablets) and/or studies demonstrating the effectiveness of a disinfection technique. Pooling of contamination rates was conducted where possible, and narrative synthesis was used to describe the rates ...


An Exploration Of Names In Social And Professional Settings For Persons With Ethnically Identifying Names, Paige Whitney Johnson Nov 2018

An Exploration Of Names In Social And Professional Settings For Persons With Ethnically Identifying Names, Paige Whitney Johnson

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The overarching purpose of this collected papers dissertation was to explore the perspectives and experiences related to names in social and professional settings for persons with ethnically identifying names. The first paper was an integrative literature review. The second paper was a qualitative study utilizing the phenomenological approach. Both studies utilized self-presentation theory, while Study #2 added social penetration theory and social identity theory. Self-presentation theory posits that people put forth a public face to show that they possess desirable characteristics to observers. Social penetration theory is centered on the concept of self-disclosure and the notion that people carefully construct ...


Social Dominance Orientation And Emotion Regulation: A Parallel Multiple Mediator Model Of Instigated Incivility Moderated By Workgroup Civility Climate, Fabiana Brunetta Oct 2018

Social Dominance Orientation And Emotion Regulation: A Parallel Multiple Mediator Model Of Instigated Incivility Moderated By Workgroup Civility Climate, Fabiana Brunetta

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

While most of the existing research on the topic of workplace incivility has focused upon its consequences on employee and organizational well-being, researchers are recognizing the need for research on predictors, mediators, and moderators of uncivil workplace behavior. The current study contributes to this new wave of workplace incivility research by emphasizing the links among variables not previously explored in incivility research. This nonexperimental correlational study (N = 1027) developed and tested a parallel multiple mediator model of instigated incivility. The model examined the mediation of the emotion regulation strategies – cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression – on the relation of two types ...


Contextual Affordances Of Social Media, Clinical Prosess Changes And Health Service Outcomes, Haoran Zheng Aug 2018

Contextual Affordances Of Social Media, Clinical Prosess Changes And Health Service Outcomes, Haoran Zheng

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Never had consumers been empowered by information technologies such as social media-enabled portals that permit them to access and conduct all aspects of life and work activities through a mobile phone at any time from anywhere. WeChat, with over 963 million active monthly users, represents such a revolutionary platform. In healthcare, patients can use WeChat to make doctor appointments, access health and lab results, consult with doctors, and check on the queuing status and parking conditions in the health clinics and hospitals. Such social-media-enabled systems have transformed the relationships between consumers and businesses into a new paradigm in which the ...


Occurrence And Consequences Of Surprise Internal Control Disclosures, Hambisa Belina Jun 2018

Occurrence And Consequences Of Surprise Internal Control Disclosures, Hambisa Belina

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act mandates public companies to establish internal control systems and assess their effectiveness. Quarterly reports by all companies and annual reports by companies with less than $75 million public float (non-accelerated filers) do not require auditor’s attestation while annual reports by companies with $75 million or more public float (accelerated filers) do require such auditor attestations. Quarterly reports should provide early warning of any impending material weakness (MW) to be disclosed in subsequent annual filings. This dissertation explores three types of “surprise” MW disclosures—positive, negative and no surprise—and consequences of such surprise disclosures.

In part ...


How Does The Nature Of Accounting Standards Affect Audit Quality And Earnings Attributes?, Ran Ling Jun 2018

How Does The Nature Of Accounting Standards Affect Audit Quality And Earnings Attributes?, Ran Ling

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to provide evidence on the effects of the nature of accounting standards (i.e. principles- versus rules-based accounting standards) on audit quality and earnings attributes. I construct a comprehensive instrument to effectively measure rules-based characteristics in the U.S. GAAP following Mergenthaler (2011). I then construct a firm-level instrument to capture firms' reliance on principles-based accounting standards using the textual analysis approach developed by Folsom et al. (2017). Using data from S&P 500 companies during 2009-2014, I first examine whether principles- (or rules-) based standards in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) system ...


