Can technology leaders really have charisma?

Despite a decent performance by Ashton Kutcher, Joshua Stern’s biopic on the late Steve Jobs has been panned by critics and audiences ( A more compelling, free(!), and “gritty” watch can be found in Steve Jobs The Lost Interview — … Continue reading

Top Management Support of Enterprise Systems

Research Question: What supportive actions do top managers engage in during IS implementations? How do these actions affect IS implementation outcomes? Abstract: Despite the general consensus regarding the critical role of top management in the information systems (ISs) implementation process, … Continue reading

Understanding Sustained Participation in OSS Projects

Research Question: What mechanisms sustain long-term voluntary developer participation in OSS communities? Abstract: Prior research into open source software (OSS) developer participation has emphasized individuals’ motivations for joining these volunteer communities, but it has failed to explain why people stay … 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

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