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International Journal of Business Information Systems (97 papers in press)


Regular Issues


  • Entrepreneurship: Conceptualised model on Strategic Decision Making
    by Maninderpal Singh Saini, Gyewan Moon 
  • The Impact of Social Networking Functionalities on Online Shopping: An Examination of Web Relative Advantage
    by Ree Ho, Doug Vogel 
  • Performance Analysis of Computational Intelligence Techniques for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks
    by M. Dhivya, M. Sundarambal 
  • Selecting an ERP system using multi-criteria decision making Method: A goal programming and fuzzy approach
    by Abolfazl Kazemi , Seyed Reza Saeidi, Mahdi Azizmohammadi 
  • Positivism in Information Systems (IS): investigating paradox between theory and practice in IS researches
    by Amir Manian, Mona Jamporazmey, Mohammad Hussein Sherkat 
  • Agility Appraisement Framework for Integrated Supply Chain using Generalized Interval-Valued Fuzzy Set
    by Swagatika Mishra, Chitrasen Samantra, Saurav Datta, Siba Sankar Mahapatra 
  • Expanding Environmental Management Accounting (EMA): An Experimental Construct to Integrate Material Wastes and Emission flows
    by Somnath Debnath 
  • A Trust-Based Architectural Framework for Collaborative Filtering Recommender System
    by Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Ugrasen Suman 
  • Competitive Processors Allocation in 2D Mesh Connected Multicomputer Networks: A Dynamic Game Approach
    by Ayoub Alsarhan, Ahmad Al-Khasawneh, Awni Itradat, Emad E. Abdallah 
  • An E-Government Capability Model for Government Employees
    by Behrouz Zarei, Fatemeh Saghafi, Leila Zarrin, Amir Hossein Ghapanchi 
  • A Decision Support System for Academic Advisors
    by Khalid Ahmed Almutawah 
  • IaaS Cloud Optimization during Economic Turbulence for Malaysia Small and Medium Enterprise
    by Joseph Ng Poh Soon, Ahmad Kamil Mahmood, Choo Peng Yin, Wong See Wan, Phan Koo Yuen, Lim Ean Heng 
  • Advanced wind power management: Model of information flows and ICT-system interconnections in electricity supply chain
    by Juha P. Lahti, Petri Helo, Ahm Shamsuzzoha 
  • Estimation Of Customer Retention For Indian Mobile Telecommunication Sector
    by M.Ravindar Reddy, Srikanth Ganesh, T. Rahul, Nandini Mann 
  • Experimental Research And Multivariate Analysis Of Variance (Manova) In Information Systems Research A Meta Review
    by Arif Perdana, Alastair Robb, Fiona Rohde 
  • Understanding the adoption and usage of mobile payment services by using TAM3
    by Mohammed-Issa Riad Mousa Jaradat, Abedalellah Mohammed Al-Mashaqba 
  • User Acceptance of Online System: A Study of Banking & Airline Sector
    by Humera Khan, P.D.D. Dominic 
  • Using Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS Methods for Prioritization of Technological competencies to maximize the financial and non- financial performance
    by Elhamkeshavarz, Tahereh Heydari, Abolfazl Rohani, Seyed Mohammad Bagheri 
  • Towards a Privacy Preserving Data Mining Framework - An Indian Perspective
    by R.P. Datta 
  • Resource Evaluation: A Novel Application of Opinion Mining for Competitive Intelligence
    by M. R. Gholamian, S. Mazidi SharafAbadi 
  • A study of interaction among supply chain variables in electronics appliance industry in India
    by Pravin Kumar, Ravi Shankar, Surendra S. Yadav 
  • Providing a framework for development of mobile government Using Fuzzy Delphi and Fuzzy AHP: a Case of Mobile Government in Iran
    by Noor Mohammad Yaghoobi, Mehrafarin Bakhshimazdeh, Mohammad Alikhasi 
  • A Decision Based Pre-emptive Fair Scheduling Strategy to Process Cloud Computing Work-flows for Sustainable Enterprise Management
    by L.D. Dhinesh Babu, Angappa Gunasekaran, P. Venkata Krishna 
  • Developing Fever Watcher-kit via Bluetooth Wireless Technology
    by Ebaa Fayyoumi, Sahar Idwan, Alaa Agha Karss 
  • Internet Marketing for Sustainable Development and Rural Tourism
    by Z. Andreopoulou, G. Tsekouropoulos, C. Koliouska, T. Koutroumanidis 
  • The factors associating the adoption of cloud computing: An enhancement of the healthcare ecosystem in Malaysia
    by Kalai Anand Ratnam, P.D.D. Dominic 
  • Strategic Insights Into The Critical Success Factors Online For-Profit Educational Providers: Case Study
    by Amber A. Smith, Alan D. Smith, William T. Rupp 
  • K Means Clustering For Profiling the Rural Women Entrepreneurs in India
    by M. Hemalatha, Senthil Nayaki S. 