The Effect Of Uncertain And Weak Modal Words In 10-K Filings On Analyst Forecast Attributes, Myung Sub Kim Jun 2018

The Effect Of Uncertain And Weak Modal Words In 10-K Filings On Analyst Forecast Attributes, Myung Sub Kim

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the determinants of the use of uncertain and weak modal words in 10-K filings and the effect of these words on analyst forecast attributes. I find that the use of uncertain and weak modal words in 10-K filings is positively (negatively) associated with firm size, volatility of business and operations (firm age and number of business segments). More importantly, after controlling for readability and management tone, I find that the use of uncertain and weak modal words in 10-K filings is associated with greater analyst following, lower forecast dispersion, greater forecast accuracy, and lower uncertainty in analysts ...


Three Essays On Growth, Housing Market And Inequality, Shahrzad Ghourchian Jun 2018

Three Essays On Growth, Housing Market And Inequality, Shahrzad Ghourchian

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation includes three essays on growth, the housing market, and inequality. In the first essay, I analyze the effects of government consumption and government debt on long-run economic growth by considering the economic characteristics of the countries investigated. Linear regressions reveal that government consumption has a much bigger negative impact on long-run growth compared with the negative (and sometimes insignificant) effects of government debt. Nonlinear analyses further show that such effects are highly impacted by the economic characteristics of the countries investigated.

In the second essay, I study time-series fluctuations in the United States housing market from 2010 to ...


Employees’ Responses To Positive Feedback From Customers And Managers, I Hsuan Tsai Jun 2018

Employees’ Responses To Positive Feedback From Customers And Managers, I Hsuan Tsai

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to understand the impacts of positive feedback from customers and managers and the extrinsic rewards and intrinsic rewards on job satisfaction. Furthermore, this research will examine how employees in the hospitality industry react to positive feedback and to explore whether this positive feedback has practical applications to help increase employee satisfaction. A total of 500 questionnaires were distributed, 339 valid surveys from respondents with experience working in the hospitality industry were returned. The results indicated that positive feedback from customers as well as summarized positive customer feedback delivered by managers have positive relationships with ...


Three Essays On Financial Statement Comparability, Mohammad Nazrul Islam Jun 2018

Three Essays On Financial Statement Comparability, Mohammad Nazrul Islam

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Comparability is a central feature of financial reporting systems. Comparability is defined by FASB (2010, 19) as “the qualitative characteristic that enables users to identify and understand similarities in, and differences among, items.” The Accounting Principles Board ranked comparability as one of the most important objectives of financial reporting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles have underscored the importance of comparability for the past four decades. Using empirical measures of financial statement comparability, studies confirm that comparability plays an important role in analyst following, audit fees, credit risk, acquisition decisions, stock price volatility, the cost of debt, the cost of equity ...


Short Selling: Implications For Corporate Governance And Capital Structure, Mohammad Anisur Rahman Jun 2018

Short Selling: Implications For Corporate Governance And Capital Structure, Mohammad Anisur Rahman

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The literature on short selling documents substantial evidence that short sellers are generally informed investors (e.g., Diamond and Verrecchia, 1987; Asquith and Muelbrook, 1996). This dissertation investigates three specific implications of informed short selling for a firm and its investors.

The first essay investigates if short selling discourages managers from pursuing over-optimistic projects by reducing equity market timing. By conditioning short selling on firm overvaluation, this essay shows that short selling reduces managerial equity market timing and increases leverage. This moderating impact of short selling is more pronounced in smaller firms and those with low institutional ownership or higher ...


