Australasian Journal of Information Systems: Announcements https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis <p>The <cite>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</cite> (AJIS) is an international quality, peer reviewed journal covering innovative research and practice in Information Systems.</p> en-US AJIS Article Release: An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between the Openness and Effectiveness of Strategic Planning https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/announcement/view/159 <div id="citationOutput" role="region" aria-live="polite"> <div class="csl-bib-body"> <div class="csl-entry">Amrollahi, A., &amp; Rowlands, B. (2019). An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between the Openness and Effectiveness of Strategic Planning .&nbsp;<em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>,&nbsp;<em>23</em>. https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v23i0.2093</div> <div class="csl-entry">&nbsp;</div> <div class="csl-entry"><strong>Abstract</strong><br>This paper focuses on a new approach for facilitating the participation of stakeholders in a process of strategic planning known as open strategic planning (OSP). OSP is recognised through three characteristics: inclusiveness, transparency, and the use of information technology (IT) tools. Drawing on the theoretical foundations of OSP, the research explores moderating factors impacting the relationship between these characteristics and OSP effectiveness by referring to qualitative data obtained from two open strategic planning projects. A secondary aim was to examine how stakeholders interpret the effectiveness of OSP in an organisational setting. Results indicate various moderating factors (level of trust, IT literacy, and diversity of participants) impacted the relationship between the characteristics of OSP and strategic planning effectiveness. The study formulates eight propositions, each is discussed in relation to the existing literature on strategic planning effectiveness. This paper is significant as it is the first exploratory research linking openness and strategic planning outcomes.</div> <div class="csl-entry">&nbsp;</div> <div class="csl-entry"><strong>Keywords</strong>: Open strategic planning, open strategy, inclusiveness, transparency, IT-enabledness.</div> </div> </div> Australasian Journal of Information Systems 2019-11-04 Special Section CFP: Research on Rural and Remote ICT Innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture using modern technologies https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/announcement/view/143 <p><strong>Research on Rural and Remote ICT Innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture using modern technologies </strong></p><p><strong>Overview</strong> <br />Food security has received substantial attention over the past several years, recognising the importance of Agriculture around the world (United Nations 2015). Agriculture, while central to food security, is also important in providing employment. According to UN reports, the agriculture sector provides the highest employment in the world, providing a source of revenue for 40% of the global population. Furthermore, this sector is the single largest source of income for poor rural households in countries like India, China and Brazil.</p><p>The Agriculture sector faces several formidable challenges pertaining to social, environmental, climate and economic perspectives with both local to global focus. For example, (i) the effects of climate change, impacting weather patterns, (ii) rural and geographic dispersion, contributing to lack of infrastructure and resources, (iii) complexities in global and local logistics, contributing price and quality and (iv) emphasis on by-product valorization, providing focus on safe use or disposal of farm-by-products (McKinsey 2015b).</p><p>In recent times, the Agriculture sector has been provided with substantial growth opportunities through the advent of information technologies. Especially, the rise of the digital technologies social media, mobile, analytics, cloud computing and internet-of-things is providing the sector with unprecedented opportunities to improve productivity, accountability and the better management of resources. Such technologies defy the boundaries established by the traditional technologies by making solutions that are easy-to-afford, easy-to-learn and easy-to-trial and easy-to-manage (Lokuge et al. 2016; Yoo et al. 2012). In a similar manner, these technologies provide opportunities for entrepreneurship and the development of ecosystems and digital platforms.</p><p>The objective of this special section is to provide a synthesis of academic studies that observe this intersection between innovation, entrepreneurship with digital technologies in the agriculture sector. We welcome manuscripts that identify and address knowledge gaps in:</p><ul><li>Challenges and opportunities associated with leveraging IT-driven innovation and entrepreneurship in the Agriculture sector, emerging agri-business models anchored on innovative technologies, </li><li>Issues related to how technological innovations can aid in agri-business development. </li><li>Other topics of IT innovation and entrepreneurship in agri-business and </li><li>Teaching cases specific to technology’s role in agri-business are equally welcome as well.