Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline (InformingSciJ)

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Volume 27, 2024

Table of Contents for Volume 27 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2024
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.i - iv
Uzoma Heman Ononye, Ikechukwu Maduemezia
Aim/Purpose: The truism is that leadership fosters or restricts innovation behaviours in organisations, but the extent to which it does depends on the leadership style in practice. This study focuses on one of the contemporary leadership styles, knowledge-oriented leadership [KOL], which has received scant attention in research. In doing so, the contextual factors of psychological safety [PS] and ...
employee voice, knowledge-oriented leadership, knowledge sharing, innovation, psychological safety
Godwin Elo, Benjamin Ghansah, Ephrem Kwaku Kwaa-Aidoo
Aim/Purpose: This review paper aims to unveil some underlying machine-learning classification algorithms used for political election predictions and how stack ensembles have been explored. Additionally, it examines the types of datasets available to researchers and presents the results they have achieved.

Background: Predicting the outcomes of presidential elections has always been a significant ...
politics, elections, prediction, machine learning, classification, ensemble algorithm
Sara Petrilli, Miriam Parise, Silvio Carlo Ripamonti, Silvia Donato
Aim/Purpose: This study offers an important contribution to the literature on couple social comparisons by showing how different aspects of comparisons are related to relationship quality.

Background: Making social comparisons is a daily tendency of human beings that does not only occur on an individual level but also in the context of romantic relationships. This phenomenon is widespread among c ...
couple social comparison propensity, explicit couple social comparisons, implicit couple social comparisons, couple relationship quality, commitment, relationship satisfaction
Thomas R Gill, Grandon Gill
Aim/Purpose: In this paper we propose a framework identifying many of the unintended consequences of information technology and posit that the increased complexity brought about by IT is a proximate cause for these negative effects.

Background: Builds upon the three-world model that has been evolving within the informing science transdiscipline.

Methodology: We separate complexity into three ca ...
complexity, task complexity, information technology, homophily, punctuated equilibrium, systemic risks, information overload, fitness, rugged landscape, unintended consequences

Volume 26, 2023

Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 26 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2023
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
.i - iv
Francesco Tommasi
Aim/Purpose: This is an introductory paper for the developing special series on applied psychology and informing science. It takes into account the spirit of informing science to launch the first of three articles in the series on applied psychology. The paper concludes by raising questions for future investigations.

informing science, applied psychology, transdisciplinary
1 - 3
Riccardo Sartori, Andrea Ceschi, Mattia Zene, Lorenzo Scipioni, Michele Monti
Aim/Purpose: The study aims to examine the mediating role of job motivation and affective and normative commitment on the relationship between perceived organizational support (POS) and job turnover intention.

Background: POS refers to employees’ beliefs and perceptions concerning the extent to which the organization values their contributions, cares about their well-being, and fulfils their soci ...
perceived organizational support, turnover intention, job motivation, affective commitment, normative commitment
5 - 21
Dukhayel Aldukhayel
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of pre-listening activities on Arabic-speaking EFL learners’ comprehension of spoken texts.

Background: This study aims to contribute to the current research and to increase our understanding about the effectiveness of pre-listening activities. Specifically, this study seeks to clarify some of the research in this area that seems t ...
Arabic-speaking EFL learners, content previewing, L2 listening, pre-listening activities, vocabulary preteaching
23 - 38
Sofia Morandini, Federico Fraboni, Marco De Angelis, Gabriele Puzzo, Davide Giusino, Luca Pietrantoni
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the recent developments in research and practice on the transformation of professional skills by artificial intelligence (AI) and to identify solutions to the challenges that arise.

Background: The implementation of AI in various organisational sectors has the potential to automate tasks that are currently performed by humans or to reduce cognitive work ...
artificial intelligence, organisational learning, transversal skills, upskilling, re-skilling
39 - 68
Francis Mithanga Kamau, Kennedy Ogada, Cheruiyot Wilson Kipruto
Aim/Purpose: The amount of information published has increased dramatically due to the information explosion. The issue of managing information as it expands at this rate lies in the development of information extraction technology that can turn unstructured data into organized data that is understandable and controllable by computers

Background: The primary goal of named entity recognition (NER) ...
named entity recognition, memory-based learning algorithms, semantic web problems, K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN), precision, recall, F-Score measures
69 - 84
Johanna Lisa Degen
Aim/Purpose: Parasocial relationships are today established on social media between influencers and their followers. While marketing effects are well-researched, little is known about the meaning of such relationships and the psychological mechanisms behind them. This study, therefore, explores the questions: “How do followers on Instagram interpret explicit fiction cues from influencers?” and “Wh ...
parasocial relationships, social media, intimate relationships, bonding, social media advertisement, rationalization, human mind, bias, social media communication
85 - 101
Davide Giusino, Ferdinando Toscano, Federico Fraboni, Tayebe Rahimi Pordanjani
Aim/Purpose: To explore the incidence of addiction potential within the Iranian public working population, describing how many Iranian public employees fall within the diagnostic categories of low, moderate, and high addiction potential. Also, to investigate the predicting role of occupational variables such as perceived stress, job security, and job satisfaction on addiction potential and belongi ...
substance addiction, addiction potential, public employees, stress, job security, job satisfaction, occupational health, Iranian employees
103 - 114
Amalia De Leo, Emanuele Russo
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this qualitative study is to explore social workers’ representations of hate speech (HS), the effects it has on the community, and socio-educational actions aimed at combating it.

Background: Hate speech is any form of communication that promotes discrimination, hostility, or violence towards individuals or groups based on their identity. Although its spread is facilitated ...
hate speech, online hating, community, social workers, activism, social media, educational strategies
115 - 134
Evie Michailidis
Aim/Purpose: Embitterment comprises a stress-related response to unjust life experiences. Studies have found that it can have a toll on employees’ well-being. However, research on this matter is still in its infancy.

Background: Within the scope of the present study, Ι sought to investigate how embitterment relates to burnout – the prolonged consequence of stress. This study further explored whet ...
posttraumatic embitterment disorder, embitterment, burnout, psychological contract
135 - 147
Federico Fraboni, Giulia Paganin, Greta Mazzetti, Dina Guglielmi, Luca Pietrantoni
Aim/Purpose: This study builds upon existing research by investigating the elements contributing to or buffering the onset of burnout symptoms. We examine the relationship between empowering leadership and burnout, considering the concurrent mediation effects of interpersonal workplace conflict, work-home conflict, and support from coworkers.

