Cross-Organizational and Cross-Border IS/IT Collaboration

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    A New Approach to the Evolution of Collaboration Platforms: The Case of South Korea’s Convergence Alliance
    ( 2019-01-08) Jang, Heeyoung ; Kim, Min-Sun ; Cho, Sung-Min ; Lee, Jongho ; Kim, Hongbum
    While organizations and alliances for collaboration have been promoted by governments for many years, their performance has not been very meaningful in terms of activation or outcome, particularly in South Korea. Thus, as a tool for creating new industries and growth engines, a new form of collaboration platform—convergence alliances—is being promoted in South Korea. In order to explore the distinct characteristics and advantages of convergence alliances, this research compares this new type of platform with existing collaboration platforms. By using a case analysis framework with in-depth interviews, this research suggests several implications for promoting convergence alliances, including the combination of manufacturing and service industries, more opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises, the avoidance of opportunistic behaviors, the development of new types of objectives, and the introduction of relevant policy actions and government support.
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    The Role of Cross-Domain Use Cases in IoT – A Case Analysis
    ( 2019-01-08) Bär, Sebastian ; Reinhold, Olaf ; Alt, Rainer
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    Supporting Cross-Organizational Assimilation of IoT Innovation Exemplified by the ChainPORT Initiative
    ( 2019-01-08) Tesse, Jöran ; Schirmer, Ingrid ; Saxe, Sebastian ; Baldauf, Ulrich
    The chainPORT community of port authorities (PAs) around the world gave their commitment to collaborate. Many PAs developed Internet of Things (IoT) based solutions to increase their operational efficiency. Within its IT solutions workgroup, the challenge of supporting the diffusion and assimilation of these IoT innovations was adressed by creating a centralized communication platform for IoT solutions to allow inter-organizational knowledge exchange. We draw upon the knowledge gained by analyzing 24 solutions from 8 port authorities and present concepts on how the specific challenges in this setting were adressed and what principles guided the creation of the emerging IT artifact.
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    An Exploratory Study for Perceived Advertising Value in the Relationship Between Irritation and Advertising Avoidance on the Mobile Social Platforms
    ( 2019-01-08) Ko, Ilsang ; Wei, Xiaolong ; An, Nan
    This study delves deeply into advertising avoidance research and redefines the uses and gratifications theory (U&G) as divided into (a) convenience U&G, (b) content U&G, and (c) social U&G to conduct an approach to alleviate the degree of advertising avoidance on the mobile social platforms. To carefully study the forming framework of advertising avoidance, we extract the factor irritation considered to directly impact on avoidant intention induced by perceived intrusiveness and privacy concerns. As an important previous factor in advertising research, we also test the moderating effect of perceived advertising value between irritation and advertising avoidance. Findings show that ubiquity takes a negative role on mobile social platforms and tailoring also takes different roles on perceived intrusiveness and privacy concerns; unfortunately, content U&G consist of advertising informativeness and entertainment didn’t find any significant effect; in contrast with previous study, social U&G as social interaction and social integration also show some different roles but is ambiguous. However, the positive relationship of perceived intrusiveness, privacy concerns, irritation, and advertising avoidance has been confirmed again although with a pity of insignificant moderating effect of advertising value. Management issues, theoretical contributions, limitations and future study are discussed as follow.
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    Contractual Dimensions and Buyer-Supplier Perceived Risk: the Moderating Role of Information Technology Integration.
    ( 2019-01-08) Wang, Yuting ; Cai, Zhao ; Liu, Hefu ; Huang, Qian
    Contract is widely conceived as an effective approach to decrease risk perception and resolve disputes. However, previous literature on the link between contracts and risk perception is contradictory, wherein both positive and negative findings exist. This study provides a novel insight about the mechanism of contractual dimensions and considers the boundary conditions of information technology (IT) integration. Data collected from 225 retailers of a manufacturer support most hypotheses. Specifically, contractual complexity has positive influence on relational risk and contractual recurrence has negative influence on both performance and relational risk. This study further reveals the positive moderating effect of IT integration on the influence of contractual complexity on relational risk and the negative effect of IT integration on the influence of contractual recurrence on relational risk and performance risk. Implications and limitations of the study are discussed.