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ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), Volume 2 Issue 1, March 2011

Editorial: Design science, grand challenges, and societal impacts
Hsinchun Chen
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1929916.1929917

Visualizing web search results using glyphs: Design and evaluation of a flower metaphor
Michael Chau
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1929916.1929918

While the Web provides a lot of useful information to managers and decision makers in organizations for decision support, it requires a lot of time and cognitive effort for users to sift through a search result list returned by search engines to...

A linguistic analysis of group support systems interactions for uncovering social realities of organizations
Feng-Yang Kuo, Chun-Po Yin
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1929916.1929919

Talks are actions, and language represents the medium through which we encounter reality, carry out practical reasoning, and construct social actions. This study applies the speech act theory to analyze the data collected in a study by Trauth and...

A multimethod study of information quality in wiki collaboration
Gerald C. Kane
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1929916.1929920

In this article, the author presents the results of a two-phase, multimethod study of wiki-based collaboration in an attempt to better understand how peer-produced collaboration is done well in wiki environments. Phase 1 involves an in-depth case...

Uncovering and testing archetypes of effective public sector CIOs
Gregory S. Dawson, Richard T. Watson
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1929916.1929921

Given the importance of public sector CIOs to government performance and citizens' faith in democracy as an efficient provider of services, it is important to understand what makes some government CIOs more effective than others. Q Method is used...

Computer use and wage returns: The complementary roles of IT-related human capital and nonroutine tasks
Debabrata Dey, Ming Fan, Gang Peng
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1929916.1929922

The effect of computer use on individual workers is relatively underresearched in the IS literature. Prior studies on computer use usually treat technologies as a “black box” and rarely look into how computers are used in workplaces...