Title: Refinery of an internet-based search tool: exploring perceptions from information systems practitioners
Authors: Michael Chau, Ivy Chan
Addresses: Faculty of Business and Economics, School of Business, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong. ' Hong Kong Community College, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Hong Kong
Abstract: The capability to understand the needs and responses of stakeholders is critical in today|s business environments. A backlink search tool called Redips was developed to collect information on a company|s business communities. This tool has been tested by student subjects and received satisfactory feedback on its usefulness and functionality. However, in order to gain acceptance from management, the perceptions and expectations for the tool should not be overlooked. This study presents a wide range of perceptions from a group of information systems practitioners on the potential use of Redips.
Keywords: web search agents; business intelligence; backlink search; web analysis; focus group study; electronic business; e-business; information systems; internet; web-based communities.
International Journal of Electronic Business, 2006 Vol.4 No.5, pp.350 - 363
Published online: 17 Nov 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article