Cynthia P. Ruppel

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Systems development processes have received significant negative publicity due to failed projects, often at large costs, and performance issues that continue to plague IS managers. This study complements existing systems development research by proposing a knowledge management perspective for managing tacit and explicit knowledge in the systems development(More)
Despite predictions over the years that many employees would soon be teleworking from their homes, neither employees in general nor information systems (IS) professionals in particular, whose work is especially appropriate for telework, have begun teleworking to any large extent. The reasons for this lack of telework growth are empirically untested. Yet an(More)
Among the primary tools of collaborative commerce are information technologies that are designed to improve flows along the supply chain. However, supply chain management software is not providing organizations with all its potential benefits. This study looks at three information technologies (i.e. group decision support systems, EDI and e-commerce) that(More)
Innovation literature has long advocated that an innovation may be compatible or incompatible with an organization’s existing systems or resources (Rogers 1983). Compatibility of an innovation has traditionally meant that the innovation is compatible with the existing values, skills, and work practices of potential adopters. However, Tornatzky and Klein(More)
This paper examines e-commerce and the role of trust and security in different types of ecommerce relationships. While the role of trust in e-commerce has been studied from a customer's perspective, the influence of trust from the perspective of the organization is largely unexplored. An initial survey was conducted that found trust was important in an(More)
Research on improving the systems development processes has primarily focused on mechanisms such as tools, software development methodologies, and process capabilities. This research has yielded considerable insights into improving the systems development process, but the large majority of information systems development projects still continue to be over(More)
The development process of web-based systems has received little attention in the academic literature. It is not clear whether the traditional roles, methods and techniques currently used in traditional systems analysis and design are still relevant in the development of web-based systems. This research represents a case study of a health care organization(More)
This work presents ultra small frontend modules (FEMs) for wireless-LAN. Based on LTCC technology, two different fully-integrated FEMs have been built. The first one is a 2.4 GHz FEM for 802.11 b/g. The second is a fully-featured dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) FEM for 802.11 a/b/g. The measurements demonstrate superior performance of the modules compared to(More)
This study examined the relationship of organization size to the adoption and implementation of telecommutirtg among IS programrnerlanalysts. The intermediate variables of organizational resources and environmental threats tieettxi telecommuting adoption, whereas intermediate variables related to organizational structure affkcted telecommuting(More)
This research focused on the question: What leadership constraints contribute to the complexity of the working environment faced by global virtual team leaders and how do those leadership constraints impact the behavior of leaders when they are trying to meet team member expectations? This qualitative study of a high performing team within a multinational(More)