Collaborative Team Learning in Information Systems

Research Question: Can the team learning pedagogy effectively develop technical knowledge and team skills? Abstract: Business schools must learn how to deliver graduates who are capable team players, particularly in the field of information systems where IS personnel are frequently … Continue reading

Isobord’s Geographic Information System Solution

Research Question: Can GIS technology be used to optimize straw harvesting operations? Abstract: Isobord, a start-up company that is setting up a new strawboard production plant in Manitoba, Canada, is facing critical operational problems that threaten its future. Isobord’ s … Continue reading

Telecommuting and Intra-Organizational Communication

Abstract: This study represents a preliminary step towards developing an understanding of how telework arrangements affect intra-organizational communication. The following general research questions  are addressed: (1) Do telework arrangements change the way in which teleworkers communicate with their superiors, their … Continue reading

Systems Thinking (& Why Business Schools Must Change)

One day while research-surfing, I came across this set of Youtube lecture clips by Russell Ackoff on the topic of Systems Thinking. Ackoff was brilliant. Among many fascinating ideas in this particular clip, Ackoff talks about the role of analysis … Continue reading

Telework and the balance between work and family

How do telework arrangements affect an employee’s ability to balance work and family demands? What do employees perceive to be the work and non-work related advantages of telework arrangements? Continue reading

The ethics of telework

Research Question: What are the ethical implications of telework arrangements? Abstract: This essay outlines two potential ethical decisions which organizations are likely to be confronted with as they consider whether or not to adopt telework:  (1) Since it will result … Continue reading