Background: Burnout is a phenomenon that has been wide ...
burnout, empowering leadership, coworker support, interpersonal conflicts at work, work-home conflict, structural equation modeling, artificial neural network
149 - 172
Sara Bollarino, Andrea Ceschi, Michele Monti, Riccardo Sartori
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the present paper is to present a Noise Decision (ND) scale. First, it reports the development and validation of the instrument aimed at examining organizational factors that have an influence on decision-making and the level of noise. Second, it validates this rating scale by testing its discriminant and convergent validity with other measures to assess decision-making qua ...
noise, decision-making, validation, heuristics & biases
173 - 189
Andrea Kleeberg-Niepage, EMMA SARAH ESHUN, Anton Perzy
Aim/Purpose: In this article, the subjective perspectives of young people in Ghana on the use of digital media are elaborated. The aim is to make the positions of young people visible in the often adult-dominated discourse on digital media and to overcome adult-centered considerations in academic and public debates. In addition, the focus on young people from the Global South is intended to help m ...
digital media use, global south, young people’s perspectives, generational hierarchy academic success
191 - 208
Teresa Di Fiore, Stefania Fantinelli, Veronica Giffi, Matteo Curcuruto, Michela Cortini, Teresa Galanti
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this study is to examine the role of psychological ownership for safety in boosting employee performance and the impact of Perceived Organizational Support for Safety (POSS) on workers’ well-being, considering the psychological aspects associated with workplace safety and exploring the mediating effect of employees’ commitment.

Background: It is widely recognized that prom ...
safety climate, psychological ownership for safety, organizational support for safety, affective commitment, job performance, well-being
209 - 229
Rishi Dwesar, Bikramjit Rishi
Aim/Purpose: The focus on human well-being has attracted the attention of consumers, organizations, and marketers to understand the various facets of Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling (FOPNL). This study examines the overall research trends in the FPONL domain and identifies the new research areas.

Background: FOPNL is becoming increasingly popular and its influence has been widely examined. Diff ...
bibliometric analysis, network analysis, thematic analysis, front of pack nutrition labelling (FOPNL), keyword analysis, nutri score
231 - 261
Giulia Paganin, Roberta Bonfiglioli, Dina Guglielmi, Francesco S. Violante, Greta Mazzetti
Aim/Purpose: The present study aims to frame the relationship between job and personal resources (namely, organizational identification and emotional intelligence), burnout, and musculoskeletal disorders (i.e., back pain, upper limb pain, lower limb discomfort), into the theoretical framework provided by the JD-R health model.

Background: Empirical research indicates a connection between burnout ...
musculoskeletal disorders, burnout, emotional intelligence, organizational identification, JD-R model, salutogenic process
263 - 278

Volume 25, 2022

Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 25 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2022
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.i - iii
Vladimir Mokiy, Tatiana Lukyanova
Aim/Purpose: The Covid-19 pandemic has created many adverse effects. It overloads the healthcare system, causes deaths, and angers some at anti-covid restrictions. This study examines the feasibility of using technical and technological ideas to overcome these effects. The solution is based on new knowledge about the virus, its nature, formation, and activation in the environment.

Background: The ...
Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, transdisciplinarity, systems thinking, systems trans-disciplinary approach
1 - 21
Ajit Kumar, Amrita Priyadarsini
Aim/Purpose: A literature review is often criticized for the absence of coherent construction, synthesis of topics, and well-reasoned analysis. A framework is needed for novice researchers to organize and present information obtained from the literature review.

Background: Information and communication technologies advancement have yielded overwhelming information. The massive availability of inf ...
LATCH, Five Hat Rack, information organization, LACTiC
23 - 44
Juergen Stegmair, Victor R. Prybutok
Aim/Purpose: Cyberbullying (CB) is an ongoing phenomenon that affects youth in negative ways. Using online news articles to provide information to schools can help with the development of comprehensive cyberbullying prevention campaigns, and in restoring faith in news reporting. The inclusion of online news also allows for increased awareness of cybersafety issues for youth.

Background: CB is an ...
cyberbullying, educational leadership, text analytics
45 - 63
Gurakuç Kuçi
Aim/Purpose: The integration of knowledge through the transdisciplinary method with the three concepts civilization, ideology, and geopolitics (CIG) enables the analysis of international relations in a new perspective and the informing strategists of countries, organizations, analysts, clients, etc. These three concepts express the transdisciplinarity that offers a new theoretical explanation and ...
civilization, ideology, geopolitics, security zones, Cold War
65 - 87
Ana Teixeira de Melo, Rita Campos
This paper aims to illustrate, through an exploratory ideographic case study, how a Complex Thinking framework can inform the design of scientific events and the facilitation of scientific Inter and Transdisciplinary groups towards positive emergent outcomes, both at the level of the functioning of the group and the collective complexity of their thinking. Moreover, it aims to show h ...
complex thinking, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, facilitation, emergent group processes
89 - 110
Shivika Dutt, Vivek Arya
Aim/Purpose: This paper aimed to explore the impact of compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burn-out among the general population during the pandemic.

Background: The paper has attempted to explore compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burn-out among the population at large, especially during the pandemic. This area has not been explored as yet.

Methodology: A simple rando ...
compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, burn-out, general population, pandemic (COVID-19)
111 - 122
Aim/Purpose: This paper examines the impact of the transformational, servant, and paternalistic leadership styles on employee performance at the middle and senior levels.

Background: Transdisciplinary research promotes the integration and development of various sciences. It provides more choices for leaders to adopt ways and practical activities to promote enterprise development. Complexity lead ...
leadership, transformational, servant, paternalistic, employee performance, trickle-down effect
123 - 142
Ulrich Schmitt
Aim/Purpose: Developing Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE) to transform conventional Knowledge Management Systems (KM/KMS) scenarios promises significant benefits for individuals, institutions, as well as emerging knowledge economies.

Background: The academic entrepreneurship project presented is aiming for such a KMS-DPE configuration. Having consolidated this author’s own and external re-sear ...
digital platform ecosystem, knowledge management system, digital academic entrepreneurship, design science research, informing science, start-up
143 - 160
Sveinn V Gudmundsson
Aim/Purpose: Explores the interrelationships between uncertainty, motivation, and IT readiness when predicting IOS adoption among small businesses.

Background: Small business IOS adoption is proportionally low in most countries worldwide.

Methodology: Uses a sample of small businesses and PLS structural-equations path modelling approach.

Contribution: Uncertainty is an underexplored construct ...
uncertainty perspective, IOS, SME, small business, technology adoption, IT-enabled supply chains, electronic commerce
161 - 182
Abubakar Sadiq Muhammad, Muesser Nat
Aim/Purpose: Nigeria’s university education goes through incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This strike has led to shared emotion on micro-blogging sites like Twitter. This study analyzed selected historical tweets from the “ASUU” to understand citizens’ opinions.

Background: The researchers conducted sentiment analysis and topic modelling to understand Twitter ...
social media, ASUU, strike, opinion mining, sentiment analysis, topic modeling, Twitter
183 - 196

Volume 24, 2021

Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 24 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2021
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.i - iii
Vladimir Mokiy, Tatiana Lukyanova
Aim/Purpose: The article is designed to contradict the existing opinion that “transdisciplinarity is a marginal direction of contemporary science.”

Background: The difficulties of implementing transdisciplinarity into science and education are connected with the fact that its generally accepted definition, identification characteristics, and methodological features are still missing. In order to ...
transdisciplinarity, transdisciplinary research, systems approach, systems transdisciplinary approach, higher education
1 - 18
Rimvydas Skyrius, Mindaugas Krutinis, Svetlana Nemitko, Justina Valentukevičė, Norbert Andžej Gulbinovič, Marija Sanosianaitė
Aim/Purpose. This paper, although conceived earlier than the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, addresses the problem of informing agility as part of organizational agility that has become a rather important issue for business survival.