  • Information Systems Valuescape
    by John Jeansson 
  • Examining the Social Software Characteristics and Knowledge Sharing Behavior among the University Students in Malaysia
    by Yossawadee Kaeomanee, P.D.D. Dominic, Riaza Mohd Rias 
  • A Semantic QoS-aware Web Services Composition Framework
    by Mohsen Rouached, Hassen Sallay 
  • Assessing the Impact of Information Technology in a Power Sector by Fuzzy Analysis of Variance
    by A. Azadeh, S. Talebi 
  • Real Estate Market Online Consolidation
    by Mahmoud Migdadi, Tarek Habib, Gabi Zumot 
  • The Development and Application of Information System Driven Value Creation in Indian Financial Services Sector
    by Lawrence Harold, M. Thenmozhi 
  • Factors affecting balanced scorecard usage
    by Majidul Islam, Yi-Feng Yang, Yu-Jia Hu, Cheng-Se Hsu 
  • User Awareness of Social Media Security: The Public Sector Framework
    by Ali Zolait, Reem R Al-Anizi, Suhair Ababneh, Fatima BuAsalli, Noora Butaiba 
  • Online Content: Who Is Willing to Pay and for What?
    by Anssi Tarkiainen, Heli Arminen, Olli Kuivalainen 
  • Feasibility Study of Implementing Electronic Commerce in Petrochemical Industries with a Case Study
    by Mohammad Reza Dalvand, Ali Nejat, Maziyar Nouraee, Ali Mohabati Jahromi, Mohammad Hadi Zohdi 
  • Information system requirements: a flow-based diagram versus supplementation of use case narratives with activity diagrams
    by Sabah Al-Fedaghi 
  • Business / Information Technology Alignment for Financial Services: A Review and Synthesis of Existing Literature
    by Siân Miller, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Michael D. Williams 
  • A Service Oriented Communication Model for High Speed Intrusion Detection Systems
    by Mohsen Rouached, Hassen Sallay 
  • Use of management accounting information in SMEs role of service provider relationships
    by Helena Sjögrén, Pasi Syrjä, Kaisu Puumalainen 
  • ERP SaaS Value Chain: A Proposed SaaS Model for Manufacturing SCM Networked Activities
    by Richard Addo-Tenkorang, Petri T. Helo 
  • Drivers of Information and Communication Technologies adoption in Colombian services firms
    by María Verónica Alderete, Luis H. Gutiérrez R. 
