Charismatic Leadership and User Acceptance of IT

Research Question: How does perceived leadership behaviour influence the acceptance and use of information technology? Abstract: Although there is widespread agreement that leadership has important effects on information technology (IT) acceptance and use, relatively little empirical research to date has … Continue reading

The IS Identity Crisis

Research Question: What topics do IS scholars research (i.e., central character)? To what extent has the identity of the IS field remained static over time (i.e., temporal continuity)? How unique is research published in IS vs. non-IS research journals (i.e., … Continue reading

The Pendulum of Centralization and Decentralization

Research Question: What factors influence individual use of a centralized application platform? Abstract: After two decades of actively distributing computing power to individual users in the form of desktop and notebook PCs, IT executives are now being drawn back to … Continue reading

Telecommuter Productivity

Research Question: What factors influence telecommuter productivity? Abstract: Productivity of remote workers is of critical concern to organizations and managers contemplating telecommuting arrangements. Here we suggest a general theoretical framework for understanding telecommuter productivity, and then report on a two-phased … Continue reading

Leadership, Distance, and Performance

Research Question: How does physical distance moderate the relationship between leadership behaviors and business unit performance? Abstract: Measures of transformational and transactional contingent reward leadership and physical distance were used to predict the business unit performance of 101 managers. Results … Continue reading

Thinking of Switching to VoIP?

Summer 2010 After paying $45+ per month for a single line, plain-Jane home telephone service + long distance plan for the last 11 years, I’ve finally made the switch to VoIP. Of course a large number of Internet-based telephone service … Continue reading

Group Support Systems in the Case Method Classroom

Research Question: How can real-time collaborative technology be effectively integrated in the business school classroom? Abstract: This exploratory study reports on term-long use of a discussion-based GSS by 137 undergraduate business students in a case-based core MIS course. We develop … Continue reading