Derrick J. Neufeld

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Yulin Fang is an assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems, city university of Hong kong. He earned his Ph.D. at richard Ivey School of Business, university of Western Ontario, london, Ontario. His current research is focused on knowledge management, virtual teams, and open source software projects. He has published papers in journals(More)
Productivity of remote workers is of critical concern to organizations and managers contemplating telecommuting arrangements. Here we suggest a general theoretical framework for understanding telecommuter productivity, and then report on a two-phased research study. In the first phase, semi-structured interviews with 32 telecommuters were conducted in one(More)
Abstract Despite the general consensus regarding the critical role of top management in the information systems (ISs) implementation process, the literature has not yet provided a clear and compelling understanding of the top management support (TMS) concept. Applying metastructuring (Orlikowski et al., 1995) as a guiding framework for understanding TMS(More)
Received: 12 June 2006 Revised: 10 May 2007 Accepted: 22 July 2007 Abstract Although there is widespread agreement that leadership has important effects on information technology (IT) acceptance and use, relatively little empirical research to date has explored this phenomenon in detail. This paper integrates the unified theory of acceptance and use of(More)
This exploratory study reports on term-long use of a discussion-based GSS by 137 undergraduate business students in a case-based core MIS course. We develop a model of student participation in case-based learning environments and examine the role and impact of technology on participation. Overall, participation increased significantly as students became(More)
As society enters the twenty-first century there is a growing realization that information technology (IT) is heavily influencing organizational structures [1]. One such structure is the virtual organization, in which individuals rely on IT to mediate traditional geographical and temporal boundaries of the firm. The result is a “company without walls” that(More)
This study examines the relationships among individuals’ involvement in Communities of Practice (CoPs), learning, and job performance. Drawing on the CoP and learning literatures, we develop a theoretical model exploring how individuals’ involvement in CoPs affects their learning and job performance. The model is tested using survey data collected from(More)
Understanding how consumers evaluate website trustworthiness is a critical factor for online vendors. The dominant view espouses a deliberative trust formation process whereby shoppers evaluate security certificates, return policies, user feedback and the like, implying a highly rational underlying trust calculus. In this paper we use a laboratory(More)