  • Reinforcement Learning for Routing and Spectrum Management in Cognitive Wireless Mesh Network
    by Ayoub Alsarhan, Ahmad Al-Khasawneh, Yousef Kilani, Mohammad Bsoul 
  • Synchronicity in International Stock markets: Evidence from US-South Africa
    by P. Lakshmi, S. Visalakshmi, Kavitha Shanmugam 
  • Design and Implementation of a Novel Secure Internet Voting Protocol Using Java Card 3 Technology
  • How business intelligence works when analytics meet guanxi
    by Bo Han, Shih Yung Chou 
  • Exploring Information System Evaluation in Indian Manufacturing Sector
    by Khushdeep Dharni 
  • A Framework for Applying Critical Success Factors to ERP Implementation Projects
    by Rekha Gupta, S. Kazim Naqvi 
  • Electronic Government Procurement Implementation in India: A cross sectional study
    by Prabir Panda, GP Sahu 
  • An empirical study on creating software product value In india an analytic hierarchy process approach
    by Jessie T Latha, L Suganthi 
  • An empirical examination of a mediated model of strategic information systems planning success
    by Gerald Elysee 
  • A comparative study of multi criteria decision making approaches for risks assessment in supply chain
    by Mahesh Chand, Tilak Raj, Ravi Shankar 
  • Factors Impacting the Adoption of Social Network Sites for Emergency Notification Purposes in Universities
    by Wencui Han, Serkan Ada, Raj Sharman, Robin Hattersley Gray, Anand Simha 
  • BareBone Cloud IaaS: Revitalization Disruptive Technology
    by Joseph Ng Poh Soon, Ahmad Kamil Mahmood, Choo Peng Yin, Wong See Wan, Phan Koo Yuen, Lim Ean Heng 
  • A hybrid Grey-based K-means and Genetic Algorithm for project Selection
    by Abbas Toloie Eshlaghy, Farshad Faezy Razi 
  • Variants, Meta-heuristic Solution Approaches and Applications for Image Retrieval in Business Comprehensive Review and Framework
  • Green Supply Chain Management and SMEs: A Qualitative Study
    by Suzan Hijaz, Omar Al-Hujran, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Nour Abu-Khajil 
  • Analysis of Cloud Adoption Determinants by Using BOCR Analysis and DEMATEL
    by Achmad Nizar Hidayanto, Nathan Abednego, Siti Aminah, Yudho Giri Sucahyo 
  • From ER Model to Star Model: A Systematic Transformation Approach
    by Abid Sohail, P.D.D. Dominic 
  • Application of adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system and artificial neural network in inventory level forecasting
    by Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Abdullahil Azeem, Abhishek Kumar Ghosh 
  • User-centered design practice and adoption in smaller ICT companies in Eastern Finland: an interview study
    by Roman Bednarik, Janne Krohns 
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Adoption from Technological, Organizational and Environmental Perspectives
    by Lee Sai Leong, Sulaiman Ainin, Shahin Dezdar, Hisham Mallasi 
  • Web of Things: Readiness and Applications from a Business and Consumer Perspective
    by Peter Sedgeman, Yanjun Zuo 
  • Query Answering Based View Selection
    by T.V. Vijay Kumar, Mohammad Haider 
  • Development and Performance Evaluation of Nonlinear and Robust Adaptive Models for Prediction of Number of Customers of Mobile Phone Service Providers
    by T. Rahul, Ritanjali Majhi 
  • An empirical examination of Web 2.0 technologies and its readiness for business
    by Parag Kosalge 
  • Big Data: Web-crawling and Analyzing Financial News Using RapidMiner
    by Jesse Lane, Hak J. Kim 
  • Examining the Relationship of Payment System Characteristics and Behavioural Intention in E-Payment Adoption: A Case of Indonesia
    by Achmad Nizar Hidayanto, Luqman Syauqi Hidayat, Puspa Indahati Sandhyaduhita, Putu Wuri Handayani 
  • Exploring Factors Affecting Service Quality of ERP on Cloud: A Revelatory Case Study
    by Sumedha Chauhan, Mahadeo Jaiswal 
  • Symptoms, Causes and Remedies for Failures in Enterprise Systems Implementation
    by Sock H. Chung, S. Imtiaz Ahmad, Hung-Lian Tang 
  • Analysis of Strategic and Organizational Factors of Mobile Government By Using Fuzzy Approach
    by Mehrafarin Bakhshimazdeh, Mohammad Alikhasi 
  • A data mining approach for turning potential customers into real ones in basket purchase analysis
    by Abolfazl Kazemi, Mohammad Esmaeil Babaei, Mahsa Oroojeni Mohammad Javad 
  • SMEs Adoption of E-commerce using Social Media in a Saudi Arabian Context: A Systematic Literature Review   Order a copy of this article
    by Salma Abed, Yogesh Dwivedi, Michael Williams 
    Abstract: Through the analysis of a number of previous studies, this article aims to present an overview of extent literature on the adoption of e-commerce by Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) using social media in a Saudi Arabian context. An extensive literature review has been grouped and represented in six different categories including Information and Communications Technology (ICT) adoption, e-commerce adoption by organisations, consumer adoption of e-commerce, e-commerce adoption by SMEs including the use of social media to adopt e-commerce, and the use of social media by SMEs to adopt e-commerce in a Saudi Arabian context. The studies are analysed, literature gaps are highlighted, and further research directions within the field are proposed.
