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Volume 24, 2021


Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 24 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2021
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
.i - iii
166 downloads

Volume 23, 2020


Eli Cohen
Table of Contents for Volume 23 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2020.
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
.i - iii
127 downloads
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
149 downloads
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
234 downloads
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
72 downloads
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
167 downloads
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
41 downloads
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
49 downloads
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
22 downloads
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
34 downloads
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
19 downloads

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
90 downloads
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
106 downloads
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
93 downloads
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
118 downloads
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
87 downloads
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
52 downloads
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
143 downloads
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
53 downloads
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
54 downloads
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
40 downloads
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
48 downloads
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
70 downloads

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
142 downloads
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
113 downloads
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
373 downloads
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
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FEATURED
362 downloads
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
189 downloads
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
257 downloads
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
158 downloads
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
319 downloads
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
286 downloads
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
136 downloads
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
164 downloads
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
86 downloads
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
149 downloads
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
61 downloads
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
190 downloads
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
79 downloads

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
102 downloads
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
289 downloads
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
82 downloads
Grandon Gill, Matthew Mullarkey
Aim/Purpose 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. Background 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
102 downloads
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
133 downloads
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
232 downloads
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
262 downloads
Derrick L Anderson
Aim/Purpose 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. Background 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
296 downloads
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
94 downloads
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
45 downloads
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
121 downloads
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
1998 downloads
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
223 downloads
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
764 downloads
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
49 downloads
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
144 downloads

Volume 19, 2016


Raafat George Saadé
InformingScienceJ, Volume 19, 2016 Table of Contents
table of contents, Informing Science
i - iii
103 downloads
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
388 downloads
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
94 downloads
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
258 downloads
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
119 downloads
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
111 downloads
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
480 downloads
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
340 downloads
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
108 downloads
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
86 downloads
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
FEATURED
371 downloads
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
67 downloads
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
91 downloads
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
252 downloads
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
103 downloads
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
67 downloads
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
127 downloads
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
62 downloads

Volume 18, 2015


i - iii
68 downloads
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
324 downloads
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
FEATURED
221 downloads
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
96 downloads
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
77 downloads
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
326 downloads
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
129 downloads
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
125 downloads
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
167 downloads
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
113 downloads
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
117 downloads
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
68 downloads

Volume 17, 2014


Daniel A. Peak, Victor R. Prybutok, Michael Gibson, Yu "Andy" Wu, Chenyan Xu
25 - 57
822 downloads
Alan R. Hevner, Christopher Davis, Rosann Webb Collins, Grandon Gill
103 - 132
564 downloads
149 - 173
590 downloads
Jason H. Sharp, Sherry D. Ryan, Victor R. Prybutok
175 - 187
324 downloads
189 - 215
863 downloads
217 - 239
737 downloads

Volume 16, 2013


Lixuan Zhang, Robert Pavur, Paul York, Clinton Amos
1 - 18
985 downloads
99 - 115
2996 downloads
117 - 130
FEATURED
1463 downloads
Harry W. Strachan
197 - 201
217 downloads
John C. Ickis, Mislav Ante Omazić
247 - 260
1658 downloads
273 - 295
846 downloads

Volume 15, 2012


J. E. Everett
35 - 48
563 downloads
121 - 145
1328 downloads
147 - 182
1573 downloads
Bashorat Ibragimova, Sherry D. Ryan, John C. Windsor, Victor R. Prybutok
183 - 205
2029 downloads
207 - 227
5130 downloads
247 - 268
3454 downloads

Volume 14, 2011


33 - 45
2798 downloads
47 - 59
3366 downloads
125 - 138
2267 downloads
Daniel A. Peak, Victor R. Prybutok, Yu "Andy" Wu, Chenyan Xu
161 - 181
1475 downloads

Volume 13, 2010


T. Grandon Gill
v - vii
251 downloads
1 - 13
5546 downloads
35 - 52
1244 downloads
53 - 71
6830 downloads
87 - 119
1050 downloads
121 - 137
6989 downloads
Sherry D. Ryan, John C. Windsor, Bashorat Igragimova, Victor R. Prybutok
139 - 164
15064 downloads
165 - 175
1097 downloads

Volume 12, 2009


1 - 15
FEATURED
10493 downloads
17 - 35
67551 downloads
37 - 56
6574 downloads
Kevin R. Parker, Philip S. Nitse, Siong Meng Albert Tay
105 - 122
8128 downloads
147 - 157
1835 downloads
159 - 179
2560 downloads
181 - 190
4239 downloads
191 - 215
4701 downloads

Volume 11, 2008


Nitza Geri, Seev Neumann, Rebecca Schocken, Yishai Tobin
1 - 15
4514 downloads
Steven Hornik, Carol Stoak Saunders, Yuzhu Li, Patsy D. Moskal, Charles D. Dzuiban
35 - 58
2911 downloads
Peter M. Bednar, Christine Welch
85 - 106
2628 downloads
107 - 123
1136 downloads
Grandon Gill, Eli Cohen
147 - 164
1347 downloads
165 - 196
2588 downloads
T. Grandon Gill, Terry L. Sincich
197 - 226
2311 downloads
227 - 252
3333 downloads
253 - 279
3159 downloads
281 - 310
2327 downloads
349 - 364
2735 downloads