Background. While the general issues of business informing, and business intelligence (BI) in particular, have been widely researched, the dynamics of informing, t ...
organizational agility, business intelligence agility
19 - 30
Eli Cohen
The purpose of this paper is to provide a model to help explain why ideas about reality differ. Misinformation is an important topic that in the past several years has gained prominence. The author developed a model of informing.
created realities, misinformation, disinformation, fake news, beliefs, informing
31 - 49
Grandon Gill
Aim/Purpose: Labeling a journal as “predatory” can do great damage to the journal and the individuals that have contributed to it. This paper considers whether the predatory classification has outlived its usefulness and what might replace it.

Background: With the advent of open access publishing, the term “predatory” has increasingly been used to identify academic journals, conferences, and pu ...
predatory journals, peer review, replication, complexity, scientific research
51 - 82
Susan E Morgan, Soyeon Ahn, Alexandra Mosser, Tyler R Harrison, Jue Wang, Qian Huang, Ashley Ryan, Bingjing Mao, John L Bixby
Aim/Purpose: There is ample evidence that team processes matter more than the characteristics of individual team members; unfortunately, very few empirical studies have examined communication process variables closely or tied them to team outcomes.

Background: The University of Miami Laboratory for Integrated Knowledge (U-LINK) is a pilot funding mechanism that was developed and implemented based ...
communication, science of team science, team processes, shared leadership, shared communication, team outcomes
83 - 110
Junghyun Nam
Aim/Purpose: This study seeks to uncover the perceived quality factors of computer-mediated communication in business planning in which communication among teammates is crucial for collaboration.

Background: Computer-mediated communication has made communicating with teammates easier and more affordable than ever. What motivates people to use a particular CMC technology during business planning ...
computer-mediated communication, business planning, instant messaging, information product quality, information quality
111 - 127
Cong Xu
Aim/Purpose: This article takes ‘tourism decision-making behavior’ as an entry point, and deeply analyzes the factors influencing the travel decision-making of Chinese ‘American Travel’ tourists and their degree of influence, so as to provide a reference for the development of Chinese outbound tourism.

Background: With the development of China’s economy and the improvement in people’s level, the ...
tourism decision; influencing factors; structural equation
129 - 147
Gaetano R Lotrecchiano, Marie K Norman
Aim/Purpose: In this paper we propose an ecosystem for translational learning that combines core learning principles with a multilevel construct that embraces the tenets of translational research, namely, teaming, translating, and implementing. The goal of the paper is to argue that knowledge of learning sciences is essential at the individual, team, and organizational levels in the translational ...
ecosystem, pedagogy, team science, implementation, translation, learning sci-ence
149 - 161

Volume 23, 2020

Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 23 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2020.
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.i - iii
José Osvaldo De Sordi, Marcia Azevedo, Manuel Meireles, Luis Hernan Contreras Pinochet, Carlos Francisco Bitencourt Jorge
Aim/Purpose: To discuss the Design Science Research approach by comparing some of its canons with observed practices in projects in which it is applied, in order to understand and structure it better.

Background: Recent criticisms of the application of the Design Science Research (DSR) approach have pointed out the need to make it more approachable and less confusing to overcome deficiencies such ...
design science, evaluation process, artifact type, entry point, artifact
1 - 23
Bob Travica
Aim/Purpose: The research problem of this study refers to the manner in which old and new mass media represented the significant social development surrounding two crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX airplane.

Methodology: The study follows a qualitative case study methodology based on a sample of newspaper articles, TV programming, specialized technical publications, Twitter posts, and Facebook conten ...
informing distortion, fake news, fact, truth, Boeing 737 MAX, mainstream media, social media, explanatory journalism, media relations, informing power
25 - 46
Grandon Gill, Tommy R Gill
Aim/Purpose: Use of the term “rigor” is ubiquitous in the research community. But do we actually know what it means, and how it applies to transdisciplinary research?

Background: Too often, rigor is presumed to mean following an established research protocol scrupulously. Unfortunately, that frequently leads to research with little or no impact.

Methodology: We identify a sample of 62 artic ...
rigor, relevance, resonance, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, research
47 - 76
Holger Schumann, Axel Berres, Tilman Stehr, Dominik Engelhardt
Aim/Purpose: Although a literature review is the fundamental base for any research, it is often considered tedious and conducted with a lack of methodology and rigor. The paper presents a method for systematically searching and screening literature using modern search technologies. The method focuses on minimizing the amount of manual screening by employing the references among papers.

Background ...
literature review, systematic literature review, review guide, research review, education research, information systems literature
77 - 87
Eli Cohen
Aim/Purpose: The paper introduces new concepts including cognitive mapping, cognitive message processing, and message resonance.

Background: This paper draws upon philosophy, psychology, physiology, communications, and introspection to develop the theory of cognitive mapping.

Methodology: Theory development

Contribution: The theory offers new ways to conceptualize the informing process.

Findin ...
cognitive mapping, cognitive message processing, informing science, message resonance, constructed reality
89 - 106
Sonja H Bickford, Michelle Warren
Aim/Purpose: There is a need to find a way to utilize narrative storytelling in film to make students more aware of the impacts of global problems and how they are perceived.

Background: Two films from the year 2015 from two very different places in the world explore the encroachment and secondary effects of urban civilization upon indigenous cultures.

Methodology: An interpretive, qualitative, ...
indigenous, communication, reflection, education, film, urban development
107 - 118
Ulrich Schmitt, Grandon Gill
Aim/Purpose: As traditional Knowledge Management (KM) struggles to support the personal needs of knowledge workers in a new era of accelerating information abundance, we examine the shortcomings and put forward alternative scenarios and architectures for developing a novel Personal KM System (PKMS).

Background: While prior publications focused on the complementing features compared to conventiona ...
knowledge management, personal knowledge management, design science research, social digital curation, informing system, digital platform ecosystem, generativity, entropy
119 - 145
Irene Bernhard, Anna Karin Olsson
Aim/Purpose: The aim is to explore the informing flows framework as interactions within a PhD education practicing a work-integrated learning approach in order to reveal both the perspectives of industrial PhD students and of industry.

Background: An under-researched field of university-industry collaboration is explored revealing both the perspectives of industrial PhD students and of industry. ...
university-industry collaboration, industrial PhD education, work-integrated learning, third-cycle education, informing flows framework
147 - 163
William F Murphy
Aim/Purpose: The Informing Science Institute (ISI) is an informing system, designed using informing science principles, for the express purpose of informing researchers who study problems related to informing. This paper describes the ISI as an applied instance of an informing system and analyzes the channels, informers, and clients of the ISI.

