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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Mobile Transaction Over NFC and GSM

    Although NFC mobile services have great potential for growth, they have raised a number of issues which are of concern to researchers and are preventing the wide adoption of this technology within society. Dynamic relationships of NFC ecosystem players in an NFC transaction process make them partners in a way...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Legal Feasibility of Automated Data Collection for Statistical Purposes in the EU

    Internet-based measurement is using Internet as source of data gathering and it is a method of automated data collection. The three most common Internet-based measurement approaches are user-centric, network-centric and site-centric measurements. User-centric relies on in-depth analysis of behavior of users by installing software and application; network-centric measures traffic flows...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    A Survey of Emerging Approaches to Spam Filtering

    From just an annoying characteristic of the electronic mail epoch, spam has evolved into an expensive resource and time-consuming problem. In this paper, the authors focus on emerging approaches to spam filtering built on recent developments in computing technologies. These include peer-to-peer computing, grid computing, semantic Web, and social networks....

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Alignment of IS Projects with Business Strategy: Evolution of Thinking and Practice

    Despite numerous efforts to integrate business and IS strategic plans, organizations are not delivering the expected benefits from IS investment. IS alignment research has recognized that IS alignment at strategic level is not sufficient and therefore a continue process of reconciliation between strategy formulation and strategy implementation is required. Strategy...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Addressing Emergent Context Of Shariah Compliant Financial Services: A Service Designing Construct

    The last two decades have seen substantial geographical, sectorial and service portfolio growth in Shariah Compliant Financial Services (SCFS). The authors describe this growth in terms of the emergent context. Literature in general service and financial service design consider context as an important element of the service design, but little...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Group Project Work From the Outset: An In-Depth Teaching Experience Report

    This paper is not intended as a scientifically rigorous study but rather an informal account of the authors' experiences that they hope may have some motivational value and offer some useful ideas and techniques for others involved in group project work in universities. Although this paper is based in a...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    New Ideas and Emerging Research: Evaluating Prediction System Accuracy

    An important feature of any engineering discipline is the ability to make timely and accurate predictions, and in order to do so people need prediction systems. Moreover the authors need to evaluate such models or prediction systems. Software engineering is no exception. However, judging predictive accuracy is a subtle task...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Modeling The Link Between US Inflation And Output: The Importance Of The Uncertainty Channel

    This paper employs an augmented version of the UECCC GARCH specification proposed in Conrad and Karanasos (2010) which allows for lagged in-mean effects, level effects as well as asymmetries in the conditional variances. In this unified framework the authors examine the twelve potential intertemporal relationships between inflation, growth and their...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Framework for Intrusion Detection in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Mesh Networks

    Intrusion detection system is one of the possible solutions to timely detect the intrusions and alarm for appropriate action. So far many intrusion detection systems have been proposed for ad-hoc networks, however due to the different characteristics, such intrusion detection systems cannot perform well in wireless mesh networks environment. In...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    The EONIA Spread Before And During The Crisis Of 2007 To 2009: The Role Of Liquidity And Credit Risk

    This paper provides an empirical assessment of the factors affecting the spread between the Euro area OverNight Interest rAte (EONIA) and the main policy rate of the European Central Bank (ECB). Up until the period when Lehman Brothers collapsed in mid-September 2008, the spread was small and positive. After this...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Implementing an e-Business Model for a Dot-Com SME: Lessons Learned

    One of the key steps to develop an e-business solution is the definition of a Business Model (BM), which requires the expertise from different areas such as finance, technology, marketing, and project management. It is known that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) count with limited resources to undertake this type...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Towards Ontology Based e-Business Standards

    E-Business standards are recognized as one of the most important drivers of Business-To-Business integration. These standards seek to provide unambiguous specifications for error-free exchange of documents and information between trading partners. These standards are however, syntax based and do not guarantee semantic interoperability between partners. This paper proposes the utilization...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Market States And Contrarian Strategy: Evidence From Chinese Stock Market

    Using the most comprehensive weekly data of 'A' shares in Chinese stock market, this paper examines short-term contrarian strategy under different market states from 1995-2010. The authors find statistically significant profits from contrarian strategies, especially during the period after 2007, when China (along with other countries) is experiencing the economic...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Will Brand Experience Predict Brand Love?