Volume 10, 2007


1 - 15
5188 downloads
17 - 39
2388 downloads
Irit Alony, Greg Whymark, Michael Jones
41 - 59
9998 downloads
71 - 89
4552 downloads
91 - 106
2284 downloads
D 097 - 125
2324 downloads
D 127 - 202
2071 downloads
Bandula Jayatilaka, Heinz K. Klein, Jinyoul Lee
D 237 - 271
881 downloads
D 273 - 295
1459 downloads
Hans-Erik Nissen
D 297 - 317
1200 downloads
D 319 - 324
630 downloads

Volume 9, 2006


T. Grandon Gill, Richard C. Hicks
1 - 30
4292 downloads
71 - 81
3728 downloads
97 - 110
1911 downloads
111 - 121
5427 downloads
David B. Meinert, Dane K. Peterson, John R. Criswell II, Martin D. Crossland
123 - 142
2785 downloads
143 - 162
2424 downloads
Cecilia Lanyi Sik, Zoltan Geiszt, Viktor Magyar
163 - 179
4173 downloads
213 - 223
15332 downloads
225 - 241
1536 downloads

Volume 8, 2005


3 - 38
3029 downloads
39 - 54
706 downloads
55 - 73
4062 downloads
Alex Koohang, Keith Harman
75 - 86
6424 downloads
87 - 100
2378 downloads
101 - 122
2936 downloads
Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Keri Keilberg Stephens, Larry Davis Browning, Alf Steinar Sætre
123 - 142
7585 downloads
143 - 158
8772 downloads
159 - 172
19824 downloads
173 - 187
2872 downloads
189 - 210
9367 downloads
211 - 244
4691 downloads
263 - 279
26003 downloads
John E. Anderson, Kevin S. Barrett, Paul H. Schwager
281 - 302
1696 downloads

Volume 7, 2004


Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Keri Keilberg Stephens, Alf Steinar Sætre , Larry Davis Browning
1 - 30
12873 downloads
31 - 45
8922 downloads
Laurette Pretorius , Andries Barnard
47 - 66
2799 downloads
Deborah Sater Carstens, Pamela R. McCauley-Bell, Linda C. Malone , Ronald F. DeMara
67 - 85
5207 downloads
87 - 103
3554 downloads
David J. LePoire, John J. Arnish, Timothy R. Klett, Robert L. Johnson, Shih-Yew Chen
117 - 128
1234 downloads
129 - 141
3409 downloads

Volume 6, 2003


49 - 59
1002 downloads
61 - 73
3752 downloads
101 - 102
883 downloads
103 - 114
4437 downloads
Betsy van Dijk, Rieks op den Akker, Anton Nijholt , Job Zwiers
115 - 125
1564 downloads
Charles R. Winer, Thomas W. Pavkov
135 - 141
5646 downloads
143 - 155
7056 downloads
187 - 192
3089 downloads
Wallace J Taylor, Grant X. Zhu, John Dekkers, Stewart Marshall
233 - 246
9481 downloads
Fons Wijnhoven, Edwin van den Belt, Eddy Verbruggen, Paul van der Vet
259 - 271
3051 downloads

Volume 5, 2002


1 - 11
19633 downloads
29 - 41
2086 downloads
49 - 65
4346 downloads
113 - 114
1422 downloads
115 - 123
3050 downloads
155 - 162
1337 downloads
Beomjin Kim, Philip Johnson, Adam S. Huarng
163 - 173
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175 - 187
1729 downloads

Volume 4, 2001


11 - 106
3729 downloads
25 - 34
21672 downloads
45 - 46
450 downloads
Antonio Cartelli, Luisa Miglio, Marco Palma
61 - 66
1118 downloads
95 - 104
3349 downloads

Volume 3, 2000


1 - 7
45899 downloads
9 - 14
1825 downloads
15 - 22
1412 downloads
41 - 46
2799 downloads
49 - 56
48026 downloads
63 - 66
11194 downloads
73 - 76
7830 downloads
127 - 133
4356 downloads
167 - 184
8250 downloads
Shane Parson, James Hamlett, Paul Robillard
185 - 193
1187 downloads
207 - 214
3623 downloads

Volume 2, 1999


11 - 18
4489 downloads
Omar E. M. Khalil, Diane M. Strong, Beverly K. Kahn, Leo L. Pipino
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5575 downloads
61 - 68
1207 downloads
101 - 106
3817 downloads
107 - 111
11567 downloads

Volume 1, 1998


9 - 22
4141 downloads
23 - 29
1500 downloads
53 - 60
6046 downloads
69 - 73
2585 downloads
75 - 84
991 downloads

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