Bios: my human living
βίος — bios — human living; livelihood; the physical human life
Ågerfalk and Fitzgerald 2008: Outsourcing to an unknown workforce: Exploring opensourcing as a global sourcing strategy
Agerfalk, Pär and Brian Fitzgerald. (2008). Opensourcing to an unknown workforce: Exploring opensourcing as a global sourcing strategy. MIS Quarterly, 32(2), 385-410. I read this paper because of my interest in theoretical perspectives on open source software. Context: Opensourcing is presented as a form of outsourcing where a software product is purposely made available as open source in order to involve communal development. Agerfalk and Fitzgerald decline to use agency tehory, relational exchange theory, and transaction cost theory,...read more
Lee, A.S., and Hubona, G.S. (2009) "A Scientific Basis for Rigor and Relevance in Information Systems Research," MIS Quarterly (33:2), pp. 237-262, June 2009. Context: IS research is multi-paradigmatic and multi-method. Although qualitative research is well-accepted, it is not always clear what is the philosophical or scientific basis for determining the rigour of a study, especially when compared to positivist quantitative studies, whose scientific rigour, hailing from methods derived in the natural sciences, is well...read more
I want to summarize some articles I've read as structured abstracts. I will cover the following points:
- Rationale: Practical and theoretical background of the study, including its relevance.
- Objectives: What does the study attempt to accomplish?
- Theoretical background: Theoretical frameworks or perspectives (whether theory building or theory testing) used to accomplish the objectives.
- Key questions: What are the specific research questions addressed? This includes listing the hypotheses tested, if applicable.
- Methodology: Methodological approaches used to answer the questions.
- Variables and data sources, if any: The dependent and independent variables, including control variables; for empirical studies, some key characteristics of the data sources (brief description, sociocultural/organizational context, sample size, quantitative/qualitative, etc.)
- Key findings: Summary of objective results of methodology (other than interpretation).
- Key contribution to knowledge: Most important and novel contributions.
- Key implications: Implications for practice and for future research.
- Comments: Any comments, including why this is considered high-quality research.
Report on survey of expert assessments of e-business in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa Chitu Okoli, Ph.D., Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Scott McCoy, Ph.D., The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, USA Victor W. A. Mbarika, Ph.D., Southern University, Baton Rouge, USA © 2005 Chitu Okoli From 2003 to 2005, our research team on e-business in developing countries investigated experts’ perceptions on the most pertinent issues affecting the success of electronic business in Latin America (LA) and in Sub-Saharan...read more
Louisiana State University: Title page for ETD etd-1021103-111509 Type of Document Dissertation Author Okoli, John Chituanya Author’s Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-1021103-111509 Title Expert Assessments of E-Commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Theoretical Model of Infrastructure and Culture for Doing Business Using the Internet Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department Information Systems & Decision Sciences (Business Administration) Advisory Committee Advisor Name...read more
Expert assessments of e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa: A theoretical model of infrastructure and culture for doing business using the Internet In spite of numerous socioeconomic problems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there has been an increasing growth of Internet connectivity, and much business activity has arisen to take advantage of this technology. This dissertation investigates experts’ assessments of the pertinent factors affecting e-business in SSA from the dual perspective of national infrastructure and culture. I review the...read more