Background: This paper begins with a brief overview ...
Informing Science Institute, open access, information systems, transdiscipline, informing systems
165 - 209

Volume 22, 2019

Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 22 of Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2019
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
. i - iii
Ulrich Schmitt, Grandon Gill
Aim/Purpose: In a world of rapidly expanding complexity and exponentially increasing data availability, IT-based knowledge management tools will be needed to manage and curate available information. This paper looks at a particular tool architecture that has been previously proposed: The Personal Knowledge Management System (PKMS). The specific focus is on how the proposed architecture conforms to ...
knowledge management, personal knowledge management system, design sci-ence research, design evolution, informing system, digital platform ecosystem, fitness-utility-model, generativity
1 - 18
Dimitar Grozdanov Christozov, Katia Rasheva-Yordanova, Stefka Toleva-Stoimenova
Aim/Purpose: The growing complexity of the business environment and business processes as well as the Big Data phenomenon has an impact on every area of human activity nowadays. This new reality challenges the effectiveness of traditional narrowly oriented professional education. New areas of competences emerged as a synergy of multiple knowledge areas – transdisciplines. Informing Science and Dat ...
informing science, data science, transdiscipline, education
19 - 30
Dilip Singh Sisodia
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this paper is to propose an ensemble learners based classification model for classification clickbaits from genuine article headlines.

Background: Clickbaits are online articles with deliberately designed misleading titles for luring more and more readers to open the intended web page. Clickbaits are used to tempted visitors to click on a particular link either to moneti ...
authentic news; clickbaits; ensemble learning; natural language processing; performance measures
31 - 44
Francisco López-Cantos
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we address the theoretical challenges today’s scientific community faces to precisely draw lines between true and false pictures. In particular, we focus on problems related to the hidden wonders of science and the shiny images produced for scientific papers or to appeal to wider audiences.

Background: As rumors (hoaxes) and false news (fake news) explode across socie ...
fake pictures, scientific fraud, scientific pictures, public understanding of sci-ence, science communication, science journalism
45 - 53
Vladimir V.S. Mokiy
Aim/Purpose: Absence of new scientific approaches and specialists (generalists), who professionally obtain such approaches, is one of the main reasons for an ineffective solution of complex multifactor problems of the modern society.

Background: The article briefly describes the concept of systems transdisciplinary integration of knowledge of different scientific disciplines. Also, it shows an op ...
transdisciplinarity, synthesis of knowledge, generalists, systems transdisciplinary approach
55 - 72
Vladimir S. Mokiy
Aim/Purpose: The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first official definition of the term “transdisciplinarity.” This paper focuses on a critical analysis of the development of modern transdisciplinarity since its inception.

Background: The article presents two main directions for the development of transdisciplinarity. It also shows its identification features, strengths, and weaknesses ...
transdisciplinarity, transdisciplinary research, systems transdisciplinary ap-proach, higher education, unicentrism, Russian school of transdisciplinarity
73 - 90
Eli Cohen
Aim/Purpose: This series of papers on Fake News: Bias, Misinformation, and Disinformation examines fake news from an Informing Science perspective. As such, the papers in this special series make novel con-tributions to the field by viewing the issues through the transdisciplinary lens of informing science. This series makes no claim to summarize or review all that has been written on this topic. ...
informing science, bias, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, fake news
91 - 94
Eli Cohen
Aim/Purpose: Many disciplines have addressed the issue of “fake news.” This topic is of central concern to the transdiscipline of Informing Science, which endeavors to understand all issues related to informing. This paper endeavors to build a model to address not only fake news but all informing and misin-forming. To do this, it explores how errors get into informing systems, the issue of bias, a ...
informing science, bias, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, fake news
95 - 114
Grandon Gill
The present paper identifies a variety of conceptual schemes that have emerged within informing science and consider how they might be applied to fake news. The paper begins with a brief overview of fake news. This is followed presentations of various models identified in a two-volume survey of informing science. The models presented include those dealing with extrinsic (i.e., environmental) compl ...
fake news, informing science, extrinsic complexity, conceptual scheme
115 - 136
Eli Cohen
Aim/Purpose: The paper provides general background on the who, what, when, and why of deception.

Methodology: It uses a naturalistic observational methodology. Whenever possible, the paper provides examples.

Contribution: The research cited in this paper comes from a large variety of disparate fields of study. As such, it is one of the few multidisciplinary attempts to understand de-ception

deception, principles, tactics, fake news
137 - 156
Eli Cohen, Elizabeth (Betty) Boyd
Aim/Purpose: The paper explores the success of KGB Operation SIG to incite hatred and create chaos against a democracy

Background: About 50 years ago, the KGB created the means to create upheaval in the Mid-dle East. This paper explores one such campaign and its successor campaign, revealing some disinformation techniques in use today.

Methodology: The paper brings together literature from man ...
informing science, bias, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, fake news, deception, Russia, Operation SIG, PLO, Nazi, Israel, KGB
157 - 182

Volume 21, 2018

Eli Cohen
Table of contents for Volume 21 of Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2018.
Informing Science, table of contents
. i - iii
Grandon Gill, Matthew Mullarkey, Ronald K. Satterfield
Aim/Purpose: Provides a theoretical model as to where we should source our information as the environment becomes more complex.

Background: Develops a theoretical model built on extrinsic complexity and offers a conceptual scheme relating to the relative value of different sources.

Methodology: The paper is purely conceptual in nature.

Contribution: Develops a model that could be tested relati ...
Extrinsic complexity, environment, informing sources, client, informer
1 - 18
Nim Dvir, Ruti Gafni
Aim/Purpose: This paper describes an empirical examination of how users’ willingness to disclose personal data is influenced by the amount of information provided on landing pages – standalone web pages created explicitly for marketing or advertising campaigns.

Background: Provision of information is a central construct in the IS discipline. Content is a term commonly used to describe the inform ...
consumer behavior, information systems, content strategy, human computer interaction, informing science, user engagement, ‎e-commerce, ‎marketing, decision making
19 - 39
Shalini Misra, Gaetano R Lotrecchiano
Aim/Purpose: This is an introductory paper for the Special Series on transdisciplinary communication. It summarizes the various articles in the special series and raises questions for future investigation.

transdisciplinary communication
41 - 50
Gaetano R Lotrecchiano, Shalini Misra
Aim/Purpose: Transdisciplinarity is considered as a framework for understanding knowledge producing teams (KPTs). Features of transdisciplinary knowledge producing teams (TDKPTs) are provided using a complex adaptive systems (CAS) lens. TDKPT features are defined and linked to complexity theory to show how team participants might develop skills that more truly express complex adaptive conditions.
transdisciplinarity, knowledge producing teams, complexity, systems
51 - 74
Bethany K Laursen
Aim/Purpose: Collaborative, interdisciplinary research is growing rapidly, but we still have limited and fragmented understanding of what is arguably the heart of such research—collaborative, interdisciplinary reasoning (CIR).

Background: This article integrates neo-Pragmatist theories of reasoning with insights from literature on interdisciplinary research to develop a working definition of col ...
argumentation, discourse, interdisciplinary, integration, intersubjectivity, transdisciplinary, Toolbox
75 - 106
Chitvan Trivedi, Shalini Misra
Aim/Purpose: To understand the process of social change creation in social entrepreneurial ventures (SEVs), specifically emphasizing the role and nature of the communicative process in social change creation.

