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|Servant Leadership: Research and Practice
Raj Selladurai, Shawn Carraher.
Leaders represent a necessary part of any organizational structure, and leadership styles can vary greatly between individuals. Servant leadership is one such leadership style which is helping individuals guide and encourage others within their organization.
Servant Leadership: Research and Practice...
Reviewing Motivations for Engaging in Decision Support Social Networks
Francisco Antunes, João Paulo Costa.
This paper reviews the motivations for people to engage in decision support social networks, from existing connections between social network sites and decision support. The paper points out the three intertwined levels that influence interactions and motivation of people when engaged in social network...
Strategic Information Systems and Business Outcomes
Alberto Bento, Regina Bento, Lourdes White, Ana Bento.
This large-scale study of 1,990 responses from practitioners in a wide range of industries developed and tested a model of relationships among a specific type of strategic information system -- strategic performance measurement systems (SPMS) -- characteristics and business outcomes. Using as...
Intelligent Agent (IA) Systems to Generate User Stories for a Positive User Experience
Cristina Olaverri-Monreal, Ahmed Elsherbiny Hasan, Klaus Bengler.
In User Centered Design (UCD) approaches within software development processes, understanding of users, tasks and environments identifying needs and establishing requirements for a positive user experience (UX) is essential to achieve a high usability. The quantitative measurement of UX relies on the...
Demographic Change: The Reasons, Implications and Consequences for IT Departments
The skill shortage is becoming an ever-increasing challenge for Information Technology (IT) departments. To allocate the resources in the best possible way is even more important. The challenge is to improve the company not only on the side of the organizational and process level, but to develop new...
Featuring CIO: Roles, Skills and Soft Skills
Carmen Cano, Luis Fernández-Sanz, Sanjay Misra.
This paper describes how the CIO (Chief Information Officer) position appears as a key role in the organizations and the requirements for candidates. The authors compare the requirements presented in different studies to know what are the most important skills for a successful performance as a CIO....
The Borders of Inter-Firm Mobility for ICT Employees in Italy
Workers with low skill transferability risk longer unemployment spells between jobs and face higher probability of poorer working conditions. Those risks are particularly strong for professionals in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), due to fast changing technologies and...
Actions towards Maturing the ICT Profession in Europe
Martin Sherry, Marian Carcary, Stephen McLaughlin, Conor O’Brien.
This paper presents a framework and identifies a series of action points to support the maturing of the ICT profession in Europe. The paper stems from a research initiative launched by the European Commission to develop proposals for a European framework for ICT professionalism, with the intention of...
Method to Evaluate Process Performance Focused on Minimizing Resistance to Change
Mirna Muñoz, Jezreel Mejia, Jose A. Calvo-Manzano, Gonzalo Cuevas, Tomás San Feliu.
Software process improvement is a way that allows organizations to get a competitive advantage toward its competitors, therefore, in order to implement a successfully software process improvements process assessment is a key element, because it is the firsts step to know the performance of the...
Relating Software Quality Models and Process Methods to User Value
Mohamed A Sheriff, Elli Georgiadou.
The ultimate object of software development should be to deliver value to all stakeholders. The traditional approach to delivering this value is to ensure that the software developed is of the highest quality. A number of quality models have been proposed to specify or describe what constitutes high...
Key Dimensions on B2C E-Business: An Empirical Study in Malaysia
T. Ramayah, Simona Popa, Norazah M. Suki.
The purpose of this paper is to test and compare two models, which have been popularly used for explaining how users come to accept and use a technology and their behavioral intention. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) is used to analyze customer intention to...
Decision Making Process Approach for Choosing the Adequate ICT Tool in Virtual Teams
Anca Draghici, Cosmina Carmen Aldea, George Draghici.
Actual business process activities are done in virtual space by teams that are building, exploiting an adequate collaborative environment. This is defined mainly by the specific information and communication technology (ICT) enabled by Internet/Extranet/Intranet. The ICT tools functionalities have been...
Adopting Agile Methods for Graduate Employability
Bernard Griffin, Mark Udall, Margaret Ross, Elli Georgiadou.
The paper evaluates the impacts of using adaptive contemporary workplace methods for the enhancement of student motivation and learning, along with future employability. The interim effects of incorporating an ‘Agile’ project management approach within an established Activity-Based Learning strategy...
IT Governance and Human Resources Management: A Framework for SMEs
Information Technology (IT) plays an important role in organizations, particularly in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These firms have a simple structure with less specialized tasks and tight human, financial and material resources, so it is particularly important to use an appropriate IT...
Knowledge Co-Creation Process Based on Informal Learning Competences Tagging and Recognition
Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Miguel Á. Conde, Mark Johnson, Marc Alier.
The present paper deals with the problem of tagging, acknowledge and recognize of informal learning activities. It describes TRAILER project, a solution based on a methodology and a technology framework that facilitates learners/employees and institutions the co-creation of knowledge from informal...
Relationship between Variables in Work Life Balance Study for IT Companies
Kumar Viswanathan, Jeya Kumaran.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between variables in a work life balance study conducted for Information Technology companies. The first objective was to check if there is a relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variables and if the relationship...