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Publication date: 15 March 2021

Yung-Ting Chuang and Yi-Hsi Chen

The purpose of this paper is to apply social network analysis (SNA) to study faculty research productivity, to identify key leaders, to study publication keywords and research…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to apply social network analysis (SNA) to study faculty research productivity, to identify key leaders, to study publication keywords and research areas and to visualize international collaboration patterns and analyze collaboration research fields from all Management Information System (MIS) departments in Taiwan from 1982 to 2015.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors first retrieved results encompassing about 1,766 MIS professors and their publication records between 1982 and 2015 from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (MOST) website. Next, the authors merged these publication records with the records obtained from the Web of Science, Google Scholar, IEEE Xplore, ScienceDirect, Airiti Library and Springer Link databases. The authors further applied six network centrality equations, leadership index, exponential weighted moving average (EWMA), contribution value and k-means clustering algorithms to analyze the collaboration patterns, research productivity and publication patterns. Finally, the authors applied D3.js to visualize the faculty members' international collaborations from all MIS departments in Taiwan.

Findings

The authors have first identified important scholars or leaders in the network. The authors also see that most MIS scholars in Taiwan tend to publish their papers in the journals such as Decision Support Systems and Information and Management. The authors have further figured out the significant scholars who have actively collaborated with academics in other countries. Furthermore, the authors have recognized the universities that have frequent collaboration with other international universities. The United States, China, Canada and the United Kingdom are the countries that have the highest numbers of collaborations with Taiwanese academics. Lastly, the keywords model, system and algorithm were the most common terms used in recent years.

Originality/value

This study applied SNA to visualize international research collaboration patterns and has revealed some salient characteristics of international cooperation trends and patterns, leadership networks and influences and research productivity for faculty in Information Management departments in Taiwan from 1982 to 2015. In addition, the authors have discovered the most common keywords used in recent years.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 40 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Article
Publication date: 22 September 2023

Jia Li, Shengkang Ma, David C. Yen and Ling Ma

In the digital age, the spread of online behavior and real-world information leads to social contagion. This study aims to investigate the contagion phenomenon of online physician…

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Purpose

In the digital age, the spread of online behavior and real-world information leads to social contagion. This study aims to investigate the contagion phenomenon of online physician choice and then discuss its potential influence on the sub-specialization process in the healthcare service industry. In specific, this study aims to propose the basic mechanism of infection and immunity as follows – exposure to antigen may lead to an immune response, and the success of the immune response may depend on the provision of appropriate immune signaling.

Design/methodology/approach

Data collected from haodf.com including 4 disease types and 247 physicians from 2008 to 2015 were used to test the proposed hypotheses. Panel vector autoregression method was utilized to analyze the panel data.

Findings

The obtained result shows that social contagion of physician choice over disease type is salient on e-consultation platforms, indicating that physicians associated with/on haodf.com are concentrating on an even narrower type of disease. Disclosing more simple signals (physician history orders) results in more disease concentration for that physician in the future. In contrast, disclosing more detailed signals (physician-contributed knowledge or physician reviews) leads to less disease concentration.

Originality/value

This finding implies that physician-contributed knowledge and physician reviews may act as immune signal which will tend to trigger a success immune response. This study not only suggests managers should be careful about the double-edged sword effect of online physician choice contagion but also provides the useful approaches to promote or restrain such a contagion in a flexible way.

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Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-3806

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Article
Publication date: 21 May 2019

Jia Li, Jie Tang, David C. Yen and Xuan Liu

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the moderating effect of disease risk in terms of the major signals (i.e. status, reputation and self-representation) on the…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the moderating effect of disease risk in terms of the major signals (i.e. status, reputation and self-representation) on the e-consultation platforms.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, the proposed research hypotheses are tested using the transaction data collected from xywy.com (in Need of Therapy). In fact, xywy.com is one the leading e-consultation service websites in China that provides a platform for the interactions between the physicians and patients (Yu et al., 2016; Peng et al., 2015). Generally speaking, it has all the needed design elements and in other words, a standard e-consultation website should have such items/components as physician homepage, physician review, free consultation, paid consultation and recommendation systems.

Findings

The obtained results reveal that all attributes including status, reputation and self-representation have a positive impact on physician’s online order volume. Moreover, there is a positive moderating effect of disease risk onto the online reputation, indicating a higher effect exists for the diseases with high risk. However, the effect of offline status and online self-representation is not moderated by the disease risk, indicating market signals (online reputation) may have a stronger predictive power than seller signals (offline status and online self- representation), and therefore market signals are more effective when/if the disease risk is high.

