• 2017 Vol. 20 Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline

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

Alperen M Aydin
Aim/Purpose: The objective of this paper is to review the vast literature of user-centric in-formation science and inform about the emerging themes in information behaviour science. 

Background: The paradigmatic shift from system-centric to user-centric approach facilitates research on the cognitive and individual information processing. Various information behaviour theories/models emerged. 
user-centric information processing, information behaviour, collaborative information behaviour
1 - 20

Sabah Al-Fedaghi
Aim/Purpose: With information almost effortlessly created and spontaneously available, current progress in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has led to the complication that information must be scrutinized for trustworthiness and provenance. Information systems must become provenance-aware to be satisfactory in accountability, reproducibility, and trustworthiness of data. 

Backgroun ...
conceptual representation, provenance, diagrammatic representation, workflow, data provenance
19 - 36

Grandon Gill, Matthew Mullarkey
We establish a conceptually rigorous definition for the widely used but loosely defined term “fitness”. We then tie this definition to complexity, highlighting a number of important implications for the informing science transdiscipline. 

As informing science increasingly incorporates concepts of fitness and complexity in its research stream, rigorous discussion and de ...
fitness, complexity, rugged landscapes, punctuated equilibrium, informing
37 - 61

Ulrich Schmitt
Aim/Purpose: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been envisaged as a crucial tool for the growing creative class of knowledge workers, but adequate technological solutions have not been forthcoming. 

Background: Based on former affordance-related publications (primarily concerned with communication, community-building, collaboration, and social knowledge sharing), the common and differing n ...
Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Design Science Research (DSR), Informing Science (IS), Knowledge Worker, Affordances, Path Dependency, Fixations, Digital Ecosystems, Memes, Memex, Knowcations
63 - 82

Greeni Maheshwari, Susan Thomas
Aim/Purpose: The main aim of the research is to examine the performance of second language English speaking students enrolled in the Business Statistics course and to investigate the academic performance of students when taught under the constructivist and non-constructivist approaches in a classroom environment. 

Background: There are different learning theories that are established based on ho ...
business statistics, constructivist approach, second language English speakers, student motivation, academic performance
83 - 97

Shaghayegh Maleki Far, Mohammadreza Akbari, Steven J Clarke
Aim/Purpose : An important objective of any firm is escalation of its performance and the achievement of competitive advantages. Supply chain agility plays a prominent role to enhance the level of firm’s performance. Moreover, information technology (IT) plays a foundational role in supply chain management practices. Hence, this study proposes the relationship between IT integration as the compete ...
IT integration, supply chain agility, market performance
99 - 117

Derrick L Anderson
Information Technology students’ learning outcomes improve when teaching methodology moves away from didactic behaviorist-based pedagogy toward a more heuristic constructivist-based version of andragogy. 

There is a distinctive difference, a notable gap, between the academic community and the business community in their views of the level of preparedness of recent info ...
learning outcomes, pedagogy, andragogy, behaviorism, constructivism, learning theory, instructional strategy
119 - 131

Husain F. Ghuloum, Zuwainah R Allamki
Aim/Purpose: This paper aims to investigate how Kuwaiti Academic Libraries (KALs) have responded to the rapidly evolving Smartphone-Apps (SP-Apps) environment, as well as exploring the level of electronic services provided in these libraries. 

Background: This study can illustrate whether the governmental, academic libraries in the State of Kuwait have already benefited from the mobile services ...
academic library, smartphone, information communication technology, Kuwait
133 - 148

Dan Bouhnik, Yahel Giat, Issachar Zarruk
Aim/Purpose: To develop and introduce a questionnaire that investigates the informing needs, information-seeking behavior, and supplier selection of procurement officers in Israel. The questionnaire’s internal consistency reliability is given. Additionally, we describe the demographic description of the procurement officers in Israel.

Background: Procurement science is an important field that aff ...
procurement, informing needs, e-procurement, Israel
149 - 165

Dimitar Grozdanov Christozov
Aim/Purpose: Sharing ideas generated in a Business Intelligence (BI) Applications class to upgrade an Information System in to an Informing System. 

Background: Course Registration is the essential university’s business process in a university that follows a liberal-arts education model. Almost all categories of users are involved, including students, individual faculties and departments, and a ...
information systems, informing systems, business intelligence, analytics, course registration
167 - 178

Natalie Gerhart
Aim/Purpose: The media and research have made significant noise about young people’s addictions to technology, however the American Psychological Association (APA) has reserved judgment on the clinical diagnosis of technology addiction. Research to understand technology addiction is important to the future of information systems development and behavioral usage understanding.

Background: Addictio ...
addiction, satisfaction with life, social network sites, dependence
179 - 194

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

Background: Compares mark ...
brand reputation, identity differentiation, message clarity, expertise and credibility
195 - 214

Mehrdad Koohikamali, Anna Sidorova
Aim/Purpose: In the light of the recent attention to the role of social media in the dissemination of fake news, it is important to understand the relationship between the characteristics of the social media content and re-sharing behavior. This study seeks to examine individual level antecedents of information re-sharing behavior including individual beliefs about the quality of information avail ...
social network, fake news, information quality, risk taking propensity, re-sharing
215 - 235

Helen Hasan, Corina Ionescu
Aim/Purpose: Climate change mitigation is a global challenge, in which academia and business have a role to play. This research explores ways to develop a freely-available information system that would enable small businesses to identify and reduce their environmental footprint.

Background: While large organizations have the resources to track emissions and other pertinent data, small businesses ...
climate change, small business, wiki, activity theory, design science, green in-formation systems
237 - 258

Bassam Hasan
Aim/Purpose: This study aims to provide a better understanding of individual acceptance of enterprise resource (ERP) systems. Based on the uses and gratifications theory (UGT) and informing science theory, the study developed and empirically tested a research model to explain the effects of ERP characteristics (specifically, informativeness and enjoyment) on ERP acceptance and use. 

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

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