Questioning - Fundamental 21st Century Comptence, Teresa Lucas, Gerardo Lucas May 2018

Questioning - Fundamental 21st Century Comptence, Teresa Lucas, Gerardo Lucas

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

With the advent of the 21st Century, scholars, politicians, scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, religious leaders, and parents have looked at the increasing rapidity of change and complexity in the world, and wondered what capabilities are necessary to embrace the challenges facing us. The P21 Partnership cites four basic “C” skills: creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem-solving; communication; and, collaboration. However, developing the “4 Cs” relies on another attribute – curiosity, the hallmark of which is the ability to formulate good questions. This workshop proposes to engage participants in a lively exercise of asking questions. A brief introduction reviews various question ...


Self-Coaching With Ai: Developing Thinking Skills, Thinking Dispositions, And Well-Being, Olivier Malafronte, Isla Reddin, Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen May 2018

Self-Coaching With Ai: Developing Thinking Skills, Thinking Dispositions, And Well-Being, Olivier Malafronte, Isla Reddin, Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Being motivated by the need to address the challenges of our Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous world, we strive to create tools to improve people’s lives and help them become more resilient, resourceful, self-confidant, and successful.

In a digital world, we must understand how to efficiently connect to digital systems. Connecting “with AI” doesn’t mean spending more time on digital devices, but spending time in a deliberate way with purpose and intentional learning outcomes.

As a society, we want to see graduates with emotional intelligence and reflective skills in order to address global economic and social issues. As ...


The Effect Of Institutional Dimensions And Cultural Dimensions On The Level Of Entrepreneurial Activity Across Countries, Jung Hoon Kim May 2018

The Effect Of Institutional Dimensions And Cultural Dimensions On The Level Of Entrepreneurial Activity Across Countries, Jung Hoon Kim

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Entrepreneurship research is becoming more critical to policymakers and scholars around the world. However, few scholars have explored the effect of national culture or institutions on the entrepreneurial activity using cross-national data. Furthermore, most previous scholars have been limited to formal institutions as a theoretical structure to explore the entrepreneurial activity across countries. It is crucial to include formal, informal institutions and culture to better understand about how much or why entrepreneurial activity differs across countries.

To fill this gap, this study investigates how national culture and institutions impact the level of entrepreneurial activity across 30 countries using cross-national dataset ...


States Of Mind: Exploring “Energy Sources” To Support Thinking, Stephen R. Seward May 2018

States Of Mind: Exploring “Energy Sources” To Support Thinking, Stephen R. Seward

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

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States of Mind: Exploring “Energy Sources” to Support Thinking

Facing uncertainty, complex problems, and managing non-linear dynamical change are part of our existence. By examining the “States of Mind”—efficacy, craftsmanship, consciousness, flexibility, interdependence—we are able clarify thinking, encouraging divergence and resourcefulness. Aquire strategies to develop mindfulness and thinking dispositions. Participants will learn about the states of mind, design questions to engage thinking, and engage in collaborative dialogue. Explore and plan next steps for becoming more strategic in your capabilities to create positive thinking and adaptive change within yourself and those you interact ...


The Influence Of Perceived Psychological Contract Violations On Expatriate Attitudes: The Moderating Role Of Individual, Organizational, And National Factors, Kowoon Kim Mar 2018

The Influence Of Perceived Psychological Contract Violations On Expatriate Attitudes: The Moderating Role Of Individual, Organizational, And National Factors, Kowoon Kim

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As a business becomes dependent on knowledge and intellectual capabilities, human resource management is undoubtedly a key driver of an organization’s success. In the same vein, the importance of managing human resources for the multinational enterprise (MNE) cannot be overstated (Dowling, 1999; Hiltrop, 1999; Tung, 1984). Since a large number of MNEs depend on expatriates to run their global operations despite their relatively high costs, it is essential for MNEs to develop a better understanding of expatriate management. In this regard, the psychological contract has received recent attention as an underlying mechanism for managing expatriates. However, existing psychological contract ...