Originality/value

E-consultation has gradually become a significant trend to provide the healthcare services, in the emerging economy such as China because of shortage of medical resources but having an adequate access in internet usage. The impacts of signals on the health care market have been validated by previous studies. However, the research focusing on the moderating effect of signaling environment in the health care industry is still lacking. As a result, the value of this research helps to bridge the aforementioned research gap.

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Information Technology & People, vol. 32 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-3845

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Article
Publication date: 1 November 1996

Christopher Wodzisz, Sooun Lee and David C. Yen

Argues that, although the information superhighway will encounter obstacles on the road to becoming fully implemented, there is enough support for this communication delivery…

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Argues that, although the information superhighway will encounter obstacles on the road to becoming fully implemented, there is enough support for this communication delivery system to make it a part of everyday life in the near future. The information superhighway would link homes, schools, businesses, libraries, governmental agencies and other participants in a vast information network. Such a system could allow users all over the world to access information on just about any topic.

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New Library World, vol. 97 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 1999

David C. Chou, David C. Yen, Binshan Lin and Philip Hong‐Lam Cheng

Through the tremendous growth of Internet users during the last few years, organizations now realize the potential market of the information highway. However, these organizations…

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Through the tremendous growth of Internet users during the last few years, organizations now realize the potential market of the information highway. However, these organizations now face the problem of Internet security. The open environment of the Internet contributes greatly to its success, but also plants inherent security problems. Discusses the security frameworks implemented in the cyberspace environment and the current developments and future trends involving this issue.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 99 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 1998

Beilan Gong, David C. Yen and David C. Chou

Applying total quality management (TQM) to the software development process can control software quality and productivity. Selecting suitable tools for the TQM process can…

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Applying total quality management (TQM) to the software development process can control software quality and productivity. Selecting suitable tools for the TQM process can strengthen the capability of software quality assurance. This article provides a manager’s guide to implementing a total quality process during a systems development life cycle. Also, tools integration can make a complicated TQM‐based software development environment easier.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 98 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 1 May 2001

David C. Yen and David C. Chou

Building intranets enhances organizational communication and information access. Intranets can be used to achieve the goals of business process reengineering and organizational…

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Building intranets enhances organizational communication and information access. Intranets can be used to achieve the goals of business process reengineering and organizational innovation. This paper discusses the implications, benefits, concerns and challenges of building intranets for organizational innovation.

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Information Management & Computer Security, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-5227

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Publication date: 1 September 2004

Xiaodong Wong, David C. Yen and Xiang Fang

China became the second largest Internet market and the biggest mobile phone market in the world in 2002. It is estimated that with China’s entry to the WTO, its commitments to…

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China became the second largest Internet market and the biggest mobile phone market in the world in 2002. It is estimated that with China’s entry to the WTO, its commitments to liberalization in the telecommunication and financial services sectors will spur e‐commerce development in this country. The growing popularity of the telephone, the increased number of internet users, and the extensive competition in the telecommunications industry are all prerequisites for E‐commerce development, but they do not indicate the existence of expansion of the same pace in e‐commerce. There are multiple factors that contribute to the slow development of e‐commerce in China. The focus of e‐commerce in China will be different than it is in Europe and America because of the difference in traditional business models, conventional consumer behaviors, and consumer expectations. This paper analyzes the factors that have significant impact on the E‐commerce development. The paper is aimed to help businesses that want to expand e‐business in China to understand China’s e‐commerce development, its uniqueness, and its obstacles.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Publication date: 1 December 2000

Steve M. Hawkins, David C. Yen and David C. Chou

The migration from centralized mainframe computers to distributed client/server systems has created a concern on data security. If a disaster occurs to the organization that…

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The migration from centralized mainframe computers to distributed client/server systems has created a concern on data security. If a disaster occurs to the organization that destroys a server or the entire network, a company may not be able to recover from the loss. Developing an effective disaster recovery plan will help an organization protect them from data loss.

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Information Management & Computer Security, vol. 8 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-5227

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Publication date: 1 September 2004

David C. Chou, Xin Tan and David C. Yen

Supply chain management is critical since firms always confront the competition on their supply chain efficiency. This article discusses the trend in supply chain management by…

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Supply chain management is critical since firms always confront the competition on their supply chain efficiency. This article discusses the trend in supply chain management by examining Web technologies that transform and streamline the supply chain management.

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Information Management & Computer Security, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-5227

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