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Publication date: 31 August 2020

Qi Chen, Yufei Yuan, Yuqiang Feng and Norm Archer

Online dating services have been growing rapidly in recent years. However, adopting these services may involve high risk and trust issues among potential users toward both…

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Purpose

Online dating services have been growing rapidly in recent years. However, adopting these services may involve high risk and trust issues among potential users toward both online dating services and the daters they introduce to users. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how perceived benefits vs risks, and trust vs distrust affect user adoption vs non-adoption intentions toward using this rather controversial information and communications technology in the context of online dating.

Design/methodology/approach

Structural equation modeling was used to evaluate the research model using data from a survey of 451 single individuals.

Findings

The results indicated that perceived benefits play more essential roles in adoption, while perceived risks affect non-adoption more. Individuals' trust in online dating service predicts a major portion of the variation in user benefit perceptions, while distrust in online dating service and in daters that users might select significantly influence perceived risks. Moreover, benefit and risk perceptions can mediate the impacts of trust and distrust on both adoption and non-adoption decisions.

Originality/value

This study extends theories of decision-making in the use of controversial information technologies such as in the case of online dating. It investigates the coexistence of various trust and distrust beliefs as well as benefit and risk perceptions, and their different impacts on adoption and non-adoption in online dating services.

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Publication date: 9 December 2020

Yuqiang Cao, Zhuoan Feng, Meiting Lu and Yaowen Shan

This paper aims to provide a critical discussion of the application of the research pitching template developed by Professor Robert Faff to a research topic of tax…

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Purpose

This paper aims to provide a critical discussion of the application of the research pitching template developed by Professor Robert Faff to a research topic of tax avoidance and firm risk. This letter provides a brief commentary on using the pitching template and discusses personal reflections on the pitching process.

Design/methodology/approach

This pitching research letter applies Faff’s pitching template and provides a critical commentary of the pitching process.

Findings

The team found that Faff’s pitching template is a valuable tool for conceiving research ideas. It helped the authors to identify, develop and articulate key aspects of the project. Further, they believe that completing the template was a beneficial and rewarding exercise, especially for early-career researchers.

Originality/value

This pitching research letter is tied to the team’s research idea that was pitched at the 2020 AFAANZ “Shark Tank” event. It provides original commentary on the use of Faff’s pitching template. It is not meant to retrofit published papers.

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Accounting Research Journal, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1030-9616

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Publication date: 11 May 2015

Zhen Shao, Tienan Wang and Yuqiang Feng

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact mechanism of organizational culture (OC) on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) user’s explicit and tacit…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact mechanism of organizational culture (OC) on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) user’s explicit and tacit knowledge-sharing behavior in the context of enterprise systems usage.

Design/methodology/approach

Drawing from social cognitive theory, the authors developed a comprehensive model that integrates OC, computer self-efficacy and employees’ knowledge-sharing behaviors. In total, 343 valid questionnaires were collected from ERP users of 115 firms and structural equation modeling technique was used to test the model.

Findings

Empirical results suggest that hierarchical culture that focusses on efficacy and uniformity is positively related with employees’ explicit knowledge sharing; group culture that focusses on trust and belonging is positively related with employees’ tacit knowledge sharing, and their relationship is fully mediated by employees’ computer self-efficacy. In addition, computer self-efficacy also partially mediates the relationship between rational culture and employees’ knowledge sharing.

Practical implications

This study provides guidelines for top managers to enhance employees’ computer self-efficacy and facilitate employees’ knowledge-sharing behavior by developing appropriate type of OC.

Originality/value

This study unpacks the mediating mechanism between OC and knowledge sharing, and contributes to the academic research of knowledge management in the context of enterprise systems assimilation.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 115 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 1 February 2016

Zhen Shao, Tienan Wang and Yuqiang Feng

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of chief information officer’s (CIO’s) strategic knowledge and structural power on enterprise systems (ES) success in…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of chief information officer’s (CIO’s) strategic knowledge and structural power on enterprise systems (ES) success in the context of systems usage.

Design/methodology/approach

Drawing upon knowledge-based view, this study links CIO’s strategic knowledge, structural power, ES assimilation and firm performance in an integral model. Sample data were collected in China and partial least squares technique was used to test the model.

Findings

Empirical results suggest that CIO’s strategic information technology (IT) knowledge, strategic business knowledge and structural power have significant influence on ES assimilation. While ES assimilation mediates the association between CIO’s strategic knowledge, CIO’s structural power and firm performance. Another interesting finding in the study is that the imbalance of CIO’s strategic business knowledge and strategic IT knowledge is negatively associated with ES assimilation.

