[AISWorld] Abstract Announcement for Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM) 22(4)

Choon Ling SIA drsiacl at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 22:04:53 EST 2015

The contents of the latest issue of:
*Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM)*
Impact Factor: *0.483*
Volume 22, Issue 4, October - December 2014
Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically
ISSN: 1062-7375; EISSN: 1533-7995;
Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Choon Ling Sia (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

*Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted
to the Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM). All manuscripts are
accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.*


Bridging Women Rights Networks: Analyzing Interconnected Online Collective

Serpil T. Yuce (Department of Information Science, University of Arkansas,
Little Rock, AR, USA), Nitin Agarwal (Department of Information Science,
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, USA), Rolf T. Wigand (Department
of Information Science, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, USA),
Merlyna Lim (School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University,
Ontario, Canada), Rebecca S. Robinson (School of Social Transformation,
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ USA)

In recent mass protests such as the Arab Spring and Occupy movements,
protesters used social media to spread awareness, coordinate, and mobilize
support. Social media-assisted collective action has attracted much
attention from journalists, political observers, and researchers of various
disciplines. In this article, the authors study transnational online
collective action through the lens of inter-network cooperation. The
authors analyze interaction and support between the women's rights networks
of two online collective actions: ‘Women to Drive' (primarily Saudi Arabia)
and ‘Sexual Harassment' (global). Methodologies used include: extracting
each collective action's social network from blogs authored by female
Muslim bloggers (23 countries), mapping interactions among network actors,
and conducting sentiment analysis on observed interactions to provide a
better understanding of inter-network support. The authors examine these
two distinct but overlapped networks of collective actions and discover
that brokering and bridging processes can facilitate the diffusion of
information, coalition formation, and the expansion of the networks. The
broader goal of the study is to examine the dynamics between interconnected
collective actions. This research contributes to understanding the
mobilization of social movements in digital activism and the role of
cooperative networks in online collective action.

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Korean Online Game's Platform Competition under Two-Sided Market

SeonJun Kang (School of Business, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea),
Sang-Yong Tom Lee (School of Business, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea)

While the growth of total game market size slowed down and the arcade game
industry started to shrink, the online game market keeps increasing,
attaining 26.5% annual growth rate for the early 2010's. Korea's online
game business is especially popular, so that the size is about US$ 4
billion, which is 64.2% of Korea's total game industry. In 2013, Game
market size and online game market size were estimated to be about US$ 9
billion and US$ 7 billion, respectively. From a standpoint of sales, the
game market in Korea (US$ 4.95 billion) accounts for 5.8% of the world game
market and almost one third of the world online game market. Its growth
rate is higher than that of the world game market. The online game markets
in Korea and China have common characteristics that can be distinguished
from other countries: two-sided market with very low switching costs. This
paper is to study the important factors that affect Korean online game's
platform competition. The authors empirically investigate network
externalities by using various variables in online game industry in Korea.
The authors found the number of games available in a platform positively
affects its market share, while the diversity of games and generality of
game rating had no significant impacts. The authors also found that
multi-homing (or overlap of games) increases an online platform's market
share when the platform is relatively new. However, multi-homing decreases
market share when it becomes mature. Having done our empirical and academic
analyses, the authors draw practical implications that may help decision
makers in Korea's online game businesses.

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Moderating Role of Ownership Type in the Relationship between Market
Orientation and Supply Chain Integration in E-Business in China

Hefu Liu (School of Management, University of Science and Technology of
China, Hefei, China), Weiling Ke (School of Business, Clarkson University,
Potsdam, NY, USA), Kwok Kee Wei (College of Business, City University of
Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, China), Zhongsheng Hua (School of Management,
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China)

Integrating supply chain processes in e-business in emerging and
transitional economies has attracted considerable attention from
practitioners and researchers. Based on the theory of market orientation
(MO) and the institution-based perspective, this paper investigates the
effect of MO on supply chain integration (SCI) in e-business and examines
the moderating role of ownership type in the relationship between MO and
SCI in China. The results of a survey of 229 firms suggest that the MO
dimensions have different effects on the supply and the demand process
integration in e-business. Moreover, ownership type moderates the
relationship between MO and SCI. Implications and suggestions for future
research are likewise discussed.