Background: Drawing on data from seven SEVs from India and the US and employing a grounded theory methodology, this research scrutinizes the social change process and uncovers the role and c ...
social entrepreneurship, social change, transdisciplinary collaboration, communication, dialogue, complex problem solving
107 - 132
Elina I Mäkinen
Aim/Purpose: Given that leadership has been shown to play a key role in knowledge-producing organizations, leaders of transdisciplinary science have received surprisingly little empirical attention. This study addresses the research gap by examining leadership in the context of a new transdisciplinary research organization.

Background: Drawing on complexity leadership theory—a framework developed ...
transdisciplinary science, medicine, collaboration, research center, complexity leadership theory, knowledge integration
133 - 155
Maritza Salazar, Theresa Lant
Aim/Purpose: The complexity of scientific problems has spurred the development of transdisciplinary science, in which experts are brought together to collaborate across disciplinary and practice boundaries. These knowledge diverse teams can produce novel solutions, but they often fail to achieve their potential.

Background: Leaders have a crucial role to play in enabling effective collaboration ...
interdisciplinary teams, multidisciplinary breadth of experience, team innovation
157 - 178
Megan Potterbusch, Gaetano R Lotrecchiano
Aim/Purpose: This paper explores the implications of machine-mediated communication on human interaction in cross-disciplinary teams. The authors explore the relationships between Open Science Theory, its contributions to team science, and the opportunities and challenges associated with adopting open science principles.

Background: Open Science Theory impacts many aspects of human interaction t ...
open science theory, research transparency technology, teams, open science framework
179 - 199
David G Lebow
Aim/Purpose: This paper introduces a Social Machine for collaborative sensemaking that the developers have configured to the requirements and challenges of transdisciplinary literature reviews.

Background: Social Machines represent a promising model for unifying machines and social processes for a wide range of purposes. A development team led by the author is creating a Social Machine for activi ...
cognitive bias, epistemological beliefs, multiple texts, sensemaking, Social Ma-chines, transdisciplinarity, transdisciplinary research
201 - 217
Daniela Drago, Paige McDonald, Gaetano R Lotrecchiano
Aim/Purpose: This paper describes the regulatory affairs discipline as a useful case in the study of both inter- and transdisciplinary science and dynamics related to communication across multiple boundaries. We will 1) outline the process that led to the development of transnational competencies for regulatory affairs graduate education, 2) discuss how the process highlights the transdisciplinary ...
transdisciplinary, competencies, regulatory affairs, higher education
219 - 234
Nilda G Medina, Loggina S. Báez Ávila, Loyda B Mendez
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we discuss how a Transdisciplinary (TD) and a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) initiative was conceptualized, developed, implemented, and sustained at a small academic institution with limited research infrastructure, emphasizing the role of capacity building.

Background: Most examples of the implementation of TD research come from large-scale initiatives ...
transdisciplinary research, community based participatory research, capacity building, Hispanic Serving Institution
235 - 253
Giorgia Rimondi, Marco Veronese
Aim/Purpose: The authors argue that interdisciplinarity, together with the more recent concept of transdisciplinarity, can be seen as a coherent attempt not so much to reassemble the fragmented structure into a whole, as to create a fruitful collaboration and integration among different disciplines that takes into account their specificity.

Background: At the threshold of the Modern Age, a seri ...
transdisciplinarity, critical epistemology, philosophy of boundaries, status of humanities, Michel Foucault, Russian school of transdisciplinarity
255 - 268
Elena Maceviciute, Thomas D. Wilson
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this paper is to identify the possibilities for reducing the second and third levels of the digital divide (or inequality) through conscious application of digital technologies, especially through the promotion of digital means for information, enlightenment, and entertainment.

Background: This article reviews studies carried out between 2000 and 2017, which investigate th ...
digital divide, digital technology, literature review, reducing digital inequali-ties
269 - 287
Maureen Tanner, Pabie Q Tabo
Aim/Purpose: This study was undertaken to shed light on how the use of a heteronormative mobile dating application creates an environment to promote psychological empowerment among female users within the online dating scene. The study focused on a mobile dating application which specifically challenges traditional gender roles, namely Bumble.

Background: Mobile dating applications have become an ...
mobile dating applications, online dating, women empowerment
289 - 317

Volume 20, 2017

Raafat George Saadé
Table of contents for Volume 20 of Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2017.
Informing Science, table of contents
. i - iii
Alperen M Aydin
Aim/Purpose: The objective of this paper is to review the vast literature of user-centric in-formation science and inform about the emerging themes in information behaviour science.

Background: The paradigmatic shift from system-centric to user-centric approach facilitates research on the cognitive and individual information processing. Various information behaviour theories/models emerged.
user-centric information processing, information behaviour, collaborative information behaviour
1 - 20
Sabah Al-Fedaghi
Aim/Purpose: With information almost effortlessly created and spontaneously available, current progress in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has led to the complication that information must be scrutinized for trustworthiness and provenance. Information systems must become provenance-aware to be satisfactory in accountability, reproducibility, and trustworthiness of data.

Backgroun ...
conceptual representation, provenance, diagrammatic representation, workflow, data provenance
19 - 36
Grandon Gill, Matthew Mullarkey
We establish a conceptually rigorous definition for the widely used but loosely defined term “fitness”. We then tie this definition to complexity, highlighting a number of important implications for the informing science transdiscipline.

As informing science increasingly incorporates concepts of fitness and complexity in its research stream, rigorous discussion and de ...
fitness, complexity, rugged landscapes, punctuated equilibrium, informing
37 - 61
Ulrich Schmitt
Aim/Purpose: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been envisaged as a crucial tool for the growing creative class of knowledge workers, but adequate technological solutions have not been forthcoming.

Background: Based on former affordance-related publications (primarily concerned with communication, community-building, collaboration, and social knowledge sharing), the common and differing n ...
Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Design Science Research (DSR), Informing Science (IS), Knowledge Worker, Affordances, Path Dependency, Fixations, Digital Ecosystems, Memes, Memex, Knowcations
63 - 82
Greeni Maheshwari, Susan Thomas
Aim/Purpose: The main aim of the research is to examine the performance of second language English speaking students enrolled in the Business Statistics course and to investigate the academic performance of students when taught under the constructivist and non-constructivist approaches in a classroom environment.

Background: There are different learning theories that are established based on ho ...
business statistics, constructivist approach, second language English speakers, student motivation, academic performance
83 - 97
Shaghayegh Maleki Far, Mohammadreza Akbari, Steven J Clarke
Aim/Purpose : An important objective of any firm is escalation of its performance and the achievement of competitive advantages. Supply chain agility plays a prominent role to enhance the level of firm’s performance. Moreover, information technology (IT) plays a foundational role in supply chain management practices. Hence, this study proposes the relationship between IT integration as the compete ...
IT integration, supply chain agility, market performance
99 - 117
Derrick L Anderson
Information Technology students’ learning outcomes improve when teaching methodology moves away from didactic behaviorist-based pedagogy toward a more heuristic constructivist-based version of andragogy.

