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Accountability in Health Care  

Haldor Byrkeflot and Karsten Vrangbaek

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Apr 2016
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Jun 2016
The debate on accountability within the public sector has been lively in the past decade. Significant progress has been made in developing conceptual frameworks and typologies for ... More

Accreditation and Assessment in Vocational Education and Training  

Gordon Stanley

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Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
Vocational education and training has emerged from traditional industry and technical training into a vigorous post-compulsory education sector focused on satisfying the ever-changing ... More

Actionable Knowledge  

Chris Argyris

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Mar 2005
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Sep 2009
The focus of this article is upon producing actionable knowledge. Propositions that are actionable are those that actors can use to implement effectively their intentions. Actionable ... More

Analyzing Freedom of Expression Online: Theoretical, Empirical, and Normative Contributions  

Victoria Nash

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter highlights the most significant ways in which research from across Internet Studies combines thematically to offer a picture of the challenges facing freedom of expression in ... More

Borgs in the Org? Organizational Decision Making and Technology  

Terri L. Griffith, Gregory B. Northcraft, and Mark A. Fuller

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2009
Data warehousing and the development of the World Wide Web both augment information gathering (search) processes in individual decision making by increasing the availability of required ... More

Bottlenecks, Modules, and Dynamic Architectural Capabilities  

Carliss Y. Baldwin

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Mar 2018
How do firms create and capture value in large technical systems? In this paper, I argue that the points of both value creation and value capture are the system’s bottlenecks. Bottlenecks ... More

Changing the Story Surrounding Enterprise Systems to Improve our Understanding of What Makes ERP Work in Organizations  

Erica Wagner and Sue Newell

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2011
This article turns our attention to enterprise systems (ES). It shows that this competitiveness can be gained through enabling leaner production as a result of streamlining work flow with ... More

Cognition and Human Capital: The Dynamic Interrelationship between Knowledge and Behavior  

Rhett A. Brymer, Michael A. Hitt, and Mario Schijven

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article focuses on managerial, operative, and corporate cognition. It argues that ‘the transformation of knowledge into practice is mediated by the cognition of the firm's human ... More

Communicative entitlements and democracy: The future of the digital divide debate  

Nick Couldry

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
This article attempts to map the depth and importance of the problems at issue: first, through a review of digital divide debates at a time (2005) when in policy circles they are no longer ... More

Critical Social Information Systems Research  

Bernd Stahl

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2011
This article presents an overview of the usage of critical theory in contemporary information system (IS) research and practice. It reviews the growing body of work on critical social ... More

Cross-National Comparative Perspectives from the World Internet Project  

Gustavo Cardozo, Guo Liang, and Tiago Lapa

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter reviews the diffusion, uses, and impacts of the Internet worldwide and over time. The World Internet Project has been intended to become the vehicle for tracking what happens ... More

Different National Skill Systems  

Gerhard Bosch

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Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
As sources of legitimation for the assignment of social status, education and training systems are more strongly rooted in particular national traditions than other social institutions. ... More

Digital Inequality  

Eszter Hargittai and Yuli Patrick Hsieh

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter investigates the research on inequalities in society, and also considers the digital inequality beyond overly simplistic conceptions of access to technologies. Additionally, ... More

Digital Transformations of Scholarship and Knowledge  

Eric T. Meyer and Ralph Schroeder

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter examines how the Internet is transforming academic research in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The question of changes in knowledge is one that science and ... More

Digitizing Fads and Fashions: Disintermediation and Glocalized Markets in Creative Industries  

Paul M. Hirsch and Daniel A. Gruber

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2013
During the 20th century, the creation and distribution of popular culture became increasingly centralized by a small number of mega-media companies, which came to control not only national ... More

Discourses on Innovation and Development in Information Systems in Developing Countries Research  

Chrisanthi Avgerou

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2011
Information systems in developing countries (ISDC) research tends to focus on the development and implementation of information technology applications and the organizational changes ... More

E‐democracy: The history and future of an idea  

Stephen Coleman

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
The post-Athenian democratic relationship, in which political representatives speak for the absent demos and media gatekeepers translate between the intimate sphere of individualized ... More

E-Government: A Challenge for Public Management  

Ignace Snellen

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Every activity of a public administration has an informational and a communicative aspect. Therefore, it may be expected that the institutionalization of electronic information and ... More

The economics of ICTs: Building blocks and implications  

W. Edward Steinmueller

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
The exploitation of technological and market opportunities in the ICT industries has produced a series of changes in both supply and demand that serve to regulate or channel the rate and ... More

Education and Qualifications as Skills  

Paul Dalziel

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Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
The chapter begins with an introduction of the basic Mincer, Shultz and Becker human capital model. Section 2 discusses two theories that question the model’s link between education and ... More

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