Research Articles

2021-09-06

The Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS) has just published its latest research article section with the following four articles:

Determining Boundary Conditions of Social Influence for Social Networking Site Research

Dharshani Chandrasekara, Darshana Sedera, Caddie Gao

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doi: https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v25i0.2233

 

Social influence theoretical constructs have been utilized substantially by researchers in Information Systems (IS) to examine interactions in Social Networking Sites (SNSs). However, most of the theoretical constructs of social influence applied in IS studies have been adopted from social influence theories developed before the advent of SNSs. Yet, research on theory development indicates that when applying an existing theory to a novel context, the specification of boundary conditions is crucial. Therefore, in this study, by examining how different social influence constructs have been utilized in past IS studies, we derive five boundary conditions that can be applied to future SNS research. Our findings demonstrate that when applying a theory to a novel context, identification of boundary conditions of a theory would not only contribute to the rigor in research but also support the validation of its practical implications.

#Social media #Boundaryconditions #Theoryandphilosophy

“Humanized Robots”: A Proposition of Categories to Understand Virtual Influencers Antonio Batista da Silva Oliveira, Paula Chimenti

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doi: https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v25i0.3223

Worldwide investments in influencer marketing are growing. But how can brands shield themselves from scandals and other limitations of human influencers? The solution for many companies has involved robots. Virtual influencers (VI) are virtual robots that can emulate human appearance and behaviour and have become a trend in marketing. This study analyses how non-human influencers affect marketing communication by adopting two methods that are unpublished in the investigation of this phenomenon: a systematic literature review and netnography in conjunction with in-depth interviews with specialists resulting in the study identifying five categories that can facilitate management decisions and future studies around VIs: anthropomorphism/humanization, attractiveness, authenticity, scalability, and controllability.

#virtualinfluencers #digitalmarketing #exploratorystudy #artificialintelligence #robots #virtualization

Examining Post-Adoptive Change of Enterprise System Implementations: A Socio-Technical Perspective

Wallayaporn Techakriengkrai, Angsana A. Techatassanasoontorn, Felix B. Tan

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doi: https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v25i0.2391

 

The implementation of a new enterprise system is a major change event for end-users. Since organisations need to modify their processes and structures to align with the enterprise system, users must learn and understand the new system as well as engage with it in their work practices. This research draws on the punctuated socio-technical information system change (PSIC) model to explain the change through critical events, gaps between socio-technical components, responses to gaps, and outcomes. The study employs a qualitative interpretive case study method and reveals that changes in the structure of work following enterprise system implementation affect organisational performance, the social system, and individual work practices.

#Enterprisesystemimplementation #sociotechnicalperspective #postadoption #qualitativeinterpretivecasestudy

Information Technology Governance and the Individual's Behavior: A cross-sectional study

Pedro Fernandes, Rúben Pereira, Guilherme Wiedenhöft

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doi: https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v25i0.3141

This article focuses on the behavioral expression of IT Governance (ITG) and analyzes its effect on the main dimensions of Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB). The research shows that ITG institutionalization positively affects individuals' OCBs. It thus demonstrates that by implementing ITG mechanisms, organizations can increase their employees' OCBs and, consequently, organizational effectiveness.

#ITGovernance #ITGMechanisms #OrganizationalCitizenshipBehavior #PartialLeast Squares