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Volume : 26 Issue : 3 2019

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Author :Mohammad N. AlMarzouq
Discipline :Management

Repetition as a Strategy to Teach Business School Students Computer Programming

Aim of the Paper: This study investigates the effectiveness of repetition as a strategy for teaching novices from a non-computer science major computer programming.
Study Design: The study follows a quasi-experimental approach, using both OLS regression and simple slopes for data analysis.
Sample and Data: The sample consists of 72 undergraduate business students in an introductory programming course.
Results: Under the guidance of an instructor, repetitive solving of practical programming assignments had a positive and significant effect on student performance. The observed effect was stronger for students with a lower GPA.
Conclusion: Repetition can be a very effective strategy in building programming competencies, more so for students of lower GPA. The study highlights the importance of time factors in training, and the need to introduce programming very early in business school curricula.
 

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Author :Omar M. Khalil, Hasan A. Abbas and Hosny I. Hamdy
Discipline :Information Systems

Tablets Adoption in an Arab Culture: Minding Pleasure over Usefulness

Aim of the Paper:  The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a number of determinants on the behavioral intention to adopt the tablet computers in an Arab culture.
Study Design: This study adopted the survey method, and college students were the informants. It built and tested an extended technology acceptance model (TAM) to examine the influence of perceived enjoyment, attachment motivation, and personal innovativeness on the intention to adopt the tablets. 
Sample and Data: A data set was collected from a convenience sample consisting of 438 Kuwait University students. A structural equation modeling technique, LISREL, was applied to test the research hypotheses. 
Results: Perceived enjoyment emerges as the strongest determinant of intentions, followed by perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, attachment motivation, attitude, and personal innovativeness. However, the intervention of attitude amid the investigated beliefs and intentions is below TAM postulations.
Conclusion: The fitted model has a strong explanatory power as it explains 72% of the intentions to adopt the tablets, and young Kuwaitis mind enjoyment over usefulness in forming these intentions. These results should guide the tablets design, production, and marketing efforts targeting Arab users. 
 

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Author :Abrar R. Al-Hasan
Discipline :Information Systems

Health Information Seeking, Trust and Knowledge Adaptation: Empirical Evidence from Kuwait

Aim of the Paper: With the explosion of digital information, the channel in which patients seek health information has changed extensively. This study explores the use, trust, and knowledge adaptation of different online and offline sources of health information.
Study Design: Using an online and offline survey methodology, data is analyzed using cross-tabulation procedures, followed by logistic regression models.
Sample and Data: A random sample of (506) residents of the Kuwaiti population is used.
Results: The Internet is now the primary trusted source of health information, even more so than physicians are. In addition, the Internet has a stronger knowledge adaptation of health information as compared to physicians and other offline sources of information.
Conclusion: The study highlights the shifted role of the physician and the new role of the Internet as a trusted health information source. Healthcare organizations should guide their efforts to manage better this new health information seeking behavior and guide physicians to be better informed.
 

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Author :Abdullatif A. Alrashdan and Mishari A. Alnahedh
Discipline :Information Systems

Growth through Simultaneous Alliances: Learning and Synergistic Effects

Aim of the Paper: While the long-term benefits of either equity or non-equity alliances are well-defined by prior research, the synergistic benefits from simultaneously engaging in both modes of alliances remain unclear. By conceptualizing the firm’s alliance-alliance synergies into balanced and combined dimensions, this paper investigates the synergies that firms obtain through simultaneous alliances. The paper also examines the individual temporal effect of equity and non-equity alliances on the short-term and long-term performance of the firm.
Study Design: The study relies on annual empirical archival data of strategic alliance activities, financial performance, characteristics of the top management team and board of directors for U.S. firms over 20 years.
Sample and Data: A panel data on 202 U.S Fortune 500 firms that engaged in alliances from year 1995 through 2015 is used to test the hypotheses.
Results: Firms achieve a balanced effect when they maintain a relative balance in the number of the equity and non-equity alliances. In contrast, firms achieve a combined effect when they increase the combined magnitude of their alliances in both modes during a specific year. The findings strongly support the hypothesis that firms achieve learning and synergistic benefits from simultaneously engaging in less balanced alliance activities, while the benefits are larger for alliance portfolios with more combined effects. The study also shows that non-equity alliances generate immediate value within one year of the alliance’s formation, while equity alliances create deferred benefits that are mostly allocated after the first year of the alliance.
Conclusion: Firms can achieve greater synergistic benefits through simultaneously combining and managing the balance of different alliance modes. Therefore, firms can support their competitive position through the effective management of their strategy alliance portfolio.

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