Patient Health Record Systems Scope And Functionalities: Literature Review And Future Directions, Lina Bouayad, Anna Ialynytchev, Balaji Padmanabhan Nov 2017

Patient Health Record Systems Scope And Functionalities: Literature Review And Future Directions, Lina Bouayad, Anna Ialynytchev, Balaji Padmanabhan

College of Business Faculty Publications

Background: A new generation of user-centric information systems is emerging in health care as patient health record (PHR) systems. These systems create a platform supporting the new vision of health services that empowers patients and enables patient-provider communication, with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing costs. This evolution has generated new sets of data and capabilities, providing opportunities and challenges at the user, system, and industry levels.

Objective: The objective of our study was to assess PHR data types and functionalities through a review of the literature to inform the health care informatics community, and to provide recommendations ...


Essays On Emerging Multinational Enterprises' Acquisitions In Developed Economies, Faisal R. Harahap Aug 2017

Essays On Emerging Multinational Enterprises' Acquisitions In Developed Economies, Faisal R. Harahap

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation investigates emerging multinational enterprises (EMNEs)’s acquisitions of firms in developed economies (DE) through three distinctive but interrelated essays. Despite costs EMNEs must offset from the obvious cultural distance (CD) they encounter with limited exploitable advantages, EMNEs have continued to aggressively acquire firms in DE, suggesting there are ways for the EMNEs to effectively overcome CD. In Essay 1, using insights from the symbolic interaction paradigm in sociology, I developed the Dynamic Socio-Cultural Model (DSCM), to uncover the general process of cultural creation and change. At the core of the DSCM is the process of collective learning and ...


An Empirical Study Of Health Information Exchange Success Factors, Peng Zhang Jul 2017

An Empirical Study Of Health Information Exchange Success Factors, Peng Zhang

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The healthcare system in the US faces substantial challenges related to cost, access and quality. Health Information Exchange (HIE) has been widely viewed as a viable solution for dealing with those challenges. Despite the potential contributions to the healthcare system that HIE promises, adoption and use of HIE have always been difficult, and the past two decades have witnessed significant HIE implementation failures.

The limited understanding of HIE is a major obstacle for HIE success. Only recently in-depth research about HIE starts to appear in top IS journals. In addition, the uniqueness of healthcare industry adds to the complexity to ...


The Path Of Least Resistance: An Advanced Index Alternative To The Cultural Distance Index For Measuring International Expansion, Dale Alan Dejong Jun 2017

The Path Of Least Resistance: An Advanced Index Alternative To The Cultural Distance Index For Measuring International Expansion, Dale Alan Dejong

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In response to a call for more advanced and more inclusive models for measuring difficulty of international expansion, the resistance index (RI) was created and is advanced in this paper. The RI includes several factors that contribute (detract) to the success (failure) of firms regarding cross border expansion. The RI features variables that represent country specific advantages (CSA), firm specific advantages (FSA), and government specific advantages (GSA). These three areas are represented by a diverse set of data obtained from such widely recognized agencies as the World Bank and Thomson Reuters. Taking data from different sources, may render better predictability ...


Three Essays In Financial Economics, Qianying Zhang May 2017

Three Essays In Financial Economics, Qianying Zhang

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The first paper revisits the link between interest rates and corporate bond credit spreads by applying Rigobon’s (2003) heteroskedasticity identification methodology. The second paper investigates the assumption that financial asset prices including stocks and bonds, reflect intrinsic value. The third paper decomposes the stock price into fundamental permanent, fundamental transitory, and non-fundamental shocks in order to explore the determinants of stock price fluctuations.


Client-Vendor Collaboration In Information Technology Development Projects And Its Emerging Outcomes, Mingyu Zhang Apr 2017

Client-Vendor Collaboration In Information Technology Development Projects And Its Emerging Outcomes, Mingyu Zhang

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study investigates the key dimensions of IT project collaboration and its outcomes. We conceptualized key dimensions of client-vendor collaboration, and its emerging outcomes based on literature reviews. Then, we proposed a new research framework that links IT development processes to IT project client-vendor collaboration which in turn affects the outcomes of IT project. We examined the key dimensions of IT project collaboration and their impacts on project outcomes. We identified four critical IT development processes and technologies that contribute to the development of project collaboration. Our results include: (1) Coordination practices and technologies (such as communication quality and coordination ...