Originality/value

This study enriches the extant literatures in IS leadership by showing the significant role of CIO’s knowledge balance and authority in promoting the assimilation of ES within the organization. The empirical findings can provide guidelines for the top executive to select a person who is familiar with both strategic business and IT knowledge to take charge of ES, also, to provide the person with appropriate structural power, in order to achieve the benefits of ES successfully.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 116 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 2 September 2014

Weiwei Wang, Luning Liu, Yuqiang Feng and Tienan Wang

After information systems (IS) implementation, many organizations report that system underutilization causes the failure to meet expected IS investment returns. It is…

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Purpose

After information systems (IS) implementation, many organizations report that system underutilization causes the failure to meet expected IS investment returns. It is imperative to understand the way to leverage employees’ fullest potential in the IS usage. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

Anchoring on absorptive capacity (ACAP) theory, the authors develop an employee innovation model. Using survey data and structural equation modeling, this research investigates how perceived organizational levers affect innovation with IS usage (INVU) by introducing individual ACAP as a mediator.

Findings

The authors find general support for the research model through a survey of 205 employees using SAP business intelligence systems in China. The empirical data shows that three interrelated components of individual ACAP significantly contribute to INVU. The findings also suggest that, both fairness of reward and job autonomy are key organizational levers for the utility of individual ACAP. Furthermore, their effects on INVU can be fully mediated by individual ACAP.

Originality/value

The authors empirically unpack and validate individual ACAP in IS innovation situation. The findings provide academics and practitioners with an understanding of how management can inspire employees’ potential in implemented system innovation.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 114 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 11 December 2019

Yuqiang Wang, Yuguang Wei, Hua Shi, Xinyu Liu, Liyuan Feng and Pan Shang

The purpose of this paper is to study the unit train make-up scheme for loaded direction in the heavy haul railway.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to study the unit train make-up scheme for loaded direction in the heavy haul railway.

Design/methodology/approach

A 0-1 nonlinear integer programming model with the aim of minimizing the idling period between actual train arrival time and expected train arrival time for all loaded unit trains are proposed.

Findings

The proposed model is applied into a case study based on Daqin heavy haul railway. Results show that the proposed model can offer operators an optimal unit train make-up scheme for loaded direction in heavy haul railway.

Originality/value

The proposed model can offer operators an optimal unit train make-up scheme for loaded direction in heavy haul railway.

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Smart and Resilient Transport, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2632-0487

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Publication date: 4 June 2018

Madhavi Latha Nandi and Jacob Vakkayil

The purpose of this paper is to adopt two different perspectives of an organization’s absorptive capacity, namely, the asset perspective and the capability perspective, to…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to adopt two different perspectives of an organization’s absorptive capacity, namely, the asset perspective and the capability perspective, to examine its impact on enterprise resource planning (ERP) assimilation. While prior IT knowledge represents the asset perspective, organization’s combinative capabilities – formalization, cross-functional interfaces and connectedness – represent the capability perspective of absorptive capacity.

Design/methodology/approach

The study develops a hypotheses-based theory of absorptive capacity. Data for hypotheses testing are collected from Indian organizations using a cross-sectional survey method. Partial least-squares technique is used to test the proposed hypotheses.

Findings

The results reaffirm earlier work showing the importance of connectedness and cross-functional interfaces in ERP assimilation; other two factors (prior IT knowledge and formalization) were not found to be positively related to ERP assimilation. To obtain more insights regarding the latter unexpected results, the study checked the interaction effect of the nature of company ownership (private or state-owned). The results pointed to the existence of a negative relationship between prior IT knowledge and ERP assimilation particularly in the case of private organizations compared to state-owned organizations.

Originality/value

Previous studies on ERP have predominantly examined the influence of absorptive capacity on ERP implementation outcomes at the user level. The present study focuses on absorptive capacity at the organizational level using two perspectives. By utilizing two perspectives on absorptive capacity, namely, the asset perspective and the capabilities perspective, it illustrates how different aspects of absorptive capacity can be brought to light while studying its impacts.

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Business Process Management Journal, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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Publication date: 23 August 2013

Qunfeng Wang, Zhigeng Fang, Yuqiang Guo, Chaoqing Yuan, Hongqi Liu and Ruiting Xu

The purpose of this paper is to realize scientific reasoning and prediction in economic catastrophe, which occurs in the short‐term and leads to invalidation of most…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to realize scientific reasoning and prediction in economic catastrophe, which occurs in the short‐term and leads to invalidation of most classical prediction models through lacking basic sample data.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on functional theory, grey number algebra theory, Bayesian network theory and interval grey number theory, the authors established GFAM (1,1), which is grey function analysis model (1,1), to excavate and utilize the existing data sufficiently.

Findings

This paper proved least squares parameters theorem and prediction theorem and the process of GFAM (1,1). A case was established and demonstrated the utility and good prediction of this model.

Originality/value

This paper established GFAM (1,1), which overcomes the hysteretic defect of classical prediction model and provides a preferable solution in system prediction in economic catastrophe.

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Grey Systems: Theory and Application, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2043-9377

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