    Keywords: E-commerce, Social Media, Small and Medium Size Enterprises, Saudi Arabia
  • Investigating Knowledge Sharing Behavior on Virtual Community Members: Integration of Technological, Individual and Contextual Factors   Order a copy of this article
    by Achmad Hidayanto, Arieffender Limupa, Kasiyah M. Junus, Nur Fitriah Ayuning Budi 
    Abstract: Knowledge contributing behavior as well as knowledge collecting behavior is essential and necessary in optimizing knowledge sharing behavior. By integrating social cognitive theory (SCT) model and IS success model theory, this research identified and analyzed three dimensions of influential factors of knowledge sharing behavior, namely individual factors, technological factors and contextual factors. Data were collected from virtual community members of information technology in Indonesia, and subsequently analyzed by using partial least squares (PLS) method. The result showed that the information quality, the norm of reciprocity, the expectation outcomes, the enjoyment in helping others, and the interpersonal trust have significant influence in knowledge sharing behavior. In addition, the result also concluded that knowledge contributing behavior and knowledge utilization are particularly important for community promotion activities.
    Keywords: Contextual factor, IS success model, individual factor, information quality, knowledge sharing behavior, online community, partial least square (PLS), service quality, social cognitive theory (SCT) model, system quality, virtual community.
  • The Effect of Website Interface features on E-commerce: An Empirical Investigation using the Use and Gratification theory   Order a copy of this article
    by Afshan Azam 
    Abstract: Abstract: Based on uses and gratifications theory, this study explores influences of informativeness, entertainment, and irritation on website interface features and then attitude toward the website. This study tests a wide range of design elements to determine those that provide human elements and computer elements. These elements are linked through intermediaries using the uses and gratifications theory and attitude toward the website. This nomological model was tested with a structural equation modeling (SEM) approach. SEM results indicated that website interface features and the uses and gratifications theory explains well consumers' attitude toward the website. The possible implications, limitations and future work of this study is also discussed in the end.
    Keywords: Keywords: Use and gratification theory; Website interface features; E-commerce; Human factors; Computer factors; Informativeness; Entertainment; Irritation; Attitude towards website; SEM.
  • Materialized View Selection using Randomized Algorithms   Order a copy of this article
    by T.V. Vijay Kumar, Santosh Kumar 
    Abstract: A data warehouse stores historical data for the purpose of answering strategic and/or decision making queries. Such queries are usually exploratory and complex in nature and have a high response time when processed against a continuously growing data warehouse. This response time can be reduced by materializing the views in a data warehouse. These views containing pre-computed and summarized information, aim to provide answers to decision making queries in an efficient manner. All views cannot be materialized due to space constraints. Also, optimal view selection is shown to be an NP-Complete problem. Alternatively, several view selection algorithms exist, most being empirical or based on heuristics like greedy, evolutionary etc. In this paper, a randomized view selection two phase optimization algorithm (VS2POA), that selects the Top-T views from a multi-dimensional lattice, is presented. VS2POA selects views in two phases, In the first phase, iterative improvement technique is used to perform local optimization. Its output, i.e. the best local optimized Top-T views then becomes the initial solution state, comprising of the initial Top-T views, for the next phase, which is based on simulated annealing. VS2POA, in comparison to the well known greedy algorithm HRUA, selects comparatively better quality views for higher dimensional data sets.
    Keywords: Data Warehouse, Materialized View Selection, Randomized Algorithms, Iterative Improvement, Simulated Annealing
  • How to Measure Business Value of Business Model Ontologies? A Proposal   Order a copy of this article
    by Hichem Benaissa Anouar Badsi, Leila Zemmouchi-Ghomari, Abdessamed Réda Ghomari 
    Abstract: A business model is an attractive concept for business management. It can benefit from ontology paradigms that are described more formally and more precisely. However, case studies of ontologies describing enterprise business models have rarely been reported in the literature, although there are a few indications of the impact of these ontologies on business models; however these indications do not ease the assessment of the added value of this type of ontology. The aim of this paper is twofold; on one hand, we highlight the lack of task-based assessment of enterprise business model ontologies via some concrete case studies, and on the other hand, we aim to tackle this issue by proposing indicators intended for measuring the impact of business model ontologies in the framework of enterprise business models.