Patients Support For Health Information Exchange: A Literature Review And Classification Of Key Factors, Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh, Murali Sambasivan Apr 2017

Patients Support For Health Information Exchange: A Literature Review And Classification Of Key Factors, Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh, Murali Sambasivan

All Faculty

Background Literature indicates that one of the most important factors affecting the widespread adoption of Health Information Exchange (HIE) is patient support and endorsement. In order to reap all the expected benefits of HIE, patients? acceptance of technology is a challenge that is not fully studied. There are a few studies which have focused on requirements of electronic medical information exchange from consumers? views and expectations. This study is aimed at reviewing the literature to articulate factors that affect patients to support HIE efforts. Methods A literature review of current studies addressing patients? views on HIE from 2005 was undertaken ...


Institutional Ethnography: Utilizing Battered Women’S Standpoint To Examine How Institutional Relations Shape African American Battered Women’S Work Experiences In Christian Churches, Ursula Tiershatha Wright Mar 2017

Institutional Ethnography: Utilizing Battered Women’S Standpoint To Examine How Institutional Relations Shape African American Battered Women’S Work Experiences In Christian Churches, Ursula Tiershatha Wright

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the collected papers dissertation was to critically examine the individual and institutional conditions that shaped battered women’s work experiences in church organizations. The studies in the collected papers shared the provision of using a methodological and analytic tool, institutional ethnography (IE), that offers a strategic and comprehensive means of investigating issues related to institutions and institutional processes that merge a macro and micro view. The first paper was a conceptual paper that emphasized the socio-political context in which adult vocation education is practiced and shared a practical means of using IE to uncover the interconnected and ...


Sacked For Dollars: The Exploitation Of College Football Players In The Southeastern Conference, Ramsey Dahab Nov 2016

Sacked For Dollars: The Exploitation Of College Football Players In The Southeastern Conference, Ramsey Dahab

Class, Race and Corporate Power

This study seeks to answer if academic clustering occurs in the SEC and if race and field value are significant indicators of this phenomena. The academic majors players select or are steered towards may lend credence to the claim that universities possess an avenue for fast tracking an athlete’s eligibility status. At stake in college football’s competitive market are complex streams of revenue ranging from television exposure and merchandise sales to increased student applications and alumni contributions. This market places enormous pressure on SEC football programs to not only keep pace with other programs within the conference, but ...


A Quantitative Investigation Exploring Illicit Drug Use Inside And Out Of The Foodservice Industry, Kristen Kaminski Nov 2016

A Quantitative Investigation Exploring Illicit Drug Use Inside And Out Of The Foodservice Industry, Kristen Kaminski

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to perform a follow-up quantitative investigation of foodservice employees’ illicit drug use behaviors, experiences with illicit drug use prevention efforts, and perceived negative outcomes associated with illicit drug use as compared to the non-foodservice labor force. An online survey was designed for this study to collect data and independent t-tests were conducted to analyze the data and test the hypotheses. Results indicated foodservice employees are more likely to use illicit drugs and are more concerned with short-term negative outcomes as a result of illicit drug use than the non-foodservice labor force. Furthermore, illicit ...


Facilitators For Software Development Agility, Shekhar Rathor Sep 2016

Facilitators For Software Development Agility, Shekhar Rathor

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Software development methodologies provide guidelines and practices for developing information systems. They have evolved over time from traditional plan-driven methodologies to incremental and iterative software development methodologies. The Agile Manifesto was released in 2001, which provides values and principles for agile software development. Over the last few years, agile software development has become popular because its values and principles focus on addressing the needs of contemporary software development. IT and Business teams need agility to deal with changes that can emerge during software development due to changing business needs. Agile software development practices claim to provide the ability to deal ...