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Supply-side story: Risks, guarantees, competition, and information asymmetry

Authors: Gumus, Mehmet; Ray, Saibal; Gurnani, Haresh Abstract:

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Published on : 05 Oct 2012

Desautels Professor Liette Lapointe publishes one of the Best Articles in Medical Informatics

Professor Liette Lapointe's article was selected by the Editorial Board of the 2012 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics as one of the best articles from the literature in medical informatics published in the past year. The article is entitled:  "The IT productivity paradox in health: a stakeholder's perspective." Int J Med Inform 2011 Feb;80(2):102-15.

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Published on : 25 Sep 2012

Effects of strategic alignment on IS success: the mediation role of IS investment in Korea

Authors: Chung, Sunghun; Van Hillegersberg, Jos; Suh, Hanjun; Choi, Jinho Abstract:

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Published on : 20 Sep 2012

Learning to Lead, Unscripted: Developing Affiliative Leadership Through Improvisational Theatre

Authors: Gagnon, Suzanne; Vough, Heather C.; Nickerson, Robert Abstract:

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Published on : 05 Sep 2012

Fostering "Why not?" social initiatives - beyond business and governments

Authors: Mintzberg, Henry; Azevedo, Guilherme Abstract:

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Published on : 05 Sep 2012

W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship

Professor Ruthanne Huising was awarded a W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the American Sociological Association’s annual conference for the following paper: Ruthanne Huising and Susan S. Silbey “Governing the Gap: Forging Safe Science through Relational Regulation,” Regulation & Governance, March 2011, Vol 5. pp. 14-42.

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Published on : 24 Aug 2012

JSIS 20th anniversary award for the most highly cited paper

Professor Samer Faraj was awarded the Most Cited Paper Award in celebration of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems' 20th anniversary for the following paper: McLure Wasko, M., Faraj S. (2000). "It is what one does": Why people participate and help others in electronic communities of practice, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 9(2-3), 155-174.

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Published on : 23 Aug 2012

A single-resource revenue management problem with random resource consumptions

We study a single-resource multi-class revenue management problem where the resource consumption for each class is random and only revealed at departure. The model is motivated by cargo revenue management problems in the airline and other shipping industries.

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Published on : 22 Aug 2012

Information technology implementers' responses to user resistance: Nature and effects

User resistance has long been acknowledged as a critical issue during information technology implementation. Resistance can be functional when it signals the existence of problems with the IT or with its effects; it will be dysfunctional when it leads to organizational disruption.

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Published on : 22 Aug 2012

Policy initiatives for Health Information Technology: A qualitative study of U.S. expectations and Canada's experience

Objective: To investigate lessons learned from national policy initiatives in Canada and U.S. with respect to health information technical infrastructure, data standards, and interoperability; and to identify the implications of these lessons for other policy makers, as they guide the future of their own healthcare information technology initiatives.

Published on : 22 Aug 2012

Incorporating the threat of terrorist attacks in the design of public service facility networks

In this paper, we consider the design problem of a public service facility network with existing facilities when there is a threat of possible terrorist attacks. The aim of the system planner, who is responsible for the operation of the network, is to open new facilities, relocate existing ones if necessary, and protect some of the facilities.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2012

Global standards and local knowledge building: Upgrading small producers in developing countries

Local knowledge building is a crucial factor for upgrading small producers and improving their market competitiveness and livelihoods. The rise of global standards affecting food safety and environmental sustainability in agriculture sparks debates on the impact on smallholders in developing countries.

Published on : 17 Aug 2012

Paths of convergence for agriculture, health, and wealth

This special feature calls for forward thinking around paths of convergence for agriculture, health, and wealth. Such convergence aims for a richer integration of smallholder farmers into national and global agricultural and food systems, health systems, value chains, and markets.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2012

A knowledge-based architecture for integrating and interpreting population health data

In this paper, we describe our ongoing effort on the design and development of a knowledge-based system for monitoring and analyzing evidence-based population health indicators, with focus on indicators of chronic diseases related to obesity.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2012

Seasonal energy storage operations with limited flexibility: The price-adjusted rolling intrinsic policy

The value of seasonal energy storage depends on how the firm operates storage to capture seasonal price spreads. Energy storage operations typically face limited operational flexibility characterized by the speed of storing and releasing energy, which makes the optimal policy, in general, difficult to compute.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2012