Timothy R. Kayworth

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An understanding of culture is important to the study of information technologies in that culture at various levels, including national, organizational, and group, can influence the successful implementation and use of information technology. Culture also plays a role in managerial processes that may directly, or indirectly, influence IT. Culture is a(More)
The trend toward physically dispersed work groups has necessitated a fresh inquiry into the role and nature of team leadership in virtual settings. To accomplish this, we assembled thirteen culturally diverse global teams from locations in Europe, Mexico, and the United States, assigning each team a project leader and task to complete. The findings suggest(More)
Knowledge management approaches have been broadly considered to entail either a focus on organizing communities or a focus on the process of knowledge creation, sharing, and distribution. While these two approaches are not mutually exclusive and organizations may adopt aspects of both, the two approaches entail different challenges. Some organizational(More)
Two often-contradictory dilemmas confront firms in their efforts at promoting IT-based innovation: facilitate localized exploitation of the IT infrastructure within individual business units, but also ensure enterprise-wide integration of IT innovation initiatives to facilitate business applications that exploit inter-unit synergies. Therefore, developing(More)
The healthcare industry has recently been bombarded with new innovations in information technology (IT), one of the most promising of which is telemedicine. In this paper, a framework is developed, which classifies various types of telemedicine. Through the framework and examples, hopefully a better understanding of the various types is provided.
The strategic importance of building highly capable information technology (IT) infrastructure has become a crucial management issue of the 1990s and beyond. However, in spite of the numerous benefits attributed to IT infrastructure, these claims remain unsubstantiated. This problem is due, in part, to inadequate conceptualizations of IT infrastructure and(More)