There is a distinctive difference, a notable gap, between the academic community and the business community in their views of the level of preparedness of recent info ...
learning outcomes, pedagogy, andragogy, behaviorism, constructivism, learning theory, instructional strategy
119 - 131
Husain F. Ghuloum, Zuwainah R Allamki
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to investigate how Kuwaiti Academic Libraries (KALs) have responded to the rapidly evolving Smartphone-Apps (SP-Apps) environment, as well as exploring the level of electronic services provided in these libraries.

Background: This study can illustrate whether the governmental, academic libraries in the State of Kuwait have already benefited from the mobile services ...
academic library, smartphone, information communication technology, Kuwait
133 - 148
Dan Bouhnik, Yahel Giat, Issachar Zarruk
Aim/Purpose: To develop and introduce a questionnaire that investigates the informing needs, information-seeking behavior, and supplier selection of procurement officers in Israel. The questionnaire’s internal consistency reliability is given. Additionally, we describe the demographic description of the procurement officers in Israel.

Background: Procurement science is an important field that aff ...
procurement, informing needs, e-procurement, Israel
149 - 165
Dimitar Grozdanov Christozov
Aim/Purpose: Sharing ideas generated in a Business Intelligence (BI) Applications class to upgrade an Information System in to an Informing System.

Background: Course Registration is the essential university’s business process in a university that follows a liberal-arts education model. Almost all categories of users are involved, including students, individual faculties and departments, and a ...
information systems, informing systems, business intelligence, analytics, course registration
167 - 178
Natalie Gerhart
Aim/Purpose: The media and research have made significant noise about young people’s addictions to technology, however the American Psychological Association (APA) has reserved judgment on the clinical diagnosis of technology addiction. Research to understand technology addiction is important to the future of information systems development and behavioral usage understanding.

Background: Addictio ...
addiction, satisfaction with life, social network sites, dependence
179 - 194
Martine Robinson Beachboard
Aim/Purpose: Professional companies selling persuasive-communication services via the World Wide Web need to be exemplars of effective informing practices. Their credibility is at risk if their websites do not excel in marketing message and use of medium. Their unique brands need to be expressed through website technology and content, or they cannot compete successfully.

Background: Compares mark ...
brand reputation, identity differentiation, message clarity, expertise and credibility
195 - 214
Mehrdad Koohikamali, Anna Sidorova
Aim/Purpose: In the light of the recent attention to the role of social media in the dissemination of fake news, it is important to understand the relationship between the characteristics of the social media content and re-sharing behavior. This study seeks to examine individual level antecedents of information re-sharing behavior including individual beliefs about the quality of information avail ...
social network, fake news, information quality, risk taking propensity, re-sharing
215 - 235
Helen Hasan, Corina Ionescu
Aim/Purpose: Climate change mitigation is a global challenge, in which academia and business have a role to play. This research explores ways to develop a freely-available information system that would enable small businesses to identify and reduce their environmental footprint.

Background: While large organizations have the resources to track emissions and other pertinent data, small businesses ...
climate change, small business, wiki, activity theory, design science, green in-formation systems
237 - 258
Bassam Hasan
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to provide a better understanding of individual acceptance of enterprise resource (ERP) systems. Based on the uses and gratifications theory (UGT) and informing science theory, the study developed and empirically tested a research model to explain the effects of ERP characteristics (specifically, informativeness and enjoyment) on ERP acceptance and use.

Background: I ...
enterprise resource system (ERP), uses and gratification theory (UGT), in-formativeness, enjoyment, attitude, satisfaction, intention to use ERP systems
259 - 275

Volume 19, 2016

Raafat George Saadé
InformingScienceJ, Volume 19, 2016 Table of Contents
table of contents, Informing Science
i - iii
Grandon Gill, Matthew Mullarkey, Joseph E Mohr, Moez Limayem
As the complexity of a system grows, the challenge of informing the stakeholders of that system grows correspondingly. Nowhere is that challenge more daunting than in business education, where globalization, technological innovation, and increasingly complicated regulations continuously transform the business environment facing graduates and practitioners. Informing science theory proposes that di ...
informing science, informing system, internships, externships, business education, case studies, research, channel, complexity, rugged landscape, business school, impact
1 - 73
Dimitar Grozdanov Christozov, Stefanka Chukova, Plamen S. Mateev
The following definition of “option” is given in Wikipedia - “In finance, an option is a contract, which gives the buyer (the owner or holder) the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset or instrument at a specified strike price on or before a specified date, depending on the form of the option” (“Option,” n.d.). Option as a risk management (mitigation) tool is broadly us ...
warranty of malfunctioning, warranty of misinforming, options, asymmetry, utility, risk of misinforming
75 - 87
Bill Davey, Karoly Bozan, Robert Houghton, Kevin R. Parker
Group work can provide a valuable learning experience, one that is especially relevant for those preparing to enter the information system workforce. While much has been discussed about effective means of delivering the benefits of collaborative learning in groups, there are some problems that arise due to pragmatic environmental factors such as the part time work commitments of students. This stu ...
action research, group work problems
89 - 102
Celina M. Olszak, Jerzy Andrzej Kisielnicki
The main aim of this paper is to provide a theoretically and empirically grounded discussion on IT-based organizational creativity support. This study attempts to answer the following questions: (1) what is the issue of organizational creativity and its IT-based support, (2) what is the demand for IT –based organizational creativity support; (3) what are the main determinants and barriers to IT-ba ...
Organizational creativity, IT-based organizational creativity support, success factors
103 - 123
Jeremy J Storer, Joseph T. Chao, Andrew T Torelli, Alexis D Ostrowski
Non-expert scientists are frequently involved in research requiring data acquisition over large geographic areas. Despite mutual benefits for such “citizen science”, barriers also exist, including 1) difficulty maintaining user engagement with timely feedback, and 2) the challenge of providing non-experts with the means to generate reliable data. We have developed a system that addresses these bar ...
Citizen Science, Cell-phone Spectrometer, Water Contaminant Analysis, Web and Mobile Development, Visualization
125 - 139
Erastus Karanja, Donna M. Grant, Shinetta Freeman, David Anyiwo
This study investigates the skill sets necessary for entry level systems analysts. Towards this end, the study combines two sources of data, namely, a content analysis of 200 systems analysts’ online job advertisements and a survey of 20 senior Information Systems (IS) professionals. Based on Chi-square tests, the results reveal that most employers prefer entry level systems analysts with an under ...
System Analysts, Information Systems, Education, Skills, Content Analysis, Empirical Study
141 - 160
Jerzy Andrzej Kisielnicki, Anna Maria Misiak
The global Business Intelligence (BI) market grew by 10% in 2013 according to the Gartner Report. Today organizations require better use of data and analytics to support their business decisions. Internet power and business trend changes have provided a broad term for data analytics – Big Data. To be able to handle it and leverage a value of having access to Big Data, organizations have no other c ...
Agile methods, Business Intelligence, efficiency, end-users needs, advanced analytics, sprint, iteration
161 - 172
Cheng Sun, Rita Spathis, Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Chim W. Chan, J. Koji Lum
The all-pervasive Internet has created serious problems, such as Internet overuse, which has triggered considerable debate over its relationship with addiction. To further explore its genetic susceptibilities and alternative explanations for Internet overuse, we proposed and evaluated four hypotheses, each based on existing knowledge of the biological bases of addiction, inattention, novelty-seeki ...
Internet overuse; inattentiveness; dopamine receptor D4 gene (DRD4); serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR); Internet Addiction Test
173 - 200
Sonja H Bickford, Angela K Hollman, Marina Nenasheva, Pamela Lesser, Timo Koivurova
In many cases, temporary websites may be simple, accessible solutions for knowledge management and dissemination of information. However, such sites may become outdated as the funding ends, but yet in many cases, still publicly available through the Internet. The issue of website sustainability is a relevant topic for all organizations that have websites. Website lifecycle, knowledge management, a ...
websites, lifecycle, knowledge management, sustainability, case study
201 - 213
Mohammad A. Alajmi, Awadh H. Alharbi, Husain F. Ghuloum
Based on the diffusion of innovation (DOI) theory (Rogers, 2003), the uses and gratifications (U&G) theory, and trust theory, this study investigated the factors that influence the use of Twitter among the Kuwaiti community. The study surveyed Twitter users in Kuwait. A structured online questionnaire was used to collect data, and 463 respondents who provided complete answers participated. Multipl ...
social media, microblogging, Kuwait, diffusion of innovation, motivations, trust objects, communication technology
215 - 237
Emad Moaddab

