Volume 25, 2022
Table of Contents for Volume 25 of Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2022
informing science, InfoSci, table of contents
.i - iii
Covid-19: Systems Transdisciplinary Generalization, Technical and Technological Ideas, and Solutions
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
Organizing Information Obtained From Literature Reviews – A Framework for Information System Area Researchers
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
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
Informing Science and International Relations: Transdisciplinarity of the Concepts Civilization, Ideology, and Geopolitics
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
Facilitating Scientific Events Guided by Complex Thinking: A Case Study of an Online Inter/Transdisciplinary Advanced Training School
Aim/Purpose 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
The Presence of Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, and Burn-out Among the General Population During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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
The Impact of Middle and Senior Leadership Styles on Employee Performance -- Evidence From Chinese Enterprises
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
Informing at the Crossroads of Design Science Research, Academic Entrepreneurship, and Digital Transformation: A Platform Ecosystem Roadmap
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Effect of Team Communication Behaviors and Processes on Interdisciplinary Teams’ Research Productivity and Team Satisfaction
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
Understanding of the Quality of Computer-Mediated Communication Technology in the Context of Business Planning
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
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
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
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
Design Science Research in Practice: What Can We Learn from a Longitudinal Analysis of the Development of Published Artifacts?
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
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
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
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
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
Informed Change: Exploring the Use of Persuasive Communication of Indigenous Cultures Through Film Narratives
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
Gifts, Contexts, Means, and Ends Differing: Informing Task Scenarios to Serve Knowledge Workers’ Needs in Dynamic Complex Settings
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
University-Industry Collaboration in Higher Education: Exploring the Informing Flows Framework in Industrial PhD Education
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
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
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
Synthesizing Design and Informing Science Rationales for Driving a Decentralized Generative Knowledge Management Agenda
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
Challenges in Designing Curriculum for Trans-Disciplinary Education: On Cases of Designing Concentration on Informing Science and Master Program on Data Science
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Table of contents for Volume 21 of Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2018.
Informing Science, table of contents
. i - iii
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
When Less Is More: Empirical Study of the Relation Between Consumer Behavior and Information Provision on Commercial Landing Pages
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
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.
41 - 50
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
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
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
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
Facilitating Innovation in Interdisciplinary Teams: The Role of Leaders and Integrative Communication
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
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
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
Communicating Transdisciplinary Characteristics In Global Regulatory Affairs: An Example From Health Professions Education
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
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
Defining the Dialogue between Sciences: A View on Transdisciplinary Perspective in the Human Sciences
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
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
Ladies First: The Influence of Mobile Dating Applications on the Psychological Empowerment of Female Users
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
Table of contents for Volume 20 of Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2017.
Informing Science, table of contents
. i - iii
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Business Analytics as a Tool to Transforming Information into an Informing System: The Case of the On-Line Course Registration System
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
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
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
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
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
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
InformingScienceJ, Volume 19, 2016 Table of Contents
table of contents, Informing Science
i - iii
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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Effectiveness of Agile Implementation Methods in Business Intelligence Projects from an End-user Perspective
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
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Genetic-linked Inattentiveness Protects Individuals from Internet Overuse: A Genetic Study of Internet Overuse Evaluating Hypotheses Based on Addiction, Inattention, Novelty-seeking and Harm-avoidance
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
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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
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Predicting the Use of Twitter in Developing Countries: Integrating Innovation Attributes, Uses and Gratifications, and Trust Approaches
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Volume 18, 2015
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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
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Designing to Inform: Toward Conceptualizing Practitioner Audiences for Socio-technical Artifacts in Design Science Research in the Information Systems Discipline
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Informing Systems as the Transformers of Information Wave into Virtual Civilization and Their Ethics Question
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
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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
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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
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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
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Volume 17, 2014
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Volume 16, 2013
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37 - 69
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Volume 15, 2012
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Volume 14, 2011
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Volume 13, 2010
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87 - 119
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Volume 12, 2009
v - x
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Volume 11, 2008
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Volume 10, 2007
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71 - 89
91 - 106
107 - 119
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D 021 - 62
D 063 - 96
D 097 - 125
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D 203 - 235
D 237 - 271
D 273 - 295
D 297 - 317
D 319 - 324
Volume 9, 2006
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Volume 8, 2005
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Volume 7, 2004
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Volume 6, 2003
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Volume 5, 2002
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Volume 4, 2001
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Volume 3, 2000
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Volume 2, 1999
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Volume 1, 1998
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