</li></ul><p>Moreover, the special section will welcome research manuscripts developed using case studies, surveys, experiments and / or any other scientific research methodology.</p><p><strong>Timeline</strong></p><ul><li>Submission opens: 15th June 2019 </li><li>Submission deadline: 30th March 2020 </li><li>First author notification of acceptance: 30th May 2020 </li><li>Paper development workshop: In conjunction with PACIS 2020 at UNSW </li><li>Second round submission deadline: 30th Aug 2020 </li><li>Final author notification of acceptance: 30th October 2020 </li><li>Final submission for publication: 30th November 2020</li></ul><p><strong>Editors </strong></p><ul><li>Antonio Díaz Andrade </li><li>Shan L Pan </li><li>Darshana Sedera </li><li>Robin Stonecash</li></ul> Australasian Journal of Information Systems 2019-06-24 AJIS Visibility: Phishing attack https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/announcement/view/135 <p>An AJIS reviewer has been sent an email claiming to be from AJIS, but was actually a phishing attack.</p><p>All AJIS web urls are from an Australian Computer Society (ACS) website.</p><p><a href="/index.php/ajis/">https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/</a></p><p>Be vigilant!</p><p> </p> Australasian Journal of Information Systems 2019-05-20 AJIS Improvement: AJIS RSS/ATOM feed https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/announcement/view/35 You will now find an RSS/ATOM link box on the home page. Subscribe your outlook or other equipped email clinet and automatically receive advice of new articles. Australasian Journal of Information Systems 2015-11-12 AJIS Improvement: Automatic update of ORCID publication records https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/announcement/view/31 What this means for researchers More visibility for your work! AJIS supplies crossref with your ORCID identifier when registering publications ... as long as you have your ORCID details in your author record. This auto-update facility simply means that when we include the info crossref can update and add work(s) to your ORCID record automatically for you. You can still choose to hide/show whatever works you choose, and, of course, you’ll have the opportunity to authorize or switch off the integration completely (though future publications may trigger a new request). Overall, you’ll benefit from a more complete and up-to-date ORCID record to showcase your work. Australasian Journal of Information Systems 2015-10-07 AJIS Reviews: How to respond to reviewer comments https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/announcement/view/19 Responding to peer reviewer comments requesting for major revisions is indeed a daunting task for most authors! Although this requires a lot of effort, it contributes to improving your paper, making it worthwhile. This video provides some useful tips that will help you respond to peer reviewer comments effectively. http://www.editage.com/insights/how-to-respond-to-peer-reviewer-comments This video is provided by Editage Insights under a CC:BY-NC-SA license. Australasian Journal of Information Systems 2015-01-28 Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/announcement/view/18 The <a href="https://ais.site-ym.com/news/news.asp?id=181826" target="_blank">RCC statement</a> describes and clarifies some of the more common issues which give rise to allegations of scholarly misconduct. We strongly recommend that you read and distribute this statement. Australasian Journal of Information Systems 2014-08-21 AJIS Reviews: Advice on writing rejections https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/announcement/view/10 This is an interesting article which provides some advice on writing a high quality rejection. Bilbrey, E., et al. (2014). "A Novel Rubric for Rating the Quality of Retraction Notices." Publications 2(1): 14-26. When a scientific article is found to be either fraudulent or erroneous, one course of action available to both the authors and the publisher is to retract said article. Unfortunately, not all retraction notices properly inform the reader of the problems with a retracted article. This study developed a novel rubric for rating and standardizing the quality of retraction notices, and used it to assess the retraction notices of 171 retracted articles from 15 journals. Results suggest the rubric to be a robust, if preliminary, tool. Analysis of the retraction notices suggest that their quality has not improved over the last 50 years, that it varies both between and within journals, and that it is dependent on the field of science, the author of the retraction notice, and the reason for retraction. These results indicate a lack of uniformity in the retraction policies of individual journals and throughout the scientific literature. The rubric presented in this study could be adopted by journals to help standardize the writing of retraction notices. Australasian Journal of Information Systems 2014-01-29