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Integrations of Technology Utilization and Social Dynamics in Organizations

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In an effort to increase an understanding of the relationship between information technology and the cultural and social dynamics within the workplace, we must bridge the gap between technology and social sciences.<b><br></b><b>Integrations of Technology Utilization and Social Dynamics in Organizations c</b>overs all aspects of social issues impacted by information technology in organizations and inter-organizational structures; this book presents the conceptualization of specific social issues and their associated constructs. It encompasses designs and infrastructures, empirical validation of social models, and case studies illustrating socialization success and failures relating to Information technology.<br>

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Associate Editors and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. SOCIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES
    2. CHAPTERS IN THE HANDBOOK
    3. SUMMARY
  6. Section 1: Workforce Issues
    1. Chapter 1: Workforce Assessment in the Jordanian ICT Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. SURVEY CONTEXT
      4. 3. COMPANY PROFILE DATA
      5. 4. DEVELOPMENT/IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL INFORMATION
      6. 5. EDUCATIONAL LEVEL INFORMATION
      7. 6. TECHNICAL LEVEL INFORMATION
      8. 7. DISCUSSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Is Updating Play or Work?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION AND HYPOTHESES DEVELOPMENT
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 3: Gender Wage Differentials in Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: An Examination of Prestigious Stigma
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE CONCEPT OF STIGMA
      3. PRESTIGIOUS STIGMA AND THE TECHNOLOGY GEEK
      4. THE TECHNOLOGY GEEK AND MIXED INTERACTION
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Committing to Organizational Change in IT Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. PILOT STUDY
      5. MAIN STUDY
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Understanding Collaboration Success in Context of Cognitive and Social Presence
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RELATED WORK
      4. 3. INTEGRATED COLLABORATION RESEARCH MODEL
      5. 4. RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
      6. 5. METHODOLOGY
      7. 6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      8. 7. LIMITATIONS
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
      10. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 7: Coding for Unique Ideas and Ambiguity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE RESEARCH VENUE
      5. PROCESS OF DISAGGREGATION
      6. FIELD TESTING
      7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
  7. Section 2: Organizational Issues
    1. Chapter 8: Towards a Model of Employee Weblog Usage
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FOUNDATIONS
      4. CONCEPTUAL GROUNDING
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Examining the Varying Influence of Social and Technological Aspects on Adoption and Usage of Knowledge Management Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. APPENDIX A
    3. Chapter 10: A Model for Operationalising Influencing Factors in IT Strategy Deployment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      4. 3. ANALYSIS
      5. 4. FINDINGS
      6. 5. A MODEL FOR OPERATIONALISING THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE IT STRATEGY
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: Playing Virtual Power Games
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIRTUAL NETWORKS
      4. THE CONCEPT OF MICRO-POLITICS
      5. INTRA-ORGANIZATIONAL MICRO-POLITICAL PROCESSES
      6. STUDY 2
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE WORK
      9. APPENDIX A
  8. Section 3: Virtual and Software Issues
    1. Chapter 12: 3D Virtual Worlds
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EYE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
      4. EYE TRACKING AND 3D WORLDS
      5. EXPERIMENT
      6. PHASE ONE RESULTS
      7. METHOD FOR HEAT MAP ANALYSIS
      8. EYE-TRACKING ANALYSIS AND THE DAWN OF ALL VIEWS QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
      9. PHASE TWO RESULTS
      10. THE EMERGENCE OF A METHOD
      11. IMPLICATIONS FOR DESIGN
      12. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 13: Toward an Understanding of Software Piracy in Developed and Emerging Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORY
      4. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 14: Getting Lost in the Labyrinth
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
    4. Chapter 15: Using an Ethical Framework to Examine Linkages Between “Going Green” in Research Practices and Information and Communication Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
      4. PROPOSED MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
      5. STRUCTURAL MODEL
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX A
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index