In his “Theses on the Philosophy of History”, Walter Benjamin suggests that all cultural treasures “owe their existence not only to the efforts of the great minds and talents who have created them, but also to the anonymous toil of their contemporaries. There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism”. The most obvious and prominent examples of cultural ...
cinematic thinking, monumental architectural works, cultural documents, montage, cultural imaginary geography
239 - 251
Layla Hasan
This research aims to suggest key design characteristics that are necessary for developing usable e-commerce websites in the Arab world. A comprehensive usability evaluation of four leading Arab e-commerce websites was conducted using the heuristic evaluation method. The results identified major and minor usability problems and major and minor good design characteristics on the selected websites. ...
key design characteristics, usability, e-commerce websites, Arab world, heuristic evaluation, informing
253 - 275
Marc Pelteret, Jacques Ophoff
The privacy of personal information is an important area of focus in today’s electronic world, where information can so easily be captured, stored, and shared. In recent years it has regularly featured as a topic in news media and has become the target of legislation around the world. Multidisciplinary privacy research has been conducted for decades, yet privacy remains a complex subject that stil ...
privacy, information privacy, personal information, privacy management, consumers, clients, transdisciplinary, organizations, literature review
277 - 301
Elsje Scott , Terrina Govender, Nata van der Merwe
In the fast changing global economic landscape, the cultivation of sustainable entrepreneurial ventures is seen as a vital mechanism that will enable businesses to introduce new innovative products to the market faster and more effectively than their competitors.
This research paper investigated phenomena that may play a significant role when entrepreneurs implement creative ideas resulting in s ...
entrepreneurial start-ups, partnerships, education, idea generation, innovation, design thinking, common features for the foundation of a successful company
303 - 324
Chris W Callaghan
Certain trends in scientific research have important relevance to bioethics theory and practice. A growing stream of literature relates to increasing transparency and inclusivity of populations (stakeholders) in scientific research, from high volume data collection, synthesis, and analysis to verification and ethical scrutiny. The emergence of this stream of literature has implications for bioethi ...
biomedical ethics, citizen science, informing science, probabilistic innovation, crowdsourcing, transparency, scientific inclusiveness
325 - 343
Ulrich Schmitt
The article presents Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) as an overdue individualized as well as a collaborative approach for knowledge workers. Designing a PKM-supporting system, however, resembles a so-called “wicked” problem (ill-defined; incomplete, contradictory, changing requirements, complex interdependencies) where the information needed to understand the challenges depends on upon one’s i ...
Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Design Science Research (DSR), Informing Science (IS), Popper’s Three Worlds, Knowledge Worker, Organizational Knowledge Man-agement (OKM), Human Capital, Capacity Development, Lifelong learning, Digital Ecosystems, Complexity, Memes, Memex, Knowcations
345 - 379
Junghyun Nam
Web portals have been used as information products to deliver personalized, feature-rich, and flexible information needs to Internet users. However, all portals are not equal. Most of them have relatively a small number of visitors, while a few capture the majority of surfers. This study seeks to uncover the factors that contribute the perceived quality of a general portal. Based on 21 factors der ...
web portal, web portal quality, information quality, information product quality, perceived quality; intention to use
381 - 409