    The development of consumer - brand relationship has been a focus of branding theory in recent years. Relationship marketing has prompted brand managers to seek innovative ways to create mutually beneficial relationships with consumers. The traditional method of brand marketing mostly appeals to functional links with consumers, but consumers now...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    A Revised Perspective On The Evaluation Of IT/IS Investments Using An Evolutionary Approach

    The implementation of new technology is clearly one of the most lengthy, expensive and complex tasks that a firm can undertake (Small and Chen, 1995). In recent years, many sectors of manufacturing, such as aerospace and their related supply chain industries, have been reported as being significant investors in Information...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Factors Impacting Knowledge Transfer Success In Information Systems Outsourcing

    Despite increased research interest on knowledge transfer in information systems (IS) outsourcing, the field still lacks sound and holistic understanding of the key factors influencing knowledge transfer success. The present paper attempts to provide a synthesis of existing theoretical perspectives and empirical findings related to the factors that facilitate or...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Hybrid Process Modelling within Business Process Management Projects

    Business Process Management (BPM) is still an important research topic amongst both academics and businesses. The recent recession has forced businesses to focus on cost control and efficiency in order to better cope with the economic downturn. Many companies in this situation turn to BPM software as a means of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Challenges and Influential Factors in ERP Adoption and Implementation

    The adoption and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is a challenging and expensive task that not only requires rigorous efforts but also demands to have a detailed analysis of such factors that are critical to the adoption or implementation of ERP systems. Many efforts have been made to...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Tested Evaluation of Fast and Secure Handover in FMIPv6

    In next generation all-IP based networks, a large number of mobile nodes are expected to use MIPv6 protocol for mobility. In mobile environment one frequent cause of service disruption is handovers. When MN moves, at some point MN will reach the physical border of its current wireless network and will...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Using ERP As A Basis For Enterprise Application Integration

    Architecting and implementing e-Business supply chain solutions across and within the modern day enterprise, is now becoming a necessity in order to maintain competitive and be adaptable to market needs. As such, the integration of information and processes is a vital step, using technologies such as using Enterprise Resource Planning...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Emergence Of ERPII Characteristics Within An ERP Integration Context

    It is widely accepted that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) can provide organizations with efficiency and productivity gains, in terms of aggregating and streamlining internal business processes. It is also well understood that embarking upon the implementation of such an IT project, also presents many risks and challenges to the incumbent...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Mapping Knowledge Management And Organizational Learning In Support Of Organizational Memory

    The normative literature within the field of Knowledge Management has concentrated on techniques and methodologies for allowing knowledge to be codified and made available to individuals and groups within organizations. The literature on Organizational Learning however, has tended to focus on aspects of knowledge that are pertinent at the macro-organizational...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Optical Fibre Technologies and Radio Over Fibre Strategic Research for Future Networks

    Wireless communication is entering a new phase where the focus is shifting from voice to multimedia services. Present consumers are no longer interested in the underlying technology; they simply need reliable and cost effective communication systems that can support Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device (ATAWAD). Globally, mobile data traffic will double...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Comparative Analysis of Business Process Modelling Techniques

    Business process modeling is an increasingly popular research area for both organizations and academia due to its usefulness in facilitating human understanding and communication. Several modeling techniques have been proposed and used to capture the characteristics of business processes. However, available techniques view business processes from different perspectives and have...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Efficiency, Investment And Bank Lending In Transition And Emerging Economies

    This paper studies the economic development in transition and emerging economies with focus on three particular economic issues: production efficiency, physical investment rate and bank lending under bank ownership perspective. The paper chooses to study transition and emerging economies because they have undergone many important reform processes that may be...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Determinants Of Employee Readiness For Organisational Change

    Organizations are continually confronting challenges to remain competitive and successful, which compels organizations to regularly re-evaluate their strategies, structures, policies, operations, processes and culture. Managing change effectively is however a main challenge in the change management domain because of massive human involvement. Thus, managers and change agents are eager to...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Strategies, Contributions And Inhibitors Of Information Systems To Organizational Competitiveness: An Empirical Analysis Within The Caribbean

    This paper investigates how Information Systems (IS) may be managed to determine specific contributions to an organization's competitive position. It is evident that there is little discussion about how such an advantage manifests itself (Barney, 1991; Fedorowicz, Gogan & Ray, 2004; Evans & Morton, 2004). King and Teo (1996) identified...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Business Model Requirements And Challenges In The Mobile Telecommunication Sector

