Carleen F. Maitland

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The lack of widely available, affordable broadband Internet access has spurred a movement in which municipalities are rolling out wireless broadband networks. This movement has raised a number of questions including: Why are municipalities acting as the early adopters of wireless broadband technology? How does increased state regulation of municipal(More)
The mobile telecommunications industry is undergoing a rapid change, which is increasing the interdependency of firms in the sector. This trend increases the likelihood that mobile information and entertainment services will be delivered through inter-organisational networks of firms. These networks are the topic of this research. In particular we examine(More)
The mobile telecommunications industry is undergoing rapid change, which is increasing the interdependency of firms in the sector. Mobile information and entertainment services will be delivered through inter-organizational networks of firms. This means the problems of service design must be resolved in the context of a complex value network. To shed light(More)
ABSTrACT Humanitarian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are increasingly collaborating through inter-organizational structures such as coalitions, alliances, partnerships, and coordination bodies. NGO's information technology coordination bodies are groups of NGOs aimed at improving the efficiency of ICT use in humanitarian assistance through greater(More)
Identifying collaborative projects and forming coalitions for those collaborative projects are important means of coordination for humanitarian relief non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Our previous work revealed that an NGO's evaluation of candidate collaborative projects and subsequent decisions on forming coalitions are influenced by evaluations done(More)
In order to simulate the coordination of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in humanitarian relief, we propose a theoretical framework for the emergence of collaborative projects and corresponding coalitions. In this framework, NGOs are represented as autonomous and heterogeneous agents who are embedded in social networks. They interact with each other(More)