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Dr. Elham Mousavidin Assistant Professor
Cameron School of Business
713/942-5914
mousave@stthom.edu

Dr. Elham Mousavidin teaches operations and supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, simulation and management information systems. His research areas include integration of information technologies in supply chains, and business process change and implementation of information technologies.

Areas of Expertise
Supply Chain, Information Technologies, Resource Planning

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Business Administration-MIS - University of Houston (2010)
  • Master of Business Admin - Business Administration - University of Houston (2002)
  • Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering - University of Tehran

Publications

  • "Investigation of Computer-Mediated Social Networks through the Interactionist Sociological Paradigm"
    AIMS International Journal of Management
    (2013) Vol. 7
  • "A Theoretical Framework of Cloud Computing Adoption: Antecedents, Processes, and Consequences"
    Journal of Information Systems Technology & Planning (JISTP)
    (2013)
  • "Role of RFID Technology in Supply Chains: Automating, Informating, or Strategizing?"
    Journal of Information Systems Technology & Planning (JISTP)
    (2013)
  • "Quality Assurance in Healthcare: A Three-Stage Value-Added Systems Framework"
    The goal of this research is to focus on quality assurance in healthcare as a multi-level concept and show how systems can be used for holistic quality assurance. We do so by providing a theoretical three-stage value-added framework to study the impact of Information systems on healthcare quality assurance.
    Decision Sciences Institute (2012)
  • "KNOLWDGE SHARING IN VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES: A RESEARCH IN PROGRESS OF THE CASE OF WIKIPEDIA"
    "ABSTRACT Wikipedia is one of the fastest growing phenomena in the Internet. Individuals increasingly rely on this free source for gaining encyclopedic knowledge regardless of its controversial nature given that its content is determined by the public. Organizations also rely more and more on similar technologies to disseminate knowledge as well as build communities of employees. Our goal in this research in progress is to investigate the reasons why people trust the content of Wikipedia. The findings of this research shed light on understanding knowledge sharing in virtual communities. Extensive research on virtual communities as sources of knowledge is available. Researchers have studied various factors that motivate individuals to consult and contribute to the content of virtual communities. This concept has been studied from sociological, psychological, and economics perspectives such. Trust has been identified as an important factor in consulting these communities as sources of knowledge. This research in progress intends to apply the concept of “testimonial knowledge,” popularized by John Hardwig (1985) to studying Wikipedia. In so doing, we propose a research agenda to study the concept of trust in the accuracy of content of Wikipedia as a source of testimonial knowledge."
    Decision Sciences Institute (2011)
  • "Sustainable Communities for Knowledge Management Systems in the New Technological Era"
    IGI Global (2010) Page 341-360
  • "Bringing Life to Information Systems: Lessons from the Aesthetics of World of Warcraft"
    LSU Center for Computation and Technology (2009)
  • "A Life Cycle Model of Virtual Communities"
    Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Scien (2009)
  • "Packaged Software Configuration through the Lens of Social Construction of Technology"
    Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Scien (2009)
  • "Exploring the Dynamics of Blog Communities: The Case of MetaFilter"
    Information Systems Journal
    "This paper explores the social processes and mechanisms that give form to a prominent type of online community: community blogs. We conducted an interpretive study that examines a particular community blog, MetaFilter, by drawing on the concepts of communities of practice as a theoretical lens. Theoretically, we contribute to the body of knowledge of online communities by identifying the structures of an emergent type of community that is brought together by blog technology. Our findings suggest that cohesion in a community blog is brought about by the following practices: (a) explicit ground rules regarding membership, (b) presence of moderators, (c) availability of profile information, (d) ‘net etiquette’, (e) tacit warrants for discerning pertinent posts, and (f) the deployment of specific techniques of discipline."
    (2009) Vol. 19 Page 55-81

Presentations

  • "Investigation of Computer-Mediated Social Networks through the Interactionist Sociological Paradigm" (2013)
    International Business conference on Research, Teaching and Practice (UNFIB-13
    In recent years, computer-mediated social network sites (SNS) have been a phenomenon of interest for researchers in various disciplines. This interest partly comes from the exponential growth of these sites in a short period of time. Researchers have studied different aspects of SNS; however, to the best of our knowledge there is no study that has investigated the mutual effect that these media and their users have on one another. In this paper, we propose studying the interactions that take place within SNS through an interactionist paradigm. We then propose how future studies could apply such a theoretical framework to study the mutual impact of SNS and their users. Such a study would benefit organizations since many are adopting such systems to foster learning, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. The findings of such research could result in designing more effective organizational SNS that foster learning, knowledge sharing, and communication.
  • "Quality Assurance in Healthcare: A Three-Stage Value-Added Systems Framework" (2012)
    Decision Sciences Institute 43rd annual meeting
    The goal of this research is to focus on quality assurance in healthcare as a multi-level concept and show how systems can be used for holistic quality assurance. We do so by providing a theoretical three-stage value-added framework to study the impact of Information systems on healthcare quality assurance.
  • "RFID Technology: Automating, Informating, or Strategizing?" (2012)
    Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conference
    every day. Yet, RFID’s application in businesses especially as a strategic tool has not kept pace. In this paper, we first provide a review of the history of RFID and describe the technology and its different applications. In addition, we review some of the most important obstacles of adoption of RFID technology, namely standardization and development of integrated software and hardware. We then apply the framework of Value-Added by information systems (IS) to investigate the status of RFID technology as a(n) automating, informating, and strategizing IS. We believe that RFID technology has not reached its potential as a strategizing information system. Based on the framework of value-added IS, we offer some explanations why this is the case. We then build some propositions about RFID as a strategizing IS. We conclude by offering some propositions for future research to empirically investigate our theoretical propositions.
  • "KNOLWDGE SHARING IN VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES: A RESEARCH IN PROGRESS OF THE CASE OF WIKIPEDIA" (2011)
    Decision Sciences Institute
    Wikipedia is one of the fastest growing phenomena in the Internet. Individuals increasingly rely on this free source for gaining encyclopedic knowledge regardless of its controversial nature given that its content is determined by the public. Organizations also rely more and more on similar technologies to disseminate knowledge as well as build communities of employees. Our goal in this research in progress is to investigate the reasons why people trust the content of Wikipedia. The findings of this research shed light on understanding knowledge sharing in virtual communities. Extensive research on virtual communities as sources of knowledge is available. Researchers have studied various factors that motivate individuals to consult and contribute to the content of virtual communities. This concept has been studied from sociological, psychological, and economics perspectives such. Trust has been identified as an important factor in consulting these communities as sources of knowledge. This research in progress intends to apply the concept of “testimonial knowledge,” popularized by John Hardwig (1985) to studying Wikipedia. In so doing, we propose a research agenda to study the concept of trust in the accuracy of content of Wikipedia as a source of testimonial knowledge.
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