    The telecommunications business is undergoing a critical revolution, driven by innovative technologies, globalization, and deregulation. Cellular networks and telecommunications bring radical changes to the way telecom businesses are conducted. Globalization, on the other hand, is tearing down legacy barriers and forcing monopolistic national carriers to compete internationally. Moreover, the noticeable...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    3D Product Authenticity Model for Online Retail: An Invariance Analysis

    This paper investigates the effects of different levels of invariance analysis on Three Dimensional (3D) Product Authenticity Model (3DPAM) constructs in the e-retailing context. A hypothetical retailer Web site presents a variety of laptops using 3D product visualisations. The proposed conceptual model achieves acceptable fit and the hypothesised paths are...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Fascist Moment: Security, Exclusion, Extermination

    Security is cultivated and mobilized by enacting exclusionary practices, and exclusion is cultivated and realized on security grounds. This paper explores the political dangers that lie in this connection, dangers which open the door to a fascist mobilization in the name of security. To do so the paper first asks:...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    A Semantic-Based Framework for Discovering Business Process Patterns

    Patterns currently play an important role in modern Information Systems (IS) development and their use has mainly been restricted to the design and implementation phases of the development lifecycle. Given the increasing significance of business modeling in IS development, patterns have the potential of providing a viable solution for promoting...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Sale The Seven Cs: Teaching/Training Aid For The (E-)Retail Mix

    The '4Ps' of the marketing mix have long been popular with students, tutors, trainers and practitioners as a learning and teaching aid. The purpose of this paper is to present an equivalent tool for retail and e-retail: 'Sale the 7Cs'. The approach is by reference to other authors' versions of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Can A Persistence Of Currency Crisis Be Explained By The Indicators Of Fundamentals?: Markov Switching Models For Exchange Market Pressure

    This paper investigates the contribution of fundamentals to the persistence of currency crises by identifying the determinants of high volatility in the exchange market pressure index (empi) for some new EU member states. The Markov switching model is utilised to identify the high volatility of empi, and a linear regression...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    International Financial Integration And Real Exchange Rate Long-Run Dynamics In Emerging Countries: Some Panel Evidence

    The aim of this paper is to provide new empirical evidence on the impact of international financial integration on the long-run Real Exchange Rate (RER) in 39 developing countries belonging to three different geographical regions (Latin America, Asia and MENA). It covers the period 1979-2004, and carries out "Second-Generation" tests...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Remodelling Of Patient Care Pathway For E-Health

    The interdependencies within the health care system are seldom taken into account prior to implementation of e-health projects, and there tends to be little change management as part of the plan. This paper describes the use of a modified Patient Care Pathway as a method to design and implement e-health...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    A Framework For Successful CRM Implementation

    Although the promising potentials of CRM as a way of capturing comparative advantages in the face of the growing competition, the failure percentage of its implementations is still relatively high which causes increasing concerns for business organisations. Many studies have addressed the problem of the high rate of CRM failure...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Analysing B2B Electronic Procurement Benefits - Information Systems Perspective

    This paper presents electronic procurement benefits identified in four case companies. The benefits achieved in the case companies were classified according to taxonomies from the Information Systems discipline. Existing taxonomies were combined into a new taxonomy which allows evaluation of the complex e-procurement impact. Traditional financial-based methods failed to capture...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Evaluation Of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) Techniques: Driver Perspective

    Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) literature reviews with a focus on the global dimension are considered in this research. This paper counters the evaluation of SISP techniques through information system (IS) strategic drivers. These techniques can be vital contributors in the IS strategy (ISS) designing process. Therefore, categorization of the...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    HMD Vs. PDA: A Comparative Study of the User Out-of-Box Experience

    The Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) has been identified as a significant factor contributing to user perception and acceptance of products and technologies. Whilst there has been considerable emphasis placed on formalising methodological procedures for evaluating the OOBE and on the creation of positive user experiences through appropriate interfaces and applications, relatively...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Alignment Of IT Projects With Business Strategy: An Analysis Of The Interrelationships Between The Factors Affecting IS Alignment At Strategic, Tactical And Operational Levels

    Despite numerous efforts to integrate business and IS strategic plans, organizations are not delivering the expected benefits from IS investment. To address this issue, IS alignment research has discussed extensively the idea of establishing two-way commitment between business and IS managers. This commitment, however, has proved to be difficult to...

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