Brad McKenna

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The paper reports a design science research study that seeks to investigate how information service components affect consumers’ potential adoption of such services. More specifically, the paper develops a conceptual model that uses the theory of organizational information services (TOIS) and the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) as(More)
Virtual worlds have the potential to change that way in which organizations and social groups organize (Castronova 2005a; Castronova 2005b). Virtual worlds enable millions of people to interact with one another through avatars in online three-dimensional worlds. These online worlds contain mountains, trees, oceans, and wild creatures, and are made to look(More)
*Information and Communication technology, Faulty of technology, Policy and management, Delft University of technology, Delft, the netherlands †Institute for Advanced management Systems research, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland ‡Department of management and Finance, University of murcia, Campus de espinardo, murcia, Spain §Department of Information(More)
The emergence of social media on the Internet provides an opportunity for information systems researchers to examine new phenomena in new ways. However, for various reasons qualitative researchers in IS have not fully embraced this opportunity. This paper looks at the potential use of social media in qualitative research in information systems. It discusses(More)
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