    Keywords: ontology evaluation; task-based assessment of ontologies; business model representation; business model ontology; ontology impact in enterprise context
  • A Survey on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Techniques for Spatial Data   Order a copy of this article
    by Majid Shishehgar, Seyed Nasirodin Mirmohammadi 
    Abstract: Spatial data lied in databases, specifically in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data centers, can produce huge amounts of data. This great volume of information is including useful and non-useful data along with some hidden patterns which can be better managed and controlled by utilizing some novel artificial intelligence methods. In this research we have a brief survey on the application of statistical methods like data mining and knowledge discovery on spatial data. First, we present an overview of geospatial data mining and knowledge discovery techniques, including spatial clustering, classification, prediction, associate rules, and pattern analysis. Then, some challenges faced by geographic knowledge discovery in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have discussed in order to have a more clear idea of the futures researches in this area.
    Keywords: Geo-spatial data mining; Spatial knowledge discovery; Spatio-temporal patterns; Spatial interaction; Classification; Clustering; Associated rules; Decision trees.
  • Managing the Internal IT Service Quality in Public Sector Banks of India   Order a copy of this article
    by Sanjay Dhingra 
    Abstract: The present study evaluates the internal information technology (IT) service quality of public sector banks in India by using SERVPREF instrument of SERVQUAL model. The results revealed the relative importance of IT service quality dimensions as perceived by IT users. The empathy has been found the most important dimension, followed by tangibility, responsiveness, and reliability, while assurance has been found to be insignificantly affecting the service quality.
    Keywords: SERVPREF; SERVQUAL; IT service quality

Special Issue on: "Building Information System Capabilities in the Age of Complexity"

  • Supply Chain Management Practices IT Utilization Alignment: Impact on Supply Chain Performance and Firm Performance
    by Sufian Qrunfleh, Monideepa Tarafdar 
  • Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Management: A Theoretical Perspective for the Role of Disclosure in the Supply Chain
    by Vincent G. Whitelock 
  • Quantitative Analysis of the Effects of Dual Integration on firms Competitiveness
    by Atsushi Akiike, YoungWon Park 
  • Success Factors of Online Services in Kathmandu, Nepal: An Empirical Analysis
    by Shisir Prasad Manandhar, Seunghyun Kim, Junseok Hwang 
  • Interaction of Marketing and R&D and Critical Innovation: Case Study of Korean and Japanese Firms
    by Geon-Cheol Shin, James Roh 
  • A Professional Training Program Design for Global Manufacturing Strategy: Investigations and Action Project Group Activities through Industry-University Cooperation
    by Kin'ya Tamaki, YoungWon Park, Satoshi Goto 
  • International Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Strategies of the Multinational Enterprises from Emerging Markets
    by OhSuk Yang, Ryosuke Sugie 
  • The role of IT for Global firms in Emerging Markets
    by YoungWon Park, Paul Hong 
  • Stakeholders' Pressure and Managerial Responses: Lessons from Hybrid Car Development and Commercialization
    by James J. Roh, Ma Ga (Mark) Yang, Kihyun Park, Paul Hong 

Special Issue on: "Requirement Engineering Processes in Information Systems"

  • Factors Influencing the Willingness to Implement Requirement Engineering Good Practices
    by Rajesri Govindaraju, Bahana Wiradanti 
  • A Knowledge-Driven Approach for Specifying the Requirements of Multi-Agent System
    by Vibha Gaur, Anuja Soni 
  • An Empirical Study of Automated Classification Tools For Informal Requirements In Large Scale Systems
    by Adegoke Michael Abejide, Joshua O.A. Ayeni, Sogunle Francis Oluwasegun 
  • Thinking Cloud enabled adept and agile supply chain for SMEs: A conceptual study
    by Sanjay Sharma, Bhavin Shah 
  • Understanding Heuristics Employed to Verify Non Functional Requirements of Web Based Applications in Pakistani Software Industry
    by Asad Hanif, Irfan M. Khan, Saqib Saeed 
  • A Pattern-Based Approach for Workflow interconnection and Flexibility Support
    by S. Boukhedouma, M. Oussalah, Z. Alimazighi, D. Tamzalit