Research Papers/Topics in Management Information System

Antecedents of Building Trust in E-commerce Websites: Evidence From Ghana

ABSTRACT One of the underlying factors that need to be taken seriously when using the internet to transact business is trust. The lack of face to face interaction in the e-commerce trade leads to a lack of trust which is hindering e-commerce. This research seeks to investigate how Ghanaian e-commerce firms institute trust in their websites and how that influences consumer trust. Past research on trust in e-commerce has been considering only one side of trust at a time, that is, either a...

Digitalization Of Paper-Based Enterprise Content And Workflow In A Public Sector Institution: A Developing Country Case Study

ABSTRACTIn an attempt to go paperless, public sector institutions (PSIs) in developing countries are beginning to position themselves in a manner that drives them to implement the necessary digital technologies to achieve this aim. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems are one of the technologies that enhances digital transformation by managing a wide range of contents and business processes or workflows of institutions. This research sets out to understand ECM implementation and use in...

Social Construction Of Bespoke Software For Higher Education Management In A Sub-Saharan African Country

ABSTRACTThis research set out to understand why and how higher education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa countries opt to develop bespoke IS instead of packaged proprietary software. The literature on Higher Education Information Systems (HEIS) stresses the selection, adoption and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages in higher education institutions paying touching briefly on the development of bespoke software for higher education management.This study extends the...

Preliminary Insights Into Research Motivations Of African Information Systems Researchers

ABSTRACT The field of Information Systems (IS) over the last 5 decades of its existence has witnessed diverse research works in the advanced as well as the developing economies. As new concepts and issues in Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) continue to increase, continuous efforts are being made to document the research topics, theoretical applications and new trends. The advanced economies have predominantly set the pace and direction of research in the IS terrain. ...

The Impact Of Ownership And Vertical Integration On The Performance Of Petroleum Firms

ABSTRACT The petroleum industry is one of the essential industries globally. State participation and vertical integration are some of the most prevailing phenomena in the industry. This study sought to assess the impact of ownership and vertical integration on the performance of petroleum firms. Petroleum firms were categorized into four different clusters, based on ownership types, comprising fully private, minority state owned, majority state owned and fully state owned for the assessm...

Enablers And Inhibitors Of Information Systems Disaster Recovery Planning: Evidence From Managers In The Ghanaian Banking Sector.

ABSTRACT Information systems (IS) have become an integral part of many organisations as they depend on it to execute their critical business function. As a result any situation that will render the IS unavailable will be detrimental to most organisations. The purpose of this research was to explore the enablers and inhibitors of information systems disaster recovery planning (ISDRP) in organisations in the Ghanaian banking sector. In order to achieve this purpose, the study used the qua...

An Assessment Of E-Learning Adoption In Universities: Evidence From A Developing Country

ABSTRACT Electronic learning (e-learning) has come to revolutionize the way students receive educational information from their teachers/instructors and it is ushering in a new era of active and creative thinkers and students. This has spurned on a lot of interest in the field of Information Systems research which has led to researchers looking at factors that either support or inhibit the adoption of e-learning with little focus on the influence of moderating factors on these adoption ...

The Socio-Economic Impact Of Ivorian Refugees On The Fetentaa Host Community

ABSTRACT The rapid advances in digital technologies have led to the rising need for the development of strategies to harness its potential, especially in the field of Information Systems. Despite this growing importance, there is still a fuzzy understanding of what constitutes a comprehensive Digital Business Strategy (DBS) which encompasses the dominant dimensions of strategic actions in the digital economy. It is worthwhile to note that the digital business strategy transcends one fun...

Dynamic Capability Analysis Of Ghanaian Mobile Business Organisations

ABSTRACT Individual and business consumers are increasingly adopting mobile devices and mobile services. Technology research in taking its usual cow paths has predominantly focused on the consumer adoption of mobile phones and mobile services. There is a somewhat silence in research on how firms in the mobile technology ecosystem develop these mobile services for consumption or adoption by individuals and businesses. This silence is more severe for mobile business organisations (MBOs), ...

Virtualisation Of Course Evaluation Process In Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study Of The University Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The act of student evaluating teaching is a prevailing development in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs). In most HEIs in Africa, students evaluate courses for both summative and formative purposes, that is, to serve as a feedback mechanism to faculty for instructional improvement. The method of evaluating courses is undergoing a tremendous change due to the rapid development in technology. The purpose of this study is to understand why and how higher educational institutio...

Towards A Decade Of Open Government Data In Africa: A Fit Viability Case Analysis Of Ghana

ABSTRACTAlmost a decade ago in 2011, the Government of Ghana together with other countries in Africa, became a signatory to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) charter – a global initiative aimed at liberating government-controlled data for use, reuse and distribution by citizens and businesses. The project which harnesses modern information technology tools to promote transparency, fight corruption and empower citizens, has however stalled in many African countries including Ghana. For i...

The Impact Of Technology Based Self Service Banking Service Quality On Customer Satisfaction: A Case Study Of The Nigerian Banking Sector

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the research is to determine the impact of Technology Based Self-Service Banking (TBSSB) on customers’ satisfaction in the Nigerian Banking Sector. Focus is given to five selected banks within Yola metropolis, in Adamawa state. The research determines the degree of impact of speed of delivery, convenience, efficiency, reliability & security as well as their influence on customer satisfaction. In this context, the speed of delivery, convenience, efficiency, reliability...

The Use Of Electronic Resources By” Graduate “Students Of University Of Ghana”

ABSTRACT” The study investigated the use of electronic resources by graduate students of the University of Ghana to find students awareness of electronic resources in the university library, “frequency of use of these resources and challenges” associated with the use of these resources. A survey methodology was employed for the study with a population of 302 Regular “MBA” students from the University of Ghana Business School. A sample size of 100 was used and the .Convenient S...

The Impact Of Ownership And Vertical Integration On The Performance Of Petroleum Firms

ABSTRACT The petroleum industry is one of the essential industries globally. State participation and vertical integration are some of the most prevailing phenomena in the industry. This study sought to assess the impact of ownership and vertical integration on the performance of petroleum firms. Petroleum firms were categorized into four different clusters, based on ownership types, comprising fully private, minority state owned, majority state owned and fully state owned for the assessm...

Accessibility Of Academic Library Services To Distance Learners: A Study Of University Of Ghana Library System

ABSTRACT This study seeks to investigate the accessibility of academic library services to distance learners, with specific reference to University of Ghana Library System (UGLS). The general objective of the study is to assess the level of awareness and accessibility of library services to distance students. A survey was conducted and one hundred and thirty eight (138) Level 400 distance learning students in the Accra Learning Centre together with University librarian of the University...


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