Published Date: November 10th 2021
Page Length: 403
This book consists of research on several topics in the MIS filed, such as virtual organizations, social network analysis, and virtual communities. In addition, the author demonstrates the application of various research methodologies (design research, social network analysis and lab experiments). On the topic of virtual organizations, this book provides a design research on the Dutch home care system using techniques of virtual organization and electronic health record. The objective of the research is to propose a possible solution to cut the overhead for home care organizations meanwhile increase the customer’s satisfaction through business process redesigning. Studies on social network analysis of this book investigate the structure of and growing processes of the MIS researchers’ collaboration network by text-mining a large volume of data. These studies discuss the implications for individual researchers as well as the MIS field. Several research of this book focuses on effects of virtual community features on consumer behavior, such as information adoption, knowledge contribution, and purchase behavior. To develop theoretical model, those studies rely on symbolic self-completion theory, agenda setting theory, stimulus-organism-response framework, information adoption model, and etc. The author uses lab experiments to collect data, which then is analyzed with SEM tools.