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Friday, February 23, 2018

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

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The Information Systems and Statistics Research Seminar Series:

Three Upcoming Events

(see RSVP information below)

 

From:  Prof. Kannan Mohan

Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics, Coordinator, Ph.D. program in Information Systems

Prof. Tabitha James

Associate Professor

Pamplin College of Business

Virginia Tech.  

 

Date: March 8, 2018

Time: 12:30 to 1:45PM

Location: 11-217 IS-STA Conference room  

Using Organismic Integration Theory to Explore the Associations between Users’ Exercise Motivations and Fitness Technology Feature Set Use

Abstract

Wearable devices and applications (apps) that offer a variety of features intended to support exercisers have flooded the marketplace. Organismic integration theory (OIT) proposes that motivations to exercise can vary along a spectrum of self-determination. To best serve exercisers and assist organizations that are developing and promoting fitness technologies, we need a better understanding of how individuals’ exercise motivations influence their fitness technology feature set use. We also need to determine the impact of fitness technology features on enhancing or undermining wellness outcomes — such as subjective vitality. Our results suggest that almost every subtype of exerciser, where the subtype is defined by OIT motivations toward exercise, has a unique use profile. Our findings also suggest that the social interaction and data management features of current fitness technologies show promise in assisting well-being outcomes, but only for the more self-determined and amotivated subtypes of exercisers. This leads us to suggest that providing every type of exerciser the motivational support that best fits their motivational profile may not be a trivial task, but it ultimately may be necessary for fitness technologies to be universally useful in supporting wellness outcomes.

Biography

Tabitha L. James is an Associate Professor in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.  She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi in Management Information Systems.  Her current research interests include behavioral information privacy and security, psychological impacts of technology use, social networks, combinatorial optimization, heuristics, and, parallel computing.  Her research has been published in outlets such as Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, European Journal of Information Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Networks, Computers & Security, Information & Management, Expert Systems with Applications, and Decision Support Systems.  She has served as an AE for ICIS, as well as a mini-track chair and junior faculty consortium co-chair for AMCIS. She also serves on the board of editors of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence.

Presented by the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics   

To RSVP, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/EyTB0V69BOj5bdU13. If you have any questions, please contact Kannan Mohan at Kannan.mohan@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Prof. Tamilla Mavlanova Triantoro

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

School of Business

Quinnipiac University

 

Date: March 26, 2018

Time: 12:30 to 1:45PM

Location: 11-217 IS-STA Conference room  

 Signaling and Games: Enhancing the Recruitment Process through Gamification

Abstract

Using signaling theory, we evaluate the signaling effect of a new gamified system that we designed to collect user personality data in the context of online recruitment. Specifically, we designed and tested a gamified system that is based on the widely used Big Five personality assessment instrument. Then we evaluated the effect of this system on the users’ engagement and enjoyment and their perceptions of the hiring organization. We also identified game elements that provide more gameful experience. The results suggest that gamification serves as a positive signal during the recruitment process, and gamified systems provide more enjoyment for users while keeping them more engaged. These findings have theoretical and practical implications to improve the design of existing online recruitment systems.

Biography

Tamilla Mavlanova Triantoro is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems in the School of Business, Quinnipiac University. She received her Ph.D. in Business from the City University of New York. Tamilla’s research interests extend over multiple areas including business data analytics, user experience design, and business strategy. Tamilla’s current research focuses on the role of data resources in organizations, gamified technology experience, and competitive positioning.  Tamilla’s research has been published in the Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Information & Management, ACM Transactions on Human Computer Interactions, and presented at the International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), and other conferences and industry events.

Presented by the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics              

To RSVP, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/NE1MJoVXe23daEji1. If you have any questions, please contact Kannan Mohan at Kannan.mohan@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Prof. Amrit Tiwana

P. George Benson Professor of MIS

Terry College of Business

University of Georgia

 

Date: April 10, 2018

Time: 12:30 to 1:45PM

Location: 11-217 IS-STA Conference room  

 Platform Synergy: Architectural Origins and Competitive Consequences

Abstract

The internal architecture of apps has yet to receive attention in platform studies, which predominantly study apps’ platform-facing, external architecture. We develop a model of how the interplay between an app's internal and external architecture shapes its ability to leverage the platform to outcompete rival apps. Primary and archival data spanning four years from 618 BlackberryOS apps show how internal architecture's complementarity with external architecture influences an app’s competitive lead. We show that apps fare better in a competitive race when they are modular monoliths—externally modular but internally monolithic.

Biography

Amrit Tiwana (people.terry.uga.edu/tiwana) is the P. George Benson Professor of MIS at UGA’s Terry College of Business. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of Information Systems Research, Strategic Management Journal, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, and others. His work has appeared in various MIS, strategy, software engineering, finance, and marketing journals including ISR, MISQ, JMIS, SMJ, and ACM Transactions on Software Engineering. Royalties from his most recent book on IT Strategy (MIT Press) support two charities, Women in Technology and Code for America.

Presented by the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics  

To RSVP for any of the above events, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/v1iiucsbI766OeDs1. If you have any questions, please contact Kannan Mohan at Kannan.mohan@baruch.cuny.edu.

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Kannan Mohan
Professor

Coordinator, Ph.D. program in Information Systems

Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics
Baruch College, The City University of New York
Phone: (646) 312 3372

http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/kannanmohan

Ph.D. Program: http://cis.baruch.cuny.edu/doctoral/