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The paper is under review and currently being revised for another round The presentation may differ slightly from the paper depending on the status of the revision Abstract Information systems must be used effectively to obtain maximum benefits from them. However, despite a great deal of research on when and why systems are used, very little research has(More)
Although there has been a great deal of research on why individuals adopt and use information systems, there is little research on what it takes for individuals to use information systems effectively. Motivated by the view that much of the impacts of information systems stem from how they are used, we propose a model to explain the nature and drivers of(More)
This paper contributes to the evolving body of knowledge pertaining to the study of digitally-enabled social networks, their usage, and their effects on people, organization, and society. We review the literature on social networks and develop a typology which distinguishes four aspects of digital social networks usage: (i) building and sustaining the(More)
This paper reports on an ongoing research project on intranet usability. Intranets are web-based information systems that are thought to boost employee productivity and improve organizational performance. For its part, usability is considered to be a key factor that influences the quality of computer-human interactions. The objective of the research is to(More)
8518 Background: Without a clear understanding of belief systems and cultures it is not possible to provide optimal care to ethnic minority individuals. This study examined perceptions and beliefs of African-Americans and Caucasians related to cancer care. METHODS Eleven focus groups were conducted with 39 African-American and Caucasian cancer patients(More)
Online shoppers are increasingly embedded into social networks via digital platforms in which they can use social connections as a means to discover and learn about products. In these settings, consumers do not start on equal informational grounds because their ability to reach products and opinions depends on where they are located in the network. In this(More)