Volume 18, 2015

Chad Petersen, Kevin A. Johnston
The impact that Facebook and Twitter usage has on the creation and maintenance of university student’s cognitive social capital was investigated on students in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Facebook and Twitter were selected as part of the research context because both are popular online social network systems (SNSs), and few studies were found that investigated the impact that both F ...
Facebook, Twitter, Cognitive Social Capital, Bridging Social Capital, Bonding Social Capital, Maintained Social Capital, Usage, University Students
1 - 30
Andreas Drechsler
This paper identifies areas in the design science research (DSR) subfield of the information systems (IS) discipline where a more detailed consideration of practitioner audiences of socio-technical design artifacts could improve current IS DSR research practice and proposes an initial conceptualization of these audiences. The consequences of not considering artifact audiences are identified throug ...
design science, informing science, artifacts, artifact audiences, relevance, fitness, utility
31 - 47
Dimitar Grozdanov Christozov, Stefanka Chukova, Plamen Mateev
This paper discusses applications of the measures of the risk of misinforming and the role of the warranty of misinforming in the context of the informing component of Customer Related Management (CRM) issues. This study consists of two parts. Firstly, we propose an approach for customers’ grouping based on their attitude toward assessing product's properties and their expertise on the terminology ...
measures of the risk of misinforming, warranty of misinforming, customer related management, customer’s purchase attitude, customers expertize
47 - 61
William F Murphy, Sandra Sanchez Murphy, Raymond R Buettner, Grandon Gill
The Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) event, organized by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), is conducted 3-4 times a year at various locations. The four day event can be characterized as an informing system specifically designed to facilitate structured and unstructured communications between a variety of parties—e.g., software developers, inventors, military and civilian users of ...
JIFX, informing system, complexity, disaster management, ad hoc experimentation, collaboration, military
63 - 109
Meg Coffin Murray, Jorge Pérez
Technology has transformed education, perhaps most evidently in course delivery options. However, compelling questions remain about how technology impacts learning. Adaptive learning tools are technology-based artifacts that interact with learners and vary presentation based upon that interaction. This paper compares adaptive learning with a conventional teaching approach implemented in a digital ...
Adaptive learning, adaptive learning system, personalized learning systems, iron triangle, informing science
111 - 125
Dan Bouhnik , Yahel Giat
In today’s knowledge environment, individuals and groups who gather relevant information about the organization’s external environment and distribute that information for use by their colleagues receive increasing attention and are viewed with great importance. These individuals have been named Information Gatekeepers. Thus far, researchers have not established a unanimous and interdisciplinary de ...
Information environment, gatekeeper, organizational knowledge, organizational learning
127 - 144
Ulrich Schmitt
The paper introduces a novel Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) concept and prototype system. The system’s objective is to aid life-long-learning, resourcefulness, creativity, and teamwork of individuals throughout their academic and professional life and as contributors and beneficiaries of organizational and societal performance. Such a scope offers appealing and viable opportunities for stakeh ...
Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Organizational Knowledge Management (OKM), PKM for Development (PKM4D), Informing Science Framework, Human Capital, Capacity Development, Lifelong learning, Memes, Memex, Knowcations, Disruptive Innovations, Kuhn’s Scientific Revolutions
145 - 175
Andrew S Targowski
The purpose of this investigation is to define the central contents and issues of the impact of informing systems on the rise and development of Virtual Civilization. The methodology is based on an interdisciplinary big-picture view of the Virtual Civilization’s elements of development and their interdependency. Among the findings are: Virtual Civilization has infrastructural characteristics, a wo ...
Informing systems, Informing science, Information Wave, Virtual Wave, Civilization, Global Civilization, Virtual Civilization, Virtuality, Cyberspace, Cognitive space, e-Nation
177 - 204
Sabah Al-Fedaghi, Heba AlMeshari
Understanding of social network structure and user behavior has important implications for site design, applications (e.g., ad placement policies), accurate modeling for social studies, and design of next-generation infrastructure and content distribution systems. Currently, characterizations of social networks have been dominated by topological studies in which graph representations are analyzed ...
Social network, network structure, user behaviors, node interior, conceptual representation
205 - 224
J. David Johnson
Tensions are a ubiquitous feature of social life and are manifested in a number of particular forms: contradictory logics, competing demands, clashes of ideas, contradictions, dialectics, irony, paradoxes, and/or dilemmas. This essay aims to explore in detail tensions surrounding seven common findings of the information seeking literature relating to: interpersonal communication, accessibility, le ...
Human information behavior; health information seeking; tensions; paradoxes, dilemmas
225 - 234
Andrew S Targowski
The purpose of this investigation is to define the architecture of computer informing systems. The methodology is based on an interdisciplinary, big-picture view of the cognition units which provide the foundation for informing systems. Among the findings are the following: informing systems should be designed for rigor and relevance with respect to the cognitive units (information), integrating ...
cognition units, informing systems, information systems, information rigor, information relevance, informing resonance, resonant change, informing purpose, reasoning richness, informing quality, informing security, informing space, wise civilization, cognitive space, real space, cyberspace, data, information, concept, knowledge, wisdom, information perspective, information image
235 - 266

Volume 17, 2014

Daniel A. Peak, Victor R. Prybutok, Michael Gibson, Yu "Andy" Wu, Chenyan Xu
25 - 57
Alan R. Hevner, Christopher Davis, Rosann Webb Collins, Grandon Gill
103 - 132
Jason H. Sharp, Sherry D. Ryan, Victor R. Prybutok
175 - 187

Volume 16, 2013

Lixuan Zhang, Robert Pavur, Paul York, Clinton Amos
1 - 18
99 - 115
Harry W. Strachan
197 - 201
John C. Ickis, Mislav Ante Omazić
247 - 260
273 - 295

Volume 15, 2012

J. E. Everett
35 - 48
Bashorat Ibragimova, Sherry D. Ryan, John C. Windsor, Victor R. Prybutok
183 - 205

Volume 14, 2011

Daniel A. Peak, Victor R. Prybutok, Yu "Andy" Wu, Chenyan Xu
161 - 181

Volume 13, 2010

T. Grandon Gill
v - vii
1 - 13
121 - 137
Sherry D. Ryan, John C. Windsor, Bashorat Igragimova, Victor R. Prybutok
139 - 164
165 - 175

Volume 12, 2009

1 - 15
37 - 56
Kevin R. Parker, Philip S. Nitse, Siong Meng Albert Tay
105 - 122
147 - 157
159 - 179
181 - 190
191 - 215

Volume 11, 2008

Nitza Geri, Seev Neumann, Rebecca Schocken, Yishai Tobin
1 - 15
Steven Hornik, Carol Stoak Saunders, Yuzhu Li, Patsy D. Moskal, Charles D. Dzuiban
35 - 58
Peter M. Bednar, Christine Welch
85 - 106
107 - 123
Grandon Gill, Eli Cohen
147 - 164
T. Grandon Gill, Terry L. Sincich
197 - 226

Volume 10, 2007

17 - 39
Irit Alony, Greg Whymark, Michael Jones
41 - 59
71 - 89
91 - 106
Bandula Jayatilaka, Heinz K. Klein, Jinyoul Lee
D 237 - 271
D 273 - 295
Hans-Erik Nissen
D 297 - 317

Volume 9, 2006

T. Grandon Gill, Richard C. Hicks
1 - 30
71 - 81
David B. Meinert, Dane K. Peterson, John R. Criswell II, Martin D. Crossland
123 - 142
Cecilia Lanyi Sik, Zoltan Geiszt, Viktor Magyar
163 - 179
213 - 223

Volume 8, 2005

39 - 54
55 - 73
Alex Koohang, Keith Harman
75 - 86
Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Keri Keilberg Stephens, Larry Davis Browning, Alf Steinar Sætre
123 - 142
189 - 210
John E. Anderson, Kevin S. Barrett, Paul H. Schwager
281 - 302

Volume 7, 2004

Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Keri Keilberg Stephens, Alf Steinar Sætre , Larry Davis Browning
1 - 30
Laurette Pretorius , Andries Barnard
47 - 66
Deborah Sater Carstens, Pamela R. McCauley-Bell, Linda C. Malone , Ronald F. DeMara
67 - 85
David J. LePoire, John J. Arnish, Timothy R. Klett, Robert L. Johnson, Shih-Yew Chen
117 - 128
129 - 141

Volume 6, 2003

Betsy van Dijk, Rieks op den Akker, Anton Nijholt , Job Zwiers
115 - 125
Charles R. Winer, Thomas W. Pavkov
135 - 141
Wallace J Taylor, Grant X. Zhu, John Dekkers, Stewart Marshall
233 - 246
Fons Wijnhoven, Edwin van den Belt, Eddy Verbruggen, Paul van der Vet
259 - 271

Volume 5, 2002

29 - 41
115 - 123
Beomjin Kim, Philip Johnson, Adam S. Huarng
163 - 173

Volume 4, 2001

Antonio Cartelli, Luisa Miglio, Marco Palma
61 - 66

Volume 3, 2000

49 - 56
Shane Parson, James Hamlett, Paul Robillard
185 - 193
207 - 214

Volume 2, 1999

Omar E. M. Khalil, Diane M. Strong, Beverly K. Kahn, Leo L. Pipino
53 - 59

Volume 1, 1998

23 - 29

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