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My research publications

In this section, I list my published research.

Critical Realist Guide to Developing Theory with Systematic Literature Reviews (Okoli 2012)

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Okoli, Chitu, A Critical Realist Guide to Developing Theory with Systematic Literature Reviews (December 13, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2115818 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2115818 While there are numerous guides on how to conduct standalone literature reviews, none specifically describes how to develop a review explicitly focused on making a theoretical contribution from a social science perspective. This article adopts a critical realist approach, which attempts to discern the latent theoretical concepts...

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Beyond Open Source Software: A Framework, Implications, and Directions for Researching Open Content

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Research publications | 0 comments

Okoli, Chitu and Carillo, Kevin Daniel André, Beyond Open Source Software: A Framework, Implications, and Directions for Researching Open Content (July 5, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1954869 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1954869 The same open source philosophy that has been traditionally applied to software development can be applied to the collaborative creation of non-software information products, such as books, music and video. Such products are generically referred to as open content. Due largely to the success...

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Beyond open source software: framework and implications for open content research

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Okoli, Chitu and Kevin Carillo (2013). Beyond open source software: framework and implications for open content research. Proceedings of the 21st European Conference for Information Systems. Utrecht, Netherlands. June 5-8, 2013. The same open source philosophy that has been traditionally applied to software development can be applied to the collaborative creation of non-software information products, such as books, music and video. Such products are generically referred to as open content. Due largely to the success of large projects such as...

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The Delphi method as a research tool: an example, design considerations and applications

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Research publications | 0 comments

Okoli, Chitu, and Suzanne D. Pawlowski. 2004. The Delphi method as a research tool: an example, design considerations and applications. Information & Management 42, no. 1 (December): 15-29. doi:10.1016/j.im.2003.11.002. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VD0-4C1FF3W-1/1/1c33543b57b9a28f9c3ef287298aa9d8. The Delphi method has proven a popular tool in information systems research for identifying and prioritizing issues for managerial decision-making. However, many past studies have not adopted a systematic approach to conduct a...

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E-business in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in Research publications | 0 comments

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...

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Okoli 2003 Dissertation

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Louisiana State University: Title page for ETD etd-1021103-111509 Type of Document Dissertation Author Okoli, John Chituanya Author’s Email Address chitu@okoli.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 Title...

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Abstract of Chitu Okoli’s Dissertation

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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...

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