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1. Heshmati Rafsanjani, Hamed. An interpretive study of the co-creation of knowledge in an online community.

Degree: 2015, University of Manchester

The advances in online technology has revolutionised online communication. As a result of new emerging web technologies virtual interactions have taken a much more interactive structure. These improvements in technology provide richer communication experiences for the users. Online communities, with the aid of new web 2.0 technology, provide the ideal environment for knowledge sharing. It is the interaction and communication between users of such communities that triggers information and knowledge sharing. Knowledge and information sharing sets the foundation for knowledge creation and co-creation. Meanwhile knowledge is known to be one of the greatest assets of any company or organisation. A significant amount of research has been dedicated to knowledge management. Nevertheless little research has been done to explore knowledge creation and co-creation, particularly in an online community setting.This research is investigating the idea of knowledge co-creation within an online community environment. Knowing that knowledge itself is a subjective entity, which cannot be objectively measured or quantified, the research takes an interpretive approach to finding out how this knowledge is co-created by the users of online communities.One of the main significant factors of this study is that it has used a unique and novel research method to tackle what appears to be a difficult subject. The research uses an interpretive case study method, however without any data collection. The investigation will be exclusively interpretive and philosophically evaluated based on the relevant literature and a set of principles introduced by Klein and Myers (1999). These principles were introduced as a guideline for conducting and evaluating interpretive studies in information systems. Using Klein and Myers’ principles has the advantage of being based on a well-established contemporary literature in information systems (IS) research methodology. The principles have not been used in an exclusively exploratory and interpretive research before. This itself is a major methodological contribution for future researchers to utilise as a practical example.The study develops a conceptual framework around knowledge co-creation, online communities and the technology. This framework is based on a proposed RECI model offered for knowledge creation in online communities. It also investigates the role of technology in the co-creation process. Finally it proposes a set of characteristics and guidelines that facilitate knowledge co-creation in online communities. These characteristics and guidelines would help design and implement future knowledge co-creating online communities, for example, e-learning and knowledge management systems. Furthermore the research lays the foundations for introducing the knowledge co-creation theory within online communities by proposing the initial hypothesis. Subject to appropriate future research and testing, the hypothesis can be developed into a practical theory. Advisors/Committee Members: WOOD, BOB JRG, Wood-Harper, Trevor, Wood, Bob.

Subjects/Keywords: Online communities; Knowledge co-creation; Knowledge sharing; Technology; Web 2.0; Collaboration; Interpretive research; Hermeneutical cycle.

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APA (6th Edition):

Heshmati Rafsanjani, H. (2015). An interpretive study of the co-creation of knowledge in an online community. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Manchester. Retrieved from http://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:277584

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Heshmati Rafsanjani, Hamed. “An interpretive study of the co-creation of knowledge in an online community.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Manchester. Accessed November 11, 2019. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:277584.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Heshmati Rafsanjani, Hamed. “An interpretive study of the co-creation of knowledge in an online community.” 2015. Web. 11 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Heshmati Rafsanjani H. An interpretive study of the co-creation of knowledge in an online community. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Manchester; 2015. [cited 2019 Nov 11]. Available from: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:277584.

Council of Science Editors:

Heshmati Rafsanjani H. An interpretive study of the co-creation of knowledge in an online community. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Manchester; 2015. Available from: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:277584


University of Manchester

2. Jalghoum, Yaser. Drivers, Challenges and Recommendations to E-Health Development: A Case Study of Jordan.

Degree: 2015, University of Manchester

AbstractThe University of ManchesterYaser Ahmad JalghoumDoctor of PhilosophyDrivers, Challenges and Recommendations to E-Health Development: A Case Study of Jordan6 May 2015The adoption of information systems and new technologies in the healthcare sector is becoming increasingly important, especially for developing countries, as it provides golden opportunities to modernize their structure, develop relationships with stakeholders, improve performance and achieve economic and social developments. Therefore, many developing countries are launching e-health initiatives aiming at innovating their current systems and transforming the traditional way of doing things. However, evidences show that the majority of e-health initiatives are not progressing as expected and that most of them end up with failures. The major aim of this thesis is to reveal the key drivers and challenges that support or impede the development of e-health and recommend strategies that can assist in managing future implementation efforts.A qualitative approach was employed and guided the process of research design, data collection and data analysis. This research used a single case study as the main technique. The case of this thesis is the Jordanian e-health initiative. The major source to collect data was semi structured interviews. Data was analysed through template analysis technique. Additionally, the researcher developed a novel conceptual framework to be used as a useful guide during the data collection and analysis phases. The framework was validated through the empirical work in Jordan.This thesis presented the research findings into three main themes; drivers, challenges and recommendations to e-health development in Jordan. Findings of the empirical work in Jordan confirm findings of previous studies available in current literature with respect to the drivers and challenges that influence the development of e-health initiatives. However, this thesis adds to the current literature some unique findings that were not revealed before. These being; Drivers: Religious motives, Availability of social media, Catch medicine shoppers, Jordan valued characteristics, Availability of local supportive environment & entities. And as for Challenges: Culture of blame, Discrimination acts, Arab spring, Tax evasion, Doctors role as managers. These new findings developed distinctively from the Jordanian, Islamic and Arabic context that was investigated. Finally, different practical recommendations, deployment strategies and management techniques were given to provide insights and ideas to decision makers and e-health leaders to manage future implementation efforts.The value of this thesis is fourfold. First, it contributes as a new reference in the field of e-health with respect to the drivers and challenges that impact the progress of e-health initiatives in developing countries and particularly in Jordan, where existing literature appears to be very limited. Second, it enriches the e-health literature by presenting new unique findings that were not revealed… Advisors/Committee Members: WOOD, BOB JRG, Wood, Bob, Wood-Harper, Trevor.

Subjects/Keywords: Drivers; Challenges; E-Health; Jordan

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APA (6th Edition):

Jalghoum, Y. (2015). Drivers, Challenges and Recommendations to E-Health Development: A Case Study of Jordan. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Manchester. Retrieved from http://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:272044

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jalghoum, Yaser. “Drivers, Challenges and Recommendations to E-Health Development: A Case Study of Jordan.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Manchester. Accessed November 11, 2019. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:272044.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jalghoum, Yaser. “Drivers, Challenges and Recommendations to E-Health Development: A Case Study of Jordan.” 2015. Web. 11 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Jalghoum Y. Drivers, Challenges and Recommendations to E-Health Development: A Case Study of Jordan. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Manchester; 2015. [cited 2019 Nov 11]. Available from: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:272044.

Council of Science Editors:

Jalghoum Y. Drivers, Challenges and Recommendations to E-Health Development: A Case Study of Jordan. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Manchester; 2015. Available from: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:272044

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