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  • Arrested for an Outstanding Warrant ... and Other Memorable Interview Moments
    Arrested for an Outstanding Warrant ... and Other Memorable Interview Moments

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    A job search in today's market is difficult enough without applicants committing egregious blunders during the interview phase. In a recent CareerBuilder survey conducted by Harris Interactive, more than 3,000 employers, hiring managers, and human resource managers in the US rated the biggest mistakes candidates commonly make during interviews. The most consistent mishaps include answering a cell phone or texting (77%), appearing disinterested (75%), dressing inappropriately (72%), appearing arrogant (72%), talking negatively about current or previous employers (67%), and chewing gum (63%).
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  • Will Work for Manufacturing Skills
    Will Work for Manufacturing Skills

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    A recent Washington Post article reports that the manufacturing workforce shrank by a third of its size during the past decade, with a loss of nearly 4 million jobs. Some economists believe this decline is due to rapid growth in manufacturing productivity during the past 50 years, while others claim US factories failed to hold their own amid global competition and rising imports. Many manufacturing employers have a different outlook, however. They see a need not to "bring the jobs back," but rather, to find the workers with the necessary skills to fill open positions. According to the Washington Post article, automation has transformed factories and altered the skills needed to successfully operate and maintain equipment.
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  • More Employee Input and Accountability Yield More Effective Practices
    More Employee Input and Accountability Yield More Effective Practices

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    Despite good intentions from management, employees believe many workplace practices aren't effective and often get in the way of performance results. And about one out of two employees thinks that a lack of openness about how decisions are made and little employee input are major causes, according to a new survey by Fierce Inc. The Fierce survey provides insight into employees' perceptions of workplace practices and the disconnect between managers and employees in workplace communication. Here are study highlights: 1. Forty-four percent of employees felt that workplace practices are ineffective and often hinder employee productivity and morale. 2. Forty-seven percent reported that current practices impede desired results. 3. Fifty percent said the lack of companywide transparency and the lack of employee involvement are the primary areas of concern.
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  • The Buck Stops Here!
    The Buck Stops Here!

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    A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest LLC (“ProQuest”) supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience. More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.
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  • Connecting You With the World
    Connecting You With the World

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    Globalization is an inevitable trend and it brings multiple challenges and opportunities. To avoid culture blunders, workplace learning and development professionals must understand cultural differences and be sensitive to the values, beliefs, and norms that exist in other countries. In today's interconnected world, learning professionals have the opportunity to network with their peers around the world. That's why ASTD created the Global Human Resource Development (HRD) Community of Practice, a community to share regional best practices, conduct global benchmarking, and discuss cross-culture and global talent development issues. Through the world's largest training and development platform, ASTD reaches professionals on six continents and in more than 100 countries.
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  • A Lifestyle of Leadership
    A Lifestyle of Leadership

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    In an interview, Faye Richardson-Green, director, Global Learning and Development, Steelcase Inc, talked about her career. She said that training remained her avocation from 1976 until 2003, when her vocation and avocation intersected, and she joined the learning team at Steelcase University. Personally, her volunteer community leadership experiences provided courage and confidence in the public arena -- fear is mostly an internal battle; showed the value of exercising a voice for others -- the power of one; and shaped her leadership and interaction style-beliefs matter, and equity matters. Professionally, they broadened her network; provided recognition and influence; and increased my opportunities. She goes to her co-workers, as well as some learning professionals outside of Steelcase whom she has met through the years. These are people who still are excited by the learning process.
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  • ASTD ORG ASTD
    ASTD ORG ASTD

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    A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest LLC (“ProQuest”) supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience. More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.
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  • ORGANIZATIONAL GREEN MOTIVATIONS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: EMPIRICAL STUDY
    ORGANIZATIONAL GREEN MOTIVATIONS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: EMPIRICAL STUDY

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    This paper investigates the influence of organizational eco-sustainability motivations on the adoption of Green Information Technology (IT) and IT for Green. Drawing from the motivational theory and using data collected from a survey of 176 organizations, the paper develops and tests four hypotheses. The result shows that eco-efficiency and eco-effectiveness motives influence the adoption of (a) technologies that improve the energy efficiency of IT infrastructure and that reduce IT related emissions (b) information systems to reduce travel and travel related emissions and (c) policy and practices that cultivate product stewardship focusing on the IT lifecycle from procurement to end of life. The findings show that while a sense of corporate environmental responsibility predicts Green IT policies and IT for Green technologies, cost cutting and energy conservation are main reasons for undertaking Green IT investments. Pressure from market forces will emerge as relevant motive as early adopters demonstrate favorable outcome out of their green practices. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • DETERMINANTS OF MOBILE LEARNING ADOPTION: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
    DETERMINANTS OF MOBILE LEARNING ADOPTION: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

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    The purpose of this study is to explore how related factors influence the adoption of mobile learning in Malaysia by incorporating subjective norms and individual differences with Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). This study deploys a self-administered questionnaire and was tested on 401 respondents. Multiple regression analysis was conducted to test the hypotheses in this study. Overall, the results indicated that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and subjective norms is positively associated with the intention to adopt mobile learning. The findings for individual differences require further investigations as gender factor did not show significant effect on intention towards mobile learning usage. The study provides valuable managerial implications on how to speed up the process of adopting mobile learning in emerging markets by improving the assessment of mobile learning. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • TEACHING INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH CASES: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY
    TEACHING INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH CASES: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY

