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JITBM VOLUME 47

 

Title

A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Author

Cenk Laçin ARIKAN1, Didem ENGİNOĞLU2

Source International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management  pp 001 - 006  Vol. 047. No. 1 -- 2016
Abstract

Different leadership styles have been thoroughly studied in various situations over the past three decades. All this accumulated knowledge seems not to mask the growing interest in strategic leadership. Leadership style of organizations forms and impacts the strategies at both individual and organizational levels. Effective leadership has positive impacts on both firm performance and competitiveness. Integrating strategy and leadership is a critical factor for the future of firms. Strategic leadership is regarded as an effective and crucial management tool which helps firms in operating successfully in highly competitive market conditions. With this study we dwell into the research that has aggregated in terms of strategic leadership styles. Literature on strategic leadership highlights certain findings that point toward a common understanding, but nevertheless there are many areas which are left less than clear. An in-depth discussion of the major approaches and a review of contemporary challenges facing strategic leaders of today are presented and directions for future research are presented.

Keywords Strategy, strategic leadership, strategic decision making, organizational performance, competitiveness.
 

 

Title

COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT IN IT PROJECTS USING UML LANGUAGE

Author

Viliam Malcher*, Studeničová Andrea

Source International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management  pp 001 - 019  Vol. 047. No. 1 -- 2016
Abstract

The ability to communicate is an essential life skill and one that be continually developed. Communication in IT projects is a complex process that involve several iterations before understanding is achieved. You can communicate using words, symbols, pictures, messages and other elements. In this paper we have focused our attention on the communication in complex projects by program code based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and design patterns.  

Keywords

UML Language, Communication Management, IT Projects, Design Patterns.

 

 

Title

LOGISTICS INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF FLOUR IN NIGERIA

Author

Joseph Adeniyi Kolawoleb , Cornelius Femi Popoola    and Ezekiel Morakinyo Akinseye

Source International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management  pp 001 - 019  Vol. 047. No. 1 -- 2016
Abstract

This study investigated logistics information systems in the distribution of flour in Nigeria. A case study design was used and 50 staff of Honeywell Flour Mill was sampled for the study. Data generated through questionnaire were analysed using correlation and regression analysis. The findings of the study revealed that logistic information systems such as e-commerce, interactive telephone systems and electronic data interchange positively correlated with distribution of flour in Honeywell Flour Mill. Finding also deduced that e-commerce, interactive telephone systems and electronic data interchange jointly and positively contribute to the distribution of flour in Honeywell Flour Mill in Nigeria (R=.935; Adj. R2= .642; F(3,47)=14.739; p<.05). The study therefore recommended that Honeywell Flour Mill should upgrade their logistic information systems to computer-to-computer communication of business transactions and documents, as well adopt new technology such as, tracking-and-tracing systems (Barcode-scanning for packages and palettes), tracking vehicles with Global Positioning System (GPS), measuring vehicle performance with ‘black boxes’ (containing logistic data) and Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) into their systems.

Keywords E-commerce, Electronic Data Interchange, Flour Distribution, Information System, Interactive Telephone Systems.
 

 

Title

TWITTER AS INFORMATION SOURCE IN POPULAR SCIENCE: LIVE TWEETED SURGERIES

Author Mariana Carvalho
Source International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management  pp 026 - 036  Vol. 047. No. 1 -- 2016
Abstract

This paper analyzes Twitter as an information source for popular science and science communication, spreading information to professionals and students of the area and lay people, patients and their families. For such, we use as theoretical framework a live tweeted surgery. Through this research, we understand that Twitter needs to be more explored, updated and corrected to be considered an information source. Still, we can see this paper as an analysis of the theme, which needs further investigation. There are still many questions that need to be answered so that hospitals and physicians can make well based decisions on using or not social media.

Keywords Social media. Twitter. Medicine. Popular science. Science communication
 

 

Title

SOP NAVIGATOR: ONTOLOGY AND SEMANTIC-BASED
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

Author

Pangudi Citraning Putra, Kudang Boro Seminar, Irman Hermadi

Source International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management  pp 037 - 045  Vol. 047. No. 1 -- 2016
Abstract

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is a form of explicit knowledge at the technical level. SOP documents are very important because they are regulating the business process in an organization. SOP documents are something very necessary, but can not be used easily anytime and anywhere whenever needed. The knowledge contained in the SOP document is a precious asset for an organization, but it is not yet managed well. This research aimed to develop a knowledge management system based on ontology and semantic network that could display knowledge of SOP documents, navigate between knowledge visually, and manage SOP knowledge. This system was called SOP Navigator. Ontologies were used to capture the relationship between knowledge and a semantic network was used to display a representation of knowledge. SOP documents that used in this study is the SOP documents for technical field of information technology, the academic process of Graduate School, and personnel administration. The knowledge contained in the SOP document codified in the semantic network model in the form of nodes that related. Nodes and relationships could have different properties according to their knowledge. Modelling stored in a graph database that allows users to managed SOP data. SOP Navigator was implemented using the Ruby programming language, Sinatra web framework, and Neo4j graph database.

Keywords graph database, knowledge management system, ontology, semantic network, standard operating procedures
 

 

Title

A META-ANALYSIS STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES OF INTERNATIONAL TOURIST HOTELS IN TAIWAN ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Author

Gao-Liang Wang

Source International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management  pp 046 - 055  Vol. 047. No. 1 -- 2016
Abstract

The primary focus of this study is to understand the effects of organizational cultures of international tourist hotels in Taiwan on organizational performance. This study is conducted on the basis of existing data collected by domestic and overseas scholars, and the Meta Analysis method is applied for the analysis. The results show that the organizational cultures of international hotels in Taiwan have significantly positive effect on organizational performance.

Keywords Organizational Cultures, Organizational Performance, Meta Analysis