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The Longitudinal Study of Highly-Impact-Technology Enterprises in the ICT
Industry: A Social Network Perspective

Hsi-Yin Yeh (Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center,
National Applied Research Laboratories, Taipei, Taiwan), Mu-Hsuan Huang
(Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University,
Taipei, Taiwan), Dar-Zen Chen (Department of Mechanical Engineering and
Institute of Industrial Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei,

Patent citation can be viewed as an indicator for technical impact and
technical invention. Highly cited patents represent the “prior art” of many
issued patents and are likely to contain significant technological
advances. Enterprises that produced these highly cited patents may
influence industrial technological development. Because the technologically
intensive industries require technology innovation to constantly adapt to
the changing environment, any enterprises can disrupt the market and
produce high impact technologies. This study aims to explore highly cited
technologies in the ICT industry and uses social network analysis and
knowledge-based characteristics to investigate the transitions of
highly-impact-technology enterprises. The longitudinal analysis of
technological leaders examines competitive tendency in specific fields to
anchor the positions of the enterprises. This study proposes a different
viewpoint to analyze highly-impact-technology enterprises based on social
network perspective and knowledge-based characteristics.

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For full copies of the above articles, check for this issue of the *Journal
of Global Information Management (JGIM)* in your institution's library.
This journal is also included in the IGI Global aggregated
*"InfoSci-Journals"* database: www.igi-global.com/isj


Mission of JGIM:

The *Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM)* publishes original
material concerned with all aspects of global information resources
management. JGIM is the primary forum for researchers and practitioners to
disseminate the evolving knowledge in the theory and practice related to
information technology and management of information resources at the
international level. The journal emphasizes the managerial and
organizational facets of information technology resources management.
Articles published in JGIM deal with a vast number of issues concerning
usage, failure, success, policies, strategies, and applications of
information technology in organizations in and across developed, emerging
and developing nations.

Indices of JGIM:

   - ABI/Inform
   - ACM Digital Library
   - Aluminium Industry Abstracts
   - Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC)
   - Bacon's Media Directory
   - Burrelle's Media Directory
   - Cabell's Directories
   - Ceramic Abstracts
   - Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index)
   - Computer & Information Systems Abstracts
   - Corrosion Abstracts
   - CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts
   - CSA Illumina
   - CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts
   - Current Contents®/Social & Behavioral Sciences
   - DBLP
   - DEST Register of Refereed Journals
   - EBSCOhost's Business Source
   - EBSCOhost's Computer & Applied Sciences Complete
   - EBSCOhost's Computer Science Index
   - EBSCOhost's Current Abstracts
   - EBSCOhost's Library/Information Science & Technology Abstracts with
   - Electronics & Communications Abstracts
   - Emerald Abstracts
   - Engineered Materials Abstracts
   - Gale Directory of Publications & Broadcast Media
   - Google Scholar
   - Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
   - ISBIB
   - Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
   - JournalTOCs
   - KnowledgeBoard
   - Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
   - Library Literature & Information Sciences
   - Materials Business File - Steels Alerts
   - MediaFinder
   - Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)
   - PubList.com
   - Social Sciences Citation Index®
   - Social Scisearch®
   - Solid State & Superconductivity Abstracts
   - The Index of Information Systems Journals
   - The Standard Periodical Directory
   - Thomson Reuters
   - Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Coverage of JGIM:

The Journal's coverage is increasingly international and cross functional.
Topics are far ranging and can be specific to the sections within each of
the three mentioned categories. Manuscripts describing the use of
innovative methodologies in international research are sought. Articles
that include a comparison of data gathered from multiple countries and
cultures are especially encouraged. Results should attempt to draw
conclusions of a cross-cultural nature. Authors of single country studies
are requested to extend their findings, where possible, to include
implications to global information management practice and research. Topics
should be drawn from the following categories:

   - Global enterprise systems and e-commerce
   - Global IT and government
   - Global IT diffusion and infrastructure
   - Global IT in library and information management
   - Global manufacturing and R&D information systems
   - Global marketing and human resources information systems
   - Global qualitative IS research
   - Global telecommunications and data security
   - IT in Europe
   - IT in Latin and North Americas
   - IT in the Asia Pacific
   - IT in the Middle East and Africa

Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission
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