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P rivacy is of prime importance to many individuals when they attempt to develop online social relationships. Nonetheless, it has been observed that individuals' behavior is at times inconsistent with their privacy concerns , e.g., they disclose substantial private information in synchronous online social interactions, even though they are aware of the(More)
The increasing trend of engaging multiple vendors, coupled with the concern for " possible " loss of knowledge in outsourcing relationship, compels us to investigate organizational learning in multi-vendor outsourcing from a social relation perspective. The nature of social relation has been conceptualized in terms of how organizational relationships with(More)
Despite the prevalence of IT outsourcing, a substantial amount of contracts have been terminated. Prior research has primarily assumed that clients initiate it, overlooking the possibility of vendors doing so. Unlike clients whose reasons may stem from poor performance or other alternatives, vendors would be triggered by very different reasons. They are(More)
Despite reports that user-generated content (UGC) is dominating the Internet, the contributors of UGC are rarely compensated for their creative works. Enabled by a unique dataset from a large social investing site in China, we conduct an empirical study to examine the UGC monetization in terms of two issues. The first issue is about how stock market(More)
We conducted a multiple case study on six IT entrepreneurial firms to examine and compare their differences. Results show that as they evolve from emergence stage to early growth stage, they encounter misalignments between venture strategies and entrepreneurial teams' social capital configurations, prompting adjustments to achieve dynamic equilibriums.(More)