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ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), Volume 1 Issue 1, December 2010

Editorial: Welcome to the first issue of ACM TMIS
Hsinchun Chen
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1877725.1877726

Ideas for the future of the IS field
Gordon B. Davis, Paul Gray, Stuart Madnick, Jay F. Nunamaker, Ralph Sprague, Andrew Whinston
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1877725.1877727

Information systems as a field of intellectual inquiry is now approximately 50 years old. It has many achievements and extensive research to its credit and has established a large group of researchers and experts worldwide. The field has changed...

Drivers of information security search behavior: An investigation of network attacks and vulnerability disclosures
Jingguo Wang, Nan Xiao, H. Raghav Rao
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1877725.1877728

More and more people use search engines to seek for various information. This study investigates the search behavior that drives the search for information security knowledge via a search engine. Based on theories in information search and...

Why give away something for nothing? Investigating virtual goods pricing and permission strategies
Sulin Ba, Dan Ke, Jan Stallaert, Zhongju Zhang
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1877725.1877729

With the rapid increase of virtual goods created for virtual world exchanges and the record growth of user-to-user transactions in these in-world economies, an important question is how a creator sets prices for a virtual good so as to maximize...

Modeling dynamics in agile software development
Lan Cao, Balasubramaniam Ramesh, Tarek Abdel-Hamid
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1877725.1877730

Changes in the business environment such as turbulent market forces, rapidly evolving system requirements, and advances in technology demand agility in the development of software systems. Though agile approaches have received wide attention,...

The sustainability of corporate wikis: A time-series analysis of activity patterns
Ofer Arazy, Arie Croitoru
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1877725.1877731

While existing theoretical frameworks describe collective technology adoption patterns, they provide little insight regarding the expected patterns of wiki activity within projects. Another impediment to the study of wiki sustainability is the...

A privacy protection technique for publishing data mining models and research data
Yu Fu, Zhiyuan Chen, Gunes Koru, Aryya Gangopadhyay
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/1877725.1877732

Data mining techniques have been widely used in many research disciplines such as medicine, life sciences, and social sciences to extract useful knowledge (such as mining models) from research data. Research data often needs to be published along...