Where Good Ideas Come From

This video is based on Steven Johnson’s new book. It looks fascinating. Check out the book at Amazon. Continue reading

Mobile Banking Machines in Africa

Opportunity International is piloting a project bringing mobile banks to rural areas in Malawi. Surveys of Opportunity clients in Malawi revealed that many travel as much as 600km just to save with the bank. Indeed, 85% of Malawi’s 12 million … Continue reading

Roller Coasters & Remote Leaders

Over the last couple of months I’ve had the opportunity to observe a friend as he has designed and launched a new, high-tech entrepreneurial venture. He has been very generous in sharing the ins and outs, and it has been exciting … Continue reading

The Next Time You Need Your Spleen Removed …

Robo-surgeons. Creepy. Before your next surgery you might want to ask your surgeon if she is warmed up. According to a recent study (referenced here), surgeons who did a dry run on a virtual-reality surgery simulator prior to the real … Continue reading

Technology-Mediated Learning

Research Question: How do students learn in technology-mediated environments? Abstract: Technology-mediated learning refers to an environment in which the learner’s interactions with learning materials, peers, and/or instructors are mediated through information technologies (Alavi and Leidner, 2001). The objective of this … Continue reading

Remote Leadership, Communication, & Performance

Research Question: How is leader performance influenced by leadership style, physical distance, and communication effectiveness between leaders and followers? Abstract: As remote work arrangements have gained in popularity, workforce dispersion has become increasingly widespread. Little research to date has examined … Continue reading

Implementing Innovation

Research Question: What are the relationships among innovation-values fit, implementation climate, and implementation effectiveness? Abstract: Despite a substantial volume of research activities on innovation implementation, implementation outcomes continue to disappoint—particularly those related to large-scale information systems (ISs) implementation projects. In … Continue reading