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    The case method is widely used in management education. In information systems (IS), it is particularly appropriate for management-oriented courses. Many case sources are available, along with several different case types (e.g. long vs. short or mini-case, traditional discussion vs. role playing . . .) and question types (e.g. analysis questions, action questions). The instructor is often left to wonder what case teaching approach (case type and questions type) is the most appropriate to stimulate students' involvement and learning. This research explores the effect of the case method on students' involvement and learning, in an IS management course. We experiment with different case teaching approaches, and examine the students' participation, satisfaction and learning, in conjunction with their learning styles. Among the empirical results, we find that some case teaching approaches are more adapted to particular types of learning styles. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • A MASS CUSTOMIZATION INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK
    A MASS CUSTOMIZATION INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK

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    Now that providing individual customization of products is an effective way to compete in the global economy, smart manufacturers are finding the way to overcome traditional mass production limitations. As the benefits of mass customization are realized through well designed information systems that provide direct links among value chain partners and integrate various business activities, the importance of information systems architecture in the delivery of customized goods can hardly be overemphasized. Drawing on concepts from the interrelated literature streams of organizational process-view, this paper examines the information systems requirements for mass customization and proposes an information system architecture framework for customized goods. This information systems architecture enables enterprise - wide integration, reduces systems complexity as well as the Bullwhip effect, and streamlines business processes in mass customization environment. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • THE DECISION BEHAVIOR OF FACEBOOK USERS
    THE DECISION BEHAVIOR OF FACEBOOK USERS

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    Currently, lots of enterprises widely use social network site for marketing campaigns, however, there are still limited literature in the related fields. This study investigated the determinant factors for the successful implementation of Facebook marketing by enterprises. Using the marketing communication model developed by Hoffman & Novak [20] as well as source credibility, social ties, consumer value and the involvement theory, this study tested the impact transferring messages through media on the message receiver's decision-making behavior. A total of 256 smart phone Facebookers were selected as research samples, and the hypotheses was tested using regression analysis. The research findings suggested that advertising messages provided by close friends only affect consumer brand attitudes, but advertising messages provided by commercial sources affect both consumer brand attitudes and purchasing intentions. Utilitarian and recreational advertising messages affect consumer advertising attitude, brand attitudes, purchasing intentions and involvement. Lastly, consumer involvement partially mediates the effects of utilitarian advertising and recreational advertising on advertising attitude, brand attitudes and purchasing intentions. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • REVISITING CUSTOMER VALUE BY FORECASTING E-SERVICE USAGE
    REVISITING CUSTOMER VALUE BY FORECASTING E-SERVICE USAGE

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    In the past, firms focused on stimulating consumption and acquiring customers while neglecting the significance of customer retention. This study delaminated customer value based on previous literature and blended the evolution of the CRM concept to build a customer value model. This work applied a Markov Chain and Bayesian theorem to forecast and recommend appropriate CRM e-services to customers, using Apple iTunes as a case study. Findings revealed that precision was the highest for 52 samples of customer behavior. The precision of a typical student or addicted worker can reach 70.6%, 60.4% for an addicted student, and 50% for a typical worker. The performance of Bayesian theorem is insignificantly influenced by customer type and sample. The adequacy was as high as 90%. The proposed framework not only revisits the value on needs, but also helps firms recommend appropriate services. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • ASSESSING e-EXCISE SUCESS WITH DeLONE AND McLEAN'S MODEL
    ASSESSING e-EXCISE SUCESS WITH DeLONE AND McLEAN'S MODEL

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    The proliferation of e-commerce in the private sector and of Internet usage by the public has stimulated global e-government initiatives. The Thailand e-government initiative is based on the government's long-term strategic policy that aims to reform and overhaul the Thai bureaucracy. This study attempted to identify the e-excise success factors by employing the IS success model. The study focused on finding the factors that may contribute to the success of the e-excise initiative. The Delphi Technique was used to investigate the determinant factors for the success of the e-excise initiative. Three-rounds of data collection were conducted with 77 active users from various industries. The results suggest that by increasing Trust in the e-government website, Perceptions of Information Quality, Perceptions of System Quality, and Perceptions of Service Quality will influence System Usage and User Satisfaction, and will ultimately have consequences for the Perceived Net Benefits. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • EXPLAINING PURCHASING BEHAVIOR WITHIN WORLD OF WARCRAFT
    EXPLAINING PURCHASING BEHAVIOR WITHIN WORLD OF WARCRAFT

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    Virtual worlds, e.g. World of Warcraft (WoW) and RuneScape - have demonstrated huge economic potential. However, little empirical research has been conducted into players' purchase behavior in virtual worlds. This research was designed to help gain a better understanding of factors influencing purchase behavior in virtual worlds by empirically developing and testing a conceptual model of purchase behavior in virtual worlds. An online survey was conducted within WoW (n=253) and structural equation modeling was used to test the research model. Among the statistically significant paths found in the model, effort expectancy, performance expectancy, advancement, perceived value, customization, habit, enjoyment and perceived social status all have strong impact on players' purchase intention and actual purchase behavior. The study rounds off with a discussion and conclusions, highlighting implications for research and practice, research limitations. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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